Resident Specific Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are only available to students with a Nebraska Residency status. Most of the scholarships listed have separate instructions, deadlines, and applications that must be completed to be considered.

Cooperating School Scholarship

Cooperating School Scholarships:  The University provides school districts who host UNK student teachers Cooperating School Scholarships in the amount of either $750 or $1500.  Students are nominated by the schools.  These scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters and required a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above and the completion of 24 credit hours during the academic year, fall and spring semesters combined. View the Cooperating School Scholarship Agreement which includes the renewal criteria.

Davis-Chambers Scholarship

Davis-Chambers Scholarship recognizes academically promising students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds who find that the financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. Qualified applicants must be Nebraska residents who have graduated from a Nebraska high school. Award amounts are between $2,000 to $4,000 per year. Applicants must be admitted to UNK by February 1, 2018, and must complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application. The application is closed.

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and to quality health care for citizens of the state. High school seniors from rural Nebraska who will be receiving a high school diploma or equivalent, have a sincere interest in becoming a health care provider and a willingness to practice in rural Nebraska are encouraged to apply. More Information.  Or to complete the application online, click here.

Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP)

Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska College of Law. It is designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers who will return and practice in their communities.  Participants receive their bachelor’s degrees at UNK and are then guaranteed admittance to the Nebraska College of Law.  Students selected for KLOP will receive a full tuition scholarship to UNK for up to 125 credit hours. 

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: 

*A rural Nebraska resident (students from the follow cities and towns are not considered rural and therefore are not eligible:  Omaha, Ralston, Boys Town, Elkhorn, Lincoln, Bellevue, Papillion, LaVista, Chalco, Offutt Air Force Base). 

*Admitted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney

*Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.5.

*Expected ACT score of 27 or above

*Demonstrated strong academic achievement as reflected in the high school transcript.

Applications for KLOP are due November 15, 2017.   Please note you will be required to set up a user name and password to complete the electronic application. Additionally, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of two individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

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Susan T. Buffett Foundation Scholarship

The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (12 credits) at that institution. For example, the maximum 2018-19 scholarship amount is $4,350 per semester at the University of Nebraska schools. Incoming freshmen planning to start at UNK during the 2018-19 academic year can apply for this scholarship between November 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018 at 4pm/5pm CST/MST. For more details about the scholarship, eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit