Nebraska First-Year Scholarships

$10,000 Nebraska-Strong Grant

Nebraska-Strong is how we invest in you as a Nebraskan. Every Nebraska student automatically receives this renewable $10,000 grant when admitted to NWU.

$1,000 Campus Visit Grant 

You automatically receive this renewable $1,000 grant when you tour campus.

Academic Scholarships

You automatically qualify for a four-year renewable academic scholarship based on your ACT score and high school GPA. Your academic scholarship combines with our Nebraska-Strong and Campus Visit grants to increase the impact of your financial aid at Nebraska Wesleyan (effective for first-time attending students starting Fall 2018).

Scholarship Annual Amount* Criteria
Founders $21,000

ACT composite of 32 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above

Board of Governors $19,000

ACT composite of 29 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

Presidents $17,000

ACT composite of 26 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

Black & Gold $15,000

ACT composite of 23 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Archway $13,000

ACT composite of 20 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Cornerstone $13,000

ACT Test Optional, must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or above, and be offered admission.

Nebraska-Strong Grant $11,000

All admitted students

* Amount includes Nebraska-Strong and Campus Visit grants.
Cumulative GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and may be weighted.
 

Additional First-Year Scholarships

In addition to your eligibility for an Academic Scholarship listed above, you may be eligible for the following additional NWU Scholarships.

Scholarship Amount Deadline
Access NWU Full tuition Not applicable
Wesleyan Honors Academy Scholarship Up to $3,000 per year Not applicable
Alumni Legacy Scholarship $1,000, renewable Not applicable
Great Plains United Methodist Scholarship $500 to $2,000, renewable Not applicable
TeamMates Scholarship $2,000 January 5

Competitive Scholarships and Grants

These NWU scholarships require students to apply and compete against other applicants.

Scholarship Amount Deadline
Huge-NWU Scholarship Full tuition, fees, room and board December 1
NWU NSF STEM Scholarships Seven (7) $7,000, Twenty-five (25) $1,000 February 24
Art Scholarship Vary December 1
Aspiring Writers’ Scholarship Vary November 1
Music Ensemble Participation Grant Vary Audition dates vary.
TeamMates Access Scholarship Full tuition January 5
The Bennett Music Scholarship Vary Audition dates vary
The Fosbury Music Scholarship Vary Audition dates vary
The Harrod Music Scholarship Vary Audition dates vary
The Marshall Music Scholarship Vary Audition dates vary
Theatre Scholarships Vary Audition dates vary

Minority Student Scholarships

Nebraska Wesleyan offers scholarship programs directed toward minority students.

Scholarship Amount Deadline
Vaughn Scholarship for Students of Color Range from $1,000-$4,000 Not applicable

Contact or visit us

Nebraska Wesleyan University
Financial Aid Office, Smith-Curtis 207
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln NE 68504
402.465.2167 FAX 402.465.2194
financialaid [at] nebrwesleyan.edu