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Nebraska Legends

The Nebraska Legends Scholarship Program is a partnership of the Nebraska Alumni Association, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska Foundation. The program's goal is to recruit and retain top students — the Nebraska Legends Scholars — to UNL. This scholarship program is a critical component of UNL's efforts to reach an enrollment of 30,000 students.

Once at UNL, Nebraska Legends Scholars participate in a program designed to help them find academic success, make friends, and become engaged in campus life. Students attend exclusive Nebraska Legends Scholars events; meet regularly, one-on-one with the program coordinator; and receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Scarlet Guard, UNL's Student Alumni Association. These activities provide students with access to campus resources, allow for networking opportunities and promote campus involvement.

Gifts of $1,250 to the Nebraska Legends Scholarship Program create a $1,000 scholarship for students while providing $250 for UNL Admissions' recruitment activities. Through the 2015-2016 academic year, gifts in this amount will also generate a $1,000 scholarship match from the chancellor. This additional $1,000 in scholarship funds is proving to be the difference between a student coming to UNL or going elsewhere.

Create a Legends Legacy

A gift made through your will or trust is an easy way to leave a lasting legacy for future students. The correct way to designate your bequest in support of Nebraska Legends is:  the University of Nebraska Foundation, a Nebraska nonprofit corporation, for use in the Nebraska Legends Scholarship and Recruitment Fund.  For more information visit nufoundation.org/plannedgiving


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Nebraska Legends Scholarship and Recruitment Fund

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Enhancing direct student support is crucial to UNL’s efforts to recruit the best and brightest students. Academic and recruiting programs like the Nebraska Legends Recruitment and Scholarship program draw students’ attention to Nebraska and help them succeed once they get here.