How To Process an Outside Scholarship
If you have received a scholarship from an outside organization to attend UNO, please bring or send the check to the Office of Financial aid for processing. In most cases, UNO will set up the funding to post to your tuition account within a few days of receipt if the semester has already started. Funding that is received before the start of the semester will be posted at the beginning of the semester. In some cases, the recipient will need to pick up a scholarship check at the Student Accounts office after the start of the semester.
UNO is required to consider outside scholarship funding as a financial aid resource, so it is important that we are made aware of any additional funding that you expect to receive. You can report outside scholarship funding via mavlink. Find the FINANCES tab then select REPORT OTHER AID. You can now enter the award year and proceed to REPORT ADDITIONAL AID to notify the Financial Aid Office of the outside scholarships you expect to receive.
Here is a recommended list of resources to research scholarships beyond ones listed on this page:
- FastWeb - a search engine for outside scholarships
- CareerOneStop - a government website that allows you to search through more than 7,000 scholarships, fellowships, loans, and other financial aid opportunities
- Your employer or your parents' employers, professional associations, organizations related to field of interest, foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships of up to $8,500 per year for incoming first-year students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Students who receive scholarships from the Foundation will be part of the Thompson Learning Community, which provides them with common courses, specialized resources and activities, and social activities. Please visit the Susan Thompson Buffett website for detailed application and eligibility information.
Visit the Thompson Learning Community website for more information about the learning community.
The Nebraska Library Commission awards scholarships to Nebraskans for coursework and degree programs in library studies. Scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Nebraska Library Commission. Scholarships may be used for tuition (for all coursework contributing toward a degree), course-required materials, and school-assessed fees for students working toward a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree with a major in Library and Information Science or Library Media. In addition, scholarship recipients will be eligible to apply for stipends for such things as laptop or tablet computers, professional association dues, and regional or national conference attendance.
Please review the Nebraska Library Commission's website for scholarship amounts, deadlines, and for further information.
Students may enter now for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship, students will need to write a blog post about the importance of technology in their life. The subject matter for blog entries must pertain to your favorite type of technology and why it is important to you.
Blog entries must be at least 500 words in length and be properly submitted no later than 5 p.m. EST April 30, 2014. View a complete list of details.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) offers scholarships to full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing careers in state and local government. Application materials can be found here.
Applications must be postmarked no later than February 21st, 2014, to:
- Government Finance Officers Association
- Scholarship Committee
- 203 North LaSalle Street
- Suite 2700
- Chicago, IL 60601-1210
The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation is now accepting applications for the Curtis M. Elliott Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.
Applicants must be a Nebraska resident enrolled as full-time business major student and at least a second semester college sophomore or a junior at an accredited post-secondary institution located in Nebraska. Selection of the scholarship winner will be based on scholastic application, as well as participation and leadership in school and community activities. Application materials can be found here.
Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2014 and mailed to:
- Selection Committee
- Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation
- 8231 Northwoods Dr., Ste B
- Lincoln, NE 68505
The Lower Republican Natural Resources District (NRD) is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students whose permanent residence is in the Lower Republican Natural Resources District (see application) and plan to major in a natural resources related field. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and be a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student. Application materials can be found here.
Applications must be received by the Lower Republican NRD by March 31st, 2014:
- Lower Republican NRD
- PO Box 618/30 North John Street
- Alma, NE 68920-0618
The Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals (LPSAOP) offers the $1,300 Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship to any Lincoln Public Schools high school senior or graduate interested in furthering their education in the business field. The complete application must be returned by Friday, March 14, 2014:
- Carol Reed
- Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals Scholarship Chair
- c/o Northeast High School
- 2635 North 63rd Street
- Lincoln, NE 68507
The Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club (OESC) will be awarding scholarships in 2014 to spouses of active duty, retired, or deceased enlisted military personnel residing in Sarpy, Douglas, and Cass Counties in Nebraska and Mills and Pottawattamie Counties in Iowa. All applications and supporting documents are to be postmarked by Friday, March 14th, 2014. View full scholarship information.
The nonprofit LIFE Foundation announces the LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program to benefit students who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. The LIFE Foundation will award a total of $175,000 in scholarships including two $15,000 grand prize recipients.
