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The following is a list of scholarships 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 that take some time to complete.  It is recommended that students are work on scholarships 2-3 months in advance, depending on how much work is needed to complete.  
September
20th: Siemens Scholarship: $100,000.00 awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be in High school (grades 9-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12038/siemens_scholarship_competition_scholarship.php

29th: You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories B) You must be 16 years of age or older. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12809/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php 


30th: Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarships - $10,000 – 75 Awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be in Public, private, parochial, or home-school students in the US, Canada, or American schools abroad enrolled in grades 7–12. Applications can be found by going to: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10927/scholastic_art_and_writing_awards_scholarship.php 
 
October
3rd: Wendy's HS Heisman Award
For students who excel in academics (must have at least a B average), athletics (must participate in at least one sport), and leadership. The first 41,000 students that complete an application will win a Wendy's Gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50 (gift cards will be mailed out in November). Information in the Career Center or apply on-line at www.wendysheisman.com . Must be completed by October 3rd.

7th: AES Scholarship

This scholarship is for students planning to go into engineering.  Apply athttp://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

15th: Nebraska Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

Scholarships designated to girls that have played high school softball.  For more information go to:  http://www.nebraskasoftball.org/Info/FormsDocs.aspx 

25th: Horatio Alger National & Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, then you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! Eligibility: Enrolled full time as a high school student and taking courses in the spring semester, progressing normally toward graduation tin the Spring/Summer 2014 with plan to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, in critical financial need, and a US citizen. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/ 

31st- Coca Cola Scholarships
Scholarships are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead and their hours of dedicated community service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in college scholarships to 250 deserving high school seniors like you! Must be a US citizen or legal resident. Apply online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org Coca Cola Community College Academic Team. Administered by www.ptk.org. (Plan to attend Community College) Outstanding academic achievement, leadership, & service

November
7th: Prudential Spirit of Community Award
After student completes student portion, information must be sent to a "certifier", counselor or principal.  Recognizes outstanding record of volunteering. Learn more and access application at http://spirit.prudential.com or http://nassp.org/spirit  Click here for brochure.

15th: The Hagan Scholarship Foundation (5:00p.m.)
www.hsfmo.org Opportunity to graduate from college debt free! This application requires a huge amount of time and detail, but pays VERY, VERY well to the students who are awarded scholarships. Each Hagan Scholarship provides up to $6000.00 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award.  OVER 300 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED IN APRIL 2019.  The following are the requirements: Must be resident of the state; 3.5 GPA or higher; 23 or higher on ACT; Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year in college; must complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) must be less than $6,500; must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.  Must not have been convicted of a felony. Click here for brochure.

15th: UNK Health Science Program Scholarships
The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a one-year program awarded to academically promising students interested in the health sciences careers.  Health Science Scholars will be granted tuition support for their freshman year.  Must have a minimum ACT of 22; at least a 3.0 GPA; be in the top half of the class. Application is on the UNK Health Science Programs Website at www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships Information available in the Career Center. Deadlines vary depending on scholarship.

15th: RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program)- Chadron State College or Peru State

Must apply and be accepted at the corresponding school.  Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score.  Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview.  All science classes must be taken at CSC.  Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography.  The deadline for Medicine is November 15th.  For other programs, deadline for RHOP is December 1st. Application can be found here.

Peru State College application: http://www.peru.edu/RHOP/

15th: Wayne State College RHOP Scholarship

Wayne State College's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). RHOP is a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Scholarship award is Full Tuition while students are enrolled at WSC & Automatic acceptance to UNMC. Applications can be completed at: http://www.wsc.edu/rhop There are no cutoff ACT scores, decisions are made from year-to-year based upon the pool of applicants.  Historically, competitive ACT scores for the program run from 20 + for the Dental Hygiene and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and from 25+ for Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Ultimately, looking for well-rounded students who are dedicated to the rural-health professions. Must apply for admissions to Wayne State College.  Wayne State can not award scholarships to students who have not applied for admissions.  All students are encouraged to apply for admission at the same time they complete their scholarship applications.  Admissions Office phone # 402-375-7329. Applications and Info in the Career Center.

15th: Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship Competition

Scholarships are warded to incoming freshmen who have shown exceptional artistic or design merit at the high school level.  Pecipients of this scholarship must attend Wayne State and major in Art & Design with a concentration in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or K-12 Art Education. To learn more visit: Click here of application 

15th: The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL

Must have completed application to UNL & the Raikes School application. To learn more, visit raikes.unl.edu/

December

1st: Peru State College - RHOP - Pre Pharmacy

Peru State College is looking for talented students to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The purpose of the RHOP is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who 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.  This Peru State RHOP is for the School of Pharmacy only. Minimum ACT of 25 is required. Visit http://www.peru.edu/rhop to learn more about the scholarship and early admissions opportunities associated with the program.

1st: Nebraska Wesleyan Doing the Arts Event and Scholarship

Art, Music and theater $10,000 and $4,000 Talent Scholarships available.  Click on link for more information on how to apply: https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/node/370179


1st: Nebraska Wesleyan Huge Scholarship

The Huge-NWU Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional first-year students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Made possible by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, this scholarship supports academic excellence in all fields with up to full tuition, fees and residency over four years.

Applicants are also eligible for:

  • $4,000 Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarships (11 awards)
  • $1,000 Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarship (number of awards varies)

Application Deadline: December 1

To qualify, a student must:

  • Attend an accredited high school or home school anywhere in the United States or an equivalent high school anywhere in the world and graduate from such accredited high school in the spring of the year in which applications are due.
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher (SAT of 1210 or higher) and rank in the top 20% of their high school class (This criteria may be waived for students who are graduating from a school that does not rank.)
  • Submit two short essays and two letters of recommendation.
  • Live in approved NWU campus housing (including Greek housing) all four years (except when studying abroad) and become fully involved in campus life via organizations, activities, intercollegiate or intramural athletics and social life.
  • Meet all criteria for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Huge-NWU Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants regardless of other grants or scholarships to attend NWU. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing any academic course of study and to students who have not yet decided upon an academic major.

