NSCS Scholarships

The Nebraska State College System offers the following system-wide scholarships: 

  • Board of Trustees Scholarship (competitive/merit-based)
  • Career Scholarships
  • Davis- Chambers Student Scholarship

Board of Trustees' Scholarship

The Board of Trustee's scholarship is a waiver of resident tuition up to eighteen (18) credit hours per semester to a maximum of one hundred twenty-eight (128) hours toward an undergraduate degree. The scholarships awarded by each College to students who are graduating from a Nebraska high school or who are residents of Nebraska who meet the following criteria:

  • Have standardized test scores of at least 25 for the ACT or 1200 composite for SAT;
  • Are enrolling for the first time in a postsecondary institution; and
  • Such other factors that may be considered including grade point average and rank in class as appropriate.

Students wishing to enroll at Chadron State and Wayne State Colleges must complete an application for admission and a general scholarship application to be considered for the Board of Trustees' Scholarship. 

Students applying at Peru State College must complete an application for admission which also serves as Peru State's general scholarship application. 

Career Scholarships

The Career Scholarship program offers Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State students to attain their degrees at an affordable cost while also providing career experience through internships and other experiential learning opportunities. Scholarships can range from $2,000 - $10,000 per year that can cover tuition, fees, room, and board expenses. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for students who remain eligible. 

Learn about the Career Scholarships

Davis-Chambers Student Scholarship

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship recognizes academically promising students who often find that financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. The scholarship may be used for (tuition, room and board, or fees). Each applicant is required to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship is applied after all other aid. 

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship is a scholarship provided through the Nebraska State College System for transfer students from Nebraska Community Colleges. The scholarships are awarded for one academic year (two semesters) and are renewable for a subsequent academic year upon academic success, not to exceed four consecutive academic semesters, if completed within a total of two years. Recipients of scholarships must enroll as full-time students carrying 12 hours or more per semester. The awards will terminate if the recipient is placed on academic suspension or probation.

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