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 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

December 6, 2013 – UNIVERSITY OF Nebraska YOUNG ARTIST AWARDS – open to juniors in high school in the fine arts. get more information at http://go.unl.ed/nyaa

AmeriCorps – Give back to the community , while learning new skills. Open to men and women ages 18-24, who are enthusiastic and hard working. For 10 months you would work on four to six projects, helping youth, adults, cleaning parks, fighting wild fires and help people recover from disasters. Follow AmeriCorps on Facebook at AmeriCorps NCCC and also on Twitter @AmericCorps NCCC Apply at

FEMACorps – interested in a career in Emergency/management Training. Open to men and women ages 18-24, who are enthusiastic and hard working. For 10 months is the length of the program. Apply at Follow FEMA Corps on Facebook at AmeriCorps NCCC and also on Twitter @AmericCorps NCCC Apply at


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AGES 16 AND ABOVE may now enroll in up to six-credit hours each semester of McCook Community
College credit courses (not dual credit) and receive a Walsh-Brady Grant equal to 50 percent of tuition and general purpose fees.  These MCC credit courses can be taken online, ITV or any MPCC campuses.  Deadline to apply is the census date (10th day) of the semester.  Students must complete all MCC courses registered for each semester and earn a grade of “C”  (or better) in each course to be eligible to receive additional Walsh-Brady Tuition and Fees grants.  Walsh/Brady Grant


March 31. 2014 -GRAMMY CAMP  for aspiring  music industry professionals: Hands-on career training, Learn from industry experts, performance and music business tracks and there is financial aid available.  apply at www.GRAMMYINTHESCHOOLS.COM     DEADLINE for registration is March 31


April 15, 2014 – NEBRASKA AGRICULTURAL YOUTH INSTITUTE 2014 – is a five-day conference for high school juniors and seniors to learn about career opportunities within agriculture.  It will be held at UNL East Campus July 7-11.   It will includes speakers, workshops and panels, agriculture education, professional development, leadership experience, fun and new friends and networking with peers and industry leaders.  The NAYI is free of charge, thanks to our generous sponsors.  Apply online at


June 2, 2014 – SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSIONS CAREER WORKSHOP- Nebraska high school students have the opportunity to visit the University of Nebraska Medical Center in O”Omaha for an introduction and orientation to a variety of health profession.  The workshop is July  29 to August 1, 2014. The workshop cost $275, includes, food while on the UNMC Campus, dorm room expenses, transportation while in Omaha and learning supplies.  Application:  Summer Health Professions Career Workshop



College Campus Visits and College School Visits

May 22nd, 2013 by sarmbrus

College of Saint Mary (CSM)- 2013 Campus Visit Days
Registration is available on the CSM website at the beginning of the academic year.

*Campus Visit Day – Friday, November 1
*Professional Studies Visit Day – Wednesday, November 20
-Showcasing Business/Paralegal/Education
*Nursing /Occupational Therapy Visit Day Thursday, November 13
-Hands-on Lab Exploration & Tours

October 30, 2013 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA KEARNEY MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS & LEADERS DAY – check in begins at 8:30, this conference is designed to help high school seniors learn more about college life at UNK, majors offered, available scholarships, UNK resources to help be success, and see the campus, meet student and faculty. Register online at VISIT.0UNK.EDU

2013 Nebraska College Fairs

Prior to attending a college fair or EPP, encourage students to visit to register for a barcode.

After submitting the online form, students will print a barcode to take to the college fair. When they visit a booth, the college rep will scan the barcode to retrieve the student’s information.

