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September 23, 2017

November 1

Creighton Merit Scholarships

All students who apply to Creighton are automatically considered for Creighton merit-based scholarships. These include University Awards, Founders Awards and Magis Awards. To receive priority consideration for Creighton Merit Scholarships, submit the Application for Undergraduate Admission and all required credentials, to the Office of Admissions by November 1, 2016. Recipients of general scholarships will be notified upon their admission to Creighton.

 November 1 VFW's Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
This Year's Topic: My Vision for America

  • Grades 9-12
  • Record your original 3-5 min essay on the above topic
 Grand Prize- $30000

November 8

 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

http://spirit.prudential.com   Click on "How to apply" or    www.nassp.org/spirit  

  • For grades 5-12
  • Must be engaged in volunteer activity at least partly during the last 12 months
  • Must document at least 100 hours of volunteer service
  • Must submit app to a principal, 4-H leaders, or affliated youth.  They submit an application for you by 11/8
  • ???'s   spirit@nassp.org   877.525.8491


 $1000 and a trip to Washington, DC
November 10

Maryknoll Scholarship -

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) qualify. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per student. Children of Maryknoll employees, associates and affiliates are not eligible.

Applications can be found by going to:

$1,000 - 6 Awards

 November 10  ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign
 Student Readiness Award

  • Special consideration given to low income families
  • Must complete the "High School Senior Exemplar Application
  • Will consider growth towards college and career readiness, as demonstrated by assessments, grades, and other indicators
  • ???'s CCRC@act.org   Website:  http://www.act.org/readinesscampaign/about.html
November 15

Student Photography Scholarship -  

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) High school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at an accredited high school (student must therefore be a sophomore or older) and should have taken at least one photography or related art class…or a College or technical school students applying for these scholarships must have completed one year at a recognized college, university or professional school.

Applications can be found by going to:

$2,500 - 11 Awards

November 15  American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest District Contest

  • Contest to be held at Niobrara Elementary
  • Each school and each legion post is allowed a contestant
  • Must speak for 3 to 5 min. on 1 of 4 topics related to the Constitution
  • Must be less than 20 yrs. old
  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Must be in 9th-12th gr
  • 4 scholarships will be awarded on the district level- $200/$400/$600/and $1000
  • Selected students will advance to the state level
  • Advancing students may compete at the national level for an $18,000 scholarship
  • No application needed.  Contact the local American Legion post
  • ???'s actdirlegion@windstream.net or 402.464.6338

 District Winner-$100
 4 State Winners-$200 to $1000
 State Winner- $1500 
November 15   Chadron State RHOP-For Medical Students
Other health profession apps are due Dec 1
  • An cooperative program between CSC,UNMC, USD
  • Must be Nebraska residents and are automatically pre-admitted into UNMCand are strongly encouraged to return to rural Nebraska
  • ???'s   hpoffice@csc.edu   308.432.6278

November 15


 The Hagen Scholarship Foundation

 App at: www.hsfmo.org   List of eligible institutions available here.

  • Must be a resident of Nebraska, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, or Tennessee   
  • Must maintain a 4 year graduation schedule
  • Must achieve a 3.0 GPA  each sem for 4 semesters of college, and a 3.25 GPA each sem after that. 
  • Must complete 30 semester hours each year in college 
  • Must attend the free summer workshop in July of each year
  • Must complete the FAFSA in 2016 using 2015 Tax info.  Follow the FAFSA Instructions on the Application Link on the website     
  • Must document financial need, estimated EFC of $7500 or less
  • Must live in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents
  • Must have a 3.5 CGPA in high school
  • Must score an 23 on ACT or higher
  • Must work 240 hrs. prior to the start of college
  • Includes an international study grant
  • Selection is based on character, academics, achievement, and future promise
  • ???'s  573.875.2020 or scholarships@hsfmo.org

 156 Scholarships awarded each year

  Will help pay the unmet financial need, up to $5000/sem

  Parents must pay their EFC 

  Includes the cost of books, fees, tuition,
  room, & board

  Parents must pay their EFC at the beginning 
  of each semester.

