Scholarships and Financial Aid

Animal Science Scholarships and Financial Aid
Animal Science Scholarships and Financial Aid

Animal Science Scholarships

The Animal Science Department offers scholarships to incoming freshman and transfer students, as well as students at the sophomore, junior and senior level within the UNL Animal Science Program.  More than $90,000 is awarded annually to more than 100 students. The criteria, qualifications and application process varies according to the scholarship.

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

UNL Animal Science Freshman Scholarships are awarded to incoming students.  Scholastic performance and extracurricular activities in high school, especially those relative to animal science, are taken into consideration. Award recipients are selected during the spring of their senior year in high school and recieve the scholarship during their freshman year at the University.  Applications are due February 15 for current high school seniors.  Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Dennis Brink.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS

UNL Animal Science Transfer Scholarships are provided through funds from Nebraska Cattlemen and other sources.  These scholarships are awarded to incoming transfer students from other schools and universities.  Applications are due March 15 for students starting in the fall semester.  Students transferring from another department or college within UNL are not eligible for these scholarships. The application form is available for download in PDF here.  Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Dennis Brink.

UPPERCLASSMEN SCHOLARSHIPS

UNL Animal Science Upperclass Scholarships are awarded to current students majoring in Animal Science for their outstanding scholastic achievements.  Applications are due March 15. The application form is available for download in PDF here. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Dennis Brink.

FEEDLOT MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Feedlot Management Scholarships are available to UNL Animal Science , Diversifited Ag, or Agribusiness majors.  They are also available to incoming student from the Nebraska College of Tech Ag, two-year schools, other four-year schools, and secondary schools.   Applications are due April 1. Go to the Feedlot Managment Program Web Page for the scholarship applications.  Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Galen Erickson.

ANIMAL SCIENCE AMBASSADOR AWARD

Students majoring in Animal Science are selected through an application process to assist with student recruitment, to generate an awareness about careers in the animal sciences, and to promote the UNL Animal Science Department. Ambassadors are awarded scholarships for their efforts on behalf of the Department. Follow the link to the Animal Science Ambassadors page for more information about the ambassador program and for a downloadable application. Questions about this award should be directedto Dr. Brett White.