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This is a list of scholarships that Arnold Public Schools have received.   

They are listed by deadline dates!  

Scholarships in BLUE have been updated for the 2019-2020 school year!  

If you have questions about any of the scholarships, please see Ms. Nansel

Scholarships

This is a list of scholarships that Arnold Public Schools have received.   

No Deadline or Extended Application Time:  


September

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Scholarships and Funded Research at UNL

Deadline: Varying Scholarships and Due Dates.

Please search scholarships right away to know if you qualify and when they are due. 

Scholarships and Funded Research


October

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ExtremeTerrain Student Scholarship

Deadline: October 15 

Eligibility: Undergraduate college/university students and high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Sciences, Sustainable Land Management, Environmental Biology, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Proof of enrollment is required along with submission. Any questions or clarification of what constitutes proof of enrollment can be emailed to [email protected].  Extremeterrain Scholarship Application and Information


Horatio Alger National Scholarship and Aksarben Scholarship

Deadline: October 25, 2019

Eligibility: Currently a resident of and attend high school in Nebraska. Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior with plans to enter a college in the fall following graduation. Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required). Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Be a US citizen. If awarded the Aksarben scholarship, students must attend college in Nebraska. Award (Value ranges from $10,000 to $25,000). Horatio Alger Scholarship Applications


High School Oratorical Scholarship Program

The purpose of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States on the part of high school students. Other objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Scholarships: Young orators earn some of the most generous college scholarships available to high school students. Over $138,000 in scholarships can be awarded each year. The overall national contest winner gets an $18,000 scholarship. Second place takes home $16,000, and third gets $14,000. Each department (state) winner who is certified into and participates in the national contest’s first round receives a $1,500 scholarship. Those who advance past the first round receive an additional $1,500 scholarship. The American Legion’s National Organization awards the scholarships, which can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Eligibility: Eligible participants in The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest shall be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States. All contestants must be bona fide students under the age of twenty (20) years on the date of the National Contest who are presently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, parochial, military, private or state accredited home school) in which the curriculum of said high school is considered to be of high school level, commencing with grade nine (9) and terminating with grade twelve (12). Students must be enrolled in high school or junior high school during the time of participation at any level of The American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest. Contestants must either be legally domiciled within or attend an educational institution within the Department (State) that they enter competition. Contestants can enter competition through only one Department. The three finalists of the National Contest will be ineligible for further participation at any level.

The Contest will consist of two parts: (A) An 8 – 10 minute, memorized oration will be given on some phase of the United States Constitution. (B) A 3 – 5 minute oration on one of the four “assigned topics” assigned by National Headquarters. The contestant may not use any notes or prompts when giving their oration. A minimum of five (5) judges will judge all contests, grading independently. Local and county contest can be judged by a minimum of three (3) judges. The tabulators will tabulate all scores of the judges and apply any penalties as directed by the Chairman of the contest. The Chairman will verify the result and announce the winners.

Please visit Oratorical Scholarship Program Information


Albert Fuller Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2019 

Eligibility: Arnold High School Senior. Must be entering a field related to Science or Math. Award: $250 Albert Fuller Scholarship Application


Alvin Story Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2019 

Eligibility: Arnold High School Senior. Award: $100 Alvin Story Scholarship Application


Michael Davenport Scholarship 

Deadline: October 31, 2019 

Eligibility: Arnold High School Senior. Must be entering a field of Music or Education. Award: $150 Michael Davenport Scholarship Application


US Bank Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 

Please see website for eligibility and program details. US Scholarship Program Information and Application




November

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Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Eligibility: 

Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Award: The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2020 competition. Male and female students compete separately.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Application


Hagan Scholarship 

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Please read the following brochure for information and eligibility. Hagan Brochure          Hagan Scholarship Application


Albert and Stella Smith Scholarship

Deadline: November 27, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating Senior at Arnold Public School

Albert and Stella Smith Scholarship Application


Julia/Crawford Scholarship 

Deadline: November 27, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating Senior at Arnold Public School

Julia Crawford Pool Scholarship Application




December

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Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: Application opens December 1. Deadlines vary.

Eligibility: Varies Grand Island Community Foundation Scholarship Application Instructions


Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship

Deadline: December 2, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Each applicant must have exhibited his/her 4-H projects in a County Fair or at the State Fair within the last four years. 2) Each applicant must hold a 2.5 high school GPA. Each applicant must also maintain a 2.5 GPA for the first semester in college and carry at least 12 credit hours. 3) Each applicant must agree to apply the scholarship funds for tuition or fees at a two or four year college or its equivalent, to be judged by the committee. 4) Each applicant must have demonstrated support for his/her school and community. 5) Each applicant must exhibit during the application process a desire to achieve the goals of which he/she is capable. 6) Financial need will not be considered in the selection process. Award: $500 to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female.


