We serve eligible students from eight Lincoln Public middle and high schools with the aim of increasing successful high school graduation and subsequent postsecondary enrollment.
The middle schools we target in the Lincoln community are Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, Lefler, Mickle and Park and the high schools are Lincoln High, North Star and Northeast. An ideal participant must posses a strong desire in continuing secondary education, and be motivated to attend and successfully graduate from a postsecondary institution. We also encourage persons who have not completed education programs at the secondary or postsecondary level to enter or reenter and complete postsecondary education. Ultimately, it is our goal to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education.

Middle Schools

Image of Culler Middle School Image of Dawes Middle School
Goodrich High School, credit to Destiny Hill, 2018
Image of Lefler Middle School Image of Micke Middle School Image of Park Middle School

High Schools

Lincoln High
North Star
Image of Lincoln High School Image of NorthStar High School Image of NorthEast High School

To be considered and applicant, you should be a student who is:

  • From a family in which neither parent has completed a four-year college degree, OR from a family whose income is either at or below the following federal guideline requirements:

    Income eligibility

    Effective January 15, 2021 onwards

    Family size Federal Income
    1 $19,320
    2 $26,130
    3 $32,940
    4 $39,750
    5 $46,560
    6 $53,370
    7 $60,180
    8 $66,990
    9+ Add $6,810 per person
  • enrolled in Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, Lefler, Mickle, Park, Lincoln High, North Star, or Northeast OR entering Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, Lefler, Mickle, or Park after completing 5th grade, OR entering Lincoln High, North Star, or Northeast after completing 8th grade, OR
  • a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • returning to resume and complete secondary or postsecondary education
  • at least 11 years of age
  • no more than 27 years of age
  • in need of academic support, as determined by the grantee
  • able to demonstrate potential for academic success
  • highly motivated to attend and graduate from a postsecondary institution.

You can pick up our application form at our office in 220 Canfield Administration Building or in your school's guidance office. If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at ets@unl.edu or call us at 402-472-8989. For your convenience, we have listed our staff contacts for the schools we cater to in the Staff & Contacts section.