School Counselors’ Blog

We Can Expand Access for Low-income Nebraskans

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As the nation reels from this pandemic, experts at EducationQuest have noted a drop in low-income families submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This decline suggests more students from low-income homes are delaying or abandoning their college plans. This trend is concerning for the predictable impact it has on students’ lifelong income potential.

(You can track trends in federal student aid using Form Your Future’s FAFSA tracking resource.)

One Last Opportunity for Your Students to Earn a $4,000 Scholarship

Nebraska Wesleyan University has one more live virtual scholarship event left on the calendar. Students attending one or more of these events automatically receive a single scholarship worth $4,000 over four years.

While our earlier events focused on students interested in particular academic areas or careers, this final scholarship event is designed to suit students interested in any major. So it’s the right fit for any student considering NWU.

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Virtual Visits that Keep It Real

If your students have taken more than a couple virtual college tours recently, they know the drill. The reason most virtual college visits feel so cookie-cutter is because they are.

Hundreds upon hundreds of colleges and universities across the country use the same company’s template for their tours. And because this tool is designed to work for every school—the campus tours all wind up feeling the same.

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NWU Now Offers Test-optional Scholarships

Nebraska Wesleyan University launched its test-optional admission option a few years ago. We started it because research shows us a GPA earned over years of coursework is more predictive of students’ academic success than a single test score.

This year, as many students were unable to take the ACT or SAT, several colleges and universities responded with similar admission policies. That’s good news—both for those students who couldn’t take the test, and for those whose scores may not reflect their true ability.

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Students Can Start Their College Search Strong with a Scholarship for Early Applicants

This generation of students will take the lead on issues that matter to everyone. That’s why Nebraska Wesleyan University invests in students who show leadership by applying early to NWU.

NWU’s new Lead the Way Scholarship is worth $4,000 over four years. And seniors at your high school can earn it today by applying to Nebraska Wesleyan through Early Action by October 15 and completing a one-page essay.

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Connect Your Students to Live Virtual Scholarship Events

Nebraska Wesleyan University is offering a series of live virtual scholarship events based on a variety of academic interests. When your students tune in to the event matching their academic interest, they will receive a single scholarship worth $4,000 over four years.

The live experience will engage your students with successful Nebraska Wesleyan alumni, committed professors and current NWU Prairie Wolves.

Connect your students to these four upcoming scholarship opportunities.

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