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, 2017.


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, 2017.  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, 2017. 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, 2017.  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.    

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, 2017

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 27th

Local Lodge #2250 will judge area applications after December 5th.

For more details and access to the application, visit

enf.elks.org/mvs





DECEMBER: 

NERBASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION PAST EXALTED RULER'S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -

  • Six awards (3 boys / 3 girls) in the amount of $700 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, and $400 for 3rd place winners at the state level.

  • #2250 may receive several application, but can only forward one boy & one girl application to the state level.

Application can be found at:

http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html

Click on the “PER Scholarship” link button

Completed applications need to be sent to:

(electronically) - jerry.wiggins@goswedes.org

(physical mail) - Jerry Wiggins

℅ Gothenburg High School

1322 Ave I

Gothenburg, Nebr.    69138

Applications are due December 8th

NEBRASKA ELKS VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT -

  • Open to seniors attending two - year programs only!!

  • Student MAY NOT apply to the national MVS scholarship program and the vocational program.

  • One boy and one girl application will be submitted from each local Elks Lodge to the state association

Application can be found at:http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html

Click on the “Vocational Scholarship Grant” link button

Completed applications need to be sent to:

(electronically) - jerry.wiggins@goswedes.org

(physical mail) - Jerry Wiggins

℅ Gothenburg High School

1322 Ave I

Gothenburg, Nebr.    69138

Applications are due December 8th

NEBRASKA ELKS JB FERGUSON GOLF SCHOLARSHIP -

  • One $500 award offered statewide to a boy or girl who is a golf team member and is planning to participate in a college golf program.

  • Local Lodge #2250 can only submit one application.

Application can be found at: http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html

Click on the “JB Ferguson Golf Scholarship” link button

Completed applications need to be sent to:

(electronically) - jerry.wiggins@goswedes.org

(physical mail) - Jerry Wiggins

℅ Gothenburg High School

1322 Ave I

Gothenburg, Nebr.    69138

Applications are due December 8th

JANUARY:



FEBRUARY:

ELKS LEGACY AWARDS -

  • 300 - $4000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members.


Applications are available on Sept. 1st

Applications must be submitted online by February 2nd

For more details and access to the application, visit: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarweb/legacy/rules.cfm



McQUILLAN MARAUDERS SCHOLARSHIP -

  • Administered through the Nebraska Elks Association Benevolence Commission.

  • Any child or grandchild of an elected. Appointed and installed officer of an active lodge in the state is eligible.  Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

  • Any 2 or 4 year college.

  • 1 - $1000 award

Application deadline is February 1st

For more details and an application, contact:

Kieth Nielson

955 NHwy 97

Tryon, NE    69167 - 2310

308-587-2310

povertyridgeapiary@gmail.com



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, 2017 - February 1, 2018 at FFA.org/scholarships




NEBRASKA RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION-

This year NRCSA will award a total of 16 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors. There will be one scholarship winner selected from each of NRCSA’s six districts. These scholarships are for students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships.

Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA scholarships. All applications for scholarships must be forwarded by the school district. All applications are rejected if these rules are violated.

The scholarship winners will be announced at the NRCSA Spring Conference March 22-23. Entries must be postmarked by February 9, 2018.

Scholarship forms are available at www.nrcsa.net. Students are encouraged to apply today.




PHELPS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS -

The Phelps County Community Foundation’s scholarship applications are now available at www.phelpsfoundation.org. The application deadline is February 15, 2018.


This year we have created a scholarship application tutorial video. http://www.phelpsfoundation.org/2018-scholarship-video/



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 16, 2018.




MARCH:

--- UNIFORM SCHOLARSHIP DUE MARCH 28th ---

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP: 
Seniors with at least two years experience with Future Problem Solvers could get a $200 scholarship. Application is attached or in Mrs. Rieker's office and due by March 1st.


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 cover letter of application, resume, two letters for recommendation, and a short paragraph detailing who Haven and Virginia Smith were and a short paragraph on how they plan to use the scholarship money. Applications are available in my office.  Completed applications are to be turned in to the guidance office by March 1st, 2018.


2018 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, 2018. Application is attached below and available in the guidance office.


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 Thursday, 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.

Please be sure all applicants mail to the address below the 2018 Golf Scholarship Application, the 2018 CNSGA Player’s Scoring Guide, two letters of recommendation, and a personal photo in the SAME mailing. (Personal resume information may be included in this mailing.)  Please be advised: Sending this information by Certified Mail, priority mail, or first class mail is not necessary and not recommended.  Just be sure it is postmarked by March 1 and all information is in the same mailing. Upon receiving the application, the applicant will receive an immediate email from me acknowledging that I have received their application.

Email address is dlsackett72@gmail.com.  Address is:  Don Sackett, 8944 S. 71st Street, Lincoln, NE 68516


CAREER DISCOVERY DAY SCHOLARSHIP:

To qualify for this scholarship you must be a senior in high school with a drive for pursuing a college education in healthcare. There will be three scholarships awarded in the amount of $500 each, which will be paid to your college to help pay your student bills.

