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Scholarship Information by Deadline Month



The following is a list of scholarships organized by the month of their deadline.  It is important to look ahead in the coming months so that students aren't working last minute on scholarships that take some time to complete. We recommend that students are working on scholarships 2-3 months in advance, depending on how much work is needed to complete each application.


  • Ongoing- Peru State Bobcat Selfie

Students must follow these steps to qualify to win this $300 scholarship. 1) Visit Peru State College campus.  2) Tweet a creative "selfie" from your campus visit


  • Ongoing- EducationQuest Scholarship Search

EducationQuest provides an opportunity for any Nebraska-college bound student to create a profile and then narrow down the scholarships that are available to you.  It will be important for you to check back periodically on your profile as more scholarships may become available.  The list of scholarships are for Nebraska schools only.  Click on the link below and then hit the purple ScholarshipQuest button to begin.  It's all free!! http://www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest/


  • Ongoing- Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State Scholarships:  Nebraska State College System.  Three Colleges.  Thousands of Opportunities.  
    • Board of Trustees' Scholarship -  Full Tuition (worth more than $15,400) Deadline:  January 15, 2016. ACT score at least 25; Enroll as full-time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska
    • Governor's Opportunity Award - Half-Tuition (worth more than $7.700) Deadline: December 1, 2015. ACT score between 21-24. Enroll as full time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska
    • NSCS Advantage Program- Must attend a state college (Peru State, Wayne State, or Chadron State). No application necessary for scholarships. Awards are automatic if eligible if there is a gap in coverage of tuition. Must be a NE resident. Federal Pell Grant recipient. For incoming, new college freshmen. Must be enrolled in at least 12 or more on-campus credit hours. Not to be used for fees. More Information can be found at http://www.nscs.edu

Individual college scholarship sites:

         Wayne State: www.wsc.edu/scholarships

         Chadron State: www.csc.edu/scholarships

         Peru State: www.peru.edu/scholarships




  • 2- Wendy's HS Heisman Award

For students who excel in academics (must have at least a B average), athletics (must participate in at least one sport), and leadership. Apply on-line at www.wendysheisman.com . Must be completed by October 2nd.


  • 15- "Haz La U" (Make the U) Scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are partnering to encourage young Hispanics in the US to "Make the U" (Haz La U) and get them on the path to higher education.  A total of 15 grants will be awarded: The Grand Prize winner will win a $15,000 Educational Grant and14 Second Place winners will receive a $2,500 Education Grant each.  To apply students need to log on to http://www.colgate.com/hazlau and follow the application process to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) in the following topics:  How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals?  How do you contribute to your community?  What have you learned from your experiences?  Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it.  For more information on the program please call 877.473.4636 or visit: www.colgate.com/hazlau

  • 25 -Horation Alger National & Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, then you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! Eligibility: Enrolled full time as a high school student and taking courses in the spring semester, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2016 with plan to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, in critical financial need, and a US citizen. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships .


  • 31- Coca Cola Scholarships

Scholarships are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead and their hours of dedicated community service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in college scholarships to 250 deserving high school seniors like you! Must be a US citizen or legal resident. Apply online at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org




  • 1st- Kansas State Scholarships

Big 12 Out of State Scholarships. Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K-State. GPA of at least 3.0. Purple & White: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 24 ACT score. Denison: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 20 - 23 ACT score. Transfer Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K State. Transfer student with minimum 3.6 transfer GPA. Transfer Honors: Minimum transfer GPA of 3.6 on 24 or more credit hours. Civic Leadership Scholarship:   Must have exemplary record of community service. Three scholarships given. http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/finaid/scholarships.html 


  • 1st- The Hagan Scholarship Foundation

http://haganscholarships.org  Opportunity to graduate from college debt free! This application requires a huge amount of time and detail, but pays VERY, VERY well to the students who are awarded scholarships. The following are the requirements: Must be resident of the state; 3.5 GPA or higher; 23 or higher on ACT; Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year in college; must complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) must be less than $7,500; must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

Must not have been convicted of a felony. Actual deadline is November 15th but this is a complex one so START EARLY! Pay attention to every little scholarship detail. Two CHS members of the Class of 2015 earned these scholarships!


  • 3rd- Prudential Spirit of Community Award

After student completes student portion, information must be sent to a "certifier", counselor or principal.  Recognizes outstanding record of volunteering. Learn more at http://spirit.prudential.com


  • 15th- UNK Health Science Program Scholarships

The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a one-year program awarded to academically promising students interested in the health sciences careers.  Health Science Scholars will be granted tuition support for their freshman year.  Must have a minimum ACT of 22; at least a 3.0 GPA; be in the top half of the class. Application is on the UNK Health Science Programs Website at www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships. Deadlines vary depending on scholarship.


  • 15th- RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program)- Chadron State College

Must apply and be accepted at CSC.  Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score.  Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview.  All science classes must be taken at CSC.  Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography.  The deadline for Medicine is November 15th.  For other programs, deadline for RHOP is December 1st. Application at:  www.csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions. Mariah Zavadil earned this scholarship!


  • 15th- Wayne State College RHOP Scholarship

Wayne State College's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). RHOP is a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Scholarship award is Full Tuition while students are enrolled at WSC & Automatic acceptance to UNMC. Applications can be completed at: http://www.wsc.edu/rhop There are no cutoff ACT scores, decisions are made from year-to-year based upon the pool of applicants.  Historically, competitive ACT scores for the program run from 20 + for the Dental Hygiene and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and from 25+ for Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Ultimately, looking for well-rounded students who are dedicated to the rural-health professions. Must apply for admissions to Wayne State College.  Wayne State cannot award scholarships to students who have not applied for admissions.  All students are encouraged to apply for admission at the same time they complete their scholarship applications.  Admissions Office phone # 402-375-7329. 


  • 15- Peru State College - RHOP - Pre Pharmacy

Peru State College is looking for talented students to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The purpose of the RHOP is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who plan to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska.  It represents a commitment and dedication to quality health care for the citizens of the state.  This Peru State RHOP is for the School of Pharmacy only. Minimum ACT of 25 is required. Visit http://www.peru.edu/rhop to learn more about the scholarship and early admissions opportunities associated with the program.


  • 15th- The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL

Must have completed application to UNL & the Raikes School application. To learn more, visit Completion of application for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at http://admissions.unl.edu/apply . Completion of Jeffrey S. Raikes School application (Mandatory Online) including application form and transcripts. The application will be available on September 1st and must be submitted by November 15th. Late applications are accepted if space is available. For more information go to http://raikes.unl.edu/student/info 




  • 1 - Goucher College 

Dr. Rhoda M. Dorsey Leadership Scholarship: Students with an interest in leadership and strategic community engagement should apply. 

Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship: Outstanding student artists who plan to major in dance, theatre, music, or the visual arts should apply. Interested students must complete an application for admission to Goucher and complete a separate scholarship application by December 1 to be considered. 

Goucher also offers a number of other merit- and need-based financial aid opportunities that are awarded at the time of acceptance for interested students who do not fit into the above categories. 


  • 4 - Yankton Elks Multiple Scholarships NOT A POSTMARK DATE BUT AN ARRIVE IN THE LODGE BY DATE!
  1. ​​Click here to open the letter that Mrs. K. was emailed. It has scholarship information and links to online applications!
  2. Local Lodge Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to any high school senior. Three males and three females will be selected for six $300 awards. Application forms for the Most Valuable Student (any high school senior) are available for downloading at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm  Applications should be dropped off at Yankton Elks Lodge 994, 504 W 27th St., Yankton, SD 57078, by December 4, 2015.
  3. The South Dakota Elks Association Vocational Grant is for students who will enrolled in Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical School programs.  Click here to download a .pdf version of the application.  Applications will be due by December 4, 2015 and should be submitted to Yankton Lodge #994, 504 W 27th St., Yankton, SD 57078.
  4. Emergency Educational Grants are also available to children of deceased or totally disabled Elk’s members.  For more details on the Education Grant program, please visit, www.elks.org/enf/scholars

  • 12- Better Business Bureau Video Contest

This is less of a scholarship but more of an opportunity to win $250 or $500 for a video contest. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is sponsoring a video contest for students, grades 9-12. Students may participate in teams of 2-4 persons or a person may enter individually. One First Place prize of $500 will be awarded to both the creators of the winning video and to their school, and one Second Place prize of $250 will be awarded to the creators of the runner-up video and to their schools in metro Lincoln and greater Nebraska (not Omaha).

