Financial Support for Your CFAM Education
Incoming and current students will find scholarship opportunities in each of our five departments, as well as from the Dean’s Office. The applications and deadlines for graduate students and unit-specific scholarships may vary.
Dean's Honors Awards
The Dean selects six fine arts students based on full time enrollment (12+ hours/semester); minimum 3.5 GPA.
Hugh Alexander Banner Fine Arts
Scholarships given to all areas of fine arts. Units determine how many to award. Full-time enrollment required (12+ hours/semester); entering freshmen may be considered; minimum 3.5 GPA.
John Madden Fine Arts
Scholarships given to all areas of fine arts. Units determine how many to award. Full-time enrollment required (12+ hours/semester).
Weber Fine Arts Scholarship
Each fine arts unit nominates one incoming freshman; from the nominees, the Dean chooses one to two receive this scholarship. Regent scholars are not eligible.
Scholarships, ranging from $200 –$1,500, are determined by the Art & Art History Scholarship Committee:
Rachel Bleicher Scholarship
Pays tuition only; award based on talent; portfolio required.
Friends of Art
Studio Art – $1,500, Art History – $1,500, Art Education – $1,500, Majeski – $500; junior standing; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.5 major GPA.
Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Scholarship
Art History or Studio Art major; junior standing; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Nebraska resident, sophomore or junior standing; major in studio art; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.5 GPA in studio courses.
Wanda Ewing Memorial
Incoming freshman or above; requires regular enrollment. All majors eligible. Candidates must reflect the artistic and professional standards and ideals of late professor Wanda Ewing.
Full-time enrollment required (12+ credit hours per semester); minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, 3.0 major GPA.
Scholarships range from $500. Full tuition awards are determined by the School of Communication Scholarship Committee:
Gunnar Horn Communication Scholarships (1-3 awards possible)
All majors eligible. Given to most outstanding student(s), regardless of major. Should be excellent student with additional activities to support classroom performance. Renewable.
The Virginia McIntire Scholarships (1-5 awards possible)
Journalism majors (PR/Advertising and News Editorial). Awarded to students with good academic credentials and strong professional experience. (e.g, student publications, groups, activities, internship and work experience). Renewable.
Joe H. Baker Memorial Scholarship
All Communication majors eligible. Awarded to students with good academic credentials, professional experience, promise and community involvement.
Richard Palmquist Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarship
Students should have some experience in broadcasting related work (e.g., student radio, internships, work experience) and show professional promise.
The Sue Francke Memorial Scholarship
Public Relations/Advertising majors. Awarded to students with good academic credentials and strong professional experience (e.g., PRSSA activities, internship and work experience)
The Hugh Cowdin Communication Scholarship
All majors eligible. Student must show excellent academic credentials in their general education courses as well as their major.
The Paisley Family Newspaper Scholarship
Journalism major with an interest in newspapers. Students should have some experience in student publications or newspaper-related work or internships and show professional promise.
Fred & Mary Jo Peterson Communication Scholarship
All majors eligible. Must be a graduate of a Nebraska high school in the OPPD service area and have junior standing. Should be an excellent student with additional activities to support classroom performance.
Paul & Fern Borge Communication Scholarship
All majors eligible. Outstanding academic achievements as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
Bertha Clark Hughes Memorial Alumni Scholarship (3 awards possible)
Allwine Forensics Scholarship
Chosen by the director of forensics.
Communication Scholarships requiring a separate application process:
Hartman Memorial Journalism Talent Scholarship (2 awards possible)
For incoming freshman students majoring in journalism. Renewable for second year. Students should have some experience in journalism (e.g., high school publications) and show professional promise.
Gunnar Horn Journalism Talent Scholarships (4 awards possible)
Open to incoming freshman students majoring in journalism. Renewable for up to four years. Students should have some experience in journalism (e.g., high school publications) and show professional promise. For renewal, must maintain minimum GPA of 2.25 and progress as a journalism major
Omaha Federation of Advertising Scholarship
Please contact Professor Hugh Reilly, Director of the School of Communication, for more information.
Omaha Press Club Scholarships:
- Panko-Roberts Scholarship
- John F. Davis Scholarship
- Paul N. William Scholarship
All majors eligible. Awarded to students with good academic credentials and strong professional experience (e.g., student publications, student radio, professional groups, activities, internship and work experience)
PRSA Nebraska Scholarship
PR/Advertising majors. Awarded to students with good academic credentials and strong professional experience (e.g., student publications, groups, activities, internship and work experience)
American Marketing Association
Established in 2004, this annual scholarship provides $1,000 to a marketing or advertising student. Students are selected on the basis of their grades and involvement in marketing or advertising activities.
Buffett Foundation College Scholarships
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships for qualifying Nebraska residents with financial need to attend Nebraska State public institutions of higher education. Students who receive these scholarships will be called William H. Thompson Scholars in honor of the father of Susan Thompson Buffett. To apply, visit the Susan Buffett Foundation website.
Students who want to apply for a music scholarship need to submit a Music Scholarship Application with two letters of recommendation, and perform an audition. Awards range from $500 to $7,000 annually and are awarded for a four-year period. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1 of each year, and the deadline for auditions is March 1 for scholarships awarded the following academic year.
For them most up-to-date information regarding music scholarships and the audition process, visit the Auditions and Scholarship page.
University Bands Scholarships
Student musicians who participate in athletic bands can also receive scholarships through the University Bands Scholarship program, which awards scholarships to all Marching Mavs and Mav Horns members. If you are interested in Marching Band, fill out the Marching Band Scholarship Form. The University Bands Scholarships are awarded in addition to music, academic or other awards received.
Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Scholarships
Scholarships are also awarded on a competitive basis to Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble members.