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2019 - 2020 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 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.

Scholarship Searches
EducationQuest's ScholarshipQuest
SchoolSoup.com
Unigo.com
Supercollege.com
Scholarships.com
Scholarship Junkies
CollegeBoard
FindTuition.com
 
   
Due in January

 

 

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD

The Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship Program

   
   
Due in February

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarships & American Indians Committees

The Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship

2020 NRCSA Scholarship for the Field of Education

2020 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship

SCC Fall 2020 Scholarships

The RMEL Foundation Electric Energy Industry Scholarships

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship

The American Legion Department of Nebraska Scholarships

Due in March

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1765

American Legion Auxiliary Career, Technical & Vocational Scholarship

THE DOUGLAS E. COCHRAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

American Legion Auxiliary Nurse’s Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Averyl Karikades Memorial Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Women in Education Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship

Thomas C. Woods Jr. Scholarship

Telephone Pioneer Association & Museum Scholarship

   
   
   
   
   
Due in April

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel 

   
   
   
Due in May

The Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships- UNL

John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship

   
   
   
   


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 2019-2020

 

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Scholarships & American Indians Committees.

All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required; however, a DAR member may be used as a reference or may assist you with your application.

 

You will be presented with the general application after logging in. The application process is open from August 1st until February 15th at 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time) of each calendar year. Please note: You can save your application by clicking “Save and keep Editing” at the bottom of the application page. Once you have completed your application you can click “Finish and Continue” at the bottom of the page.

 

Click on the direct URL link to find a list of scholarship opportunities offered from the DAR at this time. Each scholarship opportunity has its own individual criteria and guidelines along with a required cumulative GPA. The scholarships range from General (No specific major), Nursing, English, Science, Math, Law, Music, History, Horticulture, American Indians (You must be able to prove Indian heritage), and Business Administration.


Students applying for scholarships offered by the DAR Scholarship and American Indians committees should submit their applications using the online application.

The online application portal is found on the Scholarships page on the DAR’s public website at: www.dar.org/Scholarships

The direct URL link to the online application submission portal is: http://dar.academicworks.com

 

LOCAL/FALLS CITY,  STATE/NEBRASKA & NATIONAL ELKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Applications & Information to the following scholarships, go to: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

 

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD

Any senior son, daughter, stepson or stepdaughter of an Elk who has been a member in good standing for at least two years may apply. This can only be completed online  https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

DEADLINE: Online Submission: JANUARY 31

 

 

The Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship
Eligibility & Selection
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

Apply here: https://buffettscholarships.org/eligibility-selection

DEADLINE: February 1 @ 5 PM/CST. (Yes, it’s on a Saturday)

The Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship Program
This scholarship is designed to encourage and support local families who share our goal of improving the agriculture industry. Through this program, Helena will invest over $60,000 into the next generation of ag professionals by awarding approximately 60 high school seniors across the Midwest pursuing a degree in agriculture or science with a $1,000 Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship.
SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
Graduating (2020) high school senior pursuing a two- or four-year degree in an agriculture and/or science major.
Eligible applicants must attend a qualified high school located in one of the following states. IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, SD, TN, WI
Apply Online at www.helenahomegrown.com
Applications due January 31, 2020

 

Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarships

 

2020 NRCSA Scholarship for the field of Education:
Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be planning on attending a public or private college/university in NEBRASKA

- Must be planning to enter the field of Education, i.e. becoming a teacher or other related occupation, such as counselor or media specialist

- Must have a 3.5 GPA or higher 

- Must have an ACT Composite score of 22 or higher. 

* FCHS can only submit 1 Male & 1 Female application for this scholarship. Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships.
If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, stop by the guidance office. 

Scholarship Application forms are available on-line at www.nrcsa.net. Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to the HS Guidance Office.
 

2020 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship:
Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be planning on attending a public or private college/university in NEBRASKA

- Must excel in fine arts and plan to major in fine arts in college

-FCHS can only submit 1 application for this scholarship.

 

Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship. If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, stop by the guidance office.

Therefore, forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to the high school guidance office by FEBRUARY 4. Only school officials, are allowed to mail the NRCSA Scholarship Applications.

