If your high school wants to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school, we encourage you to apply for an EducationQuest College Access Grant.
This program provides multi-year funding to Nebraska high schools with a goal to increase the schools’ college-going rate by 10 percentage points.
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.
High schools use grant funds to develop and support college-access activities.
In 2018, EducationQuest selected 22 high schools to receive College Access Grants. Since the program started in 2006, we have awarded $4.3 million in grants to 89 schools.
Interested in applying for a 2020 College Access Grant?
EducationQuest is accepting applications for the 2020 cycle. To apply you must:
- Have a representative from your school attend the EducationQuest Symposium on April 16, 2020 at Innovation Campus in Lincoln. The attendance requirement is waived as the Symposium was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Instead, please register for a College Access Grants Webinar to be held March 31 from 10:00-10:30 CDT. If you can’t attend, a recording will be available.
- Complete the Letter of Intent by May 1, 2020.
- Complete the full application by July 1, 2020. After your Letter of Intent is approved, you will receive access to the online application.
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