Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship

At the Nebraska Society’s Spring Meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016, the Society will award the second Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,620 to a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university during the 2016-‘17 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement.

For more information and to download the scholarship, please visit http://nebraskamayflower.org/scholarship/

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Chasers Charities-Robinson Athletic Scholarship Program

In recognition of Jackie Robinson, The Omaha Storm Chasers is offering the Chasers Charities – Robinson Athletic Scholarship to recognize a local high school African-American athlete for their hard work, character, and motivation to make a positive impact on our local community and society as a whole.  To view application process, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest. For more information, please contact Megan Burdek at 402-738-2181 or meganb@omahastormchasers.com.

Deadline: March 25, 2016

D.J. Hero Awards

The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for the DJs Hero Awards.  Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards, recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify D.J.’s dedication of faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to the community. Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship their selected university or college. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. For more information, please contact Patti at 402-898-5906 or patti_cameli@usc.salvationarmy.org or visit www.SalArmyOmaha.org.

Deadline: March 2, 2016

Coolidge Scholars Program

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any American university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award in late May of their junior year, before college application.

To apply, current juniors should visit www.coolidgescholars.org. For more information, contact Rushad Thomas at rthomas@coolidgefoundation.org or 802-672-3389.

Deadline March 18, 2016