Undergraduate Scholarships

Department Scholarship Applications:

Food Science and Technology Scholarship Application (PDF)

*This application is for domestic students pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Food Science & Technology at UNL. International students are welcome to apply after completing at least one semester of college-level courses at a U.S.-based institution

Food Science Club Scholarship

All applications are due March 15th, 2024.

Drop off or mail to:
Heather Hallen-Adams
Food Innovation Center
PO Box 886205
Lincoln, NE 68588-6205

Questions?  Call Sara Roberts at 402 472 2825 or email hhallen-adams2@unl.edu.

IFT Scholarship Applications

University Scholarships

Student Notes

As a student in Food Science and Technology, you are eligible to receive scholarships from a variety of sources including our department, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Institute of Food Technologists and other, outside organizations, companies, and foundations.

The Department of Food Science and Technology awards over $70,000 in scholarships to undergraduates each year. Students at all levels are eligible for department scholarships. Department scholarship applications for new students are available at the end of this page.

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), a professional organization for food scientists, awards over 100 scholarships ranging from $1000 to $2500 to undergraduate students each year. Many of our students receive these scholarships. Apply online through their website.

Food Science students are eligible for more than $630,000 in scholarships from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR).  New applicants are automatically considered for CASNR scholarships at the time of admission.

Each year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln awards millions of dollars in scholarships. New students applying for admission prior to January 15 are automatically considered for most scholarships. Some leadership and diversity scholarships require additional applications available online.

Members of the University Honors Program are awarded a scholarship to help cover the cost of textbooks. This program requires a special application. Early notification applications are due November 1. The final application deadline is March 15, 2024. Information about the Honors Program is available online at honors.unl.edu.

For other possible scholarships through the University of Nebraska, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.