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SCC forms partnership with Nebraska Wesleyan University

Dr. Fred Ohles and Dr. Paul Illich shake hands.
Dr. Illich and Dr. Ohles sign the Pathways partnership.

Students at Southeast Community College now have the option of transferring to Nebraska Wesleyan University with a $15,000 annual scholarship.  

“This innovative scholarship program aligns with SCC’s goal of enhancing partnerships to improve transition and academic articulation with four-year institutions,” said Dr. Paul Illich, SCC president.

The $15,000 scholarship is available to students transferring directly from SCC and who complete a minimum of 18 credit hours. The scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters at NWU.  Phi Theta Kappa and Kappa Beta Delta students are eligible for $17,000 in scholarships. KBD is a national honor society for business students, and PTK is a national honor society for students at two-year colleges.

“We are delighted to partner with Southeast Community College to open more doors to bachelor degree completion,” said NWU President Fred Ohles. “SCC students have enjoyed tremendous academic and extracurricular success at Nebraska Wesleyan.”

Since 2013, 386 full-time students with SCC credits have enrolled at NWU and 231 students have enrolled in the adult degree completion program. The average grade point average of those students is 3.2.

“SCC students undergo a seamless transition to NWU because many of the classroom opportunities they’ve already experienced and desired at SCC — small classes, personal attention, and academic excellence — are core to Nebraska Wesleyan’s mission too,” Ohles continued.

In addition to the $15,000 annual scholarship, the Pathways Partnership also provides a $15 credit hour reduction in tuition for working adults. The main objective is to increase the amount of SCC students who earn bachelor’s degrees.

“SCC is committed to providing innovative programming to empower and transform its students,” Illich said. “Diverse and creative opportunities such as the new NWU scholarship for all SCC students will strengthen our institutions and our communities.”

A representative from NWU has regular hours each week at SCC’s Lincoln Campus in which interested students can visit. Students interested in this scholarship can apply for free at www.nebrwesleyan.edu/apply


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