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Crofton 2019 Local Scholarships

Updated 3.11.19

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. 

First Dakota National Bank understands the importance of higher education. We support our communities and the youth within them. In order to encourage students to pursue furthering their education, First Dakota is proud to offer scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 up to a total of $25,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.


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?


Applicant must be a high school senior attending school in the Yankton Medical Clinic service area, with an interest in pursuing a major in a medical field. 



This scholarship, in the amount of $ 250 will be awarded to up to one graduating senior(s) of the Crofton FCCLA Chapter, who meet the following guidelines and turn in an application.  The scholarship is payable the second semester of the freshman year of college, and must be requested by the student at that time. A member committee, along with the chapter adviser, will choose recipients.



The Crofton High School Booster Club has established two (2) $300.00 scholarship awards to be given to two graduating seniors who have been active in CHS Athletics.  This scholarship is to be used within the following year at the college or technical school of their choice.  The Booster Club’s scholarship committee will review the applications submitted and choose two recipients.  These will be announced at the graduation ceremony.  Applicants are to submit the application to the High School Guidance Counselor by Monday, March 25, 2019.



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.


The Crofton Running Club will sponsor up to four scholarships to deserving seniors Crofton students in the amount of $250 each. Preference will be given to but not limited to those students that have either run cross-country and/or track in their high school career.  Please fill out the below information and essay. Please do not put your name on the essay since it will be judged blindly. Please return this form to Mrs. Arens or Mrs. Rossman by April 1st.  



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.


“Lend a Hand” was created by the Holm family to honor the legacy of George Frank Holm.  Funding for this memorial comes from family, friends, friends of family and friends, and so very many caring individuals and organizations who made donations honoring the life and memory of George after he passed away on February 11, 2018. George lived a life of service. He believed strongly that every act of kindness given to others and received from others is the substance and core that make the world a better place for all.  We choose to use this fund to support local youth who may have experienced personal hardships as a result of being placed into foster care while their family situations were being worked on to improve and heal from certain difficulties. Every family has a story, and while we strive to understand the obstacles that keep families apart, we believe it is our imperative to show compassion to young people who have little control of their lives during this transitional period. For more information about the “Lend a Hand” George F. Holm Memorial and how to apply, visit www.buildingblocksforkids.org


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.


Crofton High School applicants must apply for the Blake Woockman Memorial Scholarship by April 15th Recipients of the annual scholarship will be selected from the applicants who are completing their high school education in good academic standing and in the top 25% of their class. Preference will be given to students who participated in competitive speech and/or theater. Enlistment in a branch of the United States military service (regular or reserves) and/or musical talent should also be considered meritorious in selecting a candidate.