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!


5 Elks National, State & Local Scholarships: Most Valuable Student, Legacy Award, Past Exalted Ruler's, Golf & Vocational Scholarships

For Applications & Information to the following 5 scholarships, go to:


Scholarships are available only to students who enroll in four-year undergraduate degree programs at accredited U.S. American colleges or universities. It is acceptable for a student to enroll in a two-year college for the first two years of the four-year program. An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:

  • Leadership

  • Academic achievements and records

  • Community involvement

  • Financial need

 DEADLINE: One site says: Online Submission deadline date November 15

For the 2023 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2020, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. This can only be completed online

DEADLINE: Online Submission: FEBRUARY 6

Application can be found at this site:

Six one time grants are awarded (3 boy 3 girl) in the amount of $1250 for the first place, $1000 for second place, and $800 for third place winners at the state level. These are open to high school seniors. Applications may be copied, the application must be filled in completely, and the basic emphasis in judging will be on NEED. Applications must be received at a Nebraska Elks Lodge by February 15th.

 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. The enclosed application blanks will be the only ones judged. All previous forms are null and void.
8. Students may apply to only ONE Elks Lodge.
9. All applications should be returned to the local Lodge by February 15th for judging

 DEADLINE: Your completed application must be turned in to your local Elks Lodge member, Roger Lampe, by FEBRUARY 15

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 or Roger Lampe by February 1 for judging.

Application can be found at this site:

 DEADLINE: Your completed application must be turned in to your local Elks Lodge no later than February 1  OR take it to Roger Lampe by February 15 

This scholarship is intended to support high school seniors who wish to pursue 2-year vocational studies at a community college or other 2-year programs. This is a competitive, need-based, assistance scholarship.

Applicant must be: • High School Senior graduating from a Nebraska High School • Intending to study a vocational program after high school graduation • United States Citizen at the time of application.

 Application can be found at this site:

DEADLINE: Postmarked by February 15 RETURN ALL MATERIALS TO: Dr. Candace Walton, Nebraska Scholarship Chair, 4019 Cannon Road, Grand Island, Nebraska 68803

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


Nebraska Trucking Foundation

Please complete the Nebraska Trucking Foundation Truck Driving (CDL) and/or Diesel Technology Scholarship Form.  

    Please see the link below. This opportunity is for individuals that are interested in Professional Truck Driving as a future career. The NTA’s scholarship does cover the entire cost of the classes.

These scholarships will be awarded to the best candidate(s) by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Applicants must be enrolled at one of the following schools:

Central Community College, Metropolitan Community College, Mid-Plains Community College, Northeast Community CollegeSoutheast Community College, Western Nebraska Community College

Please fill out the online form in the link above. You'll be asked to submit a 100-200 word essay: Why should I get a Nebraska Trucking Foundation Scholarship (strengths, career aspirations, etc) and you'll need to attach your resume

Questions? Contact April Tilden - or 402-476-8504 ext. 109.

Southeast NE Retired

Southeast Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel       

A $800 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.

(Go to > Scholarship Opportunities for application form)

-Submit OFFICIAL HS Transcript with raised seal. (***Must have official raised seal!)

-Attach 300 word letter about yourself etc.

 Deadline: February 15

SENEARSP Application

Please return the application with all attachments, by the Deadline, to:
Trudy Fankhauser
P.O Box 622
Humboldt, NE 68376


Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) offering 2 scholarships in 2023:
1 for Education majors; one male, one female
1 for a Fine Arts major

(1) The NRCSA Scholarship for the field of Education:
Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be planning on attending a 4-year 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 20 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. 


(2) The Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship:
Eligibility Requirements:

- Must be planning on attending a 4-year 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 JANUARY 27. Only school officials, are allowed to mail the NRCSA Scholarship Applications.

 Applications for both scholarships can only be submitted by school officials only and not individual students.

YOU cannot mail in your own application.

Applications must be submitted to the high school guidance office JANUARY 27 

All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated.

 Selection for both scholarships will be based on quality/neatness of application, academic achievement, level of involvement in school/community activities, student goals, financial need, leadership, initiative and character.

