Financial Aid

Incoming Freshmen Scholarships for Non-Resident Students

2015-2016

Students who have graduated from U.S. high schools outside of the state of Nebraska are referred to as "Non-Resident" students. Students coming to UNK from outside the United States are referred to as "International Students" and may click here to learn about International Student scholarship opportunities.

When determining scholarship eligibility for incoming freshmen from states outside of Nebraska, UNK uses class rank, grade point averages and ACT/SAT scores submitted to the University by official sources. Official sources include high school transcripts or test scores sent to UNK from ACT/SAT per the student's request. Minimum scholarship requirements and deadlines are listed in the descriptions below. It is the student's responsibility to submit this information on time.

If a student receives new ACT/SAT scores after admission, UNK will reevaluate a scholarship award on the basis of the new ACT/SAT scores only if those scores are sent automatically to the University by ACT/SAT. Scholarship awards will not be automatically reevaluated if new information is submitted by another source, such as a high school transcript. If a student's new ACT/SAT score is submitted to UNK via a high school transcript, the student must request a reevaluation of the scholarship award by writing to the Freshmen Scholarship Committee.

Blue & Gold Scholarship

The Blue & Gold Scholarship is a full waiver of tuition awarded to non-resident students with a scholarship index of 100 to 87. To be considered for this scholarship, students must be admitted by February 1, 2015. The scholarship is renewable for up to 125 credit hours at UNK. Click here to use the Scholarship Index Estimator.

Non-Resident Scholarship

The Non-Resident Scholarship pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. Freshmen students must be admitted by August 1, 2015, and must meet at least two of the following criteria:

*Top 25% rank in high school graduating class

*ACT composite score of 23 or higher (or 1070 on the SAT combining the verbal and critical scores only)

*Earned cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

If you meet the two or more of the academic criteria listed above, stop here. You will automatically be evaluated for Non-Resident Scholarship eligibility after you are admitted to UNK.

If you do not qualify under the academic merit criteria specified above, you may still be awarded this scholarship on the basis of special and demonstrated capability to enhance UNK's learning environment for all students. Click here for more information.

Nebraska Legacy Scholarship

The Nebraska Legacy Scholarship pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for non-resident students whose parent or parents graduated from one of the University of Nebraska campuses. To qualify, a student must be admitted to UNK by August 1, 2015, and must rank in the upper 1/3 (33%) of their high school graduating class OR have a minimum composite score of 24 on the ACT (1100 on the SAT). This scholarship is renewable.

Multicultural Community Service Scholarship

Multicultural Community Service Scholarships are designed to provide students an opportunity to serve UNK by establishing a diverse and lively community. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is renewable for eight semesters and two summers. Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities. Applicants must be admitted to UNK and must complete the Multicultural Community Service Scholarship Application by February 1, 2015.

Second, Third, and Fourth Year Army ROTC Scholarships

Please click here for more information about Army ROTC Scholarships.

Honors Program Scholarships

Students accepted into the UNK Honors Program may qualify for additional awards beyond those listed above. Click here to learn more about the Honors Program or call (308) 865-8497.

Supply Chain Management Scholarship

The Supply Chain Management Scholarship provides assistance to incoming freshmen students pursuing a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management.

U.S. News and World Report, in its "Best Jobs of the Future" issue, lists Supply Chain Management as one of the 20 hot job tracks for the 21st century.  The Supply Chain Management program at UNK focuses on the ways in which businesses coordinate planning, purchasing, production, transportation, storage, distribution, customer service, and more in order to control expenses, boost sales, and create value for their customers. Whether your interests include analyzing data, building relationships with suppliers, negotiating contracts, scheduling, monitoring inventory cycles and flows, or many other areas, there is a supply chain opportunity waiting for you! Careers in the Supply Chain Management field include: buyers, logistics analysts, inventory controllers, production planners, transportation managers, warehouse operations specialists, and many more.

Candidates must be pursuing a major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Supply Chain Management. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000 to be used during the first year of enrollment at UNK.

Freshmen planning to start at UNK in Fall 2015 must be admitted to UNK by February 1, 2015 to apply for this scholarship and have the scholarship application submitted by February 28, 2015. You must have designated the required major on your admissions application.

Please click here for access to the online application.

Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarship

The Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarship provides assistance to incoming freshman students pursuing a degree in one of our Industrial Technology programs.

  • Aviation Systems Management
  • Construction Management
  • Industrial Distribution
  • Information Networking and Telecommunications

Criteria for each of the 4 scholarships vary, and a link to the descriptions of each may be found at the student log in site. You must have designated one of our majors on your admissions application to be eligible for these scholarships. The application form will be available February 1st through 28th, 2015.

Nebraska Bankers Association Scholarship

The Nebraska Bankers Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to incoming freshmen students enrolled in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. First preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a banking-related career in Nebraska. Second preference will be given to students who demonstrate commitment to pursuing business careers in Nebraska. Preference is given to Nebraska resident students, however, non-resident students may apply. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is also required.

Candidates must be pursuing a major in one of the following programs in the College of Business: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Agribusiness, Management Information Systems or Marketing. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1000 for the first year of enrollment at UNK. It can be renewed for students who maintain the required grade point average, complete 24 semester credits annually, and continue to demonstrate appropriate career interest.

Students admitted to UNK by February 1, 2015 may apply for this scholarship. You must have designated on your admissions application one of the required majors within the College of Business. First consideration will be given to students who submit the scholarship application by February 1, 2015. Scholarship applications received after February 1 will be considered based on scholarship availability.

Please click here for access to the online application.

International Studies Service Scholarships

Incoming freshmen who intend to major in International Studies may apply for tuition waivers ranging from $1000-$2500/academic year. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 overall high school GPA (preferred), must complete the International Studies Service Scholarship application by July 1, 2015, must designate the required major on the UNK admissions application, and must enroll in at least one course within the INTS major per semester. Additionally, for each $1000 awarded, the student must provide a minimum of 48 hours of service per year (24 hours per semester) to the international community. Upon receiving the scholarship, the student must maintain a portfolio of service activities which will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the International Studies Committee at the end of each semester. Continuation of the scholarship will be predicated on the successful completion of the service requirement and maintaining at least a 3.0 overall UNK GPA.

Incoming freshmen who intend to minor in International Studies may apply for tuition waivers of $500/academic year. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 overall high school GPA (preferred), must complete the International Studies Service Scholarship application by July 1, 2015, must designate the required major on the UNK admissions application, and must be enrolled in at least one course within the INTS minor per year. Additionally, the student must provide a minimum of 24 hours of service per year (12 hours per semester) to the international community. Upon receiving the scholarship, the student must maintain a portfolio of service activities which will be evaluated by a subcommittee of the International Studies Committee at the end of each semester. Continuation of the scholarship will be predicated on the successful completion of the service requirement and the maintenance least a 3.0 overall UNK GPA.