Smithfield Foods Scholarship

Smithfield Foods began partnering with UNL in 2016 to support students with generous scholarships. In the first year, they identified 11 qualified students for $5,000 scholarships and the program has now grown to over 70 for scholarships that are now up to $7,500. Outside of Smithfield headquarters in Virginia, they have quickly become one of the most successful programs across the country. To apply for this scholarship:

· Students must file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and the UNL priority date is April 1st.

· The application deadline for the Smithfield Scholars fund is now May 15th (although, April 1st would be recommended to maximize other opportunities at UNL).

· Incoming freshmen who have been admitted can apply for this scholarship through MyRED under the Financial Aid tab

If you have questions about the Smithfield Scholars Fund you can contact Deb Augustyn, Assistant Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at deb.augustyn@unl.edu.

Additional information and updates:

· Smithfield Fund educational scholarships are available to dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees

· Employees must have worked with the company a minimum of 18 months for their dependent child or grandchild to be eligible

· Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible and must reapply for the scholarship each year (we reach out to each recipient to reapply)

· Recipients must submit a note each year describing their educational achievements and goals (through an efficient electronic thank you note system)

The Dream.US Scholarship

The Dream.US Scholarship is open to all undocumented students who came to the United States before November 1st, 2014. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.

  • The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.
  • The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.

For more information, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

The deadline for Lincoln-metro area students to apply for the Distinguished Young Women scholarship is coming up on January 26.  As a reminder this scholarship is specifically for current high school JUNIOR female students (2021 Graduates) and does target students with a performing arts background.

Click here to view the student handout with the requirements, dates and contact information.  Additionally, at the following link – http://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/college-granted-scholarships/ students can find a complete list of all the tuition scholarship offerings, as some of these scholarships are available simply for applying if the student meets the academic requirements listed.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 13th year.

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

Scholarship DeadlineJune 12, 2020.

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site, which includes complete details about the scholarship: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation’s Scholarships

The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation has the following scholarships available for high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary school and majoring in a construction-related field (i.e. electrical, plumbing, construction management, architecture of other design field);

  • Three $750 Home Builders Association of Lincoln/Remodelers Council Scholarships available to any senior
  • One $1,000 president’s scholarship available to a senior who has a parent, grandparent, or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (Membership list is available at www.hbal.org)

Scholarship applications are available at www.hbal.org. Qualified students must apply before the March 1st deadline.

 

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed (0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior, 89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified no later than February 1, 2020.

If awarded, the scholarship will be awarded directly to the educational institution. Applicants and winners are encouraged to apply each year and can be awarded the scholarship multiple times but not totaling more than $1,000 per academic year. Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries Annual Banquet to be presented the scholarship on February 19, 2020, in Columbus, NE. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline – January 1, 2020

 

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

The Lincoln Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scholarship Season opens December 16!  Applicants may now access the online application form for the Spring 2020 scholarship awards!

Please use the following link to access the Foundation’s scholarship section:  https://lcf.academicworks.com/ 

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 80 different scholarship funds–many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster County!  We encourage all Nebraska Students to visit the link to research their eligibility.  In 2020, over $447,000.00 will be awarded to more than 250 recipients.

Using the link above, students will click Sign Up and create an account on the Blackbaud Award Management platform by supplying their e-mail address as their username and a password.  Next, they receive an e-mail asking them to confirm their account.  When they do this, they have access to current scholarship information and the online application form.  NOTE* Students should NOT attempt to create an account on the Lincoln Community Foundation website www.lcf.org by clicking the “My LCF Login” button.

Based on information provided in the application, when students complete and submit the form, they are automatically applied to Scholarships for which they are fully eligible.  These are “Auto-Match” scholarships, so they will not be applying directly to each one.  After submitting the application form, students will see these submitted applications on their account’s “My Opportunities” Tab.  A transcript and first page of the FAFSA report with the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) are required for all applications.

