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    Top 36 Nebraska Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Sawyer Hiton

    Sawyer Hiton is a former scholarship and financial aid writer with Scholarships360. Previously, Sawyer worked with the nonprofit College Possible, supporting high school juniors in beginning their college plans and applications. Sawyer graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Philosophy.

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    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: June 3rd, 2024

    It’s not just corn that Nebraska offers—the state is ripe with scholarship opportunities for all sorts of students! Whether you’re a Korean-Nebraskan or a Lincoln animal lover, you’re sure to find financial support for your college journey with a wide variety of Nebraska scholarships. Check out a variety of Nebraska scholarships below!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

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    • The scholarship seems primarily used for lead generation** or idea harvesting purposes***
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    If you believe a scholarship has been published in error, please reach out to [email protected] and we’ll take a look!


    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
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    Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG)

    Offered by State of Nebraska

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by State of Nebraska

    Are you a Nebraska resident enrolled in an in-state post-secondary institution to pursue a degree or certificate? If so, the Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) may…Show More

    Are you a Nebraska resident enrolled in an in-state post-secondary institution to pursue a degree or certificate? If so, the Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) may…Show More

    Are you a Nebraska resident enrolled in an in-state post-secondary institution to pursue a degree or certificate? If so, the Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the grant is awarded in varying amounts to Nebraska residents at Nebraskan colleges and universities who have not yet earned a bachelor’s, graduate, or professional degree and have high financial need. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). However, bear in mind that some institutions may require an institutional application as well, so make sure you check with the financial aid office at the school(s) you are interested in attending. If you're a Nebraska resident currently attending an in-state post-secondary institution, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Varies
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    American Legion Department of Nebraska Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

    Offered by American Legion Department of Nebraska

    Multiple awards worth $500
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Senior

    Offered by American Legion Department of Nebraska

    The American Legion Department of Nebraska is proud to offer the Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship to a talented Nebraska American Legion Baseball player in…Show More

    The American Legion Department of Nebraska is proud to offer the Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship to a talented Nebraska American Legion Baseball player in…Show More

    The American Legion Department of Nebraska is proud to offer the Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship to a talented Nebraska American Legion Baseball player in their final year of eligibility or a graduating senior. Each Senior American Legion Baseball team can nominate one applicant. The recipient must attend a postsecondary educational institution within the state of Nebraska and have maintained a GPA in the upper half of their graduating class. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to further your education and showcase your baseball skills!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Senior
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

    Offered by ISL Education Lending

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by ISL Education Lending

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will…Show More

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will…Show More

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will attend an eligible U.S. college in the Fall following their high school graduation. To be eligible, applicants must be legal United States residents and be set to attend college in the U.S., physically or virtually, following their high school graduation. There are no income, grade point average, or class rank requirements. If you're a college-bound high school senior residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Leslie & Helen R. Wilson Memorial Scholarship

    Offered by Willa Cather Foundation

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Willa Cather Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior residing in Webster County, Nebraska, who plans to enroll in a two- or four-year post-secondary program to pursue an agriculture-related degree? Further, are you actively involved in your local house of worship and community? If so, the Leslie & Helen R. Wilson Memorial Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to one applicant who is set to graduate in the top one-third of their high school graduating class and is actively involved in their local house of worship (e.g. church, mosque, synagogue, temple, etc.) and community. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Jerry Morris and Summer Houston Scholarships

    Offered by Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network (BEN)

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

    Offered by Union Pacific Railroad Black Employee Network (BEN)

    Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college…Show More

    Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college…Show More

    Are you a Black/African resident of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas who is a current high school senior or college underclassman? If so, you may be eligible for the Jerry Morris and Summer Houston Scholarships! Each year, the scholarships award up to $2,000 to help assist multiple African American students in defraying the cost of higher education. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of scholastic ability and leadership, and should also be active in extracurricular school/community activities and demonstrate social awareness and involvement. If you're a Black, current or incoming college student from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, or Texas, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $2,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    MAC Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration

    Offered by Midwest Archives Conference

    1 award worth $1,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Midwest Archives Conference

    Are you a resident or full-time graduate student in the MAC region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South…Show More

    Are you a resident or full-time graduate student in the MAC region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South…Show More

    Are you a resident or full-time graduate student in the MAC region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) who is pursuing a degree in archival administration? If so, the MAC Louisa Bowen Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students in Archival Administration may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 to one individual in the MAC region who is pursuing graduate studies in archival administration. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the most recent academic year. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Barrientos Scholarship

    Offered by Barrientos Scholarship Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $900 - $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Barrientos Scholarship Foundation

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student of Latino heritage who will be attending an institution of higher education in Nebraska for the upcoming…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student of Latino heritage who will be attending an institution of higher education in Nebraska for the upcoming…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student of Latino heritage who will be attending an institution of higher education in Nebraska for the upcoming school year? If so, consider applying for the Barrientos Scholarships! There are a variety of scholarships available, offering between $900 and $5,000 to winning applicants. To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the BSF (Barrientos Scholarship Foundation) website. If you're a Latino student who is set to enter or return to a Nebraska university for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $900 - $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship Competition

    Offered by Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation

    Are you a college-bound, Nebraskan high school senior with a passion for creative writing? If so, consider applying for the Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation Creative Writing…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, Nebraskan high school senior with a passion for creative writing? If so, consider applying for the Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation Creative Writing…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, Nebraskan high school senior with a passion for creative writing? If so, consider applying for the Alyssa Sandmeier Foundation Creative Writing Scholarship Competition! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to the applicant who submit the best original piece of creative writing. Acceptable forms include, but are not limited to, poetry or song lyrics, short fiction, play/movie/television scripts, speeches, memories or diary entries, biographies, or personal essays. The scholarship was created in honor of Alyssa Sandmeier, a young girl whose passion for writing inspired her to write even while battling Leukemia complications. If you're a college-bound, Nebraskan high school senior with a passion for creative writing, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more and carry on Alyssa's legacy today.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Jennings and Beulah Haggerty Scholarship

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    3 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    Are you a graduating high school senior or high school graduate from a school in Lancaster County, Nebraska, or a GED recipient residing in Lancaster…Show More

    Are you a graduating high school senior or high school graduate from a school in Lancaster County, Nebraska, or a GED recipient residing in Lancaster…Show More

    Are you a graduating high school senior or high school graduate from a school in Lancaster County, Nebraska, or a GED recipient residing in Lancaster County? Further, are you planning to attend a college or university, especially one in Nebraska? If so, the Jennings and Beulah Haggerty Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple college-bound high school seniors or graduates from Lancaster County, Nebraska. While preference will be given to those attending colleges and universities in Nebraska, it is not a requirement to apply. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    3 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who has attended Elgin Public High School or Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who has attended Elgin Public High School or Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin,…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior who has attended Elgin Public High School or Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin, Nebraska for all four years of high school? If so, consider applying for the Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 each to one graduating senior from Elgin Public High School and one senior from Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School. To be considered, applicants must also hold a minimum 3.25 GPA and submit the email addresses for three potential references. The scholarship was established by the Draper family, who "were firm believers that the way to success is through education." If you wish to honor the Drapers' legacy and generosity and continue your education beyond high school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    Are you a graduate of a Nebraska high school who will be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at an in-state university? If…Show More

    Are you a graduate of a Nebraska high school who will be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at an in-state university? If…Show More

    Are you a graduate of a Nebraska high school who will be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at an in-state university? If so, consider applying for the Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,000 each to four aspiring educators from Nebraska. To be considered, applicants must also hold a minimum 3.00 GPA and submit the email addresses of two potential references. Recipients may renew this scholarship for a period of up to 2 years total, provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was named in honor of Florence Turner Karlin, an educator with a 42-year-long career who helped over a thousand children learn to read. If you wish to honor Florence's legacy and become an educator yourself, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Lincoln Community Foundation Student Success Scholarship

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Lincoln Community Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a private or public high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska? If so, you may be…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a private or public high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska? If so, you may be…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a private or public high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska? If so, you may be eligible for the Lincoln Community Foundation Student Success Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards up to $5,000 each to multiple Lancaster County high school seniors and graduates. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited, two-year, or four-year nonprofit college or university, with preference being given to those attending institutions within the state of Nebraska. To be considered, interested students must submit their answers to three, short answer, supplemental questions. If you're a Lancaster County, Nebraska high school senior or graduate and soon-to-be college student, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started
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    How to win Nebraska scholarships

    Nebraska is home to many unique features, including an abundance of farmland, the Great Plains, and a passionate college football community. In order to win Nebraska scholarships, you should highlight these unique aspects of Nebraska while connecting back to your passions and goals. 

    For example, perhaps you grew up helping your neighbors on their Nebraska farm, so it may be no surprise that you want to study agriculture in college. In your agriculture scholarship application, explicitly highlight how much your location in Nebraska helped you realize that you wanted to pursue a career in agriculture.

    Connecting your uniqueness to the uniqueness of Nebraska will make you stand out when applying for Nebraska scholarships. Doing so may just help you win Nebraska scholarships and live out your career goals and dreams in the Cornhusker state. 

    Writing resources for writing Nebraska scholarship essays 

    Many Nebraska scholarships may have you write an essay about yourself so be sure to familiarize yourself on some common scholarship essay prompts. Check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your Nebraska scholarship application is perfect from beginning to end. 

    Additionally, read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to win Nebraska scholarships! 

