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EducationQuest Awards $200,000 in Grant Funding to 24 Nebraska High Schools

Sidney Makes The List


September 8, 2022 | View PDF

LINCOLN — EducationQuest Foundation today announced that 24 Nebraska high schools have been awarded a total of $200,000 in College Access Grants to help develop and enhance programs designed to increase the number of students who go to college.

EducationQuest awards College Access Grants every two years through a competitive application process. Schools are funded for four years with annual awards ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, depending on school enrollment.

Since the program began in 2006, EducationQuest has awarded more than $6.2 million in grants to 111 schools.

Vice President of Grants and Scholarships Eric Drumheller said, “We are excited to partner with these high schools to help encourage more of their students to continue their education past high school. 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.”

Selected schools are listed alphabetically below.

* 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

Schools will use the grants to fund programs and activities such as college visits, financial aid sessions, scholarship searches, and completion of college applications. The grant program also promotes involvement with families and businesses to help ensure the program’s success.

The application process for the next grant cycle will begin in fall 2023.


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