Fine Arts & Humanities Scholarships

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Learn about opportunities to establish or contribute to a scholarship at UNK.

Scholarships are available for new students, transfer students, and current students at UNK.

Browse current student scholarships by FAH department:

Art & Design

DAAKE DESIGN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
For undergraduate students in Dept. of Art and Design; candidates must be pursuing a major in Visual Communication and Design, have sophomore or above class standing and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

DR. MARY A. LIERLEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established to provide assistance to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Art. First preference is given to students majoring in Art History and having a minimum GPA of 3.0. Financial need will be considered in selecting the recipients with consideration given to students who are academically eligible but financially restrained.

MATTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this scholarship must have sophomore class standing or above and be enrolled full-time in the College of Business & Technology, Education or Fine Arts & Humanities.

ROCK MORRIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in Art. Selection is based upon financial need and the recipient must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

MYRON SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a UNK student who attended high school in Buffalo County. Preference is given to students who demonstrate ability in the arts or sciences particularly graphic arts or political science.

MIRIAM WORLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a junior or senior student majoring in Art. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their discipline. Selection will be based on talent and financial need.

Communication

HAROLD L. AHRENDTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students active in debate and/or forensics. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

DON BRIGGS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Recipients must be full-time, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. They must be a sophomore or junior majoring in journalism with an emphasis in Sports Information. Preference is given to students from Central Nebraska. Financial need may be considered, but will not be the determinant factor. This scholarship is to be awarded second semester.

CUSHING & ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing, a minimum 3.0 GPA, graduated from a Nebraska high school, and majoring in Pre-Medicine, Journalism or English.

DEBORAH GARRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a junior or senior student majoring in Journalism or Theater (alternating each year) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

ROY HYATTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with sophomore class standing or above, majoring in broadcasting. Candidates should have 9 hours in broadcast related courses with a GPA of 3.0 in those courses at the time of application.

BOB & DORA JENNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students majoring in Communications or Theatre. Preference is given to students graduating from Loup City, Nebraska High School.

JAMES & SHARON KNAPP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to upper-class students from Buffalo County, Nebraska who are participating in intercollegiate debate.

LAURA & FRED KOONTZ JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate with sophomore or above class standing majoring in Journalism. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

ROBERT & DONNA LARSON SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has been a member of UNK's Forensics Team for at least one year. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.

BOBBIE MCKENZIE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to full-time, undergraduates majoring in Journalism or Mass Communication with junior class standing and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates must have completed or be in the process of completing two semesters of work on the: (1) Antelope newspaper or (2) have completed a three credit newspaper internship at UNK. Candidates should have completed at least nine hours in a Journalism/Mass Communication major at the time of application.

NEBRASKA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION UNK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a major in Journalism and Mass communication with an Option in Broadcasting. Candidates must have earned at least 60 credit hours.

GERALD S. OSWALD SPEECH COMMUNICATION/THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Speech Communication or Theatre Arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

GERALD S. OSWALD SPEECH COMMUNICATION/THEATRE ARTS AND FORENSICS STUDENT SUPPORT FUND
For fellowships or scholarships to full-time graduated or undergraduates in College of Fine Arts/Humanities. Undergraduate scholarship candidates must be pursuing a degree in Speech Communication or Theatre Arts, and have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Fellowship candidates must be pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Communication and have at least one year experience teaching speech communication or forensics and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

CLARICE A. REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in Speech or English. Selection will be based upon scholastic achievement and financial need. This scholarship is typically split between an English major and a Communications major.

PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

WILLIAM & JEANNE ROSS SPEECH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate who is majoring in Speech. The recipient must have a 3.0 or above, sophomore class standing or above and have graduated from a Nebraska High School.

WILLIAM & JEANNE ROSS SPEECH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate who is majoring in Speech. The recipient must have a 3.0 or above, sophomore class standing or above and have graduated from a Nebraska High School.

JIM RUNDSTROM JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP
Established to provide financial assistance to one or more full-time undergraduate students at UNK. Recipients must be a junior or senior majoring in Journalism or Public Relations with a minimum GPA of 3.0.Journalism or Public Relations with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

DR. AUGUSTUS O. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP
Candidates for the scholarship must be majoring in one of the following: Teacher Education of College of Education, Speech Communication, English-Writing Emphasis of College of Fine Arts and Humanities. Candidates must have a sophomore or above class standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and have demonstrated leadership experience. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

RICHARD THORNTON SCHOLARSHIP IN JOURNALISM & ADVERTISING
Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Journalism or Advertising. Students must have class standing of sophomore or above and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Candidates must have an expressed desire to pursue a career in journalism or advertising after graduation.

