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