Here is how we calculate your merit scholarship index score.
- Your ACT test score is divided by 36 (the maximum, composite ACT score a student can earn) to determine a percentile. For example: a student with a 28 composite ACT would have a percentile of 77.78. 28/36 = .7778 X 100 = 77.78.
- Your class rank percentile is determined by the information on the high school transcript. For example a student ranked 5 in class of 45 would have a class rank percentile of 89
- The ACT score and the class rank are averaged and the result is your index score. In our example, 77.78 + 89= 166.67/2 = 83.39.
- The scholarship index score then determines the type of scholarship award you will receive.
Scholarship Index Levels
» Board of Regents OR Blue & Gold Scholarships - 87 to 100
» Chancellors Scholarship* - 75.25 to 86.99
» Dean's Scholarship* - 66.50 to 75.24
*The Chancellors and Deans Scholarships are available to Nebraska resident students only.
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