|Former students earn UNL scholarships|
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced the awarding of nearly 1,500 scholarships to 2010 Nebraska high school graduates. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $12 million.
The awards are comprised of 25 Chancellor’s Scholarships, 350 Regents Scholarships (including 117 Nebraska Top Scholars), 51 Nebraska Achievement Scholarships, 90 David Distinguished Scholarships, 797 James H. Canfield Scholarships, 64 Chancellor’s Leadership Class scholarships and 34 Pepsi Scholarships.
Chancellor’s and regents scholarships are among the most prestigious awards granted by the university and each pay tuition for full-time students (equivalent to a cash value of approximately $25,350) and are renewable for up to 135 credit hours or completion of a bachelor’s degree provided eligibility requirements are met.
New this year and funded in part by the Cooper Foundation, Chancellor’s Scholarships also provide $2,000 in additional scholarships support for four academic years.
The students who were selected as Nebraska Top Scholars will receive at least $1,500 per year in scholarship awards beyond their Regents Scholarship awards from UNL or the University of Nebraska Foundation, provided they meet renewal criteria each year.
Canfield scholarships, named for the chancellor who led the University of Nebraska to a position of national prominence in the 1890s, offer full-time students a one-year award of $1,000.
Students admitted to the university honors program receive book scholarships that provide up to $500 per year.
Following is a list of students who have been awarded scholarships.
Perkins County: Kye J. Kurkowski (Grant), Regents, agricultural engineering; Amara Meyer (Brule), Honors Program, Canfield, business administration; Joshua Sexson (Grant), Canfield, business administration; Jenni Sis (Elsie), Canfield, nutritional science and dietetics.