*** Scholarships ***
Check your chosen college for its scholarship deadline
Check your college for their Priority Deadline to file your FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
National Farm Workers Job Program Grant ~ call (402) 805-4004 or log on to http://www.doleta.gov/msfw/html/nfjp.cfm
Money for College ~ Scholarship and financial aid information @ http://www.legion.org/scholarships
Ongoing- EducationQuest Scholarship Search
EducationQuest provides an opportunity for any Nebraska-college bound student to create a profile and then narrow down the scholarships that are available to you. It will be important for you to check back periodically on your profile as more scholarships may become available. The list of scholarships are for Nebraska schools only. Click on the link below and then hit the purple ScholarshipQuest button to begin. It's all free!! http://www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest/
Ongoing- Peru State Bobcat Selfie
Students must follow these steps to qualify to win this $300 scholarship. 1) Visit Peru State College campus. 2) Tweet a creative "selfie" from your campus visit.
Individual college sites:
Wayne State: www.wsc.edu/scholarships
Chadron State: www.csc.edu/scholarships
Peru State: www.peru.edu/scholarships
Saturday, April 15 - Donate Life Nebraska scholarship - $1,000 Applicants must be a high school senior attending public school, private school, or home school in Nebraska, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.
Monday, April 17 - The James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship
Monday, April 17 - George Coordsen Scholarship
Monday, May 1 - Deshler Alumni Scholarship - http://file:///C:/Users/marla.finke/Downloads/Scanned%20from%20a%20Deshler%20Xerox%20Machine%20(26).pdf
Thursday, June 1 - NSCS Advantage Program - http://www.nscs.edu/advantage/index.html, federal pell grant recipient, 12 - 16 credit hours
Thursday, June 1 - AGC of America's Workforce Development Scholarship
Thursday, June 1 - Annual CG Trader Scholarship
Saturday, July 1 - $500 Scholarship from Nebraska Democratic Woman's Caucus
Varying Deadlines- National Scholarships
The following is a long list of scholarships that have different requirements and are not tied to specific colleges/universities. These are national scholarships. Click on each link to find out more. Keep in mind that since these are national scholarships you may be competing with a large pool of students so make yourself stand out!
UNCF (United Negro College Fund)- www.uncf.org
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars- www.aigcs.org
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- www.apiasf.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hsf.net
FindAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid- www.findaid.org
Ron Brown Scholar Program- www.ronbrown.org
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships- www.jackierobinson.org
McDonald's Education Scholarships- www.rmhc.org/rmhc/index.html
Target Scholarships - website
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation- https://www.coca-colascholars.org
State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships- http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/foundation/state_farm_foundation_scholarships.asp
Dell Scholars Program- www.dellscholars.org
The Homer Fund- http://thdhomerfund.org/orangescholars.html
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund- www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships- www.aasa.org
Student Investors Scholarships- www.invent.org/contests
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships- www.aynrand.org/contests/
Horatio Alger Association- https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation- http://www.truman.gov/
Tylenol Scholarships- http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program- https://www.training.nih/gov/programs/ugsp
Microsoft Scholarship Program- http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegehome.aspx
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students- http://www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm
GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program- http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships
Burger King Scholars Program- http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html
Presidential Freedom Scholarships- http://www.scholarships4students.com/presidential_freedom_scholarship.htm
FAFSA on the Web- www.fafsa.ed.gov
La Raza Youth Scholarship- www.larazayouth.com
Harvest of Hope Scholarship- www.harvestofhope.net
Collegiate Investors Competition- http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
Latino American Education Foundation- www.leaf.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hispanicfund.org
College Board Scholarship Search- https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Nebraska College and Scholarship Resources - http://www.onlinecolleges.net/nebraska/
Friday, September 16 - UNL College of Architecture Open House - for juniors and seniors, $10 registration per person, register online at http://admissions.unl.edu/events/on-campus/architecture-open-house.aspx
Monday, September 19 - The Dorothy Vorderstrasse Huge Scholarship - http://www.thehugefoundation.org/
Wednesday, September 21 - UNK Multicultural Scholars & Leaders Day (MSLD) - direct link is http://visit.unk.edu/index.php/full_calendar/events/view/2331
Wednesday, September 28 - Cornerstone Bank "Careers in Agricultural Day" - for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, offering two $1,000 scholarships to seniors that attend event
October Deadline - The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contet Program - Freshman through Seniors
Saturday, October 1 - Elks Student of the Month - /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/55e05e78b3387/scan%20(4).pdf -
Monday, October 3 - Wendy's H. S. Heisman Award - excel in academics, must participate in at least one sport https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
Wednesday, October 5 - UNK Health Careers Fair -
Thursday, October 6 - United States Senate Youth Program - $10,000 plus and all expense paid trip to the nation's capital- https://www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP.html
Friday, October 7 - Northeast Community College - Applied Technology & Construction Carrer Day - register at http://northeast.edu/2016/AppliedTech/
Friday, October 14 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 Beatice Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Wednesday, October 19 - Chadron State College Health Professions Showcase - learn more about the variety of health professions opportunities CSC offers - registration limited - http://www.csc.edu/admissions/visit/options/index.csc
Thursday, October 20 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 Lincoln Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Monday, October 24 - Chadron State College Eagle Open House - tour campus - http://www.csc.edu/admissions/visit/options/index.csc
Wednesday, October 26 - Fort Hays State University Shadow Day's - for Juniors and Seniors - rsvp at http://www.fhsu.edu/leadership/shadow-day/
Friday, October 28 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 MIlford Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Tuesday, November 1 - Fort Hays State University Shadow Day's - for Juniors and Seniors - rsvp at http://www.fhsu.edu/leadership/shadow-day/
Thursday, November 3 - Fort Hays State University Shadow Day's - for Juniors and Seniors - rsvp at http://www.fhsu.edu/leadership/shadow-day/
Saturday, November 5 - UNL CASNR Experience Day
Monday, November 7 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 Beatice Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Tuesday, November 8 - National Assoication of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Prudential Spirit of Community Award - volunteer service - apply online at https://spirit.prudential.com/ or https://www.nassp.org/recognition/student-awards/prudential-spirit-of-community-awards?SSO=true
Monday, November 14 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 MIlford Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Tuesday, November 15 - Chadron State College RHOP Medicine deadline - online applications available at https://www.wsc.edu/rhop
Tuesday, November 15 - UNK Health Opportunities Program - on line application at http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum 23 on ACT,
Wednesday, November 16 - Cloud County Senior Preview Day
Friday, November 18 - SCC Discover Days Fall 2016 Lincoln Campus - https://www.southeast.edu/discoverscc/
Wednesday, November 30 - Nebraska Educational Saving Trust 529 College Savings Plan - $1,000 - letter from grandparent, http://cdn.unite529.com/jcdn/files/NED/pdfs/Big%20Dreams%20Giveaway%20Rules%20Fall2016%20FINAL.pdf
Wednesday, November 30 - Elks Legacy Awards - http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm, Elks connected
Wednesday, November 30 - Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm,
Thursday, December 1 - Nebraska Wesleyan University Doing the Arts Event and Scholarship - deadline to submit artwork
Tuesday, December 13 - Miss Nebraska Teen USA Pageant - http://www.missnebraskausa.com/ - pageant will be held January 13-15 at the Rose Theater in Omaha
Sunday, December 18 - NFIB Young Entrepeneur Foundation Award - http://www.nfib.com/foundations/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/
Saturday, December 31 - Tobi Cares Scholarship - $3,000 - female, online fashion label representing the casual, cool attitude of LosAngeles, http://www.tobi.com/tobi_cares/scholarship_program
Friday, January 6 - Associated General Contractors Scholarship - must be interested in the construction field, $1000 - http://agcne.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Application.pdf
Friday, January 13 - Better Business Bureau Video Contest - $500 Scholarship - http://www.bbb.org/nebraska/
Friday, January 13 - Superior Elks Lodge #2197 Cross Country Scholarship Application (Girl) - 3 letters of recommendation
Friday, January 13 - Superior Elks Lodge #2197 Cross Country Scholarship Application (Boy) - 3 letters of recommendation
Friday, January 13 - Elks Lodge J B Ferguson Golf Scholarship - http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Friday, January 13 - Elks Lodge Vocational Scholarship - http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Friday, January 13 - Elks Lodge Past Exalted Rulers Scholarship - http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Sunday, January 15 - NSCS Board of Trustees' Scholarship (BOT) - minimum ACT of 25, http://www.nscs.edu/scholarships.htm
Sunday, January 15 - NSCS Governor's Opportunity Award (GOA) - ACT of 21 to 24, http://www.nscs.edu/scholarships.htm
Tuesday, January 17 - Nebraska Wesleyan University Doing the Arts Event
Saturday, January 21 - University of Nebraska Omaha School of Music Auditions
Monday, January 30 - Drake Physics Prize - take test, https://drake.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8vHiuUArKqyFMgZ
Tuesday, January 31 - Central Community College Hastings - NMC Sponsorship Application at http://www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorship_application/
Wednesday, February 1 - Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest - 250 word essay
Wednesday, February 1 - Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) Scholarship - $500 - http://www.bvca.net/, must meet Income Guidelines, application, essay, 3 letters of recommendation
Wednesday, February 1 - Great Plains Communications College Scholarship - $1,000 - https://www.gpcom.com/community/scholarships-grants, application, 2 recommendation letters
Wednesday, February 1 - Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship
Wednesday, February 8 - UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Ressources (CASNR) - $500 for freshmen through seniors, must study in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - contact email@example.com. or (402) 472-9782
Friday, February 10 - Nebraska Rural Communities School Association NRCSA - each school may submit 1 boy and 1 girls - information at http://www.nrcsa.net/
Saturday, February 11 - University of Nebraska Omaha School of Music Auditions
Monday, February 13 - Chadron State College Eagle Open House - tour campus- http://www.csc.edu/admissions/visit/options/index.csc
Wednesday, February 15 - Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc. Community Scholarship - $500 - must be in one of the following fields of study: Agriculture/ Agribusiness; Agrictultural Engineering; Business Administration; Electrical Engineering; Electromechanical Technology; Electronic Engineering Technology; Irrigation Service Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Manufacturing Engineering and CAD Technology; Mechancial Engineering; Nondestructive Testing Technology; Office Administration; Operations Management; Welding Technology
Monday, February 20 - Cornhusker Girls and Boys State applications due
Monday, February 20 - Robert and Carol Scardt 3M Scholarship
Thursday, February 23 - Great Plains Communications FRS College Scholarship Program - http://www.frs.org/, fill out packet and get signature from Great Plains Communications
Tuesday, February 28 - UNK Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarship
Wednesday, March 1 - Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association scholarships
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship - Female studying at UNL to teach in social studies, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, letter of acceptance from college
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship - must be veteran connected, 2 letters of recommendation, essay, letter of acceptance to nursing school
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship - $400 scholarship - veteran connected, 2 letters of recommendation, essay of chosen major, resume, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, financial information for family
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship - $200 scholarship - veteran connected, 2 letters of recommendation, essay of chosen major, resume, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, financial information for family
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Lorraine Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship - $200 scholarship - veteran connected, 2 letters of recommendation, essay of chosen major, resume, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, financial information from family
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Vocational Technical Scholarship - $400 scholarship - veteran connected, veteran connected, 2 letters of recommendation, essay of chosen major, resume, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, financial information from family
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members - $5,000 scholarship - junior member, must be in high school, 3.0, 4 letters of recommendation, original essay, copy of the FAFSA
Wednesday, March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors Scholarship - decendent of veteran who served during eligibility dates, complete 50 hours of volunteer service, 4 letters of recommendation, original essay, letter verifying 50 hours of voluntary service, FAFSA, statement of military service of veteran
Wednesday, March 1 - Jake Kleen Memorial Scholarship - $500
Wednesday, March 1 - Thayer County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $500 scholarship for students who are residents of Thayer County and who intend to enroll in a post-secondary school in agriculture or ag-related studies
Wednesday, March 1 - Erna Pohlmann Martens Scholarship
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler Student Council Scholarship
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler Education Organization
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler Lions Club Scholarship
Saturday, March 4 - University of Nebraska Omaha School of Music Auditions
Monday, March 6 - Little Blue Natural Resources District Scholarship - six $500 scholarships - must be entering a conservation and environmental majors
Wednesday, March 15 - Elks Student of the Month - recommendation, resume, photograph, 150 word essay
Wednesday, March 15 - Lincoln Community Foundation
Monday, March 20 - Chadron State College Junior Day - visit the campus - http://www.csc.edu/admissions/visit/options/index.csc
Saturday, April 1 - Foundation for Thayer County Health Services and the TCHS Hospital Guild Healthcare Scholarship - http://thayercountyhealth.com/healthcare-scholarships/
April 8 - Nebraskan's for Peace -
Tuesday, April 11 - Pioneer Shrine Club
Tuesday, April 11 - Masonic Lodge Scholarship
Tuesday, April 11 - Eastern Star Scholarship - must attend meeting at 1004 S Avenue in Hebron on April 19
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October 2 - Wendy's HS Heisman Award
For students who excel in academics (must have at least a B average), athletics (must participate in at least one sport), and leadership. The first 41,000 students that complete an application will win a Wendy's Gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50 (gift cards will be mailed out in November). Information in the Career Center or apply on-line at www.wendysheisman.com . Must be completed by October 2nd.
If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, then you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! Eligibility: Enrolled full time as a high school student and taking courses in the spring semester, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2016 with plan to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, in critical financial need, and a US citizen. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships See Career Center for more information.
Scholarships are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead and their hours of dedicated community service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in college scholarships to 250 deserving high school seniors like you! Must be a US citizen or legal resident. Apply online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org Coca Cola Community College Academic Team. Administered by www.ptk.org. (Plan to attend Community College) Outstanding academic achievement, leadership, & service
November 1 - Elks Student of the Month Scholarship -
Applications are available in the guidance office and here
Big 12 Out of State Scholarships. Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K-State. GPA of at least 3.0. Purple & White: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 24 ACT score. Denison: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 20 - 23 ACT score. Transfer Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K State. Transfer student with minimum 3.6 transfer GPA. Transfer Honors: Minimum transfer GPA of 3.6 on 24 or more credit hours. Civic Leadership Scholarship: Must have exemplary record of community service. 3 scholarships given. See Career Center for more information
After student completes student portion, information must be sent to a "certifier", counselor or principal. Recognizes outstanding record of volunteering. Learn more at http://spirit.prudential.com
November 15 - The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
www.haganscholarships.org Opportunity to graduate from college debt free! This application requires a huge amount of time and detail, but pays VERY, VERY well to the students who are awarded scholarships. The following are the requirements: Must be resident of the state; 3.5 GPA or higher; 23 or higher on ACT; Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year in college; must complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) must be less than $7,500; must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. Must not have been convicted of a felony.
