Local, state and national scholarships will be posted here. Some will include application files that need to be downloaded and others will be links to the scholarship website. New items will be added as they are received. You may also access Education Quest, which has a free database of over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships:

ACE (Access College Early) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for students who are taking dual credit courses during High School. Students must complete the online application (website below) and provide documentation that shows the student is enrolled in one of the following federal need-based government programs:

  • Free or Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Special Supplemental Assistance Program (WIC)

PEO STAR Scholarship

  • Available in the school office today
  • Applications due before October 10th


A woman is eligible to be recommended for the PEO STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extra curricular activities, community service, and potential for future success.
  • It is the final academic year (senior) of her secondary education and is 20 years or younger.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Citizen or legal resident of the US or Canada
  • Plans to attend an accredited post secondary institution full or part time
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local PEO chapter

November Application Deadlines

RHOP: Rural Health Opportunities Program

  • Application deadline is November 15th

RHOP is designed to address the special needs of rural Nebraska by encouraging rural residents to pursue a career in the health care fields. Students selected are guaranteed admission to the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as long as all stated requirements are met and the pre-professional studies at Chadron State College (CSC), Wayne State College (WSC) or Peru State College (PSC) are completed.

Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP):

  • Deadline November 15, 2017

The Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) aims to ensure all Nebraskans have access to legal representation by encouraging the practice of law in the state’s rural communities. Through the program, students from certain Nebraska areas will study at one of three Nebraska State Colleges or Universities, obtain their legal education at Nebraska Law and then practice in rural areas throughout the state. RLOP was established through a partnership between the University of Nebraska College of Law and Chadron State College, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Wayne State College.

Elks Most Valuable Student

To be eligible to apply:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates 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.

The Hagan Scholarship- Needs Based National Scholarship

  • Applications due November 15th.

To be eligible:

  • Achieve a 3.5 GPA
  • Score 23 or high on the ACT
  • Must enroll at an eligible four year college or university
  • Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the state of each academic year of college
  • Must complete the FAFSA. EFC must be less than $6,500

For more informatio please visit

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation- College Scholarship Program

  • Application period is September- November

To be eligible to apply:

  • Intent to enroll full time in an accredited 4 year college
  • Earn a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • ACT of 26 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need

To apply visit the website posted to the side:

January Application Deadlines

Head Start Graduate Scholarship

  • Application due by January 15th


  • Attended Head Start for one or more years in the CNCAP area
  • Graduate from high school and pursue a post secondary education

Application found to the side or in Mrs. Rambour's Office


Elks- Vocational Scholarship Grant

  • Application due by January 1st

To be eligible:

  • High School seniors who plans to attend a trade school, technical school or community college
  • Grants are for seniors who plan to attend a two year or less vocational-technical program for an associate degree, diploma or certificate
  • Not intended for students who will be attending a four year college
  • Cannot submit applications to both the Vocational Scholarship and Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Application forms can be found in Mrs. Rambour's office

Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) College Scholarship

  • Application due by January 15th


  • High School Senior
  • Catholic Female
  • resides or is affiliated with a parish within the Archdiocese of Omaha

Elks- Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship

  • Application due by January 15th

To be eligible:

  • High School Senior
  • No restrictions on the type of school the student will be attending
  • Need based scholarship

Applications in Mrs. Rambour's Office

GE-Reagan Foundations Scholarship Program

  • Deadline- January 4, 2018

To be eligible:

  • 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);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • 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 upcoming academic year.

L. "Ron" Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship

Applications due January 31st, 2018

Single-year scholarship awarded to 3 incoming male freshman at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills.

Elks- J.B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 15th

To be eligible:

  • Must be a participant in high school gold and plan to participate in a college golf program
  • May attend a two or four year program
  • Signed by the Exalted Ruler

Applications in Mrs. Rambour's Office

Agronomy & Horticulture Scholarship for Freshman Students

Application Deadline: January 27, 2018

To be eligible:

  • Plan to attend UNL
  • Be an incoming freshman
  • Major in agriculture

Platte Valley Cattlemen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 12th

To be eligible:

  • Any individual attending college the following year
  • Pursing course of study in Agriculture


February Application Deadlines

Susan Buffett Scholarship

  • Available November 1st
  • All materials are due February 1st.

To be eligible to apply for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Earn at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school (or 80 on a 100 point scale)
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
    • Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 in order to apply
    • To determine your 2017-2018 EFC visit and click on 2017-2018 College Funding Estimator

Excel Physical Therapy College Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: February 23, 2018

To be eligible:

  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • Actively involved in school activities
  • Planned enrollment in four year university with intention to major in a Physical Therapy course of student

See application to the side or pick up in Mrs. Rambour's office

Excel Physical Therapy.pdf

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders -Scholarships

  • Applications due by February 1, 2018

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. Students do NOT need to be FFA members to apply.

Apply at

Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarship

  • Applications due to Mrs. Rambour February 1, 2018


Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships.


Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship

  • Applications due to Mrs. Rambour February 1st, 2018


Students who excel in the fine arts and are planning to major in the fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply.


HyVee Scholarship

  • Applications due February 10th

To be eligible:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2017, AND
  • Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

FFA Scholarships

BD Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: February 23rd


Scholarships are available for the following technical degrees:

  • Electric / Electrical Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Machine Tool
  • Mold Maker
  • Manufacturing Engineering Tech

Our requirements are as follows:

  • ACT minimum score: 18
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be admitted into the program before submitting an application.
2018 BD Scholarship Program Application.docx
BD Scholarship Fact Sheet.doc

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1st


  • Applicants must plan to attend an engineering program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC)

AXA Achievement Scholarship- National Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship.

  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college
  • Ambition and Drive

UNO College of Business- Scholars Academy

  • Applications due February 1, 2018
  • Every scholar receives a minimum $2500 annual scholarship, awarded over 4 years for a total of $10,000

To be eligible:

  • Be an incoming freshman in CBA (College of Business Administration)
  • Resume showing comitment to community and school
  • Essay
  • Three letters of reference

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship

  • Application due February 16, 2018


  • 2018 Nebraska high school graduates who are seeking to enroll in Nebraska college and universities with an interest in journalism.
  • Specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly or daily newspapers.
  • Nebraska- based educational institution must offer a curriculum which provides the necessary education so a student graduating from the program is qualified for at least an entry level position in print journalism.

March Application Deadline

Columbus Woman's Club Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018


  • Senior female in the Columbus Area
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Show leadership qualities
  • Active in volunteerism and other community and school activities
Columbus Women's Club Scholarship.pdf

Lakeview FFA Alumni Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

The Lakeview FFA Alumni Chapter invites any graduating senior FFA member to apply for the FFA Alumni Scholarship. Scholarship applications should be submitted to Mrs. Rambour.

****Be sure to print both documents: Application and Character Evaluations (2)

FFA Character Evaluation.pdf
Lakeview FFA Alumni Scholarship.docx

NAC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 31,2018


  • Must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Economics with an interest in pursing an actuarial career
  • Demonstrate mathematical ability

For more information about an actuarial career, visit

Scholarship information:

2018-2019 NAC Scholarship Application.pdf

Whitetail, LLC Scholarship

  • Applications due March 23rd

WT 2018 scholarship application (1).pdf

Lost Island Scholarship

  • Applications due March 23rd
LII 2018 scholarship application (1).pdf

Sandy Pine Systems

  • Applications due March 23rd
SPS 2018 scholarship application (1).pdf

Cornerstone Bank Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 15, 2018

Applications should be completed and turned in to Mrs. Rambour

Bank Scholarship Application 2018.pdf

P.E.O Chapter CH Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2018


  • Senior female student in the Columbus area
  • GPA of 2.7 or higher
P.E.O Scholarship.pdf

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Application opens January 1, 2018
  • Applications due by March 31, 2018


  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Central Valley Ag Scholarship Program

  • Deadline: March 1, 2018


Columbus United Federal Credit Union Scholarship

The Columbus United Federal Credit Union (CUFCU) will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a member the Credit Union who plans to attend an accredited university, college, junior college, vocational or business school.

  • Deadline: March 17, 2017


1. Applicant must be a senior at Lakeview High School, graduating in May 2018.

2. Applicants must be a member with their own primary account in good standing and meet membership eligibility requirements or join the credit union prior to submitting a scholarship

entry form.

3. Applicants must be accepted at one of the accredited systems listed above.

4. Family members of Credit Union employees and officials are not eligible to apply.

5. All previous recipients of a CUFCU scholarship are ineligible for further scholarships.


Donna Wasco Memorial Scholarship

  • Applications due March 26th

Must be a student entering a nursing related field.

Donna Wasco Scholarship- Nursing.pdf

April Application Deadline

Harmony Chapter 13- Order of Eastern Star

  • Applications due April 1, 2018

Please send completed applications to:

OES Scholarship Chairman

Karen Penington

4507 19th St., Apt. F3

Columbus, NE 68601

Order of Easten Star.pdf

Columbus Sertoma Club Scholarship

  • Applications due April 1, 2018

Completed Applications should be sent to:

Scholarship Committee

Columbus Sertoma Club

P.O Box 822

Columbus, NE 68602

Columbus Sertoma.pdf

Platte County Farm Bureau Scholarship

  • Applications due April 15, 2018


  • graduating high school senior
  • Must be a resident of Platte County, if not, must be be a member of Platte County Farm Bureau Family
Platte County Farm Bureau.pdf

Optimist Club Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 9, 2018

Scholarship Application 2018.pdf

CCC Summer Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

-Valued up to $150 and must be used in the summer of 2019 at any CCC location

-Available for juniors and graduating seniors attending high school

-Complete the application to the side


Myra Osten Memorial Scholarship

  • Applications due April 1st


  • Must be a FFA or FBLA senior member
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Myra Osten.pdf

LEA Scholarship

  • Application due April 13, 2018

To be Eligible:

  • Planning to enter into the field of education
  • Awarded over two semesters and must earn at least a 3.0 the first semester to be awarded funds for the second semester

Veterans of Foreign Wars- Duncan Post 10724

  • Applications due April 13th, 2018

To be Eligible:

1. Be a high school senior and have a high school transcript on file

2. Be a relative of a veteran or associate member

3. Be accepted for admission to a 4 year college in Nebraska

4. Submit a recent photograph for publicity purposes

Veterans of Foreign Wars.pdf

Pink Bandana Scholarship

  • Applications due April 1st.

Applicant must be a student who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or a student who has a parent or legal guardian that has been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years.


American Legion Parry Post 283 Platte Center Scholarship

  • Application due April 1st

This is a $500 scholarship awarded to a Lakeview High School Student. Applications should be completed and turned in to Mrs. Rambour. Students will also need to complete a teacher recommendation form. High School grades will be submitted with the application.

American Legion Parry Post 283 Scholarship Application2017.docx

Richard "Dick" Kamm Scholarship Application

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

The family of Richard "Dick" Kamm will be presenting a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified graduating senior from the class of 2018. Applicant must be attending a college of Higher Education in the fall of 2018. Applications should be turned in to Mrs. Rambour.

Kamm Scholarship 2018.pdf

Carolyn "Kay" Berg Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

A $1000 scholarship will be presented to a qualified child of a Lakeview Community Schools Faculty member pursing a degree in education. Please complete following application and turn in to Mrs. Rambour.

Berg Scholarship 2018.pdf

Lakeview Education Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Lakeview Education Foundation will present up to six $1000 scholarship to Lakeview graduating seniors from the class of 2018, who plan to attend a four year college of higher education. The foundation will also provide up to six $500 scholarship to Lakeview 2018 graduates planning to attend a two year college of higher learning. Applications should be turned into Mrs. Rambour.

Lakeview Scholarship 2018.pdf

Columbus Noon Lions Club

Due April 13th


May Application Deadline

American Legion Post 84 Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018

$500.00 Scholarship for a student attending CCC-Platte Campus in the Fall.

American Legion Post 84 Scholarship.pdf
College Scholarships