Resident Academic Merit Scholarships

First time freshmen admitted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney by March 1, 2018 will be automatically considered for the UNK Board of Regents, UNK Distinguished Scholar and the UNK Loper Achievement academic merit scholarships.  There is no additional application required for these academic awards.  The minimum academic benchmarks required to qualify for a scholarship award are a 23 composite score on the ACT (1140 on the SAT) and a cumulative grade point average of 3.20.  Students are notified of scholarship awards if they qualify 10 to 14 days after admission.

All self-reported information used to determine an academic scholarship will be confirmed once the official transcript is received from the high school.   Awards are based upon sixth semester (end of the junior year) unweighted cumulative grade point average.  The University will convert all grade point averages to a 4.0 scale.  ACT scores through the February 2018 test date will be considered. The University will automatically re-evaluate a scholarship award due to an improved composite test score.  The new test score must be sent directly to the University from ACT/SAT. 

Scholarship awards are determined using the following grid:

Resident Merit Scholarship Grid

Admitted students may also apply for scholarships that require separate applications.  Read more about these scholarship opportunities.