There are also Scholarships which require additional information beyond the transcript and FAFSA first page.  These are not “Auto – Match.”  They are labeled “Apply-To Opportunities” and can be seen on the account’s “Recommended Opportunities” tab after the application form is submitted.  Please read the information and criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible for these “Apply – To” scholarships.  “Recommended” does not mean that you are necessarily eligible.  To apply, students must click on these individually to finish and submit.  These opportunities may require references, answers to additional questions, special essays or other documentation.  When you click on the “Apply To” button of an opportunity you will see additional fields to answer questions, upload documents and fill in the names and addresses of your references.  References will automatically receive a link to write a letter of reference directly within the system.

The application deadline for most scholarships is March 15, 2020. 

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed (0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior, 89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified no later than February 1, 2020.

If awarded, the scholarship will be awarded directly to the educational institution. Applicants and winners are encouraged to apply each year and can be awarded the scholarship multiple times but not totaling more than $1,000 per academic year. Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries Annual Banquet to be presented the scholarship on February 19, 2020, in Columbus, NE. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline – January 1, 2020

If you are not an eligible student, we encourage you to forward this email along to any high school seniors or current college students in your network that are pursuing a career in the poultry industry. To access the application, click here.

True Potential Scholarship

The True Potential Scholarship focuses on creating opportunities for young immigrants who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Temporary Protective immigration status (TPS). These individuals are commonly known as ”Dreamers” and are not eligible to receive any public benefits, including federal financial aid and many scholarships. Because of the public funds restriction, True Potential uses 100% private donations and private institutional funds.

The idea for this scholarship was born out of experience. Ross & Karen Pesek, the founders of this program, were able to attend college because of the generosity of others. Ross attended Central Community College, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law over seven years always in scholarships. Karen attended Central Community College and Wayne State College also with a scholarship. Ross and Karen often give thanks to the donors whose generosity allowed them to get their education and begin to fulfill their true potential.

Since starting Pesek Law, Ross and Karen have dedicated much of their efforts towards helping others in their community. They opened a free legal clinic in South Omaha at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where Ross gives free legal advice in Spanish every Monday night. He has met with over 2,500 people in eight years at the clinic. Ross has also announced immigration reforms to thousands at local churches and personally helped well over 300 people brought to this country as children obtain DACA. Finally, Ross has a thriving legal practice that is heavily influenced by Spanish speaking immigrants. Karen is the Director of Finance and Community Liaison of the firm and daily, both try to validate those individuals who gave them an opportunity by creating the scholarships that funded their education.

Since 2014, and thanks to the generosity of many donors, over 100 full one year scholarships have been awarded to approximately 75 unique individuals.

For more info about the True Potential Scholarship and to apply, visit www.truepotentialscholarship.org. The deadline is March 31st, 2020. If you have additional questions, please contact Karen Pesek (Program Cofounder and Director) at karen@peseklaw.com.

UNO’s Goodrich Scholarship

Goodrich students establish a dynamic presence on campus. They come hungry, ready to learn and eager to join the UNO community. Many recipients are the first in their families to attend college. They come from underrepresented populations and have earned an opportunity to continue their education.

The Goodrich Scholarship has many benefits, including:

  • Financial aid in the form of tuition and general fees
  • A specialized two-year writing-intensive humanities and social science core curriculum that emphasizes cultural and intellectual diversity within our local and global communities
  • Academic and non-academic support services

Goodrich Students Develop Ties that Bind

Goodrich students get connected and stay connected with outstanding faculty and staff during their time at UNO. This level of attention to the scholar is part of the reason for the program’s exceptional graduation and retention rates.

Outstanding in Research

UNO faculty conducts important research in a wide variety of fields, including service learning, folklore, identity development, philosophy, public administration, and translation.

Support Specialists Are Here to Help

UNO support services make it possible to thrive as a college student. Student support specialists help Goodrich students develop academic skills to compete in a rapidly changing society. This sort of personal attention keeps our Goodrich community connected, just like a family.

Additional information is available at the links listed below: