Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

Examination Award Program

The award program is for actuarial science majors who are successful on the examinations given by the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society. Details available from the Actuarial Science program office in CBA 210 (see contact information below).

Actuarial Science Scholarships

Applicant must be an Actuarial Science Major, who is a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Scholarships are based primarily on potential to succeed in Actuarial Science and secondarily on financial need. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each scholarship are dependent upon the amount of contributions available for distribution. The allocation of these funds is determined by a subcommittee of the Nebraska Actuaries Club’s Advisory Board for UNL’s Actuarial Science Program, in conjunction with the Actuarial Science Program faculty. Recipients may re-apply for the grant for one additional year. Applications are available in the CBA Undergraduate Advising Office or on their website. Deadline to apply is March 1.

Raikes School of Computer Science

Raikes School of Computer Science and Management

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

P.O. Box 880409

Lincoln, NE 68588-0409

Phone: (402) 472-6000

A scholarship opportunity, created for high-ability students, is the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. This program is designed for students with proven leadership skills and technical aptitude. Scholarships offered through this program cover tuition, room and board, textbooks, and are renewable with demonstrated academic success. The Actuarial Science Program and Raikes School of Computer Science and Management have designed a curriculum that allows Actuarial Science majors to participate in the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management.

Daniel J. Ford Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of Daniel J. Ford, a 1985 UNL Actuarial Science graduate, who passed away in 1986, this scholarship is designed to provide assistance to students in financial need. Information regarding this scholarship is available in the Undergraduate Advising office in the College of Business administration.

Nebraska Actuaries Club (NAC)/Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarships

These scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshman students who demonstrate a strong interest in the actuarial profession. Detailed information and application forms are available at

Part-time and summer jobs

Many students obtain actuarial employment on a part-time basis during the school year with local insurance companies, or full-time during the summer with actuarial employers from around the United States. These positions not only provide needed income for the student, but they also provide valuable on-the-job experience.

Other Scholarships for Actuarial Science Students

Information regarding scholarships for actuarial science students from other sources is available from Be an Actuary.


Vagts, Sue
Director of the Actuarial Science Program

Actuarial Science

CBA 210D
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Actuarial Science
P.O. Box 880490
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Actuarial Science
CBA 210
1240 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0490