Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships, together with grants, are often referred to as "gift assistance"; they do not have to be repaid. Scholarships may be awarded for a single year or for multiple years. In the latter case, there may be renewal criteria associated with keeping the scholarship for subsequent years.
Students who have shown successful academic and extracurricular participation during high school are eligible for Wayne State College’s Merit Scholarships.
All new first-time freshmen who complete the admissions process and submit their scholarship application by December 1st will be considered for the scholarships in which they qualify.
To apply for scholarships:
2. Download and fill out the Scholarship Application form completely.
3. Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers or other professionals who know you and are familiar with your work.
4. An essay of 400-500 words on the following topic: Describe a significant national or international event which occurred in your lifetime and explain how that event challenged your world view.
Some scholarships may require an additional application. Please download the Freshmen Scholarships listing below to find out more about additional opportunities with separate applications.
Students who have shown successful academic and extracurricular participation during high school should consider applying for Wayne State College's Merit Scholarships.
Wayne State College’s current and transfer students are eligible for annual and endowed scholarships. These scholarships are based on specific criteria.
You need to submit only one application for all WSC scholarships. Applicants who meet requirements for specific scholarships will be identified based on the application. Application deadline, for entry in the Fall semester is
For a complete list of all available transfer scholarships and to download an application form, visit Student Financial Services.
Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Wayne State College offers several different types of grants, including:
Federal PELL Grant (PELL)
Federal PELL Grant funds are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. These awards are determined by the Federal government through its own methodology . Students must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Awards for full-time students range from $555 to $5,550.
The Advantage Program
The Nebraska State College System (NSCS) Advantage is a program that guarantees first-time freshmen students who qualify for a federal Pell Grant will pay no tuition at Wayne State College.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant funds are awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and are PELL Grant recipients. Awards for full-time students range from $200 to $1200. FSEOG is a limited fund therefore; recipients are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)
Nebraska Opportunity Grant funds are awarded to undergraduate students who are Nebraska residents and have applied for Federal financial aid through the FAFSA and are either eligible for a Federal PELL Grant or has an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than 6,000. Awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. Awards for full-time students range from $200 to $1500.
For more information about Grants, visit Student Financial Services.
There are several other options you should consider for finding scholarships. Some of them include: