Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Academic Scholarship and Financial Aid Program provides competitive, merit-based financial assistance to students who enroll for full-time study. These scholarships are based solely on academic achievement and promise.

Students must complete the NCTA online admission application, meet admission requirements and submit their high school transcript to NCTA for consideration. No separate application is required to be considered for these scholarships

Jean and Richard Rawson Scholarship

The Jean and Richard Rawson Scholarship is awarded to incoming Nebraska resident students that graduate from high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The Rawson Scholarship award levels are:
4.00 CGPA - $2500 Rawson Scholarship
3.99-3.50 CGPA - $2000 Rawson Scholarship
3.49 - 3.00 CGPA - $1500 Rawson Scholarship

  • The scholarship can be renewed at the corresponding award level as long as the minimum cumulative grade point average is maintained, enrollment is at least full time (12 hrs) and 24 or more credit hours are successfully completed each academic year.
  • Eligibility will be reviewed once a year after spring semester and renewal levels will be based on the cumulative GPA and hours at that time.
  • Students with a Bachelor's or graduate degree are not eligible.
  • This scholarship is available for the academic year only.

Foundation Scholarships:

A number of scholarships are made possible through the efforts of the University Foundation and the generosity of alumni and friends of NCTA. A committee selects these scholarship recipients each year based on the criteria established when the fund was set up.

  • Tim Sheehan Memorial Scholarship
  • Chandra Castle Memorial Scholarship
  • NCTA 100 Beef Cow Program Scholarship
  • Syliva Clawsen English Memorial for the Fred & Edna Hecht Scholarship
  • Lancaster County Farm Burear NCTA Scholarship
  • Sharon Beebe Lytle Scholarship
  • Samuel S & Ruth S Kamino DVM Scholarship
  • Dr C L & Lydia Miller Memorial Scholarship
  • Nebr College of Technical Ag-Veterinary Technology SS
  • Jack McCaffery Memorial Scholarship
  • Curtis Aggie NCTA Scholarship
  • Doug and Stephanie Block Family NCTA Scholarship
  • Wayne & Fern Wolgamott Memorial Scholarship
  • Don Ringstmeyer Memorial Scholarship
  • Arrow Seed Company Scholarship
  • Frances Jorgensen Student Support NCTA
  • NCTA Scholarship
  • NCTA Endowed Scholarship
  • Gudmunsen NCTA Scholarship

Activity Scholarships

The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Activity Scholarship Programs were created for students involved in team or club activities. To be considered for an Activity Scholarship, students must show excellence in their respective areas of activity. Activity scholarships may be awarded to students competing in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, and Trap. Scholarship recommendations are made by the head coach of his or her team.

NCTA Aggie Scholarship:

The NCTA Aggie Scholarship is up to $2000 per year. This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students that graduate from high school with a 2.5 CGPA or higher. Candidates should be leaders with experience, activities and talents that show a strong interest in the agriculture programs and teams promoted at NCTA. Students must be nominated by an NCTA coach or administrator, complete the NCTA online admission application, meet admission requirements and submit their high school (and college) transcripts by April 1 to receive full consideration. If funds are available, students may be considered after April 1 on a first come, first complete basis. Students must be a US citizen to be eligible.

  • The scholarship can be renewed if the minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.500 is maintained and 12 or more credit hours are successfully completed each semester.
  • Eligibility will be reviewed at the end of each semester and the NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship can be used for a total of 2 years.
  • Recipients must maintain good standing, as identified by the team or organization, at all times.
  • This scholarship is available for the academic year only.
  • Applicants who are eligible for the NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship, NCTA Aggie Scholarship and/or Rawson Scholarship will be awarded the scholarship which results in the highest award.

NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship

The NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship is up to $4000 per year. This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen or transfer students that graduate from high school with a 3.0 CGPA or higher and have an ACT score of 18. Candidates should be leaders with experience, activities and talents that show a strong interest in the agriculture programs and teams promoted at NCTA. Students must be nominated by an NCTA coach or administrator, complete the NCTA online admission application, meet admission requirements and submit their high school (and college) transcripts by April 1 to receive full consideration. If funds are available, students may be considered after April 1 on a first come, first complete basis. Students must be a US citizen to be eligible.

  • The scholarship can be renewed if the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is maintained and 12 or more credit hours are successfully completed each semester.
  • Eligibility will be reviewed at the end of each semester and the NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship can be used for a total of 2 years.
  • Recipients must maintain good standing, as identified by the team or organization, at all times.
  • This scholarship is available for the academic year only.
  • Applicants who are eligible for the NCTA Dean's Tuition Scholarship, NCTA Aggie Scholarship and/or Rawson Scholarship will be awarded the scholarship which results in the highest award.

Outside NCTA Scholarship Opportunities

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship – for scholarship information and an application go to the Nebraska Rural Radio Network website.