State and National Scholarships
A plethora of scholarships listed by due dates
African American Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/african-american-scholarships/
Cancer Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/cancer-scholarships/ For students affected by cancer in some way.
Cappex - http://cappex.com/scholarships
Christian Connector - For students planning to enter a Christian college. https://christianconnector.com/index.cfm
College Board - https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
COLLEGEdata - http://www.collegedata.com
Educationquest - Click on the "Scholarship Quest" link on this website to bring you to a load of scholarships available to Nebraska students. Our local scholarships are also available here. www.educationquest.org
Fast Web - https://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
First Generation Students Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/first-generation-college-student-scholarships/
Generous Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/generous-scholarships/
Going Merry - goingmerry.com
Hispanic and Latino Scholarships - https://www.scholarshippoints.com/scholartips/scholarships-for-minorities/
Minority Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/minority-scholarships/
Most Prestigious Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/prestigious-scholarships/
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation Charles Marshall Educational Loan Fund - Must be a Nebraska Farm Bureau member or be a part of a family membership: www.nefbfoundation.org/scholarships-awards/for-students
Pepsi Scholarships - college-financial-aid-advice.com/pepsi-scholarship.html
Pink Ribbon Scholarships - http://pinkribbon.org/scholarship-programs/
Scholars Snapp - https://www.scholarsnapp.org/
Scholarship America - https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/
Scholarship Contests: www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/scholarship-contests.html
Scholarships 4 Students - There are a LOT of scholarships available here. Scholarships4Students.com
Scholarships for Women: college-financial-aid-advice.com/college-scholarships-for-women.html
Striv Scholarships at Midland University - Midland University and Striv are offering $80,000 ($20,000) per year, renewable 4 years total in Striv Scholarships. Learn more details by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super College - http://www.supercollege.com
There are 3 scholarship programs for Nebraska students available at this website: https://scholars.horatioalger.org
Unigo - unigo.com
Unique Scholarships - college-financial-aid-advice.com/unique-scholarships.html
Wacky Scholarships - http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/scholarship-contests.html
Weird and Unusual Scholarships - https://www.scholarshippoints.com/scholartips/weird-unusual-unique-college-scholarships/
Weird Scholarships - college-financial-aid-advice.com/weird-scholarships.html
Weird Unknown Scholarships - college-financial-aid-advice.com/weird-unknown-scholarships.html
Women's Scholarships - https://www.edvisors.com/scholarships/win-scholarships/free-scholarships/women-scholarships/
American Agri Women Scholarships - https://americanagriwomen.org/scholarships/
Angel Soft Angels in Action Scholarship - http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php Due August 15.
Coalition for Older Adult Health Promotion Scholarship - COAHP is offering a one-year scholarship(s) or grant(s) up to $500. The award is to financially reward individuals with a desire to offer quality services to senior citizens. Applications and information found at lincolncoahp.com/forms.
ACT Student Champion Award - Students receiving this get a $500 nonrenewable scholarship, a certificate and state level recognition. You must have at least a 22 on a single test on the ACT. Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions Due October 31.
AES Engineering Scholarship - This scholarship is based upon the character of the student. You are NOT required to take engineering classes in order to receive this scholarship. www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Aksarben Scholarship - Must attend college in the state of Nebraska, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be a US citizen. scholars.horatioalger.org
American Legion Oratorical Contest Scholarship Program - More information and the Official Contest Rules of the Oratorical Contest are available at the American Legion National website www.legion.org/oratorical and also at www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Oratorical.html.
Axa Community Scholarships - Available Sept. 15 and due when 10,000 scholarships have been turned in or December 15. https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Coca-Cola - $3 million a year in scholarships will be given to 250 deserving students. Deadline: October 31. https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ccsf
"Dear Grandchild" Letter Contest - For grandparents and parents: Write a letter to your grandchild, great niece or nephew explaining your hopes and dreams for them and why higher education will be important. More information is found at https://www.nest529advisor.com/content/maximize_contests_scholarships.html
Engineering Scholarships - http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Horatio Alger Scholarship - This one is intended to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Eligibility includes intentions to pursue a bachelors degree, financial need, involvement in co-curricular and community activities, minimum GPA of 2.0, and having faced some form of adversity. These scholarships range from $10,000 - $25,0000. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Multitude of different scholarships related to Horatio Alger: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
Nebraska Softball Foundation - Due October 15. file:///C:/Users/05kcruise/Downloads/2015_Scholarship_app.pdf Must have been a member of the Nebraska ASA in the past or current year as a player, team manager, umpire or ASA official. 3.0 GPA.
