Scholarships

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. If you have a scholarship you would like to be posted or have any questions, please email prambour@lakeview.esu7.org.

SQ_Tip_Sheet.pdf

Scholarship Search Tips- Education Quest


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)

2020-2021Scholarships

General Scholarship Deadlines

October

PEO STAR Scholarship

Due October 15th to Mrs. Rambour

Elgibility Requirements:

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success

  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year

  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada

  • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation

  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter


Blank STAR SCH APP (1).docx

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Due: October 26th

To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2021 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

  • Be a United States citizen

https://app.smarterselect.com/prequalify/66358

High School Heisman

https://heismanscholarship.com/

Due October 20th

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school.

  • Be a leader in your school & community, as well as a role model for underclassmen


November

Elks Most Valuable Student

Due: November 15th

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Applicants do not need to 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 submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm


Hagan Scholarship

https://haganscholarships.org/application/

Due November 15th

  1. ACT and SAT scores are not

  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.

  3. FAFSA EFC must not exceed $6,500.

  4. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  5. Must have achieved a 3.75 CGPA based on a 4.0 Scale.

  6. Must be ranked by the school and in the top 20% of the high school graduating class.

  7. Must enroll at an eligible four-year college or university the first semester following high school graduation.

  8. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year of college.

  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

  10. Must not have a felony conviction.

Feburary

Susan T. Buffett Foundation Scholarship

buffettscholarships.org/application-requirements

-OPENS November 1st

-Deadline: Feburary 1st at 5:00PM

To be eligible for the Susan T. Buffett scholarship, you must:

  • Live in Nebraska and meet in-state residency requirements of the college you plan to attend

    • DACA, undocumented, or DACA eligible students are still eligible to apply

    • For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers

  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED

  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school

    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale

    • 83 on a 100 point scale

  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college

    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply

  • Plan to attend a Nebraska public college:

    • NE Community Colleges - CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;

    • NE State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or

    • University of NE System - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO

  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college

    • Note: You do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify

    • You must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000


2019-2020 Scholarships

College Specific Scholarship Deadlines

Keep in mind that you must be accepted for admissions prior to completing the scholarship application.

College Scholarships

October Deadline

PEO STAR Scholarship

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success

  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year

  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada

  • Plans to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation

  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a local P.E.O. chapter

If they have any affiliation (Mother, grandmother, etc) in PEO, we should be told of that, but it is not required. We will be receiving applications until Oct. 15 when we will take all the applications and select one to submit with our recommendation

Blank STAR SCH APP.docx

Askarben/ Horatio Alger State Scholarship

The Askarben/Horatio Alger State Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship and is disbursed over four years. It’s awarded to Nebraska and western Iowa applicants who can show financial need and who have overcome personal adversity. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited school, have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved in co-curricular activities, and have a family income of $55,000 or lower.

The deadline to apply is October 25.

November Deadline

RLOP/ KLOP

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.

  • Wayne State College- November 30th

  • University of Nebraska Kearney- November 15th

  • Chadron State College- November 15th

Elks Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarship

Due: no later than 5PM on November 5th

Scholarship application must be filled out online at www.elks.org/scholars. The lodge you will be applying to is Columbus Elks Lodge #1195. Submission of this scholarship automatically qualifies you for the local Columbus Lodge Scholarships.

December Deadline

RHOP/ KHOP Scholarship

Rural communities make up a majority of Nebraska. They are the lifeblood of the state and deserve quality medical care. Established and successful for over 25 years, the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a special cooperative program between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to meet that need. As a citizen of rural Nebraska, you've experienced the rural lifestyle, and you know the unique needs of your community. That's why we're recruiting Nebraskans like you - because you're dedicated to your home state and you care about its rural health care needs. We do too. Our program represents that commitment and will prepare you to return to rural Nebraska and care for its citizens. (for application click on the link to the right)

  • Chadron State College- December 1st

  • Peru State College- December 1st

  • Wayne State College- December 1st

  • University of Nebraska @ Kearney- December 1st

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship

Due: mailed or hand delivered to the local lodge no later than 5pm on December 31st.

This scholarship is intended to support high school seniors who wish to pursue a 2 year vocational studies at a community college or other 2 year programs. You may not apply for this scholarship at the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship.


Vocational Scholarship- Elks.pdf

January Deadline

OACCW College Scholarship

Due: January 15th

The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will offer an annual scholarship to a female high school senior in the Archdiocese of Omaha in the amount of 500.00 dollars. Please see application for more information.

OACCW College Scholarship.pdf

Platte Valley Cattlemen Scholarship

Due: January 15th to the Platte County Extension Office

rwilke@lakeview.esu7.org_20191213_115905.pdf

Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship

Due: returned to the local Elks Lodge by January 15th

Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship.pdf

Central Community College Committed to Your Success Tuition Waiver

Due to Mrs. Rambour by January 15th

Intended for students that plan to attend CCC full time in the Fall of 2020.

CCC Tuition Scholarship

February Deadline

J.B Ferguson Golf Scholarship

Due: February 1st and turned in to a Nebraska Elks Lodge

One $500 scholarship will be offered statewide and each Nebraska Lodge can submit an application. Applicant must be a member of his or her high school golf team and planning to participate in a college golf program.

J.B Ferguson Golf Scholarship.pdf

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

Due: February 1st

This scholarship is intended for students planning to major in an engineering program. Please see the attached document for application requirements along with the address on where to send completed materials.

NeSPE_High_School_Cover_Letter_and_Application.pdf

Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship (OPENS Nov. 1st and CLOSES Feb. 1st at 5:00PM)

  • Be a resident of Nebraska (NE)

    • Residency is determined by the college where you enroll

    • For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers

  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED

  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school

    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale

    • 83 on a 100 point scale

  • Be a first-time college student

    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply

  • Plan to attend a Nebraska public college:

    • NE Community Colleges - CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;

    • NE State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or

    • University of NE System - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO

  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college

    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify

    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000


https://buffettscholarships.org/application-requirements (application will be on this website)

Nebraska Press Association Foundation

Due: February 14th

NE Press Association.pdf

Associated Staffing Skilled Trades Scholarship

Due February 10th

http://www.associated-staffing.com/scholarship

Trades_Scholarship1.pdf

Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship

Applications due: February 17th

PEO Chapter CH Scholarship

February 28th Deadline- turn in to Mrs. Rambour

P E O Scholarship application 2020.docx

March Deadlines

Cornerstone Bank Scholarship

Deadline: March 16th

Cornerstone Bank Scholarship Application 2020.pdf

Maynard Jensen Scholarship Application- American Legion

Due March 1st

2020_Maynard_Jensen_Application.pdf

Columbus United Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Due March 16th to the counseling office

Lakeview.docx

Optimist Club Scholarship

Due March 13th

Scholarship Application 2020.pdf

Sertoma Club Scholarship

Due March 15th

Sertoma Scholarship application.pdf
Sertoma Scholarship Information.docx

Frontier Cooperative

Due: March 1st


Frontier Cooperative.pdf

Columbus Community Hospital Scholarships

Due March 13th

CCH Scholarship Application.pdf

Columbus Women's Club Scholarship

Due: March 15th

Columbus Women's Club Scholarship.pdf

April Deadlines

BD Scholarship Program

Due: April 1st

BD Scholarship Program Application.pdf
BD Scholarship Fact Sheet.pdf

Lakeview FFA Alumni Scholarship

Due April 6th in the counseling office

All 2020 graduating senior FFA members are eligible to apply

2020-FFA Alumni Scholarship

Richard "Dick" Kamm Scholarship

Due April 1st to Mrs. Rambour


Kamm Scholarship 2020.pdf

Carolyn "Kay" Berg Scholarship

Due April 1st

This scholarship will be awarded to a child of a Lakeview faculty member that plans to major in education.


Berg Scholarship 2020.pdf

Lakeview Education Foundation Scholarship

Due April 1st

Lakeview Scholarship 2020.pdf

Davis Chambers Community College Scholarship

Due April 1st

Davis Chamber Scholarship.pdf

May Deadline

PB&J Scholarship

Deadline: May 31st

The PB&J scholarship is awarded to students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to reflect well academically, but who have the drive to succeed.

Apply at http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship

June Deadline

Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Due June 15th

2020_Jim_Hurlbert_Application.pdf