The University of Nebraska at Kearney hosts a Multicultural Scholars and Leaders Recognition Day Program each year for high school seniors. During this program, UNK advertises a variety of scholarships and educates students about the financial aid process. Some of the scholarships advertised include the following:
- UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship: This scholarship is designed to provide students an opportunity to serve UNK by establishing the foundation of a multicultural community. This service will include creating multicultural student groups and participating in multicultural and campus wide activities and organizations. Candidates must be admitted to UNK and submit their MCSS application by February 1. Recipients of the scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver for up to fifteen credit hours per semester. The scholarship is renewable for eight semesters and two summers. Click here to proceed to the application.
- Davis-Chambers Scholarship: This is the premiere academic scholarship awarded to talented minority students in the State of Nebraska. Candidates must be admitted to UNK and submit their application by February 1. Candidates should meet UNK’s minimum academic merit scholarship standards of a 23 or better composite on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of the high school graduating class. However, applicants who do not meet one or both of the minimum standards can apply and will be given full consideration. The amount of the scholarship varies but generally is around $2000 to $4000 annually for up to four years. Click here to proceed to the application.
Health Science Scholars: This scholarship is for students who are interested in pursuing a health science career. Candidates must be admitted to UNK and submit their application by February 1. A minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1050 must be obtained, along with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. This scholarship grants tuition support during the recipients’ freshman year. Upon successful completion of this year, the student is allowed to submit a formal application to the NU PATHS program, a cooperative program with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Click here to proceed to the application.