Scott Scholar Program Overview
Students interested in applying for the prestigious Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship need to meet the following requirements:
- Nebraska Resident
- GPA: 3.5 or greater
- ACT: 30 or greater
- Two Teacher Recommendations
High school students selected as Scott Scholars will receive the following program benefits:
- Tuition, Fees, and Books
- Room and Board
- Academic and Career Support
- Leadership Development
- Community Impact Opportunities
In 2018, a, whole person educational program plan was implemented to support student success and enhance overall career readiness. Highlighted program elements include:
- Stanford D. School Design Thinking Certification
- Harvard Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) Certification
- Research and Internship Opportunities Seminars
- Digital Career Portfolios
- Leadership Development Course
- Community Impact Projects
- Career Development Institute
- UNMC Academic and Research Opportunities
Students selected as Scott Scholars will engage in an enriched undergraduate educational experience that integrates both curricular and co-curricular learning. The challenging program is designed to prepare students with the technical, social, emotional, and problem-solving skills necessary to excel as STEM leaders in their communities and chosen professions. As a result of participating in the program, students will demonstrate proficient levels of readiness related to the following educational outcome categories:
Scholars develop industry-leading technical skills that prepare them to enter their chosen field as top tier candidates. Students will also be able to translate their many curricular and co-curricular learning experiences into a desirable career portfolio. Specific learning experiences distinct to the Scott Scholars program will include securing valuable internship and research positions in regional and national labs, involvement in community service projects, intentional leadership development opportunities, and ongoing career development and coaching.
Scholars will develop their individual identities and learn to engage in responsible leadership that inspires others to effect positive change through the accomplishment of common goals.
Scholars will learn about civic engagement and develop active citizenship skills through participation in various community-based projects and ongoing commitments.
Scholars will be excellent critical and creative thinkers that are able to integrate and use knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to generate new ideas and solve problems. This includes a commitment to whole life learning and being open to new experiences and opportunities for continued growth.
Scholars will be adept at self-reflection and able to articulate and leverage specific strengths, skills, and competencies. This includes understanding one’s values and beliefs within the context of complex social situations.