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2018 - 2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Read each scholarship opportunity that is posted. If you meet the criteria, download the forms from this website by clicking on the actual PDF box and neatly fill out the scholarship application form, OR go to the websites listed to download/fill out the scholarship forms. Stop by the guidance counseling office if you have any questions about all that is posted here. Above all....MEET THE DEADLINES!

Click on the scholarship name in the table below to go to a description of the scholarship. The .pdf image indicates that you can click on the image to download a scholarship application. Most of the applications have been made into fillable forms, so they can be saved once information is typed on them.

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Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship

Nebraska DAR Scholarship Opportunities for 2019 Graduates (dozens of scholarships)

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship
Monsanto Sponsored

James G & Mavis Green Scholarship at Peru State College


Cabela's Bass Pro Shops Women in Leadership Scholarships

  Due in MARCH  

ACG Nebraska Chapter; Nebraska Community College Scholarships

ACG Nebraska Chapter; Central Community College Scholarship


The American Legion Department of Nebraska

Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA)

Nebraska Actuaries Club & the Nebraska Insurance Federation

SENCA Community Leadership Scholarship

Southeast Nebraska Communications Edwin S. Towle III Memorial Scholarship $2000

Scott Mecham Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Awards

The Douglas E. Cochran Scholarship Fund

Work Ethic Scholarship Program

Dale E. & Eilleen M. Heineman Scholarship

The Salvation Army's D.J. Hero Award

F & M Bank Scholarship
  Due in APRIL  

Shubert American Legion Post #222 Military Scholarship

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

Frontier Bank Centennial Scholarships

Pink Bandana Scholarship

Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship 2019

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel

Community Medical Center Board of Directors Scholarship

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation/Auto

Richard & Marilyn Guilliams Trust Scholarship

  Due in May  

John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship





Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship via the Set Me Free Project 
Applicants to the Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship must:
Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the areas of sociology/criminal justice, social work or cyber safety.
Eligible High Schools: Nebraska High Schools (Public or Private)
Deadline: February 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM
Award Amount: a minimum of $3,000
Go to: https://www.setmefreeproject.net/scholarship-opportunty

ACG Nebraska Chapter; Nebraska Community College Scholarships

CRITERIA for the Associated General Contractors of America NCC Scholarships:

Enrolled/planning to enroll in a 2-year institute

U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the USA

Desire to pursue a heavy highway construction career

Have a minimum GPA of 2.0


Building construction technology, diesel technology, land surveying/civil engineering technology, welding technology, construction technology, heavy equipment operator technician, construction & building science.

For the application & deadlines go to: www.agcne.org/ne-cc-scholarships


ACG Nebraska Chapter; Central Community College Scholarship
CRITERIA for the Associated General Contractors of America Scholarship at Central Community College:

Enrolled/planning to enroll in the HEOT (Heavy Equipment Operator Technician) program at Central Community College-Hastings, NE

Desire to pursue a heavy highway construction career

U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the USA

Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

For the application & deadlines go to: www.agcne.org/ccc-hastings-scholarship

Nebraska DAR Scholarship Opportunities for 2019 Graduates

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. Some of these scholarships are for current seniors who will be graduating from HS this year. Other scholarships are for students currently attending college.

All applicants must be United States citizens. 

To apply, click the DAR Scholarship Committee website pages below to download the necessary application forms:

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships (DAR Scholarship Committee’s page)

https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/scholarships-qa (Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions)

These websites will answer questions about the application process for the scholarships offered through the NSDAR.

Deadlines: February 15


America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, partners with farmers to award rural youth $1,500 scholarships to support their studies in ag-related fields after high school. Farmers play a fundamental role in the Program by promoting this opportunity to local students and endorsing applications. In 2019, more than $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students across the country. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available in a variety of fields including: farming, agronomy, business, education, science, technology, communications, and more.

Students applying for a scholarship must be under the age of 23, be a high school senior or a full-time college student, have at least a 2.5 GPA, be pursuing or intending to pursue an ag-related degree in an eligible field of study and meet any and all other Program eligibility requirements as provided on the National FFA Website.


Go to AmericasFarmers.com for more information and official rules

Apply at FFA.org/scholarships

Applications accepted from November 15, 2018 – February 6, 2019

Obtain two farmer endorsements of your application by February 13, 2019


James G & Mavis Green Scholarship at Peru State College

Incoming freshman at Peru State College

Freshman must have and ACT score of 20 or higher

Graduate of Auburn or Johnson-Brock is first preference; also, consideration of Southeast Nebraska & any surrounding areas in Iowa, Kansas & Missouri.

Majoring in or planning to major in Business Administration

Membership & participation in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) at Peru State is encouraged.


Stop by the guidance office for the Scholarship Procedure or click on the PDF posted on the fctigers.org  Scholarship Opportunity site for specific Application Instructions.

Deadline: February 15



The TRUMAN D. PICARD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is dedicated to the support of Native American students who are dedicated in pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. 

For Application information go to: www.itcnet.org

DEADLINE: March 15
The American Legion Department of Nebraska offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone.
Notable American Legion Scholarships, Department of Nebraska are: four Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarships and the Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship & the American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year. 
For more information and all the Applications go to: http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html
VARIOUS DEADLINES-beginning March 1

Cabela's Bass Pro Shops Women in Leadership Scholarships
The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Cabela’s Bass Pro Shops Women in Leadership Scholarships, available to female seniors graduating from Nebraska and Missouri Ozarks region* high schools. Applications are now being accepted for these $10,000 scholarships. The deadline to apply is February 12. The application instructions can be found on our website https://thehugefoundation.smapply.org/prog/cabelas_bass_pro_shop_scholarship/
Through the generous support of Cabela’s Inc. and Bass Pro Shops, the Huge Foundation awards scholarships to top female applicants from Nebraska and Missouri Ozarks region high schools.


Nebraska Aviation Trades Association (NATA)

1. The 2019 NATA Scholarships are available to any Nebraska high school senior or individual continuing their education. A $1,000 and $500 scholarship presented by the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association are awarded to any high school senior or individual who is a resident of the state of Nebraska

continuing their education as a full-time student.

2. The scholarship is for one year and is nonrenewable.

3. All applications with an essay of a minimum of 400 words typed and double spaced, must be

received by March 15, 2019. The Essay topic is Ag aviation safety is created by many

members of an aviation community. How would you improve the safety of your ag


4. Applicant must use an official application which has been dated and signed by the student.

Typewritten applications are preferred but handwritten submissions are acceptable, except for

the essay which MUST be typed and double spaced.

5. Application must include the signature of a voting member of the Nebraska Aviation Trades

Association. A list of current members is attached at the end of this application.

Applicants must have an endorsement/recommendation by a voting NATA member. A list of those is found on the following website as well as the application: http://gonata.net

Click on the PDF box above for a fillable PDF application.

Deadline: March 15


Nebraska Actuaries Club & the Nebraska Insurance Federation

a.Must major in: Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career.

b. Demonstrate mathematical ability.

c.Two $2000 scholarships for students attending any college or university in Nebraska.

d.Two $4000 scholarships for students attending any of the three University of Nebraska campuses.

Apply online at N-A-C.org

DEADLINE: March 31


SENCA Community Leadership Scholarship 

Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (SENCA) established the SENCA Community Leadership Scholarship in 2012 to provide six (6) annual scholarships in the amount of $400 for students who demonstrate a commitment to being a leader in their community. Eligible students are in the graduating class of 2019 and live in Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties. 

Selection criteria that will be considered include

High School Cumulative GPA 

ACT Cumulative Score (If Applicable - Not Required)

Involvement in School and Community Activities 

Past or Current Participation in SENCA Programs 

Essay (Of no more than 500 words) 

Scholarship form requires signature of school official, certifying GPA and ACT score 

Scholarship Deadline: Complete scholarship materials must be postmarked March 15


John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship

The family of John H. Morehead is pleased to announce a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to a current college student who is planning to continue his or her education at a four-year college or university for the 2019-2020 school year.


The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:

1. The applicant must be a graduate of a Richardson County high school.

2. The applicant must be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university.

3. The applicant must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0, having completed the first year.

4. Graduate students are not eligible.

5. The applicant is required to submit all application materials by May 1


The scholarship shall be awarded based on the following criteria:

The student has proven that he or she is capable of hard work and sustained achievement through academics, work history, and involvement in activities and organizations,

The student’s goals regarding college and life after college show evidence of good character, sound ambition, and service to others.


The scholarship application is available in the Falls City High School, Sacred Heart School, and HTRS Public Schools guidance counselor offices, or by emailing Kristine Hansen-Cain at khansencain@mac.com

Please submit the following. Application must be typewritten, signed and dated:

a. application form

b. completed essay questions

c.  copy of high school transcript

d.  official copy of college/university transcript*

e. character letter of recommendation (completed by a pastor or priest, employer, Scout leader, etc. but not a family member)

f. educator’s letter of recommendation (completed by a college professor or high school teacher)


The scholarship will be disbursed to the college or university at which the applicant enrolls. One half of the total award will be disbursed each semester.  The winner will be notified by June 15, 2019.

Please mail completed application to:

Kristine Hansen-Cain

6227 Underwood Ave.

Omaha, NE  68132


This scholarship is offered through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It’s for dependent students of former or current Ames Companyemployees. The name of the scholarship is:

The Douglas E. Cochran Scholarship Fund


Dependents of former or current employees of the businesses that comprised the former Ames Company and its subsidiaries prior to 1999 (when company merger occurred), with preference given to students with an Ames Company affiliation. 

Selection based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership abilities and activities. Scholarship assistance is not intended for advanced degrees, such as a Master’s degree or doctorate degree. 

Minimum 2.5 GPA. 

Access Online Application Form at: www.pacfwv.com

Deadline:  March 1


Southeast Nebraska Communications Edwin S. Towle III Memorial Scholarship $2000

Two Edwin S. Towle III Memorial Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to two graduating seniors who plan to continue their education at a two-year or four-year institution for the 2019 fall term. To be eligible to apply students must be an immediate family member of a Southeast Nebraska Communications landline customer in the 245, 883 or 801 exchanges.

All forms (Student Application and Educators Recommendation forms) are located on the SNC website at: http://sentco.net/about/scholarship/scholarship-application-form

The applications are due on Friday, March 15th 


Shubert American Legion Post #222 Military Scholarship  

The Shubert American Legion Post #222 is offering a Graduating Senior, a $100 scholarship who plans on enlisting in ANY Branch of the Military within 6 months of Graduation. The scholarship will be paid to the recipient after completing Basic Training and after the Shubert American Legion Post # 222 has been notified about the completion of Basic Training.
Click on the PDF for fillable scholarship form. 
DEADLINE: April 10 to School Counselor


Scott Mecham Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Awards

This year, three students from Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa and three students from Metro Lincoln and Greater Nebraska will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships.

These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB.

The application guide with complete instructions and required forms can be accessed at bbb.org/nebraska by clicking on the link “Student of Integrity Award Scholarship” on the bottom of the homepage. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019 and sent to BBB’s office in Lincoln to be considered by the judges. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.

Deadline: March 8


The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship
This fully funded scholarship program will award eight recipients $1,000.00 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university.  

Application form and other information regarding the scholarship can be found at:



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

Deadline: application deadline is April 15, 2019. 



This scholarship will be awarded to students who have graduated from high school in Richardson County, who are entering a four-year college. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1600.00 will be awarded, one to a student who intends to major in Agricultureand one to a student who intends to major in Business, both of whom are graduating seniors from a high school in Richardson County.

Applications should be completed and returned to: 

Frontier Bank

Attn: Tiphanie Nekolite

1616 Harlan Street

Falls City, NE 68355

Deadline: April 1


Work Ethic Scholarship Program
Plumbers, Electricians, Welders, CDL Truck Drivers, Diesel & Ag Technology, etc… and all skilled workers who make civilized life possible:

The time has come to announce another modest pile of money available through the Work Ethic Scholarship Program for people willing to learn a trade that’s in demand. You’ll find a list on the website below.

The 2019 Work Ethic Scholarship Program officially opens on Monday, January 28, 2019, and the deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 28, 2019.

They looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program does NOT 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.

Go to the following site for the online application: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

TheDale E. & Eilleen M. Heineman Scholarship

The Richardson Foundation, Inc. is taking applications for the Dale E. Heineman and Eilleen Heineman Scholarship.  Any student who has graduated from a Richardson County, Nebraska High School and who will be enrolled in a college or university program in medicine or other health care related field in the Fall of 2019 may apply.  This includes those in a graduate school program.  

Applications may be obtained online at:  http://www.fctigers.org/vnews/display.v/ART/50bce5c490f4f or from any Richardson County High School Guidance Counselor.  

Complete applications and supporting documents must be received by March 19, 2019.  They may be turned in to any Richardson County High School Guidance Counselor, or mailed to Heineman Scholarship, c/o The Richardson Foundation, P.O. Box 161, Falls City, Nebraska, 68355 or emailed to: kotts@sentco.net .  Two awards for $1,500.00 will be given in 2019 and will be sent directly to the College or University Financial Aid Office for the Fall 2019 term.

Pink Bandana Scholarship 
Applicant must be a senior in a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college next fall.
The applicant must be a student who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or a student who has a parent or legal guardian that has been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years.
More information and application available at: www.pinkbandana.org or www.facebook.com/pinkbandanainc
Deadline: April 1

This Scholarship is unique as it honors the “unsung hero” who has overcome adversity and demonstrated leadership in commitment to his/her community. 
All applicants must be nominated by an adult who is not relative & nominee's must write an essay. The essay must explain why they qualify to receive this very special recognition & scholarship.
Nominating adults can access the application at: www.salarmyomaha.org
Students may ask an adult to nominate them. 
1-Describe in detail how you demonstrated maturing and/or courage by acting independently.
2-Explain in specific detail how the nominee overcomes challenges/adversity.
3-Identify the following: (a) personal goals of the nominee, (b) the nominee's greatest achievement in life & (c) how he/she expresses enthusiasm for life.
4-Demonstrate commitment to others & the community & leadership roles in service to community.
DEADLINE: postmarked by March 2

Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship 2019
Value: $500 - Non-Renewable
Easton was a 16-yr old, incoming junior at Falls City Sacred Heart, when he tragically died in a car accident in July 2017. Easton was an outstanding young man who exemplified many qualities, largely character.  Easton’s character was distinctive to him.  He was respectful in ALLsituations.  He showed compassion towards others, and had great faith and integrity.  Easton was sincere, had self-control, and perseverance. He never gave up, and was always loyal to his faith, family, and friends.  Aside from character, Easton participated in many school activities such as Football, Basketball, Track, Helping Hands, Publications, and Youth Group. All while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. Easton was an active member and altar boy at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  Easton gave back to his community by coaching summer recreation ball teams, co-teaching bible school, and volunteering at many activities in town. He was elected Class Treasurer for his upcoming junior year. 

Students will be judged on the following components.

Components to Scholarship:

1)  Character- Obtain 2 letters of recommendation. One from a teacher who is able to attest to your character.  One from a coach, principal, boss, etc.  Someone outside of the classroom, who knows your character well.

2) Academics- Please attach a copy of your transcript stating your GPA of 3.5 or higher and your class standing/rank.

3) School Activities -On a separate sheet of paper, please list your school activities in the following two areas:  Non-Athletic and Athletic (include the number of years participated).

4) Leadership/ Service- On a separate sheet of paper, please list your community activities, service projects, and organizations in which you have participated, and an approximate amount of time, with a brief explanation of your job or contribution to the activity/organization.

5) Essay- Write an essay, approximately 300-500 words, on what character is to you, and how your character will affect your ability to succeed after high school.

6)  A senior attending Falls City High School.

7) Registered to attend a 2-year or 4-year accredited college or university (the award will be given following the 1stproven semester, trimester, or quarter of academic performance).

8) Complete all of the above instructions and pick up a special Application Cover Sheet in HS Counselors office.

9) Applications will start being accepted on March 1, 2019 and need to be turned in by April 1, 2019. Return to your HS Counselor’s office.

****This award is given to one Senior who best exemplifies the qualities of character, academics, service, and leadership during their time as Easton did. This student should demonstrate an ability to succeed post high school. The winner will be chosen by an anonymous 2 judge panel who are business members in the community. 

F & M Bank Scholarship $1000
F&M Bank is pleased to announce they will be awarding a $1000 to a graduating senior who will be attending a college or trade school in ANY field of study.  
Fillable Scholarship form available on guidance website. Click on the PDF box above: (www.fctigers.org)
DEADLINE: March 29, return it to the  HS counselor's office

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel                   

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the field of EDUCATION.

-must provide current photo

-fill out simple application: it asks for rank, ACT, involvement in school/community activities, grades...

-must write 300 word letter about yourself etc.

Deadline: April 19

Please return the application with all attachments, by the Deadline, to: 

            Trudy Fankhauser

            P.O Box 622

            Humboldt, NE 68376


Community Medical Center Board of Directors Scholarship
Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded annually to students who are graduating from a high school in Richardson County, Nebraska or State Approved Home School.  Scholarships will be awarded to those entering a two or four year college with a declared major in the healthcare field.  Scholarship winners will be eligible to renew the scholarship for one (1) additional year if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and retain a healthcare major.  
Applications should be completed and returned to Community Medical Center, Attn. Human Resources, PO Box 399, Falls City, NE  68355, by April 4, 2019.  

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation/Auto
This scholarship program is for students interested in attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field. $1500
a. be planning to attend a NebraskaCommunityCollegein the fall 
b. applicant must plan to enroll in an automotiverelated field
c. get a teacher recommendation
d. an interview and reference letter from a New Car Dealer is given additional consideration

Richard & Marilyn Guilliams Trust Scholarship- Two $1000

Two $1000 scholarships will be awarded. One will be awarded to one male & the other to one female who plan to continue their education in any 2 or 4 year accredited college/university. Preference will be given to students who competed in at least 2 sports per year and have a 3.0 GPA. Other considerations include involvement in community, church & other school activities.

Deadline: April 12