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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.

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Due in October

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

 
   
   
   
Due in November

LOCAL/FALLS CITY,  STATE/NEBRASKA & NATIONAL ELKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS for Vocational, 2-year & 4 year schools.

 
   
   
   
Due in December
   
   
   
   
Due in January

LOCAL/FALLS CITY,  STATE/NEBRASKA & NATIONAL ELKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS for Vocational, 2-year & 4 year schools.

 
   
   
   
Due in February

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

 
   
   
   
Due in March
   
   
   
   
   
Due in April
   
   
   
   
Due in May
   
   
   
   
   


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 2019-2020

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

If integrity, determination and courage describe you- you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. This scholarship rewards students who possess the character to succeed in life. It helps students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. (Must file out the FAFSA) 

 

The eligibility criteriato be considered for the Horatio Alger National & State Scholarships are as follows.

-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation.

-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the USA. 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 & community service activities

-Display integrity & perseverance in overcoming adversity

-Hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0....yes 2.0

-Be a United States Citizen

 

Application Deadline: OCTOBER 25   To learn more and apply, visit; scholars.horatioalger.org

 

 

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 5 scholarships, go to: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

 

(1)ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT (MVS) SCHOLARSHIP

4 Year College

Based on scholarship, leadership & financial need.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Online applications:  https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

DEADLINE: One site says: Online Submission deadline date November 5

 

(2)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

 

(3)ELKS-NEBRASKA PAST EXALTED RULER’S SCHOLARSHIP

Application can be found at this site: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

1. Open to any high school senior.

2. The application blank must be filled out completely with all blanks filled in. All other information must be attached to the application.

3. BASIC EMPHASIS WILL BE ON NEED.

4. Be certain that the Exalted Ruler has signed and dated the application.

5. No restrictions on the type of school you will attend; I.e., may be Beauty School, Community College, Trade School, 2 or 4 year college.

6. Limited to one boy and one girl application from each lodge. In other words, each lodge may receive several entries, but must select one each to be submitted to State PER Scholarship Committee for pre-judging.

7. The enclosed application blanks will be the only ones judged. All previous forms are null and void.

8. ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED IN THIS APPLICATION IS SOLELY FOR THE USE OF THE NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION.

9. Students may apply to only ONE Elks Lodge.

10. All applications should be returned to the local Lodge by January 1st for judging.

DEADLINE: Your completed application must be turned in to your local Elks Lodge member, Darrin Davis at Edward Jones Investments, 1619 Stone Street, by JANUARY 1

 

(4)ELKS-NEBRASKAJ.B. FERGUSON GOLF SCHOLARSHIP 

1. Complete the application blank in full. Must be signed and dated.

2. Must be a participant in high school golf and plan to participate in a college golf program.

3. May attend either a two or four year college.

4. Be certain that the Exalted Ruler has signed the application.

5. Limited to one applicant from each lodge. Each Lodge may receive several applications, but must select the best one to be submitted. All applications must be submitted to the Lodge by January 15th for judging.

Application can be found at this site: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

DEADLINE: Your completed application must be turned in to your local Elks Lodge no later than January 15 OR take it to Darrin Davis by January 15

         

(5)ELKS-NEBRASKA VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

You must be a senior planning to attend a Nebraska vocational-technical program for an associate degree, diploma or certificate. 

Application can be found at this site: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

Be sure your completed application is in the hands of the sponsoring Elks Lodge Chairman by January 15. Applications received after this date cannot be accepted.

DEADLINE: This application is due at your local Elks Lodge no later than January 15 or take it to Darrin Davis