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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.

Your academic scholarship amount and GPA maintenance requirements are tied to the semester you started at Doane.
Aid Award Eligibility Processsort ascending Renewability / Repayment
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.

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: up to $3,724/yr

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. educational institution and be entering their junior or senior year of college.

Applications must be submitted online

Winning participants are not eligible to apply for future ASCO scholarships

Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee.

Application available at www.buildersbureau.com

 

Curtis M. Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be Nebraska residents, enrolled full-time as at least a second semester sophomore or junior at an accredited post-secondary institution located in the state of Nebraska.

Application and full details available in the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship winners are only eligible one time during their college career.

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.

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