Financial and Travel Support

The Department of Educational Administration (EDAD) offers a variety of resources to help students fund their education. The first section of this page covers various fellowships and graduate assistantship opportunities that students can apply for to help them cover the cost of attendance at UNL. The last part of this page discusses options to help cover the cost for students to present at a conference. See below for more information.

EDAD Fellowships

Prospective, newly admitted, or currently enrolled graduate students are encouraged to apply for competitive fellowship awards provided by generous contributions from friends, family, and alumni of the Department of Educational Administration. Each fellowship lists the eligibility requirements and focus of the award. The application period is each year from September 1 until March 15. Awards will be announced by May 1. 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. Preference 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.


Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Educational Administration offers a number of graduate assistantships to full-time graduate students. The assistantship experience deepens students’ learning by providing opportunities to collaborate closely with faculty members on research, course planning/delivery, special projects, and other initiatives.

The Department of Educational Administration shares openings for Graduate Assistants (GA) on the CEHS website, accessible below. Assistantships require 19.6 hours of work per week. Graduate assistants receive a stipend, tuition remission for 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters and 6 credit hours in summer sessions, and the university provides 79% of single health care. Please see the information below if you are interested in applying for an assistantship.


Student Fellowships

Fellowships are awards designed to assist students in paying for graduate study. Our students benefit from generous support provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Office of Graduate Studies, and a number of donors. These competitive awards include:

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.

Students are automatically considered for these fellowships, which utilize the regular program application to determine eligibility.

Othmer Fellowships

Newly admitted students may be eligible for an Othmer Fellowship, which are awarded to exceptional scholars who are seeking a terminal degree (i.e. Ph.D, Ed.D., etc.)

Conference Travel Support

EDAD is happy to be able to offer a limited number of travel awards for students enrolled in EDAD programs who have a conference proposal accepted for presentation.

1. Funds from the University: Learn more about the Graduate Student Travel Award offered by the Office of Graduate Studies. 

2. Funds from the College of Education and Human Sciences: Follow these guidelines to apply for Grants for Participation in Professional Conferences.

3. Funds from EDAD: Please use the link below to submit a request. Conference travel requests must be made at least one month prior to the dates of travel.