FAQ

Eligibility and Criteria for Continuing Award

To be eligible for a Weller grant, students must:

  • graduate from an approved school district within the Nebraska counties of Holt, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Keya Paha and Garfield, and Gregory County in South Dakota (graduates of South Central High only.) The Foundation will consider applicants who have been home schooled in one of the counties listed above. Applicants must be current residents of the seven-county area. Exceptions may be given to those who gave up residency for full-time college or military service.
  • be a citizen of the United States.
  • not have received a Bachelor’s Degree from any institution.

Students are awarded scholarships annually with disbursements made at the beginning of each semester pending continued eligibility. Students must reapply annually. No student will receive more than two annual scholarship awards with the exception of a person in an approved nursing program.

Criteria for continuing award, student must:

  • pass a minimum of 12 credit hours per quarter/semester
  • have a C or 2.0 accumulative grade point average in order to receive the second half of the grant award or to apply for a second grant

If you need technical assistance when creating an account to apply for a scholarship, please contact the Northeast Community College Financial Aid department at 402-844-7289 or finaid@northeast.edu. Please include Weller Scholarship in the subject line of the email.

Approved Colleges

Central Community College

Mid-Plains Community College

Metropolitan Community College

Mitchell Technical Institute

Northeast Community College

Southeast Community College

University of NE College of Technical Agriculture

Western Nebraska Community College

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Chadron State College

Clarkson College

College of St. Mary

Creighton University

Midland Lutheran College

Nebraska Methodist College

Nebraska Wesleyan University

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska – Omaha

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Wayne State College

Central Community College

Mid-Plains Community College

Metropolitan Community College

Mitchell Technical Institute

Northeast Community College

Southeast Community College

University of NE College of Technical Agriculture

Western Nebraska Community College

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Chadron State College

Clarkson College

College of St. Mary

Creighton University

Midland Lutheran College

Nebraska Methodist College

Nebraska Wesleyan University

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska – Omaha

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Wayne State College

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Northeast Community College and The Weller Foundation have partnered to provide an online scholarship application. If you have applied at Northeast Community College for scholarships, please use the same username and password. If not, please create a new account. Once an account is created, you may complete the scholarship application.

The online scholarship application for the academic year is available October 1 and due no later than March 1.

If you need technical assistance when creating an account, please contact the Northeast Community College Financial Aid department at 402-844-7289 or finaid@northeast.edu. Please include Weller Scholarship in the subject line of the email.