SCC Students Now Qualify for Second Year of Learn to Dream Scholarship
Students who receive the Learn to Dream Scholarship at Southeast Community College (www.southeast.edu) can now complete a second year of credits without having to pay tuition and fees, thanks to a recent gift from the Acklie Charitable Foundation (ACF).
The scholarship, first established in 2007 as a partnership between Union Bank & Trust, Nelnet, Lincoln Public Schools, and SCC, included recruitment and transition support and covered tuition and fees up to 45 quarter credit hours for qualifying students. The donation by ACF will now allow students to complete up to 90 quarter credit hours, or two years of study, without paying tuition and fees.
Dr. Paul Illich, SCC president, said the investment by all four entities greatly assists the College in its commitment to “an open-access mission of providing a skilled workforce and affordable access to higher education for the diverse communities it serves.”
“The generosity and vision of Union Bank & Trust, Nelnet, Lincoln Public Schools, and the Acklie Charitable Foundation provides opportunity and hope to future students without a clear path to earn a college degree and leverage the many life-changing benefits,” Illich said. “SCC is honored and greatly appreciative of the newest member of the Learn to Dream Scholarship partnership, Acklie Charitable Foundation.”
The eligibility criteria to receive the scholarship, along with more information about Southeast Community College, can be found online at www.southeast.edu.