Nebraska Legends Scholarships


Nebraska Legends Scholarship Program

The Nebraska Legends Program, a collaboration between the alumni association, Office of Admissions and the University of Nebraska Foundation, aims to help students successfully transition into college and academic life. The program is designed to give alumni the opportunity to assist in the university’s recruitment and retention efforts and the Chancellor’s goal to reach an enrollment of 30,000 students by 2020. 

Learn more about Legends Program requirements and benefits for students here. »

Students, apply for the scholarship and learn more about selection here. »

Read testimonials from past recipients. »


Make a Difference 

Consider assisting in the effort to attract the top students to Nebraska and giving recipients the ultimate Husker experience. A gift of $1,250 provides the UNL Office of Admissions $250 for student recruitment and a $1,000 student scholarship, which is matched dollar-for-dollar by the UNL Chancellor’s Office.

Donate to the Legends Program here. »

We are grateful to alumni and friends across the country who have embraced and supported the Legends Program. More than 2,550 individuals and nearly 90 organizations have made gifts to date. Of the organizations that have donated, 26 have been NAA chapters, which have helped establish 103 Legends scholarships. Donors include individuals and groups from all 50 states, including Washington D.C. and American Samoa. 

Alumni and friends interested in supporting the program may contact Jenny Chapin, or 402-472-8915, for more information. 

Program History and Successes 

To date, 1,061 students have attended UNL with the help of a Legends Scholarship since the program began in 2011. Legends students have an average GPA of 3.53, compared to the average UNL freshman GPA of 2.85. And, the average retention rate is higher. Legends scholars have a 92 percent retention rate compared with the all-university freshman class retention rate of 84 percent.