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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 December
   
   
   
   
Due in January

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

Poultry Education Scholarship

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

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

 
   
Due in March

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

 
   
   
   
   
Due in April
   
   
   
   
Due in May
   
   
   
   
   


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 5 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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

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)

 

Poultry Education Scholarship
Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship. 

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed

(0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior,89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application.

Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries Annual Banquet to be presented the scholarship in February in Columbus, NE. Non-traditional students are also encouraged to apply.


DEADLINE: January 1. Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/93024679050153

 

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, partners with farmers to award rural youth $1,500 scholarships to support their studies in ag-related fields after high school. Farmers play a fundamental role in the Program by promoting this opportunity to local students and endorsing applications. In 2019, more than $500,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students across the country. Grow Ag Leaders scholarships are available in a variety of fields including: farming, agronomy, business, education, science, technology, communications, and more.

Student Eligibility – The Program is open to students who: 1) are high school seniors (public, private or homeschool) or full-time college students (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours); 2) have at least a 2.5 GPA at the time the application is submitted; 3) agree to the terms of these Official Rules; and 4) meet any and all other eligibility requirements set out on the National FFA website. In addition, applicants must be pursuing or demonstrate an intent to pursue a degree related to agriculture from a two- or four-year higher education program and majoring in one of the fields of study listed in the online application site.

Learn more at AmericasFarmers.comfor more information and official rules
Applications accepted now through Janurary 15


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