Wayne State College

Invest, Empower, Transform Scholarship Campaign

Regional Impact

Scholarships help close the gap between the total cost of attendance and financial assistance a student receives, making it more financially feasible to attend college.

Regional Service: Impacting Nebraska and the Midwest Region

Regional service has always been a significant part of the mission of Wayne State College. With almost 76% of Wayne State graduates staying in Nebraska, we are committed to meeting the workforce and economic demands of our state and region. Scholarships and investments in our students will help increase the number of graduates who go on to serve as leaders in Nebraska and the Midwest region.

Meeting Workforce Demands

Wayne State’s new Center for Applied Technology is one example of how the college is focused on meeting area workforce demands. After the Nebraska Department of Education identified industrial technology teachers as a critical need across the state, Wayne State College answered the call with this new state-of-the-art facility. Also, Nebraska is one of the top three states with the fastest growth in technology jobs. The Center for Applied Technology serves as a gateway of opportunity for hundreds of students to prepare for careers in today’s manufacturing industry.

Wayne State College has developed new, and fostered existing, partnerships with high schools, colleges, and universities to provide the best opportunities for students, including rural opportunities programs that encourage and prepare students to live and work in rural areas to bolster small communities in Nebraska.

Terry McClain"I support Wayne State College and its programs because, as the new Center for Applied Technology facility demonstrates, WSC is true to the mission of serving area students, communities, and the state of Nebraska. By developing high-quality programs to educate the workforce and providing continuing education, WSC is a key component in keeping Nebraska and its citizens competitive while enhancing the quality of living in our communities."

Terry McClain '70
Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Valmont Industries