The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a one-year program awarded to academically promising students interested in the health sciences careers. Health Science Scholars will be granted tuition support for their freshman year. Must have a minimum ACT of 22; at least a 3.0 GPA; be in the top half of the class. Application is on the UNK Health Science Programs Website at www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships. Information available in the Career Center. Deadlines vary depending on scholarship.
Must apply and be accepted at CSC. Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score. Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview. All science classes must be taken at CSC. Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography. The deadline for Medicine is November 15th. For other programs, deadline for RHOP is December 1st. Application at: www.csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions
November 15 - The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL
Must have completed application to UNL & the Raikes School application. To learn more, visit raikes.unl.edu/
Peru State College is looking for talented students to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the RHOP is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who plan to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska. It represents a commitment and dedication to quality health care for the citizens of the state. This Peru State RHOP is for the School of Pharmacy only. Minimum ACT of 25 is required. Visit http://www.peru.edu/rhop to learn more about the scholarship and early admissions opportunities associated with the program.
December 1 - Wayne State College RHOP Scholarship (* DEADLINE FOR MEDICAL IS NOVEMBER 15; ALL OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS ARE DECEMBER 1)
Wayne State College's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). RHOP is a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Scholarship award is Full Tuition while students are enrolled at WSC & Automatic acceptance to UNMC. Applications can be completed at: http://www.wsc.edu/rhop There are no cutoff ACT scores, decisions are made from year-to-year based upon the pool of applicants. Historically, competitive ACT scores for the program run from 20 + for the Dental Hygiene and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and from 25+ for Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Ultimately, looking for well-rounded students who are dedicated to the rural-health professions. Must apply for admissions to Wayne State College. Wayne State can not award scholarships to students who have not applied for admissions. All students are encouraged to apply for admission at the same time they complete their scholarship applications. Admissions Office phone # 402-375-7329.
Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship. High School Seniors, BURGER KING employees and children of BURGER KING employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
December 4 - Elks Most Valuable Student
Applications on line at http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm
December 12 - ACT Test Date
December 15 - AXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Scholarships are for student who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community. A winner in every state, Washington DC & Puerto Rico. Scholarships of $10,000 & $25,000. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY! To learn more about AXA Achievement visit: http://www.axa-achievement.com
December 15 - "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 and14 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
800-1000 word essay on the provided topic.www.thefire.org/contest. This is for Juniors and Seniors.
January 4 - Cabela's Women in Leadship
Must be female - must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant program, provide essay
Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage. Subject must be an elected official in the United States who served during or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Awards: 1st place winner is awarded $5,000 and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan. 2nd place receives $1,000 and up to 5 finalists each receive $500 For more information come to the Career Center or for complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2015 or spring 2016. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year. Find more information and apply at http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Who's Eligible? African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American; US Citizen; Have attained a cumulative GPA or 3.3 on unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED; Have demonstrated leadership abilities; Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. More information at http://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/scholarships.aspx
NMC is pleased to offer our students who wish to become Diesel Technicians, an opportunity to attend Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, NE. There are 2 separate programs in which they can participate: the NMC Student Sponsorship Program (for Agriculture and Heavy Construction) and the Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship. The NMC Student Sponsorship Program provides funds to cover tuition and book fees along with tools and a tool box (approx. $5,400 in value). The 2 year sponsorship support is worth up to $14,000 to the selected students. Eligibility: Visit Central Community College campus at Hastings; complete an application and be accepted to CCC; complete an application for the NMC Sponsorship; take, or have taken, the school provided COMPAS, ASSET, or the ACT test. For more information visit: http://www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorshipopportunities/.
January 31 - Elks Lodge Scholarships (* ACTUAL DEADLINE WILL BE EARLIER DUE TO LOCAL LODGES PAPERWORK)
Scholarships will be awarded to students in the following categories: Legacy, Academic, Vocational/Business, and Teaching. Students can apply for multiple scholarships, but must fill out a new application for each scholarship. Visit http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ for more information.
The Willa Cather Foundation is offering the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are planning to enroll as English majors at accredited colleges or universities. First place recipient: $2,000; Second place recipient: $1,000; Third place recipient: $500. These must be included with your application for the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship: High School transcript, three letters of recommendation, the 5 page application, page 4 of the application essay for reason to be an English major, original 1,500-word essay.
January 31 - UNL Acacia Scholarship
Acacia encourages and assists young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. Open to any male planning to attend UNL next school year. Opportunity for three individuals to receive scholarships ranging from $500- $1000. Link: http://bit.ly/acacia_unl
The Davis-Chambers Scholarship seeks to identify and attract talented Nebraska student scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds. Students selected for this scholarship will demonstrate: Academic preparedness as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank; demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household; life experiences or involvement in diverse organizations or communities. Requirements: Take ACT or SAT on or before the December 2015 national test dates; apply for admission and be admitted to UNK by February 1, 2016; meet UNK's minimum academic merit scholarship standards of 23 or better on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of graduating class. However, all applicants will be given full consideration. Complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility: Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $15,000 encouraged to apply, graduate from a Nebraska high school, Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to: http://www.buffettscholarships.org. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is due March 15. Applications submitted without the will not be accepted.
February 1 - UNK Theatre Scholarship
This is a scholarship for first year UNK Theatre Majors. The First Year Theatre Scholarship is $1,000 tuition waiver divided over two semesters. A completed application along with a one page letter stating your area of theatrical interest, prior theatre experience, and and future goals while attending UNK are what you need in order to apply for this scholarship. Applications available at http://www.unk.edu/academics/theatre/_files/theatre-scholarship-app.pdf
The SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Program is a national program that honors and encourages high school student athletes who excel athletically, academically and have committed their life to following Christ. The online application can be found at http://www.playingwithpurpose.org
February 1 - Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship
Do not have to be FFA members, must seek three farmer endorsements of their application, Apply at FFA.org/scholarships
February 1 - Honors Program @ UNO
February 1 - Delta Kappa Gamma Society International - Alpha Zeta Chapter Scholarship
must be a female high school senior planning to major in education, $300, resume, essay
February 2 - Blue Valley Community Action Scholarship
BVCA is offering four $500 scholarships. Two to attend a 4-year college and two for a 2-year college. The scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and/or fees associated with enrollment. Applicants must currently reside in one of the following BVCA Partnership service areas: Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer or York Counties in Nebraska. Applicants must meet income guidelines. You must also include 3 letters of recommendation from non-relatives. Visit http://bvca.net/How_We_Help/ProgramsServices/Scholarship.aspx for more information.
February 5 - NRCSA Scholarship
For students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists. Scholarship forms are available at www.nrcsa.net
February 5 - NRCSA Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship
For those students who excel in fine arts and are plannin to major in fine arts in college. Scholarship forms are available at www.nrcsa.net
February 12 - R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program (Supply Management Program)
The R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation and the R. Gene Richter Scholarship fund at ISM will provide a US $5,000 scholarship (US $2,500 for December graduates) to individuals seeking education in supply management, supply chain management or procurement. An eligible student will be in his or her senior year during the 2015-2016 academic year and be enrolled full-time in an accredited supply management, supply chain management or procurement program with the intention of specializing in the supply management profession. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: Attain High Academic Achievement — Recipients of this award have earned outstanding grades. Transcripts are looked at very closely; Demonstrated Strong Leadership Ability — Past winners have been active participants in campus activities and are usually an officer in one of the organizations. Others have led charitable efforts within their communities. They are involved; Demonstrated High Ethical Standards — This is a very important aspect of the program. Answers to essay questions are especially relevant to assessing the applicants' ethics. This is an area explored in greater depth during the personal interview; Made a Strong Commitment to Pursuing a Career in the Field of Supply Management — This is best shown through participation in the campus ISM chapter or other campus supply chain management associations. In addition, we would expect that an applicant has completed, or is planning to complete, an internship in the supply chain management field. Eligible students are: Enrolled full-time in an accredited supply chain management curriculum (supply management, purchasing or procurement); Entering their senior year during the 2015-2016 academic year; Graduating in either December 2015 or Spring 2016; A citizen of the United States or Canada, or possess a valid green card; Available to attend the Institute for Supply Management® Annual International Conference in May 2016 in Phoenix; Willing to sign a contract pledging that the monetary award will be used for expenses. More information can be found at http://www.ism.ws/education/content2.cfm?ItemNumber=23224&navItemNumber=7782
February 20 - The EduGuide Challenge: Create Your Own "Drum Major" Video
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit your own 1-5 minute video message by 11:59 pm ET on February 20, 2016 at www.EduGuide.org/challenge. Finalists and the winner will be determined by a judging panel's evaluation of the qualify of your message, YouTube video views, and public, online voting from February 23- March 6. Winners will be announced the following week. Prize: $100 Amazon gift cards: up to 10 finalists will receive $100 each as a Visa gift card. A group submission will receive $100 total, to be divided fairly among the participants at their discretion. A $1,000 scholarship: one grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship, to be donated to your education savings plan. If you do not have a savings plan, you will be asked to create one. Enter your video message about the legacy you want to leave for a chance to win a prize in the EduGuide Challenge.
February 21 - Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship
$2,000 award for qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to careers in print journalism. The scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily papers. Based on scholastic ability & good citizenship in school and community. You will need a statement from a high school counselor or administrator and a letter of reference from an unrelated party is also required. A PDF copy can be found at http://www.nebpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/2014_Scholarship_Form_High_School.pdf
February 22 - SCC Educational Foundation Scholarships
Applications for the SCC Educational Foundation Scholarship are available ONLY online and will only be accepted from December 1 until midnight February 22. A copy of the student's current high school transcript must be mailed after the application is submitted, and must include class rank and cumulative GPA. Go to https://www.southeast.edu/Scholarships/ for more information.
February 23 - FRS College Scholarhsip Program - Great Plains Communications
visit www.frs.org for information
Must submit: 10 high resolution .jpgs of your artwork in any media, application form, letter expressing interest, two sealed letters of recommendation, application packet. Visit http://art.wayne.edu/admissions/scholarships.php for more information.
February 27 - Buick Achievers
This scholarship program is looking to help students who have succeeded both inside and outside the classroom who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. Those driven to make a difference today, and lead, tomorrow. Please apply if: You will be enrolling for full-time study as first time freshman at 4-yr college or university, you plan to major in one of the following: Technology, Engineering, Design, or Business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Visit their website for more information: www.buickachievers.com
February 28 - Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship for English or History Majors
The Willa Cather Foundation through the Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a graduate of a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll as an English or History major at an accredited college or university. $500 scholarship payable at the beginning of the first year of college. Scholarship is not renewable. These must be included with your application for the Antonette Willa Turner Scholarship: High School transcript, a letter of recommendation from your English or History teacher, the four-page application, Original 1,500-word essay.
March 1 - UNO Goodrich Scholarship
Since 1972, the Goodrich Scholarship Program has enabled more than 1,500 students to complete a first-class education at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). More information found at: http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/ NOTE: The FINAL EPPE TESTING DATE for Goodrich applicants is February 20, 2016
This $500 scholarship is for Nebraska High School seniors interested in the companion animal industry. To Qualify: Complete application, available online at http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/oxbow_cares/scholarships/high_school; submit resume describing activities and job history; provide 2 letters of reference; submit 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health.
Engebretson Foundation is seeking a High School Senior to receive a one-year scholarship in the amount of $5,000/semester. The process for applying is on-line at http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered: 1. Financial Need: Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be at or below $8,000/year. 2. Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement). 3. Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service. The scholarship is a one-year scholarship; however, please note that the person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year. The amount of this scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000.00 per year. The required items must be post marked on or before March 1st in order for an application to be considered complete. The selection process will be neutral to gender, race, and employment status (or the status of the applicant’s parents).
Access Nebraska Wesleyan University offers full tuition for Nebraska students who meet academic and financial need qualifications. After state and federal grants are applied to a student’s financial aid award, Nebraska Wesleyan University will provide scholarships equal to the cost of tuition. Funds may be limited and provided to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are being accepted immediately. To qualify, a student must: be a Nebraska resident, earn a composite ACT score of 25 or higher, earn a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, be Federal Pell Grant eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1,000 or less as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be a first-year, first-time student, carry a full-time academic course load of 12 – 18 credit hours per semester, live in NWU residential housing. More information at: http://www.nebrwesleyan.edu/scholarships-and-financial-aid/scholarships/access-nwu-scholarship
Must include the following: Activities, employment, accomplishments, financial information, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and personal essay. Applicant must be a senior going into college in the fall of 2015. Go to www.tttuxprom.com/scholarship for more information.
$500 Scholarship is intended for a graduating student with a permanent physical disability or to a graduating student who has a parent(s) with a permanent physical disability. Interested students who meet the above qualifications are asked to complete a College Funding Estimator worksheet. The worksheet can be found online www.educationquest.org and click on College Funding Estimator 2014-2015. The response from the worksheet along with a completed scholarship application and a 250 work essay should be submitted with a photo by March 1.
Major in business or a business-related field; Must attend a Nebraska college; Have academic achievement/test scores; will need activities & leadership in school and community activities (resume); must provide short essays and letters of recommendation. Click here for access to the application.
This fully funded scholarship program, will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. District I & II will have two scholarships awarded within each district. Districts III – VI will have one recipient in each district. Criteria: For senior athletes who are in the top 25% of the class or 3.75 Cumulative GPA; must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; ACT minimum of 24; requires letter of recommendation from a coach. Note: Students participating in athletics at the NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible. Mail to: NCA PO Box 80727 Lincoln, NE 68501 - Applications are online at ncacoach.org under awards tab.
