Department Scholarships

In addition to being eligible for scholarships awarded by the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), students can receive scholarships awarded by the Department of Biological Systems Engineering.

  • There are over 25 named scholarship funds.
  • Some are based on financial need.
  • Some are renewable.
  • Some require an application to the Department.
  • Many have eligibility requirements or restrictions.
  • Almost $100,000 is awarded annually.

These scholarships are normally reserved for sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, and Mechanized Systems Management degree programs in the department. With only a few exceptions, written applications for these scholarships are not possible, nor are they required. Some, but not all, of these require assessment of financial need and thus require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) submission.

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website provides details on additional scholarships and how to apply.

Contact Dr. Deepak Keshwani ( for more information on scholarships offered by the department.