If you have received a scholarship from an outside organization to attend UNO, please bring or send the check to the Office of Financial Support and Scholarships 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 Office of Financial Support and Scholarshpis 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.
Giva, Inc., a technology company located in Silicon Valley, is excited to offer its semi-annual $1,000 student scholarship! Giva's corporate student scholarship and grant award is for anyone attending a college or university and is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students further their education. There is no specific course of study or major required. All eligible students will be required to compose a thoughtful essay between 500 – 1,000 words answering the question: “How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?” Award winners are required to perform some community service volunteer work. Click here to learn more and downloan an application.