To be eligible, college and college-bound students ages 17-24 must complete an online application along with either a 500-word essay or 3-minute video describing how losing a parent or guardian affected them financially and emotionally. Applicants should explain how the lack of life insurance coverage, or no coverage at all, impacted their family's finances and the ability to fund college costs. Applications will be accepted from February 3 to March 3, 2014. View full scholarship information.
The Omaha Legal Professionals Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to the first-place winner of college-level applicants and a $500 scholarship to the first-place winner of high school applicants. Qualified applicants must be pursuing studies of a legal nature, enrolled full-time in a paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice, or any law-related undergraduate program. The scholarship(s) are awarded on the basis of scholastic achievement, involvement in school and/or community, the intention to pursue a career in the legal field, and applicant's statement.
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 21, 2014, and mailed to:
- Lynda Jensen-Hansen
- OLPA Scholarship Co-Chairperson
- 2243 Lincoln Street
- Blair, NE 68008-1839
This year, the Nebraska Legal Professionals Association will award its 16th annual $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in law or the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulatuive GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). A second-place scholarship of $500 is also awarded. All applicants must be enrolled full-time in a paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice, or any law-related undergraduate program.
Applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2014, and mailed to:
- Charlene K. Hawk-Scharton
- 5401 NW Tudor Lane
- Lincoln, NE 68521
Nebraska Agri-Women, Inc. is offering a $250 scholarship for a student planning on receiving an Agricultural related degree from either a college or a technical trade school in Nebraska only. He or she must also complete the first semester of schooling and have at least a "C" average to receive the scholarship money. To qualify, complete the application, attach your resume, and write a brief essay of 250 words or less on "Why You Think Agriculture Is So Important". They will issue one $250 scholarship to the top student who responds and qualifies. The form must be completed and returned by April 1, 2014. Return via mail to:
- Mary Ann Jansen
- 20801 Ruff Road
- Gretna, NE 68028-7226
Car Insurance Comparison is introducing a new scholarship promoting safe driving for students. Our Safe Driver Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Fall semester. The deadline to apply is July 1st.
Here is the link that describes the Safe Driver Scholarship in more detail: http://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/safe-driver-student-scholarship/
Lincoln Builders Bureau employees and their dependents can apply for a $750 college scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln Builders Bureau. Number of scholarships awarded to be determined.
- Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee.
- Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university, or trade school with a focus on construction science. For company eligibility, go to www.buildersbureau.com, click on Scholarship and Membership Search to verify.
- Awards will be based primarily on academic performance, work experience, school involvement, community involvement, and career goals.
Applicants must send their application via mail by April 1st, 2014 to:
- Lincoln Builders Bureau
- 5910 S. 58th St.
- Suite C
- Lincoln, NE 68516
For questions, please call 402.421.8332 or fax 402.421.8334.
The Upper Big Blue NRD is offering the 2014 Raymond A. Burke Scholarships of $2,000 each to two students who reside in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources.
Qualifications: This scholarship is for full-time students who:
- Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
- Attend a two-year/four-year Nebraska college of university.
- Are enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural resources related field.
- Intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a "hands-on" position such as a soil or water conservationist, resources manager or engineering technician.
- Are not family members of staff/board of directors of the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
Applications must be received by the Upper Big Blue NRD by Friday, March 21st, 2014. They must be mailed to:
- Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District
- Attn: Raymond A. Burke Scholarship Committee
- c/o Scott Snell, Public Relations Department
- 105 N. Lincoln Avenue
- York, NE 68467
The Altrusa Club of Bellevue is offering a $2,000 scholarship ($1,000 for each of two semesters) for the 2014-2015 academic year to a non-traditional female student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a program of studies leading to qualifications for employment or a different field of employment.
Send completed application and required documentation by April 17th, 2014 to:
- Altrusa Club of Bellevue
- Attn: Scholarship Committee
- 505 Cornhusker Road, Box 129
- Bellevue, NE 68005
PeopleSmart is running an essay contest on the subject of privacy in the 21st century and what it means to the current generation of high school seniors. The contest winner will receive $2,500 and his or her essay will be published on the PeopleSmart website and blog. Submissions will be accepted until April 30th, 2014. Learn more
The Nebraska Realtors Association is offering the Past Presidents' Scholarship. Full-time junior and senior-level students (and post-graduate students) working toward a degree in Business Administration or Construction Management are invited to apply. The application deadline is April 30th.
- Nebraska Realtors Association
- 800 South 13th Street
- Suite 200
- Lincoln, NE 68508