Learn to Dream

For Juniors and Seniors

A college education improves your chances at having a promising career and fulfilling life. Thanks to the generosity of the Acklie Charitable Foundation, Nelnet and Union Bank & Trust, the dream of a quality education can be a reality for every graduating Lincoln public or private high school student through the Learn to Dream Scholarship.

The scholarship, established in 2007, gives economically disadvantaged students the opportunity to complete up to 60 semester credit hours at one of the Southeast Community College campuses in Beatrice, Lincoln and Milford, without paying tuition and fees.

You can apply for the Learn to Dream Scholarship if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are enrolled in a Lincoln public school or private school at the beginning of your senior year.
  • You must remain in the district until graduation.
  • You must be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
  • You must start college at SCC within one year of high school graduation.

Eligible students in the 11th or 12th grade may enroll in SCC dual-credit and The Career Academy classes that provide high school and college credit at the same time. The scholarship pays tuition and fees and counts toward the 60 semester credit hours available to each student.

Current high school students should visit with their high school counselor to get a Learn To Dream Application Form. Return your completed application to your high school counselor. Applications are also available at the Student Success Center at the Lincoln Campus (8800 O St).

For more information, click HERE to visit the official website.