Scholarship Opportunities

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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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Raise.me

Raise.me is offering students the chance to earn up to $8,500 for scoring well on the PSAT and $1,000 for simply taking the test from schools like Tulane, Syracuse, University of Dayton and Denver. Raise.me is a free service for students and high schools. Learn more.

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Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Southeast Community College (SCC) have entered a partnership with Union Bank & Trust and Nelnet to offer a needs-based scholarship for students to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. This scholarship, funded by Union Bank and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 45 quarter credits.  Students who are eligible for the Federal School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.

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Air Force Academy Scholarships – Juniors

Begins March 1, 2017

For more information click HERE.

The Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

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Eastern Star Scholarship

Deadline: April 23, 2016

Myrtle Chapter No. 94, Order of the Eastern Star in Lincoln Nebraska is offering one $500 scholarship. All high school seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Selection will be based on evidence of good citizenship and high moral character as well as scholastic standing and financial need.

***Seniors interested in applying may pick up an application in the counseling center.***

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Asian Community and Cultural Center’s scholarships – Seniors

Applications need to be postmarked by April 30th

We will present multiple $500 scholarships to Asian or Asian-American students who will graduate from a high school in Lincoln this year. Exceptions can be made for students with non-Asiatic roots who have substantially contributed to the Asian Center through volunteer work or have participated in its youth programs.

Application available for pick up in the Counseling Center!

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Consumer Credit Scholarship

Applications Deadline:  April 30th

Credit Professionals International plans to present one (1) scholarship of $500 to high school seniors.  Also, the Lincoln Credit Association will be awarding three (3) scholarships-$250.00, $150.00, $100.00-all from one application.

This nonrenewable scholarship can be used at any two-year or four-year accredited college in the United States.  Please make this scholarship known to all qualified senior students.  The deadline for receiving applications is April 30, 2017.           Click HERE for Application

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Valeant Dermatology Scholarship – Seniors

Applications Deadline:  April 30th

Valeant Dermatology will award nine individual scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who will be attending undergraduate or graduate education programs during the 2017–2018 school year. The aim of the scholarship program is to recognize students who have been diagnosed and treated for a dermatologic condition and are pursuing their goal of a higher education degree. Learn more.

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2017 Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2017

Scholarship competition for any high school senior in support of their post-secondary education.

ELIGIBILITY

✓ Must be a high school senior attending a public or private-secondary school in Nebraska.

✓ Must attend a post-secondary institution during the 2017-2018 school year.

✓ The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.

FOR APPLICATION PROCEDURE PLEASE PICK UP APPLICATION IN THE COUNSELING CENTER

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2017 Scholarship Application Information

2017 Scholarship Kit – DUE June1st, 2017

Several scholarships of up to $1000 each are now available for the 2017/2018 academic year.

The Omaha chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), in partnership with AIM, provides academic scholarships to deserving students who are either planning on attending 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.

All students pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field are invited to apply.  AITP Omaha or Lincoln chapter professional members and their spouses or children, and students who have actively participated in an AIM youth program, are encouraged to apply. Students are eligible for a maximum of two scholarship awards, and no more than one award per academic year.

For more information or to apply CLICK HERE

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Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors

Deadline:  June 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Pell Grant eligible, Attend either Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State College, Incoming freshmen, but the scholarship is renewable if the student meets all other requirements.  Not available for transfer students, and enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours.

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution, Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid, and Up to 16 credit hours/semester.

Renewable:  Contingent upon Pell eligibility, Renewal FAFSA must be completed by June 1.

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Seniors

Scholarship Deadline   –  June 12, 2017.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on our site.

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2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  June 15, 2017

Application HERE.

Up to four scholarships not to exceed $500.00 each will be awarded, 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. 2. Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. 3. Selection of recipients will be made based on the following:

  1. ALL questions answered or N/A indicated
  2. Financial need
  3. Academic achievement
  4. School and community involvement

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Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships

The application deadline for these scholarships is June 15th, 2017.

The ‘Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships’ consists of four scholarships (one of $2000 and three of $500) which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the majors of engineering architecture and science. We are looking for students with demonstrated academic excellence, character, community involvement and organizational leadership as selection criteria. All applicants will be contacted to arrange for preferably an in person interview between roughly May 25 and June 25. Alternatively, we may arrange a phone interview. We intend to announce the scholarship recipients in early July. Joining Triangle is not required to receive a scholarship. These scholarships are thru U of N Foundation and will be given as credit to your account with UNL in the fall of 2017. Apply Here for the ROBERT W. BRIGHTFELT TRIANGLE FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

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Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizenFunds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

APPLY HERE

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NEBRASKA DEMOCRATIC WOMEN’S CAUCUS INSPIRING WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP 2017:  In Honor of Lincoln Mayor Helen Boosalis

Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2017

Three $500 scholarships will go to women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.  A scholarship will be awarded in each Congressional District.

Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are:  1) graduating from high school and will be attending college, or 2) continuing in their higher education.  Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvement.

Applicants must also provide the following information:

Name

Address

High School or College she is currently attending or will attend

Email address

Brief Biography and Resume (if you have one)

Please email your essay and other information to: ndpwomenscaucus@gmail.com .

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