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4S Goat Expo Scholarship. High School senior, or be receiving their GED or a freshman in college. Must also have been active in the goat industry and have been active in 4-H or FFA. Primary Requirement: Planning to attend a four year college, community college, or vocational
program for the purpose of obtaining post-high school education.
  TBA each year September 10, 2019
2019 United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship     $10,000 & Washington Week trip September 27, 2019
CME Beef Industry Scholarship
  • Be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student who will be enrolled in a two- or four-year institution for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the beef industry through classes, internships or life experiences.
  • Include a Letter of Intent—write a one-page letter expressing/indicating your future career goals related to the beef industry.
  • Write an original Essay—750 words or less describing an issue confronting the beef industry and offering a solution(s).
  • Provide two Letters of Recommendation—two letters of reference from current or former instructors or industry professionals.
  • Individual applicant or their family must be a member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. For more information on membership, please click here.
  10 @ $1,500 October 1, 2019
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Summit Scholarship   $500 October 2, 2019
Dr. Pepper Tutition Giveaway     up to $100,000 October 17, 2019
College Jumpstart Scholarship

1) You are a high school 10th, 11th or 12th grader -OR- you are an undergraduate college student or non-traditional student. There are no age limits.

2) You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

3) You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U.S. Online programs also qualify.

4) You must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

  $1000 October 17 & April 15
Horatio Alger Scholarship
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
  $25,000 October 25, 2019
AKSARBEN Horatio Alger Scholarship
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
  $10,000 October 25, 2019
Coca-Cola Scholarship
  • Current high school (or home-schooled) student attending a school in the U.S. (or select DoD schools) who will graduate during the 2019-2020 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  $20,000 October 31, 2019
The Great Scholarship  for students studying cosmetology   $250-$1500 October 31

UNebraskaNCWIT Aspirations in Computing Scholarship 


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

  • She is 13 years of age or older at time of account creation.
  • She is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who attends school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base.
  • She has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.
  • She is not an NCWIT employee and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and persons residing in the same household).

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, 2019
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 5, 2019

Maryknoll Student Essay Contest

We ask students to write an essay explaining how and with whom they share the Good News of God’s love   up to $1000 November 15, 2019
Hagan Scholarship US citizen who is a senior at a public high school with at least a 3.75 GPA & a 24 on the ACT; must enroll in an eligible four year college; must work 240 hours per year; must have a FAFSA EFC of $6500 or less    $48,000 over four years November 15, 2019

Bachus & Shanker Scholarship

high school senior going to a 4 year school who writes about the importance of the 7th amendment   $2000

November 30 annually

Soy Scholarship current, eligible high school senior who is planning to pursue a degree in agriculture at an accredited college or university   $5000 December 1, 2019
Keynote Scholarship science, technology, engineering or math major   $10,000

December 2, 2019

Walter Scott Jr--UNO College of Engineering/Information Science & Tech

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Program (Scott Scholars) is the most prestigious scholarship extended by the University of Nebraska system. The scholarship provides complete funding for an undergraduate college experience that includes tuition, room and board, and whole-person learning opportunities. Eligible areas of study include majors within the UNL College of Engineering, UNO College of Information Science and Technology, and other STEM related programs.

  complete funding of an undergraduate degree December 14, 2019

AXA Achievement Scholarship

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to thoughtfully convey how they identified a challenge and volunteered to strengthen their community through service
  • Ability to succeed in college


$2,500, $10,000 or $25,000

December 15, 2019
UNL Teacher Scholars Academy
  • High school seniors who will be a first-year student
  • Demonstrated good academic performance
  • Students intending to major in a teacher education program
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 3-5 minute personal video
  • On campus interviews
  Full tuition  December 15, 2019
ACE Scholarship Dual credit courses; must qualify based on family income   Tuition & fees at an approved NE institution December 15

John T Humphrey, CG Memorial Scholarship

those who are pursuing a career in genealogy by demonstrating a strong and serious interest in genealogy   $500 December 15 annually

