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Scholarships - State & National


Scholarship applications are available from the counselors office, or you may apply online, or download the application from the scholarships web site. REMINDER SENIORS! It is your responsibility to obtain an application for any scholarship you wish to apply for and meeting the deadline for that scholarship. Seniors be sure to check the scholarship list every week for new scholarships. Make sure you follow the directions on completing the application!


Scholarship Eligibility Deadline
  October Scholarships:  
Cricket All-Star SOTM 

Each month one student will be selected and featured as the All-Star Student of the Month. At the end of the school year 1 of the 9 students featured as student of the month will receive the Cricket School and Team All-Star Student of the Month Scholarship.


  • Current high school senior: Graduating spring 2018.
  • Shows exemplary work in the classroom with a 3.5 GPA or better.
  • An active participant in school activities and/or athletics.
  • Plans to attend a college or university next fall.
AES Engineers Scholarship Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Oct. 4
Nebraska Softball Foundation Scholarship Program Nebraska Softball Forms  Oct 12
Horatio Alger Scholarship Meet the criteria set forth for applying. (Minimum of 2.0 GPA). Oct 25
Coca-Cola Scholarship 4 year College Must apply online at www.coca-colascholars.org after Sept1. Oct 31
Coca-Cola Scholarship2 year College Check online at www.coca-colascholars.org for information for applying and deadlines Oct 31
Wells Fargo Bank Schlorships CollegesSteps Wells Fargo hold a eight drawings and award 100 - $1000 scholarships Between October and May through the CollegeSteps Program.  
  November Scholarships:  
Omaha World Herald Kearney Hub  Complete application and essay. Must have a minimum of 30 or above on ACT and be ranked in the top 10% of the class Nov. 15
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation To be eligible, students must:
  1. Must be a resident of an Eligible State.
  2. Must have attended as a junior and senior an Eligible High School.
  3. Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher (composite score) on the ACT.
  6. Must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school.
  7. Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year of college.
  8. FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $7,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. 10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.
Nov. 15
UNL Honors Program
  • Composite ACT score of at least 30, or a combined SAT score of at least 1340 (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total)
  • Top 10% high school class ranking
  • Demonstrated desire for academic rigor
Nov. 15
UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management 
  • Composite ACT score of at least 31, or a combined SAT score of at least 1380 (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total); Average ACT of accepted students is a 33.5
  • Top 10% high school class ranking
  • Planned major in: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business, mathematics or other related fields of study
Nov. 15
UNL College of Business Administration Honors Academy
  • Composite ACT score of at least 27, or a combined SAT score of at least 1220       (Mathematics and Critical Reading Total)
  • Top 10% high school class ranking
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and/or potential
Nov. 15
RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) Wayne State, Chadron State Colleges. (Criteria: 3 years of Math, 4 years of English, 1 year each of biology, Chemistry, Physics. Applicant must apply for admission to Wayne State or Chadron State. Applicant must complete application and requirements for the RHOP program. Applicant may only select one health career from the following. Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Physician, Pharmacy, Medical Technology. Selected participants will be guaranteed admission into UNMC and receive full-tuition waiver while attending either Wayne or Chadron. Nov. 15
KHOP The Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) is a cooperative program between the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska who are committed to returning to rural Nebraska to practice healthcare. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and quality health care for citizens of the state. Nov 15
  December Scholarships:  

