Scholarship Opportunities for
The Westside Kiwanis Club awards scholarships of $500 - $1000 to seniors based on past community service, financial need, and grades. Application deadline is March 16. An application can be picked up in the counseling center.
Students planning to attend UNL and have a STEM related major can apply for the Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarship. Several scholarships will be awarded. The top scholarship will be $2000. You can fill out an application at www.triangleunl.org. Scholarship deadline is June 10.
The Nebraska School Counselor Association will award three $500 scholarship to Nebraska high school seniors based on an essay. There is no GPA or test score requirement. You must plan to attend a college in Nebraska next year. The essay must illustrate how one particular counselor or counseling program has assisted you to plan/decide/grow in an area of your life. Essays are limited to 500 words and will be reviewed for content and grammar. Submission deadline is March 30. The application form and other information is available in the counseling center.
If you plan to attend a college in Iowa you can register for a chance to win one of five $1000 scholarships that will be awarded by Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarships. Register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Come2Iowa . Grades and test scores are not a consideration for this scholarship. You can register anytime between Feb. 5 and May 31, 2018.
Several students will be selected for a D.J.’s Hero Award worth $10,000. This scholarship recognizes those who have overcome challenges and shown a commitment to others and to the community. Applicants must obtain a letter of nomination from someone familiar with their leadership as a positive role model, their commitment to others and the community, their courage to act independently, their greatest achievement in life, their enthusiasm for life, and their humility. You must also write an essay. All entries must be postmarked by March 5. Test scores and grades are not a criterion. Applications available in the counseling center or at SalArmyOmaha.org
Anyone intending to major in Nursing in College in Nebraska with at least a 3.0 GPA is eligible for the $1200 Sertoma Club of Omaha Nursing Scholarship. Application deadline is April 1. Application information available in the counseling center. Basis of award is essay and volunteer and/or service work. No transcript or test scores are requested.
The Pink Bandana Scholarship will be awarded to students who have battled breast cancer or have watched a parent or sibling fight breast cancer. This scholarship is worth $1000 a year not to exceed $4000. Applications are available in the counseling center. Application must be received by April 1.
Millard United Sports will be awarding nine scholarships to alumni of the Kingswood, MAA, and MUS programs. You are eligible if you have a 3.0 GPA, played for three years in baseball, football, or wrestling. To apply go to their website: millardunited.com You need to complete an essay, obtain two letters of recommendation, and submit your transcript. Information and an application are also available in the counseling center. Application needs to be received by February 10.
The McAleer/Pierce Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior with a permanent disability or who has a parent with a permanent disability. Financial need is a factor. 250-word essay required. March 1 is the deadline. Application available in the counseling center.
The Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council will award four $300 scholarships to areas students planning to enroll in an automotive technology program or study for the automotive industry. Applications are available in the counseling center. Application deadline is April 15.
If you have applied to a Catholic College and still considering attending a Catholic College you can apply for The National CCAA Scholarship. It is a one-time, $1,000 award. There is no GPA or test score requirement. The application is brief and will take students a few minutes to complete. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018 and award recipients will be selected in mid to late March. Further details regarding the scholarship and application procedures can be found by clicking here.
The Better Business Bureau is awarding three $2000 Scott Mecham Student of Integrity Awards to high school juniors or seniors who reside in Metro Omaha or Southwest Iowa. These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, financial need, or GPA. They are awarded to students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion, and respect for their peers, teachers, and community. The essay you write is a big factor in the selection process. The application can be downloaded at http://bbb.org/h/mqf Application deadline is March 9.
The Engebretson Foundation scholarship is based on financial need, a GPA of at least 3.75, an ACT of 28, leadership potential, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. Applications with an EFC exceeding $12,000 will not be considered. The scholarship is worth from $5000 - $10,000 based on tuition cost. To apply go to http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org Application deadline is March 1.
