The application for the 2018 freshman cohort is now open!
How do I apply?
Incoming freshmen applying to the CBA Scholars Academy must first be admitted to the UNO College of Business Administration.
To access and complete the Scholars Academy application:
- Sign into AcademicWorks, the University’s scholarship management system. (Note: You must first be admitted to the College of Business Administration to access the application.)
- Complete and submit the General Application Questions for university-wide scholarships.
- Complete and submit the College of Business Administration questions for CBA scholarships. (You will be automatically redirected here.)
- You will then see a list of recommended scholarships, including the CBA Scholars Academy. Select I would like to be considered for the CBA Scholars Academy.
What's on the application?
The selection committee looks for candidates who demonstrate commitment, passion, character, generosity, initiative, and academic excellence – exemplified by:
A résumé showing commitment to the applicant’s community and school through volunteer service and extracurricular activities
An essay to exemplify writing abilities and career goals. (The essay prompt is "I would like a career in business because ...")
Three letters of reference to endorse the applicant’s teamwork and leadership skills
I've submitted my application. What's next?
Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email within two business days from the CBA Scholars Academy.
The selection committee will begin reviewing applications after the February 1 deadline. The top 40 applicants will be invited to Interview Day – the final step in the selection process – by February 17. Interview Day will be on Friday, February 23, 2018.
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