Scholarships are awarded each year to students who demonstrate qualities such as—but not limited to—outstanding academic achievement, leadership involvement and financial need. The funds come from multiple sources and do not have to be repaid.

For most scholarships, eligibility for a merit-based and/or need-based scholarship is determined at the time the student is first admitted to an undergraduate program at Clarkson College and are based on prior academic strengths and financial need as determined by the student’s FAFSA. Typically, the student will retain scholarship eligibility for subsequent academic years, as long as the following criteria are met:

The first step to be considered for scholarships is to be admitted to Clarkson College in an undergraduate program. We encourage you to apply for admission early with the intent to meet the first application deadline for your program of interest.

Scholarships are awarded to new, incoming undergraduate students only.

  • Must have cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 on 4.0 scale.
  • Must be an incoming undergraduate Clarkson College student.
  • Must be granted full acceptance (not conditional) as a degree-seeking undergraduate student at Clarkson College.

Clarkson College is selective, and fulfillment of minimum scholarship academic requirements is not a guarantee of award. Students will be considered for scholarships following their acceptance. Students who are accepted early will be given priority. Top candidates may be invited to campus for an interview.

Scholarship funding is limited and distributed based upon acceptance. Scholarship amounts are based on the student’s full time enrollment status (12 or more credit hours). Talk with your admissions counselor about this and other scholarship opportunities.

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  • Must be a racial minority student (Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander).
  • Must meet the eligibility requirements for employment at Nebraska Medicine.
  • Must have at least 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale from high school or previous college.
  • Must plan to enroll full-time at Clarkson College in the Nursing program, earning a Bachelor's degree upon graduation.
  • Must successfully complete summer internship program at Nebraska Medicine.
  • Maintain 2.5 GPA for scholarship renewal.

Clarkson College Endowed Scholarships are available to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. The amount of each award is based on fund availability. Awards are not renewable; however, recipients may reapply on an annual basis.

Review the endowed scholarship criteria to view the requirements that are unique to some endowed scholarships.

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Scholarship Etiquette

Always follow the guidelines for the scholarship exactly and pay attention to details. Proofread any materials that you submit along with your application.

When completing your essay:

  • Always include your name.
  • Be original.
  • Have someone proofread for spelling and grammar (i.e. the Clarkson College Writing Lab).
  • Make sure you answer all questions asked.

Don’t forget to thank the people who helped you earn the scholarship with either a verbal or handwritten thank you. If you are awarded an Endowed Scholarship, please write a sincere thank you note to the donor. It is always good to note how you plan to use the money. If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid office at financialaid@clarksoncollege.edu.

At Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, the new Student to Nurse Pediatric Sponsorship program provides exclusive sponsorship funds and employment to support nursing students who are interested in a pediatric nursing career. Nursing students will be hired into the program before the start of their junior year of nursing school. Benefits of the program include the following:

  • $15,000 in sponsorship for education expenses
  • $5,000 bonus upon start of the Nurse Residency Program
  • Sponsorship funds for tuition and fees and or other educational costs provided at key check points
  • Paid relevant work experience
  • Career readiness training
  • Preference for senior preceptorship placement
  • Enrollment in the Nurse Residency Program at the start of the S2RN program

More information can be found on the S2RN Sponsor Program website.

Air Force ROTC students are eligible to compete for college scholarships. Students should enroll in Air Force ROTC classes offered at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Eligibility and application requirements can be found on UNO’s Air Force ROTC website.

For further information about the Air Force ROTC Scholarship programs, please contact UNO ROTC at 402.554.2318 or visit their website.

The Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship was created as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safe officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the aid year for which the determination of eligibility is made. For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is:

  • As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or
  • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.

Eligibility Criteria:
To qualify for the scholarship a student must be:

  • Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible EFC, and
  • Be less than 24 years of age OR enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of parent’s or guardian’s death.

To receive the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, you will need to submit this application along with appropriate documentation verifying your eligibility.

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