Summer Scholars Program & Scholarships
Summer Scholars Application
The application must include the following:
- Completed application,
- Unofficial High school transcript,
- Two letters of recommendations & reference forms that provide insight about your commitment to academic excellence, community engagement, character, and leadership skills,
- Personal essay, should be at least 300 words in length. Typed essays only.
Topic: Describe two major goals you would like to accomplish within the next five years. Why would you like to participate in the SummerScholars Program and how will the Summer Scholars Program play a role in helping you achieve your goals?
A selection committee of UNO faculty and staff will review completed applications. Then, the committee will select the preliminary finalist for an interview.
Summer Scholars provides college-bound high school juniors the opportunity to enroll in a course at UNO to earn college credits, prepare for college life, and connect with UNO faculty, staff, and students. The goal of the Summer Scholars Program is to expose high school students to the dynamics of a college campus environment through a six-week pre-college summer session.
Participants learn about college academic course work, time management, college admissions, ACT/SAT preparation, college scholarships, and the financial aid process. They also interact with faculty and staff, explore career options, and participate in community service activities. In addition to the academic benefits of the program, the scholars receive an increased awareness of current social and cultural issues and an opportunity to grow outside of the classroom by spending a week living at the Scott Residence Hall on UNO’s Scott campus.
Eligibility: Who can apply?
In order to become a Summer Scholar at UNO, students must apply for admission and meet the following requirements:
- have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale
- be currently enrolled as a junior in high school while applying
- be a resident of the Omaha metropolitan area or Iowa MAP area
Multicultural Affairs offers scholarships that are open to students attending UNO. Each award is based on a student's academic effort, campus and community activity, and financial need. It's important to keep in mind that the scholarship amount is disbursed evenly between the fall and spring semester provided enrollment requirements are met.
Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP)
The Urban Health Opportunities Program (UHOP) is designed to diversify the urban Nebraska medical workforce by identifying and preparing qualified students from underrepresented groups to enter and succeed in medical school. Considered applicants are high school seniors who have a minimum ACT cumulative and math section score of 23, and are Nebraska residents. Selected UHOP scholars will include those considered underrepresented by the Association of American Medical Colleges. UHOP scholars receive full tuition remission at UNO, and receive guaranteed admission to UNMC's M.D. program with the completion of UHOP requirements.
The Davis/Chambers Scholarship
This scholarship recognizes the most academically talented students from diverse backgrounds that have trouble meeting the financial requirements of a college education. The Davis/Chambers Scholarship is recognized as one of the University's most important ways of honoring outstanding Nebraska students.
The Isaacson Incentive Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Jacob J. and Dossie M. Isaacson Estate and was created to recognize the academic achievements of talented students throughout the Omaha area. Applicants must reside in the Omaha metropolitan area for at least one year prior to applying for this scholarship.
Up to ten Isaacson Incentive Scholarships could be awarded to first year students each year. Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 per academic year to recipients admitted to UNO. Scholarships are renewable for up to three years.
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