Guidance

Check in frequently for updates from your High School Counselor!

Below you will find scholarships and grants that are available for you to apply for. Please read the details when considering whether or not to apply.  Remember scholarship deadlines can change and scholarships can disappear and new ones appear.  It is important to look ahead in the coming months so that students aren't working last minute on scholarships that take time to complete.   


Do not procrastinate.  Be Organized.

1.  Type all scholarships unless the rules state differently.

2.  Answer all questions completely.

3.  Keep it clean-no misspellings or other grammatical errors.

4.  Submit your application ahead of time -it shows strong organizational skills.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Ask for letters of recommendation early.  Allow at least two weeks to work on a good letter.  

Ask politely.  Give a copy of your resume and the name of the scholarship.  It also helps if you tell the letter writer specifics about the letter i.e. it needs to emphasize your leadership skills.


Thank You Notes:

If you are awarded a scholarship, you MUST send the organization a thank you note.  This begins the communication process between you and the organization.  


If you have copies of your application, you will want to reread the rules.  Some scholarships are renewable meaning you may receive the scholarship monies for more than one year.  Some have specific grade point average rules to maintain.  Most won't be paid until you have successfully completed a full semester of college.  Likewise, you may be asked to submit your transcript at the end of the first semester in college.




OCTOBER

US BANK Scholarships 

This year, US Bank will award up to thirty $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend accredited two-or four-year colleges full-time next fall.  Award recipients are selected through a random drawing process. Students can apply on line at www.usbank.com/scholarship between October 2018 and March 31, 2019. 


P.E.O. Scholarship

The PEO scholarship has two local scholarships and One National Scholarship.  The two local scholarships were $500 dollars last year.  It has not been determined what the amount will be this year.  One application will be sent to the National Level.  If you win the National Level, a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded.

For the local scholarship, please submit a short typed page with your name, GPA, class rank, and other information such as; extracurricular activities, community service and anything else you think might help the local PEO chapter get to know you better, this can be brief.  If your application is selected to go on to the National Level, you will be given a link to apply for the $2,500 scholarship.  Please return applications to Mrs. Baxter's Office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 5th.  If questions, please contact Donna Landrigan at 308-279-1398.



Horatio Alger National & Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  Please click on the link above for eligibility criteria.  The application must be completed by October 25, 2019.  


Dear Grandchild Drawing 

Write a letter to your grandchild, great niece or nephew, explaining your hopes and dreams for them and why higher education is important.Share between Sept. 11th and Nov. 30th for a chance to be drawn as one of the six winners of a $1,000 scholarship.   Click on the link above for details.  


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 a wwwt.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

Coca Cola Community College Academic Team.  Administered by www.ptk.org. (Plan to attend a community college) outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. Deadline October 31, 2019. 


ACT College and Career Readiness Champions

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award!  The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.  ACT Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.  

High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and career goals.  At a minimum students must have a composite score of 22 on a single date.  Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.  Applications are due October 31, 2018 and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.

National Oratorical ContestContest rules are available at the American Legion National website at www.legion.org/oratorical and also at the Nebraska website. www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/

Oratorical.html and also at the Nebraska website at www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/

Oratorical.html.


WNCC Scholarships

 

WNCC Scholarship for Success

Recipients receive $1,000 per year ($500 each semester), renewable for a total of two consecutive years.


  1. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen and attend WNCC full-time.
  2. Recipients must be graduating high school senior or recent GED graduate within the past year.
  3. Recipients must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT to qualify.
  4. Applicants must complete and submit the WNCC Admissions Application online at wncc.edu.  There is no application fee.
  5. Applicants must provide an official transcript and their test scores to the Admissions Director.

The deadline to apply for a Scholarship for Success is June 1 for a fall semester start and November 15 for a spring semester start.  Transcripts must be received by June 1.


WNCC ACT Scholarship

Recipients of this scholarship receive full tuition remission (up to 18 credit hours) per semester, renewable for a total of four consecutive semesters.


  1. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Recipients must be graduating high school senior or recent GED graduate within the past year.
  3. Recipients who obtain a composite ACT score of 25 or higher or SAT score of 1140 or higher are eligible to receive this award.
  4. Recipients must enroll in 12 or more credits per semester.
  5. Scholarship recipients who maintain a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher at the end of the first year are eligible for the second year.
  6. Applicants must provide their ACT and SAT scores to the Admissions Director no later than one  week before the first semester begins.

WNCC EARLY ADMISSION SCHOLARSHIP

Recipients of this scholarship are awarded to students who have excelled academically at the high school or GED level.  This scholarship is awarded two consecutive years.

A student must maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA or higher and complete 70 percent of the credits attempted during the first year to be eligible for the second year award.

  1. Recipients must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Recipients must be graduating high school senior or GED graduate within the past year.
  3. Applicants must complete and submit the WNCC Admissions Application online at wncc.edu.
  4. Recipients must enroll in 12 or more credits per semester.
  5. Applicants must provide an official transcript to the Admissions Director.

The deadline to apply for the Early Admission Scholarship is March 1 for a fall semester start and November 15 for the spring semester start.  Transcripts must be received by March 1.




   


ALL TEAMMATES SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN ON OCTOBER 2ND.  CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Local Teammates Scholarship

Bridgeport Teammates is offering a scholarship to graduates of Bridgeport Public schools. This scholarship is in the amount of $500 for mentees having been involved in the Teammates program for at least their Junior and Senior year.  

Opens October 2nd must be submitted to Gail Beyer by April 1st




TEAMMATES SCHOLARSHIPS 

Please click on the link above to determine which Donor or Partnership Scholarship is applicable to you.  Application will open October 2nd.  Deadline is January 15th 2018 (including recommendations).  


To Apply:  

www.teammates.org or https://tmscholarships.communityforce.

com  

Click on the mentees resources and then the scholarships tab.  



2018 TEAMMATES CENTRAL OFFICE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION  Begin Accepting Applications Date: 10/02/2018

Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 01/15/2019 11:59PM

Apply

Description:

  • ­The applicant must have been active in the TeamMates (TM) program for a minimum of two years.
  • ­TM applicants can only submit a Central Office scholarship once. First ­time TM applicants are eligible to apply up until the age of 25 years.
  • ­All scholarship applications must be COMPLETED and submitted by JANUARY 15th 2019 NO LATER than 10:59 Central Standard Time (CST) in order to be considered for review by the TM scholarship committee.
  • ­If awarded a TM Central Office scholarship, the TM applicant must be accepted for admission and be registered for classes to the post-­secondary school indicated on the scholarship application no later than August 1st, 2019 in order to receive the scholarship. All scholarship payments are either paid directly to the post-­secondary school or paid directly by the post-secondary school.
  • All TM scholarship winners will receive an via e-mail award letter beginning in February stating that “you have been chosen to receive one of our TM Central Office scholarships to continue your post-secondary education”. Your TM Program Coordinator and TM Mentor will also be notified via e-mail and by mail. To accept the TM Central Office scholarship awarded, mentees must go to the link that will be provided in their via e-mail award letter and complete the acceptance form NO LATER than March 4th 2019. Scholarship winners who do not accept their TeamMates Central Office Scholarship by March 4th 2019 will lose their scholarship privilege and it will be awarded to the next applicant with the highest score in that scholarship category.

If you have any additional questions or concerns during the scholarship application process, please contact DeMoine Adams at dadams@teammates.org or at (402) 318-­8346. 


The TeamMates Mentoring Program will award an unlimited number of scholarships for TM applicants who meet the criteria of the following scholarships: Concordia University Guarantee TM scholarship, Doane College TM scholarship, Grace University TM scholarship, Hastings College TM scholarship, College of Saint Mary Academic Merit TM scholarship, Creighton University TM scholarship, Nebraska Wesleyan TM scholarship, Briar Cliff University TM scholarship, York College TM scholarship, Mount Marty College TM scholarship, Fort Hays State University TM scholarship, Midland University TM Scholarship, and Northeast Community College TM scholarship. In order to receive one of our UNLIMITED NONCOMPETITIVE scholarships, applicants MUST score a minimum of 70 points.  Also, PLEASE NOTE that these scholarships CANNOT be combined with any additional scholarships offered by the school except for the Mount Marty College TM scholarship.  The other Central Office Scholarships are competitive but ALL applications will be screened for eligibility. The eligibility requirements will involve verifying the number of years in the TM program, post­-secondary school choice, and school registration & acceptance. 

When applying for our TM Central Office scholarships, you can select as many scholarship categories as you would like. However, you can only be awarded ONE scholarship. With the exception of UNLIMITED and NONCOMPETITIVE scholarships, TM applicants who score the most points in a scholarship category will be selected to receive one of our Central Office scholarships. Points are determined in the following areas:

  • ­Grade point average (GPA): 5 points
  • ­Class rank: 5 points
  • ­Essay questions (4): 70 points
  • ­References (2): 20 points

The highest score that an applicant can receive is 100. Scholarship applications submitted after the JANUARY 15th 2019 deadline will NOT be accepted and reviewed by our TM Scholarship Committee. If you have any additional questions or concerns during the scholarship application process, please contact DeMoine Adamsat dadams@teammates.org or at (402) 318-8346.  GOOD LUCK!!!


Award notification via email beginning the week of February 1st.  Must accept the scholarship via online link.


