Nebraska State College System Implements New Davis-Chambers Scholarship

 LINCOLN – The Nebraska State College System recently implemented a new Davis-Chambers Scholarship to recognize the most academically talented, under-represented students in Nebraska. The first full-tuition scholarship, which will also include room, board, fees and other expenses, will be awarded this spring to one Nebraska Community College graduate who plans to attend Chadron State College to further his or her education in the fall of 2006.

“This scholarship will provide the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree after attending community college. The award offers full-financial assistance in order to make this possible for the recipient,” Larry Schultz, NSCS Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and General Counsel, said.

The 2006-07 Davis Chambers Scholarship will be awarded for one academic year and is renewable for subsequent years upon academic success not to exceed four consecutive semesters. The selected degree must be completed within two years.

Those interested must meet eight qualifications and send information to the System Office by May 30. They must be a graduate of an accredited Nebraska high school, a transfer student of junior standing from a Nebraska Community College with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, and a resident of Nebraska. Applicants need to complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship application, an application for Chadron State College, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A letter of recommendation should also be included from a community college professor or official.

For more information on the Davis-Chambers Scholarship, contact Sheri Irwin, NSCS Director of Public Relations, at (402) 471-2505 or sirwin@nscs.edu.

The Nebraska State College System serves close to 8,000 students from Nebraska and surrounding states through three geographically diverse institutions: Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges. Combined, the three colleges offer more than 200 degree, certificate, and pre-professional programs that are accessible on the three campuses, via the Internet, and in several satellite locations throughout the state. With more than 250 credentialed faculty members and 45,000 successful graduates, the NSCS provides significant human and intellectual capital that contributes to the current and future economic strength of the State of Nebraska.