DC Advantage Scholarship Information
Scholarships are available to students who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program, even if they did not take advantage of the program or who may have financial need. You may obtain scholarship applications for ACE or Learn to Dream from your high school counselor or visit the websites for more information and/or to complete the application. It is to the student’s advantage to utilize the ACE Scholarship prior to accessing Learn to Dream. If you do not qualify for either Scholarship, payment plans may be arranged through Nelnet and SCC.
The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program Act pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualified, low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska’s colleges or universities, either through dual-enrollment. High school students may apply for funding under this program by completing the ACE Student Application in the NECM Portal: https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE OR visit your high school counselor to assist you with the online application.
There are two basic criteria for high school students to qualify for the ACE Scholarship. Students must either be eligible to receive assistance under a variety of federal government programs or the student and his or her family must have experienced a recent hardship.
For questions regarding the ACE Scholarship program, please contact Ritchie Morrow, financial aid coordinator with the CCPE, via email at Ritchie.Morrow@nebraska.govor at (402) 471-0032.
Learn to Dream Scholarship
This scholarship, will now allow students to complete up to 90 quarter credit hours, or two years of study, without paying tuition and fees at Southeast Community College.
There are a number of eligibility criteria to receive the scholarship, including:
Students must be enrolled in Lincoln Public Schools or a private school at the beginning of his or her senior year and remain in the district until graduation.
Qualifying students who graduate from a LPS or private high school in Lincoln after Jan. 1, 2018, can take advantage of the 90 quarter credit hours.
* They must be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
* They must complete the 90 quarter credit hours within 48 months of first enrolling at SCC.
* They must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade-point average while enrolled at SCC.
Please visit the Counseling Center Secretary to pick up an application.