Nebraska Ag Youth Institute

Juniors and seniors who want to network with ag leaders and explore ag careers should consider participating in NAYI on UNL's East Campus, July 6-10. Applications are available at and need to be submitted by April 15.

The Denny's Hungry for Education  Scholarship

Denny’s will partner with leading non-profit minority advocacy organizations to launch the programs across the United States. The program will award scholarships to deserving elementary, high school and college students for their ideas to help Denny’s fight childhood hunger.


  • All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (K-12, high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • If an applicant under the age of 18 is selected as a potential HFE scholarship recipient, in order to be confirmed as a winner, the student’s parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.
  • Scholarship funds awarded to winners must be used for education, such as tuition and related fees, books, supplies, equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.
  • Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college). NOTE: Each partner organization may have additional requirements; however, GPA level varies.
  • Students in K-12 who are applying to AAA or Step Up will need to meet the low-income requirements from each organization and live in either AZ or FL because of the state laws on tax credit donations.
  • College students who are applying to the Tom Joyner Foundation will need to meet this organizations application and essay requirements, which may differ from others.
  • Students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities. (Applicants for a scholarship from AAA or Step Up organization [K-12] will be asked to submit an essay; however, it is not required.)

Over 35 scholarships worth from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded!

Applications will be accepted until December 13, 2019 via this website.

The Burger King Scholars Program

The Burger King Scholars program was created in memory of Burger King co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore in 2000. So far, the program has awarded $35 million dollars to over 33,000 lucky award winners!

Who is eligible to apply to Burger King Scholars Program?

  • Be a citizen of the United States or Canada,
  • Have graduated from high school within the last three years or be a full-time student who is a senior at a high school or home school in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico,
  • Students who are applying as a full-time freshman to a four-year accredited, college or university that is located in the United States and is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code,
  • Students who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.3,
  • Students who have a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220,
  • Students who demonstrate an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity (such as student government, team sports, fraternal life, etc); and,
  • Students who demonstrate substantial work experience.


  • Participation in school and community activities
  • Length of employment (enrichment awards only)
  • Work experience (James W. McLamore “WHOPPER” Scholarship only)
  • Financial information (James W. McLamore “WHOPPER” Scholarship only)

Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to a whopping $50,000! All award checks will be mailed directly to the institution that the winners are/will attend. 

The application period is open through December 15, 2019. All winners will be notified by May of 2020 via U.S. Mail.  The application site can be accessed here.

Greater Grand Island Foundation Scholarship

Welcome to the 2019-2020 scholarship season at Greater Grand Island Community Foundation! We’re thrilled that you are applying for consideration for one of the more than 135 scholarships we will offer to students from Hall County and beyond! The 2019-20 scholarship cycle opens December 1, 2019, and closes at midnight on February 10, 2020.

The step-by-step instructions posted below will take you through the application process. It’s important to note before you get started:

  • You should only create ONE account. Scholarship applications and awards will run through that ONE account. If you should ever lose or forget your log-in information, call GICF at 308-381-7767 and request help for retrieval or resetting.

There are also video tutorials at the following links: 

Applicant Registration:


Applicant Dashboard:

STEP 1: Beginning December 1st, you can go to 

*This link is also clickable from the “Scholarship Application and Instructions” tab at our Website (  

STEP 2:  Select Create New Account. You will be taken to a page that asks for your name, address, phone, and all the rest. Fields marked with an asterisk are required: don’t skip them! The e-mail address you enter is particularly important: it will serve as your user name. Notice also that, at the bottom of the user information form, there is a space for you to create your password. Can’t get very far without that. It’s a good idea to write down your log-in credentials for future sessions with your application. Here is a handy spot for you to do just that:

STRIV Scholarship

Apply for $80,000 in Strive Scholarships ($20,000) per year, renewable four years total for the 2020-21 academic year to Midland University.  For details and application, email

The America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program (the “Program”) is sponsored by Bayer Fund and administered and managed by the National FFA Organization (“National FFA”). Winning scholarship applications will be judged and selected by National FFA from a pool of eligible applicants based on criteria set out at (the “FFA Website”), and based on eligibility requirements set out at the FFA Website and below. For full details regarding the number of awards, entry period, submission requirements and scoring criteria, please visit the FFA website. Additional details regarding eligibility and the endorsement process, and additional terms and conditions of the Program are below. Please review the FFA website or the America's Farmers site for up-to-date information.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship

The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to college students in Nebraska for over 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time freshman entering college who are residents of Nebraska, graduates of a Nebraska high school (or GED) with plans to attend a Nebraska public college, and who have demonstrated financial need. There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates.  Application details with the link to apply is here.  