English

ADAMS FAMILY ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate majoring in English Education with sophomore class standing or above and a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

JOSEPH P. CARROLL MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major with a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA and junior or senior status. Preference shall be given to candidates who have demonstrated financial need.

COPLEY FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student. Candidates must be majoring in History, Social Science, or English, have incoming freshman class standing or above and have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Financial need will be the primary consideration.

CUSHING & ANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing, a minimum 3.0 GPA, graduated from a Nebraska high school, and majoring in Pre-Medicine, Journalism or English.

DON DURYEA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to a senior student majoring in English Education with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

GEORGE & J. PAUL FRITTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in English who is a graduate from Boone Central High School in Albion, NE. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

HARRY H. HOFFMAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students pursuing a major in English. Selection will be based upon financial need and scholastic achievement.

ARONA HOFFMANN TRUST
This scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in English for the purpose of promoting a more exact and accurate use of the English Language.

PAUL & CLARICE REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to students who have an interest in creative writing including poetry, short stories, novels, creative non-fiction essays, play scripts or screenplays. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for this scholarship. A major or minor in English is required. Awards are made solely on the literary quality of the manuscript. Writing samples are required.

CLARICE A. REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in Speech or English. Selection will be based upon scholastic achievement and financial need. This scholarship is typically split between an English major and a Communications major.

*PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

CALVIN T. RYAN MEMORIAL
This scholarship will be awarded to an English major. Selection is based upon scholarship and requires a minimum 3.0 GPA, accomplishments, and professional goals. This scholarship is awarded for second semester.

SIGMA TAU DELTA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has completed 45-88 semester hours and is majoring in English. The recipient must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in English.

M. & H. STAUFFER FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Established to support a full-time graduate student or students enrolled in the Department of English graduate program. Financial need may be considered in making the award.

HUMBERT G. & CORA AUSTIN STOUT SCHOLARSHIP
Established to provide scholarships to students majoring within the Department of English.

BERNHARD STUTHEIT MEMORIAL
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in English. The recipient must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in their major field of study and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

DR. AUGUSTUS O. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP
Candidates for the scholarship must be majoring in one of the following: Teacher Education of College of Education, Speech Communication, English-Writing Emphasis of College of Fine Arts and Humanities. Candidates must have a sophomore or above class standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, and have demonstrated leadership experience. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.

DON WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minor in Philosophy. Candidates must have demonstrated interest in English and Classical Poetry.

International Studies, Modern Languages

GUNTER BIEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established to provide financial assistance to sophomore, junior or senior students studying German. Selection will be based upon financial need and merit.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

MATTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this scholarship must have sophomore class standing or above and be enrolled full-time in the College of Business & Technology, Education or Fine Arts & Humanities.

PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

Music and Performing Arts

THEODORE G. BALDWIN FOUNDATION STRING MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
Candidates for this scholarship will be full-time undergraduates enrolled in the Department of Music majoring/minoring in String Music or participating in string ensembles as a class. The recipient should have a class standing of at least freshman status and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for applications.

E. ROY BLAZER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This music scholarship will be given to students in their first year of school showing financial need.

LAVERN CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
These scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students with a major or minor in Music. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

LAVERN CLARK MEMORIAL VOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student with a major or minor in Vocal Music. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

CAROL COPE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Music. The recipient must have a sophomore, junior or senior class standing and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Additionally, applicants must complete a comprehensive application to include a portfolio of activities and accomplishments, a short essay detailing the candidate’s professional goals, and two written recommendations from UNK faculty members. Financial need may also be considered. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

CARL & HELEN EASTERBROOK SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Candidates must be majoring in Music, have sophomore class standing or above, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

REINEY & FRAN EHLY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior music student with preference given to organ or piano students. Selection is based upon ability and financial need. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is awarded to new students who have declared a major or minor in Music and who have qualified through auditions. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

STEVEN K. JORGENSEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to students majoring in Music with a sophomore class standing or above and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidates must be graduates of Kearney High School, Kearney, NE. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated need and to those who are involved in the Loper Programming and Activities Council (LPAC) or any successor organization.

