State and National Scholarships

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  • Junior Scholarships:

Access College Early Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Full Tuition and fees
  • Requirements: Must show financial need
  • Info: Scholarship for students taking dual credit classes or early entry class while still in high school. Students must have experienced extreme hardship (fire, loss of job, accident, etc.) or be currently eligible for one of the following programs: Food Stamps, Free or Reduced Lunch, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), WIC, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Click here for the scholarship application. Limited funds available.
  • https://ecmp.nebraska.gov/PublicPortal/Login.aspx?Destination=CCPE-ACE

ACLU Nebraska’s First Amendment Rights Video Contest

  • Amount: $1200
  • Due: March 29
  • Students can make video about the 1st Amendment Rights.
  • Go to www.aclunebraska.org for more information
  • Open to all high school clubs and students

Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award

CNCS Mary Dusek Graduate Scholarship

  • Amount: $250
  • Due: May
  • Info: Scholarship for students that participated in Head Start.

Great Plains Communication Leadership through Learning Program

  • Amount: trip to Washington D.C.
  • Due: December
  • Requirements Juniors and seniors are eligible
  • Info: Open to students who live in the Great Plains Communications service area. Purpose is for students to learn more about government, civic affairs, and telecommunications regulations.
  • Web: www.fred.org

United States Foreign Service National High School Essay Contest

  • Amount: Min: $750 Max: $2500
  • Due: December
  • Requirements: Essay required
  • Info: All students in grades nine through 12 attending a public, private, parochial school, home school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories, or, if they are U.S. citizens attending schools overseas, are eligible
  • Web: www.afsa.org/essaycontest/essaycontest1.cfm

CCC Summer Scholarship

  • Amount: $150 to cover tuition
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: Central Community College–Hastings, Columbus, Grand Island Campus
  • Info: Available to students taking a summer class. The award is based on application/review process. This scholarship covers one class worth 3 credits for the summer session. This is open to current juniors and seniors. Selection is based on ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET scores. This can be used for a traditional, online, individualized or distance learning class.
  • Application is available in March
  • Web: www.cccneb.edu

Young Naturalist Awards Scholarships

  • Amount: $500-$2500
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Essay; Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings.
  • Info: The Young Naturalist Awards Program hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, invites students in grades 7 through 12 to conduct original research in the areas of biology, earth science or astronomy. Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings, before documenting their research in a written essay. The twelve finalists (two per grade) receive scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 and are flown to New York City to meet Museum scientists, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, and attend an awards ceremony. Winners are further distinguished by having their essays published in a special catalogue. The program, which is in its 7th year, is conducted by the American Museum of Natural History, and supported by The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. Entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents living within the United States, Canada or U.S. Territories. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of science teachers and by Museum scientists.
  • Web: www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/

Questbridge College Prep Scholarship

  • Amount: up to $15,000
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Applicants must be current high school juniors, essay, must show financial need, and one recommendation required.
  • Info: QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship equips outstanding low-income students with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to selective colleges. College Prep Scholarship awards include full scholarships to college summer programs at Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford and Yale, as well as free college admissions counseling services. The College Prep Scholarship awards prepare students to be competitive applicants for QuestBridge’s National College Match program, which pairs outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full four-year scholarships to 25 leading colleges. Last year, more than 1,000 students who applied through QuestBridge gained admission to top-ranked colleges with financial aid worth over $110 million. QuestBridge is a 501(c)(3) non-profit program. Our organization has worked for 15 years to give high-achieving low-income students access to top-tier college educational opportunities.
  • Web: www.questbridge.org

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

  • Amount: varies ($20,000 to $1,000)
  • Due upon arrival at Girls or Boys State
  • Prerequisite: Must be participating in Girls or Boys State and be a direct descendant (child, grandchild or great grandchild) of a US wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war.
  • The selection of scholarship winners will be based on the following: community service, financial need and additional points will be awarded to descendants of the US veterans of the Korean War.

CommUnity Making Kids Count

  • Amount: $250 – $5000
  • Info: Random drawing for US Savings bond Scholarships. Drawings are for children born between 1988 – 1996 and 1997 – 2007. Complete the application either online or on paper and mail to the Grand Island Independent to enter.
  • Web: www.theindependent.com/mkc

The Humanist Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Info: If you are a student enrolled in grades 9-12 as of the submission deadline of March 1, and have thoughts on humanity and the future, you are invited to share your perception and vision by entering an essay. The contest is open to any student currently residing in the United States or Canada. 1st Prize: $1,000, three-year membership in the American Humanist Association, and an invitation to present your essay at the AHA Annual Conference, June 7-10 in Portland, Oregon (does not include travel expenses). 2nd Prize: Library of ten Humanist books and a three-year membership in the AHA. 3rd Prize: Three-year membership in the AHA. Honorable Mentions: One-year membership in the AHA.
  • For more information, please vist: www.thehumanist.org/essaycontest.html

Senior Scholarships

August

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation-Two-Year Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: August
  • Requirements: GPA 2.500-4.000;
  • Info: The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program, the other program administered by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, annually awards 400 scholarships, of $1,000 each, to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees. Nomination materials are sent to the financial aid officer of two-year colleges across the country asking them to nominate one student from their campus by the May 31st deadline. For more information and an application, please see the Financial Aid office at your two-year school and request that you would like to be one of the two students to be nominated.
  • Applicants:
    • Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Must have demonstrated academic success (with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale)
    • Must be planning to enroll in at least two courses during the next term at a two-year institution
    • May not be children of Coca-Cola employees The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program complements the Foundation’s Coca-Cola Scholars Program, which annually awards $3 million in college scholarships to 250 outstanding high school seniors. The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is one of the most recognized and respected corporate-sponsored scholarships in America. The Coca-Cola Two-Year Colleges Scholarship Program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The Whitehead Foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives, particularly organizations and programs that benefit young people. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a joint effort of Coca-Cola Bottlers across the United States and The Coca-Cola Company, is one of the largest corporate-sponsored, merit-based scholarship programs of its kind in the United States. The Foundation is supported by the financial commitment of local Coca-Cola Bottlers and The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Web: https://www.coca-colascholars.org/cokeWeb/page.jsp?navigation=16

Great Plain Communications Medical Transcription Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: August
  • Info: Offered to customers of Great Plains who are enrolled in a medical transcription certification program. Once requirements are met and the certificate is received, GPC will reimburse the student with this scholarship.

Nelnet $1 Million Scholarship Giveaway

  • Amount: 10 – $25,000 and 750 – $1000
  • Due: August
  • Requirements: None… it’s a Scholarship Drawing!
  • Info: No academic information is required (no essay, no test scores, no GPA.) Complete the entry form at the above address or get one from Mrs. Webster. You can even enter daily to increase your chances of winning.
  • Web: www.nelnet.com/win

September

Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters Association “STRIVE” Program

Nebraska Nurse Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 x 2
  • Due: September
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Students must be a NE resident, enrolled in an accredited nursing program and have completed more than half of the required nursing degree courses with a 3.o GPA. Two letters of recommendations are required and an essay of no more than 500 words.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

  • Amount: $50 – $10000
  • Due: September
  • Info: The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to undergraduate students. To participate, you must read the novel and write an essay on a selected topic that can be found on the Web site. Essays are judged on both style and content. The winning essay must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of the book “Atlas Shrugged.” Complete contest guidelines are available on the Web site.
  • Web: www.aynrand.org/contests/atlas.html

Anycollege.com Scholarships

  • Amount: $2000
  • Due: September
  • Info: Students planning to enroll at an accredited college or university are eligible for $2,000 payable to the institution to which they are accepted. How to Apply: Fill out the scholarship form on AnyCollege.com and click the submit button. The scholarship form can be reached by clicking on the button titled “Win a Scholarship.” The current scholarship application deadline dates are: March 30, June 30, September 30 and December 31. The scholarship drawings will occur the first business day after the application deadline. Limit one entry per person, per application period.
  • Web: www.anycollege.com/scholarshiprules.cfm

Heartland Latino Leadership Conference & Expo Academic Scholarship

  • Amount: 15 x $1000
  • Due: September 21
  • Requirements: Must be Hispanic/Latino (See Mrs. Webster for an application)
  • Info: Must be a graduating senior, current college student, or an adult wishing to pursue a college education. Students are encouraged to apply for this award early as funding is limited.

 

October

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: October 2
  • Requirements: Students must have a GPA of at least a B and must have participated in at least one athletic sport.
  • Info: Applications forms must be submitted online and reviewed by Mrs. Webster by midnight on Oct. 1st. Applicants (both male and female) who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field or court, and within their communities are encouraged to submit a nomination. Students must be seniors planning to graduate in 2009 with a B average and have participated in at least one athletic sport.
  • Web: www.wendysheisman.com

Lutheran College Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: October
  • Info: Student must attend a Lutheran college who is enrolled as a full-time student. The student should have been an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and during their college years will continue to be an active participant of a local congregation or campus ministry.

Horatio Alger Association

  • Amount: $2500 – $20,000
  • Due: October 30
  • Requirements: Must demonstrate financial need ($50,000 or lower adjusted gross income.) Must also intended to pursue a bachelor’s degree and have a min. GPA of 2.0
  • Info: This is a scholarship for students who have financial need and have exhibited involvement in co-curricular and community service activities. Complete the online application at the site listed.
  • Web: www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

  • Amount: $1000.00 and trip to Washington D.C.
  • Due: October 31
  • Info: The purpose of this award is to recognize and celebrate the spirit of volunteering. If you have participated in community service, please complete an application online or get an application from Mrs. Webster
  • Web: www.prudential.com/spirit

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships

  • Must be motivated, dedicated, involved high school senior.
  • Will award $3 million in scholarships to 250 students
  • Due October 31
  • www.coca-colascholars.org

November

UNL Jeffrey S Raikes School of Computer Science and Management

  • Covers room and board
  • Application deadline is November 15
  • Must complete undergraduate application before applying
  • Can access application on MyRed account.

Omaha World Hearld/Kearney Hub Scholarship, UNK

  • Due – November 15
  • Amount – full-tuition plus payment for room, meals, fees and books
  • Students must have an ACT score of 30 and rank in the top 10% of senior class.
  • Students must also complete an application (the application is the same as the Honors Program.)
  • Go to www.unk.edu/honors for more information.
KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program – Health Science Majors)
  • Due: November 15
  • Website: http://www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships/
  •  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. Selected students are granted admission to UNMC’s programs.
  • Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Clinical Lab Sciences, Raidography

Daughters of the American Revolution

  • essay scholarship contest
  • Due by Nov. 15th
  • See Mrs. Webster for more details and essay topic.