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship

No one succeeds in college alone. That's why The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but also a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond.  Application details can be accessed here.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, so encourage your eligible students to apply right away.

The Dream.U.S. Scholarship

TheDream.US is the nation's largest college access and success program for immigrant youth with DACA or TPS status, or that meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria. It opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year on November 1, 2019. TheDream.US has provided more than 6,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of its more than 75 partner colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C.

The National Scholarship, an up-to-$33,000 scholarship for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, closes February 27, 2020. The Opportunity Scholarship, an up-to-$80,000 scholarship for first-time college students, closes January 30, 2020.  Application and details can be accessed here.

The Bookworm Scholarship

The Bookworm Scholarship aims to support and inspire the next generation of readers. Books are universal and timeless; they have the ability to not only inspire us, but also teach us empathy for others as we recognize our common humanity.

The Bookworm Scholarship is open to all residents of the United States. It has one important requirement: Applicants must be passionate readers who have been profoundly influenced by books. No matter what level of academic study you are at, or what your academic interests are, if you have something to share about how books made a difference in your life, you are eligible to apply!

If you are involved in extracurricular activities that involve books or reading, such as working or volunteering at libraries or organizing book clubs, please include that experience.

This is an essay scholarship. Applicants should write a 500 to 1,000 word response to the following prompt:

“What’s a key lesson you’ve learned from a book, set of books, or author, and how has this lesson shaped what you hope to achieve in your life?”

There are no limitations regarding the book or author you choose. The most important thing is to share your story! This is a chance to reflect on all you have learned from reading as you share your hopes and dreams for the future.  The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a $1,000 check made out to the winner and the academic institution the winner attends.

The application deadline is January 1, 2020. Winners will be announced on Jan 30, 2020.  The application can be accessed here.

FEATURED: Niche "No Essay" College Scholarship

Award: $2,000 (12 awards)
Deadline: 11/30
Eligibility: All high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.
To Apply: Just create an account to apply!

FEATURED: Course Hero Back To School Sweepstakes

Award: $50,000 Sweepstakes
Deadline: 11/15
Eligibility: College Students and Parents of College Students at specified schools.
To Apply: Just create an account to start your application.

FEATURED: On Q Financial $4500 Scholarship Giveaway

$ Award: $1,500 (3 winners)
Deadline: 11/29
Eligibility: Anyone of Spanish, Russian or Chinese heritage.
To Apply: Submit an online written response to the essay question, 500 words maximum.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

$ Award: up to $6,000
Deadline: 11/05
Eligibility: Grades 5 -12.
To Apply: Submit a completed application and signed student/parent agreement.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

$ Award: up to $40,000
Deadline: 11/13
Eligibility: U.S. students that are planning to graduate from a U.S. high school in fall 2020, have earned a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, have received a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26 and demonstrate unmet financial need.
To Apply: Apply through Common App.

'Make It With Wool' Contest

$ Award: $2,000
Deadline: 11/15
Eligibility: 24 years of age or under.
To Apply: Submit clothing or item created from wool. Essay Scholarships

$ Award: $1,000
Deadline: 11/15
Eligibility: Graduate students.
To Apply: Submit an online written response to the essay question, 750 words minimum.

Jungle Scout Scholar Program

$ Award: $2,000
Deadline: 11/15
Eligibility: Undergraduates pursuing a business or computer major.
To Apply: Applicants will be required to submit a short video, plus a SaaS or ecommerce related business idea.

Youth Forward Scholarship Program

$ Award: $3,000
Deadline: 11/30
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in either High School, University or College as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
To Apply: To apply, submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format addressing the following questions: What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number deaths as a result of driving? What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving? Have you ever had an experience of being in car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly? What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

Bachus & Schanker Scholarship

$ Award: $2,000
Deadline: 11/30
Eligibility: Any high school senior accepted to attend a four-year university by the time of the award, or full time student attending a four-year university in the United States who carries a 3.0 cumulative GPA may apply.
To Apply: Write an essay of no fewer than 800 words about your opinion on the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life.