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone. The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarships and also an annual scholarship for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning with the 2016 Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship. Please take a moment to look over these and make available to any student that would be interested in applying. You may also visit our website for information at http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html
Must be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled full time in an accredited NEBRASKA institution of higher education to include university, college, or technical school, public or private. Selection of recipients will be made based on the following: ALL questions answered or N/A indicated, financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities.Click here to access the application. Persons desiring additional information on this scholarship may address their inquiry to: The American Legion, PO Box 5205, Lincoln, NE 68505-0205. Telephone: 402-464-6338. This is a $500 award. ($250 1st semester and $250 2nd semester).
The Nebraska Academy of Science sponsors a number of scholarships each year for High School seniors planning to attend Colleges or Universities in the State of Nebraska. Please access the website: https://nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/GrantsandScholarships
Sponsorship will pay for all CCC diesel technology program school costs, including tuition fees, books, & tools. (Not room and board.) Selected students will be asked to work for Titan Machinery for 2 years upon completing their CCC diesel program AAS degree. Must be accepted to CCC. Must have sponsorship form. Visit CCC diesel program by contacting CCC admissions office. Also must take ACT or COMPASS/ASSET test and have received scores.
March 1 - Amerian Legion Auxiliary Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship
Four-year college or university, veteran connected and a resident of Nebraska, three letters of recommendation, letter from applicant stating chosen field and how this scholarship will help in reaching that goal, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name and occupation and annual net income of father, mother and / or applicant as applies.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship
Will be awarded, preferably, to a female enrolled at University of Nebraska-Nebraska who plans to teach middle school or junior high school social studies, msut have three letters of recommendation, letter from applicant stating chosen field and how this scholarship will help in reaching that goal, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name and occupation and annual net income of father, mother and / or applicant as applies.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship
Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and be a Nebraska resident, excludes applicants enrolled in a school of nursing, must be veteran connected, atleast a "B" average the last two semesters of high school, 3 letters of recommendation, letter from applicant, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name, occupation and annual net income of family.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship
Must have veteran ties, enrolled in an accredited college or university, Nebraska resident, must have maintained a "B" average, 3 letters of recommendation, letter from applicant, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name, occupation and annual net income of family.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship
Must be a resident of Nebraska, veteran connected, 3 letters of recommendation, letter from applicant, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name, occupation and annual net income of family.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Vocational Technical Scholarship
Must be a resident of Nebraska, veteran connected, 3 letters of recommendation, letter from applicant, letter of acceptance from school of higher education, name, occupation and annual net income of family.
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members
Must be a Junior member of the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutiv years, attend a four-year college, 3.0 GPA, 4 letters of recommendation, original essay, copy of FAFSA
March 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Children of Warriors National Presidents Scholarship
Must be veteran connected, complete 50 hours of volunteer service within the community during his/her high school years and verified in writing, four letters of recommendation, original essay, a copy of FAFSA, service information from parent or grandparent.
March 1 - Jake Kleen Memorial Scholarship
March 1 - Deshler Lion's Club
complete application, recommendations, $500 scholarship
March 2 - Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program
Animal interest, $500, complete application online at http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/, resume, job history, two letters of reference and 300-500 word essay.
Phi Delta Kappa is offering 2 - $250 scholarship opportunities to high school seniors planning to become elementary, middle level, secondary classroom, special education or English language learner (ELL) teachers. Students must attend a Nebraska community college, college, or university. To access application click here.
Five scholarships to be given to high school seniors who will be attending either SCC-Milford or Construction Management at UNL and are entering the construction field, i.e. electrical, plumbing, construction management, etc. 2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarships, 2- $750 Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarship from the Remodelers Council of Lincoln, 1- $1000 Presidents Scholarship to a student who has a parent, grandparent or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln.
March 2 - Student Council Scholarship
Resume, 250 to 500 word essay
March 2 - NHS Scholarship
Resume, 300 to 500 word essay
March 2 - Deshler Chamber of Commerce
minimum GPA of 90%, display leadership in school, church and community, 100 word paragraph, $500 scholarship
Taking Nominations for $10,000 scholarship!! Looking for unsung hero - maybe not the top student, but one who quietly carries out good deeds and has the respect of their peers. A person who gives 100 percent when no one is looking!! The Salvation Army is searching for those students who emulate DJ Sokol's characteristics and dedication to others. The DJ's Hero scholarship award recipients are about the same age as DJ when he lost his battle cancer. The awards recognize Nebraska youth ages 17-19 who exemplify his dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to community. http://www.givesalvationarmy.org/Post/sections/47/Files/Final%20Call%20for%20Nominations%20Brochure.pdf
March 6- BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships
The annual BBB Student of Integrity Awards program is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation.These scholarships were established to honor the memory of Mr. Mecham who served as BBB president from 1991 until January 2006. Eight $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who reside in the geographic area served by the BBB - Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa, Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska, South Dakota and The Kansas Plains. All high schools located in the BBB's service area are invited to identify students of integrity that are high school seniors. The Student of Integrity Award scholarships are not based on ethnicity or grade point average. These awards recognize students that personify values, leadership and integrity. For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 402-898-8526 or 800-649-6814 #8526.
March 11 - BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarship
for more information go to bbbinc.org,
Available to any student attending a Community College in Nebraska or Western Iowa. Eleven- $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year. Applications available online at http://www.aksarben.org/scholarship2
March 15- NACEB -Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards Scholarship
$1,000 for incoming student to attend University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or the College of Education and Human Resources (CEHS). Applications must be received by March 15. For more information, go to https://sites.google.com/site/nebraskassocntyextbds/home/organization/awards-and-scholarships
March 31- Lighthouse Guild Scholarship
There are more than 50 scholarship opportunities from Lincoln Community Foundation! You may not qualify for all of them, but you can SEARCH through their site to see which ones you qualify for. You are required to attach the first page only of the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2015-16. Submitting a 2014-15 report will disqualify you! You may access the scholarship application on the Lincoln Community Foundation's website at: www.lcf.org/scholarships (other scholarships are listed here as well).
This scholarship will be awarded to Nebraska students enrolled in a certified program leading to a career in law. All applicants must be enrolled full time in pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. 1 scholarship for $1,250 and 1 scholarship for $750 are available. Must include transcript, resume, one-page personal statement, copy of college acceptance. Application at http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org/Scholarship.html
Mayflower ancestory is not a requirement. Must be a resident of Nebraska & a U.S. citizen. Scholarship will consider GPA, class rank, ACT scores, honors, school or volunteer activities, employment, leadership, letter of recommendation, and 750 to 1000 word essay in the form of a letter to family describing the impact the Mayflower Compact had on the early life of Plymouth Colony. Essay must include documentation. Information at http://www.lewistonschool.org/staff/lhermsmeier/Site/Ne._Soc._of_Mayflower.html
Write an essay that describes how a school counselor or school counseling program has assisted you to plan/decide/resolve/grow in an area of your life. Topics may come from any related k-12 experience and are not limited to only the college or career planning process. Essays are limited to 500 words and will be reviewed for content and grammar. $500 Award. Access the application at http://www.neschoolcounselor.org/scholarships.asp
April 1- SCC Choral Music Scholarship
Scholarship to encourage talented and committed singers to participate in SCC choir for an entire choral season. Three quarterly installments of $500. Must maintain Full-Time status (at least 12 credit hrs/quarter) in good standing (C+ overall GPA); agree to participate fully (attend rehearsals and performances, learn music, purchase required dress clothing for concerts); First Come, First Serve basis... Visit https://www.southeast.edu/ChoralScholarshipInformation/ for more information.
