The following is a list of scholarships and the month of their deadline.  It is important to look ahead in the coming months so that students aren't working last minute on scholarships that take some time to complete.  Counselors recommend that students are working on scholarships 2-3 months in advance, depending on how much work is needed to complete.

Ongoing- EducationQuest Scholarship Search

EducationQuest provides an opportunity for any Nebraska-college bound student to create a profile and then narrow down the scholarships that are available to you.  It will be important for you to check back periodically on your profile as more scholarships may become available.  The list of scholarships are for Nebraska schools only.  Click on the link below and then hit the purple ScholarshipQuest button to begin.  It's all free!!

Ongoing- MCSF scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. We are a financial need scholarship and we award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 need-based scholarships, valued at nearly $100,000,000. For more information go to:

State Colleges- Wayne State, Peru State and Chadron State Scholarships

Board of Trustees' Scholarship -  Full Tuition (worth more than $15,400) Deadline:  January 15, 2015. ACT score at least 25; Enroll as full-time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska

Governor's Opportunity Award - Half-Tuition (worth more than $7.700) Deadline: December 1, 2014. ACT score between 21-24. Enroll as full time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska

NSCS Advantage Program- Must attend a state college (Peru State, Wayne State, or Chadron State). No application necessary for scholarships. Awards are automatic if eligible if there is a gap in coverage of tuition. Must be a NE resident. Federal Pell Grant recipient. For incoming, new college freshmen. Must be enrolled in at least 12 or more on-campus credit hours. Not to be used for fees. More Information can be found at

Ongoing- Peru State Bobcat Selfie

Students must follow these steps to qualify to win this $300 scholarship. 1) Visit Peru State College campus.  2) Tweet a creative "selfie" from your campus visit

Individual college sites:

         Wayne State:

         Chadron State:

         Peru State:

Some National Websites for Scholarships

1- Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community (UNO)
A $2,500 scholarship opportunity for students looking to major in an entrepreneur related field. Open to any major, especially those with an emphasis in innovation and entrepreneurship. This is open to any high school senior. Click here for more information.

2- Wendy's HS Heisman Award

For students who excel in academics (must have at least a B average), athletics (must participate in at least one sport), and leadership. The first 41,000 students that complete an application will win a Wendy's Gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50 (gift cards will be mailed out in November). Information in the Career Center or apply on-line at . Must be completed by October 2nd.

6- AES Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is for students planning to go into engineering.  Apply at

15- Nebraska Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

Scholarships designated to girls that have played high school softball.  There are other scholarships within the site as well. For more information go to: 

15- "Haz La U" (Make the U) Scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are partnering to encourage young Hispanics in the US to "Make the U" (Haz La U) and get them on the path to higher education.  A total of 15 grants will be awarded: The Grand Prize winner will win a $15,000 Educational Grant and14 Second Place winners will receive a $2,500 Education Grant each.  To apply students need to log on to and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) in the following topics:  How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals?  How do you contribute to your community?  What have you learned from your experiences?  Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it.  For more information on the program please call 877.473.4636 or visit:

25- Horatio Alger National & Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, then you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! Eligibility: Enrolled full time as a high school student and taking courses in the spring semester, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2017 with plan to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, in critical financial need, and a US citizen. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at scholars.horatioalger.orgSee the counselors in the Counseling & Career Center for more information.

31- Coca Cola Scholarships

Scholarships are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead and their hours of dedicated community service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in college scholarships to 250 deserving high school seniors like you! Must be a US citizen or legal resident, or under another qualifying status that makes the student eligible for FAFSA. Apply online at

1- Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship - Nebraska Scholarship

Opens on November 1st. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility:  Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $10,000 encouraged to apply, Graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school,  Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to:  Must be submitted no later than February 1st.

1- Kansas State Scholarships

Big 12 Out of State Scholarships. Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K-State. GPA of at least 3.0. Purple & White: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 24 ACT score. Denison: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 20 - 23 ACT score. Transfer Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K State. Transfer student with minimum 3.6 transfer GPA. Transfer Honors:  Minimum transfer GPA of 3.6 on 24 or more credit hours. Civic Leadership Scholarship:   Must have exemplary record of community service. 3 scholarships given. See Career Center for more information.

7- Prudential Spirit of Community Award

After student completes student portion, information must be sent to a "certifier", counselor or principal.  Recognizes outstanding record of volunteering. Learn more at

15- The Hagan Scholarship Foundation Opportunity to graduate from college debt free! This application requires a huge amount of time and detail, but pays VERY, VERY well to the students who are awarded scholarships. The following are the requirements: Must be resident of the state; U.S. citizen, 3.5 GPA or higher; 23 or higher on ACT; must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college; must complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) must be less than $6,500; must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.

15- UNK Health Science Program Scholarships & KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program)

The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a one-year program awarded to academically promising students interested in the health sciences careers.  Health Science Scholars will be granted tuition support for their freshman year.  Must have a minimum ACT of 22; at least a 3.0 GPA; be in the top half of the class. Application is on the UNK Health Science Programs Website at Information available in the Career Center. Deadlines vary depending on scholarship.

15- RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program)- Chadron State College or Peru State

Must apply and be accepted at the corresponding school.  Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score.  Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview.  All science classes must be taken at CSC.  Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography.  The deadline for Medicine is November 15th.  For other programs, deadline for RHOP is December 1st. Application can be found here.

Peru State College application:

15- Wayne State College RHOP Scholarship

Wayne State College's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). RHOP is a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Scholarship award is Full Tuition while students are enrolled at WSC & Automatic acceptance to UNMC. Applications can be completed at: There are no cutoff ACT scores, decisions are made from year-to-year based upon the pool of applicants.  Historically, competitive ACT scores for the program run from 20 + for the Dental Hygiene and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and from 25+ for Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Ultimately, looking for well-rounded students who are dedicated to the rural-health professions. Must apply for admissions to Wayne State College.  Wayne State can not award scholarships to students who have not applied for admissions.  All students are encouraged to apply for admission at the same time they complete their scholarship applications.  Admissions Office phone # 402-375-7329. Applications and Info in the Career Center.

15- Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship

Must submit: 10 high resolution jpgs of your artwork in any media, application form, letter expressing interest, two sealed letters of recommendation, application packet. Visit for more information.

15- Peru State College - RHOP - Pre Pharmacy

Peru State College is looking for talented students to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The purpose of the RHOP is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who plan to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska.  It represents a commitment and dedication to quality health care for the citizens of the state.  This Peru State RHOP is for the School of Pharmacy only. Minimum ACT of 25 is required. Visit to learn more about the scholarship and early admissions opportunities associated with the program.

15- The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL

Must have completed application to UNL & the Raikes School application. To learn more, visit

15- UNK- Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship

Top 10% of class; ACT of 30 or higher; Must apply and be admitted to UNK Honors Program.  This is UNK's most prestigious scholarship.  It will cover tuition, university fees, books, room, and board for four years.  For more information go to:

15- UNL Honors Program, Raikes School & CBA Honors Academy

Priority consideration deadline for all honors programs at UNL. Visit for more information.

27- Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The application is available and must be submitted on-line.

For more information, visit


1- Nebraska Wesleyan Huge Scholarship

The Huge-NWU Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional first-year students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Made possible by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, this scholarship supports academic excellence in all fields with up to full tuition, fees and residency over four years.

Applicants are also eligible for:

  • $4,000 Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarships (11 awards)
  • $1,000 Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarship (number of awards varies)

To qualify, a student must:

  • Attend an accredited high school or home school anywhere in the United States or an equivalent high school anywhere in the world and graduate from such accredited high school in the spring of the year in which applications are due.
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher (SAT of 1210 or higher) and rank in the top 20% of their high school class (This criteria may be waived for students who are graduating from a school that does not rank.)
  • Submit two short essays and two letters of recommendation.
  • Live in approved NWU campus housing (including Greek housing) all four years (except when studying abroad) and become fully involved in campus life via organizations, activities, intercollegiate or intramural athletics and social life.
  • Meet all criteria for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Huge-NWU Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants regardless of other grants or scholarships to attend NWU. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing any academic course of study and to students who have not yet decided upon an academic major.

More information can be found at

1- Wayne State College scholarships

Put yourself in the best position to receive scholarship to Wayne State College by submitting them by this deadline.  By applying and completing all of their admission requirements by this deadline, you can go into the pool to be eligible for a large amount of scholarships.  Go to their main website to apply at  To learn more about some of the scholarships that they offer, you can visit  If you are going to be a first-year college student next year, you will need to scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the freshmen link.

1- Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP)

Partnership with UNL College of Law. Much like the RHOP for medical. The law partnership would provide pre-admittance to UNL College of Law; Apply to WSC; interview; Keep up GPA; Earn high score on the LSAT. Interviews would be December 14th. If selected for an interview, students will be invited to campus. Students selected would receive a full tuition waiver at WSC. For those students who apply to these programs but are not selected, partial scholarships will be awarded. Visit their website for more information.

1- Chadron State College Scholarships

Most Chadron State College scholarships are due by this deadline. You can check out all of their scholarships by going to their website here.

1- Air Force ROTC Scholarship

There are different types of scholarships with the Air Force. With this scholarship, you're under no obligation by simply applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you become obligated when you accept and sign an agreement with the United States Air Force. If you are under legal age in the state where the school is located, your parent or legal guardian signs this agreement. By signing, you will agree to: enroll in the academic major for which the scholarship is offered, enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the 2017 fall term, coplete a 24-day summer field training course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (usually between your sophomore and junior years), complete Air Force ROTC General Military Course (GMC) your freshmen and sophomore yeras and the Professional Office Course (POC) your junior and senior years, and accept a commission as an Air Force Officer and serve at least four years on active duty. For more information, visit

4- Nebraska Wesleyan University Art Scholarship

High school seniors have the opportunity to earn a scholarship and exhibit their work in Elder Gallery on Nebraska Wesleyan's campus. Two best in show honorees will be offered a $10,000 (2,500 per year) Art Scholarship. Selected participants will receive a $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Talent Scholarship. Students must submit their artwork by visiting for instructions on how to submit one to five JPEG images via SlideRoom.  

15- Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship (from Peter Kiewit Foundation)- UNO & UNL Engineering

Open to students that will be attending the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology. Students must be accepted into the University of Nebraska- Omaha, have a 30 ACT or higher, 3.5 GPA or higher (on 4.0 scale).  

Additionally, students must be admitted into one of the following programs on the Omaha campus:  Architectual Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Innovation, or Management Information Systems.  Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and  personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship. When paired with The University of Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, it can be considered a "full-ride" scholarship.

Students can get more information on the website,

15- AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Scholarships are for student who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community.  A winner in every state, Washington DC & Puerto Rico.  Scholarships of $10,000 & $25,000.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!  To learn more about AXA Achievement visit:

15- Burger King Scholarship

Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship.  High School Seniors, 2.5 GPA or higher, BURGER KING employees and children of BURGER KING employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply:

15- STEM scholarships at NWU

Seven scholarships worth $7,000 annually and are renewable. Additionally twenty-five scholarships of $1,000 (also renewable) will be given for students who start classes at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the fall 2017 and fall 2018. To qualify, students must: declare a major in a STEM field, high school GPA 3.25 or higher, ACT composite score of 23 or higher with math and science sub-scores of 25 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and complete an essay. For more information, visit

31- ACT Student Champion Scholarship

One student from each state will be selected for this scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT student champion receives a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Student must be a graduating senior, have overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, have a composite ACT score of 22 (or higher) or a 3.0 GPA (or greater). Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students. Access the application here.

31- Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by staff. Students must respond to two essays and be interested in improving the lives of senior citizens in assisted living. For more information, go to this site.

31- Free Speech Essay

800-1000 word essay on the provided


4- GE-Reagan Foundation

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter or spring of this year. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating are also eligible; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire academic year. Find more information and apply at

4- Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage.  Subject must be an elected official in the United States who served during or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Awards: 1st place winner is awarded $5000 and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan.  2nd place receives $1000 and up to 5 finalists each receive $500 For more information come to the Career Center or for complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at

4- College of Hair Design- Hair Art Scholarship

$1000 Hair Art Scholarship for students who want to pursue a degree in cosmetology or barber school. See counselors for more information.

6- The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Nebraska Chapter Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship for students interested in numerous careers in a construction related program at a technical institute (community college in Nebraska). Student must be a graduating high school student, enrolled or plan to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute, must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, must have a desire to pursue a heavy-highway-utilities construction career. Lastly, student must have a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale "or" demonstrate achievement or competency. Visit their website to learn more.

10- Buckle Excellence Scholarship at UNK
University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering a two-year scholarship opportunity for anyone looking to be in the field of computer science and information technology. Amount= $3,000. Applicants must: Be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS). Be an incoming freshman. Be in the top twenty percentile (20%) of their high school graduating class. Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math. More information found at:

13- 2017 Miss Nebraska Teen USA Pageant at Rose Theater in Omaha, NE
Application and picture must be sent before the pageant. See a counselor for more information.

15- Nebraska State College System (NCSC) Board of Trustees' Scholarship

Full in-state tuition over 4 years; ACT 25 or higher; must be admitted to a state college (Chadron, Peru or Wayne St).  No separate application needed; must complete one or more of the college scholarship applications.  For more information visit each college's website by clicking on the links below.

Chadron State College 

Peru State

Wayne State

15- Chadron State College scholarship

Qualify for a list of scholarships simply by completing an application along with a personal statement.  To apply, go to  To learn more about the scholarships that CSC offers you can go to:

15- UNL, UNO, or UNK Davis Chambers

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship seeks to identify and attract talented Nebraska student scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds.  Students planning to attend UNL must apply to UNL by January 15th. Students selected for this scholarship will demonstrate:  Academic preparedness as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank; demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household; life experiences or involvement in diverse organizations or communities. Requirements: Take ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates; apply for admission and be admitted to UNK by February 1st; meet the school's minimum academic merit scholarship standards of 23 or better on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of graduating class.  However, all applicants will be given full consideration. Complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application at or go to UNO's website that has Davis Scholarship information at

25-NMC & Caterpillar Scholarship Programs - CCC Hastings

NMC is pleased to offer our students who wish to become Diesel Technicians, an opportunity to attend Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, NE.  There are 2 separate programs in which they can participate:  the NMC Student Sponsorship Program (for Agriculture and Heavy Construction) and the Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship.  The NMC Student Sponsorship Program provides funds to cover tuition and book fees along with tools and a tool box (approx. $5400 in value). The 2 year sponsorship support is worth up to $14,000 to the selected students.  Eligibility:  Visit Central Community College campus at Hastings; complete an application and be accepted to CCC; compete an application for the NMC Sponsorship; take, or have taken, the school provided COMPAS, ASSET, or the ACT test. For more information visit: for more information.

30- Buena Vista University Scholarships
To be eligible for scholarships: 1) Get admitted to BVU. 2) Submit your FAFSA at using BVU's code: 001847. 3) Receive your financial aid award offer. Apply at It might be fun to check to see what you might be eligible to receive.

31- Elks Lodge #80 Scholarships (Local Elks scholarships)

Lincoln Lodge #80 is proud to award thirty-seven scholarships, valued at $40,325, to students of Lincoln and surrounding area high schools during the Youth Recognition Night program held annually on the first Monday of May. The selected seniors will be awarded scholarships at this event.  Scholarships in the following categories are awarded: Legacy, Academic, Vocational/Business, and Teaching.  Students can apply for multiple scholarships, but must fill out a new application for every two scholarships.  Visit for more information.

31- Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for English Majors

The Willa Cather Foundation is offering the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are planning to enroll as English majors at accredited colleges or universities. First place recipient: $2,000; Second place recipient: $1,000; Third place recipient: $500. These must be included with your application for the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship: High School transcript, three letters of recommendation, the 5 page application, page 4 of the application essay for reason to be an English major, original 1,500-word essay.  More information and application in Career Center!

31- UNL Acacia Scholarship

Acacia encourages and assists young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. Open to any male planning to attend UNL next school year.  Opportunity for three individuals to receive scholarships ranging from $500- $1000.  Link:

31- NMC Sponsorship Program

In partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, NE. Visit this website for more details.

31- College Raptor Scholarship

College Raptor is a service to help college-bound students and families in organizing their college planning. In order to help students with paying for college, they are offering a $2,500 scholarship open to students. Students must create an account. Visit here for more information. **Remember to never pay for college planning help or access to scholarships.**


1- UNL Scholarships

In order to be in the running for the UNL freshmen scholarships students must have completed their UNL application with the personal statement for all of their service, leadership, global and diversity scholarships.  Students can apply to UNL by visiting their website

1- UNL, UNK, and UNO Honors Program deadline
Students interested in being a part of the Honors program must have application submitted by this date. There are additional scholarships available to students in the Honors Program. Visit the following sites for more information.
UNK: (UNK deadline is Feb. 15th)

1- Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship - Nebraska Scholarship

Opens on November 1st. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility:  Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $10,000 encouraged to apply, Graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school,  Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to:  Must be submitted no later than February 1st.

1- Daniel DePasquale Educational Scholarships
Students must have been enrolled at Crete Public Schools for a minimum of 2 years and must be a graduate of Crete High School. For students pursuing a 4-year degree in Education at Doane University. Students must meet the income guidelines provided. Other requirements needed are: volunteer service, essay, and three letters of recommendation. Visit to apply.

1- UNL Diversity Enhancements Scholarships

Application Checklist:  Apply to UN-Lincoln by Jan. 15. Complete your scholarship application online at by Feb 1.  If applying for the Honors Program, submit two letters of recommendation by 2/1. Davis Scholarship - requires membership in a racial minority group that is underrepresented at UNL, demonstrated scholastic and leadership abilities, and financial need. Native American Heritage Scholarship - Preference given to students with strong tribal affiliation with one of the indigenous tribes associated with the geographic area of Nebraska in prehistoric, historic, and modern times.  A list of tribes can be found at Program - (for medical fields) Must have an ACT of 22 or SAT of 1010.  Will receive guaranteed acceptance to the selected UNMC health professions program of choice. Membership in an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, life experiences in a culturally diverse neighborhood or community, demonstrated academic potential, leadership, community service, growing up in an economically disadvantaged condition, 1st generation college student, desire to serve persons in the medical field. Summer Institute for Promising Scholars - an intensive 6-week program for diverse students, designed to facilitate a smooth & successful transition to the University. University Honors Program - for the most talented and highly motivated students at UNL. Other Specialty & Need Based Awards: Nebraska Achievement - $1000 or full tuition for up to 4 years.  Nebraska residents only. Larson Scholarship - Award varies.  Renewable for 4 years. Gupta Scholarship - Equivalent of a standard residence hall contract.  Renewable to engineering or physical science majors. Students may be eligible for other scholarships by completing the FAFSA.

1- Blue Valley Community Action Scholarship

BVCA is offering four $500 scholarships. Two to attend a 4-year college and two for a 2-year college.   The scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and/or fees associated with enrollment. Applicants must currently reside in one of the following BVCA Partnership service areas:  Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer or York Counties in Nebraska.  Applicants must meet income guidelines.  You must also include 3 letters of recommendation from non-relatives.  Visit for more information.

1- UNK Theatre Scholarship

This is a scholarship for first year UNK Theatre Majors. The First Year Theatre Scholarship is $1000 tuition waiver divided over two semester.  A completed application along with a one page letter stating your area of theatrical interest, prior theatre experience, and and future goals while attending UNK are what you need in order to apply for this scholarship.  Applications available at

1- UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities.  For more information, please visit

1- UNK Bilingual Educators Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for tuition waiver (value of over $5,000 per year) to Nebraska residents who demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of academic potential, commitment to pursuing a career in the teaching profession and fluency in Spanish.  For more information, visit

1- UNO Freshmen Scholarships
A large number of scholarships including Regents, Chancellor's, Dean's, and UNO Alumni Association Scholarships. For more information visit

1- National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

Two $1,000 scholarships are available from NAIFA-Cornhusker to area high school graduates who wish to further their education toward a college degree. Eligibility: be interested in furthering their education with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college or community college; have above average grade point average in high school; demonstrate good character, leadership and interest in furthering their education.  Go to for more information and application. More information and applications in the Career Center.