Sixt Scholars Program

$ Award: 5,000 (5 awards)
Deadline: 11/30
Eligibility: Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale, graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2019/2020, plan to enroll in a full time 2 or 4 year university
To Apply: A completed application appraisal form with essay, copy of your high school transcript, copy of the first two pages of the most recently filed IRS Form 1040.

ServiceScape Scholarship

$ Award: $1,000
Deadline: 11/30
Eligibility: Contest is open to students who are attending or who will attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in 2019.
To Apply: Successfully submit the application form.

The Set Me Free Project Scholarship 

The Set Me Free Project, is a non-profit that educates on prevention education for human trafficking. We have a scholarship opportunity in memory of Sydney Loofe that we would like to offer to students in Nebraska.
 A 2019 graduate was from Sutton High School was awarded this scholarship last year and now she is volunteering for the project.



The scholarship contest is open to all fields of study for students who are at least 18 years of age by the entry deadline and have been accepted to an accredited post secondary undergraduate program or college located in the United States for the stated school years. The program can be a two or four year vocational, college or university. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship.

Submit your essay along with the information requested using the ONLINE FORM available on the website.

The theme for the required essay is:

Topic: “In recent years there’s been a lot of debate about Halloween costume standards. Some cities have banned or at least strongly discouraged certain types of costumes such as clown costumes. Some costume retailers have faced outrage from various groups protesting certain ethnic or religious dress costumes (e.g. Native American costumes). And there are groups who protest the selling of costumes which in their view either glorify violence (e.g. military costumes) or are overly sexual. The fall ritual of dressing up in costume and trick-or-treating seems particularly challenging for college campuses where some university administrations have gone as far as to issue warnings about costume choices.

Are the standards for Halloween costumes changing? Or, are these protests simply one more example of some who want to force their point of view on others?    Are there some costumes which should be off-limits? If so, what are those costumes?  And, who gets to decide what those limits are? Why? Is freedom of expression no longer relevant?  Have we reached the point at which we’re being conditioned to be offended by everything we see and hear? What type of costume did you wear last year? What will you wear this year? ”

The scholarship is worth $1,000!

The scholarship site can be found here.  Deadline is October 31, 2019.

The KidGuard Scholarship

At KidGuard, they are passionate about online safety. The KidGuard for Education Essay Scholarship is part of KidGuard’s effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues on cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology. Please join them in this conversation and in their movement.

All 9th through 12th Grade High School Students in the United States are eligible to apply.


Choose ONE prompt from below and write a well thought out essay:

  1. Explain and describe what are the impact of online gaming danger/problems to youth and provide solutions/idea about online gaming safety.
  2. Choose one case/topic about cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide,phone dependency, child depression, social media addiction and/or isolation and give us your personal evaluation and reaction about the case. You must include why this is important, how has this affected you or other people around you and what are the solution you can come up to for this problems.
  3. Describe ways that you can use the internet or social media to positively impact your community. Use personal experiences to support your answer.


1 winner will be selected and rewarded $800 each

1 winner will be selected and rewarded $700 each

3 winners will be selected and rewarded $500 each

The deadline to apply is October 31,  2019 at 11:59 PM (Pacific Time)  Check out the application site.

The UNO Goodrich Scholarship

Once again it is Goodrich scholarship application time! Last year we had 60 students accepted into the Goodrich Scholarship Program here at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and we are happy to report that we also had 98.3% freshman/sophomore retention! We are so grateful for all of the continued help that results in so many students receiving assistance and support to attend UNO and be part of Goodrich. 

 I am sending this e-mail to you because you work with potential applicants who may be applying for our scholarship program this year. If you know of anyone who would like to be included in future emails, please feel free to pass their information on to me. We have updated the email list (based on website information, so if we need to continue making adjustments, please feel free to let us know). Also, if you would like to be removed from this list, please let me know that as well. 

This e-mail serves as a reminder that the Goodrich Scholarship Program application period is currently open, and the application closes March 1, 2020 at 5:00PM (CST).  Applicants can apply online at Unofficial high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores are directly uploaded by the applicant in their Goodrich application account.