The Omaha Police Foundation will be awarding Dr. Jack K. Lewis Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $5000 to children and grandchildren of current or former sworn officers of the Omaha Police Department. You need to have a 3.2 GPA. Application deadline is January 15. For an application go to http://www.omahapolicefoundation.org/scholarship/
The Jackie Robinson Foundation is now accepting scholarships applications from talented minority high school with financial need and an ACT of 21. Application deadline is February 1. For more information go to www.jackierobinson.org
The Theatre Arts Guild of Omaha will be awarding two scholarships of $1000. You are eligible if you plan to study acting, dance, voice, direction, design, broadcasting, theatre management, or technical theatre in college or at an approved school of drama. Scholarship application deadline is February 1. Visit the scholarship page on the TAG website for application materials: http://theatreartsguild.com/programs/scholarship
The Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha awards 10 scholarships of $2500 to seniors with disabilities who are going to college. Disabilities include hearing impaired, orthopedically impaired, visually impaired, those with specific learning disability, or speech-language impaired. For an application check the Counseling Center. Application deadline is February 1.
The Nebraska Press Association will be awarding $2000 scholarships to graduating seniors planning to enroll in a college program in Nebraska leading to a career in print journalism. The application must be postmarked by February 16. Applications are available in the counseling center and online at www.nebpress.com (scroll down midpage under NPA NEWS).
The Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club will be awarding scholarships to dependents of active duty, retired or deceased military personnel residing in Sarpy, Douglas, and Cass Counties. You must have a least a 2.0 average. Postmark deadline is March 23. Applications are available at www.offuttenlistedspousesclub.com
Congress-Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program. Spend a year studying and living in Germany as part of this full-scholarship program sponsored by the United States Congress and German Bundestag. Application deadline is January 31. Download the application at www.nacelopendoor.org
The University of St. Thomas is offering 10 full tuition scholarships for students majoring in entrepreneurship. The Schulze Innovation scholarship deadline is January 15.
Regis University awards full-tuition scholarships—one each in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and psychology/neuroscience complete online registration by February 2and have a minimum 24 ACT. Four full-tuition Leadership CORE scholarships for leadership demonstrated in high school clubs or organizations, athletics, outside organizations and/or employment. Registration and essay must be completed by January 26.
The Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers will award two $1500 scholarship to applicants who plan to enroll in an accredited engineering program in the state of Nebraska and the Eastern Chapter will award two $1000 scholarships that can be used at any accredited engineering curriculum in Nebraska. You must have GPA of at least 3.5 and Math ACT score of 29 and English score of 25 or SAT Math of 600 and Verbal 500. Selection is based on GPA, teacher recommendations, Essay, Activities and Work Experience, need, and Test scores. Application deadline is February 1. Applications available in the counseling center.
The National Society of Professional Engineers awards scholarships to promote diversity in engineering if you are from an ethnic minority. This scholarship can be used at any college. More information and deadline information (March 1) on this scholarship at www.nspe.org
The University of Michigan will award 12 Geisinger Scholarships to non-Michigan resident students who declare as an Engineering major. The scholarships are worth $20,000 per year. Geisinger application receipt deadline is January 17. For an application: http://scholarships.engin.umich.edu/new-students/
The Metro Omaha Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society will award two $1000 scholarships to seniors planning to pursue a career in nursing. Required GPA is 3.0 and be involved in school and community activities. Application deadline is March 2. Application form is available from Fr. Tillman.
Nebraska State Historical Society Scholarship. Write an original 1-2 page essay based on your interview with a WWII veteran or his/her immediate family member regarding the significance of WWII events to them or their community. Write a cover letter to tell the committee about yourself, your family and your goals, and your plans to further your education and your family who served in WWII or the US Military. 2-page maximum. Provide a Resume and two reference letters--one from a teacher and one from someone other than a relative. Submit to Fr. Tillman by January 22. There will be four $2000 winners selected in Nebraska and two $600 winners. You must have a GPA of at least 3.50. Application instructions available in the counseling center.
Applications are now available online for The Metropolitan Community College Board of Governors Scholarship. It is a full tuition scholarship. To be eligible a student must have a GPA of 2.75. You must reside in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, or Washington County. Deadline to submit your scholarship application is March 1, 2018. Applications are available at https://www.mccneb.edu/BOGGradSrSchol
Excel Physical Therapy will award five $1000 scholarships to students that demonstrate a sincere interest in pursuing a career in physical therapy. You must have a GPA of 3.5 and be involved in a school sponsored extra-curricular activity. Applications are available in the counseling center. Application deadline is February 23.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a $2500 scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen of any major who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. . You must be willing to join the Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community. You are also guaranteed a room in Scott Village. You can apply after your acceptance to UNO by filling out the scholarship page on the UNO website and indicating Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community. Application deadline is February 1.
