School Counselors’ Blog

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.

More scholarship events in 2020

Your students still have an opportunity to earn a scholarship to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University by going to an upcoming scholarship event. But the window is closing.

Students automatically receive a renewable $1,000 scholarship when they attend their first event. They can earn another renewable $1,000 Campus Visit Grant when they take an official campus tour.

NWU’s remaining scholarship events include:

Rising Stars Scholarship Event in Kansas City
January 12, 2020

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NWU is for performers

There is no better undergraduate theatre program in the region than Nebraska Wesleyan University’s.

We’re nationally renowned for giving students more opportunities to perform. For the second year in a row, Onstage Blog ranked NWU among the top 30 BFA programs in the country for both acting and musical theatre.

And we’re about to get even better. This spring, NWU will begin a multimillion-dollar theatre facility renovation. New seating, a new stage and an expanded lobby and box office will provide even more creative possibilities for theatre students.

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There’s an internship for that

One of the great values of a Nebraska Wesleyan University education is the way it brings meaningful experiences to each student’s learning.

Internships give NWU students valuable professional perspectives as they put their learning into practical action.

Lincoln companies that regularly host NWU interns include Hudl, Opendorse, Sandhills Publishing, Duncan Aviation and Ameritas. But the connections don’t stop at Lincoln’s city limits.

Two unique partnerships help NWU students land an array of internships in Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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Put your student-athletes on a national stage

Nebraska Wesleyan University holds a unique place in American college sports.

The seven contiguous states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma are home to some 12 million people. Together, they cover a fifth of the lower 48. And between them, they have just one NCAA III institution: Nebraska Wesleyan University.

So when we say NWU offers an athletic experience unlike anything else in our region, we mean it.

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Connect your top students to NWU’s “full-ride scholarship”

In some ways, the Huge-NWU Scholarship is exactly what it looks like. Yes, it’s a “huge” scholarship. But it’s more than that.

The scholarship is named after Harry and Reba Huge. The Huges (pronounced like hue geese) founded the Huge Foundation, which funds the scholarship.

The Huge-NWU Scholarship supports outstanding academic achievement in all fields. Each year, the selection committee awards one or more incoming Nebraska Wesleyan students with a renewable scholarship covering tuition, fees, room and board for up to four years.

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