Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships

Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships


The Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarships are non-renewable, one-year, merit/talent-based scholarship awards for incoming in-state or out-of-state Freshman students, as well as for transfer students new to UNL. Up to 30 scholarships, equal to up to 25% of in-state or out-of-state tuition, will be awarded each year.


  1. Students must meet all College entrance requirements for eligibility.
  2. Students will be judged on an audition and/or portfolio review and/or review of academic credentials, as appropriate in each academic unit.
  3. Students must declare their major in a unit within the College.
  4. Students must make satisfactory progress toward the requirements in their major, as defined in each academic unit.
  5. Scholarships will be paid out by semester, 50% in the fall and 50% in the spring (based on continued eligibility). No awards will be given for summer.

Application Process

In order to be considered, scholarship applications must include:

  • the application form;
  • two letters of recommendation; and
  • a portfolio of work accomplished (students in Art, Film and New Media, or Theatre Design/Tech)
    a performance audition (students in Theatre Performance, Dance, or Music).

NOTE: Only one performance audition is required for consideration for both admission and for a Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarship.

(All theatre performance, music, and dance applicants must complete a performance audition to gain admittance. These admission auditions will also fulfill the audition requirement for the Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarship. No additional audition will be required.).


Completed applications must be postmarked by March 1 to be considered for the 2014-2015 year. Applications should be sent to the student's respective department (addresses below).

Download the Guidelines/Application

If you have questions, please talk with the appropriate departmental contact below:

Department of Art and Art History

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(faculty)Associate Professor Department of Art & Art History University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Work120 RH Lincoln NE 68588-0114
Work 402-472-5522 On-campus, 2-5522

Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film

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(staff)Staff Assistant Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Work215 TEMP Lincoln NE 68588-0201
Work 402-472-2072 On-campus, 2-2072

Glenn Korff School of Music

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(staff)Admin Asst School of Music University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Work121 WMB Lincoln NE 68588-0100
Work 402-472-6830 On-campus, 2-6830