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Directions Program

Directions Program

You served on the student council, were a member of the honor society, led the band as a drum major or were the captain of an athletic team. Leadership doesn't end with high school, that was only the beginning. The Hansen Fellows Scholarship is awarded each year to 32 outstanding high school seniors who have distinguished themselves through a record of leadership and service. The scholarship is worth $1,000. 

How to join:

  • Apply and be admitted to Doane University.

  • Have a 3.0 minimum GPA

  • Complete the Directions Program Application by January 8, 2021

  • Complete the essay questions on the Directions application

  • Submit a resume, short introduction video and recommendation information.

  • Complete an on-campus, Skype, Facetime or Phone interview before February 5, 2021

Membership includes:

  • Hansen Fellows Scholarship.

  • Mentors who help you discover, develop and direct your Gallup Strengths towards the 5 essential elements of wellbeing.  

  • Living inside Hansen Leadership Hall.

  • Attending courses inside the Leadership Minor and receiving a Leadership Certificate. 

  • Volunteering at partner nonprofit organizations in Crete, Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island. 

To schedule your Directions Program interview, contact Suzy Cochnar at 402.826.6767 or

For all other questions, please contact Quint Geis at