Scholarships

NCTA Scholarships

Approximately 95% of NCTA, first time, first degree seeking students receive some form of financial assistance including grants, low-interest loans, college work study and numerous scholarships.  Contact the NCTA Scholarships and Financial Aid Office for more information about available scholarships and financial programs. College is the ultimate investment for the future.


Jean & 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.  Students must complete the NCTA online admission application, meet admission requirements and submit their high school transcript to NCTA for consideration.  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.

There are also hard copies that you may pick up in the NCTA Welcome Center.

Outside NCTA Scholarship Opportunities

Nebraska Rural Radio Foundation Scholarship – for scholarship information and an application go to www.nrrfoundation.com

Aggie Alumni Association Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a freshman student at NCTA whose parents are Alumni of NCTA, UNSTA, UNSA, or NSA. Please contact the NCTA Welcome Center for an application or with questions about this scholarship.

NACEB Scholarship

The Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Scholarship Program includes the following:
•One $1000 scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) for a current student (sophomore or higher) enrolled at NCTA.

Application materials must be received by March 17, 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at tsmith24@unl.edu. 

APPLY: NACEB Scholarship

Glenn Jurgens Memorial Scholarship

The primary purpose of this scholarship is to provide support and encouragement for deserving Nebraska students to attend NCTA who may otherwise not have the funds to do so. The scholarship award is for $1,000 for tuition and school expenses for the first academic year and is renewable for a second year with maintaining an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 or otherwise approved by the Committee. Click here for an application.