Computer Science & Information Technology


Buckle Excellence Scholarship for new freshmen:
Buckle Scholarship Application

Since 1948, Buckle has been providing a place for young men and women with an interest in clothing, to dress, accessorize, and express themselves through their style! It has also been a place that has provided many people a rewarding, and fulfilling career. Now, through the “Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund”, Buckle is providing a new kind of opportunity for young men and women headed to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Each year, one freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology will be selected to receive a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year! Candidates hoping to receive the scholarship must fill out the application, obtain letters of recommendation, and:

  • Pursue a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Be an incoming freshman

Preference will go to students who also:

  • Are in the top twenty percent(20%) of their high school graduating class
  • Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math)

The scholarship recipients are also provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and presentations on-site. Buckle also has a student internship program for upper-level CSIT students and has hired numerous CSIT graduates over the years. Buckle also offers its employees for classroom presentations and student project reviews.

For more information on the Buckle Excellence Scholarship, please contact the CSIT Department.

Continuing Student Scholarships for CSIT Students:

Continuing students are able to apply online for scholarships through the standard scholarship application (available in MyBlue during the month of February).

Buckle Excellence Scholarship for current CSIT Students

Each year, two students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology will be selected to each receive a $3,000 scholarship. Candidates shall have completed CSIT 130 and CSIT 150 with a minimum grade of B in each. Candidates shall have successfully completed a minimum of at least 24 credit hours in the preceding academic year and intend to successfully complete at least 24 credit hours in the current academic year.

Northwestern scholarship for CSIT juniors and senior students

NorthWestern Energy is providing a $1000 per year scholarship for a CSIT student at UNK. This scholarship will help support an upper-level CSIT student who maintains at least a 3.0 GPA.

First preference is for a CSIT student from the Alda, Kearney, Grand Island, or North Platte communities in Nebraska. Second preference is for any CSIT student from Buffalo, Hall, or Lincoln counties in Nebraska, then third preference is for any CSIT student who meets the other criteria.

Association for Computing Machinery Scholarship

The recipient of this scholarship shall be a member of the ACM organization at UNK. Candidate shall have a 3.0 or above GPA and have completed 14 credit hours in computer science.