Graduate Studies Fellowships

The UNL Office of Graduate Studies offers fellowships to any UNL graduate student. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis in recognition of a student's demonstrated scholarship, scholastic and creative promise, and/or financial need. There is no service or work requirement associated with fellowship awards. A student holding a fellowship or a traineeship must be a full-time student during the period of appointment.

For New Students

Students newly admitted to UNL graduate degree programs may be eligible for these fellowships.

Complete your Application for Admission as early as possible — many departments are reviewing applications by mid-January and making nominations for some fellowships by mid-February.

Othmer Fellowships

Othmer Fellowships are intended to assist in recruiting exceptional scholars who are seeking a terminal degree (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D, D.M.A, M.F.A.). While UNL alums are not prohibited from receiving an Othmer Fellowship, the general assumption is that a UNL student would only receive this fellowship if we are actively competing with other prestigious institutions to retain the student at UNL.

For Current Students

Nominees must be admitted into a graduate major, with a specific degree objective, have completed at least one year of coursework in their current program, and enroll full-time (or be eligible for full-time certification) during the academic year 2020-21.

Department faculty and staff may nominate current graduate students only. Nominators will be required to submit a nomination letter and the nominee’s CV.


Presidential Fellowship

The Presidential Fellowship is awarded to advanced doctoral or MFA students. The fellowship is $24,000. This award also includes tuition, fees, and the University's portion of the student health insurance for one academic year (fall and spring semester). Eligible students must be scheduled to graduate no later than August 2021.

EDAD Fellowships

Prospective, newly admitted, or currently enrolled graduate students are encouraged to apply for departmental fellowships by filling out the appropriate application form. Submission deadline is April 20, 2020. Awards will be announced via US Mail no sooner than May 15, 2020. The following requirements apply:

Criteria: Available to students working on some aspect of school management for a student scholarship.

About the Donor: David W. Hutcheson is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) for Associated Anesthesiologists, PC. David is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in May of 2009 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He completed his anesthetist training at the Bryan College of Health Sciences School of Nurse Anesthesia in May of 2019 and has been with Associated Anesthesiologists, P.C. since June 2019.

Criteria: One or more scholarships or fellowships to regularly enrolled EDAD undergraduate or graduate students.

Criteria: One or more fellowships for regularly enrolled full or part-time graduate students in EDAD , 3.0 or above GPA, desire to pursue a career in EDAD following graduation, preference to candidates who are currently employed or have expressed the desire to become principals or public K-12 administrators.

Criteria: One or more fellowships to regularly enrolled EDAD graduate students, 3.0 or above GPA, pursuing any graduate degree in EDAD.

Requirements: One or more graduate fellowships to regularly enrolled graduate students in CEHS in education-related area - preference to EDAD, 3.0 or above GPA, financial need preferred.

About the Donor: Born in 1922 in Ericson, NE, George Ivan Slone attended Nebraska Wesleyan and, at age 20, left Wesleyan and enlisted in the Army. He was assigned to the 66th Infantry Division, serving in France and received two Combat Infantry medals and the Bronze Star. Following WW II, he returned to Lincoln, completing a Bachelors and Master's Degree in Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduation, he taught and coached at several High Schools before becoming a public-school superintendent for the remainder of his career at schools around Nebraska. He loved his Huskers

Criteria: One or more fellowships to regularly enrolled EDAD graduate students.

Criteria: One or more fellowships to regularly enrolled EDAD graduate students, preference to those employed by Millard Public Schools in Omaha, NE.

About the Donor: John was a lifelong learner and teacher who began his career in education in the Crete Public Schools following graduation from Doane College in 1963. He began his career in Millard in 1967 as assistant principal at the then-Millard Junior-Senior High School and two years later, he became principal. He earned his EdD in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska in 1974. By 1980, the district had two high schools; a new one had been built and the two buildings were named Millard North and Millard South. Lammel retired from the district in 1993 and moved to Washington, D.C., to work with the National Association of Secondary Principals. He was the director of high school services until 2000. After leaving the Washington job and returning to Omaha, John Lammel was a senior lecturer in educational administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Criteria: One or more fellowships to full- or part-time EDAD graduate students.

Criteria: One of more fellowships to full- or part-time EDAD graduate students, including summer sessions. Preference to current educators in the School Leadership program. Alternates annually with TLTE.

Criteria: One or more fellowships to full- or part-time EDAD graduate students. Prefence to candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to innovation in education.

About the Donor: Born in Omaha, Kris dedicated her whole life to education in both the classroom and as an administrator. Her main priority in education was to put children first. She worked at the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency for over a decade.


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