 The EPPE is all online and is required for all Goodrich applicants. Directions for this process can be reviewed at Applicants must have their UNO NetID credentials (username and password) to register for this ONLINE free exam. February 21, 2020 is the FINAL ONLINE EPPE date that will be accepted for Goodrich applicants--planning ahead is essential for processing. 

If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to contact me using any of the information below! Thank you again for all of your help and patience to serve so many students!

Patty Patton Shearer

Goodrich Scholarship Program, Established in 1972

Coordinator of Recruitment and Academic Support Services

University of Nebraska at Omaha |

CB 123

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE  68182

(402) 554.2875 or FAX (402) 554.3776

The Coca Cola Scholars Scholarship Program 

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program 

According to their website, “the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.”

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reviews each application individually with assistance from a panel of education experts. According to the website, among the criteria used in the selection process are:

  • Exceptional academic ability and achievement: Strong academic record, academic awards and honors, and substantive assessments by educators providing confidential recommendations. This includes:
    • unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
    • college entrance exam scores (SAT and/or ACT) in the top 15% nationally: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above (using the old SAT scoring) or ACT composite score of 26 or above
    • participation in available advanced courses
    • commitment to learning
    • intellectual curiosity
  • Unmet financial need: Limited family income and assets in light of educational expenses. Substantial unmet educational costs after taking into account other scholarships and grants students may receive. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
  • Persistence: Determination and perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to set and remain focused on goals and to put in the effort needed to meet those goals in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership: Ability to organize and positively influence others in school and out-of-school areas (family, religious community, sports, arts, etc.).
  • Service to Others: Purposeful and meaningful commitment to others which may be evidenced by participation in volunteer/community service activities.

When is the application for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program due? 

The completed application is due on November 13, 2019.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship includes:

  • Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
  • Ability to pursue any area of study
  • Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
  • Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

For a handy list of FAQs, click here.

Pink Rose Breast Cancer Scholarship

PinkRose℠ is fortunate to charitably give back to the children left behind because of breast cancer. Since their inception in 2003, PinkRose℠ has awarded $1000 scholarships to 91 college students.

Eligibility is limited to individuals who are legal residents of the United States of America, under the age of 25 who have lost a parent or legal guardian to breast cancer. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must be pursuing post secondary education or certificate training.

The PinkRose℠ Breast Cancer Scholarship requirements:

1.Acceptance letter to college and/or certificate program
2.Copy of your parent’s death certificate noting breast cancer as the cause of death.
3.Completed PinkRose℠ Breast Cancer Scholarship Application

The Pink Rose Breast Cancer charity offers $1000 to each recipient.

The application closing date is October 1, 2019.

The post Pink Rose Breast Cancer Scholarship

The  “ Wealth Wise” Scholarship

The Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry. This scholarship is awarded every year to the most qualified students majoring in a finance related field. In addition to academic merit, students are expected to submit a thoughtful, cited essay about how we can improve the credit scoring system in the United States.

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Major of study must support a career in finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors
  • Be a resident of the United States
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)

Please adhere to the essay guidelines as outlined below:

  • Essay Topic/Title: How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved. This essay will explore current issues in today’s credit landscape and various ways to offset the negative implications that affect many Americans’ ability to access capital.
  • The essay should be 500-900 words.
  • Any resources should be carefully noted and cited appropriately using the MLA format.
  • Any plagiarism or fabrication will disqualify the applicant from award disbursement.
  • The essay should be written in 12-point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, 1-inch margins.

To apply, please mail your official transcript and original essay to the following address:
Attn: Wealth Wise Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601

The lucky recipient of the Wealth Wise Scholarship will receive $1,000 for their higher education.The scholarship must go to tuition purposes and will be paid directly to the student’s university/college.

Please note the following deadlines:

  • The official due date is: December 31, 2019
  • Winners will be announced: January 21, 2020
  • The actual scholarship will be awarded on: January 31, 2020

The Comcast “Leaders & Achievers” Scholarship

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Comcast NBCUniversal believes that success starts with opportunity, and that a  commitment to young people today will help build strong leaders and achievers for our communities in the future. The Leaders and Achievers Scholarships gives deserving young people the opportunity to continue their education so that they can better compete in the workplace of the future.

Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior
  • Reside in a community served by Comcast and/or NBCUniversal or Telemundo area
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical college in the United States for the entire 2020-2021 academic year
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need

There are two essay questions (one about 200 words, and the other 400 words) required as part of the application:

  1. What is your most impactful community service experience? Explain why.
  2. Describe a time when you were able to use your leadership skills.

