Awards, Honors and Scholarships
Teacher Scholars Academy
Teacher Scholars Academy is a select group of high-achieving teacher candidates who embody leadership qualities and commitment to their communities. High school seniors are invited to apply to be a Teacher Scholar. A candidate must be an incoming freshman enrolled in a COE teacher preparation program for the 2020-2021 year, have demonstrated academic excellence, and show community commitment through volunteer service and extracurricular activities. Learn more >>
Assets In Education: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education majoring in elementary, secondary, or special education. The scholarship is open to freshman through seniors.
Brignoni Ell/Bilingual Scholarship: This $2,400 scholarship is open to educator preparation candidates pursuing an endorsement in ELL or Bilingual education. Scholarship is available to both undergraduates with junior or senior standing and graduate students. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Dr. Hollie Bethel: Open to College of Education candidates preparing to teach elementary education (grades K-6). Applicants must be at junior or senior level.
Ernie Gorr Scholarship: Open to College of Education students majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies.
Helen B. Hewett Scholarship: Open to College of Education students majoring in Physical Education Teacher Preparation, Kinesiology, or Athletic Training.
Helen Elliott: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education majoring in elementary education with a specialization in early childhood education. The scholarship is open to freshman through seniors.
Linda P. Krause: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education majoring in elementary education or special education. Candidate must have at least a 3.25 GPA.
Lykke Practice Teaching Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to clinical practice candidates majoring in education in the College of Education.
M/M Johnson: Open to candidates majoring in a program of study in the College of Education..
Neafus General: Open to students majoring in a program of study in the College of Education. The scholarship is open to students in the freshman through senior level. Selection is based on academics, leadership, community involvement, need, etc.
Northern Natural Gas Company: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education majoring in elementary, secondary or special education. The scholarship is designed to include a service component with the HOPE Center and is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been admitted to the Educator Preparation Program and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Patricia Lynn Christie: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education preparing for a teaching career in deaf education.
Paul Ackerson: Open to educator preparation candidates in the College of Education majoring in secondary mathematics education. Applicants must have sophomore standing.
Plambeck Montessori Scholars (Preservice Educators): Open to students who are enrolled in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree program or seeking a certification in Early Childhood Education. Those receiving the scholorship during the clinical practice (student teaching) semester must commit to completing their clinical practice in a Montessori classroom.
Plambeck Montessori Scholars (Inservice Educators): Open to Montessori Certified Teachers with an Associate’s Degree and/or a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. A three-year renewable partial scholarship will be awarded to up to four students per an academic year who are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) in the Inclusive Early Childhood Education Bachelor’s Degree program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Renewal of the Plambeck Montessori Scholarship Program – Inservice Educators scholarship is contingent on the student’s successful completion of the academic year with a 3.0 GPA. Recipients must demonstrate community involvement, academic achievement, and a desire to serve as an educator in a Montessori classroom.
Robert Ackerman Fellowship Fund: This scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the College of Education pursuing any master's degree program. Candidates must be employed by the Millard Public Schools with preference given to those students pursuing his or her first master's degree.
Talent Scholarship: Open to freshman students majoring in a program of study offered in the College of Education.
Outstanding Service Award - Undergraduate
This award will be presented to an undergraduate student in each major program area who has demonstrated a high level of personal service in the major in at least two of the following areas: service to the university, service to the College of Education, service to the community, or service to the profession. The undergraduate applicant must have completed 60 hours and have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
University Honors Convocation Award
This award is presented to one undergraduate student in each major program area who displays a combination of outstanding scholastic achievement and demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community. The award is presented at the Honors Convocation and the recipient's name is included in the convocation program. The recipient competes with other College of Education recipients for the Dean's Award. The Dean's award recipients from all colleges compete for the Vice Chancellor's Award.