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Young Scholars

Selection Process

In order to be considered for selection, candidates must first be nominated by a UNO faculty/staff member, Avenue Scholars staff member, K-12 school faculty/staff member, or a community partner/organization staff member. Along with the required nomination form, candidates must submit an essay that outlines their background and educational goals. Click HERE to access the nomination form and essay information. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Young Scholars is not currently considering new students for the 2014-2015 school year. If, however, you have questions about the selection process, please call us at (402) 554-3510.

UNO Young Scholars Nomination Form and Essay Information

The strongest consideration will be given to candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated financial need but are not eligible for Pell Grant funding
  • First-generation college student
  • Graduate of Omaha metro area high schools

If you are a high school student or Metro Community College student who meets the criteria of a student typically selected, feel free to call the Young Scholars office at (402) 554-3510 for more information.