Andrew Flusche Scholarship

create a video less than 3 minutes long of "How to Avoid Distracted Driving"   $500 December 30, 2019
Apprentice Ecologist Inititive Program
  1. Conduct your own environmental stewardship project in 2019 .
  2. Take a few digital photos of your project in action.
  3. Write an essay about your project and what it meant to you.
  4. Register and upload your favorite project photo along with your essay
  $1750 December 31, 2019
Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident,
  • Be currently enrolled as a full or part time student in an accredited college or university within the United States,
  • Have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident at some point in your life,
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  $500 December 31, 2019
Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund "What does the 2nd Amendment mean to you?"   up to $1000 December 31 annually

2019-2020 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2019-2020 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.   4 @ $1000 January 1, 2020
NWTF Scholarship Application Kennamer Scholarship  National Wild Turkey Federation member   $250 at local level, $1000 at state & national level Janurary 1, 2020
NACE Foundation Academic Scholarship for students studying corrosion   $5,000 January 1, 2020
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship
  • Be entering college in the Fall of 2020 as a Freshman at an accredited four-year institution for an undergraduate degree;

  • Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.

  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0; 

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win); 

  • Not be an employee, officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an employee, officer or director.

  $20,000 January 3, 2020
RPAC Scholarship to MCC Member of an RPAC school (WP) who is attending McCook Community College   $500 January 10, 2020
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 ???


  • Must be an undergraduate student in the College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources (If you are currently a high school senior or planning to transfer from another college, please apply if you plan to declare a major in CASNR.)
  • Must have had FFA or 4-H experience previously.
  • Demonstrate a passion for entrepreneurship, have experience in business enterprises as an employee, owner, family member, FFA SAE project, or any number of other avenues that have stoked the fire in your belly for free enterprise.
  • We seek applicants with strong work ethic, accountable, risk-taker, self-starter, creative, innovative, results-oriented, team-oriented, tenacious, competitive, and resilient.
  $1,000-$6,000 (last year 62 scholarhsips were awarded)  January 12, 2020
Past Exalted Ruler (ELKS) Scholarship any Nebraska student may apply   $700, $500, or $400 January 15, 2020
National FFA Foundation Scholarship FFA members   varies January 15, 2020
Nebraska Lumber Dealers Association Scholarship pursing a lumber and building materials industry degree   $500 January 15, 2020
American's Farmers GROW Ag Leaders pursuing an ag career   $1500 January 15, 2020
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship submit your 3-6 minute short films that address global women's issues    up to $5000 January 20, 2020
Nebraskan'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 @ $500 January 31, 2020

Nebraska Broadcasters Association

Interest in Broadcast Engineering, Journalism, On-Air Personality, Sales & Marketing and other broadcasting careers will be considered   $1000 January 31, 2020
Texas History Essay Contest Graduating Seniors in any High School may enter. History, Government and English students are particularly encouraged to participate.The authors of the three best essays submitted will be the winners if the essays so warrant. They will be recognized and the prizes presented by The Sons of the Republic of Texas at the annual San Jacinto Celebration in Houston. The prizes will be scholarships to the college of each winner's choice or will be given to the student directly.   $4000, $3000, $2000 January 31 annually
Acacia Leadership Scholarship incoming male freshmen at UNL who displays excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in devloping and applying leadership skills   1 @ $1000 or 2 @ $500 January 31, 2020
Helena Acre HomeGrown Scholarship pursuing a two or four year degree in ag OR science   60 @ $1,000 January 31, 2020

Joe Pittman with National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)-Nebraska Award of Excellence

high school seniors with above-average GPAs. Preference will be given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies, and preference will be given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college, or community college   $250-$1000 January 31, 2020
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship female English majors   $2500, $1750, $1250 January 31 annually
Elks Legacy Scholarship
  1. any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2017, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2017, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2020. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.
  $4,000 January 31, 2020
UNO Teacher Scholars Academy
  • An ACT score above 22 will qualify. You must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to qualify.
  • Your résumé must show a commitment to your community and school through volunteer service and extracurricular activities.
  • You will upload a link to a 2-3 minute video response to allow the committee to see your aptitude for leadership--We Want to Meet You!
  • The video prompt consists of one (1) response to a required question and one (1) response to a question you select from the options provided.