KEARNEY AREA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Candidates for this scholarship shall be undergraduates pursuing a major in Music with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given to students of demonstrated outstanding achievement on stringed instruments with secondary preference to other orchestral instruments.

DAVID & BARBARA HINTERLONG LARSEN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Recipients of this scholarship shall be majoring in Music with an emphasis on Piano, Organ, or Voice. Candidates shall have junior class standing and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

GLENN & TERRY LUCE MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Candidates must be majoring in Music or Music Education, have freshman class standing or above and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference given to candidates who have been an active member of marching band, concert band or symphonic band at UNK. Preference to candidates with demonstrated financial need.

BILL LYNN VOCAL MUSIC ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
Recipients must be a Vocal Music major with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection criteria considered included past academic achievement and demonstration of potential for future academic and professional accomplishments. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

MARIBETH LYNN STRING MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Established to support undergraduate students in the department of Music & Performing Arts at UNK. Preference will be given to majors in music, music performance or music education. Candidates must have a sophomore class standing or above and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Candidates must have a demonstrated talent and ability in playing a string instrument. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

MATTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this scholarship must have sophomore class standing or above and be enrolled full-time in the College of Business & Technology, Education or Fine Arts & Humanities.

E. EVELYN PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Music. Selections will be based on ability and need. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for applications.

* PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

EDROSS UEHLING ROBINSON VOCAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to full-time undergraduate students majoring in vocal music. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have demonstrated previous academic achievement and have demonstrated potential for professional accomplishment. Financial need will be considered in making this award; however, it will not be the primary factor. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

GARY F. & ROMA THOMAS MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Awarded to undergraduate students pursuing a major in the Music Program at UNK.

THORNTON FAMILY FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time student majoring in music or a music related area. Recipients must be either incoming freshman or upperclassmen and must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Recipients must also have taken or currently be enrolled for Music 165 or equivalent and must be members of the Thornton’s String Quartet. Selections will be determined by auditions.

SHIRLEY L. WALKER MUSIC MEMORIAL
This scholarship is awarded to as student majoring in Music. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for applications.

WALLACE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Music in the Department of Music & Performing Arts. The recipient must have junior class standing, have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have demonstrated outstanding achievement in vocal music, the piano or a stringed instrument. Financial need may be considered but excellence in performance will be the primary factor. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for an application.

Philosophy

O.K. BOUWSMA PHILOSOPHY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in the Department of Philosophy. Applicants must be full-time and have sophomore, junior or senior class standing. Contact the chair of the Department of Philosophy for more information.

FRIENDS OF SOCRATES PHILOSOPHY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Philosophy.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

MATTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this scholarship must have sophomore class standing or above and be enrolled full-time in the College of Business & Technology, Education or Fine Arts & Humanities.

PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.

DON WELCH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a minor in Philosophy. Candidates must have demonstrated interest in English and Classical Poetry.

Theatre

ALPHA PSI OMEGA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to entering freshman or upper-class students majoring in Theatre. Contact the Department of Music & Performing Arts for applications and more information.

DEBORAH GARRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to a junior or senior student majoring in Journalism or Theater (alternating each year) with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

HENNING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students pursuing any major in the College of Fine Arts & Humanities. Candidates must have a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA and be graduates of a NE high school.

BOB & DORA JENNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will provide financial assistance to students majoring in Communications or Theatre. Preference is given to students graduating from Loup City, Nebraska High School.

LAURA & FRED KOONTZ THEATRE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate with sophomore or above class standing majoring in Theatre. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

MATTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The recipient of this scholarship must have sophomore class standing or above and be enrolled full-time in the College of Business & Technology, Education or Fine Arts & Humanities.

GERALD S. OSWALD SPEECH COMMUNICATION/THEATRE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate students majoring in Speech Communication or Theatre Arts with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

GERALD S. OSWALD SPEECH COMMUNICATION/THEATRE ARTS AND FORENSICS STUDENT SUPPORT FUND
For fellowships or scholarships to full-time graduated or undergraduates in College of Fine Arts/Humanities. Undergraduate scholarship candidates must be pursuing a degree in Speech Communication or Theatre Arts, and have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Fellowship candidates must be pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Communication and have at least one year experience teaching speech communication or forensics and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

PHYLLIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a major in the College of Fine Arts.