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.
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).
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
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
ACT composite of 20 or above (or equivalent SAT score) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
ACT Test Optional, must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or above, and be offered admission.
All admitted students
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.
|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.
|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.
|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