Kiewit Scholars - How to Apply

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How to Apply

The Kiewit Scholars program at Nebraska serves students pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering who have a keen interest in leadership development. This cohort-based program accepts 10 students every year. Students with an interest in working in the building and construction industry are strongly encouraged to apply.


Strong Applicants

  • Showcase previous leadership experiences
  • Demonstrate a solid academic foundation
  • Exhibit curiosity and a growth mindset
  • Express genuine interest in developing others
  • Illustrate their interest in engineering
  • Be their authentic self


Where to Apply

  • Step 1: Complete UNL's Application for Admission in MyRed
  • Step 2: Attend the Application Workshop: (Optional)
  • Step 3: Complete the Kiewit Scholar Application in MyRed by November 15
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Preferred Majors

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

Application Timeline

  • August 16

    Application Opens

  • October 25

    Virtual Application Workshop (

  • November 15

    Application Closes

  • Late December

    Students Invited to Interview

  • January 28 & 29

    Interview with Selected Candidates

  • March 1

    Scholarship and Alternates Offers Made

  • May 1

    Student Commitment Deadline

If Selected To Interview

Students selected to interview will be notified via email by Scholar Program staff. All students selected to interview will be expected to attend an in-person interview on campus. Scholar Program staff will work with students who demonstrate financial need and may need additional support to get to campus to interview.

The interview dates for the selection of the second cohort:

  • January 28, 2022
  • January 29, 2022

All students invited to interview will receive notification of an optional virtual info session prior to their interview date, to learn more about what to expect in the interview process.