Scholarship Page

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

Educationquest - Click on the "Scholarship Quest" link on this website to bring you to a load of scholarships available to Nebraska students.

  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  •– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation - Must be a Nebraska Farm Bureau member or be a part of a family membership:

Pepsi Scholarships -

Scholarship Contests:

Scholarships 4 Students - There are a LOT of scholarships available here.

Scholarships for Women:

There are 3 scholarship programs for Nebraska students available at this website:

Nebraska Legion


AES Engineering Scholarship  - This scholarship is based upon the character of the student. You are NOT required to take engineering classes in order to receive this scholarship.  Deadline:  October 7. 

American Legion Oratorical Contest Scholarship Program - More information and the Official Contest Rules of the Oratorical Contest are available at the American Legion National website and also at

AXA Community Scholarships - Opens Sept-December 15 OR until 10,000 applications are received. Available at

Coca-Cola - $3 million a year in scholarships will be given to 250 deserving students.  Deadline:  October 31.

"Dear Grandchild" Letter Contest - For grandparents and parents: Write a letter to your grandchild, great niece or nephew explaining your hopes and dreams for them and why higher education will be important. Due October 13 More information is found at

Horatio Alger Scholarship - This one is intended to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  Eligibility includes intentions to pursue a bachelor’s degree, financial need, involvement in co-curricular and community activities, minimum GPA of 2.0, and having faced some form of adversity. These scholarships range from $6000 - $25,000. Oct 25th

Multitude of different scholarships related to Horatio Alger:

United States Youth Senate Program $5000 Scholarship - Applications must be completed and submitted by October 4th. This is an educational experience for students interested in pursuing a career in public service.  Two students from each state will be sent to Washington DC to experience their national government in action.

Wendy's Heisman Award - Due Oct. 3.  You must have a B average, be involved in at least one of their recognized sports, be a good leader at school and in the community and also be a good role model.

"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)



Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship:   Any high school senior who is a US citizen may apply for a MVS scholarship.  Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Go to to get an ID number and then download the application.  All scholarship applications must have an ID number and be done on line.  The ID number will be used in all Elks applications. 

Hagan Scholarship - This is a FANTASTIC scholarship!!  It is renewable up to $5000 a semester!  Applicants are from rural America and there are 16 scholarships for Nebraska.  Requirements include:  A GPA of 3.5 or higher, an ACT score of 23 or higher, must be attending a four year college, must work at least 240 hours prior to the start of college, family FAFSA contribution must be less than $7500, and must not have been convicted of a felony. Deadline:  November 15.

KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program) - This is in cooperation between UNK and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in order to recruit and retain medical professionals in rural Nebraska. If you are considering a career in a medical field, check this out! Deadline:  November 15.

Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship - First time freshmen must score 30 and above on the ACT and be in the top 10% of the graduating class, receive the Regents Scholarship, show significant leadership in co-curricular activities and complete a writing sample.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award - If you have made a difference through volunteering you might want to check this out.  THIS IS FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Due:  Nov. 3

RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) If you are interested in pursuing an RHOP scholarship for the field of medicine, the deadline has been changed to November 15. It is an extensive process so get started! Search for the RHOP scholarship information on the Wayne State College, Peru State College, or Chadron State College websites.

University of Nebraska at Kearney Honors Program - Students with an ACT at 30 or above and are in the top 10% of their class should apply to the Honors Program by November 15 to be considered for one of the most prestigious scholarships at UNK (the Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship).

University of Nebraska at Lincoln Honors Program - Requirements:  An ACT of 30+, rank in the top 10% of the class, a demonstrated committment to intellectual and academic pursuits, and school and community involvement.

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

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:

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. Nov. 15th Visit for more information.



AXA Achievement Scholarship - This scholarship awards $670,000 to AXA Achievers. Are you an AXA Achiever?  To qualify you must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college.  You must be active in your community, have led a project that benefits others and overcome a personal challenge.

Burger King Scholarship-Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship.  High School Seniors, BURGER KING Employees and children of BURGER KING Employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply:

"Dear Grandchild" Scholarship - A change to win a $2000 NEST account.  Grandparents are to write letters to their grandchildren and encourage them on to college.  Official scholarshipcontest rules are found at or at

Elks National Foundation Scholarships - A number of scholarships are also at this website with various deadlines:

Elks MVP Scholarship -  You must go to to get an ID number and then download the application.   The ID number will be used in all applications whether it is local, state or national scholarships.  YOu may not apply for the ELKS Vocational scholarship if applying for the MVP Scholarship.  Nursing students applying to a 4 year school should apply for the MVP.

RHOP (Rural Health Opportunitites Program) - Interested in applying for the RHOP program at Wayne, Peru or Chadron State Colleges?  This is for students planning on certain medical careers.  This is a rather extensive application process so get started ASAP. Deadline:  Dec. 1 or 

Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is . Governor's Opportunity Award - This is for half tuition.  Requirements:  ACT of 21-24.  Renewable for four years.

Nebraska Wesleyan Huge Scholarship-The Huge-NWU Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional first-year students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. This full ride scholarship supports academic excellence in all fields with up to full tuition, fees and residency over four years. Have an ACT composite score of 27 or higher (or equivalent SAT score) and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.50 or higher. Application Deadline: December 1

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship - google this to find the scholarship application. 

Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship - This is for engineering students planning to go to the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  The Scott Scholarship pays for fees, room and board at Scott Residence Hall, books and materials and a laptop computer.  When this is paired with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Regent's Scholarship, it is considered a full ride.  Apply at

Wayne State College - WSC offers a variety of scholarships and opportunities.  These are due Dec. 1.

Wayne State College-RLOP Rural Law Opportunities Program- Wayne State College has a new partnership with the UNL College of Law.  The program is much like RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) in that high school seniors interested in going to law school can get pre-admittance to UNL College of Law.  They would apply to WSC, interview, and as long as they keep their GPA up and get a good score on the LSAT, they have a seat saved for them at UNL Law.  Scholarships will be available to those receiving the spots. Application link Applications due December 1st; Interview Day is December 15th

1800 Wheelchair Scholarship - There is NOT a requirement of a disability in order to apply for this scholarship.



Acacia Leadership Scholarship - for incoming male students planning to attend UNL in the upcoming academic year.  One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships will be given.  Deadline:  January 31.

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. More information can be found at

Buckle Scholarship - This is only for students planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This two-year scholarship opportunity for anyone looking to be in the field of computer science and information technology. A minimum ACT of 26 is required.

Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship - Five $1000 Caterpillar Scholarships will be given.  Type "scholarships" in the search box at this website:

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.  

Chadron State College - CSC offers a variety of scholarships based upon academic ability and extracurricular activities. January 15

Free Speech Essay-800-1000 word essay on the provided

Gus Swanson Memorial Scholarship -This is for a senior who plans to pursue a degree in Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing.

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant - This scholarship is for seniors planning to attend a Trade School, Technical School or Community College for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. You cannot submit applications to both the vocational scholarship and the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship.

Nebraska Press Association Foundation, Inc.  - Scholarships will be awarded to seniors planning to enroll in a college to enroll in a major leading to a career in print journalism.

Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is . Board of Trustee's Scholarship - This scholarship is full in-state tuition renewable for four years.  Requirements:  Minimum ACT of 25.

  • Board of Trustees' Scholarship -  Full Tuition (worth more than $19,200) Deadline:  January 15.  ACT score at least 25; Enroll as full-time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall; Resident of Nebraska
  • Governor's Opportunity Award - Half-Tuition (worth more than $9,600) Deadline: January 15. ACT score between 21-24. Enroll as full time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall; 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

NMC Technical College Program and Sponsorship Opportunities - This program offers selected students to earn a two year degree in Diesel Technology. This program provides funds to cover tuition, books, and fees.  Additionally, students may receive a student tool set and cabinet.  This support is worth over $15,000 to selected students. Type "scholarships" in the search box at this website:

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship - Three scholarships of $2000, $1000, and $500 will be awarded.  Applicants must be female Nebraska high school students who are planning on majoring in English. January 31

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by
Based in Bellevue, WA, is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student. Visit our website for full scholarship details and online application.

Peru State College - Peru offers a wide range of scholarships for prospective students.

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. For complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at

Regan Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is based upon leadership and is also income based. It is renewable $10,000-$40,000.

Thumbtack Schools-to-Skills Scholarship-Students must be planning to pursue a degree to learn a new trade, develop skills, or start a small business; Two essays about small businesses. Visit

Union Plus Scholarships -

University of Nebraska - Kearney Music Scholarship Audition Dates:  Check the website for audition dates.  Contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts for more information. Additional Scholarship/Audition information available online at

Wayne State College Special Abilities Art Scholarship - Scholarships are awarded to students who have shown exceptional artistic merit at the high school level.  Recipients of this scholarship must attend Wayne State College in the fall and major in art with a concentration in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or K-12 Art Education.  Deadline is January 2016.

Walmart Scholarships -

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, and 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 

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

Nebraska Educational Office Professional Association-The members of the Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association (NEOPA) annually award a scholarship to a qualifying graduating student. ELIGIBILITY: Graduation from a Nebraska high school or its equivalent (GED); completion of 2 or more business education courses (4 semesters) from among the following:  computer classes, keyboarding, typing, shorthand, accounting, office practices and procedures, and/or bookkeeping.  The candidate must complete the application and the biographical information from provided by NEOPA.  The application must be keyboard generated.  This scholarship application can be found as a fillable form on the NEOPA website: An original with the applicant's signature and 2 copies of the application must be submitted in order to be considered. Deadline is January 15.  Please go to website or come to the Career Center for more information!

