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Holdrege Public Schools | January 19, 2019

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Scholarship Opportunities

Brad Larson

Scholarships are updated regularly, check the list often for new ones available.


LANDMARK IMPLEMENT, INC SCHOLARSHIP for the JOHN DEERE AG TECH PROGRAM at SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE-Milford NE – This scholarship will be awarded to qualifying students interested in pursuing a career with John Deere. This scholarship is equivalent to the cost of tuition and books, paid over a 3 year period. SCC’s John Deere Tech program is a cooperative effort between John Deere Co., the John Deere Dealership Network and SCC. It is designed to be completed in seven quarters (21 months). Students are on campus participating in lecture/lab courses during five of the seven quarters. The other two quarters involve a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate the knowledge they have learned on campus at their sponsoring John Deere dealership. During these Cooperative Education Experiences, students are paid, helping offset the costs of college. The program is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska and by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information go to or interested students can contact Jim Fastenau of LandMark Implement, Inc. for more information. Cell: 308-991-0552 or email Every February SCC-Milford has an open house for their John Deere Ag Tech Program, it’s a great way for students to gain a good understanding of this in demand career opportunity.

MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION provides need-based scholarships to children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school; whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. The scholarship is open year-round for students pursuing career and technical education programs less than 12 months in length. Students can apply at For programs longer than 12 months, the application is open from January 1 – March 1 each year.

NEBRASKA HARVEST CENTER SCHOLARSHIP (CLAAS Dealer) – Nebraska Harvest Center is looking for high school graduates who are interested in Diesel Mechanics and Ag Equipment Repair. They have established a scholarship/sponsorship program for high school students, where they offer tuition reimbursement, tool reimbursement and part-time employment while attending school. When students complete and receive their college degree, Nebraska Harvest Centers (located at: Seward, Kearney, Ogallala and Wayne NE) there is the opportunity of full-time employment upon successful completion of the program, with a minimum 2 year commitment. For more information or an application, email:

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE – NUCLEAR ENERGY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded SCC a grant to be used for scholarships for students concentrating in nuclear-related associate degree programs. The awards are up to $3,000 per year per eligible student as long as funds are available. Degree-seeking students who are accepted into or enrolled in the following Programs of Study are encouraged to submit an application for a scholarship from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program (NESP). Approved SCC programs of study: Energy Generation Operations, Electrical & Electromechanical Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, and Nondestructive Testing Technology.  Incoming students must meet the course-placement score for the program to which the applied. Eligibility requirements: 1) Applicant must complete the financial aid (FAFSA) application; 2) Recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher to retain this scholarship; 3) Recipient must maintain a course load of 12 credit hours per term to be classified as a full-time student; 4) Recipient must be a US citizen or a noncitizen national of the US, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence; 5) Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in an approved program of study at Southeast Community College; 6) Awardees must agree to serve a six-month service agreement in a nuclear-related field for each partial or full year of academic support, which begins upon completion of the degree or certificate program. The employment may be with a nuclear-related industry, state agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, the NRC or other federal agencies, or academia in the student’s sponsored fields of study. Other requirements apply. For more information and an application, go to:

TRUCK CENTER COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP – Truck Center Companies (TCC) offers scholarship opportunities to individuals enrolled in an accredited diesel technology program. The program is designed to strengthen student learning and enhance professional development. Selected individuals will be awarded up to $10,000 through this program. The first year, $1,500 will be paid directly to the the diesel technology program; the second year, $3,500 will be paid directly to the diesel technology program. Students who successfully complete their diesel technology program receive a hiring bonus of $1,000 when they begin full-time employment with Truck Center Companies. Students receive the remaining $4,000 in equal monthly installments their first year of employment. More information and applications are available at All applications must be received two months before the accredited diesel program begins. Community Colleges with accredited Diesel Programs include: Metropolitan Community College-Omaha NE; Southeast Community College-Milford NE;Central Community College-Hastings NE; Northeast Community College-Norfolk NE; Iowa Western Community College-Council Bluffs IA; Salina Area Technical College-Salina KS; North Central Kansas Technical College-Beloit KS. Private Technical Colleges with accredited Diesel Programs include: Wyo-Tech-Laramie WY; Universal Technician Institutes in: Avondale AZ, Lisle IL, Dallas TX and Huston TX.

