Heartland Latino Leadership Conference and Expo Academic Scholarship Application: $1000. Eligibility: Must be of Latino/ Hispanic heritage pursuing post-secondary education in the state of Nebraska and meet one of the following criteria. 1. graduate from high school this school year 2. plan to enroll as a college student next fall. See your school email for the application instructions or online www.heartlandlatino.org The application is submitted online
Deadline: September 23, 2012 at 11:59 pm (CST)
(updated fall 2012)
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship: $2500. Eligibility: Female, Exhibit excellence in leadership, extracurricular activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. Senior. 3.0 GPA or higher. US Citizen. Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Applications are available in the counseling office. Click on Profile and Activity Sheet to fill out for the application process. Deadline: October 2, 2011. (updated Fall 2012)
Great Plains Human Resource Management Association: $250. Plan to enroll in a human resources or management degree program at a college or university. Complete an application and include financial aid estimate from the college you plan to attend. Application available in the counseling office. Deadline: October 15.
(updated Fall 2009)
Horatio Alger Scholarship: 50 $5000 Scholarships. Eligibility criteria: be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska, have a strong commitment to pursue a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, an explanation must be provided); involvement in co-curricular and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0); be a resident of Nebraska, be a citizen of the United States. Application available www.horatioalger.org/scholarships
Apply: August 1 - October 25, 2012.
(updated Fall 2012)
Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Program
This scholarship is in partnership with the Horatio Alger Association, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation and TeamMates. This scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Criteria includes high school graduation in spring/summer of 2013, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree, and United States citizenship. Award value varies from $2,500 to $20,000.
Application form can be found at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships
Apply August 1 - October 25, 2012
(updated Fall 2012)
Coca-Cola Scholarship: Scholars are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead, and their hours of dedicated community service. $10,000-$20,000. Have a 3.0 GPA at the end of your junior year. Apply online @ http://www.coca-colascholars.org Deadline: October 31.
(updated Fall 2012)
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program: 30 $1,000 scholarships awarded in a random drawing. No essays. No minimum GPA required. Apply online @ http://www.usbank.com/studentbanking October through March.
(updated Fall 2012)
Prudential Spirit of Community Award: $1000. Eligibility: Have made a difference by volunteering in the community in the past year. Apply @ http://spirit.prudential.com, click on the "Apply Now" link, follow on screen instructions. The application is online and will be submitted online. Mr. Hoehner will have to review the submitted application, therefore plan on getting this done before the deadline. Deadline: November 6.
(updated Fall 2012)
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award: $4000-$60,000. Eligibility: high school senior, citizen of the United States, male and female students compete separately. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Application must be submitted to the Elks nearest your home, Lexington students would submit to the counseling office and we would get them to the Elk's in Lodge in Cozad. Applications are found @ http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars Deadline: December 7. (updated Fall 2012)
National Garden Clubs High School Essay Contest: $1000. 9th-12th grade, 500-600 word essay. Submit essay and application to the counseling office by November 14. More information is available @ http://www.gardenclub.org
(updated Fall 2009)
Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management: Four-year room & board. Students planning to attend UNL and are interested in computer science, business or engineering can find additional information at raikes.unl.edu or in the counseling office. Deadline: November 15.
(updated Fall 2010)
Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP): This is a cooperative program between UNK and UNMC very similar to RHOP. Guaranteed admittance into UNMC. Programs are Clinical Lab Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Radiology. This is for students who have a commitment to practicing in rural Nebraska. Information and application can be found at www.unk.edu/healthsciencecholarships/. Deadline: November 15th.
(updated Fall 2011)
Susan G. Komen for the Cure College Scholarship: This is for a senior that has lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor 25 years or younger. You must plan to attend a state-supported college or university where you permanently reside. GPA of 2.8 or above. Deadline: November 15th
For complete details go to www.komen.org/scholarship
(updated November 2011)
First Freedom Student Competition: $750-$3000. Submit essay and register online. For more information and to register visit http://www.firstfreedom.org Deadline: November 24.
