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Area High Schools Receive EducationQuest Grant

 

 

Area High Schools Receive EducationQuest Grant

Funds will help increase college-going rate

 

(LINCOLN, Nebraska, September 21, 2020) – Lincoln High School, Lincoln Southeast High School, and Raymond Central High School are among 24 Nebraska high schools selected to receive a College Access Grant from EducationQuest Foundation.

 

Lincoln High and Lincoln Southeast will each receive $20,000 a year for four years; Raymond Central will receive $5,000 a year for four years. The schools will use the funds to develop or enhance programs designed to increase the number of students who pursue education beyond high school.

 

In total, EducationQuest will award $810,000 in grant funds to the 24 selected schools over the next four years. The amount each school receives in based on their enrollment.

 

The high schools will use the grants to fund programs and activities such as college visits, financial aid sessions, scholarship searches, career exploration, ACT test preparation, and completion of college applications. The grant program also promotes involvement with families and businesses to help ensure the program’s success.

 

The recipient 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 143 grants to 101 high schools since the program began in 2006.

 

EducationQuest Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska. Headquartered in Lincoln, EducationQuest provides free college planning services, need-based scholarship programs, college access grants for high schools, college access resources for middle schools, and outreach services for community agencies. For more information, visit EducationQuest.org or call 800.303.3745.