More information can be found at https://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/first-year-scholarships/huge-nwu-scholarship

1st: Wayne State College Scholarship

Put yourself in the best position to receive scholarship to Wayne State College by submitting them by this deadline.  By applying and completing all of their admission requirements by this deadline, you can go into the pool to be eligible for a large amount of scholarships.  Go to their main website to apply at www.wsc.edu.  To learn more about some of the scholarships that they offer, you can visit www.wsc.edu/tuition.  If you are going to be a first-year college student next year, you will need to scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the freshmen link.

1st: Wayne State Art & Design Scholarship

WSC Art and Design programs provide majors in K-12 Art Education, Graphic Design and Studio Art Scholarship Opportunities.  Click here for more information or go to www.wsc.edu/scholarships

1st: Chadron State College Scholarships

Most Chadron State College scholarships are due by this deadline. You can check out all of their scholarships by going to their website here.

1st: Air Force ROTC Scholarship

There are different types of scholarships with the Air Force. With this scholarship, you're under no obligation by simply applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you become obligated when you accept and sign an agreement with the United States Air Force. If you are under legal age in the state where the school is located, your parent or legal guardian signs this agreement. By signing, you will agree to: enroll in the academic major for which the scholarship is offered, enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the fall term, complete a 24-day summer field training course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (usually between your sophomore and junior years), complete Air Force ROTC General Military Course (GMC) your freshmen and sophomore yeras and the Professional Office Course (POC) your junior and senior years, and accept a commission as an Air Force Officer and serve at least four years on active duty. For more information, visit www.afrotc.com/scholarships

4th: Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2016 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

For more information, visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/applyMVS.cfm?CFID=73652319&CFTOKEN=7a73e31f252a6e85-E029D69F-A411-BE59-A7574F6E3FABC32F

15th: Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship (from Peter Kiewit Foundation)- UNO & UNL Engineering

Open to students that will be attending the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology. Students must be accepted into the University of Nebraska- Omaha, have a 30 ACT or higher, 3.5 GPA or higher (on 4.0 scale).  

Additionally, students must be admitted into one of the following programs on the Omaha campus:  Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Innovation, or Management Information Systems.  Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and  personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship. When paired with The University of Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, it can be considered a "full-ride" scholarship.

Students can get more information on the website, https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/

15th: AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Scholarships are for student who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community.  A winner in every state, Washington DC & Puerto Rico.  Scholarships of  $2,500, $10,000 & $25,000.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!  To learn more about AXA Achievement visit:  http://www.axa-achievement.com

15th: Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship.  High School Seniors, BURGER KING employees and children of BURGER KING employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

18th: NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Graduating seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award form the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.  Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply online between October 1 and December 18th.

31st: ACT Champions scholarship

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.  
  • Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.

January

1st: Free Speech Essay

800-1000 word essay on the provided topic.www.thefire.org/contest

5th: TeamMates Central Office Scholarships http://teammates.org/for-mentees/scholarships/


5th: Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage.  Subject must be an elected official in the United States who served during or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Awards: 1st place winner is awarded $5000 and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan.  2nd place receives $1000 and up to 5 finalists each receive $500 For more information come to the Career Center or for complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

6th: The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Nebraska Chapter Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship for students interested in numerous careers in a construction related program at a technical institute (community college in Nebraska). Student must be a graduating high school student, enrolled or plan to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute, must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, must have a desire to pursue a heavy-highway-utilities construction career. Lastly, student must have a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale "or" demonstrate achievement or competency. Visit their website to learn more.

7th: GE Reagan Foundation
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2014 or spring 2015 are also eligible; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2015-2016 academic year. Find more information and apply at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx

10th: Buckle Excellence Scholarship at UNK
University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering a two-year scholarship opportunity for anyone looking to be in the field of computer science and information technology. Amount= $3,000. Applicants must: Be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS). Be an incoming freshman. Be in the top twenty percentile (20%) of their high school graduating class. Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math. More information found at: http://www.unk.edu/academics/csis/Scholarships/

10th: Army ROTC National High School Scholarships
For students attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln or University of Nebraska- Kearney.  Requirements for scholarship include: Must be a U.S. citizen, between ages 17- 26; Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50; have a high school diploma or equivalent; score at least a 920 on SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); meet physical standards; agree to accept a commision and serve in the Army on active duty or in a reserve component.

13th: Gates Millenium Scholarships

Who's Eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; US Citizen; Have attained a cumulative GPA or 3.3 on unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED; Have demonstrated leadership abilities; Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. See the Career Center for more information.

The program selects one thousand high school students per year as Gates Millennium Scholars.  The scholarship supports the costs of university attendance and can be renewed each year during the Scholar's undergraduate program and graduate school in one of the seven disciplines: public health, mathematics, science, computer science, engineering, education or library science.

For more information visit https://www.gmsp.org/

15th: Nebraska State College System (NCSC) Board of Trustees' Scholarship

Full in-state tuition over 4 years; ACT 25 or higher; must be admitted to a state college (Chadron, Peru or Wayne St).  No separate application needed; must complete one or more of the college scholarship applications.  For more information visit each college's website by clicking on the links below.

Chadron State College 

Peru State

Wayne State

15th: Chadron State College scholarship

Qualify for a list of scholarships simply by completing an application along with a personal statement.  To apply, go to http://www.csc.edu/admissions/.  To learn more about the scholarships that CSC offers you can go to: http://www.csc.edu/start/finaid/scholarships/index.csc

15th: Nebraska Educational Office Professional Association

The members of the Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association (NEOPA) annually award a scholarship to a qualifying graduating student. 

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

15th: UNL Scholarships

In order to be in the running for the UNL freshmen scholarships students must have completed their UNL application with the personal statement for all of their service, leadership, global and diversity scholarships.  Students can apply to UNL by visiting their website www.unl.edu

25th: NMC & Caterpillar Scholarship Programs - CCC Hastings

NMC is pleased to offer our students who wish to become Diesel Technicians, an opportunity to attend Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, NE.  There are 2 separate programs in which they can participate:  the NMC Student Sponsorship Program (for Agriculture and Heavy Construction) and the Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship.  The NMC Student Sponsorship Program provides funds to cover tuition and book fees along with tools and a tool box (approx. $5400 in value). The 2 year sponsorship support is worth up to $14,000 to the selected students.  Eligibility:  Visit Central Community College campus at Hastings; complete an application and be accepted to CCC; compete an application for the NMC Sponsorship; take, or have taken, the school provided COMPAS, ASSET, or the ACT test. For more information visit: http://www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorshipopportunities/ for more information.

29th: Elks Lodge #80 Scholarships

Lincoln Lodge #80 is proud to award thirty-seven scholarships, valued at $40,325, to students of Lincoln and surrounding area high schools during the Youth Recognition Night program held annually on the first Monday of May. The selected seniors will be awarded scholarships at this event.  Scholarships in the following categories are awarded: Legacy, Academic, Vocational/Business, and Teaching.  Students can apply for multiple scholarships, but must fill out a new application for every two scholarships.  Visit http://elks80.org/scholarships_db.php for more information.

29th: Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship

Must submit: 10 high resolution jpgs of your artwork in any media, application form, letter expressing interest, two sealed letters of recommendation, application packet. Visit www.wsc.edu/art-design for more information.

31st: Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for English Majors

The Willa Cather Foundation is offering the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are planning to enroll as English majors at accredited colleges or universities. First place recipient: $2,000; Second place recipient: $1,000; Third place recipient: $500. These must be included with your application for the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship: High School transcript, three letters of recommendation, the 5 page application, page 4 of the application essay for reason to be an English major, original 1,500-word essay.  More information and application in Career Center!

31st: UNL Acacia Scholarship

Acacia encourages and assists young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. Open to any male planning to attend UNL next school year. Opportunity for three individuals to receive scholarships ranging from $500- $1000. Link: http://bit.ly/acacia_unl

31st: Thumbtack Schools-to-Skills Scholarship

Students must be planning to pursue a degree to learn a new trade, develop skills, or start a small business; Two essays about small businesses. Visitwww.thumbtack.com/scholarship

February

1st: UNL, UNK, and UNO Honors Program deadline

Students interested in being a part of the Honors program must have application submitted by this date. There are additional scholarships available to students in the Honors Program. Visit the following sites for more information.
UNK: www.unk.edu/academics/honors/ (UNK deadline is Feb. 15th)

1st: UNL, UNO, or UNK Davis Chambers

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship seeks to identify and attract talented Nebraska student scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds.  Students planning to attend UNL must apply to UNL by January 15th. Students selected for this scholarship will demonstrate:  Academic preparedness as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank; demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household; life experiences or involvement in diverse organizations or communities. Requirements: Take ACT or SAT on or before the December 2014 national test dates; apply for admission and be admitted to UNK by February 1, 2015; meet the school's minimum academic merit scholarship standards of 23 or better on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of graduating class.  However, all applicants will be given full consideration. Complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application at  http://www.unk.edu/offices/oma/scholarships.php or go to UNO's website that has Davis Scholarship information at http://www.unomaha.edu/student-life/inclusion/multicultural-affairs/bridge-program-and-scholarships.php

1st: Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship - Nebraska Scholarship

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility:  Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $10,000 encouraged to apply, Graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school,  Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to: http://www.buffettscholarships.org

Must be submitted no later than February 1st.

1st: Blue Valley Community Action Scholarship

BVCA is offering four $500 scholarships. Two to attend a 4-year college and two for a 2-year college.   The scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and/or fees associated with enrollment. Applicants must currently reside in one of the following BVCA Partnership service areas:  Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer or York Counties in Nebraska.  Applicants must meet income guidelines.  You must also include 3 letters of recommendation from non-relatives. Visit http://bvca.net/How_We_Help/ProgramsServices/Scholarship.aspxfor more information or click here for application.

1st: UNK Theatre Scholarship

This is a scholarship for first year UNK Theatre Majors. The First Year Theatre Scholarship is $1000 tuition waiver divided over two semester.  A completed application along with a one page letter stating your area of theatrical interest, prior theatre experience, and and future goals while attending UNK are what you need in order to apply for this scholarship.  Applications available at http://www.unk.edu/academics/theatre/_files/theatre-scholarship-app.pdf

1st: UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities.  For more information, please visit  http://www.unk.edu/offices/oma/scholarships.php

1st: UNK Peter Kiewit Foundation Educators Opportunity Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards in the amounts of $1,000 to $10,000 per year to Nebraska residents who demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of academic potential, commitment to pursuing a career in the teaching profession and fluency in Spanish.  For more information, visit http://www.unk.edu/offices/oma/scholarships.php

1st: UNO Freshmen Scholarships
A large number of scholarships including Regents, Chancellor's, Dean's, and UNO Alumni Association Scholarships. For more information visit scholarships.unomaha.edu

1st: National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

Two $1000 scholarships are available from NAIFA-Cornhusker to area high school graduates who wish to further their education toward a college degree. Eligibility: be interested in furthering their education with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college or community college; have above average grade point average in high school; demonstrate good character, leadership and interest in furthering their education.  Go to www.naifa-cornhusker.org for more information or click here for application. More information and applications in the Career Center.

1st: Numerous Agricultural/FFA Scholarships: America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

Students do not have to be FFA members to apply, but they do need 3 farmer endorsements on their application. Learn more at GrowAgLeaders.com and apply November 15- February 1, 2017. Visitwww.FFA.org/scholarships for more info.

1st: SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship

The SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to following Christ.  The online application can be found at http://www.playingwithpurpose.org

9th:  NRSCA Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship

Two $1000.00 scholarships for a student pursuing a major in fine arts.  Freeman is limited to one application. Click here for application.

9th: Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRSCA) Scholarships: The NRSCA will award 16 $1000.00 scholasrships to graduation seniors form NRSCA memeber schools.  There will be one scholarship awarded to a student from each of the 6 districts and the remaining will be selected at large. Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships. Go to the website www.nrcsa.net or click here for application.


10th: Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program

WinField United is keeping the tradition of the Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program, by announcing the kick-off for this year’s offering, today. Scholarships worth $1,000 will be awarded to 10 high school seniors and 10 college students in their first or second year who demonstrate scholastic achievement, leadership in agriculture and a perceived ability to contribute to agriculture in the future.  The Careers in Agriculture Scholarship Program is available to high school graduating seniors and first or second year college students pursuing two- or four-year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields. 
To qualify for the program, a student must:
•    Be a high school senior, graduating in spring of 2017; or
•    Be a college freshman or sophomore;
•    Demonstrate leadership abilities and academic performance;
•    Complete an application including two reference letters and official transcript; and
•    Write essays describing the importance of farmer cooperatives, and why he or she is interested in an agricultural career.
Go to http://www.winfield.com/News/36142_1517850 for more information and application.

15th: PDK Legacy Scholarship
The application for the PDK Legacy Scholarship can be found on pages 9-12  October Newsletter. This scholarship is open to any high school senior whose parent, guardian, or grandparent is a current member of Phi Delta Kappa

15th: Beatrice Area Retired School Personnel Scholarship

Two $500.00 scholarship open to students interested in teaching.  Applications available here: BARSP Application Turn completed applications into School Counselor office.

16th: Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship

Up to four $2000 awards for qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to careers in print journalism.  The scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily papers.  Based on scholastic ability & good citizenship in school and community.  You will need a statement from a high school counselor or administrator and a letter of reference from an unrelated party is also required. More information can be found at http://www.nebpress.com/about-npa/news/scholarship-apps/ or NPA Application PDF

20th: UNO Goodrich Scholarship

Since 1972, the Goodrich Scholarship Program has enabled more than 1,500 students to complete a first-class education at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO).  Students must have completed an English Proficiency Exam by February 20th.  The rest of the application is due March 1.  More information found at: http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/

22nd: SCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Applications for the SCC Educational Foundation Scholarship are available ONLY online at and will only be accepted from December 1 until midnight February 22.  A copy of the student's current high school transcript must be mailed after the application is submitted, and must include class rank and cumulative GPA.  Go to https://www.southeast.edu/Scholarships/ for more information.   If you have any questions, please come to the Career Center. 

26th:Delta Kappa Gamma Grant-in-Aid

A $250.00 scholarship for a student considering a teaching field. Application information here.


28th: Buick Achievers

This scholarship program is looking to help students who have succeeded both inside and outside the classroom who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance.  Those driven to make a difference today, and lead, tomorrow. Please apply if: You will be enrolling for full-time study as first time freshman at 4 yr college or university, you plan to major in one of the following:  Technology, Engineering, Design, or Business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Visit their website for more information:  www.buickachievers.com 

March

1st: Tri-County Board of Realtors Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from Gage, Jefferson, or Saline County, who has proof of full-time enrollment to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. The following considerations must be met by the applicant to be chosen: 1. graduating from one of the following schools in our area: Beatrice, Fairbury, Crete, Wilber-Clatonia, Tri-County, Southern, Lewiston, Freeman, Diller-Odell, Meridian, Norris, or Dorchester. 2. Graduated with a GPA average of 2.5 or higher. 3. Completed a signed, hand-written 100-word essay to explain how their business major related to the Real Estate field. 4. Return the application to the Guidance Office at the high school by April 15th. Click here for application and more information.


1st: The Leona and Henry Bachenberg Educational Trust

This is a maximum of a $5000.00 scholarship renewable for up to four years, for a potential total of $20,000.  Applicants must reside in Gage or Pawnee County, Nebraska and attending Pawnee County High School, Lewiston, Beatrice, Wymore-Southern, Freeman or  Diller-Odell.  Applicant must intend to major in nursing, or other health field, such as but not limited to pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pre-med.  Click on link for more guidelines and application The Leona and Henry Bachenberg Educational Trust Scholarship Guidelines

1st: Farmers Cooperative Scholarship

This $400 scholarship is open to all seniors planning to major in agriculture or an agriculture related field. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit an application along with an essay and their parents must be active members of the Farmers Cooperative.  Deadline is April 15 click on the following links for application and information: Application and Letter of Instruction

1st:  Midwest Farmers Cooperative Scholarship

Parent or legal guardian must be an active stock-holder of the Midwest Farmers Cooperative; Major in agricultural studies at a 2-year or 4-year school.  Students must include their transcript and information on their leadership. Click here for application and more information.


1st: Chet Linder Memorial Scholarship

$1000.00 scholarships are awarded. Selection is based on scholastics, participation, leadership, community and education goals. Click here for application: Chet Linder Memorial Scholarship Application and Guidelines PDF

1st: Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation Scholarship

The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation is accepting applications for two IIA of Lincoln Scholarships each in the amount of $1000.00.  Students must attend a Nebraska college; Have academic achievement/test scores; will need activities & leadership in school and community activities (resume); must provide short essays and letters of recommendation. Click here for access to the application.

1st:  Midwest Farmers Cooperative Scholarship

Midwest Farmers Cooperative is offering a scholarship for a student entering a college or technical school to further his or her education in agricultural studies.  Parent or legal guardian must be an active stock-holder of the Midwest Farmers Cooperative; Major in agricultural studies at a 2-year or 4-year school.  Students must include their transcript. For more information click here  and for application click here.

1st: Local TeamMates Chapter Scholarship: TeamMates of Freeman will award a minimum of two $500 scholarships each year.  The number of scholarships awarded will be dependent upon the number of qualified applicants and amount of funds available.  

Scholarship Requirements are as follows:

·         Student must have been active in the TeamMates program for a minimum of two years.

·         Student must complete the TeamMates of Freeman Scholarship Application Form.

·         Student must attach a form of recommendation from his/her mentor. 

Click here for more guidelines and click here for application.


1st: Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

Engebretson Foundation is seeking a High School Senior to receive a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000/semester.  The process for applying is on-line at http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered: 1.    Financial Need:  Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be at or below $8000/year. 2.    Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement). 3.    Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship; however, please note that the person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year. The amount of this scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000.00 per year. The required items must be post marked on or before March 1st in order for an application to be considered complete. The selection process will be neutral to gender, race, and employment status (or the status of the applicant’s parents).

1st:  Nebraska Actuaries Club & Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarship
Must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. Must demonstrate mathematical ability. Must be a graduate from a U.S. high school. Students must demonstrate mathematical ability. Two scholarships of $4,000 for students attending any of the three Nebraska universities, and two scholarships of $2,000 for students attending any Nebraska college or university.To learn more about actuarial science, visit BeAnActuary.org. To learn more about the scholarship and get to the application, visit N-A-C.org.

1st: UNK Freshmen Scholarships
Find a large list of scholarships that students who are going to UNK as freshmen next fall can apply for.  Visit http://www.unk.edu/offices/financial_aid/incoming-freshman-scholarships.php for more information.

1st: GPACAC Scholarship

GPACAC is offering THREE $1000 non-renewable scholarships for students graduating from high school in May/June 2015.  One winner from each GPACAC member state - Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma - will receive the one-time award. Eligibility: May/June 2015 high school graduate, go to school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma, have an ACT score of 21-28, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. More information available at http://www.gpacac.net/scholarships

1st: Nebraska Wesleyan Full Tuition Program

Access Nebraska Wesleyan University offers full tuition for Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. After state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award, Nebraska Wesleyan University will provide scholarships equal to the cost of tuition. Funds may be limited and provided to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are being accepted immediately. To qualify, a student must: be a Nebraska resident, earn a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, be Federal Pell Grant eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be a first-year, first-time student, carry a full-time academic course load of 12 – 18 credit hours per semester, live in NWU residential housing. More information at: http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/access-nwu-scholarship

1st: Tip Top Tux

Must include the following: Activities, employment, accomplishments, financial information, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and personal essay. Applicant must be a senior going into college in the fall. Go to www.tttuxprom.com/scholarship for more information

1st:  American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone. The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarships and also an annual scholarship for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning with the Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial ScholarshipPlease take a moment to look over these and make available to any student that would be interested in applying. You may also visit our website for information at http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

1st: American Legion Maynard Jensen Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be sons, daughters, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, adopted or step children of member of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American Legion member at time of death. 

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. Persons desiring additional information on this scholarship may address their inquiry to: The American Legion, PO Box 5205, Lincoln, NE  68505-0205.  Telephone: 402-464-6338. This is a $500 award. ($250 1st semester and $250 2nd semester).

1st: The Nebraska Academy of Sciences

The Nebraska Academy of Science sponsors a number of scholarships each year for High School seniors planning to attend Colleges or Universities in the State of Nebraska. Please access the website:  https://nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/GrantsandScholarships Click here for scholarship listings, click here for application. You might be able to complete using their website as well.

1st: Titan Machinery Sponsorship Program- Central Community College

Sponsorship will pay for all CCC diesel technology program school costs, including tuition fees, books, & tools.  (Not room and board.) Selected students will be asked to work for Titan Machinery for 2 years upon completing their CCC diesel program AAS degree. Must be accepted to CCC. Must have sponsorship form. Visit CCC diesel program by contacting CCC admissions office. Also must take ACT or COMPASS/ASSET test and have received scores.

1st: Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship

A number of scholarships with different requirements available to senior students pursuing college or trade school. Visit http://nefbfoundation.org/scholarships-awards/for-students for more information.


2nd: Freeman General Scholarship Application

Available to all Freeman seniors.  This application is shared with Adams Auxiliary, Adams State Bank, Adams Sportsman Club, and Freeman Education Association.  This application is also used upon request of new and/or one time scholarship opportunities. Click here for application.

2nd: Freeman Music Booster's Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to a student involved in band or choir and plans to participate in the music department on the collegiate level.  Application is attached to the Freeman General Scholarship application here.

2nd: Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is for Nebraska High School seniors interested in the companion animal industry.  To Qualify:  Compete application, available online at www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/community/scholarships; submit resume describing activities and job history; provide 2 letters of reference; submit 300-500 word essay explaining why your want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health.

2nd: UNL - Phi Delta Kappa - Education Scholarship

Phi Delta Kappa is offering 2 - $250 scholarship opportunities to high school seniors planning to become elementary, middle level, secondary classroom, special education or English language learner (ELL) teachers. Students must attend a Nebraska community college, college, or university.  To access application click here

2nd: Home Builders Association of Lincoln Scholarship

Five scholarships to be given to high school seniors who will be attending either SCC-Milford or Construction Management at UNL and are entering the construction field, i.e. electrical, plumbing, construction management, etc.  2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships, 2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarship from the Remodelers Council of Lincoln, 1- $1000 Presidents Scholarship to a student who has a parent, grandparent or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln.  Applications are available in the Career Center or click here for the application.

2nd: Salvation Army's D.J.'s Hero Scholarship

Taking Nominations for $10,000 scholarship!!  Looking for unsung hero - maybe not the top student, but one who quietly carries out good deeds and has the respect of their peers.  A person who gives 100 percent when no one is looking!! The Salvation Army is searching for those students who emulate DJ Sokol's characteristics and dedication to others.  The DJ's Hero scholarship award recipients are about the same age as DJ when he lost his battle cancer.  The awards recognize Nebraska youth ages 17-19 who exemplify his dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community. DJ's Hero Brochure

6th: Freeman Foundation Scholarships

Available to all Freeman seniors. Multiple scholarships available from a variety of donors and memorials.  Contact Mr. Delhay for application procedures. 

6th: Adams Rescue Squad Scholarship

$500.00 scholarship awarded to student studying a health profession.  Apply through the Freeman Foundation.

7th: Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship

In order to be eligible for the Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:
1. Applicants for the scholarship must be female.
2. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school planning to graduate by spring.
3. Two of the four awards shall be given to students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant Program. Please work with your school’s guidance counselor to determine if you are Pell Grant eligible prior to applying for this scholarship if you wish to be considered for one of these two awards.
4. These scholarships will be awarded to the most qualified young women, following the guidelines described above, and based upon the selection criteria set forth below in the “SELECTION OF WINNERS” section.
$10,000 ($2,500 a year for four years).  Visitwww.thehugefoundation.org/scholarships or www.educationquest.orgfor more information.

10th: 2017 BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships

Twelve (12) students will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships: three from metro Omaha and Southwest Iowa, three from metro Lincoln and greater Nebraska, three from South Dakota and three from The Kansas Plains area.

These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity - humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community—BBB’s values.

The application guide with full details and required forms can be accessed on our website at bbbinc.org by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon on our homepage, or the application guide with full details and required forms can be found at here.

BBB and its Foundation look forward to rewarding students from Nebraska for upholding high ethical standards. For more information, please contact me at 402-898-8526, 800-649-6814 #8526 or mriekes@bbbinc.org. If your school is located in metro Lincoln or greater Nebraska, you can also contact BBB Lincoln Branch Manager Theresa Stitcher Fritz at 800-649-6814 #8600, 402-436-2345 or tstitcherfritz@bbbinc.orgApplications must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2017 to be considered by the judges.


13th: Kohl's Cares Scholarships
Nominate a kids who cares!  Kohl's Cares will recognize over 2,200 kids with over $440,000 in scholarships and prizes.  Top winners will receive $10,000 each for post secondary education.  Eligibility: Nominees must be between the ages of 6-18 and not yet a high school graduate.  Actions must be described in detail and should document efforts above and beyond what is expected of a child his or her age.  Volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.  Winners are chosen based on the project, benefits and outcome.
Nominations:  Forms must be submitted at www.kohlskids.com by midnight March 13.  Nominations should describe how the student has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months.  Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review & selection of winners.  Learn more at:  www.kohlskids.com 

14th: Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship
Furthering education in the legal support field; Minimum GPA: 3.0; transcript; resume; personal statement; college acceptance.  Visit www.lincolnlegalprofessionalsassociation.com for more information.

15th: Adams American Legion Post #221
The Adams American Legion Post #221 is sponsoring Four scholarships too Freeman Seniors who will be continuing their education past high school.  The scholarships are only open to the seniors of Freeman Public Schools and are in the amount of $500.00.  Click here for more cover letter and more information and click here for the application.

15th: UNL-Smithfield Scholars Fund Scholarship
The Smithfield (Farmland) Foundation Scholarship is available to to new and current students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are dependent children or grandchildren or full-time or retired employees of a division of Smithfield Foods, Inc. The scholarship is worth up to $5,000. To apply, students must complete the form found at go.unl.edu/smithfield. Applicants are also encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by April 1.

15th: Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Community Scholarship

Available to any student attending a Community College in Nebraska or Western Iowa.   Applications available online at http://www.aksarben.org/p/scholarships/horatioalgerscholarship  

15th: Chadron State College Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

Students are pre-admitted into one of these UNMC College of Public Health Programs: Biostatistics, Community Health Education; Community Oriented Primary Care, Epidemiology, Maternal & Child Health, Public Health Administration, Environmental & Occupational Health.  Visitwww.csc.edu/sci/pheast/index.csc for more information.

15th: Eldon & Francis Goble Agriculture 

$500.00 scholarship for a student attending any 2 or 4 year Nebraska school. Applications will be made available through the counselor's office.

15th: Merlyn Anderson 4-H Scholarships

A range of $750.00 to $2000.00 scholarships will be awarded to studies majoring in ag studies. Applications will be made available through the counselor's office.`

15th: NACEB -Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards Scholarship

$1000 for incoming student to attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or the College of Education and Human Resources (CEHS).  Applications must be received by march 15.  For more information, go to https://sites.google.com/site/nebraskassocntyextbds/home/organization/awards-and-scholarships

15th: Cosgrove Music Club

$400.00 scholarships available to seniors planning to major in music, vocal or instrumental.  Applications will be made available through the counselor's office.

15th: Gabby Matthes Memorial Scholarship
All Freeman students are encouraged to apply for a $1000.00 scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student involved in community, school activities other than or in addition to sports, i.e. drama, art, music. You may access the scholarship application on the Lincoln Community Foundation's website at:  www.lcf.org/scholarships  (other scholarships are listed here as well). Click here for more information: Gabby Matthes Memorial Scholarship Guidelines

15th: Evelyn Reid Scholarship
A $450 scholarship for Graduating seniors at Freeman HS in Adams, NE or Malcolm HS in Malcolm, NE or a first year undergraduate from two those schools. Criteria: Attending a 2- or 4-year college in Nebraska, financial need, preference to majors in nursing or medically-related field, or a career in teaching/education. The Evelyn Reid Scholarship was funded in 2017 to award students from Freeman Public High School in Adams, NE and Malcolm Public HS. There is a preference for students with an interest in careers in nursing, other medically -related fields and teaching/education. Click here for more information.  Apply at www.lcf.org/scholarships

15th: Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

There are more than 50 scholarship opportunities from Lincoln Community Foundation! You may not qualify for all of them, but you can SEARCH through their site to see which ones you qualify for.  You are required to attach the first page only of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2017-18.  Submitting a 2016-17 report will disqualify you!  You may access the scholarship application on the Lincoln Community Foundation's website at:  www.lcf.org/scholarships  (other scholarships are listed here as well). Click on the following link for Thomas C. Woods Memorial Scholarship

15th: Nebraska Aviation Trades Association

A $1,000 and $500 scholarship presented by the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association are awarded to any high school senior or individual who is a resident of the state of Nebraska continuing their education and a full time student. For more information, visit http://gonata.net/scholarship.html

15th: Nebraska Crop Improvement Freshman Scholarship
A $1000.00 scholarship. Students applying for the Nebraska Crop Improvement Freshman Scholarships must be a new student enrolling at the University of Nebraska. They must possess a strong interest in agriculture and major in a degree program offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.  Visit http://agronomy.unl.edu/documents/NCIA%20schol%20application.pdf for pdf.

15th: Sigma Phi Epsilon Man Scholarship
Two $1000.00 scholarships.  To be eligible must be a male attending UNL. Applications will be made available through the counselor's office.

18th: Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation ("The Coolidge")
Open to students in 11th grade only. The Coolidge Scholarship is among the most generous in America; it is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student's tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The scholarship may be used at any accredit U.S. university. Selection criteria: academic excellence, interest in public policy & appreciation of Coolidge values, and humility & leadership. For more information, visit http://coolidgescholars.org/

14th: Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

This fully funded scholarship program, will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. Criteria: For senior athletes who are in the top 25% of the class or 3.75 Cumulative GPA; must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; ACT minimum of 24; requires letter of recommendation from a coach.  Note: Students participating in athletics at the NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible.  Mail to: NCA PO Box 80727 Lincoln, NE  68501  - Applications are online at ncacoach.org under awards tab. 

21st: QuestBridge (deadline for juniors)
A full scholarship program for schools such as Stanford, Yale, Emory, Penn and more.  Students with primarily A's, demonstrates strength in character, comes from household that earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), may be eligible for free and reduced lunch, may be part of 1st generation in their family to attend.  Apply for free at www.questbridge.org Click here for brochure.

29th: Nebraska School Counselor Association

Write an essay that describes how a school counselor or school counseling program has assisted you to plan/decide/resolve/grow in an area of your life.  Topics may come from any related k-12 experience and are not limited to only the college or career planning process.  Essays are limited to 500 words and will be reviewed for content and grammar. $500 Award. Access the application here: NSCA Application    

31st: Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
For college-bound seniors that are legally blind; Recommendations; Personal statements.  Visit www.lighthouseguild.org/scholarships for more info.

31st: Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to Nebraska students enrolled in a certified program leading to a career in law. All applicants must be enrolled full time in pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. 1 scholarship for $1250 and 1 scholarship for $750 are available.  Must include transcript, resume, one-page personal statement, copy of college acceptance.  

31st: Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants- Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship

Mayflower ancestory is not a requirement.  Must be a reside of Nebraska & a U.S. citizen.  Scholarship will consider GPA, class rank, ACT scores, honors, school or volunteer activities, employment, leadership, letter of recommendation, and 750 to 1000 word essay in the form of a letter to family describing the impact the Mayflower Compact had on the early life of Plymouth Colony.  Essay must include documentation. For more information, click here.

31st: Council for Exceptional Children (Nebraska) Scholarship

Nebraska CEC annually awards one $500 scholarship to one Nebraska high school senior.  The scholarship shall be awarded to the most qualified applicant, as determined by the Nebraska CEC Scholarship Selection Committee. Applicants must be a current high school senior with a verified disability according to Nebraska Title 92, Rule 51.  The award will be based upon criteria set forth in the student application along with information submitted by school faculty member and guidance counselor. Visit http://community.cec.sped.org/ne/new-item/new-item for more information.

31st: Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship

A new $500 scholarship is available for Nebraska high school seniors that have persevered while living with a congenital heart defect. The Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship will be given in honor of Adelyn Josephine Rea, who was born on October 22, 2014 and at five days old underwent open heart surgery to correct her congenital heart defects. Adelyn passed away due to complications on November 11, 2014. In her honor, Love Adelyn was created to help share her story and to help others (Visitwww.LoveAdelyn.com for more details). This scholarship will be awarded to someone who has not only excelled academically but who has also made a positive contribution in his/her community. For more information on the scholarship, visit http://www.loveadelyn.com/scholarship.html.

31st: Kenneth Reed Memorial Scholarship

A $500.00 scholarship for a student attending UNL college of Ag Sciences or NCTA in Curtis. Applications will be made available through the counselor's office.

April
1st:  FAFSA
Complete your FAFSA by this date in order to be eligible for: Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Nebraska Opportunity Grant, Collegebound Nebraska (for universities), Advantage (for state colleges), and Access NWU (for Nebraska Wesleyan Universities).

1st: Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship
A $250.00 scholarship for any student pursuing an Ag degree from a Nebraska school.  Click here for application.

1st: McKenna's Rae of Hope Mental Health Field Scholarship: This $1000.00 scholarship is for a Nebraska graduating senior studying a mental health field.  Click here for guidelines and click here for the application.

1st: SCC Choral Music Scholarship

Scholarship to encourage talented and committed singers to participate in SCC choir for an entire choral season.  Three quarterly installments of $500.  Must maintain Full-Time status (at least 12 credit hrs/quarter) in good standing (C+ overall GPA); agree to participate fully (attend rehearsals and performances, learn music, purchase required dress clothing for concerts); First Come, First Serve basis...  Visit https://www.southeast.edu/ChoralScholarshipInformation/ for more information.

1st: Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Must be an employee or dependent of an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company.  To verify company eligibility to www.buildersbureau.com. Must report: academic performance; work experience; school involvement; community involvement; career goals.  Click here for application.

1st: Nebraska Association for the Gifted Leta Hollingworth Scholarship

A $1,000 cash reward scholarship. One award will be given away per year to one senior. The student must have distinguished him/herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability. Visit www.negifted.org/NAG/Scholarships.html for more information.

1st: Pink Bandana Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded yearly, payable in $1,000 increments for a 4-year college or in $2,000 increments for a 2-year college (not to exceed a total of $4,000), and is contingent upon the verification of maintaining full-time enrollment. The included application outlines the eligibility requirements.  Requirements: Senior at a Nebraska High school and planning to enroll in college for the 2016-2017 academic year; be a student, a dependent sibling of their parents, or a parent having battled breast cancer in the past 10 yearsClick here for the application.

6th: Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship

750-1000 word essay on a topic found at www.nebraskansforpeace.org. Must include photo. Three scholarships for $750 and six for $100. Click here for more information.

6th: Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation

The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program for students interested in attending one of the  Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field.  A $1,500 grant will be awarded in each of the six Community College area in Nebraska for students pursuing training for an automotive career.  Criteria: Senior planning to attend a Nebraska Community College in the fall of 2015; Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related courses of study; Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher; Cover letter indicating his/her interest in the automotive field. Click here for brochure and click here for application.

15th: Beatrice Human Resource Association:

A $300.00 scholarship.  Eligibility requirements are top 1/2 of the class, pursue a career in human resources, business management or business, parents employed by a member ot he Beatrice Human Resource Association.

15th: Blue Valley Pork Producer Scholarship:

A $300.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in a career related to Ag science or food industry.

15th: Eastern Nebr-Western IA Car Council Scholarship

Must be planning to enroll in an automotive technology program at an accredited trade school, community college, college, or university.  First consideration will be given to students whose families are involved in an organized car club that is a member of ENWICC.  All High School Graduates are eligible. Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded - $300 each.  Amount may be doubled if there is an individual who is interested in attending the Auto Restoration Program at the McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. http://www.enwicc.com/ENWICC_Scholarship.html

15th: Kids' Chance of Nebraska Scholarship

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is offering two $5,000 scholarships to Nebraska students whose parent, step-parent or legal guardian has been killed or sustained serious injuries in a work-related accident. Graduating high school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply! You may contact Dave Poppert atDpoppert@nebraskamed.com with any questions about this scholarship. Visit www.kidschanceofne.org/scholarship-application/ for more information.

15th:Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation

This Foundation will provide scholarships to students at UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis. 1 - $1,100 scholarship to incoming UNL-CASNR student majoring in agribusiness or ag economics.  1 - $600 scholarship to NCTA student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems. For sons/daughters of a parents/legal guardians who have been members/directors/employees for 3 years of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years.Contact your cooperative manager for a brochure which provides the application form as well as additional information on selection criteria.  These materials are also available on the Council's website at www.nebr.coop.  Phone number is 402-475-6555.

15th: Donate Life Scholarship

Donate Life Nebraska is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school senior in memory of Michael Peters, a heart and kidney recipient who was a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University and a life-long advocate for organ donation. Applicants must be a high school senior attending public school, private school, or home school in Nebraska, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.

