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Scholarships

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Academic scholarships and need-based aid comes in all forms and sizes. Chadron State College is here to help you pay for college by offering a variety of scholarships and tuition waivers. 

These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis with limited availability. 

Fall 2022 Incoming Student Scholarships

Scholarship Qualifications Amount
President Scholars 4.0 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $7,000/year
Dean Scholars 3.75 to 3.99 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $2,000/year
Community Scholars 3.25 to 3.74 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $1,500/year
Premier Eagle Need-based Variable based on unmet need

The priority date for scholarships is July 31st.  Apply Today!

Out-of-State students will receive a scholarship to ensure they pay the in-state tuition rate.

 

State College Tuition Guarantee

The State College Tuition Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State tuition-free. This means that families with an income of $65,000 or less will be eligible for this program. The program applies to new undergraduate and transfer students at the Colleges.

Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college tuition scholarships, or College Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. The State College Guarantee does not cover additional costs such as room and board, books, and fees. However, external 'outside' scholarships are not considered when providing support to cover tuition costs and may be applied towards these additional costs. 

To qualify, students must:

  • Be designated as a first-time freshman or an incoming transfer at Chadron State College
  • Be admitted to Chadron State College
  • Be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Please completed your FAFSA by April 1st to receive priority consideration for the State College Tuition Guarantee.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, including one or more on-campus classes.

The Guarantee is renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains Pell-eligible, in good academic standing, and continues as a full-time on-campus student.

 

Board of Trustees

Awarded to Incoming Freshman students

The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees provides competitive four-year, full-tuition waivers for up to 18 credit hours of on-campus tuition to Nebraska high school graduates who plan to attend Chadron, Wayne or Peru State the following fall. A minimum 3.0 Unweighted GPA is required. ACT/SAT requirements are waived for the Fall 2022 incoming class.

See the How to Apply instructions above to apply for this prestigious award.

Students must enroll full-time with CSC and maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to qualify for the renewal each year.

 

Career Scholarships

Awarded to Incoming Freshman and new Transfer Students

Students with an 18+ ACT score planning to major in one of the following areas will be considered: 

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts
  • Education
  • Justice Studies
  • Rangeland Management

ACT scores are required and the value of the Careers Scholarship is $2,000-$6,000 per year. 

 

Fall 2022 Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarship Qualifications Amount
President Scholars 4.0 Cumulative GPA $7,000/year
Innovative Transfer Scholars 3.0+ GPA $2,000/year
Premier Eagle Need-based Variable based on unmet need
The priority date for scholarships is July 31stApply Today!
Out-of-State students will receive a scholarship to ensure they pay the in-state tuition rate.
 

Phi Theta Kappa

Awarded to new Transfer Students

Recipients will receive a two-year tuition scholarship to apply up to 16 credit hours of in-state on-campus tuition for 4 consecutive semesters (fall/spring). Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA to qualify for the renewal the second year. Students must have an associate’s degree, a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale from all colleges attended prior to attendance at CSC, proof of PTK membership and enroll full-time at CSC the fall semester following spring graduation at a community college to be considered for this award. Students must complete the Scholarship Application assigned to their ToDo's November 1st. There are a limited number of scholarships available each year.

RHOP-Rural Health Opportunities Program

The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative agreement between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate high school students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. Please visit the RHOP Scholarship page for more information about this amazing opportunity. 

RBLI-Rural Business Leadership Initiative

The purpose of the Rural Business Leadership Initiative is to prepare students pursuing careers in business, specifically in rural areas and to help graduates of the program assume leadership roles within rural communities. Visit the RBLI Scholarship page for more information.

RLOP-Rural Law Opportunities Program

RLOP is a partnership program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law to recruit future rural lawyers. Successful applicants earning a bachelor's degree with a Legal Studies major or minor are provisionally admitted to the Nebraska College of Law. For more information, visit the CSC RLOP Scholarship Page

Explore other scholarship options by choosing what type of student you are for the upcoming academic year:

 

Incoming Freshman

The Scholarship Application will be available November 1st.

