Husker Hustle

Apply by November 20
Husker Hustle

Compete in the inaugural Husker Hustle Scholarship Competition, Monday, December 2, for your opportunity to earn one of two $2,500 scholarships for aspiring or established student entrepreneurs. The scholarships were established by Janna Ronert, ’87, a successful entrepreneur who wants to help students who are passionate about their idea and hungry for success.

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Monday, December 2

Apply by Wednesday, November 20

How It Works

Applicants submit an online application by Wednesday, November 20. From this pool of applicants, 10 finalists will be selected and be given the opportunity to each give a 15-minute presentation on Monday, December 2, to a panel of judges including Janna Ronert, faculty and other business professionals. Presentations may be focused on your current business, a new business concept or your entrepreneurial dream. Presentations will take place throughout the day, December 2, in Hawks Hall. Scheduling will be worked out once the finalists are selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to compete for the scholarships?

Full-time UNL students who are currently of sophomore or junior standing are eligible to apply. International students are welcome to apply.

What is the timeline for the Husker Hustle Scholarship?
  • Wednesday, November 20 - Application Deadline
  • Friday, November 22 - 10 Finalists Invited to Present in Person
  • Monday, December 2 - Finalists Present Before a Panel of Judges
  • By December 7, 2019 - Scholarship Winners Announced
What all is included in the initial application?

The application includes:

  • Contact information
  • Two 500-word essays
    • How will this scholarship advance YOUR entrepreneurial journey at Nebraska?
    • Describe your entrepreneurial journey thus far.
  • Optional supporting materials
    • Supporting information/documents you wish to be reviewed with your application. Past examples include business plan, personal statement, résumé, etc.
  • Presentation information
    • Choose between the following options for your presentation: current business, new business concept or entrepreneurial dream
    • Brief presentation overview (250 words maximum)
How will the scholarship funds be distributed?

Scholarship funds will be distributed during the Spring 2020 semester through UNL.

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