United States Youth Senate Program $5000 Scholarship - Applications must be completed and submitted by deadline. This is an educational experience for students interested in pursuing a career in public service. Two students from each state will be sent to Washington DC to experience their national government in action. www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP/.html
Vada Kinman Oldfield Scholarship - This is a $2000 scholarship. An essay will be written on the subject of "Why This Nebraska Veteran Should be Recognized and Honored". The application can be found at Default Hyperlink Text Due Date: October 1.
Wendy's Heisman Award - Due Oct. 2. You must have a B average, be involved in at least one of their recognized sports, be a good leader at school and in the community and also be a good role model. www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Any high school senior who is a US citizen may apply for a MVS scholarship. You will be applying under the Columbus Elks Lodge #1195. http://www.elks.org/scholars
George and Stella Knight Historical Essay Contest - $1000-$5000. https://www.sar.org/education/youth-contests-awards/george-s-stella-m-knight-essay-contest
Hispanic Heritage Foundation Scholarship - The requirements for this application are to be enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring, have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA, must enroll in a higher education institution, be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, and Philippines), and if selected must attend a virtual regional awards ceremony. https://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/youth-awards/
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Community College Scholarship - Apply at http://www.jkcf.org
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 4 year College Scholarship - This scholarship is for high achieving seniors with a GPA or 3.5 or higher, an ACT score of 26+ and financial need. Due Nov. 20. https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/resources-for-high-schoolers/
KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program) - This is in cooperation between UNK and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in order to recruit and retain medical professionals in rural Nebraska. If you are considering a career in a medical field, check this out! Deadline: November 15. http://unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships/
Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship - First time freshmen must score 30 and above on the ACT and be in the top 10% of the graduating class, receive the Regents Scholarship, show significant leadership in co-curricular activities and complete a writing sample. https://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/admissions/index.php
Prudential Spirit of Community Award - If you have made a difference through volunteering you might want to check this out. THIS IS FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Due: Nov. 7 http://spirit.prudential.com
RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) If you are interested in pursuing an RHOP scholarship for the field of medicine, the deadline has been changed to November 15. It is an extensive process so get started! Search for the RHOP scholarship information on the Wayne State College, Peru State College, or Chadron State College websites. https://www.wsc.edu/rhop www.csc.edu/sci/rhop https://www.peru.edu/rhop
University of Nebraska at Kearney Honors Program - Students with an ACT at 30 or above and are in the top 10% of their class should apply to the Honors Program by November 15 to be considered for one of the most prestigious scholarships at UNK (the Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship). www.unk.edu/honors
University of Nebraska at Lincoln Honors Program - Requirements: An ACT of 30+, rank in the top 10% of the class, a demonstrated commitment to intellectual and academic pursuits, and school and community involvement. www.honors.unl.edu/prospective
AXA Achievement Scholarship - This scholarship awards $670,000 to AXA Achievers. Are you an AXA Achiever? To qualify you must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. You must be active in your community, have led a project that benefits others and overcome a personal challenge. http://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html
Burger King Scholarship - To learn more and apply visit bk-scholars.com Application deadline is December 15.
Colvin Scholarship - Must pursue an ag degree: meat, food or animal science or marketing, business, communications or related degree. If the application isn't shown send an inquiry via email from their contact link. https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/press/colvin/index.php
"Dear Grandchild" Scholarship - A change to win a $2000 NEST account. Grandparents are to write letters to their grandchildren and encourage them on to college. Official scholarship contest rules are found at www.NEST529.com or at www.treasurer.org/cs.
Eli Wiesel Prize in Ethnics - $500 - $5000 in scholarships for an essay on pressing ethical issues. https://eliewieselfoundation.org/prize-ethics/contest/
Elks National Foundation Scholarships - A number of scholarships are also at this website with various deadlines: elks.org/enf/scholars
Elks MVP Scholarship - You must go to www.elks.org/enf/scholars to get an ID number and then download the application. The ID number will be used in all applications whether it is local, state or national scholarships. You may not apply for the ELKS Vocational scholarship if applying for the MVP Scholarship. Nursing students applying to a 4 year school should apply for the MVP. www.elks.org/enf/scholars
Hagan Scholarship - This is a FANTASTIC scholarship!! The purpose of it is to help rural students graduate from college debt-free. Over six hundred scholarships may be awarded. It is renewable up to $6000 a semester - $28,000 over four years! Applicants are from rural America and there are 16 scholarships for Nebraska. Requirements include: A GPA of 3.75 or higher, must be attending a four year college, must work at least 240 hours prior to the start of college, must be Pell Grant eligible, and must not have been convicted of a felony. Deadline: Dec. 1 http://www.hsfmo.org
Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is www.nscs.edu . Governor's Opportunity Award - This is for half tuition. Requirements: ACT of 21-24. Renewable for four years.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Scholarship - Google this to find the scholarship application.