Interested? We want to hear your passion, so put it on paper for us. Write us an essay 1-2 pages in length, double-spaced. Tell us what field you are interested in and why. We love to hear about your personal experiences and dreams. Please be sure that it is well-written and grammatically correct.

Essay and application are due Friday, March 2, 2018.

** Pick up an application in Mrs. Rieker’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 recipients’ college or university upon proof of successful completion of the first semester of college.

Attach a typewritten 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, 2018

Mail applications to: Republican Valley Pheasants Forever

% Doug & Deb Breinig

40798 Hwy. 6

Cambridge, NE 69034


FKC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP-

One male and one female graduating from Elwood High School will receive a $300 FKC Student Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the student upon graduation and is paid to the college of their choice.

Selection criteria:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • One letter of recommendation from someone outside the school

  • Two paragraph essay explaining, “How has being involved in activities throughout high school impacted you as a person?”

Scholarship deadline is March 16th and all materials are to be turned into Mrs. Rieker.


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 $250.00. 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. APPLICATION IS DUE TO GUIDANCE OFFICE BY MONDAY, March 26TH



NSCA SCHOLARSHIP-

Students must be a high school senior and plan to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.

Application Procedure:

  • Write an essay that describes how your school counselor or the school counselor program has assisted you to plan/decide/resolve/grow in an area of your life. Topics may come from any related PreK-12 experience and are not limited to only the college or career planning process. We will award (3) $500 scholarships to selected recipients.

  • Essays are limited to 500 words and will be reviewed for content and grammar.

  • Essays should be typed and double spaced. Do not put your name, your counselor’s name, or the name of your school on the essay. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will be disqualified.

  • Include a wallet sized photograph of yourself with a completed application. The photographs will not be returned.

  • Send one copy of the essay and the completed application form to:

Nebraska School Counselor Association

Attn: Scholarship Committee

PO Box 540153

Omaha, NE 68154


*Provide only the materials stated above. Applicants not providing the required documents OR providing additional documents not requested will be disqualified.


Deadline: March 30, 2018

Scholarship will be announced by April 20, 2018


**See attached application form below or in Mrs. Rieker’s office.



HENRY K ORTHMAN SCHOLARSHIP-

The HENRY K ORTHMAN SCHOLARSHIP fund has been established by the employees of Orthman Manufacturing, Inc. in honor of Henry K Orthman, the company founder.  The scholarship will be awarded to an Orthman Manufacturing employee’s child or relative, who has plans to pursue a post-secondary education.  

The scholarship is awarded in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00).  It is one-time payable to the school at which the recipient is enrolled as a full-time student.


QUALIFICATIONS

The student must be of good moral character and, in general, be a credit to their community and this scholarship.  The applicants will be judged on their scholastic record, extra-curricular, and community activities.  Consideration will also be given to the financial need of the individual, but will not be of prime importance.

INSTRUCTIONS

Complete the attached application and submit it to the Orthman Human Resource Department along with three personal recommendation forms.  Two are to be completed by teachers and the third by any other person designated by you outside school and family.  A recent photograph should be submitted with this application.  The deadline for submitting the application is March 31, 2018, A decision will be made by April 20, 2018.

*Application is below


APRIL:



PHELPS-GOSPER LIVESTOCK GROWERS SCHOLARSHIP 2018-

The Phelps-Gosper Livestock Growers group has established one (1) - $1000 scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a young man or woman in the process of furthering their education. This scholarship will be good at any university, college, or technical school.

Who is eligible?

  1. The immediate family member of:

    1. a member of the Phelps-Gosper Livestock Grower’s Association (Nebraska Cattlemen)

    2. an employee working for a P-G Livestock Growers member firm.

A high school senior or a graduate with sufficient credits for college entrance or student with grades adequate to continue as a student in undergraduate or graduate studies.


How will the recipient be selected?

  1. A committee will select the winner using suggested weighted values for areas of the applications.

  2. Financial need may be considered.

  3. A student cannot win this scholarship more than one time.

References

  1. Two (2) references will be required of each applicant using the forms provided.

  2. The references are to be obtained from the following:

    1. Principal or teachers from your previous high school or a professor from college. (Not more than one teacher/professor per application)

    2. Minister from your church.

    3. Community leader

    4. Other

Where to get application blanks.

  • The application blanks may be obtained from Nebraska Extension in Phelps or Gosper counties, the Phelps-Gosper Grower’s Association, or your local high school.

  • Below there is an attachment of this scholarship form.

How will the scholarship be paid?

  • The scholarship amount of $1000 shall be made payable to the recipient of the award and the designated school on or around August 1 of the recognition school year.  The recipient will be publicly recognized.


When are the applications due?

All applications are to be turned in by April 1 to the Nebraska Extension Office in Phelps County.  The winner will be notified by the scholarship committee after the selection is made



FT. KEARNY CONFERENCE FUTURE EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP-

Deadline: April 1st

Must be a graduating senior of Ft. Kearny Conference. Must be enrolled full-time (12 hours or more) in undergraduate study or enrolled in graduate study at the University of Nebraska-Kearney pursuing a degree in education. Scholarship will be awarded based on (1) financial need, (2) scholastic achievement and (3) involvement in non-academic, extra-curricular activities including community, charitable and youth group oriented activities. Preference to a female graduate.

Selection Criteria:

  • 250-word essay explaining “Why college is important for my future and how this scholarship will help?”  

  • One letter of recommendation from a current educator

  • Receipt of application and essay postmarked before April 1

This $1000 scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the first semester of the first year of higher education


Go to this site for application: http://www.kearneyfoundation.org/scholarships 


ALPHA DELTA KAPPA PHI CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP-

Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority is an honorary fraternity for women in education. Phi Chapter, composed of members from Dawson and Gosper counties in Nebraska, presents a $500 scholarship each year to a worthy teacher, or para-educator pursuing a post-secondary degree in education. The money is paid to the winner at the beginning of the summer, or fall registration year. To qualify, you must be a male or female pursuing a post-secondary education degree. The choice of the recipient will be based primarily on the goal statement.

Instructions to the applicant:

  1. Fill our the application form (found in Mrs. Rieker’s office)

  2. Submit a resume of educational, professional and community activities.

  3. Write a statement telling what your long-range goals are at this time. This would include what you are studying and why.

  4. Include two recommendations, one from someone within your school and one from the community. Signatures are required.

  5. April 1st is the dealing for turning in the completed application to Pat Longly.

The recipient will be notified not later than by May 15th, 2018 by mail.


LOWER REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICT POST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP-

Guidelines:

-Two scholarships worth $1,000 each.

-Scholarships will be paid $500 per semester, second semester payment requires the student complete the first semester with a 2.5 minimum grade point average.

-Applicants must have permanent residence in the Lower Republican NRD (see district map) and plan to major in natural resources related field (i.e. forestry, park management, agronomy, agri-business, etc.)

-Scholarships are available to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year college students, applicants must attend college in Nebraska and must be registered as full-time.

-Applicant’s essay, grades, class ranking if applicable, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation will be considered.

-Applications must be in the LRNRD office in Alma by April 1, 2018.

-Incomplete applications will not be considered.

-The scholarship may be received for 2 years only.

**Applications are located in Mrs. Rieker’s office.



DAWSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP-

  1. Awarded to 3 high school seniors for $500 each.

  2. Applicant or applicants parents are members of the Dawson County Farm Bureau.

  3. Applicants with a rural background and htat have an interest in majoring in some aspect of agriculture will be given first priority. However, consideration will be given to all applicants.

  4. Applications are due at the Farm Bureau Office by April 2, 2018.

** APPLICATIONS ARE IN MRS. RIEKER’S OFFICE **



AG VALLEY SCHOLARSHIP-

Ag Valley is offering a scholarship to high school seniors valued at $500. Visit the website www.agvalley.com to learn more about the scholarship and to download the application. The scholarship is listed on the home page under “Scholarships”. The deadline for applying is April 6, 2018. A copy of the application is also in Mrs. Rieker’s office.


KATHLEEN WHITTEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Mrs. Kathy Whitten was a teacher at Elwood Public Schools for 36 years.  During her time here, she taught both 5th and 6th grade students. She had a strong love for learning and teaching, and so enjoyed watching her students change into wonderful young adults.  She loved working with her upper elementary students, and always prompted them to give her their all, and strive for high goals and achievements. A scholarship is being offered to an Elwood Public School graduate that is majoring in Education, and/or a major that is preparing their future career to work with young people.  This scholarship in the amount of $150 will be presented to your college within the 3rd semester of your undergraduate studies. Once you have entered your 3rd semester, please submit your college transcript to the EPS guidance counselor’s office at the address listed below. You are required to have at least a 2.7 or B- Grade Point Average.  Upon receipt of your grade transcript, a check will be mailed to your college’s financial aid office. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and attached below. Please turn application materials in to the Guidance Office by April 13th


TUFFY HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP:

A scholarship in the amount of $150 is being given to one Elwood High School senior who will graduate and attend a post secondary institution. Applicants need to send the following:

-Resume

-Cover Letter

-2 letters of recommendation

Mail application to: 408 Commercial Smithfield, NE 68976

Applications are due: April 13th


NEBRASKA COOPERATIVE COUNCIL EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS -

The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation (NCCEF) will provide eight scholarships for the 2018/2019 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis.

The NCCEF scholarship program includes:

  • Six $2,500 scholarships in honor of Michael S. Turner - one to an incoming students and the balance to upperclassmen - majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics

  • One $2,500 scholarship in honor of Robert C. Andersen to an upperclassman majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics

  • One $1,500 scholarship at NCTA in honor of Michael S. Turner to a student majoring in Agribusiness or Ag Production Systems


The scholarship program was initiated with the 1993/4 academic year as an important addition to the Council’s youth education efforts. Since that time, 181 scholarships totaling $180,100 have been provided to students.


The foundation only verifies local cooperation affiliation and Council membership requirements. Individuals will need to complete an online application form and submit it electronically to UNL or NCTA by April 15, 2018. The application forms are available on the Foundation/Scholarships page of the Council’s website at http://www.nebr.coop/foundation/scholarships.


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2018 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, 2018. Application is attached below and available in the guidance office.


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