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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CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Phase 2 – April 15th – June 1st
The Central Community College Scholarship is now available All Year Around! In order to apply for any CCC Scholarships, students must have an application for admission on file. 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, 2021. (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.
You can apply for scholarships in Phase 1, if you are starting in either the Fall or Spring Semester.
EASTERN STAR TUSCAN CHAPTER #35 SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/09/2021
Applications are available for the Eastern Star Tuscan Chapter #35 scholarship. This is a one-time $500 scholarship that will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university upon proof of enrollment. Any senior who exemplifies good citizenship and high moral character is invited to apply. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or school official is also required. The scholarship will be awarded at the HHS Honors Night. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and are due in the Guidance Office by the end of the school day on April 9, 2021.
CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/15/2021
Current high school juniors and seniors can apply for a $250 scholarship to be used toward a summer class. Applications are available March 2. Application deadline is April 15, 2021. May 18 is the deadline to register for a summer class. Access the application below.
HOLDREGE WRESTLING CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/15/2021
This $500 scholarship is available for students who have participated in the Holdrege Wrestling Club as a participant or volunteer. The applicant must have wrestled for at least two years in the high school wrestling program, have a minimum 2.8 GPA and be in good standing with all teachers. Application forms are in the Guidance Office and due by the end of the school day on April 15, 2021.
NEBRASKA COACHES ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/15/2021
Students who meet the following criteria can apply for the Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship. Criteria:
-Upper 25% of class OR 3.75 Cumulative GPA
-Must be at least a 2-year participant in 2 sports
-Must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports
-Must include at least 2 letters of recommendation from high school coaches
-ACT minimum score of 24
The link below will take you to the application. Due April 15, 2021.
SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/15/2021
Applications are available for the Shelter Insurance Foundation Scholarship. The $2000 scholarship is available to a graduating senior and can be used toward all fees billed through an accredited college or university. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and due April 15, 2021 by the end of the school day.
HEARTLAND CRUISERS SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/20/2021
The Heartland Cruisers car club is offering a $500 scholarship to a student graduating from a Phelps County high school who will be furthering their education in the field of automotive work (such as diesel mechanics, automotive mechanics, or auto body technology). The scholarship will be given to be used toward tuition and fees in the second semester of college with proof of enrollment. Preference will be given to applicants who are members or whose parents or other close relatives are club members. Membership is not a requirement to apply for or receive this scholarship. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and due by the end of the school day April 20, 2021.
WHITLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/20/2021
The family of William, Betty Rae and Erin Whitlock is providing one $500 for a graduate of Holdrege High School. Applicants must be in the top 50% of the class, have a 2.5 GPA, and a minimum ACT score of 20. Special consideration will be given to students planning on a career in communications, media, or library science. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and require a photograph as well as three confidential letters of recommendation. If you would like a fillable application that you can complete before printing, email: email@example.com. The recommendation forms are included in the application packet. Application materials are due in the Guidance Office by the end of the school day on April 20, 2021.
HOLDREGE FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/23/2021
The Fraternal Order of Eagles is awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduate of a Phelps County High School. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education. Applications and additional details are available in the Guidance Office. Applications are due in the Guidance Office by the end of the school day on April 23, 2021.
RON URIBE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/25/2021
A $400 scholarship is available for seniors planning to complete a degree. Requirements include a completed application, two letters of recommendation, and the school certification form. The application and additional details are available in the Guidance office. Applications are due in the Guidance Office by the end of the school day on April 25, 2021.
IRENE ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/30/2021
One $800 scholarship is available to a 2021 graduate of Holdrege High School who will be attending a four-year college or university in the Fall. The application is available in the Guidance Office and must be returned there by the end of the school day on April 30, 2021.
NELLIE COLE SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/30/2021
One $500 scholarship is available to a 2021 graduate of Holdrege High School planning to attend a two-year vocational or technical college in the Fall. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned there by the end of the day on April 30, 2021.
OPTIMIST CLUB of HOLDREGE SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/30/2021
The Optimist Club of Holdrege is offering a minimum of two $1000 scholarships for students from Phelps County who meet the application guidelines.
Criteria to be considered include:
– financial need
– career goals
– school activities
– community activities
– past participation in Optimist activities
– references (included in application packet)
Pick up application packets in the Guidance Office. Completed applications and references are due in the Guidance Office by the end of the school day on April 30, 2021.
OPTIMIST ROD MELROY MEMORIAL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP – due 04/30/2021
Applications are available for the Rod Melroy Memorial Athletic Scholarship valued at $500. Requirements to apply:
-participate in at least two NSAA sanctioned sports each academic year of high school
– attend an accredited university, college, or vocational school
Selection criteria include:
– participation in athletics
– community service to the Holdrege area
– financial need
– special consideration will be given to students continuing athletics at the collegiate levelApplication materials are available in the Guidance Office and due by the end of the school day on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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If you know of any Holdrege graduate that will be Student Teaching in 2021-2022, please tell them about the:
HOLDREGE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (HEA) EMMETT GANNON SCHOLARSHIP – due 05/07/2021
The Holdrege Education Association is offering up to two $500.00 scholarships available to any college student who has graduated from Holdrege High School and will be student teaching DURING the 2021-2022 school year. For a fillable application that you can fill out before printing click the link below (Note: it will not save). The completed application is to be returned to Kris Olson by Friday, May 7, 2021 either by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Holdrege Public Schools, attn. Kris Olson, P.O. Box 2002, Holdrege NE 68949.
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SOUTHWEST NEBRASKA LIBERTARIAN PARTY SCHOLARSHIP- due 06/01/2021
The Southwest Nebraska Libertarian Party is offering one or more $250 scholarships. You can view the application and requirements and pick up a copy of the application in the guidance office.