High School

Travis Lewis High Scholarship applications being are accepted from November 1, 2022 - February 1, 2023.  Contact Reed Felderman for application information.

The Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience is proud to announce an open competition for the Travis B. Lewis Scholarship Award for outstanding high school students desiring a career in science and medicine.

This award is made possible through a generous private donation and will provide a summer stipend, an award plaque and the opportunity to work for up to 10 weeks in a premiere research program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Students will work side-by-side with faculty and graduate students in state-of-the-art facilities.

Investigators study HIV-1 associated dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

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Students with strong academic qualifications in science and mathematics are invited to complete the online application (apply to the Travis B. Lewis High School Scholar program).

High school applicants must be 16 years of age.


Start date:  June 5, 2023
End date: August 11, 2023

Hours:   Most labs start between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and work until between 4 and 5 p.m. Students are expected to work 40 hours per week. Faculty and managers will work to accommodate other summer activities.


All applications, including high school and educators, are submitted online on the Summer Undergraduate Research Program website.  The application and requirements (resume, personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts) are the same for both the undergraduate and high school applicants. High School applicants may only apply to the Travis B. Lewis Scholarship award.

Stipend:  $1,500.00

Note: Preference is given to students from Nebraska and surrounding areas.

For further details, visit the FAQ page.