Scholarship fund availability is limited, so complete the scholarship application as soon as possible. Chadron State College awards scholarships on a first come, first serve basis.

Scholarship Application Priority Date - July 31stst- Apply Today!

Chadron State College offers a variety of competitive scholarships based on area of study, extracurricular activities, and academic criteria.

How to Apply:

To be considered for the majority of the CSC Freshman Scholarships listed below, you must do the following:

  1. Apply for admission at Chadron State College
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application on your MyCSC To Do's, available November 1st.
  3. Submit a digital copy of your high school transcript.

For scholarships with separate applications and deadlines, visit the "General CSC Scholarship Applications" section below.  Only those with an application listed, require a separate application.

 

Fall 2022 Incoming Student Scholarships

Scholarship Qualifications Amount
President Scholars 4.0 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $7,000/year
Dean Scholars 3.75 to 3.99 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $2,000/year
Community Scholars 3.25 to 3.74 Cumulative Unweighted GPA $1,500/year
Premier Eagle Need-based Variable based on unmet need
The priority date for scholarships is July 31stApply Today!
Out-of-State students will receive a scholarship to ensure they pay the in-state tuition rate.
These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis with limited availability. 

 

State College Tuition Guarantee

The State College Tuition Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State tuition-free. This means that families with an income of $65,000 or less will be eligible for this program. The program applies to new undergraduate and transfer students at the Colleges.

Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college tuition scholarships, or College Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. The State College Guarantee does not cover additional costs such as room and board, books, and fees. However, external 'outside' scholarships are not considered when providing support to cover tuition costs and may be applied towards these additional costs. 

To qualify, students must:

  • Be designated as a first-time freshman or an incoming transfer at Chadron State College
  • Be admitted to Chadron State College
  • Be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Please completed your FAFSA by April 1st to receive priority consideration for the State College Tuition Guarantee.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, including one or more on-campus classes.

The Guarantee is renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains Pell-eligible, in good academic standing, and continues as a full-time on-campus student.

 

Board of Trustees

The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees provides competitive four-year, full-tuition waivers for up to 18 credit hours of on-campus tuition to Nebraska high school graduates who score a 25 or above on their ACT/1200 on SAT who plan to attend Chadron, Wayne or Peru State the following fall. A minimum 3.0 Unweighted GPA is required.

See the How to Apply instructions above to apply for this prestigious award.

Students must enroll full-time with CSC and maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average to qualify for the renewal each year.

These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis with limited availability. 

 

Career Scholarships

Awarded to Incoming Freshman and new Transfer Students

Students with an 18+ ACT score planning to major in one of the following areas will be considered: 

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts
  • Education
  • Justice Studies
  • Rangeland Management

ACT scores are required and the value of the Careers Scholarship is $2,000-$6,000 per year. 

Related to Alumni

The Chadron State Alumni Association annually awards two $500 scholarships. Applicants must have a relative who graduated from CSC. Return the application below to the Alumni Office by April 1st.
 
General CSC Scholarships, CSC Annual Scholarships, and CSC Endowments
For more information, please visit our Chadron State College Foundation page.
 
The following department scholarships require a separate application:
Agricultural Scholarships

A number of Agriculture scholarships will be available for first-time enrollees at Chadron State College. Applied Sciences/Agriculture has many scholarships they award to students Freshman and above. Return the scholarship application below by April 1st

Art Scholarships
A number of scholarships are awarded each year to students who plan to major in art. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic and creative ability, rather than financial need. Please have a letter of recommendation sent by your art instructor or principal attesting to your interest and ability in art. Also, submit at least fifteen 35mm slides or color prints by mail, showing original art work in a wide range of materials.
 

RHOP-Rural Health Opportunities Program

The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative agreement between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate high school students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. Please visit the RHOP Scholarship page for more information about this amazing opportunity. 

RBLI-Rural Business Leadership Initiative

The purpose of the Rural Business Leadership Initiative is to prepare students pursuing careers in business, specifically in rural areas and to help graduates of the program assume leadership roles within rural communities. Visit the RBLI Scholarship page for more information.

RLOP-Rural Law Opportunities Program

RLOP is a partnership program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law to recruit future rural lawyers. Successful applicants earning a bachelor's degree with a Legal Studies major or minor are provisionally admitted to the Nebraska College of Law. For more information, visit the CSC RLOP Scholarship Page
 
Music Scholarships
A number of tuition waivers and grants are awarded to men and women who are pursing a degree in music. Waivers and grants are awarded at the discretion to the department heads. A separate application is required, Music Scholarship Information and Application
 
Theatre Scholarships
The Theatre Program at CSC awards a number of Assistantships to students who plan to participate or  major in Theatre. These Assistantships are awarded on the basis of ability in Theatre, more than on financial need. Theatre Assistantships will be awarded from the following sources: Tuition Waivers, Memorial Scholarships, Foundation Assistantships, Fine Arts Assistantships.
 

Transfer Student

The Scholarship Application will be available November 1st.

Scholarship Application Priority Date - July 31st- Apply Today!
How to Apply:
To be considered for the majority of the CSC Transfer Student Scholarships, you must do the following as soon as possible:
  1. Apply for admission at Chadron State College
  2. Complete the Scholarship Application (which is assigned as a checklist on your MyCSC To Dos, available November 1st).
  3. Send copies of ALL college transcripts to:
    CSC Admissions, 1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337

Academic scholarships and need-based aid comes in all forms and sizes. Chadron State College is here to help you pay for college by offering a variety of scholarships and tuition waivers

Scholarship fund availability is limited, so complete the scholarship application as soon as possible. Chadron State College awards scholarships on a first come, first serve basis.
 

Fall 2022 Transfer Student Scholarships

Scholarship
Qualifications
Amount
President Scholars
4.0 Cumulative GPA
$7,000/year
Innovative Transfer Scholars
3.0+ GPA
$2,000/year
Premier Eagle
Need-based
Variable based on unmet need
 The priority date for scholarships is July 31st.  Apply Today!
Out-of-State students will receive a scholarship to ensure they pay the in-state tuition rate.
These scholarships are awarded on a first come first serve basis with limited availability. 
 

State College Tuition Guarantee

The State College Tuition Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State tuition-free. This means that families with an income of $65,000 or less will be eligible for this program. The program applies to new undergraduate and transfer students at the Colleges.

Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college tuition scholarships, or College Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. The State College Guarantee does not cover additional costs such as room and board, books, and fees. However, external 'outside' scholarships are not considered when providing support to cover tuition costs and may be applied towards these additional costs. 

To qualify, students must:

  • Be designated as a first-time freshman or an incoming transfer at Chadron State College
  • Be admitted to Chadron State College
  • Be Pell Grant eligible as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Please completed your FAFSA by April 1st to receive priority consideration for the State College Tuition Guarantee.
  • on or before April 1st to receive priority consideration. 
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, including one or more on-campus classes.

The Guarantee is renewable for up to four years as long as the student remains Pell-eligible, in good academic standing, and continues as a full-time on-campus student.

The State College Transfer Guarantee is a comprehensive program that removes academic and financial barriers for transfer students. Eliminating obstacles in awarding transfer credit is vital for transfer students to continue and complete their four-year degrees. Expanding transfer credit opportunities for transfer students from all accredited two-year institutions allows these students to transfer in additional credits, complete their four-year degrees in less time, and incur less debt.

The State Colleges Transfer Guarantee ensures that Pell-eligible, (families with incomes of $60,000 or less), resident and non-resident students can attend Chadron State College tuition-free. 

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Recipients will receive a two-year tuition scholarship to apply up to 16 credit hours of in-state on-campus tuition for 4 consecutive semesters (fall/spring). Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA to qualify for the renewal the second year. Students must have an associate’s degree, a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale from all colleges attended prior to attendance at CSC, proof of PTK membership and enroll full-time at CSC the fall semester following spring graduation at a community college to be considered for this award. Students must complete the Scholarship Application assigned to their ToDo's November 1st. There are a limited number of scholarships available each year.
 