 DEADLINE: FCHS Entries must be postmarked by the school, by February 3, 2023 therefore you must have your application submitted to the HS Guidance Office by JANUARY 27. **The directions on the actual scholarship applications will tell you to submit it to Tim Heckenlively by
Feb 3…however all applications must be printed off and returned to the HS Guidance Office by JAN 27 since each NRCSA Member school can only turn in ONE Male & ONE Female application for the “Education” scholarship and ONE application for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts scholarship.

 Scholarship Application forms are available on-line at Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to the HS Guidance Office.


AKRS Jump Start Scholarship

This scholarship is for students with skills and academic interests for an AKRS Jumps Start Scholarship. If selected, the scholarship can cover a student’s entire tuition as they pursue an Associate Degree in Ag Technology and prepare for a  career as a John Deere Ag Technician. In total, the scholarship is worth up to $22,000.00 with a guaranteed full-time job at AKRS as a Certified John Deer Technician upon graduation.

For more information as well as the application, go to:

 Deadline: February 24 Opportunities are limited. Apply now.


NAIFA: National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

Application Guidelines

 Candidates must:

1. be a graduate of an accredited high school within the membership boundaries of NAIFA-Nebraska;

2. be interested in furthering their education, with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college, or community college.

3. have an above-average grade point average in high school;

4. demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering their education.

 Candidates must not be the child of a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) association. Selection Guidelines:

 1. Candidates shall not have to show financial need.

2. Selection shall not be based on consideration of age, sex, race, creed, or disability.

3. Selection shall be made by members of NAIFA-Nebraska.

4. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the college or university to be applied to the recipient’s tuition. In the event that circumstances dictate disbursement of scholarship funds directly to the recipient, recipient must show proof of matriculation at the college or university.

 Click on link for more details & the application:


Deadline: February 28



 Six high school seniors from Nebraska/Southwest Iowa – 3 from Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa and 3 from Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska - will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These awards are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB.

The Application Guide with complete instructions and the Application and Recommendation Forms can all be accessed at The application and recommendations are all submitted electronically.

 To be considered by the judges, applications must be submitted by Friday, March 24, 2023

bill lewis


Information and Requirements

Purpose: The Bill Lewis Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance for the education of dependents of current and past officials registered with the Nebraska School Activities Association (“NSAA”). The recipients and their parents will be presented the scholarship award at the NSAA state boys basketball tournament.


The Bill Lewis Scholarship program is open to dependents of individuals who are currently registered officials

with the NSAA or have been a registered official within the prior twenty (20) years. Further, the dependent must meet the following criteria:

• At the time of application, are in the final year of secondary education

• Be a Nebraska resident

• Must, at the time of award, be accepted to two or four college or university located in the United States

 Amount and Use: Up to two (2) scholarships in an amount of up to $500 each will be awarded annually which can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other qualifying expenses. The scholarships will be paid directly to the educational institution you attend.

 Selection Criteria:
The Scholarship Committee will select the scholarship recipients, considering the following criteria:

Financial need; citizenship; leadership, career goals; academic achievement (GPA, class ranking and ACT or SAT scores); and extracurricular activities. 

Submission Requirements:
1. An original signed application, official documentation of SAT or ACT scores and a statement of financial need.

2. An original transcript of the high school(s) or learning institution(s) must be sent directly from the school(s) to Nebraska Officials Foundation, PO Box 243, Spencer, NE 68777

 Deadline for Submission:
Applications must be submitted by February 21

Application Form Click Here


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:

OR stop by HS Counseling Office


DEADLINE: March 10


The Lincoln Community Foundation
is pleased to announce that its Scholarship Application has opened!  Students can now access the online application form for 2023-2024 scholarship awards!

