Scholarships & Awards


The following is a list of scholarships/awards 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. I highly recommend that students are working on scholarships 1-2 or even 3 months in advance, depending on how much work is needed to complete the application. I try my best to include application links or attach the app to the bottom of this page.

Susan Thompson Buffet, ACE, NSCS Advantage & Collegebound Nebraska Scholarship Info.




ONGOING SCHOLARSHIPS/PROGRAMS:

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

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!! http://www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest/

Ongoing: Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Scholarships: 
Nebraska State College System.  Three Colleges. Thousands of Opportunities.  
  • 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 http://www.nscs.edu
    • Individual State College sites:
      • Wayne State: www.wsc.edu/scholarships
      •  Chadron State: www.csc.edu/scholarships
      • Peru State: www.peru.edu/scholarships

LANDMARK IMPLEMENT, INC SCHOLARSHIP for the JOHN DEERE AG TECH PROGRAM at SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE-Milford NE – This scholarship will be awarded to qualifying students interested in pursuing a career with John Deere. This scholarship is equivalent to the cost of tuition and books, paid over a 3 year period. SCC’s John Deere Tech program is a cooperative effort between John Deere Co., the John Deere Dealership Network and SCC. It is designed to be completed in seven quarters (21 months). Students are on campus participating in lecture/lab courses during five of the seven quarters. The other two quarters involve a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge they have learned on campus at their sponsoring John Deere dealership. During these Cooperative Education Experiences, students are paid, helping offset the costs of college. The program is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska and by the North Central Associaton of Colleges and Schools. For more information go to www.southeast.edu/johndeeretech/ or interested students can contact Jim Fastenau of LandMark Implement, Inc. for more information. Cell: 308-991-0552 or jimfastenau@landmarkimp.com. Every February SCC-Milford has an open house for their John Deere Ag Tech Program, it’s a great way for students to gain a good understanding of this in demand career opportunity. TRUCK CENTER COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP - Truck Center Companies (TCC) offers scholarship opportunities to individuals enrolled in an accredited diesel technology program. The program is designed to strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Selected individuals will be awarded up to $10,000 through this program. The first year, $1,500 will be paid directly to the the diesel technology program; the second year, $3,500 will be paid directly to the diesel technology program. Students who successfully complete their diesel technology program receive a hiring bonus of $1,000 when they begin full-time employment with Truck Center Companies. Students receive the remaining $4,000 in equal monthly installments their first year of employment. More information and applications are available at www.dieseltechs.com/scholarships.html. All applications must be received two months before the accredited diesel program begins. Community Colleges with accredited Diesel Programs include: Metropolitan Community College-Omaha NE; Southeast Community College-Milford NE;Central Community College-Hastings NE; Northeast Community College-Norfolk NE; Iowa Western Community College-Council Bluffs IA; Salina Area Technical College-Salina KS; North Central Kansas Technical College-Beloit KS. Private Technical Colleges with accredited Diesel Programs include: Wyo-Tech-Laramie WY; Universal Technician Institutes in: Avondale AZ, Lisle IL, Dallas TX and Huston TX.

                NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS/PROGRAMS:

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.org - Check out the following scholarships available and many more. Go to https://www.studentscholarships.org/  

1) Review It Scholarship - $1,000 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2017.

B) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13677/review_it_scholarship_scholarship.php

2)  Caption Scholarship - $500 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be attending college/university no later than the fall of 2017.

B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and be a resident of the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13572/odenza_caption_scholarship_scholarship.php


3)  10 Words or Less Scholarship - $500 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2016.

B) High School students who are enrolled by September 2016 are considered eligible.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php 

4) Points Scholarships - $10,000 10 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

Applications can be found by going to:

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/13776/points_scholarships_scholarship.php 


 Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship each month. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship



SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LISTED BY DUE DATE MONTH:
Primarily State/Local Scholarships    

NOVEMBER:

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE offers the R.H.O.P. – Rural Health Opportunities Program - RHOP is a cooperative program between Chadron State College and the University of NE Medical Center.  The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate traditional students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. Upon selection, RHOP participants receive 1) RHOP Tuition Waiver for a maximum of 16 credit hours per semester for the years they attend Chadron State College; 2) early acceptance to UNMC as they begin the pre-professional curriculum at CSC; 3) follow a special curriculum at CSC which will prepare them for the professional school at UNMC. The specific programs offered are:  Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Science, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Radiography. Chadron’s is an online application only: www.csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions. Stop into my office to look into this program. The application deadline for all programs is November 15th. You can apply for the RHOP program at ONLY one of the state colleges, Chadron, Peru or Wayne.


