Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards


Thank you for your interest in the Milton E. Mohr Awards Program. 

The 2024 application deadline has passed.

Congratulate the 2024-2025 Recipients 

2024-2025 Milton E. Mohr Biotechnology Award Applications Now Available

Milton E. Mohr Awards Program

The Milton E. Mohr Awards Program recognizes outstanding students in the sciences of biotechnology and engineering based on their academic performance and potential for accomplishments in their specific field. Dr. Mohr was described in his lifetime as "…engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, corporate leader" and was instrumental in providing key leadership to young adults. In 1938 he graduated highest in his class from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, and in 1959 was awarded an honorary doctorate of engineering from UNL. He was President and CEO of Quotron Systems, formerly Bunker Ramo Corporation, an electrical engineer, corporate executive and philanthropist. He was named America's Most Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer in 1948. The Milton E. Mohr Scholarship and Fellowship Awards Program was established in 1989 for students in the College of Engineering or Biotechnology degree programs. The scholarships and fellowships are made possible through an endowment to the University Foundation.


  • Graduation date no sooner than May 2025
  • Accumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • Fall 2024 - Spring 2025 UNL full-time junior, senior, or graduate student enrolled in, as a primary major, a Biotechnology or Life Sciences Degree Program. Examples of progams listed in the below table: 

Sample Biotechnology Degree Programs

Agronomy and Horticulture
Animal Science

Complex Biosystems
Food Science and Technology
Microbiology Program
Nutrition and Health Sciences

Plant Pathology 
School of Biological Sciences 
School of Natural Resources 
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences 
Sample College of Engineering Degree Programs*
Agricultural Engineering 
Architectural Engineering 
Biological Systems Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 

Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering
Construction Management

Electrical Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

*If you are in an Engineering degree program, please contact the Engineering office for additional information on how to apply to their Milton E. Mohr awards.  


Milton E. Mohr Flyer



Application - Adobe pdf file
Application - MS Word file



Application - Adobe pdf file
Application - MS Word file

Completed applications are due to your home department by Friday, March 8, 2024

Question or concerns? Please email Biotechnology Admin Associate, Kaitlin Bachle