STUDENT – Check out their Website for scholarships available. New scholarships added all the time. Go to

CENTRAL PLAINS CENTER FOR SERVICES EDUCATION & TRAINING VOUCHER PROGRAM (ETV) – Central Plains Center for Services, through a contracted partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, administers the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program. This program provides financial assistance for tuition, fees and books, as well as one-on-one support, for current and or former state wards to attend college. You can receive up to $3,000 per year. You are Eligible if you have graduated from high school or obtained a GED and meet one of the following criteria:

  • State Wards or Tribal Wards who are age 17 or older.
  • Youth who were in the State or Tribe’s custody and received guardianship or adopted status at the age of 16 or older and have yet to reach age 21.
  • Youth who were in the State or Tribe’s custody on their 17th birthday and are now between the ages of 17 and 21.
  • Youth participating in the ETV Program on their 21st birthday, are eligible until they turn 23 years old, as long as they are enrolled in a post-secondary education or training program and are making satisfactory progress toward completion of that program.

An application is available in the guidance office or from the school website. More information and an application is also available from the Central Plains Center for Services site:

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN of NEBRASKA is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership, and talent in young women. Scholarships are available at the state level ($6100 awarded last year) and national level.  In order to qualify for any of the scholarships, you must participate in a program that includes rehearsals and an on-stage performance. Stop by the guidance office for additional information. Program dates are fast approaching. Sign up today so you don’t miss out on this life-changing experience. To apply go to

Scholarships/Awards below 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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NEBRASKA RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Each year NRCSA honors excellence in member schools.  Scholarships are awarded to students from schools holding current NRCSA memberships.  Students planning to become teachers or other related occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships.  Applicants must attend a non-profit public or private college or university in Nebraska. Applicants must have 3.50 GPA and a 22 ACT. A total of sixteen $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted.  All applications are rejected if this rule is violated.  Scholarship forms are available at, you can fill it out before printing it off.  Applications are due to the Guidance Office by Monday, January 21, 2019 so that a selection can be made and postmarked no later than January 25th. A committee will select the applicant to send in.

NEBRASKA RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION also offers the 2019 GARY FISHER FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – NRCSA 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.  Two scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded in 2018. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply. Applicants must attend a non-profit public or private college or university in Nebraska.  Applicants must have 3.50 GPA and a 22 ACT. Only one application per school will be accepted.  All applications are rejected if this rule is violated.  Scholarship forms are available at, you can fill it out before printing it off.  Applications are due to the Guidance Office by Monday, January 21, 2019 so that a selection can be made and postmarked no later than January 25th. A committee will select the applicant to send in.

ACACIA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP at UNL – the Laurence R. Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a single-year scholarship (1-$1,000 and 2 $500) awarded to 3 incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln who will display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills.  For the online application go to: Please submit your application online by January 31, 2019.


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To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
    • Residency is determined by the college where you enroll
    • For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale
    • 83 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:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges – CCC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, SCC, or WNCC;
    • Nebraska State College System – Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska – NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students 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
  • Personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations

Application Requirements:

The 2019 application is available here:                                                       The requirements for the online application are as follows:

  • Application forms
  • Two recommendations
  • Student Aid Report
  • High school transcript
  • Essay- Compose an essay (1000-1500 words) that helps us understand more about you and your life.  It is important to address all of the following questions/topics throughout the essay:
    • Tell us about 2 or 3 of your most meaningful accomplishments or times when you were proud of yourself (academic, personal/family, work, or other activities). Why are these meaningful? How do these accomplishments/experiences relate to your future goals?
    • What is something you are passionate about?  How do you share that passion with others? How does this passion show up in your life?
    • How are you involved in giving back to others and/or the community?  What does giving back mean to you?
    • Tells us about a challenge or obstacle you have faced.  What did you learn? How does this challenge or obstacle still impact you?
    • Is there anything else you would like for us to know about you?
  • Consent Form

The application deadline is February 1st at 5 pm CST/4 pm MST.


***When applying for these scholarships, they ask that you use a personal email address, not your school email address.***


The ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD – the ENF Legacy Awards scholarship program awards 250 college scholarships worth $4,000 ($1,000 a year for four years) each to the children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility rules follow:

  1. Any child or grandchild (step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2016, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2016, is eligible to apply.  The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2019. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  3. If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elk Lodge.
  4. Applicants must take the ACT or SAT by December 31, 2018.
  5. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one.  In cases where the student qualifies, ENF will award the scholarship with the greater value.
  6. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US America schools, colleges or universities.
  7. If you are selected as a 2019 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship.

Applications are available at must be completed and submitted online on or before 11:59 am (noon) Central Time by the deadline date: Friday, February 1, 2019.

The UNK HONORS PROGRAM offers the OMAHA WORLD HERALD / KEARNEY HUB SCHOLARSHIP – One application, possibility of two scholarships.  The application is the Honors program application.  Students must be admitted to UNK and the UNK Honors Program by November 15, 2018 for consideration for the Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarships. Online application available, visit the UNK Honors website:

  • Honors Program & Scholarship Application you must have a minimum ACT score of 27 or above and have a grade point average of 3.75 or above.  The online application, found at, must be submitted by February 1, 2019.

The High School NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is for Journalism students. They are offering $2000 scholarships (number of scholarships to be determined based on monies available) for the 2019-2020 school year to qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll in Nebraska colleges and universities in a post-secondary education program leading to careers in print journalism.  Enrollment must be on a full-time basis. The recipient must use the scholarship and enroll no later than the third semester after the awarding of the scholarship. Preference in awarding the scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers.  Selection will be based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community.  The application is available on their website, (On the NPS home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA News) or in the Guidance Office.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 4, 2019.

AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW AG LEADERS AG SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors apply for a $1,500 scholarship. America’s Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Monsanto Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study. With nearly 60,000 job openings annually, ag offers a variety of career opportunities in a diverse array of fields such as science, technology, business, communications, engineering and more. FFA membership is not required. Go to for more information and official rules. Apply at Applications accepted from November 15, 2018 – February 6, 2019. Must obtain two farmer endorsements of your application.


184 non-renewable awards of $1,250 will be awarded to students in Adams, Clay, Filmore, Hall, Hamilton, Nuckolls, Phelps, Thayer, Webster, and York counties.  25% OF graduating class may apply. Applicants are judged on: 1) Citizenship, 2) Involvement in school, community, or religious affiliation, 3) Potential, 4) Financial need (considered), and there is no ACT or class ranking criteria.  Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning, public or private. Scoring of applications are given the following weight:

  • Community/religious/volunteerism 20 points
  • School involvement 20 points
  • Employment/summer school 20 points
  • Need 20 points
  • Motivation/desire to succeed 15 points
  • Academic achievement  5 points

Students must come into the guidance office for information about how to apply.  Only the first 27 to do so will receive information on how to apply.

Applications due on February 12, 2019.

NEBRASKA DAUGHTERS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for 2019 GRADUATES – DAR Scholarships provide the means to help students receive a higher education. Scholarships are available in the areas of history, political science, government, economics, business, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, medical, law, English, science, math, chemistry, music, horticulture, elementary and secondary teaching. All scholarship applications are submitted electronically via email to the National Vice Chairman in charge of the specific scholarship. The email address for each scholarship is located on the top of each of the scholarships’ application form. Requirements: All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a chapter or state chairman may work with the applicant to put the information together to send to the DAR Scholarship Committee. For more information and to apply, click the DAR Scholarship Committee website to download the necessary application or for frequently asked questions: Email the completed DAR Scholarship applications to the email address listed on each scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, 2019, at midnight (EST).

