Scholarships & Awards


Students and Parents:

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.




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  

** Please take time to check this section regularly. I add scholarships as I get them so the options are constantly changing. It is very important that your student fills out the Elwood Area Foundation Uniform Scholarship. Majority of student scholarships come from this application. If you have any questions about this scholarship or others listed, please contact me at danielle.rieker@elwoodpirates.org 
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