Winners will be determined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses the theme "Start With Trust,” the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s YouTube channel The submission deadline is Friday, December 12, 2015, and the winners will be announced in February, 2016. Click here for more information.


  • 15- Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship for Engineering & Information Sciences

This is a HIGHLY competitive scholarship (ACT 30+ likely) but Scott Scholars to the Un. of Nebraska at Omaha in addition to the likely full-tuition Regents scholarship they will have their university fees, room & board at Scott Residence Hall (It is an AWESOME dorm!), all course books & materials and a laptop computer. Yes, this would mean a FULL RIDE! It is competitive including an interview process but check it out and apply at https://pki.nebraska.edu/

  • 15- AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Scholarships are for student who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community.  A winner in every state, Washington DC & Puerto Rico.  Scholarships of $10,000 & $25,000.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!  To learn more about AXA Achievement visit:  http://www.axa-achievement.com


  • 15- Burger King Scholarship

Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship.  High School Seniors, BURGER KING employees and children of BURGER KING employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram




  • 15 - Omaha Archdiocean Council of Catholic Woman Scholarship

The Omaha Archdiocean Council of Catholic Woman is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior Catholic woman. A $150 award will be given as well. All applications must be postmarked by January 15th. An essay and a recommendation from your priest is required. Click here for more information and a copy of the application. The original was not a great copy so the scan isn’t either. Sorry!​


  • 15 - Yankton Medical Clinic Scholarship --See Mrs. K. by this date. We can only nominate three students. Those coming to her by January 15th will have priority consideration.

The Yankton Medical Clinic PC awards four $1,000 scholarships to area seniors with an interest in pursuing a major in the medical field. The application requires three letters of reference and an essay and it must be physically in the Yankton Medical Clinic, PC no later than 5PM on March 28th, 2016. Even if it is after January 15th, it is possible that CHS hasn't identified its three candidates so see Mrs. K. if you are interested!


  • 29- National Elks Legacy Awards

Elks Lodge Legacy Awards are for the children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elks members. More information and a link to the online application for the Legacy Awards is available f at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm.  Applications must be completed online


  • 29- WSC Art & Design Scholarships

Wayne State College offers an Art & Design Scholarship for individuals majoring in Studio Art, Art Education or Graphic Design. It isn’t due until January 29th but requires JPEGS of TEN different works of art you have created, a letter of application and two letters of recommendation. More information is available online at www.wsc.edu/art-design. Look on the sidebar on the right corner of the page under “Scholarships and Financial Aid.” Click here to access the information and application that Mrs. K. was mailed.


  • 31 - UNL's Acacia Fraternity Scholarship

Senion mail students who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills and who plan to attend the Un. of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2016-17 school year. Founded upon the pursuit of knowledge and leadership, the Acacia Fraternity awards one $1,000 and two $500 scholarships based upon merit of his application and a spring interview. These awards are not dependent upon membership in the Acacia Fraternity. Apply online at http://bit.ly/acacia_unl and/or click here to see the application in hardcopy first.


  • 31 - Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship

Thumbtack is an organization dedicated to transforming local services and empowering the small businesses and independent professionals that are the economic engines of our communities. To further this commitment, Thumbtack is offering a $5,000 scholarship to an individual enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to develop skills relevant to running a small service business, master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship.

The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a business, learning fundamental business skills such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals. Click here to access the website for information and the online application. 




  • 1 - Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship

This is an AWESOME scholarship opportunity for Nebraska high school students as it awards significant funds and is renewable with a reasonable GPA expectation. It is also a LOT of work so be sure that you are eligible before you go to all of that work!

