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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
Scholarship Junkies
Due in March


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1765


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


F & M Bank Scholarship $1000


Vietnam Veterans of Nebraska Annual Scholarship (VVNESN)



Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship


Tanner Shelby Merz Memorial Scholarships



Due in April

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel 

Community Medical Center Board of Directors Scholarship

The Richard & Marilyn Guilliams Trust Scholarship


Falls City Tiger Booster Club

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation/Auto

Eastern Star Scholarship

Frontier Bank Centennial Scholarship (April 1)

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

Kobza Dental, PC 2020 Scholarship

Falls City Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

Due in May

The Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships- UNL

John H. Morehead Memorial Scholarship (May1)

Falls City Volunteer Ambulance Squad Scholarship

Falls City Area Jaycees Scholarship (May1)




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


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


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.


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

Community Medical Center Board of Directors Scholarship
The Community Medical Center Board of Directors sponsors two $1,000 scholarships every year. The scholarships are awarded annually to students who are graduating from a high school in Richardson County, Nebraska.  Scholarships will be awarded to those entering a two or four year college with a declared major in the healthcare field, and are renewable for one year if the individual maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA and retains a major in a healthcare field.

Applications should be completed and returned to Community Medical Center, 
Attn. Human Resources, PO Box 399, Falls City, NE  68355, by April 3, 2020.  


The Richard & Marilyn Guilliams Trust Scholarship
The Richard and Marilyn Guilliams Trust will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors from Falls City High School in the spring of 2020.  One will be given to a male and one to a female who plan to continue their education in any two year or four year accredited college or university.

Preference will be given to students who competed in at least two sports per year of high school and have at least a 3.0 grade point average.  Other considerations will be involvement in community, church, and other school activities.

The deadline for this application is Tuesday, April 15, 2020, and all completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by that date.  




APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for a scholarship award, you must:

1. Reside in Nebraska, with special consideration given to students residing in the eastern one-third of the state;

2. Demonstrate financial need;

3. Demonstrate a likelihood of academic success in chosen field of study;

4. Attend a Nebraska-based institution of higher learning;

5. Complete and sign the Application;

6. Include a certified copy of your high school transcript;

7. Include two letters of recommendation from instructors, advisors or counselors; and

8. Include an educational commitment essay of no more than 1 page relating to the impact of a higher education

on your permanent career objectives.

9. Other factors, obstacles or extenuating circumstances of the family such as financial burden, medical

expenses, death of a parent, and/or disabilities factor into the decision-making process.

Deadline: April 15

Falls City Tiger Booster Club

This year the Falls City Tiger Booster Club is awarding up to eight scholarships divided equally between boys and girls. Up to four Boys and four Girls will receive awards. A $400 scholarship is awarded to one boy and one girl for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. And up to six, $300 scholarships are awarded equally to boys and girls.


Eligible athletes must be seniors graduating from Falls City High this spring. They must have participated in Athletics at the Varsity level, and be in good standing with their school. Applicants currently out for a spring sport: that sport is considered complete as far as this award is concerned. Applicants must plan to enter a post-secondary school such as a College or University, Junior College, or Community College as a freshman. Most Technical schools will qualify. Applicants entering the Active Military are eligible for their award after completing their military service or tour of duty. Members of Active Reserve or National Guard may receive their award while on active reserve status and attending a post-secondary school. For athletes to receive their award from the Falls City Tiger Booster Club, they must present the club a certificate of admission from their school.


There is a 2-page application... ABSOLUTELY NO ATTACHMENTS OF ANY KIND, ALLOWED.

Deadline: April 14


F & M Bank Scholarship $1000

F & M Bank is pleased to announce they will be awarding a $1000 to a graduating senior who will be attending a college or trade school in ANY field of study.  

(Fillable Scholarship form available on guidance website: www.fctigers.org)

DEADLINE: March 31, return it to the HS guidance office


Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation/Auto

This scholarship program is for students interested in attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field. $1500

a. be planning to attend a Nebraska Community Collegein the fall 

b. applicant must plan to enroll in an automotive related field

c. get a teacher letter of recommendation

d. an interview and reference letter from a New Car Dealer is given additional consideration

DEADLINE: By APRIL 3 applicant must have met the above criteria and submission of application to Carriage House Foundation no later than April 3.

Vietnam Veterans of Nebraska Annual Scholarship (VVNESN)
This scholarship program provides financial assistance to Vietnam-era veterans, dependent children, grandchildren, orphans and widows of Vietnam veterans for costs associated with undergraduate studies at accredited educational and technical institutions. This scholarship also includes students with learning disabilities or special needs. 

DEADLINE: Must be received before April 1 to Stephen J. Schawang  65211  716 Road. Falls City, NE 68355

Eastern Star Scholarship $500

Presented by the Local Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star

This scholarship will be awarded to two high school seniors who best exemplify good citizenship, involvement in their community & school & high moral character. 

Deadline: April 15


Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship

2020 Value:  $500 – Non-Renewable
Easton was a 16-yr old, incoming Junior at Falls City Sacred Heart, when he tragically died in a car accident in July 2017. Easton was an outstanding young man, with a bright future, who exemplified many qualities, largely character.  Easton’s character was quite distinctive to him.  He was known to be respectful in any situation.  He showed compassion towards others, and had great faith and integrity.  He was sincere, had self-control, and perseverance.  He never gave up, and was always loyal to his friends and family.  Aside from character, Easton participated in many school activities such as football, basketball, track, Helping Hands, Publications, and youth group.  He maintained a 3.6 GPA, and was an active member and altar boy at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  Easton gave back to his community he so loved by coaching summer recreation ball teams, co-teaching summer bible school, and volunteering at many activities in town.  He loved to be a part of many activities and organizations, and was elected Class Treasurer for his upcoming Junior year.

Easton was the oldest of four children.  He had two sisters, and one brother.  Family values were extremely important to him, as well as being a role model for his three younger siblings.  He strived to be someone they looked up to and respected.  Even though he was entering his Junior year of high school, he never tired of spending time with his family.  From Easter Egg hunts, to pumpkin patches, to movie outings, he was there, because family was so very important to him.

Complete the Cover Sheet (pdf is above in grid) and attach it to the following: Students will be judged on the following components:

1) Character – Obtain two letters of recommendation.  One from a teacher who can attest to your character.  One from a coach, principal, boss, etc., but outside the classroom, who knows your character well.

2) Family Values – Please tell us a little about your immediate family, and what family means to you.

3) Academics – Please attach a copy of your transcript showing your grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

4) School Activities – On a separate sheet of paper, please list your school activities in the following two areas:  Non-athletic and Athletic (include the number of years of participation)

5) Leadership/Service – On a separate sheet of paper, please list your community activities, service projects, and organizations in which you have participated, with an approximate amount of time, as well as detailing your job and/or contribution to the activity/organization.

6) Essay – Write a short essay, approximately 200-400 words, on what character is to you, and how your character will affect your ability to succeed after high school.

7) A Senior attending Falls City High School.

8) Registered to attend a two-year or four-year college or university, or a trade school (the award will be given following the first proven semester, trimester, or quarter of academic performance).

9) Complete the attached application.

10)Applications will start being accepted anytime, and need to be turned in no later than Monday, March 30, 2020.

**This award is given to one Senior who best exemplifies the qualities of character, academics, service, family values, and leadership during their time in high school as Easton did.  This student should demonstrate the ability to succeed post high school.  The recipient will be chosen by an anonymous two-judge panel whom are business members in the community.

Tanner Shelby Merz Memorial Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering six (6) Tanner Shelby Merz Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors: $500.00 scholarship to one male and one female from Falls City High School, $300.00 scholarship to one male and one female from Falls City High School and one $500.00 scholarship and one $300.00 scholarship to a male or female from Falls City Sacred Heart.

