College Scholarship Information
College scholarships are awarded to students based on such criteria as academics, leadership, athletics, special talents, service, or affiliation with private organizations. In addition to having these qualifications, students must seek out, apply for, and work to earn the scholarships. As a result of their hard work and dedication, and the generosity of the colleges and donors:
74% of the graduating class of 2015 earned scholarships totaling over $14.1 million
Skutt Catholic Scholarship List: The Skutt Catholic list is updated weekly and is posted in the Skutt Catholic Information folder in ebackpack.
Education Quest – Scholarshipquest.org - Answer a series of profile questions about the student and a rolling list of scholarships that meet those criteria will be generated. This list is for students who graduate from Nebraska high schools and who are planning to attend a college in the state of Nebraska.
Fastweb.com – Fastweb.com – The fastweb database houses over $3 billion in scholarships. Answer a series of profile questions and a rolling list of scholarships that meet those criteria will be generated.
Nebraska Career Connections - nebraskacareerconnections.org - Nebraska Career Connections provides education and career planning resources to bring Nebraskans together – students, parents, educators, adults, and employers. Whether you’re planning for life after high school, exploring career options, or creating a portfolio of materials for a job search, this system can provide you with the tools needed. Some services available include: national and local scholarship searches, college databases, career information, resume writing assistance, and job searches.
Midwest Student Exchange Program – Midwest Student Exchange Program - Through the MSEP over 140 public and private colleges and universities in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin have opened their doors to each others’ citizens at more affordable rates. You must be enrolling as a non-resident student at a participating MSEP campus to receive the discount.
School Specific Scholarships – For school specific scholarships, go to the official website of the college/university and search for scholarships. Most colleges/universities will have a detailed listing of the scholarships available to incoming traditional undergraduate students. Some examples follow :
- Creighton University – http://www.creighton.edu/financialaid/typesofaid/creightonscholarships/index.php
- Marquette University – http://www.marquette.edu/explore/scholarships.shtml
- St. Thomas University -http://www.stthomas.edu/admissions/undergraduate/tuitionfinancialaid/scholarships/
- Texas A & M University – https://scholarships.tamu.edu/Default.aspx
- University of Kansas – http://affordability.ku.edu/cs/search.shtml
- University of Nebraska – Lincoln -http://www.unl.edu/scholfa/Freshman_Scholarship.shtml
- Washington University – http://admissions.wustl.edu/faq/Pages/scholarships.aspx
- Wayne State College – http://www.wsc.edu/admission/paying/scholarships_grants/#freshmen
For school specific scholarships to any other college of university, go to the official website of that college/university and search for scholarships.