Nebraska Legends

The Nebraska Legends Program is a collaboration between UNL’s Office of Admission and the Nebraska Alumni Association. The program is designed to help students successfully transition into college and academic life and gain an unforgettable Husker experience. Students are selected based on high school achievement, a personal statement and a demonstrated commitment to becoming involved at the university. 

With the help of an exclusive campus support system, including peers, mentors and academic advisers, Legends students will learn about and utilize resources to keep them on the path to academic success. They also automatically become members of the Student Alumni Association (formerly known as Scarlet Guard). 

Apply and review the scholarship application here. »

Donate and learn more about giving to the program here. »

Required Activities for Current Members

Attend Nebraska Legends’ Kick-off (Sunday, Aug. 27) 
Encouraged to attend SAA’s Meet & Greet (Thursday, Aug. 31) 
Attend SAA’s Backpacks & Briefcases (Thursday, Sept. 14) 
Attend Alumni Masters Week Welcome Reception and Success Panel (Wednesday, Nov. 1)
Attend one-on-one meetings with your Peer Mentor every other month, starting in September
Attend one First Year Experience workshop 

Attend one-on-one meetings with your Peer Mentor every other month, starting in January
Attend one small group event every other month with your Peer Mentor
Attend one First Year Experience workshop if not completed in the fall

For more information, contact the Assistant Director of Student Programs, Jordan Gonzales at or 402-472-4219. 


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