Nebraska Career Scholarships Available Through MPCC

Matt McClung
Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Mid-Plains Community College student Matt McClung, of Big Springs, prepares to cut a board in a building construction class in North Platte. Building construction is one of the program areas eligible for Nebraska Career Scholarships.  

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

The deadline to apply is Aug. 1. 

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

Qualifying students are eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year, which can be used for tuition, fees, books, program materials or housing. 

Recipients must be either first-time students 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. 

Qualification is not based on financial need. Students must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following program areas to be considered. 

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Agribusiness
  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Diesel Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology
  • Logistics
  • 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.