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 Scholarships of the outside scholarships you expect to receive.
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.
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to college students in Nebraska for over 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska, graduates of a Nebraska high school with plans to attend a Nebraska public institution, and who have demonstrated financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates. The application opens on November 1st and the deadline is February 1st at 4pm/5pm CST/MST. The maximum award at UNO for a full time (12+ credits) student is $4,600 per semester for up to 5 years.
Learn more about eligibility by visiting their website.
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