Most UNK students are getting some money to help them pay for their education. Academic scholarships and need-based aid comes in many different forms and sizes, and from different places. We’re here to help you find your scholarships or grants. Scholarships at the University of Nebraska at Kearney may be awarded for a single year or for multiple years. Explore your options here to start building your future.

$27.4 million+

$27.4 million+

in scholarships / grants awarded annually at UNK

$9,854

$9,854

average scholarship / grant award to freshmen in 2019

86%

86%

of freshmen receive scholarship / grant award

*2020-21 UNK Common Data Set reporting 2019-20 financial aid data

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Nebraska Merit Scholarships

We’re proud to offer students institutional scholarships based on your high school GPA alone. If you have a GPA of 3.7-4.0, you can qualify for one of these:

  • Regents – $25,000 - full tuition for up to 120 credit hours ($6,270 per year based on 2021-22 tuition rate and 30 credit hours)
  • Distinguished Scholar - $12,000 ($3,000 per year)
  • Loper Achievement - $8,000 ($2,000 per year)

Awards are based on the sixth-semester (end of junior year) unweighted cumulative Grade Point Average and will be converted to a 4.0 scale. These scholarships are renewable upon meeting the renewal criteria outlined in the terms and conditions document. Terms and conditions for each scholarship are linked above.

Admission deadline for consideration for the Regents, Distinguished Scholar and Loper Achievement is March 1.

Other Scholarships, Award Amounts, Deadlines and Academic Requirements are below. Click on each section for more information.

Out-of-state Merit Scholarships

We’re proud to offer out-of-state students institutional scholarships based on your high school GPA alone. If you have a GPA of 3.7-4.0, you can qualify for one of these:

Awards are based on the sixth-semester (end of junior year) unweighted cumulative Grade Point Average and will be converted to a 4.0 scale. These scholarships are renewable upon meeting the renewal criteria outlined in the terms and conditions document. Terms and conditions for each scholarship are linked above.

Admissions deadline for consideration for the Blue and Gold, Distinguished Scholar and Loper Achievement is March 1.

Other Scholarships, Award Amounts, Deadlines and Academic Requirements are below. Click on each section for more information.

Scholarship

Award

Deadline

Academic Requirements

HOW TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND AID

1

Apply for Admission

To receive financial aid, you must be fully admitted at UNK

2

FAFSA

file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid

3

School Code

supply the UNK school code on your FAFSA.