    Required: What excites you about the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Education?

    Select one: 

    • What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

    • What is your proudest accomplishment for which you did not receive recognition?
  Full tuition February 1, 2020
UNK Future Teachers Scholarship A high school student who has been admitted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the 2020-2021 academic year may apply if they meet the following criteria:
a. High School GPA of at least 3.5 
b. Minimum composite ACT score of 22 or SAT composite score of 1140 OR a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
  Full tuition February 1, 2020
JB Ferguson Memorial Golf Scholarship Open to boys or girls, applications must be completed in full, the applicant must be a member of his/her high school golf team and be planning to participate in a college golf program. Be certain that the Exalted Ruler has signed the application.    $500 February 1, 2020
Great Plains Communications College Scholarship must be a customer of Great Plains and attend Nebraska post-secondary school   ten $1,000 awards February 1, 2020
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 February 1, 2020
Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Nebraskan attending a Nebraska public college with at least a 2.5 GPA and in need of financial aide   varies  February 1, 2020 at 5pm CT
RMHC/HACER Scholarship
  • You’re a high school senior
  • You’re a legal U.S. resident
  • You’re younger than 21 years old
  • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • You’re eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • You’ll disclose other scholarship programs that you’ve applied for
  • You’ll enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after your selection (verification needed, as scholarship funds are paid directly to the schools)
  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
    February 5, 2020
National FFA Scholarships     vary February 6, 2020

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. Mrs. Johanson must send this app   14 @ $1000 February 7, 2020

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. Mrs. Johanson must send this app in.    2 @ $1000 February 7, 2020
Women in Leadership Scholarship women who graduate in the spring of 2020 and plan to attend college in the fall of 2020. Selected students receive $2,500 each collegiate year for an individual total award of $10,000. Additionally, the scholarship winners will have access to personalized educational and career mentoring as well as potential internships and connection to professional networking opportunities.   $10,000 total over four years February 12, 2020

Nebraska Press Association Scholarship

preference to students pursuing newspaper journalism in Nebraska   4 @ $2,000 each February 14, 2020

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 27, 2020

Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship

3.0 + GPA from a Nebraska high school & plan to attend college studying criminal justice/sociology, social work or cyber safety   $TBD February 17, 2020 by 5pm CT
Bill Lewis Scholarship dependents of individuals who are currently registered officials with the NSAA or have been a registered official within the prior twenty (20) years; At the time of application, are in the final year of secondary education; Be a Nebraska resident; Must, at the time of award, be accepted to two or four college or university located in the United States of America   2 @ $500 February 21, 2020
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, 2020
Antonia Scholarship high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English or history majors   $1000 February 28 annually
Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship English or history major    $500 February 28 annually
Nebraska State Athletic Administrators Association Scholarship Applicant must be a son or daughter of a current or former member of the NSIAAA.     February 28, 2020
Future Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship (FLAGship) high school seniors or college freshmen who are continuing their education in Nebraska; two winners to non-ag majors; three winners to those pursuing degrees directly related to agriculture; must be an NeCGA member or son/daughter of a NeCGA member   5 @ $2,000 each February 28, 2020

