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 (Deadline: September 30, 2016)

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 (Deadline: Nov 30, 2016)

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 (Deadline: Dec 1, 2016)

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 (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2016)

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:

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 2015 using 2014 Tax Return Information and provide a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report; FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500; 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 $5,000 per semester.  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, 2016.

WAYNE STATE COLLEGE offers the R.H.O.P. – Rural Health Opportunities Program – RHOP is a cooperative program between Wayne State College and the University of NE Medical Center.  This program has expanded and now allows students to study Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS), Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy (PT), Physician Assistant (PA), and Radiography in a specialized training that can lead to scholarships and expedite your education.  If selected to receive this scholarship, you will receive a tuition waiver from Wayne State College and are guaranteed admission to UNMC upon successful completion of your pre-professional studies at Wayne State College.  RHOP online applications are available at www.wsc.edu/rhop. They are only accepting online applications so come to the Counselor’s Office if you need help.  In order for students to receive a scholarship from Wayne State College, they must apply for admission. The application deadline is November 15, 2016.  You can apply for the RHOP program at ONLY one of the state colleges, Chadron, Peru or Wayne.

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 the Medicine option is November 15, 2016. All other options, deadline is December 1st.  You can apply for the RHOP program at ONLY one of the state colleges, Chadron, Peru or Wayne.


PERU STATE COLLEGE offers the R.H.O.P. – Rural Health Opportunities Program – RHOP is a cooperative program between Peru State College and the University of NE Medical Center.  Currently, Peru State College a limited number of seats in the pharmacy program and in the nursing program. Students admitted into the RHOP must be from a rural background.  The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who will 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.  Upon selection into the RHOP, students are automatically pre-admitted into their specific program at the UNMC.  Students are strongly encouraged and expected to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska.  Peru’s is an online application.  www.peru.edu/RHOP/. The application deadline is November 15, 2016.  You can apply for the RHOP program at ONLY one of the state colleges, Chadron, Peru or Wayne.

UNK’s  – KEARNEY HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KHOP) –  The Kearney Health Opportunities Program is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the College of Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate traditional students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice medicine.  Benefits of the program: 1) Receive a full tuition scholarship at UNK; 2) Follow a special curriculum at UNK that will prepare you for medical school at UNMC; 3) Receive guaranteed admission to medical school at UNMC upon satisfactory completion of all requirements with the prescribed timeline.  Participating Programs to select from: Clinical Lab Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy & Radiography.  New in 2016: Dentistry has been added to KHOP.  

Selection Guidelines: 1) Desire to become a healthcare provider and show knowledge of the profession; 2) Are from rural areas of Nebraska and are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice; 3) Demonstrate academic potential through GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and 3 letters of recommendation.  The KHOP application can be found on the UNK Health Sciences webpage at: http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php.  Information is also available in the guidance office.  Applications and accompanying items need to be received in the UNK Health Sciences office no later than November 15, 2016

DECEMBER: 

NEBRASKA CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION has formed a new scholarship program for future ag leaders in Nebraska. The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) will award up to 5 $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the state of Nebraska. The NeCGA Future Leaders in Ag Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors who will be continuing their education in state pursuing a degree in an ag-related field. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a member of NeCGA or the son/daughter of a NeCGA member. The application for the FLAGship Program must include two letters of recommendation, a current resume, as well as proof that the student is continuing their education. The students are also asked to explain why they are seeking a degree in the ag field as well as what issues they see the ag industry facing. Applications must be postmarked by December 2, 2016. Packets can be mailed to 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 308, Lincoln, NE 68508 ATTN: Scholarship, or emailed to mwrich@necga.org. For more information about the scholarship an an application, pleas visit necga.org or call (402) 438-6459. (see application below) 

The AXA FOUNDATION is offering the AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP in association with US News & World Report – AXA offers 52 scholarships (one in each state, District of Columbia & Puerto Rico) valued at $10,000 and 10 of these will receive national scholarships valued at $25,000.  To qualify, the students should be well rounded, determined to succeed and have demonstrated achievement – at a job, sport or extracurricular activity.  Apply Early: only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  The application deadline is December 15, 2016.  Applications and more information are available online at: www.axa-achievement.com.  If 10,000 applications are received before the due date, the program will automatically close.

Apply here: https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/


JANUARY:



TWIN VALLEYS PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT 
offers the 2016 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.  Twin Valleys extends this scholarship with the intent that the recipient will work as a paid intern for Twin Valleys during the summer between their first and second years of schooling.  Summer internship is necessary for successful completion of the Utility Line Program.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office and should be mailed by January 1, 2017.


NEBRASKA CHAPTER OF ACACIA FRATERNITY Scholarship – Acacia Fraternity is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for young men who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing leadership skills, and who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) for the 2016-2017 school year. The Nebraska chapter of Acacia is awarding one $1,000 leadership scholarship and two $500 scholarships to incoming male freshmen at UNL. Scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of merit as displayed on the attached application as well as in an interview, which will be scheduled later in the spring. Application must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

Apply here: http://unlacacia.acaciaconnect.org/page.php?pageid=13


NEBRASKA MACHINERY’S CATERPILLAR Sponsorship is available to anyone interested in the Diesel Technology Program at Hastings CCC.  The Sponsorship terms are 2016-2018.  The student must visit and be accepted at CCC and have taken the ASSET, COMPASS or ACT test to qualify.  The 6 Sponsorships will provide tuition and book fees along with a tools and a tool box ($5,400 in value).  The two-year sponsorship support is worth an estimated $14,000 to the selected students.  In addition to the above assistance, Nebraska Machinery offers the students summer intern positions.  Upon completion of the two year program, the student must agree to work for Nebraska Machinery for a minimum of two years.  Apply for the NMC Sponsorship Program by clicking on the following link: www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorship_application/. They must be submitted online by January 31, 2017.  



NEBRASKA MACHINERY’S CATERPILLAR Scholarship – In addition to their sponsorships, Nebraska Machinery also offers five $1000 Scholarships, to anyone interested in the Diesel Technology Program at Hastings CCC.  There is no obligation required to receive the scholarships; students only need to complete the Caterpillar Scholarship form.  Apply for the Caterpillar Scholarship by clicking on the following link: www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorship_application/. They must be submitted online by January 31, 2017.


FEBRUARY:



THE SUSAN THOMPSON BUFFETT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (http://buffettscholarships.org/college-scholarships) is for undergraduate students who have graduated from a Nebraska High School and plan to attend Nebraska state public school (UNK, UNL, UNO, Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State) or a two-year public college within Nebraska (Central Community College, Metropolitan Community College, Mid-Plains Community College, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Northeast Community College, Southeast Community College & Western Nebraska Community College).  These funds are available only to the extent that tuition, fees and books are not already covered by other grants and scholarships.  These scholarships are provided for up to 5 years for 4-year schools and up to 3 years for 2-year school, or until graduation, whichever comes first.  Students may transfer from 2-year to 4-year schools or from one 4-year school to another, as outlined on above list of approved institutions, for up to a total of 5 years on scholarship. Students with an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) below $10,000 are encouraged to apply. Use the College Funding Estimator at www.educationquest.org/resources/college-funding-estimator/ to get you EFC.  Students do not need to be Pell eligible to qualify.  To be considered for Aid from The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, you must be a Resident of the state of Nebraska and have a current email address; must be an undergraduate student without a bachelor’s degree; must be in need of financial assistance (students who receive a tuition scholarship from another source will not qualify for this scholarship); must have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school; must apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA) and receive back the Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The online application can be found on their website: www.buffettscholarships.org.  Applications can be submitted online between November 1, 2016 through February 1, 2017.  Get a head start now.

Here is a list of things you will need:

  1. Completed FAFSA – The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  You will need to complete and submit your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  2. School Transcript – When you turn in your application, you will need a copy of your most up-to-date high school or college transcript.

  3. Two letters of recommendation – that tells why they think you should get the scholarship.  Those writing your recommendation must type the information directly into the web-based form; no other letters will be accepted.  Consider asking a teacher, employer, or clergy.  References cannot be from friends or family.

  4. Personal Essay

  5. Online scholarship forms and signed consent form

Parent/Guardian signature – If you are under the age of 19, when you are ready to submit your application you will need a parent/guardian present to electronically sign a consent to release information.


