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2017 - 2018 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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Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship



Strasil Memorial Scholarship


Due in MAY


John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship
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Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship 2018

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Association of Information Technology Professionals (aitp) Scholarship





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 2018-2019 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, 2018.

The scholarship shall be awarded based on the following criteria:

1.  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.

2. 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:


  1.      application form
  2.      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

*Please mail official college transcript as soon as it is available in May or June 2018.

Bank On Challenge

Whether its buying a house, startup money for your first business, or a loan for farm equipment, banks help families through both the tough times and good. And we want to hear your story.Introducing the Bank On Nebraska Challenge. To enter, students must simply submit a video no longer than 60 seconds in length at www.BankOnNE.com that explains how their bank helped their family or community. Heres whats up for grabs:
-Five finalists will receive a MacBook Air and a $529 scholarship
-The home schools of the five finalists will receive $529 in unrestricted funds to help with school
-A $2,000 scholarship to the producer of the winning video (determined by an online vote).
-$2,000 to the winner's school.
-A $1,000 scholarship for the funniest video (chosen by a committee).
-10 participants will be randomly selected to win a $100 VISA gift card.

Brought to you by your Nebraska banks.

Contest details and submission guidelines at BankOnNE.com.


Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska (ICON), Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship

ICON has established the Jim Hanna Scholarship Fund. It is a $500 scholarship in Jim’s memory open to the child of any ICON member with a paid membership who plans to attend college in the fall of 2018. The recipient is allowed to attend any school in any major of their choice. The student must maintain a 2.5 grade point average and be involved in extracurricular activities. An essay on their goals must accompany the Scholarship application by Monday, April 30, 2018.


Nebraska Democratic Women’s Caucus Inspiring Women Scholarship 2018 In Honor of Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis


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 in 2018 and will be attending college, or 2) are currently 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, 2018

Applicants must also provide the following information:



High School or College she is currently attending or will attend

Email address

Brief Biography (1-2 paragraphs)

Resume (if you have one)

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


Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Education Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)

Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018

Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity

Be under the age of 30

Be a United States citizen

To Apply Online, please visit: application.horatioalger.org



Strasil Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to Harry Strasil Jr who passed away in 2016 and Jeff Strasil, who tragically died from being struck by lightning in 1987. They were father and son.
This will be a $1000.00 non-renewable scholarship offered to a graduating senior of Falls City High School who plans to attend a 4 year college, university, 2 year community college or technical school.
This scholarship will be open to any student who has at least a 2.0 grade average.
Preference will be given to any student who is directly related to Harry and Jeff. All students are welcome to apply.
You must be registered to attend a school. Funds will be made payable directly to the school you are attending.
Please return the application to the Guidance Counselors Office by April 27, 2018.

Association of Information Technology Professionals (aitp) Scholarship

Must be planing 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