Grand Challenge Scholars Program Application

Grand Challenge Scholars Program Application

Selection Criteria:

  • Student must be:
  1. enrolled full time in an undergraduate program in the College of Engineering with at least one calendar year remaining until graduation (Scott Campus and City/East Campus students are all eligible)
  2. in good academic standing with the College of Engineering (2.5 GPA minimum)
  • Preference is given to students who are applying for/accepted to UCARE at UNL, FUSE at UNO, or an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, but students who will be taking on a research position with a faculty member outside of one of these programs are also encouraged to apply.
  • Research for Component #1 (discussed in the application essay) must directly relate to one of the Grand Challenges, but the research activity does not necessarily have to take place in the College of Engineering.
  • Student potential to have an impact on their Grand Challenge of focus and be a leader in the program, as determined from the application essay and resume.
  • Academic performance (based on GPA).
Application Instructions:
  • Review the curriculum page for details on how this program may come together for you
  • Review the NAE's Grand Challenges, as the essay in the application will require some familiarity with the Grand Challenge you want to focus your work on
  • Review UCARE (City or Scott Campus), FUSE (Scott Campus), or NSF REU requirements, as research will be required for Component #1. Students who are applying for UCARE, FUSE, or an REU receive strong preference in the application process.
  • Download the application form above and complete ALL areas
  • Complete the online web form below (i.e. Name, NUID, and Email)
  • Attach your completed application form in the form below
  • Attach your resume in the form below
  • Applications are due on February 15, 2019
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Contact
Jen Skidmore
Director of Student Development
jenskidmore@unl.edu



Upload Application *
Download the application form at the top of this page, complete it, save it (frequently!), and then upload it here.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Resume *
Upload an up-to-date college resume here. Your resume should highlight any involvement, leadership, academic achievement, service, and more. Reviewers will be determining if we feel you have the time to commit to this program, as well as gauging your potential to contribute significantly to this program.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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