Community College Tuition Waiver

The Community College tuition waiver is a $5,700 merit based tuition waiver funded by Chadron State College, but is awarded by one of six community colleges that are in agreement with CSC. If you are transferring to CSC from Eastern Wyoming College, Mid Plains Community College, Western Nebraska Community College, Casper College, Morgan Community College, and Northeastern Junior College. If you wish to be considered for this prestigious scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid Office of your community college you are transferring from for an application. You must have a 3.0+ GPA to be considered. 
 

Career Scholarships

Awarded to Incoming Freshman and new Transfer Students

Students with an 18+ ACT score planning to major in one of the following areas will be considered: 

  • Business Administration
  • Communication Arts
  • Education
  • Justice Studies
  • Rangeland Management

ACT scores are required and the value of the Careers Scholarship is $2,000-$6,000 per year.

Davis-Chambers Transfer Scholarship

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship recognizes academically promising students who often find that financial requirements of postsecondary education are a major obstacle. The scholarship may be used for (tuition, room and board, or fees). Each applicant is required to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship is applied after all other aid.
The Davis-Chambers Scholarship is a scholarship provided through the Nebraska State College System for transfer students from Nebraska Community Colleges. The scholarships are awarded for one academic year (two semesters) and are renewable for a subsequent academic year upon academic success, not to exceed four consecutive academic semesters, if completed within a total of two years. Recipients of scholarships must enroll as full-time students carrying 12 hours or more per semester. The awards will terminate if the recipient is placed on academic suspension or probation.  For more information and the application please go to Davis-Chambers Student Scholarship.  Scholarship Deadline February 1.
 

RHOP-Rural Health Opportunities Program

The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative agreement between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate high school students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. Please visit the RHOP Scholarship page for more information about this amazing opportunity. 

RBLI-Rural Business Leadership Initiative

The purpose of the Rural Business Leadership Initiative is to prepare students pursuing careers in business, specifically in rural areas and to help graduates of the program assume leadership roles within rural communities. Visit the RBLI Scholarship page for more information.

RLOP-Rural Law Opportunities Program

RLOP is a partnership program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law to recruit future rural lawyers. Successful applicants earning a bachelor's degree with a Legal Studies major or minor are provisionally admitted to the Nebraska College of Law. For more information, visit the CSC RLOP Scholarship Page
 

General CSC Scholarships, CSC Annual Scholarships, and CSC Endowments

For more information, please visit our Chadron State College Foundation page.
 
The following transfer/department scholarships require a separate application:
Agricultural Scholarships:
 
Magowan Agriculture
A number of Agriculture scholarships will be available for first-time enrollees at Chadron State College. The CSC Foundation Endowments department has information on all CSC Endowments. Magowan Agriculture Scholarship Information and Application.
 
Art Scholarships
A number of scholarship are awarded each year to students who plan to major in art. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic and creative ability rather than financial need. Please have a letter of recommendation sent by your art instructor or principal attesting to your interest and ability in art. Also submit at least fifteen 35mm slides or color prints by mail showing original art work in a wide range of materials.
Art Department Application
 
Music Scholarships:
A number of tuition waivers and grants are awarded to men and women who are pursing a degree in music. Waivers and grants are awarded at the discretion to the department heads. A separate application is required, please follow the following link:  Music Contact Information and Application
 
Social Science Scholarships:
The Allen & Sara Shepherd History Scholarship
A scholarship will be awarded annually to a student interested in History. Application materials may be secured from Dr. Joel Hyer at any time after the beginning of the spring semester. The completed application must be returned by March 1. The Committee will determine the recipient based on Dr. James Margett's recommendation. Half of the award will be given the first week of fall semester; the second half will be given the first week of spring semester. Application information may be obtained here.
 
Theatre Scholarships:
The Theatre Program at CSC awards a number of Assistantships to students who plan to participate or  major in Theatre. These Assistantships are awarded on the basis of ability in Theatre, more than on financial need. Theatre Assistantships will be awarded from the following sources: Tuition Waivers, Memorial Scholarships, Foundation Assistantships, Fine Arts Assistantships. Click here for the application.
 

