Juan N. Franco Legacy Scholarship


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The Juan N. Franco Legacy Scholarship, formerly known as the Hope for the Future Scholarship, was created in the Fall of 2016. Students who led the creation of the scholarship believed in the importance of quality higher education. Through education, students are given the opportunity to become productive and informed members of our community. As a result, members of the Define American Chapter at UNL, with the great help of Dr. Juan Franco, whom he may rest in peace, worked to make this scholarship a reality.

The Juan N. Franco Legacy Scholarship offers financial assistance to students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that may be ineligible for financial aid due to their immigration status. It is available to both incoming students and current students.


  • Not qualified for financial aid
  • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • College GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Complete the online form below to apply for this scholarship. You'll need digital copies of your unofficial transcript and a letter of recommendation. You'll also be required to submit an essay (1,000 words max.). Essay Prompt: What are your educational goals, and how do you plan to achieve those goals, along with how would this scholarship assist in that process?

 Close on March 31, 2024.

For questions regarding the application process, don't hesitate to get in touch with Emy Kata at ekata@unl.edu.