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State/National Scholarships

Scholarship Description Deadline
Horatio Alger Association Financial need / integrity /overcoming adversity August 1 - October 25
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program Based on being a minority August 1 - December 31
Burger King Access Code: BKS Begins September 15
Nelnet Sweepstakes www.nelnet.net/collegeplanning September - March
Nelnet Husker Sports www.nel.net/husker  
Coca-Cola Scholarship Must attend a 4year or 2 year college 31-Oct
Wendy's Heisman 3.0 GPA, 1 sport, good leader, great role model October 3rd
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship Access Code SWCS November 1 - January 12
AXA Achievement Scholarship Must posses ambition and be well rounded December 15th
George Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship   January 15th
Nebraska Ed Office Professionals Assoc.   January 15th
Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarship   Begins February 1st
Philllip Schrager Scholarship Program for Student Leaders   February 1st
***Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation Must attend UNO, UNL, UNK, UNMC,PSC, CSC, or WSC February 1st
KFC Colonel's Scholarship   February 10th
Cargill Community Scholarship   February 15th
Monsanto Comittment to Ag Scholarship Ag related February 15th
Girl Scouts President's Leadership Award For Ladies ages 18-24 February 15th
Carriage House Foundation Scholarship   February 15th
Nebraska Press Association Foundation   February 24th
National Society of High School Scholars 3 different scholarships March 1st, April 1st, and May 15th
PSC Coop Scholarship   March 1st
SENCA Involved in past or present SENCA programs March 1st
Gallup Scholarship   March 1st
Urban League of Nebraska   March 5th
Oxbow Scholarship Program Animal Studies March 10th
ISM Nebraska Excellence in Business   March 15th
Nebraska Actuarial Scholarship   March 31st
Nebraska School Counselor Assoc. Scholarship   March 31st
Nebraska Legal Professional Assoc. Scholarship   March 31st
Jack Cramer Scholarship Attend Syracuse or Palmyra or live in the hospital district and entering the medical field April 1st
Jack Cramer Scholarship Students going into Athletic Training April 1st
Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Must be a member April 1st
Cox Foundation Scholarship Must be attending a community college majoring in Auto Field April 15th
Learn and Work Scholarship   April 15th
Nebraska Coaches Association Upper 25% of your class, 2 years in a sport, 2 varsity letters in a sport, ACT 24 or higher April 18th
NAIFA - The Assoc. of Insurance Financial Advisors Majoring in business, education, actuarial studies and attending a Nebraska college April 30th
Tylenol   May 1st
Hispanic Scholarships Varies Varies

College Based Scholarships

Scholarship Description Deadline
IWCC Foundation Scholarship Must be attending Iowa Wester Community College.  Fall deadline March 15th. Spring deadline Nov. 15
PSC College of Music Scholarship 2.5 GPA. Audition required. 2-Mar
SCC Davis/Chambers Scholarship   1-Apr
SCC Kimmell Foundation Scholarship 10 @ $1250.00  
SECC Scholarship Must be attending Southeast Community College, Top 1/2 of class December 1 - February 1
UNO College of Business Located at the National/State site at NCHS  
WSC RHOP program Located at the National/State site at NCHS December 1st
Northwest Missouri State Located at the National/State site at NCHS  
PSC College Coop Scholarship Located at the National/State site at NCHS  
PSC Richard and Laurine Kimmel Scholarship Business, Education, Fine Arts, and Science; $6,000 per year March 1st
Norma Ross Walter Female students who plan to major in English  
Governor's Opportunity Award Student attending WSC, PSC, or CSC, Half Tuition, ACT between 21 and 24 Varies
Board of Trustees Scholarship Student attending WSC, PSC, or CSC, Full Tuition, ACT of 25 or higher Varies
Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) Student attending WSC can get tuition and admittance into UNL law school https://wsc.edu/rlop
Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) Student attending UNK can get tuition and admittance into UNL law school January 20th

College Admissions Information

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

ACT TEST INFORMATION

www.act.org

School Code: 281570

Test Site Code: 234880

Test Dates Registration Deadlines

December 10

February 11

April 8

June 10

November 4

January 13

March 3

May 5

SAT TEST INFORMATION

www.collegeboard.org

School Code: 281570

Test Dates Registration Deadlines

December 3

January 21

March 11

May 6

June 3

November 3

December 21

February 10

April 7

May 9

College Admissions Requirements

Open: All HS graduates accepted up to school capacity.

Examples: Wayne State College, Peru State College, Chadron State College

ACT: 17-20

Liberal: Some freshmen accepted from lower half of HS graduating class

ACT: 18-21

Traditional: All accepted freshmen are in the top 50% of their HS graduating class

Examples: UNK, UNO, UNL

ACT: 20-23

Selective: Majority of accepted freshmen are in the top 25% of their HS graduating class

Examples: Creighton, Doane, Nebraska Wesleyan, Hastings College, Midland University

ACT: 22-27

Highly Selective: Majority of accepted freshmen are in the top 10% of their HS graduating class

Examples: Duke, Stanford, Yale, Notre Dame

ACT: 27-31

NCAA OR NAIA

Student Athletes who want to continue in a collegiate sport must apply to the NCAA Clearinghouse or the NAIA Clearinghouse. This is based on your college’s division. To find out more or register see the links below.

To register for NCAA go to: http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp

To register for NAIA go to: https://www.playnaia.org/

Education Quest Foundation

One of the greatest tools out there, this site has a lot of information on colleges, careers, FAFSA, scholarships and so much more. Take time to check it out!

https://www.educationquest.org/