Scholarship Opportunities

The Newman Center offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students involved in the Newman Center as a whole as well as specific ministries. See a complete list and how to apply below.

 

  Find out more about the book Dianne's Blessings    here    or pick up your copy at the Newman Center today!

Find out more about the book Dianne's Blessings here or pick up your copy at the Newman Center today!

Dianne's Blessing Awards

This application is open from Oct. 1, 2018 and closes Dec. 1, 2018.

Who Should Apply?

One scholarship is available for a student who is actively involved in the Newman Center, attending Mass, and striving to live a holy life. A second scholarship is available for a student who is actively involved in a FOCUS Bible study, is attending Mass and is striving to live a holy life.

About the Scholarships

Dianne’s story is one of love: God’s love, Christ’s love and her love for everyone she knew and served. Hers is a story of the love that she had for family, friends and her husband, Jim. Dianne lived to serve God by serving others. By her acts of love and support of people suffering and because of her own challenge with multiple occurrences of cancer, she showed us all how to nail suffering to Christ’s cross and let Him carry the burden while we embrace the joys of life. We are all blessed for Dianne touching our lives and teaching us to overcome our burdens and love the life we live. (Adapted from Dianne’s Blessings, by Jim Sizemore, 2016)

Jim’s primary goal for establishing this award is to honor his beloved wife, while encouraging and supporting college students who are actively living their Catholic faith every day through acts of charity and compassion for others. The award was established in 2018 and supports college students attending either the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or Nebraska Wesleyan University. One award is provided to a student actively involved in the UNL Newman Center and one is awarded to a student who regularly participates in a FOCUS bible study.

Award recipients are encouraged to seek opportunities to share Christ’s love through acts of service - being a blessing to others, as Dianne was to so many - and to serve the Church through servant leadership.


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Jessica Bedient Mission Trip Scholarship

This application is open from Oct. 1, 2018 and closes Dec. 1, 2018.

Who should apply?

The permanently endowed fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation provides annual scholarships for students wishing to travel abroad on pilgrimage or to participate in foreign-service missions. The scholarship may not be used for domestic trips. 

About the Scholarship

Jessica Bedient was passionate about experiencing different cultures and about serving people. To honor her life, which tragically ended in 2010, a foreign mission trip scholarship was established in her memory at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.  Jessica, a 26 year-old newlywed, died on October 13, 2010, four days after she and her husband, Tony Bedient, were in a traffic accident in Omaha.  Tony and Jessica were married just weeks before.

To honor his late wife and allow others to benefit from enriching experiences abroad, Tony Bedient established the foreign travel scholarship in 2012. 


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Pi Alpha Chi Catholic Sorority Scholarship
by Ronald and Shirley Huss

This application is open from Oct. 1, 2018 and closes Dec. 1, 2018.

Who Should Apply?

Applicant shall exemplify the following:
1. Scholarship will be awarded to an active residential member of Phi Alpha Chi in good standing whom best lives the ideals of the Citizenship, Fellowship, Leadership and Scholarship pillars.
2. Recipient may be awarded the scholarship more than one time as an active residential member. 
3. Materials submitted shall be: a 300 word essay describing how the applicant lives the 4 pillars and why the applicant should be awarded the scholarship; up-to-date resume; 1 letter of recommendation in support of the applicant – recommendation letters should come from faculty, advisors, etc. 
4. The Scholarship will be awarded at the annual initiation banquet in the spring.

About the Scholarship

Ron and Shirley Huss partnered with the Newman Center and The Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska in 2012 to establish two scholarship funds as a perpetual investment into the spiritual formation of Catholic students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scholarships are awarded annually during the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Dinner. 


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Phi kappa theta Catholic Fraternity Scholarship
by ronald and shirley huss

This application is open from Oct. 1, 2018 and closes Dec. 1, 2018.

who should apply?

Applicant shall exemplify the following:
1. Scholarship will be awarded to a current pledge class member of Phi Kappa Theta in good standing whom best lives the ideals of the Fraternal, Intellectual, Social, and Spiritual and Leadership pillars. 
2. Recipient may be awarded the scholarship more than one time as an active residential member. 
3. Materials submitted shall be: a 300 word essay describing how the applicant lives the 4 pillars and why the applicant should be awarded the scholarship; up-to-date resume; 1 letter of recommendation in support of the applicant – recommendation letters should come from faculty, advisors, etc. 
4. The Scholarship will be awarded at the annual initiation banquet in the spring.

About the Scholarship

Ron and Shirley Huss partnered with the Newman Center and The Catholic Foundation of Southern Nebraska in 2012 to establish two scholarship funds as a perpetual investment into the spiritual formation of Catholic students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Scholarships are awarded annually during the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship Dinner. 


ExTERNAL scholarship opportunities

 
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Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture - Don Briel Scholarships

Full and partial tuition scholarships ($650/325) will be available for Newman Institute courses. Current undergraduate students are welcome to apply.