Merit Scholarships

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors Scholarship is based on academic achievement as demonstrated on the students ACT or COMPASS test scores. The award is for full tuition for a maximum of four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May. Successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the Board of Governors Scholarship Application and Admissions Applications prior to February 1, 2014.
  2. Be a current high school student with an expected graduation date during the 2013-2014 academic school year from a high school within the Northeast Community College 20-county service area.
  3. Be a current resident of Nebraska.
  4. Achieve an ACT composite test score of 23 or higher, or a minimum of the following on the COMPASS Test:
    • College Algebra 56; Reading 91; Writing 92
  5. Enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student at Northeast Community College for the fall term following graduation from high school. 
  6. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress.

You must complete the Board of Governors/President's Early Entry Scholarship Application to apply for the Board of Governor's Scholarship.

President’s Scholarship for Early Entry Students

The President’s Scholarship is based on academic achievement and completion of at least one Northeast Community College credit class while in high school. The award is for one-half tuition over four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May. Successful candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the President’s Scholarship Application and Admissions Applications prior to February 1, 2014.
  2. Be a current high school student with an expected high school graduation date during the 2013-2014 academic school year from a school within Northeast Community College 20-county service area.
  3. Be a current resident of Nebraska.
  4. Achieve an ACT Composite test score of 18 or higher, or a minimum of the following on the COMPASS Test:
    • Algebra 39; Reading 80; Writing 74.
  5. Complete at least one Northeast Community College credit class prior to graduation from high school with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher for all college classes.
  6. Enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student at Northeast Community College for the fall term following graduation from high school. 
  7. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress.

You must complete the Board of Governors/President's Early Entry Scholarship Application to apply for the President's Scholarship for Early Entry Students.

Dean’s Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a student starting college in the fall term who graduated from high school the previous May. This scholarship is awarded by the high school and can be based upon local criteria along with the following minimum Northeast Community College requirements:

  1. Be a current high school student with an expected graduation during the 2013-2014 academic school year from a high school within the Northeast Community College 20-county service area
  2. Be a current resident of Nebraska
  3. Enroll as a full-time, degree seeking student for the fall term following graduation from high school
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and meet the Northeast Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress during each semester

Department Performance Grants

Department Performance Grants in athletics, drama, journalism, livestock judging, music, and speech/forensics are awarded in limited numbers through individual departments. Please contact the individual department on how to apply.


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Financial Aid Office
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