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 January 15th

Walmart Scholarships -


NRCSA Scholarships: Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships. 

Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship: NRCSA created the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship in 2003 for those students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply. 

Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships. Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship. Applications for all scholarships must be forwarded by the school district. All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated. The scholarships winners will be announced at the NRCSA Spring Conference March 23-24. Turn your applications into Mrs. Fette by February 9thScholarship forms are available through the links below and on-line at www.nrcsa.netForms must be filled out electronically.

Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship or for more information. Deadline: February 6. (Click heading for fillable PDF)

Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship - This scholarship is for students planning to major in English or History. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant.  Deadline:  February 28

Best Buy Scholarships - 1,100 students will receive scholarships for $1000 each.  If you have solid grades, work experience or community involvement, check this out!!!

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - This is for those who will attend a four year college or university and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry.  Deadline:  February.

Cargill -

Diesel Tech Scholarship - This scholarship is for $10,000.  To qualify the student must be accepted into a Diesel Technology or Collision Repair Technology program. Applications must be received by February 10 for programs starting in the Fall.

FFA Scholarships -

FRS College Scholarship Program - The Foundation of Rural Service (FRS) offers over $100,000 in scholarships to rural high school seniors who express an interest in returning to a rural area.  Visit for information regarding the scholarships offered.  This scholarship requires a signature of sponsorship from Great Plains Communications.  In order to meet the FRS postmark deadline, please send the completed application packet to Jacque Wilkins, Great Plains Communications, POB 500 Blair, NE  68008 by the February 23. The required signature will be obtained and the completed packet will be forwarded to FRS prior to their deadline.  

Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarships - There are a number of scholarships here.  The deadline is February 2016.

Great Plains Communications Scholarship - This scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a Nebraska state or private college, a Nebraska one- or two- year trade or technical school, Northwest Technical Institute of Goodland Kansas, and Mitchell Technical Institute of Mitchell, SD.  Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded statewide.  Applicants must be customers of Great Plains Communications and subsidiaries.  Application and information is available at

Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship - Fifty $200 scholarships are available with a chance to win $5000, $8500 or $12,000.  Deadline is February 2016.

Monsanto America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship  - Sixteen scholarships totally $24,000 will be awarded in Nebraska.  Information can be found at

Nebraska Press Association - $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 papers. Deadline: February 17 

Nebraska Roping Horse Association - This scholarship is for students in the upper 25% of their class with a minimum of a 26 on the ACT.

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers -

Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is  Davis-Chambers Freshman Scholarship - This is valued at $8000 over four years.  Must have a 3.0 GPA.

Northeast Community College Scholarships -

R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program- individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. Feb 10

Sanford Health Network Chairman's Challenge Scholarship - The application is emailed to . You develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings. Deadline: February 1

Southeast Community College Institutional Scholarships- Dec 1-Feb 22

Susan Thompson Buffett 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.

UNL, UNO, & UNK Davis Chambers Scholarship - Targeting students who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds.  This scholarship looks at ACT scores, GPA, class rank, demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household and life experiences.  Financial need is considered in determining the award for this scholarship. Chambers IncomingFreshman Scholarship Application

University of Nebraska - Kearney Honors Program - Must have a minimum ACT of 27 and rank in the top 25% of the class. Feb 15  www.unk.academics/honors.aspx?ekfrm=47122

UNL & UNO Honors Program deadline

There are additional scholarships available to students in the Honors Program. Visit the following sites for more information.



University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Scholarships -

UNO Goodrich Scholarship Program-

WinField Careers in Agriculture Scholarship - Students pursuing two or four year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields may apply.


American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships - The Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship, Ruby Paul Campaign Scholarship and Vocational Technical Scholarship applications are available here:

American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship - You must be veteran connected for this scholarship.  Due March 1.

American Legion Auxiliary Vocational Technical Scholarship - You must be veteran connected for this scholarship.  It is due March 1.

Annual Pasta Tales Essay Contest - Olive Garden's Scholarship essay writing contest -

Career Education Scholarships -  There are two different types of scholarships available:  Outstanding Secondary Career and Technical Education Student Award (two $1,000 scholarships will be given) and Outstanding Secondary Special Population Career and Technical Education Student Award (one $1000 scholarship will be given)

Cargill Scholarship -

Central Community College - Columbus, Hastings, Grand Island - CCC students have received over $1.5 in scholarships.  Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Central Valley Ag Scholarships - Students seeking Ag degrees click on the "Careers link" or search "Scholarships"  after going to 

D.J.'s Hero Scholarship Awards -  Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the award recognizes seniors who exemplify D.J.'s dedication of faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community.  Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship.  The application is available at

Engebretson Foundation Scholarship - The amount of this scholarship will pay tuition, not to exceed $10,000.

