EducationQuest’s Reaching Your Potential Scholarship Program provides renewable scholarships twice a year to low-income Nebraska students who face obstacles to college. Applicants are referred by community agencies and schools statewide.

Since the program began in 2000, EducationQuest has awarded over $8 million in scholarships to 622 Nebraskans. Of these, 81 percent are either in college or have graduated.

How does EducationQuest help Reaching Your Potential recipients achieve success?

  • Recipients attending a two-year college receive $3,000 annually, and recipients attending a four-year college receive $6,300 annually.
  • Campus mentors help recipients stay on track.
  • EducationQuest’s scholarship staff provide ongoing support to recipients.
  • Our Reaching Out newsletter highlights recipient success stories, new recipients, and recent college graduates.

Interested in referring a student?

You are eligible to refer students to the Reaching Your Potential Scholarship Program if you are a representative of a Nebraska:

  • Community agency
  • College Financial Aid Office
  • High school currently funded by an EducationQuest College Access Grant (for spring round only)

Click here to refer a student.

The deadline to refer students for the spring 2023 round is March 15.
The deadline for students to submit applications for the spring 2023 round is
April 3.

All applicants will be notified of results via email by May 31.

Applicant Eligibility Criteria
Referral Process and Deadlines
Awards & Disbursements

Contact Information

If you have questions about the EducationQuest Scholarship Program contact:

Lisa Mueller
Director of Scholarships