Financial Aid



Wayne State College is committed to providing a quality affordable education for its students. There are several types of financial assistance available for Wayne State students, including grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. The aid packages are composed of money from Pell grants, SEOG grants, SSIG grants, Perkins loans, Stafford student loans, PLUS loans and a variety of scholarships. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (402) 375-7230 for further information.


Interested students must make application for scholarships. An application form may be obtained from the Humanities Office, second floor, Humanities Building, Wayne State College. Applications are due the last week of January.


As the Theatre program at Wayne State College continues to grow, the Theatre faculty remain dedicated to the goal of achieving more scholarship money for majors/minors. At present, Theatre scholarships consist of:


Henry Ley Theatre Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was funded by a $10,000 distribution from the estate of Henry Ley in 1979. Awarded to an outstanding student in Theatre or Drama based on financial need. Amount variable. Renewable up to 8 semesters.


Helen Russell Scholarship in Acting

Helen Russel was the Theatre Director at Wayne State College in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This endowed scholarship was funded by memorials upon her death. Awarded to a Theatre major. Amount variable.


Patrick Reichenback Memorial Scholarship

Patrick Reichenbach was a first-year Theatre major who tragically passed away while driving back to campus from his home in Lincoln in the winter of 2001. This endowed scholarship fund was established from memorial gifts. Open to all first-year and second-year Theatre majors who are or have been active participants in collegiate theatre productions. Amount variable.


Special Abilities Scholarships

Special Abilities scholarships take the form of tuition waivers. The money comes from the State of Nebraska. Scholarships are awarded based upon departmental criteria. $1200 available annually to be shared among qualifying students.



Contact Information
For more information, please contact:


Gwen Jensen , Ph.D.

Professor and Director
Dept. of Comm. Arts
FA 111A
Wayne, NE 68787
(402) 375-7422
FAX: (402 375-7130


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Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.


April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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