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Every transfer student who is admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan receives one renewable academic scholarship. All students qualify for at least the $17,000 Prairie Wolves Transfer 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 starting in January 2023 may be eligible for one of the following scholarships:
|Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship||$24,000||
Member of PTK at time of admission.
|Pathways Transfer Scholarship||$20,000||
Transfer from a Pathways member community college.
Pathways member institutions:
|Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship||$17,000||
Any admitted transfer student, unless they qualify for a different transfer scholarship.
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 full time transfer 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 Transfer Scholarships
In addition to your eligibility for an academic scholarship listed above, you may be eligible for the following additional NWU scholarships.
|Alumni Legacy Scholarship||$1,000, renewable||Not applicable|
|Great Plains United Methodist Scholarship||$500 to $2,000, renewable||Not applicable|
These NWU scholarships require students to audition or interview for a competitive award.
|PTK-NWU Full-Tuition Scholarship||Full-Tuition||April 11, 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.