THE PHELPS COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is again offering a series of scholarships.  Fill out one application to apply for up to 30 different scholarships.  The award amounts range from $200 to $2000. For the scholarships that require the FAFSA, you should file your FAFSA’s no later than March 1st or shortly after.  FAFSA are not required for all scholarships.  On the PCCF website there is a “High School Scholarship Directory” where you will find full scholarship descriptions and requirements. A printed version of the directory is available in the Guidance Office. The online application is available beginning December 1 at Your 7-semester transcript is required, which will be available by January 15th. Applications and required materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm on or before February 15, 2019.

GRAND ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s ASSOCIATED STAFFING SKILLED TRADES SCHOLARSHIP FUND – This scholarship fund was established by Brian McMahon for the benefit of graduating high school seniors or non-traditional students pursuing a certificate, diploma, or associate’s degree in a skilled trade field of study from an accredited institution of higher education located in the State of Nebraska. One $500 scholarship will be awarded annually within the specified trade area of each Associated Staffing office location (i.e. 5 locations x $500 each = $2,500 annual disbursement). In the event a lack of qualified applications is received during any award cycle for one (or more) specified Associated Staffing office trade area(s), the $500 disbursement designated for that specific office/trade area(s) will be awarded during the same award cycle to the overall highest ranked alternate candidate(s) from other Associated Staffing location applicant pools. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors or non-traditional students residing within the Associated Staffing office trade areas as defined below. Students may reapply annually; maximum of two awards per student lifetime. Minimum Requirements: 1) Must be a graduating high school senior or non-traditional college student residing in Adams, Boone, Buffalo, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Custer, Dawson, Douglas, Hall, Hamilton, Kearney, Madison, Merrick, Phelps, Platte, Polk, Sarpy, Saunders, Sherman, Stanton, or Washington County in Nebraska. 2) Must be enrolled as a fulltime student pursuing a certificate (minimum 12 credit hour program), diploma (minimum 23 credit hour program), or associate’s degree in a skilled trade field from an accredited trade school or college in Nebraska. 3) High School graduate or GED earner. 4) Preference given to applicants possessing demonstrated commitment to extracurricular school volunteer activities and/or community volunteer involvement. Criteria for Selection: 1) Meet the minimum requirements listed. 2) Completeness of online application including answers to customized questions unique to this scholarship fund (questions to be developed with Associated Staffing representative). 3) Involvement in community or school activities; 4) Employment; 5) Financial Need; 6) Clearly defined goals; 7) GPA and/or academic ranking. Completed application and references must be submitted and received on-line through the link on the Grand Island Community Foundation Website: on or before the scholarship application deadline. No faxes or emailed permitted. On the Foundation Website, applying students will be prompted to Create New Account in order to begin the application process. The online scholarship application period opens December 1, 2018; and closes February 18, 2019.

The HARLAN COUNTY HOMEMAKER CLUB is offering three $250 scholarships. There will be two “Open Scholarships,” awarded to any graduating senior who resides in Harlan County.  One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who resides in Harlan County and their mother or grandmother is a member of a Harlan County Homemaker Club.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or from the Harlan County Extension Office. All applications for the scholarship need to be to the Harlan County Extension Office by noon on Friday, February 22, 2019.

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – BEATRICE, LINCOLN, MILFORD – Visit for a complete list of scholarships, requirements and the online application. All applications must be completed online. Eligibility: 1) must be a U.S. citizen; 2) must be a graduating senior this academic year; 3) must plan to enroll full-time at SCC.  Applications are available online between Dec 1, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019.  Upon completion of the online application, applicant must immediately provide to SCC a copy of their high school transcript. If mailed, transcripts must be postmarked no later than February 22, 2019.


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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; 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, 2019. (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.

