Transfer Scholarships

Everyone accepted for admission is automatically considered for a Nebraska Wesleyan scholarship. There’s no separate application process for these scholarships.

$1,000 Campus Visit Grant 

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

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Transfer students may be eligible for one of the following scholarships:

Scholarship Annual Amount Criteria
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship $17,000

You will receive this scholarship automatically as a member of PTK at time of admission. 

Kappa Beta Delta Scholarship $17,000

Member of KBD at time of admission

Pathways Transfer Scholarship $15,000

A student transferring from a Pathways member community college.

Current Pathways member institutions include:

  • Southeast Community College
  • Metro Community College (Omaha)
  • Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte, McCook)
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Central Community College
Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship $12,000

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, and not transferring from a Pathways member institution.

Cumulative GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and may be weighted.

Additional Transfer 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
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

Competitive Scholarships and Grants

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

Scholarship Amount Deadline
Innovative Careers Event Scholarship Vary October 19
Mighty Pen (Writers) Scholarship Vary October 26
Pre-Health Professions Scholarship Vary November 2
Future Educators Scholarship Vary November 26
PTK-NWU Full-Tuition Scholarship Full-Tuition March 15, 2019
Art Scholarship Vary January 11
NWU STEM Scholarship Vary February 1
Theatre Scholarships Vary Audition dates vary
Music Ensemble Participation Grant Vary Audition dates vary.
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

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
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