Previously known as the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), Collegebound Nebraska is the newly-expanded university program that promises Nebraska residents who meet admission requirements and certain financial aid guidelines, funding to cover all of their undergraduate tuition. Last November 24, University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken traveled about the eastern part of the state with Governor Heineman to kickoff the new Collegebound Nebraska program. He visited schools in Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island. Brandon Wissing, a business administration major at UNK, and 2007 graduate of Grand Island High School, joined Milliken and Heineman in encouraging the students at his alma mater. Wissing shared his story about attending college and told his fellow Islanders that with Collegebound Nebraska, the accessibility and affordability of attending college can help them pursue their higher education dreams, too. Brandon is on the cross-country team, and is receiving the tuition guarantee. For more information on Collegebound Nebraska opportunities, go to www.collegeboundnebraska.com
In picture: From L to R: Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman; Dr. Kent Mann, principal of Grand Island Senior High School; Brandon Wissing, UNK business major and Islanders alum; and University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken.