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!
|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.
|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
|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.|
|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:
|UNL Honors Program||
|UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management||
|UNL College of Business Administration Honors Academy||
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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.
|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|
|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.
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
|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)
|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||
APPLICANT MUST BE PLANNING TO MAJOR IN THE FINE ARTS
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.
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)
|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||
|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|
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.
|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|
Applicants to the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program must:
|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||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
To qualify for the 2017 scholarship, students must:- be a May/June 2017 high school graduate
- Review the Scholarship Guidelines and complete the application form (link below)
|Cargill||Application requires the signature of any Cargill or Cargill joint-venture employee from the general community where the student lives||March 1|
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered:
|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.
|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||
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.
|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,
|Gladys D. Goodson, Undergrad. Nursing||
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.
|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.|
|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|
|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.
|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 2018 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 2018-2019 year.We request a completed, printed College Funding Estimator and Results for each college choice from EducationQuest web site: www.educationquest.org
|NCC Education Foundation||The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation will provide up to seven (7)scholarships for the 2017/18 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 2018 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.|
|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.
|Pheasants Forever||This scholarship is open to anyone going into wildlife management or soil conservation - Application||
|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||
|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: