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CCC Becomes Newest Pathways Scholarship Partner

Pathways Scholarship with Central Community College
Pathways Scholarship with CCC
Pathways Scholarship for Maddy Wolfe
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Central Community College President Matt Gotschall (left) and NWU President Fred Ohles celebrate the new Pathways Scholarship Program, which provides CCC students with a financial incentive to complete their degree at NWU. It is the fifth such partnership that NWU has formed with Nebraska and Iowa community colleges.
CCC President Matt Gotschall and NWU President Fred Ohles make the Pathways Scholarship official.
President Fred Ohles welcomes student Maddy Wolfe who is among the first students at CCC to take advantage of the Pathways Scholarship Program. She will transfer to NWU in August.

Central Community College has become Nebraska Wesleyan University’s newest partner in the Pathways Scholarship Program. 

On Thursday, July 26, Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles and Central Community College President Matt Gotschall signed the formal agreement.

The Pathways Scholarship Program provides two pathways to degree completion at Nebraska Wesleyan with financial benefits including a $15,000 scholarship to every admitted CCC student to NWU’s traditional undergraduate program. Those enrolling in the accelerated degree-completion program for adults will receive a $25 per credit hour scholarship and a low tuition rate to attend classes at NWU’s Lincoln campus or Omaha site.

Since 2013, 234 CCC students have transferred to Nebraska Wesleyan.

“Maximizing student success is a priority for both Nebraska Wesleyan and Central Community College,” said Ohles. “We’re delighted to partner with Central Community College and help students reach their highest potential.”

Students transferring directly from CCC and who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at CCC are eligible for consideration of admission and the Pathways Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters at NWU.

“We are very pleased that NWU is offering this opportunity to our CCC students regardless of the CCC campus or learning center site they attend as it will allow many students, both traditional age and adults, to complete a high-quality degree with less potential debt,” said Gotschall.

Students interested in the Pathways Scholarship Program can contact Caitlyn Potter Glaser, assistant director of admissions at Nebraska Wesleyan University at 402.465.7541. or cpotter [at] nebrwesleyan.edu. Transfer applications are still being accepted for the 2018-2019 academic year.

This marks the fifth such partnership between NWU and Nebraska and Iowa community colleges. In October, NWU signed a formal agreement with Southeast Community College to offer the SCC Pathways Scholarship Program. In December, NWU signed a similar agreement with Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, and last spring, NWU signed partnership agreements with Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte and Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.