To be eligible you MUST HAVE: an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) below $15,000 as determined by the federal goverment through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) [Calculate your family’s likely EFC at College Funding Estimator], a C+ (2.5 or 83%) cumulative GPA, plans to attend a Nebraska PUBLIC college (examples include Northeast Community College, Wayne State College, UNL, UNO or UNK. All other Nebraska community colleges or state colleges and the Nebraska College of Technical Ag. at Curtis are all eligible.)​ and be a first-time freshman attending college.

If you qualify with the above criteria, click here for very important tips and information on completing your Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship application! You can apply at http://buffettscholarships.org/eligibility-selection and then click on the 'College Scholarships' link in the upper right-hand corner.


  • 1 - (Carhart Lumber Co.) Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship

Carhart Lumber Company announces that the Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association will be awarding three $250 scholarships to high school seniors planning to enroll in a Building Construction related program. A reference is required and the signature of a Carhart Lumber Co. manager are required. Applications should be postmarked by February 1st or sooner.Click here for the application.


  • 1 - Great Plains Communication Scholarships

Up to ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must have a strong desire to return to his/her hometown or another Great Plains Communication community. If your family is a customer of GPC and subsidiaries and you plan to attend most any Nebraska two-year or four-year college or Northwest Technical Institute of Goodland, Kansas or Mitchell Technical Institute of Mitchell, South Dakota you can access the editable PDF form of  the application at www.gpcom.com/about/scholarships . Applications including an essay and two recommendations must be postmarked by February 1st


  • 1 - Northeast Community College multiple scholarships [Note: more detail can be found on the Northeast website.]
    • ​​​​Northeast's general scholarship application is required for most of the Northeast Community College  scholarships.  Once you have submitted the completed application form, you will be considered for all of these Northeast scholarships for which you are qualified. 
    • Northeast Board of Governors' Scholarship is based on academic achievement as demonstrated on the students ACT (composite test score of 23 or higher) or COMPASS test scores (College Algebra 56; Reading 91; Writing 92.) The award is for full tuition for a maximum of four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May. To renew this scholarship, recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester. 

    • Northeast's President’s Scholarship for Early Entry Students is based on academic achievement and completion of at least one Northeast college credit class while in high school (and have a Northeast GPA of 3.0 or higher.) The award is for one-half tuition over four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May. Successful candidates must meet the following criteria: Achieve an ACT Composite test score of 18 or higher, or a minimum of the following on the COMPASS Test: Algebra 39; Reading 80; Writing 74. To renew recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester.

    • Northeast's Dean's Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a student starting college in the fall term who graduated from high school the previous May. This scholarship is awarded by the high school. Crofton will award this scholarship to an individual whose high school academic achievement, leadership and attendance demonstrated strong potential for future academic successs. Recipients must enroll as a full-time, degree seeking student for the fall term following graduation from high school and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and meet the Northeast Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress during each semester to renew the award.

    • Northeast Departmental Performance Grants - Grants in athletics, drama, journalism, livestock judging, music, and speech/forensics are awarded in limited numbers through individual departments. Please contact the individual department on how to apply.

IMPORTANT: To be considered for any scholarship award you must be admitted to Northeast.  Click here to Apply for admission.  For any scholarship requiring a student to show financial need, the Financial Aid Office must receive the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine eligibility.  Scholarships that require financial need will be awarded to students pending verification of need.  Recipients that do not demonstrate need or fail to submit a FAFSA will have the scholarship removed from their financial aid award.

  • 1 - Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers (NeSPE) Scholarship Program.

The NeSPE is pleased to offer scholarships for both students in high school and college. Nebraska high school senior students when applying for a scholarship with the Northeast Chapter (Columbus area), Eastern Chapter (Omaha area), or the NeSPE State scholarship should go to http://www.nspenebraska.org/scholarship.html for more information. High school scholarship applications must be mailed to : Attn:  Jim Hackney,  20220  250th Ave.,  Columbus, NE 68601 by Feb. 1st. College scholarship information is available at the same website.


  • 5 - Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarship for Education Majors

Crofton Community Schools is a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA.) This affiliation makes CHS seniors pursing a degree in education eligible for thirteen $1,000 scholarships. Additional information and applications can be found at http://www.nrcsa.net. Entries must be postmarked by February 5th.


  • 5 - NE Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) -- Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship

Crofton Community Schools is a member of the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA.) This affiliation makes CHS seniors pursing a degree in the fine arts eligible for one of two $1,000 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarships. Additional information and applications can be found at http://www.nrcsa.net. Entries must be postmarked by February 5th.


  • 7 - We the Students Scholarship Essay Writing Contest

This is an opportunity for all high school students. Students can write a 500-800 word essay and have a chance at multiple scholarship award ranging from $500-$5,000!  For the essay prompt and additional information go to



  • 10 - Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships

Up to 40 $1,000 scholarships are available to students seeking a 4-year bachelors degree at any US college. Information is available at www.hy-vee.com under ‘Company Info.’ You can also access the scholarship application here.

Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2015 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2015, AND the applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

Application involves a Hy-Vee-related personal statement, activities resume, official transcript w/ACT scores and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator.

This scholarship is also available to current 4-year college students. Qualified college students are eligible to apply every year.



  • 15 - Assoc. General Contractors of America - Nebraska Chapter Scholarship

The Assoc. General Contractors of America - Nebraska Chapter Scholarshipis offering scholarships to students planning to attend a Nebraska community college and pursue certain degree programs. For example, the programs offered at Northeast which would be eligible for scholarships include: Building Construction, Diesel Technology (truck) and Welding. You can apply online at http://agcne.org/agc-nebraska-scholarships/. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded at each college. See Mrs. K., check the school website or the guidance bulletin board for more information and to see what programs qualify at other Nebraska community colleges.


  • 15 - Central Community College (Columbus, Hastings and Grand Island) ACT Advantage/Compus Scholarship

Go to ccc.awardspring.com and apply today.


  • 19 - Yankton College Scholarship

The Yankton College Scholarship Program annually awards scholarships deserving high school seniors and post-graduate students with a Yankton College connection. The application is available online at www.yanktoncollege.org . Hover over 'Programs' and 'Scholarships' will be at the top of the dropdown list that appears.


  • 19 - Nebraska Press Association (Exclusively for journalism majors)

Preference will be given to students who will be pursuing newspaper journalism educaton at a Nebraska university or college. A career in print journalism should be the career goal of applicants. Be sure and read through the numbered information regarding qualifications. Scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community is part of the selection criteria and a reference from a high school administrator or guidance counselor or a college counselor is required as is an additional letter of recommendation. Click here for more information and how to apply.


  • 22 - Foundation for Rural Service (Great Plains Communication connected)

Great Plains Communication is a member of the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) which offers scholarship opportunities to seniors who express an interest in returning to a rural area to pursue their careers. For information regarding these awards, visit at www.frs.org.  Recommendations and an essay are required. This scholarship also requires a signature of sponsorship from Great Plains Communications. To make the FRS postmark deadline, complete your application packet and mail it to Jacque Wilkins, Great Plains Communications, PO Box 500, Blair, NE 68008 by  Feb. 22nd


  • 22 - Southeast Community College (Campuses in Lincoln, Milford and Beatrice) Scholarships

You must apply on ine to be considered for SCC scholarships if you have cmpleted your online scholarship application, your application for admission and have submitted your high school transcript. (Remember, Mrs. K needs your signed-by you and a parent/guardian, transcript release form! Some of you have yet to turn it in.) See the complete list of scholarships available and apply at www.southeast.edu/scholarships



  • 1 - Central Community College’s (campuses in Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings) Scholarships

Go to ccc.awardspring.com and apply today to be considered for all eligible scholarships.


  • 1 - American Legion Auxiliary- Department of Nebraska's Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship

​Preference will be given to a female enrolled at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln who plans to teach middle school or junior high school social studies. Three letters of recommendation, a letter of application and copy of your college acceptance letter is required among other things. Click here for the application. Read carefully regarding the Am. Legion Auxiliary nomination requirement.


  • 1 - American Legion Auxiliary- Department of Nebraska's Nurse's Scholarship

Applicants must be Nebraska residents and must be a veteran or veteran connected. Three letters of recommendation, an essay, Activities Resume is optional, and a letter of acceptance from a school of nursing or etc among other requirements. The local unit must endorse your application. Click here for the application. Please note that the application had to be copied so that the first page is second and the backpage is first.


  • 1 - American Legion Auxiliary- Department of Nebraska's Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship

Applicants must be a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary , or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years. (This scholarship excludes applicants enrolled in a school nursing.) Applicants must be high school seniors or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a 'B' (3.0) or better GPA for the last two semesters of high school. The local unit must endorse your application. Please note that the application had to be copied so that the first page is second and the backpage is first. Click here for the application.


  • 1 - American Legion Auxiliary- Department of Nebraska's Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship (Very similar to the above scholarship but an entirely different application. Please check with the local Auxiliary if you  have questions.)

Applicants must be a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary , or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years. Applicants must be high school seniors or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a 'B' (3.0) or better GPA for the last two semesters of high school. The local unit must endorse your application. Please note that the application had to be copied so that the first page is second and the backpage is first. Click here for the application.


  • 1 - Mitchell Equipment of Atkinson, Nebraska Scholarship

For students who currently reside in one of the following counties: Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Garfield, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Loup, Rock or Wheeler. An agriculture or an ag-related major is required as is an interest in returning to the north central region of the state as well as good citizenship in school and community. A letter of recommendation is required. Click here for more information and the application. The application came with the strange lines on it so they scanned. Sorry!



  • 1 - Titan Machinery Scholarship

Titan Machinery has a sponsorship program with Central Community College. If selected for this scholarship program, all CCC tuition, fees, books and tools will be paid for by Titan Machinery. Selected students are expected to work for Titan Machinery during the summers between their school terms and for two years after completing their CCC diesel AAS degree. Info. and the application are available on the school website. Click here for more information and the application.


  • 1 - Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Chet Linder Scholarship

The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation offers three scholarships one of which is available to students in our area- the Chet Linder Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship. There are no gender or financial need requirements but applicants must intend to major in a business or business-related field. More information and the application are available on the school website’s scholarship section. The deadline is March 1st. Up to three letters of recommendation can be included and you will need Mr. O. or Mrs. K's signature along with two short essays, your activities resume' AND you must complete a portion of the application in your own handwriting. Click here for more information and a copy of the application.



  • 2 - DJ’s Hero Award 

The Salvation Army sponsors this scholarship to high school seniors who exemplify DJ’s dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community. These are $10,000 but you must be NOMINATED by someone who will attest in detail to the following:

  • How you demonstrate courage by acting independently
  • How you have overcome challenges/adversity
  • Your personal goals, your greatest lift achievement and how you express enthusiasm for life
  • How you have demonstrated your commitment to others and the community and your leadership role in service to the community

The application form is available from Mrs. K. or at http://www.givesalvationarmy.org .



  • 4 - Cedar Knox Rural Water Project Galen Jueden Memorial Scholarship

The Cedar Knox Rural Water Project is offering a $500 scholarship in memory of Galen Jueden, a dedicated CKRWP employee.  Priority will be given to rural water customers.  Deadline March 4th. Click here for the application.



  • 4 - Lewis & Clark NRD  (LCNRD) Patefield-Green Memorial Scholarships

The Lewis & Clark NRD  (LCNRD) is offering four $500 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who reside within the LCNRD boundary. (See the map Mrs. K. has scanned along with the application.) This scholarship is intended for students pursing an agricultural-related career and who plan to return to the area to help local communities to conserve and protect our natural resources. See the application information for the evaluation criteria on the school website. Applications are due March 4th.


  • 7 - First Dakota National Bank Scholarship

Eighteen $1,000 FirstChoice Student Scholarships and three First Dakota Family Scholarships will be awarded. Among other criteria, applicants must have a FirstChoice checking account and have demonstrated satisfactory account maintenance. Seniors can still create a new account if they don’t have one! To qualify for the family scholarship, applicants must be a regular employee, spouse or dependent child of an employee at time of award. The award criteria include leadership & community service, an essay, scholastic achievement and financial responsibility. Applications must be postmarked by March 7th and mailed to: First Dakota National Bank, c/o Marketing Department, PO Box 156, Yankton, SD 57078. Click here to access information and the application.


  • 18 - $1,000 Constance K. Rife Scholarship (for female high school golfers)

Click here for access to information on the application process or find the application online at www.simplygolf.us.com


  • ​25 - FOUR $1,000 First National Bank Scholarships (Due to the bank by this date!)

First National Bank is offering FOUR $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors. All applicants or the parent/guardian of the applicant must have a checking account with First National Bank and must plan to attend a South Dakota post-secondary college, university or tech school. Click here or more information and the application. Applications must be received at the bank by March 25th.



  • 28 - Yankton Medical Clinic Scholarship --See Mrs. K. by this date. We can only nominate three students. Those coming to her by January 15th will have priority consideration.

The Yankton Medical Clinic PC awards four $1,000 scholarships to area seniors with an interest in pursuing a major in the medical field. The application requires three letters of reference and an essay and it must be physically in the Yankton Medical Clinic, PC no later than 5PM on March 28th, 2016. Even if it is after January 15th, it is possible that CHS hasn't identified its three candidates so see Mrs. K. if you are interested!


  • 30 - Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce's PAY (Promoting Agricultural Youth) Scholarship

Twelve (12) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for 2016. The purpose of this award is to foster the development of future leaders in rual America, agribusiness and production agriculture. The application form includes an extensive list of eligible college majors-many of which you may not have considered agriculurally related. Check it out! Multiple brief essays are required for this generous scholarship. Click here to access the application. or go to http://yanktonsd.com/pay/ . Mrs. K. also has some tips that were given to her so please take time to access and read them here


  • 31 - Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

The Nebraska Legal Professionals Association is sponsoring a $1,000.00 scholarship for first place and $500.00 scholarship for second place for Nebraska students enrolled in a certified program leading to a career in law. All applicants must be enrolled full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. A transcript, resume and a one-page personal statement stating why you wish to become a legal secretary/paralegal or why you wish to continue your formal legal education plus a copy of your acceptance to the school of your choice are required. Click here for more information and the application.


  • 31 - Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship

The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants is offering a $1,620 Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited 4-Year college or university during the 2016-17 academic year and must be Nebraska residents and US citizens. Applications will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA, class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school and/or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement! For complete requirements and to apply go to http://NEBRASKAMAYFLOWER.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP/ .

  • 31 - Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital Yankton, SD Scholarship

The Lewis & Clark Specialty Hospital of Yankton, SD will award two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursing a major in the medical field. The application form, an official high school transcript, a listing of school, church and civic activities, three letters of reference and an essay are all required. There are very specific details listed. Follow them closely. Applictions are due to Mrs. K by 4PM on March 31st. She will get them to Yankton for you! Click here for more information and/or the application.






  • 1- John Moore Jackson Scholarship to Creighton University

The John Moore Jackson Scholarship to Creighton University is for Knox County seniors only and renewable! Criteria include: Knox County resident for at least the past four years, attended high school all four years in Knox County, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, meet financial need requirements, have an average (That's around a 20-21.) ACT or SAT score, maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (C+ or higher) at Creighton to requalify each year and maintain full-time enrollment at Creighton. Applications are accepted through April 1st, 2016. Click here for information and the application form. Applications must be mailed to Dale Jackson, 10342 Linksland Drive,Huntersville, North Carolina 28078 by April 1st.


  • 1 - M. Kenneth Drobny Memorial Scholarship

Seniors from Antelope, Holt and Knox Counties are eligible for this $300 scholarship. Preference is given to a graduate pursuing a law-enforcement field. The M. Kenneth Drobny Family will offer an annual scholarship for a graduating senior student in the three counties where he lived and worked: Antelope, Holt and Knox. An application and essay are required.


  • 1 - James M. Cox  Scholarship (for seniors from the eastern third of Nebraska)

Only seniors in the eastern third of Nebraska are eligible. Academic record is important as is financial need (FAFSA data is required.) Applicants will also need to complete an essay and include two letters of recommendation. Extenuating family circumstances are also considered. See the application for examples.


Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) has a limited number of matching fund scholarships to assist with training employees or Iowa and Nebraska equipment dealers. Vern Wuebben sent the information to Mrs. K. as Kayton International, Inc. may be willing to help sponsor a scholarship for the right candidate. The scholarship information has been posted on the school website but Vern would be the individual to speak to before completing the application which has a March 1st deadline for all requested information to have been RECEIVED by the I-NEDA office. The lines on the letter and application were on the original so I doubt they will make a difference in the selection. Click here for more information and the application.


  • 1 - Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Member Company employees and their dependents can apply for a $750 scholarship. (The number of scholarships awarded is to be determined.) Applicants must be enrolled in or planning to enroll as an undergraduate and pursue a major related to construction science. Company eligibility can be found at www.buildersbureau.com. This scholarship asks about your recent work experience, community involvement, school involvement, and career goals. There is a 500 word essay on how the scholarship will help you to achieve your career goals. Click here for the application.


  • 8 - Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship (automotive-related programs of study)

Six $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one to each of Nebraska's community colleges, to students pursuing an automotive-related major. Applicants must secure a letter of recommendation from at least one teacher regarding aptitude and attitude. A transcript, a cover letter and a dealer recommendation are also required. Click here for more information and the application.


  • 15 - Nebraska has a Kids’ Chance Scholarship (Applications must be RECIEVED by this date!)


Seniors through 25 year olds:  Nebraska will award two $5000  Kids’ Chance Scholarships for students or graduates (You must earn your high school diploma or have a GED.) who had at least one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who was killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Applicants can be eligible for up to FOUR consecutive traditional academic years (8 semesters) of scholarship award. Proceeds can be used for tuition, fees, or room and board only. 


This is a narrow group of eligible students so please let those you know who may qualify know of this opportunity! There is an application, two required letters of recommendation, and an essay required. Also included must be a copy of the First Report of Injury and the Student Aid Report (SAR) which comes after completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) Click here for more information and the application.


  • 29- UNK's International Fraternity of Phi Gamma  Delta White Owl Scholarship

This scholarship promotes leadership and scholarship within the University of Nebraska — Kearney. Applicants are not obligated in any way to join the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta or any other fraternal organization at UNK, nor are winners selected based on their interest in Phi Gamma Delta. This opportunity is intended to assist qualified candidates in realizing their potential as university scholars.

Applicants must be first year freshmen students at UNK and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours in the fall semester. One scholarship of $500 will be awarded. Selection is based on demonstrated academic performance, leadership, community involvement, and response to the application’s question. Applicants may be interviewed on-campus over the summer after New Student Enrollment. To access the application, click here.

  • 30 - Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship from the Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON)

Jim Hanna was the director for Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON) and a $500 scholarship honoring him is open to the child of any ICON member who plans to attend college in the fall of 2016.  An essay is required and the application is due by April 30th. Click here for more information and the application.





  • 1 - AITP Omaha/AIM Scholarship for computer-related programs of study

The Omaha chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), in partnership with AIM, is offering several scholarships to help further the education of students planning to attend or continuing to attend a college, university, community college, or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota or South Dakota with the intent to earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field. You may link to the scholarhsip information at http://www.aitpomaha.com.

  • 18 - UNL’s Delta Tau Delta Fraternity's Scholarship for Excellence

UNL’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity is offering one $500 and two $250 scholarship to an incoming freshman planning to join the Greek community at the Un. of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mrs. K. assumes this is for male applicants only but she sent an email to check. The application requires your activities resume’, transcript and a 500 or fewer word essay. Click here for the application.




  • 31 - UNK's Sigman Phi Epsilon's Balanced Man Scholarship

Applicants must be male and, beginning in the Fall 2016 semester, attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Success and involvement in academics and extra-curricular endeavors are equally valued. A scholarship of $1,000.00 will be awarded to the recipient by way of a $500.00 installment each semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. ​Click here for more information and the application.