Available Scholarships month by month

(Last updated 5/12/2021)

Please pay attention to deadlines and note that dates may change year to year.

Scholarships are Listed by the Date that they are Due

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Each college and university offers scholarships to future students. The colleges have different procedures for applying and awarding these scholarships. Go to the college web site to access their scholarships. These scholarships should be your first priority when completing scholarship applications.

If you receive award letters for any scholarships, bring a copy to the guidance office. You will be recognized in the graduation program for your achievements.

Nebraska Promise- Covers undergraduate tuition at all University of Nebraska campuses for students who qualify. Opens October 1 and deadline is April 1. Full time student with 12 or more credit hours. Pell eligible or combined parent and student income of $60,000 or less.  

ACCESS NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY- full tuition covered for students who qualify for a Pell Grant and their Expected Family Contribution (EFC on the FAFSA) is $1,000 or less. ACT 25 or higher and GPA 3.0 or higher.

University Tutor holds a monthly $100 college scholarship contest where students write a short essay in response to a monthly prompt. The submitted essays are reviewed by University Tutor staff at the end of the month and one winner is chosen to receive the $100 college scholarship. Open to students 16 years of age or older. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest

 Undergraduate CIA Scholarship Program: If you are a high school senior planning to enroll in a 4-or 5-year college program, or you are a college freshman or sophomore enrolled in a 4-or 5-year college program, who is looking for career experience in a dynamic environment, apply to the CIA's Undergraduate Scholar Program and contribute to the work of the nation before you graduate. ACT 21, GPA 3.0, financial need, letters of recommendation. For complete application process go online:https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarship-program.html


September-check the Nebraska Latino American Commission for updates on available scholarships and links. Scroll down the page to find Nebraska and National Scholarship links. https://latinoac.nebraska.gov/education.htm

September 1 Equitable Excellence Scholarship application opens. Closes Dec.14, but apply early as they take the first 10,000 applications. The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.. More information about the criteria used can be found online. Apply online: Scholarship Information

ACE Scholarship-for students taking dual-credit classes through NECC. Student or parents must qualify for a federal benefit program (such as food stamps, free and reduced lunch) or provide summary of extreme hardship. Apply at the beginning of each semester. See Mrs. Thompson for more information. Apply at: https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE

Sept. 1- Jan. 31 Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards- any senior can apply who is a child, step-child, grandchild, or legal ward of a current Elk member. Judged on knowledge, charity, community, and integrity. Apply online:http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm

Sept. 1- April 1 AFSA High School Senior Scholarship- Entries accepted September 1- April 1. Sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. Any senior can apply. Go online to their site, read an essay, take an online quiz, and get an entry for each question you answer correctly. https://www.afsascholarship.org/

Sept. 4- Jan. 22 APIASF:Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- Asian &/or Pacific Islander ethnicity, at least a 2.7 GPA, low socioeconomic status, first in family to attend college, one letter of recommendation, and complete the FAFSA. http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html

Sept. 15 Gates Scholarship- The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Student must be from at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American. Pell- grant eligible, minimum GPA 3.3, and planning on enrolling in a 4 year college. https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship

Sept. 27 U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship- 2 students selected from Nebraska, must hold an office in a student organization (student council officer, class officer, NHS Officer, or student council representative, and must complete a brief test on American and Nebraska government. Senate Youth scholarship  (Not taking applications for Class of 2021)


October 1 Corporal Vada M. Kinman Olfield Scholarship- The high school senior applicant should submit a typed essay about an honorably discharged veteran. The title of the essay should be "Why this Nebraska veteran should be recognized and honored." The title should appear at the top of the essay. The essay should not exceed 1,000 words. Include a typed cover sheet with your name. If the honored veteran is deceased and buried at Fort McPherson National Cemetery (located in Maxwell, Nebraska), provide the grave number and mapped location. Counselors will select the top two essays from their school and submit them to the North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th Street, North Platte, NE 69101.https://www.wahooschools.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/46e025f417501/VadaKinmanOldfield%20New%20Application%20f13.pdf

Oct. 1- March 1 Northeast Community College-online scholarship form, one time application for all scholarships, essay included. http://www.northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx.

Oct. 6 AES-Engineering Solutions Scholarship-Scholarship Criteria: Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. How to Apply: Students must submit an essay of 500- 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey? 

Amount of award: $500.00- Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com. There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time. http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Be sure to include your full names well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

Oct. 15 -Dec.15 BK Scholars: GPA 2.5, passionate about serving your community. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average (GPA), work experience, extracurricular activities and community service. Must be a Burger King employee or the child of an employee. BK Scholars Application

Oct. 17-Jan. 5 Online GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship- honors the legacy and character of the 40th President by rewarding seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship in their school and community. 3.0 GPA and financial need. Apply online: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

Oct. 20 Heisman High School Scholarship- eligibility: participate in at least one high school sport, GPA at least 3.0, and be a leader in school, your community, and serve as a role model for underclassmen. Application information online: Heisman High School Scholarship

Oct. 25 AKSARBEN/Horatio Alger State Scholarship-students with financial need $55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), school and community involvement, GPA 2.0, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree (can start at a two-year college). Amounts range from $6,000-$22,000. Criteria and online state application and national application.

Oct. 31 Coca Cola Scholars-Program will award scholarships to 250 seniors. They look for seniors who are well-rounded, leaders, actively involved in school, and their community service. Apply online at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/before-you-apply/

Discover Colleges Scholarship Drawing-$1,000 private Christian college scholarship drawing log on at :www.discovercolleges.com


Nov. 1 Nebraska Softball Foundation Scholarship-attend 4 year college in state of Nebraska, GPA 3.0, applicant must have been a member of Nebraska’s ASA the past and/or current year as a player, team manager, or umpire, short essays. Fillable forms online- application

Nov. 1 Nomination to U.S. Service Academies-In order to be considered for entry into one of our nation's service academies, applicants must obtain a nomination from the member of Congress who represents their community.

Nov. 1 Pat Schartz Scholarship Program-attend 4 year college in state of Nebraska, child of registered sports official of baseball, softball, or football, GPA 3.0, short essays. Pat Schartz Scholarship application link

Nov.1- Feb. 1 Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship open for application-Full Tuition Scholarship- must apply online- personal essay, 1 letter of reference, FAFSA information, 2.0 GPA. and plan on attending a Nebraska state public college (2 or 4 year). Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify, but the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) needs to be below $10,000 to apply. Calculate EFC: https://www.educationquest.org/resources/college-funding-estimator/. If you get your tuition paid by a different scholarship you can apply this one towards room and board. Look at the eligibility & selection tab on the website https://buffettscholarships.org/

Nov. 10 Ann Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship-$10,000 award to 2 high school seniors who have a documented learning disability, see web site for more information look under scholarships and awards at: http://apply.ncld.org/

Nov. 10 Prudential Spirit of Community Award 5-12 graders may apply- recognizes students for service to community and volunteerism. State recipients move on to national level. 50 hours of service for ages 11-15 and 100m hours for older students. http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc

Nov. 15 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- any senior who meets the criteria can apply, Award based on Scholarship, Leadership, and Financial Need. Parent does not have to be an Elk's member. Application online: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

Nov. 15 FFA and Ag Related Scholarships- complete one application online and it will match you to scholarships that apply to you, many different scholarships offered in areas of agriculture, Ag business, food industry, diesel mechanics, forestry, wildlife management, animal science, engineering, and more. Some require FFA membership and others do not.Some of the sponsors include: Casey's, Ford Trucks, TSC, AGCO, Case IH, and Monsanto.They will score you on your GPA of 2.5 or greater, ACT score, class rank, community service, work experience, and leadership. Some scholarships have other guidelines. Go to the website and check out the guidebook and other helpful tools. Apply online https://www.ffa.org/scholarships