April 1- Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship
Must be an employee or dependent of an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company. To verify company eligibility to www.buildersbureau.com. Must report: academic performance; work experience; school involvement; community involvement; career goals.
April 3 - Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation
The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program for students interested in attending one of the Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field. A $1,000 grant will be awarded in each of the six Community College area in Nebraska for students pursuing training for an automotive career. Criteria: Senior planning to attend a Nebraska Community College in the fall of 2016; Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related courses of study; Letter of recommendation from at least one teacher; Cover letter indicating his/her interest in the automotive field.
April 6 - Amercian Legion and American Legion Auxiliary Halfman Post #352
must have a 90% GPA, display leadership in schook, church and community, have ties to American Legion
April 6 - Nebraskan's for Peace Scholarship
$100 and $500 scholarships, written essays, 750 to 1000 word essay, photo of applicant,
April 10- Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship
750-1000 word essay on a topic found at www.nebraskansforpeace.org. Must include photo.
April 15- Eastern Nebr-Western IA Car Council Scholarship
Must be planning to enroll in an automotive technology program at an accredited trade school, community college, college, or university. First consideration will be given to students whose families are involved in an organized car club that is a member of ENWICC. All High School Graduates are eligible. Up to 4 scholarships will be awarded - $300 each. Amount may be doubled if there is an individual who is interested in attending the Auto Restoration Program at the McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. http://www.enwicc.com/ENWICC_Scholarship.html
April 15- Farmers Cooperative Scholarship
This $400 scholarship is open to all seniors planning to major in agriculture or an agriculture related field. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit an application along with an essay and their parents must be active members of the Farmers Cooperative.
April 15-Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation
This Foundation will provide scholarships to students at UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR), and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis. 1 - $1,100 scholarship to incoming UNL-CASNR student majoring in agribusiness or ag economics. 1 - $600 scholarship to NCTA student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems. For sons/daughters of a parents/legal guardians who have been members/directors/employees for 3 years of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years.Contact your cooperative manager for a brochure which provides the application form as well as additional information on selection criteria. These materials are also available on the Council's website at www.nebr.coop. Phone number is 402-475-6555.
The Upper Big Blue NRD is offering the 2016 Raymond A Burke Scholarship of $2,000 to one student who resides in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources. Qualifications: Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District; Attend a 2 year/4 year Nebraska college or university; Enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or undergraduate degree in a natural resources related field. Intend to enter the work force upon graduation in a "hands-on" position such as a soil or water conservationist, resources manager or engineering technician. Application in PDF: Raymond A. Burke Scholarship
Several Admission-based Academic Freshman Scholarships available. Scholarship level is determined by Admissions Index (combined percentile of class rank and ACT/SAT score) You can visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/finaid/Freshman.htm for more information.
May 1- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarships
Must attend college in the Midwest; pursue a major in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field. Application at www.aitpomaha.org
May 6 - Nebraska Wesleyan University Jump Start for Juniors
May 15- Barrientos Foundation Scholarship
Scholarships are targeted towards Latino/Hispanic students attending a college/university in the state of Nebraska. More information can be found at http://www.barrientosscholarship.org/
Over the last eight years Sheridan Lutheran Church, The Lincoln Journal Star and HiMark Golf Course have sponsored the “Learn and Work Scholarship.” The Learn and Work Scholarship is a $4,000 per year scholarship which helps students afford post-secondary education. The Learn and Work Scholarship was started by a family with a vision to make a difference in the lives of young people. The vision for this scholarship is to reach students who truly have a financial need. Moreover, it seeks to reward those students who have endured much, overcome many obstacles, and who trials in life have focused their vision for their future. Two interesting components of the Learn and Work Scholarship are that students will likely have their $4,000 award renewed for all four years if they remain in good standing at their school. Students also are expected to give back to the community by serving 75 hours of documented community service within an organization of their choice over the course of the year. You may visit http://sheridanlutheran.org/events/learn-work-scholarship/ for more information.
Governor's Opportunity Award - Half-Tuition (worth more than $7,700) Deadline: December 1, 2015. ACT score between 21-24. Enroll as full time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2016; Resident of Nebraska
NSCS Advantage Program- Must attend a state college (Peru State, Wayne State, or Chadron State). No application necessary for scholarships. Awards are automatic if eligible if there is a gap in coverage of tuition. Must be a NE resident. Federal Pell Grant recipient. For incoming, new college freshmen. Must be enrolled in at least 12 or more on-campus credit hours. Not to be used for fees. More Information can be found at http://www.nscs.edu
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships ~ Applications online at http://nebraskalegionaux.net/Scholarships/Scholarships.htm. Submit application to local unit before being forwarded to Department Headquarters.
Friday, September 20 - (United States Senate Youth Program) Hearst Foundations Scholarship Program - fill out application form completely on BOTH sides, return to NDE, then a test will be forwarded back to the Guidance Counselor
Wednesday, September 25 - Careers in Agriculture Day, held in Sutton
Wednesday, September 25 - The Dorothy Vorderstrasse Huge Scholarship Fund for Women - $2,500 scholarship - complete original application, resume, essays, 2 letters of recommendation
Friday, September 27 - ACT Test Registration Date
Wednesday, October 2 - Wendy's Heisman - apply online http://www.wendysheisman.com/. National finalists attend annual awards banquet in NYC. Need: "B" average, be in at least 1 school sponsored sport.
Friday, October 4 - AES Engineering $500 Scholarship - submit essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: "Reflecting on your personal experiences and/or circumstances, tell us something about yourself that distinguishes you as a potential scholarship candidate." submit essay to: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Friday, November 15 - The Hagan Scholarship Foundation - http://haganscholarships.org/ - (application available after 9/1/13)
Friday, November 15 - UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes - computer science and management
Friday, November 15 - UNL Honors Program Scholarship
Friday, November 15 - UNL Business Administration Honor Academy Scholarship
Friday, November 15 - UNK KHOP
Friday, November 15 - UNK Honors Program - ACT or above and in top 10% of the class - apply at http://www.unk.edu/honors/
Friday, November 15 - Miss Nebraska Teen USA
Friday, November 15 - FFA Scholarship and others for ag career- Grow Ag Leaders.com - window now open until February 1, 2014
Friday, November 27 - College of Saint Mary Campus Visit Day
Sunday, December 1 - NSCS (Nebraska State College System) Governor's Opportunity Award - half-tuition award is worth nearly $8,400 over four years, must score between a 21 and 24 ACT, more information and application at http://www.nscs.edu/d/2014-15%20GOA%20Application%20for%20WEB.pdf
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College ~ http://www.wsc.edu/admission/paying/scholarships_grants/ Scholarship deadline
Sunday, December 1 - Nebraska Wesleyan University Early Action Program
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College RHOP
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College Governor's Opportunity Scholarship
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College Musical Scholarship
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College Art Scholarship
Sunday, December 1 - SCC Scholarship application is now available until February 22
Sunday, December 1 - Wayne State College - on line application
Friday, December 6 - Elks Lodge Most Valuable Student - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Monday, December 9 - K-State - Civic Leadership Scholarship - must have an exemplary record of community service, be a high school senior, be admitted to K-state, attend K-State in fall of 2014
Saturday, December 14 - ACT Test Date
Sunday, December 15 - AXA Achievement Scholarship - Apply early, only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, one winner per state - scholarships are $10,000 to $25,000, visit http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html
Wednesday, December 18 - NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - apply online at http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards
Tuesday, December 31 - Gallup's Your Entrepreneurial Strengths (YES) Program - no-cost web-based program prior to January 1, 2014, accessible 24/7. On line at https://yes.gallup.com/fde-1.0/, enter Access Code F5J9X9X5D5, create and account, take the assessment.
