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Financing Your Education

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 Process Renewability / Repaymentsort ascending
Presidential Scholarship The Presidential scholarship is $19,000 per year for students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

The Presidential scholarship is $19,000 per year for students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status.
Perry Scholarship The Perry scholarship is $21,000 for students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

 

The Perry scholarship is $21,000 for students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

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

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment status.

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search Varies

Anyone can create a profile to be personally matched to scholarships.

Register at www.SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch

 

Register at www.SallieMae.com/ScholarshipSearch

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.

May be received for up to two years.

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.

Merrill Transfer Scholarship

 

The Merrill Transfer scholarship is $19,000 per year for transfer students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

3.0 GPA is required for renewal of this award.

Thomas Doane Transfer Scholarship

 

This scholarship is $21,000 per year for transfer students enrolling for the first time during the 2020-21 academic year.

3.0 cumulative GPA required for renewal

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

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

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