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLUMBUS CAMPUS – GPS: Growing Pathways to STEM SCHOLARSHIP (Funded by the National Science Foundation) – The scholarship will fully fund students for two years of study at CCC. The project is designed to help students succeed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) so they’ll be prepared to transfer into a baccalaureate degree program or enter the workforce. Project GPS is focused on enhancing student engagement, enrollment and persistence in STEM, most specifically in science and engineering. Students chosen as GPS Scholars will form a cohort that will work together, participate in business and industry tours and shadowing experiences, and receive extensive mentoring to help them become outstanding students and workers. Requirements: 1) Pursue an Associate of Science Academic Transfer Degree; 2) US Citizen or eligible non-citizen; 3) Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); 4) Enroll as a full-time student; 5) Minimum 3.0 GPA; 6) Attend the Columbus Campus; 7) Scholars will also attend a summer orientation prior to the start of Fall 2019.The application is available at; Log in or register to create an awardspring account. For more information and updates visit: Application available October 1 – March 1.

The CENTRAL NEBRASKA SENIOR GOLF ASSOCIATION is awarding scholarships to graduating seniors from the Central Nebraska area, which is bordered by Ainsworth, Franklin, McCook, and York.  They are offering scholarships from $500 up to $1000 each for one male and one female. All applicants will be evaluated primarily on golf involvement and achievement.  Extracurricular activities and scholastic achievement are secondary. Applications and Golf History forms are available in the Guidance office. CNSGA must receive applications by March 1, 2019.

UNK — MR. & MRS. RALPH NYLANDER SCHOLARSHIP – These scholarships are for students who were residents of Phelps County at the time of graduation from high school and they must attend UNK.  This scholarship is totally based on financial need; the FAFSA must be completed and sent to UNK. Amounts vary depending on need. The student needs to re-apply for the scholarship every year that they attend UNK.  For more information and the online application go to: Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Nylander Scholarship. All applications must be completed by March 1, 2019.

UNK — RICHARD E. PERSON SCHOLARSHIP was established to aid Phelps County Residents who have chosen to attend UNK. Requirements: 1) Applicants must have been residents of Phelps County at the time of graduation from high school. 2) Applicants must attend UNK. 3) A copy of your high school transcripts must accompany the application. 4) The scholarship is renewable annually as long as the student attends UNK and maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA during his or her attendance at UNK. 5) The student does not need to re-apply for the scholarship every year that they attend UNK. For more information and the online application go to: Richard E. Person Scholarship. All applications must be completed by March 1, 2019.

UNK FUTURE TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIP – UNK is offering 40 FREE TUITION scholarships for future teachers through the new Teachers Scholars Academy. Each student accepted into the academy will receive free tuituion to UNK, plus $8,000 each year to cover housing, books, and other educational expenses. This program will have a special emphasis on first-generation students who are committed to pursuing teaching careers in both rural schools and diverse metropolitan districts.  Requirements: 1) Admitted to UNK for 2019-20 academic year; 2) High school GPA of 3.5 or above; 3) Minimum composite ACT of 23 OR rank in the top 25% of high school graduating class. The on-line application is available on the University’s website. In addition to completing the online application, students must submit two letters of recommendation.  Priority consideration will be given to those students who apply by March 1, 2019. Applicants will be required to participate in an interview with College of Education faculty and staff. Interviews will be conducted using virtual meeting functionality.  No trip to campus is required. Students will be notified of their selection for the academy beginning April 1, 2019.

The BBB STUDENT of INTEGRITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIP in memory of Scott Mecham is sponsored by the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) FOUNDATION, serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa.  Twelve $2,000 scholarships are presented annually to high school  seniors who reside in Nebraska, South Dakota, the Kansas Plains or Southwest Iowa.  These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students of integrity, who represent BBB values.  They are awarded to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community – BBB’s values.  Three $2,000 scholarship will be presented to a student from each of the following areas: 1) Omaha Metro Area / Southwest Iowa, 2) Lincoln Metro Area / Greater Nebraska, 3) South Dakota 4) The Kansas Plains.  Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:  50%-Essay Content; 20%-Community Service; 20%-Leadership; 5%-Recommendations; 5%-Academic. Scholarship must be applied toward tuition and/or room and board. Complete instructions and required forms are available at by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon in the lower left of the homepage.  You can fill the application out before printing. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019.

