There are many scholarships for transfer students offered by UNK. The deadline for most transfer scholarships is March 31 annually. Admitted students will access UNK Transfer Scholarships through MyBLUE. That link will not be available until you are admitted to UNK.

Transfer students are considered for merit scholarships at UNK based on GPA alone from their prior institution(s) when admitted by March 31. Explore transfer scholarships to help you continue your education as a Loper.

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  • New Nebraskan Scholarship In-state Tuition Rate
  • The New Nebraskan Scholarship pays the difference between resident and non-resident tuition for up to 8 semesters and may be applied to freshman, sophomore, and junior summer terms.

    Application Deadline

    Must only apply to UNK. No other application is required. There is no deadline.

    Requirements

    • Students must be enrolled in full-time courses during the fall and spring semesters
      • During the summer, less than full-time enrollment is allowed
    • Students must remain in Academic Good Standing with the University
    • Students enrolled in an exclusively online degree program are not eligible for this scholarship
      • If a student changes their major program of study to an exclusively online degree program, this will result in cancellation of the scholarship

    View More Info About New Nebraskan

  • Second, Third, and Fourth Year ROTC Scholarships Full Tuition or $10,000
  • The ROTC Scholarships are for high school students and current college students. Campus-based 2–4-year scholarships for Active duty and Reserve components include:

    • Full tuition and mandatory fees or $10,000 per year room and board
    • Book allowance of $1,200 per year
    • Tax-free monthly stipend of $420 per month

    Application Deadline

    Contact Department Chair Captain Cullen to apply or receive more information about this scholarship.

    Requirements

    • Be in Active Duty or Reserves
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Be physically and medically qualified
    • Possess good moral character

    Learn More about ROTC

  • Intercultural Services Scholarship Full Tuition Closed
  • Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver renewable for up to 120 credit hours. Students pursuing any established major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be selected primarily based on leadership and involvement in their communities through participation in school and community activities, specifically work with diverse populations, such as but not limited to Latinx, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other historically underrepresented communities. Their engagement should focus on diversity programming and engagement, or events and activities that promote moving diversity and inclusion initiatives forward in their respective communities.

    Application Available

    August 1 through March 1 at 11:59 PM CST.

    Requirements

    • Complete the Scholarship Application
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to establish eligibility as a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
    • Demonstrate robust service involvement in their community via volunteer work, leadership roles, or other activities that promote moving diversity and inclusion initiatives forward in their respective communities
    • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher OR an ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Nebraska Career Scholarship Up to $10,000 Closed
  • Students enrolled in health care, engineering, mathematics, computer information systems, pre-veterinary medicine, communication disorders, biology, chemistry, exercise science, industrial technology, and psychology degree programs are eligible. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, room and board or relevant tools and equipment.

    Application Available

    August 1 through March 1 at 11:59 PM CST.-

    Requirements

    • Complete the Scholarship application
    • Be a resident of Nebraska
    • Declare a major in a qualifying program
  • Bilingual Service Transfer Scholarship Campus Housing for 4 years Closed
  • The Bilingual Service Scholarship provides up to $6,000 annually to live in university housing. The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a degree in a service field with high need for bilingual professionals. Students majoring in education, social work, criminal justice, and other professions in which bilingual or multilingual skills are prominent are encouraged to apply. The award is renewable for up to 4 years for students who live in on-campus housing.

    Application Available

    August 1 through March 1 at 11:59 PM CST.

    Requirements

    • Complete the Scholarship Application
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to establish eligibility as a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
    • Must demonstrate a commitment to a profession in which bilingual or multilingual skills are prominent
    • Have a GPA of 3.0 of higher OR an ACT score of 23 or higher OR must have been awarded the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy in a foreign language
  • Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship $2000 March 31
  • Recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find that the financial requirements of a college education are a major obstacle. First consideration is given to current Davis-Chambers Scholars at Nebraska Community Colleges. The typical scholarship is $2,000 per year. Please contact your current community college with questions.

    Note: You must complete a Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship application for each institution you are considering. Individual campuses may have separate scholarship requirements.

    Application Deadline

    Available between August 1 and March 31 at 11:59 PM CST. FAFSA must also be completed by March 31.

    Requirements

    Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship Application

  • Transfer Student Scholarship $3000 for 2 years March 31
  • This scholarship is a tuition waiver of up to $3,000 annually for up to 4 semesters (2 years) or until graduation, whichever comes first. Review for recipients occurs in the month of April. A limited amount of scholarship funding is available. Selection is competitive and will be based on review of the student’s transcripts.

    Renewal requires completion of 24 credit hours each academic year and a cumulative UNK GPA of 3.0 or better. For more information, please view the Transfer Student Scholarship Agreement, which includes the renewal criteria.

    Application Deadline

    Must be admitted to UNK by March 31 at 11:59 PM CST. No other application is required.

    Requirements

    • Apply to UNK and be fully admitted
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above

    Fill out the application

  • Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship $2000 for 2 years March 31
  • The Pepsi Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship offers $2,000 annually for 2 years (4 semesters). New or incoming undergraduate transfer students are eligible to apply.

    Students selected for this scholarship must demonstrate a commitment to service-learning and will be required to continue that commitment for renewal of this scholarship while attending UNK. 

    Application Deadline

    Must complete the application and be admitted to UNK by March 31 at 11:59 PM CST.

    Requirements

     

    Fill out the application

  • First Year Theatre Scholarship for Transfer Students $1000 March 31
  • Offered annually to up to 5 incoming freshmen or transfer students pursuing a major in Theatre at UNK.

    Award is distributed over the first 2 semesters of enrollment at UNK. First Year Scholarship recipients are expected to achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better during their first semester at UNK in order to retain the award for the second semester. 

    Application Deadline

    Must complete the application and be admitted to UNK by March 31 at 11:59 PM CST. Applications received after March 31 will be considered based on scholarship availability.

    Requirements

    Fill out the application

  • Ron and Carol Cope Scholarship for Transfer Students $4000 a year for two years March 31
  • The Ron and Carol Cope Scholarship for Transfer Students was established for the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the memory of the leadership and generosity demonstrated by Ron and Carol Cope.

    It recognizes incoming transfer students who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership and community service. It provides $4,000 a year for 2 years and is applied to tuition, fees, and books.

    Students who are already receiving the Transfer Regents Student Scholarship will not also be eligible for this scholarship.

    Application Deadline

    Must complete the application and be admitted to UNK by March 31 at 11:59 PM CST.

    Requirements

    Fill out the application