Wayne State College Incoming Freshmen

Students who have shown successful academic and extracurricular participation during high school are eligible for Wayne State College Merit Scholarships. Dec. 1
Huge-NWU Scholarships Attend an accredited high school or home school anywhere in the United States or an equivalent high school anywhere in the world and graduate from such accredited high school in the spring of the year in which applications are due.
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher (SAT of 1210 or higher) and rank in the top 20% of their high school class (This criteria may be waived for students who are graduating from a school that does not rank.)
  • Submit two short essays and two letters of recommendation.
  • Live in approved NWU campus housing (including Greek housing) all four years (except when studying abroad) and become fully involved in campus life via organizations, activities, intercollegiate or intramural athletics and social life.
  • Meet all criteria for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Dec. 1
Elks Foundation Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.College students are not eligible to apply.Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.Male and female students compete separately Dec. 4
AXA Achievement Open to seniors Dec. 15
Walter Scott Jr. Scholarship for Peter Kiewitt Institue Varies from $3,500 to $12,000 Criteria: For students planning to attend PKI’s College of Engineering and Technology or the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO. Results in priority at the Scott Residence Hall. Selection is based on ACT/SAT, GPA, class rank, and school and community activities. Dec. 15
All-ink.com Applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA. Criteria: Two essays are required 50-200 words. One on who has had the greatest  impact on you life. The second essay:  What you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college. Dec. 31
  January Scholarships:  
Conservation Scholarship sponsored by the Nat’l Turkey Foundation Applicant must have a minimum gpa of 3.0. Support preservation of hunting tradition, be involved in one of the following areas. FFA, Science Club, Student Council, Ecology Club. Jan. 1
Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:•demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community;
•be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization;
•be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor or religious leader;
•demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent);
•demonstrate financial need;
•be a citizen of the United States of America;
•graduate from high school in Winter 2014 or Spring 2015; and
•use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2017.
Jan. 5
Burger King Scholars Program Open to seniors who have at least a 2.5 GPA and work 15 hours a week. Jan. 10
University of NE - Lincoln Incoming freshmen will be awarded scholarships based on their high school rank in class at the end of the sixth semester as well as their highest composite score on the ACT or SAT examinations. Jan 15
UNL Geographical, Need-Based & Other Scholarships that consider an applicant’s academic record and other factors such as state of legal residence and financial need. Jan. 15
UNL Student Leadership for Freshman Scholarships based upon high school leadership activities and community service. Jan. 15
UNL Chancellor's Scholarships Students who are finalists in nationally recognized scholarship competitions (e.g., National Merit Scholarship) are eligible for consideration for full tuition coverage plus a $2,000 stipend annually. Jan. 15
UNL University Honors Scholarship for Freshman Check with your academic college for other scholarships they may offer. Jan. 15
Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship Applicant must be planning to enroll in a construction related college program.  Jan 15
NMC Diesel Technology Sponsorship and Caterpillar Scholarship Programs NMC is pleased to offer students who wish to become heavy equipment and agricultural diesel technicians, an opportunity to earn their Associates Degree in Diesel Technology from Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, Nebraska. There are two separate programs interested students can apply for  
Willa Cather Foundation: Norma Ross Walter  Female seniors from Nebraska high schools planning to enroll as English majors. Considers intellectual promise, creativity and character of applicant. Requires three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and an essay. Award: Approx. $2,000 renewable Jan. 31
Merrick Foundation Scholarship Senior scholarships are available to graduating seniors who reside in Merrick County or attend a high school in Merrick County Jan. 31
  February Scholarships:  
Susan Thompson Buffett Fondation In order for the application to be processed, you must furnish the following items IN THE SAME ENVELOPE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:Updated high school or college transcript including most recently completed semester.Two letters of reference from a teacher, employer or clergy (not personal friends or relatives).  These MUST accompany your application.A copy of the Information Summary of your financial aid form that you have received back from the Federal Government (U. S. Department of Education) or your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Student Aid Program.  You must have the “Information Summary” or SAR you receive back from the Federal Student Aid Program.  We will not accept a copy of the financial aid form that you submitted to the college or university you will be attending.  If you have not yet received back your summary by the deadline for filing the application (March 1st), you will not qualify for a scholarship this year.A one-page (minimum) handwritten explanation of why your circumstances merit scholarship consideration.  Your background and personal information are helpful. Feb. 1
UNL, UNK, UNO Davis Chambers (Application) Provides up to $2,000 financial assistance to academically promising Nebraska high school graduates who have a 3.0 grade point average and meet additional requirements. Feb. 1
University of NE - Omaha Freshman Incoming freshmen who are graduating high school seniors will not be required to submit a UNO general scholarship application to be eligible for most of our incoming freshman scholarships.In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria for a UNO scholarship program, a student must also submit an  Application for Undergraduate Admission byFebruary 1st to be considered for scholarships.We will accept ACT/SAT scores for high school seniors through the December test date. Feb. 1
Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship Applicants must plan to attend an engineering program in the State of Nebraska that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). Feb. 1
Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership Scholarship Program Applicants must be planning on seeking a degree in education, or attend a high school which is a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association. Applicant must plan on attending a public or private college in Nebraska. Must have a gpa of 3.5 or higher, and a 22 or better ACT score, or a composite score of 1030 on the SAT. Feb. 1
Fontanelle Hybrid Scholarship 

