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Crofton 2018 Local Scholarships

Updated 10.9.17

Below are the local CHS or area scholarships listed in order of deadline date. More scholarships will be added to this list as they become available so keep checking back! Click on the scholarship title to access the scholarship application. I suggest typing all answers and essays. 


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
Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time. All applicants must provide a transcript of grades. A personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s).  The competition is very keen among all applicants.  When grade point, test scores, and accomplishments, and activities are comparable between students, the judges attach significant weight to the student’s personal written statement. A resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts, and athletics, community service, and future postsecondary plans. 


This $100 is available to a senior male who has been involved with American Legion baseball. It requires an essay regarding what Legion ball involvement has meant to him.


This scholarship is open to CHS graduating seniors who graduated from 8th grade at St. Rose of Lima School, Crofton, NE. Applications need to be submitted to Mary Thoene at St. Rose School or to Mrs. Rossman. by the deadline date.



One $400 scholarship will be awarded to senior who is also a former CHS football player. Applicants must write an essay about football and his personal experiences with the game.​



This $1,000 scholarship is given by De's family to honor her commitment to continuing education. This scholarship is for a male or female CHS graduating senior who has demonstrated community service and has a great desire for the outdoors and being a sports person-both passions of De's.


This very generous scholarship is offered on behalf of Mr. Kevin Schieffer for the purpose of expanding educational opportunity to a student. It is renewable for up to four years with a 3.0 or higher GPA each semester. An essay of one to to pages is required.



This scholarship is designed for hardworking students going into an agriculture-related field. $150 will be given each semester of the recipient's freshman year.


This scholarship is specifically designed for those pursuing a degree at a community college or career school and is given in honor of parents who valued education and instilled in their children a strong work ethic and a desire to give to others. This $700 scholarship may be awarded to both a CHS male and female senior and will be renewable for a second year (upon request) with proof of a first year college GPS of 2.5 or higher. 


The number and dollar amount of these scholarships is determined annually. Applicants must be active member of the CHS Band. The application requests GPA, # of years in band, # of solos and ratings, plus asks for significant contributions and achievements related to band. An essay is required as is a copy of your resume. Applications are to be submitted to Mrs. Leader as specified on the application form.


The criteria for this scholarship is broad. Any CHS senior should be eligible to apply. An academic and a personal reference are required. The application requests a short personal explanation of life goals and asks for a summary of activities while in high school including non-school activities.



CHS seniors planning to attend at least two years of higher education are eligible for this $1,000 scholarship. Applications should be turned in to the Guidance Office. If you would like to know the criteria up which your application will be evaluated, click here for that information.



Farmers & Merchants State Bank offers a $200 scholarship to one male and one female member of the graduating CHS class. The criteria for these awards is very broad. One of the questions is 'What have you done to improve our community and school?'



The primary focus of this $400 scholarship is community service: past, present and future (both your involvement in the past, your future involvement and how the Crofton community has served you.



Twelve (12) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for 2017. 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. Rossman. also has some tips that were given to her so please take time to access and read them here





This $300 scholarship criteria  is intentionally very broad. Any CHS graduating senior who is applying for ANY type of post-secondary training qualifies. They encourage all seniors attending college to apply! One personal and one academic reference must be attached. Note what should be included in each different type of reference.



This is a $250 scholarship for a high school senior planning on attending an accredited college or university.  Applicants (or their parents/legal guardians) must maintain a Checking, Savings, Loan, or CD account at Cedar Security Bank – Fordyce, Hartington, or Wynot – to be eligible for consideration.  ONE scholarship will be awarded each year.



Two (2) $250.00 scholarship awards to be given to two graduating seniors who have been active in CHS Athletics. Applications are due to the High School Guidance Counselor by April 1st.  Eligibility Requirements:  Involved in Extra Curricular Activities each year in attendance at CHS, Senior and Parents are current members of the Booster Club.



This $250 scholarship is open to all CHS seniors and requires an essay.




The Crofton Community Club offers TWO $500 scholarships to CHS graduating seniors. You must create your own application with contact information, school & community activities and an essay. Also requested is a suggestion on how to improve the Crofton community. All seniors are eligible to apply!


This $1,000 scholarship if to assist a graduating high school senior with expenses in pursuing a degree in a construction-related field. This can include, but is not limited to Plumbing, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Building Trades Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, or Carpentry.  Preference will be given to the student wishing to go into the field of plumbing and HVAC. Other majors may be considered.

A personal statement and two letters of recommendations from their industrial technology instructor(s), school counselor(s), or other person whom influenced their decision to go into their selected field.


This $250 scholarship (awarded in the second semester of college) is in memory of Brandon Nelson and is to be offered to a CHS senior who has participated in wrestling all four years of high school. Please complete this application and return it to the Guidance Office by April 28th.