Goodrich Scholarship Applications are available for the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These are full-tuition scholarships. Students of all academic levels are selected. This scholarship is based on financial need and the willingness to take one specific course in English and several specified social studies courses. Deadline for application is March 1. You must be a Nebraska resident. To apply go to http://goodrich.unomaha.edu/
The Sullivan Leadership Award at Seattle University is a full-tuition, room and board scholarship for nine incoming freshmen who are committed to academic excellence, service, leadership, community, global engagement and spirituality. The application which is due by November 15 can be found at www.seattleu.edu/sullivan
Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY sponsors the Park Scholars Program. 10 entering first-year students are selected every year for the program. The Scholarship covers full-tuition, room, and board. The scholarship is offered to academically exceptional students who have demonstrated deep commitment to service and leadership in their communities. A separate application is required. January 15 is the deadline. More information at my ithaca.edu and click on the scholarships tab. The candidates should be interested in using the power of mass communication to make a positive impact on the world.
Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY sponsors the Martin Luther King Scholar Program. 15 entering first-year students from traditionally underrepresented populations are selected every year for the program. Scholars receive a minimum award of $25,000 per year. A separate application is required. January 15 is the deadline. More information at Ithaca.edu/mlk
Washburn University Leadership Institute awards scholarships to students selected for the program. Application deadline is December 1. Aplication available in the counseling center.
National High School Essay Contest: Building Peace through Diplomacy. See details at www.afsa.org/essaycontest Deadline is March 15, 2018. Winner receives $2500, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a full scholarship for a Semester at Sea educational voyage. Runnerup receives $1250,
The Scott Scholarship at the Peter Kiewit Institute at UNO is open to students with a 30 ACT and at least a 3.5 GPA. Students must also be pursuing an engineering degree or technology related program in the Peter Kiewit Institute. Application deadline is December 15. See https://pki.nebraska.edu/ The Scott Scholarship covers room and board, fees, and books.
The Acacia Fraternity at UNL will award three scholarships to male applicants based on high school performance and an essay describing an inspirational and educational event in your life. Applications must be completed online at http://bit.ly/acacia_unl by Janaury 31, 2018.
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at UNL will be awarding three scholarships to students who are interested in joining the Greek community at UNL. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2018. Application information can be picked up in the Counseling Center.
The Monsignor Andrew Meister Freshman Scholarship for Nebraska Catholic High School Students is for $2500 and students who plan to attend UNL and UNK are eligible to apply. Application deadline is February 1. Application instructions are available in the counseling center.
The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has announced three new scholarships: ACT of 26, strong GPA, and Personal Statement $2500 for one year—Husker Living and Learning Scholarship
ACT of 27 and strong GPA $1500 renewable—Husker Traditions Scholarship
ACT of 23 and strong GPA $1500 for one year—Husker Power Scholarship
ACT Student Champion Award is for $500. One student will be selected in each state based on the following: someone who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions. ACT score of at least 22 and a GPA of 3.0. Prefernce to underrepresented or first-generation college students. Application deadline is December 31 at www.act.org/readinesschampions
Gonzaga University offers Music scholarships. There is a February 1 deadline.
The Hays Memorial Scholarship is offered by Hendrix College. It is awarded to four deserving freshmen. It is full-tuition, room, board, and fees. You must have an ACT of at least 32 or SAT score of 1410. Apply ideally by November 15 but no late than February 1. Have your counselor fill out the nomination form.
Five Catholic High School Seniors will receive $1000 scholarships for their winning essays in the Fireside Essay Scholarship Contest. Essays must be limited to 750 words. The topic is: “How is your religious education influencing your life?” Deadline for submitting to Fr. Tillman is November 27, 2017.
