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 2016, EducationQuest selected 28 high schools to receive College Access Grants. Since the program started in 2006, we have awarded over $4 million in grants to 74 schools.

EducationQuest is accepting College Access Grant applications for the 2018 cycle! 

Please note: The College Access Grant application process is now completely online.

If your school is interested in applying, follow these application requirements:

  1. A representative from your school must attend EducationQuest’s College Access Symposium Thursday, April 12 in Lincoln. Watch for details and an invitation.
  2. Complete a Letter of Intent by May 1, 2018. After your Letter of Intent is approved, you will receive instructions on how to access the online College Access Grant application.
  3. Complete the College Access Grant application by June 11, 2018.

Is your school a current recipient of a College Access Grant?

Click here for program details including required activities and reporting requirements.