August 28, 2017 Announcement

University of Nebraska – Kearney Scholarship Opportunities

On the UNK application for admission this year, students self-report all their transcript data, including class rank, GPA, and ACT scores

UNK has totally revamped their Freshmen Scholarship program. They now award freshmen scholarships using GPA and ACT scores. Students must have a 3.20 or higher GPA and a 23 or higher ACT score to qualify for an academic scholarship. Their largest scholarship is still the Board of Regents (full tuition) but the next levels have changed names. In addition to the Regents, they now offer the UNK Distinguished Scholar Award and the UNK Loper Achievement Award. Here is the link to their new scholarship information (and a cool grid) for Nebraska residents:

New Honors Program Admission Requirements: 3.75 or higher GPA and 27 or higher ACT

New in the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) this year: Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant have been added!

Kearney Law Opportunities Scholarship (KLOP) – KLOP was added as a new opportunity late last fall. The KLOP deadline is November 15th, 2017:


Horatio Alger National and AKSARBEN Scholarship Programs

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. These scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. They help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.

To learn more and apply, visit

The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and AKSARBEN Scholarship Programs are as follows:
*Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the State of Nebraska or western Iowa
*Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
*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
*Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
*Be a United States citizen

Application Deadline: October 25, 2017


                                          2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship                                     announces their fourth annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) during the academic year.

Selection and Eligibility Criteria
The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The following are ineligible to apply:

Employees of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by staff.

Guidelines for Applicants
Please include the following three items in your submission:

250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you’re seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

Scholarship award recipients will be announced by January 31, 2018.

How to Apply
Email to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by January 31, 2018.


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