LINCOLN – Kearney High School is among 28 Nebraska high schools selected to receive an EducationQuest Foundation College Access Grant – a program designed to increase the number of students who go to college. The school will receive $20,000 a year for four years.
In total, EducationQuest will award $840,000 in grant funds to the 28 selected schools over the next four years. The amount each school receives is based on their enrollment.
The grant funds activities such as college visits, financial aid sessions, scholarship searches, career exploration, ACT test prep, and completion of college applications. The program also promotes involvement with families and businesses to help ensure the program’s success.
The recipient high schools have set goals to increase their college-going rates by approximately 10 percentage points over the next four years.
EducationQuest awards College Access Grants to Nebraska high schools every two years and has awarded 109 grants to 74 high schools since the program began in 2006.