The college awarded more than $285,000 in scholarships of varying amounts to 258 students for the 2011-12 academic year. Most scholarships go to upperclassmen, although some are awarded to freshmen. Most awards are made in May.

Here are the procedures students need to follow in order to be eligible for CoJMC scholarships:

Incoming freshmen and transfer students

Please follow the directions on the UNL Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Web page. The deadline is Jan. 15 for freshmen. For transfers, the deadlines are March 1 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester. 

Returning students

Please complete the online “Scholarship Application for Current Undergraduate Students,” which can be found by logging in to MyRED. Click on the “Financial” tab at the top of the page. You’ll then see a menu at the right; click on “Scholarship Application.” The deadline is Feb. 1.

Returning students must apply each year to be considered for CoJMC scholarships.

Returning students also may apply for several unique awards:

The Dana and Lynn Roper Sports Writing Competition: Information will be available in November each year with a January deadline for applications. Winners will be announced in April.

The George and Eva Grimes Memorial Fund to assist with overseas travel: Information will be available in January each year with applications due March 1.

The Abe and Belle Lieberman Prize for Excellence in Reporting: Information will be available in January each year. One senior student will be chosen to receive the $1,000 award in April.

Additional scholarships available outside the university