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Department of Animal Science Scholarships

Department Scholarships

The Department of Animal Science offers scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students, as well as students at the sophomore, junior and senior level within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

Upperclassmen Scholarships

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science Upperclassmen Scholarships are awarded to current students majoring in Animal Science for their outstanding scholastic achievements. The application form is available in PDF. Completed applications are due in the departmental office, C203 ANSC, by April 1. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Tom Burkey.

Feedlot Scholarships

Feedlot Management Scholarships are available to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Diversified Ag, or Agribusiness majors. They are also available to incoming students 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 Management Program web page for the scholarship applications. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Galen Erickson.

Freshmen Scholarships

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Animal Science Freshmen 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 receive the scholarship during their freshmen year at the University. Applications are due February 15 for current high school seniors. The application form can be accessed here. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Tom Burkey.

Transfer Scholarships

University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 April 1 for students starting in the fall semester. The application form can be accessed here. Students transferring from another department or college within University of Nebraska-Lincoln are not eligible for these scholarships. Questions about these scholarships should be directed to Dr. Tom Burkey.

Animal Science Ambassador Scholarships

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 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Animal Science. Ambassadors are awarded scholarships for their efforts on behalf of the Department. Follow the link to the Animal Science Ambassadors web page for more information about the ambassador program and for a downloadable application. Questions about this award should be directed to Dr. Brett White