 

Applicants must write a persuasive essay that will inspire and motivate the audience to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The essay topics and other scholarship information can be found at  http://www.donatelifenebraska.com/get-involved/michael-peters-memorial-donate-life-nebraska-scholarship .


16th: Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

This fully funded scholarship program, will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. Criteria: For senior athletes who are in the top 25% of the class or 3.75 Cumulative GPA; must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; ACT minimum of 24; requires letter of recommendation from a coach.  Note: Students participating in athletics at the NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible.  Mail to: NCA PO Box 80727 Lincoln, NE  68501  - Applications are online at http://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php under awards tab.


16th: Southeast Nebraska Cattlemen Scholarship: The Southeast Nebraska Cattlemen will be awarding two $500 scholarship. To qualify, an applicant must be a 2018 graduating senior of a Nebraska High School and pursuing a post secondary education degree. Priority will be given to agricultural related studies and involvement in the beef industry. Click here for application.

17th: James M. Cox Scholarship
This $1000.00 scholarship is for a student in the eastern their of the state of Nebraska that demonstrates academic success and financial need. Click here for more information and application.

28th: White Owl Scholarship
Phi Gamma Delta is committed to promoting leadership and scholarship among its members. Phi Gamma Delta is offering a $500.00 White Owl Scholarship to support the higher education of quality men and aid in the development of strong leaders within the University of Nebraska — Kearney. ¨      Applicants are not obligated in any way to join the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta or any other fraternal organization at UNK, nor are winners selected based on their interest in Phi Gamma Delta. This opportunity is intended to assist qualified candidates in realizing their potential as university scholars.

30th: ICON (Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska) Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship
Parents must be an ICON member; Activities resume; essay on goals.  Must have 2.5 GPA or higher.  $500 scholarship for any field of study.  Click here for the 2018 application.

May
1st: Northwest Missouri State

Several Admission-based Academic Freshman Scholarships available. Scholarship level is determined by Admissions Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score) You can visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/Freshman.htm for more information.

1st: Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarships

Must attend college in the Midwest; pursue a major in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.  Application at www.aitpomaha.org


June
2nd: Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2016. B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2016. C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.studentscholarships.org/2017_college_scholarships.php

10th: Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships
These scholarships consist of one $2000 scholarship, three at $500 and several at lesser amounts. These will be awarded mid-June 2018 to incoming freshmen in majors of engineering, architecture, and science following our membership specialization. We are looking for students with demonstrated academic excellence, character, community involvement and organizational leadership. Joining Triangle is not a prerequisite to receiving a scholarship. These scholarships are through the auspices of University of Nebraska Foundation and will appear as a credit on a student’s account. Visit http://triangleunl.org/buildingbettermenscholarship to apply.

15th: Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship
Up to 4 scholarships of up to $500 each will be awarded. At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the 4 American legion Department Membership Areas.  Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team. 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 on the following: ALL questions answered or N/A indicated; financial need; academic achievement; school and community involvement; 3 Letters of Recommendation also required.  More information and Applications in Career Center!

15th: Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in the US no later than the Fall of 2017. B) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. Applications can be found by going to: http://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php

17th: CGT Annual Scholarship
Each semester our company challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing different essays on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives. For the following Spring semester the topic is: “The future of technology in education”.  The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each. All information and eligibility requirements can be found here: https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

19th: Big Sun Athletics Scholarship
Essay of 500-1000 words addressing sports participation in high school. Visit www.bigsunathletics.com for more information

28th: Beauty Changes Lives (BCL)- Vidal Sassoon Program Beauty Education Basic Scholarship
Will pay 50% of cosmetology program.  Visit www.BeautyChangesLives.org for more information.

30th: 10) Lift Parts Express Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) A Current Senior in High School or B) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University C) Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017 Applications can be found by going to: http://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php 


Varying Deadlines- National Scholarships

The following is a long list of scholarships that have different requirements and are not tied to specific colleges/universities.  These are national scholarships.  Click on each link to find out more.  Keep in mind that since these are national scholarships you may be competing with a large pool of students so make yourself stand out!

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)- www.uncf.org

American Indian Graduate Center Scholars- www.aigcs.org

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- www.apiasf.org

AprartmentList Scholarship: $2500.00 scholarships, quarterly deadlines: http://apartmentlist.com/scholarship

Alert Magazine Scholarship: www.alertmagazine.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hsf.net

FastWeb- www.fastweb.com

FindAid: The Smart Studnet Guide to Financial Aid- www.findaid.org

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_

Zinch- www.zinch.com

Scholarships.com- www.scholarships.com

Ron Brown Scholar Program- www.ronbrown.org

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships- www.jackierobinson.org

McDonald's Education Scholarships- www.rmhc.org/rmhc/index.html

Target Scholarships- http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentld=WCMP04-031700

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation- https://www.coca-colascholars.org

State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships- http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/foundation/state_farm_foundation_scholarships.asp

Dell Scholars Program- www.dellscholars.org

The Homer Fund- http://thdhomerfund.org/orangescholars.html

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund- www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net

Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships- www.aasa.org

Student Investors Scholarships- www.invent.org/contests

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships- www.aynrand.org/contests/

Horatio Alger Association- https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation- http://www.truman.gov/

Tylenol Scholarships- http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc

NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program- https://www.training.nih/gov/programs/ugsp

Microsoft Scholarship Program- http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegehome.aspx

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students- http://www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm

GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program- http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships

Burger King Scholars Program- http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html

Presidential Freedom Scholarships- http://www.scholarships4students.com/presidential_freedom_scholarship.htm

FAFSA on the Web- www.fafsa.ed.gov

La Raza Youth Scholarship- www.larazayouth.com

Harvest of Hope Scholarship- www.harvestofhope.net

Collegiate Investors Competition- http://www.invent.org/collegiate/

Latino American Education Foundation- www.leaf.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hispanicfund.org

College Board Scholarship Search- https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Varsity Tutors Scholarship: monthly entries http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships

Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

 

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students

 

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

 

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

 

ENTELEC’s Wayne V. Black Scholarship

 

VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest

 

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

 

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

 

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

 

Common Knowledge Scholarship Competition


UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship


B. Davis Scholarship

Apprenticeships

Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training committee Click here to see available programs.

Study Abroad

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