Learn to Dream Program Information

  • Program Information

    A quality college education changes lives every day. It opens doors to a promising career and a fulfilling life many current high school students don’t think is possible. For low-income students in Southeast Community College’s 15-county district, the dream of a college education can be a reality through the exciting Learn to Dream Scholarship. The scholarship was established to create an opportunity for every economically disadvantaged high school student graduating from a public or private high school in SCC’s 15-county district to further their education by attending SCC in Beatrice, Lincoln or Milford. Students are made aware of the Learn to Dream Scholarship opportunity beginning in the eighth grade. They work with their guidance counselor to take courses that will prepare them to become successful SCC students. 
    Learn to Dream pays for up to 45 credit hours, or around $3,037.50 of tuition at Southeast Community College. This is A LOT of money! Take good care of your scholarship!
    Your scholarship can only be used at SCC Lincoln, Beatrice or Milford.
    You do not need to be a full-time student to use Learn to Dream. Once you start going to college, you have two full years to use your scholarship.
    The Learn to Dream Scholar Office will keep you up to date about opportunities and issues related to your scholarship. PLEASE READ ALL MAIL/E-MAIL pertaining to your scholarship.


    All Lincoln graduation seniors who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch (as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture) are eligible for the scholarship. Applying is easy. Complete a simple form (below), signed by you the student and your parent(s) or guardians. Please ask your high school counselor for more information and to see if you are eligible. Even if you are not on free or reduced-price lunch, you might qualify, so please contact us here at SCC Learn to Dream or ask your school counselor.

    Application for high school graduates.