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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.

Scholarship Searches
EducationQuest's ScholarshipQuest
SchoolSoup.com
Unigo.com
Supercollege.com
Scholarships.com
Scholarship Junkies
CollegeBoard
FindTuition.com
           
Due in OCTOBER
The Horatio Alger Association & AKSARBEN Scholarship       
       
Due in NOVEMBER

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT (MVS) SCHOLARSHIP    
       
Due in DECEMBER

ACT Student Champion Award

     
       
Due in JANUARY

ELKS-NEBRASKA PAST EXALTED RULER’S SCHOLARSHIP

ELKS-NEBRASKA J.B. FERGUSON GOLF SCHOLARSHIP ELKS-NEBRASKA VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT  
       
Due in FEBRUARY

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarships  
         
Due in MARCH    
         
         
         
     
Due in APRIL    
  Falls City Area Jaycees Scholarship
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Due in MAY    
     

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 2017-2018

The Horatio Alger Association & AKSARBEN Scholarship 
AKSARBEN Scholarship Program a partnership with the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship offers an average range in award value from $6,000 to $25,000.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall 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 United States (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 and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

Go to: scholars.horatioalger.org    

DEADLINE: October 25

ACT Student Champion Award

Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 
ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 
Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

 

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation
The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate college debt free; and to provide
a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum. These life skills are taught via 
WorkshopsSchwab Scholar Accounts, and Study Abroad.

2017 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School; see List of Eligible Public High Schools.
  3. Must be a student in the 2018 high school graduating class.
  4. Must have achieved a high school CGPA of 3.50 or higher.
  5. Must have scored 23 or higher on the ACT (Composite Score); or 1,200 on the SAT.
  6. Must enroll in a four-year college the first semester following high school graduation.
  7. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of college.
  8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2017 using 2016 tax return information.
    FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.
  9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.
  10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving, self-motivated student with high goals in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.
If you meet the eligibility requirements, I encourage you to apply for a scholarship.

Go to www.hsfmo.org for more information.

 

FALLS CITY & NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION
For Applications & Information to the following five scholarships, go to: nebraskaelks.org

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:  http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html 

DEADLINE: One site says: Online Submission Nov 27

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
http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy.cfm  

DEADLINE: Online Submission: FEBRUARY 2

ELKS-NEBRASKA PAST EXALTED RULER’S SCHOLARSHIP

Application can be found at this site: nebraskaelks.org

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 15th 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 15


ELKS-NEBRASKA
J.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: nebraskaelks.org

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

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: nebraskaelks.org

Be sure your brochure is in the hands of the sponsoring Elks Lodge Chairman by January 1. Brochures received after this date cannot be accepted.

DEADLINE: This application is due at your local Elks Lodge no later than January 1 or take it to Darrin Davis

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: High school senior or college student pursuing a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture. Can also pursue non-agricultural majors in human nutrition,
communications, sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, statistics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, welding or diesel mechanics. Applicants must reside in an identified state and county. A list of specific majors, states and counties is available at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com. Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required. Scholarships available for FFA members and non-members. NOTE: Applicants must obtain two farmer endorsements. See details at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com. AWARD: 352 scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable. SPONSOR BIO: The America’s Farmers community outreach programs work with farmers to support rural communities, youth and schools. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the programs have awarded over $42 million in rural America since 2010. America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders encourages rural youth to remain in agriculture and provides $1,500 scholarships to support their post-high school education in ag-related fields of study. Visit www.americasfarmers.com to learn more.

 

Students can also visit www.GrowAgLeaders.com to learn more about the scholarship and may apply online through February 1 at FFA.org/scholarships. Students do not need to be or have been FFA members in order to apply.

Applications are due by February 1.

 

Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarships

2018 NRCSA Scholarships: Eligibility Requirements:

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

- Must be planning on 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 applications for this scholarship.

 

2018 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 female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships.

Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship.

Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to the high school guidance office by FEB 2.

 

Applications for both scholarships can only be submitted by FCHS.

YOU cannot mail in your own application nor can you take it directly to Mr. Heckenlively.

Applications must be submitted to the high school guidance office by FEB 2. All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated.

 

DEADLINE: FCHS Entries must be postmarked by FCHS by February 9, 2018, and therefore you must have your application submitted to the HS Guidance Office by FEBRUARY 2 for selection.

 

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

 

 

Falls City Area Jaycees Scholarship

The Falls City Area Jaycees will award a scholarship to a FCHS senior who shows 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 their high school. Students MUST submit all application information & documentation via email to: fallscityareajaycees@gmail.com. Applications are available in the guidance office & on the fctigers.org website.... click the red pdf. box in the grid above.

 

DEADLINE: April 1