Local Scholarships

Common Application

Click Common Application above for each of the following applications unless advised differently in the scholarship description.

Class of 2017 - Scholarships are due Friday, March 31 as April 1 is on a Saturday.

Each scholarship requires:

1. A cover page with photo (does not need to be a color photo)
2. The common application form (click above)    
3. One transcript (copies are acceptable)
4. Resume    
5. An essay explaining your goals (college major) and objectives (250 words or less).  Check scholarship descriptions for any special requirments.
6. Three letters of recommendation, check each scholarship for their specific requirements.

7. Staple application, do not put in a plastic cover.

01/18/2017

BLANCHE SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP presented by the Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce will be presented to a graduating senior who is planning to further their education beyond high school. This scholarship will be a minimum of $500 and not exceed $1,000, depending on available funds. Applicant will be judged on their overall areas of academics, school, and community activities. The major area we will evaluate is a student's work experience during high school. The student should provide three letters of recommendation. One letter should come from the student's current or past employer.

BILL AND MARY ANN HAKONSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is in the amount of $1000 for seniors intending to pursue a college major in a teaching field, speech pathology, nursing or school counseling. Applicants will need to demonstrate financial need. Criteria for selection will include financial need, class rank, GPA, ACT scores and involvement in school activities and or/the community. Instead of a Personal Statement, applicants must submit a letter explaining their interest in one of the eligible programs of study and their qualifications for the scholarship as identified in this description.  Scholarship will be awarded second semester upon successful completion of first semester classes and registration for second semester.

CHRIS ESTRADA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-this $300 scholarship is given by the Estrada family in memory of their son Chris Estrada.  Chris Estrada was a wonderful student and athlete.  He had outstanding personal character and was a student leader who was respected by his peers and the LHS Staff.  Any LHS student may apply for this scholarship.

CHRIS ESTRADA SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP-this $300 scholarship is given by the Estrada family in memory of their son Chris Estrada.  Chris had a passion for soccer and was a very active and involved LHS soccer player.  Any current senior LHS soccer player may apply for this scholarship.

CHARLES A. WALKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior to help them further their education at any accredited school. Special consideration will be given for a student going into the field of agriculture. This scholarship is open to any senior who can demonstrate good character, extra-curricular participation and a good scholastic record. The scholarship is $500. One scholarship will be awarded.

CHASE YOUR DREAMS SCHOLARSHIP – this $1000 scholarship is founded by Cozad graduate Jose Monrroy who firmly believes that people are not defined by how hard they fall but how they manage to fight through and stand tall. Financial need will be considered.  Please fill out this application.  Instead of a Personal Statement, a 500 word (or less) essay is required and should describe a hardship that was overcome by the applicant and what was gained through this experience.

DYKE SCHOLARSHIP is presented to a senior by the LHS Student Council in honor of their former sponsor, Mr. Bob Dyke.  Students must rank in the upper 1/2 of their class and have demonstrated leadership skills and good citizenship during their high school years. You may use this scholarship at any school of your choice. This scholarship is $500. Students involved with Student Council and financial need will be considered but will not necessarily be the top priority.

HOMESTEAD BANK is offering a $750 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to be a Business or Agra Business major in college. Other students that are planning on attending college will be considered. This scholarship will be paid in two installments. The first half will be paid upon proof of first semester registration. The second installment will be paid upon proof of a "B" average first semester and enrollment in second semester classes.

HURLESS TRADE SCHOLARSHIP was created to provide an opportunity for a graduating senior at LHS to pursue a career in a skilled labor field at a technical or community college.  This scholarship was established to honor the lifetime work of Mr. Cliff Hurless.  Applicants should plan to acquire a degree in a skilled labor field, have good moral character, excellent school attendance and be a responsible citizen.  Student's employment record will be considered.  $1000/ renewable for second year.  This is offered only on ODD YEARS. (2017, 2019, etc)

JAMES D. MILLER SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a high school senior who is a child of a farm/ranch family that is still active in some area of agriculture.  Preference may be given to students enrolled in The University of Nebraska -Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture- Curtis or other colleges leading to a career in agriculture or one that will serve rural communities. This scholarship is $1,000 and is renewable up to four years.

L.E.A. ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be presented by the Lexington Education Association to a senior who is planning to pursue an education degree in the field of education. Two scholarships will be given this year in the amount of $1000 each. Applicants will be judged on leadership, character, people skills, and moral character.

LEXINGTON ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP was established by the Athletic Booster Club to honor one male and one female graduating Lexington High School athlete. Each scholarship is $1,200. Recipients must have participated in at least two athletic activities each year grades 9-12. Consideration will also be given to participation in extra-curricular activities and leadership skills displayed through community involvement.

LEXINGTON LION’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who is planning to pursue a degree in a post secondary educational institution. There are two scholarships one $500 and one $1,000 to be paid upon the successful completion for the 1st semester. Any graduating senior may apply and you will be judged in the areas of scholarship, citizenship, and financial need. Some extra consideration will be given to a person who is planning a career that includes working with handicapped, but this in not of prime importance.

LEXINGTON PLUMCREEKERS KIWANIS CLUB will present the GENE RANSDELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP to a senior who is planning to attend a Vocational Technical School. The amount of the scholarship is $750 payable to the technical school of your choice. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their ability to express and describe their future goals and plans and their attached letters of recommendation. You must be of sound moral character and a credit to your school and community.  The scholarship will be paid at the beginning of second semester depending on successful registration and grades.

LEXINGTON ROTARY CLUB SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who is planning to further their education beyond high school. There will be two $1500 scholarships. Any senior may apply for this scholarship regardless the school is a two-year or a four-year school. You will be judged on your scholarship and citizenship.  Download directions and application here.

LEXINGTON VFW will present a scholarship to a senior who is planning to continue education beyond high school. This scholarship is for $600. You must be a graduating senior whose parent is a Veteran of the Armed Services. You will be judged on the qualities of scholarship, citizenship and financial need.

LEXINGTON WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE is offering a $2000 scholarship to a senior female soccer player, $1000 payable fall semester and another $1000 for second semester when recipient submits first semester grades showing a 2.75 GPA or greater AND a second semester schedule. Instead of a Personal Statement write a 250 word essay discussing a special attribute or  accomplishment that sets you apart and how that might lead you to success down the road. 

LILIAN HANSEN APPRECIATION SCHOLARSHIP will be given to a senior who is planning to further their education beyond high school. This scholarship is for $750 and will be paid upon proof of registration and acceptance for the 1st semester. You will be judged on the basis of character, leadership and scholastic ability. Financial need will be considered.

NORMAN W. AND SHIRLEY A. REYNOLDS SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who exhibits good citizenship skills and has earned three varsity letters in any extra-curricular or co-curricular activities during their freshman through senior years at Lexington High School. The amount of the scholarship is $750.

PLUM CREEK MARKET PLACE SCHOLARSHIP -This scholarship is offered to any senior but priority will be given to any student employed at Plum Creek Market Place and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year accredited institution. The $500 scholarship will be paid upon proof of registration with an accredited institution for second semester classes.

RAYMOND (IKE) NEFF SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who is planning to attend any school of their choice beyond high school. You will be judged on your ability to do further work and on your financial ability to pay for this additional education. This scholarship for $500 will be paid upon proof of registration and acceptance for the 1st semester.

RED CROSS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP was established to recognize outstanding members of the Lexington National Honor Society. The student must be a member in good standing in the National Honor Society. The number of $250 scholarships will vary due to money raised at Blood Drives.

REYNOLDS OPEN GOLF SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a female or male athlete that has participated in GOLF for at least two years (one being their senior year) of high school.  This $500 scholarship can be applied to a community college or a four-year college.  The scholarship money will be awarded to the college institution upon successful completion of 1st semester classes with a 2.5 GPA and proof of registration for the 2nd semester.

RICHARD A. BROWN SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who has participated in the wrestling program throughout their high school years. You must be planning to enter college or any other tech school and be registered and accepted at that school. Students will need to obtain at least one letter of reference from an outside source and two can be from school sources. The amount of this scholarship is $500, which will be paid upon successful completion of 1st semester and proof of registration for the 2nd semester with verified grades of 2.5 GPA. You must be present at Senior Honor night to accept award.

RICHARD WHITE SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who is planning to pursue a journalism and/or communications degree with a focus on broadcast television, radio or print.  Applicants with a focus in broadcast television and radio will receive additional consideration. The $750 scholarshp can be applied to either a trade school, two (2) year or four (4) year institution and payable to recipient upon verification of enrollment.

RON MURDOCK UNL SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a Lexington High School senior who will attend UNL.  The student needs a GPA of 3.00 and is able to demonstrate financial need. Other criteria that will be considered are: involvement in community service, school activities, desires to learn and be self-motivated. The Scholarship amount will be around $600-700 depending on interest.

RUTH EDNA REYNOLDS MONTGOMERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP will be presented to a senior who is going into the educational field or into missionary work. Others will be considered and the best-qualified candidate will be chosen for this award. This scholarship will be based on the amount of interest that has accrued, not to exceed $750. Applicants will be judged on leadership, character, and service to the school and community as well as scholastic ability to do college work. This scholarship will be paid upon acceptance and proof of registration for the 1st semester at the school of choice.

SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP will be offering a $2000 scholarship to a senior based on scholastic achievement, participation and leadership in school and community activities, citizenship and moral  character, and educational goals. Download application and instructions here.

SHIRLEY TRAUTMAN SCHOLARSHIP will be awarded to a Lexington High School graduating senior who has overcome a learning difficulty through assistance in a special need program. Students who are planning on becoming a special needs teacher are also eligible to apply. The $800 scholarship will be paid after completion of the first semester or term of the freshman year with a grade point average of 2.5 or better based on 4.0 grading.