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September 23, 2017

January 1
 National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship
      Return completed app to Gene or Lisa Lechtenberg    402.589.1046
  • Must be a member of the NWTF
  • Must have a min. of a 3.0 GPA
  • Must hold a current hunting license and show dedication to conservation
  • Demonstrate leadership and scholastic achievement in school and community
  • Write an essay about conservation
  • Include 3 letters of recommendation
  • Must submit to local board
  • ???'s (800) THE-NWTF or scholarshipinfo@nwtf.net
 $250 -local
$1000- state
January 1  Nebraska Elks Scholarship Grant
  • Must be a resident of Nebraska and plan to attend a vocational program-public or private 
  • Must show motivation, Need, Skills, Grades & Scores, Neatness and completeness of application
  • ???'s   Keith Nielson   povertyridgeapiary@gmail.com
 Number available varies
 Amount Varies
January 1
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships
UMHEF Scholarship Opportunities

 This is the online scholarship application process for United Methodist Dollars for Scholars, General Named Endowed Scholarships, and United Methodist 
Leadership Scholars Program.  Opens today
Application deadlines vary by program.
 January 5     1800 Wheelchair Scholarship


  • Must have a min GPA of 3.0
  • Must write a visual poem about overcoming a personal challenge
 January  6    
 Creighton University Supplemental Scholarships
  • These are scholarships that require students to satisfy specific criteria and submit additional required materials, including a Supplemental Scholarship Application
  • Browse through the webpage to find out which supplemental scholarships you may be eligible for and view the application process for each. 
  • To be considered for these scholarships, you should submit 1) your Application for Undergraduate Admissionand all required credentials; and 2) the Supplemental Scholarship Application with all additional required materials to the Admissions Office by January 6, 2017
  • You may also find answers to your questions by viewing the slideshowreviewing the chat Q&A, or listening to our January 2017 online Supplemental Scholarships and Special Programs Chat.     
 January 7  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program   
  • For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient)
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be nominated by a community leader
  • 1st 25,000 applicants are eligible to be reviewed
  • ???'s   ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org or 507.931.1682
 20-$40,000 nationwide

 January 9  Society for Range Management: Masonic Range Science Scholarship
  • Must study agribusiness, agriculture, animal/vet science/environmental science/natural resources
  • The following materials must be submitted together when applying:

    1. The completed application form (fillable PDF);
      Special Note: If using a public computer, please clear the form before closing your browser.
    2. A copy of your high school transcripts; (If applicable, also attach a copy of your college transcript.)
    3. A certified copy of your SAT or ACT scores (even if a college student) - (Also acceptable if included on your official HS transcript); and
    4. Two (2) letters of reference from teachers, county agents, employers, etc., who might have insight as to your qualifications
  • vtrujillo@rangelands.org 303.9863309
 January 10  Buckle Scholarship eBlast
 Buckle Excellence Scholarship at UNK

  • Must be majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology at UNK
  • Preference given to the top 20% of the senior class
  • Minimum ACT Composite of 26 and a 24 in Math
  • ???'s  Contact the CSIT Dept. at UNK
 $3000/2 yrs.
 January 10           Blackwolves Army ROTC National Scholarship for college students
     Army ROTC

  • Must be betweeen 17 and 26 yrs of age
  • Plan to attend Bellevue University, College of St. Mary, Creighton University, Midland University, UNO, UNMC  
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must meet physical standards
  • Available as 2, 3, or 4 yr scholarships 
 Tuition and fees
  $1200/yr for books
   $300 to $500 monthly stipend
January 10  UNK Music Scholarships


     Applications is due 2 weeks before audition dates

    2017 Audition Schedule:
  • Friday, January 27
  • Friday, February 10
  • Saturday, February 11
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Friday, March 3
January 12   Crimson Scholars Program
  • Interview on January 31
  • Apply and complete the admissions file for Hastings College
  • Complete a Crimson Scholars Program Application
  • Submit an activities resume.
  • Have a minimum GPA score of 3.75
  • Have a minimum ACT score of 26
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1170
  • Have a minimum class rank of 20%
  • Attend or plan to attend Hastings College
 January 15  Black Hills State University

 Scholarships at BHSU
Black Hills State University Scholarship App
January 15
 Board of Trustees Scholarship (CSC, Peru)
  • ACT of 25
  • NE resident
  • Must apply for the general freshmen application at Chadron or Peru
 Nearly $16800 over 4 yrs.
 January 15  Chadron State College
  1. Apply to CSC, Log in to the MyCSC To-Do List for the scholarship link
  2. Complee the online scholarship form
  3. Upload current transcript to the scholarship app
  4. Upload ACT scores if not already sent  or cscadmissions@csc.edu
???'s   308.432.6060
 January 15   National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program

  • Must have MS or parent must have MS
  • ???'s   For more information call: 800.344.4867    midamericachapter@nmss.org    MSmidamerica.org
  • ???'s   For questions about application call: 507.931.0471    (Scholarship America)
  834-$1000 to $3000
January 15
 National MS Society:  Mid America Chapter Scholarship
  • Must have MS or be a child of a parent with MS
  • ???'s Susan Engel, susan.engel@nmss.org   1-800-344-4867
 100 $1000 to $3000
January 15 Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Assoc.
         Not offering scholarship in 2016

