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Financing Your Education

Education is one of the most important, and possibly the first, big investment of your life. Spend some time researching scholarships as they can be a big factor in financing your years at college.

Aid Award Eligibilitysort descending Process Renewability / Repayment
Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Maximum Award: Undergraduate $16,000; Graduate $8,000

Available to students who: 1) have the intent to be certified and teach (or are teaching) in a high-need field;  2) agree to teach a minimum of 4 years (within 8 years of completing your degree) a

Apply for the FAFSA, then complete TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve (ATS)

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Vocational Rehabilitation Varies. Dependent on funding.

Available to students with a significant employment disability. This award is need based and dependent on funding.

Applications are available from regional Vocational Rehabilitation offices.

Visit: vr.ne.gov

Out-of-State Visit Grant Up to $1,500

Awarded to admitted applicants outside the state of Nebraska who complete an official on-campus visit during their senior year.

Contact the Office of Admission

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

Doane College Legacy Grant $1,000

Awarded to admitted applicants who have a current sibling attending the Crete campus or who have had a sibling, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent graduate from Doane College.

Eligible students receive this award.

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Maximum Award $2,500

Awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need (Pell Grant eligible). Funding is limited.

Apply for the FAFSA.  

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

Federal Pell Grant Maximum Award $5,550

Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Apply for the FAFSA.

2 full-time semesters or 4 full-time terms per academic year

American Chemical Society Scholars Program Information is available at chemistry.org website.

Designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic and American Indian students to pursue undergraduate degrees in the chemical sciences and chemical technology.

Visit: chemistry.org 

Visit: chemistry.org 

Special Recognition Merit Awards Up to $28,000 ($7,000/yr for four years)

Doane College recognizes student potential based on admittance and strives to make an education affordable. Award notice is provided at time of admittance.

Students who meet the nomination criteria should apply to Doane College.

The scholarship is renewed each year for four years.

Lincoln Community Foundation Varies. Up to 50 scholarships available yearly.

Each scholarship is unique and supports students of a variety of backgrounds. 

Visit: lcf.org

Visit: lcf.org

Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association (NEOPA) Varies

Eligible students must have graduated from a Nebraska high school and completed at least 4 semesters of business courses.

The candidate must complete an application and one-page biographical essay on "Why I Am Choosing an Office-Related Career or Vocation".

Complete details and applications available on their website.

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