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Education creates opportunity. Opportunity creates impact.
As colleges of opportunity, Chadron, Peru and Wayne State Colleges each provide students with the education and skills essential for the growth and vitality of Nebraska’s rural communities and economy. And now, we have the opportunity to create an even greater impact.

Currently, the Nebraska Legislature is considering two initiatives to ensure affordable and enriching educational opportunities for our students that align with workforce needs to grow the Nebraska of tomorrow.

First, the governor has proposed the Nebraska Career Scholarship program for State College students entering high-demand fields such as criminal justice, computer information systems, industrial technology and rangeland management. If approved, this program will provide $5,000 scholarships to 2,000 students over the next four years.

The second initiative creates an innovative partnership between Peru State College and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Through this groundbreaking initiative, Peru State would enhance existing criminal justice programming and facilities for students interested in a career in corrections. Students participating in the program will receive scholarships and gain experience through paid internships at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Graduates of this program will provide a pool of educated and experienced individuals to address workforce needs in the Department of Correctional Services. If successful, this partnership will serve as a model for similar programs at Chadron State and Wayne State in other high-demand career fields.

To ensure the legislature approves these initiatives, the State Colleges need your voice. Let your legislators know just how important Peru State College is to the continued success of Nebraska. With your support, thousands of students will get the skills they need to build Nebraska’s bright future.

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Thank you for your dedication to your Nebraska State Colleges,

The Nebraska State College System