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Scholarship Opportunities:

ScholarshipQuest  website is the place to find all local Nebraska based scholarships.  National and school-based scholarships that are sent to our attention will be updated on this site as we receive notice.

 

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proud to announce three new Husker Scholarships for in-state students made possible by a generous contribution from Nebraska Athletics.

Nebraska students who earn at least a 23 ACT score and have a strong high school grade point average or excellent class rank may be eligible for a Husker Scholarship—all they need to do is apply*. With the expanded eligibility range, more Nebraskans than ever before will be eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship Award Competitive ACT (SAT)
Husker Living & Learning Scholarship
*Requires Personal Statement
$2,500 non-renewable 26 (1240-1270)
Husker Traditions Scholarship $1,500 renewable 27 (1290-1310)
Husker Power Scholarship $1,500 non-renewable 23 (1140-1170)

In addition to the new Husker Scholarships, there are many other scholarships available for Nebraska students, including leadership and diversity awards. You can find a full list on the admissions website:

See all Scholarships for Nebraska Residents »

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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 scholars.horatioalger.org
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

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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: http://www.unk.edu/offices/financial_aid/resident-academic-merit-scholarships.php

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! www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships

Kearney Law Opportunities Scholarship (KLOP) – KLOP was added as a new opportunity late last fall. The KLOP deadline is November 15th, 2017:
http://www.unk.edu/offices/financial_aid/resident-specific-scholarships.php

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Applications may be mailed or dropped off in the entryway from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Our Lodge is located in the Lincoln Trade Center just behind Raisin’ Cane’s restaurant near 56th and Old Cheney.

We cannot accept late applications.

Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 Scholarships

http://elks80.org/scholarships_db.php

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks also offer other scholarship opportunities. The Elks National

Foundation offers the highly coveted Most Valuable Student (MVS) Scholarships. These range in value from $4,000

to $50,000. Elks Scholars are afforded wonderful opportunities for travel and service. Lincoln Lodge #80 will select

the top three boys and the top three girls from our area to be forwarded to the national competition, but we will

also award these six finishers scholarships from our lodge. The deadline for MVS applications is November 27,

2017.

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships

http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

The Nebraska Elks Association also awards scholarships. Please draw your golf coach’s attention to the

golf scholarship the state association offers. There are several other scholarships available. There are several

deadlines for the various scholarship, the earliest being January 1, 2018.

 

Nebraska Elks Association Scholarships

http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html

We will recognize all winners of our Lodge 80 scholarships and local winners of state and national

competitions at our annual Youth Week Recognition Night on the first Monday of May. Thanks so much for your

help in getting the word out to your seniors. If you, or they, have questions, please feel free to email them to

elkslodge80scholarship@gmail.com, and I will respond promptly.

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The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

Review guidelines and create a new account

Log into an existing account

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Trustee Scholarship

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Every year, Boston University welcomes about 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and typically ranked in the top 5–10% of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinary people. At BU, scholars also become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

Deadline December 1st

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2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com 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 SeniorAdvisor.com, 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 SeniorAdvisor.com, 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 SeniorAdvisor.com, 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 SeniorAdvisor.com 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 scholarship@senioradvisor.com 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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Diesel Mechanics
Scholarship Opportunities

NMC Student Programs –
NEW Opportunities for 2018
NMC, in partnership with educational institutions across the Midwest, offers several options for students considering Diesel Technology for their future career! These programs allow us to provide students with an exceptional education and rewarding careers.
Full College Sponsorship: NMC, in partnership with Central Community College in Hastings, NE, offers a two-year Sponsorship Program that includes two paid summer internships, paid tuition for an Associates in Diesel Technology, and a rewarding career opportunity. Application deadline: 1/31/18.
Partial Sponsorship: Interested in diesel technology and already enrolled in college? This one-year Sponsorship Program includes a paid internship, tuition, and career opportunities for students who are in the process of completing their first year of Diesel Technology School. Students at any diesel school are eligible to apply for this unique opportunity.
Paid Internships: NMC works with students from various diesel programs across the state to help students meet their required Coop/Internship requirement for graduation. Students at any diesel school are eligible to apply for this unique opportunity.
Click the link to check out all of our NMC student programs or contact a Talent Acquisition Specialist at recruiting@nmc-corp.com.
LINK for more information
http://nmc.cmail19.com/t/j-l-uuyukkl-wttliuke-n/

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a $2,500 scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen of any major.  I would like the opportunity to come to your high school classes or college fair and speak to your business, entrepreneurship or innovation students this semester.  To setup a time for a school visit, please email jtaulman@unomaha.edu.  I could also mail flyers to hand out to students, as well as a PDF of the scholarship to include on your scholarship webpage.

UNO’s Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community (ELLC) is open to incoming freshmen of any major who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Students accepted into the ELLC are guaranteed a room in UNO’s Scott Village and receive a $2,500 scholarship over two years.

Benefits

  • Live with other ELLC members on campus
  • Complete entrepreneurship cohort courses
  • Attend weekly Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization meetings
  • Connect with highly successful entrepreneurs
  • Take local and national trips to entrepreneurial hotspots such as Silicon Valley
  • Participate in entrepreneurial skill building events

Application requirements (application opens October 1, 2017)

  • Resume that highlights innovative or entrepreneurial accomplishments
  • Essay (250-500 words) that answers why you want to be part of this learning community
  • Names and email addresses of at least two references
  • On October 1, visit the ELLC’s scholarship page and click “Apply”.

Application deadline is February 1, 2018.

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At Hy-Vee, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 1969, we’ve awarded scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students – for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)

To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

Scholarship awards are announced in early spring after the Scholarship Committee reviews applicant files and submits a list of winners to the Hy-Vee Foundation Board of Directors. The committee selections are certified by the board and winners are notified by letter. Public announcement of the winners is made in early spring in press releases and on posters sent to each Hy-Vee location. The scholarship is confirmed upon proof of college enrollment.

If you are a scholarship winner, you are free to accept any other scholarships and financial rewards. Please report any such awards to the Hy-Vee Scholarship Directors. Notification of tuition-free offers must be reported to the directors.

Download the Application 

Send completed applications to:

Hy-Vee Foundation, Inc.
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Please contact Emily Streit at estreit@hy-vee.com for further information.

HIGH SCHOOL ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.

You are eligible for consideration if:

  • Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2017, AND
  • Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

You will need to submit by February 10 of the current year:

  • Completed application form.
  • Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.
  • Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans.
  • Official transcript, which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.
  • Test results from the ACT (American College Testing) examination.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or administrator. Although this is not a mandatory submission, it provides the judges with a more complete portrait of the applicant.

COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES:
Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.

You are eligible for consideration if:

  • Applicant must have been employed at a Hy-Vee location (office, distribution, retail) or subsidiary location after June 1, 2017, AND
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time student in their freshman, sophomore, or junior year during time of application process, AND
  • Applicant must be classified as a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at the time funds are disbursed.

You will need to submit by the February 10 deadline:

  • A completed application form.
  • Personal statement describing a time when Hy-Vee made a difference in your life and/or the life of your customer(s). Minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words.
  • Resume listing accomplishments in academics, activities, arts and athletics, community service and future post-secondary plans
  • Official transcript (with registrar’s seal), which should include present student status (for example, junior second semester), last semester’s GPA and cumulative GPA.
  • Personal reference letter from a professor, Hy-Vee store director or supervisor.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship
https://www.tttuxprom.com/scholarships/
Deadeline: March 1, 2018

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Goodrich Scholarship Program at UNO

The Goodrich Scholarship Program is a fantastic opportunity for students who want to develop leadership, work within a community of learners, and receive a scholarship to pay tuition and fees!

The Goodrich Scholarship Program application period opened October 1, 2017 and closes March 1, 2018 at 5:00PM (CST). Applicants can apply online at https://goodrich.fluidreview.com/. Unofficial high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores are directly uploaded by the applicant in their Goodrich application account.

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The Kiwanis Club of Lincoln – Cornhusker offers three scholarships of $1,500.00 each, for graduating seniors from an accredited high school located within Lancaster County, Nebraska.

 

Application must be submitted by March 15th, of the graduating year

 

Applications may be printed and sent in via traditional mail or filled out, saved and sent by email.

Remember to have 2 letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf.

Click the link below for EducationQuest to download an application and get started!

www.educationquest.org

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