Tuesday, December 31 - Elks National Foundation - Emergency Educational Grants - demonstrate financial need - http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/eefgrants.cfm
Thursday, January 9 - Elks J B Ferguson Golf Scholarship - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Thursday, January 9 - Elks Vocational Scholarship - must attend Nebraska Voc Tech - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Thursday, January 9 - Elks Cross Country - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Thursday, January 9 - Elks Student of the Year - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Thursday, January 9 - Elks McQuillan Marauders Scholarship - http://www.nebraskaelks.org/New%20&%20Informaiton%20Current/ScholarshipInfo/McQuillenScholarshipApplication2012.pdf
Thursday, January 9 - Elks Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship - https://www.google.com/search?q=nebraska+elks+association&oq=nebraska+elks+association&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l4.14363j0j8&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8
Thursday, January 9 - Elks Vocational Scholarship Grant - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Friday, January 10 - University of Nebraska Kearney - Buckle Scholarship - in the amount of $3,000 per year for a 2 year scholarship, fill out application, obtain letters of recommendation and be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS), be an incoming freshman, be in the top twenty percentile of their high school graduating class, have a minimum ACT composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in math), visit website at http://www.unk.edu/academics/csis/Scholarships/
Friday, January 10 - Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship - Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/whatwedo/scholarsprogram
Wednesday, January 15 - NSCS (Nebraska State College System) Board of Trustees Scholarship - full-tuition award is worth nearly $16,800 over four years, must score at least a 25 on ACT, more information and application at http://www.nscs.edu/d/2014-15%20ApplicationBOT.pd
Wednesday, January 15 - Chadron State College Scholarship deadline ~ http://www.csc.edu/finaid/scholarships/index.csc scholarship deadline
Wednesday, January 15 - Peru State College Scholarship deadline - http://www.peru.edu/ - no separate application is required to apply for scholarships
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL - Admission deadline
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL - Personal Statement deadline
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL Chancellor's Leadership
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL Pepsi Service
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL Nebraska Legends
Wednesday, January 15 - UNL Bookstore Scholarship
Wednesday, January 15 - Wayne State College Board of Trustees Scholarship
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Peter Kiewit and Walter Scott Scholarship - fill out application, recommendation, academic verification, be admitted to UNO, ACT of 30, GPA 3.5 or higher, interview
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Nebraska Legacy Scholarship - out of state students, child of alumni
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Advantage Scholarship - non-residents
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Maverick Advantage - must be from Iowa
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Alumni Association Scholarship - ACT 24
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO Gerbracht Scholarship - for child of faculty member
Wednesday, January 15 - UNO G. Robert Muchemore - Show financial need
Wednesday, January 15 - Elks Cross Country Scholarship - boy or girl
Thursday, January 16 - Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association NRCSA Scholarship - must have a 3.5 or above, ACT of 22 or higher, must be planning to enter the field of education 3 letters of recommendation, printed application due to Mrs. Unruh by January 15, fillable on-line at http://www.nrcsa.net/
Thursday, January 16 - Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship - must major in fine arts, plan to major in fine arts, include three letters of recommendation, printed application due to Mrs. Unruh by January 15, fillable on-line at http://www.nrcsa.net/
Friday, January 17 - UNK Music Scholarship auditions
Friday, January 24 - Great Plains Communications - FRED Scholarship Fund - must plan to attend an accredited college, university or trade/vocational school and have demonstrated a commitment to rural life, application can be found at the FRED web page located at http://fred.org/, please mail requested documents by January 24 to: Great Plains Communications, Inc. Attention***: Jacque Wilkins, P O Box 500, Blair, NE 68008 or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. * application says 2/14 - but you must send it by 1/24 to Blair, Nebraska
Friday, January 31 - UNL Acacia Fraternity Scholarship - Young men who display motivation for personal success, show leadership and skills, $1,000 and $500 scholarships
Friday, January 31 - Elks Legacy Awards Scholarship - http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/
Saturday, February 1 - UNL Davis Chambers
Saturday, February 1 - UNL Health Sciences
Saturday, February 1 - UNL Native American Heritage
Saturday, February 1 - UNK -Deadline for applying
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Merit Scholarships - must be admitted by this date, 23 on ACT, rank in top 30%, state letter stating your attributes (to financial aid office)
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Davis Chambers - must be admitted, fill out extra form, have diverse backgrounds with financial need
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Multi Cultural Service Scholarship - must be admitted, extra form
Saturday, February 1 - UNO Deadline for applying for scholarships - academic
Saturday, February 1 - UNO Regents - ACT 30 or higher
Saturday, February 1 - UNO Chancellors - ACT 28 or 29
Saturday, February 1 - UNO Dean's Scholarship - ACT 26 or 27
Saturday, February 1 - UNO Distinguished Scholarship - take a test - you must be invited
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Board of Regents Scholarship
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Chancellors Scholarship
Saturday, February 1 - UNK Dean's Scholarship
Saturday, February 1 - Elks Legacy Award Scholarship - http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm
Saturday, February 1 - Cornerstone Bank Career in Agriculture Scholarship
Saturday, February 1 - FFA Scholarship and others for ag career- Grow Ag Leaders.com
Saturday, February 1 - Grow Ag Leaders.com - Ag Careers Scholarship
Saturday, February 1 - Susan T. Buffet Foundation Scholarship - complete online scholarship application at http://www.buffettscholarships.org/application.asp, personal essay, official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation are required, a copy of Student Aid Report is due March 15, 2014
Saturday, February 1 - AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - Apply early, only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, scholarships are $2,000, visit http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html
Friday, February 7 - UNK Music Scholarship auditions
Saturday, February 8 - ACT Test Date
Saturday, February 8 - Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal's Award - GPA, class rank, test scores, honors, activities, must answer an essay question - http://www.herffjones.com/files/dmfile/BIU2013-14ProceduresRev1010132.pdf
Friday, February 14 - Central Community College ACT Advantage Scholarship - ACT of 21 or above and GPA of 2.5 - http://www.cccneb.edu/images/Financialaid/2014-15%20scholarships%20-%20incoming%20ap.pdf
Friday, February 14 - Central Community College Compass Advantage Scholarship - Must take the Compass and have a GPA of 2.5- http://www.cccneb.edu/images/Financialaid/2014-15%20scholarships%20-%20incoming%20ap.pdf
Friday, February 14 - Wayne State College Music Scholarship Auditions - applications are to have been sent in ahead of time requesting audition date.
Saturday, February 15 - Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. Scholarship - must enroll in Agriculture/Agribusiness, Agricultural Engineering, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology, Irrigation Service Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and CAD Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Nondestructive Testing Technology, Office Administration, Operations Management or Welding Technology.
Friday, February 21 - Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship - must plan to pursue a journalism career at a Nebraska university or college, based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community, letter of recommendation, fill out application form, write essay
Saturday, February 22 - SCC Scholarship application deadline
Saturday, February 22 - Great Plains Communications FRS College Scholarship Program - must have interest in returning to a rural area, download application from http://www.frs.org/youth-programs/college-scholarship-program. Mail the application to Great Plains Communications, Inc., Attention: Jacque Wilkins, P O Box 500, Blair, Nebraska 68008 or e-mail it to email@example.com prior to February 22, 2014
Friday, February 28 - Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - must attend a four year college or university majoring in engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.
Saturday, March 1 - UNO application for admission
Saturday, March 1 - UNO Goodrich Scholarship Program - must only attend UNO, merit-and-need-based scholarship - apply online at http://goodrich.unomaha.edu/
Saturday, March 1 - Great Plains Communications $1,000 Scholarship - must attend a Nebraska state or private college, or one- or two- year trade or technical school, must be a customer of Great Plains Communications and subsidiaries. For an application and additional information go to http://www.gpcom.com/about/scholarships
Saturday, March 1 - Engebretson Foundation Scholarship - must show financial need, score a 28 composite or higher on ACT, GPA 3.75 or above and top 5% of graduating class, teacher recommendation, work experience, extra-curricular activities and community service. This scholarship will pay the tuition cost not to exceed $10,000 per year. Please see link at http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/
Saturday, March 1 - The American Legion Maynard Jensen Scholarship - must have family ties to American Legion, show financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, complete application, for application and more information go to http://www.nebraskalegion.net/programs/2014_Maynard_Jensen_Application.pdf
Saturday, March 1 - Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska - Chet Linder $1,000 Scholarship - must intend to major in business or a business-related field such as accounting, business, economics, sales & marketing and finance -
Saturday, March 1 - Central Community College General Scholarship - http://www.cccneb.edu/financialaid
Saturday, March 1 - Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association Scholarship (CNSGA) - mail application, player's scoring gui9de, two letters of recommendation and a personal photo
Wednesday, March 1 - Deshler Midwest Bank / Cooper Foundation Scholarship - $1,500
Wednesday, March 1 - Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship - $2,000
Monday, March 3 - Little Blue Natural Resources District Scholarship Application - must attend a four year college or a two year majoring in a conservation or environmental field, must be in good standing, letter of recommendation,
Wednesday, March 5 - George Coordsen Scholarship - $500
Wednesday, March 5 - DJ's Hero Award - Salvation Army
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler Chamber of Commerce Scholarship - $500
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler High School Education Organization Scholarship - $500
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler Lion's Club Scholarship - $500
Wednesday, March 5 - Erna Pohlmann Martens Scholarship -
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler High School Student Council Scholarship - $300
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler High School National Honor Society Scholarship - $300
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler American Legion Scholarship -
Wednesday, March 5 - Deshler High School Alumni Association - $1,000
Friday, March 7 - ACT Test Registration Date
Monday, March 10 - Wayne State College High School Special Abilities Art Scholarship Competition - must be interested in pursuing a degree in Art, send 10 high resolution jpgs or your artwork in any media, complete art scholarship application form, include letter expressing your interest, 2 letters of recommendation
Monday, March 10 - Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship - must be female, attend 2-year or 4-year college, resume, 2 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, on line at http://www.thehugefoundation.org/news-media/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Cabelas-Application-PDF-Final1.pdf
Saturday, March 15 - Susan T. Buffet Foundation Scholarship - Financial Need Statement due
Saturday, March 15 - Jake Kleen Family Scholarship - $500
Monday, March 31 - Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarship - create an account on line, must fill out application electronically online at http://www.lcf.org/, must demonstrate financial need,
Monday, March 31 - Lincoln Community Foundation - Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship - academic success, attend college in Nebraska, show financial need, complete form on line at http://www.lcf.org/scholarships
Monday, March 31 - Lincoln Community Foundation - Edna and Richard F. Reinke Scholarship - $1,000
Monday, March 31 - Nebraska Legal Professionals Association
Tuesday, April 1 - NSCS (Nebraska State College System) Advantage Program - first-time freshmen who receive federal Pell Grants will pay no tuition while attending, must be a Federal Pell Grant recipient, a new first-time freshman and enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours, the award is renewable. More information at http://www.nscs.edu/
Tuesday, April 1 - UNL, UNO and UNK College Bound Nebraska - first-time freshmen who receive federal Pell Grants will pay no tuition while attending, must be a federal Pell Grant recipient, a new first-time freshman and enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours, the award is renewable. More information at http://collegeboundnebraska.com/
Tuesday, April 1 - UNL Need Based Scholarship - FAFSA done before 4/1
Tuesday, April 1 - UNL College Bound Nebraska - must complete FAFSA - eligible for Pell Grant
Tuesday, April 1 - UNO Need Based Scholarship - FAFSA done before 4/1
Tuesday, April 1 - Cloud County Community College Scholarships - apply online at http://www.cloud.edu/scholarships/
Tuesday, April 1 - Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Friday, April 4 - Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation - Automotive Related Careers
Friday, April 4 - Nebraska School Counselor Association - $500; high school senior
Friday, April 11 - Wayne State College Music Scholarship Auditions - applications are to have been sent in ahead of time requesting audition date.
Saturday, April 12 - ACT Test Date
Sunday, April 13 - Eastern Star Scholarship - All Seniors eligible
Tuesday, April 15 - The James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship - FAFSA must be completed for this year, recommendation letters, essay and application
Tuesday, April 15 - South Central Cattleman's Scholarship - 2014 graduating seniors, Adams, Clay, Nuckolls, Webster or child of cattle member.
Tuesday, April 15 - American Meteorological Society - Science Majors and Science Teacher
Friday, April 18 - Central Community College - Summer Scholarship - http://www.cccneb.edu/images/Financialaid/2014-15%20scholarships%20-%20incoming%20ap.pdf
Friday, April 18 - Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship - North Country Inn & Suites - must be in upper 25% of class or 3.75 GPA, be a 2 year participant in 2 sports, earn a varsity letter in 2 sports, letter of recommendation, minimum ACT of 24
Wednesday, April 23 - Benjamin & Rachel Murray Scholarship - resume, letter of reference and one-page essay
Thursday, May 1 - AITP Association of Information Technology Professionals - www.aitpomaha.org, student interested in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.
Thursday, May 1 - Deshler Alumni Assoication - GPA 90% - $1,000
Friday, May 9 - ACT Test Registration Date
Sunday, June 1 - UNL College Bound Nebraska - Financial Aid process must be completed - eligible for Pell Grant
Saturday, June 14 - ACT Test Date
Sunday, June 15 - The American Legion Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship - must have 3 letters of recommendation, show financial need, fill out application, academic achievement and community involvement. for more information and application go to http://www.nebraskalegion.net/programs/2014_Jim_Hurlbert_Application.pdf
Peru State College ~ Those who take Early Entry College Credits, then enroll at Peru after graduation will receive $50 credit for every credit hour taken in high school. Juniors and Seniors are eligible for this.
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