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,

 DEADLINE: by May 31st, 2024

FCVAS Application


The 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 2024-2025 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 June 15, 2024.

 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)

 *Please mail official college transcript as soon as it’s available in May 2024.

 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.  The winner will be notified by July 1, 2024.

Please mail completed application to:
Kristine Hansen-Cain
6227 Underwood Ave.
Omaha, NE  68132

JHM Scholarship Application


Horatio Alger Association Scholarships: 4 types of scholarships

1-State Scholarships
2-National Scholarships
3-Career & Technical Scholarships
4-Targeted Scholarships

The State & National Scholarships are for HS Juniors who meet the eligibility criteria.

The Targeted Scholarships are for HS Seniors.

The Career & Technical Scholarships are for HS Graduates or GED equivalency

 As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.


Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger State Scholarships for HS Juniors

State scholarships are awarded to eligible students in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

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

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States

  • 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; and

  • Be a United States citizen