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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 Eligibility Process Renewability / Repaymentsort descending
ROTC Varies

Must be a member of the ROTC program.

Contact your military recruiter for an application to the ROTC program.

Awarded for one to four years. Includes tuition/fees, book allowance and a monthly stipend.

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 Perkins Loans Dependent on need.

Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Available funding is limited.  

Apply for the FAFSA.

RepaymentBegins 9 months after graduating, dropping below half-time or withdrawing from school.

Zenon C.R. Hansen Leadership Scholarship

Student must be admitted and planning to attend Doane College in the Fall upon high school graduation and have attained a high school GPA of at least 3.0.

Application and additional information is available upon request from the Doane College Office of Admission at 402.826.8222.

All recipients are considered for renewal and must submit the completed form, a short essay describing his/her scouting activities, personal goals and accomplishments as a collegian, and have achi

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarship Varies

Scholarships target low income and minority population.

Applications are available at the sallie mae fund.org

Applications are available at the sallie mae fund.org

Travel Scholarship $1,000

Available to all juniors and seniors.

You will select your trip from a listing of approved trips during the May interterm. 

Available for up to $1,000.

The Travel Scholarship can be applied to one or two eligible trips.

The Travel Scholarship is optional, but highly encouraged.

Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

Parents who do not have adverse credit history may borrow for their dependent student. Applications are approved by the Federal Direct Loan Origination Center based on a credit check.

Apply for the FAFSA and complete Direct PLUS Loan Request and Master Promissory Note here

Begins after the loan is fully disbursed. Deferment options are available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

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.

Veterans United Scholarship Five bi-annual $2,000 scholarship(s)

Potential applicants must be pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited college or university and have a connection to the military by being one of the following:

Applicants must also submit an essay no longer than 750 words based on one of three prompts made available in the spring and fall by Veterans United Scholarship Program.

Five bi-annual $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to help pay for tuition and books.

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