Robson earns Presidential Scholarship to pursue pre-health degree

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Robson earns Presidential Scholarship to pursue pre-health degree

Presidential Scholar Jeremy Robson (left) and Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett pose for a photo prior to UNL's Admitted Student Day on March 23.
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Presidential Scholar Jeremy Robson (left) and Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett pose for a photo prior to UNL's Admitted Student Day on March 23.

The University of Nebraska celebrated another commitment from a top-tier in-state student who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and is enrolling as a Husker through the full-ride President’s Scholarship.

Jeremy Robson, who was the commencement speaker at his Millard West High School graduation ceremony, will begin studying pre-health at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the fall. His ultimate dream is to become a brain surgeon.

Robson’s ACT score qualified him for the Presidential Scholars Program, a new scholarship announced earlier this year by Chris Kabourek, interim president of the University of Nebraska system, and Gov. Jim Pillen. The award covers the total cost of undergraduate attendance across the University of Nebraska system, plus a $5,000 annual stipend.

Robson said the scholarship was a difference-maker as he considered competitive offers from other schools such as Alabama and Tulsa. With the President’s Scholarship, he will be able to avoid debt and stay close to home, following in the footsteps of his parents, Jeremy and Kelly, both Husker alums.

“When we created the Presidential Scholars Program, we were thinking of students like Jeremy — Nebraska’s best and brightest whose talents we need to keep right here at home,” Kabourek said. “Jeremy is going to do big things in his future, and I’m thrilled that we are able to give him the opportunity to chase his dreams at Nebraska.

“It was an honor to celebrate with the Robsons and we can’t wait to see Jeremy on campus this fall. Not only that, but we hope his three younger brothers will someday follow him to the University of Nebraska.”

Presidential Scholar Jeremy Robson and his parents, Jeremy and Kelly, stand with Chris Kabourek, interim NU president, in front of a wall that shows Memorial Stadium and a "Nebraska" banner.
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Chris Kabourek, interim president of the NU system (second from right), presents a Presidential Scholarship to Jeremy Robson (third from right). Also shown is Robson's parents, Kelly (left) and Jeremy.

At Millard West, Jeremy was on the swim team and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s High School Alliance, a competitive program for Omaha-area high school juniors and seniors that cultivates their interest in the health sciences.

He will join an inaugural cohort of Presidential Scholars that will number more than a dozen.

“Jeremy is one of Nebraska’s best, brightest and talented young scholars,” said Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett. “We are so glad that he has decided to join many other top students in staying home and attending the state’s flagship, Big Ten research university.”

The Presidential Scholars Program provides a full cost of attendance scholarship — tuition, fees, books, housing and all other costs — plus a $5,000 annual stipend to Nebraska students who score a perfect 36 on the ACT or an equivalent SAT score of 1,570 or above. The scholarship may be used for undergraduate study at any NU campus.

The goal of the program is to advance the governor and university’s shared vision to make Nebraska more competitive for its best and brightest students. The university’s goal is to raise the private funds necessary to expand the program to cover Nebraska students who score a 33 or above on the ACT.

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