  

  

November


SUSAN BUFFETT SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship available November 1st.  Due February 1st 4 pm MST.  See February scholarship also.


To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska  
    • Residency is determined by the institution where you enroll.
  • 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
    • Nebraska Community Colleges - CCC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, SCC, or WNCC;
    • Nebraska State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000

All eligible applications are reviewed and scored. Selection is based on:

  • Financial need 
  • Academic merit
  • Personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations

To Apply https://app.buffetscholarships.org/



Hagan Scholarship Foundation:  

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship.  Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county in the United States having fewer than 50,000 residents.  The scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters.

Please click on the above link for details.  Must have 23 or higher ACT score.  Must complete the FAFSA and have an EFC less than $6500.  Must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher.  Website:  www.hsfmo.org

Email:  scholarships@hsfmo.org


Wayne State RHOP 

(Rural Health Opportunities Program)  

Due Date is November 8th.  Application is available online at www. class="x-el x-el-a px_-text-transform-none px_-overflow-wrap-break-word px_-fs-16 px_-fw-400 px_-c-rgb136__99__204 px_-text-decoration-underline px_-d-inline px_-cursor-pointer px_-ff-_Montserrat___arial__sans-serif px__hover-c-rgb147__114__210 _mdpx_-fs-16 _lgpx_-fs-16 x-d-ux" href="http://wsc.edu/RHOP" rel="">wsc.edu/rhop

Students must apply and be admitted to WSC to be eligible to apply.

Wayne State RLOP Application Due Dec.1st.

Priority Deadline-December 1st.  Apply separately at wsc.edu/scholarships.  Must be admitted to appy for scholarships.  Students are considered for all scholarships they are eligible for based on students answers.


The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing 

Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:

She is 13 years of age or older at time of account creation.

She is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who attends school in the U.S. 

She has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.

She is not an NCWIT employee and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT.

Aspirations Award recipients are chosen for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing, proven leadership ability, academic performance, and plans for post-secondary education.

Winners will be eligible for University of Nebraska scholarships if they select a computing related major ($1,000 at UNL), ($3,000 at UNK), ($1,000 renewable at UNO).  To apply, high school women must first register online.  Go to https://www.aspirations.org/user/

register to begin registration for future application information.


Chadron State College Scholarships:

Board of Trustees (25+ ACT/ 3.0 GPA)

Four Year Full Tuition Waiver & 600 Leadership Room Waiver.

Gold Presidential (25+ ACT/3.0 GPA)

Four Year Full Tuition Waiver & 600 Leadership Room Waiver.

Eagle Presidential (23+ACT/3.0 GPA)

Four Year tuition waiver and $500 Leadership Room Waiver).

Silver Presidential (21+ ACT/3.0 GPA)

Four Year Quarter Tuition Waiver & $500 Leadership Room Waiver

RHOP & RLOP / Due November 15th

Four Year Full Tuition Waiver

INCOMING FRESHMEN MUST APPLY BY JANUARY 15TH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS




Chadron State College RHOP 

(Rural Health Opportunities Program) 

Must be a Nebraska resident.

Must apply and be accepted at CSC.

Demonstrate strong academic potential. 

Must apply to either ChadronSC, WayneSC, or PeruSC for one professional field.  Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score, personal essay via the website.  Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview.  All science classes must be taken at CSC.   It is the applicant's responsibility to verify a completed application prior to the deadline.

Programs: Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography.   November 15th. csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions 

Contact Information

(308-432-6278)  Email:  hpoffice@csc.edu or kkuhnel@csc.edu



Peru State Scholarships:

Chancellors $8,000 ($2,000yr)

GPA 3.80 out of 4.0

Presidents $7,000 ($1,750 yr)

GPA 3.40 out of 4.0

Deans $6,000 ($1,500 yr)

GPA 3.0 out of 4.0

T.J. Majors $4,000 ($1,000 yr)

GPA 2.60 out of 4.0

Priority Date for Scholarships March 1st

Competitive Scholarships

Board of Trustees-January 15

Cooperating Schools- March 1

Foundation- February 15

Music- Auditions and applications

Athletic-coaches discretion 

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP).  9 Programs available.  Medical Lab Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Radiography.   Application Deadline November 15th.  


Sixt Scholars Program

Five $5,000 scholarships, first 500 valid applicants will be considered, available nationwide.  Have a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Graduating HS senior in the US 2018/2019.  Plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university.  A completed application appraisal form, copy of your HS transcript.  

Deadline November 30th , 2018.

Apply online:  sixtcareers.com




UNK 

Application for admission=general freshman scholarship application.


March 1st 2019-freshman scholarship deadline.


New Qualifiers and New Names 3.20 or higher GPA and 23 or above on ACT.


unk.edu/financialaid


Application UPDATES/SHARED APPLICATION


INCOMING STUDENTS FROM NEBRASKA MAY NOW SHARE THEIR

APPLICATION WITH UNK, UNL, UNO, AND NCTA AT THE TIME THEY APPLY.


REPORTING OF ACADEMIC       INFORMATION ALLOWS STUDENTS TO SELF REPORT THEIR ACADEMIC RECORD; CLASS RANK; GPA; AND TEST SCORES.  THE APPLICATION ALLOWS STUDENTS TO SELF-REPORT CORE COURSES COMPLETED AND IN PROGRESS.  TEST SCORES AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS MUST STILL BE SUBMITTED TO ALL SCHOOLS A STUDENT APPLIES TO.


NU SYSTEM WAIVER


UNL HONORS PROGRAM


NU WILL WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE BASED ON SELF REPORTED INFORMATION. THOSE STUDENTS ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH OR ARE MILITARY MEMBERS, SPOUSES AND DEPENDENTS QUALIFY FOR FREE WAIVERS.


Prospective freshmen students must apply to the University prior to accessing the Honors Program application. The Honors Program application (which includes the applications for the College of Business Honors Academy and the Raikes School) can be accessed in MyRED once the student has submitted the UNL university application. We encourage students to apply by the Early Notification Deadline.APPLICATION STEPS AND TIPS FOR PROSPECTIVE FRESHMEN

Applications from current, on-campus UNL students and students transferring to UNL from another school are reviewed at the end of the semester in which they are submitted to allow receipt of the most recent grades. On-Campus and Transfer applicants must have a minimum 3.50 college GPA.All Honors Program students, including transfer students and those who apply after arriving on campus, are expected to complete 24 hours of Honors credit and a research-based thesis or creative project in order to graduate from the Honors Program. As a result, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, and should typically allow at least two years to complete the program requirements prior to graduation. APPLY TO HONORS AS A CURRENT ON-CAMPUS UNL STUDENT.   APPLY TO HONORS AS A TRANSFER STUDENT COMING TO UNL

Honors Program applications undergo a comprehensive review. Most successful candidates for the University Honors Program present one or more of the following credentials:

  • a record of academic excellence
  • a desire to engage in rigorous and challenging courses
  • evidence of involvement and leadership in school and community activities
  • the maturity necessary to succeed at a higher level in college

Deadlines

FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS APPLICATION RECEIVED BY NOTIFICATION BY Early notification deadline October 15 will be notified by January 15 


Honors Application deadline February 15 will be notified by March 25
 



Honors Program at the University of Nebraska Kearney offers exceptional students the opportunity to excel in academic, leadership and personal development during their undergraduate careers.  


Requirements:  

ACT Score of 27 or higher

3.75 high school GPA or higher

Complete an essay

Obtain one academic letter of recommendation


Deadline to apply:  February 1

Apply online at UNK.EDU/HONORS


KHOP & Scholarship Programs

Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP)

The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state.

*New in 2017: Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant have been added to KHOP.  

Seek students wanting to go into healthcare with academic potential and commitment to practicing in rural Nebraska.  November 15th KHOP Application Deadline; minimum of 23 or higher on ACT.  For more information unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships


Special Note from UNMC

The College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, the College of Allied Health Professions, and College of Medicine at UNMC have all agreed on the rural residency status eligibility guidelines for the KHOP/RHOP Programs.   


Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Nebraska Kearney and the University of Nebraska College of Law.  It is designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers who will return and practice in their communities.

3.5 or higher GPA, expected 27 or higher ACT, NOVEMBER 15th Deadline


KLOP scholarship application available at unk.edu/financialaid; under resident specific scholarships.  Participants in the program receive a bachelor's degree at UNK and are then guaranteed admittance, provided minimum requirements met, into the Nebraska College of Law.  If selected to participate, students in the UNK KLOP program will receive a full tuition scholarship to UNK (for up to 125 credits).


Public Health Early Admissions Student Track (PHEAST)

Public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles and research of disease and injury prevention. Public health is everything from leading a healthier lifestyle to ensuring safe drinking water. Public Health creates a safer world for yourself and future generations. The University of Nebraska Medical Center offers a Masters in Public Health in seven different areas: Bio-statistics, Community Health Education, Community Oriented Primary Care, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Administration.The purpose of PHEAST is to create a pipeline and cadre of public health professionals who will practice in Nebraska.
*This program requires you are a Nebraska resident in your sophomore or junior year.***Deadline 

March 15

PHEAST WebsitePHEAST Application

Click below to hear from Shelby, UNK Alumna '14 and current UNMC MPH Student.For more information on these scholarships, please contact UNK Health Sciences:
Phone: 308-865-8260
Email: Peggy Abels, abelsp@unk.edu 


Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

The application deadline for the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition is November 15, 2019. The Most Valuable Student Competition has maintained the more streamlined initial application form to encourage more applications. However, the entire submission process is now completely online. There will be no paper applications to submit to the lodge. Applications are available at www.enf.elks.org/mvs. to download and print. Printed copies are no longer available at the lodge, as the national organization is no longer mailing us copies. Part of the scoring process are also now online, but there is still a live local scoring process after the objective automated score is calculated.

