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Northeast Community College offers students a number of scholarships, merit tuition waivers, and performance grants established by the College and by the Northeast Foundation. Qualifications, deadlines, and amounts vary.

Application and Eligibility

A current Application for Admission must be on file with the Admissions Office before a student is considered for any scholarship award. In addition, for any scholarship requiring a student to show financial need, the Financial Aid Office must receive and verify the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine eligibility. Scholarships that require financial need will be awarded to students pending verification of need by the FAFSA. Recipients that do not demonstrate need or fail to submit a FAFSA will have the scholarship removed from their financial aid award and the scholarship will be awarded to the alternate.

For most of the scholarships offered at Northeast just one online scholarship application is required. The Online Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 academic year is available October 1, 2020, and due no later than March 1, 2021. Click on the Online Scholarship Application link to create your scholarship account and complete the scholarship application.

Online Scholarship Application

Scholarship recipients must meet Northeast's Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress policy and all the qualifications of the scholarship at the time of selection and at each disbursement of the scholarship dollars.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy


Additional Northeast Community College Scholarship Opportunities

Nebraska Career Scholarship

The Nebraska Career Scholarship is renewable for up to three years for students who remain eligible.

  • Outside Scholarships

    Each of these scholarships requires a separate application form and deadlines may vary. Click on the link to each scholarship for deadlines and application information.


Check the following sources to verify the legitimacy of any financial aid consultants or search services you may use or hire and for tips on avoiding scholarship scams:

Department Scholarships and Tuition Waivers

Department Scholarships and Tuition Waivers are awarded in limited numbers through individual departments. Please contact the individual department on how to apply.

New scholarships are frequently available during the academic year and information on how to apply may be found on the website, in the Financial Aid Office, and in the What's Happening student newsletter. Program specific scholarship opportunities are emailed to eligible students.

Need help or additional information?

Email the Financial Aid Office at or call (402) 844-7285.