A detailed checklist can be found here: http://buffettscholarships.org/Content/Media/File/Application_Checklist_v_2.pdf



STANFORD HEALTH NETWORK CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP- Stanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care. High school students - submit your plan for the health care scenario: Develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings. Scholarship amount is $2,500 for a higher education program. All scholarship submissions 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. Application is in the counselor's office. Email your submission to chairmanschallenge@stanfordhealth.org
Scholarship is due February 1, 2017


AMERICA'S FARMERS GROW AG LEADERS, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is giving students pursuing ag- related degrees the chance to earn a $1,500 college scholarship. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are administered by the National FFA Organization as part of the National FFA Scholarship Program. 

ELIGIBILITY—

All scholarship applicants must meet general eligibility* to apply online at FFA.org/scholarships. *General eligibility requirements are located at FFA.org/scholarships – Frequently Asked Questions.

Eligibility for America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leader scholarships requires students to:

o Be high school seniors or enrolled in college.

o Plan to pursue a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture or chemical/

electrical/mechanical engineering (see page 2 or visit GrowAgLeaders.com for a complete list

of majors).

o Live in a specific state/county(see page 3 or visit Grow Ag leaders.com for a complete list of

counties).

o Have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

o Obtain two farmer endorsements—visit GrowAgLeaders.com for the complete

requirements.

**Students can apply November 15, 2016 - February 1, 2017 at FFA.org/scholarships 



The High School NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is for Journalism students. They are offering $2000 scholarships (number of scholarships to be determined based on monies available) for the 2016-2017 school year to qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in Nebraska colleges and universities in a post-secondary education program leading to careers in print journalism.  Enrollment must be on a full-time basis.  The recipient must use the scholarship and enroll no later than the third semester after the awarding of the scholarship.  Preference in awarding 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.  Selection will be based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community.  The application is available on their website,www.nebpress.com or in the Guidance Office. 

 Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2017.



SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are now open for the seniors to apply for through SCC.  They are open until February 22, 2017.  The following link will direct you to the application and students will need to create an account. (And there is no essay!)  https://www.southeast.edu/scholarships/


Buckle Excellence Scholarship for UNK Computer Science or Information Technology Students: For new incoming Computer Science or Information Technology majors. Submit application and 1-3 letters of recommendation from teachers/professionals. Deadline is February 28th, for the following school year Preference to students: in the top twenty percentile of their graduating class, with a minimum ACT score of 26 ( at least 24 in Math) Each year, one freshman will be selected to receive a two year scholarship in the amount of $3,000 per year! To apply, complete the application at: http://www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships.php




MARCH:


HAVEN & VIRGINIA SMITH SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship in the amount of $3,000 will be awarded. Applicants must be an Elwood High School senior that must attend a college, university, community college, or trade school located within the state of Nebraska or at the University of Nebraska. The scholarship money can only be used for tuition and books. Alternates will be selected and any funds not used by the original recipients will be awarded to the alternates. Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and two letters for recommendation. Applications are available in my office, on the website, and attached to his email.  Completed applications are to be turned in to the guidance office by March 1st, 2017.


FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP: Seniors with at least two years experience with Future Problem Solvers. Application is attached and due by March 1st.


ENGEBRETSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPThe scholarship is a one-year scholarship; however, the scholarship recipient will have the opportunity to reapply each year.  The amount of this scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000 per year.  The applicant must meet the following criteria: 1) Financial Need: Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be at or below $10,000/year; 2) Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT and have a 3.75 GPA or above and/or be in the top 5% of the class; 3) Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation, work experience, extra-curricular activities and community service.  The application & teacher recommendation forms are available online at www.engebretsonfoundation.org.  They can be completed on the computer before printing them out.  The application must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2017.


2017 MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM GUIDELINES : Applicants must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death. Applicants must be a high school graduate or be earning sufficient credits to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester, or be enrolled full time in a Nebraska post-secondary institution as of March 1, 2017, application deadline date.

Applicants 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. Recipients will receive scholarship funds allotted as follows: $250 awarded first semester $250 awarded second semester. Completed application and required certifications must be enclosed in the same envelope and postmarked on or before the application deadline date of March 1, 2017. Application is attached below and available in the guidance office. 

THE AMERICAN LEGION EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR: The American Legion provides for a national scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. The scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarship immediately upon graduation from high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty or religious mission. The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student provided it is state accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States. Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or quarter. Only one request will be honored per semester or quarter.

