More than 20 Nebraska high schools received grants worth $200,000, EducationQuest Foundation confirmed Tuesday

LINCOLN, Nebraska — On Tuesday, the EducationQuest Foundation made the announcement that its College Access Grant program had granted a total of $200,000 to 24 high schools in the state of Nebraska.

According to a news release, the awards help develop and strengthen programs that are aimed to boost the percentage of students who go on to complete their higher education.

A call for applications is held once every two years to select the recipients of the funds. The funding provided to schools is for a period of four years, and annual awards can range anywhere from $2,500 to $20,000. The financing is determined on the number of students enrolled.

Since the beginning of the program in 2006, EducationQuest has provided awards totaling more than $6.2 million to 111 different schools.

The following is a list of selected schools:

  • Bellevue West High School
  • Callaway High School
  • Cozad High School
  • Crawford Public Schools
  • Elba High School
  • Fremont High School
  • Gering High School
  • Kearney High School
  • Keya Paha County High School
  • Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools
  • Lewiston Consolidated Schools
  • Lincoln Northwest High School
  • Lincoln Southwest High School
  • Logan View Public Schools
  • Nebraska City High School
  • Northwest High School (Grand Island)
  • Omaha Bryan High School
  • Omaha North High School
  • Pawnee City Public Schools
  • Plattsmouth High School
  • Sidney High School
  • Scottsbluff High School
  • Southern High School
  • Wood River Rural High School

“We are thrilled to be partnering with these high schools to assist in encouraging a greater number of their students to continue their education after graduating from high school. According to Eric Drumheller, Vice President of Grants and Scholarships, “We hope the activities we support help students understand the value of higher education, including trade certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and beyond.”

Grants are available to schools, and they can be used to fund a variety of activities, including college visits, sessions on financial aid, scholarship searches, and the completion of college applications.

The submission of grant applications for the subsequent funding cycle will get under way in the fall of 2023.

Visit the EducationQuest website in order to acquire further details.

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