We serve eligible students from three Lincoln Public high schools with the aim of aiding successful high school graduation and subsequent postsecondary enrollment.
The high schools we target in the Lincoln community are Lincoln High, North Star, and Northeast. We look for participants who present a strong desire in successfully graduating high school and are highly motivated to pursue a college degree. Our goal is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

High Schools

Lincoln High
North Star
Image of Lincoln High School Image of Lincoln NorthStar School Image of Lincoln NorthEast School

To be considered an applicant, you should be a student who is:

  • From a family in which neither parent has completed a four-year college degree, OR from a family whose income is either at or below the following federal guideline requirements:

    Income eligibility

    Effective January 15, 2021 onwards

    Family size Federal Income
    1 $19,320
    2 $26,130
    3 $32,940
    4 $39,750
    5 $46,560
    6 $53,370
    7 $60,180
    8 $66,990
    9+ Add $6,810 per person
  • enrolled in Lincoln High, North Star, or Northeast as a student in the 9th or 10th grade, OR entering Lincoln High, North Star, or Northeast after completing the 8th grade
  • a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • in need of academic support, as determined by the grantee
  • able to demonstrate potential for academic success
  • highly motivated to attend and graduate from a postsecondary institution.
  • recommended by a school official
  • recommended by a community member from a church, social service agency, etc.

You can pick up our application form at our office in 220 Canfield Administration Building or in your school's guidance office. If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at rub@unl.edu or call us at 402-472-8989. For your convenience, we have listed our staff contacts for the schools we cater to in the Staff & Contacts section.