  Free workshops, $10,000 Scwab Accounts and Study Abroad Awards are available
November 15

Jeffery Raikes School of Computer Science and Management @ UNL


  • Must complete application to the Jeffrey S Raikes School at http://myred.nebraska.edu
  • Must apply for admission to UNL
  • Must plan to major in Computer Science and Management
  • Based on test scores, GPA, Class Rank, Transcript
  • Business and/or Computer programming experience (specifically in JAVA or C++)
Covers cost of room and board for 4 yrs
November 15  Peru State College RHOP

      If selected as a participant in the program each student will:

  • Receive a full tuition waiver while enrolled at Peru State, provided the student maintains good standing within the RHOP program standards.
  • Be given acceptance to the UNMC after their completion of PSC pre-professional curriculum.
  • Follow a special curriculum at Peru State that will prepare the student for studies at UNMC.
  • Have recognition of their desire to become a health care professional.
  • Includes pharmacy, nursing, Physicians Asst, Physical Therapist, Radiography, Medical Lab Science
November 15

 UNK OmahaWorld Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship


  • Must have an ACT of 30 and be in the upper 10% of class
  • Must complete the Honors Program app online
 Full Tuition + Books & Fees
November 15
For students already majoring in a health care profession

West Holt Medical Services Foundation
West Holt Medical Center Foundation Scholarship

  • Must be a resident of Boyd or Holt county
  • Must be interested in returning to the West Holt Medical Services service area
  • ???'s    Contact Monique Johnson  johnson@westholtmed.org   402.925.2811
November 15
 UNK Kearney Health Opportunities Program

     Application: KHOP Application
 Information at:  www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships/

     KHOP Digital Brochure

     Guarantees admission to UNMC in medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, nursing, pharmacy, radiography, or clinical lab science
  • Must have been admitted to UNK
  • Application Includes personal essay, high school transcript with test scores (min ACT of 23)
  • Can apply for only 1 KHOP program
  • 3 letters of reference in individual sealed and signed envelope, 2 must be from school
  • All must be included in 1 envelope
  • Considerations:  economic circumstance, 1st generation college student, active involvement in community, and proficiency in language
 Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship Competition

  •  Must plan to attend WSC in the fall to major in Studio Art, graphic design, or K-12 Art Education
  • Include 10 jpgs of your art or design work in any media
 November  15  Wayne State College RHOP/UN Medical Center

???Todd Young, Ph.D.      preprof@wsc.edu       402.375.7329
  • RHOP Options: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Clinical Lab, Physical Therapy, Physician Asst, Radiography, Nursing through UNMC & NeCC
  • Acceptance will guarantee acceptance into the UNMC
  • Based on academic preparation, letters of recommendation, rural background, and commitment to return to rural practice
  • Must write an essay explaining why the student believes they are qualified to be a health care professional in Nebraska
  • No ACT cut-off scores
  • Must apply and be accepted to WSC    http://www.wsc.edu/admission/freshman/
November 19 

 MNISA Scholarship

Midwestern Chapter ISA


  • must have a general major in agriculture
  • must be pursuing a tree-related field of study
  •  gerrimakay@ndsu.edu   701.652.2951
 Up to $1000
 November 21  Secure Optimal Yield/BASF Corp Scholarship


  • Must plan on a major in ag area of study at any accredited college or university
  • Must be child or grandchild of a current American Soybean Association member
  • Must meet GPA, standardized test and leadership activity requirements, and write an essay 
  • Must have 2 letters of recommendation
  • ???'s   questions: 314.576.1770 or 202.969.8900


November 27


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2018 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2018 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2017. The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017.

The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.

November 29   Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
  • Submit a photo to www.smithsonian.com in one of the contest categoriesdrawn from subjects of special interest
November 30

4-H Scholarships

Nebraska Assoc of Fair Managers/Martha &Don Romeo Scholarship Fund

         Includes a complete listing of scholarships: 


  • Scroll through until you find a scholarship that's right for you


November 30 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition 
    Scholarship Guidelines:  http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/guidelines.cfm
  • Need not be related to an Elks Club member
  • Based on scholarship, leadership and financial need
  • Applications are sent through at the local level first
  • For more information contact the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Office at scholarship@elks.org. 
500 4 yr. scholarships ranging from $1000 to $15000 /year
November 30
11:59 PM CST
 Western Knowledge. Exceptional Communities 2016 Essay Contest
 Fontanelle Hybrids

  • Write and submit a 250 word essay on the topic:  "What has had the greatest impact on production agriculture in your local community over the last 80 years?"
  • Must be a high school senior who is active in 4-H, FFA, or another certified ag organization

 20-$1000 in the western corn belt
November 30

StyleMann Young Professionals Scholarship -

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Participants must be students of any educational institution in any location. Academic level and major do not matter.
B) Each student must write an essay.

Applications can be found by going to:

$1,800 - 1 Award

November 30

Sixt Scholars -

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
B) Graduating high school senior in the USA, academic year 2017/2018

Applications can be found by going to:

$5,000 – 5 Awards



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