SOY Scholarship - $2500 a semester. Seniors with A or B GPA's may apply. Parents or grandparents must be members of the American Soybean Association. Applicants must plan to declare Agriculture as a degree of study. https://soygrowers.com/about/awards/soy-scholarship/
UNK Buckle Scholarship - Must have a minimum ACT of 26 and plan to major in Computer Science and Information Systems. www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships/php
Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship - This is for engineering students planning to go to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The Scott Scholarship pays for fees, room and board at Scott Residence Hall, books and materials and a laptop computer. When this is paired with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Regent's Scholarship, it is considered a full ride. Apply at https://pki.nebraska.edu/
Wayne State College - WSC offers a variety of scholarships and opportunities. These are due Dec. 1. www.wsc.edu/admissions/forms/freshmen_scholarships.pdf
1800 Wheelchair Scholarship - There is NOT a requirement of a disability in order to apply for this scholarship. www.wheelchair.com/scholarship
Acacia Leadership Scholarship - for incoming male students planning to attend UNL in the upcoming academic year. One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships will be given. http://acaciaunl.org/als/
AgriSolutions $1,000 Must pursue a 2 or 4 year agronomy or crop production field of study. http://www.agrsolutionsinfo.com/Careers/Scholarships.aspx
Bayer Fund Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - $1500 scholarship for students majoring in an ag-related field. The deadline is January 11. https://www.fund.bayer.us/grant/2016/11/15/americas-farmers-grow-ag-leaders?utm_source=Master+Farmer+Contact+List&utm_campaign=0eb0adf19c-AF_FY20_GAL_Farmers_Launch_11_11_2019_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_02e5f94424-0eb0adf19c-68755441&mc_cid=0eb0adf19c&mc_eid=a7acd52127
Buckle Scholarship - This is only for students planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A minimum ACT of 26 is required. www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships.php
Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship - Five $1000 Caterpillar Scholarships will be given. Type "scholarships" in the search box at this website: nmc-corp.com/Content.aspx?id=1974&terms=scholarships
Chadron State College - CSC offers a variety of scholarships based upon academic ability and extracurricular activities. csc.edu/finaid
Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship - This is for students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. http://www.nrcsa.net
Gates Millennium Scholarship - Students may qualify if they are African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. college-financial-aid-advice.com/gates-millennium-scholarship.html
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship - Roughly 20 college-bound students who attends will received $10,000 per year (renewable). https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Gus Swanson Memorial Scholarship -This is for a senior who plans to pursue a degree in Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or Graphic Design/Desktop Publishing. swansonrussell.com/scholarships
John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Scholarship - https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/getting-started
Lutheran Family Services Smith Diversity Scholarships - These scholarships are for low income, minority Nebraska resident seniors. Deadline is January 15. http://LFSneb.org/scholarship
Monsanto Agriculture - 100 high school scholarships will be awarded to students from farm families. Must show above average academic record and plan to enroll in an agricultural field. FFA membership is NOT required. http://scholarships.ffa.org
NAIFA - National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarships - Several of NAIFA's Local Affiliates across the state will be awarding a series of "Award of Excellence" scholarships of $1,000. Applications and supporting information must be received prior to February 28, 2023.
Candidates must: 1. Be a graduate of an accredited high school within the membership boundaries of NAIFA-Nebraska 2. Be interested in furthering their education, with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college, or community college. 3. Have an above-average grade point average in high school; 4. Demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering their education.
Candidates must not: 1. Be the child of a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) association.
Students may access the application through their ScholarshipQuest profile or by going to this link: https://naifanebraska.org/
National Wild Turkey Federation's Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship Program - Fill out the application form completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Return the application to your local NWTF Chapter no later than January 1st. Applications sent directly to NWFT National Headquarters will not be considered. To find your local chapter visit www.nwtf.org. Select the state from the "Find All Chapters by State" pull down menu. https://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/scholarship-application.
Nebraska 4-H Scholarships: January 15 is the deadline. https://www.ne4hfoundation.org/scholarships/
Nebraska Bankers Educational Foundation William B. Brandt Memorial - Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance, accounting, economics or other business-related major at one of Nebraska's state or privately funded colleges or universities. Minimum GPA of 3.0 NBA member bank employees and their families are eligible to apply. http://www.nebankers.org/public/edsection/ontrain.html
Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant - This scholarship is for seniors planning to attend a Trade School, Technical School or Community College for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. You cannot submit applications to both the vocational scholarship and the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Google Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship Grant. Applications must be turned into the Elks Lodge at 5113 63rd Street, Columbus, NE 68601 by January 1.
Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship - A total of four $1000 scholarships may be awarded for this upcoming school year. Read and follow the directions carefully before submitting. https://form.jotform.com/213324626841150
Nebraska Press Association Foundation, Inc. - Scholarships will be awarded to seniors planning to enroll in a college to enroll in a major leading to a career in print journalism. www.nebpress.com
Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association NRCSA Scholarship - Students planning on becoming teachers https://www.nrcsa.net/member-services/scholarships-awards
Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is www.nscs.edu . Board of Trustee's Scholarship - This scholarship is full in-state tuition renewable for four years. Requirements: Minimum ACT of 25.
NMC Technical College Program and Sponsorship Opportunities - This program offers selected students to earn a two year degree in Diesel Technology. This program provides funds to cover tuition, books, and fees. Additionally, students may receive a student tool set and cabinet. This support is worth over $15,000 to selected students. Type "scholarships" in the search box at this website: nmc-corp.com/Content.aspx?id=1974&terms=scholarships
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship - Three scholarships of $2000, $1000, and $500 will be awarded. Applicants must be female Nebraska high school students who are planning on majoring in English. www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships
Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women - This $500 scholarship is for a high school senior Catholic female. Deadline is January 15. See Mrs. Cruise for an application.
Peru State College - Peru offers a wide range of scholarships for prospective students. peru.edu/admissions
Regan Foundation Scholarship - This scholarship is based upon leadership and is also income based. scholarsapply.org/ge-reagan/
Rural Southwest Deanery of the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women - A $250 scholarship will be awarded to a female Catholic senior whose home parish is within the Omaha Archdiocese. The winner will be sent on to the Archdiocesan level to be judged for a possible $500 scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by required date. Contact DeDe Reardon for more information.
Union Plus Scholarships - unionplus.org/college-education-financing/union-plus-scholarship
University of Nebraska - Kearney Music Scholarship Audition Dates: Check the website for audition dates. Contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts for more information. Additional Scholarship/Audition information available online at www.unk.edu/music.
UNK Buckle Scholarship - Must have a minimum ACT of 26 and plan to major in Computer Science and Information Systems. www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships/php
Wayne State College Special Abilities Art Scholarship - Scholarships are awarded to students 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 Art Education. Use search bar at WSC website to get to scholarship information.
Walmart Scholarships - foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships You'll have to access at home as the school has blocked this site.
Willa Cather/Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program - For English majors. Based on intellectual promise, creativity and character. $1000. www.willacather.org/education/scholarships
Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship - This scholarship is for students planning to major in English or History. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant. www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships
Best Buy Scholarships - 1,100 students will receive scholarships for $1000 each. If you have solid grades, work experience or community involvement, check this out!!! www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program - This is for those who will attend a four year college or university and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. buickachievers.com
Cargill - cargillglobalscholars.com/scholarship
Conor Lynch Memorial Scholarship - Applicants must be between the ages of 16 - 21. https://noys.org/conor-lynch-memorial-scholarship/
Diesel Tech Scholarship - This scholarship is for $10,000. To qualify the student must be accepted into a Diesel Technology or Collision Repair Technology program. Applications must be received by February 10 for programs starting in the Fall. www.dieseltechs.com/scholarships.html
Elks Vocational Scholarship - Must be planning to attend a two year college. Application may be prefilled online but must be mailed to the local Columbus Elks Lodge #1195. http://www.elks.org/scholars or http://www.nebraskaelks.org
FFA Scholarships - ffa.org
FRS College Scholarship Program - The Foundation of Rural Service (FRS) offers over $100,000 in scholarships to rural high school seniors who express an interest in returning to a rural area. Visit http://www.frs.org for information regarding the scholarships offered. This scholarship requires a signature of sponsorship from Great Plains Communications. In order to meet the FRS postmark deadline, please send the completed application packet to Jacque Wilkins, Great Plains Communications, POB 500 Blair, NE 68008 by the February deadline. The required signature will be obtained and the completed packet will be forwarded to FRS prior to their deadline.
Gary Fischer Fine Arts Scholarship - NRCSA - Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association created the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship in 2003 for those students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply. Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships. Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship. Applications for all scholarships must be forwarded by the school district. All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated. The scholarship winners will be announced at the NRCSA Spring Conference March 17-18. Entries must be postmarked by deadline. Scholarship forms are available through the links below and on-line at http://www.nrcsa.net Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted.
Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarships - There are a number of scholarships here. http://www.gicf.org/communities/scholarships/scholarship-directory
Great Plains Communications Scholarship - This scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a Nebraska state or private college, a Nebraska one- or two- year trade or technical school, Northwest Technical Institute of Goodland Kansas, and Mitchell Technical Institute of Mitchell, SD. Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded statewide. Applicants must be customers of Great Plains Communications and subsidiaries. Application and information is available at http://www.gpcom.com/about/scholarships.
Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship - Fifty $200 scholarships are available with a chance to win $5000, $8500 or $12,000. http://www.herffjones.com/biuscholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - https://www.hsf.net/
Monsanto America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - Sixteen scholarships totally $24,000 will be awarded in Nebraska. Information can be found at www.americafarmers.com/recognition-programs/grow-ag-leaders/
Nebraska Press Association - nebpress.com Nebraska Press Association Scholarship Application.pdf
Nebraska Roping Horse Association - This scholarship is for students in the upper 25% of their class with a minimum of a 26 on the ACT. www.nebraskaquarterhorse.com/About-Us/Scholarships
Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers - nspenebraska.org
Nebraska State College System Scholarships - Chadron, Peru or Wayne State Colleges - The application website is www.nscs.edu. Davis-Chambers Freshman Scholarship - This is valued at $8000 over four years. Must have a 3.0 GPA.
Northeast Community College Scholarships - northeast.edu/scholarship
NRCSA - Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association will be giving 16 $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from NRCSA member schools. There will be one scholarship winner selected from each of the NRCSA's six geographic districts for the scholarships. The remaning NRCSA scholarships and the Gary Fischer Fine Arts Scholarships will be selected at large.
2022 NRCSA Scholarships: Students planning to become teachers or other related education occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships. (See information about the Gary Fischer Scholarship above). The scholarship winners will be announced at the NRCSA Spring Conference March 17-18. Scholarship forms are available through the links below and on-line at http://www.nrcsa.net Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted.
Smith Diversity Scholarship - https://www.onelfs.org/sds/ This is a great opportunity!!! Five to seven $25k scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from low-income, minority families who are graduation from a Nebraska high school. Students coming from homes with an annual household income of less than $65,000 qualify and are encouraged to apply. Smith Diversity Scholarships are intended to fund a college education at the institution of the recipient's choice and are not limited to Nebraska-based universities and colleges. Smith Diversity Scholars can renew their scholarships if they maintain a 3.4 GPA or higher each year for up to four years. Students who are interested in trade or vocational schools are also eligible to apply. Trade or vocational scholarship awards will be $12,500 per year, renewable for up to two years.
Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship - This $3000 scholarship is for students who have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate plans to attend college for sociology/criminal justice, social work or cyber safety, and are a student at a Nebraska school. The application can be found at setmefreeproject.net.
University of Nebraska at Kearney Davis Chambers Scholarship - Targeting students who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds. This scholarship looks at ACT scores, GPA, class rank, demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household and life experiences. Financial need is considered in determining the award for this scholarship. unk.edu/omascholarships
University of Nebraska - Kearney Honors Program - Must have a minimum ACT of 27 and rank in the top 25% of the class. www.unk.academics/honors.aspx?ekfrm=47122
University of Nebraska - Kearney Theatre Scholarship $1000 - Due date is February 1. See Mrs. Cruise for an application.
University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Business Administration Scholarships - cba.unomaha.edu/SCHOLARSHIPS
WinField Careers in Agriculture Scholarship - Students pursuing two or four year degrees in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields may apply. winfield.com/News/ECMP2-0173060
Ak-sar-ben Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded in the amount of $10,000. You must be planning on earning a bachelor's degree in Nebraska. Other criteria includes demonstrating critical financial need of $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, hold a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have United States citizenship. Deadline is March 15. http://application.horatioalger.org
American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships - The Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship, Ruby Paul Campaign Scholarship and Vocational Technical Scholarship applications are available here: www.alaforveterans.org
American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship - You must be veteran connected for this scholarship.
American Legion Auxiliary Vocational Technical Scholarship - You must be veteran connected for this scholarship.
Annual Pasta Tales Essay Contest - Olive Garden's Scholarship essay writing contest - www.zinch.com/scholarships/annual-pasta-tales-essay-contest
Cabella's Women in Leadership Scholarships - The application form can be accessed at the EducationQuest Foundation website or at the Huge Foundation website. www.thehugefoundation.org
Career Education Scholarships - There are two different types of scholarships available: Outstanding Secondary Career and Technical Education Student Award (two $1,000 scholarships will be given) and Outstanding Secondary Special Population Career and Technical Education Student Award (one $1000 scholarship will be given) educationquest.org/scholarshipquest
Career and Technical Education Scholarship - This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is less than 12 months at a community college or private career school listed on College Navigator. One of the requirements is you must be a child of a active duty or reserve US Marine, Veteran Marine who received and honorable discharge or was killed while serving, a Veteran Navy Corpsman who served with a Marine unit. For more information and to apply go to https://www.mcsf.org/cte
Cargill Scholarship - cargillglobalscholars.com
Central Community College - Columbus, Hastings, Grand Island - CCC students have received over $1.5 in scholarships. Don't let this opportunity pass you by. cccneb.edu/financialaid.
