Transfer Scholarships

Everyone accepted for admission is automatically considered for a Nebraska Wesleyan scholarship. There’s no separate application process for these scholarships.

$1,000 Campus Visit Grant 

You automatically receive this renewable $1,000 grant when you tour campus.

Transfer Academic Scholarships

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

Scholarship Annual Amount Criteria
Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship $17,000

You will receive this scholarship automatically as a member of PTK at time of admission. 


Kappa Beta Delta Scholarship $17,000

Member of KBD at time of admission

Pathways Transfer Scholarship $15,000

A student transferring from a Pathways member community college.

Current Pathways member institutions include:

  • Southeast Community College
  • Metro Community College (Omaha)
  • Mid-Plains Community College (North Platte, McCook)
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Central Community College
Prairie Wolves Transfer Scholarship $12,000

Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above, and not transferring from a Pathways member institution.

Cumulative GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and may be weighted.

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
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

Scholarship Events

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

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 March 15, 2019
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