(updated Fall 2009)
Southeast Community College Scholarships: Varies. Eligibility: Complete the online application and high school transcript. Applications are available @ http://www.southeast.edu/admissions/fin_scholarships.asp Open application dates for high school seniors are November 1-22, December 1-February 22, May 1-22 and August 1-22. (updated Fall 2012)
Chadron State College RHOP Program: The program is between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Med Center. Benefits of the program will be early acceptance to UNMC. Current options are: Dental Hygiene, Medical Technology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Radiography, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant. Interested in practicing in rural NE. For more information and for an application visit http://www.csc.edu/sci/rhop/
Deadline: December 1. (updated Fall 2012)
Wayne State College RHOP Program: Rural Health Opportunities Program is a cooperative program between Wayne State College and University of Nebraska Med Center. If selected, you will receive a tuition waiver and guaranteed admission to UNMC. Areas of Clinical Lab Science, Dental hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography. For more information check with the counseling office for a brochure and application. Forms and information can be downloaded at http://www.wsc.edu/schools/nss/rhop/ Deadline: December 1. (updated Fall 2012)
Peru State College RHOP Program: Rural Health Opportunties Program is in partnership with Peru State College and the University Of Nebraska Medical Center. The RHOP for Peru State is similar to Wayne State and Chadron State. There is only one current option: Pharmacy (3). For more information go to www.peru.edu/rhop
Deadline: December 1 (updated fall 2012)
Wayne State College Scholarships - Apply to Wayne State College --http://www.wsc.edu/admission/forms/freshmen_scholarships.pdf
- Neihardt Scholars Program - December 1
- Presidential Scholarship -- December 1
- Leadership Award - December 1
- Education Matters Scholarship - December 1
- Annual & Endowed Scholarships - December 1
- RHOP - December 1
- Governor's Opportunity Award - December 1
- Art and Design Scholarship - December 1
- Board of Trustees' Scholarship -- January 15
- Look for other opportunities on this link
Deadlines Vary: December 1, January 15, February 1
(updated Fall 2012)
Chadron State College Scholarships - Apply to Chadron State College - for
information on Scholarships go to http://csc.edu/finaid/scholarships/freshman.csc
Most Deadlines: December 1 (updated Fall 2012)
Peru State College - Apply to Peru State College for information on Scholarships go to http://www.peru.edu/admissions/freshman_scholarships.htm
Most Deadlines: December 1 (updated Fall 2012)
Omaha World Herald/ Kearney Hub Scholarship: Full tuition at UNK, room, meals, fees and books. Eligibility: Apply to UNK and the Honors program by December 1, 28 + ACT, rank in top 10% of class and receive a regent's scholarship. Deadline: December 1. (updated Fall 2012)
AXA Achievement Scholarship: Students who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community. For more information and to download an application go to http://www.axa-achievement.com Deadline: December 15. (updated Fall 2011)
Futuro Con Leche Scholarship - 10 scholarshipss worth $4000 will be awarded. Students need to be of Hispanic heritage, a US or legal resident with permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551, have plans to be a full time student at a four-year or two-year school, have a 3.0 GPA, and show financial need by completing the FAFSA. Apply at www.hsf.net/FuturoConLeche
Deadline: December 15 (updated Fall 2012)
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award: Must be a senior, plan to attend two to four year university, college or vocational institute, demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit. Additional information available @ www.NFIB.com/YEA or in the counseling office. Deadline: December 17.
(updated Fall 2012)
"Make the U" (HAZ LA U) Scholarship Program: 15 grants Eligibility: Hispanic Students. Students will need to log on to www.colgate.com/hazlau and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays. Applications are being accepted from September 1st through December 31st.
(updated Fall 2012)
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Write an original essay on the political courage of a U.S. elected official. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay online, visit the Profile in Courage Award Program @ http://www.jfklibrary.org Click "Events & Awards" along the top to find "Profile in Courage Contest" along the left hand side. This will take you to information on guidelines for this contest.
Deadline: January 5, 2013. (updated Fall 2012)
Gates Millennium Scholarship: Amount varies depending on need. Eligibility: African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander or Hispanic American, US citizen or legal permanent resident, 3.3 + GPA, enroll at an accredited college or university as a full time degree seeking student next fall, demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities, meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility, complete and submit all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form by the deadline). Applications and forms are available in the counseling office. https://scholarships.gmsp.org Deadline: January 13, 2013.
(updated fall 2011)
Burger King Scholarship: $1000, $5000, $25,000, and $50,000. Criteria: high school seniors and Burger King employees and children of Burger King employees. U.S. Resident and meet the eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria and applications are available @ www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_scholarship_eligibility.html from November 15 - January 10
(updated fall 2012)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship: $1000 - $3000. Eligibility: High school seniors who have MS or who have a parent with MS, citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or a U.S. Territory. To learn full details about eligibility and application process, please visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship or call 1-800-344-4867. Deadline: January 14. (updated Spring 2011)
Nebraska Elks Association Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship: $400-$700. Eligibility: High school senior, complete application, have financial need and plan to attend 2 or 4 year college. Basic emphasis will be on need. Applications available @ http://webpages.charter.net/neelks/elk_scholarships.htm or in the counseling office. Applications must be submitted to the counseling office no later than January 15. (updated Spring 2011)
Nebraska Elks Association J.B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship: $500. Eligibility: Complete application, participate in high school golf and plan to participate in college and attend two or four year college. Applications are available @ http://webpages.charter.net/neelks/elk_scholarships.htm and in the counseling office. Applications must be submitted to the counseling office no later than January 15. (updated Spring 2011)
Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant: These grants are for seniors who plan to attend a two year or less vocational-technical program for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. Applications and information can be found at http://webpages.charter.net/neelks/elk_scholarships.htm and in the counseling office. Submitted to the Counseling office by Deadline: January 10 (updated Spring 2011)
Nebraska Educational Professionals Association Student Scholarship (NEOPA): $1000. Eligibility: Considering entering an office related profession, graduate from a NE high school or receive a GED and complete four semesters worth of business classes (Examples: Business Law, Accounting, Keyboarding, Computer Apps, etc.) For more information and an application visit http://neopa.unl.edu or stop by the counseling office. Deadline: January 15.
(updated Fall 2012)
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program of the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Foundation: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are or will be planning to enroll as English majors at accredited colleges or universities. (Journalism is not included.) Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000, payable at the beginning of the first year of college. The scholarship is not renewable. Download application directly at www.WillaCather.org. Deadline: January 31
(updated Spring 2011)
Wal-mart Foundation Scholarships: $3000+. Varying scholarships are available for students with financial need or are a Walmart associate or are the dependent child of a Walmart associate. For applications and more information go to http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8736.aspx?p=236
Deadline: January 31. (updated Spring 2011)
Northeast Community College Scholarships: One online application is required for most of the Northeast Community College scholarships. Available November 19, 2012, you must submit the completed Online Scholarship Application at http://www.northeast.edu/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships.aspx no later than February 1, 2013, to be considered for scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Once you have submitted the completed form, you will be considered for all Northeast scholarships for which you are qualified. The Northeast scholarship process is separate from the federal and state aid application. You must have applied and have a username and password to complete the online application. Deadline: February 1 (updated 2013)
Davis-Chambers Scholarship: $2000-$4000 per year - renewable. Qualifications: Membership in a racial, ethnic, cultural group. Resident of the state of Nebraska. Graduate from a NE high school.
