Scholarships

The Nebraska State College System offers two system-wide scholarships.  They are the competitive/merit based Board of Trustees Scholarship and the Governor's Opportunity Award.   Additional information follows:

 

Board of Trustees’ Scholarship (competitive/merit based)*

Provides full-tuition scholarships for Nebraska high school graduates who score a 25 or above on their ACT 1700 on SAT and plan to attend college the following fall. 

 

The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees is currently offering full-tuition scholarships to attend Chadron, Peru or Wayne State Colleges. The renewable scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-2016 academic year and represent a more than $16,800 financial award when renewed over four years.

 

Governor's Opportunity Award (competitive/merit based)*

Provides half of the tuition costs for Nebraska high school graduates who score between 21 and 24 on the ACT or between 1500 and 1650 on the SAT and plan to attend college the following fall. 

 

In partnership with the Governor, the Nebraska State College System is currently offering half-tuition Governor Opportunity Awards to attend Chadron, Peru or Wayne State College. The renewable scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year and represent a more than $8,400 financial award when renewed over four years.

 

* Please note: Qualified applicants for the above awards only need to submit an application for admission at the College of their choice. In addition, students applying to Chadron State and Wayne State must submit a separate scholarship application.  Additional information can be found on the college websites.


 

Other scholarships can be found at each of our colleges by clicking on the links below.

 

Chadron State College

 

Chadron State College offers a variety of scholarships for all students, including freshman, continuing and transfer students. These scholarships are awarded based on academic ability and extracurricular activities. Scholarship information and applications are available at www.csc.edu/finaid. Scholarships may also be awarded through various departments at Chadron State College and may require  separate applications. This information is indicated at www.csc.edu/finaid  under the scholarship listings. Application deadline is January 15 for freshman students  and March 1 for current and transfer students.

 

Peru State College

 

Peru State College offers a wide range of scholarships for prospective students.  In order to be considered for PSC scholarships students need to submit our Application for Admission & Scholarships available online at www.peru.edu/admissions, submit official high school/college transcripts, and submit official ACT or SAT test scores (not required for transfer students).  Our scholarship priority date is January 15.  If you have questions regarding scholarship opportunities at Peru State College, please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@peru.edu or 1-800-742-4412 option 1.

 

Wayne State College

 

Wayne State College offers a variety of scholarships and opportunities for prospective students. Students who have shown successful academic and extracurricular participation during high school are eligible for consideration for merit scholarships. The deadline for priority consideration is December 1.

 

For a list visit http://www.wsc.edu/admission/forms/freshmen_scholarships.pdf

 

Approximately 85 percent of undergraduate students receive financial aid totaling in excess of $13 million dollars. Our financial aid assists admitted students, wherever possible, based on documented student ability and/or need, in combination with available resources. No student should hesitate to apply to WSC because of cost.

 

For details visit: http://www.wsc.edu/admission/paying/financial_aid/

 

WSC Financial Aid Contacts:
Need-based aid - Kyle Rose kyrose1@wsc.edu
Merit Scholarships - Amy Gade amgade1@wsc.edu