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Review It Scholarship   $1000 September 30, 2017
Hit the Books Scholarship   $500 September 30, 2017
Create Real Impact Scholarship   $1500 October 6, 2017
Vada Kinman Oldfield Scholarship   $1000 or $2000 October 1
2017 United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship   $10,000 & Washington Week trip October 4, 2017
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Summit Scholarship   $500 September 22, 2017
Dr. Pepper Tutition Giveaway   up to $100,000 October 17
College Jumpstart Scholarship   $1000 October 17 & April 15
Horatio Alger Scholarhip   $25,000 October 25
AKSARBEN Horatio Alger Scholarship   $6,000 October 25
Coca-Cola Scholarship   $20,000 October 31
‚ÄčCARiD Scholarship   $1000 October 31
The Great Scholarship  for students studying cosmetology $250-$1500 October 31
Stick or Treat decorate a pumpkin with Duck Tape & submit a photo $1000 October 31
Association for Iron and Steel Technology  must study engineering up to $3000 October 31
Alltech Young Scientist Award   up to $10,000 October 31
Trucker to Trucker Scholarship   $500 November 1

UNebraskaNCWIT Aspirations in Computing Scholarship 


high school women who are active and interested in computing & technology

recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to peer networks, computing resources, gadgets, and sponsor-branded swag

November 5, 2018
Maryknoll Student Essay Contest   up to $1000 November 11
CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship high school senior or undergraduate who can show commitment to the beef industry $1500 November 15, 2017
Academic Hero   $10,000 November 18
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship high school seniors who show scholarship, leadership, and financial need $50,000, $40,000, $30,000, $20,000 or $4000 & Chicago trip November 27, 2017
Mashed Potadough Scholarship   $1000 November 20
Soy Scholarship current, eligible high school senior who is planning to pursue a degree in agriculture at an accredited college or university $5000 November 20, 2017
Sixt Rent a Car Scholarship high school student with a minimum 3.7 GPA who is enrolling in a 2 or 4 year college $5000 November 30, 2017
Andrew Flusche Scholarship create a video less than 3 minutes long of "How to Interact with a Police Officer" $500 November 30, 2017
Good360 Sustainability Scholarship interest in sustainability, at least a 3.3 GPA $1000 October 31, 2017
Bachus & Shanker Scholarship high school senior going to a 4 year school who writes about the importance of the 7th amendment $2000 November 30, 2017
Farm and Ranch Heritage Scholarship academic achievement, financial need and Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills $12,500 December 1, 2017
Look Twice, Save a Life motorcycle safety $1000 December 1, 2017
Keynote Scholarship science, technology, engineering or math major $10,000 December 1, 2017
Walter Scott Jr--UNO College of Engineering/Information Science & Tech   all tutition, fees, room & board, books, materials + laptop computer December 15
AXA Achievement Scholarship   $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 December 15
ACE Scholarship   Tuition & fees at an approved NE institution December 15
Rubincam Youth Award   $500 December 15
Foot Locker Scholar Scholarship   $20,000 December 16
Bluetooth Breakthrough Scholarship   $5,000 December 16
Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher    $1000 December 31
Apprentice Ecologist Inititive Program   $1750 December 31
Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship   $500 December 31
Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund "What does the 2nd Amendment mean to you?" up to $1000 December 31
NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship for students studying corrosion $5,000 January 1
ELKS Vocational Scholarship Grant for students attending a technical school   January 1
RPAC Scholarship to MCC Member of an RPAC school (WP) who is attending McCook Community College $500 January 9, 2019
Greg Goff Leadership Scholarship   $2000 January 9
Leta Hollingworth Scholarship distinguished him or herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability $1000 and a copy of A Forgotten Voice, A Biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth January 15
Past Exalted Ruler (ELKS) Scholarship any Nebraska student may apply $700, $500, or $400 January 15
RMHC/HACER Scholarship Hispanic heritage required $25,000 January 18, 2018
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship   up to $5000 January 20
Power in Poetry Scholarship   $1000 January 20
Nerbaskan's of WWII Scholarship turn in to Mrs. Johanson by January 25; she must send on two school finalists by January 27 3 @ $2000 and 4 @ $300 January 25
Texas History Essay Contest   $4000 January 31
Acacia Leadership Scholarship incoming male freshmen at UNL $1000 or $500 January 31, 2018
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship female English majors $2500, $1750, $1250 January 31
National FFA AGCO Dealer Scholarship   150 @ $1000 February 1, 2018
Hollister Co Anti-Bullying Scholarship   $2500 February 1
American's Farmers GROW Ag Leaders pursuing an ag career $1,500 February 1
Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship pursing a lumber and building materials industry degree $250 February 1
Great Plains Communications College Scholarship must be customer of Great Plains and attend Nebraska post-secondary school ten $1,000 awards February 1, 2018
Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Nebraskan attending a Nebraska public college with at least a 2.5 GPA and in need of financial aide   February 1, 2019 at 5pm CT
Elks Legacy Award Scholarship enter 69130 as zip code and apply under the Cozad Lodge 2250 website $4000 February 3

