Loup County Education Association

November 20th, 2014 by sarmbrus

January 5, 2015 – open to Loup County High School graduates, who are a sophomore or higher in college, majoring in a teaching field and has a 2.5 GPA or better in college.  Application at:Loup County Education Association Scholarship for Education Majors

Things of Interest

October 18th, 2013 by sarmbrus

New – September 17, 2014 -2014 MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS AND LEADERS DAY – this is an event for high school seniors,  giving them information about scholarship application deadlines and what to expect from the college application process.  This day is intended for all college bound seniors who may or may not be considering UNK to further their education.  Students are to register by going to visit.unk.edu and finding MSLD on September 17th.  Registrations should be completed by September 10th.   Itinerary:  8:30 am Check-in and registration – Nebraska Student Union;  9:30 am Welcom and program opening; 10:00 am Break-out sessions;  12:00 noon Lunch and entertainment;  1:10 pm Campus tours;  2:30 pm Conclusion

October 15, 2014 – ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE –   are you interested in becoming an exchange student?  Preliminary Applications can be found at www.5630rye.org

Rotary Clubs are also looking for individuals hosting a student.  If interested contact Ronna Morse at ryechair@5630rye.org

Lincoln, Nebraska,  a non-profit organization, offers a cost effective and comprehensive apprenticeship and craft-training programs for those individuals who want to have a viable career in the construction trades.  For more information on their programs, please visit http://www.abcnebraska.org


College Campus Visits and College School Visits

May 22nd, 2013 by sarmbrus

Northeast Community College

November 12, 2014 – Explore Northeast          November 19, 2014 –  Vet Tech Career Day                                March 9, 2015 – 9th Grade Career Day            March 25, 2015 – Explore Northeast                                          April 21, 2015 – Junior Day                                 April 29, 2015 – Performing Arts Career Day


Wayne State College – Fridays at Wayne State

October 31, 2014, November 7, 2014, November 21, 2014, January 30, 2015, February 20, 2015, March 27, 2015, or April 17, 2015

Just Juniors November 8, 2014 and March 21, 2015

2014-2015 Scholarships

May 14th, 2013 by sarmbrus


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ACT Test Dates for 2013–2014 Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) February 8, 2014* January 10, 2014 January 11–24, 2014 April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8–21, 2014 June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10–23, 2014


www.educationquest.com  , also provides free planning service, as well as FAFSA help


www.scholarship.com  iPhone or iPad:www.scholarships.

com/iphone   Android Device: www.scholarships.com/android


www.wellsfargo.com/student/planning/scholarships/index  enroll to receive information on scholarships, financial aid, testing and college preparation.  Win one of twenty $1,000 tuition prizes

  Going to a Christian College?  check out www.ChristianConnector.com for over $150 Million  in Scholarships.  Provided by the participating Christian Colleges.

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM – a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. More information at www.mhec.org


October 3, 2014 – WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN – a high school senior must have maintained a least a “B” grade point average, participated in one an officially sanctioned sport by the National Federation of State High School Associations and demonstrated involvement in his or her community. Apply at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

October 25, 2014 – AK-SAR-BEN SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM- Applicants mus demonstrate financial need, be involved in extra curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Enroll full-time  in college.  Application at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships

October 31, 2014 – THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP - is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities Applicants must be high school senior, US  Citizen, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution and must have a 3.0 GPA. More information at:      http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#page


November 4, 2014 – PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD – Community service this includes young volunteers in grades 5-12. Find more information at http://spirit.prudential.com/media/managed/instructions_88882.pdf

November 11, 2014 – THE HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION – scholarships for high achieving students from rural counties in need of financial assistance in order to attend a Four-year college.  Must have employment experience, mimimum 3.5 GPA, and a minimum of 23 on ACT. Application at www.hsfmo.org

November 15, 2014 -CHADRON STATE COLLEGE RHOP – (for medicine) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative between Chadron State College and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. Scholarships and acceptance to UNMC.  More information at www.csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions

November 15, 2014- WAYNE STATE COLLEGE RHOP -Only online applications.  RHOP areas include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physicians Assistant & Radiography.  Additional information and application material may be obtained at www.wsc.edu/edu/rhop

