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,
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.”
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.
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