In addition, an official transcript that includes name, school, and grades will be required.

Comcast NBCUniversal will award over 800 scholarships worth $2,500 each for the 2020 – 2021 school year. In addition, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award, worth in excess of $2,500.

The deadline to apply: Be sure to apply by 5:00PM EST on December 6, 2019.

All winners will be notified by mid-March of 2020.

The Jones T-Shirts “Love Your Career” Scholarship

Any student who will be enrolled in a college or university at the time of the next deadline. The Jones T-Shirts Scholarship is limited to students attending school in the 50 U.S. states.

Any student who will be enrolled in a college or University at the time of the next deadline (see dates below). This scholarship is limited to students attending school in the 50 U.S. states.

There are specific steps to follow for the required 1000 word essay.  Please follow the essay and the submission requirements exactly as outlined on the Jones T Shirt website to qualify for review. 

The student’s approved school will then receive a one-time disbursement of $1,000 as a scholarship for the winning student.

Application is due by January 7, 2020.

Dr Pepper Tuition Scholarship 


You must be a U.S. legal resident of an Eligible State and within the age eligibility of 18 to 24 years old.

You are not eligible if you or a member of your immediate family or household (whether or not related) is an:

(A) employee, officer or director of any Promotion Party

(B) owner/operator or person responsible for purchasing or promotion decisions at retailers of Sponsor products. You must not be an active NCAA collegiate athlete (any division) in any sport, nor played professional, semi-professional, or Division I collegiate football at any time

“Immediate family” means spouses, parents, children, siblings and step-parents/children/siblings, whether or not living at the same residence.


  • Up to $100,000 in tuition: Dr Pepper will select finalists to throw for the prize at a College Football Conference Championship game this year.
  • Five (5) $100,000 Tuition Prizes (one at each Grand Prize Game)
  • Five (5) $25,000 Runner-Up Prizes (one per Grand Prize Game)
  • Ten (10) $2,500 Consolation Prizes (two per Grand Prize Game)

The Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway ends on October 17th, 2019.

For a handy list of FAQs, click here.  To check out more details and the application site, click on

Patriot's Pen / Veterans of Foreign War Scholarship 

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to all students as well as the Patriot's Pen Scholarship, open to students in grades 6-8.  Application is due Midnight, October 31.  Applications and details can be viewed here.

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award 


The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia, and the US territories who are at least sixteen (16) years old at the time of entry.

Entrants must also be high school senior students who will be or college students who are enrolled at least half-time in a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree program or graduate program at an eligible school within one (1) year of winner notification/confirmation or parent/legal guardians of students that satisfy the above eligibility requirements.

Twelve students will be awarded $5,000!  For more information and to view the application site, click here.

The Sweepstakes ends on January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

U.S. Bank Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 29, 2019

The average scholarship award by U.S. Bank has been $1000 per student.  March 31 is the deadline.  Details can be viewed here, but students will not create a log in to the site to apply.

2020 ZipRecruiter Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 29, 2019

ZipRecruiter, a national search engine for employers who are looking for qualified employees, offers several scholarships to students who are:  a)  least 18 years of age; b) currently enrolled as a student at an accredited 
 high school, college, or university in the United States; c) a legal resident of the United States.  Details can be viewed here, but students will not create a log in to the site to apply.

2020 Straight North STEM Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 29, 2019

Straight North supports STEM students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math by offering the yearly Straight North STEM Scholarship. Straight North’s motto is “make every click count,” and you should too by clicking on the “apply” button for this generous scholarship!

To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study (you know, STEM Is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!) and attending an accredited college or university that is located in the USA.

The winning student will be awarded $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, two $250 book scholarships will be awarded to runners-up. Check out the Straight North website to view last year’s winners.

The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2020. Winners announced on August 15!

Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 28, 2019

The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to all students, of all ages, and can be used towards college or university at the undergraduate or graduate level!  Read all about best selling authors Gen and Kelly Tanabe here– they both graduated from Harvard debt free!  The application can be accessed here.

All eligible applicants must be:

  • 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student, including adult students.
  • Legal resident of the U.S.
  • Currently in school or planning to start school within the next 12 months.

