Inclusive Business Leaders is a cohort-based program of first-year business students who demonstrate a commitment to making Nebraska Business and the field of business a more inclusive environment for all.
Fall 2021 cohort applications due Monday, March 1, 2021
Inclusive Business Leaders will participate in monthly activities and have an opportunity to create meaningful relationships with faculty and staff, college leadership, and business professionals in a variety of fields. Additionally, each Inclusive Business Leader will be paired with a peer mentor from the college.
$1,000 Scholarship ($500/semester during first year)
Free Textbook Rentals (2 semesters)
Exclusive Networking and Mentorship Opportunities
Free Tutoring and Career Support
Apply by completing a short application and essays describing your experiences, knowledge and career goals as they pertain to diversity and inclusion.
Admission the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Declare one of the 10 College of Business majors
2.5 cumulative high school GPA
Applications are due Monday, March 1, 2021.
From your first day of class to graduation, the staff in BASE are your resource for academic advising, numerous opportunities to get engaged in the college and enriching your learning outside of class.
Business Advising and Student Engagement
A national leader in preparing students for lifelong career success, the Business Career Center’s innovative services and programs help you develop confidence, professionalism and connections. Meeting with a career coach, you can explore majors and careers, develop your résumé and cover letters, refine your LinkedIn and learn strategies for interviews, identifying opportunities and negotiating job offers.
Business Career Center
Everyone can benefit from getting help on coursework through the FREE tutoring offered by the Teaching and Learning Center. You can take advantage of regularly scheduled tutoring assistance available for core classes or request help with specialized software and courses at a time that works for you.
Teaching and Learning Center
Selected for their ability to develop others, student strengths coaches mentor first-year business students in the course Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths (BSAD 111). During your first eight weeks of the fall semester, a student strengths coach will meet with you once a week and facilitate two one-on-one strengths coaching sessions tailored to help you recognize and maximize your potential.
Clifton Strengths Institute
This program is one initiative in the college's journey toward inclusive excellence. Other inclusive excellence goals and initiatives include the Inclusive Excellence Gathering Space, a place for conversation and community, and an Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board of faculty, staff, students and alumni who assist with formalizing our initiatives and priorities, establishing and tracking goals and ensuring action and achievement.
College of Business Inclusive Excellence
If you have been admitted into UNL, hold a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above from high school, and major in a field of business (Accounting, Actuarial Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management), you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
The Inclusive Business Leaders program strives to promote inclusivity within the field of business through the participation of students with experience in underrepresented and marginalized populations.
Yes! All domestic students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
No. The selection committee will use the information provided in the application to select scholarship recipients.
These first-year scholarships are awarded to students’ MyRed account following the successful completion of each semester. For example, if you successfully complete the fall semester, the scholarship will be applied in December and used for the spring semester. Spring semester scholarships can be applied to the summer session or the following fall.
The Inclusive Business Leaders scholarship can be applied to tuition and fees as well as room and board. Textbooks are already provided as part of the program.
Everyone who applies to the scholarship program will be notified of the selection results. Notifications will be sent to the email address provided in the application on or before May 1.
No. The $1,000 scholarship ($500 per semester) is a one-time scholarship for first-year students. Following the program, students may have the opportunity to stay involved as a peer mentor, which is a paid work-study position.
Yes! Students can successfully participate in the Inclusive Business Leaders program while being involved with other campus programs such as W.H. Thompson Scholars, Learning Communities, TRIO, etc. We will work with students to develop a personalized plan to accommodate any potential conflicts.
Unfortunately, you need to be actively pursuing a major in business to receive this award. Students need to successfully complete and show continuous enrollment in future business courses at the time scholarships are awarded as a part of the successful completion of each semester.
Please contact Hillary Hotz, associate director of recruitment operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.