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H3 career-seeking students still have opportunities to earn up to $5,000 in scholarships

H3 career-seeking students still have opportunities to earn up to $5,000 in scholarships

NORFOLK, Neb. – Two additional programs at Northeast Community College have been added to an opportunity for new students to earn scholarships of up to $5,000 per academic year.

Plumbing Technology and Welding are among eight programs of study that are included in the Nebraska Career Scholarship Act that offers scholarships to first-time and transfer students pursuing degrees in programs of study leading to high wage, high skill, and high demand (H3) careers.

In 2020, the Nebraska Legislature approved legislation that provides the funding to colleges and universities throughout the state to increase student access, encourage student enrollment in high demand careers, and grow enrollments through a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and Nebraska community colleges.

Amy Kaiser, workforce development coordinator at Northeast, said the scholarship is renewable for up to three years for students who remain eligible.

“Northeast will award scholarships, which can be used for tuition and fees, required tools and equipment, textbooks, and room and board, based on the quality and content of the scholarship submission,” Kaiser said. “All scholarship recipients will also be required to participate in a Nebraska-based and career-related work experience to connect the next generation of Nebraskans to opportunities within the state and to gather valuable hands-on and real-world exposure to their career field.”

To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be enrolled in a qualifying program of study. In addition to Plumbing Technology and Welding, other qualified programs at Northeast are Drafting, Electrical Construction and Control, Health Information Management Systems, Information Technology, Machining and Manufacturing Automation, and Paramedic.

A third round of applications for the scholarship program is being accepted through July 30. Completion of an online application is required to be considered for a scholarship.

New and transfer students may apply online at

For more information, contact Kaiser at (402) 844-7245 or