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Crofton 2019 Local Scholarships

Updated 12.10.18

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. 

To apply for this scholarship, the high school senior needs to be a Catholic female. She must submit the completed application form, with  transcripts attached, and a priest evaluation.


Graduating senior who will pursue a two or four year degree in an agriculture and/or science major.


Student pursuing a journalism degree


Recipients shall be graduating seniors who will be attending a degree-granting college or university.  The applicant need not enroll in a program that leads to a Bachelor’s Degree, but rather may wish to pursue a course leading to a Vocational Technical Certificate or an Associate Degree at a community college. Preference may be given to applicants who exhibit excellence in leadership, good citizenship, community activities and service to others.


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.‚Äč



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. 


2017-2018 graduates who are seeking to enroll in post-secondary technical college, state college or university. This $500 scholarship is for students who currently reside in one of the following counties: Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Garfiled, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Loup, Rock or wheeler. Scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in an agricultural related field of study and an interest in returning to the area after college completion. 


The number and dollar amount of these scholarships is determined annually. Applicants must be active member of the CHS Band. The application requests GPA, number of years in band, number 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.


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 March 19th.



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?



This scholarship is largely focused on community service activities, events etc.




This is a $250 scholarship available through Cedar Security Bank for high school seniors 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.



This scholarship will be based on your explain of why you need this scholarship.



This scholarship will be based on your explain of why you need this scholarship.




We wish to emphasize that this scholarship is not limited to those students who will be attending a four-year college program. We encourage all students who will be attending any type of post-secondary education program to apply for this scholarship, including those who are planning to attend a trade, technical or private career school.2


The Crofton Community Club will award 2-$500 scholarships to graduating seniors at Crofton Community High School.  The scholarships are designed for students who have worked hard and represented the school and community well. 



How has the teaching staff helped in your personal development?



The Jody Sage Memorial Scholarship is an annual scholarship 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.