I’m First Scholarship

The I’m First! Scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year, renewable for four years of college) awarded to up to 10 graduating high school seniors who will be the first in there family to go to college and are planning to attend a CSO College Partner institution.

Scholarship winners have the unique privilege to serve as bloggers on ImFirst.org to share their college experiences and offer advice to aspiring first-generation college students on how to make it to and through college.

Ideal candidates will display the follow qualities:

  • Seeking financial aid and scholarship support for college
  • Strong writing skills and unique perspective
  • Strong capacity for reflection for blogging
  • Experience with or commitment to community service
  • Leadership experience
  • Commitment to helping expand educational opportunities for other first-generation students

Scholarship winners are not selected based on academic qualifications such as GPA, SAT/ACT scores or intended majors

Undocumented students are eligible and strongly encouraged to apply! 

Apply here by Friday, May 22.

Robert D. Carstens Scholarship

The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Announces a new scholarship opportunity. The Robert D. Carstens Scholarship Fund is currently seeking applications for four $23,625 college scholarships. Applicants need to be a current LPS Senior pursuing a degree in either Agriculture or Business. The perfect applicant is someone who has an extremely hard worker, has faced and overcome challenges, but simply may not be able to afford college. Please click here to view more information about this scholarship. The donors hopes this scholarship will be a life changing experience for the student and enable them to achieve something that may have felt out of reach.

 To apply visit the Foundation for LPS website http://foundationforlps.org/scholarships/forms-2/. This is a special scholarship offering and falls outside of the regular Foundation for LPS Scholarship cycle. Please contact Linda Soto at the Foundation with any questions (402-436-1612).

Deadline:  20th 2015 at NOON.