CHSFoundation Scholarships - 100 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing an ag degree at any college or university throughout the United States. chsinc.com/stewardship
Columbus Area Human Resource Association $500 Scholarship - Students must be employed or have a family member who is employed with a company that is a member of the Columbus Area Human Resource Association and majoring in a Business or Human Resource program of study. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be returned by March.
Columbus Community Hospital - There are a number of scholarships available here: columbushosp.org/student_central/student_scholarships.aspx
Central Valley Ag Scholarships - Students seeking Ag degrees click on the "Careers link" or search "Scholarships" after going to cvacoop.com
CVA Scholarships - 20 $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in an ag related field. Deadline is March 1. www.cvacoop.com/careers/scholarship
D.J.'s Hero Scholarship Awards - Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the award recognizes seniors who exemplify D.J.'s dedication of faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community. Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship. The application is available at GiveSalvationArmy.org.
Engebretson Foundation Scholarship - The amount of this scholarship will pay tuition, not to exceed $10,000. www.engebretsonfoundation.org/
Engineering Scholarships: https://www.sae.org/participate/scholarships
FRS College Scholarship Program - The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) offers over $100,000 in scholarships to rural high school seniors who express an interest in returning to a rural area. Visit http://www.frs.org for information regarding the scholarships they offer. This scholarship requires a signature of sponsorship from Great Plains Communications so you must have enough time to acquire that before the deadline.
Great Plains Trade and Technical Scholarship - This is offered to seniors who plan to attend a trade or technical college in Nebraska. Up to 6 scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded. Applicants must live in a community where Great Plains offers telephone or cable service is provided. gpcom.com/about/scholarships
Great Plains Foundation for Rural Service Fund - This is for students planning to pursue telecommunications, rural education or rural development. fred.org
Great Plains Long Distance Scholarship - This is offered to seniors who plan to attend a Nebraska college or trade school and enroll in an agricultural related program and plan to return to their hometown or other Great Plains exchange to pursue a career. gpcom.com/about/scholarships
Great Plains Communications College Scholarship - This is for seniors planning to attend a state or private college or a one or two year trade or technical school. The applicant must be a customer of Great Plains Communications or subsidairies. Great Plains will award one $5000 scholarship, two $2500 scholarships and twelve $1000 scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by March 1. www.gpcom.com/community/scholarships-grants
Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Scholarship - This application covers three Memorial scholarships: Chet Linder, Jay Jacupke and the IIA of Omaha. The applications must be postmarked by March 1. It is required that the applicant intends to major in business or a business related field. Each scholarship is $1000.
Juliette A. Southard/Oral-B Laboratories Scholarship Program - For students planning to enroll in dental assisting. dentalassistant.org/Content/Details/StudentAwardScholarship
Kaleidescope Ice Scholarship - $5000 due March 31. https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/flavorfulfutures
Kohl's Kids Who Care - This scholarship if for students ages 6-18 who are involved in community service. kohlskids.com
Life Lessons Scholarship - This scholarship is for seniors who have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian. Applications are open from February 1 to March 1 for students between 17-24 years of age. https://lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/
Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships - These scholarships are for students in Lincoln AND IN NEBRASKA. The application becomes available after December 15 and most are due in March. https://www.lcf.org/impacting-community/student-scholarships
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - These scholarships are for children with parents who were United States Marines. There are specific guidelines, eligibility criteria and income eligibility. https://www.mcsf.org/apply/
Maynard Jensen Scholarship - This scholarship is military related. www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship - Information for this scholarship is found at https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
Nebraska Academy of Sciences - Six scholarships will be given away. nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/GrantsandScholarships
Nebraska Actuarial Scholarship Program - Five scholarships, two for $4000 and three for $2000 will be awarded. Applications are due March 31. http://n-a-c.org/
Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards - A $1000 scholarship is offered to a student attending UNL and in the College of Natural Resources or the College of Education and Human Sciences. Contact Steve Pritchard with questions. 402-395-2158. Application is available near the bottom of the page on the scholarship link at https://sites.google.com/site/nebraskaassocntyextbds/home/organization/awards-and-scholarships
Nebraska Farm Bureau Services Greater Horizon Scholarship - This scholarship is for students majoring in an ag-related field of study and plan to return home after graduation and return to farming or ranching. www.nefb.org/public/257/programs/scholarships
Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships - Two $4000 scholarships and one $1000 will be offered. Students must be planning on majoring in Actuary Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics and plan to pursue a degree in Actuary Science. beanactuary.org/how/2012-2013_NAC_Scholarship_App.pdf
Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship - Applicants must be enrolling full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. All applications must be postmarked by March 31. The application can be found here: http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org
Nebraska School Counseling Association Scholarship - This is an essay based scholarship for $500. neschoolcounselor.org/scholarship.html
Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship - This $500 scholarship is offered to a senior who is a Nebraska resident and US citizen. Applicants will be evaluated by written essay, GPA, class rank, ACT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrate good citizenship. http://nebraskamayflower.org/downloads/scholarship-application.pdf
Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship- www.oxbowanimalhealth.com
Rural Southwest Deanery of the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women - This $250 scholarship is available to all young Catholic women who belong to a parish that actively supports the Rural Southwest Deanery. The St. Edward Catholic Church belongs to this. Return application to Deanna Reardon by March 2022. Winners of the Deanery scholarship will be forwarded to the Archdiocesan level and if selected will be awarded an additional $500. To find the application forms, click on the "Forms" link on the Guidance page.