This scholarship is completely merit-based so financial-need is not something that is considered by the scholarship committee.  Additionally, test scores, transcripts, any past academic performance will not be considered.  What will be considered you may ask?  The essay.  The goal of this opportunity is to offer a level playing field for students, which is why the essay is the only consideration.

The essay should be short (250 words or less) and should answer one of the following questions:

  • Why do you deserve to win this scholarship?
  • Describe your academic or career goals.
  • Pick your own topic.

The first place award is a $1,000 scholarship. 

Scholarship deadline is December 31, 2019.


Health Careers Fair, Wed., Oct. 2nd- UNK

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 28, 2019

Juniors or seniors interested in a health career should register for the Health Careers Fair at UNK on October 2nd.  A variety of professional health programs will provide information about the entrance requirements for their respective program.  Registration information will be available soon.

September 25 Financial Aid / Scholar Night

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 27, 2019

Parents of PHS seniors are invited to participate in an information meeting on September 25th, 6:00 p.m. in the distance learning room.  Educationquest staff will discuss the process of applying for federal grants, loans, and work study programs.  Other scholarship applications will be discussed following the one hour presentation.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 27, 2019

The Horatio Alger Association awards over $175 million in college scholarships to deserving students.  Awards range in award value from $10,000 and $25,000 per student.  Eligibility criteria include: a) high school graduation; b) demonstrated critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income; c) U.S. citizenship.  Students may apply online August 1 - October 25, 2019 at

Elks Foundation Scholarships

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on August 27, 2019

The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million annually in the "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship competition.  Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen may apply for a "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship.  Applications are judged on: a) scholarship / academics; b) leadership activities; c) financial need.  Applications are available online at

University of Nebraska Kearney Scholarships

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on February 14, 2019

Scholarship applications that require a separate application from the admissions application are found on the UNK website here.  Each link provides further information and the application details.

UNK Teachers Academy Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on February 14, 2019

This scholarship provides tuition for both resident and non-resident students for up to 120 credit hours, which is a bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Additionally students in this program will receive $8,000 annually (fall and spring semesters) which can be used to help pay for room and meals and fees. The University requires freshmen to live on campus. The scholarship can apply to on campus room and meals. If a student in the academy chooses to move off campus after the freshman year, the student can use the scholarship toward off campus room and meal costs. The application site and more details can be viewed here.

Maggie Thompson Memorial Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on February 14, 2019

The Maggie Thompson Memorial Scholarship application deadline is March 22, 2019. This scholarship program will awarded by the Goodwill Industries, to a student living with a disability and who demonstrates their independence to complete an educational program for employment.  A letter of application must be sent to:  The Maggie Thompson Scholarship Committee, Attn:  Kim Buschkoetter, PO Box 1863, Grand Island, NE  68802-1863  Questions can be directed to Kim at KIMB@GOODWILL.ORG / 308/380-3344

Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 21, 2019

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2019. This fully funded scholarship program will award eight recipients $1,000.00 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university. District I & II will have two scholarships awarded within each district. Districts III – VI will have one recipient in each district.

Application form and other information regarding the scholarship can be found at:


1) Upper 25% of class -OR- 3.75 Cumulative GPA

2) Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports

3) Must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports

4) Must include at least two letters of recommendation from high school coaches

5) ACT minimum score of 24

Better Business Bureau Scholarships

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 17, 2019

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is notifying you that it is accepting applications from high school seniors for the 2019 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards.

This year, three students from Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa and three students from Metro Lincoln and Greater Nebraska will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships.

These scholarships are 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 — values of the BBB.

The application guide with complete instructions and required forms can be accessed at by clicking on the link “Student of Integrity Award Scholarship” on the bottom of the homepage. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 8, 2019 and sent to BBB’s office in Lincoln to be considered by the judges. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.

Aside from the obvious benefit to the students, these awards are also a wonderful opportunity for your institution to be publicly recognized!

For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 800-649-6814 #8526, 800-649-6814 #8526 or

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Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 17, 2019

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media–and this doesn’t include computer use for schoolwork. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body. The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is offered to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. For more information on technology addiction, please see these articles.

You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2019. The application can be viewed here.

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JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 17, 2019

The JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest is currently available to high school students. The winner of this competitive annual contest is awarded a $10,000 prize and is invited to accept the award at the Profile in Courage Award ceremony held each May at the Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.
Who is eligible to apply for the JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest?

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
Essays must be the original work of the student.
John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Topic and Information and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
Essays about the senators in Profiles in Courage will be disqualified.
Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

The winner receives a $10,000 cash award. The winner and her/his family are invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston to accept her/his award and participate in Profile in Courage Award events from May 18 – 20, 2019. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston for the winning student and her/his parents.
Second-place winner receives $3,000.
Five finalists receive $1,000 each.
Eight semifinalists receive $100 each.
Ten students receive honorable mentions.
The nominating teacher of the first-place winner is also invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library to receive the John F. Kennedy Public Service Grant in the amount of $500 for school projects encouraging student leadership and civic engagement. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston.
All participants receive a Certificate of Participation.

The contest deadline is January 18, 2019. Further details and the application can be viewed here.

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GE – Reagan Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 3, 2019

The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, a generous program for high school seniors, will soon be accepting applications. This program looks to reward college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
be citizens of the United States of America;
be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar.

Counselors and teachers, download the flyer 2018_ge-reaganscholarship_trifold_for web.

Qualified candidates may apply online through January 4, 2019 or until 25,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Candidates must complete the secure online application and all of its components prior to the deadline or before 25,000 applications are submitted. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. If the program reaches 25,000 applications before 11:59 PM CST on the deadline date of January 4, 2019, it will automatically close.

Each year, the program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years (up to $40,000 total per recipient)! Information and details can be viewed here.

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Drive Smart Scholarship

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 3, 2019

The Drive Smart Contest, sponsored by CTIA Wireless Foundation, is on the road again! Students can put on their creative thinking caps and enter an original digital short about the dangers of distracted driving for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and other prizes. Students can also download our form to help them earn community service hours for their work.

CTIA Wireless Foundation Drive Smart Contest ( “Competition”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico who are between the ages of 13 and 18 at the time of entry.

An entry must fully answer all of the questions in the online entry form (hereinafter “entry”) providing information about your Digital Short and upload or provide link to a supporting media video file. The Idea/Entry must have been conceived by the entrant and be the sole and original work of the entrant.

The entry must:

a.Be a video between fifteen (15) seconds and sixty (60) seconds in length, whose message is to convince teens of the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of not texting while driving (“Digital Short);
b.Be submitted as an uploaded file (either .mov, .wmv, or .mpg4) or link;
c.Be in the American English language;
d.Be submitted through the Contest entry workspace on the Website.
e.Be received and recorded by the Administrator’s Contest computer by January 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Prizes and Approximate Retail Values:
One (1) grand prize winner will receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $10,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to his/her teacher/mentor in the amount of $1,000.00 (ARV: $11,000.00 USD).
Two (2) runner-up’s will each receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $5,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to their teacher/mentor in the amount of $500.00 (ARV: $11,000.00 USD)
Three (3) finalists will each receive: (1) a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 to be issued in the form of a check; and (2) a check to their teacher/mentor in the amount of $250.00 (ARV: $3,750.00 USD)
Fourteen (14) semifinalists will each receive: (1) a certificate of achievement; and (2) a letter from The Wireless Foundation acknowledging their accomplishment (ARV: $0.00 USD)

The competition ends on January 6, 2019. The scholarship application site can be viewed here.

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Ron Brown Scholar Program

Posted by bbednar in Scholarships on January 3, 2019

“The Ron Brown Scholar Fund is a 501(c)3 public charity, managed by an independent Board of Trustees. The Program which was named for the late Secretary of Commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service focuses on encouraging civic engagement among Scholars while promoting academic excellence, community, and lifelong interactions. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities, and leadership experiences.”

Must be Black/African American.
Must excel academically.
Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.
Must participate in community service activities.
Demonstrate financial need.
Be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card.
Be a current high school senior at the time of your application. NOTE: Current college students are not eligible to apply.
How much is the Ron Brown Scholar Program scholarship worth?
Ron Brown Scholars receive four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year).

Early Applicant Deadline: Interested applicants who complete their applications by November 1st will be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program and will be eligible to have their contact information forwarded to a select number of additional colleges and scholarship providers. Students who apply under this deadline must make the appropriate designation on their application. Applicants are still responsible for submitting materials to any colleges, universities and scholarship programs for which they are interested.
January 9: Final postmarked deadline in order to be considered for the Ron Brown Scholar Program ONLY. The application site can be viewed here.