The cost of college continues to rise and Nelnet wants to help associates by assisting with those costs. The Nelnet Scholars Program was developed in 2004 to provide scholarships for children of Nelnet associates.


All eligible children of Nelnet associates are encouraged to apply. The application and supporting documentation must be post-marked by February 28, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified in April. The number of awards is dependent on the number of applicants.

If you have questions about the application or supporting documentation, please contact Scholarship America, whose office administers the program, at 507.931.1682. Scholarships are funded by The Nelnet Foundation.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Linville.