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!

Elks

5 LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL ELKS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Applications & Information to the following 5 scholarships, go to: https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

         (1) ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION MOST VALUABLE STUDENT (MVS) SCHOLARSHIP

Must plan to pursue an education at a 4 Year College. You do NOT have to be related to an Elk Member

Based on scholarship, leadership & financial need.

Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.

Online applications:  https://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.php

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

 

(2) 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: FEBRUARY 7

 

(3) 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, Roger Lampe, by JANUARY 15

 

(4) ELKS-NEBRASKA J.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 or Roger Lampe by February 1 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 February 1

 OR take it to Roger Lampe by February 1

         

(5) 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 application is in the hands of the sponsoring Elks Lodge Chairman by February 1. 

Applications received after this date cannot be accepted.

DEADLINE: This application is due at your local Elks Lodge no later than February 1 or take it to Roger Lampe

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.

Hagan

Hagan Scholarship Foundation

Purpose of the Scholarship

The Purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four-year college education and graduate debt-free. The Free Workshops, Schwab Brokerage Accounts and Study Abroad provide recipients with a practical understanding of important life skills not typically covered in the school curriculum.

 2021-2022 Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must attend an Eligible Public High School.
3. Must have achieved a 3.75 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
4. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
5. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
6. Must work 240 hours during the twelve months prior to fall semester college enrollment. Preferred employment is regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
7. Must provide the FAFSA SAR showing the EFC. Must be Pell Grant eligible. The family EFC does not have to be paid, it is used only to determine disbursement amounts.
8. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
9. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high-achieving student having clear goals in need of financial assistance to attend college.

If you meet the eligibility requirements you should apply for a scholarship. The award of a Hagan Scholarship has been life-changing for many recipients.

Application Deadline December 1, 2021.

Epsilon Sigman

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation

The information about the scholarships, requirements and applications are available on the website below.  The application submission process is done online.  To find scholarships currently available, click on the current list of ESA Foundation Scholarships available by State you reside.  Click on the State to learn which scholarships are available to Nebraska residents.

Acacia

Nebraska Chapter of Acacia Fraternity

 Congratulations on your choice of UNL for your college education. Acacia extends this invitation for you to apply for a chance to win up to $2,000 in scholarship awards. Scholarships will be awarded to worthy applicants who display leadership potential and demonstrate academic success. No affiliation with Acacia is required to receive this scholarship. Applications should be submitted ASAP for highest consideration.
The final due date is January 31st 2022.

http://acaciaunl.org/als/http://acaciaunl.org/als/

AHRS

AHRS Construction Trades Scholarship 2022

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

 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 the for a career in the construction industry.

AMOUNT: $500 to $2,000

Scholarships may be awarded to multiple individuals

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

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

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

 ELIGIBILITY & SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

Application is open to students at the following schools: Axtell (KS), Centralia (KS), Falls City Public School (NE), Falls City Sacred Heart (NE), Frankfort (KS), Hiawatha (KS), HTRS (Humboldt, NE), Nemaha Central (Seneca, KS), Pawnee City (NE), Sabetha (KS), Wetmore (KS), 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:

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

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

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

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

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

 HOW TO APPLY

• Fill out application prior to deadline

• Submit application to: Eric Stallbaumer, with AHRS Construction, via email or mail

▪ Email: erics@ahrs-inc.com

▪ Mail: 533 Railroad St; Bern, KS 66408

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

 APPLICATION DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION

 Applications must be submitted by 3/25/22 at 11:59PM CST

 SELECTION CRITERIA

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

 Commitment to a construction career path

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

Leadership potential

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.

In person or phone/online interview; AHRS may reach out to schedule a phone or in-person interview

AHRS Application

NAIFA- Award of Excellence Scholarship

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Omaha Chapter. The “Award of Excellence” scholarships are  available to high school seniors throughout the state of Nebraska. 

Several of NAIFA's Local Affiliates across the state will be awarding a series of "Award of Excellence" scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000.  Applications and supporting information must be received prior to January 31, 2022.

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: 

1.    be the child of a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) association.

I am posting this scholarship opportunity on behalf of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Omaha Chapter. The “Award of Excellence” scholarships are available to high school seniors throughout the state of Nebraska.

Several of NAIFA's Local Affiliates across the state will be awarding a series of "Award of Excellence" scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000. Applications and supporting information must be received prior to January 31, 2022.

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:

1. be the child of a National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) association.

Students may access the application through their ScholarshipQuest profile or by going to this link: https://naifanebraska.org/announcements.php?id=166

NRCSA

Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Scholarships

2022 NRCSA Scholarships: Students planning to become teachers or other related education occupations, such as counselors or media specialists may apply for these scholarships.

2022 Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship: NRCSA created the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship in 2003 for those students who excel in fine arts and are planning to major in fine arts in college. Graduating seniors of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply.

Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted for the NRCSA Scholarships. Only one application per school will be accepted for the Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship. Applications for all scholarships must be forwarded by the school district. All applications from a school are rejected if these rules are violated.

Turn your NRCSA applications in to Ms. Barker by February 1, 2022, as FCHS must follow the above instructions. In the event we have more than 1 male/female applicant, local selections must be made before submitting by the deadline.

Scholarship forms are available on-line at nrcsa applications. Forms can be filled out electronically, but a hard copy must be submitted to Ms. Barker by FEB 1.