Scholarships & Fellowships
UNO’s Honors Program offers academically ambitious and high-achieving students a community of excellence. Students in the program are committed to stretching their brains and possibilities beyond their regular degree requirements.
Over a third of current Honors students have scholarships carrying full tuition waivers and 92% of Honors students receive financial support (as of Fall 2017).
The University Honors Program invites participants to our Distinguished Scholarship Competition in spring, and we also award limited scholarships within the Program to Honors students who have already completed 75 credit hours. We are currently working with the College of Engineering for scholarships for students who are in both Honors and Engineering (see here for more details). Members of our Learning Community cohorts also receive modest scholarship awards.
Honors students have received Truman and Goldwater awards, as well as being recognized as finalists in other nationally competitive scholarship programs. Please check out the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships for details on prestigious opportunities.
We encourage Honors students to think ahead about possibilities. Applying for a national fellowship or scholarship is very competitive and takes time and effort--but we are here to help. It's never too early to start thinking about applying. The Program and its staff are committed to supporting a student’s whole development, such as nominating and supporting their applications for national fellowships and scholarships, as well as applications for graduate and professional schools.