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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.

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Black Excel Information is available at blackexcel.org website

Provides scholarships and other assistance for minorities. More information is available at blackexcel.org.

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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.

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Visit: chemistry.org 

United Negro College Fund Information is available at: uncf.org

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Visit: uncf.org

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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

Nebraska Opportunity Grant (NOG) Maximum Award $3,000

Nebraska resident who demonstrates high need. Limited availability.

Eligible recipient names are submitted to the State of Nebraska's Coordinating Commission of Post-Secondary Education pending approval.

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

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

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

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund More information is available at FamiliesofFreedom.org

Provides education assistance to members of families impacted by 9-11.

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Visit: families of freedom.org

Foster Care to Success More information is available at fc 2 success.org

For students from foster home. More information is available at fc 2 success.org

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Visit: fc 2 success.org

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