Great Plains Trade and Technical Scholarship - This is offered to seniors who plan to attend a trade or technical college in Nebraska.  Up to 6 scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded. Applicants must live in a community where Great Plains offers telephone or cable service is provided.

Great Plains Foundation for Rural Service Fund - This is for students planning to pursue telecommunications, rural education or rural development.

Great Plains Long Distance Scholarship - This is offered to seniors who plan to attend a Nebraska college or trade school and enroll in an agricultural related program and plan to return to their hometown or other Great Plains exchange to pursue a career.

Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Scholarship - This application covers three Memorial scholarships:  Chet Linder, Jay Jacupke and the IIA of Omaha. The applications must be postmarked by March 1.  It is required that the applicant intends to major in business or a business related field.   Each scholarship is $1000.  Must be in applicant's own handwriting.

Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship Program - For students planning to enroll in dental assisting.

Kohl's Kids Who Care - This scholarship if for students ages 6-18 who are involved in community service.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation- students with parents on active duty or honorably discharged are eligible to apply with proper documentation. Deadline: March 1

Maynard Jensen Scholarship - This scholarship is military related.

Nebraska Academy of Sciences - Six scholarships will be given away.

Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards - A $1000 scholarship is offered to a student attending UNL and in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Education and Human Sciences.  Contact Steve Pritchard  with questions.  402-395-2158. Deadline is March 17.   Application is available near the bottom of the page on the scholarship link at

Nebraska Farm Bureau Services Greater Horizon Scholarship - This scholarship is for students majoring in an ag-related field of study and plan to return home after graduation and return to farming or ranching.

Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships - Two $4000 scholarships and one $1000 will be offered.  Students must be planning on majoring in Acturial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics and plan to pursue a degree in Acturial Science.

Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship - Applicants must be enrolling full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. All applications must be postmarked by March 31.  The application can be found here:

Nebraska School Counseling Association Scholarship - This is an essay based scholarship for $500.

Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is offered to a senior who is a Nebraska resident and US citizen.  Applicants will be evaluated by written essay, GPA, class rank, ACT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.  Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement. Deadline is March 31.

Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship-

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship  - Fifty recipients will receive a $2500 scholarship.  The deadline for this is March.

Work Ethic Scholarship - This is free money for those who want and education to learn a trade. This program rewards people with a passion to get trained for a skill that is in demand.  More information is found at


American Legion Legacy Scholarship - This scholarship requires a military connection.

American Medical Technologists' Scholarship Program - This is for students planning pursue medical technology, medical assistant, dental assistant, or phlebotomy studies.  Click under Schools and Students to find the scholarships link.

American Nuclear Society Scholarship - ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship - Pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering?

Barrientos Scholarship - The Barrientos Scholarship assist Latino students pursuing higher degrees in education in Nebraska in pursuing their educational and career goals.

Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship - This $10,000 is for young women who exhibit the potential to become tomorrow's leaders.  .

Ed Johnson Scholarship - This award is given to a senior boy who is a member of a high school varsity basketball team in Nebraska.  A medal and $300 cash award will be presented to the recipient at the halftime of the NCA All-Star Boys' Basketball Game and a travelling plaque will be presented to the recipient's head coach.  For more information:

Davis-Chambers Scholarship - For those who show academic promise and are active in their school and community.

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship - This is for students planning on attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field.  See Mrs. Fette for further details.

Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Program - Financial assistance for students who parent has been killed or permanently disable in a construction work zone.

Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship - Must have an ACT of 24 and a participation in sports.

Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship - Eight recipients will be awarded $1000.  Minimum ACT of 24.

Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation - UNL College of Ag Sciences and Natural Resources -Three $1,100 scholarships, based on available resources majoring in agribusiness or ag economics and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis - One $600 scholarship to a student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems. These are for sons/daughters of 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.

Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship - Three $500 scholarships and six $100 scholarships will be awarded to seniors.  Awards are based upon written essays and divided among the three congressional districts. For information contact  April 8.

Nebraska Scholarship Contest  - Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to Nebraska seniors by the Insuring Success scholarship committee.  Due date is April 14.  It may be helpful to do a little research on the company before filling out the application:

Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship - One $500 scholarship will be given.  Deadline is April 4.  

Phi Delta Theta  has four scholarships for incoming male freshmen students to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  The application deadline is April.

Pink Bandana Beat Breast Cancer Scholarship - This is a 4 year renewable scholarship for students who have battled or who have watched a parent or sibling fight breast cancer.  More information can be found at  Due April.


Visionary Scholarship Program from American College Foundation.  This scholarship is NOT income based. Deadline is May 1.