Current high school seniors who are at least 16 years old and are legal residents of Nebraska. They must be active members of 4-H, FFA or another certified agricultural organization and live in/or attend high school in Nebraska. 
DESCRIPTION: Entrants must submit a 250-word essay answering “What has had the greatest impact on production agriculture in your local community over the last 80 years?” Entries must be well-written, demonstrate commitment to the agricultural community and articulate ideas for future involvement. We will award $1,000 each to 20 winners who either live or go to school in the state of Nebraska.
VALUE: $1,000


Feb 1

AGC Nebraska Chapter Construction Scholarship

1. Applicant must be: a. a graduating high school student, or b. enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a construction related program at a technical institute. 
2. Applicant must be: a. a U.S. citizen, or b. documented permanent resident of the U.S. 
3. Must have a desire to pursue a heavy-highway-utilities construction career. 
4. Minimum grade point average of 2.0 out of 4.0 or demonstrate achievement of competency. 
VALUE: 6- $2,000 Scholarships
Feb 5
WAL-MART Sam Walton Community Scholarship Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, ACT or SAT results, must not be sons and daughters of Wal-Mart associates or work at Wal-Mart (they have a separate program for employees). Considers extracurricular activities, work experience, and financial need. Feb. 1
ESA Foundation Students may apply for one of the scholarships offered. Qualifications vary. Students must have a B average. Applicants may obtain an application from the site at ESA Scholarship Feb. 1
Elks Legacy  Any child or grandchild (or 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, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2016. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.  
FFA Be less than 23 years of age at time of application. (February 15, 2017)
  • Current FFA members unless otherwise stated
  • Have a valid mailing address in the U.S.
  • Plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.
  • High school senior or currently enrolled in college
  • Full-time student if enrolled in a post-secondary institution (minimum 12 credit hours)
Feb. 1
University of NE Kearney Honors Program Complete application and essays. Must have a minimum of 27 or above on ACT and be ranked in the top 25% of class. Feb.1
Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship


Selection will be based on equal weight given each of the following criteria: quality/neatness of application, achievement in the fine arts, level of involvement in activities, student goals, leadership, character, initiative, and school/community involvement.


Feb 5

NE Rural Community Schools Association 

Applicant must be planning to enter the field of education (teacher, media specialist, counselor, etc)

Applicant must attend a public or private college or university in Nebraska that is listed as a nonprofit school under 501-C Rules of the IRS.

Applicant must have a scholastic equivalency of a 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. The applicant must have an ACT composite of 22 or SAT of 1030 (Math and Critical Reading composite only)

Feb 5
Cabela's Women Leadership Scholarship Any female student graduating from a Nebraska high school in the spring and planning to begin college in the Fall Feb 6
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Scholarship Applicants must be planning on seeking a degree in education, or attend a high school which is a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association. Applicant must plan on attending a public or private college in Nebraska. Must have a gpa of 3.5 or higher, and a 22 or better ACT score, or a composite score of 1030 on the SAT. Feb. 9
Lincoln Community Foundation  Applicants must be planning on seeking a degree in education, or attend a high school which is a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association. Applicant must plan on attending a public or private college in Nebraska. Must have a gpa of 3.5 or higher, and a 22 or better ACT score, or a composite score of 1030 on the SAT. Feb. 9
Diesel Technician Scholarship
  • To be eligible, students must be accepted into an accredited diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • Students must complete and submit a TCC Scholarship Application to be considered.
  • All applications must be received before August 10th for accredited diesel or collision repair technology programs beginning in the winter.
  • All applications must be received before February 10th for accredited diesel or collision repair technology programs beginning
    in the fall.
  • Scholarship finalists will be selected by the TCC Scholarship Selection Committee based on the application materials provided and an interview with members of the committee. Scholarship recipients will be contacted within 4 weeks following application deadline.
Feb 10
Best Buy Applicant must apply online at  Feb. 15
Dekalb Ag Youth Scholarship Available to both high school and collegiate students who are pursuing agricultural-related degrees and demonstrate strong leadership skills and community involvement. FFA membership is not required to be eligible for the scholarship program. 10 $2500 scholarships. Feb. 17
Grand Island Community Foundation All scholarships awarded by the Grand Island Community Foundation are for residents of Central Nebraska ONLY in the specified area in the grant description. Feb. 19
Nebraska Press Association Scholarship Preference will be given to students who will pursuing newspaper journalism education at a Nebraska university college. Press including: news, editoral, photography, circulation, production, advertising. Feb 19
AM Hargis Scholarship Consideration will be given only to students seeking a certificate, diploma or associate degree through a community college or other technical institution in a Business, Health, or Travel and Tourism course of study Feb. 19
Southeast Community College Check with each campus site for scholarships specifically offered through that campus) (BEATRICE/LINCOLN/MILFORD): Feb. 22
BD Scholarship


