GPACAC Student Scholarship

GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.

Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

  • Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate
  • Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
  • ACT Composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Complete the application form
  • Submit the essay (500 word maximum)

Essay Topic:

  • Illustrate how one particular experience or person has greatly influenced your desire to pursue a college education.
  • The scholarship application opens in mid-fall and will close in February.  Please return to this website in the future to access the scholarship application. 

Mural Design Scholarship Contest

The Foundation for Educational Services (FES), National Student Loan Program (NSLP) and EducationQuest Foundation are proud to announce our Mural Design Contest!  Interested students are invited to participate in this contest for a chance to win a college scholarship.

Contest submissions are due October 1, 2019.

See the details of this contest in the attached documents or online at

Questions can be directed to or (402) 479-6608.

Tulane University’s Multicultural Fly-In Program

Tulane’s Office of Undergraduate Admission will be hosting its multicultural fly-in program for high school seniors from Saturday, October 19Monday, October 21. PreviewTU is an exciting opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds interested in Tulane, and more broadly, attending college, to get an in-depth look at life as a college student and the college admission process. Applications for PTU are due Friday, September 13.

Students who are admitted PTU will stay overnight on Tulane’s campus, and travel reimbursement will be provided. While on campus for the program, students will explore academic offerings, immerse themselves in the campus environment, meet current students and faculty, participate in a college application workshop, and attend Campus Preview Day.


  • High school senior in the fall 0f 2019
  • Currently reside in the United States

Materials needed:

  • SAT and/or ACT report (unofficial score reports accepted)
  • Unofficial high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume

To apply, click  here. For more info, contact Sierra Cason, Diversity and Access Coordinator at


NWU Scholarship Events

Colgate University

Colgate University’s application for admission opened for students planning to enroll in the fall of 2020 on August 1, 2019. Applications can be submitted through Common App or The Coalition.

Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision
  • November 15, 2019
  • Early Decision II & Regular Decision
  • January 15, 2020

New This Year

Colgate will no longer require an additional supplement. Instead, students will answer two short response questions in the Colgate-specific areas of both the Common and Coalition application.

Colgate will continue to accept self-reported ACT or SAT scores for applicants and will not require official fee waiver verification for students who qualify for a fee waiver in the Common Application or Coalition Application.

Campus Visit Opportunities:

Fall Open House

Friday, October 25
A full-day program with campus tour, classroom session with faculty, lunch with current students and community members, and information about Colgate’s admission process and financial aid.

UNL’s Spanish Visit Days

Families, experience what life is like as a student at Nebraska and learn how to prepare. Spanish Visit Days are free campus visit opportunities open to any student and their guests. Your tour and each of the sessions throughout your day will be hosted in Spanish.

During your visit, you’ll tour campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, explore your academic interests and discover the many services that help students at Nebraska succeed.

By attending this event, you’ll be considered for the Emerging Leaders scholarship worth $8,000 in tuition over four years.

Familias, vean lo que la Universidad de Nebraska–Lincoln tiene que ofrecer y obtengan información sobre cómo prepararse para la universidad. Todas las sesiones y el recorrido serán en español.

Durante su visita recorrerás el campus, explorará sus intereses académicos y aprenderá sobre los servicios que ayudan a los estudiantes de Nebraska tener éxito.

Al asistir, será considerado para la beca Nebraska Beca de Líderes Emergentes de Nebraska de $2,000 por año por 4 años que se aplique a la matrícula.

Register by clicking here.

Doane Spanish Visit

Doane is offering a program to inform LatinX parents about how the college process works and the new diversity scholarships. This whole event will be in Spanish, representatives will discuss different topics like the FAFSA , the significance about GPA’s, Test Scores, High School Scheduling, Extracurriculars in College, Clearing House, Junior Colleges, Post Graduate Programs etc. For more info, review the Doane Día de Visita en Español 2019 letter. For more info, please contact Daniel Maganda Sandoval, Admission Counselor For Diversity Outreach & Recruitment, 402.826.6708 •

Rice University’s Campus Visits

Campus visits are a great way for students to experience Rice University’s culture on their own. Below are upcoming fall program dates.  Interested students are encouraged to register online.

  • Explore RiceSept. 15 or Sept. 22
    This is the annual fall open house program for high school seniors. Students and families will have the opportunity to interact with current faculty and students in ways that go beyond a normal campus visit. It’s truly the best time to visit before applying.
  • Preview RiceNov. 25
    A campus visit opportunity for students in grades 10 – 11. This is a short half-day program packed with must-have information for students starting their college search. It’s scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving to accommodate high school calendars.
If you are unable to attend a fall event, you may click here to schedule a campus visit.

AES Scholarships

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

AES’s belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

Submit essay to

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.