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 canidates may be invited to campus for an interview.

The priority deadlines for scholarships are as follows:

  • Fall scholarships: March 1
  • Spring scholarships: Oct. 15
  • Summer scholarships: Feb.1

Scholarship amounts are based on the student’s full time enrollment status (12 or more credit hours).

Please complete and submit the online scholarship application.

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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.

The application requirements are listed on the application form. Review the endowed scholarship criteria to view the requirements that are unique to some endowed scholarships.

  • Available to currently enrolled Clarkson College students.
  • Notification is sent to students via Clarkson College student e-mail.
  • The amount of each award is based on fund availability.

Note: Endowed scholarships are available to current students only.
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Awards are not renewable. However, recipients may reapply on an annual basis.

Earn $20,000 and gain valuable work experience while you’re in school. Every year, Nebraska Medicine selects up to 25 students who are in their first semester of nursing school to be part of the ITEACH Student Nurse Fellowship program. The students gain relevant work experience on a variety of units and specialties while completing their respective nursing programs.

Participants receive $5,000 in their second, third and fourth semesters to use for tuition, followed by a $5,000 bonus upon hire. Upon successful completion of the program, they will transition into full-time nursing positions at Nebraska Medicine.

Program benefits include:

  • Leadership development
  • Career coaching
  • Career readiness training
  • Hands-on experience
  • $15,000 in sponsorship money
  • $5,000 bonus upon hire

Applicants should embody Nebraska Medicine’s ITEACH values. More information can be found on the ITEACH website.

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.

To find information about outside scholarship opportunities, students should try:

  • FastWeb scholarship search.
  • EducationQuest scholarship search.
  • Visit with high school guidance counselor.
  • Check with student and parent place(s) of employment.
  • Check with church and civic organizations.
  • Clarkson College students: Check Clarkson College e-mail account for scholarship notifications.