The nominee must: Be a registered, active member of a Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The American Legion squadron. OR Be a registered, active member of a chartered Boy Scout Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary member. AND Received the Eagle Scout Award. Be an active member of his religious institution and must have received the appropriate Boy Scout religious emblem. Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community.Have reached his 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.Reside in the department (state) to which he applies. Application form is listed below. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.


American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Nebraska - ROBERTA MARIE STRETCH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - The Roberta Marie Stretch Scholarship of $00 will be awarded to a qualified application enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate program at a four year college or university. Application must  be a veteran connected and a resident of Nebraska Preference will be given to former Nebraska Girls State Citizens. If selected the scholarship must be used with in the year selected. Funding not released by January 1st will not be awarded. Please see the application below. Fill out the questionnaire and return with all data under No. 8 in one packet to a Nebraska Unit President or school counselor by March 1, 2017.


American Legion Auxiliary- RUBY LORRAINE PAUL SCHOLARSHIP: Ruby Lorraine Paul Fund Scholarships will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years.  This scholarship excludes applicants enrolled in a school of nursing.

Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average the last two (2) semesters of high school. If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected. Funding not released by January 1st will not be awarded.Please fill out questionnaire attached below (online, by typewriter, or using legible printed hand writing if necessary) and return with all data under No. 8 in one packet to a Nebraska Unit President or school counselor by MARCH 1, 2017


American Legion Auxiliary -RUBY PAUL CAMPAIGN FUND SCHOLARSHIP: The Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years.

Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average the last two (2) semesters of high school. If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected. 

Funding not released by January 1st will not be awarded.

Please fill out questionnaire attached below (online, by typewriter, or using legible printed hand writing if necessary) and return with all data under No. 8 in one packet to a Nebraska Unit President or school counselor by MARCH 1, 2017.


American Legion Auxiliary - VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP: Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a veteran or veteran connected. If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected. Funding not released by January 1st will not be awardedPlease fill out questionnaire attached below (online, by typewriter, or using legible printed hand writing if necessary) and return with all data under No. 8 in one packet to a Nebraska A.L.A. Unit President or school counselor by MARCH 1, 2017. 


CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:  https://www.cccneb.edu/Scholarships/  About $2 million in aid is awarded annually to Central Community College students through institutional and privately funded scholarships. In addition, Central Community College Board of Governors authorize a number of tuition waivers for each campus. Over $350,000 is awarded annually in scholarships for performance in athletics, the arts, and for special academic achievement. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Director on the campus you plan to attend. The Scholarship Guide is available for more information regarding scholarships we offer.The 2016-17 scholarship

application is available at ccc.awardspring.com

Scholarship deadline: March 1, 2017


INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS of NEBRASKA: Chet Linder, Jay Jacupke & IIA of Omaha Memorial Scholarships: Applicant must be a current graduating senior who is attending a Nebraska high school that is approved and accredited by the State Department of Education. Applicant must demonstrate scholastic application and intend to continue his/her education. The selection committee will also consider the applicant’s participation and leadership in school and community activities, and educational goals. There are no criteria relative to gender or financial need. Scholarship recipients are free to select any accredited college or university. It is required that the applicant intend to major in business or a business-related field such as but not limited to Accounting, Business, Economics, Sales & Marketing, and Finance. The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation will determine the number and amount of scholarships to be awarded each year. These numbers and amounts may change annually. This year the Chet Linder Scholarship is awarded within the state of Nebraska, no location restriction. The Jay Jacupke Scholarship is awarded to an Adams county student and he IIA of Omaha Scholarship is awarded to a Douglas/Sarpy county student.  Scholarships are not awarded until the recipient completes one full year of college with continued evidence of scholastic application and achievement. Recipient must submit evidence of being enrolled as a college sophomore along with an official transcript to the selection committee before scholarship is paid to recipient. In the event that a scholarship winner does not qualify for payment by meeting the above conditions, the gift will lapse. An alternate scholarship winner may be chosen if the primary winner fails to meet the scholarship guidelines. Selections are made by a committee consisting of Foundation directors and community business

and professional leaders. There is no limitation on persons who are eligible recipients of scholarships. Scholarships will be given without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, sex, or employment status of prospective recipients or of any relative of any prospective recipient. Notices will be sent to applicants who are selected to receive a scholarship. Applicants may call the Foundation office after May 1, to inquire about the status of their application at (402) 476-2951 in Lincoln or 1-800-377-3985. Winners will also be posted on our website; www.iian.org under the Information & News Menu/SCHOLARSHIPS.