Scholarship Requirements

ACT-18  GPA- 2.5The awardee will have a 2 year work commitment to BD upon the completion of his/her degree. The scholarship money will be taxable upon graduation.

Feb. 26
NIAAA Student Athlete Scholarship The  NIAAA sponsors a student scholarship for a male and female student whose athletic director is an NIAAA and NSIAAA member.  The scholarship is available to those who have achieved at least two of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b) ranked in the top 25% of their class; (c) ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1500.  Students must have participated in two sports for two years and earned at least one varsity letter in each of the two sports.  The applicant must also complete a scholar/essay application and have a letter of recommendation from the high school athletic administrator. Feb 28
Buick Achievers Eligibility

Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors or high school graduates who are first-time college students in the fall of 2016
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire 2016-17 academic year
  • Plan to major in a course of study that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Select Design, Marketing, Accounting, Finance and Business majors are also eligible. See the list of eligible majors. Scholarship recipients will demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the automotive or related industries using these areas of study.
Feb 29
  March Scholarships:  
Northeast Community College Scholarships Apply for admission. Apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA form, and financial aid worksheet for Northeast Community College. A variety of scholarships are available. Students should check the scholarship book to see which ones they may qualify to apply for. March 1
UNK Scholarships All first year students who apply for regular admission to the University of Nebraska at Kearney will be evaluated for scholarship eligibility based on information supplied with the application for admission. Scholarships requiring separate applications are specified in the descriptions below. Typically, UNK notifies students of scholarship awards shortly after they have been admitted to the university. However, some scholarships involve a more competitive evaluation, and notification will take place after March 1 March 1
Nebraska American Legion & American Legion Auxiliary Applicant must meet the requirements to apply for any of the American Legion scholarships. See application for instructions. March 1
CNSGA Golf Scholarship

Application Letter


Player Scoring Guide

March 1
NE Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Greater Horizon and other AG scholarships Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in  Nebraska or have own membership- Must be a resident of Nebraska-Must be going into Agriculture- Demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience- Provide 3 letters of reference (other than family)- Include Transcript March 1
Aksarben Ag Leaders Scholarship High School Senior graduating in Spring 2016
  • Minimum of 3 years exhibiting at AKSARBEN Stock Show
  • No previous participation in Purple Ribbon Auction
  • No previous AKSARBEN scholarships received
  • No previous disqualification from AKSARBEN Stock Show
  • Interest in a career in agriculture related field or professional career in rural communities
  • Plan to attend a fully accredited 2 or 4 year college or university
March 1
GPACAC Scholarship

To qualify for the 2017 scholarship, students must:- be a May/June 2017 high school graduate
- attend high school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
- have an ACT Composite score of 21 – 28 or SAT equivalent.
- have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

  • To apply for the 2018 scholarship:

- Review the Scholarship Guidelines and complete the application form (link below)
- Attach an original essay on the topic provided (500 word maximum)
- Request that your counselor supply an official copy your transcript, including GPA and ACT and/or SAT
- Submit and send all requested materials by the March 1, 2017 deadline

March 1
Cargill Application requires the signature of any Cargill or Cargill joint-venture employee from the general community where the student lives
  • If you do not know if a Cargill operation is in your greater community, please send your city, state and zip code to  cargill@ffa.org.
  • The program is administered by National FFA, but students do not need to be members of FFA to be eligible
March 1
Engebretson Foundation

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  1. Financial Need – Student does not need to be pell grant eligible.
  2. Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement).
  3. Leadership Potential: factors considered include teacher recommendation (see application), work experience (after school job etc.), extra-curricular activities, and community service.
March 1
The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, PE to promote Diversity in Engineering Awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. The scholarship is awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. March 1
Jean-Guy Beliveau, P.E MathCounts Awarded annually to a high school senior who formerly participated as a competitor in the MATHCOUNTS program and who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university March 1
Chet Linder Memorial Application must plan to major in Business or a Business related field March 1
Nebraska Academy of Science Scholarship 

Scholarships sponsored by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Inc. require the completion of this Application Summary.  In addition, scholarship applications require some written information, usually in the form of an essay referring to the particular scholarship – each is somewhat different in its requirements.  Supporting information is also necessary, such as a list of the applicant’s activities and related accomplishments, testimonial letters from 2-3 supervisors or teachers, transcripts, etc.  Please refer to the scholarship description for specific requirements.  Typed material is preferred but clear handwriting is acceptable. 