Nov. 15 KLOP (Kearney Law Opportunities Program) UNK - Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP) is a collaborative partnership between the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska College of Law. It is designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers who will return and practice in their communities. Participants receive their bachelor’s degrees at UNK and are then guaranteed admittance to the Nebraska College of Law. Students selected for KLOP will receive a full tuition scholarship to UNK for up to 125 credit hours. High School GPA of 3.5 or above and at least a 27 on ACT. Application: KLOP

Nov.15 RLOP (Rural Law Opportunities Program)- designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers that will return to their communities to practice. Participants receive their bachelor's degree from CSC and will be guaranteed admission into Nebraska College of Law. Strong academic potential, GPA, ACT score, essay, and recommendations are all part of the selection process.http://www.csc.edu/RLOP

Nov. 15 UNK Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship and Honors Program-UNK's most prestigious scholarship-several room waivers, full tuition, fees, and books. ACT 30, 3.85 GPA, leadership, essay. Student must be admitted to UNK and the UNK Honors program by Nov. 15 to be considered.https://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/omaha-world-herald-scholarship.php

Nov. 16 Scott Scholars Scholarship (UNO)-for students attending UNO College of Information Science and Technology or UNL College of Engineering. Need academic verification form, recommendation forms, and scholarship form completed. 3.5 GPA and ACT 30. All copies online https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/

Nov. 30 DAR Good Citizens Scholarship-teaching staff selects student applicant, must demonstrate service, dependability, leadership, and patriotism, service efforts, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, high school activities, and future plans.

Nov. 30 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest- write a 200-900 word essay to a given prompt and if selected there will be online voting. http://www.varsitytutors.com/scholarship_entrants/new


December 1 Air Force ROTC Scholarships-several full tuition, book fees, living expenses. ACT 26, GPA 3.00. Apply online https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships.

Dec. 1 American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarships-several scholarships with different criteria, see web site to download list of criteria and requirements. Application or contact 806-378-5029

Dec. 1 Creighton University Academic Scholarships-The information contained in your admissions file will be used to match you with the appropriate scholarships. This scholarship is based on academic record. To receive priority consideration for scholarships, you should submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship and all required credentials to the Office of Admissions by the postmark date of December 1. http://admissions.creighton.edu/apply/scholarships

Dec. 1 Hagan Scholarship Foundation- The preferred recipient of a Hagan Scholarship will be a high achieving student with meaningful work experience who aspires to obtain a college education in order to realize his or her full potential. Nebraska resident, GPA 3.75 or higher, ranked in the top 20% of their class, must enroll in a four year college the first semester after high school, FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $6,500, and must apply for eligible Federal and State grants. More information can be found on their website. http://haganscholarships.org/

Dec. 1 Huge- Nebraska Wesleyan University- several levels of scholarships awarded, renewable, ACT 27, GPA 3.5, 2 essays, 2 letters of recommendation, finalists will interview. Check on NWU web site for more information. Application information

Dec. 1 KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program)- cooperative program between UNK and UNMC. Student gets tuition paid at UNK for undergraduate study and then they are guaranteed admission to the UNMC program that they are pursuing with a commitment to come back and work in rural Nebraska. Areas of application include clinical lab science, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dental hygiene, and radiography. Check the UNK web site for more information:http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php

Dec. 1- March 1 Southeast Community College Online Scholarship Application-https://scc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com

Dec. 1 Northeast Nebraska Growing Together Cooperative Education Scholarship (WSC)- For seniors who plan to attend Wayne State College. You must be passionate about earning a degree in either business, computer science or computer information systems, electronic media, or journalism and want an opportunity to have a robust, hands-on learning experience that will allow you to remain in Northeast Nebraska. Over 4 years a total scholarship of $24,000. More information online: https://www.wsc.edu/info/20046/scholarships/1323/northeast_nebraska_growing_together_cooperative_education_scholarship

Dec. 1 USD General Freshman Scholarship Application final deadline: priority deadline is Nov. 15http://admissions.usd.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarships.cfm

Dec. 1 Wayne State College RHOP deadline (Rural Health Opportunities Program) for persons interested in health careers. This program is in cooperation with WSC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Full tuition paid while attending the State College and guaranteed acceptance to UNMC. Check the RHOP page for programs that are eligible. Application includes an essay question and letters of recommendation. https://www.wsc.edu/rhop

Dec. 1 RHOP Scholarship @ Chadron State & Peru State- (Rural Health Opportunities Program) for persons interested in health careers. You must choose CSC, WSC or PSC for your application. If also applying for KHOP that is a separate program. This program is in cooperation with CSC/PSC/WSC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Full tuition paid while attending the State College and guaranteed acceptance to UNMC. Program areas include: dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, clinical lab science, physical therapy, physician's assistant, and radiography. Check each campus to see what is available. Usually the applicants GPA is 3.5 or above and ACT 24 or higher. Also included is an essay, 3 letter of recommendation, service and leadership activities. Application should be completed online. Go to each colleges website to see what programs they offer. http://www.csc.edu/sci/rhop/http://www.peru.edu/rhop/

Peru State RHOP

Dec. 1 WSC Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP)- designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers that will return to their communities to practice. Participants receive their bachelor's degree from WSC and will be guaranteed admission into Nebraska College of Law. Strong academic potential, GPA, ACT score, essay, and recommendations are all part of the selection process. https://www.wsc.edu/info/20338/rural_law_opportunities_program/863/rural_law_opportunities_program_rlop/2

Dec. 1 Wayne State College Freshman Scholarships Application-Application to WSC and accepted to get log in credentials for the scholarship application. In this application students also select if they are interested in the RHOP, Music, or Art scholarship. It will state if any extra documents are required. Online application:https://www.wsc.edu/scholarships#apply

Dec. 6 ASA Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship: plan to study Ag, parent or student must be a member of the American Soybean Association, GPA 3.0, 2 letters of recommendation, active in extra-curricular activities, apply online https://soygrowers.com/award-programs/soy-scholarship/

Dec. 10 Jeffrey S. Raikes Honors Program in Computer Science and Management at UNL-leading educational program for high ability students.  The average applicant has an ACT score of 31 or above, top 10% of class, integrated education in business and computer science, rigorous senior schedule, and leadership skills. Scholarship program covers full room and board, book scholarship, and top internship placements. All applicants are encouraged to apply for tuition scholarships at UNL, application link in student's MyRed account, program application information-https://raikes.unl.edu/applicant-information

Dec. 10 UNL Honors Program Early Notification Deadline- smaller class size, honors housing, leadership opportunities and more. The review team will look at the student's academic record, rigor of courses, leadership and community service, and maturity for college success. http://honors.unl.edu/prospective/

Dec. 15 Equitable Excellence Scholarship-one $10,000 state winner, $25,000 national winner, demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in the school, community, or workplace, be recommended by an unrelated adult who can attest to the student’s achievement. Application Online 

Dec. 15 Burger King Scholars Program-GPA 2.5, regular track scholarship for any senior and an employee track scholarship.https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php

Dec. 15 Madison County 4-H Scholarship- must be in 4-H senior year and have had an exhibit at the county fair fair 4 times in 7th-12th grade. See application for more information. Application Information

Dec. 17 College of St. Mary's Marie Curie Scholars Program- financial need, major in biology, chemistry, or math, 3.5 GPA, ACT 23, essay, letter of recommendation. Complete application online- http://www.csm.edu/admissions/affordability/marie-curie-scholarships

Dec. 31 SBO (School Band & Orchestra) Scholarship: (Grades 4-12 can apply) Write a short 250 essay about-How does your musical instrument match your personality? Apply and submit online at: http://sbomagazine.com/essay-contest.html


Jan. 1 National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship- complete application and submit to local chapter. https://www.nwtf.org/resource-library/detail/scholarship-application

Jan. 1 Terwilliger Foster Care Student Scholarship-Student must have been in Nebraska foster care system for at least 12 months, continuous or cumulative and demonstrate appropriate academic success. Applicants who have been legally adopted are eligible if they demonstrate financial need. Applicants need to attend one of the Nebraska University campuses.

