Featured Scholarships

The following scholarships are currently open for applications during the fall of 2018:


Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 would like to bring your attention to a significant change in the deadline for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student applications. These scholarships are quite valuable, and the competition is very keen. In addition to a generous scholarship, winners also have the opportunity to travel for service projects throughout the U.S. These scholarships range between $4,000 and $50,000 over the course of a 4-year degree! View the scholarship kick-off letter for a summary of all scholarship opportunities offered by the lodge, the Nebraska Elks Association, and the Elks National Foundation. The Lincoln Elks Lodge #80 alone will award over 40 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. All scholarships, instructions, and applications are linked at the Lodge Website.


The Susan T. Buffett Foundation provides scholarships that can be used to cover expenses related to attending college (e.g. tuition and fees, housing, books). The amount of the scholarship varies by institution but is typically equal to the average cost of tuition and fees for a full-time student (12 credits) at that institution. For example, the maximum 2018-19 scholarship amount is $4,350 per semester at the University of Nebraska schools. Incoming freshmen during the 2018-19 academic year can apply for this scholarship between November 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018 at 4pm/5pm CST/MST. For more details about the scholarship, eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit the Scholarship Website.


Valued at $6,000 yearly, the Aksarben/Horatio Alger State Scholarships are granted yearly to Nebraska and Western Iowa residents who’ve shown perseverance in overcoming adversity. Renewable for four years, the funding is matched by several Nebraska colleges, including Creighton, Bellevue, and Saint Mary’s. Until October 25th, students can submit a transcript, support form, parents’ tax return, and proof of U.S. citizenship. For more details and to apply, visit the Scholarship Website.


Located in Lincoln since 2000, the Sowers Club of Nebraska offers two scholarships for $1,000 apiece to graduating high school seniors and continuing undergrads. The $500 scholarship in Oren Galloway’s memory specifically helps children of Burlington Northern Railroad employees. Another $500 scholarship honoring Bob Milton selects only culinary arts majors. Nebraskans can apply until February 24th with three to five recommendation letters. For more information and to apply, visit the Scholarship Website.


Ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 each year, The Davis-Chambers Scholarships help retain high-achieving minority high school seniors for studying at University of Nebraska campuses. Promising students from diverse ethnicities, such as African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders, would qualify. An online application must be submitted with an essay, financial aid data, and transcript. Preference is given to students who received free or reduced lunches. To learn more and apply, visit the Scholarship Website.