RMEL Scholarship

qualified students in engineering, business, information systems, plant, line or distribution technology, line worker or other curriculum related to the electric energy industry $1000-$3000 February 8, 2018
NRCSA Scholarship Must have a 3.5 GPA, a 22 on the ACT, and plan to be a teacher or related occupation, in Nebraska. One male and one female from WP can apply. $1000 February 9, 2018
Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship students who excel in fine arts and are going to major in fine arts in college. Only one application from WP can be sent in. $1000 February 9, 2018
NEBRASKA ELKS ASSOCIATION MCQUILLEN MARAUDERS SCHOLARSHIP must be child or grandchild of an elected appointed and installed officer of an active ELKS lodge  $700, $500, or $400 February 15
Nebraska Press Association Scholarship preference to students pursuing newspaper journalism in Nebraska 4 scholarships of $2,000 each February 16, 2018
FRS College Scholarship Program rural high school students who want to return to rural areas; must be sent to Great Plains for their signature before submitting over $100,000 total February 23, 2018
York and Helen Hinman Scholarship unlikely to receive any other scholarships; going to a college or trade school in Nebraska $400 February 27, 2018
Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship resident of Nebraska who will attend Line Workers school in Nebraska $450 February 27, 2018
Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship English or history major  $500 February 28
Nebraska Roping Horse Scholarship 26 on ACT, top 25% of senior class, 4-H member, attended HS in Nebraska $750 February 28

McCook College Foundation Scholarships & Essays (click each)

multiple scholarships and loan programs available! various March 1, 2018
NE Academy of Sciences Scholarships five different scholarships available at this link, all involving interest or study in science $100 to $1000 each March 1, 2018
Project Yellow Light   $2000 March 1

201 Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

family member of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death, and must attend a Nebraska college

$500 March 1
MNB HomeGrown Leaders Scholarship sponsored by McCook National Bank $500 March 1, 2018
Chet Linder Scholarship major in business or business-related field $1000 March 1
Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship  