American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist Scholarship

  • Due – November 30
  • Amount – 15 x $7000
  • Student must demonstrate a strong commitment to civil liberties, have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need.
  • Talk to Mrs. Webster for more information

Nebraska Soybean Association Scholarship

  • Due – November 15
  • Amount – $5000
  • High school senior who plans to pursue a degree in ag. at accredited college or university
  • Specific academic, leadership, membership and references are required.
  • www.soygrowers.com/soy/scholarship.htm

Susan G Komen for the Cure

  • Due: November 15th
  • Must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger
  • Must be a high school senior, college freshmen, sophomore or junior
  • Go to www.komen.org/scholarship
Hagan Scholarship
  • Due: November 15th
  • Amount: varies up to $5000 per semester renewable for up to seven ADDITIONAL semesters
  • Website: www.hsfmo.org
  • Must be a high achieving student with meaningful work or volunteer experience who aspires to obtain a college education in order to realize his or her full potential.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA and a 23 or higher on the ACT.
  • FAFSA EFC must be less than $10,000

 

December

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: Application must be to Elks Lodge in Columbus by December 1
  • Info: Must complete the application form and submit a 200-word essay summarizing his or her activities, accomplishments, needs, objectives, and career goals. Must have two letters of recommendations. Need a signature from the sponsoring Elks Lodge Chairman by January 10.
  • http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Nebraska Elks Association Past Exalted Ruler’s Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000 – $150
  • Due: Application must be to Elks Lodge in Columbus by December 7
  • Info: Student must complete the application form.
  • http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Nebraska Elks Association J.B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000 – $1500
  • Due: Application must be to Elks Lodge in Columbus by December 7
  • Info: Need three letters of recommendation and complete the application.
  • http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $8000 – $60,000
  • Due: Application must be to Elks Lodge in Columbus by December 7
  • Info: Need not be associated with an Elks Lodge. Complete the application, essay, parent financial information, and two letters of recommendation.
  • http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/

Al Neuharth Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: December
  • Reqs: Student must be interested in a career in journalism; Univ of South Dakota;
  • Info: Students awarded this scholarship must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be active in producing and leading The Volante student newspaper, must adhere to high ethical and professional standards, must participate in co-curricular training programs and activities of the Al Neuharth Media Center, and must successfully complete summer newsroom internships.
  • Web: www.usd.edu

Secure Optimal Yield SOY Scholarship

  • Amount: $2500
  • Due: December
  • Info: Student interested in declaring agricultural as a degree area of study at the university of their choice.
  • Web: www.SoyGrowers.com/sym/

Air Force ROTC

  • Amount: Varies
  • Due: December
  • Requirements: GPA >=3.000; Class rank – top 40%; ACT >=24; SAT >=1100; US citizen, ages 17-31, physical fitness standards, no singe parent;
  • Info: Applications taken between May of the Jr year and Dec 1 of Sr year. Must apply online. For more information, go to Financing College and look under Military.
  • Web: www.afrotc.com

Governor’s Opportunity Award

  • $7,000 over four years at Chadron State College, Wayne State College or Peru State College
  • Due: December 1
  • Requirements: ACT 21-24; Chadron State College; Peru State College; Wayne State College
  • Info: This scholarship is for students wanting to attend a state school. Students must write an essay about why they would like to stay in Nebraska after graduation. Students must also be a resident of Nebraska and enroll full-time at one of the above schools.
  • Web: Apply at www.nscs.edu. Call 402-471-2505 with questions.

Great Plains Communication Leadership through Learning Program

  • Amount: trip to Washington D.C.
  • Due: December 1
  • Requirements Juniors and seniors are eligible
  • Info: Open to students who live in the Great Plains Communications service area. Purpose is for students to learn more about government, civic affairs, and telecommunications regulations.
  • Web: www.fred.org

Rural Health Opportunities Program

  • Amount: admission to medical school
  • Due: December 1
  • Requirements: This is for students interested in entering specific medical careers. Application and interview required; Chadron State College or Wayne State College or Peru State College (NEW!)
  • Info: Acceptance into this program guarantees admission into medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Students accepted into the program usually receive numerous scholarships. Consideration factors: Academic preparation and potential of the student, A rural background, a commitment to return to the rural area to practice and a biography of why the student wants to be in the program. Must complete an online application
  • Web: www.wsc.edu or www.csc.edu

NASSP/Herff Jones Princiapal’s Leadership Award

  • Amount: $1,000 to $12,000
  • Due: December 2
  • Nomination required on the basis of leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the art and sciences, employment experience, and academic record.

Wayne State Merit Scholarships

  • Amount: full – tuition, room & board, &/or books
  • Due: December
  • Requirements: Wayne State College Essay; GPA >=3.500; Class rank in the top 25%; ACT >=25;
  • Info: There are several different scholarships. Students must write a 400-500 word essay identifying and analyzing a problem that affects your community or state. Student also needs to purpose and defend a solution. Students need two recommendation letters and a master resume.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000-$25,000
  • Due: December 1
  • Info: The AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report. More than $1.3 million a year in scholarships awarded to winners in every state nationwide Scholarships of $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000 that focus on students’ personal accomplishments.
  • Web: www.axa-achievement.com

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Due: December 17
  • Info: Student must demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit or initiative and must be running their own small business. Go to the website to apply.
  • Web: www.NFIB.com/YEA

United States Foreign Service National High School Essay Contest

  • Amount: Min: $750 Max: $2500
  • Due: December
  • Requirements: Essay required
  • Info: All students in grades nine through 12 attending a public, private, parochial school, home school or participating in a high school correspondence program in any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories, or, if they are U.S. citizens attending schools overseas, are eligible
  • Web: www.afsa.org/essaycontest/essaycontest1.cfm

All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Varies
  • Due: December
  • Requirements: Essay; GPA >=2.500
  • Info: e All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program is available to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award. To apply for this scholarship, you must submit a 50- to 200-word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50- to 200-word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.
  • Web: www.all-ink.com/scholarship.html

January

Sam Walton Community Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: January
  • Info: Student must be a graduating senior and not an employee or child of an employee of Walmart or Sam’s Club.
  • Web: www.walmartfoundation.org

National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship

  • Due – January 1
  • Amount – $250 – $10,000
  • Must have 3.0, be a member of NWTF, be active in school and community activities.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

Doane College Senator Hugh Butler Academic Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: 10,000
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: GPA >=3.600; ACT >=30; Interview required; Doane College
  • Info: Must maintain a 3.5 GPA through college to renew scholarship.
  • Web: www.doane.edu

FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education)

  • Amount: $10,000 1st prize, $5,000 2nd prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes
  • Due: January 2nd
  • Submit an essay on the provided topic
  • www.thefire.org/contest

Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: $3,000 per year for two years
  • Due: January 4
  • Requirements:
    • Must attend UNK and major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
    • Be in the top 20% of their high school graduating class
    • Have minimum ACT composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math)
  • Website: http://www.unk.edu/academics/csis/CSIS_Scholarships

Walter Scott Scholarship at Hastings College

  • Amount: $7500 to full-tuition
  • Due: January 14
  • Requirements: Hastings College; Class rank in top 20%; ACT >=27;
  • Web: www.hastings.edu

UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest

  • Amount: Up to $2000
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: Essay required
  • Info: The UNA-USA National High School Essay Contest is open to students in grades 9-12. You must submit an essay of 1,500 words or less (details of essay on website). All material must be submitted to the UNA-USA Chapter or Division in your area. To find the one nearest you, please consult the Chapter and Division directory available on the Web site.
  • Web: http://unausanationalhighschoolessaycontest.com/

Peter Kiewit Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $7500 per year renewable for four years of undergraduate study
  • Due: January 6
  • Info: Students must be a high school senior, and a Nebraska resident. They must be able to present ACT scores and be ranked in the top 20% of their high school class after their junior year and through the fall of their senior year. They must be able to demonstrate financial need. Signature from the guidance counselor is required.
  • Web: www.peterkiewitfoundation.org

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

  • 20 x $10,000 scholarships renewable for four years
  • Due: January 10
  • For more information and eligibility requirements, go to the following website:
  • www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

American Planning Association’s High School Essay Contest

  • Amount: $5000, $100 gift certificate
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: Essay; juniors and seniors eligible to apply
  • Info: Each year, the essay contest will focus on a different topic. This year’s theme, “Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods: Greening Streets and Neighborhoods,” is taken from National Community Planning Month. The essay assignment is “Creating a Green Neighborhood Plan.” Through National Community Planning Month and the essay contest, APA is promoting awareness of all the elements that go into making a great neighborhood. To learn more about this issue and APA’s programs, visit www.planning.org/ncpm.
  • Web: www.planning.org/institutions/hsessay.htm

Burger King Scholarship $15 Million awarded and counting

Nebraska State College Board of Trustees

  • Amount: full tuition at a Nebraska State College
  • Due: January 15
  • Requirements: ACT >=25; Can only apply for the scholarship at ONE of the schools: Chadron State College; Peru State College; Wayne State College;
  • Info: Seniors must have a 25 on the ACT, be a resident of Nebraska, enroll as a full-time student at Chadron, Wayne, or Peru, and provide a recommendation from a high school administrator or teacher.
  • Web: www.nscs.edu for more information

Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: Min: $1000 to Max: 2400
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: Datatel Client Institutions
  • Info: The Datatel Scholars Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending a college or university selected from one of Datatel’s eligible client sites (eligible Datatel client sites have current maintenance/support agreements). The Datatel Scholars Foundation scholarship is for outstanding students currently attending an eligible Datatel client institution. Full and part-time students (taking at least six credit hours/term) are eligible to apply. For more detailed information including a list of client sites, application requirements, and to apply, please visit http://www.datatel.com/dsf.
  • Web: www.datatel.com/dsf

Great Plains Communications FRED Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: $1000 – $5000
  • Due: January 30
  • Info: Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) is for students planning on attending a college, university or trade/technical school. Students must be a customer of Great Plains Communication.
  • Web: www.fred.org

Nebraska State Visual Arts Competition

  • Due: January 10
  • Categories include drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, graphic design, fashion, video games, film and animation, and mixed media.
  • For more information, visit www.artandwriting.org.

Mental Floss Tuition Giveaway

  • Amount: $10,000
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Write an essay of 750 words or less over ” Why are you the most deserving person on the planet to win a scholarship?”
  • Web: http://www.mentalfloss.com/tuitiongiveaway/

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000 – $7500
  • Deadline: January (middle)
  • Info: Focus is for students that enjoy history, politics, or government service.
  • Web: gwcf.org or call 215-949-8841

Presidential Alumni Scholarship – USD

  • Due: mid-January
  • University of South Dakota, Vermillion
  • Must have a 27 or higher ACT
  • Valued at $28,000 over four years
  • Go to http://admissions.usd.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarships.cfm

Al Neuharth Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism – University of South Dakota

  • Amount: $30,000 for four years
  • Due: January 13
  • Apply online at http://admissions.usd.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarships.cfm

Vacin Inc. Scholarship

  • Two scholarships each worth $7500 to apply towards tuition, books, and tools.
  • Due mid-January
  • For students interested in attending SECC @ Milford and working for John Deere as a diesel technician.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Scholarship

  • Due: January 15
  • Amount: Ranges from $1000 to $3000
  • Must be a student with MS or be a child of someone with MS.
  • Application must be completed online at www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship

Willa Cather Foundation – Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Due: January 31
  • Awarded to three Nebraska high school women planning to major in English
  • $2000 to 1st, $1000 to 2nd, and $500 to 3rd
  • www.WillaCather.org

ACACIA Leadership Scholarshp

  • Amount: 1 x $1,000 and 2 x $500
  • Due: January 31
  • Must be an incoming male to UNL
  • Winners will be selected on the basis of merit of academics, motivation for personal success and development of and applying leadership skills.

February

Carhart Lumber Co.’s Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship

  • Due February 1st
  • Amount 4 – $150 scholarships
  • must be planning to enroll in a building construction related program.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Davis – Chambers Freshmen Scholarship

  • Amount: up to $2000
  • Due: February 1
  • Must be a resident of Nebraska, enroll as a full-time student at Chadron, Wayne, or Peru, have a 3.0 grade point average, complete an application to one of the schools, complete and submit the FAFSA nd provide a recommendation from a high school administrator or teacher.
  • Visit www.nscs.edu for an application. Call 402-471-2505 with questions

Deans Scholarship Northeast Community College

  • $500 for freshmen year only
  • Dean’s Scholarship at Northeast Community College application
  • Must be from a high school in the NECC service area (Boone Central is in NECC service area)
  • Must enroll full-time at NECC and maintain a GPA of 2.0
  • Formally the Board of Governor’s Scholarship (which paid 1/2 tuition)
  • Due by February 15

Board of Governor’s Scholarship at Northeast Community College

  • Amount: full-tuition for four semesters (2 years)
  • Must have ACT score of 23 or higher
  • Must enroll full-time and maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • Due February 1

President’s Scholarship for Early Entry Students at Northeast Community College

  • Amount: 1/2 tuition for four semesters (2 years)
  • Must have an ACT of at least a 18 and have taken an early entry class from NECC while in high school.
  • Must enroll full-time at NECC and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Due February 1

Peter Kiewit Foundation Educators Opportunity Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000 annually to students pursuing classroom teaching credentials at UNK
  • Must be a graduate of NE high school and be fluent, both speaking and writing, in Spanish and demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher
  • Renewable for up to four years
  • www.unk.edu/offices/financial_aid

York College – Nebraska Presidential Scholarships

  • Be accepted to York College by February 1
  • Have an ACT of 28 or higher
  • Submit resume, essay, letters of recommendations by March 1
  • See Mrs. Webster for more details.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy – New York and Los Angeles

  • For students who plan to pursue their post-secondary education in acting, musical theatre, dance theatre, and performing arts.
  • Submit application by February 1
  • www.amda.edu for more information and an application

ESA Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 1
  • Requirements: $5 processing fee for each scholarship you apply for
  • Info: Several scholarships are available, but students are limited to applying for three scholarships.
  • Web: www.esaintl.com/esaf

Northeast Community College Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 1
  • Requirements: Essay; Must attend Northeast Community College
  • Info: Go to the website, select “financial aid/scholarships” from the “Quick Links”, and then select “on-line scholarship application. A complete list of the available scholarships is on the website. Also, students can find a complete list in Mrs. Webster’s office.
  • Web: www.northeast.edu

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award

  • Amount: $1000 – $4000
  • Due: February 1
  • Info: Available to any child or grandchild of a living Elk who joined the order on or before 4/1/05 and has been a member in good standing since then or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after 4/1/05 is eligible to apply. The applicant must apply through the related member’s Elks Lodge, regardless of where the applicant resides. Student must attend an accredited school, college, or university in the US. This award cannot be used for vocational and technical schools.
  • Web: www.elks.org/enf/scholars

UNK Honors Program and other UNK scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 1
  • Requirements: Class rank in top 25%; ACT >=27; Must attend University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Must have applied to UNK.
  • Web: www.unk.edu

John and Eileen Doherty Merit Drafting Scholarship @ Northeast Community College

  • Amount – unknown
  • Due – February 1
  • Must be an Architectural Drafting Major
  • Must have a HS GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

UNO General Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: Must attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha;
  • Info: Several scholarships available. See the website for a complete list and qualifying criteria.
  • Web: www.ses.unomaha.edu/finaid

FBLA Scholarships

  • Amount: Two $100 scholarships
  • Due: February 1
  • Info: The following scholarships are available to students in FBLA: Southeast Community College Scholarship, McCook Community College Scholarship, FBLA Eisenhauer Scholarship, FBLA Scholarship, FBLA PBL Membership Scholarship. See Mrs. Gladem or Mrs. Webster for applications

FBLA Scholarship

  • Amount: 2 x $250
  • Due: February 1
  • To be presented to two outstanding FBLA members who are planning to attend college with the intention of majoring in the business field. This scholarship must be applied to tuition. See Mrs. Gladem for an application.

Health Science Scholars Program at UNK

  • Amount: full tuition for 1 year
  • Due: February 1
  • Requirements: Essay; GPA – 3.000-4.000; ACT >=22; University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Info: This scholarship is for students interested in attending UNK in the medical profession. Selected students will be given full tuition for one year. After freshman year, students will submit an application for the NU PATHS Program, a cooperative program with UNMC. The NU PATHS Program continues to provide the full tuition support and guaranteed admissions to UNMC.

Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: School of Visual Arts in New York, NY; GPA >=80.000; Decisions based on review of creative and academic achievements;
  • Web: www.sva.edu

Herff Jones Believe In You Scholarship and Principal’s Award

  • Recognizes well-rounded education and someone that demonstrates leadership, academic performance, or community service
  • Amount: $2,000 – $12,000
  • Due February 8
  • See Mrs. Webster for details

Bethany College Art Department Scholarships

  • Due February 11
  • www.bethanylb.edu/art
  • Programs available – Art Edu PreK-12, Art Therapy, Studio Arts, Visual Art Administration, Interactive Graphic Design

The Conclave Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February
  • Info: Scholarships for students entering the broadcasting or music industry. Visit the websites for more information.
  • Web: www.radioscholarships.com or www.theconclave.com

Constance K. Rife Scholarship

  • Amount – $1000
  • Due: February 13
  • Information: Student must be a female senior and an active member of their high school golf team. Students must have a GPA of at least a 3.0 and must be qualified for admission for a college or university or technical school for full-time next year.
  • Go to www.simplygolf.us.com for more information and to submit the application.

UNO College of Business Administration Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: University of Nebraska at Omaha;
  • Info: Student must be full-time student, enroll in the College of Business Administration and show evidence of academic achievement and leadership potential.
  • Web: www.cba.unomaha.edu and click on “students” icon

Chadron State College Music Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February
  • Info: Students interested in participation in music at CSC need to visit campus and perform a live audition.
  • Web: www.csc.edu/music

Aurora Cooperative Scholarships

  • Amount: 1-$2,500, 1-$1,500, and 6 – $1000
  • Due: February
  • Info: Applicants must attend a public or private post-secondary institution, major in agricultural, and have a parent/guardian that is a patron of Aurora Cooperative. Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendations; which include information about leadership, character, initiative, and school/community involvement.
  • Web: www.auroracoop.com

Bill Lewis Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: 2 x $250
  • Due: February 15
  • Requirements: Must demonstrate financial need
  • Info: Applicants must be a dependent of individuals who are currently registered officials of NSAA or have been a registered official within the past 20 years. Applicant must be a senior, a Nebraska resident, and must have been accepted to a 2 or 4-year college or university in the US. Selection is based off of financial need, citizenship, leadership, career goals, academic achievement (GPA, class rank, ACT) and extracurricular activities.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an electronic copy of the scholarship

Cargill Scholarship Program for Sons and Daughters

  • Amount: 40 x $3000
  • Due: February
  • Info: Must be a son or daughter of and employee of Cargill.
  • Web: https://cargill.scholarshipamerica.org

Central Community College ACT Advantage Scholarship

  • Amount: $700
  • Due: February 15
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.500; ACT >=21; Central Community College–Hastings, Columbus, Grand Island
  • Info: Scholarship applications are sent directly to the student’s home. Contact Mrs. Webster if you would like to apply for this scholarship and did not receive an application by the 3rd week of January. Funds are limited so apply early!
Central Community College COMASS Advantage Scholarship
  • Amount: $700
  • Due: February 15
  • Must have a score of 62 on the Writing, 76 on the Reading, and a 43 on the Algebra test of the COMPASS
  • Must have minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Info: Scholarship applications are sent directly to the student’s home. Contact Mrs. Webster if you would like to apply for this scholarship and did not receive an application by the 3rd week of January. Funds are limited so apply early!

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

  • Amount: up to $4250
  • Due: February 1 for application, recommendations and transcript
  • Due: March 15th – SAR report from the FAFSA
  • Requirements: Must attend one of the following schools: Western Nebraska Community College; Wayne State College; University of Nebraska–Lincoln; University of Nebraska at Omaha; University of Nebraska at Kearney; Southeast Community College, Milford; Southeast Community College, Lincoln; Southeast Community College, Beatrice; Peru State College; Northeast Community College; Nebraska College of Tech Agriculture; Mid-Plains Community College; Metro Community College; Chadron State College; Central Community College–Hastings; Central Community College–Columbus; Central Community College–Grand Island Campus;
  • Info: Scholarship will be provided for up to five years for a four-year college or up to three years for a two – year college or until graduation, whichever comes first.
  • Web: www.buffettscholarships.org

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship

  • Amount: 1 – $1000 and 1 – $750
  • Due: February 1
  • Requirements: Essay; Must show financial need
  • Info: Student must plan to attend a 4-year engineering program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). Must include two recommendations, an essay, an optional employer recommendation, transcript and ACT/SAT scores.
  • Website: www.nspenebraska.org

Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition

  • Amount: Up to $50000
  • Due: February
  • Info: The Young Epidemiology Scholars (YES) Competition for original student research is designed to inspire talented students to investigate the many behavioral, biological, environmental and social factors that affect health and, based upon this knowledge, to identify ways to improve the health of the public. The Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition is available to high school juniors and seniors who will graduate from high school no later than September 1, 2009. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Midway, Wake Island or the Mariana Islands. Only one project per applicant will be accepted and team projects are not eligible.
  • Web: www.collegeboard.com/yes/fs/atc.html

AFSA High School Essay Contest

  • Amount: up to $2,400
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: Essay; Must demonstrate financial need
  • Info: To be eligible for any AFSA Scholarship Program: Students must be claimed as dependent on the most recent IRS tax form by a US government Foreign Service employee (active, retired with pension, deceased or separated) who has served or is serving at least a year abroad with a foreign affairs agency as defined by the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Department of State, USAID, USIA, IBB, Commerce Service or Foreign Agriculture Service). Children of AFSA Committee on Education members are ineligible for AFSA awards or scholarships. For an AFSA Financial Aid Scholarship, a student must: Attend or will be attending full-time (12 credit hours or more) as an undergraduate at a 2 or 4 year accredited college, university, community college, art school, or conservatory (stateside or overseas). Maintain a satisfactory academic record (cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Complete his/her undergraduate degree in four years. Demonstrate financial need. Students may apply for all three AFSA scholarship programs, if eligibility requirements are met. Applications can be mailed, faxed or emailed and can be sent in piece-meal.
  • Web: http://www.afsa.org/scholar/scholarship.cfm

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program

  • Amount: $5000
  • Due: February 8
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.750;
  • Info: Application only available between December 1 and February 9. Student must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public college or university. Students can enroll in a 2-year academic transfer program as long as they plan to finish at a 4-year school. See Mrs. Webster with questions.
  • Web: www.kfcscholars.org

NMC Diesel Technology Sponsorship and Caterpillar Scholarship Programs

  • Amount: $12,000 (includes a $2,500 for tools)
  • Due: February 10
  • Requirements: Central Community College–Hastings
  • Info: Students must apply and be accepted to CCC – Hastings in order to be considered for this scholarship. Students must also complete the scholarship application and have taken the ACT or COMPASS test.

AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

  • Amount: $10,000 – $15,000
  • Due: February 1
  • Info: For students set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and have respect for self, family and community.
  • Web: www.axa-achievement.com

Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship

  • Amount: 
  • Due: February 15
  • Essay competition for college-bound students that have been affected by Alzheimers
  • Visit www.afateens.org

Best Buy Scholarship

  • Amount: 1,200 x $1000
  • Due: February 15
  • Info: Best Buy Scholarship winners not only hit the books – they help their communities. A great education is the foundation for success. At Best Buy, we believe academic achievement and volunteerism are equally important. That’s why the Best Buy Scholarship Program rewards students for all of their homework; inside and outside of the classroom. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievements and their volunteer work. Since 1999 Best Buy stores have awarded over $13 million in scholarships to nearly 11,000 students nationwide. Scholarships go to graduating high school seniors. Students must attend a college, university or vocational school in the fall immediately following graduation.
  • Web: www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com

National Commission for Cooperative Education

  • Amount: 200 x $6000
  • Due: February
  • Info: Students must apply and be accepted at one of the following schools: CW Post Campus of Long Island Univ., Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University Kettering University, Northeastern University., Pace University Rochester Institute of Tech, Univ. of Cincinnati, Univ. of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology.
  • Web: www.co-op.edu

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Due: February 1
  • Provides rural students the opportunity to earn money to further their agricultural education
  • visit GrowAgLeaders.com

Commitment to Agriculture Scholarship Program

  • Amount: 100 x $1,500
  • Due: February
  • Info: Applicants must plan to pursue a career in agriculture. Applications must be submitted online by 2/17 and then the applicant’s signature page must be postmarked and in the mail by 2/17. National FFA administers the scholarship for Monsanto. Students do not need to be in FFA to apply for the scholarship.
  • Web: www.monsanto.com or www.ffa.org

Cargill Community Scholarship Program

  • Amount: 350 – $1000
  • Due: February 15
  • Info: Students are selected based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities. Must have Cargill Animal Nutrition employee sign application – see Mrs. Webster for an employee. DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN FFA OR AN AG RELATED MAJOR.
  • Web: www.cargil.com – keyword “scholarship”

Southeast Community College

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 22 (Scholarship opens Dec. 1)
  • Requirements: Southeast Community College, Beatrice, Lincoln, Milford
  • Info: SCC needs a copy of your current high school transcript. Scholarships must be completed online.
  • Web: www.scc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com

Northeast Community College Admissions Academic Scholarship

  • Amount: 300
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: Essay; GPA >=3.750; ACT >=24; Must attend Northeast Community College

Wayne State College Art Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 28
  • Requirements: Special abilities scholarships – must submit artwork in any media.; Wayne State College
  • Info: Must submit a portfolio.
  • Web: www.wsc.edu

Nebraska Truck Center, Inc. Diesel Technology Sponsorship

  • Amount: $9500
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: Student must be interested in becoming a medium and heavy duty truck and diesel technician, Must attend Central Community College–Hastings
  • Info: Applicant must:
    • Visit the CCC – Hastings campus
    • Complete an application and be accepted to CCC
    • Complete and application for the Nebraska Truck Center Sponsorship
    • Have taken (or take) the ASSET, COMPASS, or ACT test.

Nebraska Roping Horse Association

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: February
  • Requirements: Essay; Class rank in top 25%; ACT >=26; Three letters of recommendation required. See Mrs. Webster for details.

Hope for Sudan Scholarship

  • Amount: $2000 renewable for four years
  • Due: February 15
  • Must write a essay in 500 words or less how the events in the nation of Sudan have directly or indirectly impacted your life. Must also be attending any of the University of Nebraska campuses.

U.S. Bank’s Internet Scholarship Program

  • Amount: 30 – $1000
  • Due: February
  • Info: Students must be attending an accredited two- or four- year college full-time next fall. Scholarships are awarded through a random drawing process. Applications are only available online.
  • Web: www.usbank.com/studentbanking

University of Nebraska at Kearney Music Entrance & Scholarship Auditions

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 17th and April 13th
  • Requirements: University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Info: Several dates available for auditions…. See Mrs. Webster for dates.
  • Web: www.unk.edu

UNK Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: February 28
  • Requirements: Must attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Info: For students that are entering the industrial technology program at UNK. Go to the website and select “prospective students.” Then click on “Financial Aid” and under Scholarships, find “Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarship Application. Application is available between Feb. 1 and Feb 28.
  • Web: www.unk.edu

Wayne State College Music Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Dates: February 14 and April 11
  • Prepare one or two pieces from the standard contest repertoire for instrument or voice. Choose a date to audition (may also send a audio tape.) Complete the application and you will be notified of audition time and room number.
  • Website: www.wsc.edu/schools/ahu/musc

Nebraska Press Association Foundation, Inc.

  • Amount: 2 x $2000
  • Due: February 22
  • Info: Must be going into news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on a weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers. Must also be attending a Nebraska college or university. Selection will be based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community. Visit www.nebpress.com

Financial Avenue Challenge

  • Amount: $750 – grand prize, $500 – runner-up prize
  • Due: February 28
  • Complete Financial Avenue’s online financial education program and then create a 30 second to 2-minute video on what you learned about managing your finances.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program

  • $25,000/ year renewable for up to four years
  • Due February 28th
  • Students that are motivated, passionate and college-bound are encouraged to apply
  • Must be enrolled full time 4 year college and plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design. Must also be interested in a career in the automotive or related industries.

 

March

A.M. Hargis Scholarship

  • Due: March 1st
  • Amount: varies
  • Must be a student in Boone County seeking a degree in Business, Health, or Travel & Tourism from CCC or another Nebraska technical institution.
  • Go to www.efoundationsolutions.com/GIEF/GIEF/scholarships to submit an application.

Maggie Thompson Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: Up to $500
  • Due: April 1
  • Must have a disability and a want to increase independence through education or employment.
  • Submit a letter of request to Maggie Thompson Scholarship Committee, Attn: Jim Urban, PO Box 1863, Grand Island, NE 68802-1863
  • In the letter, outline how you will use the award to increase your independence through education or employment.  Be sure to state your disability and your phone number or email address where you can be reached.

Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $5,000 per semester
  • Due: March 1st
  • Criteria: Financial need, academic merit, leadership potential.
  • Must have 28 on ACT, GPA of 3.75 or higher and/or be in the top 5% of graduating class
  • Need to write a letter stating need for this scholarship, plans for your education, and future goals
  • Go to http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org to download the application.

Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March 1
  • Requirements: Essay, Must show financial need
  • Info: Must be a high school senior planning to enroll in a NEBRASKA institution of higher education including a university, college or technical school, public or private. Applicants must be a son or daughter, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members or past members of the American Legion, POW, MIA or KIA. Selection based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, completion of all required information.

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarships

  • Amount: Varies from $100 – $1000
  • Due: March 1
  • Several scholarships available. All require an essay, teacher recommendations and acceptance letters to college. Students must also have the intention of going into science related fields.
    • Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship – must show compassion for all organisms and humanity’s place in the universe
    • Marie and Howard J Taylor Scholarship – show interest in geology of Nebraska
    • Lincoln Gem and Mineral Scholarship – show special interest in earth sciences
    • Marian Schultz Memorial Environmental Scholarship – show interest in prairie and soil conservation
    • Marian O & Bertrand Schultz Scholarship – show interest in climate and environmental change
    • Robert S Kubicek Memorial Scholarship – show interest in business and the environment
  • See Mrs. Webster for applications or go to http://nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/GrantsandScholarships

American Legion Auxiliary National Scholarship

  • Amount: varies (all above $1000)
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Several scholarships available.  Go to website to find applications and qualifications.
  • website: www.alaforveterans.org
Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships
  • Due March 1st
  • Several available.  Go to website to find applications and qualifications.
  • Website: nebraskalegionaux.net

American Legion Scholarship

  • Amount: 5 – $1000
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Applicant must be a member of the American Legion (Auxiliary or Sons also included) organization for the past two years.
  • http://www.legion.org/needalift/

American Legion Auxiliary Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members

  • Amount: 5 – $1000 for four years
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Applicants must be of good character and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicant must have been members of an American Legion for at least three years including the current year and must maintain membership for the four years of college.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

Central Community College General Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March 1
  • Requirements: Central Community College–Hastings, Columbus, and Grand Island Campus
  • Info: Must submit an online application. One application will qualify for all CCC scholarships.
  • Web: www.cccneb.edu/financialaid

Great Plains Communications FRS College Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2500
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: For students interested in returning to a rural area to pursue their careers.
  • Web: www.frs.org

Great Plain Communications Long Distance Scholarship

  • Amount: $750
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Student must be a Great Plains Communications Long Distance customer and plan to attend a Nebraska college or trade school and enroll in an agricultural related program. Applicant must have a strong desire to return to their hometown or other Great Plain’s Communications’ community to pursue their career. Financial need is considered.
  • Web: http://www.gpcom.com/about/scholarships

Great Plain Communications Trade and Technical Scholarship

  • Amount: 6 – $1000scholarships
  • Due: March 1
  • Requirements: Must show financial need
  • Info: Students planning to attend a trade or technical school in Nebraska and who have Great Plains Communication service are encouraged to apply. Students majoring in the following areas will be given focus (and other majors are encouraged to apply): accounting, agriculture, auto repair, computer repair, cosmetology, daycare, dental assistant, education, medical transcription and nursing. Student must also have a strong desire to return to their hometown or another community with Great Plains service.
  • Web: http://www.gpcom.com/about/scholarships

John Dale/Pennsylvania Sci-tech Partnership

  • Amount: $2,000-3,000
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Must attend Juniata College
  • Info: Academic Scholarships at Juniata strive to reward students who do well academically, but also contribute to their school and/or community by getting involved. At Juniata, we believe that involved students in high school are involved students during their college experience. John Dale/Pennsylvania Sci-Tech – The John Dale Scholarship works in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Sci-Tech Program. Students are awarded $2,000 for freshman year and $3,000 dollars the following three years through the Pennsylvania Sci-Tech Program. Academic and residency requirements apply.
  • Web: www.juniata.edu/admission/finplan/index.html

Ken Morrison Health Occupations $1000 scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March 1
  • Requirements: Central Community Col–Hastings, Columbus, and Grand Island Campus Info: The application for this scholarship is the same as the CCC Graduating senior scholarship. Mrs. Webster also has a paper application. Must be going into Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Assisting, or Nursing.
  • Web: apply at www.cccneb.edu

Coyote Commitment Scholarship – University of South Dakota, Vermillion

  • Due – March 15
  • Awards range from $1000 – $3000
  • Must have applied to be considered – no additional application
  • Based on GPA, ACT and committee review

Rochester Institute of Technology Spirit Writing Contest

  • $500 or six-day summer camp
  • Due – March 15
  • Must be deaf or hard of hearing and enrolled in 10-12 grades
  • visit www.rit.edu/NTID/WritingContest for entry form

Minority Participation Program

  • Amount: $500-3000
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Must be a minority student
  • Info: Since 1972, the American Geological Institute has administered the Minority Participation Program. The broad goal for this program is to maintain and incrementally increase the number of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences. Recipients of AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships are provided with financial awards ranging from $500 to $3,000 and given the opportunity to interact with a mentor from the geoscience community within our AGI MPP Advisory Committee.
  • Web: www.agiweb.org/mpp/index.html

Nebraska Independent Insurance Agents Chet Linder Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Applicant must demonstrate scholastic achievement and intend to continue his/her education. The selection committee will consider the applicant’s participation and leadership in school and community activities, and educational goals. Open to all Nebraska students intending to go to college.
  • Go to www.iian.org to download an application.

Nebraska Independent Insurance Agents – Insurance Studies Scholarships

  • Must be registered as a full-time student in the Insurance Services program at NECC
  • 1 x $1500 scholarship
  • Due March 1
  • Go to www.iian.org to download and application

Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March 1st
  • Info: Must be a female senior of Catholic faith. Student must submit the application, a transcript, an essay and a priest evaluation. See Mrs. Webster for an application.

UNO Music Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March 1
  • Requirements: Must attend University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Info: Must audition – call Shellie Harden to set up audition time. See Mrs. Webster for more information and an application.
  • Web: www.unomaha.edu/music

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship

  • Scholarship for veterans adn active service members of both pre-and post 9/11.
  • Funding can cover tuition, fees, housing and child care
  • Go to www.pattillmanfoundation.org for online applicaitons.
  • Due: March 7th

Young Naturalist Awards Scholarships

  • Amount: $500-$2500
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Essay; Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings.
  • Info: The Young Naturalist Awards Program hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, invites students in grades 7 through 12 to conduct original research in the areas of biology, earth science or astronomy. Students work independently to make observations, record data, and illustrate findings, before documenting their research in a written essay. The twelve finalists (two per grade) receive scholarships ranging from $500-$2500 and are flown to New York City to meet Museum scientists, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum, and attend an awards ceremony. Winners are further distinguished by having their essays published in a special catalogue. The program, which is in its 7th year, is conducted by the American Museum of Natural History, and supported by The J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation. Entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents living within the United States, Canada or U.S. Territories. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of science teachers and by Museum scientists.
  • Web: www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/

Salvation Army DJ’s Hero Scholarship Award

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March 8
  • Requirements: Nomination and Essay
  • Info: Salvation Army is looking for students that have overcome obstacles and/tough situations and were able to rise above and excel, achieve and/or volunteer in their community. See Mrs. Webster for more information.
NACEB – Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards Scholarship Program
  • Amount: 1 x $1,000 for incoming freshmen at UNL CASNR or CEHS, 1 x $500 current UNL student (soph. or higher)
  • Due: March 15
  • Must be interested in a career in extension.
Hadden Scholarships
  • Due: March 15th
  • High school seniors, who are United States citizens, seeking higher education at accredited four-year United States colleges or universities. Applicants must show a 3.5+ or better grade average and should document financial need.
  • In addition, the Foundation strongly encourages extra-curricular and community activities on the part of its applicants demonstrating a strong desire to help others.
  • Web: http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/youthfdn/

Nebraska Aviation Trades Association Scholarship

  • Due: March 15
  • Amount: 1 x $1000 and 1 x $500
  • Open to all Nebraska high school seniors or individuals continuing their education
  • Must write an essay and written endorsement signed by a voting or associate member of NATA.
  • See Mrs. Webster for list of members and an application.

Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award

  • Amount: 25 x $7500
  • Due: March
  • Info: Any high school senior involved in athletics is encouraged to apply. Winners and their families are invited to attend a Sammy weekend in Orlando, FL and will have an opportunity to star in a milk mustache ad in USA Today.
  • Web: sammy.bodybymilk.com

UNK Freshman Art Scholarship

  • Amount: up to $3000
  • Due: March 4
  • Info: Student must plan to major in art at UNK. Go to listed website for the application and portfolios due dates.
  • Web: monet.unk.edu/unkart

Ak-Sar-Ben Community College Leadership Awards

  • Amount: 10 x $1000 for community college
  • Due: March
  • Info: Funded by the Ak-Sar-Ben Friendship Circle, up to twelve $1,000 scholarships are awarded each year to applicants from the Heartland who plan to attend a community college within the region.
  • Web: www.aksarben.org

Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation Ike Friedman Student Leadership Award

  • Amount: 10 x $1000
  • Due: March 15th
  • Applications available online at www.aksarben.org

Aurora Cooperative Scholarship

  • Amount: 1 x $2,000 and 3 x $1,000
  • Due: March 15th
  • Must be majoring in agriculture and parents must be active patrons of the Aurora Cooperative.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Edison Mission Group – Edison Scholars Program

  • Student must plan to major in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or computer science/information systems at a four-year college or university.
  • Must prove financial need
  • preference will be given to first-generation college students and those who have overcome significant obstacles and challenges.
  • Visit www.edison.com/edisonscholars
  • Due: March 15th

Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Two scholarships are available to a male and female senior. Applicants will be evaluated on golf involvement and achievement. Extracurricular activities and academic achievement are considered second.

Columbus Area Human Resource Association Scholarship

  • Amount: 2x$300 or 1x$500
  • Due: March
  • Info: Student must have a family member who is employed with a company that is a member of the Columbus Area Human Resource Association. Student must be majoring in Business or human resource program of study.

Central Valley Ag Scholarship

  • Amount: 15 x $500
  • Due: March 15
  • Info: Applicant must:
    • 1) be sincere about going into an ag related field.
    • 2) be involved in vocational ag, FFA, 4-H and other ag related activities.
    • 3) have held leadership role and were involved in high school.
    • 4) have a cumulative GPA of 80% or higher.
    • Web: www.cvacoop.com

Kohl’s Cares for Kids Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000 – $5000
  • Due: March
  • Info: Accepting nominations for students that have volunteered in their community. Students will be judged on creativity, initiative, generosity, leadership and community outreach.
  • Web: www.kholskidswhocare.com

Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards

  • Amount: 1 x 1,000
  • Due: March
  • Info: Student must plan to enroll in UNL College of Agriculture OR College of Education Human Sciences.

Robert C Byrd Honors Scholarship

  • Amount: 40 x up to $1500 renewable for four years
  • Due: March 15
  • Requirements: ACT >=30;
  • Info: Students must be a Nebraska resident planning to attend a college or university in the state of Nebraska. Applicants are encouraged to submit application online.
  • Web: www.nde.state.ne.us/byrd

Better Business Bureau Foundation Scott Mecham Student of Integrity Award

  • Amount: 2000
  • Due: March 5th
  • Info: Go to the website to print off nomination form and submit application.
  • Web: http://nebraska.bbb.org The link is under the “Announcement” section or go directly to http://nebraska.bbb.org/studentaward

Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2500 renewable for three additional years
  • Due: March 20th
  • Must be female and selection is based on academic achievements and evidence of leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, community service, work experience outside of the school honors and awards and recognition by her peers.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

UNK Opportunity Fund

  • Amount: tuition
  • Due: March
  • Info: Student must be admitted to UNK and have not received any merit academic scholarships from UNK. Student must need financial assistance to enroll at UNK.

Conestoga Mall Community Service Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: Must be submitted between March 1 and March 31
  • Info: Open to seniors that maintain high scholastic level as deemed within their capability while participating in activities dedicated to improving the quality of life in their school and community.
  • Web: www.shopconestogamall.com

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: Up to $7,500
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: For minority students
  • Info: The Foundation provides 4-year scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school seniors with a high level of academic achievement, financial need and leadership potential to attend the college of their choice.
  • Web: www.jackierobinson.org/

Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March 31
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Must be a student planning to attend a public or private institution in Nebraska. Must 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 in 500 words or less. Topics may come from any related K-12 experience and are not limited to only the college or career planning process. See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Sallie Mae Fund “Writers of Passage” Scholarship

  • Amount: Min: $5,000 Max: $20,000
  • Info: In partnership with the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, this program involves an essay competition that awards winning students from a Historically Black College or University, or a predominantly black college, with a $5,000 college scholarship. Universities of scholarship winners will receive a $20,000 grant from The Sallie Mae Fund. Go to the Sallie Mae Fund URL above to download the application. Deadline: March 3rd.
  • Web: www.thesalliemaefund.org/projectaccess/need.html

Sheryl A Horak Law Enforcement Explorer Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Due: March
  • Info: This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded depends upon the yield of the endowment. The award also includes a plaque and pin. The recognition will be presented at the national law enforcement explorer conference or a local ceremony. Any law enforcement Explorer who is at least in the 12th grade may apply. Candidates will be evaluated according to their academic record, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and personal statement on “Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement.” The candidate should complete the application, being careful to secure the certification of the – Post Advisor – Head of the participating organization – Learning for Life representative They should then submit – Three letters of recommendation (at least two from people outside of law enforcement) – A 500-word (minimum) essay on “Why I want to pursue a career in law enforcement” – A transcript of his/her high school record (if in college, submit both college and high school transcripts) – A black-and-white glossy photo (preferably in uniform) for publicity purposes in the event of selection See complete scholarship on http://www.learningforlife.org/exploring/lawenforcement/index.html
  • Web: www.learningforlife.org/exploring/lawenforcement/index.html

4-H Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March
  • Info: Applicants must: 1) be a high school senior graduating in the spring and attending college in the following fall 2) have completed one year of 4-H and be a current member of 4-H and 3) have a min. C average.
  • Web: 4h.unl.edu/kids/scholarships.htm

Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount: Four $500 scholarships
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Must demonstrate financial need and must be involved with the ROTC at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

US Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship

  • Amount: 4-years full-tuition & $250/month
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Must have ACT score of 21 in Math and 22 in English
  • Info: Any student interested in serving in the Navy as an officer is encouraged to apply. Students must be of sound moral character, meet the academic requirements, and be physically fit.
  • Web: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/

Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March 1
  • Info: Five scholarships available to students from this area
    • 1. Brune Memorial Scholarship – For non-traditional students, particularly returning adults are encouraged to apply.
    • 2. Eakes Memorial Scholarship – Given to a child or stepchild of an Eakes Office Plus employee. Must have 3.0 GPA.
    • 3. A.M. Harris Scholarship – This scholarship benefits h.s. seniors, non-traditional students and/or returning adults from several counties including Boone and Nance. Students must be seeking a certificate, diploma or associate degree in business, health or travel and tourism.
    • 4. Merrick Scholarship – must attend CCC – Grand Island campus in automotive tech, data processing, diesel tech, drafting, electrical tech, electronics tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, office tech, or welding.
    • 5. Price Scholarship – benefits children of Kriz-Davis Co. employees.
    • Web: www.ggicf.org

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year

  • Amount: 10,000 Grand Prize and 3 – $2500 awards
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Must be an Eagle Scout. See Mrs. Webster for more details.

Gabelman Scholar Award For Incoming Freshman

  • Renewable scholarship for four years. Must major in program in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at UNL with preference given to Horticulture majors.
  • Application at http://agronomy.unl.edu/undergraduate

Wayne State College Art Scholarships

UNL Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Due: March 31
  • Info: This scholarship is for male students planning to attend UNL. The sponsor of this scholarship is Sigma Phi Epsilon. This scholarship and aplication in now way entails membership in our organization.
  • Go to sigepnebraska.com, click on the Recruitment tab and then Balanced Man

Oxbow Scholarship Program Nebraska High School Senior – Animal Interest Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Interested applicants must:
    • 1) Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry
    • 2) Be a graduating senior from NE that is planning to attend college in the fall
    • 3) Complete an online application at the above website
    • 4) Provide a resume showing activities and work history
    • 5) Submit a 300-500 word essay
  • Web: www.oxbowhay.com

Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March
  • Requirements: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Info: Students 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.

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: 5 x $2,500
  • Due: March
  • Info: Open to high school seniors that have a 2.5 GPA or higher, planning to attend a four-year college or university and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services, extracurricular or other activities.

Association of Information Technology Professionals

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March 18
  • Info: Scholarship for student whose career plans will take them into the computing related fields. Students need to complete the online application form and have two teacher references.
  • Web: www.aitpomaha.org

Husker Harvest Days Agricultural Scholarship

  • Amount: 9 x $600
  • Due: March
  • Info: Student must be a Nebraska senior planning on going into agriculture or agribusiness. Scholarship can be used at any accredited 2-4 year college or technical school IN NEBRASKA. Boone Central is able to submit one application for this scholarship. Go to the website, complete the application and submit to Mrs. Webster. Boone Central will select the application that will be submitted to the selection committee.
  • Web: www.gichamber.com

Bonnie Watson-Peterson Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March
  • Info: Must be a graduate or undergraduate student going into the field of rehabilitation or related area. Must also have a disability that would have qualified you for Vocational Rehab services. See Mrs. Webster with questions.

Nebraska Coaches Association/Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete Scholarship

  • Amount: 8 – $500 scholarship
  • Due: March 25th
  • Info: Must have participated in at least two sports for at least two years and lettered in two sports. Must have a letter of recommendation from a high school coach, a minimum ACT score of 24 and be in the top 25% of the graduating class.

Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

  • Amount: 1 x $1000 and 1 x $500
  • Due: March 31
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.500;
  • Info: Must be enrolled in a pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or law-related program. The scholarship will be awarded in two increments each semester.

Young Farmers & Ranchers Greater Horizon Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: March 31
  • Info: Student must be interested in returning to production agriculture after college. Must be a member or dependent of a member of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

Gus Swanson Memorial Communications Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March 16
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Must attend a Nebraska college or university and pursue a degree in advertising, marketing, mass communications, communication studies, public relations, journalism, or graphic design/desktop publishing.
  • Web: www.sramarketing.com

US Bank Internet Scholarship Program

  • Amount: 40 x $1,000
  • Due: March
  • Scholarship recipients are selected through a random drawing process.
  • Go to usbank.com/scholarship

ACLU Nebraska’s First Amendment Rights Video Contest

  • Amount: $1200
  • Due: March 29
  • Students can make video about the 1st Amendment Rights.
  • Go to www.aclunebraska.org for more information
  • Open to all high school clubs and students

Nebraska Actuaries Club and Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarship

  • Due: March 31st
  • Amount: 2 x $4000 and must attend UNL, UNK, UNO and 1 x $1000 for student attending any college or university in the state of NE
  • Must major in Actuarial science, Math, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career
  • Must also demonstrate math ability
  • Apply at www.n-a-c.org

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship

  • Amount: 2 – $250
  • Due: March 29th
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application
  • Info: Applicant must be a graduating senior and be interested in furthering their education at an accredited Nebraska university, college or community college. Preference will be given to students entering the following fields: education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies. Student must have an above average GPA and demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering their education.

Lincoln Builders Bureau Educational Scholarship

  • Amount: $750
  • Due: March 30th
  • Info: Must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company or the child of an employee. Must enroll in an accredited college or trade school with a focus of construction science.
  • Web: www.buildersbureau.com

Rehabilitation Association of Nebraska

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: March 31
  • Scholarship for students with verified disability and planning to go into a field of rehabilitation or related area. See Mrs. Webster for an application.

