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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.

 

How to apply

Scholarships for freshmen

Scholarships for transfer students

Grants

Other resources

 

How to Apply for 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.

 

 

  DEADLINE HAS PASSED 

Our general scholarship deadline has passed. Notifications of scholarship recipients will be sent soon. For questions contact the Admissions office directly at 402-375-7234.

 

 

To apply for scholarships:

1. Apply for admission.

 

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.

 

 

Scholarships for Freshmen

Students who have shown successful academic and extracurricular participation during high school should consider applying for Wayne State College's Merit Scholarships.

 

Download and save this handy flyer that explains all of the scholarships available to freshmen, including some great tips about applying for scholarships and important dates you need to know.

Freshmen Scholarships

Freshmen
Scholarships

 

John G. Neihardt Scholars Program - Full tuition, double occupancy room waiver and $500 stipend, renewable for 4 years up to 128 credit hours. Requires participation in the Honors Program.

 

Presidential Scholarship - Full tuition, renewable for four years up to 128 credit hours.

 

Omaha World Herald Scholarship - Full tuition, renewable for four years

 

Leadership Award - Double occupancy room waiver for 2 years, renewable upon review thereafter.

 

Education Matters Scholarship - All students who have demonstrated academic success, have made a commitment to extensive high school involvement, and other significant leadership and volunteer opportunities will be considered.

 

Board of Trustees' Award - Full tuition, renewable for 4 years up to 128 credit hours. Requires separate application.

 

Governor's Opportunity Award - Half tuition, renewable for 4 years up to 128 credit hours. Requires a separate application.

 

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) - Automatic acceptance to the University of Nebraska Medical Center upon the successful completion of the special curriculum in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assistant, Radiography, Nursing, Dental Hygiene or Clinical Laboratory Science at Wayne State College. Separate application required. More information at www.wsc.edu/schools/nss/rhop.

 

Wayne State Foundation Scholarships - Various awards.

 

Scholarships for Transfer Students

Wayne State College’s current and transfer students are eligible for annual and endowed scholarships. These scholarships are based on specific criteria.

 

To apply

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
February 1st.

 

For a complete list of all available transfer scholarships and to download an application form, visit Student Financial Services.

 

Grants

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 beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year. More information about the Advantage Program.

 

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.

 

 

Other Resources

There are several other options you should consider for finding scholarships. Some of them include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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