 

Applications for both scholarships can only be submitted by the FCHS. 

YOU cannot mail in your own application!!

Applications must be submitted to the high school guidance office FEBRUARY 4 All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated.

 

DEADLINE: FCHS Entries must be postmarked by the school, by February 7, 2020, therefore you must have your application submitted to the HS Guidance Office by FEBRUARY 4

Scholarship Application forms are available on-line at www.nrcsa.net Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to the HS Guidance Office.

 

 

SCC Fall 2020 Scholarships
If you plan to or THINK you MIGHT attend SCC, please apply now: www.southeast.edu/scholarships

*Applicant must create an account THEN complete the online application (for high school seniors only).

*Use a PERSONAL email and NOT your school email

*If you haven't requested your HS Transcript to be sent to SCC, you'll need to come to my office and get that accomplished.
All HS Seniors need to apply between Dec 1-Feb 29 

 

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program & Intertribal Timber Council are dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. For specific information & scholarship details, go to: www.itcnet.org

OR stop by HS Counseling Office

DEADLINE: March 13, 2020


 

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships 

Please use the following link to access the Foundation’s scholarship section:   https://lcf.academicworks.com/ 

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 80 different scholarship funds--many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster County!  We encourage all Nebraska Students to visit the link to research their eligibility.  In 2020, over $447,000.00 will be awarded to more than 250 recipients.

 

Using the link above, students will click Sign Up and create an account on the Blackbaud Award Management platform by supplying their e-mail address as their username and a password.  Next, they receive an e-mail asking them to confirm their account.  When they do this, they have access to current scholarship information and the online application form.  NOTE* Students should NOT attempt to create an account on the Lincoln Community Foundation website www.lcf.org by clicking the “My LCF Login” button. 

 

Based on information provided in the application, when students complete and submit the form, they are automatically applied to Scholarships for which they are fully eligible.  These are “Auto-Match” scholarships, so they will not be applying directly to each one.  After submitting the application form, students will see these submitted applications on their account's “My Opportunities” Tab.  A transcript and first page of the FAFSA report with the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) are required for all applications.

 

There are also Scholarships which require additional information beyond the transcript and FAFSA first page.  These are not “Auto – Match.”  They are labeled “Apply-To Opportunities” and can be seen on the account’s “Recommended Opportunities” tab after the application form is submitted.  Please read the information and criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible for these “Apply - To” scholarships.  "Recommended" does not mean that you are necessarily eligible.  To apply, students must click on these individually to finish and submit.  These opportunities may require references, answers to additional questions, special essays or other documentation.  When you click on the "Apply To" button of an opportunity you will see additional fields to answer questions, upload documents and fill in the names and addresses of your references.  References will automatically receive a link to write a letter of reference directly within the system.

 

The application deadline for most scholarships is March 15, 2020. 

If you have any questions regarding our website or about our scholarships in general, please do not hesitate to contact me at trishr@lcf.org or (402) 474-2345.

 

The RMEL Foundation Electric Energy Industry Scholarships

The purpose of the RMEL Foundation is to award scholarships to deserving and qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry. These scholarships range from $1,000-$3,000. 

ELIGIBILITY

The applicant must be a current high school senior, high school graduate or current university/college undergraduate (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior) student. In addition, you must fulfill ONE of the following:

1-Be pursuing or plan to pursue an electric industry position certificate or associate degree at a college (Certificate/Associate Degree) and be able to provide information about the specific program you are or will attend and the accreditation status of the institution.

2-Be pursuing or plan to pursue an undergraduate degree with intent to pursue a career in the electric energy industry.

3-Be a permanent U.S. resident
4-Complete the online application in its entirety.

Go to: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline: FEB 27

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1765

This scholarship is available to any senior planning on attending any college in the Fall after their senior year. You are asked to submit names of family members who are/were veterans.

Please click on the PDF above, in the grid.

Deadline: March 31
 

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

Eligibility:

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

 

 

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship

To receive this $2000 scholarship, you must be enrolled in a Nebraska-based college/university with a major that leads to a career in print journalism. Preference will be given to students who will be pursuing newspaper journalism education at a Nebraska university or college.

Go to: www.nebpress.com for fillable pdf

(On the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA NEWS)

Deadline: February 14

 

 

The Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships- UNL

Four scholarships (one of $2000 and two of $500 and several at $150) will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the majors of engineering architecture and science. Applicants will be evaluated on several factors including grades, character, involvement in school and community activities, job experience and timeliness of scholarship application. The Sooner, the better. The first step is for you to fill out your UNL/STEM application online. Representatives of Triangle will contact applicants to arrange interviews starting in March and ending in June.  

Deadline is June 9

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

 

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska

This scholarship seeks to provide financial support to further the education of the children of Nebraska workers who have been severely injured, totally disabled or killed as a result of employment related injuries or occupational diseases. 

For more information on scholarships and how to apply, go to www.kidschanceofne.org

Deadline: April 15


American Legion Auxiliary Averyl Karikades Memorial Scholarship
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. 
Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected.
Mail your application packet by March 1

American Legion Auxiliary Career, Technical & Vocational Scholarship
Career & Technical/Vocational programs are offered through community colleges, trade schools and/or colleges/universities offering two (2) year programs for student who have the intention of going to the workforce after two years or less of higher education. These program areas are typically Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs (2 years in length), Diplomas (1 year) or Certificates, (less than 1 year)
Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected. Must be enrolled in a 2-year program or technical/vocational school, (example: College of Hair Design) Not for academic transfer.This scholarship excludes applicants enrolled in a school of nursing.
Mail your application packet by March 1

 

American Legion Auxiliary Nurse’s Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected.  Must be going into the Nursing field. 

Mail your application packet by March 1

 

American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship

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.

Mail your application packet by March 1

 

American Legion Auxiliary Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship
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.
Mail your application packet by March 1

 

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel                         

A $750 scholarship will be awarded to a student entering the field of EDUCATION. The student must be planning to teach in a classroom. 

-Must provide current photo

-Fill out simple application: it asks for rank, ACT, involvement in school, church and community activities, grades, etc. 

-Submit OFFICIAL HS Transcript with raised seal

-Attach 300 word letter about yourself etc.

Deadline: April 17

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

            Trudy Fankhauser

            P.O Box 622

            Humboldt, NE 68376
 

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 2020-2021 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 of study at the 4-year college or university.

4. Graduate students are not eligible.

5. The applicant is required to submit all application materials by May 1, 2019. 

 

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. 

Please mail completed application to:

Kristine Hansen-Cain

6227 Underwood Ave.

Omaha, NE  68132

 

Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Women in Education Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a female student entering the field of education.

Deadline: March 31 Return applications Karen Boatright, 2403 Stone Street, FC
 

 

The American Legion Department of Nebraska Scholarships

For complete descriptions of the following scholarship opportunities from the American Legion Dept of Nebraska, please go to the following for eligibility and online application forms.

http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship

Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship

Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Samsung American Legion Scholarship

Deadlines Vary

Thomas C. Woods Jr. Scholarship

Amount:               $1,250 (Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria are met)

Eligibility:             Graduating seniors from high schools ispecific Nebraska counties (Richardson is one)

                            Applicants must demonstrate academic success & must be pursuing undergraduate degrees at

                            Any university or college in the United States.

Criteria:                Academic success,financial need, preference to dependents of former Aliant/Alltel employees

 

Scholarship applications must be submitted electronically to the Lincoln Community Foundation at

https://lcf.academicworks.com/ by 11:59p.m.on March 15
 

Telephone Pioneer Association & Museum Scholarship

Amount:               $1,000(6 Awards,renewable up to 4 years if criteria are met)

Eligibility:             Graduating seniors & former graduates from high schools ispecific Nebraska counties (Richardson is one) Must demonstrate academic success & must be pursuing an undergraduate       degree in Any 2 or 4 year college, university or community college.

Criteria:                Academic successfinancial need.

 

Scholarship applications must be submitted electronically to the Lincoln Community Foundation at

https://lcf.academicworks.com/ by 11:59p.m.on March 15