Scholarship Opportunities

Read each scholarship opportunity that is posted. If you meet the criteria, download the forms from the included website links. Stop by the counseling office if you have any questions about all that is posted here. Above all....MEET THE DEADLINES!

Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships: 4 types of scholarships

State Scholarships, Career & Technical Scholarships, Targeted Scholarships & National Scholarships

 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. The State & National Scholarships are for high school juniors who meet the eligibility criteria.

For Applications & Information on the 4 types of scholarships, go to: Horatio Alger Scholarships

5estimates Scholarship

We are excited to announce their bi-annual $1,000 scholarship opportunity is now open to Falls City Senior High graduating seniors who have been accepted to a college, university, or trade school.

 The upcoming deadline to apply is January 31, 2023, and the winner will be selected by February 10th, with the disbursement of awards by February 28th.

 We also have a July Award.
We ask that you kindly make your students aware of this opportunity and share a link on your website.

All details and privacy statements can be found at


The deadline to enter is January 31, 2023.

 The winner will be selected by February 10th, annually Disbursement of awards by February 28th, annually


The deadline to enter is July 30, 2023.

The winner will be selected by August 10th, annually Disbursement of awards by August 31st, annually

Please note that there are NO FEES required to apply for this program.

We never share student information with any 3rd parties.

We will not need social security number, birth date, or any personally identifiable information.

There are NO FEES required to apply for this program.

No minimum GPA is required.

Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.

All students may apply. Studies in all fields are accepted.  


Genoa Indian School Foundation Wolfe Family Scholarship

The Native American students who attended the Genoa U.S. Indian School from 1884 to 1934 contributed to the history of Genoa, the state of Nebraska, and the United States through their presence, language, and culture. In recognition of the contributions of these students, the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation and the children of Dale and Alice Wolfe will now offer a $2,000.00 college scholarship to a descendant of a former Genoa U.S. Indian School student.   Former student, Dale Wolfe, member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, realized the value of education at a young age and continued his pursuit of education to become a Research Engineer with Boeing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  In providing this scholarship it is our privilege and an honor to assist Genoa U.S. Indian School descendants in their pursuit of a higher education.

Students may obtain an application on line at or by writing to the Genoa Indian School Foundation at PO Box 382, Genoa NE 68640, or by contacting me via e-mail at and by noting “scholarship” in the subject line.  Please share this with any Genoa U. S. Indian School Native American descendant who you feel would like to compete for this scholarship. The application submission deadline is June 15th of every year prior to the scholarship being awarded for the upcoming fall semester.  If you have additional questions about the scholarship, feel free to call me at (308) 991-5360. Please encourage students to provide a thorough application and at least one reference letter from a teacher or employer.

Deadline is June 15


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 2023-2024 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 chosen 4-year college.

4.  Graduate students are not eligible. 

5.  The applicant is required to submit all application materials by June 10, 2023.

The scholarship shall be awarded based on the following criteria:

1.  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. 

2.  The students’ goals regarding college and life after college show evidence of good character, sound ambition, and service to others. 

Application must be typewritten, signed, and dated. Please submit the following:

1. Application form. 

2. Completed essay questions. 

3. Copy of high school transcript. 

4. Unofficial copy of college/university transcript (notify the school to send official copy when it becomes available). 

5. Character letter of recommendation (completed by pastor, priest, employer, scout leader or other, but not a family member). 

6. Educator’s letter of recommendation. 

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

Please mail completed application to:
Kristine Hansen-Cain

6227 Underwood Ave.

Omaha, NE 68132

JH Morehead Application