Deadline: November 30, 2018
The late Nancy Keegan Miller was a graduate of Central High School and completed her undergraduate work at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She had a strong interest in international studies and worked two years in Paris.
Returning to Omaha after World War II, she tutored at the University of Nebraska for many years. Her husband, Morris Miller, retired chairman of the former Omaha National Bank, made a generous donation to make these endowed memorial scholarships in her name available exclusively for International Studies Majors at UNO.
To be considered for the junior year scholarship, at least 60 hours need to have been completed by the end of the Fall Semester 2017, expected graduation date must be May, August, or December of 2020. For the senior year scholarship, 90 hours must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester 2017, with an expected graduation date of May, August, or December of 2019. In order to qualify for the graduate scholarship, applicants must have completed at least 100 hours by the end of the Fall Semester 2017 and expect to graduate in May, August, or December of 2018.
The Graduate Scholarship is awarded annually for the purpose of study abroad or for study at any accredited graduate school of the recipient's choice. The winner of the Graduate Scholarship is also considered the International Studies Outstanding Student for the year. Application forms and recommendation letter forms are available in 241 ASH or download an application by CLICKING HERE.
- Recipients must be full-time undergraduate students at UNO, pursuing a degree in International Studies.
- Applicants must have a cumulative 3.5 Grade Point Average, or equivalent, to be eligible.
- Awards are to be made based on applicants' merit. Financial need will not be required or demonstrated.
If you qualify, please fill out the required application form and send the recommendation form attachment to two faculty members to request references from them.
Submit your application along with other related documents by the deadline. All recommendation forms need to be forwarded by the recommender directly to Vickie Stone, either by hard copy or by email, in order to be considered.
Selection and Award
The International Studies Program Committee will choose the recipients on the basis of an evaluation of the credentials submitted by the applicants.
All decisions will be final.
The awards will be made in cooperation with the UNO Financial Support Office. If you have any questions regarding applications, contact Vickie Stone for assistance.
Norman Korney Scholarship Fund
No individual in Omaha more visibly demonstrates the interest in and the quest for knowledge than Norman Korney. Norm is exceptionally well-read on a broad spectrum of issues of national and international consequence. His presence at public forums guarantees at least one cogent and incisive question to help stimulate discussion and debate. Norm pursues his quest by attendance at Rotary meetings (including regular attendance at clubs other than and in addition to his own), at meetings of the Omaha World Affairs Council (OWAC), ABC Breakfasts sponsored by UNO, numerous other service club and community meetings, and by his regular and provocative letters directed to the Public Pulse of the Omaha World-Herald and other members of the print medium. If there is a gathering in Omaha at which there is a presentation by someone on a topic of interest, it is likely that Norm Korney will be there. If there is a topic of debate that is under intense discussion in the Omaha community, it is likely that Norm's thoughts on the matter will emerge in the Public Pulse.
Norm's lifelong commitment to learning and public debate is a quality admired by many. It would be to the advantage of the Omaha community that there be some manner of perpetual observance of this quality. It is with this in mind that a Korney Scholarship Fund has been established at the University of Nebraska Foundation.This fund has been established with a contribution from Norm Korney. Additional contributions are welcomed. It is hoped that this will be augmented by contributions made by his Rotary and OWAC colleagues, as well as by other friends.
The steering committee created for the purpose of inaugurating this scholarship fund is comprised of Rotarians Richard Hoover (Omaha West), Lyle Strom, Thomas Gouttierre, and David Goldstein (Omaha Downtown), and Frank Goldberg (Omaha Suburban). Anyone desiring more information should contact Gouttierre (402.554.2376), one of the other Rotarians listed above, or the University of Nebraska Foundation (402.595.2302).
A scholarship will be presented annually to a student at UNO majoring in international studies who is selected by a committee composed of a Rotarian from each of the three clubs indicated above, a member of OWAC, and the Director of International Studies UNO. The scholarship will be awarded to that student who best demonstrates interest in and quest for knowledge as characterized by Norm Korney. The scholar to whom this award is made will be introduced as the recipient of the Korney Scholarship each year at Rotary meetings of the above-mentioned Omaha clubs, at a meeting of the OWAC, and at the UNO Student Awards ceremonies.
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