Application available @ http://www.unk.edu/offices/financialaid.aspx?id=15494 for UNK or in the counseling office.
Application available @ http://mca.unomaha.edu/doc/Davis%20Scholarship%20freshman%20app%202012-2013%20final.pdf for UNO.
Application available @ http://admissions.unl.edu/Scholarships/freshresident.aspx for UNL
Information is also in the counseling office. UNL, UNK & UNO Deadline: February 1.
UNK Health Science Scholars Program: One year program awarded to academically promising students interested in health science careers. Award amount varies. Scholarship recipients who successfully complete the Health Science Scholars Program at UNK will have the opportunity at the end of their freshman year to submit a formal application to the NU-PATHS Program (NE University Pre Admission to the Health Sciences), a cooperative program with UNMC. Minority student or financial need and first generation college student. ACT 22+, 3.0+ GPA. Application available @ http://www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships/ Deadline: February 1. (Updated Spring 2011)
Peter Kiewit Foundation Hispanic Educators Opportunity Scholarship: Pays tuition, room, board, books and fees up to a maximum of $10,000. Must be admitted to UNK before 2/1, Hispanic descent, native Spanish-speaking, Nebraska resident, valid social security number and declare a major of teacher education. Application available www.unk.edu/offices/financialaid.aspx?id=15494 Deadline: February 1 (updated Spring 2011)
UNK - All Freshman Academic Scholarships: Your application for admission serves as your application for most scholarships available at UNK. Make sure your application is complete to be considered for any of these scholarships. Deadline: February 1 (updated 2013)
UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship: Full tuition- renewable. Qualifications: Leader in the multicultural community, 20+ ACT or a rank in the upper one-half of class, 2 letters of recommendation (1 from teacher, 1 from counselor) and an essay: Describe a situation in which you were providing leadership by promoting diversity in your school or community. Did you succeed or fail? What did this experience teach you about being a leader? Applications available @ http://www.unk.edu/offices/financialaid.aspx?id=15494 Deadline: February 1 (updated Spring 2013)
Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant Scholarship: $1000. Eligibility: Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years), Teaching as a career goal, Scholastic achievement and Financial need. Applications available in the counseling office or @ http://www.migrant.net/migrant/sch-kazmierczak.htm Deadline: February 1. (updated 2012)
Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards: Eligibility: Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2008, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2008, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2012. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. Applications and more information can be found online at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm or in the counseling office. Applicants must apply online. Deadline: February 1 (updated Spring 2012)
Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association: 4 - $150 for current seniors planning on enrolling in a building construction related program. Application must be filed out along with one reference letter to be completed by a teacher or guidance counselor. Application in counseling office Deadline: February 1, 2013
UNK Theater Scholarship: This scholarship is for first year UNK Theater Majors. This is a $1000 tuition waiver divided over two semesters. Application online at www.unk.edu/acad/theatre or in the counselor's office. Deadline: February 1 (updated Fall 2012)
KFC Colonel's Scholarship: $5000/ renewable. Eligibility: Graduate from high school this academic year, 2.75 + GPA, enroll in public, in-state college or university in the fall, plan to pursue a bachelor's degree and be a US citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need. Applications and more information @ http://www.kfcscholars.org beginning December 1 to February 8. Deadline: February 8. (Updated Fall 2012)
NMC CAT Diesel Technology Sponsorship Program: Tuition, Fees, Books, Supplies, and Tools will be paid for at Central Community College in Hastings if you are going into the Diesel Tech Program. Eligibility: Visit CCC Hastings, complete application and be accepted to CCC, complete application for the NMC sponsorship and take COMPASS, ASSET or the ACT. Online application at www.nmcsponsorship.com. You are encouraged to apply for this and NMC CAT Diesel Technology Scholarship. Deadline: February 10th. (updated 2012)
NMC CAT Diesel Technology Scholarship: Amount Varies. Eligibility: Senior, plan to pursue an associate degree in diesel technology at CCC in Hastings. Scholarships are non binding to Caterpillar. Information and application can be found www.nmcsponsorship.com. You are encouraged to also apply for the NMC CAT Diesel Technology Sponsorship Program. Deadline: February 10th. (updated 2012)
Constance K Rife Scholarship (for female golfers): $1000 scholarship. Go to www.simplygolf.us.com and fill out the application form. Print form and submit. Deadline: February 13, 2012 (updated spring 2012)
Hope for Sudan Scholarship: $2000. Eligibility: All students admitted to the University of Nebraska, 500 word essay describing how events in the nation of Sudan have directly or indirectly affected their own lives, preference will be given to applicants who speak one of several dialects native to southern Sudan, the most common being Dinka and Neuer. Additional Information can be found in the Counseling Office. Deadline: February 14, 2011 (updated spring 2011)
CCC ACT Advantage Scholarship (formly known as Early Advantage Scholarship): This award in the amount of $700 is based on ACT composite of 21 or above and academic achievement. Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent. Prospective students must have submitted their ACT scores to Central Community College and will need to submit an application for admission for the acadmic year. FUNDS ARE LIMITED and, if awarded, may be used at any Central Community College or Learning Center. Deadline: February 15 (updated fall 2012)
CCC COMPASS ADVANTAGE SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is worth $700 for tuition and based upon the following minimum COMPASS scores - Writing 62; Reading 76; Algebra 43 and a minimum GPA of 2.5. Prospective students must have sumbitted their scores and applied to CCC. FUNDS ARE LIMITED and scholarship forms will be sent directly to student's home address approximately the second week of January. Deadline: February 15 (updated fall 2012)
Hastings College Rick Wilson Memorial Scholarship Students must reside and attend high school in Cozad, Gothenburg, Lexington, or other Dawson County, Nebraska communities. Strong consideration will be given to academic achievement, leadership ability, and community involvement. Up to four $5000 scholarships will be awarded to first-year students who meet qualifications. Scholarship is renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Deadline: February 15
(updated fall 2011)
FFA Scholarships: Must be an FFA member. Go to http://www.ffa.org to download applications and get information (go to programs and click on scholarships). Deadline: February 15 (update Spring 2011)
UNL Department of Animal Science Scholarships: Criteria: admitted to UNL as an Animal Science major. Applications available at animalscience.unl.edu.