 Students may find information about LCF scholarships by using this link:

Many scholarship opportunities are available through the Lincoln Community Foundation including the following for students outside of the Lincoln area:

  • The Telephone Pioneer Association & Museum Scholarship ($1000, 4 year renewable – 3 awards) - awarded to graduating seniors or former graduates from high schools in specific Nebraska counties who’ve demonstrated academic success and financial need.  (see attached document)

  • The Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship ($1250, 4 year renewable – 2 awards) – awarded to graduating seniors or former graduates from high schools in specific Nebraska counties who’ve demonstrated academic success and financial need.  Preference to dependents of former Aliant/Alltel employees. (see attached document)

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The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 90 scholarship funds--many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster County!  We encourage all Nebraska students to visit the site.  Almost $600,000.00 total will be offered to more than 300 students!

 Using the link above, students will click Sign Up to create an account by supplying their email address, username and a password. Once logged in, applicants will have access to the online general application form. A current transcript and the first page of the FAFSA report with the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) value are required for applications.

 Based on information provided in the submitted general application, students are automatically matched to scholarships for which they are fully eligible. Students will see these “auto-matched” scholarships on their account's “My Applications” tab. 

 Some scholarships will require additional information beyond the general application. After the general application is submitted, additional scholarships can be seen on the student’s “Recommended Opportunities” tab. 

Please read the information and criteria carefully to determine eligibility.  "Recommended" does not necessarily mean that you are eligible.  To apply, students must click on the individual “Apply To” buttons and will need to answer a few additional, brief questions.  These questions might include reference requests, brief essays, or other documentation.  References will automatically receive a link to complete a reference form directly within the system.  It is important to note that the deadline for references is the same as that of the application.  It is also very important to apply well enough ahead of the deadline to allow references to respond!   After submitting, these applications will also appear on the “My Applications” tab.

 The application deadline for most scholarships is March 15, 2023

American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary

Below are descriptions of scholarships that are offered by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Click on the link below for all fillable applications.

Averyl Karikades Memorial Scholarship:
The Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarship will be awarded, preferably, to a female enrolled at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who plans to teach middle school or junior high school social studies. 
Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected.

Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355

Career & Technical Education Scholarship:
Career & Technical/Vocational programs are offered through community colleges, trade schools and/or colleges/universities offering two (2) year programs for student who have the intention of going to the workforce after two years or less of higher education. These program areas are typically Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs (2 years in length), Diplomas (1 year) or Certificates, (less than 1 year)
Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected.
Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355

Healthcare Professional Scholarship: Will be awarded to a person enrolled in a four-year healthcare professional program. Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected. 

Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355


Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship:

The Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant MUST be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years.

Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average for the past two (2) semesters of high school.  If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected.

Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355


Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship:
Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship will be awarded to a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great-granddaughter or great-grandson of an American Legion or to an American Legion Auxiliary member who has held Nebraska membership for two years or to an American Legion, American Auxiliary, or Sons of the American Legion member who has held Nebraska membership for two years.  Applicant MUST be enrolled in an accredited college or university for the current year and be a Nebraska resident for the previous three (3) years. 
This scholarship excludes applicants enrolled in a school of nursing.

Applicant must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited high school and have maintained a “B” or better average for the past two (2) semesters of high school.  If selected the scholarship must be used within the year selected.
Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355


Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship:

The Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship of $400 will be awarded to a qualified applicant enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate (Master only) program at a four-year college or university. Applicant must be Veteran connected and a resident of Nebraska. Preference will be given to a former Nebraska Girls State Citizens.

Deliver/Return your application packet by March 1 to June Bowers; 2518 Barada Street Falls City, 68355


Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship at SCC

Pave the way for a better future. Define your success in two years or less by pursuing a pathway to a high-wage, high-skill, high-demand career.

 Scholarship Application Period
The Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship is intended for high school seniors planning to enroll in a qualifying program of study at SCC in the fall. To apply, applicants should complete the High School Seniors application which is open from December 1 – March 1 of each year.