1- Numerous Agricultural/FFA Scholarships

Students do not have to be FFA members to apply, but they do need 3 farmer endorsements on their application. Visit for more info.

1- Sanford Health Network Chairman's Challenge Scholarship

Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care. Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation serving 2.65 million people at 45 hospitals and nearly 290 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health's 28,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Students must submit their plan to attract more students into health career in rural settings. One student will be selected for a $2,500 one-time scholarship for higher education program. In addition, the winner may be invited to Sanford to participate in a ten week experience to help implement their solution. Must include a completed application form and attach a plan that can be implemented based on the individual challenge. Format of your plan is up to you. You can email your submission to: You can also email the same person for more information. Learn more on their website

1- Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships
Open to all students who live in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. Apply for a $1,500 ag scholarship today! Applying is easy. 1. Go to for more information and rules. 2. Apply at 3. Obtain two farmer endorsements of your application by February 8. Students need not to be FFA members to apply.

2- Elks Legacy Scholarship
Student must have ties to the Elks Club. Visit for more information.

4- Army ROTC National High School Scholarships
For students attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln or University of Nebraska- Kearney.  Requirements for scholarship include: Must be a U.S. citizen, between ages 17- 26; Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50; have a high school diploma or equivalent; score at least a 920 on SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); meet physical standards; agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on active duty or in a reserve component.

15- Central Community College Scholarships
Central Community College is pleased to announce that they are offering the ACT Advantage Scholarship and (NEW) Compass Advantage Scholarship in the amount of $700 for the following school year.  ACT award is based on the ACT composite score of 21 or above and academic achievement.  The Compass award is based on or above Compass scores of Reading -76, Pre-Algebra - 49/Algebra - 20, and academic achievement.  (Academic Achievement is a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on 4.0 scale).  You must submit your scores to Central Community College or completed the Compass at Central Community College.  You must also need to submit an application for admissions for the following school year.  ( > Apply Now).  More Information and applications in the Career Center!

15- UNO Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Legacy Scholarship

Parent, guardian, or grandparent must be a member of PDK. Scholarship is worth $500. Go to this site for more information.

15- GPACAC Max

The 2015 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior from the GPACAC area (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma). Applicants must have completed or will complete community service hours by March 1st. Hours must be completed during high school career. This is a one-time only award payable to the post-secondary educational institution of the recipient’s choice. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, fees and/or books. Requirements: Students must be planning on attending a 2 or 4 year institution enrolling in the fall following their high school graduation,  students should have a strong service record that has impacted their school, religious affiliation, and/or community, GPA between 2.75 and 3.50. Go to to access the application.

16- Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship

$2000 award for qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to careers in print journalism.  The scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers.  Based on scholastic ability & good citizenship in school and community.  You will need a statement from a high school counselor or administrator and a letter of reference from an unrelated party is also required. More information can be found at On the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page under NPA NEWS.

19- R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program (Supply Management Program)

The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a US$5,000 scholarship (US$2,500 for December graduates) to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. An eligible student will be in his or her senior year during their last academic year and be enrolled full-time in an accredited supply management, supply chain management or procurement program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: Attained High Academic Achievement — Recipients of this award have earned outstanding grades. Transcripts are looked at very closely; Demonstrated Strong Leadership Ability — Past winners have been active participants in campus activities and are usually an officer in one of the organizations. Others have led charitable efforts within their communities. They are involved; Demonstrated High Ethical Standards — This is a very important aspect of the program. Answers to essay questions are especially relevant to assessing the applicants' ethics. This is an area explored in greater depth during the personal interview; Made a Strong Commitment to Pursuing a Career in the Field of Supply Management — This is best shown through participation in the campus ISM chapter or other campus supply chain management associations. In addition, we would expect that an applicant has completed, or is planning to complete, an internship in the supply chain management field. Eligible students are:  Enrolled full-time in an accredited supply chain management curriculum (supply management, purchasing or procurement); Entering their senior year during their last academic year; Graduating in either December or Spring of their last year in school; A citizen of the United States or Canada, or possess a valid green card; Available to attend the Institute for Supply Management® Annual International Conference that year; Willing to sign a contract pledging that the monetary award will be used for expenses. More information can be found at

22- SCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Applications for the SCC Educational Foundation Scholarship are available ONLY online at and will only be accepted from December 1 until midnight February 22.  A copy of the student's current high school transcript must be mailed after the application is submitted, and must include class rank and cumulative GPA.  Go to for more information.   If you have any questions, please come to the Career Center. 

23- Al Wright Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To honor a migrant worker student who has overcome barriers presented by mobility, who has performed strongly academically, and who has provided service to his or her community. NASDME intends this scholarship (for at least $3000) to go to a mobile student or students who have attended more than one school in a year and/or who have traveled on their own or with a parent or guardian in pursuit of qualifying agricultural, agriculture-related, timber or fishing work in the summer or regular school term. Students who have not moved will not be considered for this scholarship. Scholarships will be given only to graduating high school students entering college for the first time. Students who demonstrate a strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics are especially encouraged to apply. Eligibility: A selection committee will screen candidates using the following criteria: Recent history of movement for agricultural employment, Scholastic achievement, Financial need. Full information can be found at

24- PALS Scholarship

Open to all CHS seniors who are a PAL in the Teammates program. Visit with the Teammates coordinator or a counselor for the application.

25- Exeter Feeders & Breeders Scholarship

Parents must be members of Exeter Feeders & Breeders. Must include resume. See your counselors for more information.

31- Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship for English or History Majors

The Willa Cather Foundation through the Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a graduate of a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll as an English or History major at an accredited college or university. $500 scholarship payable at the beginning of the first year of college. Scholarship is not renewable. These must be included with your application for the Antonette Willa Turner Scholarship: High School transcript, a letter of recommendation from your English or History teacher, the four-page application, Original 1,500-word essay.  More information and Application in Career Center!


1- UNO Goodrich Scholarship

Since 1972, the Goodrich Scholarship Program has enabled more than 1,500 students to complete a first-class education at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).  The application opens on October 1st. Students must have completed an English Proficiency Exam by February 20th.  The rest of the application is due March 1.  More information found at:

1- UNL-Smithfield Scholars Fund Scholarship
The Smithfield (Farmland) Foundation Scholarship is available to to new and current students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are dependent children or grandchildren or full-time or retired employees of a division of Smithfield Foods, Inc. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000. To apply, students must complete the form found at

1- Midwest Farmers Cooperative Scholarship
Parent or legal guardian must be an active stock-holder of the Midwest Farmers Cooperative; Family must do a minimum of $5,000 in business with the Coop during the year; Major in agricultural studies at a 2-year or 4-year school.  Students must include their transcript and information on their leadership. The application can be found at

1- Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

Engebretson Foundation is seeking a High School Senior to receive a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000/semester.  The process for applying is on-line at Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered: 1.    Financial Need:  Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be at or below $8000/year. 2.    Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement). 3.    Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship; however, please note that the person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year. The amount of this scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000.00 per year. The required items must be post marked on or before March 1st in order for an application to be considered complete. The selection process will be neutral to gender, race, and employment status (or the status of the applicant’s parents).