full time UNL students involved in ROTC


March 1

Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarsip female at UNL pursuing a middle school Social Studies teaching degree $200 March 1
American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship Resident in Nebraska, future nursing student with a veteran connection $400 March 1
Roberta Marie Stretch Memorial Scholarship must attend 4 year college or university, must be veteran connected, must be a resident of Nebraska, preference given to former Girls State citizens $400 March 1
Ruby Paul Campaign Fund Scholarship high school senior with a B or better GPA in the last two years, with an American Legion or Legion Auxiliary Nebraksa member family connection,  $200 March 1
Legion Vocational Technical Scholarship Nebraska resident and veteran connected, attending a vocational or technical college $400 March 1
Children of Warriors Legion Scholarship daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great granddaughter or great grandson of a veteran who served from 1917-present and who has completed at least 50 hours of community service $3500, $3000, and $2500 March 1
Masonic Academic Scholarship a senior who attends school in Chase County $250 March 5, 2018
DJ's Hero Awards Nebraska seniors with dedication to faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to community; must be nominated by Johanson; must be able to attend the May 11 Luncheon with featured speaker Jewel $10,000 March 6
The Cabela's, Bass Pro Women in Leadership female high school seniors who will be going to college $10,000 each to four recipients  March 7, 2018
Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship   $2000 March 10
Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship live in Nebraska and plan to further education after high school $2,000 March 9, 2018
Nebraska Rod and Custom Scholarship Must be enrolled in fall semester in any of the Technical and Community Colleges in Nebraska; 2.5 GPA or better; show responsibility & willingness to work toward vocational achievement $1000 March 13
Lincoln Legal Professionals Scholarship studying in the legal support field; has at least a 3.0 GPA $500 March 13

Hansen Foundation Scholarship

WP student who needs financial assistance to attend college $4000 to a girl & $4000 to a boy March 15, 2018
Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest   $1000 March 15
Chase County Hospital Foundation pursuing a medical field degree and a WP student up to $1000 March 15, 2018 at 5pm
Farm Credit Land Grant Scholarship junior or senior in college majoring in agribusiness or ag econ with a 3.0 or greater GPA   March 15

Nebraska Corn Growers Association FLAGship Program

current high school senior OR college freshman pursuing an undergraduate degree in an ag field and must be an NeCGA member or son/daughter of an NeCGA member $2000 March 30, 2018
Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship senior attending college in Nebraska $500 March 30, 2018
Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career 2 $4000, and 1 $2000 March 31
Barbara Fassler-Neumann Nursing Scholarship resident of SW Nebraska; pursue a degree or certification in nursing or another related medical field at an accredited college, community college, or vocational school  

March 31, 2018

Bernard and Nelda Haag Memorial Scholarship preference to students passionate about ag and who want to return to SW Nebraska; must live in Red Willow, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, or Furnas county $1000 March 31, 2018
German-Russian Heritage Scholarship need not be of this decent to apply! $1000 March 31
St. John Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar WP student with at least a C average $1000 March 31, 2018
Nebraska Mayflower Scholarship

written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school/ volunteer activities, employment, leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement

$1620 March 31
Wauneta Fire Department     April 1, 2018
Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Division any producer who funds the Association, their spouse, children or grandchildren $1500, $1000, or $500 April 1
Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Program employee or dependent of a Lincoln Builders Bureau employee; enrolling in a post secondary school with a major in construction science $750 April 1, 2018
Imperial Chapter #279 Order of the Eastern Star graduate of WP or CCHS; give application to Mrs. Johanson (Carol Thompson) $500 March 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Wauneta VFW Scholarship a WP graduate who plans on furthering his or her education $400 April 1, 2018
Leu Foundation Scholarship WP graduate; top 25% of class, demonstrated leadership, shows financial need, preference to students studying ag or religion 2 at $1000 April 1, 2018
Pink Bandana Scholarship self, parent or legal guardian has been diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years $4000 over four years April 1, 2018
Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship attending a college or university and majoring in an ag-related area $500 April 1
Emma & Homer Hoff Memorial Scholarship WP student who will be entering his/her first semester of post-secondary education; preferably to a student studying Education or Agriculture although others will be considered too $500 April 1, 2018
Hayes County Farm Bureau parents must be members of Hayes County Farm Bureau; application must be typed $200 April 1, 2018
Ellen Prior Future Educator Scholarship a WP student who will pursue an education degree $3000 April 2, 2018
Southwest Nebraska Masonic Scholarship senior who will attend a two or four year school $1,000 per year, renewable April 4, 2018
Herbert Hughes Memorial Graduate of WP, Chase Co. or DCS, or a resident of Chase or Dundy Co; will be studying an ag related field $500 April 14, 2018
Nebraskans for Peace students who further their education through community building, education, & public action 3 @ $500, 6 @ $100 April 8
Dona Hayes Memorial Nursing Scholarship a current resident of Chase County who is intending to pursue a degree in nursing $425 April 10
Wauneta-Palisade Education Association   $250 April 10, 2018
Mabel Scriven's Scholarship WP student who is pursuing an Education Degree $500 April 10, 2018
Wauneta United Methodist Church Scholarship WP student who is an active member of this church needs assistance to attend college $400 April 18, 2018
Wauneta EMS Scholarship WP student who is pursuing education after high school $1000 to be awarded April 11, 2018
Wauneta Care & Therapy Community Scholarship WP student who has been accepted into a post secondary school; preference to someone studying healthcare but all students should apply $500 April 15, 2018

NCCEF Michael S. Turner Scholarship

Must be a UNL CASNR student studying Ag Econ or Agribusiness; demonstrate academic excellence through ACT score; be the dependent of an active cooperative member 6 awards of $2500 April 15, 2018
NCCEF Robert C. Anderson Scholarship an upperclassman at UNL majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics $2500 April 15, 2018
NCCEF Michael S. Turner Scholarship Must be a student at NCTA studying Ag Business or Ag Production Systems; demonstrate academic excellence through ACT score; be the dependent of an active cooperative member $1500 April 15, 2018
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation attending a Nebraska community college to pursue a degree in the auto field $1500 April 7
Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship top 25% of class OR 3.75 GPA, 2 year participant in 2 sports, earned a letter in 2 sports, 24 or greater on ACT $1000 April 16, 2018
Kids Chance of Nebraska one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident $5000 April 15
Michael Peters Memorial--Donate Life Scholarship high school senior with a 2.5 GPA who is going to a post-secondary school $1000 April 15, 2018
Young Professionals Group of McCook attending MidPlains, NCTA, or McCook Beauty Academy 2 at $500 April 15, 2018
Eastern Star Scholarship--McCook no Masonic tie necessary 2 at $500 April 20, 2018

BW Telcom Community Partners Scholarship

give to Mrs. Johanson when completed 2 at $1000 each April 20, 2018
Haven & Virginia Smith Scholarship to be used at a college in the state of Nebraska; funds can only be used for tuition and books $3000 to a WP student April 25, 2018
Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship student who is the child of an Independent Cattlemen of NE Association member who is going to college $500 April 30, 2018
Southwest Nebraska Community Theater Association Scholarship  study and participate in theater at McCook Community College $250 April 30, 2018
Palisade Community Service Club must be a resident of Palisade with a 69040 zip code; must be a graduating senior of WP who is pursuing further education $100 April 30, 2018
Elmer E. Hester Scholarship resident of Dundy County for the past two years   May 1, 2018
Imperial Eagles Auxiliary #3472 pursuing further education $500 May 1
WP FFA Scholarship current WP FFA member who is going on to study agriculture $100 May 1
Wauneta Class of 1968 WP student who shows goals, drive, and a plan $990 May 8, 2018
Nebraska Logistics Council Scholarship Junior or Senior at a Nebraska High School; must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics curriculum multiple @ $500 May 18, 2018
Four States Irrigation Council Scholarship Program enrolled with a 3.0 GPA and completed all but one year of college in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas or Wyoming; preference given to students in ag or irrigation-related careers $2000 June 9
Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program students who have financial need & have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity; must graduate in Spring of 2018, commit to pursue and complete a technical certificate/degree; be Pell grant eligible; under the age of 30; and a US citizen 1,020 scholarships at maximum of $2500 each depending on costs June 15, 2018
Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior

  June 15
Boosalis Scholarship Nebraska democratic women who will be furthering their education $500 to a woman in each of the Congressional districts July 1, 2018
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska      
CHI Health Scholarship      
Daughters of the American Revolution      
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation