Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Peter Kiewit Institute offers over two hundred scholarships which are available to students pursuing degrees offered at the Institute.   The academic scholarships vary in terms of requirements, field of study and financial need.  The scholarships cover a full range of costs from full tuition and expenses to partial coverage by semester.

The Peter Kiewit Institute Undergraduate Scholarship Application Process

Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshmen

Students persuing a degree at University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology are invited to complete the PKI Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen.  Applicants must graduate high school in May 2015. 

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The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Application Process

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), University of Nebraska. The scholarship provides four years of funding for undergraduate programs based within the Peter Kiewit Institute and taught by the College of Engineering or College of Information Science & Technology. 

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and  personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship. When paired with The University of Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, it can be considered a "full-ride" scholarship.

Recipients for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship are selected as incoming freshman.  To be eligible for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship, applicants must have a composite ACT score of 30 or higher (1340 SAT) and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

Deadline for submittal is December 15, 2014.

Scholarship Application for Upperclassmen

Upperclassmen students intending to complete at degree at The Peter Kiewit Institute may complete the Scholarship Application for Upperclassmen.

Required Documents to be Submitted

1.  Fill out and electronically submit the PKI Scholarship Application for Upperclassmen

Scholarship Application Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries related to the status of your scholarship application to

Financial Aid

There many ways to get need-based aid to attend college. Here are some links to get started:


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