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 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 received before semester starts 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
- Select REPORT OTHER AID.
- 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.
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
21st Century Librarian Scholarship - Nebraska Library Commission
Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarship Award
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program
Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program
National Fellowships and Scholarships
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships of up to $8,700 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.
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.
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.
Applications for the scholarship program are being accepted today through February 29, 2016. Awards will be made to honorably discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who are high school or GED graduates. Renewable scholarships for up to $10,000 per year will be granted, determined by financial need and consideration of academic performance, work experience, leadership and community service, and challenges to completing a postsecondary program. Each award renewal will increase by $1,000 over the previous year to encourage program completion for each recipient.
Emergency grants are available on an ongoing basis for eligible veterans who are enrolled in postsecondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. Grants will be available for a one-time distribution up to $1,000 based on the cost of the emergency need, such as rent, utilities, daycare and medical expenses. There is no application deadline, but grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis until funds are exhausted.
Academically successful students who are interested in furthering their excellence at and beyond UNO should consider applying for a prestigious national fellowship or scholarship; many of these are open to all fields and have differing expectations of academic excellence and engagement.