This is NWU’s approach to scholarships
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Three students each light a candle during science experiment

Students attending a STEM scholarship event participate in an experiment. By attending scholarship events, students demonstrate interest in NWU and earn more scholarships.

At NWU, our scholarships reflect our values. We invest in strong academics. We also reward engagement and participation.

Yes, we want outstanding scholars. We also want go-getters. Driven young people who show up, put in the time and do the hard work it takes to achieve big things. Our scholarships help make that happen.

Here’s how our scholarship model works.

Every student is automatically considered for a grant and academic scholarship when they’re admitted to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Then we give engaged students more opportunities to grow their financial award.

  • Students who take a campus tour receive our $1,000 Campus Visit Grant.
  • Students who attend one of our fall or winter scholarship events receive another $1,000 Event Scholarship.
  • Students can add to their Event Scholarship by winning a $1,500 essay contest.
  • Then we work with students individually to connect them to other competitive and need-based scholarships.

These scholarships and grants stack together to make Nebraska Wesleyan University an outstanding value. Learn more by visiting NWU scholarships.