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March 1
Union Bank/Lincoln Journal Star Money to Learn Applicants must be in the upper 1/3 of the class, attend college in Nebraska, Act score of 20 or above, complete application with signatures by the deadline to the address listed on the application. March 1
Central Community College Complete application form. March 1
CCC Titan Machinery Scholarship
  • Visit CCC Diesel Program (Contact CCC admission's office to make your appointment)
  • Make application to CCC and be accepted
  • Complete Titan application for the sponsorship (Download Below)
  • Provide Titan Machinery and CCC with transcripts and ACT, COMPASS or ASSET score. 
March 1

Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship (Eligibility)



Are you interested in pursuing a career in the pet industry?

Do you want to work in the field of animal health and nutrition?

The companion animal (pet) industry is expanding rapidly all around the world. Career opportunities in animal health, animal nutrition, marketing, publishing, and pet food manufacturing are increasing every year.

Oxbow’s Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry.

March 2
Better Business Bureau Student Integrity Award

Qualifies as a high school senior

• Plans to continue education after high school graduation

• Resides in BBB’s service area - Nebraska, South Dakota, 

March 9
Gladys D. Goodson, Undergrad. Nursing

Scholarship Guidelines:

Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public high schools in Nebraska or current college; students attending college in Nebraska

Criteria: Pursuing degree in nursing, college in Nebraska, 3.0 GPA, financial need.

March 15
Central Valley Ag Cooperative Must be entering college in an ag-related degree. Must attend a post-secondary trade school, community college, college, ir university) institution the immediate semester following high school graduates. March 15
Columbus Community Hospital Scholarship applicants must be accepted or currently enrolled in an accredited program of a recognized healthcare school.  Applicants must be residents of or attending school in the Columbus area and have at least a 2.50 Grade Point Average.  It is the intent of the scholarship donors to award these scholarships to highly qualified individuals who have a desire to use their abilities to further serve the healthcare needs of the Columbus Community Hospital service area.  Applicants will ideally make themselves available to work at the Columbus Community Hospital as school workload permits. March 15
Gus Swanson Mermorial Coomunications Program The scholarship is available for students who plan to enroll in a Nebraska college or university and pursue a degree in one of the following fields:   Advertising, Marketing, Mass Communications, Communication Studies, Public Relations,  Journalism,  Grapic Design/Desktop Publishing March 18
Association of Information Technology Students who are either planning on attending or continuing to attend a four-year college/university, a community college, or a technical school in Nebraska or western Iowa with the goal of achieving an undergraduate degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. March 18
US Bank Open to all seniors.USbank will award 30 $1.000 scholarships. March 29
Grand Island Area Retired School Personal Must be pursuing a degree in education.  
CAHRA Scholarship
  • Students must be majoring in a Business or Human Resource program of study
  • 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.
  • CAHRA Employers

    Advance Services, Inc.

    Apogee Retail, LLC

    Archer Daniels Midland

    Associated Staffing, Inc

    Becton Dickinson

    Behlen Mfg. Co.

    Bierman Contracting

    Brookestone Acres

    Butler County Health Care Center


    Cargill Value Added Meats

    Center for Survivors

    Central Confinement Service Ltd

    City of Columbus, Nebraska

    Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

    Columbus Community Hospital

    Columbus Housing Authority

    Columbus Hydraulics

    Columbus Physical Therapy PC

    DuoLift Mfg. Co. Inc

    East Central District Health Dept.

    First National Bank

    First Nebraska Bank


    John Crane

    Lagoon Pumping & Dredging

    Loup Power District

    Midwest Medical Transport Co.

    Nebraska Public Power District

    Northwest Electric LLC

    Pillen Family Farms

    Preferred Sands of Genoa

    Samson LLC

    Sentinel Building Systems

    StaffCo Inc

    State of Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation

    Stock Realty & Auction dba Big Iron

    Timpte Inc.

    Valmont Newmark

March 31
Conestoga Mall Community Service Scholarship The Conestoga Mall recognizes the achievements of students who have helped to make their school and community a better place by their participation in activities designed to achieve that goal.  This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from high schools in Central Nebraska.  Applications will only be accepted from March 1st to March 31st. March 31
NE Legal Professionals Association All applicants must be enrolled full-time in pre-law, paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law related program - Application March 31
Columbus United Credit Union Applicants must be a member with a primary account in good standing with Columbus United Federal Credit Union.  Applicant must plan to attend an accredited university, college, junior college, vocational, or business school during the 2017-2018 school year.  See Guidance Office for Applications March 31
Janice M. Scott Memorial US Citizen or permanent resident-GPA 2.5 or higher (out of a 4.0 scale)-High School Senior who must matriculate at a US accredited four-year college or university full time during school year 2015-2016.-Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services, extra curricular or other activities. March 31
Alpha Delta Kappa

Applications may be obtained from the counselors office.

Applicant must plan on entering the teaching field. Return application to the address listed in the guidelines.

March 31
  April Scholarships:  
Lincoln Builders Bureau Eligibility Requirements:o Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders. Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee.Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university, or trade school with a focus on construction science. April 1
NE School Counselor Association Must be a high school senior attending a public or private-secondary school in Nebraska.-Must attend a post-secondary institution during the 2015-2016 school year.-The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution. April 4
AITP Omaha AITP Omaha or Lincoln chapter professional members, their spouses, or children pursuing an education in Computer Information Systems or a computer related field may apply for a Scholarship for any school. April 4
Raymond A. Burke S Applicant’s area of study must lead to an associate or undergraduate degree in natural resources-related field. Reside in the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District. April 5
NE Coaches Association/FarmBureau Insurance Scholarship Criteria:1) Upper 25% of class –OR-3.75 Cumulative GPA 2) Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports 3) Must have earned varsity letter in 2 sports 4) Must include at least one letter of recommendation from a high school coach 5) ACT minimum score of 24. April 14
James M. Cox Foundation

The student must be a 2017 high school graduate with an academic record that indicated he/she will be successful in the field of higher education he/she has chosen.The Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need, and therefore, we request that a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) be completed. (Make sure the FAFSA obtained is for the 2017-2018 year.We request a completed, printed College Funding Estimator and Results for each college choice from EducationQuest web site: www.educationquest.org

James M Cox Letter   James M Cox Foundation Scholarship

April 17
NCC Education Foundation The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation will provide up to seven (7)scholarships for the 2016/17 academic year to students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (UNL) College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis, and Chadron State College. April 15
CCC Summer The Summer Scholarship is valued up to $150 and must be used in the summer 2016 at any Central Community College location. Current juniors and graduating seniors attending a high school in the CCC 25 county service area are eligible to apply. In order to be considered for this award, students must complete the Summer Scholarship application in its entirety.  
  May Scholarships:  
UNK Sigma Phi Epsilon

Applications may be obtained from the counselor’s office.

Open to all male students attending UNK. Applicants do not have to join the Fraternity to be considered.

May 1
Pheasants Forever This scholarship is open to anyone going into wildlife management or soil conservation - Application

May 1

AITP Students planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college, seeking a degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. May 1
Nebraska Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Greater Horizon
  • At least one $1,000 scholarship awarded per year with the possibility of two being awarded.
  • This scholarship is available to students enrolled full-time in a college or university’s agricultural field of study and that plan on returning to farming or ranching.
  • Must belong to a member family of a county Farm Bureau in Nebraska or have own membership.
  • Must be a resident of Nebraska.


May 1
Alpha Gamma Nu Fraternity Open to male freshman students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. May 20
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation: Kenneth E. Schwartz Memorial Ag Fund They must be juniors or seniors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are majoring in an agricultural or agricultural-related program,including agribusiness. Applications may be made during the sophomore or junior year. May 31
US Bank  In order to be eligible for the U.S. Bank Scholarship Program, a student must be:
  • A high school senior planning to enroll in or a current undergraduate college student at an eligible two- or four-year college or university.
  • Enrolled by September 2013.
  • A United States citizen or permanent resident alien.
May 31