To qualify for CBA scholarships, business students must:
Apply for Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships on your MyRED.
The deadline is February 1 of every year.
To determine your eligibility for need-based scholarships, you must complete
the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Current Undergraduate Student Scholarship Application (as noted above)
as well as a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). For questions
regarding this process, please refer to the Office
of Scholarships and Financial Aid website. Scholarships are awarded to the
best-matched, need-based applicant based on results of the FAFSA and Current Undergraduate
Student Scholarships application.
There are several CBA departmental-specific scholarships that are awarded through
the Current Undergraduate Student Scholarships application process. Some departments, however, have
scholarships with a separate application/selection process. You will be notified
of these opportunities throughout the year and you may wish to check the departmental
website for further information.
In addition to general scholarships offered by the College, businesses and professional
organizations award scholarships to CBA students, ranging between $500
and $2,500 per year. You must complete the résumé portion of the Current Undergraduate
Student Scholarships application to be considered for most of these scholarships.
Other scholarships are periodically announced throughout the year by private organizations
such as Farm Credit Services of America, the Nebraska Realtors Association, and the Nebraska
Chamber of Commerce. Announcements for these scholarships are made via the college social media
sites (Facebook, Twitter), flyers on digital screens and bulletin boards, and handouts in various
department offices. Separate applications and deadlines may apply.
CBA has scholarships available specifically for study abroad experiences. To be considered for
CBA study abroad scholarships, students should complete the “Basic Scholarship Application” on
MyWorld through the UNL Education Abroad website. All CBA students who apply for study abroad
scholarships will be considered based on meeting individual scholarship qualifications, participating
in a UNL sponsored study abroad program, and having at least a 2.5 GPA.
The College of Business Administration awards a limited number of scholarships to incoming freshman. Incoming students who apply
to UNL by the January 15 scholarship deadline, who declare a business major, and who are accepted to attend UNL are automatically
included in the pool for New-Student Scholarships.
Our Guarantee – The College will guarantee scholarship funding for your remaining time in
CBA as long as you reapply each year and meet the application and qualification requirements (item #1 above)
and have a 3.7 cumulative grade point average (or higher) at the end of the spring semester.
Scholarship funding is made possible through the generous giving of our college
donors. A majority of these dollars are dedicated to students who demonstrate their
ability to perform in the UNL academic environment. Transfer students will need
to have been enrolled and completed a semester of course work in order to become
eligible for CBA specific scholarships.
Here is a profile of previous awards made by the College of Business Administration.
$550,000+ Scholarship Dollars Per Year
$1,300 – Average Amount Per Student
Over 580 Scholarship Opportunities
Minimum 3.7 cumulative gpa is requirement for 88% of the scholarships
12% scholarships available for students with GPA's below 3.7
A Sampling Of Options*
34 departmental-based funds
47 financial need-based funds
2 honors-based scholarship funds
30 Nebraska school/Resident-based fund opportunities
5 CBA study abroad categories
6 incoming freshmen scholarship funds
45 designated class standing funds
8 scholarship funds that celebrate diversity in CBA
*Each fund may offer multiple individual scholarships. Most funds require a combination
of the above criteria.
All University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship recipients can confirm their scholarship
awards by checking MyRED in mid-July
and on through the start of classes. You will also receive notification
from the College of Business Administration. For additional information please visit
the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Any renewal indications from a previous year, require you reapply for Current Undergraduate
Student Scholarships and maintain a 3.7 cumulative GPA. You may not necessarily receive
the same scholarship or the same funding amount; however, as long as you apply and
have maintained the GPA through the Spring semester, funding will be made the next year.
Distribution of most scholarships is made over the two semesters—fall and spring.
Exceptions are made for study abroad and for some of the business/professional scholarships.
With the exception of these, most scholarships require you be enrolled full-time
for BOTH semesters to receive your scholarship and award amounts will be adjusted
if you graduate mid-year. Awards will appear on MyRED and be deducted from your
student bill. Any refunds will be disbursed to you from the Office of Scholarships
and Financial Aid (OSFA). For additional information please visit OSFA.
Donors specify that awards be made to full-time students. Your scholarship will be dropped if you change to part-time status.
Donors specify full-time enrollment for almost all of our scholarships. Mid-semester graduates will receive half of the yearly amount allocated.
All available funding is used to make scholarship awards. If you forgot to apply,
and you meet Our Guarantee criteria as well as qualifications, you can
direct a request for consideration by submitting your resume, your request, and
qualification summary through Ask an Advisor beginning August 1.
Our Guarantee -- The College will guarantee scholarship funding for all
currently enrolled CBA students who meet the application and qualification requirements
(item #1 above) and have a 3.7 cumulative grade point average at the end of the spring semester.
Farm Credit Services of America awards six scholarships in the amount of $2,500
to UNL students for each academic year.
Please review the selection criteria to make sure you qualify.
Application forms are available in the Marketing Department office, 310 CBA or download
at www.fcsamerica.com under Products + Services,
Young & Beginning, College Scholarships after January 1.
Completed application forms along with the essay must be returned to the Marketing
Department office by March 1. Contact
for more information. Recipients of the scholarship will be notified from Farm Credit
Services of America. The scholarship is sent directly to the University and applied
to your student account ($1,250 for fall and spring semesters).