Members of the local scholarship committee will be judging the online applications using a predetermined scoring process set by the National Foundation. The local lodge will award at least $8,000 in local scholarships to these applicants. This judging will also select the top three boys' applications and the top three girls' applications to forward to the state level of competition. National finalists (one boy and one girl from each state) will be required to complete a more detailed, second tier application process to qualify for national scholarships starting at the $1,000 a year for four years level.     


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

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

December

Nebraska Wesleyan STEM Professions Scholarship Event.  This event offers high school seniors the opportunity to earn a scholarship and investigate how NWU will prepare them to thrive in the STEM fields.  Students will compete for a $28,000 NWU National Science Foundation STEM scholarship ($7,000 X 4 years) or a $4,000 STEM Recognition Scholarship ($1,000 X 4 years). The deadline to complete NWU STEM scholarship application and RSVP for the event is December 15, 2018.  You may visit nebrwesleyan.edu/RSVP-STEM to learn more about the event, access the scholarship application and RSVP.


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Attention High School Seniors:

Are you active in your community?

Have you led a project that benefits others?

Have you overcome personal challenges?

1.4 million awarded, scholarships in the amount of 2,500, $10,000 and $25,000, a winner in every state and in every local community where AXA has a presence.  Apply by December 14, 2018.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!  

Visit www.axa.com/achievers to learn more and apply online.


Horizon West, Inc. Farm Diesel Technicians

Tuition, tools and books will be paid by HorizonWest Inc.  up to a maximum of $18,000.  The first half of the payment will be made upon completion of the first half of the school's diesel program.  The second half will be made upon graduation.  Please click on the pdf below for requirements and more information.  Applications are due by December 15th.


"Haz La U" (Make the U) Scholarship 

Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are partnering to encourage young Hispanics in the US to "Make the U" (Haz La U) and get them on the path to higher education.  A total of 15 grants will be awarded:  The Grand Prize winner will win a $15,000 Educational Grant and 14 Second Place winners will receive a $2,500 Education Grant each.  To apply students need to log on to http://www.colgate.com/hazlau and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) in the following topics:  How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals?  How do you contribute to your community?  What have you learned from your experiences?  Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it.  For more information on the program please call 877-473-4636 or visit:  www.colgate.com/hazlau 


ACT STUDENT CHAMPION SCHOLARSHIP

The ACT Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state level- recognition.

A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions.  Students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date or 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.  Preference will be given to underrepresented and or first generation students.  Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.  Applications are due December 21, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2019.

Questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org.



The AKSARBEN Foundation is approaching its goal of annually awarding over $1 million in college scholarships.  In 2015 the AKSARBEN Foundation awarded over 300 college scholarships to deserving Heartland Youth valued at $850,000.  For more information about AKSARBEN Scholarships please visit www.aksarben.org 


Vocational Scholarship Application

Please see attached link above for information.  Applications must be received at the local lodge by January 1, 2019.  The local lodge building does not have a mailbox, and the post office returns mail sent to the street address to the sender.  In the past, this has caused several scholarship applications to miss the deadline.  If you wish to hand deliver applications to the lodge, the building is open from 4:00 p.m.-closing Tuesday through Saturday.  It is closed and locked on both Sundays and Mondays, with no way to safely deposit the applications.  The lodge building is located at 1614 First Avenue, Scottsbluff, NE  69363-0358.  We strongly encourage you to use the Post Office Box #358 as the safest and simplest way to guarantee timely delivery of your students' applications.


Nebraska Wesleyan University  


On Thursday, January 11th from 6-8:30 p.m., Nebraska Wesleyan University will host the STEM Professions Scholarship event.  This event offers high school seniors the opportunity to earn a scholarship and investigate how NWU will prepare them to thrive in the STEM fields.  Students will compete for a $28,000 NWU National Science Foundation STEM Scholarship ($7,000 X 4 years) or a $4,000 STEM Recognition Scholarship ($1,000 X 4 years).  

Nebraska Wesleyan STEM Scholarship Application and RSVP for the event is December 15, 2018.  You may visit nebrwesleyan.edu/RSVP-STEM to learn more about the event, access the scholarship application, and submit an RSVP.  If questions 1-402-416-4085 or email gcoffin@nebrwesleyan.edu.


Nebraska Elks Association Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship

Please see link above for qualifications. All applications must be received by local lodge by January 15, 2019. Return applications to 1614 First Avenue, Post Office Box #358, Scottsbluff, NE 69363-0358. 


Nebraska Elks Association JB Ferguson Golf Scholarship 

One $500.00 scholarship.  Must be a participant in HS golf and plan to participate in a college golf program if possible.  May attend either a two or four year college.  Please check the link for more details.  All applications must be submitted by January 15, 2019.  Please mail completed application to 1614 1st Avenue, P.O. Box 358, Scottsbluff, NE  69363-0358. 


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has a scholarship program to provide scholarships to anyone with multiple sclerosis, or anyone who is a child of someone with Multiple Sclerosis, who will be attending an accredited post-secondary school for the first time. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2019 and are available online at www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship.


Chadron State College 

Chadron State College is in its inaugural year of the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP).  The goal of the program is to increase the number of qualified lawyers in rural areas of Nebraska.  The expectation is that each graduate will return to rural Nebraska to practice.  CSC offers five participant positions in RLOP, and five alternate positions per academic year.  

Requirements:  Be a rural Nebraska resident.  Apply to Chadron State College.  Demonstrate strong academic potential as evidenced by GPA, ACT/SAT scores, letters of recommendation and the interview.  A commitment to return to the rural areas of Nebraska to practice law including community service, leadership activities, and knowledge of the profession.  Scholarship Deadline is January 16th.  To Apply csc.edu/rlop

Contact Information:  Kate Pope 308-432-7079.


Elk's Memorial Scholarship

Criteria for this $500.00 Scholarship. Must be a 2018 graduate of a high school served by Scottsbluff Elks Lodge #1367.  Financial need, ability to succeed, and student's training plan. Application must be received by January 29, 2019. 


Western Nebraska Community College Scholarship

Must be a 2019 graduate of a high school served by Scottsbluff Elk's Lodge #1367.  All students must be planning to attend Western Nebraska Community College.  Financial need, a student's training plan, and ability to succeed.  Application must be received by January 29, 2019.


U.S. Scholarship Program  Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). With education costs rising, a college education may seem out of reach.  A partnership between Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local Chapters opens the door to higher education for graduating high school seniors.  The RMHC U.S. Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.  All programs may not be available in all geographic areas.  Please visit www.rmhc.org for complete program details and eligibility requirements.  Graduating high school seniors, visit www.rmhc.org for more information or apply today at https://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC.  Application deadline January 18, 2019.  


ACACIA Fraternity

Acacia Fraternity is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for young men at your school who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills, and who plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please click on the link for more details.  Applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2019. 


Joseph's College Cosmetology-Thumbtack Scholarship

Sponsor-Thumbtack School-To-Skill Scholarship.  Amount of the scholarship $5,000.  Requirement:  Essay Deadline:  Sunday, January 31, 2019.  https://www.thumbtack.com/scholarship 


College Raptor $2500 College Scholarship Program

November 1, 2018 and running through January 31, 2019.Please click on the above link for details.  Apply at www.CollegeRaptor.com/2500

Scholarship.

February

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships 

Eligibility:  High school senior or college student pursuing a degree in specific areas of agriculture.  Can also pursue non-agricultural majors in human nutrition, communications, sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, statistics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, welding or diesel mechanics.


Applicants must reside in an identified state and county.  A list of specific majors, states and counties is available at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com.  Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.  


Scholarships available for FFA members and non-members.  


NOTE:  Applicants must obtain two farmer endorsements.  See details at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com


Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. February 1, 2018.

Required scholarship signature pages must be postmarked by February 8, 2018 and mailed to the following address:

National FFA Organization Scholarship Office

P.O. Box 68960

Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

SUSAN BUFFETT SCHOLARSHIP

The Susan Buffett Scholarship is another great funding source to pay for a student’s post-secondary education. If a student receives the Buffett Scholarship, they will receive up to $5,000 a semester until they graduate! The application will close February 1st @ 5:00 PM CST/4:00 PM MST.  TO APPLY: https://app.buffettscholarships.org/ 


To be considered, students must:

  1. Be a resident of Nebraska
  2. Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  3. Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale
    • 80 on a 100 point scale

  1. Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply

  1. Plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges – Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System –Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska – NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO

  1. Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • PLEASE NOTEStudents do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify. Students with an annual income of $80,000 or less are encouraged to apply.
    • Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 are encouraged to apply

Awards are determined on the following criteria:

  • Financial need (annual income of $80,000 or less)
  • Academic merit (2.5 GPA and above)
  • Strength of personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations

*The table below indicates the maximum term value of a Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship at each public college in Nebraska for the 2017-2018 academic school year.The scholarship funds can be applied to any part of their cost of attendance (COA). This includes: tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Any unused portion of this award does not accrue and may not be applied to subsequent terms. If a student receives the Susan Buffett Scholarship, they can also transfer from one of these schools to another school on this list as long as they communicate with the Susan Buffett Foundation office the semester/quarter prior to transferring. For example:

  • Attend Metropolitan Community College for two years; transfer to the University of Nebraska-Omaha for three to four years.
  • Attend Central Community College for two years; transfer to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for three to four years.

The application has five parts.

  1. The online application forms
  2. A personal essay (must be submitted electronically)
  3. A high school transcript (must be submitted electronically)
  4. A FAFSA Student Aid Report
  5. Two letters of recommendation

The Susan Buffett Scholarship committee wants to learn more about the factors in a student’s life that have led them to pursue a college education. Your personal essay should include:

  1. Why do you want to go to college?
  2. What are your goals and how will you reach them?
  3. Describe some of your strengths and weaknesses. How have you developed/learned from these?
  4. Describe your leadership skills & how you have demonstrated them in your life (community, school, job, etc.).
  5. How are you involved in giving back to others and/or your community?
  6. Tell us about an obstacle or challenge you have faced.
  7. Tell us about a time you worked hard to achieve something.

Common Errors

ESSAY

  • Essay prompts are not addressed
  • Student gives general essay responses, without sharing personal experiences/stories

GENERAL

  • Incorrect documents uploaded (1 page of the SAR)
  • Eligibility requirements not met (student does not have a 2.5 unweighted cumulative GPA)
  • Students have all application materials complete, but do not officially “submit” after the consent to release
  • Students ask recommenders who cannot answer the questions
  • Procrastination (Students and Recommenders)
  • Forgetting to check the “status” page

PLEASE NOTE – The Susan Buffett Scholarship Committee has a STRONG interest in giving TeamMates mentees this scholarship. Mentees MUST talk about their experience in TeamMates in their application and how their mentor has influenced them to reach their full potential. This needs to be at least 3-4 sentences.For more details about the Susan Buffett scholarship and to apply, please visit their website at www.buffettscholarships.org.
or more details about the Susan Buffet Scholarship visit their website at www.buffettscholarships.org/


America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship 

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsato Fund, is again giving students the chance to earn a $1500 scholarship in an Ag-related field of study, with more than a half-million dollars in scholarships available.  Apply November 15, 2016- February 1, 2018 at FFA.org/scholarships.  Students must seek two farmer endorsements of their application by February 1st.  Scholarships of $528,000 will be awarded, with winners announced in April-May 2018.  Program is managed by the National FFA Scholarship Program, but applicants are not required to be FFA members. 


Sanford Health Network Chairman's Challenge Scholarship

Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care.  High School students develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings.  One submission will be selected.  High School students if selected can receive a $2,500 one-time scholarship for higher education program.  Email your submission to:  chairmanschallenge@sanfordhealth.org by February 1, 2018.

The Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship Be a resident of Nebraska.  Has lived with a congenital heart defect.  Must be a senior in good standing to receive a high school diploma.  Enrolled in the process of enrolling into a two or four year college.  Applications and essays will be accepted from February 1 to March 31. 


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The applicant must be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, be a US citizen, have a minimum ACT score of 21, not possess a degree from a 2-4 year college when applying for the scholarship.  Online application can be found at www.jackierobinson.org.  Application due February 1, 2018 5 pm EST.  Click on above link for more details.


The Legacy Scholarship Competition is again completely online, as it has been now for several years.  The closing date for acceptance of applications has been moved to 11:49 a.m. noon February 1, 2019. All applications must be accessed at www.enf.elks.org/leg.    The entire submission and scoring process is online, so the local lodge will never see the applications.  The Elks National Foundation awards these scholarships of $1,000 each year for four years using an allocation process by state.  This competition is only open to any child, grandchild, step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward of a living, paid up, member of any Elks lodge in the country who joined before April 1, 2016.  There are no local scholarships available for this competition. 


Chimney Rock Public Power District

The Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc, are once again offering a $1,000 and two $500 college scholarships, respectively.  The scholarships are for 2018-2019 school year.  Each applicant must be a United States citizen and a dependent of Chimney Rock employees or consumers.  Applicants must be students enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.  Please click on the above link for more information.  Applications are due February 2, 2019.    I have not received a new letter, so I'm not sure about the date. 


WE THE STUDENTS ESSAY CONTEST 2017-2018

Should schools be able to keep tabs on students' social media to prevent from bullying?  Should there be regulations that prohibit President Trump from tweeting?  This year's prompt is, To what extent in the U.S. does the government-federal, state, and local-have the duty to monitor internet content?  With our "We the Students" essay contest, you could win prizes just for sharing your thoughts on this issue!  Each year, the We the Students Essay Contest gives high-school students in grades 8-12 from across the U.S. a chance to share your perspective on a trending topic.  This year, we're asking you to consider what role the government should play in monitoring internet content and awarding $20,000+ in scholarship and prizes.

1st Place-$5,000 and a scholarship to our 2018 Constitutional Academy in Washington, D.C.

Runners Up-Six prizes at $1,250 each

Honorable Mentions-Eight prizes at $500 each.


For more details, and to enter, HTTPS://WEBPORTALAPP.COM/SP/

SIGNUP/WETHESTUDENTS2017


500-800 word essay before February 5, 2018.



Nebraska Bankers Educational Foundation  

Nebraska Bankers Educational Foundation has allocated up to $18,000 in scholarships through the William B. Brandt Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Each $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a business-related degree at one of the 13 state and privately funded colleges and universities.  (Bellevue, Chadron State College, College of St. Mary, Concordia, Creighton, Doane, Hastings, Midland, Nebraska Wesleyan, Peru State, Union College, Wayne State, and York College).  

Requirements:

1.  Legal Resident of Nebraska- including but not limited to Nebraska bank employees and their family members.

2.  Full time students pursuing a business related degree.

3.  Students who will achieve at least a junior-or senior level status by the upcoming fall academic year with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Application is due February 9, 2018, to Sheila Scheinost at sheila.scheinost@nebankers.org or submit by mail to:

Nebraka Bankers Association

Attention:  Sheila Scheinost

P.O. Box 80008

Lincoln, NE 68501-0008



Wheatbelt, Basin Electric, and Tri-State Scholarships and Arbor Wealth Scholarship


Attached is a Basin Scholarship application form.  This form can be used for all scholarships listed below.  Applicants must be a dependent of a Wheat Belt customer and enrolled or planning to enroll in a lineman college, full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.  The scholarships offered are:

One-$1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship

Two-$500 Tri-State Scholarships

$2,000 Wheat Belt Lineman Scholarship ($1,000 minimum) or Two $500 Wheat Belt Technical Scholarships

One-$100 Arbor Wealth Scholarship


Those applying for the Wheat Belt Scholarships must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in a lineman college or technical/vocational school and specifically enrolled in a technical field course of study.  Non-dependents are considered under special circumstances.


Completed application forms must be returned to Wheat Belt by February 15, 2019.  Please contact our office if you have questions.  308-254-5871/800-261-7114

 


Completed application forms must be returned to Wheat Belt by February 15, 2019.  Address:  Wheat Belt PPD/11306 RD 32/ P.O. Box 177/ Sidney, NE  69162.  


HORIZON WEST SPONSORSHIP FOR FARM DIESEL TECHNICIANS

Tuition, tools, and books will be paid by Horizon West Inc.  The first half of the payment will be made upon completion of the first half of the schools diesel program.  The second half of the payment will be made upon graduation.  Please click on the above link for application and more details.  Applications are due by February 10th.


2017 Careers in Agriculture WinField Scholarship Application

Applicants must pursue two- or four year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields.  Be a high school graduate in 2017 or a college student in their first or second year of pursuing a two or four year degree.  Official high school transcript, college transcript, two letters of recommendation.  Deadline February 10, 2019.  Mail applications to:  Winfield United Careers in Agriculture, Attention Stacy Viau, 2460 Maplewood Drive, Plover, WI  54467.  Complete the application form by contacting dbutcher@westco.coop or Erin Weller at Land O' Lakes (emweller@landolakes.com) http://www.westco.coop/scholarship 


UNO PHI DELTA KAPPA LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship for high school seniors whose parent, guardian, or grandparent is a current member of PDK are eligible for this scholarship.  At least one scholarship will be awarded only to students planning to become educators.  If funds are available, additional scholarships can be used for any major.  Scholarship value $500.  Application due date: February 15, 2019. The Best Buy Scholarship Program rewards students with good grades who give back to their communities.  To learn more, visitwww.BestBuy.com/schol

Students from high school in Panhandle Counties (Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scottsbluff, Sheridan, or Sioux) planning to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be eligible for consideration for a scholarship from the University of Nebraska Panhandle.


Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship

Sydney Loofe was raised in Neligh, Nebraska.  She moved to Lincoln, Nebraska after high school.  She was reported missing on November 16, the day after she went on a date with someone on Tinder.  This scholarship is presented by The Set Me Free Project in honor of Sydney Loofe and her family.  The Set Me Free Project brings prevention education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts.   Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA, demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the areas of sociology/criminal justice, social work or cyber safety.  Deadline February 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM.  Award amount $3,000.


NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship application for 2018-2019.  A PDF of this application form is available on our website by mid-December at  www.nebpress.com (on the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA NEWS)  For 2018-2019, the NPA Foundation will offer up to five total (high school and college) scholarships of $2,000 each.  Preference will be given to students who will pursuing newspaper journalism education at a Nebraska University or College. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by February 4, 2019. 


If questions, please contact the Nebraska Press Association at nebpress@nebpress.com or 402-4762851/800-369-2850.


2017 Ag Champions Program

Any Nebraska high school student is eligible to participate in the program.  The top six students, judged to have the strongest "agvocating" platform will receive a $500 scholarship.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Deadline is February 20, 2019. 


Bill Lewis Scholarship Application

 We have not received an updated scholarship form, but I have been told that this form is still current.  Application due date is February 21, 2019.  


Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship This scholarship was established by the utility line crew of Municipal Light and Water in North Platte, Nebraska.  Funds were provided by utility line workers from across Nebraska.  Application deadline is February 24, 2019 no incomplete or late applications will be considered. 


NSIAAA/NIAAA

Please click the link above for information. Due February 28, 2019. Send completed application to :

Mike Purdy, CAA

808 Brenton Avenue

Bellevue, NE 68005 

mpurdy9998@cox.net


Betaseed Scholarship Program

Applicants for this scholarship must have a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle who is a member of the Western Sugar Cooperative.One of $500.00 scholarship will be awarded for the Nebraska/Eastern Wyoming WSC District. (This may be available later in the Spring-I have not received applications yet).  Last year, essays and applications were due by February 28th. 


21st Century Equipment, LLC

We are offering assistance to qualified individuals to attend the John Deere Tech Program at Southeast Community College in Milford, NE or Garden City Community College in Garden City, KS. For more information please visit www.JohnDeerePowerUp.com or www.21stCenturyEquipment.com.  Deadline to apply for the tuition assistance is February 29, 2019.


Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Scholarships up to $100,000 (50 scholarships up to $25,000 each year).  We encourage the following to apply:  High School seniors and current undergraduates, those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017, those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry.Visit the website for more information www.buickachievers.com 

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MARCH 


WNCC GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DUE MARCH 1, 2019.


APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE ON WNCC STUDENT PORTAL.  




The Engebretson Foundation is looking for a High School Senior to receive a one-year scholarship to the college of their choice.  Please note, the person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.  The amount of the scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000 per year, $5,000 each semester.  The required items must be post marked on or before March 1st in order for an application to be considered complete.  Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:  1.  Financial need-Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) exceeding $10,000 will not be considered.  2.  Academic Merit:  Score a composite of 28 or higher on the ACT 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, extra-curricular activities, and community service.  The selection process will be neutral to gender, race, and employment status (or the status of the applicant's parents).  To apply http://engebretsonfoundation.org/.  Please feel free to contact the Engebretson Foundation with any questions at info@engebretsonfoundation.org or by calling 402-960-9287.   


Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion, or POW, MIA, KIA or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death.  Applicants must be 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.  Due date March 1, 2019.  Please click on link for more details.   


The Joyce Ivy Foundation

The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a non-profit, 501c-3 committed to the academic advancement and leadership development of young women from the Midwest.  Through the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program, we provide scholarship for talented high school students (10th, 11th and 12th grades) to attend summer academic program on college campuses.  Applications are available on-line at http://joyceivyfoundation.org/  Applications are due March 1, 2019.  


Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers

At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of two being awarded.  This scholarship is available to students, 18-35, enrolled full-time in a college or university's agricultural field of study and that plan on returning to farming or ranching.  Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.  Must be a resident of Nebraska.  Applications are due March 1, 2019. 


Careers in Agriculture Scholarships are available on the web at www.agriliance.com in the careers section or at www.mbrservices.com.  This scholarship is for students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture.  Deadline for application is March 1, 2019.   


Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application 2019

Click on the link above for details.  The postmark deadline for all high school scholarships is March 1.



GPACAC 2018 Student Scholarship Application

GPACAC awards three $1000 scholarships to students in Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma each year.  To see if you qualify and to access online application go to www.gpacac.com GPACAC 2016 Paul Max Service Scholarship The 2017 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards a $1000 scholarship for a graduating senior from the GPACAC area (Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma).  To access scholarship application go to www.gpacac.com 


Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Student Teacher Scholarship Program 

Must be enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Agricultural Education Teacher education program.  Eligible to apply for scholarship of the value of approximately one-half tuition or $1200 for the semester in which the student's student teaching experience occurs.  All candidates must apply, prior to applying for scholarship, for state and/or federal loan assistance programs.  The scholarship will be applied to student's account at the University.  Must belong to a member family, have own membership or be a student member of Nebraska Farm Bureau.  Applications are due March 1, 2019. 


Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Freshman Scholarship (UNL) 2017

The Nebraska Crop Improvement Association has a Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to University of Nebraska Agronomy students. Students applying for the Nebraska Crop Improvement Freshman Scholarship must be new students enrolling at UNL.  They must possess a strong interest in agriculture and the seed industry.  Students must be enrolled in a degree program offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture.  This scholarship will be $1000 (freshman year only).  Scholarship money will be deposited directly into the student's UNL student account ($500 per semester) to be used for tuition and books.  Click on the above link for more details.  Deadline 

March 1, 2019. 


D.J.'s Hero Awards 2017

 The D.J.'s Hero Scholarship is unique in that it honors the "unsung hero" who has overcome adversity, and demonstrated leadership.  The nominee must be a resident of the U.S., live in Nebraska, be a senior in high school, attend a college in the United States, and attend the D.J. 's Hero Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista Hotel and Conference Center in Omaha. Applications must be postmarked by March 6, 2019.  Click to learn more about this scholarship. 


Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program

Oxbow's Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry.  Animal health, animal nutrition, marketing, publishing and pet food manufacturing are increasing every year.  Application Deadline is March 2, 2019. Click on link for more details. 


CABELA'S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2019

Click on the above link for more details.  

Application must be received via email no later than March 7, 2019.


BBB Student of Integrity Awards Twelve students will each be granted $2,000 ( three from the Lincoln metro or Greater Nebraska area.  Scholarships will be presented to students from each of the following areas.  Omaha Metro-Lincoln, Metro-South Dakota,The Kansas Plains. Your application should be submitted to the Lincoln Metro Area/Greater Nebraska Residents address.   The application guide will full details and required forms can be accessed on their website at bbbinc.org by clicking on the Student Scholarship icon on their homepage, or the application guide with full details and required forms can be found at http://bbb.org/h/mqr Please click on the above link for more details.  Application must be postmarked by Friday, March 9, 2019. 


A-1 AUTO TRANSPORT SCHOLARSHIP 2018

Please refer to the above link for more details.  Last date to apply for the scholarship program is March 10, 2019.


Nebraska Cattlemen Research and Education Foundation

Must be a high school senior or college student with a "C" or higher grade point average.  Must be enrolled or intending to enroll full time in any college or university that offers a bachelor degree; an approved vocation or trade school; or a state accredited junior college.  Preference will be given to students attending a Nebraska institute of higher learning and preference will be given to students majoring in an agricultural field of study.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of 1).  academic achievement, 2).  beef industry involvement, and 3).  goals and quality of application.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Applications are due in the Nebraska Cattlemen's office no later than March 15, 2019. 


Jarvis Memorial Scholarship

To be eligible for the scholarship one must be female, have applied or been accepted to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, be a member of 4-H, FFA, or FCCLA for a minimum of two years, must live within on of the yellow counties within the enclosed map, and must be planning to reside in Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall on East Campus. 



Nebraska Cattlemen Huss Family Scholarship 

Must be high school senior or college student enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Animal Science and preparing for a career in agriculture.  Must have a "C" or higher grade point average. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of goals and quality of application, beef industry involvement, academic performance, and financial need.  Applications are due no later than March 15, 2019.  


Nebraska Cattlemen Research And Education Foundation 2018

Must be high school senior or college student enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in an agricultural field and preparing for a career in agriculture.  Must have a "C" or higher grade point average.  Scholarships are awarded on the basis of goals and quality of application, beef  industry involvement, academic performance, and financial need.  Application is due no later than March 15, 2019. Check out other scholarships available for sophomore, junior, and senior college students interested in Ag related fields at nebraskacattlemen.org


Western Nebraska Administrators's Education Scholarship 

Applicants must indicate interest in a career in the education field.  Applicants must complete the application form.  Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation stating why they should receive the scholarship (teacher, community member).  Applicants must attach a one-paragraph self-narrative.  Please click on the above link for all details.  Application is due on or before March 15, 2019. 


Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards 

One $1000 scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources or in the College of Education and Human Sciences for incoming freshmen.  One $500 scholarship for a current student (sophomore or higher) enrolled in CASNR or CEHS.  Applications must be received by March 15, 2019. 


Oregon Trail Community Foundation

Oregon Trail offers a variety of scholarships.  The applications are on-line at www.etcf.org.  The forms may be downloaded or completed on line.  Deadline for most applications is March 15, 2019.


2018 Russ Peterson Memorial Scholarship

Russ Peterson owned a construction company in the Ogallala Nebraska area.  He supported the grain industry as well as the community.  The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is a trade organization with 27 chapters across the nation focused on educating the grain industry and the businesses that service it.  In honor of Russ and his contribution to the agricultural community, this scholarship is intended for an individual pursuing a career in a technical field.  Please click on the above link for eligibility, instructions, award information, and application. Application and letters of reference must be submitted by March 15, 2019. 


WESTCO Scholarship Application 2019

Applicants must be enrolled and able to attend a college or trade school in the Fall of 2018.  Plan to return to the WESTCO trade territory following graduation.  Include a typewritten, short essay on "Where I will be in 10 years".  Include a copy of current high school transcript (showing GPA) and schedule.  Submit the essay, transcript, class schedule, application and senior photograph to the following address: Westco at P.O. Box H, Alliance, NE 69301.  Deadline March 17, 2019.For more information email Dawn Butcher (dbutcher@westco.coop) 


Constance K. Rife Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship for a female high school golfer.  Click on above link for more details.  Application due March 18, 2019.

 

Western NE Human Resources Management Association Scholarship Application 2017

The Western NE Human Resources Management Association will award at least one scholarship $500 to student currently attending or entering an accredited secondary institution.  It is not required that applicants study Human Resource Management, however a student interested in entering the Human Resource Management field may be given preference.  Major in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance or Economics. Click on the above link for all the details.  Deadline Friday March 24, 2019.   


Eastern Star Scholarship

Each year Local Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star in the State of Nebraska provide scholarships of varying amounts to the high school seniors in the local community.  The scholarship is to be used at an institution of higher learning or technical training center of the student's choice.  Please return completed application to Mrs. Baxter by March 9, 2019. The local chapter has asked that the high school select a recipient.  I must have our selection turned in by March 9, 2019 so ignore the April 1st date on the application.  The scholarship is $250.00. 


Morrill County 4-H Scholarships

Please find the enclosed cover letter and application for the $500 Morrill county Homemakers Scholarship for year 2018.  The student must be a Morrill County Resident.  The scholarship committee will consider any student whose career field is even remotely related to home economics. 

Application is due on or before March 29, 2019.  Please send completed application to the Extension Office, P.O. Box 490, Bridgeport, NE 69336.


WESTERN NEBRASKA RESOURCES MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2018

An applicant must be a resident of Scottsbluff, Banner, Morrill, Box Butte or Sioux Counties in Nebraska or Goshen County, Wyoming.  Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.  SEND COPY OF SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  Register for a minimum of 12 semester credits.  Major in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, or Economics.  Provide two letters of reference with name, relationship, business and business address included.  See link for more details.  Deadline for application is Friday March 30, 2019.  


Western NE Human Resources Management Association Scholarship Application 2018

The Western NE Human Resources Management Association will award at least one $500 scholarship to a student currently attending or entering an accredited secondary institution.  It is not required that applicants study Human Resource Management, however a student interested in entering the Human Resource Management field may be given preference.  Deadline for application is Friday March 30, 2019.  Click on above link for more details.


Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship

Scholarship for any high school senior in support of their post-secondary education.  Applications must be postmarked no later than March 30, 2019.  Click on the above link for details.


CROSSROADS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION  SCHOLARSHIP 2018

Crossroads Coop is again offering seven renewable $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing Ag related careers.  These seven scholarships will be awarded to students in these five Nebraska counties.  Cheyenne, Morrill, Banner and Kimball counties and we are also including Niobrara and Goshen Counties in Wyoming.  The scholarships will be made available the second semester the student is enrolled in college or tech school.  These applications need to be received in our office no later than 5:00 p.m. March 30th 2019.

Address:

Crossroads Coop

Ag Scholarship

800 Greenwood Road

P.O. Box 153

Sidney, NE  69162


If questions, contact Kyle or Deb at 800-833-2951 or email kyle@crossroadscoop.com or deb@crossroadscoop.com


MORRILL COUNTY HOMEMAKERS SCHOLARSHIP

Please click on the above link for information regarding the Morrill County Homemaker's Scholarship for 2019.  The student must be a Morrill County resident.  In the past, a large emphasis has been put on the requirement that the applicant be studying home economics. This requirement has been amended to emphasize how the applicants career will impact home, family and community.  The deadline for this application is March 31, 2019. 


Bridgeport Education Association Scholarship

Application deadline March 31, 2019.  Scholarship must be submitted to Deanne Bilby by 3:30 on that day.  


Swanson Russell Associates 

Swanson is offering a scholarship $500 to a graduating senior who will be majoring in Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, or Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing.  Applications can be printed from their website www.sramarketing.com and are available in the HS office.  Deadline for application is March 2019. 


Booth-Englert Families' Scholarship

Applicant must be a current high school senior (2014-to current) of any accredited high school in the following counties in the State of Nebraska:  Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte, Morrill, Sioux, Scottsbluff, Banner, and Kimball;  demonstrate substantial financial need, and attend an accredited public or private post secondary institution in 2018-2019 school year.  Application deadline is by March 31, 2019. Please see link above for more details. 


University of Nebraska Kearney Paul Wagner Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by UNK alumnus Paul Wagner.  It provides tuition for up to four years, eight semesters to one entering freshman student annually.  In order to be considered for this important scholarship, you must not be receiving any academic scholarship from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Additionally, you must submit answers to the following two questions:  1.  When you look ten years into the future, what kind of work do you want to be doing and why does that work appeal to you?  2.  How will enrolling and graduating from UNK help you achieve that future?  Application is due March 30, 2019.  A committee will review your answers and you will be notified of the committee's decision by April 22.  Do not hesitate to contact our staff in the financial aid office if you have any questions regarding this scholarship at (308) 865-8520 or finaid1@unk.edu


Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

 $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in law or the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 2.5 GPA. A 2nd place candidate receives a $500 scholarship.  An alternate candidate is also chosen.  Please click on the above link for more details.  DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2019. 


The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants $1,620 Burt and Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and and U.S. Citizen.  Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA, Class Rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor.  Mayflower Ancestry is not a requirement.  Applications must be submitted via U.S. Mail postmarked by March 31, 2019.  Mail to:  Gretchen Harvey, Scholarship Chair, Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants, 17503 V Street, Omaha, NE 68135 

Please click on the above link for details.


 CHS Foundation Scholarship 2017

100, $1,000 scholarships available to help pay for college.  Discover opportunities in the Ag and energy industries.  Applications due March 31, 2019.  Apply today:  chsinc.com/stewardship 


Nebraska Legal Professionals Association

This year the Nebraska Legal Professional's Association will award its scholarship in the amount of $1250.00 to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in law or the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  A second place scholarship of $750.00 is also awarded.  An alternate is also chosen.  All applications must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2019.  Click on the link above for more details.



University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Alumni Scholarship

Students from high schools in Panhandle Counties (Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scottsbluff, Sheridan, and Sioux) planning to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the fall after graduation will be eligible for consideration for a scholarship from the University of Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Chapter. There will be three to four scholarships awarded.  At least one scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.  The other awards will be given to other majors.  Deadline for application is March 31, 2019. 


Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, and strength of character; have financial need; and are committed to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree.  Please click on the above link for eligibility criteria.  To apply for Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship Program, the following must be completed by June 15, 2017.  An online application at application.horatioalger.org, a copy of the full Student Aid Report (SAR), income documentation must be submitted online, proof of citizenship if not born in the United States. You may apply online beginning March 15th.     

April

Farmers State Bank Scholarship

The Farmers State Bank Scholarship is intended to benefit students interested in business or agriculture and who would consider returning to a rural community after graduation.  A $1,000 scholarship will be given to a candidate who shows  

an exceptional interest in community and has achieved and demonstrated a balance with academics, athletics and extracurricular activities during high school.  Applications must be submitted/postmarked by April 1 of each year.  Please click on the link above for more details.


Davis Chambers Scholarship

The Davis/Chambers Scholarship Program has been established to recognize academically promising students from diverse backgrounds.  If you plan on attending one of the Nebraska Community Colleges, click on the link above for more details.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019.


Bridgeport Dental Brighter Future Scholarship

Dr. Iske is offering two $1000 scholarships to assist in obtaining a brighter future.  Deadline is April 1, 2019.   Please click on the link for details.


First Presbyterian Church Native American Scholarship

First Presbyterian Church of Alliance, Nebraska, has scholarships available for Native American students who live off the reservation in the Panhandle of Nebraska.  Applications must be received by April 1, 2018.  Click on the link for more details.


Lisco Arena Scholarship

Please click on the above link for more details.  Due April 1, 2019.  For more information contact Will Schaffer 1-308-778-7570.


Morrill County Rodeo, Farm, and Ranch Scholarship 2019
MCRFR will award three scholarships-one $500 and two $250 to Morrill County High School seniors or college students that will be continuing their education in an agricultural related field of study.  Applicants must have been a member in a 4-H or FFA agricultural project for a minimum of three years including the previous year.  Applicants must be residents of Morrill County, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  Applications must be submitted by April 1, 2019.  Please click on the above link for more details. 


Panhandle NE NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

Panhandle NE NAIFA has announced that applications are now being accepted for two $500 scholarships to be awarded in June 2018.  The application process is not lengthy or complicated; and completed and signed applications must be postmarked or delivered to Andy Mendoza by no later than April 1, 2019.  Click on the above link for more details. 


Nebraska Seed Trade Association Freshman Scholarship 2017

Students applying for the Nebraska Seed Trade Association Freshman Scholarship must be a new student enrolling at the University of Nebraska.  They must possess a strong interest in the area of seed industry, crop production, seed technology, or plant breeding and major in a degree program offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska.  Scholarship will be $1000 (freshman year only).  Application deadline is April 1, 2019. 


Nebraska CEC Educational Scholarship 2017

Applicants must be a current high school senior with a verified disability according to Nebraska Title 92, Rule 51 within the previous two years.  The award will be based on criteria outlined in the student applications. Please click on above link for more details.  Deadline April 1, 2019.
 

High Plains Auto Club Automotive Technology Scholarship

Students in Nebraska Panhandle High Schools who are planning to attend college/tech school the fall after graduating from high school or students in their 2nd year of continuing ed. will be eligible for consideration from the High Plains Auto Club.  The student must be pursuing a degree in automotive related fields.  Scholarships will be for $1,000 over a one year period, $500 will be awarded each semester upon the HPAC Treasurer receiving a copy of the student's college enrollment information.  Winners may re-apply for a second year.  Please click on the above link for scholarship application.  The applications must be mailed 


Leta Hollingworth Scholarship
The Nebraska Association for the the Gifted will be awarding $1,000 for a graduating Nebraska senior.  Applicants should complete this form as thoroughly and accurately as possible.  All documentation must be received by April 1, 2019. 


Oregon Trail Community Foundation

The Oregon Trail Community Foundation offers several scholarships for regional students.  Please refer to the following link to determine what scholarships are applicable to you.  The application deadline for all scholarships is April 1, 2019.  Downloadable applications for most scholarships are available online at www.otcf.org  If a downloadable application is not available on this website and you do not have an application for a specific scholarship, please contact this office at 308-635-3393 to request current application form. 


Oregon Trail Community Foundation Agri-Business Scholarship 

Two $2,000 ($1,000 per year for 2 years) Agri-BusinessScholarships are available to assist high school seniors from five (5) Nebraska Panhandle counties (Banner, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, and Sioux) and Goshen and Platte Counties in Wyoming, who will pursue a major in an agricultural sciences-related field at an accredited two-or four year college, university or institution.  Due April 1, 2019


Oregon Trail Community Foundation Dorothy Bronson Memorial Scholarship Criteria

The Dorothy Bronson Memorial Scholarship is available to area high school students who wish to attend summer camp for the study of art, music, dance or theater.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Fliesbach McAlister ScholarshipThis scholarship is for high school seniors or junior college students who are residents of western Nebraska or eastern Wyoming, and planning to study art.  Recipients are selected by the West Nebraska Arts Center.  Information about this scholarship is available by contacting the West Nebraska Arts Center at (308) 632-2226.Application deadline is April 1, 2019. 

 

Oregon Trail Community Foundation Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship

This scholarship is available to residents of 11 panhandle counties and Goshen County Wyoming who pursue undergraduate study in education or a health care-related field.  It provides $1,000 per year for up to four years and may be used at either a two or four year institution.  The scholarships are available to high school seniors, non-traditional college students, and college upper classmen.  Applications are available on the OTCF website www.otcf.org.  Application deadline April 1, 2019


OregonTrail Community Foundation Panhandle Drug-Free Youth Scholarship Applicaton

This scholarship is available to Nebraska panhandle-area high school seniors who are currently involved in a local drug-free youth group.  One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually.  Application deadline April 1, 2019. 


Michael L. Hall Memorial Scholarship The family of Michael (Mike) Hall wishes to honor his memory with a scholarship aimed at supporting a student who is a graduate of Bridgeport or Leyton High School that plans to attend a technical program.  Mike was a very skilled metal worker, designer, and mechanic. Many of his works of art can be seen around the area in and on people's homes, businesses and churches.  Although mostly self-taught, he did attend WNTC in Sidney, and he believed strongly in 2 year technical programs.  Mike saw a need for their support.  Please click on the link for more information.  Applications are due by April 1, 2019.  


Western Trails Conference Scholarship

Applications due by April 15, 2019.  Please return to Mrs. Baxter's Office. 


Donald R. Clark Scholarship

Applicant must be graduate of Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport, Nebraska, who will be entering a University of Nebraska institution or is currently attending a University of Nebraska institution.  The applicant must demonstrate a need for financial aid.  Application due date is April 1, 2019.  Please see above link for complete details.
 

Western Nebraska Administrators Scholarship Application

Must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2019. 


Pink Bandana Scholarship Application

Please return all scholarship applications to the mailing or email address listed on the application form by April 1, 2019. 


Alliance Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee Scholarship 

This scholarship is for students pursuing an agriculture or agriculture-related degree.  The scholarship may be used at a technical school, junior college, or university so long as the student is attending full-time, is in good academic standing, and is taking classes towards a Certificate, Associates Degree, or Bachelor's Degree.  The scholarship is available to incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.Deadline for application is April 1, 2019. 


McKenna's Rae of Hope Mental Health Field Scholarship 

This scholarship is for a student going into the Mental Health field in college.  The candidate is a graduating senior or will be entering their first year of college.    The candidate must live in Nebraska and be a citizen of the United States.  This $1,000 scholarship is awarded at the beginning of the first semester of the first year of higher education.  Application is due April 1, 2019.  Please click on link for more information.


Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Program

Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee.  Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university, or trade school with a focus on construction science.   Click for more details.  Application Deadline April 1, 2019. 


NFP Scholarships to High School Seniors 

Nebraskans for Peace is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors.  Three $500 scholarships and 6 $100 scholarships well be awarded to seniors who wish to pursue a college education.  The awards, based upon written essays, will be evenly divided among the three congressional districts.  The recipients will be students who wish to further their education in an area consistent with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace:  peace with justice through community building, education, and political action.  Please click on the link above for more details.  Application due April 2, 2019. 


Western Nebraska Human Resources Management Association Scholarship

Resident of Morrill County, Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, major in human resource management, accounting, business administration, business management, finance or economics.  Please click above link for more details.  Deadline for application is Friday April 8, 2019. 


Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation

Scholarship is for students interested in attending one of  Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field.  Please click on the above link for more details.  DEADLINE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2019. 


Nebraskans for Peace

Nebraskans for Peace is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors.  Three $500 scholarships and six $100 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who wish to pursue a college education.  The awards, based upon written essays will be evenly divided among the three congressional districts.  The recipients will be students who wish to further their education in an area with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace:  peace with justice through community building, education and political action.  Applications due on or before April 8, 2019. 


Nebraka Coaches Association Scholarship Application 2018

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn and Suites Scholarship will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. District  I and II will have two scholarships awarded within each district.  Districts III-VI will have one recipient in each district.  Criteria:   1.  Upper 25% of class or 3.75 Cumulative GPA 2.  Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports 3.  Must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports 4.  Must include at least one letter of recommendation from a high school coach. 5.  ACT minimum score 24.  Applications due April 16, 2019.  


Michael Peters Memorial-Donate Life Nebraska Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to educate high school students about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donation.  This is an essay contest sponsored by Donate Life Nebraska.  There will be one $1,000 scholarship awarded to a Nebraska high school senior.  The award is 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.  Please click on the above link for eligibility requirements and essay information.  Application deadline is April 15, 2019.  


Central Panhandle Mutual Aid District

The Central Panhandle Mutual Aid District is sponsoring a scholarship essay contest for Nebraska high school seniors and college students based upon the topic "What are the benefits of having a Volunteer Fire Department in your Community."  Eligible applicants must be a permanent resident of one of the following communities; Oshkosh, Ellsworth, Lakeside, Lewellen, Lodgepole, Broadwater, Bridgeport, Bayard, Dalton, Gurley, Rackett, Northport, Lisco, Antioch or Alliance.Entries must be received or postmarked by April 15, 2019 to be eligible for the contest.  Click on the above link for more details.  


Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Michael S. Turner Scholarship Program and Robert C. Andersen Scholarship 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is offering six $2500 scholarships in honor of Michael S. Turner- one to an incoming student and the balance to upperclassmen- majoring in agribusiness or agricultural economics.  One 2,500 scholarship in honor of Robert C. Anderson to an upper-class student majoring in agribusiness or agricultural economics.  Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis- One $1500 scholarship to a student majoring in agribusiness or Ag production systems.  Applications must be submitted electronically by April 15, 2019.  For application forms go to www.nebr.coop/foundation/scholarships 


Kids' Chance of Nebraska Scholarship 2016 

Must be between the ages of 16-25 years old.  Must have a high school diploma, GED or high school student in good standing.  Must be a resident of the state of Nebraska.  Applicants must have at least on custodial parent, step parent or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Application Deadline must be received by April 15, 2019. 


Scottsbluff County Board of Realtors Scholarship

 One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an area student.  Interested seniors in need of financial aid.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Application is due April 15, 2019. 


Knights of Columbus Scholarship Application 

This scholarship is available to any catholic youth, male or female, graduating from high school in 2019.   The applicant must be from one of the following communities:  Lyman, Morrill, Mitchell, Bayard, Bridgeport, Broadwater, Dalton, Gering, or Scottsbluff.  The intended use of the scholarship is to assist the student with tuition, books, or room and board while attending any accredited school of higher education.  Please click on the above link for more details.  All Completed applications must be submitted by April 15, 2019. 


Cooperating Schools Scholarship

The Cooperating Schools Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student interested in the career of teaching.  First preference shall be given to students majoring in education, and second preference shall be given to any student based on any major.  The recipient must be in the upper one-half of his/her graduating class scholastically.  The scholarship is non-transferable.  The scholarship will pay one-half tuition for eight semesters up to 16 credit hours.  The scholarship is valid for 5 years commencing with the first semester of the school term in the issuance.  Bridgeport is entitled to (1) scholarship this year.  If interested, please talk visit with Mrs. Baxter.  The forms are due by April 15, 2019. 


Jaxen Dean Rahmig Scholarship

The family of Jaxen Dean Rahmig will be giving a Scholarship award of $300.00 to a graduating senior from Bridgeport High School.  The award must be used at an accredited college or university to further the education of the scholarship recipient.  Applications are due April 15th.  Please click on the above link for information and application. 


Alumni Association Scholarship Application

The Bridgeport Alumni Association has established scholarships for the educational assistance of selected students of Bridgeport High School who will be pursuing their education beyond high school.  The scholarships may be used to attend a two-year school, a four-year college or university, or a technical school.  The applicant must be graduating from Bridgeport High School in May, 2019, and exhibit good scholarship and character traits.  Scholastically, the applicant must be in the upper 50% of the graduating class for 2019 and must be a four-year attendee of Bridgeport High School.  All qualified applicants will be carefully considered.  

The application deadline is April 16th, 2019. Additional pages may be attached to the application to complete an answer.  A committee of the Association will review all applications and recommend candidates and/or alternates to the Board of the Association for final approval.  Scholarships will be awarded at Awards Day in May.  The association will award several scholarships.  Equal payments will be made to the school attended for each semester, upon verification of enrollment and completion of the previous semester.  Applications should be delivered to Mrs. Tammy Dean, RN, at the school.    


Kids' Chance Scholarship 

Dependent of a parent who suffered either an on the job fatality or injuries that have had significant adverse effect on the family income. Application must be received by April 15, 2019. 


Scottsbluff County Board of Realtors Scholarship

The Scottsbluff County Board of Realtors is pleased to announce that one $500 scholarship will be awarded to an area student.  Applications need to be returned by April 15, 2019.  Click on above link for details.


Wolf Auto Scholarship

Wolf Auto has (1) $500 scholarship available.  Please fill out the application and return to Mrs. Baxter by April 14, 2019.  A team of teachers from Bridgeport will select 2 students to go to the pizza party/interview on April 20th at 11:30 a.m..  Wolf Auto will then select the scholarship recipient. 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes Scholarship Application 

A one time $250 scholarship will be given to two Bridgeport seniors attending a post-high school educational institution of their choice.  Application must be submitted by April 18th of each year.  Please click on the above link for details.


Champion Realty 

Champion Realty established the Champion Realty, Dale Nerud, Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to students pursuing a career in an Agriculture related field.  Application must be returned by April 20, 2019.  Click on the above link for more details. 


Camp Clarke Raiders, Inc.

Two scholarships in the amount of $700 and (1) $300 will be awarded to two graduating seniors (boy or girl).  There will also be an alternate chosen.  The scholarship is for graduating seniors who have had experience in a shooting group or club.  Preference will be given to but not limited to Camp Clarke Raiders members.    No applications will be accepted after April 29, 2019.   Please click on the above link for more details. 


Joe Pohl Memorial Scholarship/ $2500 awarded yearly for Agricultural Studies 

Joseph Pohl was a farmer and rancher at Bridgeport, Nebraska for 45 years.  He built his agricultural business from the ground up.  He believed that hard work and determination could make anything possible.  He loved farming and ranching.  He was a very generous man and believed in helping others achieve their goals.  This scholarship selection will be based on merit and agricultural enthusiasm for the future.  Application materials are due April 22,  2019.  Please click on the above link for more details. 


Teammates Local Mentoring Scholarship 

Local Bridgeport Scholarship for Teammate members.  Due April 1, 2019.


Bridgeport FFA Chapter Scholarship

Senior Bridgeport FFA members that are enrolled in agricultural education and have an SAE/S.  Top recipient selected will receive $1,000 and the second selected recipient will receive $500.  Scholarship recipients will be announced and awarded at the Awards Banquet in May.  Applications will be due to Mr. Malcolm by Friday, April 28th at 3:30p.m.  Click on the above link for more details and application. 


White Owl Scholarship

The Phi Gamma Delta is committed to promoting leadership and scholarship among its members.  Phi Gamma Delta is offering the 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.  Please see link for more details.  Application deadline is April 29, 2019. 


Morrill County Farm Bureau Scholarship

Student must be a Farm Bureau member or have a parent or grandparent who is a member.  Must be a resident of Morrill County.  Must have completed and returned application by April 30th.  Must provide two letters of reference (no family).  Must be entering college, trade school or University.  Preference will be given to those pursuing Ag related fields.  Must provide proof of registration.  Click on the above link for more details.  Deadline April 30th 2019. 


Regional West Blood Center Foundation Scholarship Fund 2017

West Nebraska Blood Center, the blood donor center at Regional West Medical Center, established this scholarship fund to promote the field of laboratory medicine.  The scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate students pursuing a career in laboratory medicine.  The scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, and related expenses.Applications should be mailed to Regional West Medical Center/ West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund/ Attention Shelly Knutson, RWMC Foundation/ Two West 42nd Street/ Scottsbluff, NE  69361.DEADLINE APRIL 30, 2019. 


United Chamber of Commerce AgriBusiness Scholarship

Information and application is online at: www.scottsbluffgering.net.  Application due April 30, 2019.


HANNA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) has established the Jim Hanna Scholarship Fund.  It is a $500 scholarship in Jim Hanna's memory open to the child of any ICON member who plans to attend college in the fall of 2018.  Recipient may attend any school in any major of their choice.  Must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities.  An essay on their goals must accompany the Scholarship application Monday, April 30, 2019.  The funds will be distributed after the student registers and begins the second semester at the college of their choice. 


Nebraska Panhandle Golf Association

Please click on the above link for details. No date was given for application deadline, but scholarships will be awarded in late summer.

May

Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Charles Marshall Loan Fund 

This program, funded by voluntary contributions from Farm Bureau members, offers higher education loans for worthy members enrolled for training in accredited institutions for the advancement of professional skills.Loans can be approved for up to and including 50 percent of the cost of training which includes tuition, room, board, books, transportation, etc..The amount approved depends upon the need of the applicant and available loan monies.  Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.  Application are due May 1, 2019. 


Haven and Virginia Smith Scholarship Guidelines 

Application due May 1, 2019 to Mrs. Baxter's Office.  Please click on the above link for details.  Notice it is tuition and books only scholarship. Must be attending a Nebraska community college, college, university, or trade school. 


Balanced Man Scholarship 2019

Please find the link to the Nebraska-Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon's Balanced Man Scholarship.  All applicants must be male and planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the fall semester of 2019.  A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a recipient by the way of $500 each semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.  There is no requirement of joining the fraternity in order to be eligible to apply or win the scholarship.  The application opens May 15th and will be awarded in August. 


Western Nebraska Blood Center

West Nebraska Blood Center, the blood donor center at Regional West Medical Center, established this scholarship fund to promote the field of laboratory medicine.  Application due date is May 30, 2019.  Please click on the link above for more details.

June

High Plains OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association of Nebraska Inc.

High Plains of Nebraska is a chapter of OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association) located in the Western part of Nebraska.  The chapter encompasses members from Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, and in all areas of the panhandle of Nebraska and parts of the Sand Hills.  It is this chapter's purpose to promote the general welfare and education of organic farmers, organic agriculture, and organic foods industry. Scholarships will be awarded in amounts of up to $1,000.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Please submit all information by June 1, 2019.


 AITP OMAHA SCHOLARSHIP

The Omaha chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, in partnership with AIM, is offering several scholarships to help further the education of students who are planning to attend or continuing to attend a college, university, community college, or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, or South Dakota with the goal of achieving an associate's or bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.  All applications are due by June 1, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Hindman via email at jane.hindman@bellevue.edu or via telephone at (402) 557-7161. 


Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship

Please see the above link for more details.  Due date June 15, 2019.


Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships

This is a scholarship offering that will benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focused students who will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next fall.  It is the Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships.  Application is available on-line atwww.triangleunl.org.  Application is due June 15th.  For more information click on the link above. 


2018 Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Up to four scholarships not to exceed $500.00 each will be awarded, as funds are available.  At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the the four American Legion Department Membership Areas, as funds are available.  Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team.  Scholarships are awarded for one year only and are nonrenewable.  Eligibility is open to Nebraska Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior.  Application deadline date is June 15, 2019.

JULY

Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship 2018

Three $500 scholarships will go to women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.  A scholarship will be awarded in each Congressional District.  Please click on the above link for more details.  Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2019. 


University of Nebraska at Kearney Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Scholarship

Application for the Nebraska Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon's Balanced Man Scholarship.  Applicants must be male and, beginning the Fall 2019 semester, attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the recipient by way of a $500.00 installment each semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Completed application must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2019. 


James P. Comeford Memorial Scholarship

The Phi Delta Theta Nebraska-Beta Chapter James P. Comeford Memorial Scholarship is for any male planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the Fall semester of 2019. The awarded amount, to the male applicant will be $1,000. Requirements     include but are not limited to: attaining a 3.0 high school GPA, active service participation, attaining a leadership position within an organization, and/or holding a job.  Applications must be filled our and emailed to the contacts on the last page of the application no later than July 31, 2019.  Click on link above for more details. 

August