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Fellowships


Prospective Graduate Student Funding
Graduate students newly admitted to UNL degree programs are eligible for the following fellowships. These fellowships are awarded by the Office of Graduate Programs, with no separate fellowship application forms for new students to complete. Program faculty make nominations for admitted students they intend to recruit. Deadlines are set on a rolling basis until all fellowships are awarded.

Othmer Fellowships
Othmer Fellowships are intended to assist in recruiting exceptional scholars who are seeking a terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D, D.M.A, M.F.A.). While UNL alums are not prohibited from receiving an Othmer Fellowship, the general assumption is that a UNL student would only receive this fellowship if we are actively competing with other prestigious institutions to retain the student at UNL. Othmer Fellows will receive, in addition to the departmental assistantship, an $8,000 fellowship per year. Othmer Fellowships are renewable for up to three years, given continued excellent progress toward the degree. All graduate applicants newly admitted to a doctoral or M.F.A. degree program are eligible for an Othmer Fellowship. To qualify, the department is expected to offer an assistantship stipend at least equal to the highest amount offered by the department to first-year students. The assistantship must be renewable for up to three years.
  • Exceptional scholar
  • Newly admitted doctoral or M.F.A. student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in previous degree
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Student must be offered a department assistantship at the highest level of funding
Chancellor's Fellowships
These fellowships are designed to assist departments with the recruitment of superior graduate students by adding fellowship funds to an assistantship. Chancellor's Fellows will receive, in addition to the departmental assistantship, a $4,000 fellowship per year. Chancellor's Fellowships are automatically renewable for a second year, given excellent progress toward the degree. All newly admitted masters or doctoral students are eligible. To qualify, the department is expected to offer an assistantship stipend at least equal to the typical level offered by the department to first-year masters or doctoral students. The assistantship must be renewable for up to two years.
  • Newly admitted doctoral or master's student
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum 3.00 GPA in previous degree
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Student must be offered a full department assistantship at the typical level for doctoral students
August Edgren Tuition Fellowship
The Edgren Tuition Fellowship is available to U.S. citizens who are full-time students and non-residents of Nebraska for tuition purposes. Students retain the fellowship until graduation if continuously enrolled.
  • Newly admitted full-time domestic doctoral or master's student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in previous degree
  • Excellent letters of recommendation
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Students who receive the fellowship pay tuition at 150% of the resident tuition rate until graduation if continuously enrolled at UNL
  • Covers up to 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semester and 6 credit hours during the summer session
J.A. Woollam Graduate Student Fellowship
Available for U.S. citizens considering graduate school in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Mechanical & Materials Engineering. The fellowship is $4,000 to $5,000 per year and renewable. This adds up to 25% more to Research or Teaching Assistantship pay. The fellowships target graduating seniors interested in enrolling in UNL graduate school. Faculty teaching 400 level classes can recommend eligible students from their classes. Scholarships for undergraduates to work with graduate school advisers prior to the start of fellowships are also available. For example, a professor with a student who starts grad school in September 2013 can be hired prior to that start. The student receives the scholarship to start January 2013, as well as summer pay to work in the professor’s lab. The fellowship then starts Fall 2013. See PDF for more information.

Brian L. Halla/National Semiconductor Fellowship
The Brian L. Halla/National Semiconductor Fellowship is available to all regularly enrolled graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in the Department of Electrical Engineering with preference given to Nebraska citizens and/or UNL students. The fellowship is for $10,000 per academic year and is renewable for one additional academic year upon continued maintenance of all eligibility criteria.
  • Must be pursuing an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Preference given to Nebraska citizens/UNL students
The UNL Office of Graduate Studies can provide more details concerning tuition, fees and funding.
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