November 15, 2014 - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, KEARNEY HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KHOP) – KHOP is a cooperative between UNK and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. Scholarships and acceptance to UNMC. . More information at www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships

 November 15, 2015- OMAHA WORLD-HERAL/KEARNEY HUB SCHOLARSHIP – minimum ACT score of 27 or above, rank in the top 25% of high school class and complete the Honors Program application More information at: http://www.unk.edu/academics/honors/new_app.php

November 17, 2004 – FIRST FREEDOM STUDENT COMPETITION – /This is a essay and video contest for 9th -12th grade students to have an opportunity to compete for $2,500 awards as they examine the First Amendment, history and implementation of freedom of religion and conscience in American democracy and the world today.  Students must have registration online on or before November 17 and the postmark deadline for  essays or videos with the accompanying entry materials is Monday, November 24, 2014.    For registration and more information visit www.firstfreedom.org



December 1, 2014 – GOVERNOR’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD – The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees is currently offering half-tuition renewable scholarship to NE high school graduates who score a 21-24 on their ACT and Attend Chadron, Peru or Wayne State Colleges.  This is a competitive merit based scholarship.  Apply to one of the colleges and complete the incoming freshman scholarship applications by December 1 to be considered.

December 5, 2014 - ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP- high school senior, judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars

November 15, 2014 -CHADRON STATE COLLEGE- (for all areas of Health care except medicine) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative between Chadron State College and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. More information at www.csc.edu/sci/healthprofessions

December 15, 2014 – AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- student must be US citizen, current high school senior, planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the 2015-2016 school year. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Application at www.axa-achievement.com

December 16,2014 -THE SHOE FITS “BIRKENSTOCK ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP” –   The winner be chosen based upon creative quality, so the more original and engaging your article, the more likely you will attract the judges appreciation.   “Creative humor writing! It may be about general health issues, proper eating, foot health, ankle appreciation, or podiatry related. Make us laugh and you will make your mark. Write about the best shoes you have ever had or your grandmother’s beautiful toes. Just be interesting or educate us. ” The subject matter for the online written submission must be 400-1000 words.  Apply online at:http://birkenstocks.sandals4less.com/blog/birkenstock-scholarship/

December 18, 2014 – NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award  www.NFIB.com/YEA


January 5, 2015 -PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST – JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY -open to high school,  find information at www.jfklibrary.org/

January 8, 2015 – 2015 GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – a national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community , in the workplace and at home.  The scholarship is looking for students with: Leadership, Drive, integrity and Citizenship.  Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or http://facebook.com/GEReaganSchilarships

January 15, 2015 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ SCHOLARSHIP – attend one of the state colleges at Chadron State  www.csc.edu/scholarships, Peru State   www.peru.edu/scholarships or Wayne State College www.wsc.edu/scholarships. Score at least a 25 ACT or 1700 SAT, plus 1 or more letters of recommendations from a high school administrator or teacher. Apply to the college of choice, complete the incoming freshman scholarship application by January 15 to be considered.  More information at www.nscs.edu

January 15, 2015 - GOVERNOR’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD –  attend one of the state colleges at Chadron State  www.csc.edu/scholarships, Peru State   www.peru.edu/scholarships or Wayne State College www.wsc.edu/scholarships.= score between a 21 – 24 ACT,  Half in-state tuition over four years.

January 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN -complete admissions application and complete personal statement to be considered for most scholarships at: www.admisssions.unl.edu/apply

January 15, 2015 –  CHADRON STATE COLLEGE – general scholarship application due

January 15, 2015 -PERU STATE COLLEGE – general scholarship application due

January 14, 2015 –GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS (GMS) –  Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) online application system. Eligibility   Requirements: 1. Minimum GAP 3.3 #2 Ethnicities: African  American/Black: Native American: Asian Pacific Islander: American:  Hispanic American.  For more information go to www.gmsp.org

January 16, 2015 – NMC Sponsorship Program – NMC CAT, in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska offers a two-year sponsorship coupled with an apprenticeship program at NMC CAT locations in Nebraska. To be eligible, qualified applicants must be registered full-time in the Associate of Applied Science degree program. Apply for the NMC Sponsorship Program by clicking on the following link: http://www.nmc-corp.com/Content.aspx?id=3973.

January 23, 2015 – NRCSA TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP – open to high school seniors, attend a public or private college or university in Nebraska that is listed as nonprofit, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have an ACT composite of 22 or better. Applicant must be planning to enter the field of education(I.E. Teacher, Counselor, ETC)  Application and information at:    NRCSA_Scholarship_Application_2015

January 23, 2015 – 2015 GARY FISHER FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – high school seniors attending a public or private college or university in Nebraska that is listed as Nonprofit school, planning to major in fine art.  Application and more information go to: Gary_Fisher_Scholarship_Application_201


January 30, 2015 –NORMA ROSS WALTER SCHOLARSHIP – provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska High Schools who are planning to enroll as English major at accredited colleges or universities.  http://www.willacather.org/images/scholarships/2014-15_nrw_application.pdf



February 1, 2015 – THE SUSAN T. BUFFETT FOUNDATION - student eligibility: resident of the state of Nebraska, graduate from a high school in Nebraska or earn a Nebraska GED, achieve at least a 2.5 GPA in high school, be a first time freshman when entering college, and plan to attend:

    • Nebraska Community Colleges- Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System- Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska- NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $15,000 are encouraged to apply
      • To calculate your EFC, use the College Funding Estimator                                                                                                                                                                  For more information http://buffettscholarships.org/

February 1, 2015 – NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE – apply for general scholarships. Application at http://www.northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarship-Application.aspx   

February 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – OMAHA – general scholarship application due

February 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY – general scholarship application due

 February 22, 2015 – SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford)  – general application due.  More information at   https://scc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/

February 27, 2015 – BUICK ACHIEVERS – High school seniors and current undergraduates, U.S. military veterans and their dependents can apply and who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016. Planing  to major in a field focused on engineering, technology,
design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry.  Application and information at:  www.Buickachievers.com


March 1, 2015 –MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NORTH PLATTE AND MC COOK) – general scholarship application due. For an application visit: http://www.mpcc.edu/assets/content/pdfs/scholarship-app-form.pdf

March 1, 2015 – TITAN MACHINERY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM – application to Central Community College, be accepted, complete Titan application, visit CCC diesel program and provide Titam Machinery and CCC with an ACT, Compass or ASSET score Application at:  http://www.titanmachinery.com/files/titanmachinery2/files/Central%20CC%20Application.1%2012-10-14.pdf

March 1, 2015 – MAGGIE THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – desire to increase you independence through education or employment. Living with a disability.  Application process:  Submit a letter of request.  In the letter, please include; 1. How the scholarship will be used to increase independence through education or employment. 2. Disability 3 Phone number 4 Address 5 Email address.  Please send letter to:  Maggie Thompson Scholarship Committee, Attn: Joan Kinney, P.O. Box 1863, Grand Island, NE 68802-1863   Questions: call Karla Schwieger-Arnold, Development Officer at 308-384-7896

March 6, 2015-GALLUP SCHOLARSHIP – open to all seniors that have demonstrated through participation in extra curricular activities and /or part-time employment.  Must have a cumulative GPA 2.5 or above and plan on attending a college in Nebraska. For application at:   http://nebraskafbla.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/scholarship-gallup.pdf

March 7, 2015 - 2015 CABELA’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – a female student graduating from a Nebraska high school in spring 2015 and planning to begin college in the fall of 2015. Applications are available on The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation website at www.thehugefoundation.org

March 31, 2015- NEBRASKA LEGAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – applicant musts be enrolled full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law related undergraduate program.  Application and information at: www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org


April 1, 2015- NEBRASKA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED SCHOLARSHIP - open to graduating high school seniors and in the gifted program.  Application at:  NAG Hollingworth Application Form (1)

April 1, 2015 – COLLEGEBOUND NEBRASKA PROGRAM -apply and be accepted at UNL, UNK, UNO or UNMC ACT of 20, English 4 units, Math 3 units, UNL requires 4 units, social sciences – 3 units,  and foreign language – 2 units, UNO and UNK require one additional unit from any of the above academic disciplines.  File FASFA by April 1

April 10, 2015 – CUSTER COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP – open to all seniors living in Custer County are eligible to apply.  Application and information at : Custer County Farm Bureau