Drake University awards a full-tuition scholarship based on the results of an online Physics test to be taken February 5, 6, or 7.. Registration deadline is 1:00 p.m. February 2, 2018. Register at http://tinyurl.com/DrakePhysicsPrizeStudent2018 The top 50 scorers will also be invited to apply for a second full-tuition scholarship.
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA offers two four-year, full-tuition scholarships for students who will major in the Classics. Application deadline is January 15 for this Henry Bean, S.J. Scholarship.
The Hy-Vee Foundation will be awarding 80 $1000 scholarships to seniors working for Hy-Vee who began their work before September 15, 2017 or the sons of Hy-Vee employees . Applications available in the counseling center or at www.hy-vee.com Application deadline is February 10.
WACE is sponsoring a Scholarship Program and will award 160 $6000 scholarships to students planning on participating in cooperative education at Drexel, Johnson and Wales, University of Cincinnati, Clarkson, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Merrimack College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, or University of Toledo . Deadline is February 15 and must be made on the website and not the school. You must have a 3.5 GPA. Application available at www.waceinc.org
Scholarship deadline for the full-tuition Montana State scholarships is December 1. A separate application is required.
Past Exalted Rulers Scholarships based on need are also awarded by the Elks to residents of Nebraska. Please see Fr. Tillman for more information. January 15 is application deadline. To apply go to http://nebraskaelks.org
Profile in Courage Essay Contest will award $20,000 as first place award and six runner-up awards. Write an original and creative essay describing an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. Students are encouraged to choose an original subject and tell a story that has not yet been told. Essays must be 700-1000 words with a bibliography of at least five reliable sources. Deadline for submission is January 4, 2018. For complete guidelines visit Profiles in Courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest
Truman State awards many scholarships ranging from $2324 to full-tuition board and room. There are 12 Pershing Scholarships for full-tuition, room and board. Students need high ACT scores and a GPA of at least 3.97 for the Pershing Scholarships. Priority application deadline is December 1.
Nebraska Wesleyan offers a $2,000 scholarship to any students with a GPA 3.5 or higher regardless of ACT score. With an ACT score your scholarship can increase to $9,000. This can be combined with the Nebraska-Strong Grant and Campus Visit Grant.
Nebraska Wesleyan awards the Nebraska-Strong Grant of $10,000 per year to every admitted Nebraska student. You can also receive a $1000 renewable grant by just touring the campus.
Nebraska Wesleyan offers 50 full-tuition scholarships to Nebraskans with ACT above 25, a GPA 3.0 or above, and an EFC below $1000.
The Burger King Scholarship accepts only the first 50,000 applicants so you should apply as soon as possible to qualify for this $1000 scholarship. The scholarship requires involvement in school and community activities. If you have extensive involvement in school and community activities I would recommend that you apply. Prep has had a winner of this scholarship in the past. The link to apply is www.bk-scholars.com You only need a 2.5 GPA to apply. Application period ends December 15, 2017.
Wayne State Art and Design Scholarship Applications are due November 15. More information at www.wsc.edu/art-design
Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York offers $15,000 scholarships in Math and Science, $12,000 in Music. See Fr. Tillman for more information or go to Skidmo.re/merit . Application deadline is January 15.
Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts awards every accepted Prep graduate a $2500 per year scholarship in addition to whatever other merit scholarship they qualify for. Your tuition will also not increase during your four years at Assumption.
Assumption College also offers merit scholarships up to $21,000 per year or $25,000 Light the Way Scholarships that are not merit based for those impacting the world in a positive way. Application deadline for these scholarships is December 15, 2017. www.assumption.edu/lighttheway
Washington and Lee University offers full-tuition board and room scholarships. The Johnson Scholarship Program deadline is December 1. Minimum ACT is 34.
