$12,000 Nebraska-Strong Grant
Nebraska-Strong is how we invest in you as a Nebraskan. Every Nebraska student automatically receives this renewable $12,000 grant when admitted to NWU.
$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. Your academic scholarship combines with our Nebraska-Strong 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 1130-1220) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
ACT composite of 20-22 (SAT 1050-1120) and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
ACT test optional and and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more, and be offered admission
|Nebraska Strong Grant||$12,000||
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.
|Learn, Serve and Earn Scholarship||$1,000, renewable||June 21|
|Access NWU||Full tuition||Not applicable|
|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|
|TeamMates Scholarship||$2,000||January 5|
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, 2019|
|TeamMates Access Scholarship||Full tuition||January 5, 2020|
|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.