Post-Eligibility Opportunities Overview

By NU Athletic Communications


Mission Statement:
Provide unmatched educational experiences to recent letterwinner graduates, increasing their marketability, personal development and intellectual growth.

Program Summary: PEO provides letterwinner alumni a one-semester scholarship, valued up to $7,500, to apply toward an internship, study abroad experience or graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Eligible letterwinner alumni, who fulfill all program requirements, will have up to three years from the time of graduation or exhaustion of eligibility, whichever occurs latest, to participate in this program.

PEO Overview & Impact Flyer

2016 & 2017 PEO Experience Testimonials 

Eligibility / Requirements:

In order to participate in and receive funding for a PEO experience, student-athletes must:

- Graduate in or after December 2015;
- Earn a varsity letter and scholar-athlete ring;
- Exhaust eligibility;
- Attend and complete PEO Success Series Workshops;
- Receive an internship, study abroad or graduate school (UNL or UNMC) acceptance offer; and
- Enroll in PEO-related class credit.

*Student-athletes on medically exempt aid who do not meet the outlined program criteria will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

*Additional requirements, not including those above, are listed within each specific PEO experience. 

Please contact Sammi Cowger, Director of PEO Programs, with questions.  


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