Scholarships

Scholarships

There are three levels of scholarships at Nebraska.

University Scholarships: Freshman, apply by January 15 to be eligible for UNL scholarships. 

CASNR Scholarships: The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources awards over one-half million dollars in scholarships to students each year. Most require no separate application. Scholarship amounts range from $100 to $2000 per year. Freshman and Transfer Students apply for scholarships simply by applying to the college. Upperclass Continuing Students can apply by completing the Upper-Class Scholarship Application. To apply, log into MyRED and select the Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students.

Department of Agricultural Economics: awarded in early May. The general department application (see links at left) is required for several scholarships. Other scholarships have a separate application (see the Nebraska Bankers (NBA) and the Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (NFMRA) Scholarship applications at the left as well). Check individual scholarships for specific eligibility and application requirements.

ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND SCHOLARSHIP 
(Separate application - fall semester; selection made by ADM) 
Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics major -- Sophomore or Junior 
GPA of 3.0 or higher 
Interest in a Grain/Commodity Merchandising career upon graduation

A.W. and EDITH H. EPP SCHOLARSHIP 
(Department Application above) 
Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics major 
Sophomore standing or above 
Must rank in upper 50 percent of the class 
Preference to student with financial need 
Preference to student with interest in farm and/or ranch management

NEAL E. HARLAN FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP
Due September 21

PAUL J. HUPF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 
(Department Application above) 
Recipient must be from one of the following counties: Adams, Clay, 
Nuckolls, Harlan, Franklin, Webster, Kearney, or Phelps 
Junior or Senior 
Preference to student with financial need 
Preference to student studying Agribusiness

NEBRASKA COOPERATIVE COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP 
(Separate application, due April 15; selected by the Council) 
Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics major 
GPA of 2.5 or higher 
Incoming students must have demonstrated academic excellence as determined by UNL from SAT/ACT scores
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing in year scholarship is awarded 
One scholarship is awarded to a freshman; new transfer students are also eligible

NEBRASKA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF FARM MANAGERS AND RURAL APPRAISERS 
( Separate application above; selected by the Chapter) 
Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics major 
Freshmen, Sophomore, or Junior standing 
GPA of 3.0 or higher 
Interest in farm and/or ranch management and/or rural appraisal

CHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 
(Department Application above) 
Students who will take or have taken a cooperative principles course (AECN 316 - Agribusiness Management) 
Junior or Senior in year scholarship is awarded
Maximum that can be received by any student is $1500 -- Awarded based upon scholastic achievement and leadership

Student Research Awards

Through two different programs, students interested in undergraduate research are able to receive grant funds for research activities.

UCARE, an undergraduate research program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers two-year undergraduate research awards on a competitive basis. Students work with faculty members to develop proposals and, if selected, receive up to $2500/year for each of two years to carry out the research project.

Students in the UNL Honors Program are encouraged to apply for grants for research projects through the UNL Agriculture Research Division. This can be done in conjunction with completing their senior thesis and/or for independent study credit if the student wishes.