NEBRASKA AVIATION TRADES ASSOCIATION (NATA) is offering a scholarship to the winner of an essay contest.  The essay topic is: “Ag aviation safety is created by many members of an aviation community. How would you improve the safety of your ag community?”  The awards are $500 and $1000. The application must include an endorsement or written recommendation signed by a Voting or Associate member of the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association.  For a list of NATA members go to:  Applications are available in the Guidance Office. The application and 400 word essay must be received by March 15, 2019.

NEBRASKA INSURANCE FEDERATION AND NEBRASKA ACTUARIES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – The Nebraska Insurance Federation is offering two $4000 scholarships awarded to students entering the University of Nebraska at one of the three campuses in Kearney, Lincoln, or Omaha.  The Nebraska Actuaries Club will award a $2000 Scholarship entering any college or university in the state of Nebraska.  Each scholarship is open to students graduating from any U.S. high school. Student must be majoring in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career.  All applicants must have demonstrated mathematical ability and evidence of some understanding of the actuarial field. An application is available in the Guidance Office or at  Applications must be received by March 31, 2019.


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The DAVIS/CHAMBERS SCHOLARSHIP recognizes academically promising students from diverse backgrounds who often find that the financial requirements of post-secondary education are a major obstacle.  This application may be used by students applying for admission to (or already admitted to) any of the following Nebraska Community College Areas:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College

Applications are available in the Guidance Office or at the Community College you have applied at.  Application deadline is April 1, 2019.

The LOWER REPUBLICAN NATURAL RESOURCE DISTRICT is offering two $1000 scholarships for students studying in a natural resource related field.  Scholarships will be paid $500 per semester, second semester payment upon proof of first semester completed with a 2.75 minimum GPA. Applicants must have permanent residence in the Lower Republican NRD and plan to major in a natural resources related field (i.e. forestry, park management, agronomy, agribusiness, etc.).  Scholarships are available to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year college students.  Applicants must attend college in Nebraska and be registered full-time at their college.  A Short essay explaining why you are interested in and should receive this scholarship and what your major has to do with natural resources is part of the application.  Application is due to the NRD Office in Alma by April 1, 2019. Applications are available in the Guidance Office or from their website:

The UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA EXTENSION-LINCOLN OFFICE IN PHELPS COUNTY administers the following scholarships: (Applications are available in the guidance office & Extension office. The application is also found on the Nebraska Extension website for Phelps County and may be accessed at: For more information, contact Nebraska Extension-Phelps County, 1308 2nd St, Holdrege NE 68949, at 308-995-4222 or

  • The PHELPS COUNTY 4-H FOUNDATION is offering one-year scholarship of $2000 and up to five $1000 scholarships to past or present members of Phelps County 4-H.  This scholarship can be used at any university, college or technical school. An “out of county” scholarship committee shall select the six winners. Applications are due in the Phelps County Extension Office by 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2019.

SOUTHERN POWER DISTRICT awards utility lineworker scholarships on an annual basis to individuals who plan to attend an accredited school to begin a utility line training program. SPD is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school student who plans to begin a 1-year lineworker program or $2,000 to a high school student who plans to begin a 2-year lineworker program in 2019. The scholarship applicant must currently reside within Adams, Franklin, Hall, Hamilton, Kearney, Merrick, or Phelps Counties in Nebraska. They must also agree to complete a 12-week summer internship with Southern in cooperation with the school attended. If awarded a scholarship for a 1-year program, the scholarship will be paid directly to the student following the successful completion of fo the utility line study program. If you are awarded a scholarship for a 2-year program, half of the scholarship will be paid directly to the student following the successful completion of their first year of the utility line study program. The second half will be awarded following graduation. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

GLENWOOD TELEPHONE MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION offers the GTMC SCHOLARSHIP – GTMC will award six $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors.  The student, their parents, or guardian must be a recipient of GTMC Telephone service.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or on their webpage: under “Community” at the top. Applications must be received in their office by April 5, 2019.