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Lincoln NE 68504
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All Admitted Students Qualify for a Scholarship
Every student who is admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan receives one renewable academic scholarship. The following academic scholarships are available to admitted students starting in August 2023:
|Scholarship||Annual Amount||GPA Criteria|
|Board of Governors||$20,000||3.75+|
|Black & Gold||$16,000||up to 3.49|
Scholarships are based on the cumulative high school GPA provided at the time of admission and are not subject to subsequent review of transcripts submitted after admission.
Full-time NWU undergraduate students receive an average of $25,000 a year in scholarships and grants––that’s $100,000 over four years. Our admission and financial aid counselors are ready to meet with you to customize your scholarship award.
$1,000 Campus or Virtual Visit Grant
You automatically receive this renewable $1,000 grant when you tour campus or arrange a virtual visit. (Limit 1). Schedule your campus visit.
Access NWU Scholarship Program for Pell-eligible Students
The Access NWU Scholarship Program will fully fund tuition through federal, state and NWU merit-based and need-based aid for first-time, first-year students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant. The program will serve most students whose family adjusted gross incomes are at or below $60,000. Learn more about the Access NWU Scholarship Program.
Additional First-Year Scholarships
In addition to an academic scholarship, you may be eligible for these NWU scholarships.
|Wesleyan Honors Academy Scholarship||100% of your WHA tuition||Not applicable|
|Alumni Legacy Scholarship||$1,000, renewable||Not applicable|
|Great Plains United Methodist Scholarship||$500 to $2,000, renewable||Not applicable|
|TeamMates Scholarship||$1,000||January 5|
|College Possible||$1,000||January 5|
|Upward Bound||$1,000||January 5|
These NWU scholarships require students to audition or interview for a competitive award.
|Huge-NWU Scholarship||Full tuition, fees, room and board||December 1, 2022|
|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.
|Vaughn Scholarship for Students of Color||Range from $1,000-$4,000||Not applicable|
Athletic Scholarships at NWU
NWU is a member of the NCAA Division III, which is unique in not awarding athletic scholarships due to its unwavering commitment to the academic success of every student-athlete. At NWU, we reward your scholastic performance with academic scholarships so you can compete in the sport you love—on scholarship in the subject you love.