2020 Crofton Local Scholarships 

Updated 2/27/20

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.

Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will offer an annual scholarship to a female high school senior in the amount of $500.00. 

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.

The Cedar Knox Rural Water Project (CKRWP) Advisory Committee provides a $500 scholarship to a high school senior in memoriam of Galen Jueden. Galen was a dedicated employee who was fully committed to the customers and staff of CKRWP. His dedication is recognized by providing a scholarship to a worthy student looking to achieve a degree in higher education.

The scholarship is available to high school seniors who are current CKRWP customers, children or grandchildren of current customers, or children or grandchildren of current employees. The scholarship must go towards at least one year of study at an accredited post-secondary institution.

The CKRWP Advisory Committee requests applicants complete the enclosed application and include a short essay (500 words or less) which reflects, their relationship to a CKRWP customer or employee, how their chosen field of education and their career goals would develop the characteristics of dedication and commitment to serve their community and achieve their life goals. It was these attributes that made Galen such a positive influence on his family, community, and work.

Applications may also be judged based on the following criteria:

  1. How and where the applicant plans to use the scholarship;
  2. Individual initiative;
  3. Community involvement;
  4. Financial need.

Completed applications and essays must be received at the CKRWP office no later than March 2, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. No exceptions. Applications can be emailed to lcnrd@hartel.net, dropped off at 608 N. Robinson Ave, Hartington, or mailed to 608 N Robinson Ave. PO Box 518 Hartington, NE 68739-0518. The scholarship will be awarded at graduation and disbursed to the recipient at the beginning of the second semester of college.

The Lewis & Clark Natural Resources District (LCNRD) offers two $1000 Patefield-Green Memorial scholarships to outstanding high school seniors who reside within the LCNRD.The Patefield – Green Scholarship is available to students who intend to pursue an agricultural related career and plan to return to the area and help local communities to conserve and protect natural resources. The scholarship must go towards at least one year of study in an agriculture related field at a trade school, college, or university. LCNRD encourages all seniors who qualify to submit an application.

Applications will be judged based on the following criteria:

1. How and where the education will be used;

2. Natural resources awareness and preservation;

3. Individual initiative;

4. Community involvement;

5. Pursuit of agriculturally related career;

6. Intent to return to Northeast Nebraska following completion of education.

Applicants are required to complete the attached application and write a short summary as requested at the bottom of application. A completed application and summary must be received the Lewis and Clark Natural Resources District office no later than March 2, 2020 at 4:30pm. No exceptions. Applications can be emailed to lcnrd@hartel.net, dropped off at 608 N. Robinson Ave, Hartington, or mailed to 608 N Robinson Ave. PO Box 518 Hartington, NE 68739-0518.

Applications will be reviewed, and selection of scholarship recipients made by the LCNRD Directors at the April 16, 2020 board meeting. Scholarships will be awarded at graduation. Contact the Lewis and Clark NRD at 402-254-6758 if you have questions.

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, 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 16th.

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?

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. 

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.

  • March 27th-Yankton Medical Clinic-Four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors within our service area majoring in a health care field. One $1,000 scholarship to a currently enrolled college student majoring in:
    • Nursing
    • Respiratory Therapy
    • Radiology Technician
    • Medical Laboratory Technician

Students must live within our service area and plan to return to work within 50 miles of Yankton. Deadline for all applications is March 27, 2020

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

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.

The McIntosh Davis Chambers Scholarship Program at Northeast Community College has been established to recognize academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds. Awardees will receive up to $2,000.00 per academic year.

If you meet the following qualifications and plan to attend or are currently attending one of the Nebraska Community Colleges, you should apply for this scholarship.

  • I have knowledge or experience living or working in a diverse community or organization
  • I am an academically-promising student, active in my school or community
  • I will be a full-time student during 2020-2021
  • I graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school, or I have earned a GED
  • I am a U.S. citizen and a Nebraska resident
  • I have financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Applicants must be planning a career in wildlife management, conservation or closely related field and select a major that will help prepare for the career.

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 given to an FFA member. Turn into Mrs. Mann or Mrs.Rossman.

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.

Describe where you will be attending college, what you are majoring in and why you need this scholarship.

Describe where you will be attending college, what you are majoring in and why you need this scholarship.

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. 

Please return to the Chorus Teacher or Counselor.

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.

Must plan to attend an accredited South Dakota post-secondary institution on a full time basis. Applicant must have a checking account with First National Bank.

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.