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EducationQuest awards $1.33 million in scholarships

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

LINCOLN, Nebraska -- Mid-Plains Community College and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture are among 31 Nebraska public and private nonprofit colleges and universities that will share $1.33 million in need-based scholarship funds awarded by EducationQuest Foundation. The funds are designated for undergraduate students from Nebraska who demonstrate financial need. Each college selects the students who will benefit from the scholarships.

This marks the 14th year that EducationQuest has awarded need-based scholarship funds to Nebraska colleges. Since the program began in 1999, EducationQuest has awarded a total of $13.7 million which has provided more than 13,300 scholarships.

EducationQuest developed the scholarship program -- and has continually increased the annual distribution amount -- as part of its mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska.

Other colleges receiving funds are Bellevue University, BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, Central Community College, Chadron State College, Clarkson College, College of Saint Mary, Concordia University, Creighton University, Doane College, Grace University, Hastings College, Little Priest Tribal College, Metropolitan Community College, Midland University, Nebraska Christian College, Nebraska Indian Community College, Nebraska Methodist College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Northeast Community College, Peru State College, Southeast Community College, Union College, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Wayne State College, Western Nebraska Community College, and York College.

EducationQuest Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska. Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest provides free college planning services; funds need-based scholarship programs; provides grants that help high schools increase their college-going rate; and provides outreach services for community agencies statewide. For more information, call 800.303.3745 or visitEducationQuest.org.

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