The University annually awards five Distinguished Scholarships. These scholarships have a total estimated value over a four-year period of $31,000 to $33,000. All five are awarded through the UNO Distinguished Scholarship Competition. Academically talented high school seniors are invited to apply to the University Honors Program in order to be considered for these top awards. Up to ten additional scholarships are awarded to the top alternates.
Please note that your essays for the Honors Program application can also be used for the Distinguished Scholarship applications (essays are aligned across these opportunities); there are ACT and HS GPA requirements for eligibility for those scholarship applications.
Incoming freshmen must apply for admission to UNO and Honors by February 1st of their senior year to be considered. UNO will accept ACT/SAT scores through the February test date of your senior year.