*Scottsbluff / Gering
Sunday, October 13 – 1:00-3:00 pm, Gering Civic Center

Sunday, October 20 – 1:00-4:00 pm, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sunday, October 27 – 1:00-3:00 pm, Southeast Community College – Lincoln


COLLEGE OF HAIR DESIGN OPEN HOUSE - Lincoln, NE  tour the school, watch demonstrations, discover career opportunities, gift bags, T-shirt and scholarships will be given away 

2013-2014 Scholarships

May 14th, 2013 by sarmbrus

scholarship money

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


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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


December 1 – February 22 -SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS –         View the Application flyer for high school seniors


January 15, 2014 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ SCHOLARSHIP – attend one of the state colleges at Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College. Score at least a 25 ACT or 1700 SAT, plus 1 or more letters of recommendations from a high school administrator or teacher. Application at January 15, 2014 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN -complete admissions application and complete personal statement to be considered for most scholarships at: January 15, 2014 - NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION PAST EXALTED RULER’S SCHOLARSHIP-open to any high school senior January 15, 2014 - NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION J.B. FERGUSON GOLF SCHOLARSHIP - January 24, 2014 – NEBRASKA RURAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – open to one male and one female from our school who are planning to become a teacher or related occupation.  Application website: January 24, 2014 – GARY FISHER FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP – high school senior who excelled in fine arts and is planning to major in fine arts in college.  Application  website: January 31, 2014 – ACACIA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP –  open to incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. Application website: January 31, 2014 – NORMA ROSS WALTER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM -open to first year college women students who have been or plan to graduate from Nebraska high schools and who plan to continue their educate as English majors in accredited colleges or universities.  Application at January 31, 2014 -ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD – open to 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, 2011, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2011, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2014. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.  Information and application website: January 31, 2014 -NMC STUDENT SPONSOR AND CATEPILLAR FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – attend CCC-Hastings Campus major in diesel  Information and application at: University of Nebraska Kearney UNDERGRADUATE PERFORMING ARTS – MUSIC- THEATRE – DANCE-2014 SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS-/3 of January 17, February 7-8, February 21-22 Visit their website at:


February 1, 2014 -UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY - general scholarship application  Also check UNK’s  Art Scholarships at: February 1, 2014 – NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP – general scholarship application and is available to anybody that has applied to Northeast CC Application website: February 1, 2014 - AXA ACHIEVEMENT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP – seniors with ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. apply online at February 1, 2014 – SUSAN BUFFET SCHOLARSHIP - open to Nebraska high school seniors application at February 1, 2014 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY HONORS PROGRAM – high school seniors attending UNK .  Student must have a minimum of 26 on your ACT and in the top 25% of your graduating class.  Application website: February 1, 2014 – CUSTER COUNTY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - if you live in Custer County attending one of the counties high schools or live in Custer County attending a school in a neighboring county, then you could be eligible for these scholarships.  Go to for instructions and applications. February 1, 2014- CAREERS IN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP - Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a two-year or four-year degree program related to agriculture in the fall following graduation. Dependents of employees of Winfield Solutions LLC or Land O’ Lakes Inc. are ineligible. Selection is based on academic achievement, proven leadership in agriculture and professional interest in the field of agriculture careerinagscholarship (1) February 1, 2014 – NEBRASKA LUMBER DEALERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – Scholarships of up to $250 available for Nebraska high school seniors pursuing a college program related to construction.  Information and application website:                               February 1, 2014 – MCMEEN PT SCHOLARSHIP -must be a graduating senior from high school in the following counties: Blaine, Custer Dawson, Valley, Rock, Loup, Garfield or Greeley.  May be a student currently enrolled in college and majoring in Physical Therapy.  Must specify in Biographical Narrative why the student wants to become a Physical Therapist.  Field of Study : Pre-Physical Therapy.  GPA requirement: 3.5. For information and to download an application, please go to and select Criteria from the Scholarships menu.  This scholarship is listed under Scholarships for Custer County Students. Scholarship applications may be mailed to the Foundation, PO Box 304, Broken Bow, NE 68822 February 14, 2014 – TWELFTH ANNUAL NATIONAL COOP SCHOLARSHIP – must have a GPA of 3.5 or better. Must apply and be accepted for 2014-2015 academic year at one of these colleges: WACE Partner Institution – Clarkson University – Drexel University – Johnson and Wales University University of Massachusetts Lovell – Rochester Institute of Technology – University of Toledo – Wentworth Institute of Technology. For information and application the website is: February 19, 2014 – GRAND ISLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – see the list of scholarships and the application at   Only fill out one applicantion and that will be considered for all scholarships the student qualifies for.  The scholarshipinformation and  application can only be submitted online February 21, 2014 – NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – open to Nebraska high school students enrolled in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to print journalism. Application website is February 28, 2014 – BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP -open to high school seniors and students in college.  Engineering/Technology Majors: Automotive Technology * Chemical Engineering * Computer Engineering * Computer information systems * Computer Science * Electrical Engineering * Energy Engineering * Environmental Engineering * Industrial Engineering * Information Technology * Manufacturing Engineering * Machatronics * Plastic/Polymers Engineering * software Engineering   DESIGN AND BUSINESS RELATED MAJORS:Automotive Design * Fine Arts Design – Sculpting * Graphic Design * Industrial Design  * Product Design  * Transportation Design * Accounting * Business Administration * Economics * Ergonomics * Finance * Human Resources * Industrial Hygiene * International Business * Management information Systems * Labor & Industrial Relations 8 Management Information Systems * Marketing * Mathematics *  Occupational Health & Safety * Production Management * Statistics * Supply Chain /Logistics   Information and application at


March 1, 2014,  – MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP –  general scholarship application for McCook or  North Platte Technical or academic campuses.                        MidPlains Scholarship

March 1, 2014  -UNL HONORS PROGRAM - Prospective freshmen students must apply to the University prior to accessing the Honors Program application. Application to the University is available at The Honors Program application can be accessed at MyRED once the student has received the NU ID by e-mail from the Admissions Office (usually within one business day).

March 1, 2014 – AMERICAN LEGION EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP – – 2014 ApplicationThe American Legion, Department of Nebraska Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship is awarded to the Eagle Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the Nomination Application and will advance to national competition for the chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship. Three second-place scholarship awards will be given in the amount of $2,500 each. Scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from a state accredited high school (public, parochial, military, private, or home school) and must utilize the total award within four (4) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty. The scholarship may be used to attend a school selected by the student providing it is state accredited, above the high school level, and within the continental limits of the United States, except in the case where the student may be from a possession of the United States, in which case he can select a school in that possession or in the continental United States. Disbursement from the scholarship fund will be made jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester or quarter. However, only on request will be honored per semester or quarter

. March 1, 2014 – EDGAR J. BOSCHULT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP  - 2014 Application  The Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship was established by the Nebraska American Legion with the University of Nebraska in 1947, as a living memorial to Nebraska’s honored dead of World Wars I and II. The scholarship was created in memory of Edgar J. Boschult, a World War I veteran and Past Commander of the Nebraska American Legion, and Lieutenant Colonel in the Armed Forces who was killed in action in Germany on November 8, 1944, while commanding the 76th Field Artillery Battalion of the First Army. The fund was established by contributions from American Legion Commanders, Posts, and individual members. The income from this fund has been used to provide annual scholarships to full-time students in the University of Nebraska system who are enrolled in the Army, Air Force and Naval Science courses at the University. ROTC recipients must show qualities of leadership and aptitude for military or naval science, have a satisfactory scholastic record and be deemed worthy of financial assistance. In 1972, provisions of the scholarship were amended to accept applications from honorably discharged veterans of the armed services. Veterans must be enrolled as full-time students in the University of Nebraska system and also have a satisfactory scholastic record and be deemed worthy of financial assistance. Re-application is allowed, including previous recipients and those enrolled in postgraduate study. Recipients of the scholarship are selected by the Executive Committee of the Nebraska American Legion.

March 1, 2014 – MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - 2014 Application    The American Legion, Department of Nebraska awards annual scholarships for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning. Applicants must be a high school graduate or be earning sufficient credits to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the spring semester, or be enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution as of the application deadline date of March 1st. They must also be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of The American Legion, Department of Nebraska, or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American Legion member at the time of death. Applicants must be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled full time in an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education to include university, college or technical school, public or private. Selection of recipients will be made on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and the completion of all information requested in the application. Scholarship stipends will be sent to the institution of the recipient’s attendance to be held for use in their name for tuition and fees, books, room

March 1, 2014 – CHETT LINDER SCHOLARSHIP -applicant must be a graduating Nebraska high school senior. The applicant can attend any college or university. It is recommended that the applicant intend to major in business or a business-related field such as but not limited to Accounting, Business, Economics, Sales and Marketing and Finance. Applications must be hand written. March 1, 2014 - ELKS NEUMAN M. AND MILDRED E. HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP – open to all seniors March 1, 2014 – MAGGIE THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska,  applicants must have a disability and want to increase their independence through education or employment.  The award can be used to pay for higher education costs such as books or tuition.  The successful applicant can also use the award to pay for assistive devices or equipment. To apply: Submit a letter of request.  In the letter, outline how you will use the award to increase your independence through education or employment.  Be sure to state you disability.  A phone number of email address where you can be reached during the day should be included as well.  Send letter to: Maggie Thompson Scholarship Committee Attn: Jim Urban P.O. Box 1863 Grand Island, NE     68802-1863 March 5,2014- Rolland & Irene Ramsthel -applicants must be a graduate of Burwell, Ord, Loup County or Wheeler Central High schools and plan to enroll in a Registered Nursing Program. An assurance must be made that the student is enrolled in a nursing program and applicant must be in the top 1/3 of their class. This can be a two or a four year nursing program. March 5, 2014 – THE SALVATION ARMY D.J.’S HERO SCHOLARSHIP – nominate your hometown hero, must be a Nebraska high school senior that has faced challenges in their life. March 10, 2014 – WAYNE STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL ABILITIES ART SCHOLARSHIP – 10 pieces of art work sent in high resolution jpgs, letter expressing interest and two letters of recommendation. Scholarship information at and application at  


April 1, 2014 – DAVIS/CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP – apply at any community college in Nebraska, have knowledge or ecperience living or working in a diverse community or organization, be academically-promising student, active in school or community. US citizen, Nebraska resident and graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska “high school or I have earned a GED            Davis Chamber Scholarship

April 1, 2014 – LINCOLN BUILDERS BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company or the dependent of an employee.  Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university or trade school with a focus on construction science.  For company eligibility , go to , click on Scholarships and Membership Search to verify.  Application  at: Lincoln Builders Scholarship

April 4, 2014 – JOHNNY BAXTER CARRIAGE HOUSE FOUNDATION – open to graduating high school seniors interested   attending one of Nebraska’s Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field. To get more information and application click here  Carriage House

April 7, 2014 – CENTRAL NEBRASKA COMMUNITY SERVICES MARY DUSEK HEAD START GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP    -REGION VII HEAD START GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP   -HELEN HOLLINGSHED TAYLOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS   -NEBRASKA HEAD START ASSOCIATION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP –  These scholarships targets individuals who reflect the values of hard work, educational determination and leadership.  The nominee must have attended Head Start for one or more years.  The nominee must be scheduled to graduate from High School, be pursuing a post-secondary education, and submit name of institution of higher education that they are enrolled in or have the desire to attend.  These funds my be applied to the documented cost of tuition and or books.Head Start Scholarship

April 11, 2014 -Custer County Auxiliary Scholarship – applicant must be a Senior girl graduating from a Custer County High School or be living in Custer County.  Typewritten statements are preferred.  Statements must be signed in all instances. April 15, 2014 – KEVIN BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – open to all Loup County Seniors , planning to further his or her education Kevin Brown Scholarship 14 April 15, 2014 – 2014 “UNRECOGNIZED POTENTIAL” SCHOLARSHIP  (ROTARY CLUB, BURWELL, NE)  -scholarship will be awarded to high school senior(s) attending school within the counties of Garfield, Loup or Wheeler, Nebraska who best exemplifies the following: The principles of Rotary (; Some involvement and support of the local community or other types of service; A thoughtful plan for continuing their education that may include attending a traditional two or four-year college, trade school, or some type of internship or apprenticeship training program;  Unique potential (hidden or previously untapped/unrecognized) for development beyond the normal scholarship considerations ( GPA, ACT scores and financial need information is not being requested)Rotary Scholarship April 15, 2014 – JIM JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED BY PLAINS CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER ASSOCIATION - high school seniors who will be pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science including geology, hydrology, meteorology, oceanography and soil science. The scholarship is also open to those going into the teaching profession in the physical sciences. Applicant will need to provide proof of acceptance to a college with a physical science major and write a one page essay stating what they plan to do in the physical sciences once they receive they degree and how it will contribute to the discipline. Applicant will need proof of acceptance to a college with a physical science major, write a one page essay stating what they plan to do in the physical sciences onec they received the degree and how it will contribute to their discipline, the format of the essay should be 12 point font, double spaces.  Send applications to: Scott Bryant, National Weather Service, 6365 Osborne Drive West, Hastings, Nebraska 68901-9163 April 15, 2014 – TAYLOR LIONS SCHOLARSHIP – open to all seniors graduating from Loup County Public School. Application: Taylor Lions Scholarship April 15, 2014 – LOUP COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP FUND – open to Loup County High School seniors.  Application: Loup County Scholarship Fund April 18, 2014 – NEBRASKA COACHES ASSOCIATION/COUNTRY INN & SUITES SCHOLARSHIP -open to high school seniors in top 25% of class or a 3.75 gpa or better, participated in two sports and have an ACT of 24 or better  Application and more information at: April 30, 2014 – FRANCES CLARK SCHOLARSHIP – sponsored by the Burwell American Legion Auxiliary Unit #398 – open to a graduating senior girl from either Burwell Jr-Senior High School or Loup County High School.  Application is at: Frances Clark Scholarship



May 1, 2024 – OMAHA CHAPTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS (AITP) SCHOLARSHIP – students who are planning to attend or continuing to attend a college, university, community college or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota or South Dakota with the goal of achieving an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information, Technology, Computer Science  or a related field. The instructions and application forms are available at :

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  May 30, 2014- DAVIS-CHAMBERS FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP-open to students enrolled as a full-time student at Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College, have a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and provide financial need. This also includes students graduating from a community college that are going on to Chadron, Peru or Wayne.  Application website:


June 15, 2014-     JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP –  2014 Application  The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) scholarships not to exceed $500 each, as funds are available. At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the four American Legion Department membership areas, as funds are available. Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball team. Scholarships are awarded for one year only and are nonrenewable. Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. Selection of recipients will be based on complete applications, financial need, academic achievement and school and community involvement.

June 15, 2014 – — Mind On My Money & Money On My Mind-For the opportunity to win $30,000 in scholarships, young people were invited to host or participate in “Mind On My Money & Money On My Mind” workshops. Along with their friends and peers, students learn about creating a budget, paying for college and responsible credit card use. Three interactive workshops cover these important personal finance topics through fun, lighthearted activities.         Learn more about Mind On My Money & Money On My Mind workshops



 July 15, 2014 – American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship 2014 Application  Annually, The American Legion awards $30,000 in scholarships to deserving players. Each Department (State) Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award a scholarship varying from *$600 to $750 depending on the number of qualified applicants. Scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive their scholarships immediately upon graduation from an accredited high school. Scholarship winners must utilize the total award within eight (8) years of their graduation date, excluding active military duty. The scholarship must be used to attend a school selected by the student providing it is state accredited and above the high school level. The National Treasurer of The American Legion will make disbursements from the scholarship fund jointly to the student and the school at the beginning of each semester.