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Scholarship List

West Point-Beemer High School has selected Naviance Family Connection to assist us and our students in managing college planning. 

To get a list of scholarship information received through the guidance office - Go to the Naviance Family Connections website - click on College; and at the bottom of this page click on Scholarship List. (Click on the Deadline icon and it will arrange the scholarship in order by due date)  A student can look at local scholarship by going to the select category icon and select local scholarships

Click on the Name of the Scholarship to view more information about the scholarship.  A student can also download the scholarship and they can type on the scholarship form to fill it out.  (See Mr. Fernau or Mrs. Rasmus if you are having problems typing on the downloaded form)

Click here to access the Naviance Website

 

Tuition Assistance Programs

COLLEGE BOUND NEBRASKA (UNL - UNO - UNK)

If you are a Nebraska resident who meets the admission requirements for the University of Nebraska , and if you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, you can attend the University of Nebraska and PAY NO TUITION.

How to Qualify?

You do if you meet these criteria:

  • Nebraska resident
  • Full-time (12 credit hours or more) undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska
  • Pell Grant recipient
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average

And the program is simple. There is no separate application. Eligible students are identified automatically through the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.

There is no set income level to qualify, but a general guideline is that a typical family of four with one student in college and an annual family income of $53,000 or less may qualify for Collegebound Nebraska assistance.

To be considered for Collegebound Nebraska tuition assistance, you must complete your FAFSA by April 1 and complete the financial aid process by June 1 of the calendar year prior to fall enrollment. But don't wait until the last minute. Funds are available on a "first come, first served" basis. So, the sooner you submit your information, the better.

                                                                    NSCA ADVANTAGE                                                                             (Nebraska State College System-Wayne State, Chadron State, Peru State)

The NSCS Advantage guarantees that first-time freshmen students who receive federal Pell Grants will pay no tuition at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State College.  The award is renewable.

To receive the NSCS Advantage, a student must be:

  • A resident of Nebraska
  • A federal Pell Grant recipient
  • Enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours

A student who has attended any other college (outside of the Nebraska State College System) is a transfer student and not considered a first-time freshman, so he or she is not eligible for the NSCS Advantage.

The award is limited to a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester.

Additional limitations are in place for the award of any remissions for online courses taken in addition to the 12 on-campus credit hours. The award is not available for transfer students.

The NSCS Advantage provides the difference between the cost of tuition and the amount of all other awards.

Participation is limited to semesters during which a Pell Grant is received.

Each of the colleges will review the FAFSA submitted by the students receiving a Pell Grant to determine the difference and apply that toward the student’s bills.

 ACCESS NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

Access Nebraska Wesleyan University offers full tuition for Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. After state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award, Nebraska Wesleyan University will provide scholarships equal to the cost of tuition. Funds are limited to 50 new applicants each year and provided to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are being accepted immediately.

To qualify, a student must:

  • be a Nebraska resident
  • earn a composite ACT score of 25 or higher (test score must be received by NWU prior to June 1 of student's graduation year).
  • earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be Federal Pell Grant eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • be a first-year, first-time student
  • carry a full-time academic course load of 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • live in NWU residential housing

How to apply

Step 1 – Apply for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University

Access NWU candidates must first submit an application for admission and then be sent a letter of acceptance offering him or her a place in the next class at NWU.

Step 2 – Submit a FAFSA

Interested students will need to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and add NWU’s school code (002555). If required, recipients must complete the federal verification process to confirm eligibility for the Access NWU program. While there is no formal closing date, students are strongly encouraged to complete the application for admission and the FAFSA by March 1.

Eligibility is based on the “expected family contribution” (EFC) of $1,000 or less. The EFC is a formula that takes into consideration your financial circumstances, which may include the number in your family, family members enrolled in college, and many other financial factors. Students with an EFC of more than $1,000 can expect to receive a generous financial aid award, but are not selected as recipients for the free tuition program.

Renewal Process

Students will remain eligible for up to four years of Access NWU funding, provided the FAFSA is filed prior to March 1 each year and the EFC is less than $1,000. Students must also remain a full-time student, living in NWU residential housing (excludes Greek housing), and achieve a cumulative 2.5 NWU GPA. Access NWU funding covers the full cost of tuition after state and federal funds are applied. Students are also eligible for federal student loans and on-campus work study to assist with the additional costs needed for room and board, fees and books.

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