1- Nebraska Actuaries Club & Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarship
Must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. Must demonstrate mathematical ability. Must be a graduate from a U.S. high school. Students must demonstrate mathematical ability. Two scholarships of $4,000 for students attending any of the three Nebraska universities, and two scholarships of $2,000 for students attending any Nebraska college or university.To learn more about actuarial science, visit To learn more about the scholarship and get to the application, visit

1- UNK Freshmen Scholarships
Find a large list of scholarships that students who are going to UNK as freshmen next fall can apply for.  Visit for more information.

1- Loper Excellence Award @ UNK
Must be accepted to UNK. For students with an ACT of 23 or higher and a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Visit UNK's academic scholarship website for more information.

1- Nebraska Wesleyan Full Tuition Program

Access Nebraska Wesleyan University offers full tuition for Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. After state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award, Nebraska Wesleyan University will provide scholarships equal to the cost of tuition. Funds may be limited and provided to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are being accepted immediately. To qualify, a student must: be a Nebraska resident, earn a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, be Federal Pell Grant eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be a first-year, first-time student, carry a full-time academic course load of 12 – 18 credit hours per semester, live in NWU residential housing. More information at:

1- Tip Top Tux

Must include the following: Activities, employment, accomplishments, financial information, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and personal essay. Applicant must be a senior going into college in the fall of the following school year. Tip Top Tux would like to give out four scholarships to area seniors. Go to for more information.

1- McAleer/Pierce Memorial Scholarship

$500 Scholarship is intended for a graduating student with a permanent physical disability or to a graduating student who has a parent(s) with a permanent physical disability. Interested students who meet the above qualifications are asked to complete a College Funding Estimator worksheet.  The worksheet can be found online and click on College Funding Estimator.  The response from the worksheet along with a completed scholarship application and a 250 word essay should be submitted with a photo by March 1.  More information and applications are in the Career Center!

1- American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone. The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarships and also an annual scholarship for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning with the Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship. Please take a moment to look over these and make available to any student that would be interested in applying. You may also visit our website for information at

1- American Legion Maynard Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be sons, daughters, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, adopted or step children of member of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American Legion member at time of death. 

Must be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled full time in an accredited NEBRASKA institution of higher education to include university, college, or technical school, public or private. Selection of recipients will be made based on the following: ALL questions answered or N/A indicated, financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities. Persons desiring additional information on this scholarship may address their inquiry to: The American Legion, PO Box 5205, Lincoln, NE  68505-0205.  Telephone: 402-464-6338. This is a $500 award. ($250 1st semester and $250 2nd semester). Applications and more information available in the Career Center.

1- The Nebraska Academy of Sciences

The Nebraska Academy of Science sponsors a number of scholarships each year for High School seniors planning to attend Colleges or Universities in the State of Nebraska. Please access the website:

1- Titan Machinery Sponsorship Program- Central Community College

Sponsorship will pay for all CCC diesel technology program school costs, including tuition fees, books, & tools.  (Not room and board.) Selected students will be asked to work for Titan Machinery for 2 years upon completing their CCC diesel program AAS degree. Must be accepted to CCC. Must have sponsorship form. Visit CCC diesel program by contacting CCC admissions office. Also must take ACT or COMPASS/ASSET test and have received scores.

1- Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship

A number of scholarships with different requirements available to senior students pursuing college or trade school. Visit for more information.

1- Northeast Community College Scholarships
On-line application for most of the scholarships. Visit Some scholarships may require paper applications. Some may require FAFSA information. Students must be admitted to NECC to be considered for award.

2- Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is for Nebraska High School seniors interested in the companion animal industry.  To Qualify:  Compete application, available online; submit resume describing activities and job history; provide 2 letters of reference; submit 300-500 word essay explaining why your want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health.

2- UNL - Phi Delta Kappa - Education Scholarship

Phi Delta Kappa is offering 2 - $250 scholarship opportunities to high school seniors planning to become elementary, middle level, secondary classroom, special education or English language learner (ELL) teachers. Students must attend a Nebraska community college, college, or university.  To access application click here

2- Home Builders Association of Lincoln Scholarship

Five scholarships to be given to high school seniors who will be attending either SCC-Milford or Construction Management at UNL and are entering the construction field, i.e. electrical, plumbing, construction management, etc.  2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships, 2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarship from the Remodelers Council of Lincoln, 1- $1000 Presidents Scholarship to a student who has a parent, grandparent or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln.  Applications are available in the Career Center or click here for the application.

6- Salvation Army's D.J.'s Hero Scholarship

Taking Nominations for $10,000 scholarship!!  Looking for unsung hero - maybe not the top student, but one who quietly carries out good deeds and has the respect of their peers.  A person who gives 100 percent when no one is looking!! The Salvation Army is searching for those students who emulate DJ Sokol's characteristics and dedication to others.  The DJ's Hero scholarship award recipients are about the same age as DJ when he lost his battle cancer.  The awards recognize Nebraska youth ages 17-19 who exemplify his dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community.

7- Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:
1. Applicants for the scholarship must be female.
2. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school planning to graduate by spring of their senior year.
3. Two of the four awards shall be given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program. Please work with your school’s guidance counselor to determine if you are Pell Grant eligible prior to applying for this scholarship if you wish to be considered for one of these two awards.
4. These scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified young women, following the guidelines described above, and based upon the selection criteria set forth below in the “SELECTION OF WINNERS” section.
$10,000 ($2,500 a year for four years).  Visit or for more information.

9- BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships

The annual BBB Student of Integrity Awards program is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation.These scholarships were established to honor the memory of Mr. Mecham who served as BBB president from 1991 until January 2006.  Eight $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who reside in the geographic area served by the BBB - Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa, Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota and The Kansas Plains. All high schools located in the BBB's service area are invited to identify students of integrity that are high school seniors. The Student of Integrity Award scholarships are not based on ethnicity or grade point average. These awards recognize students that personify values, leadership and integrity.  For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 402-898-8526 or 800-649-6814 #8526.  Go here for more information.

