About EducationQuest Foundation

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
  • need-based scholarship programs
  • grants that help high schools increase their college-going rate
  • outreach services for community agencies statewide

EducationQuest has provided free college planning services for Nebraska students and families since 1986 (before 1998, we were known as the Educational Planning Centers).  We also serve Nebraska high schools and middle schools by providing:

  • free publications for distribution to students
  • online tools such as ScholarshipQuest and Activities Resume
  • financial aid and college planning programs
  • on-site FAFSA filing sessions
  • financial aid training for school counselors
  • monthly college planning bulletins for students and counselors
  • College Access Grants for high schools

Helping students KnowHow2GO to college

In 2007, EducationQuest enhanced it services for younger students by launching the KnowHow2GO program in Nebraska. This program provides four steps 8th, 9th and 10th grade students should follow to make college a reality. See the KnowHow2GO section to learn about the four steps and about free KnowHow2GO resources for you and your students.


In 2010, EducationQuest and the Nebraska P-16 Initiative teamed up to coordinate the Go.Visit.College! campaign. This campaign encourages high schools and colleges to work together to coordinate group campus visits for high school students. It also encourages parents to coordinate campus visits for their student.

EducationQuest has free resources to help you coordinate campus visits at your school:

Who to contact…

To learn more about college planning services and resources EducationQuest can provide for your school, contact:

  • Kristin Ageton for middle school efforts statewide
  • Jodi Vanden Berge for high school efforts in Kearney and in central and western Nebraska
  • Les Monroe for high school efforts in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska
  • Joan Jurek for high school efforts in Omaha and northeast Nebraska
  • Eric Drumheller for inquiries related to the College Access Grants program