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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 Process Renewability / Repayment
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.
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

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program $5,000 up to $17,500

Loan forgiveness for individuals who teach five consecutive years and meet other criteria.

Visit: Federal Student Aid Website

Visit: Federal Student Aid Website

The Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics Scholarship

Must be a registered undergraduate full-time junior or senior at an accredited four-year college or univeristy in the United States during the fall of 2015.

This annual competition challenges college students to submit essays on the urgent ethical issues that confront them in today's world.  Students are required to partner with a faculty sponsor to v

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.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program $1,000




United Negro College Fund Information is available at:




Van Hoy Scholarship $11,000/yr for students starting during the 2015-16 academic year. Admitted students are automatically eligible with a minimum 22 ACT/ 1020 SAT and 3.2 GPA.

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

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student retains good academic standing.

Visit Grant Up to $1,000 renewable for four years while at Doane.

Awarded to admitted applicants who complete an official on-campus visit during their senior year.

Contact the Office of Admission at 402.826.6767 or go to our visit page to schedule your tour.

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

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.