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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. If you enrolled in classes at Doane College prior to Fall 2014, then please use the following document to determine your academic scholarship requirements. Pre-Fall 2014 Academic Scholarship GPA Requirements.
Aid Award Eligibility Processsort ascending Renewability / Repayment
Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Apply for the FAFSA.

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

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Maximum Award $5,550

An undergraduate student whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Apply for the FAFSA.

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

Teacher Education Assistance for College Higher Education Grant (TEACH) Maximum Award: Undergraduate $16,000; Graduate $8,000

NOTE: You must contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for the TEACH Grant to determine if you qualify for the TEACH grant by your ACT percentile score or current Doane GPA.

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

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.

ASCO Numatics Scholarship

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an engineering discipline at an accredited U.S.

Applications must be submitted online

Visit their website.

Douglas Sarpy County Family Community Education Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Douglas or Sarpy county that has completed at least one year of college by June of the current year.  Graduate level is acceptable.

Application available in the Financial Aid Office.

Lower Republican Natural Resources District Scholarship

Applicants must have permanent residence in the Lower Republican NRD. This includes the towns of Cambridge, Alma, Franklin, Red Cloud, and Superior.

Applicants essay, grades, class ranking, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation will be considered. Stop by the Financial Aid office to pick up an application.

May be received for up to two years.

Performing Arts Varies. Funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of the activity director. Admitted applicants with special abilities in performing arts are eligible; must meet nomination criteria Admitted students may be required to participate in an audition / evaluation.

This award is renewed each year at the discretion of the director.

Students are expected to participate in the program for which the award is given.

Athletic Award Varies. Funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of the coach.

To be eligible for any Doane Athletic Award, first-time students must meet two of the following three requirements based on final high-school transcripts:

Admitted students may be required to participate in a tryout.

This award is renewed each year at the discretion of the coach.

Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship

Must be a graduate of any Lincoln public high school interested in a career in the business field.  Must be attending an institution of higher learning in the state of Nebraska.

Additional details and applications available in the Financial Aid Office.

Not eligible for renewal.

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