Since 1948, Buckle has been providing a place for young men and women with an interest in clothing, to dress, accessorize, and express themselves through their style! It has also been a place that has provided many people a rewarding, and fulfilling career. Now, through the Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund, Buckle is providing a new kind of opportunity for young men and women headed to college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Each year, one freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology will be selected to receive a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year. Candidates hoping to receive the scholarship must fill out the application, obtain letters of recommendation, and:
~Be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS)
~Be an incoming freshman
~Be in the top twenty percentile (20%) of their high school graduating class
~Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math)
The scholarship recipients are also provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle’s IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and presentations on-site. Buckle also has a student internship program for upper-level CSIS students and has hired numerous CSIS graduates over the years.