13- Kohl's Cares Scholarships
Nominate a kids who cares!  Kohl's Cares will recognize over 2,200 kids with over $440,000 in scholarships and prizes.  Top winners will receive $10,000 each for post secondary education.  Eligibility: Nominees must be between the ages of 6-18 and not yet a high school graduate.  Actions must be described in detail and should document efforts above and beyond what is expected of a child his or her age.  Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.  Winners are chosen based on the project, benefits and outcome.
Nominations:  Forms must be submitted at by midnight March 13.  Nominations should describe how the student has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months.  Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review & selection of winners.  Learn more at: 

13- Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship
Furthering education in the legal support field; Minimum GPA: 3.0; transcript; resume; personal statement; college acceptance.  Visit for more information.

14- Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

This fully funded scholarship program, will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. Criteria: For senior athletes who are in the top 25% of the class or 3.75 Cumulative GPA; must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; ACT minimum of 24; requires letter of recommendation from a coach.  Note: Students participating in athletics at the NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible.  Mail to: NCA PO Box 80727 Lincoln, NE  68501  - Applications are online at under awards tab. 

15- Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Community Scholarship

Available to any student attending a Community College in Nebraska or Western Iowa.  Eleven- $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year.   Applications available online at  

15- Chadron State College Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

Students are pre-admitted into one of these UNMC College of Public Health Programs: Biostatistics, Community Health Education; Community Oriented Primary Care, Epidemiology, Maternal & Child Health, Public Health Administration, Environmental & Occupational Health.  Visit for more information.

15- NACEB -Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards Scholarship

$1000 for incoming student to attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or the College of Education and Human Resources (CEHS).  Applications must be received by march 15.  For more information, go to

15- Saline County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Offered by the Saline County Farm Bureau to Saline County students who are are in their senior year in high school and have chosen an agricultural field as they enter higher education.  Two scholarships per year may be awarded and will be in the amount of $500.00 each.  One scholarship per recipient.  Eligibility requirements:  Must be a reside of Saline County, NE.  Must intend to enroll full time in a college or university's agricultural or home economics related field of studies.  Must provide current transcript and complete an application by date mentioned. For more information, please see your counselors or visit this site

15- Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

There are more than 50 scholarship opportunities from Lincoln Community Foundation! You may not qualify for all of them, but you can SEARCH through their site to see which ones you qualify for.  You are required to attach the first page only of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2015-16.  Submitting a 2014-15 report will disqualify you!  You may access the scholarship application on the Lincoln Community Foundation's website at:  (other scholarships are listed here as well).

15- Saline County Family and Community Education Council Scholarship
$200 Scholarship.  You must be a resident in Saline County or enrolled in a high school in Saline County.  Consideration will be given to the applicant's participation in church, school, 4-H, an other youth activities. One typed letters of recommendation certifying character and leadership. A typed story, not less than 150 words, telling about yourself, your family, school and community activities.  Include reasons why you are interested in furthering your education and specifics relating to your need for assistance.  More information and applications available in Career Center! Or you can click here to access the application. Application needs to be RECEIVED by April 1.

18- Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation ("The Coolidge")
Open to students in 11th grade only. The Coolidge Scholarship is among the most generous in America; it is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The scholarship may be used at any accredit U.S. university. Selection criteria: academic excellence, interest in public policy & appreciation of Coolidge values, and humility & leadership. For more information, visit

18- Constance K. Rife Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for female high school golfers. Student must be a senior and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Students must also include a letter of recommendation. Visit for more information.

20- Dreamer's Pathway Scholarship
Open to all students who qualify as DACA (Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals) or DACA eligible. Renewable tuition, fees, and book scholarship for up to five years or until undergraduate degree is earned. Students must also: be admitted to UNO, be a Nebraska high school graduate, minimum 2.5 GPA, be in need of financial assistance, minimum one letter recommendation and essay. Stop by the Career & Counseling Center for more information.

23- Doane College: Michael W. Krantz Scholarship
Two recipients will be chosen from the graduating class of Crete High School to receive $5,000 per year for four years- a total of $20,000!!  This scholarship is open to Crete High graduates only!  Preference will be given to first-generation college students who are in need or additional funding in order to achieve a Doane degree.  Note: Dependents of Doane employees are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Qualifications: Current senior at Crete High School, admitted to Doane College, and not receiving any other significant source of scholarships from Doane (i.e. Employee tuition waiver). Must include at least one letter of reference from a non-family member.  Visit the career center for more information and an application.

24- Stop N' Shop/KUTT 99.5 FM Athletic Scholarship

$250 scholarship for one CHS student-athlete. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have participated in sports during senior year, show leadership, and participation in activities.  Must also prepare a short essay.  Financial need will be a consideration.  Application form can be found in the career and counseling center or from a counselor.

25- Bank On Nebraska Challenge (from Nebraska Bankers Association)
Graduating seniors have the opportunity to win a $529 scholarship to their college savings plan as well as a new MacBook. This statewide video contest is aimed at Nebraska's high school students that can showcase how their Nebraska bank positively impacts them, their families or their communities. Vi through a 60-second videos will be accepted at until March 25th. For more information, see your counselors.

30- Eunis Bogle

Eunice Bogle was a Doane graduate and started her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher at Crete Elementary School in 1958. A $500 scholarship has be created in her memory. Eligilibity: A graduate of Crete High School,  Have a cumulative college GPA of "B" or higher (must submit transcript), will be student teaching the following school year. Application in PDF:  Eunice Bogle Scholarship Application  

31- Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
For college-bound seniors that are legally blind; Recommendations; Personal statements.  Visit for more info.

31- Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to Nebraska students enrolled in a certified program leading to a career in law. All applicants must be enrolled full time in pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. 1 scholarship for $1250 and 1 scholarship for $750 are available.  Must include transcript, resume, one-page personal statement, copy of college acceptance.  Click here to view the application. Also talk to your counselors for more information.

31- Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants- Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship

Mayflower ancestory is not a requirement.  Must be a resident of Nebraska & a U.S. citizen.  Scholarship will consider GPA, class rank, ACT scores, honors, school or volunteer activities, employment, leadership, letter of recommendation, and 750 to 1000 word essay in the form of a letter to family describing the impact the Mayflower Compact had on the early life of Plymouth Colony.  Essay must include documentation. For more information, click here.

31- Council for Exceptional Children (Nebraska) Scholarship

Nebraska CEC annually awards one $500 scholarship to one Nebraska high school senior.  The scholarship shall be awarded to the most qualified applicant, as determined by the Nebraska CEC Scholarship Selection Committee. Applicants must be a current high school senior with a verified disability according to Nebraska Title 92, Rule 51.  The award will be based upon criteria set forth in the student application along with information submitted by school faculty member and guidance counselor. Visit for more information.

31- Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship

A new $500 scholarship is available for Nebraska high school seniors that have persevered while living with a congenital heart defect. The Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship will be given in honor of Adelyn Josephine Rea, who was born on October 22, 2014 and at five days old underwent open heart surgery to correct her congenital heart defects. Adelyn passed away due to complications on November 11, 2014. In her honor, Love Adelyn was created to help share her story and to help others ( for more details). This scholarship will be awarded to someone who has not only excelled academically but who has also made a positive contribution in his/her community. For more information on the scholarship, visit

31-EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship

Open to students in grades 9-12. Check out for more information.

Complete your FAFSA by this date in order to be eligible for: Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Nebraska Opportunity Grant, Collegebound Nebraska (for universities), Advantage (for state colleges), and Access NWU (for Nebraska Wesleyan Universities).

1- SCC Choral Music Scholarship

Scholarship to encourage talented and committed singers to participate in SCC choir for an entire choral season.  Three quarterly installments of $500.  Must maintain Full-Time status (at least 12 credit hrs/quarter) in good standing (C+ overall GPA); agree to participate fully (attend rehearsals and performances, learn music, purchase required dress clothing for concerts); First Come, First Serve basis...  Visit for more information.

1- Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Must be an employee or dependent of an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company.  To verify company eligibility to Must report: academic performance; work experience; school involvement; community involvement; career goals.

1- Crete Area Health Care Foundation Scholarship

Open to students entering a health-care related field. Experience is a plus. Student must write an essay, turn in resume and an application form to the career and counseling center. Students can turn in the applications to the hospital or the counseling and career center. 

1- Nebraska Association for the Gifted Leta Hollingworth Scholarship

A $1,000 cash reward scholarship. One award will be given away per year to one senior. The student must have distinguished him/herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability. Visit for more information.

1- Pink Bandana Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded yearly, payable in $1,000 increments for a 4-year college or in $2,000 increments for a 2-year college (not to exceed a total of $4,000), and is contingent upon the verification of maintaining full-time enrollment. The included application outlines the eligibility requirements.  Requirements: Senior at a Nebraska high school and planning to enroll in college for the following academic year; be a student, a dependent sibling of their parents, or a parent having battled breast cancer in the past 10 yearsStop by the Career & Counseling Center to obtain the application.

1- Denton Dollars for Scholarships

For students that live in Denton complete on-line application at

1- Rae of Hope Foundation

It is the goal of the foundation to recognize Nebraska teens with $1,000 scholarships, not because of what they have accomplished during their high school years, but rather to recognize the type of person they are, the character they possess and how they treat other people. This is a character based scholarship where candidates are identified through a nomination process. Peers, teachers, coaches, employers etc. are strongly urged to nominate a graduating Nebraska senior that they believe to be living their life as a “Rae of HOPE” - Helping Other People Everyday. For more information on this scholarship, please visit with your counselors.

3- Teammates Scholarship

The Crete Chapter will be giving out a scholarship to one (1) teammate. For more information, see Ms. J or your counselors.

3- Leonard Krenk Scholarship

The Krenk family, in memory of Leonard Krenk is offering a $1,000 scholarship for one graduate of Crete High School. Students must have been a teammate for 2 or more years, currently meeting with a mentor, plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college next school year, and must complete an application form. For more information see Ms. J or your counselors.

6- Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship

750-1000 word essay on a topic found at Must include photo. Three scholarships for $750 and six for $100.

6- Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation

The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program for students interested in attending one of the  Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field.  A $1,500 grant will be awarded in each of the six Community College area in Nebraska for students pursuing training for an automotive career.  Criteria: Senior planning to attend a Nebraska Community College in the fall; Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related courses of study; Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher; Cover letter indicating his/her interest in the automotive field.  For more information and applications, please visit the Career Center!

8- Crete local scholarships

Stop by the Career Center to pick up a local scholarship application.  By completing the "Standard Scholarship application", you will be eligible for considerations for many local scholarships that are listed in the information packet we gave you in your English class!  In addition, you can complete an essay writing sessions to qualify for more scholarships.  Some local organizations also have separate applications that are available in the Career Center! If you have any questions please come into the Career Center and ask!  The deadline changes from year to year so be sure to double check with your counselors.

11- Crete Athletic Booster Club Scholarship

Must have participated in a NSAA sanctioned sport or activity each year of high school;  Coaches' recommendations required; 400 word essay also required.  $500 scholarships will be awarded.  Applications in Career Center.

15- Eastern Nebr-Western IA Car Council Scholarship

Must be planning to enroll in an automotive technology program at an accredited trade school, community college, college, or university.  First consideration will be given to students whose families are involved in an organized car club that is a member of ENWICC.  All High School Graduates are eligible. Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded - $300 each.  Amount may be doubled if there is an individual who is interested in attending the Auto Restoration Program at the McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas.

15- Farmers Cooperative Scholarship

This $400 scholarship is open to all seniors planning to major in agriculture or an agriculture related field. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit an application along with an essay and their parents must be active members of the Farmers Cooperative.  Deadline is April 15 and applications are available in the Career Center.

15- Kids' Chance of Nebraska Scholarship

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is offering two $5,000 scholarships to Nebraska students whose parent, step-parent or legal guardian has been killed or sustained serious injuries in a work-related accident. Graduating high school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply! You may contact Dave Poppert with any questions about this scholarship. Visit for more information.

15-Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation

This Foundation will provide scholarships to students at UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis. 1 - $1,100 scholarship to incoming UNL-CASNR student majoring in agribusiness or ag economics.  1 - $600 scholarship to NCTA student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems. For sons/daughters of a parents/legal guardians who have been members/directors/employees for 3 years of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years.Contact your cooperative manager for a brochure which provides the application form as well as additional information on selection criteria.  These materials are also available on the Council's website at  Phone number is 402-475-6555.

15- Tri-County Board of Realtors Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from Gage, Jefferson, or Saline County, who has proof of full-time enrollment to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. The following considerations must be met by the applicant to be chosen: 1. graduating from one of the following schools in our area: Beatrice, Fairbury, Crete, Wilber-Clatonia, Tri-County, Southern, Lewiston, Freeman, Diller-Odell, Meridian, Norris, or Dorchester. 2. Graduated with a GPA average of 2.5 or higher. 3. Completed a signed, hand-written 100-word essay to explain how their business major related to the Real Estate field. 4. Return the application to the Guidance Office at the high school by April 15th. Students can obtain an application with a counselor in the career center.

15- Donate Life Nebraska Scholarship

Donate Life Nebraska is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school senior in memory of Michael Peters, a heart and kidney recipient who was a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University and a life-long advocate for organ donation. Applicants must be a high school senior attending public school, private school, or home school in Nebraska, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Applicants must write a persuasive essay that will inspire and motivate the audience to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The essay topics and other scholarship information can be found at the career can counseling center.  

