$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.
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 2020).
ACT score of 32 or more (SAT 1420 or more) and cumulative GPA of 3.75 or more
|Board of Governors||$20,000||
ACT score of 29-31 (SAT 1330-1410) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more
ACT composite of 26-28 (SAT 1230-1320) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more
|Black & Gold||$16,000||
ACT composite of 23-25 (SAT 1160-1250) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
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.
Students who attend one or more of these events receive a single renewable $1,000 Event Scholarship. Win an essay contest and get $1,500 more annually. We'll invite you to the event that matches your academic interests.
|Event||Amount||Date of Event|
|Future Educators Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||October 22, 2019|
|Innovative Careers Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||October 29, 2019|
|Mighty Pen Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||November 5, 2019|
|Pre-Health Professions Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||November 12, 2019|
|Art, Music and Theatre Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||December 3, 2019|
|STEM Professions Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||February 11, 2020|
|Experience NWYou Scholarship Event||$1,000 to $2,500||February 18, 2020|
These NWU scholarships require students to audition or interview for a competitive award.
|Huge-NWU Scholarship||Full tuition, fees, room and board||December 1, 2020|
|TeamMates Access Scholarship||Full tuition||January 5, 2021|
|Theatre Scholarships||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
|Music Ensemble Participation Scholarship||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
|The Bennett Music Scholarship||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
|The Fosbury Music Scholarship||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
|The Harrod Music Scholarship||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
|The Marshall Music Scholarship||$500 to $3,000||Audition dates vary|
Minority Student Scholarships
Nebraska Wesleyan offers scholarship programs directed toward minority students.