Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship

A $400 scholarship will be awarded to one Native American graduating senior who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college or university.

Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application Form online at https://lcf.academicworks.com and submit the form and all required attachments electronically. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15th.

Application required attachments:

1. High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable).

2. Financial Information that shows Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is on the first page of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR).

3. A copy of your proof of enrollment form or membership card for Native American Tribes

Bright Lights Camp Assistant volunteer opportunity

Be a Bright Lights Camp Assistant!

Earn 20+ volunteer hours and build your resume!

Choose your week: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10

Choose your shift: Morning, afternoon, or all day

Camps take place at Holmes Elementary, and other community sites

Visit www.brightlights.org for additional information and to apply

Contact campassist@brightlights.org for any questions

Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship

The Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco scholarship provides one Lincoln Public Schools graduating senior, $1,000 towards post-secondary education (student must have been a Food Bank BackPack Program recipient in elementary or middle school***). The student must be on schedule to graduate in spring of 2020 and ready to use the scholarship funds in the fall of 2020. Funds will be sent directly to the institution after the student is enrolled and verification of enrollment has been confirmed by the Food Bank of Lincoln. For additional information or questions, please contact the Southeast counseling department or Alynn Sampson at the Food Bank of Lincoln. (asampson@lincolnfoodbank.org, 402-904-6550 ext 101)

Scholarship is due by March 31st, 2020 and mailed to:

Food Bank of Lincoln

Attn: Alynn Sampson

4840 Doris Bair Circle Suite A

Lincoln, NE 68504

***BackPack Program provides food-filled backpacks each Friday throughout the school year.  If you received these bags in elementary or middle school, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  BackPack Program primarily serves students who are on or qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. If you did not receive a food filled back during elementary or middle school, you are not eligible to apply.

The scholarship winner will be chosen by a committee comprised of Food Bank of Lincoln supporters and staff members. The winner will be selected based on how well the applicant conveys the impact the BackPack Program had on his or her family and how the scholarship will help the student.

The Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program is a college preparation program for juniors in high school.

Selected students will:

  • Participate in leadership building and career exploration
  • Take a UNO college academic course (3-credits) from June 1– July 2, 2020
  • Experience college life by living on UNO’s campus residence hall for a 5-day stay.

There is NO cost to the student if selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program. Tuition, fees, books, parking permits, etc. will be covered. This is a great opportunity!

To qualify, students must be juniors (when applying) and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. ANY and ALL students who are juniors in High School and have a minimum 2.75 GPA can apply.

Student can apply online here: https://applysummerscholars.unomaha.edu/

Application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020. Essays must be e-mailed to summerscholars@unomaha.edu by the application deadline. Incomplete application will NOT be considered.

St. Elizabeth Health Career Camp and Internship

The St. Elizabeth Health Career Camp and summer internship are great opportunities for students interested in a health-related career.

Brochures and applications for the St. Elizabeth Health Camp/Internship are now available in the counseling office. The Health camp will be held June 1-3 for current Sophomores and Juniors. The Internship will be held May 26 – June 12 for current Juniors. If interested, pick up a brochure and speak to your counselor. Applications must be postmarked or delivered to LPSDO by March 20.

Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship

Four $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors in Lancaster County.


  • Demonstrate financial need
  • High academic achievement in high school
  • Attending a college or community college full time in Nebraska for the 2020-21 academic year

Send the following information to the address below by April 13

  • High school transcript
  • Summary of out-of-school activities
  • Personal summary of educational and career plans
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Telephone number, email, and mailing address

Lillie Larsen, Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship Chair

4041 Thorn Court

Lincoln, NE 68520

Southeast Community College-John Deere Career Day Invitation

Southeast Community College in Milford is having a John Deere Career Day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Plains Equipment Group would like to invite students who have a true interest in the John Deere Ag Tech program to join them for the event. Sophomores through seniors with an interest in this program are welcome to attend. The career day will include program information and student presentations; campus tours are available as well.

All students and guests who attend the John Deere Ag Tech Career Day with Plains Equipment Group are invited to lunch at 11:30am at the Dunlap Center on campus. At the luncheon they will discuss the support that Plains Equipment Group offers students who are selected to be sponsored in the program.

If you are interested in attending the career day, please stop by the counseling center or contact Diane Waters at 402-430-3993 or dwaters@plainseg.com by February 20, 2020.