The scholarships will be awarded to seniors planning on attending a college, university, community college or vocational school to pursue their education. 

Academic qualification, work ethic, attitude, ambition, integrity, leadership abilities and sportsmanship will be considered in selecting the scholarship winners along with “financial need.” Special attention will be given to the “financial need” of the applicant and will not necessarily be based on class rank or ACT scores.


Returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 31


Falls City Volunteer Ambulance Squad Scholarship

Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded annually to one student from Falls City Sacred Heart

and one student from Falls City High School. Scholarships will be awarded to those entering a two or four year

college with a declared major in the healthcare field.

Applications should be completed and returned to FCVAS, PO Box 551, Falls City, NE  68355, by May 1


Frontier Bank Centennial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to students who have graduated from high school in Richardson County, who are entering a four-year college. Two scholarships, each in the amount of $1600.00 will be awarded, one to a student who intends to major in Agriculture and one to a student who intends to major in Business, both of whom are graduating seniors from a high school in Richardson County.

Applications should be completed and returned to: 

Frontier Bank

Attn: Tiphanie Nekolite

1616 Harlan Street

Falls City, NE 68355

Deadline: April 1

Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship

$750 Member Company employees and their dependents can apply for a college scholarship sponsored by the Lincoln Builders Bureau. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited college or trade school with a focus of construction science. Go to www.buildersbureau.com


Falls City Area Jaycees Scholarship

The Falls City Area Jaycees will award one scholarship to a Falls City High Senior and one scholarship to a Falls City Sacred Heart Senior who has demonstrated leadership and community involvement. Each scholarship will be a $1000, to be used to further the student’s education. The scholarship can be used at any institution that provides education beyond high school, as long as the education consists of at least one year post high school. The Jaycees will award the scholarships to individuals who are active in the community as well as their school. The students MUST submit all application information and documentation, to the Guidance Counselor of your school. The DEADLINE for submissions is on Friday May 1, 2020.  Please supply the following information to complete the application.

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship
application deadline is April 15.  This fully funded scholarship program will award eight recipients $1,000.00 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university.  
Application form and other information regarding the scholarship can be found at:



1) Upper 25% of class -OR- 3.75 Cumulative GPA

2) Must be at least a 2-year participant in 2 sports

3) Must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports

4) Must include at least two letters of recommendation from high school coaches

5) ACT minimum score of 24


Kobza Dental, PC 2020 Scholarship  

Kobza Dental, PC and Dr. Travis Kobza are pleased to offer scholarships in the amount of $500 to graduating seniors in Falls City, Nebraska. 
We encourage any senior with plans to continue their education to apply.  


Senior applicants are asked to submit a typewritten, double-spaced, two page essay on ONE of the following subjects:

 1. How I have made a difference in someone’s life. 

 2. How I have made a difference in my community. 

 3. How I can make a difference in the world. 


Students should also submit a resume as a separate document which should include:

 1. An objective regarding future area(s) of study

 2. A personal history of background, accomplishments in school, academics, volunteer opportunities and extra-curricular activities

 3. An explanation of financial need


Application instructions:  Complete the form located at fctigers.org, attach the essay and resume (as word documents) and email to: marisa@kobzadental.com OR drop off completed applications to our office 1901 Chase Street, OR you may mail the required documents  by APRIL 15 to:  

Kobza Dental, PC        

Attn: Scholarship Application Committee       

PO Box 16      

Falls City, NE 68355

Falls City Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship

AS USUAL: Scholarship fillable form available above. CLICK ON THE PDF BOX IN THE GRID ABOVE

a. must plan to attend either a 2 or 4 year school next fall.

b. fill out simple application

Due Date: Monday, April 13. Return your completed scholarship form to: 

Jim Hill’s Paint, Glass & Flooring, 1619 Chase Street