  • Must have completed 2 or more business classes
  • Write a sketch about "Why I Am Choosing an Office-Related Career" with transcript and 3 letters of recommendation
January 15
 Nebraska Elks Past Exalted Ruler's Scholarship  
  • Open to any high school senior
  • Basic emphasis is on need
  • Be sure that the Exalted Ruler has signed and dated the app
  • May go to any post-secondary school
 $700, $500, $400
January 15
 Nebraska Elks JB Ferguson Golf Scholarship
  • Must have participated in high school golf and plan to participate in a college golf program if possible.
  • Be sure that the Exalted Ruler has signed the app
 January 15   The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of National Council of Catholic Women

       2017 OACCW Scholarship Application
  • Must be a senior Catholic female
  • Includes a transcript, a priest evaluation, and essay
  • Must be postmarked 1/15 to Theresa Pavlik, PO Box 329, Verdigre, NE   68783  
 Deanery Scholarship is 
 $250 and the OACCW  is $500
January 15
 South Dakota State University Freshmen Scholarship Deadline
       Info at :   SDSU Admissions & Scholarships
       March 15:  FAFSA Priority Deadline
January 15
UNL Admissions Freshman Scholarship Deadline
  • Must request ACT Test results sent to UNL directly from ACT
  • Submit admission materials no later than Jan 15
  • Submit your Informal Personal Statement no later than Jan 15
  • Must complete the FAFSA before Apr 1
 January 15  UNL David Distinguished Scholarship

  • Must plan to attend UNL and be a high school graduate from a Nebraska school
  • Based on their academic profile and highest ACT score
  • ???'s   402.472.2030
 January 15  UNL Canfield Scholarships

  • Must plan to attend UNL and be a high school graduate from a Nebraska school
  • Based on their academic profile and highest ACT score
  • ???'s   402.472.2030
 $1000-Number Varies
 January 15  UNL Regent Scholarship

  • must be a high school student attending a Nebraska school
  • Based on ACT and academic profile
 Full Tuition
 January 16 http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm 

    Create a greeting card
 January 16  Girls Impact the World Film Festival 

  • Must submit a 3-5 min short film about either: Raise awareness about current issues affecting women & girls around the world 
January 26  Mount Marty College Application Deadline for Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day Participants

 Prestigious Academic Scholarships

 Scholastica Scholarship: Compete for up to $1,500 on top of Guaranteed Academic Scholarships
 Deans Scholarship: Compete for up to $5,000 on top of Guaranteed Academic Scholarships
 Presidential Scholarship: Compete for up to FULL-TUITION!

Minimum of a 3.5 high school GPA AND a 24 ACT/1090 SAT (Reading & Math)
Must be admitted to MMC and registered to attend Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day by January 22, 2016
Must participate in Prestigious Academic Scholarship Day on January 27th or 28th, 2016

Guaranteed Academic Scholarships & Awards 
Traditional Freshmen: Starts at 2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/860 SAT (Reading and Math)
Transfer/GED Students: Starts at 2.0 college GPA or 500 GED

Scholarships Traditional Freshmen
Base Scholarship
Traditional Freshmen
Admitted before 3/1/16
Transfer & 
GED Students
Marty $5,000 $6,000 $5,000
Incentive $7,500 $8,000 $7,500
Achievement $8,000 $9,000 $8,000
Honors $8,500 $10,000 $8,500
Merit $9,000 $11,000 $9,000
Excellence $9,500 $12,000 $9,500
Benedictine $10,000 $13,000 $10,000


 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
 January 27   Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf Assoc Scholarship

  • Must be female
  • Must plan to attend college in Nebraska
  • Be a high school senior who participates or has participated in Golf
  • ???s nwaga@nebgolf.org    402.505.4653
 January 27  UNK Music Audition Dates for Scholarships

 Application is due 2 weeks before the audition
    Other dates are: 2/10, 2/11, 3/3 or Vertula Audition thru Acceptd.com
 January 27  UNL AGronomy Dept Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Scholarships

January 30  Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards
 http://www.sdstate.edu/office-admissions/office-financial-aid/undergraduate-costs-academic-scholarships-and-financial-aidMust be a child or grandchild of a living Elk
  • Complete online app by this date
 January 30  UNK Music Audition Date

  • Application is due 2 weeks before audition    
  • Set up appointment
  • Other dates include 2/13,14,28 3/6    
 January 31   Doane University
    Academic Leadership Scholarship

  • Must have a min GPA of 3.6 unweighted with an ACT of 30
  • Complete application and provide a personal resume 
  • Must complete an interview by Feb 28
  • Send all materials to admission@doane.edu
 Full tuition for 4 yrs
 January 31  Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Female graduates of Nebraska who plan to enroll as English major
  • Teachers must nominate students to receive applications. 
  • GPA not a primary consideration-intellectual promise, creativity & character will be considered
  • info@willacather.org  402.746.2653 402.746.2653
 January 31  Nebraska Bankers Association
     Application: http://nebankers.org/index.php/scholarships.html
  • Must have a recommendation from a NBA-member financial institution
  • Must be a business-related major (Look at the list-includes many)
  • ???'s Sheila at 402.474.1555
 January 31  Nebraska Machinery Company
 Caterpillar Foundation Scholarships
  • Must attend CCC-Hastings, NE in diesel mechanics
  • Must demonstrate ability to "self-start", leadership skills, motivation, attendance, and team player
  • Participation in FFA or 4-H is a plus
  • ???'s: 402.891.7787
 January 31      UNL Acacia Leadership Scholarship
      Website:   http://www.acacia.org
      Application at    http://bit.ly/acacia_unl

  • Must be a male full-time student planning to attend UNL
  • Membership is not required
  • Based on merit displayed on the app
 3- $500 to $1000


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