Deadline: February 15 (updated spring 2011)
Cargill Community Scholarship Program: 350 $1000 Scholarships: Eligibility: selected based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities, must be signed by a Cargill employee ( Cargill Ag Horizons, 19849 W. Highway 30, Shelton, NE) you could mail it to Shelton for a signature, call ahead for assistance. Guidelines and application are available online at www.cargill.com, keyword: scholarship and at www.ffa.org Deadline: February 15
(updated spring 2011)
Deadline: February 15. (updated spring 2012)
Co-op Scholarship: Student needs to be entering college Co-op program. To be eligible for this scholarship you must apply and be admitted to one of the following colleges: Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institue of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology. Information and applications available @ www.co-op.edu
Deadline February 15. (updated Spring 2012)
Nebraska Machinery: will provide up to six sponsorships for diesel students attending Central Community College at Hastings, NE. These sponsorships will provide tuition, fees, tools and books ($8,000) value. Upon completion of the two-way program, the student must agree to work for Nebraska Machinery Co. for a minimum of two years. Deadline: February 15.
USA Funds Scholarship: $1500. Criteria: financial need, members of an ethnic minority or physically disabled. Applications will be accepted online at www.usafunds.org/scholarship Deadline: February 15.
(updated spring 2011)
Phelps County Community Foundation Scholarships: They have several scholarships available for Phelps and surrounding Counties in Nebraska. To read the descriptions of all scholarships go to www.phelpsfoundation.org to see if you qualify. Deadline: February 15 (updated spring 2011)
Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program: Minimum of $1000. Eligibility Criteria: high school senior, be younger than 21 years old, be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full course of study, be a legal U.S. resident, live in a participating RMHC Chapter geographic area, submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline on the application, meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program and verification of enrollment each year at the student's accredited post-secondary institution. Applications available @ http://www.rmhc.com/what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/ and in the counseling office. Deadline: February 16. (updated 2009)
Southeast Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship: The SECC Foundation Scholarship awards a $500 scholarship to high school seniors to be applied toward the cost of tuition , when a student enrolls full time in a degree of diploma program at SECC. Apply online at http://www.southeast.edu/admissions Deadline: February 22 (updated Spring 2012)
Nebraska Press Assoc. Foundation Scholarship: $2000. Eligibility: Graduating senior, planning to enroll full-time in NE college or university next fall, interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising career. Scholastic ability and good citizenship. Application available in the counseling office or www.nebpress.com.
Deadline: February 22, 2013. (updated Fall 2012)
E.E. "Herb: & Marion "Bunny" Hoover North Platte Community College Scholarship: varies up to $27,000 (several given). Criteria: Graduating senior planning to attend Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, 3.0 + GPA, financial need and unlikely to receive other scholarships. Applications are available in the counseling office. Scholarship is offered through Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte, NE. Deadline: February 25. (updated spring 2013)
Marie A. Dent Scholarship: $1000+. Criteria: Admitted to a Registered Nursing program and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available in the counseling office. Scholarship is offered through Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte, NE. Deadline: February 25. (updated spring 2013)
Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship: $500. Criteria: resident of the state of NE, intend to pursue training in a utility line program in the state of NE. Instructions and applications are available in the counseling office. Scholarship is offered through Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte, NE. Deadline: February 25. (updated spring 2013)
York and Helen Hinman Scholarship: $450. Criteria: Financial need and unlikely to receive another scholarship. Further instructions and applications available in the counseling office. Scholarship is offered through Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte, NE. Deadline: February 25. (updated spring 2013)
American Legion Post 163: $350. Criteria: Veterans of armed forces or member of the Reserves or National Guard or honorably discharged armed service veteran. Resident of one of the following counties: Lincoln, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Logan, McPherson or Perkins. Further instructions and applications available in the counseling office. Deadline: February 24. (updated spring 2012)
Nebraska Roping Horse Association Ray Warren/Tom Forst Memorial Scholarship: Application must be in upper 1/4 of graduating class, currently a high school senior or home-schooled senior, have TWO letters of recommendation (one from the high school counselor), and be registered as a full-time student at any college of university for the Fall semester. Scholarship is for $750. Come to counseling office for application. Deadline: February 28 (updated spring 2013)
Buick Acheivers Scholarship Program: Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $25,000/ year. This Scholarship Program encourages High School seniors and current undergraduates who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university and planning to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Visit website for more information www.buickachievers.com
Deadline: February 29, 2012
Ag Cooperative Safety Directors of NE Scholarship: $500. Eligibility: NE resident, 3.0 + gpa, plan to enroll in agricultural program of study. Applications available @ website and in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1. (updated 2009)
All Points Cooperative: Agriliance and Croplan Genetics are sponsoring Careers in Agriculture scholarship program for seniors who are going into agronomy or related crop production curriculum. A $1,000 award is available. Applications may be found online at http://www.agriliance.com Deadline: March 1.
A.M. Hargis Scholarship: Established by the Grand Island College Board of Directors to benefit graduating high schools seniors. Must submit a record of academic history, including a certified high school transcript, GPA, and high school class rank, etc. Deadline: March 1. Amount of award is $500. http://www.gicf.org (updated 2013)
American Legion Auxillary: The American Legion Auxillary offers several scholarship opportunities. Some would include Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship, Spirit of Youth Scholarship for Junior Members. Information and applications are available in the counseling office. You are encouraged to visit their website at www.ALAforVeterans.org
A student may submit only ONE application for ONE of the National Scholarships.
Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2012)
American Legion Auxiliary Department of Nebraska and local scholarships: Several scholarships available. Must be a resident of Nebraska and must veteran connected. $300 Vocational Technical Scholarship, Gift Tuition Scholarship, Ruby Lorraine Paul Fund Scholarship and Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship will be awarded. Information and applications are available in the counseling office or by visiting www.nebraskalegion.net
A student may submit only ONE application for ONE of the Department (State) Scholarships Deadline: March 1. (updated Spring 2012)
Chet Linder Memorial Scholarships: $1000. Eligibility: Scholastic application, participation and leadership in school community activities and educational goals. Download application here or obtain at the counseling office. Deadline: March 1. (updated spring 2011)
Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship: Must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American legion member at time of death. Selection of recipients will be made on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Must be NE resident and attend NE institute of higher education. Application available @ www.nebraskalegion.net Deadline: March 1. (updated 2009)
National Garden Club Scholarships: 35 scholarships $3,500. Eligibility Criteria: 11th-12th grade and graduate students, major in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Forestry, Agronomy, Conservation, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns, City Planning, Land Management and/or other allied subjects. Complete Application. 3.25+ GPA. Letter from applicant. Resume. Three letters of recommendation. For more information and an application visit the website @ http://www.gardenclub.org Deadline: March 1.(updated Spring 2011)
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarships: Full tuition possible. Must be applying to a NE state public school (UNO, UNL, UNK, Chadron, Peru, Wayne) or a two-year state public college or trade school within Nebraska. Be in need of financial assistance, have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA have applied for federal financial aid and have already received the printed results. Will need to write a personal essay. Scholarship applications are available online at http://www.buffettscholarships.org/application.asp Deadline: March 1. (updated spring 2012)
Central Community College General Scholarship: Open to any student that is planning on attending Central Community College. Application available @ http://www.cccneb.edu and in the counseling office. Deadline is March 1. (updated fall 2012)
Mid-Plains (North Platte and McCook)
Community College : Students
planning to attend Mid-Plains or McCook Community College. Information and applications can
be found online at http://220.127.116.11/assets/content/pdfs/FA_Scholarship-Form.pdf. Simply click on the Prospective Student
link on the Home Page and then the Financial Aid link. (McCook college has a
lot of large donors and often they will give more money than any other college)
You might want to check them out. Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2013)
McCook Community College Foundation: students that are planning to attend McCook Community College in McCook, NE, you can find scholarship information and applications online at www.mccookcollegefoundation.org. The priority deadline is March 1st but you can apply late until the money runs out. (McCook college has a lot of large donors and often they will give more money than any other college) You might want to check them out. Priority Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2013)
The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation-Insurance Studies Scholarships: 2 scholarships $1,500. Criteria: registered as a full-time student in a Nebraska community college with accredited program of study recognized by Project InVest (the current accredited program is offered online from Northeast Community College in Norfolk). The Insurance Services program includes a one-year certificate option and a two-year business degree option. Both programs can be completed online. Go to www.northeast.edu form more information. Selection will be based on grades, participation, leadership in school and community activities and educational goals. Applications can be found in counseling office. Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2013)
Health-Care Education Scholarships: $1000. Criteria: health-care or eye-related course of study, 3.8 minimum GPA and ACT of 28. Application and more information is available online at www.npef.org/scholarship.asp or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2011)
University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources: Fellowship opportunities in the energy sector for women and minority students. For more details visit http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/energy-resource-science/scholarships-fellowships.html. Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2011)
Goodrich Scholarship Program - UNO: The applicant must be officially admitted to UNO along with completing and submitting application and ALL required materials. The form can be completed online at http://goodrich.unomaha.edu/ Deadline: March 1 (updated spring 2012)
UNK Art Scholarship for incoming freshman: Amount offered: Up to $3,000 for two semesters; up to $6,000 for four semesters. Application available in January.
