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The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that it is offering 27 scholarships to members of the Class of 2024 worth $44,400 and 2 scholarships to past graduates totaling $2,000. 

FCEF 4-year College or University Scholarship

The Falls City Educational Foundation will be offering the following Scholarships this spring to graduating seniors from Falls City High School who plan to continue their education this fall by attending a 4-year College/University:

   $4,500.00 “The John S. & Ethel A Boswell Memorial Scholarship”

   $3,100.00 “The William & Genevieve Margrave Memorial Scholarship”

   $2,500.00 “The Scott Schock Memorial Scholarship”

   $2,500.00 “The Falls City High School Alumni Association Scholarship”

   $2,000.00 “Judith Carter Memorial Scholarship”

   $1,400.00 “The Harriett Hunker Scholarship”

   $1,200.00 “The Margaret Goldsmith Rice Memorial Scholarship”

   $1,200.00 “The Ralph W. Sympson Memorial Scholarship”   

   $1,100.00 “The Jim and Diane Sefried Family Scholarship”

   $1,100.00 “The Teachers Memorial Scholarship”

   $1,000.00 “The Dorothy M. Haws Family Scholarship”

   $1,000.00 “The Carol Kentopp Hunter Memorial Scholarship”

   $1,000.00 “The Orville and Helen Merz Memorial Scholarship”

   $1,000.00 “The Donna Weinert Memorial Scholarship”

   $   900.00  “ The Orris C. Hatch Scholarship”

   $   900.00 “The Virgil J. Gerlt Memorial Scholarship”

   $   900.00 “The Delpha Yoder Findley Memorial Scholarship”

The selection for these scholarships will be based on the applicants’ academic achievements, involvement in both school and community activities, and the quality and content of the applications.  Several of these scholarships give preference to students going into certain fields of study, such as Business Administration; Education to major in political science or English, or to teach science.  So if you have decided on a field of study, be sure to complete that part of the application and include in your letter. Some scholarships have preference for working part time during high school so you might want to note this in your letter.

 Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024.  Only one application is needed to apply for all these scholarships.  No student will receive more than one scholarship. 

FCEF 4-Year College/University Application

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The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that it is offering 27 scholarships to members of the Class of 2024 worth $44,400 and 2 scholarships to past graduates totaling $2,000. 

FCEF Vocational School or 2-year College Scholarship

The Falls City Educational Foundation will be offering the following Scholarships this spring to graduating seniors from Falls City High School who plan to continue their education this fall by attending a Vocational School or 2-year College:

 $3,100.00 “William and Genevieve Margrave Memorial Scholarship”

$2,500.00 “The Falls City High School Alumni Association Scholarship”

$1,600.00 “The Rod and Janis Vandeberg Memorial Scholarship”

$1,000.00 “The Gary Hunker Scholarship”

$1,000.00 “The Kyle Huppert Memorial Scholarship”

$ 900.00 “The Virgil J. Gerlt Memorial Scholarship”

The selection for these scholarships will be based on the applicants’ academic achievements, involvement in both school and community activities, and the quality and content of the applications.

 Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.

 Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024. Only one application is needed to apply for 6 scholarships listed above.

No student will receive more than one scholarship.

Vocational/2-Year Application

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FCEF Albert Rieschick & Family Scholarship

The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce The Albert Rieschick and Family Scholarship has been established for the purpose of awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship this spring to a Falls City High School graduating senior who plans to major in an agricultural related field.  Applicant can attend 1) a 4-year college or university; 2) a 2-year community college; or 3) a technical school. 

 Academic qualification, work ethic, attitude, ambition, integrity and leadership abilities will be considered in selecting this scholarship winner with special emphasis being paid to candidates who have been involved in both school and community activities and service. 

 Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024.

Albert Rieschick & Family Application

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FCEF Kathryn Bartek Memorial Scholarship

The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce this year that in memory of Kathryn Bartek, her husband, Thomas Bartek, and Family, have established an endowment fund with the Falls City Educational Foundation for the purpose of awarding a $1,000.00 “Kathryn Bartek Memorial Scholarship” this spring to a Falls City High School graduating senior who plans to attend either 1) a 4-year college or university; 2) a 2-year community college; or 3) a technical school.  The scholarship will not be limited to any field or area of study.

 Academic qualification, work ethic, attitude, ambition, integrity and leadership abilities will be considered in selecting this scholarship winner with special emphasis being paid to candidates who have been involved in both school and community activities and service. 

Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024.

Kathryn Bartek Application

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Barbara Shields Farmer & Bill G. Farmer Memorial Scholarship

Awarded through the Falls City Educational Foundation

The Falls City Educational Foundation will be offering a $1,000.00 “BARBARA SHIELDS FARMER AND BILL G. FARMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP” to a graduating senior from Falls City High School who plans to attend a 4-year College or University to pursue some area or field of study.  As this scholarship is intended to honor the memory of Barbara Farmer and the love she had for music, prime preference will be given first to those students who intend to pursue a music major at a college, university, or conservatory of music. 

 However, if no qualifying application is received for this field, then preference will be given to a qualifying top scholar-athlete applicant.  Should no qualifying applications be received for the above, then a smaller scholarship may be awarded to any student who plans to continue their education this fall by attending a 4-year College/University.

The selection for these scholarships will be based on the applicants’ academic achievements, involvement in both school and community activities, and the quality and content of the applications. 

 Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024.

Barbara Shields Farmer & Bill G. Farmer Application

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FCEF Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship

The Falls City Educational Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship has established with the Falls City Educational Foundation for the purpose of awarding the $4,000.00RESERVE OFFICERS’ TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) SCHOLARSHIP”  this spring to a Falls City High School graduating senior who plans to attend a 4-year college or university with an ROTC program and who plans enroll in such program.  The scholarship will be given at the rate of $1,000.00 per year for up to 4 years as long as the recipient remains in the ROTC program.  Registration showing ROTC enrollment will be required each year prior to release of any funds.

 Academic qualification, work ethic, attitude, ambition, integrity and leadership abilities will be considered in selecting this scholarship winner with special emphasis being paid to candidates who have been involved in both school and community activities and service. 

Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship Application

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FCEF Governor A.J. Weaver Family Scholarship for Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors IN a 4-year College or University

 The Falls City Educational Foundation will be offering a $1,400.00 Governor A. J. Weaver Family Scholarship this spring to a graduate of Falls City High School who will be entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in a 4-year College or University and having declared a Major in:

                                    Music                                     Photography

                                    Animal Husbandry               Journalism

                                    Library Science                    Political Science

                                    Civil Engineering                 Prelaw

 If you have a family member, a friend, or know of someone who graduated from Falls City High School who will be a Sophomore, Junior or a Senior in college this coming year and is Majoring in one of these areas of study, please pass the information on to them about this scholarship.

 The selection for the scholarship will be based on the applicants' academic achievements, involvement in both school and community activities, and the quality and content of the applications.  Interested students need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website, the Falls City High Guidance Counselor’s Office or by contacting Michael R. Dunn, Scholarship Chairman of the Foundation, PO Box 447, Falls City.  His phone number is (402) 245-4486.  The completed applications should be returned to either the Guidance Counselor or Mr. Dunn by March 25, 2024.

Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website or the Guidance Counselor’s Office.  Completed applications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 25, 2024.

Gov. A.J. Weaver Family Application

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THE BETTY SCHAWANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP for Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors IN a 4-year College or University

The Falls City Educational Foundation will be offering a $600.00 BETTY SCHAWANG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP this spring to a graduate of Falls City High School who will be entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in a 4-year College or University and having at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA in College classes.  A preference will be given to those applicants pursuing an Agricultural oriented career field.

If you have a family member, a friend, or know of someone who graduated from Falls City High School who will be a Sophomore, Junior or a Senior this coming year, please pass the information on to them about this scholarship.

 The selection for the scholarship will be based on the applicants' academic achievements, involvement in both school and community activities, and the quality and content of the applications.  Interested students need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City High School’s website, the Falls City High Guidance Counselor’s Office or by contacting Michael R. Dunn, Scholarship Chairman of the Foundation, PO Box 447, Falls City.  His phone number is (402) 245-4486.  The completed applications should be returned to either the Guidance Counselor or Mr. Dunn by Monday, March 25, 2024.

Betty Schawang Memorial Application

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COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS SCHOLARSHIP

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 8, 2024.

CMC Application

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Eastern Star Scholarship $600

Presented by the Local Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of Eastern Star scholarship application is now available for the 2023 – 2024 graduating class at Falls City High School. The scholarship is awarded to the high school senior who best exemplifies good citizenship and high moral character. While scholastic standing and parental finances may be considered, neither are the sole criteria in the selection of the recipient.

 This year’s scholarship amount is $600 and will be awarded to a senior from Falls City High School or Humboldt Table Rock Steiner High School.

Applications are due to Debbi Dunn via e-mail or to the address listed on the application on or before April 15, 2024.

Easter Star Application

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Southeast Nebraska Communications (SNC):

Edwin S. Towle III Memorial Scholarship $2000

Two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to two selected high school seniors who are continuing their education at a two-year or four-year institution. Applicant must be an immediate family member to a current Southeast Nebraska Communications customer.

SNC Online Scholarship Application/Submission: https://sentco.net/scholarships/scholarship-application/

Applications are due by March 15, 2024

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FALLS CITY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

Due Date: by NOON on March 8, return the completed scholarship form to: HS Counselor

The Falls City Volunteer Fire Department will be offering (3) $ 500.00 scholarships for graduating Seniors this spring. Preference is given to children and grandchildren of local first responders, but ALL seniors planning on attending college can apply.

FC Fire Dept Application

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The Falls City Rotary Club Scholarship and Louis & Nellie Ebel Memorial Scholarship

This application form can be used to apply for both the Falls City Rotary Club scholarship for $800.00 and the Louis and Nellie Ebel scholarship for $500.00.  Both of these scholarships will be offered to graduating seniors from the two High Schools in Falls City, who have as their goal the desire to obtain a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in some field of study.  Scholarships shall be awarded based on academic standing and merit.  Applications are to be returned to the Guidance Counselor by Monday, March 11, 2024.

 Wilber Roesch Math Scholarship

The Falls City Rotary Club will be offering this $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior of Falls City High School who plans to attend an accredited four-year college or university this fall, with their goal to obtain a Bachelor's Degree.  Preference will be given to those students who either plan to teach math at the middle school, high school or college level, or plan to enter a career field that requires quite a few math courses (Ex. Engineering, Architecture, Accounting, Computer Science, etc.).  Scholarships shall be awarded to graduates based on academic standing and merit.  Applications are to be returned to the Guidance Counselor by Monday, March 11, 2024.

 Gale Marsh Memorial Scholarship for Technical School or Community College Scholarship
The Falls City Rotary Club will again be offering a $2,200.00 scholarship in memory of Gale Marsh.  This scholarship will be paid out over a 2-year period ($1,100.00 each year), with payments being made directly to the school at the appropriate time.  This scholarship will be offered to graduating seniors from the two high schools in Falls City, who have as their goal the desire to pursue a career in one of the following trades: carpentry; plumbing; electrical; welding technology; diesel-ag equipment service technology; building construction technology or agriculture business and management technology.  It is desired that the student currently has a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 to receive all future scholarship funds.  Scholarships shall be awarded based on academic standing and merit.  

Applications are to be returned to the Guidance Counselor by Monday, March 11, 2024.

All three Rotary applications in this link.

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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. $2000

1. must be planning to attend a Nebraska Community College in the fall

2. applicant must plan to enroll in an automotive related course of study

3. must submit one teacher letter of recommendation, describing applicant’s aptitude & attitude

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

5. must submit a cover letter attached to application form indicating his/her interest in the automotive field and their plan for technical training.

6.  must include HS Transcript

DEADLINE: By APRIL 5 applicant must have met the above criteria and submission of application to Carriage House Foundation no later than April 5

Johnny Baxter Foundation Application

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FRONTIER BANK CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Two $1,750 scholarships will be awarded to students who have graduated from a Richardson County, Nebraska high school and are entering a four-year college.  One scholarship will be awarded to an individual planning to major in an agricultural-related field, while the other scholarship will be awarded to an individual planning to major in a business-related field.

Applications should be completed and returned to:
Frontier Bank/Scholarship
1616 Harlan Street
Falls City, NE 68355

 Deadline: April 1

Frontier Bank Application

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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.

 Interested seniors need to fill out a scholarship application form available through the Falls City

High School’s website, www.fctigers.org, or the Guidance Counselor’s Office. Completedapplications should be returned to the Guidance Counselor by March 31

TSM Application

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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

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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:

THE DOUGLAS E. COCHRAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

 Eligibility:

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: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=pacfwvscholarship

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

 The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation site is: www.pacfwv.com

 Deadline:  March 1

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The Julie D. Bauman CPA Scholarship

2024 Seniors: 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 2024. 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 (2024- 2025).

 To be considered for the award you must turn in the following by
April, 5th, 2024, 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 julie@juliebaumancpa.com by
April, 5th, 2024, by 9 pm.

JBD CPA Application

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FALLS CITY TIGER BOOSTER CLUB

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 15 to HS Counselor’s office.

FC Booster Club Application

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Hagan Scholarship
for Spring 2024
For the 2024-2025 Academic Year in College

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
2. Must attend a high school located in the United States. Can be a public, private, charter, magnet, or STEM school.
3. Must be in the high school graduating class.
4. Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
5. Must enroll in an eligible four-year not-for-profit College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
6. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college, or complete the equivalent of a four year degree if in a professional program.
7. Recipients must work 240 hours from January 1, 2024 until commencement of the 2024 fall semester in college. Work can be performed at recipient discretion. Employment must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation. Work can be full-time during the summer and/or part-time work.
8. Applicant’s Adjusted Gross Household Income reported for 2022 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $100,000. “Household Income” is defined as the total income received by all members of a household living under the same roof.
9. Applicants selected as Finalists must provide a copy of their FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS).
10. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
11. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient is a high-achieving goal-driven student having substantial financial need

Spring Applications.
For new applicants only. Not for Fall applicants who have already applied.
1. Application available January 15, 2024.
2. Application Deadline March 1, 2024.
3. Applications reviewed for compliance with instructions and eligibility.
4. Applicants notified of their status. 
5. Finalists provide supplemental information.
6. Scholarships awarded.
7. All Finalists notified of their status.

 Application available at: https://haganscholarships.org/

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The Charles W. Herbster Foundation Scholarship

The Charles W. Herbster Foundation awards three scholarships to high school seniors graduating from Falls City High School in the spring. The recipients are selected based on academic achievement, leadership, community involvement, service to others, career vision and goals. This financial support is offered to students pursuing a two-year or four-year college degree. The scholarship of $2000 may be used for tuition and fees only, or books paid for through a university charge account.

Qualifications

Applicant must be an American citizen.

Applicant must be planning to attend an approved two-year or four-year college, university, or graduate school in the fall of 2024.

Applicant must be attending Falls City High School

Click to create your Account/Sign In, in order to access the application: https://herbsterfoundations.awardspring.com 

DEADLINE is March 1

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3 American Legion Auxiliary
Below are descriptions of scholarships that are offered by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Click on the link below to find all fillable applications.
https://nebraskalegionaux.net/scholarships-2/


(1) Nebraska ALA Memorial Scholarship:
The Nebraska ALA Memorial Scholarship will be awarded, to a qualified applicant accepted into an undergraduate or graduate (Master’s only) program at a four-year Nebraska college or university. who Preference will be given to a former Nebraska Girls State of Boys State Citizen who is seeking 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.

Return all 3 pages of your application packet by NOON on March 1 to Ms. Barker’s office.

(2) 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) This scholarship EXCLUDES applicants enrolled in a school of nursing).


Applicant must be a resident of Nebraska and must be a Veteran or Veteran connected.
Return all 3 pages of your application packet by NOON on March 1 to Ms. Barker’s office.

 

(3) Healthcare Professional Scholarship:

The Healthcare Professional Scholarship 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. 

 Return all 3 pages of your application packet by NOON on March 1 to Ms. Barker’s office.

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Telephone Pioneer Association & Museum Scholarship: Lincoln Community Foundation

Amount: $1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria are met)

Eligibility: Graduating seniors and former graduates from high schools in specific Nebraska counties (see list below)

Criteria: Academic success, financial need

The Lincoln Telephone Pioneer Association and Museum Scholarship was established in 2019 to commemorate the history and legacy of the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Association and the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum. The scholarship was funded, in part, from the proceeds of the sale of an antique telephone collection originally begun in 1928 by

employees of The Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company at the request of its founder, Frank H. Woods (1868-1952).

CRITERIA

1. The applicant must be a current graduating senior or former graduate of a public or private high school in the following counties in Nebraska: Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Webster, or York.

2. Applicants must demonstrate academic success and must be pursuing undergraduate studies in any 2- or 4-year college, university, or community college.

3. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

4. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

 APPLICATION & DEADLINE Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application Form online at https://lcf.academicworks.com/ and submit the form and all required attachments electronically. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15th.

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Telephone Pioneer Association & Museum Scholarship: Lincoln Community Foundation

 Amount: $1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria are met)

Eligibility: Graduating seniors and former graduates from high schools in specific Nebraska counties (see list below)

Criteria: Academic success, & financial need

The Lincoln Telephone Pioneer Association and Museum Scholarship was established in 2019 to commemorate the history and legacy of the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Association and the Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum. The scholarship was funded, in part, from the proceeds of the sale of an antique telephone collection originally begun in 1928 by employees of The Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph Company at the request of its founder, Frank H. Woods (1868-1952).

CRITERIA

1. The applicant must be a current graduating senior or former graduate of a public or private high school in the following counties in Nebraska: Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Webster, or York.

2. Applicants must demonstrate academic success and must be pursuing undergraduate studies in any 2- or 4-year college, university, or community college.

3. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

4. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

 APPLICATION & DEADLINE Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application Form online at https://lcf.academicworks.com/ and submit the form and all required attachments electronically. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15th.

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THOMAS C. WOODS, JR. Scholarship: Lincoln Community Foundation:

 Amount: $1,250 (2 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria are met)

Eligibility: Graduating seniors from high schools in specific Nebraska counties (see list below)

Criteria: Academic success, financial need, graduates from specific counties, with preference to dependents of former Aliant/Alltel employees.

The Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1991 by the family of the late Thomas C. “Chip” Woods, III, and the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company (LT&T, formerly Aliant, then Alltel). The scholarship honors Thomas C. Woods, Jr. and the contributions he made to LT&T and the community as a whole. The Woods family continues to be generous servants to the Lincoln community and are involved in various organizations throughout the city of Lincoln.

CRITERIA

1. The applicant must be a current graduating senior of a public or private high school in the following counties in Nebraska: Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Webster, and York.

2. Preference will be given to dependents of former Aliant/Alltel employees.

3. Applicants must demonstrate academic success and must be pursuing undergraduate studies at any university or college in the United States.

4. Financial need will be considered when awarding this scholarship.

5. This scholarship may be renewable for up to 4 total years. Previous recipients must complete a renewal application, submit their college transcript(s) and proof of enrollment, and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

 APPLICATION & DEADLINE
Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application Form online at https://lcf.academicworks.com/ and submit the form and all required attachments electronically. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15th.

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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 15

DKG Application

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Easton J Vonderschmidt Memorial Scholarship

2024 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 NOON on Friday, MARCH 29.

** Please organize the above listed items and put them in a folder or manilla envelope prior to turning in to your counselor.

 **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.

Application Cover Sheet
Application Directions & Details

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!

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SENCA Community Leadership 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 2024 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  

 Scholarship Deadline:  Complete scholarship materials must be postmarked by March 15, 2024. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

SENCA Application

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F & M Bank Scholarships

F&M Bank is awarding three scholarships this year. One $1,000.00 scholarship to any graduating senior 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 29th is the deadline for the applications to be returned to the counselor’s office. 

F & M Bank Application

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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 in jpg format 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: marisa@kobzadental.com.

 Please note, applications must be in our email by NOON on April 12, 2024. No late or incomplete entries will be considered.

Kobza Application/Instruction Form

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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 (Dale was a former student) annually offer a $2,000.00 college scholarship to a descendant of a former Genoa U.S. Indian School student.  The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and is paid directly to the college or university of the recipient. The scholarship recipient must provide evidence of class registration before the funds will be released and credited to the student’s school account.

Students may obtain an application on line at www.genoaindianschoolmuseum.org or by writing to the Genoa Indian School Foundation at PO Box 382, Genoa NE 68640, or by contacting me via e-mail at historicalgenoa@gmail.com 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.  Please encourage students to provide a thorough application and at least one reference letter from a teacher or employer.

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NPLF Scholarship (Nebraska Public Leadership Foundation)

The Nebraska Public Leadership Foundation is awarding two, $1,000 scholarships to two high school seniors who are pursuing higher education to become a teacher in a Nebraska public school system. Students with plans to attend college or university in Nebraska, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and those students whose school district is a member of the Nebraska Association of School Boards qualify to apply for the scholarship. The application can be found on the NPLF website at

https://www.nepublicleadership.org/

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The Lincoln Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scholarship Application opens Friday, December 15th!  On this date students can access the online application form for 2024-2025 scholarship awards!

 Thank you for your assistance in posting, sharing, and forwarding this information with your students and their families! 

Students may find information about our scholarships by using this link:   https://lcf.academicworks.com/

It is recommended to use Chrome as your browser.

 The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 90 different 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 as their username and a password.  If they accessed the system in previous years, they may simply Sign In with their username and password. Once logged in, applicants will have access to the online general application form. A current transcript and their Student Aid Index from the FAFSA are required.  Due to the delayed release of the Better FAFSA in 2023, applicants are encouraged to begin their application and save their progress.  When they receive their FAFSA Submission Summary, they may then return to the application and complete it.  Additional guidance about this required information can be found within the application.

 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. 

 There are also scholarships which 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” 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, 2024. 

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2024 BBB STUDENT OF INTEGRITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS

 The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is excited to announce that 15 high school seniors from BBB Midwest Plains’ service area — Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota ­— will each be awarded $2,000 scholarships. These scholarships are designed to recognize students who embody ethical behavior and personal integrity, demonstrating traits such as humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — the core values of the BBB.

 Students are not required to be nominated to apply, but if you wish to nominate a specific student, you may do so here.

 The application can be accessed here.

 To be considered by the judges, applications must be submitted by April 5, 2024.

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The  Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship 

Eligibility & Dates 

·       Must be a high school senior graduating in 2024 

·       Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher 

·       Eligible High Schools: Nebraska High Schools (Public, Private or Exempt) 

·       Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning that will make an impact on the community in the interest of safety, and the desire to protect the vulnerable in the areas of:                      
Countering human trafficking 
Online safety 
Cyber security 

This list is not a list of degrees or majors, however a list of areas that the degree will make an impact. This list is not comprehensive and can be done in a number of ways. The individual must be able to demonstrate in their essay how their degree can make a difference in the lives of others. 

·       Deadline: March 8, 2024 by 5:00 PM CST - WE WILL ANNOUNCE A WINNER MARCH OR APRIL 2024! 

·       Award Amount: $4,000  

 How to Apply:   https://www.setmefreeproject.net/scholarship-opportunity 

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BILL LEWIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Purpose:  The Bill Lewis Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance for the education of students who participated annually in two or more Nebraska School Activities Association (“NSAA”) sanctioned activities. The recipients and their parents will be presented with the scholarship award at the NSAA State Boys Basketball tournament.

 Eligibility:  The Bill Lewis Scholarship program is open to all students to further their education. Providing guidelines are met.

  • In the final year of secondary education (at time of application)

  • Nebraska resident

  • Active in NSAA activities for a minimum of 3 years

  • Participation in a minimum of 2 NSAA sponsored activities annually.

  • Attend accredited post-secondary school.

 Amount and Use: Up to two (2) scholarships in the amount of up to $5000 each will be awarded 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, giving consideration to the following criteria: Financial need; citizenship; leadership, career goals; academic achievement (GPA, ACT or SAT scores); and involvement in NSAA sanctioned activities.

 Scholarship Committee:  The Scholarship Committee consist of members from the NHSOA Board

 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

 Or Email to:  Stadium_Sports@hotmail.com

 Deadline for Submission: Applications must be submitted by February 19th

Bill Lewis Application

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AHRS Construction Trades Scholarship 2024

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

 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 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

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) or Concrete Construction Technician (1 to 4 semesters)

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

HOW TO APPLY

Fill out application prior to deadline noted below

Submit application to: Eric Stallbaumer, with AHRS Construction, via email or mail Email: erics@ahrs-inc.com

Mail: 533 Railroad St; Bern, KS 66408

 APPLICATION DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION Applications must be submitted by 3/22/24 at 11:59PM CST

SELECTION CRITERIA
Scholarship winners will be selected based up on the following criteria: Commitment to a construction career path

Preference will be given to those choosing one of the preferred programs listed above

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

Leadership potential

Values that align with A_H_R_S_’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

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

CONSTRUCTION TRADES SCHOLARSHIP

AHRS Application

ASF

The ASF Scholarship Competition for Creative Writing

 Any high school senior who plans to attend college may apply. Only one submission per student.

 Submissions must take the form of one of the following genre:

· Poetry or song lyrics
· Short fiction of all subgenres
· Play, movie, or television script
· Speech or letter
· Memoirs or diary entry
· Biography/autobiography
· Personal essay
· Other (We understand creative writing can take many forms. If there is a question about your desired form, please contact us by email or text.)

 Submissions do not have to be newly created, but must be original work.

See attached document for more details and submission directions…or stop by guidance office.

 Creative Writing Scholarship Information Sheet

Submissions are due no later than March 22, 2024

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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.

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

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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