School Counselors’ Blog

We Can Expand Access for Low-income Nebraskans


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.)

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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NACAC rules may change. Our core principles don’t.

In response to pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) made significant changes to its Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

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This is NWU’s approach to 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.

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