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October 1 Vada Kinman Oldfield Scholarship
  • Must plan to attend a Nebraska college
  • Must write an essay on an honorably discharged veteran in a 1000 word or less essay
  • Name only on the title sheet
  • Submit to the North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th Street, North Platte, NE   69101
  • Application available on www.educationquest.org on their scholarship search site.


October 2

Wendy’s High School Heisman


  • Must have a B average
  • Must participate in at least one school-sponsored sport
  • Student must designate one school representative to review their application
  • Application available on EducationQuest Website

October 4 (student app deadline)

November 1 (test must be submitted)

United States Senate Youth Program 

         USSYP Brochure:   http://ussenateyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2017-USSYP-Brochure.pdf
         Nebraska State Rules & Time Allowances:   https://www.education.ne.gov/SS/Documents/Program%20Information.pdf
  • If application is selected, you get to take a current event test
  • Must be a president/vice-president/secretary/or treasurer in student council, class, or educational organization during the 2017-18
  • By 10/2 the completed application must be received by the NE Dept of Education vis USPS (mail)
  • Application includes a narrative about
    • your involvement in student government & community service
    • your achievements in leadership experiences
    • ways your participation will enhance your interest in and understanding of this country's political & government process
    • ways in which your participation will benefit those you come in contact with, your school, and area schools
  • Must demonstrate qualities of leadership in an elected or appointed high school student office for the 2017-18 school year
  • By 10/30 the completed test must received by the NE Dept of Education via USPS (mail)
  • Must attend the Washington Week program is mandatory to receive the financial scholarship

      ???'s Contact Harris Payne   Harris.Payne@nebraska.gov   402.471.2449


October 7

AES Engineers


  • Based on Characterdetermined by the essay submitted
  • Intended for a wide spectrum of fields of study-not just engineering
  • Include an essay of 500 words and less than 1000 words on: 
    • When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
  • Email your essay with your name, name of high school and your plans for 2017/18
  • Submit the info above to scholarships@aesengineers.com
October 14

Inter-Tribal Council of AT&T Employees (ICAE) - 2017 FALL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The ICAE Scholarship Program will issue scholarship grants to qualified Native
American applicants who are selected primarily for their individual merit. Eligibility
requirements will be used to initially screen applications prior to the actual review
process. High School students accepted at, or College students enrolled in an
accredited undergraduate program are eligible to apply. Candidates must be U.S.
Citizens or Permanent Residents.

After the initial screening process, the remaining eligible candidates will be evaluated
based on their scholastic discipline, personal achievement, and community
involvement. The ICAE Scholarship Committee based on a uniform, weighted point
average system will select scholarship winners collectively.

Safari.pdf (Printable Application)

 October 15 Nebraska Softball Foundation-Pat Schwartz Scholarship 


  • Must attend college in Nebraska
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Member of the NE Softball Association

      ???'s softball2@playasaball.com

October 18

Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Scholarship - $100,000 - 20 Awards

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) The contest is open to all students of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes (Grades 9 - 12) in the public, parochial, private and home schools within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring state society or district. Applications can be found by going to:


October 1 University of South Dakota Freshmen Common Scholarship Priority Deadline 

    (Final Deadline is December 1)
October 25 

Horatio Alger National and AKSARBEN Scholarship

     Seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society



  • Must be a high school senior  in Nebraska towards graduating in 2017 with plans to enter college Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree in the US (May start at a community college)
  • Be involved in co-curricular & community service activities
  • Be a citizen of the US
  • Show involvement in co-curricular activities and community
  • Min GPA of 2.0
  • Show a financial need of $55,000 or less AGI/family 
  • ???'s programs@horatioalger.com
50 $6000 
October 31  Coca-Cola Scholars

questions: 800.306.2653
  • 250 Scholarships for over $3 million 
 5700 Awards

$60 million
October 31

SP Scholarship - $10,000 - 10 Awards

 To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a high school student planning to attend college in September 2018 B) Answer the Essay question on the sponsors website. Applications can be found by going to:


October 31

VIP Voice Scholarships - $5,000 - 1 Award 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older. B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline. C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website. Applications can be found by going to:


October 6 - January 26

Microsoft Tuition Scholarship


  • You must be enrolled full time in a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time the application is submitted
  • The scholarship is open to students pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0, or a 4.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 5.0


  • Recipients receive partial tuition covered for one academic year as posted by the financial aid office at your college or university
  • Microsoft will make a one-time payment to the designated school, and amounts are not transferable to other academic institutions
  • You may use the funds for tuition only – not for other costs listed on your bursar bill, such as room and board


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