High school students who wish to major in art at UNK, can apply in mid-January 2012 for 2012-13. High school seniors, start organizing your artwork now. Visit monet.unk.edu/unkart for applications and portfolios due date. Deadline: March 4 (updated spring 2012)
Scott Mecham Student of Integrity Awards: Criteria: ethical behavior and personal integrity, humility, courage, compassion and respect for peers, teachers and community. Application and information available @ www.nebraska.bbb.org Deadline: March 6. (update 2009)
Oxbow Scholarship: Student should have animal interest. Need resume showing activities, Job history, 2 letters of reference, and a 300-500 word essay. Check with counselors on topics.. http://www.oxbowhay.com Deadline: March 10 (update 2009)
D.J.'s Hero Award Scholarship The Salvation Army of Nebraska is accepting nominations for their annual scholarship. This $10,000 award recognizes Nebraska youth ages 17-19, who exemplify the qualities of dedication to faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to community. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol who had these characteristics. Applications can be found at www.GiveSalvationArmy.org. and additional information can be found in the counselor office.
Deadline: March 8. (update 2013)
Wayne State College High School Special Abilities Art Scholarship Competition: WSC Art and Design Department invite high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in Art to apply for our Special Abilities Art Scholarship. These are awarded to incoming freshman who have shown exceptional artistic merit at the high school level. Recipients of this scholarship must attend Wayne State College in the fall and major in art with a concentration in Studio Art, Graphic Design, or K-12 Education. Scholarships are awarded based on artistic ability, scholastic achievement, and letters of recommendation. Application must be received by March 14, 2013. Come to counseling office or visit www.wsc.edu/artd Deadline: March 14, 2013
NFIB Free Enterprise Scholars Award: $1,000 non-renewable scholarship. Applicants must be nominated by a dues-paying member of NFIB. The applicant should demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, such as starting his or her own business. Additional information is available at: www.NFIB.com/education . Deadline: Applications will be accepted from January and must be postmarked no later than March 15. (update 2009)
Central Platte Natural Resources District Scholarship: NRD will provide 10 students with $1,000 scholarships that are considering a natural resources or agricultural career. Application can be found at www.cpnrd.org or come to the counseling office. Deadline: March 15
(updated fall 2012)
Nebraska Aviation Trades Association: A $1,000 and $500 scholarship presented by the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association. The scholarship is for one year and is nonrenewable. Must write an essay of minimum of 400 words (Topic- "How Does Aerial application Affect Crop Production and Yields") Deadline: March 15.
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship: $1,500, Criteria: Outstanding academic achievement . Information and applications can be found at www.education.ne.gov/byrd. Deadline: March 15 (updated spring 2011)
Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association Scholarship: $1000. Eligibility: golf involvement and achievement. Applications available in the counseling office. Deadline: March 15. (update spring 2011)
Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship: Eligibility: Recent history of movement for agricultural employment, academic achievement and financial need. Applications are available in the counseling office. There is no website to download application. Deadline: March 16.
The Gus Swanson Memorial Communications Scholarship: $500. Must be pursuing a degree in one of the following fields: Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, or Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing. Must have at least a 3.25 GPA and enroll in a Nebraska college. Applications available at www.swansonrussell.com or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 16.
(updated spring 2012)
Dawson Public Power
Utility Line Scholarship: Dawson Public Power District will award up to a $1,000 scholarship to a student who plans to pursue a utility line career. Applicants must have been accepted to an accredited utility line school in order to receive the scholarship. Applications are available in the
Counseling Office or at www.dawsonpower.com. Deadline: March 18. Winner will be notified prior to May 4th.
Ak-Sar-ben Community College Scholarship: Ten $1,000 scholarships. Criteria: leadership potential, academic achievement, desire to earn a degree, financial need. Eligibility: U.S. citizen, able to demonstrate financial need, accepted for admission or enrolled at an eligible community college, must plan to carry at least 12 hours a semester. Information and application at www.aksarben.org. Click on Programs, then click the Scholarship program icon and download the appropriate forms. Application and information can also be found in the counseling office
Deadline: March 15 to Community College. (updated spring 2013)
Gabelman Scholar Award for Incoming Freshman: Criteria: attend UNL, major in Horticulture and have financial need. Student will conduct genetic and plant breeding research in the areas of vegetable crops and/or woody ornamentals over their 4 years of undergraduate studies - renewable each year - students work full-time during the academic year and full time during the summer. Applications and information can be found at http://agronomy.unl.edu/undergraduate.
Deadline: March 15 (update spring 2011)
NRCA Automotive Related Scholarship: 3 for $1000, Criteria: enroll in a community college in an automotive curriculum, 2.5 GPA. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: March 16 (updated spring 2011)
2011 Excellence in Business Scholarships: $1,500. Eligibility: plan to major in business administration, can attend two or four year school. Candidate will be judged on academic performance and ranking, evidence of involvement in activities, leadership positions held in academic and non-academic activities. Application and recommendation forms are available on the ISM-NAPM web page http://www.napm-ne.org . Applicants should include application, transcript, essay and 3 recommendations. Deadline: March 18
(updated spring 2011)
AITP Scholarships: $1000, Criteria: Attend 4 year or 2 year college in Nebraska or western Iowa to earn a degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. Information and applications are available at www.aitpomaha.org. Deadline: March 18 (updated spring 2011)
Lincoln Builders Bureau: Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee. Applicant must plan to enroll in a college with focus on construction science. Go to http://www.buildersbureau.com and click on Scholarships to search verification of member companies. Applications in counseling office. Deadline: March 30 (updated 2012)
Janice M Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF): This scholarship is for seniors with 3.0 GPA going to a four-year college or university with the fifty states or District of Columbia. The combined parent income cannot exceed $100,000 and requires a Student Aid Report. There is no online application so stop in the office for the application. Deadline: March 31 (updated 2012)
Nebraska Insurance Federation (NIF) and Nebraska Actuaries Club (NAC): two $4000 scholarships to students entering one of the 3 universities and one $1000 scholarship for a student attending any college in the state of Nebraska. Criteria: major in Actuarial Science or Math-related field. Information about actuarial science as a potential career and applications can be found at www.beanactuary.org and www.n-a-c.org. Deadline: March 31 (updated spring 2011)
Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship: One $500 and one $1000. Criteria: Enrolled full time in pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice, or a law related program and have a 2.5 + GPA. Application can be found in the counseling office. Deadline: March 31. (updated spring 2013)
Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship: $500. Criteria: Senior and plan to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: March 31.
(updated spring 2011)
Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship: $1000. Criteria: have a clear vision of returning to production agriculture after completion of education, between ages 18-35, enroll full time in agricultural field of study in college, be a member or dependent of a NE Farm Bureau. Applications are available @ www.nefb.org or in the counseling office. Deadline: March 31. (updated 2011)
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: up to $25,000 a year, Criteria: 4 year university or college, plan to major in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, or design or are interested in a career in the automotive or related industries. More information and application can be found online at www.buickachievers.com. Deadline: March 31 (updated spring 2011)
Kearney Area Sewing Guild: one $250 award, Criteria: planning to pursue a career in Family Consumer Science or a realated study in clothing or textiles, 2.5+ GPA. Information and application is available in the counseling office. Deadline: March 29 (updated spring 2013)
Davis-Chambers Freshman Scholarship: Community Colleges (Central CC, Mid-Plains CC, Southeast CC, Metro CC, Northeast CC, Western CC: Eligibility: U. S. Citizen, Financial need, apply for admission to a Community College, take a placement test, File a FAFSA, Complete an application for the Davis-Chambers Scholarship (MUST BE TYPED). Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1 (updated Spring 2011)
Alpha Gamma Sigma Scholarship: $500, Criteria: gentlemen who are planning on attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and have an interest in Greek life. Information and application can be found in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1 (updated spring 2011)
Nebraska Children's Groundwater Festival/Jami Harper Scholarship: $250. Eligibility: Student entering a water resource field. Application can be found in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1 (updated 2009)
Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Program: $750, Criteria: employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee, enrolling in a construction area. Information and applications are in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1 (updated spring 2011)
American Indians Committee American Indian Scholarship: $500/ not renewable. Eligibility: Native American, financial need and 2.75+ GPA. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1. (updated 2009)
Central Platte Natural Resources District: $1000. Eligibility: Be a resident of the Central Platte Natural Resources District (map is online and in the counseling office with application), registered to attend 2-4 year college in the Fall, submit appropriate financial aid forms to college, complete application and plan to have a career in agriculture or natural resources. Applications are available in the counseling office and online @ http://www.cpnrd.org Deadline: All applications, statements and transcripts must be in their office by the end of business hours on April 1. (updated Spring 2011)
Collegebound Nebraska: Full tuition. Eligibility: You will qualify for tuition assistance if you qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The Collegebound Nebraska program will pay for all of your tuition that is not covered by your Federal Pell Grant. You may qualify for tuition assistance even if you do not qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. You must take at least 12 credit hours per semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA. You must apply to a Nebraska university (UNL, UNO, UNK, UNMC) and have your FAFSA done by April 1st. More information is available at http://www.collegeboundnebraska.com/
You must complete the FAFSA by April 1 to qualify. (updated Spring 2012)
JO-DE-RA Cavaliers Scholarship: $2000. Criteria: Member of Job's Daughters, Rainbow Girls or DeMolay. Entry instructions are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1. (updated 2009)
Nebraskans for Peace: 3 x $500, 6 x $100. Criteria: Recipients will be students who wish to further their education in an area consistent with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace: peace with justice through community building, education and political action. Application information is available in the counseling office and online at NFPscholarships@gmail.com Deadline: April 8. (updated 2013)
Jim Johnson Scholarship: $500. Criteria: pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science including geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography, and soil sciences) Also open to those going into teaching profession in physical science. Information available in counseling office. Deadline: April 1. (updated spring 2013)
Gateway Farm Expo Scholarship: $1000. Criteria: student pursuing a degree in agriculture. Information and application are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 1. (updated 2009)
Allan R Hemmingsen Sheriff's Scholarship: Criteria: The scholarship will be given to a graduating high school senior who RESIDES in Gosper County Nebraska, regardless of what school they attend in our area. The student must be planning to go into a human services field of study, and preference will be given to students who are looking at law enforcement or emergency management as a career. Students must have a B average or better.
Dawson Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship: 3 $500 scholarships. Criteria: Dependent of a Dawson County Farm Bureau member, have a rural background and have an interest in majoring in some aspect of agriculture, however, consideration will be given to other applicants. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 2. (updated spring 2013)
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship: $1000 to each Community College. Criteria: Plan to attend Nebraska Community College and major in automotive related courses. Applications and instructions are available in the counseling office. Deadline: At the Carriage House Foundation by April 5. (updated 2013)
Dawson County Farm Bureau Scholarship: Awarded to 3 high school students who are Farm Bureau families. Applications in Counseling Office and must be returned to Farm Bureau Office. Deadline: April 2 (updated spring 2012)
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarship: $1000. Criteria: Students planning to attend college in the Omaha, Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Region, career in Information Technology. Full instructions are available at www.aitpomaha.org. Deadline: April 4. (updated 2009)
College of Hair Design Hair Art Scholarship: $750-$1000. Eligibility: A real desire to pursue a career in hair design, regular high school attendance, acceptable GPA and graduate high school. Applications are available in the counseling office or at http://www.collegeofhairdesign.com/financial.aspx Deadline: April 10. (updated 2009)
Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Auxiliary Scholarship: $250. Criteria: Nebraska resident, minimum GPA of 2.5, applied to college by deadline. Applications may be found under the NSVFAA link on the Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association (NSVFA) web site or from the counseling office.
Deadline: April 10. (updated spring 2011)
Central NE Auto Club Scholarship: 2 at $1000. Eligibility: Interest in auto related field, attend NE college or technical school and financial need. Applications information available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 15. (updated spring 2011)
Joshua Benson Memorial Scholarship: $1000. Criteria: involved in a form of martial arts, good character, involvement in activities and plan to attend an accredited institution in the fall. Application available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 15. (updated 2009)
Merrick Scholarship Fund: A fund established to provide annual scholarships for both graduating high school seniors and continuing education students attending Central Community College on the Grand Island Campus. Consideration will be given to students in the following programs: Automotive Technology, Data Processing, Diesel Technology, Drafting Technology, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Industrial Technology, Office Technology, and Welding Technology. $500. http://www.gicf.org Deadline: April 15th (updated 2009)
Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship: $100. Eligibility: Graduating senior, digital photograph, 750-1000 word essay. Applications available @ www.nebraskansforpeace.org Deadline: April 15. (updated 2009)
Holocaust Remembrance Project: National essay contest. Students compete for all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and scholarships up to $5,000. You may submit your essay online at http://www.holocaust.hklaw.com Deadline - April 15, 2008 (updated 2008)
Central Nebraska Interpreters Group: $500, Criteria: Applicants must be of a minority group and/ or planning a major in A second Language. Information and applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 15 (updated spring 2011)
Joseph’s College of Beauty Merit Scholarship for Cosmetology: $3500, Criteria: Student must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Application and information are available in the counseling office. Applications must be submitted prior to graduation from high school but it is first-come-first-serve so I would apply immediately. Application found at www.josephcollege.com (updated spring 2012)
Joseph’s College of Beauty Achievement Scholarship: $1000, Information available at www.josephscollege.com Applications must be submitted prior to graduation from high school but it is first-come-first-serve so I would apply immediately. (updated spring 2011)
CCC Summer Scholarship: This scholarship is available for any current junior or senior interested in taking a summer school class at Central Community College. Students will be asked to supply ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET scores for the scholarship. Deadline: April 19 (updated fall 2012)
Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship Application sponsored by Country Inn & Suites of Lincoln: Criteria: Student must be in upper 25% of class and participate in 2 years of 2 sports and have earned a varsity letter in these sports. A letter of recommendation from a high school coach is required. ACT minimum is 24. Students participating in athletics at NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible. Application is available in counseling office. Deadline: April 19 (updated spring 2013)
Lambda Theta Nu Sorority - Latina Scholarship: Criteria: female of Latino Heritage or be able to demonstrate dedication to community service and empowerment of the Latina community, plan to attend UNK. Information and application are available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 20 (updated spring 2012)
2011 Student-View Scholarship Program: (1 = $4000, 2 = $1000, 4 = $500). Random drawing. Log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute survey. This is for a market research firm that helps colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. Deadline: April 22, 2011. (updated spring 2011)
Balanced Man Scholarship: $1000, Awarded by the Nebraska Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Male student attending the University of Nebraska in Kearney and exemplifies the ideals of the Balanced Man, and show a strong commitment to personal and academic development. Information is available in the counseling office. Deadline: April 30. (update spring 2011)
UNO Music Major Scholarship: Potential students need to schedule an audition by March 1 to be eligible for a Music Scholarship. Scholarship applications can be downloaded from http://www.unomaha.edu/music/pdfs/musicscholarship2012.pdf (updated fall 2012)
Young Farmers & Ranchers Scholarship: At least $1000 scholarship awarded per year. Designatd for those who have a clear vision of returning to production agriculture after completion of their education. Applicants will need to be enrolled full time in an agricultural field of study. Family must have a family member that is a Farm Bureau member. Come into Counselor's office for application.
Deadline: May 1 (update spring 2013)
Barrientos Scholarship Foundation: This was established to assist Latino students pursuing higher education in Nebraska to continue their educational and career goals. Scholarships are awarded in the following categories: Arts, Medical, Education, Business and General. Scholarship amounts vary from $500 - $1000. See http://www.barrientosscholarship.org Deadline: May 1st (updated spring 2012)
Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Agricultural Fund: $1000+. Criteria: Intend to enroll or are currently enrolled at UNL, parents are Farm Bureau members. Applications are available @ www.nefb.org or in the counseling office.
Deadline: May 31. (updated spring 2011)
Beta Sigma PSI National Lutheran Fraternity Scholarship: $500 - $2000, Criteria: young man who is interested in Greek life and planning to attend UNL. Information and Applications available in the counseling office.
Deadline: August 30, 2011 (updated spring 2011)
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation --Charles Marshall Educational Loan Fund: all applicants or parents of applicants must be Farm Bureau members. Application can be found at www.nefb.org or in the counseling office.
Deadline: July 1 (updated spring 2012)