Transfer Scholarships

Every transfer student who is admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan receives one renewable academic scholarship. All students qualify for at least the $15,000 Nebraska Strong Scholarship. You may qualify for a larger scholarship based on your GPA or your community college affiliation. Find out which one academic scholarship you qualify for in the chart below.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

Students must complete 12+ semester credit hours (18+ quarter credit hours) of transferable college credits since high school to be eligible for a transfer scholarship. Transfer Academic Scholarships do not stack.

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

Scholarship Annual Amount Criteria
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship $21,000

Member of PTK at time of admission.

 

Pathways Transfer Scholarship $20,000

A student transferring from a Pathways member community college.

Current Pathways member institutions include:

  • Central Community College
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Metro Community College (Omaha)
  • Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte, McCook)
  • Southeast Community College
Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship $17,000

Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and not transferring from a Pathways member institution.

Nebraska Strong Scholarship $15,000

Any admitted transfer student, unless they qualify for a different transfer scholarship.

 Cumulative GPA is calculated from all college coursework on a 4.0 scale.

$1,000 Campus Visit Grant 

You automatically receive this renewable $1,000 grant when you tour campus or arrange a virtual visit. (Limit 1.)

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
Alumni Legacy Scholarship $1,000, renewable Not applicable
Great Plains United Methodist Scholarship $500 to $2,000, renewable Not applicable

Competitive Scholarships

These NWU scholarships require students to audition or interview for a competitive award.

Scholarship Amount Deadline
PTK-NWU Full-Tuition Scholarship Full-Tuition TBA Spring 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.

Scholarship Amount Deadline
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.