Shopko Foundation Teammate or Family Member Scholarship - $2500. Due March 1st. https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/shopko-foundation-teammate--family-member-scholarship-program-111_161547.aspx
State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship - Fifty recipients will receive a $2500 scholarship. The deadline for this is March 1. http://www.scholarshipamerican.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/
Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship - This scholarship covers expenses related to attending college. March 1 deadline. buffettscholarships.org/scholarships.shtml
Work Ethic Scholarship - This is free money for those who want and education to learn a trade. This program rewards people with a passion to get trained for a skill that is in demand. More information is found at mikeroweworks.org
American Legion Legacy Scholarship - This scholarship requires a military connection. legion.org/scholarships/legacy
American Medical Technologists' Scholarship Program - This is for students planning pursue medical technology, medical assistant, dental assistant, or phlebotomy studies. Click under Schools and Students to find the scholarships link. www.americanmedtech.org
American Nuclear Society Scholarship - ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship - Pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering? ans.org/honors/scholarships
Barrientos Scholarship - The Barrientos Scholarship assist Latino students pursuing higher degrees in education in Nebraska in pursuing their educational and career goals. www.barrientosscholarship.org
Cabela's Women in Leadership Scholarship - This $10,000 is for young women who exhibit the potential to become tomorrow's leaders. See Mrs. Cruise for an application.
Central Plains Corn Growers Association - Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded to students planning on attending college in Nebraska. https://necga.org/central-plains-corn-growers-association-scholarship/
College of Hair Design "Hair Art" Scholarship - https://collegeofhairdesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/COHD_HAIR-SCHOLARSHIP_p1-2-Proof.pdf due April 10th of student's Senior year.
Columbus Area Art Scholarship - A $250 scholarship to students who have a "B" average and demonstrate talent in the Visual Art area.
Ed Johnson Scholarship - This award is given to a senior boy who is a member of a high school varsity basketball team in Nebraska. A medal and $300 cash award will be presented to the recipient at the halftime of the NCA All-Star Boys' Basketball Game and a traveling plaque will be presented to the recipient's head coach. For more information: http://www.ncacoach.org/edjohnson.php
Farm Bureau County Scholarships - Click at the bottom of the page on County Farm Bureau Scholarships. One scholarship is for Farm Bureau families in Boone County. Two scholarships are available for member families in Platte County and one is available for Nance County families. www.ne.insidefb.com/p.aspx?p=376
Davis-Chambers Scholarship - For those who show academic promise and are active in their school and community. www.cccneb.edu/downloads/DavisChambersApplicationInformation.pdf
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska - Jim Hanna Scholarship Fund - In order to apply for this scholarship you must have at least a 2.5 GPA, be involved in extracurricular activities and a parent must be a member of the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska.
James Cox Scholarship - This scholarship is income-based. You will find the application under "Guidance" and then under "Forms".
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship - This is for students planning on attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field. See Mrs. Cruise for an application.
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Friends of Law Enforcement Scholarship ($1,000): This award is available to a graduating senior, past graduate, or a student that has completed home study at the level to enter college or who has received a GED (graduate Equivalent Degree); preference will be given to Buffalo County high school or a resident of Buffalo County in Nebraska. The student must be pursuing a degree in the field of law enforcement or a similar field of study. Preference will be given to University of Nebraska -Kearney and Central Community College students. Apply at www.kearneyfoundation.org/scholarships
Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Program - Financial assistance for students who parent has been killed or permanently disable in a construction work zone. artba.org/about/transportation-development-foundation/awards-scholarships/
The McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation Mental Health Field Scholarship ($1,000): This award is available to Nebraska high school seniors who plan to enter the mental health field. In addition, college students majoring in the mental health field may apply. Apply at http://www.kearneyfoundation.org/scholarships
The McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation Character Scholarship ($1,000) This is a character-based scholarship where candidates are identified through a nomination process by a Nominator and Endorser (two different people). NOTE: This is a unique scholarship. Students cannot apply themselves but must be nominated by someone else. Peers, teachers, coaches, employers, etc. are strongly urged to nominate a graduating Nebraska senior that they believe to be living their life as a "Rae of HOPE" - Helping Other People Everyda
Monroe Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department - Two $500 scholarships will be given to seniors from the Monroe Rural Fire District. Students who are eligible for the scholarships must be dependents of families that own property or reside in the Monroe Rural Fire District. Deadline is April 1.
Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship - Student must plan on receiving an Ag related degree from either a College or Technical Trade School in Nebraska. Deadline: April 15.
Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship - Must have an ACT of 24 and a participation in sports. ncacoach.org/uploads/CISapp.pdf
Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship - Eight recipients will be awarded $1000. Minimum ACT of 24. www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php
Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation - UNL College of Ag Sciences and Natural Resources -Three $1,100 scholarships, based on available resources majoring in agribusiness or ag economics and Nebraska College of Technical
Agriculture at Curtis - One $600 scholarship to a student majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems. These are for sons/daughters of members/directors/employees for 3 years of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years. www.nebr.coop
Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship - Three $500 scholarships and six $100 scholarships will be awarded to seniors. Awards are based upon written essays and divided among the three congressional districts. For information contact NFPscholarships@gmail.com.
Nebraska Quarterhorse Youth Scholarship - www.nebraskaquarterhorse.com/About-Us/Scholarship
Nebraska Scholarship Contest - Two $250 scholarships will be awarded to Nebraska seniors by the Insuring Success scholarship committee. The application form is found under "Forms" on Guidance page. It may be helpful to do a little research on the company before filling out the application: insuringsuccess.com.
Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship - One $500 scholarship will be given. Deadline is April 4. You can obtain the application by clicking on the Guidance link.
Northeast Nebraska Ag Community Scholarship - These $1000 scholarships will be awarded to seniors with a C or higher grade point average. They must be a resident of Madison, Wayne, Stanton, Pierce, Antelope, Boone or Northern Platte County. A letter of reference from an agricultural industry (i.e. Extension educator, 4H or FFA leader, breed association leader or banker) must be included. See Mrs. Cruise for an application.
Phi Delta Theta has four scholarships for incoming male freshmen students to the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Pink Bandana Beat Breast Cancer Scholarship - This is a 4 year renewable scholarship for students who have battled or who have watched a parent or sibling fight breast cancer. More information can be found at www.pinkbandana.org.
The Roy and Doris Abood Scholarship ($900): This award is available to first-generation college students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) on a full-time basis. Apply at http://www.kearneyfoundation.org/scholarships
UNK Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Scholarship ($650): This award is available to males that will be full-time freshmen or first-year students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the 2023 fall semester. Apply at http://www.kearneyfoundation.org/scholarships
Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation Scholarship and Grants-in-Aid - This scholarship is for those individuals who wish to study and promote an appreciation of Scandinavian heritage. There area a variety of ways in which to pursue this - including, but not limited to - classroom courses, study abroad, travel, cultural arts, elderhostels, projects or Scandinavian study programs. The proposed experience must further the goals of the Norden Club and the Foundation.
Northeast Nebraska Ag Community Scholarship - This scholarship is offered by the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and Madison Chamber of Commerce. Basis for Selection: Must be a senior and resident of Madison, Wayne, Stanton, Pierce, Antelope, Boone or nothern Platte County and will include a letter of reference from an agricultural industry (i.e. Extension educator, 4-H or FFA leader, breed association leader or banker). The amount of each scholarship (two will be awarded) is $500. Applications can be obtained by calling the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce (402-371-4862) or the Madison Chamber of Commerce (402-454-2251).
Teens Who Love to Travel Scholarship - https://hiphomeschoolmoms.com/writing-scholarship-for-teens-who-love-to-travel/
BBB Communication Scholarship - www.breylancommunications.com/bbgcommunications/132/scholarships.php
Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship - Must be the daughter of a farmer, rancher or other person employed closely in agriculture. americanagriwomen.org/daughters-american-agriculture
National Grain Sorghum Foundation Scholarships - Due June 1. https://sorghumgrowers.com/foundation-scholarships/
Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship - This scholarship is for students pursuing a medical-related field course of study especially for those entering an addiction counseling or substance abuse related field. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/
Olson/Wolf Loan Program - This foundation offers loans to Boone County residents. Please check out this website for more information: If the link does not work, you will have to do a search for this. sites.esu7.org/bcsguidance/?page_id=952
Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity Scholarship - This is for males planning to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney.http://bit.ly.Y00d16