Graduate Studies Jump Start Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The Office of Graduate Studies understands life circumstances and financial needs continue to shift during unprecedented times. In response, the Jump Start Scholarship was created to help graduating UNO seniors achieve their academic and professional goals.
This scholarship is a one-time award (not recurring) for students beginning or exploring a graduate degree program at UNO.
Recent UNO graduates (May 2020 and beyond) admitted for a starting term up to and including Fall 2021.
To be eligible for the Jump Start Scholarship, you must meet all of the following criteria:
(I) Be a UNO student graduating from an undergraduate program in May 2020, August 2020, December 2020, May 2021, or August 2021
(II) Be admitted to a UNO graduate degree program for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021
(III) Be enrolled in UNO graduate degree program — award is not eligible for undergraduate prerequisite or foundational courses
If eligible under Jump Start, follow these steps to be considered for the scholarship:
- Email the Office of Graduate Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org) and request the registration form link.
- After submission of the registration form, Graduate Studies will provide a one-time application fee waiver code to enter near the end of the application.
- After admission to a graduate program and enrollment, the Office of Graduate Studies will coordinate the scholarship funds to be applied to your account.
Scholarship recipients will be eligible for a scholarship amount based only on the number of credits enrolled in during their first term (see table below for rates).
|First Semester Enrollment||Scholarship Amount|
|3-5 credit hours||$750|
|6-8 credit hours||$1,000|
|9+ credit hours||$1,500|
The amount of the scholarship is the same for both Nebraska residents and non-residents.
The Jump Start Scholarship cannot be combined with other tuition remissions, including but not limited to: graduate assistantships or the NU Employee Scholarship.
The scholarship funds will be applied to student accounts near the start of the semester. Students will be notified of further instructions on accepting the scholarship after enrolling in courses.
For more information, please contact the UNO Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com.