15- Nebraska Restaurant Association Hospitality Education Association Scholarship
This scholarship can be worth up to $4,000. It will be awarded to students who want to further their education by attending a Nebraska school majoring in the field of culinary or hospitality. See a counselor for more information or visit their site for more information.

17- Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship
Must be: in upper 25% of class or 3.75 cumulative GPA; at least 2-year participant in two sports; earned varsity letter in two sports; one letter of recommendation from a high school coach; ACT 24 or higher. Visit for more information.

17- James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is open to all high school students on the eastern third of the state of Nebraska. Students must be: graduating from high school this school year, must complete application and have two letters of recommendation, and must provide a copy of their FAFSA to prove hardship or financial need. This scholarship will also consider other extenuating circumstances that would prove financial need for a student. Scholarship amount is $1,000. For more information visit with your counselors.

20- Burke Scholarship for Upper Big Blue NRD

The Upper Big Blue NRD is offering the Raymond A. Burke Scholarship of $2,000 to two students who resides in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources. Qualifications: Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District; Attend a 2 year/4 year Nebraska college or university; Enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural resources related field. Intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a "hands-on" position such as a soil or water conservationist, resources manager or engineering technician.  Application on website: Raymond A. Burke Scholarship

30- ICON (Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska) Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship
Parents must be an ICON member; Activities resume; essay on goals.  Must have 2.5 GPA or higher.  $500 scholarship for any field of study.  See your counselors for more information or visit their site.

1- Nebraska School Counselor Association

Write an essay that describes how a school counselor or school counseling program has assisted you to plan/decide/resolve/grow in an area of your life.  Topics may come from any related k-12 experience and are not limited to only the college or career planning process.  Essays are limited to 500 words and will be reviewed for content and grammar. $500 Award. Access the application at More information in the Career Center!  

1- Northwest Missouri State

Several Admission-based Academic Freshman Scholarships available. Scholarship level is determined by Admissions Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score) You can visit for more information.

1- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarships

Must attend college in the Midwest; pursue a major in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.  Application at

1- Robinson & Henry Family Law Scholarship

This scholarship is reserved for high school seniors nationwide who plan on attending a 4-year college/university or a 2-year accredited community college in the Fall of 2017.  This scholarship is open to applicants whose parents have gone through a divorce and plan on pursuing a career in Family Law.

15- Barrientos Foundation Scholarship

Scholarships are targeted towards Latino/Hispanic students attending a college/university in the state of Nebraska.  More information can be found at

22- "B. Davis" Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to all high school juniors and seniors. Students will need to write an essay and submit for an opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship. For more information, visit this website.

31- Best Injury Lawyers Scholarship
This scholarship is meant for seniors who have sustained a personal injury and are willing to share how it has affected their lives. Scholarship is open to any senior nationwide. The scholarship is good for one time for $1,500. Requirements include: Senior must have 2.5 GPA or higher, must be attending a four-year or two year college or university anywhere in the United States, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you or your family was involved in a personal injury accident, and a 500-word essay about your injury. For more information, visit their website

31- Divorce Matters Scholarship
This scholarship is specifically for students who have had parents go through a divorce or have gone through a divorce themselves. It is a one-time $2,500 scholarship. To be eligible students must have been personally affected by a divorce, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must be attending a two- or four-year college or university for the fall of 2018. Students must fill out an application and answer a 500 word essay on the company's website

1- Learn and Work Scholarship

Over the last eight years Sheridan Lutheran Church, The Lincoln Journal Star and HiMark Golf Course have sponsored the “Learn and Work Scholarship.”  The Learn and Work Scholarship is a $4000 per year scholarship which helps students afford post-secondary education.  The Learn and Work Scholarship was started by a family with a vision to make a difference in the lives of young people.  The vision for this scholarship is to reach students who truly have a financial need.  Moreover, it seeks to reward those students who have endured much, overcome many obstacles, and who trials in life have focused their vision for their future.  Two interesting components of the Learn and Work Scholarship are that students will likely have their $4000 award renewed for all four years if they remain in good standing at their school.  Students also are expected to give back to the community by serving 75 hours of documented community service within an organization of their choice over the course of the year.  You may visit for more information.

1- Workforce Development Scholarship

For students in technical and crafts programs. Open to all students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. This scholarship is for $1,000. To learn more, visit this website

1- Deadline for FAFSA verification for College Bound Nebraska recipients

12-Abbot & Fenner Business Scholarship

Available to juniors and seniors in high school. Students must write an essay based on a certain topic. Scholarship is for $1,000. For more information, visit

15- Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship
Up to 4 scholarships of up to $500 each will be awarded. At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the 4 American legion Department Membership Areas.  Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior.  Selection of recipients will be made on the following: ALL questions answered or N/A indicated; financial need; academic achievement; school and community involvement; 3 Letters of Recommendation also required.  More information and Applications in Career Center!

19- Big Sun Athletics Scholarship
Essay of 500-1000 words addressing sports participation in high school. Visit for more information

19- Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Students must attend a career or technical degree/certificate granting program that will lead to employment. Must be Pell Grant eligible, under age 30, and U.S. citizen. Apply online at

28- Beauty Changes Lives (BCL)- Vidal Sassoon Program Beauty Education Basic Scholarship
Will pay 50% of cosmetology program.  Visit for more information.

1- Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus
The Inspiring Women Scholarship, established in 2009 following Boosalis’ death, will be awarded to three women; one from each congressional district in Nebraska. Helen Boosalis was an inspiration to Nebraska Women. The Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus (NDWC) wanted to find a way to honor her while encouraging tomorrow’s female political leaders. The $500 scholarship is awarded to Nebraska Democratic women who are active in their communities and progressive politics. Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are: 1) graduating from high school and will be attending college, or 2) continuing in their higher education. Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvement. For more information, visit

Varying Deadlines- National Scholarships

The following is a long list of scholarships that have different requirements and are not tied to specific colleges/universities.  These are national scholarships.  Click on each link to find out more.  Keep in mind that since these are national scholarships you may be competing with a large pool of students so make yourself stand out!

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)-

American Indian Graduate Center Scholars-

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund-

Hispanic Scholarship Fund-


FindAid: The Smart Studnet Guide to Financial Aid-


Ron Brown Scholar Program-

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships-

McDonald's Education Scholarships-

Target Scholarships-

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation-

State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships-

Dell Scholars Program-

The Homer Fund-

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund-

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships-

Student Investors Scholarships-

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships-

Horatio Alger Association-

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation-

Tylenol Scholarships-

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program-

Microsoft Scholarship Program-

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students-

GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program-

Burger King Scholars Program-

Presidential Freedom Scholarships-

FAFSA on the Web-

La Raza Youth Scholarship-

Harvest of Hope Scholarship-

Collegiate Investors Competition-

Latino American Education Foundation-

Hispanic Scholarship Fund-

College Board Scholarship Search-