Graduate Student

Chadron State College offers the following scholarship(s) for the graduate programs.  All graduate students are automatically considered for these scholarship(s).  
Dr. Earl Strohbehn Memorial - Graduate
A scholarship is available for a graduate student pursuing a degree in the field of Education. Financial need is a strong basis for scholarship consideration.
There are many other graduate level outside scholarships offered as well. Please visit our Outside Scholarships page for more information.

Current Student

Current students are not required to submit an application for general scholarships. All current CSC students may be considered for general scholarships based on geographic, academic and/or income criteria. For scholarships with more precise criteria, a supplemental form will be posted to your "To Do List" on your MyCSC account.
General CSC Scholarships, CSC Annual Scholarships, and CSC Endowments
For more information, please visit our Chadron State College Foundation page.
Scholarships that require a separate application/form:
Nebraska Cooperative Council
The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation will provide a scholarship to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring or minoring in Agribusiness dependent upon available funding. Students must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or above. Eligibility is limited to sons/daughters of a parent/legal guardian who has been an active member, director, or employee for at least the prior three (3) years of a cooperative which has been a member in good standing of the Council for at least five (5) years. A separate application is required, visit nebr.coop/foundation/scholarships/ for details. Deadline to apply: April 15.
 
Art Scholarships
A number of scholarships are awarded each year to students who plan to major in art. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of artistic and creative ability rather than financial need. Please have a letter of recommendation sent by your art instructor or principal attesting to your interest and ability in art. Also submit at least fifteen 35mm slides or color prints by mail showing original art work in a wide range of materials.
 
Music Scholarships
A number of tuition waivers and grants are awarded to men and women who are pursing a degree in music. Waivers and grants are awarded at the discretion to the department heads. A separate application is required, please follow the following link: 
 
Theatre Scholarships
The Theatre Program at CSC awards a number of Assistantships to students who plan to participate or  major in Theatre. These Assistantships are awarded on the basis of ability in Theatre, more than on financial need. Theatre Assistantships will be awarded from the following sources: Tuition Waivers, Memorial Scholarships, Foundation Assistantships, Fine Arts Assistantships. Click here for an application.

General CSC Scholarship Applications

Incoming Freshman
Look for the Freshman Scholarship application on your MyCSC To Do list on November 1st. This is a general application for most CSC freshman scholarships and the priority date to apply is July 31st.
The following scholarships have separate applications and deadlines, click the links for more information:
New Transfer Students
Click the links below for applications and deadlines.
Graduate Students
Current Students
All current CSC students will automatically be considered for general scholarships based on geographic, academic and income criteria.* Current students are typically notified of awards in the Spring semester. Scholarships with specific applications/criteria are listed below.
*For scholarships with more precise criteria, a supplemental form will be posted to your "To Do List" on your MyCSC account. Those who complete the supplemental form will be considered for those additional scholarships.
Many students pay for college with the help of Outside Scholarships. Please review important Outside Scholarship information regarding reporting, sending the awards to CSC, and enrollment verification.
If you receive scholarships, grants, tuition waiver assistance, veteran's benefits, or any other assistance through an agency or organization other than CSC, you must report that assistance to the START Office so it can be included in your total financial aid package using the CSC Outside Scholarship Notification Form.

 

 
NOTE: Scholarship amounts will be divided equally between the two semesters unless otherwise stipulated by the donor/organization. If a check is term specific please make sure that is noted on the MEMO line of the check.
Checks payable to "Chadron State College" only and put the student's name in the memo field of the check.

Please have scholarship checks sent to:
      Chadron State College
      Attn: Financial Aid
      1000 Main St.
      Chadron, NE 69337
As a financial aid recipient, you are legally required to keep the CSC informed of all resources received from outside agencies or organizations. If you receive additional awards from other agencies or organizations any time during the award year, we may have to adjust your Federal Student Financial Aid award or you may be required to return a portion of your Federal Student Financial Aid.

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