Jan. 5 Creighton University Supplemental Merit Scholarship Application- scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials. https://admissions.creighton.edu/admissions-information/scholarships

Jan. 5 Online GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship- honors the legacy and character of the 40th President by rewarding seniors who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship in their school and community. 3.0 GPA and financial need. Apply online:http://www.reaganfoundation.org/ge-rfscholarships.aspx

Jan. 8 Footlocker Scholar Athletes Scholarship- Honors student athletes who demonstrate excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in the community. Open to students entering a 4 year college in the fall following graduation. Must be involved in high school sports and have a GPA of at least 3.0. 20 awards of $20,000. Apply online: https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/

Jan. 10 SACS for CF Scholarship- The undergraduate and graduate award is made annually to 30 people who strive for therapy adherence and academic success. Scholarships for students who have cystic fibrosis. Essay, letter of diagnosis from physician, transcript, financial information. http://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships/sacks-for-cf-scholarship

January 14 Air Force ROTC Scholarships-several full tuition, book fees, living expenses. ACT 26, GPA 3.00. Apply online https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships.

Jan. 14 America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship (Monsanto)- minimum GPA 2.5, two farmer endorsements, do not have to be a FFA member. For students pursuing an Ag related career. More info on their website: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/

Jan. 14 APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund): be of Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity, be a citizen of the United States, GPA 2.7, submit FAFSA, and one letter of recommendation. Several different scholarships to apply for online:http://www.apiasf.org/

Jan. 14 South Dakota Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Stipend- for a student interested in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Priority given to women and minorities. Student must plan on attending a South Dakota college. Include application form, cover letter, recommendation, resume, and transcript. http://sdspacegrant.sdsmt.edu/Fellowship.html

Jan. 15 Chadron State Incoming Freshman Scholarships-applications online at http://www.csc.edu/start/finaid/scholarships/index.csc

Jan. 15 Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship- student must be going into a building construction related field or a lumber/ building material industry. Recommendation page, application needs to be signed by a manager at Carhart Lumber in Norfolk or Tilden. Application online: https://www.nlassn.org/page/Scholarships

Jan. 15 Nebraska Elks Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship-Six one time grants are awarded (3 boy 3 girl) in the amount of $1,250 for the first place, $1000 for second place, and $800 for third place winners at the state level. Applications must be received at a Nebraska Elks Lodge by January 15th. Mail to: Norfolk Elks Lodge #653 Attn: Exalted Ruler PO Box 118  Norfolk, NE  68701 as the Exalted Ruler has to sign and date the application. Basic emphasis in judging will be on NEED. Student can be attending any type of college. https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

Jan. 15 Nebraska 4-H Achievement Scholarships- one have participated in 4-H at least one year and be a current member, will look at 4-H background, leadership abilities, scholastic achievements, and desire to further education. Scholarship Information

Jan. 15 Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Scholarship- High school senior catholic woman should apply. Application, transcript, personal essay, and priest evaluation. Mrs. Thompson has the application.

Jan. 15 Peru State College Board of Trustees and No Boundaries Scholarships- full tuition scholarships, minimum ACT of 25, requires a personal statement. https://www.peru.edu/admissions/cost-aid

Jan. 15 Peru State College Nebraska Career Scholarship- for students majoring in high demand field of business, education, or criminal justice. Enroll as a full time student, live in a residence hall, 18 on ACT, 2.5 GPA, and non-athlete. There is a 350 word personal statement. If students are interested, they can complete the application on their personalized Peru State web page.

Jan. 15 Providian Medical Scholarship- To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of principles and employees of Providian Medical. The decision of the panel will be based on originality, research, and quality of the essay submitted. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply. Must currently be enrolled in high school or college with at least a 3.0 GPA. http://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/

Jan. 15 South Dakota School of Mines & Technology- online freshman scholarship application opens on Nov. 1 and is due January 15th. Student must have applied and be accepted before they can complete the scholarship application. https://www.sdsmt.edu/FinAid/Scholarships/

Jan. 15- Teammates Mentoring Central Office Scholarship- must have been a Teammates mentee for a minimum of 3 years. Some scholarships require that you participate in TeamMates+ Postsecondary Program. More information online: https://teammates.org/for-mentees/scholarships/

Jan. 15 UNO College of Business Administration Scholars Academy-. Twenty students will receive a $5,000 scholarship each academic year and a one-time scholarship to study abroad. Advantages are mentors, internships, hands-on experiences, and working with a cohort of students. Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA and a higher ACT with have the advantage, also requires an essay and recommendations.http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-business-administration/scholars-academy/

Jan. 15 Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship- for seniors who are thinking about careers of service in local, state, or federal government. Essay, 3 letters of recommendation, resume, and transcript. http://www.gwcf.org/AppDownload.html

Jan. 20 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship- for Nebraska residents or those interested in a poultry-based career are encouraged to apply. Application Form

Jan. 21 Peru State College Corrections Leadership Scholarship- is a collaboration between the Nebraska Department of Corrections and Peru State College. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Criminal Justice students. Selected students will receive a $12,500 scholarship, a $2500 housing stipend and paid internships at the Tecumseh Corrections Institution. Declare a major in Criminal Justice: Justice Administration, Justice Counseling or Legal Studies, 2.5 GPA, and non-athlete. Students can complete the application on their personalized PSC web page or through this link.

Jan. 22 United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship- JCI Service group several $1,000 scholarships awarded, reference letters, personal essay. List leadership, activities, and honors. Application due to the state chairperson by Jan. 22.. Fillable application online.http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/programs/scholarship

Jan. 25 Leta Hollingworth Scholarship (Offered through the NE Association for the Gifted)- for high ability students who have distinguished him or herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability. Requires as essay or drawing, recommendations, resume, and transcript. Application page

Jan. 31 Acacia Fraternity- Nebraska Chapter Scholarship- Three scholarships awarded to incoming male freshman at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. These scholarship awards are not dependent on membership. Submit application online: http://acaciaunl.org/als/

Jan. 31 Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship- scholarship designed to encourage and support the next generation of Ag professionals. Student must be pursuing a degree in agriculture and/or science major. Two year or four year degree. Apply online: http://www.helenahomegrown.com/

Jan. 31 NAIFA (Nebraska Association Insurance/Financial Advisors)-preference given to candidates interested in education, business management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies, attend a Nebraska college, above average GPA, and good character. Application

Jan. 31 Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarship- Interest in Broadcast Engineering, Journalism, On-Air Personality, Sales & Marketing and other broadcasting careers will be considered. Please note that applicants must plan to attend a Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation-approved Nebraska college. For a full list of eligible colleges, visit the website. https://www.ne-ba.org/nbaf_hs_scholarship.php

Jan. 31 NMC CAT Sponsorship &/or Caterpillar Scholarship-student must study diesel technology at Central Community College in Hastings, the sponsorship guarantees the student a job with NMC CAT after graduation and covers college tuition, books, tools, tool box ($15,000 value) and a paid internship . Online application http://www.nmc-corp.com/students/

Jan. 31 Norma Ross Walter Scholarship (Willa Cather Foundation)-female, GPA 3.0, English major. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant. High school transcript, three letters of recommendation, a five-page application, an essay for reason to be an English major, and an original 1500-word essay related to Cather works are also required. Application found at: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships or see the counselor.


Feb. 1 EGIA Foundation Scholarship for HVAC students- applicant must be committed to Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning program, GPA 2.0, attending a 2 year college or vocational school. https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship

Feb. 1 ESE (Epsilon Sigma Alpha International) a leadership and service organizations provides various Nebraska scholarships. GPA 3.0 or higher and ACT score of 22 or higher. See the website for scholarship descriptions and requirements. http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants

Feb. 1 J.B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship-Must be a participant in high school golf and plan to participate in a college golf program. Submit your application to your local Nebraska Elks Lodge. Your application must be signed by the Ex halted Ruler. Each lodge will submit only one application. Get application at:http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

Feb. 1 Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship-open to high school seniors who plan to attend a Trade School, Technical School or Community College. These grants are for seniors who plan to attend a two year or less vocational-technical program for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. One boy and one girl applicant will be submitted from each Nebraska Elks Lodge to the state association. Return to local area lodge-Norfolk Elks Lodge  No. 653 PO Box 118 Norfolk, NE 68702-0118. Fillable application online: Elks Scholarships

Feb. 1 Nebraska FCCLA Scholarships: For seniors active in FCCLA. Five scholarships available- FCS Education Major, Non-FCS Major, Student Body, Families First, and Financial Fitness. Go to: http://www.nebraskafccla.org/awards/individual/

Feb. 1 Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association Annual Scholarship-pursuing a career in an Ag related field, parent must be a member of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Producers Association, letter of recommendation. http://www.lewiston

Feb. 1 UNL Agronomy & Horticulture Department Scholarship- incoming freshman apply, resume, goals, transcript, and ACT score. http://agronomy.unl.edu/scholarship

Feb. 1 Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship-(Money can applied towards tuition and housing). Apply online from Nov. 1- Feb. 1  http://www.buffettscholarships.org/, essay, 2 letters of reference, FAFSA information, copy of Student Aid Report, 2.5 GPA. and plan on attending a Nebraska public college (2 or 4 year). Families whose FAFSA (EFC) expected family contribution is less than $10,000 are encouraged to apply. Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify.

Feb. 1 UNL, UNK, UNO Davis Chambers Scholarship- The Davis-Chambers Scholarship seeks to identify and attract talented Nebraska student scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds. Students selected for this scholarship will demonstrate: Academic preparedness as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank; demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household; life experiences or involvement in diverse organizations or communities. Requirements: Take ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates; apply for admission and be admitted to UNL by February 1., UNK/UNO by February 1; meet the school's minimum academic merit scholarship standards of 23 or better on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of graduating class. However, all applicants will be given full consideration. Complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application atUNL applicationUNK application

Feb. 1 UNL General Scholarships Due- your application plus a personal statement. See website for additional scholarship options. Scholarships page

Feb. 1 UNO General Academic Scholarships-must have submitted an application and ACT scores. http://www.unomaha.edu/admissions/financial-support-and-scholarships/types-of-aid/scholarships/index.php

Feb. 4 Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA)
*Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship (Visual and Performing)-one application per school, planning to major in fine or performance arts, 3 letters of recommendation. Online at: Scholarships
Feb. 4 *NRCSA Scholarship- 1 male and 1 female per school, GPA 3.5, ACT 22, enter field of education, 3-4 letters of recommendation. All applications need to be turned into Mrs. Thompson by Jan. 20. Go online at: NRCSA Scholarships

Feb. 5 American Meteorological Society (AMS) Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship: plan to pursue a degree in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. Visit website for application and instructions https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-scholarships-and-fellowships/ams-freshman-undergraduate-scholarship/

Feb. 5 Elks Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship-Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. Apply online: https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm

Feb. 5 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program-must be a person with epilepsy or a family member/caregiver of a person living with epilepsy, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript. Apply online: http://www.ucbepilepsyscholarship.com/ProgramInformation.aspx.

Feb. 10 Associated Staffing Skilled Trades Scholarship Fund- for a student planning on pursuing a certificate, diploma, or associate's degree in a skilled trade field of study from a college in the state of Nebraska. Preference given to applicants possessing demonstrated commitment to extracurricular school volunteer activities &/or community activities. Online application- also requires GPA and class rank. http://www.associated-staffing.com/scholarship/

Feb. 10 Greater Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarship- The Greater Grand Island Community Foundation specializes in legacy philanthropy. Funds are established to impact the area of the community that means the most to donors, both during and after their lifetime, and provide the opportunity for children or other loved ones to participate in a family legacy. The online application will allow you to apply for any scholarships for Madison County students. Scholarship listing-http://www.gicf.org/communities/scholarships/scholarship-directory/greater-grand-island-community-foundation-scholarships.   Application link.

Feb. 10 HyVee Foundation Scholarship- senior must be an employee or their parent is an employee of Hy-Vee. Personal statement, resume, transcript, ACT score, plan on attending a 4 year college, and a personal referencehttp://www.hy-vee.com/company/scholarships/default.aspx

Feb. 10 UNK Honors Program- Applicants with an ACT of 27 or higher, and a grade point average of at least 3.75, will be considered for other Honors scholarships if they apply to the Honors Program by February 1.https://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/index.php

Feb. 15 GPACAC (Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling) Scholarship- GPA 3.0, essay. Application at:http://www.gpacac.net/scholarships

Feb. 15 Hispanic Scholarship Funds- Online scholarship application. Check to see if you meet the criteria for select scholarships. Must also complete FAFSA. https://www.hsf.net/en_US/scholarships

Feb. 15 Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship-must attend a 4 year engineering program that is accredited by ABET-EAC, GPA 3.5, ACT math-29, English 25, 2 recommendations, essay. National scholarship information at www.nspe.org. Nebraska application at http://nspenebraska.org/about/scholarship/

Feb. 15 UNL Honors Program final application date-book stipends for 4 years, 3.5 GPA, ACT 25 http://honors.unl.edu/prospective/

Feb. 16 Scholarships for Military Children/Fisher House Foundation-If your mother or father is active duty, reserve/guard, or retired military personnel or you are the survivor of a deceased member, and you have a military dependent I.D. card you can apply! You must be planning to attend a U.S. college or university on a full-time basis. See website for instructions and application: http://www.militaryscholar.org/.

Feb. 19 Bill Lewis Scholarship (NHSOA)- The Bill Lewis Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance for the education of dependents of current and past officials registered with the NSAA. Criteria: Financial need; citizenship; leadership, career goals; academic achievement (GPA, class ranking and ACT), and extracurricular activities. Transcript and statement of financial need required. http://www.nhsoahome.org/

Feb. 24 Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship- Scholarship administered by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. Applicants must be pursuing training in a utility line program in Nebraska. Letters of recommendation, resume, and short biographical sketch about yourself. Application in school counseling office.