April

Cenex Harvest States (CHS) Foundation High School Scholarships

  • Amount: 50 $1,000 scholarships
  • Due: April 1st
  • Applications can be found at chsfoundation.org
  • Students must be a high school senior, planning to pursue a ag-related degree from a 2-year or 4-year college

Nebraska Logistics Council – Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Schoalrship

Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship

  • Amount: 1 x $250
  • Due: April 1
  • Student must attend a college or technical school in Nebraska and plan to major in a agricultural related field. This scholarship is awarded after the student has completed the first semester of school and has at least a “c” average.

ACACIA Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount: 10- $1000
  • Due: April
  • Info: Open to any male graduating senior from Nebraska high school who attends Iowa State University.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Foundation – “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship”

  • Amount; $5,000
  • Due: April 5th
  • Must be a child of worker(s) killed or permanently disabled in a construction work zone accident.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Scholarships

  • Amount – 2 x $250
  • Due: April 9
  • Must be planning to attend UNL and major in education (elementary, middle level, secondary, special education, or English Language Learners)
  • Scholarship must include a completed application, two essays, high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application
  • Other scholarships are available at www.pdkintl.org

College of Hair Design Art Scholarship

  • Amount: $750 to $1000
  • Due: April 10 of students senior year
  • Application can be found at www.collegeofhairdesign.com

American Fire Sprinkler Association

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Due: April
  • Info: Automatic fire sprinklers save lives and property. We cannot say it enough. We all know what happens when sprinklers aren’t present – a building catches on fire and we wait for the fire department to put it out. But what happens when fire sprinklers are present? That’s what we want you to find out and that’s what this contest is all about. Read complete contest information before applying. Please read all requirements carefully. Entries that do not meet all requirements will be automatically disqualified from the contest without notification to the student. Only one entry per student is allowed. For more information about this contest, please visit: http://afsascholarship.org
  • Web: www.afsascholarship.org

CASNR and Natural Resources Conservation Service Work Opportunity Scholarship Program

  • Due: April
  • Requirements: Must attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln;
  • Info: Must be enrolled in CASNR at UNL and have an interest in the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Specific career interests include: soil conservationist, soil scientist, rangeland management specialist, and civil/agricultural engineer.

Nebraskans for Peace

  • Amount: 3 x $500 and 6 x $100
  • Due: April 8
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: Applicant must plan to continue their education in an area consistent with the mission of NFP: peace with justice through community building, education and political action. Must email application to NFPScholarship@gmail.com on or before April 1.
  • Web: www.nebraskansforpeace.org

Tangier Shrine Center

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: Essay topic – “What being a DeMolay, Job or Rainbow Has Meant to Me.”
  • Info: No application required. Student must be a member of a Masonic Youth Organization (Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls, or DeMolay.) Student must get verification of graduation and GPA from HS and a letter of recommendation from local chapter.

CCC Summer Scholarship

  • Amount: $150 to cover tuition
  • Due: April 20 and must be registered for the class by May 11
  • Requirements: Central Community Col–Hastings, Columbus, Grand Island Campus;
  • Info: Available to students taking a summer class. The award is based on application/review process. This scholarship covers one class worth 3 credits for the summer session. This is open to current juniors and seniors. Selection is based on ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET scores. This can be used for a traditional, online, individualized or distance learning class. Application is available in March
  • Web: http://www.cccneb.edu/future-students/summer-scholarships.html or see Mrs. Webster for an application.

AIFS Study Abroad International Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: Essay; GPA >=3.000;
  • Info: Every year, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) awards 100 international study abroad scholarships worth between $1,000 and $2,000 to students who demonstrate high academic achievement and write an essay on a topic set by the Scholarship Committee. Visit http://www.aifsabroad.com for more information. To be considered, you must submit, by the requested date, the AIFS International Scholarship application, the AIFS Study Abroad application, official transcripts of all college records to date and an academic reference. You must meet minimum requirements for the program to which you are applying, have at least a 3.0 GPA, show leadership potential and be involved in extra-curricular activities centered on multicultural or international issues. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by the following deadlines: March 1 Summer program and scholarship applications April 15 Academic year, Fall quarter/semester program and scholarship applications October 1 Spring semester program and scholarship applications For more information, visit: http://www.aifsabroad.com/css/scholarships.htm or call (800) 727-2437.
  • Web: www.aifsabroad.com/css/scholarships.htm

Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service To the Community

  • Amount: up to $5000
  • Due: April
  • Info: The Yoshiyama Award for Exemplary Service to the Community is open to graduating high school seniors in the United States and its territories. You must demonstrate self-motivation, leadership, creativity, dedication and a commitment to pursuing community service to be eligible for this award. This award is based primarily on the impact of your community service activities, and must be nominated by someone familiar with your service (excluding family members). Grade point averages, SAT/ACT scores and school club memberships are not considered in the selection process.
  • Web: www.hitachifoundation.org/

Carriage House Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: April 5
  • Info: Must attend a Nebraska community college in the fall after graduation and be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related fields. Must submit a letter of recommendation format least one teacher describing the student’s aptitude and attitude. Applicant must also submit a cover letter indicating their interests in the automotive field.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Wayne State College Music Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: April
  • Info: Must attend Wayne State and audition. See Mrs. Webster for more information.

World Studio Foundation

  • Amount: Min: $200 to Max: $6000
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: GPA 2.000-2.000; Must show financial need
  • Info: Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying the design/arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States.
  • Web: www.worldstudio.org/scholarships

Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship

  • Amount: $400
  • Due: April 7
  • Info: Must be a female student planning to pursue a career in education. See Mrs. Webster for more information.

McIntosh Davis/Chambers Scholarship

  • Due: April 1st
  • Amount: varies
  • Requirements: Must attend a community college in the state of Nebraska. Must come from a diverse background, be an academically promising student, be active in school or community, demonstrate financial need.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

(CVA) Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Scholarship Program

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: April 15
  • Requirements: Must attend University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Nebraska Col of Tech Agriculture or Chadron State College
  • Info: Must be a son or daughter of a parent/guardian who has been an active member, director, or employee. UNL students: must be accepted to CASNR majoring in agricultural business or ag economics. Upperclassmen students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above. Incoming students must have demonstrated academic excellence as determined by UNL from SAT/ACT. NCTA students: must be 1st or 2nd year students majoring in business/management or ag production systems with the business option. 2nd year students must have a 2.5 GPA or above and 1st year students must have demonstrated academic excellence as determined by NCTA from SAT/ACT scores. Chadron State students – must have achieved sophomore, junior or senior class standing with a major or minor in agribusiness and must have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Web: www.nebr.coop

James M. Cox Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Due: April 15
  • Requirements: Must show financial need
  • Info: The applicant must be a high school graduating senior with an academic record indicating they will be successful in college. The scholarship takes financial need into consideration therefore the FAFSA needs to be completed. Additionally, the College Funding Estimator from www.educationquest.org must be completed for each college the student is considering. Essays and letters of recommendations are also required.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

Platte County Farm Bureau Scholarships

  • Amount: 2 x $500
  • Due: April 15
  • Info: Must be a resident of Platte County or a member of Platte County Farm Bureau. Preference will be given to Production Agriculture students, but consideration will be given to all applications.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

School Nutrition Foundation

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: April 8
  • Info: Scholarship for students interested in entering the food science career.
  • Web: www.schoolnutrition.org/Level2.aspx?id=11634

Student-View Scholarship Program

  • Amount: 1 – $4000, 1 – $1000, 4 – $500
  • Due: April
  • Info: Scholarship for students that plan to attend a four-year college, community or junior college or career and technical school. It is easy to apply: no minimum ACT score or GPA, no essay, no lengthy application form, no application fees.
  • Web: www.student-view.com

Lueshen’s Birder’s Scholarship

  • Amount: 2 x $250
  • Due: April 26
  • Info: Scholarship for students planning to enroll in a biological field of study with emphasis on wildlife and environmental conservation

Fountainhead Essay Contest

  • Amount: Up to $10000
  • Due: April
  • Info: The Fountainhead Essay Contest is open to high school juniors and seniors. You must write an essay of 800 to 1,600 words on a topic relating to Ayn Rand’s novel, “The Fountainhead”. Possible topics can be found on the sponsor’s Web site. Additional Information
  • Web: www.aynrand.org/contests

Schering-Plough “Will to Win” Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $5000
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: Essay; GPA 3.500-4.000; Must be a senior with asthma.;
  • Info: Ten $5000 scholarships will be awarded to a student with asthma that has excelled in the following five categories: Performing Arts (dance, music, theater), Visual Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film), Community Service, Athletics, and Science. Can apply online.
  • Web: www.schering-ploughwilltowin.com

Nebraska Independent Community Bankers Rural Agri-banking Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: April
  • Info: Must be attending Northeast Community College and going into Agri-banking.

The American Legion Legacy Scholarship

  • Amount varies and scholarship recipients may reapply for the award during undergraduate years.
  • Prerequisite: Must be a child/children of parent that died in active duty after September 11, 2001
  • Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 15th.
  • http://www.legion.org/programs.legacyrun/legacyscholarship

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity

  • Amount: $100
  • Due: April
  • Info: Can apply for scholarship online. Applicant must have achieved academically and have excelled in the community.
  • Web: www.delts.org

FarmHouse Fraternity Scholarship

  • Amount: $200
  • Due: April
  • Requirements: University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Info: Do not need to be a member to receive scholarship. See Mrs. Webster for more information.

Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship

  • Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.500; African-American
  • Info: Established in partnership with the United Negro College Fund, the American Dream Scholarship Program is open to African-Americans with financial need. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), who meet Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and are enrolled full-time at approved, accredited, undergraduate institutions. *Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Apply online at United Negro College Fund. Deadline: April 15th.
  • Web: www.thesalliemaefund.org/projectaccess/need.html

Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family® Scholarship

  • Amount: $500-$5,000
  • Requirements: Must show financial Need; GPA >=3.000; Hispanic/Latino
  • Info: The First in My Family Scholarship Program, developed in partnership with the Hispanic College Fund, offers scholarships to Hispanic-American students who are the first in their family to attend college, and have financial need. The program is open to Hispanic-Americans who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. *Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000. Apply online at Hispanic College Fund. Deadline: April 15th.
  • Web: www.thesalliemaefund.org/projectaccess/need.html

Nebraska Children’s Groundwater Festival Scholarship

  • Amount: $250
  • Due: April 1st
  • Applicants must plan to enter a career in a water resources field. Student must also submit a financial aid report to college.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application

University of Nebraska Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa

  • 2 x $250 scholarships
  • Must be a high school senior planning to major in elementary, middle level, secondary education special education or English language learner programs.
  • Download the application at http://pdk.unl.edu/general_scholarships.html.
  • Due: April 29

UNK Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Due: April 30
  • Info: This scholarship is for male students planning to attend UNK. The sponsor of this scholarship is Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Marianne Beel Memorial Scholarship

  • Must be a student that has a heart for photography, writing, videography that showcases Nebraska and may be interested in pursuing an education in communications or related field.
  • See Mrs. Webster for an application
  • Due April 20th

TeamMates Scholarship Application

Titan Machinery Sponsorship program at CCC – Hastings

  • Amount: Covers tuition, fees, books, and tools
  • Selected students must agree to work for Titan Machinery for two years after graduation
  • Must apply & be accepted to CCC
  • Complete Titan application
  • Visit CCC – Hastings diesel program
  • Provide appropriate test scores

Central Office TeamMates Scholarships

  • Listed below are the scholarships offered through the TeamMates Central Office.  Check the scholarships that you qualify for on the TeamMates Scholarship Application.
  • Osborne Oppportunity Scholarship
    Due: April 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. For mentees pursuing post-secondary education in the University of Nebraska system. Schools include UNL, UNO, UNMC, UNK and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
  • Gary Scharf Scholarship Fund
    Due: April 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. Established in memory of Gary Scharf whose family wished to dedicate funding to helping youth. This scholarship is a competitive scholarship and recipient must attend a Nebraska college/school.
  • Gigi Inness Scholarship
    Due: April 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. Recipient must have been a mentee in a rural TeamMates program. This one time, $1,000 scholarship is competitive.
  • Tom Miller Scholarship
    Due: April 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. Recipient must have been a mentee in the Omaha Public Schools TeamMates program. This one time, $1000 scholarship is competitive.
  • Gayle Norris Scholarship
    Due: April 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. Recipient must have been in the Lincoln Public Schools and going to a community college for post-secondary education. This is a one time, $1,000 scholarship and is competitive.
  • Howard Osborne Scholarship
    Due: February 1st of each year.
  • Criteria: Minimum of two years in TeamMates. Recipient must be attending Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. Scholarship amount dependant upon availability of funds and is competitive.

May

Maverick Service Award

  • Designed to recognize students who understand the need for volunteerism and wish to become involved with UNO Service – Learning Academy.
  • May 1st is the deadline
  • Amount: $1000
  • http://financialaid.unomaha.edu

Charles Marshal Educational Loan Fund

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: May 1
  • Info: LOAN to students (or parents) who are members of Farm Bureau. Application must be to the Lincoln office by May 1st.

Alpha Gamma Nu Fraternity Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: May 31
  • Requirements: Must be a male planning to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
  • Info: Past recipients of this award have been young men of great character and high moral standards. Applicant must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, unparalleled leadership, and unmatched community involvement. Several scholarships are available. See Mrs. Webster for an application.

Faith Regional Health Services Volunteer Scholarship

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: March 15
  • Info: Must volunteer at Faith Regional and scholarship amounts are awarded accordingly.  See Mrs. Webster for an application.

LPGA Foundation Scholarships

  • Due: May 15th
  • Female students must have played golf and are planing to attend college in the fall.
  • The Marilynn Smith Scholarship (10 x $5,000 each) Must be playing golf competitively in college.
  • The Dinah Shore Scholarship (1 x $1,000) Must NOT be playing golf competitively in college.
  • The Phyllis G Meekins Scholarship (1 x $1,250) Must be playing golf competitively in college.
  • Visit the website for more information and the applications: http://www.lpga.com/girls-golf/scholarships.aspx

NSLP (Nebraska Student Loan Program) Financial Literacy Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: May 31
  • Student must log onto www.nslpflonline.org/nebraska and complete one of four financial literacy tutorials. The topics are budgeting, contracts, identify theft, or financing education. Students will then be entered into a monthly drawing. Students who complete more than one course will receive additional entries into the drawing.

Jane Austen Society of North America Essay Contest

  • Amount: Membership in JASNA
  • Due: May
  • Info: Students interested in the life and works of Jane Austen are encouraged to enter the Jane Austen Society of North America’s Essay Contest. This annual contest is open to students world-wide at the high school through post-graduate levels of study. Entrants must be enrolled at least part-time in coursework during one or more semesters/quarters of the contest year. (Part-time is defined as a minimum of six (6) credit hours for undergraduates and three (3) credit hours for graduate students.) The deadline for entering the Essay Contest is May 1. Students must submit four printed copies of the essay as well as a disk containing the essay in Microsoft Word 95 or higher format. (Again, no identifying information should appear on the essay itself.) The completed entry form and mentor statement must be included with the entry and mailed to: Marsha Huff Suite 3600 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 For more information, please contact: http://www.jasna.org/essaycontest/index.html
  • Web: www.jasna.org

The Millie Brothers CODA International Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Due: May
  • Info:
    • 1. Applicants must be a high school graduate.
    • 2. Applicants must be the hearing son or daughter of Deaf parents.
    • 3. Each applicant must submit:
      • a. an official transcript from their high school,
      • b. two letters of recommendation, and
      • c. a typed two page essay.
    • 4. Essays must be submitted describing the applicant’s Coda experience and how it has shaped the Coda as an individual. The essay should include a description of future career aspirations. Each essay will be judged for organization, content, creativity, and a sense of purpose.
    • 5. Applicants may compete for both scholarships but a separate essay is required for each submission.
    • 6. Deadline for submission: All applications must be completed and postmarked by May 5th.
    • 7. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail and email.
    • 8. Scholarship winners’ essays will be published in the CODA Connection, the organization’s newsletter.
    • 9. More scholarship information can be obtained at the CODA International website: http://www.coda-international.org/scholar.html Information and/or Applications can be obtained from: Dr. Jennie E. Pyers, Chair – CODA Scholarship Committee Assistant Professor of Psychology Wellesley College 106 Central St., SCI480 Wellesley, MA 02842 Tel: 781-283-3736 -Fax: 781-283-3730
    • Web: www.coda-international.org

Schwartz Memorial Agricultural Fund

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: May 31st
  • Application at www.nefb.org
  • Must be attending UNL and be a member of Farm Bureau

UNK Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: May
  • Requirements: Must attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Info: Offered to a senior high school male who exemplifies the following principles: leadership, scholarship, brotherhood, and character. This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, housing, computer, etc. By applying for this scholarship, YOU ARE NOT committing yourself to membership in this fraternity.

Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Due: May
  • Requirements: Open to children of those killed or permanently disabled as a result of the 9/11 attacks;
  • Info: The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund was created in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship program is open to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks, and who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions.* Scholarship awards of up to $2,500 per applicant, per school year, are available and may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory academic progress.
  • Web: www.thesalliemaefund.org/projectaccess/need.html

Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000-$3,800
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.500
  • Info: Open to families with a combined income of $30,000 or less, this program is intended to supplement financial aid packages that fall more than $1,000 short of students’ financial need. This scholarship is not designed as a substitute for aid provided by an institution. The program is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are accepted or enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at approved, accredited institutions. *Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be eligible to apply. Recipients will be selected based on financial need. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,800. Download an application. Deadline: May 31st.
  • Web: www.thesalliemaefund.org/projectaccess/need.html

June

The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1500
  • Due: June
  • Info: The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship is available to students in accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. You must be enrolled for at least 12 semester units and have at least a 3.5 GPA. You must also be a legal resident of the United States of hold a valid green card to be eligible for this award. To enter you must submit a 1500-word essay based on a topic provided by the sponsor.
  • Web: www.proof-reading.com/proof-reading_scholarship_program.asp

BigSun Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Due: June
  • Info: The Big Sun Scholarship is available to student-athletes. You must be a high school senior or attending a post-secondary institution to be eligible for this award. An essay describing why you should win the award is required to apply. For more details please visit website.
  • Web: www.bigsunathletics.com/

Scholarships.com Resolve to Evolve Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,000-$3,000
  • Due: June
  • Info: The Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship is about more than making resolutions- it’s about evoking change by doing so and, subsequently, furthering our own evolution. We must continue to react proactively and progressively to challenges, however daunting. The idea behind the “R2E” Essay Scholarship is to offer a solution and to be constructively critical rather than just point fingers at or find fault with a given administration or organization. A winning essay will not only get you up to $3,000 toward the next step in your education, but will also be forwarded on to the appropriate officials in the hope that we can do our part to be part of the solution. Only printed (not handwritten) essays of no fewer than 400 and no more than 1000 words will be accepted. Scholarships will be awarded for the top five essays: * First Place: $3,000 * Second Place: $2,000 * Five runners-up will receive $1,000 apiece You must register with Scholarship.com to apply. For more information and the Official Rules, please visit http://scholarships.com/R2E
  • Web: www.scholarships.com/R2E

Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity

  • Amount: varies
  • Due: August 30
  • Requirements: Male attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Info: Students must be attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Qualified applicants must display excellence in scholastic achievement, leadership in school, community and church involvement.
  • Web: www.betasigmapsi.org

No Deadline

Alert Magazine , LLC. Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: no deadline – awarded throughout the year
  • Awarded to the student that writes the best essay concerning drug or alcohol abuse and its prevention.
  • Website: www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php

A Patrick Charnon Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Info: The Center for Education Solutions Box 208 San Francisco, CA 94104-0208 scholarship@cesresources.org The A. Patrick Charnon Scholarship provides $1,500 per academic year, prorated and awarded at the beginning of each academic term (for example, semester or quarter). Recipients may re-apply each year for up to four years, provided they continue to meet the requirements of the award. Recipients must be admitted or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program of study in an accredited four-year college or university in the United States. They must maintain good academic standing and make progress toward a degree. The Charnon Scholarship Review Committee will decide whether applicants fulfill the requirements of the award. The selection committee looks for candidates who value tolerance, compassion and respect for all people in their communities, and who have demonstrated their commitments to these values by their actions. In addition to the application form, you need to submit a 2-4 page essay (typed, double-spaced) explaining how community service experiences have shaped your life and how you will use your college educations to build communities in a manner consistent with Pat Charnon’s values of compassion, tolerance, generosity and respect. We also require an official transcript from your high school or college and three letters of reference addressed to the Charnon Scholarship Selection Committee. Applications must be postmarked by March 31st for the academic year beginning in August or September. Recipients will be notified of their award in early August, and a profile of the recipient will be posted on The Center website. The applicant who, in the judgment of the selection committee, best reflects the values of Pat Charnon will receive the award.
  • Web: www.cesresources.org/charnon.html

A. Bannister Scholarship

  • Amount: $1200
  • Requirements: Essay; Majoring in arts, business, pre-law or law.;
  • Info: The A. Bannister Scholarship is available to students who will be attending college during the 2007/2008 school year. To be eligible, you must be majoring in arts, business, pre-law or law and submit an essay of 1,000 words or less on one of the two topics listed on the sponsor’s website.
  • Web: www.surrey-lawyers.com/philanthropy.php

Access College Early Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Full Tuition and fees for one class
  • Requirements: Must show financial need
  • Info: Scholarship for students taking dual credit classes or early entry class while still in high school. Students must have experienced extreme hardship (fire, loss of job, accident, etc.) or be currently eligible for one of the following programs: Food Stamps, Free or Reduced Lunch, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), WIC, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). See Mrs. Webster for more information. Limited funds available.

Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $250 – $2000
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: The Akademos / TextbookX.com Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in good standing at an accredited college or university in the U.S. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or an international student with a valid visa to be eligible. To apply for this scholarship, you must write a 250- to 750-word essay on the following topic: What should be done, if anything, to stop nuclear proliferation? Please visit the sponsor’s Web site to submit an online application and to locate additional information. ((Closed Until Further Notice))
  • Web: www.textbookx.com/scholarship/

Alvin J. Cox Memorial Fund

  • Amount: $1000
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: The Alvin J. Cox Memorial Fund is available to all college students regardless of their race, nationality or financial status. You must submit an essay on any topic of your choosing as long it includes: Your reason for deciding to attend college and your reason as to why you believe you deserve the scholarship. ((Closed Until Feb. 2009))
  • Web: www.alvincoxmemorial.com/

College Insider Resources College Students Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $750 per month per student
  • Requirements: GPA >=2.500
  • Info: The College Insider Resources College Students Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate students/seniors. Essay details are available on website.
  • Web: www.ezcir.com/college_request.asp

CommUnity Making Kids Count

  • Amount: $250 – $5000
  • Info: Random drawing for US Savings bond Scholarships. Drawings are for children born between 1988 – 1996 and 1997 – 2007. Complete the application either online or on paper and mail to the Grand Island Independent to enter.
  • Web: www.theindependent.com/mkc

Education Assistance Programs

  • Amount: 1/2 tuition to full tuition
  • Requirements: State of Nebraska and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs; Western Nebraska CC; Wayne State Col; University of Nebraska–Lincoln; University of Nebraska Med Center; University of Nebraska at Omaha; University of Nebraska at Kearney; Southeast Community College, Milford, Lincoln, Beatrice; Peru State College; Northeast Community College; Nebraska College of Tech Agriculture; Mid-Plains Community College; Metro Community College; McCook Community College; Chadron State College; Central Community Col–Hastings, Columbus, Grand Island
  • Info: Two programs:
    • 1. Waiver of Tuition Program is available to eligible dependents, spouses, or widows/widowers of Veterans who have a qualified service related disability or are a casualty of military service.
    • 2. Reservist Credit Program provides a credit of fifty percent of the tuition charges for eligible enlisted members of Nebraska -based units of the Active Reserve of the armed forces of the United States.
  • Web: www.nebraskaveteran.com

Green Our Future Contest

  • Amount: $500
  • Requirements: University of Nebraska–Lincoln;
  • Info: Students need to write, video, or design your answer to the questions: How do we create a sustainable world? How do we protect our environment? How would you green our future?
  • Web: www.BigRedGreenTeam.com

John C. Bajus Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000 maximum
  • Requirements: Eligible to students interested in studying marine engineering or technology;
  • Info: The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is pleased to offer thousands of scholarship dollars to eligible students interested in studying marine engineering or technology. Scholarships are available to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Visit the MTS web site at www.mtsociety.org for details and an application. The DEADLINE for having applications postmarked is April 16th. Apply now to take advantage of these annual awards. The following scholarships are available: § $2,5000 Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates) § $2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates) § $2,000 MTS Student Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $1,000 John C. Bajus Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $2,000 Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § Dieter Family Travel Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates): For full student registration and up to $500 in travel-related expenses for students wishing to go to the Oceans 2006 MTS/IEEE Conference § Up to $10,000 ROV Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates, and high school seniors interested in ROVs or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs)
  • Web: http://www.mtsociety.org/education/?fa=student_scholarships

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount: varies
  • Info: Over 70 scholarships available (many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster county.) Visit the website to see the list of scholarships. Click on “scholarships” on the left side of the home page.
  • Web: www.lcf.org

Marine Technology Society Scholarships

  • Amount: Up to $10,000
  • Requirements: Eligible students interested in studying marine engineering or technology;
  • Info: The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is pleased to offer thousands of scholarship dollars to eligible students interested in studying marine engineering or technology. Scholarships are available to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Visit the MTS web site at www.mtsociety.org for details and an application. The deadline for having applications postmarked is April 16th. Apply now to take advantage of these annual awards. The following scholarships are available: § $2,5000 Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates) § $2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates) § $2,000 MTS Student Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $1,000 John C. Bajus Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $2,000 Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § Dieter Family Travel Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates): For full student registration and up to $500 in travel-related expenses for students wishing to go to the Oceans 2006 MTS/IEEE Conference § Up to $10,000 ROV Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates, and high school seniors interested in ROVs or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs)
  • Web: www.mtsociety.org/education/

Midwest Student Exchange Program

  • Amount: In-state tuition rates
  • Info: This programs offers reduced tuition rates for students wanting to attend out of state colleges or universities. Over 140 schools in KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, and WI participate. Go to http://msep.mhec.org to find more information and a list of participating schools.

National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Amount: $20,000 maximum
  • Info: NSEP was designed to provide U.S. undergraduates with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experience in countries and areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation. As a student of another culture and language you will begin to acquire the international competence you need to communicate effectively across borders, understand other perspectives and analyze increasingly fluid economic and political realities. For more information and to download the application, please visit: http://www.iie.org/nsep
  • Web: www.iie.org/nsep

National Vocabulary Championship

  • Amount: $5,000-$40,000
  • Requirements: Competition
  • Info: The National Vocabulary Championship (NVC) is a GSN initiative that uses competition and wordplay to engage and reward high school students, educators and parents, teaching them the value of a strong vocabulary. Created with educational partner The Princeton Review, the NVC is open to all eligible high school students across the country and will be promoted in schools and through a national “Win With Words” PSA campaign. There are two ways to enter the competition. Eligible students at participating schools in Boston, Detroit, New York City, Palm Beach County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Sacramento and St. Louis can qualify to participate in a Citywide Championship for a chance to win more than $5,000 in scholarships and school grants as well as a trip to the national finals. Eligible students nationwide may also participate via on-line and regional exams offered by The Princeton Review for a chance to compete in the NVC Finals. To learn more about the Citywide Championships or the National Qualifying Competition, visit www.winwithwords.com. Fifty finalists will win a trip to New York City for the NVC Finals in February to compete for $40,000 toward college tuition and the title of National Vocabulary Champion. The NVC Finals will be televised on GSN.
  • Web: www.winwithwords.com

NPG Population Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount: Min: $500 Max: $2,000
  • Requirements: Essay
  • Info: NPG, a national organization devoted to population issues, invites reasoned and clearly-written discussion of the following question: “Should the United States’ Government Pursue Population Policies to Protect Our Quality of Life For Future Generations?” Electronic or faxed essays will not be accepted. Essays should be between 500 and 750 words, written in English, word-processed or typed double-spaced, one side only, in black ink on 8.5×11 inch white paper, and use Times Roman or Arial font size 12-14 points. Essays will be judged on quality of writing, originality, and evidence of critical thinking. All decisions are within the discretion of NPG scholarship judges and all decisions are final. You must be a high school senior or college student to enter. Please visit http://www.npg.org for more information.
  • Web: www.npg.org

Poetry.com Poetry Contest

  • Amount: up to $10,000
  • Info: All poets are encouraged to submit a poem that is 20 lines or less to be eligible for awards up to $10,000.
  • Web: www.poetry.com

Siemens Competition

  • Amount: $1,000 to $100,000
  • Requirements: Competition
  • Info: The Siemens Competition is comprised of an individual competition and a team competition. The individual competition is open to high school seniors who will graduate no later than September 1, 2009. The team competition consists of two to three members from any level in high school. Individual and team entries will receive separate awards. You must submit a research project in mathematics, engineering, the biological and physical sciences or a combination of these disciplines. U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency is required.
  • Web: www.collegeboard.com/siemens

The Christian Connector Scholarship

  • Amount: $2500
  • Info: Scholarship drawing that also has information about different Christian colleges.
  • Web: www.christianconnector.com

The Humanist Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Info: If you are a student enrolled in grades 9-12 as of the submission deadline of March 1, and have thoughts on humanity and the future, you are invited to share your perception and vision by entering an essay. The contest is open to any student currently residing in the United States or Canada. 1st Prize: $1,000, three-year membership in the American Humanist Association, and an invitation to present your essay at the AHA Annual Conference, June 7-10 in Portland, Oregon (does not include travel expenses). 2nd Prize: Library of ten Humanist books and a three-year membership in the AHA. 3rd Prize: Three-year membership in the AHA. Honorable Mentions: One-year membership in the AHA. For more information, please visit: http://www.thehumanist.org/essaycontest.html
  • Web: www.thehumanist.org/essaycontest.html

The Lincoln Forum Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Info: The Platt Family Essay Contest of The Lincoln Forum is designed to stimulate interest in Lincoln among young people and is open to anyone who is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student. Entries will be judged by the essay committee of “The Lincoln Forum.” Don McCue, curator of The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California serves as coordinator of the Essay Contest. For more information contact him at: Don McCue, Curator, Lincoln Memorial Shrine 125 W. Vine St. Redlands, CA 92373 phone: (909) 798-7632 e-mail: archives@aksmiley.org Deadline for entries is July 31st. For more information and this year’s essay subject, please visit: http://www.thelincolnforum.org/essayContest.html ((Closed Until Further Notice))
  • Web: www.thelincolnforum.org/essayContest.html

The MTS Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Info: The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is pleased to offer thousands of scholarship dollars to eligible students interested in studying marine engineering or technology. Scholarships are available to high school students, undergraduates, and graduate students. Visit the MTS web site at www.mtsociety.org for details and an application. The DEADLINE for having applications postmarked is April 16th. Apply now to take advantage of these annual awards. The following scholarships are available: § $2,5000 Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates) § $2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Graduate Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates) § $2,000 MTS Student Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $1,000 John C. Bajus Scholarship (for MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § $2,000 Paros-Digiquartz Scholarship (for non-MTS and MTS student member undergraduates and graduates) § Dieter Family Travel Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates): For full student registration and up to $500 in travel-related expenses for students wishing to go to the Oceans 2006 MTS/IEEE Conference § Up to $10,000 ROV Scholarship (for MTS student member graduates and undergraduates, and high school seniors interested in ROVs or underwater work that furthers the use of ROVs)
  • Web: http://www.mtsociety.org/education/?fa=student_scholarships

The Presidential Forum of Renewable Energy Student Essay Contest

  • Amount: $10000
  • Info: The Presidential Forum of Renewable Energy Student Essay Contest is available to undergraduate students between the ages of 18 and 24. To enter you must submit an essay of no more than 2500 words developing a plan to increase the use of renewable energy. Your essay will be judged based on originality, political and technical feasibility, long term implications as well as the effectiveness of your writing. You must be a US citizen to be eligible for this contest
  • Web: www.2008energyforum.org/essayContest

Veterans Day Essay Competition

  • Amount: $5,000
  • Info: Eligible contestants must be a student in middle school or high school (7th – 12th grade level) of a public, private, alternative, parochial or home-study program. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible. The Institute is offering one $5,000 scholarship, to be utilized at a university, community college, vocational, or technical school of the participant’s choice. Essay must be a minimum of 1,500 words on the subject theme ‘Veterans Day: How i intend to observe this day’. All entries must be postmarked or received electronically. For complete guidelines & rules, visit www.JFIWeb.org.
  • Web: www.JFIweb.org

YFEN Film Contest: War and Free Speech: Can they co-exist?

  • Amount: $250 to $1,000
  • Requirements: filmed response
  • Info: Youth Free Expression Network announces its YFEN Film Contest 2006 War and (Free) Speech: Can they Co-Exist? Film your response in 4 minutes or less and win up to $1,000 and a free trip to New York City for a gala awards ceremony. (Must be American citizen 19 and younger by the day you submit your film.) The deadline for the contest is August 14th. Email questions to: ckarpen@ncac.org Check out www.yfen.org for application forms and details! The Youth Free Expression Network (YFEN) is a coalition of teens and adults committed to defending the freeexpression rights of youth.
  • Web: http://www.ncac.org/YFEN/2008.cfm

College Students

Beckman-Franke Seminary Scholarship

  • Due: October
  • Info: Scholarship for students enrolled in seminary (ELCA) school. The student must be in good academic standing and may apply each year of seminary school.

Harry Kruse Scholarship

  • Amount: $250.00
  • Due: October
  • Info: Student must be enrolled as a full-time student and in their last year of college and in good academic standing. The student should have been an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and during their college years will continue to be an active participant of a local congregation or campus ministry.

“Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Middle East

  • Amount: Min $500 Max $2,000
  • Due: January
  • Requirements: Essay; Prizes are awarded as cash, not scholarships.
  • Info: “Dream Deferred” Essay Contest on Civil Rights in the Middle East is available to students who are 25 years old or younger and live in the Middle East or America. You must submit an essay of 600-1,500 words addressing one of the questions listed on the sponsor’s Web site. You must reside in an Arab League member state, Iran or the United States and essays may be submitted in English, French, Arabic or Farsi.
  • Web: www.hamsaweb.org/essay/

Sarah Jane Schroeder Scholarship

  • Due: January
  • Info: Student must be a member of Zion Lutheran Church or a son/daughter of ZLC. Student must be in at least their junior year of college and in good academic standing.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award

  • Amount: Min: $1000 Max: $6,000
  • Due: June
  • Requirements: Essay; blind or visually impaired seniors;
  • Info: The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Awards are presented to RFB&D members who are college seniors and blind or visually impaired, in recognition of extraordinary leadership, scholarship, enterprise and service to others. Offered since 1959, the awards are given to a total of nine students who are chosen by a selection committee. RFB&D gives three top winners $6,000 each; three special honors winners $3,000 each; and three honors winners $1,000 each. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria: * Be legally blind * Have been registered as an RFB&D member for at least one year, up to and including the period of March 2, 2008 – March 2, 2009 (individually or through a school) * Have received, or will receive, a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the United States or its territories between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009 * Have an overall grade point average for my undergraduate years of 3.0 or more on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent if an alternative grading system is used)
  • Web: www.rfbd.org/applications_awards.htm