Scholarship Information

Students attending Rock the Block.
At Nebraska, we strive to make college as affordable as possible and offer several opportunities for students to be considered for scholarships within our college. First-year students are considered for our 4-year renewable scholarships.

Upper class students are considered each summer for non-renewable scholarships. Additionally, the College of Engineering has a variety of programs that provide our students with scholarship opportunities.
Tuition for Engineering, Business and Architecture includes a base rate and a differential rate, which supports additional services, programming and technology for students.

College and Department Scholarships

Each year the college awards approximately $900,000 worth of scholarships to first-year and returning students. In addition, each department within the College of Engineering awards scholarships to their students.

The Engineering Scholarship Statement is an optional tool for further consideration of college-level scholarships. Students must have applied to the College of Engineering in Lincoln (via the UNL application) or Omaha (via the UNO application) and have an NU ID. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis beginning in the fall term. The Engineer Scholarship Statement is for incoming freshmen, transfer students, international students and returning students.



Kiewit Scholars Program

Kiewit Scholars is a four-year cohort-based program that invests in students with exceptional leadership potential. The scholarship covers full tuition for four years, room and board the first year, a study abroad stipend, and more! Ten students are selected each year on the City Campus in Lincoln through a competitive application and interview process. View the website to learn more about the opportunities and how to apply.



Nebraska Career Scholarship

The Nebraska Career Scholarship is $8,000 minimum per year ($4,000 per semester). This scholarship commitment is renewable for up to four years, contingent upon continued funding from the state of Nebraska, provided specific guidelines are followed. Students are automatically considered based on your application (see the website for more guidance).



Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy

The Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy seeks to recruit and retain students committed to supporting and advancing women in engineering in the state of Nebraska, providing students who have financial need with the resources and support to pursue careers in engineering, computing and construction.



Current Students

We encourage our current students to complete the returning student scholarship application.

  • Students on City Campus (Lincoln): use MyRed to complete the application.
  • Students on the Scott Campus (Omaha): apply via MavLink.

Both applications should be completed by February 1; the FAFSA should also be submitted to be considered a strong candidate.

Undocumented Students

If you are undocumented and unable to fill out the FAFSA, we encourage you to complete the EducationQuest College Funding Estimator and email it to Jared Ludwig, Scholarship Coordinator.



Costs and Aid Information

For students enrolling in the UNL College of Engineering in Lincoln (City Campus or East Campus):

For students enrolling in the UNL College of Engineering in Omaha (at PKI), you'll apply through the University of Nebraska at Omaha:




For questions or more information: