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2016 - 2017 Scholarship Opportunities

Read each scholarship opportunity that is posted. If you meet the criteria, stop by the guidance counseling office for the appropriate forms, download the forms from this website, or go to the websites listed to download or fill out the scholarship forms. 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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Due in May
The Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships- UNL Falls City Jaycees Scholarship
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John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship
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Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women 2017 Scholarship   Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarship
Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship      

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 2016-2017

Falls City Jaycees Scholarship
The Falls City Area Jaycees will award a scholarship to a FCHS senior who demonstrates leadership and community involvement. It will be a $1000.00 scholarship to be used to further the student’s education. It can be used at any institution giving an education beyond high school as long as the education consists of at least one year of schooling.

The Jaycees will award the scholarship to an individual who is active in the community and high school. Students MUST submit all application information and documentation via email to: fallscityareajaycees@gmail.com Application is available in guidance office and on the fctigers.org website.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2017

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 2017-2018 school year.

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows:
The applicant must be a graduate of a Richardson County high school.
The applicant must be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university.
The applicant must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0, having completed the first year.
Graduate students are not eligible.
The applicant is required to submit all application materials by May 1, 2017.

The scholarship shall be awarded based on the following criteria:
That 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, and
That 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):
Application form
Completed essay questions
Copy of high school transcript
Official copy of college/university transcript*
Character letter of recommendation (completed by a pastor or priest, employer, Scout leader, etc. but not a family member, mailed separately)
Educator’s letter of recommendation (completed by a college professor or high school teacher, mailed separately)

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, 2017.

Please mail completed application to:
Kristine Hansen-Cain
6227 Underwood Ave.
Omaha, NE  68132

The Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships- UNL
Four scholarships (one of $2000 and three of $500) will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the majors of engineering architecture and science. We are looking for students with demonstrated academic excellence, character, community involvement and organizational leadership as selection criteria. All applicants will be contacted to arrange for preferably an in person interview between roughly May 25 and June 25. Alternatively, we may arrange a phone interview. We intend to announce the scholarship recipients in early July. Joining Triangle is not required to receive a scholarship. These scholarships are thru U of N Foundation and will be given as credit to your account with UNL in fall 2017.

The online application is available at their website: www.triangleunl.org

Nebraska Democratic Women's Caucus Inspiring Women 2017 Scholarship 
In Honor of Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis
APPLICATION PROCESS

Three $500 scholarships will go to women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.  A scholarship will be awarded in each Congressional District. Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are:  1) graduating from high school and will be attending college, or 2) continuing in their higher education.  Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvement.

Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2017
Applicants must also provide the following information:
Name
Address
High School or College she is currently attending or will attend
Email address
Brief Biography and Resume (if you have one)

Please email your essay and other information to: ndpwomenscaucus@gmail.com 

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Scholarship
Must be plan to attend a college, university, community college or technical school in one of these states: Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota or South Dakota and plan to earn a degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science or a related field.

Online application: www.aitpomaha.org

DEADLINE: June 1

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship
Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
Have completed high school by Spring 2017
Be enrolled in a career or technical degree/certificate program in Fall 2017 that will lead to employment
Demonstrate financial need; applicants must be Pell Grant eligible
Be under the age of 30
Be U.S. citizen

Online Applications are available at: application.horatioalger.org

Deadline: June 15