Deadline extended for Nebraska Career Scholarships

Electrical NE Career Scholarships
Monday, August 9, 2021

The deadline has been extended from Aug. 1 to Aug. 18 for those interested in pursuing Nebraska Career Scholarships.

Additionally, three more programs have been added to the list of qualifying areas of study. Those include Electrical Technology, Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing.

Nebraska Career Scholarships are available to Mid-Plains Community College students pursuing degrees in program areas leading to high-wage, high-skill and high-demand careers.

They are available thanks to a partnership between MPCC and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.

Qualifying students can receive up to $3,000 per year for tuition, fees, books, program materials or housing. Qualification is not based on financial need.

Recipients must be either first-time students who have not previously enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the past three years and have not previously earned a postsecondary credential or transfer students who are enrolled in an eligible program, live in Nebraska while receiving the scholarship and participate in a Nebraska-based career-related work experience prior to completing their field of study.

Students must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following program areas to be considered.

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Agribusiness
  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Logistics
  • Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • PC Support/Network Technology
  • Welding Technology

More information about the scholarships and how to apply for them is available at:, or by contacting Erinn Brown, MPCC area director of Financial Aid, at or (308) 345-8112.