Centris Federal Credit Union will award four $500 scholarships to Centris members residing in Nebraska or Iowa. You will be selected on the basis of leadership, community service, an essay, and academics. Application deadline is December 31 . Application is available at https://www.centrisfcu.org/attention-high-school-seniors-apply-member-scholarship-2/
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas is one of the nation’s most generous and selective undergraduate merit awards.Valued at more than $250,000 (out of state) the scholarship includes tuition, stipend, study abroad and professional development funding. Application deadline is January 3. You must have ACT of 33 and GPA of 3.98. For more information on qualifications and an application http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/award-qualifications
Students may apply for the Cricket Student of the Month award. Nine students will be chosen throughout the year with each winning a gift package. One of the nine will then be selected for a $1000 scholarship. You must have a 3.5 GPA to apply and be an active participant in school activities and/or athletics. Student will need to submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or activity sponsor. To apply go to www.cricketschoolandteam.com/scholarship-details You need apply only once for the entire year.
Board of Trustees Scholarships are available at Chadron State, Wayne State , and Peru State. You must apply by December 1. Students must have an ACT of 25. These are full-tuition scholarships. At Wayne Statae and Chadron state you must complete the respective scholarship application at the sites listed for Governor’s Opportunity Award below .
Governor’s Opportunity Award for Chadron State, Wayne State , and Peru State must be admitted by December 1. Students must have an ACT of 21-24 or SAT of 1500-1650. This is a half-tuition scholarship. Go to www.wsc.edu/scholarships or www.csc.edu/scholarships Peru state does not required a scholarship application.
The University of Missouri has several scholarship programs. Priority deadline is December 1. The application can be found at www.sfa.missouri.edu
Morningside College offers scholarships ranging from $10,000 - $20.000.
The Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation provides scholarships for tuition and fees up to $4500 per semester and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. All applications must be completed by February 1, 2018. To be eligible you must show that you need financial assistance to attend college and have at least a 2.5 high school GPA. Families with an EFC under $10,000 are encouraged to apply. The primary criterion is financial need. www.buffettscholarships.org
Deadline for the full-tuition Trustee Scholarship at Boston University is December 1. A special application is required. 25 will be awarded. bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Seton Hall awards $24,000 scholarships to students applying who have a 29 ACT and a 3.5 GPA. Available to all admitted students.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org. Application deadline is February 1, 2018. Criteria: minority, ACT of 21, demonstrate financial need, show leadership potential, demonstrate commitment to service.
Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky awards a 50% tuition discount to anyone graduating from a private Catholic high school.
St. Louis University awards the Martin Luther King Scholarship to students who are committed to the promotion of diversity in our society and who demonstrate leadership in the classroom, on campus, and in the greater community. This is a $3000 per year scholarship in addition to whatever scholarship money you may have already been awarded by St. Louis University. You need to have a minimum 3.25 GPA. Application deadline is February 1. See their website for applying.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships reward 500 high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $4000 to $50,000. Criteria are financial need, leadership, and scholarship. For an application and more information go to www.enf.elks.org/mvs Application deadline is November 27.
Elks Legacy awards go to children and grandchildren of Elks members. They are judged on the basis of knowledge, charity, community service, and integrity. Application deadline is November 27. For more information and an application go to www.enf.elks.org/mvs
Miami University (OH) offers full-tuition and half-tuition scholarships based on rigorous coursework, a GPA of at least 3.5 and an ACT of 33. Miami does superscore the ACT. Other scholarship awards available for lower ACT scores. Priority application deadline is December 1.
AkSarBen-Horatio Alger Career Scholarship is available for a senior planning to attend Metro Community College and pursuing study in a high skill/high demand occupation such as health care, information technology, manufacturing, welding, electrical, auto mechanics, culinary arts, or other skilled trades. You must have financial need. You must complete FAFSA by February 1 and complete the scholarship application by March 1. Inform your counselor immediately if you are eligible for this scholarship.
Anyone planning to attend Southeast Community College should check their website at www.southeast.edu/scholarships after December 1 for scholarship applications. Application deadline is Feb. 22, 2017.
Go to CollegeXpress.com to register for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship.
Caring.com gives out 3 scholarships of $1500 each to students going to school while caring for a loved one. Application deadline is December 31, 2017 and the application can be found at www.Caring.com/scholarship
Senior Homes Caregiving gives out 2 scholarships of $1000 to students going to school while caring for a loved one. Application deadline is January 31, 2018 and the application can be found at www.SeniorHomes.com/scholarship