    Nebraska student debt snapshot 

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Nebraska residents owe $7.9 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $31,919 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 56.5% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

    Keep on reading to learn more about merit scholarships for colleges in Nebraska, as well as top scholarships in Nebraska!

    Merit scholarships at Nebraska colleges and universities

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

    • Eligibility: First year students with a strong cumulative high school GPA and ACT/SAT score
    • Amount: $1,000 up to full tuition 
    • Deadline: Varies

    University of Nebraska-Omaha

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with high academic achievement 
    • Amount: $1,000 up to full tuition 
    • Deadline: Varies

    University of Nebraska-Kearney

    • Eligibility: First time students based on GPA
    • Amount: $2,000 up to full tuition 
    • Deadline: March 1

    Creighton University

    • Eligibility: First year students with strong academic achievement 
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: December 1

    Clarkson College

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with a 3.4+ GPA 
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to Clarkson College

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity 

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Nebraska universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • In-state tuition: $10,108
    • Out-of-state tuition: $27,748

    University of Nebraska-Omaha 

    • In-state tuition: $8,370
    • Out-of-state tuition: $22,358

    University of Nebraska-Kearney

    • In-state tuition: $6,480
    • Out-of-state tuition: $14,130

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    In-state tuition in Nebraska significantly reduces the cost of tuition. In order to earn residency status in Nebraska for tuition purposes, you will need to establish a domicile in Nebraska for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the semester. However, it is important to note that if you move to Nebraska primarily to enroll in college or university, then you are presumed to be a non-resident for tuition purposes. So double check with your intended Nebraska institution to ensure you qualify for in-state tuition. 

    Does Nebraska offer tuition reciprocity? 

    Yes, Nebraska is a part of the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) which is the Midwest’s latest multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Over 70 colleges and universities in Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin allow students from their states to attend college in nearby states for more affordable rates. 

    Nebraska scholarship spotlight

    ISL Senior Scholarship

    • Eligibility: High school seniors living in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin
    • Amount: $1,000
    • Deadline: End of April

    Korean American Midwest Region Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students with Korean heritage living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin with a 3.0+ GPA
    • Amount: $5,000
    • Deadline: End of June

    Nebraska Nurses Association Scholarships

    • Eligibility: Students enrolled in Bachelor, Masters, or Doctoral program in nursing
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Mid-August

    Aksarben Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

    • Eligibility: Students who exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, with at least 2.0 GPAs 
    • Amount: $10,000
    • Deadline: December 1

    Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges and universities
    • Amount: $2,000 up to $3,000
    • Deadline: End of January 

    Susan T. Buffett Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Nebraska high school students with at least 2.0 GPAs demonstrating financial need who plan to attend a Nebraska public college
    • Amount: Varies 
    • Deadline: Varies

    Oxbow Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students pursuing an animal-related field with a passion for animals including animal health, marketing and pet food manufacturing 
    • Amount: $1,000 
    • Deadline: March 1

    Al Wright Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Migratory students demonstrating financial need
    • Amount: Varies 
    • Deadline: Varies

    Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Graduating seniors of Elgin, Nebraska high schools who demonstrate financial need and have at least 3.25 GPAs
    • Amount: $2,500
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Former graduates of a Nebraska high school with at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    Margaret & Max Pumphrey Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Seniors attending Lancaster County, NE high schools who demonstrate financial need
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Graduating seniors of Lincoln, Nebraska high schools who demonstrate financial need
    • Amount: $1,500
    • Deadline: Mid-March

    BEN Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Black students with a 2.75 or higher GPA 
    • Amount: $2,000
    • Deadline: Mid-April

    Barrientos Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Students of Latino heritage that are planning on attending a college or university in Nebraska
    • Amount: $2,500 up to $8,000
    • Deadline: End of March

    Additional Nebraska resources

    FAFSA Guide

    On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens nationwide. Students in Nebraska should apply for the FAFSA ASAP in order to receive priority consideration.

    Nebraska Department of Education

    The Nebraska Department of education offers students and families of all ages a wealth of resources. The website is very easy to navigate, and even includes a dedicated scholarship page. Bookmark this one!

    Frequently asked questions about Nebraska scholarships 

    Does Nebraska offer free college?

    Some Nebraska colleges and universities offer full tuition merit scholarships. Additionally, there are some scholarships that cover full tuition. However, it may be difficult to receive these scholarships so be sure to have a well-rounded application! 

    What type of scholarships does Nebraska offer?

    Nebraska offers need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and scholarships specific to certain demographics, so do your research! Women, high school seniors, and Black students can take advantage of specific scholarship opportunities. 

    Do I need to be a Nebraska resident to receive Nebraska scholarships?

    Not necessarily! While many Nebraska scholarships do require applicants to be residents, not all do. Ultimately, make sure you are researching scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for!

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