Scholarship Information updated 2/22/17
Scholarship Information updated 02/22/17
LEGACY AWARD: 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, 2014, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2014, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2017. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. Please visit http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/legacy.cfm for more information and the application.
MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP: Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. College students are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. Male and female students compete separately. Please visit http://www.enf.elks.org/mvs for more information and the application.
ELKS LODGE #1367 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND THE WNCC SCHOLARSHIPS: Must be used at WNCC, up to fifteen awards, ranging from $400-$1,500. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION VOCATONAL SCHOLARSHIP GRANT: These are open to high school seniors who plan to attend a Trade School, Technical School or Community College. The applicant must plan to attend a two year or less vocational-technical program for an associate degree. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
White Owl Scholarship
UNK has a $500 scholarship for a MALE. Please see Ms. Dunn for more information.
NMC and Central Community College
NMC, in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, NE, offers a two-year sponsorship at NMC Cat locations in NE. Please visit NMCs website or see Ms. Dunn for more information.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Essay requirement, deadline is March 1, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for the application.
Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship Program
Applicants must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Dept of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA or an veteran that was a current Legion member at the time of death. $500.00. Deadline is March 1, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship
Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. Applicants must attend school in Nebraska and must have maintained a GPA in the upper 50 percent of his/her graduating class. Deadline is June 15, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Central Panhandle Mutual Aid District Scholarship
Essay contest for Nebraska high school seniors and college students based upon the topic “What are the benefits of having a Volunteer Fire Department in your Community”. $300 scholarship, applications are due March 15, 2017. Please seen Ms. Dunn for more information.
2017 Minutemen Scholarship
Must currently be in the Nebraska National Guard or eligible for enlistment. Please see Ms. Dunn for more information.
Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be a dependent of a parent or guardian who is the member of a cooperative in good standing as a member of the Nebraska Cooperative Council for at least 5 years (such as PREMA or WESTCO). The application is only online at www.nebr.coop/foundation/scholarships
Nursing Schools Almanac
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017. Please visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for more information and the application.
Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation
Applicant must major in business or business-related field such as but not limited to Accounting, Business, Economics, Sales & Marketing, and Finance. Deadline is March 1, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for a copy of the application.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Alumni Scholarship
Applicant must be planning to attend UNL. There will be three to four scholarships awarded, with at least one scholarship being awarded to a student majoring in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Deadline for application is March 31st, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
2017 BBB Student of Integrity Awards
$2,000 scholarship for students who demonstrate ethical behavior, community service and academic accomplishments. Essay requirement. Deadline is March 10, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Applicant must be a high school senior who is the dependent son, daughter, or stepchildren of full-time BNSF employee or of retired, furloughed, disabled or deceased employees of BNSF. Deadline is March 8, 2017. Please visit http://www.applyists.com/ for the application.
Nebraska Actuaries Club and the Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarship
Applicants must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. Deadline is March 31, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Booth-Englert Families’ Scholarship
Applicant must have at least 2.5 GPA, can be used at any higher education institution. Deadline is March 31, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation
MCSF scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school. It is open year round and students can apply at www.mcsf.org/cte.
NSASSP Region V Scholarship
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and majoring in the field of education. The deadline is March 1, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Western Nebraska Administrators’ Education Scholarship
$500 scholarship for a student who is interested in a career in the educational field. Deadline is March 15, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Marjorie Leu Skala Scholarship
Deadline is March 31, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Nebraska Legal Professionals Association
Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and wishes to pursue a career in the law or legal support field. Deadline is March 31, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Western NE Human Resources Management Association Scholarship
Applicant must have a 2.5 or higher GPA, major in Human Resource Management, Accounting, Business Administration, Business Management, Finance or Economics. Deadline is March 24, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Pink Bandana Scholarship
Applicant must have battled breast cancer, or who have watched a parent or legal guardian fight breast cancer. Applications are due April 1, 2017. Please visit www.pinkbandana.org for more information.
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship
Applicant must be planning to enroll in one of the automotive related courses of study at one of the six Community College areas in Nebraska. Deadline is April 7, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Regional West Foundation
Applicant must be pursuing a career in laboratory medicine. The recipient of the scholarship will be determined based on academic performance, interest/experience in healthcare, and financial need. Deadline is April 30, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
NE NAIFA(National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) Scholarship
Applicant must major in education, business, management, finance, marketing, sales, or actual studies. Deadline is April1, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application or email Andy Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants $1,620 Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship
Essay requirement about the Mayflower Compact. Deadline is March 31, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
Box Butte General Hospital Scholarship
Applicant must be going into healthcare. Please visit www.bbgh.org for a copy of the scholarship. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
Presbyterian Native American Scholarship $1,500
Applicants must be Native American students who live off the reservation and in the Panhandle of Nebraska. Deadline is April 15, 2017. Please see Ms. Dunn for an application.
The following is a long list of scholarships that have different requirements and are not tied to specific colleges/universities. These are national scholarships. Click on each link to find out more. Keep in mind that since these are national scholarships you may be competing with a large pool of students so make yourself stand out!
UNCF (United Negro College Fund)- www.uncf.org
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars- www.aigcs.org
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund- www.apiasf.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hsf.net
FindAid: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid- www.findaid.org
Ron Brown Scholar Program- www.ronbrown.org
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships- www.jackierobinson.org
McDonald's Education Scholarships- www.rmhc.org/rmhc/index.html
Target Scholarships- http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentld=WCMP04-031700
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation- https://www.coca-colascholars.org
State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships- http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/foundation/state_farm_foundation_scholarships.asp
Dell Scholars Program- www.dellscholars.org
The Homer Fund- http://thdhomerfund.org/orangescholars.html
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund- www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships- www.aasa.org
Student Investors Scholarships- www.invent.org/contests
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships- www.aynrand.org/contests/
Horatio Alger Association- https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation- http://www.truman.gov/
Tylenol Scholarships- http://www.tylenol.com/page.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subptyschol.inc
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program- https://www.training.nih/gov/programs/ugsp
Microsoft Scholarship Program- http://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegehome.aspx
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students- http://www.apsanet.org/content_11389.cfm
GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program- http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships
Burger King Scholars Program- http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/burger_king_scholars_program.html
Presidential Freedom Scholarships- http://www.scholarships4students.com/presidential_freedom_scholarship.htm
FAFSA on the Web- www.fafsa.ed.gov
La Raza Youth Scholarship- www.larazayouth.com
Harvest of Hope Scholarship- www.harvestofhope.net
Collegiate Investors Competition- http://www.invent.org/collegiate/
Latino American Education Foundation- www.leaf.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund- www.hispanicfund.org
College Board Scholarship Search- https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
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