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.