Scholarship Opportunities with Deadlines
Scholarships are updated regularly, check the list often for new ones available.
Scholarships/Awards are listed alphabetically by due date.
Look at them well in advance of their due date to see what is needed.
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CCC – COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – Available All Year Around – Phase 1 October 1 – March 1, 2023
(You can apply for scholarships in Phase 1, if you are starting in either the Fall or Spring Semester.)
Applications for scholarships offered through Central Community College are now available. Completing this one application will apply you for a variety of scholarships offered including:
- Assessment Advantage
- Transition Advantage
- Davis Chambers Community College
- Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway
You must have applied to and been accepted at CCC in order to be considered for scholarships. Use the link below to access the application. A transcript with your Fall 2022 semester grades will be required; you will not be able to finish the application until those grades are posted and on your transcript.
There are three phases for awarding the scholarship dollars. In Phase 1 the online application is available October 1st – March 1st. BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR AWARDS IS IN PHASE 1: October 1 – March 1. The bulk of scholarship dollars are awarded in this phase. The online application includes one online letter of recommendation. You will automatically be considered for all eligible scholarships. The application is available at ccc.awardspring.com; Log in or register to create an awardspring account. Please use a personal email address, not your high school email address. Click “Submit” on completed application. You will automatically be considered for all eligible scholarships. Online application must be completed by March 1, 2023. (To be considered for Phase 1 CCC scholarships for the upcoming academic year, be sure to apply for admission by March 1st. You also need to complete the FAFSA by March 1st at the latest to be considered for need-based scholarships as well as merit-based scholarships.)
In Phase 2 the online application is available April 15th – June 1st.
In Phase 3 the online application is available July 1st – September 1st.
ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION & NEBRASKA ELKS SCHOLARSHIPS (Various due dates from November 2022 to February 2023)
Use the link below to check out the scholarship opportunities available from the Elks National Foundation. The Past Exalted Rule financial assistance, the Elks Vocational, and the JB Ferguson Golf scholarship need to be printed and mailed to:
Dana Ernst, Scholarship Chairman
3255 Dove Hill Ave
Kearney, NE 68845
Keep in mind that Mr. Ernst will need them before the National deadline.
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CHADRON STATE COLLEGE RURAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (RHOP) – Due December 1, 2022
RHOP is a cooperative program between Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Students interested in one of the following health professions should consider applying via the website link below:
-Medical Laboratory Science
Additional information is also available in the Guidance office.
HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP – Due by 5:00 p.m. CST on December 1, 2022
The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide four-year need-based merit scholarship providing each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt-free, providing up to $6,000 each semester. After graduation from college, Hagan Scholars can apply for a two-year extension of their scholarship to attend graduate school or a professional school, receiving $6,000 each semester.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- Must attend an eligible public high school
- Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA
- Must enroll in an eligible college or university
- Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
- Applicant’s Adjusted Household Income reported for Federal Income Tax Purposes must not exceed $85,000.
The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. CST on December 1, 2022. Additional information and the link to the application are below.
NEBRASKA WESLEYAN HUGE SCHOLARSHIP – Due December 1, 2022
This full-ride scholarship at Nebraska Wesleyan is available to high achieving students. It is named after NWU alumnus Harry Huge (pronounced hugh-ge)
- One winner receives the full-ride Huge-NWU Scholarship that covers ALL tuition, fees, room and board for four years.
- Finalists receive a $20,000 academic scholarship + a $4,000 Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarship each year.
- Semifinalists receive a $20,000 academic scholarship + a $1,000 Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarship each year.
To qualify, students must:
Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 or higher (weighted on a 4.0 scale).Submit NWU’s free application for admission. Submit the Huge-NWU Scholarship application by 11:59 p.m. Central on December 1.
UNK – KEARNEY HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KHOP) – Due December 1, 2022
The KHOP is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Recipients receive full tuition for coursework at UNK and the KHOP Learning Community for freshmen includes a partial room waiver scholarship. Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:
-high school graduate
-sincere interest in becoming a healthcare provider
-willingness to practice in rural Nebraska
-minimum ACT composite of 23 or above before the application deadline
The participating programs include:
-Medical Laboratory Science
Additional information is available on the website below and in the Guidance office.
WAYNE STATE COLLEGE RURAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (RHOP) – Due December 1, 2022
The Rural Health Opportunities Program is a partnership between WSC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. RHOP is designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become health care providers (RHOP) that will return and practice in their communities. To be considered for these programs, prospective students must be rural Nebraska residents and demonstrate strong academic potential. If selected to participate, students in RHOP will receive the following, contingent upon maintaining the conditions of the program: Wayne State College full tuition scholarship
Ø Wayne State College full tuition scholarship
Ø Guaranteed admission to the University of Nebraska Medical Center
The available professional health programs are in Medical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Radiography.
The RHOP interview day is January 13, 2023. Use the link below for more information and application.
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TWIN VALLEYS PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT – PHIL YOUNG UTILITY LINEMAN SCHOLARSHIP – Due January 1, 2023
Twin Valleys Public Power District is offering a $3000 scholarship for students who live in their service area and who have applied to be admitted to the utility line program at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska. $1500 will be paid out after the successful completion of the first year of the program with the remaining $1500 paid out upon completion of the program. All applications must be postmarked by January 1, 2023. Additional information/application is available in the Guidance Office.
ACACIA FRATERNITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – Due January 31, 2023
The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a single-year scholarship awarded to 3 incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, and motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. Applications will be submitted online using the link below.
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GREAT PLAINS COMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER SCHOLARSHIP – Due February 1, 2023
Great Plains Communications will be awarding a total of 15 scholarships. Applicants must be customers of Great Plains Communications and have been accepted for admission to a state or private college or two-year trade or technical school. Applicants must have a strong desire to return to their hometown or other Great Plains Communications community to pursue their career. Download the application form and see additional instructions at the link below.
SUSAN THOMPSON BUFFETT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Due February 1, 2023
The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to college students in Nebraska for over 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time freshman entering college who live in Nebraska, graduate from a Nebraska high school (or GED) with plans to attend a Nebraska public college, and demonstrate financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships. To be eligible for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship, you must:
- Live in Nebraska and meet in-state residency requirements of the college you plan to attend
- DACA, undocumented, or DACA eligible students are still eligible to apply
- For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers
Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GEDAchieve at least a 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
- 2.0 on a 4 point scale
- 77 on a 100 point scale
Be a first-time freshman when entering college
- Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
Plan to attend a Nebraska public college:
- CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;
- Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
- NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
- You do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
- You must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000
All eligible applications are reviewed and scored. Selection is based on:
- Financial need
- Academic merit
- Short answers
PETER KIEWIT FOUNDATION ENGINEERING ACADEMY (UNO / UNL) – Due February 1, 2023
The Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy seeks to recruit and retain students committed to supporting and advancing women in engineering in the state of Nebraska, providing students who have financial need with the resources and support to pursue careers in engineering, computing and construction. Applicants must be admitted to the College of Engineering in Lincoln or Omaha (due November 15), be a resident of Nebraska, demonstrate some level of financial need, be a traditional first-year incoming freshman, and demonstrate their interest and commitment to the advancement of women in the field of engineering.