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Wayne State College offers more than 200 types of scholarships. Complete the scholarship application process after you apply for admission and are accepted to WSC.

Focused on You

Scholarships come in many different forms, many different sizes, and from many different places. Scholarships at Wayne State may be awarded for a single year or for multiple years. No matter which scholarship award you receive, we are focused on you and your academic achievements.

Scholarship Awards

$3.3 million+

in scholarships
at Wayne State College in 2020

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$2,581

average scholarship award
at Wayne State College in 2020

 
 

Merit Scholarships

Awards for first-year students with strong academic performance in high school.

Neihardt Scholars Program

Amount: Full tuition renewable for four years, renewable double occupancy room waiver, and $500 annual stipend.*

Eligibility Requirements: Must have an ACT of at least 25 or an SAT of at least 1200, and have a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for six semesters. Program offers special classes and advising. Must maintain a 3.25 GPA to renew.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1
Apply for the Neihardt Scholars Program

Presidential Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition and half of our housing costs, renewable for four years*

Eligibility Requirements: Must have an ACT score of at least 30 or an SAT of at least 1390. Must maintain a 3.25 GPA to renew.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1
Apply for the Presidential Scholarship

NSCS Board of Trustees Scholarship

Amount: Full tuition renewable for four years.*

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a Nebraska resident with an ACT of at least 25 or an SAT of at least 1200. Must maintain a 3.25 GPA to renew.

Application Deadline: Jan. 15
Apply for the NSCS Board of Trustees Scholarship

Leadership Award

Amount: Double occupancy room waiver for one year, renewable up to two years.

Eligibility Requirements: For students who are very active in high school leadership and plan to continue that involvement in college. Must maintain a 2.0 to renew.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1
Apply for the Leadership Award Scholarship

 
 

Other Scholarships

Not all scholarships are based on your test scores. Some are based on your unique talents, abilities, and other personal qualities. 

Growing Together Career Scholars Program

Amount: $24,000 over four years at WSC

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a new freshmen and committed to remain in Northeast Nebraska. Must pursue one of the eligible degree programs in the fields of business administration, information technology, mass communication, or industrial technology.

Application Deadline: December 1

Learn more about the cooperative education program

Apply for the scholarship

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Amount: Full tuition while students are enrolled at WSC.* Automatic acceptance to UNMC.

Eligibility Requirements: For students from rural areas of Nebraska who demonstrate academic potential and a desire to practice medical laboratory science, dental hygiene, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, or radiography in rural Nebraska. For details and additional eligibility guidelines, visit www.wsc.edu/rhop.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1

Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP)

Amount: Full tuition while students are enrolled at WSC.* Automatic acceptance to University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law.

Eligibility Requirements: For students from rural areas of Nebraska who demonstrate academic potential and a desire to practice law in rural Nebraska. For details and additional eligibility guidelines, visit www.wsc.edu/rlop.

Application Deadline: Dec. 1

Athletic Scholarships

Amount: Varies.

Eligibility Requirements: Athletic scholarships are determined by the coaching staff of each individual sport.

Visit the official site of WSC Athletics and contact staff for more information.

Art and Music Scholarships

Amount: Varies.

Eligibility Requirements: Art and music scholarships are determined by the individual department. May require an audition or a sample of your work.

Apply for Art Department Scholarships
Apply for Music Department Scholarships

Annual and Endowed Scholarships

Amount: Varies.

Eligibility Requirements: Criteria varies. Over 200 types of individual scholarships are available from the WSC Foundation for students who meet the scholarship criteria. Complete your scholarship application through our Award Management system to find out which annual and endowed scholarships you qualify for.

Application Deadline: Varies.

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Transfer Students

Transfer students are eligible for scholarships that have been established exclusively for transfer students.  Some scholarships are designated by the institution you are transferring from.

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*Tuition remission awards do not apply to summer session courses and do not cover fees.

How to Apply for Scholarships

Award Management is our online scholarship application system.  By completing a one-time application, you'll be able to see which of our 200+ scholarships you might be eligible for.  Award Management makes applying for scholarships easy by saving your information and keeping it organized.

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1. Apply for
Admission

To be considered for scholarships at Wayne State College, you must first be fully admitted.

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2. Log in to Award Management

Use the WSC login credentials you receive after applying to log in to Award Management.

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3. Complete the
Application

Complete your online scholarship application. Be sure to include any additional items as prompted.

Questions?

If you have any questions about our scholarships or using Award Management, please contact:

Entering Freshmen

Admissions Office
Phone: 402-375-7234
Toll-free: 866-972-2287
admissions@wsc.edu

Current or Transfer Students

Student Financial Services
Phone: 402-375-7229
Toll-free: 800-228-9972 ext. 7229
sfs@wsc.edu

Affordability

Not only do we offer the region's most affordable tuition, we provide generous financial aid awards to help defray your remaining costs. Many out-of-state residents even receive reduced tuition rates, or resident tuition rates, based on state of residency.

Jayme Krejci

"Being awarded the Neihardt Scholarship has allowed me to reach my goal of graduating debt-free before I attend law school."

 

Jayme Krejci

Major: Political Science
Minors: Pre-Law, Public and Global Health, Public Administration
Hometown: St. Paul, Neb.