About Scott Scholars
Scott Scholars Scholarship Program
The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Program (Scott Scholars) was established in 1997 by the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation to challenge high-achieving Engineering and Information Science and Technology students to develop their technical, creative, and leadership skills.
Scott Scholars are enrolled each year in programs of study based within academic programs associated with either the UNL College of Engineering or the UNO College of Information Science & Technology.
Approximately 35 high school students are selected each year from across Nebraska.
In 2019, the Scott Scholars program is expanding to include students interested in other STEM-based academic programs, including:
- Architectural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Construction Management
- Electrical Engineering
- Computer Science
- IT Innovation
- Management Information Systems
Educating Future STEM Leaders
Students selected to participate in the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Program (WSJR) will engage in an enriched undergraduate educational experience that integrates both curricular and co-curricular learning.
This challenging program is intended to prepare students with the technical, social, emotional, and problem-solving skills necessary to excel as STEM leaders in their communities and chosen professions.
Learn more about STEM education at UNO: Office of STEM Education