Financing Your Education

Education is one of the most important, and possibly the first, big investment of your life. Spend some time researching scholarships as they can be a big factor in financing your years at college.

Your academic scholarship amount and GPA maintenance requirements are tied to the semester you started at Doane.
Aidsort descending Award Eligibility Process Renewability / Repayment
Athletic Award Varies. Funds are limited and awarded at the discretion of the coach.

To be eligible for any Doane Athletic Award, first-time students must meet two of the following three requirements based on final high-school transcripts:

Admitted students may be required to participate in a tryout.

This award is renewed each year at the discretion of the coach.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For application and timeline information, visit their website

Board of Trustee's Scholarship Up to $52,000 ($13,000/yr for four years) Admitted students are automatically eligible with a minimum 23 ACT and 3.25 GPA.

Students who meet the nomination criteria should apply to Doane University.

Renewable for up to eight semesters if the student maintains good academic standing.
CPNRD Ron Bishop College Scholarship

Applicants must be college junior or seniors residing within the Central Platte Natural Resources District boundaries (Gothenburg to Columbus along the Platte River) and are pursuing a career in t

Application is available on the NRD website

Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship

Must be a graduate of any Lincoln public high school interested in a career in the business field.  Must be attending an institution of higher learning in the state of Nebraska.

Downloand and return their application to the address

Not eligible for renewal.

Doane University Legacy Grant $1,000

Awarded to admitted applicants who have a current sibling attending the Crete campus or who have had a sibling, parent, grandparent or great-grandparent graduate from Doane University.

Eligible students receive this award.

This grant is renewable for up to eight semesters.

Doane University Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

To be eligible for the CPS Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, students must 1) transfer credit from a qualified institution, 2) submit all application and scholarship materials by the deadline -

  1. Complete application for admission

This scholarship is non-renewable.

Douglas Sarpy County Family Community Education Scholarship

Applicants must be a resident of Douglas or Sarpy county that has completed at least one year of college by June of the current year.  Graduate level is acceptable.

Click here for scholarship information

Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund More information is available at FamiliesofFreedom.org

Provides education assistance to members of families impacted by 9-11.

Visit: families of freedom.org

Visit: families of freedom.org

Federal Direct PLUS (Parent) Loan Varies (Up to Cost of Attendance)

Parents who do not have adverse credit history may borrow for their dependent student. Applications are approved by the Federal Direct Loan Origination Center based on a credit check.

Apply for the FAFSA and complete Direct PLUS Loan Request and Master Promissory Note here

Begins after the loan is fully disbursed. Deferment options are available. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

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