The Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation (CINCF, is currently celebrating its 70th anniversary. Since its founding in July 1953 as the Nebraska Independent College Foundation, CINCF has distributed over $40 million in student scholarships to its member institutions.

In an effort to recognize and celebrate its 70th anniversary milestone, CINCF has launched the 70th Anniversary Scholarship Challenge Campaign that upon completion will create a $70,000 pool of new scholarship dollars to be awarded to students enrolled at CINCF’s member colleges and universities.

This scholarship challenge opportunity is made possible by a Scholarship Challenge Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). “The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support CINCF and its member colleges through CIC’s Scholarship Challenge Grant Program,” said Marjorie Hass, President of the Council of Independent Colleges. “The grant will provide additional scholarship aid for students of second-year status or higher at CINCF’s four-year colleges and universities.”

CINCF’s 13 member schools include Bellevue University, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Clarkson College, College of Saint Mary, Concordia University, Creighton University, Doane University, Hastings College, Midland University, Nebraska Methodist College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Union College and York University.

CINCF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making excellent higher education opportunities accessible to students from diverse backgrounds and communities. For more information about CINCF and the 70th Anniversary Scholarship Challenge Campaign, please visit CINCF