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Eligibility: United States citizen. Be a high school senior applying to college for the fall 2020 semester. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities: because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness.  AXA Achievement Scholarship Application


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1920 Scholarship

Deadline: December 18, 2019

Eligibility: High school senior in good standing academically. Must pursue an electrical degree/program at any Nebraska accredited college, university or technical school.      Award: $500 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Scholarship Application




January

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National Wild Turkey Federation's Dr. James Kennamer Academic Scholarship 

Deadline: January 1, 2020

Eligibility: 1) Students should be graduating seniors with a 3.0. 2) Students must be pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of high education. 3) Students must support the preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participate in hunting sports. A copy of current hunting license is required. 4) Students must hold a current NWTF membership. 5) Students must be involved in school activities. (FFA, Ecology Club, Science Club, Student Council, etc). 6) Students must demonstrate ability as a leader among his or her peers. 7) Students must demonstrate community leadership and/or involvement (Scouting, 4-H, volunteer work). 8) Students must submit an essay exhibiting dedication to conservation. 9) Three letters of recommendation must be attached to the application (teacher, counselor, community leader). 10) High school students must submit complete application to the local chapter by January 1. The local chapter president's name and address should appear on the application in the box provided. 11) Employees and board members of the NWTF and their family members are not eligible to participate in the program. National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship Application

Scholarship Levels: Each Local Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $250. Each State/Provincial Scholarship Winner will receive a minimum of $1,000. The National Scholarship Winner will receive $10,000.


Nebraska Elks Association Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: High School Senior. Basic emphasis will be on need. 

Qualifications: 1)The application blank must be filled out completely with all blanks filled in. All other information must be attached to the application. 2) Be certain that the Exalted Ruler has signed and dated the application. 3) There are no restrictions on the type of school you will attend. 4) Students may apply to only ONE Elks Lodge. PER Scholarship Application and Information 


Leta Hollingworth Scholarship 

Deadline: January 15, 2020 

Criteria for selection:  1) Based on the timeliness in following deadlines, elaboration of essay or drawing, and recommendations. 2) Applicants are responsible for collecting all documentation from schools, including a transcript, supporting letters, applicant narrative or video, resume, the completed application and mailing in ONE envelope the entire entry.    Leta Hollingworth Scholarship Application 


Teammates Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: Varies. Please see the following website for the list of available scholarships and eligibility.  Teammates Scholarship List     Teammates Scholarship Information   Teammates Scholarship Application


Northwestern Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association is making available, a $1,000 student scholarship.  This scholarships is open to high school seniors or current college freshman, who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a construction related college or technical school program for the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants are required to have a lumber yard manager sign the application. (Carhart Lumber locations: Norfolk, Wayne, Harrington, Bloomfield, Tilden, Neligh, O'Neill, Burwell or North Platte)   Northwestern Lumber Association Scholarship Application


America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: Please visit the website for eligibility criteria: America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Eligibility Criteria and Application  Award: $1500


America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program

Deadline: January 15, 2020

Please visit the website to get a list of the scholarships available: FFA Scholarship Catalog     FFA Scholarship Application Award amount varies.


Acacia Fraternity Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Eligibility: Incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. Award: 3 (1-$1,000 and 2-$500). To apply, please click the following link Acacia Fraternity Scholarship Application


Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020 

Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school seniors, who plan to continue their educations as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant. Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Application


National-Legacy Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Eligibility: 

  1. For the 2020 contest, 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, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  3. The applicant must apply online only. The 2020 Legacy Awards application deadline is January 31, 2020 at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.
  4. If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.
  5. Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) in time to received their scores before the application deadline by December 31, 2019.
  6. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student qualifies for more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  7. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)
  8. If you are selected as a 2020 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform service once a year with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks. 
  9. Award: $4,000
  10. Legacy Scholarship Application and Information




February

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Custer County Foundation Scholarships

Deadline February 1, 2020

Eligibility: Each scholarship will have different criteria to qualify. You need to go through the list of scholarships to determine what you are qualified for.

Custer County Foundation Scholarships


Susan Buffett Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020 @5:00 p.m.

Eligibility: 

To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska (NE)  
    • Residency is determined by the college where you enroll
    • For questions about your residency status, here is a list of contact numbers
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school   
    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale
    • 83 on a 100 point scale
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college 
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
  • Plan to attend a Nebraska public college: 
    • NE Community Colleges - CCC, LPTC, MCC, MPCC, NECC, NICC, SCC, or WNCC;
    • NE State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of NE System - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college 
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000

All eligible applications are reviewed and scored. Selection is based on:

  • Financial need 
  • Academic merit
  • Personal essay
  • Recommendations                                             Buffett Scholarship Application  

Nebraska Elks Association Vocational Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Eligibility: High School Senior who wishes to pursue 2-year vocational studies at a community college or other 2-year programs. Need-based, assistance scholarship.

Vocational Scholarship Application and Information


JB Ferguson Golf Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Eligibility: Must be a participant in high school golf and plan to participate in a college golf program. May attend either a two or four year college. Award-$500

JB Ferguson Golf Scholarship Application and Information


Great Plains Communications College Scholarship

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Eligibility: 1) Graduating high school senior who plans to attend a Nebraska state or private college, a Nebraska one-or two year trade or technical school, Northwest Technical Institute of Goodland, Kansas and Mitchell Technical Institute of Mitchell, South Dakota. Applicant must be a customer of Great Plains Communications or subsidiaries. Award: Up to ten-$1,000 scholarships will be awarded. 

Great Plains Communications Application


Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Eligibility: Students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. The application form will be made available on the NRCSA web-site (www.nrcsa.net). Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted. Only one application per school will be accepted. All applications are rejected if this rule is violated. Turn completed application into Ms. Nansel. Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship Application and Instructions


NRCSA Schlarship

Deadline: February 7, 2020

Eligibility: 1)Applicant must be planning to enter the field of education (i.e. Teacher, media specialist, school counselor). 2)The application form will be made available on the NRCSA web-site (www.nrcsa.net). Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted. All applications are rejected if this rule is violated. Turn completed application into Ms. Nansel. 3) Applicant must have a GPA of a 3.5 or above. 4)Applicant must have an ACT composite of 22. A school superintendent, principal, or guidance counselor must verify these scores. 4)Selection will be based on the following criteria: quality/neatness of application, academic achievement, level of involvement in activities, student goals, financial need, leadership, character, initiative, and school/community involvement. NRCSA Scholarship Application


Bill Lewis Scholarship Application

Deadline: February 15 annually

Eligibility: The Bill Lewis Scholarship program is open to dependents of individuals who are currently registered officials with the NSAA or have been registered official within the prior (20) years. Further, the dependent must meet the following criteria: At the time of application, are in the final year of secondary education; be a Nebraska resident; must, at the time of award, be accepted to a two or four year college or university located in the United States of America. Award: 2-$250. The scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution you attend.


GPACAC Student Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020 (application is now open)

Eligibility: 1) Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate. 2) Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas or Oklahoma. 3) ACT Composite score of 21 or higher.  4) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 5) Complete the application form. 6)Complete the essay (500 words maximum).  Award-Ranges from $500 to $1000. One time award and will be mailed to your college.

GPACAC Scholarship Application and Information 


GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2020

Eligibility: 1) Be a May/June 2020 high school graduate. 2) Attend high school/home school in Nebraska, Kansas or Oklahoma. 3) ACT Composite score of 21 or higher.  4) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 5) Have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application. Award-$1000. One time award and will be mailed to your college.

GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship Application and Information


FRS College Scholarship

Deadline: February 23, 2020

Eligibility: 

Each applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior.

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Be sponsored by a current NTCA–The Rural

    Broadband Association member. (You will send your scholarship to Blair so they are able to sign your scholarship) Scholarship Committee, Great Plains Communications, PO Box 500, Blair, Nebraska 68008.

  • Be accepted by an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

  • Have at least a C grade point average (GPA).

  • Express an interest to return to a rural community

    following graduation.

  • FRS Scholarship Application and Information

Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship

Deadline: February 28 annually

Eligibility: High School Senior who plans to enroll as a English or History major in college. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant. Award: 1-$1,000 paid at the beginning of the first year of college.

Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship Application 


Antonia Scholarship

Deadline: February 28 annually 

Eligibility: High School Senior who plans to enroll as a English or History major in college. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant. Award: 1-$1,000 paid at the beginning of the first year of college.

Antonia Scholarship Application


March

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Nebraska One Box Pheasant Hunt Scholarships 

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Area high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Only submissions on the official One Box application will be considered and one application applies to all One Box scholarships available. Award: Varies award amounts. For more information visit the Nebraska One Bow Pheasant Hunt website Nebraska One Box Scholarship


Custer County Farm Bureau Scholarship 

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Custer County is offering scholarships available to graduating high school seniors who(1) live in or attend school in Custer County, Nebraska, (2) are enrolled in an agriculture or related field, and (3) are members of Custer County Farm Bureau. Award: 10-$1000  Custer County Farm Bureau Scholarship Application


Mid-Plains Community College Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This is Mid-Plains CC general scholarship fund and is available to anybody that has applied to Mid-Plains. Award: Varies. Website: Visit http://www.mpcc.edu/financial-services/scholarships for more information and application.


Assessment Advantage Scholarships for CCC

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Graduating high school senior.  Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, Minimum assessment score required ACT: Reading: 18, English: 18, Math: 17, ACCUPLACER: Reading: 74, Sentence Skills: 84, Math: 75, Algebra: 31. MAP: Reading: 223, Language: 223, Math: 234.  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Award: $700.  Visit http://www.cccneb.edu/Assessment-Advantage-Scholarship/ for more information and an application.


Central Community College Scholarships

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This is Central CC general scholarship fund and is available to anybody that has applied to Central Community College. Award: Varies. Contact Information: Visit https://ccc.awardspring.com/ for more information or an application.


Northeast Community College Scholarships

Deadline March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This is Northeast CC general scholarship fund and is available to anybody that has applied to Northeast Community College.  Award: Varies. Northeast Community College Scholarship Application


Eugene P. and Letha C. Burnett Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This scholarship fund was established in 1985 by a donation from Letha C. Burnett to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Each year the net income of the fund is to be used to provide scholarships to Catholic youth residing in Custer County, Nebraska or to relatives of Eugene P. and Letha C. (Robinson) Burnett. Award: multiple awards of $500. Website: https://goo.gl/MthTiw


Loren Eiseley Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Loren Eiseley was a scientist, author, and one of Nebraska’s great twentieth century naturalists. This scholarship is available to any Nebraska high school senior who has been accepted to an accredited college or university. The student must submit the following:

1. ___ 800–1,000 word essay that discusses Eiseley’s message of compassion for all organisms and humanity’s place in the universe

2. ___ Teacher recommendations

3. ___ High School Transcript required, additional list of Scholastic achievements or community service is encouraged

4. ___ List of at least two Eiseley essays read by the applicant

 5. ___ Evidence of having been accepted to an accredited college or university

Nebraska Academy of Science Scholarship Application

Award: $500


Marie and Howard J. Taylor Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Available to any Nebraska high school senior with a special interest in the geology of Nebraska and the study of geology. The student must submit the following:

___ An essay that demonstrates an interest in the geology of Nebraska and the study of geology.

___ Teacher recommendations

___ High School Transcript required, additional list of Scholastic achievements or community service is encouraged

 ___ Evidence of the applicant’s intention to enter a Nebraska college or university.

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application

Award: $100


Lincoln Gem and Mineral Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Available to any Nebraska high school senior with a special interest in the earth sciences. The student must submit the following:

___ An essay that demonstrates an interest in the earth sciences.

___ 2 teacher recommendations

___ High School Transcript

___ School and community activities related to earth sciences and special awards

___ Evidence of acceptance to a Nebraska college or university

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application

Award: $300


Marian Schultz Memorial Environmental Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Available to any Nebraska high school senior with special interest in prairie and soil conservation. The student must submit the following:

___ Evidence of prairie and soil conservation practices using field experience or an 800–1,000 word essay that demonstrates the

Applicants’ understanding of the topic

___ Teacher recommendations

___ High School Transcript required, additional list of Scholastic achievements or community service is encouraged

___ Evidence of acceptance at the University of Nebraska as a full-time student

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application

Award: $750 (awarded in odd numbered years)


Marian O. and Bertrand Schultz Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Available to any Nebraska high school senior with an interest in climate and environmental change. The student must submit the following:

___ 800–1,000 word essay that discusses environmental changes that have taken place since the 1880’s in the central Great Plains

(with an emphasis on Nebraska)

___ Teacher recommendations

___ High School Transcript required, additional list of Scholastic achievements or community service is encouraged

___ Evidence of acceptance at the University of Nebraska as a full-time student

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application

Award: $750 (awarded in even numbered years)


Robert S. Kubicek Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Available to any high school senior from Nebraska or Henry County High School (Paris, TN) or Colegio San Felipe High School (Arecibo, Puerto Rico) with an interest in business and the environment. The student must submit the following:

___ 800–1,000 word essay on the responsibilities of the business community to its surrounding environment

___ Teacher recommendations

___ High School Transcript required, additional list of Scholastic achievements or community service is encouraged

___ Evidence of acceptance to an accredited college or university

Nebraska Academy of Sciences Scholarship Application

Award: $500


Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association Scholarship

Deadline March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Awarded to high school seniors based solely on golf involvement and achievement. Award: $500 to $1000.  Information: Scholarship Application Letter Scholarship Application Form, Players Scoring Guide


Neuman M. and Mildred E. Harris Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Based on scholarship, leadership, sportsmanship, and citizenship. Award: 2-$400 scholarships.  Harris Scholarship Information Harris Scholarship Application


Engebretson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 1

Eligibility: Eligible students must have financial need, have at least a 28 on the ACT, and have leadership potential. Award:Will pay tuition to the college of your choice (up to $10,000) Visit http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/application.html for an application.


Central Community College Scholarships

Deadline: March 1 

Eligibility: This is Central CC general scholarship fund and is available to anybody that has applied to Central Community College. Award: Varies. Contact Information: Visit https://ccc.awardspring.com/ for more information or an application.


Custer Public Power District Utility Line Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: High School graduate residing in the Custer Power Service Area interested in a Utility Line Program. Award: Full tuition for up to two years. Contact Information: Visit http://www.custerpower.com/customer-service/youth-activities-scholarships/ for an application.


Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Eligibility: Scholarships will be awarded to prospective applicants who live in Custer County and plan to enter the medical field or currently pursuing a degree in the medical field, involving at least a two-year degree in a certified college, technical school or university. Award: Four (4) $500 Scholarships  Jennie Melham Scholarship Application


UNO Scholarships

Deadline: March 1

Eligibility: Please visit website UNO Scholarships


Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Applicants must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of the Department of Nebraska, the American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death.       Award: $500 Maynard Jensen Scholarship Application


Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship (American Legion)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: The income from this fund has been used to provide annual scholarships to full-time students in the University of Nebraska system who are enrolled in the Army, Air Force and Naval Science courses at the University. ROTC recipients must show qualities of leadership and aptitude for military or naval science, have a satisfactory scholastic record and be deemed worthy of financial assistance. Award: $500 Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship


American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Be a registered, active member of a Scouts BSA Troop, VarsityScout Team, or Venturing Crew chartered to an American Legionpost, American Legion Auxiliary unit or Sons of The AmericanLegion squadron or be a registered, active member of a chartered Scouts BSA Troop, Varsity Scout Team, or Venturing Crew, and the scout of aLegionnaire, Sons of The American Legion or Auxiliary member. Received the Eagle Scout Award. Be an active member of their religious institution and must have received the appropriate Scouts BSA religious emblem. Have demonstrated practical citizenship in church, school, Scouting, and community. Have reached their 15th birthday and be enrolled in high school at the time of selection. Reside in the department (state) to which they apply.  Award: The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three runner-up scholarship awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500 each. The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship


Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship (American Legion)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. Award: Up to four scholarships not to exceed $500.00 each will be awarded, as funds are available. At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the four American Legion Department Membership Areas, as funds are available. Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Scholarships are awarded for one year only and are nonrenewable. Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship


Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2020    

Eligibility: Scholarships are restricted to high school juniors who complete either a Boys State or Girls State program and are a direct descendant - i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. - or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership. A paper copy of the completed online application must be brought with the student when they attend Girls State or Boys State.  Award: $20,000 or $1,000    Samsung American Legion Scholarship Application


Nursing Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Applicants must be a veteran connected, a resident of Nebraska, and enrolled in any approved school of nursing. Award: $400  Nurses Scholarship Application


Career and Technical Education Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a veteran or veteran connected. Award: No individual grant shall exceed $400  Career and Technical Education Scholarship Application


Children of Warriors

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This is a National Scholarship. Candidates for this award shall be daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion. Children of Warriors Scholarship Application 


Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: The Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant MUST be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years. Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average for the past two (2) semesters of high school.  If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected. Award: $200.   Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship Application


Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: The Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant MUST be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years.  This scholarship excludes applicants enrolled in a school of nursing. Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average for the past two (2) semesters of high school.  If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected. Award: $200    Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship Application


Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: The Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship of $400 will be awarded to a qualified applicant enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate (Masters only) program at a four year college or university.  Applicant must be Veteran connected and a resident of Nebraska.  Preference will be given to former Nebraska Girls State Citizens. Award: $400.  Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship Application


Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: The Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship will be awarded, preferably, to a female enrolled at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who plans to teach middle school or junior high school social studies. Award $200  Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Scholarship Application 


Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: Candidates for this award shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years (2017, 2018 and 2019) and must be a paid member for the current (2020) membership year. Applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the scholarship period.

This scholarship is intended for the traditional student with no interruption in her education, who is at least in her first semester of college but not yet attained a bachelor’s degree. Any member who is non-traditional student (a student returning to the classroom after some time away from college) is welcome to apply for the American Legion Auxiliary Non-Traditional Scholarship. Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship Application


Viola Heinrich Memorial Scholarship (American Legion Auxiliary)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Eligibility: This is for a student who is going into the Nursing field.  It is a one time only scholarship.  Preference given to junior members of Lawrence Unit 45, District 10.  Viola Heinrich Memorial Scholarship Application


Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 2, 2020

Eligibility: Be a high school senior graduating from a Nebraska high school, Submit a résumé describing activities and job history. Provide two letters of reference. Provide proof of high school senior status pending graduation from a Nebraska high school. Provide proof of full time enrollment at a college or university for the 2019 Fall Semester. Submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health. Award: $500  Visit Oxbow Scholarship Applications for more information and an application.                                                                                                        


DJ Heros Scholarship

Deadline: March 2, 2019

Eligibility: This award recognizes Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify their dedication to faith, selfless acts forothers and commitment to the community. Award: $10,000. DJ Héros Scholarship Information  DJ Héros Scholarship Application


Douglas Watson Memorial Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a prior graduate of high school. 2) Applicant must intend to study criminal justice at a Nebraska college or university in order to pursue a career in law enforcement or probation. 3) Applicant must reside in the Nebraska counties of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow or Thomas. 4) Selection criteria also include: education and work plans, character, work histoiy and work ethic; apparent need for financial assistance in paying college expenses, demonstrated interest in criminal justice; potential to benefit from additional education. Award: One $600 scholarship will be awarded for the coming school year. Scholarship recipient will be notified by mail or e-mail.   Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information    Douglas Watson Memorial Scholarship Application 


Dr. Fred and Emma Wanek Music Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Student who is or will be a full-time music major who demonstrates musical talent. 2) Home residence must be in one of the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, and Perkins. Award: One scholarship of $2,700 will be awarded for the coming school year. Scholarship recipient will be notified by mail or e-mail. Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information    Dr. Fred and Emma Wanek Music Scholarship Application


Marie Dent Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Students who are seeking a degree in Registered Nursing (RN) and who have been accepted into a program for registered nurses during the coming school year. 2) Applicants must reside in one of the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins. 3) Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 4) Scholarships may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants. Award: Several scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship typically is approximately $1,000 and amounts may vary. Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail or mail.  Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information  Marie Dent Scholarship Application


E.E. "Herb" & Marion "Bunny" Hoover North Platte Community College Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Graduating senior or graduate of a high school within the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, or Perkins. 2) Applicant must have a cumulative GPA equivalent to at least a "B" during the most recent two years of
school. 3) Applicant must deinonstrate financial need. 4) Applicant must be unlikely to receive another significant scholarship award. 5) Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants. Award: Several scholarships are available for the coming school year. Each scholarship is typically $1,000 or more and amounts may vary. Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail or mail.  Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information  E.E. "Herb" & Marion "Bunny" Hoover North Platte Community College Scholarship Application


York and Helen Hinman Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility1) Present or former students of high schools in t)ie Nebraska counties of: Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins. 2) Applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need. 3) Selection criteria also include: personal history, academic record, education and career goals and relevance of planned course of study, character references, and motivation and ability to succeed. 4) Preference will be given to applicants who are unlikely to receive another scholarship award. 5) Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants. Award: One $400 scholarship will be awarded for the coming school year. Scholarship recipient will be notified by e-mail or mail. Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information   York and Helen Hinman Scholarship Application


Ralph B. and Lela L. Dailey Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Graduating seniors or graduates from any high school in Lincoln County or Custer County, Nebraska. 2) Applicants must demonstrate substantial financial need. 3) Selection criteria also include: personal history, academic record, education and career goals and relevance of planned course of study, character references, and motivation and ability to succeed. 4) Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants. Award: Four $1,800 scholarships will be awarded for the coming school year. Scholarship recipients will be notified by e-mail or mail.  Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information    Ralph B. and Lela L. Dailey Scholarship Application


Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship (Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation)

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Applicants must be residents of the state of Nebraska. 2) Applicants must intend to pursue training in a utility line program in Nebraska. 3) Selection criteria also include: personal, athletic and work history, education and career goals and relevant planned course of study, character references, and motivation and ability to succeed. Award: One $450 scholarship will be awarded for the coming school year.  Mid-Nebraska Scholarship Information  Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship Application


Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Awards Scholarship

Deadline: March 8, 2019

Eligibility: This award recognizes students’ understanding of ethics and demonstrated commitment to honesty andaccountability inside and outside of the classroom. Award: Twelve $2000 scholarships. Application: BBB Scholarship Application


AFA Leader and Academic Scholarship

Deadline: March 11, 2020

Eligibility:

  • Recommended 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • High school senior or undergraduate student status.
  • Must be 17-25 years old during AFA Leaders Conference attendance (November of the selection year).
  • Plans to obtain a four-year degree.
  • Possess a passion for food and agriculture.
  • Plan to pursue a career in the food and agriculture industry.

Policy:

  • Scholars must attend the entire AFA Leaders Conference in year awarded to receive scholarship funds.
  • The AFA scholarship is a one-time scholarship.
  • Scholars must request funds by providing a copy of university tuition, fees or books (if billed through the university) to AFA.
  • The AFA scholarship will not cover room and board expenses.
  • Scholars must request funds while enrolled as a full time student.
  • Funds are dissolved after completion of a bachelor’s degree; if not requested before graduation, or if proof of balance owed is insufficient.
  • Student must continue to meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • Pursue a bachelor’s degree
    • Study agriculture or related field
    • Remain in good academic standing with the university
    • Maintain full-time class status

Awards vary

AFA Scholarship Application


Lincoln Community Scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Eligibility: Generous donors to Lincoln Community Foundation have established more than 80 scholarship funds that benefit students in Lancaster County and across the state of Nebraska. (There are some specifically for Custer County students.) For 2019, there are over 270 individual awards, amounting to a total of $440,000. Award: Various amounts. Contact Information: Students create an account on Blackbaud Award Management (NOT Lincoln Community Foundation) to access the online application form. Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarship information


Nebraska State Grange Deaf Education Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Eligibility: Students need to meet one of the criteria: showing disability of profound hearing impairment in both ears or seeking a career in deaf education Award: One $500         Contact Information: 


Nebraska State Grange Educational Aid Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Eligibility: High School graduate that is a 4th degree member for a year or child/grand child of Grange member.  Award: One $500.  Contact Information: 


Nebraska Aviation Trades Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2020

Eligibility: Any Nebraska high school senior or any individual continuing their education. Award: One $1,000 and one $500. Nebraska Aviation Trades Association Scholarship Application and Information


Nebraska Rod & Custom Association

Deadline: March 15 

Eligibility: This scholarship is offered to Nebraska students who are pursuing careers in automotive technology or autobody repair. Award: $1000 (6 scholarships)  Scholarship Application Contact Information: [email protected]


Mid-Plains Mutual Aid Fire District Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

Eligibility: Any Nebraska high school senior or any individual continuing their education, minimum GPA 2.5. Award: $1000  Mid-Plains Mutual Aid Fire District Scholarship letter Mid-Plains Mutual Aid Fire District Scholarship Application


Del Lonowski Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 15 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Catholic senior within Council #2388 area. Award: $300 to one boy and one girl. Contact Information: Del Lonowski Memorial Scholarship Application


NACEB Scholarship

Deadline: Mid-March 2020

Eligibility: It is expected that each scholarship recipient make at least one presentation to a community, high school, or 4-H group discussing the importance of continuing one’s education at the post-secondary level, the positive experiences and benefits of studying in CASNR/CEHS and encouraging others to study in CASNR/CEHS. The Nebraska Association of County Extension Boards (NACEB) Scholarship Program for the current academic year. Scholarship Includes: One $1,000 scholarship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) or in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) for an incoming student (freshmen or transfer student) | One $1000 scholarship for a current student (sophomore or higher) enrolled in CASNR or CEHS.     NACEB Scholarship Application link


Lincoln Legal Professionals Association 2019 Scholarship

Deadline: March 18, 2019

Eligibility: Applicant must be a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Award: $1,500. Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship Application and Information


Nebraska Press Women 

Deadline: March 22, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating senior who has a heart for photography/writing/videographer showcasing Nebraska and who is interested in pursuing an education in a communications or related field. Award: $500. Nebraska Press Women Scholarship and Information


Gateway/Kearney Farm Expo Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating Junior/Senior, enrolled in an accredited, school or institution of higher learning for the 2016-2017 academic year and pursuing a degree or certificate in agriculture. Award: $1000. Click here for application: Gateway Scholarship


Central Nebraska Auto Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 26, 2019

Eligibility: Any senior interested in auto-related study at a Nebraska school.  Award: Up to 2 $1000 awards.  Contact Information: Central Nebraska Auto Club Scholarship Information & Application


The Mike Rowe Works Foundation-Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 28, 2019

Eligibility: For people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand. We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude. Mike Rowe Works Scholarship Information and Application


CPI Employee Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Eligibility: Applicant must be the dependent of a current full-time CPI employee. Award: CPI will offer a minimum of three $1,000 in scholarships per year. CPI Employee Student Scholarship


CPI Patron Student Scholarship

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Eligibility: Applicant must be the dependent of a CPI patron that holds deferred equity and a share of common stock in Cooperative Producers, Inc. Applicant must be a senior in high school or in his or her first or second year of post-secondary education. Applicant must be enrolled in a post-secondary school for fall 2020. Applicant must provide a high-resolution photo to be utilized in publications if awarded. Please email photo to [email protected] Complete application in its entirety and write an essay on the topic of “Cooperatives: Essential to Worldwide Agricultural.” CPI Patron Student Scholarship


Arnold Teammate Scholarship

Deadline: March 29, 2019

Eligibility: Minimum of 2 years in the Arnold Teammates Chapter. For mentees pursing a post-secondary education of their choice (Four-year degree, Two-year degree, Trade school, Cosmetology school, Technical school, or Career school). Will be paid to the education of choice, second semester. Arnold Teammates Scholarship Application


NSCA Scholarship

Deadline: March 30, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Current High School Senior in a public or private Nebraska Secondary School. 2) Will Attend an Accredited Post-Secondary Institution during 2019-2020 School Year
3) Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of 1st semester of 2018-19 School Year.  Award: $500  NSCA Scholarship Application


Henry and Lenora Richardson-VFW District 11 Scholarship (Lincoln Community Scholarship)

Deadline: March 31, 2020

Eligibility: To apply the applicant must be a current graduating high school senior or first year college student who is a relative of a member of American Legion District 6 (cities listed below), ELKS – Broken Bow area, Masonic Custer Lodge#148 – Broken Bow, United Postmaster and Mangers of America, or VFW District 11. Students create an account on Blackbaud Award Management (NOT Lincoln Community Foundation) to access the online application form. Award: $1,000.  Richardson Family Scholarship Application


Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating senior who plans to major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics, with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. Award: Two $4,000 awards to students attend the University system (UNL,UNK, UNO) & one $2,000 award for students attending any college or university in Nebraska. Contact Information:  Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarship Information & Application. For information about an Actuary Career, click here.


The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Beck Whedon Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and a U.S. citizen and compose a 750 – 1000 words, in the form a letter to family describing the impact the Mayflower Compact had on the early life of Plymouth Colony Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement. Award: $1620 award. Contact Information: Scholarship Information & Application


Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Eligibility: All applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law-related undergraduate program. Award: First place-$1250; Second place-$750. Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship Application


Callaway Hospital District Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Eligibility: The Callaway Hospital District Foundation, Inc. is offering two scholarshipsto be awarded to eligible Arnold High School and Callaway High School graduates. The scholarship has been designated for those planning a careerin the health occupations, and with a continued interest in rural Nebraska.Financial need will not be a necessary consideration. The scholarship money will go directly to the college the recipient attends. Each scholarshipwill be awarded in two semesters of $500.00 each, and is non-renewable.The student must provide proof of full-time enrollment for each semester,and maintain a minimum college GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for the second semester’s money.




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Custer Lodge #148 A.F. and A.M. Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019 

Eligibility: Children, Grandchildren or relative of a Member of Custer Lodge #148 A.F. and A.M. Award: $500.00.    Custer Lodge Scholarship #148 Application


Joe D. Giles Memorial Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Graduating Senior of Arnold High School. 2) Selection criteria includes: academic performance, education and work plans, character, work ethic, potential to benefit from postsecondary education. 3) Preference shall be given to any students who have demonstrated significant interest and proficiency in one or more of the following fields of study: mathematics, science and history. Award $750.  

Joe D. Giles Application


Haven and Virginia Smith Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Student must attend a college, university, community college, or trade school located within the State of Nebraska or at the University of Nebraska. Award: $3,000

Haven and Virginia Smith Scholarship Application


Arnold Rotary Vocational Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating senior who plans to attend a two-year academic college. Award $400

Rotary Scholarship Application


McKenna's Rae of Hope Character Scholarship 

Deadline: April 1, 2019 

Eligibility: This is a character-based scholarship where candidates are identified through a nomination process by a Nominator and Endorser (two different people each writing a letter). Peers, teachers, coaches, employers, etc. are strongly urged to nominate a graduating Nebraska senior that they believe to be living their life as a “Rae of HOPE” - Helping Other People Everyday. Award: $1000 McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation Character Scholarship


McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation Mental Health Field Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Must be going into the Mental Health field in college. The candidate is a graduating senior or will be entering their first year of college. The candidate must live in Nebraska and be a citizen of the United States. Award: $1000  McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation Mental Health Field Scholarship


Roy and Doris Abood Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility:  Open to all students and available in any year of matriculation, including graduate school. Applicant may receive the award more than one time, but not more than four times as an undergraduate, or not more than two times as a graduate student. Must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 hours) in undergraduate study or enrolled in graduate study at the University of Nebraska – Kearney, in the upcoming fall semester. Award to first generation college students (A first-generation college student is defined as astudent whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attaina bachelor's degree). Award: $800  Roy and Doris Abood Scholarship Guidelines                                            Roy and Doris Abood Scholarship Application 


Pink Bandana Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Applicant must be a senior at a Nebraska high school. Applicant must be planning to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college for the 2019-2020 academic year. The applicant must be a student who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or a student who has a parent or legal guardian that have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years. Award: This scholarship is awarded yearly,payable in $1,000 increments for a 4-year college or in $2,000 increments for a 2-year college (not to exceed a total of$4,000).  Pink Bandana Scholarship Application


Nebraska's Junk Jaunt Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: 1) Graduating senior living within the nine county Junk Jaunt area: Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley, Wheeler, portions of Hall and Buffalo counties on Hwy 2.   2) Student must be planning to further their education in marketing, communication, speech, media or tourism. For any questions please call 308-0346-5151. Award: $500. 

Junk Jaunt Scholarship Application 


Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company, or the dependent of an employee. Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll as an
undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university, or trade school with a focus on construction science. Award: $750. Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Application and Information


American Legion Auxiliary William A. Layton Unit 130 Nellie Layton Twist Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Applicants must be veteran connected and a two year resident of the Arnold trade area and/or their mother or themselves a member of ALA Unit 130 for the past two years. Award: $200  Nellie Layton Twist Scholarship Application


Arnold Public School Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: Apply if planning to attend a post-secondary school. Award: $1500  Arnold Public School Foundation Application

ALL SENIORS NEED TO APPLY!!


Davis Chambers Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Eligibility: 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. 1) I have knowledge or experience living or working in a diverse community or organization. 2) I am an academically-promising student, active in my school or community. 3) I will be a full-time student during 2019-2020. 4) I graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school, or I have earned a GED. 5) I am a U.S. citizen and a Nebraska resident. 6) I have a financial need based on the results of the FAFSA. Award: Varies  Davis Chambers Scholarship Information packet  Davis Chambers Scholarship Application


Custer County American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship

Deadline: April 2, 2019

Eligibility: Must be a female senior graduating from a Custer County High School, living in Custer County. Service connection is not required for this grant. Award $100

Custer County Educational Grant


Sandhills Out Reach Charity Scholarship (SORC)

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Eligibility: Graduating senior who plans to attend any college to further their education. Tell us your involvement with the Sandhills Open Road Race and how the event benefits your community.  Award: 4-$500.  SORC Scholarship Application


Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Eligibility: 1) All seniors planning to attend a Nebraska Community College in the fall of 2019. 2) Applicants must be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related courses of study. 3) Applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from at least one teacher describing the applicant's aptitude and attitude and student must include a transcript of his/her grades. 4) Applicant must submit a cover letter to be attached to the application form indicating his/her interest in the automotive field and their plan for technical training. 5) An interview and reference letter from a New Car Dealer would be given additional consideration. 6) Applicant must meet the above criteria and submit his/her application to the Carriage House Foundation. Award: $1500  Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship Application


Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association Auxiliary Scholarship

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Eligibility: College enrollment applications submitted to a college or trade school prior to submitting scholarship application. Enrollment application does not have to be to a Nebraska school. GPA and copy of high school transcripts do not need to be included.  Award: $500  Nebraska State Volunteer Firefighter's Association Auxiliary Scholarship Application


Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2019

Eligibility: 

1) Upper 25% of class -OR- 3.75 Cumulative GPA

2) Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports

3) Must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports

4) Must include at least two letters of recommendation from high school coaches

5) ACT minimum score of 24

Award: $1,000

Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship Application


Ed Johnson Scholarship

Deadline: April 16, 2019

Eligibility: This award is given to a senior boy who is a member of a high school varsity basketball team in the state ofNebraska. A medal and $300 cash award will be presented to the recipient at the halftime of the NCA All-Star Boys’Basketball game and a traveling plaque will be presented to the recipient’s head coach. Coaches are encouraged to nominate a player or players who they feel would qualify for this award. When submitted, the nomination form should include any letters of recommendation from counselors, teachers, administrators, etc. that the coach feels would help with the selection of the recipient of this award. *The nominating coach must be a current NCA member. Ed Johnson Scholarship Application


Jones Scholarship 

Deadline: April 19, 2019

Eligibility: Any Arnold High School senior or Arnold United Methodist member. Award: $400

Jones Scholarship


Kenneth Downing Scholarship

Deadline: April 19, 2019

Eligibility: Any Arnold High School senior or Arnold United Methodist member. If the recipient will be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University, the award will be $300. If the recipient will not be attending Nebraska Wesleyan University, the award will be $250.

Kenneth Downing Scholarship


Arnold Booster Club Scholarship

Deadline: April 26, 2019

Eligibility: The following topics will need to be addressed in your scholarship request: 1) School you plan to attend; 2) Plans for the future; 3) Your field of study; 4) Job experience; 5) Extra-Curricular activities; 6) List hobbies and special interests; 7) List volunteer work at school and in the community; 8) How has the Booster Club helped you or an activity that you were involved in at school.  Award: 2-$1000  Arnold Booster Club Scholarship Application


Southwest Nebraska Community Theater Association Scholarship 

Deadline: April 30, 2019

Eligibility: Must be a high school graduate. Student must be wishing to study theater at any college any year. For more information contact Cheryl Scott, SWNCTA 308-286-3215. Award: $250 




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Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: May 11, 2019

Eligibility: Open to the child or grandchild of any ICON (Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska) member. Award: $500   ICON Scholarship Application


Brady M. Boyd Wildlife Management Scholarship

Deadline:

Eligibility: Brady M. Boyd Wildlife Management Scholarship


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American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Eligibility: 1) Attach a copy of his official high school transcript. 2) Have graduated from high school.   3) Be on a current roster (American Legion National Baseball Electronic Registration Form) filed with National Headquarters. 4) Be part of a team affiliated with an American Legion post. 5) Have three letters of testimony attached to application.