CHADRON STATE COLLEGE RLOP - Rural Law Opportunities Program - RLOP is a cooperative program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law. They are seeking students from rural schools who are interested in pursuing a legal career. You must be from a rural town, have applied to Chadron State, demonstrate strong academic potential, commit to serving rural communities after graduation. Please see Mrs. Rieker for more information on this scholarship opportunity. Deadline is November 15.

HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION was established to provide scholarships to high achieving students in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.  Students will graduate from a public high school located in an eligible state and in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents.  Applicant must be from one of the following approved states: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska or Oklahoma; Must have attended an Eligible High School as a junior and senior; Must be a student in the 2016 high school graduating class; Must have at least a 3.50 GPA; Must have a 23 or higher composite score on the ACT; Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school; Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college; Must complete the FAFSA in 2018 and provide a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report; FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $6,500; Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants; & Must not have been convicted of a felony.  The dollar amount of each Hagan Scholarship will vary up to $48,000 over 4 years. Each scholarship is renewable for up to seven additional consecutive semesters, if the recipient fulfills the renewal criteria. Information is available in my office or on their website at www.hsfmo.org for additional information and application. Scholarship is due by November 15, 2018.

ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -

  • Over 500 awards provided at the national level.  

  • Lodge #2250 provides 6 awards to applications forwarded to national level.

Applications are available on Sept. 1st. Applications must be submitted online by November 15th

For more details and access to the application, visit

enf.elks.org/mvs


DECEMBER: 



JANUARY:

TWIN VALLEYS PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT offers the 2019 PHIL YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP – Twin Valleys Public Power District will award one $3,000 scholarship to a high school graduate that has applied to Northeast Community College in Norfolk to begin a two-year utility line program of study; beginning the next school year.  Applicant must reside within the service territory of Twin Valleys Public Power District, which includes all of Furnas and Harlan counties, the Villages of Bartley and Atlanta, and other areas in Twin Valleys PPD service area in Phelps county served by Southern Power District. Student will submit a personal essay, not to exceed 350 words, telling why they are interested in the Utility Line Program of study.   Applications are available in the Guidance Office and should be mailed by January 1, 2019.

FEBRUARY:




MARCH:

DAWSON PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT offers one, $1,500 scholarship to an individual interested in pursuing a career in utility line. The deadline for this year’s scholarship is March 15, 2019. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited utility line program. They also need to reside within Dawson PPD’s territory or one of the following towns: Amherst,Brady, Cozad, Eddyville, ElmCreek, Elwood, Eustis, Farnam, Gibbon, Gothenburg, Hershey, Kearney, Lexington, Maxwell, Miller, North Platte, Odessa, Overton, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Riverdale, Shelton, Smithfield, Sumner.

Applicant shall submit a list of employment/activities and a personal essay telling Dawson PPD why you are interested in studying utility line.

Qualifications and information can also be downloaded from the Dawson PPD website at: 


DAWSON PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT is offering a STEM scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to a student pursuing a degree in a STEM related field at any accredited college, university, trade school or community college. Applicants shall submit a list of employment/activities, a project sample and an essay.
Qualified applicants may be a graduating high school senior or a currently enrolled college student. Examples of qualified STEM fields are (but not limited to): engineering, geography information systems, physical sciences, accounting, computer programming and telecommunications.
They also need to reside within Dawson PPD’s territory or one of the following towns: Amherst,Brady, Cozad, Eddyville, ElmCreek, Elwood, Eustis, Farnam, Gibbon, Gothenburg, Hershey, Kearney, Lexington, Maxwell, Miller, North Platte, Odessa, Overton, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Riverdale, Shelton, Smithfield, Sumner.
Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2019. Please see Mrs. Rieker for more information.


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