Applications are attached to the bottom of this page and available in the guidance office. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2017.


The CENTRAL NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: THE CNSGA Board has voted to continue the Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association scholarships from $500 to $1000.  These golf scholarships are awarded annually to high school seniors in our district who excelled in the game of golf.  The CNSGA region extends from York to Sutherland and from the Kansas to South Dakota borders. Attached are the materials for copying and distributing to your seniors who excelled in the game of golf. The attached materials include: Golf Applicant Information Letter, Golf Scholarship Application form, and the CNSGA Player’s Scoring Guide. Deadline for receiving applications will be Wednesday, March 1.  Any applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.  Announcement of winners will come shortly after our scholarship committee spring meeting late March. Please be sure all applicants mail to the address below the Golf Scholarship Application, the CNSGA Player’s Scoring Guide, two letters of recommendation, and a personal photo in the SAME mailing.  Please advise your applicants that sending information by Certified Mail is not necessary. Just be sure it is postmarked by March 1.  Upon receiving the application, the applicant will receive an immediate email from CNSGA acknowledging that they have received their application.

Application and scoring guide are attached below - they are also in the counselor’s office.


REPUBLICAN VALLEY PHEASANTS FOREVER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: The Republican Valley Pheasants Forever is offering a scholarship in the amount of $200 to a graduating high school senior who is pursuing higher education beyond high school level. The applicant must plan to major in any area of Agriculture, Biological Science, Wildlife Management, Soil Conservation or any area dealing with Wildlife or the Shooting Sports. The scholarship will be announced at the scholarship award time as per the policy in the recipient’s high school. The scholarship awarded will be mailed to the financial aid office of the receptients’ college or university upon proof of successful completion of the first semester of college.

Attach a type written essay of 250 words or less explaining, “Why I have chosen the field I am pursuing.”

Attach a typed cover sheet which includes your name, address, telephone number, and the name and address of the college or university you are attending.

** Scholarship details and application are available below and also in the counselor’s office.

Scholarship deadline: March 15, 2017

Mail applications to: Republican Valley Pheasants Forever

% Doug & Deb Breinig

40798 Hwy. 6

Cambridge, NE 69034


AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 290 SCHOLARSHIP ELWOOD, NEBRASKA - CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:  Must be a graduating senior from Elwood High School or the daughter or granddaughter or son or grandson of an American Legion Post 290 member, or the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 290 of Elwood. Must have the intention to attend any post high school educational institution. Must maintain the minimum eligibility requirements in said institution and send the Auxiliary Unit 290 a transcript of her/his grades after the first semester in order to receive the second semester scholarship in the amount of $150.00. Must show leadership and citizenship qualities. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected on the basis of her/his responses to the essay questions.  Applications are available in my office, email, & attached to the scholarship listing website. The application must be type written and returned to the Elwood School Counselor Selection will be based on a blind review by a committee of the American Legion Auxiliary members from the Elwood Auxiliary Unit 290. UPDATE: APPLICATION IS DUE TO GUIDANCE OFFICE BY Wednesday, March 12TH


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 17, 2017. 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.

The qualifications and information needed to apply are located in the Guidance Office. It can also be downloaded from the Dawson PPD website at: http://dawsonpower.com/connect/utility-line-scholarship/.


Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships: Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded, with each scholarship payable in four equal installments of $1,000 per semester over the course of academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2016-2017, payable in two installments of $1,000 per semester. Students must be entering a college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2016. The $4,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Insurance Federation and will be awarded to students entering the University of Nebraska at one of its three campuses in Lincoln, Omaha, or Kearney. The $2,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Actuaries Club and will be awarded to a student entering any college or university in the state of Nebraska. Each scholarship is open to students graduating from any U.S. high school. Students must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. All applicants must have demonstrated mathematical ability and evidence of some understanding of the actuarial field. For more details, pick up an application and application instructions from the guidance office. Information is also attached to the bottom of this page. Applications are due by March 31, 2017.


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Elwood Uniform Scholarship Packet: All scholarships are due by April 1, 2017. All information is attached below and available in Ms. Carpenter’s office. 

