Two Year Scholarship to Southeast Community College.

NO tuition. NO fees. NO kidding.

The Learn to Dream Scholarship is generously funded by the Acklie Charitable Foundation, Nelnet and Union Bank & Trust and is a partnership between Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College.

All Lincoln Schools are eligible, including:

  • Bryan Community College
  • College View Academy
  • Lincoln Christian
  • Lincoln East
  • Lincoln High
  • Lincoln Lutheran
  • Lincoln Northeast
  • Lincoln North Star
  • Lincoln Pius X
  • Lincoln Southeast
  • Lincoln Southwest
  • Parkview Christian


All juniors and seniors who qualify for free or reduced lunch are eligible for the Learn to Dream Scholarship for

  • College classes at SCC
  • Dual-credit classes and
  • The Career Academy classes

To apply:

Apply as soon as possible. See your high school counselor for the Learn to Dream Application Form. Return the completed form to your high school counselor.

Scholarship Savings = Over $6,500

60 Credit Hours (tuition and fees with the Learn to Dream Scholarship)

Textbooks are the responsibility of the student. Individual programs may require an additional expenditure for such items as tools, special uniforms, insurance or other costs.

Learn to Dream: Making College Possible

This Scholarship provides every qualifying student graduating from a Lincoln public, parochial or private school the opportunity to attend college. Eligible students can attend SCC’s Beatrice, Lincoln or Milford campuses.

After I received the scholarship, I shifted gears and was able to go to school full-time while working part-time. It really helped me get a nice jump toward graduating.

I can help my parents with the mortgage, and it’s all because of the scholarship. If money is a worry, start here. Make it your goal to come to college.

College has always been a given for me, but the Learn to Dream Scholarship definitely made it easier so I can focus on school.

Other benefits:

The scholarship does more than just offer tuition assistance, it also provides information about succeeding in college and beyond. Learn to Dream advisors and others at SCC are available to assist you with personal support including:

  • Establishing educational goals and plans
  • Career exploration
  • Advising and registration
  • Time management skills
  • Money management skills
  • Study skills
  • Transfer advising
  • Tutoring

For More Information

Learn more and get the application form

You may contact your high school counselor for more information and for an application form.

You may also download an application right here!

Southeast Community College: Learn to Dream

Southeast Community College
Learn to Dream
8800 O St., Lincoln, NE

Advising at Southeast Community College is your partner from the moment you are admitted through graduation and beyond. We designed advising services to support you in and out of the classroom and will work with you to create an educational plan that fits with your academic, career and personal goals. We’ll be with you every step of the way on Your Path to Possible!

SCC Advising
Phone: 402-437-2758

Visit us at

Learn to Dream Office

Learn to Dream Office
PO Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501-2889

Phone: 402-436-1383
Fax: 402-436-1948

All Lincoln students should contact their high school counselor. Home-schooled students may contact the Learn to Dream Office directly.