 The Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship supports students pursuing up to a two-year degree in skilled and technical fields of study. This scholarship covers full tuition and fees, plus room and board for up to four consecutive semesters. We’ll also help guide the way with:

·       A designated Scott Pathway director assisting you from college to career

·       A dedicated living-learning environment with a cohort of peers

·       Career and leadership opportunities

·       Specialized student success programming

·       Access to paid internships and sponsorships

·       Job placement assistance


Enroll in a qualifying career pathway of study:

Construction Pathway

·       Building Construction Technology

·       Concrete Construction Technician

·       Electrical & Electromechanical Technology

·       Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

·       Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology

·       Plumbing Technology

Manufacturing Pathway

·       Energy Generation Operations

·       Manufacturing Engineering Technology

·       Nondestructive Testing Technology

·       Precision Machining and Automation Technology

  Transportation Pathway

·       Auto Collision Repair Technology

·       Automotive Technology

·       Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment Technology

·       Diesel Technology-Truck

·       Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Technology

·       Ford ASSET

·       GM ASEP

·       John Deere Tech


Becoming a Scott Pathway Scholar

The Walter Scott Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship is designed to prepare students with the technical, social, emotional, and problem-solving skills necessary to excel as STEM leaders in their chosen professions. Scott Pathway Scholars will engage in an educational experience that integrates both curricular and co-curricular learning.

The program provides recipients:

·       The potential to receive full tuition and fees, plus room and board for up to four consecutive semesters

·       Potential to apply for additional funds for books and tools

·       A Scott Pathway director at the Milford Campus to assist students programmatically, socially and with career development

·       Special enrichment opportunities to support learning and career development outside of the classroom, including a summer bridge program

Scott Pathway Scholars must meet the following criteria:

·       Live on the Milford Campus in a dedicated living-learning environment

·       Enrolled in classes at the Milford Campus

·       Maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 

·       Register for 12 or more credit hours per semester

·       Attend career development activities

·       Meet regularly with the Scott Pathway director and success counselor

·       Participate in a paid sponsorship, internship, apprenticeship, or employment in a program-related field

·       Meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States

Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated career interest and program alignment, proven resiliency and work ethic, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. However, financial need is a preference, not a requirement.


The following scholarship is offered through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It’s for dependent students of former or current Ames Company employees. The name of the scholarship is:



Dependents of former or current employees of the businesses that comprised the former Ames Company and its subsidiaries prior to 1999 (when company merger occurred), with preference given to students with an Ames Company affiliation. Students will need to provide a brief essay explaining their connection to the Ames Company.

 Selection based on financial need, academic achievement, leadership abilities and activities. Scholarship assistance is not intended for advanced degrees, such as a Master’s degree or doctorate degree.

 Minimum 2.5 GPA. Click here:

Answer a few quick questions and get matched to available scholarships. 

 The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation site is:

 Deadline:  March 1


Kobza Dental PC 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 and which institution you plan to attend.

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

3. Submit a photo with your application for use on Facebook & Instagram should a scholarship be awarded.

Application instructions: Complete the application form, attach the essay and resume

(as word documents or PDF) and email to:

Please note, applications must be in our email by NOON on April 14, 2023.

No late or incomplete entries will be considered.

Kobza Dental Application


SENCA-Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership Scholarship

Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (SENCA) established the SENCA Community Leadership Scholarship in 2012 to provide six (6) annual scholarships in the amount of $500 for students who demonstrate a commitment to being a leader in their community.

Eligible students are in the graduating class of 2023 and live in Cass, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson counties.

 Selection criteria that will be considered include:
High School Cumulative GPA ACT Cumulative Score (If Applicable - Not Required)
Involvement in School and Community Activities Past or Current Participation in SENCA Programs Essay (Of no more than 500 words)

Scholarship form requires signature of school official, certifying GPA and ACT score (If Applicable - Not Required). Scholarship

Deadline: Complete scholarship materials must be postmarked by March 17, 2023.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

SENCA Application


Smith Diversity Scholarship

Anyone that is graduating from a Nebraska high school, is part of an underrepresented ethnic group, and from a low-income family may apply. Application and Letter of Recommendation deadline is February 28th. 

Visit us at to learn more and apply!



Falls City Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship $500

AS USUAL: Scholarship fillable form available at:

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

b. fill out simple application

c. preference given to children/grandchildren of area first responders by not a requirement.

Due Date: March10. Return to HS Counselor. A representative from the FC Fire Department will collect the applications a the end of the school day.

FC Fire Application


Southeast Nebraska Communications (SNC):

Edwin S. Towle III Memorial Scholarship $2000
Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each to two graduating seniors who plan to continue their education at a two-year or four-year institution. Applicant must be an immediate family member of a current Southeast Nebraska Communications customer.

Application available:

Applications are due by March 15, 2023

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.  

f & m

F & M Bank Scholarships

F&M Bank is awarding three scholarships this year. One $1,000.00 scholarship to any graduating seniors of the Falls City Community who will be attending a college or trade school in the field of Finance/Banking and two $500 scholarships for any graduating Senior of the Falls City Community that will be attending a college or trade school.

 Application forms are available through both school’s website or at the guidance counselor’s office at both Falls City and Sacred Heart High Schools.

 March 27th is the deadline for the applications to be returned to the counselor’s office. 

F & M Bank Application


Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship
2023 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, having two sisters, and a 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.

 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 are being accepted now and need to be turned in no later than Thursday, March 31, 2023.

**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.

Easton Vonderschmidt Application


Dale E. Heineman & Eilleen M. Heineman Scholarship

The Richardson Foundation, Inc. is taking applications for the Dale E. Heineman and Eilleen Heineman Scholarship.  Two awards for $1,500.00 will be given in 2023 and will be sent directly to the College or University Financial Aid Office for the Fall 2023 term.

 Any student who has graduated from a Richardson County, Nebraska High School and who will be enrolled in a college or university program in medicine or other health care related field in the Fall of 2023 may apply.  This includes those in a graduate school program.

Complete applications and supporting documents must be received by March 22, 2023.  They may be turned in to any Richardson County High School Guidance Counselor, or mailed to Heineman Scholarship, c/o The Richardson Foundation, P.O. Box 161, Falls City, Nebraska, 68355 or emailed to: . 

Heineman Application


Falls City Area Jaycees Scholarships

The Falls City Area Jaycees is proud to announce two (2) $1,000 scholarships available to Falls City area high school seniors planning to attend college. One scholarship will be awarded to a Falls City High School Senior and one to a Falls City Sacred Heart Senior. This scholarship is for Falls City seniors who are well rounded in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and community service.

 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. Failure to submit any of these materials will result in the disqualification of your application. Applications must be filled out completely, include all required support materials, and must be received on or before the deadline of Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.

Only complete applications will be considered. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2023. The students MUST submit all application information and documentation, via email, to: The DEADLINE for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on March 19, 2023.

You can find the Jaycees Application on the website. Click the “Scholarship Opportunity” well as below.

Jaycees Application


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.


The Julie D. Bauman CPA Scholarship

You are about to start the next exciting journey of your life, and that is such a big accomplishment. First and foremost, we want to congratulate you, and let you know how proud your family, community, and school are of you and the Class of 2023. At Julie D. Bauman, CPA P.C., we value lifelong learning, growth, creativity, community, and passion. With that, we would love to offer two $1,000 scholarships to two students in the surrounding Nebraska counties (Richardson, Pawnee, Johnson, Nemaha, and Otoe) that are pursuing a bachelors or associates degree in the following academic year (2023 - 2024).

 To be considered for the award you must turn in the following by March 31, 2023 by 9 pm:

·       Fill out the application form.
·       Attach your resume.
·       Answer the following questions in 4 – 6 sentences as a typed document:
o   What are 3 things that you value?
o   What motivates you?
o   Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

·       Create a vision board. This board should be a visual representation of who you are, who you want to be, and your biggest goals. This vision board is a way for you to express your creativity.

·       Make a 1:30 – 3:00 minute video of you describing why you put the things on your vision board. You will upload it to YouTube as unlisted, and then copy the link to your email when you send in your application.

You will email a PDF format of your application form, resume, and question responses. You will attach the picture of your vision board and the link to your video on to your email. All of these should be emailed to by March 31, 2023 by 9 pm

 After March 31, 2023, a panel will review the applications and choose our top 5 finalists based on the following criteria:
·       Creativity and Personal Touch
·       Written and Verbal Communication
·       Involvement and Community Service

 After the top 5 finalists have been chosen, each finalist will be interviewed to determine the winners of the scholarship. Applicants will be notified via email on the status of their application by April 2 2023 . Interviews will be held from April 28th thru 30th via zoom, and a time will be coordinated that works best with your schedule and schedule of the panel.

 After the panel has interviewed all finalists, the winner will be chosen by the following criteria:
·       Professionalism
·       Communication
·       Attitude

 Any questions, please email

Attached is the application form, scoring rubrics, and checklist.

Bauman Application & Rubrics


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 2023.  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 Monday, April 17, 2023, and all completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by that date.  The winner will be notified as soon as the selection is made.

Guilliams Trust Application


AHRS Construction Trades Scholarship 2023

533 Railroad St. Bern, Kansas 66408 (785) 336-6118 Fax (785) 336-3744

 PURPOSE • The intent of this scholarship, from AHRS Construction, Inc., is to provide hands-on and

technical construction skills training to students in NE Kansas and SE Nebraska to prepare them

for a career in the construction industry.

AMOUNT • $500 to $2,000

o Scholarships may be awarded to multiple individuals

o Scholarship amounts will be determined based on the number of qualified applicants & the excellence of their applications

o This scholarship has the potential to be renewable for the 2nd year of a 2-year program

o Upon successful graduation/receipt of certificate from the trades school, you may be eligible for a $2,000 signing bonus to hire on with AHRS Construction



• Application is open to students at the following schools:

o Axtell (KS) o Centralia (KS) o Falls City Public School (NE) o Falls City Sacred Heart (NE) o Frankfort (KS) o Hiawatha (KS) o HTRS (Humboldt, NE) o Nemaha Central (Seneca, KS) o Pawnee City (NE) o Sabetha (KS) o Wetmore (KS) o HCC Western Center (KS)

o Any home school program within 30 miles of Bern, KS

 • Must be a senior in high school on track to obtain a high school diploma or GED

 • Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a 1-year or 2-year construction trade related school, preferably from the list of programs noted below:

o Highland Community College (HCC) – Baileyville, KS (Western Center) or Atchison, KS ▪ Construction Technology (1-Year)

o Washburn Tech – Topeka, KS ▪ Building Technology-Carpentry (1-Year)

o Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC) – Manhattan, KS ▪ Construction Technology (1-Year)

o Southeast Community College (SCC) – Milford, NE ▪ Building Construction Technology (2-Year)

o NCK Tech – Beloit, KS ▪ Carpentry/Cabinetmaking (1-Year)



• Fill out application prior to deadline noted below

• Submit application to:

o Eric Stallbaumer, with AHRS Construction, via email or mail

▪ Email:

▪ Mail: 533 Railroad St; Bern, KS 66408

• Please direct questions to Eric Stallbaumer at the email above or by phone at (785) 336-6118



• Applications must be submitted by 3/24/23 at 11:59PM CST



• Scholarship winners will be selected based up on the following criteria:

o Commitment to a construction career path

o Preference may be given to those planning to work/live in a rural area

o Leadership potential

o Values that align with AHRS’s 4 Foundations for Success:

▪ Honesty – Honorable in principles, intentions and actions

▪ Dedication – Wholly committed to a task or goal

▪ Quality – Excellence in work, craftsmanship and relationships

▪ Achievement – Can do attitude. Begin with the end in mind.

o In person or phone/online interview

 ▪ AHRS may reach out to schedule a phone or in-person interview

AHRS Application


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


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

The Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma is once again offering a $200 scholarship to a Richardson County female high school senior who is planning to enter the field of education. 

The deadline is March 17, 2023.

DKG Application



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

FC Booster Application



 Two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded annually to students who are graduating from a high school in Richardson County, Nebraska or State Approved Home School. Scholarships will be awarded to those entering a two or four year college with a declared major in the healthcare field. Scholarship winners will be eligible to renew the scholarship for one (1) additional year if they maintain a 3.0 GPA and retain a healthcare major.

Applications should be completed and returned to Community Medical Center, Attn. Human Resources, PO Box 399, Falls City, NE 68355, by April 3, 2023.

CMC Application