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2021 CROFTON LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS


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.

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.

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

  • March  - St. Rose School Scholarship

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.

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 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 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?

  • March -Mitchell Equipment Scholarship

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.

  • March 22nd -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 22, 2021

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.

A maximum of two (2) $200 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors of the Crofton FCCLA chapter, who meet the following guidelines and submit their application. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in a Family and Consumer Sciences related occupation, and the second to a student with outstanding leadership abilities.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 the recipients. 

  • April 1st-Crofton FFA
  • This scholarship will be given to an FFA member. Turn into Mrs. Mann or Mrs.Rossman.
  • April - Mclntosh Davis Chambers Scholarship

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)
  • April -Gavins Point Scholarship

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.

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.

  • April - Crofton Community Club 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.

  • April -Crofton Choral Scholarship

Please return to the Chorus Teacher or Counselor.

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.

  • April -First National Bank

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.

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