Out-of-State First-Year Scholarships

$15,000 Flagship Match

NWU’s Flagship Match is how we invest in you as an out-of-state student. You automatically receive this renewable $15,000 grant just by crossing a state border to attend NWU. This new program helps you choose an outstanding private education at a cost roughly equal to what you’d pay at the flagship public school in your state.

$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. These awards combine with our Flagship Match 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

Flagship Match $16,000

All admitted students

* Amount includes Flagship Match 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
Alumni Legacy Scholarship $1,000, renewable Not applicable
Great Plains United Methodist Scholarship $500 to $2,000, renewable Not applicable

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