Featured Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are currently open for applications during the fall of 2018. Also, please click on the SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES link above for more information to guide your scholarship search. This page is updated continuously as new opportunities are featured.


The Navy ROTC offers scholarship opportunities to high performing high school seniors who are interested in a challenging career serving their country and earning a college education in the process. NROTC National Scholarship benefits consist of:

  • Full tuition at one of the participating colleges or universities.
  • All mandatory fees imposed by the School on all full-time undergraduate students
  • $750 per academic year stipend for textbooks
  • $250 – $400/ month subsistence allowance each academic month
  • Guaranteed commission as an Ensign in the Navy or Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps upon program completion and college graduation.

Additional information about the NROTC program at the University of Nebraska and the NROTC national scholarship program, along with the online application process, are available at the scholarship website. In addition, questions can be directed as follows: students who are interested in the Navy-option scholarship can call LT Paul Hast at (402)-472-4448; those interested in the Marine-option scholarship can call Capt. Travis Horner at (402)-472-4446.


Downtown Rotary Club 14 is excited to announce that it will award a $2,500 scholarship in May 2019. This is renewable up to four-years for a total of $10,000! This scholarship can be used at any accredited public or independent not-for-profit college or university. The scholarship recipient will be the student who has demonstrated the most commitment to volunteerism and community service. Applicants must include specific information regarding their volunteer/service activities including the organization(s) to which they provided service, their role in accomplishing the service, and the amount of time they personally gave, More information, guidelines, and application can be found on the scholarship website.


The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant — but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college application later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on the scholarship website. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.


The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.  The amount of the scholarship is $1,000. Application deadline is May 24, 2019. This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. For more details about the website, scholarship, eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit the scholarship website.


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.