Graduate Studies Jump Start Scholarship
About the Scholarship
UNO 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 the first enrolled term of a graduate degree program at UNO.
To be eligible for the Jump Start Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- (a) Be a UNO senior graduating in May, August, or December 2020
- (b) Be fully-admitted to a UNO graduate degree program for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021
- (c) Be enrolled in graduate courses — award is not eligible for undergraduate prerequisite or foundational courses
- (d) Applies to tuition only — not fees, books, housing, etc.
The scholarship funds will be applied to student accounts near the start of the semester. Students will be notified on further instructions on accepting the scholarship after enrolling in courses.
Students accepting a graduate assistantship, as well as students using the NU Employee Scholarship, are not eligible for the Jump Start Scholarship.
The value of the scholarship is relative to the number of enrolled credit hours during the first admitted semester. See below for a breakdown of the scholarship amount and required credit hours:
|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.
Those eligible for the Jump Start Scholarship are also eligible for an application fee waiver ($50 value). Contact UNO Graduate Studies Office for your unique application waiver code.
If you have already applied to a graduate program and meet the criteria, contact UNO Graduate Studies to register for the scholarship. Your application fee will not be waived, but you will be eligible to receive the scholarship.
Browse programs on the UNO Graduate Catalog to learn about application and admissions requirements, deadlines, program contacts, course plans, and more.
After selecting a program, apply online. If you need assistance throughout the application process, contact the UNO Graduate Studies team.
For more information, please contact the UNO Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.