Scholarship Opportunities

At UNK, there are numerous scholarships international students can apply for. Below, you will find information on scholarship opportunities for newly admitted students, as well as for current international students.

New Student Scholarships

Listed below is information about scholarships that newly admitted UNK undergraduate international students can apply for that would be awarded for their first year at UNK. For their remaining years at UNK, they can apply for the scholarships listed in the Current Students section of this page.

1. ACADEMIC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Academic Merit Scholarship is open to newly admitted international students seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree. The scholarship is a tuition waiver, which would pay a portion of your tuition during your first two semesters of study. The amount awarded will depend on the strength of academic credentials and a personal essay.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must:

  • First submit an application for admission before you can apply for the scholarship. The application for admission must be submitted prior to the application deadline for the requested semester of admission.

  • Plan to have an F-1 student visa.

  • Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement.

  • Complete the Scholarship Application Form.

You are encouraged to apply for the scholarship as soon as you apply for admission to UNK.

  • Your scholarship application will be reviewed once you are admitted to UNK.

  • Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed for awards.

Additional Conditions:

  • Recipients must maintain full–time status.

    • Application for a USCIS approved reduced course load will cause the scholarship to be revoked.

  • Recipients must achieve a 2.8 or higher grade point average in the first semester in order for the scholarship to continue during the second semester of study.

You may apply for continuing international scholarship awards after their first year under our UNK continuing International Student Scholarships. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum 2.8 grade point average and demonstrate a contribution to the international student community at UNK.

2. HONORS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

Students who attend secondary schools outside the United States, and who are admitted to UNK degree programs, are eligible to apply to the Honors Program. The Honors Program is a learning community of high-ability students who benefit from special classes, an extra-curriculum designed to provide tailored learning opportunities, and special recognition on their transcripts. More information can be found here: http://unk.edu/honors.

To apply to the Honors Program, the you must first be admitted to UNK, and then complete the application here: http://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/admissions/form-page1.php.

You must also submit a letter of reference from one of your instructors. The letter can be emailed to honors@unk.edu. To be accepted into the honors program, you must document that you were in the top 20% of their secondary school class.

Students in the top 15% of their secondary school class will be considered for scholarships, and students in the top 10% of their class will be considered for a housing waiver (this pays the cost of housing if the student lives on campus and remains in “good standing” with the honors program).

Questions can be directed to:
John Falconer, PhD
Honors Program Director
University of Nebraska at Kearney
www.unk.edu/honors
308.865.8702

3. KEARNEY NOON ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship:

  • must be an international student at University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • must be currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or be enrolling in one for the upcoming fall semester

Preference will be given to those planning to make a career in humanitarian work.

Kearney Noon Rotary Scholarship Application

Current Student Scholarships

1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Scholarship (ISS scholarship) program at the University of Nebraska Kearney is intended to recognize outstanding academic performance of international students. Additionally, the review committee will consider the contribution of applicants to extra curricular activities on campus and in the community. The scholarships are tuition waivers, which pay a portion of an international student's tuition during the period of award. Awards are made for the academic year.

For more information and application, click HERE.

2. CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Continuing Student Scholarships are made possible by gifts to the University of Nebraska at Kearney from generous donors. The scholarships are permanently endowed and invested by the University of Nebraska Foundation. The income from the investment pays for the scholarships.

UNK offers over 400 separate scholarships which, combined, provide more than $1,000,000 in assistance to our students. Last year over 800 students received at least one Continuing Student scholarship.

Eligible students may apply for the Continuing Student Scholarships each year from February 1 through midnight on the last day of February by accessing the online application on MyBLUE. All applicants will be notified of their results during the month of June.

Click HERE for a list of all continuing student scholarships.

3. HELEN AND BARNEY WOOD NEPALESE SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship must:

  • be citizens of Nepal and ineligible for permanent residence in any other country

  • be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student

  • have a minimum 3.0 GPA

  • have a minimum TOEFL score demonstrating adequate English competency

  • express an intent to return to Nepal

  • express a desire to pursue a career in public government, professional service oriented organizations or other occupations designed to contribute to the welfare and development of the country of Nepal.

Eligible students may apply for the Helen and Barney Wood Nepalese Scholarship along with other Continuing Student Scholarships each year from February 1 through midnight on the last day of February by accessing the online application on MyBLUE.

This scholarship will be awarded for one academic year, but may be renewed upon application and satisfactory performance by the recipient.

4. KEARNEY NOON ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship:

  • must be an international student at University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • must be currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program or be enrolling in one for the upcoming fall semester

Preference will be given to those planning to make a career in humanitarian work.

Kearney Noon Rotary International Scholarship Application