2020 National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar/Essay Application

  • Applicant must be a senior in high school, must have achieved at least two of the following: (a) minimum of B+ average; (b)ranked in the top 25% of class; (c) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading), must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport, & must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports
    February 28, 2020
UNK Teacher Scholars Academy A high school student who has been admitted to the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the 2019-2020 academic year may apply if they meet the following criteria:
a. High School GPA of at least 3.5 
b. Minimum composite ACT score of 22 or SAT composite score of 1140 OR a class rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
   120 credit hours in FREE TUITION (a bachelor's degree), plus up to $8,000 per year toward other educational expenses. March 1, 2020
The Foundation for Agriculture Education & Development Scholarship a woman enrolling in an agricultural related field who will begin first or second year college studies. Applications accepted where State WIFE Associations are organized (CO, KS, MO, NE, NM, NY, ND, WY).   3 @ $1000 March 1, 2020

McCook College Foundation Scholarships & Essays 

multiple scholarships and loan programs available!   various March 1, 2020
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 annually
Project Yellow Light create a billboard to warn your peers about the dangers of texting and driving   $2000 March 1 & April 1 annually

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 annually
MNB HomeGrown Leaders Scholarship sponsored by McCook National Bank   $500 March 1, 2020

American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship


awarded to the Eagle Scout who best meets the qualifications outlined in the Nomination Application and will advance to national competition for the chance to receive a $10,000 scholarship   $500 March 1 annually

Nebraska Restaurant Association

any student currently attending or planning to attend a Nebraska based school to pursue a degree in culinary or hospitality   4 @ $2,000 March 2, 2020
Chet Linder Scholarship major in business or business-related field   $1000 March 1 annually
Edgar J. Boschult Memorial Scholarship  

full time UNL students involved in ROTC


March 1 annually

American Legion Auxiliary Junior Member Loyalty Scholarship must have held membership in Junior Legion Auxiliary for last three consecutive years (2017-2018-2019) and must have paid membership for 2020; must be a traditional student who has completed at least one semester of college but has not yet attained a bachelor's degree; must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale   10 @ $2,500 each March 1 annually
Viola Heinrich Memorial Scholarship must be a female who is going in to nursing; members of the Lawrence American Legion Auxiliary or District 10 will have preference; must be a resident of Nebraska; must be veteran connected   $400 March 1, 2020
Averyl Elaine Keriakedes Memorial Scholarsip female at UNL pursuing a middle school Social Studies teaching degree   $200 March 1, 2020
American Legion Auxiliary Nurse's Scholarship Resident in Nebraska, future nursing student with a veteran connection   $400 March 1, 2020
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, 2020
Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship must be a current high school senior with at least a B average in the last two semesters; must be enrolled in an accredited college or university; must be a Nebraska resident for at least the last three years; must be a daughter, son, granddaughter, grandson, great granddaughter or greatgrandson of an American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion member who has held NE membership for two years.   $200 March 1, 2020
Career & Technical Education Scholarship Nebraska resident and veteran connected, attending a vocational or technical college for two years (EXCLUDES NURSING STUDENTS)   $400 March 1, 2020
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, 2020

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 5  luncheon in Omaha   $10,000 March 2, 2020
Dr. Fred and Emma Wanek Music Scholarship full time music major from Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins counties   $2,700 March 4, 2020
Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship resident of Nebraska who will attend Line Workers school in Nebraska   $450 March 4, 2020
Marie Dent Scholarships seeking a degree as an RN from Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins counties   several will be awarded at approximately $1000 each March 4, 2020
Herb & Bunny Hoover Scholarship student with a B average in their last two years of high school who is from Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins counties, who can demonstrate financial need, and who is unlikely to receive other scholarships. This scholarship can ONLY be used at North Platte Community College  

several will be awarded at approximately $1000 each

March 4, 2020
Douglas Watson Memorial Scholarship high school senior or graduate who is pursuing a degree in Nebraska in criminal justice for a career in law enforcement or probation; from Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow or Thomas counties   $600 March 4, 2020
York & Helen Hinman Scholarship student who show substantial financial need, may not receive other scholarships, and will be attending a school in Nebraska   $400 March 4, 2020
American Legion Post #163 Scholarship

1) Residents of one of the following Nebraska counties: Lincoln, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas.

2) Applicants must be a veteran of the armed forces or a member of the armed forces reserves or a member of the National Guard or who has been honorably discharged from such armed service and who intends to pursue postsecondary education.

  $1,050 March 4, 2020
Cattlewomen Beef Legacy Scholarship

1) Students who are a college freshman or above at a U.S. college or university including post-graduate students. Residents of one of the following Nebraska counties: Lincoln, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas. Students must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in each of the three most recent complete or partial (of at least a semester) school years. Applicants must demonstrate experience working with cattle, including 4-H, FFA or similar activities. Applicants must plan to have a career in a beef-related field. Applicants must plan to study in a college or university beef-related program. Selection criteria include: education and career plans, character, work ethic, voluntary community activities and potential to benefit from postsecondary education.

  $1,500 March 4, 2020

Joe and Dorothy Conger “HANDY-ONE” Scholarship


Applicants must be going into second semester or second year of studying building and/or home maintenance vocational skills at North Platte Community College. Applicants must be a US citizen and reside in one of the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas. Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for most recent school year.  Applicants must demonstrate moderate to substantial financial need.  Selection criteria also include: talent and potential in building and/or home maintenance skills, education and career plans, character, work ethic, and potential to benefit from postsecondary education.

  $1,200 March 4, 2020

Joe and Dorothy Conger Single Mom Scholarship

1) Students currently attending North Platte Community College with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. Applicants must be a single mother caring for one or more of her minor children. Applicants must be a US citizen and reside in Lincoln County or adjoining county in Nebraska. Applicants must be at least 19 years old. Applicants must demonstrate moderate to substantial financial need. Selection criteria also include: education and career goals, character references, work ethic, and potential to benefit from postsecondary education. Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants

  $1,400 March 4, 2020
Brian A. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship

Applicants must be at least a COLLEGE junior, senior or graduate student in the coming school year. Applicants must major in any of the sciences, excluding agricultural science. Applicants must have a home residence in one of the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas. Priority consideration will be given to graduates of Hershey High School, Hershey, Nebraska.  Applicants must hold at least a 3.0 (“B”) grade point average, or better. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Selection criteria also include: personal history, academic record, education and career goals and relevance of planned course of study, character references, and motivation and ability to succeed. Students who will be receiving an athletic scholarship will not be considered. Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicant

  $650 March 4, 2020
Sutherland New Hope Scholarship

Applicant must be at least a COLLEGE junior, senior or graduate student in the coming school year. Applicant must have a home address in the Nebraska counties of Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Grant, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson or Perkins. Applicant must be majoring in special education of mentally or physically handicapped children, or speech therapy, or seeking an endorsement in these areas. Scholarship may be renewed upon re-application and selection from among all applicants

  one or two, totalling $1,100 March 4, 2020
Religious Liberty Essay Scholarship     $2000 March 6, 2020
Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship

not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community

  12 @ $2000 March 6, 2020
Juan N. Franco Legacy  Scholarship available to students attending UNL who may not be eligible for financial aide; incoming and current students are eligible; must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher   varies March 14, 2020

Community Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

a high school senior with a passion for their community and volunteering that plans on seeking an education in a heath field upon graduation from high school   TBD March 15, 2020
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 15, 2020
Nebraska Cattlemen Association Scholarships 16 scholarships in one application!   at least $1000 March 16, 2020
Lincoln Legal Professionals Scholarship studying in the legal support field; has at least a 3.0 GPA   $1500 March 18, 2020

Hansen Foundation Scholarship

WP student who needs financial assistance to attend college   $4000 March 15, 20
Career Discovery Day Scholarship high school seniors who are pursuing a career in health care   3 at $500 March 20, 2020
McCook Young Professionals Group graduate of a southwest Nebraska high school who will attend McCook Community College, NE College of Technical Agriculture, or McCook Beauty Academy   2 @ $500 March 15, 2019
Chase County Hospital Foundation pursuing a medical field degree and a WP student   up to $1000 March 15, annually 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 UNL, ISU, UW, or SDSU   8 @ $2500 at each school March 2, 2020
96th Little International Scholarship Must be a high school senior competing at the 96th Little International; must be attending South Dakota State University in the fall of 2019; must have a passion for the agriculture industry   1 @ $1000 & 2 @ $500 March 16, 2020
KRD Federal Credit Union Scholarship must be a senior who is attending college next fall and is a member of KRD Credit Union in McCook   2 at $500 March 20, 2020

Imperial Chapter #279 Order of the Eastern Star

graduate of CCS or WPHS; give to Mrs. Johanson to give to Carol Thompson   $500 March 20, 2020
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship We’re looking for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  This program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.     March 31, 2020
Ogallala Masonic Scholarship must be a current senior at a high school in Chase County and is going to attend college next year   $250 March 29, 2019
Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship senior attending college in Nebraska   $500 March 15, 2020
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 2 @ $2000 March 31, 2020
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, 2019

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 30, 2020
German-Russian Heritage Scholarship need not be of this decent to apply!   $1000 March 31, 2019
St. John Commandery No. 16, Knights Templar WP student with at least a C average   $1000 March 31, 2020
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, 2020
Brian Harchelroad Memorial Scholarship a WP student who will attend the college of their choice   1500 April 1, 2020

Thomas F. Liebig Memorial Scholarship

interested in the fields of math, science, or agriculture and will be enrolled in any junior college, college, university or vocational/technical program beginning the fall of 2020. Applicants must have a 3.0+ cumulative high school GPA.   2 @ $1000 April 1, 2020
McCook Eagles Auxiliary #2769 1. Open to any high school senior in southwest Nebraska.
2. Must have an immediate family member that is a member of the Eagles Club.
3. Must enclose a copy of your high school transcript with your application.
4. The application blank must be filled out completely with all blanks filled in. All other information
must be attached to the application.
  $300 April 1, 2020

The McKenna’s Rae of HOPE Character Scholarship

There is no student application for this award. Instead, candidates are identified through a nomination process by a nominator and endorser (two different people each writing a letter for the student, both of which must be submitted with the nomination form). Peers, teachers, coaches, employers, etc. are strongly urged to nominate a graduating Nebraska senior that they believe to be living their life as a "Rae of HOPE" - Helping Other People Everyday.   $1000 April 1, 2020

The McKenna's Rae of HOPE Mental Health Field Scholarship 

 Nebraska high school seniors who plan to enter the mental health field.   $1000 April 1, 2020

 The Roy and Doris Abood Scholarship

 first-generation college students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) on a full-time basis   $900 April 1, 2020
Davis/Chambers Scholarship plan to attend or currently attend a Nebraska Community College; have knowledge or experience living or working in a diverse community or organization; am academically promising and am active in my school or community; will be a full time student in 2020-21; graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school or have a GED; am a US citizen and Nebraska resident; have financial need based on the FAFSA   at least $2,000 or half of your bill each year April 1, 2020
Wauneta Fire Department       April 1, 2020
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, 2020
Wauneta VFW Scholarship a WP graduate who plans on furthering his or her education   $400 April 1, 2020
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 15, 2020
Pink Bandana Scholarship

senior at a Nebraska high school; planning to enroll in a 2-year or 4-year college; has been diagnosed with breast cancer, or has a parent/legal guardian that have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years.

  $4000 over four years April 1, 2020
Hoegemeyer Cares Scholarship attending a college or university and majoring in an ag-related area   $500 April 1, 2020
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, 2020
Southwest Nebraska Masonic Scholarship McCook Lodge #135 senior from McCook, Southwest, Med Valley, Maywood, Wauneta-Palisade, Thedford or Hitchcock Co who will attend a two or four year school; a B average must be maintained in college to renew the scholarhip; recipient MUST attend an initial award presentation and then meet annually with Lodge members to discuss progress & career plans   $1,000 per year, renewable for 4 years April 4 each year
(updated application 1/15/2020)

The Kay Battista Scholarship for Outstanding Future Educators


high school senior, or a college undergraduate, or a graduate student seeking a first time teaching certificate, or a graduate level degree in education   $1500 April 10, 2020
Wauneta-Palisade Education Association WP student who is attending college next year   $250 April 10, 2020
Mabel Scriven's Scholarship WP student who is pursuing an Education Degree   $500 April 10, 2020
Nebraskans for Peace Scholarship students who further their education through community building, education, & public action   3 @ $500, 6 @ $100 April 12, 2020

Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Division

any producer who funds the Association, their spouse, children or grandchildren   $1500, $1000, or $500 April 15, 2020
Wauneta United Methodist Church Scholarship WP student or any student who is an active member of this church needs assistance to attend college   two at $400 April 15, 2020
Wauneta EMS Scholarship WP student who is pursuing education after high school   $1000 to be awarded April 11, 2020

Linda Maiden State Farm "Good Neighbear" Scholarship

must be a senior in high school attending McCook, Cambridge, Southwest, DCS, Hayes Center, Hitchcock County, Chase County or WAUNETA-PALISADE; must attend McCook Community College in the fall of 2020   $1000 April 15, 2020
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, 2020

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, 2020
NCCEF Robert C. Anderson Scholarship an upperclassman at UNL majoring in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics   $2500 April 15, 2020
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, 2020
Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation attending a Nebraska community college to pursue a degree in the auto field   $1500 April 3, 2020
Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship

Upper 25% of class -OR- 3.75 Cumulative GPA; at least a 2 year participant in 2 sport; earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; two letters of recommendation from high school coaches; ACT minimum score of 24

  $1000 COVID19 UPDATE: June 12, 2020
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, 2020
Eastern Star of McCook no Masonic tie necessary   2 at $500 each April 17, 2020
Herbert Hughes Memorial Scholarship Graduate of WP, Chase Co. or DCS, or a resident of Chase or Dundy Co; will be studying an ag related field   2 at $500 April 17, 2020

BW Telcom Community Partners Scholarship

applicants/parents/guardians must be BW Telcom customers; give to Mrs. Johanson when completed   2 at $1000 each COVID19 UPDATE: May 1, 2020
Southwest Nebraska Community Theater Association Scholarship  study and participate in theater at any college   $250 April 30, 2020
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, 2020
Elmer E. Hester Scholarship resident of Dundy County for the past two years     May 1 each year
Imperial Eagles Auxiliary #3472 pursuing further education   $500 May 1 each year
WP FFA Scholarship current WP FFA member who is going on to study agriculture   $100 May 1
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 application opens May 2020
Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska--Hanna Memorial Scholarship child or grandchild of ICON member who will attend college next fall  



May 11, 2020
Maunder Borlaug Scholarship
  • One-page essay and resume
  • Nebraska resident pursuing a degree or planning to pursue a degree in the upcoming academic year in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)
  • Pursuing an education focused on global perspectives in food security
  $2,000 to CASNR June 1, 2020
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 each year
Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. Based on complete applications, financial need, academic achievement and school and community involvement.

  4 @ $500 June 15, 2020
Boosalis Scholarship Nebraska democratic women who will be furthering their education   $500 to a woman in each of the Congressional districts July 1 each year

American Legion Baseball Player of the Year Scholarship


Any team manager or head coach of an American Legion (post–affiliated) team may nominate a player for consideration of this award.   $600-$750 July 15, 2020
Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity Christian gentlemen who will be attending UNL fulltime in the fall and have a 2.5 GPA   $1,000 July 31, 2020
Maunder Borlaug Scholarship       June 1, 2019

UNK Pi Kappa Alpha Alumni Scholarship

This award is available to males that will be a full-time freshman or first year student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in the fall semester 2020   $250 August 30, 2020
CHI Health Scholarship        
Daughters of the American Revolution        
Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation