Sunday through Thursday, July 21-25, 2019

The DREAMBIG Academy (Develop, Risk, Empower, Achieve, Maximize, Build, Innovate, Grow) provides diverse, upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to learn about the dynamic world of business and potential career opportunities at the College of Business of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The summer academy emphasizes leadership, networking skills and success in the business world. The week will also consist of fun activities across the University campus including staying in a residence hall and meeting new friends from across Nebraska. Participants qualify for the Nebraska Emerging Leaders Scholarship of $2,000 for completing the program and meeting academic requirements their senior year in high school.

DREAMBIG Academy Highlights Video

Academy Students

Who is Selected to Attend DREAMBIG Academy?

  • High school juniors expected to graduate in May 2020
  • First generation college student
  • Underrepresented identity
  • Students who have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Meet federal guidelines for low income status or qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Those who are interested in business
Academy Students

What Participants Will Do?

  • Learn about the world of business
  • Participate in a college experience first-hand -- academically and socially
  • Network with peers, business leaders as well as UNL faculty and staff
  • Tour local businesses
  • Align skills with their career goals
  • Present their ideas in a professional context
  • Learn about opportunities at UNL
  • Qualify for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship for completing the program
  • Students
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