TYSON FRESH MEATS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP Applications will be accepted until April 1 of each school year. The scholarship will be available to any graduating high school senior who is planning to study in an accredited four-year college or a two-year college/technical school and who is the child or stepchild of an employee (with a minimum of one year seniority) in the Lexington Tyson Plant. This scholarship will be in the amount of $1,000 or $500 depending on the plant. Applications need to be picked up at the plant, in the personnel office or the seniors have been sent an application via their school email.  Application is turned in at the plant. Deadline: to be determined by the plant.

The employees of Orthman Manufacturing Inc. in honor of Henry K Orthman, its founder, have established HENRY K ORTHMAN SCHOLARSHIP. This $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior that has a family member employed by Orthman Manufacturing. Applicants can be from any of the area high schools.  The scholarship can be picked up and returned to the Orthman's office by the family member employed at the plant. Deadline:  April 15

Central Community College is pleased to announce our Summer Scholarship for current juniors and graduating seniors: This scholarship has the following guidelines: The award is based on application/review process. The award is valued up to $150 dollars in the form of tuition.  Fees still apply. An application for this award is enclosed and can be duplicated. In addition, forms will be available on March 11, 2017, at CCC Admissions Offices, Learning Center locations, and on our website at: www.cccneb.edu/Summer$  Deadline to apply is April 18, 2017. Award letters will be sent to students one week after the deadline date. If awarded the scholarship, students will need to be registered for a summer course prior to May 19, 2017. Important information regarding the Summer Scholarship includes: In order to be eligible, students must attend a high school in the CCC 25 county service area. The award does not apply to Certified Nursing Assistant (NA) or Medical Aide (CMA) courses. Assessment results will be utilized to determine appropriate course selection. (ACT, COMPASS or ASSET) Students can apply the scholarship toward lecture, individualized, on-line, or distance learning courses.

GOSPER COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP:  In 2017, up to four (4) one-year $500 scholarships sponsored by the Gosper County 4-H Council will be awarded to students whose desire is to attain a higher education. This scholarship may be applied at any university, college, or technical school. The applicant must be a high school senior with sufficient credits for college entrance and a desire to further their education.  The applicant must be a past or present member of Gosper County 4-H . Current member will receive preference. A Scholarship Selection Committee shall select up to four (4) recipients for the scholarship program.  Should selection of the recipients be impossible to determine from the written application, then a personal interview will be arranged.  All scholarships may not be awarded in a given year. The applicant must include a transcript of his/her grades at the time the application is submitted.  Additional pages to the application are not allowed other than the “Career Portfolio” or alternate application.  The Career Portfolio is preferred.  If you do not have a current Career Portfolio, you may use the alternate application form. All applications, references and transcripts shall be completed and submitted to Nebraska Extension – Gosper County by 4:30 p.m., April 1, 2016.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Two references are required.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office, attached below, and available online on the Nebraska Extension web site for Phelps County and may be accessed at: www.phelps-gosper.unl.edu.

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2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP Application Guidelines: Up to four scholarships not to exceed $500.00 each will be awarded, as funds are available.  At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the four American Legion Department Membership Areas, as funds are available. Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Scholarships are awarded for one year only and are nonrenewable.  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 based on the following: a. ALL questions answered or N/A indicated b. Financial need c. Academic achievement d. School and community involvement  An impartial award selection committee will evaluate applications and select recipients. Student must attend a post-secondary educational institution within the state of Nebraska,  and must have maintained a grade point average (GPA) in the upper 50 percent of his/her graduating class. Scholarships must be used at the beginning of the academic year immediately following notification of awards. Use cannot be delayed nor can awards be held for future use or transferred to other individuals. In cases of unusual circumstances or emergencies, recipients may appeal to request delays in the use of awards. The Department Scholarship Committee will evaluate such requests.Scholarship stipends will be sent to the institution of the recipient's attendance to be held for use in their name for tuition and fees, books, room and board only. Should the recipient drop out of school, any unused money must be returned to the Department of Nebraska, The American Legion. Completed application and required certifications must be enclosed in the same envelope and postmarked on or before the application deadline date of JUNE 15, 2017. Application is attached below and available in the guidance office.


Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual ASPIRING NURSE SCHOLARSHIP. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.



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