 Feb. 26 RMEL Foundation Scholarship-for students entering electrical engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other area related to electric energy industry. Fillable online application: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships/http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/andeavor-youth-leadership-awards/

Feb. 28 Beauty Changes Lives- scholarships for a career as a hairstylist, esthetician or spa professional.  https://beautychangeslives.submittable.com/submit

Feb. 28 Buckle Excellence Scholarship- for an incoming UNK freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology, top 20% of class, ACT score of 26 or higher with at least a 24 in math. Application can be found on the UNK website. http://www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships.php

Feb. 28 Chadron State CSC Theatre Assistantships-The Theatre Program at CSC awards a number of Assistantships to students who plan to or who currently major in Theatre. Theatre Assistantships will be awarded from the following sources: Tuition Waivers, Memorial Scholarships, Foundation Assistantships, Fine Arts Assistantships. These Assistantships are awarded on the basis of ability in Theatre, more than on financial need. https://csc.edu/vpa/theatre/assistantship.csc

Feb. 28 Nebraska Horse Roping Association Scholarship-ACT 26, upper 1/4 of class, 2 letters of recommendation, essay. Application in guidance office or online- http://nebraskaquarterhorse.com/About-Us/Scholarships

Feb. 28 NIAAA/NSIAA Student Athlete Scholarship- must have participated in 2 sports for 2 years and have earned at least one varsity letter, meet 2 of the 3 criteria of ACT 24 or higher, top 25% of class, and B+ average. Application includes an essay and requires a recommendation from the AD. Application is online- click on awards: http://www.nsiaaa.org

Feb. 28 Pat Tillman Foundation-Tillman Military Scholars- for veterans and active service members and spouses of service members may apply. Application opens online on this date. Criteria: unmet financial need, career ambitions, essay, personal achievement, and community service.www.pattillmanfoundation.org.

Feb. 28 Winfield Solutions Ag Scholarship-pursuing a degree in agronomy, crop production, or closely related fields, 2 character reference forms, essay. Application


March- The Nebraska Bankers Association- The Nebraska Bankers Association along with the University of Nebraska Foundation sponsor many scholarships and internships. To learn more you have to contact the University campus individually at UNO, UNK, or UNL.

March 1 American Agri Women Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship- must be the daughter of a farmer or rancher or employed in agriculture and knowledge of or work experience in agriculture. Grade Point Average or placement tests are considered. Scholarship funds maybe used for tuition for recognized courses in agriculture leadership, technology, communications, education, rural sociology, medicine or other courses directly related to agriculture and the needs in agricultural communities.  Three signed and dated letters of reference need to be provided with the application. Application website

March 1 The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Nomination-active Boy Scout, received Eagle Scout Award, received religious emblem, demonstrated citizenship, at least 15 years old. Application must be sent to Nebraska American Legion Department Headquarters. Forms fillable online:https://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout

March 1 American Welding Society Scholarships- for a student pursuing a certificate or two year program in welding. Personal statement, career objectives, and references. Application

March 1 Cargill Global Scholars- financial, leadership, and mentoring program. Must be attending UNL. Multiple fields of study accepted, and demonstrate financial need. Check website for more guidelines: https://www.cargillglobalscholars.com/scholarship/

March 1 Central Community College General Scholarships-student should complete application for admission first. Applications online: www.cccneb.edu/financialaid or in the guidance office. They prefer the online application. This one time application serves as the application for all general scholarships.

March 1 Central Valley Ag-for students pursuing a degree in the field of agriculture. Parent is a current stockholder of CVA or an employee. Student involvement in Ag related activities. Application at the guidance office. GPA at least 80%. Fillable application online: Application

March 1 Clarkson College Scholarships- $2,000-$4,000 per semester, GPA 3.4, ACT 24, apply to Clarkson College and complete online scholarship application. http://www.clarksoncollege.edu/tuition-financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/

March 1 Engebretson Foundation Scholarship: applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered: financial need (EFC below $12,000), academic merit-28 or higher on ACT, 3.75 GPA, and/or top 5% of class, leadership potential -activities, community service, teacher recommendation. http://engebretsonfoundation.org/

March 1 Farmers Pride Scholarship-pursuing an Ag related program at a Nebraska College. Application in the school counseling office.

March 1 G. Robert Muchemore UNO Scholarship-Demonstrate financial need, top 10% of class, attend college full-time, applicants are considered for this award by applying to UNO by March 1. Application

March 1 Great Plains Communications College Scholarship- for high school seniors who plan to attend a Nebraska college, Northwest Technical Institute, or Mitchell Technical Institute. Applicant must be a customer of Great Plains Communications and have a strong desire to return to hometown or another Great Plains Communications community. Scholarship due: February 1. Include transcript and 2 letters of recommendation. Application: Great Plains Communication

March 1 Goodrich Program UNO- both a merit and financial need scholarship. Personal life experience essay and interview. The program provides tuition/fees scholarship, a rigorous general education curriculum, and academic support services to academically achieving or academically motivated Nebraska residents with financial need. Any questions call 402.554.2274. . Online application: http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/index.php

March 1 Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Scholarship Program UNL-merit/talent based on audition or portfolio, students studying Art, Film and New Media, Theatre, Design/Tech, Music Composition, Theatre Performance or Music, 2 letters of recommendation. Applications at: http://arts.unl.edu/hlfpa/hixson-lied-undergraduate-scholarships

March 1 Life Lessons Scholarship- program for student who has lost a parent or guardian, includes an essay, apply online. https://lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/

March 1 Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship Program-applicants must be sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step or adopted children of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at the time of death. Based on financial need, academic achievement, and extracurricular activities. Application in guidance office or online: http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

March 1 Microsoft disAbility Scholarship- high school seniors with a verified disability can apply, Declare an approved major in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, law, business, or a related field (e.g. paralegal, pre-law, finance, business administration, or marketing), demonstrate passion for technology, 3.0 GPA, demonstrate leadership, apply to attend a 2 or 4 year college full time, and financial need. Application Website

March 1 Nebraska Academy of Sciences-6 different scholarships are available, letters of recommendation needed, see website for description of each scholarship and science essay topic. http://nebraskaacademyofsciences.wildapricot.org/GrantsandScholarships

March 1 NACO (Nebraska Association of County Officials) Scholarship-children/step children of a current Nebraska county official or employee may apply, essay, transcript, ACT, 2 letters of recommendation, and attend a college in Nebraska. Application in guidance office. http://www.nacone.org/webpages/services/scholarship.html

March 1 Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Association Scholarship- for female seniors who have played high school golf. Essay on golf experience and how you have benefited from golf. GPA, ACT, and school activities will also be taken into consideration. https://www.nwaga.org/scholarships/

March 1 NECC (Northeast Community College) Scholarship- online application gives consideration for NECC scholarships. http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx

March 1 NECC Merit Scholarships- Board of Governor's ACT 23 or higher, President's Early Entry- ACT 18 or higher and have taken a NECC dual-credit class with a "B" average. https://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Merit-Scholarships-Waivers-Grants.aspx

March 1 Nucor Scholarship-apply online at: https://scholarshipapply.nucor.com/. All required documents should be given to the local HR Administrator for review. Transcript and ACT copy, one recommendation.

March 1 Oxbow Scholarship-student pursuing career in pet industry (vet, vet tech) or animal science. Resume, 2 letters of reference, and an essay. Information online: http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/old/community/oxbow_academy/scholarships

March 1 Peru State College Priority Deadline for Academic Success Scholarship Awards- apply to Peru State, award is based on student's GPA. https://www.peru.edu/admissions/costaid.html

March 1 Southeast Community College-online application gives consideration for SCC scholarships. Apply online Dec. 1-March 1. https://www.southeast.edu/scholarships/

March 1 Titan Machinery Scholarship Sponsorship Program- students who are going to go to Central Community College in Hastings to study Diesel Technology should apply. They will select 15-20 students and pay for their tuition, fees, books, and tools. Student must work for a Titan machinery dealership for 2 years after graduation. http://www.cccneb.edu/Diesel

March 1 UNK General Scholarships- freshman scholarships

March 2 Marine Corps Foundation Scholarship- must be the child of an active, reserve, or veteran Marine or active duty, reserve, or veteran of a U.S. Navy Corpsman that served with a Marines unit. GPA 2.0, family gross income below $103,000. Scholarships for career & technical degrees less than 12 month programs, associate degrees, and bachelor degrees. There is also a grandchild scholarship. See website for more information https://www.mcsf.org/apply/eligibility/

March 2 Nebraska Restaurant Association Scholarship- for students pursuing a degree in culinary or hospitality. Short essay question included. http://www.nebraska-dining.org/scholarships/

March 5 Nebraska Corn Growers Association FLAGship Ag Scholarship Program- Applicant must be an NeCGA member or son/daughter of an NeCGA member. Include two letters of recommendation, resume, and essay. http://necga.org/flagship-program/

March 6 Scott Mecham NE Better Business Bureau Student Integrity Awards- high school junior or senior, award based on student's values, leadership and integrity, have teacher, principal, or counselor fill out the nomination form, 2 letters of recommendation, and listing of achievements and activities, essay, copy of transcript and ACT score. Application in guidance office or online: http://www.bbb.org/nebraska/for-businesses/programs-services/bbb-awards-pages/student-of-integrity-award-scholarships/

March 9 The Gallery Collection Create a Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship:(9-12 graders) see website for scholarship details. Contest submissions accepted from June 10- March 9. Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. One entry per person. Prefer online entry or you may mail your artwork. See online rules. https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm?location=static-lower

March 13 Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship- entering pre-law, paralegal, legal secretary, criminal justice, or a law related program. Application

March 15 Battle Creek Public School Foundation Scholarship- graduate of Battle Creek Public Schools, GPA 2.5, and must attend college the next term following graduation. Applications are available in the school counselor office.

March 15 Battle Creek State Bank Scholarship-  involvement in community, active in school, and financial need. Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Applications in the school counseling office.

March 15 Becky Schroeder Memorial Scholarship- Battle Creek senior that has been involved in speech, drama, or mock trial. List school related activities and college plans. Awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application in counseling office.

March 15 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship- for American Indian students enrolled in a tribe and able to provide proof of tribal affiliation. To apply the applicant must be a Nebraska resident attending any qualified, nonprofit 2- or 4- year college or university who can provide proof of tribal affiliation. Applicant must have maintained a 2.5 GPA. For more information check the Lincoln Community Foundation website where the student will need to sign up and create an account to see scholarship: https://lcf.academicworks.com/opportunities/757

March 15 Claes Nobel Future Female Leader Scholarship- The Claes Nobel Future Female Leader award was established to encourage and empower young women to assume future leadership roles in their colleges and universities, their careers and communities and to become mentors for the young women following in their footsteps. Leadership doesn’t have to mean being the head of a club. Actions, not titles, make leaders. Essay, resume, transcript, and a teacher recommendation. Application

March 15 CPCU-Lawrence "Larry" Frazier Memorial Scholarship-preference given to majors in aviation, insurance, or law, prefer applicant to have participated in Boy Scouts/ Girls Scouts/ or Debate. Attend a Nebraska college. Financial information and essay. https://www.lcf.org/impacting-community/student-scholarships

March 15 Eugene & Carolyn Prauner Family Scholarship- open to Battle Creek seniors, list school and community involvement, and answer two other brief questions. Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application in the school counselor office.

March 15 Gladys D. Goodson Scholarship- pursing a degree in nursing, college in Nebraska, 3.0 GPA, financial need. https://lcf.academicworks.com/

March 15 Henn House Dairy Scholarship- open to Battle Creek High School seniors, involvement in community, preference given to a student with ag relate experiences &/or pursuing an Agriculture major.  Awarded through the Battle Creek Public School Foundation.   Application in school counselor office.

March 15 Hughes Family Scholarship- open to Battle Creek High School seniors, list school and community involvement, and answer 2 brief statements. Need taken into account. Awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application in school counselor office.

March 15 Jim Gray Jr. Memorial Scholarship- Battle Creek senior, list contributions to Battle Creek High School and the community of Battle Creek, there are also two other brief statements in application. Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application in the school counselor office.

March 15 John Breslow Scholarship- employee or dependent of employee of Matheson/Linweld, preference given to majors in welding, industrial distribution, or related field, financial information, and 2 letters of recommendation. https://www.lcf.org/impacting-community/student-scholarships

March 15 John Greer Memorial Scholarship- Battle Creek senior, list school/community involvement and answer a few short questions. Awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application in counselor's office.

March 15 Kirby Family Scholarship- open to Battle Creek seniors, involvement in community, involvement in school music program, &/or pre-law major.  Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek Public School Foundation. Application in school counselor office.

March 15 Klein Family Scholarships- Battle Creek High School senior must be active in school, preference given to a student pursuing a business or marketing degree or attending UNL. Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Applications in the school counselor's office.

March 15 Kropp Family Scholarship- Battle Creek Senior, GPA 3.0,. declared education major. Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Applications in the school counselor's office.

March 15 "Live Like Marcus" Memorial Scholarship- One scholarship for a Battle Creek senior boy who participated in football, demonstrates strength of character, involved in school and community activities. One scholarship for a senior girl athlete who demonstrates strength of character and leadership.  Scholarship funds are awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation. Application available in school counseling office.

March 15 Mitchell Equipment Scholarship- applicant must be pursuing a career in Agriculture or an Ag related field. Letter of recommendation required, essay,  and an interest in returning to this area of the state, good citizenship in school and community. Paper application in the school counseling office.

March 15 Nebraska Aviation and Trades Association Scholarship-applicant must get a signature from a member of the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (guidance office has a list), essay, and list of scholastic achievements. http://gonata.net/scholarship.html

March 15 Nebraska Rod & Custom Association- enroll in an automotive program of study, 2.5 GPA. and enroll in at least 12 credit hours in college. Application

March 15- Nebraska Department American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships- to submit a student must be connected to a veteran (son, daughter, grandchild) Forms due to local legion before March 1. Applications located at:https://nebraskalegionaux.net/scholarships/

  • Vocational Technical College Scholarship
  • Nurses Scholarship
  • several more scholarships available for students related to a veteran

March 15 Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship-write an essay that describes how a school counselor or school counseling program has assisted you to plan/decide/resolve/grow in an area of your life. Application

March 15 NSHSS STEAM Scholarship- High school seniors planning to major in a STEAM field (science/medicine, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics). Essay, resume, transcript, and teacher recommendation. Application

March 15 Peru State College Nebraska Career Scholarship- four levels of scholarship amounts awarded depending on GPA, minimum GPA 2.7, ACT 18 or above, non-athlete, and personal statement required.  Career Areas for scholarship are business, criminal justice, and education. https://www.peru.edu/admissions/costaid.html

March 15 Ponton Family Scholarships- Battle Creek senior, list school and community activities, financial need taken into consideration, and preference given to a student who plans on studying business. Awarded by the Battle Creek School Foundation. Scholarship copy in the school counseling office.

March 15 Quinn & Sydney Boeh Memorial Scholarship- open to Battle Creek seniors, active in 2 sports, 3.0 GPA, preference given to a student pursuing a technical trade. One senior boy and one senior girl will be awarded a scholarship. Scholarship awarded through the Battle Creek Public School Foundation.  Application in school counseling office.

March 15 Schnitzler Family Scholarships- open to a Battle Creek senior that has participated in one of the following sports their juniors and senior- football, girls basketball, boys track, and girls track. GPA of 3.0 or higher.  One scholarship awarded for each of the four sports. Scholarship awarded through the Battle Creek School Foundation.  Application available from the school counselor.

March 15 Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Scholarships- high school senior with a "C" average, beef industry experience, preference for some of the scholarships is pursuing an Ag related field. Application

March 19 Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship-for students interested in pursuing a career in sociology/criminal justice, social work, or cyber safety. GPA 3.0 or higher, resume, transcript, 2 letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. Application Information

March 25 Nebraska Trucking Foundation Scholarship- for students pursuing a truck driving (CDL) or diesel technology, essay, and resume. Application

March 25- Nebraska Logistics Council Scholarship- for student pursuing a career in logistics, distribution, and transportation, essay, and resume. Application

March 26 Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship-pursuing a career in print journalism (interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers at a newspaper), letter of reference, essay. Application in guidance office or complete the form online at http://www.nebpress.com/

March 27 Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarship: to assist cystic fibrosis patients to pursue a college degree, letter from a physician, essay, parents income verification, and transcript. Based on need and academic accomplishments. https://www.esiason.org/cf-living/scholarships

March 30 Constance K. Rife Scholarship: Online application for a Nebraska female senior golfer, GPA 3.0, letter of recommendation. Application online.

March 31 Adelyn Rea Memorial Scholarship- for a senior who has lived with a congenital heart defect, resident of Nebraska, and complete an essay. Application

March 31 Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central- apply for the hundreds of available scholarships to be awarded for the 2021-22 academic year to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians.  Short essay, recommendation letter, and transcript copy. Apply online.

March 31 Balanced Man Scholarship of Sigma Phi Epsilon-for male students planning on attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, show a strong commitment to personal and academic development, and essay. Application in the guidance office.

March 31 Faith Regional Volunteer Services Scholarships (10 annually)- Scholarship criteria includes how many hours were volunteered at Faith Regional (min. 110 hours), attendance record for volunteer services, leadership, academics, future goals in Health Care, and community activities. http://frhs.org/job-opportunities/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-scholarships/

March 31 Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarship-2 different scholarships, for one the student must attend one of the Nebraska University campuses, the one requires attending any college in Nebraska. Major in actuary science, math, statistics, or economics with interest in pursuing an actuary career. Application and information available at: www.n-a-c.org.

March 31 Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship- Mayflower ancestry NOT a requirement. Student must be planning on attending a 4 year college. Evaluated on essay, GPA, Class rank, ACT score, honors, activities, leadership, and a letter of recommendation. http://nebraskamayflower.org/scholarship/

March 31 RGA Memorial Scholarship- Student must be pursing a career in mechanical, electrical, or architectural engineering at either UNL, UNO, Kansas State, Iowa State, or the University of Iowa. ACT 24, GPA 3.0, essay, resume, financial information, and letters of recommendation. http://www.rgascholarship.org/

March 31 UNK Opportunity Fund- Must graduate from a NE Class D or C school, admitted to UNK, must not be receiving any merit academic scholarships from UNK, must show financial need. Must be nominated by high school guidance counselor.


April 1 Frame My Future Scholarship- Show your creativity and win a $1,000 scholarship. The entry piece can be, including but not limited to, a photograph, collage, poem, drawing, painting, graphic design piece, short typed explanation. (b) In the Entry Piece you must demonstrate: This is how I Frame My Future. (c) Sponsor will be looking for a creative, original and convincing approach to persuade them that you are a “success-driven” student. http://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship-contest-2016.aspx

April 1 James Beard Foundation Scholarship- Areas of study can be culinary arts, hospitality, food studies, or Agriculture. Look online for list of requirements. https://www.jamesbeard.org/education-scholarships-and-grants

April 1 McKenna's Rae of HOPE Mental Health Field Scholarship- for Nebraska high school seniors who plan on entering a mental health field. Looking for a candidate who works to help people everyday. Essay required. Application

April 1 Nebraska Quarter Horse Association Youth Scholarship- qualified seniors must write a personal statement about their involvement with horses and the HQHA. Also a statement about school and community involvement. Application

April 1 Nebraska Foster Care & Adoptive Parent Association Scholarship- for an adoptive, foster, guardianship, or kinship student. See website for details: http://nfapa.org/what_we_do/scholarship-programs.html

April 1 Nebraska Seed Trade Association Scholarship-Students applying for the Nebraska Seed Trade Association Freshman Scholarship must be a new student enrolling at the University of Nebraska. They must possess a strong interest in the area of seed industry, crop production, seed technology, or plant breeding and major in a degree program offered by the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska. Fillable application: http://neseedtrade.org/scholarship.htm

April 1 NECC Davis Chambers Scholarship- The McIntosh Davis Chambers Scholarship Program at Northeast Community College has been established to recognize academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds. Academically promising student, active in school & community. Financial need based off of FAFSA results. Application in school counseling office.

April 1 Roy & Doris Abood Scholarship- This award is available to first-generation college students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) on a full-time basis. First generation means neither parent has a bachelor's degree. Application

April 1 Steve F. Wemhoff Memorial Scholarship-"B" average, leadership, financial need, and essay. Application in the school counselor office or the local scholarships folder.

April 2 Walmart Dependent Scholarship- must be a dependent of a Walmart employee and have financial need. See website for guidelines: http://programs.applyists.com/walmartdependent/

April 2 Johhny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship-automotive related study at a Nebraska Community College, letter of recommendation, reference letter from a New Car Dealer. Application in the school counselor office.

April 8 Northeast Nebraska Chapter UNL Alumni Association Scholarship-plan on attending UNL, essay. Application in the school counselor office.

April 9 Northeast Nebraska Ag Community Scholarship- at least a "C" average; resident of Madison, Wayne, Stanton, Pierce, Antelope, Boone, or northern Platte County; essay, and Ag industry letter of reference. Application in school counselor office. Online Application

April 10 Battle Creek Booster Club Scholarship-student athletes must have lettered at least one year before senior year and in one sport their senior year, cheerleaders and dance team may also apply. Application in school counselor office.

April 10 Battle Creek Education Association Scholarship-for students pursuing a career in teaching. Applications in school counselor office.

April 10 Battle Creek Music Boosters Scholarship-student must have completed 6-8 semesters of band or vocal music. Application in school counselor office.

April 10 Battle Creek Speech and Drama Booster Club Scholarship-must have participated in any of the following: Speech or Drama. Application in the school counselor office.

April 10 Battle Creek Student Council Scholarship-must be an active member in student council. Application in school counselor office.

April 10 Battle Creek Wrestling Club Scholarship-be a member of the wrestling team senior year, requirements for helping with club wrestling/meets, GPA 3.0. Application in the school counselor office.

April 10 College of Hair Design Hair Art Scholarship- complete a paper application, 2 teacher recommendations, list school & community activities, and transcript.

April 10 Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Division- for students studying the dairy field or if parent is a dairy farmer with a producer that funds Midwest Dairy Association. Essay required. Go to the website Nebraska Division for more information. Application Information

April 10 Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighters' Association Auxiliary Scholarship-GPA 2.5, 2 letters of reference, essay, and transcript. Application in the school counselor office. http://www.nsvfa.org/ne-ff-aux.htm

April 15 American Legion Legacy Scholarship- student's parent/step-parent must be active military or reservists to apply. Children of post 9-11 Veterans who died on active duty or those that were disabled. Application online- http://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy

April 15 Battle Creek Knights of Columbus Scholarship-any Catholic high school senior who is a member of either St. Patrick's or St. Francis de Sales Parish. Application in the school counselor office.

April 15 Chief Standing Bear Journey Scholarship- The Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students of Native American heritage who are residing in the state of Nebraska. Recipients must use the scholarship to attend an accredited community college, college/university, technical college/school or vocational school to pursue a degree or certificate program. Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goalsApplication Information Online

April 15 Ed Johnson Memorial Scholarship Award- The award is based on the following criteria: excellence in scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, loyalty and citizenship. The student athlete nominated need not be a starter on the team, but must be a senior boy's basketball player. Coaches are encouraged to nominate a player or players who they feel would qualify for this award. https://www.ncacoach.org/edjohnson.php

April 15 James M. Cox Scholarship-considers students with financial need, FAFSA, SAR (Student Aid Report), essay, letters of recommendation. Application in the school counselor office.

April 15 Joshua Benson Memorial Scholarship-involved in a form of martial arts, good character, involvement in activities and plan to attend an accredited institution in the fall.  Online Application

April 15 Meadow Grove Credit Union Scholarship-member of the Credit Union or interested in becoming a member of the Credit Union. Short essay on how the scholarship will benefit you and your community.. Application in the school counselor office.

April 15 Nebraska Coaches Association Lincoln Country Inn and Suites Scholarship Award-eight $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Requirements are top 25% of class, ACT 24, one letter of recommendation from a coach, participated in two sports for at least two years and lettered in two sports. https://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php

April 15 Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Scholarship Program-for children of parents who have been members/directors/employees for 3 years of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years. UNL College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources majoring in agricultural business/economics, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis majoring in business/management or Ag production systems with the business option, UNK upper class student with a major or minor in agribusiness. Materials available on the Council's website. Scholarship online

April 15 St. Patrick's CCD Program Scholarship-for students who have actively participated in a CCD program all 4 years of high school, and who have been active in CCD, CYO, and/or church activities. Letter of recommendation and an essay. Application in the school counselor office.

April 20 Local 1005 Norfolk Fire Division Scholarship- for a student planning on attending NECC. Criteria: GPA, class rank, transcript, extracurricular activities, and essay. Applications in the school counseling office.

April 21 Pheasants Forever Scholarship (Maple Creek Chapter)-planning to study wildlife management or soil conservation. Essay and 3 letters of recommendation. Application in the school counselor office. (not updated)

April 21 Battle Creek Lions Club Scholarship-economic need, upper 50% of class, essay, documentation of community service hours, and teacher recommendation form. Application in school counselor office.

April 25 Ayn Rand Essay Scholarship Contest- Must read or have read a specific novel "The Fountainhead", then write an essay, selecting one of the three topics given on the scholarship application. Seniors & Juniors may apply. Application Information

April 26 Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD)- 2 scholarships  offered to students planning on furthering their education in a natural resources or agriculture field.  2.0 or higher GPA.  Student must reside or family owns land within the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District.  Application & Information

April 28 American Red Cross Scholarship (Blood Drive)- one scholarship will be awarded to a Battle Creek student that has volunteered and participated in the school blood drive. Get a paper application from school counselor. (not updated)

April 29 Lueshen's Birders Scholarship-Northeast Nebraska Birdwatchers organization offers two scholarships to students planning to enter a biological field of study with special emphasis on wildlife and environmental conservation. Letter of recommendation, short essay questions, and summary of school and community activities. Application in the school counselor office.

April 30 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Program- High school seniors who are US Citizens, can only enter once. https://www.discover.com/student-loans/scholarships/award.html


Opens in May-  Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship- multiple scholarships for students pursuing a diploma or associate's degree in a career or technical program. Financial need- student must be pell grant eligible on the FAFSA, and demonstrate perseverance in overcoming an adversity. Application

May 1 American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship: open to Grades 9-12, complete an application, copy of transcript, and an essay on Why College is Important to Me. Application online http://americancollegefoundation.org/college_planning/visionary_scholarship_terms.aspx

May 1 The Society for Women Engineers Scholarship Online Application- opens March 1 for women entering careers in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science. Must be an ABET accredited university or college. See website:https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp.

May 6 Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program-scholarships for students pursuing the trades careers. Enroll in an approved trades career (a list is on the website), essay, references, transcript, financial, and make a short video. More information online: http://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

May 8 Rimington Trophy Scholarship- Applicants must have cystic fibrosis and demonstrate scholastic ability, character, leadership, service to the community, need for financial assistance and daily compliance to CF therapy. Application Information 

May 17 NECC Nebraska Career Scholarship- application is open April 12- May 17th for Nebraska first time students.  The student must be enrolling in one of the following areas of study: Drafting, Electrical Construction & Control, Health Information Management Systems, Information Technology, Machining & Manufacturing Automation, and Paramedic.  Online Application

May 30 1800Wheelchair Scholarship- GPA of 3.0 or higher, no requirement of physical disability or ability. Please write a poem, in a style of your choose, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge. Please include a personal statement about yourself and how the poem reflects on your personal experience. The poem and essay should be at around 500-1000 words, free feel to write a little more or less. Go to the following link: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/


June 1 AGC Workforce Development Scholarship- Applicant must be pursuing a construction related career at a technical or community college. Must desire a career in the construction industry. Include transcript, evaluation form, and complete online application. AGC Foundation Scholarship application

June 1 Natural Resources Conservation Service UNL Scholarship-1 @ $1,000; plus summer employment while in college, must study in soil conservation, agronomy, forestry, soil science, Ag education or civil or Ag engineering, statement on career plans and goals.

June 9 Triangle Fraternity UNL STEM Scholarship- no affiliation with Triangle Fraternity is required to receive the scholarship. Student must have a declared UNL major of Engineering, Architecture, Sciences, Math, Computer Science and many other fields related to STEM. To apply email scholarship@triangleUNL.org with your school and name.  You will get an automatic reply containing a link to an online application. Or go to online application for STEM scholarship.

June 15 Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship-open to seniors who play Legion Baseball, financial information, short essay questions, and letters of recommendation. Application in the guidance office or online: http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

June 30 AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) Omaha Scholarship- for students planning on studying information systems, information technology, computer science, or a related field. http://www.aitpomaha.com/scholarship-information.html


July 1 HD Hogan Rodeo Scholarship- high school senior who participates in rodeo, essay. http://www.circlehdrodeo.org/scholarship/

July 1 Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship-three scholarship for women who are active in their community and progressive politics. Essay of 500 words about a female Democratic politician or community activist who inspired their community service and political involvement. See school counselor for more information.

July 21 Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest- The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest is open to students age 14 years or older who are attending a high school prom in the spring. Entrants must enter as a couple (two individuals) and attend a high school prom wearing complete attire or accessories made from duct tape. The submission must include a color photograph of the couple together in prom attire. The first place prize consists of a $10,000 scholarship for each member of the winning couple and a $5,000 cash prize to the school that hosted the prom. Other prizes include $5,000 for second place, and $3,000 for third. The Duck Tape contest web site includes photographs of the winning costumes. http://stuckatprom.com/

July 31 AGC Nebraska Chapter Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship available at every NE community college for a student enrolling in a construction related program. NECC- building construction, diesel technology (truck, and welding. SCC- building construction, diesel technology (truck or Ag equipment, land surveying/civil engineering technology, and welding. Minimum GPA 2.0, 2 letters of reference, and copy of transcript. http://www.agcne.org/ne-cc-scholarships

August 1 Madison County Farm Bureau Scholarship- high school senior pursuing an agriculture field of study, members of the Madison County Farm Bureau preferred, but not required. https://www.nefbfoundation.org/county-scholarships

August 30 UNK Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Scholarship- This award is available to males that will be a full-time freshman or first year student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the fall semester. Application