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ScholarshipAmountDue DateRequirements
ACSD Nebraska Scholarship$500 (2)March 13.0 GPA, enrolling in approved ag program in state of Nebraska
Assoc. of Information Tech Prof. Scholarship 
$1000April 4Attending college in Omaha, Eastern Nebraska, Western Iowa;
Information Tech. focus
American Legion Maynard Jensen$500March 1
Descendant of veteran
American Legion Post # 8
April 1Major in Education; veteran connected
Am. Legion Ruby Paul Campaign Fund ScholarshipTBAMarch 2

Connected to veteran; Neb. resident for 3 yrs. Apply at:

Am. Legion Ruby Lorraine Paul Scholarship

TBAMarch 1

Excludes School of Nursing; veteran connected

Apply at:

Am. Legion VoTech Scholarship$300March 1

Attending VoTech or need student aid; veteran connected.  Apply at:

American Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarship

$500April 1
  • Senior
  • Resume; including Community Service Participation
  • Brief paragraph about yourself and future plans.

Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship


Feb 28
  • English or History Major
Bernie Christiansen Scholarship$200April 1

* Senior Wrestler

* Resume

* 1 recommendation Letter

*100 Word Essay 

Turn into Guidance Office

Best Buy Scholarship  

Apply at:

Bethany Wademan$1000  April 1 

Planning to attend Cosmetology or Barber School

Apply with the Ne. City High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship

Lauritte Alpha XI of Beta Sigma Phi

$1000March 1
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter stating future plans
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Enclose Sr. picture
  • If applicable: family member in good standing with Beta Sigma Phi

Beta Sigma Phi- Alpha Omega Chapter

TBAMarch 1st
  • If applicable: family member in good standing with Beta Sigma Phi
  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • 2 recommendations
Chevy Classics Club Scholarship$1000April 15Planning to attend school with automotive studies
 CHI Health St. Mary's Gift Shop Scholarship $250/Semester     April 1 Students planning a health care career

Col. Barney Oldfield Scholarship

$2000Oct 1

For Juniors:  Write an essay on a veteran explaining why that veteran should be honored.  1000 words or less. 

Mail to:

North Platte Public Library

120 West Fourth St.

North Platte, NE  69101

Commercial State Bank Scholarship$500  March 25th
    Submit resume/application containing the following information:
    • Student name
    • Class rank
    • Brief personal description
    • Future plans of study or major
    • High school activities
    • Community participation
    • Reason you are qualified for this scholarship

    Applications will be evaluated on content as well as the structure and quality of the application.

    Submit applications to the school counseling office no later than March 25th, 2018.

    Delta Kappa Gama Scholarship
         March 1st
    • For seniors girls planning a career in education

    Community Memorial Hospital Aux. Scholarship$500April 1Attend Syracuse or Palmyra HS or live in the hospital district; entering medical field
    Cornelia Petring Kimmel Scholarship
     $10,000 April 1st
    Attend NCHS
    3.5 GPA
    Plan to attend a Nebraska public university, state college or community college
    David Goswick Memorial Scholarship
     $650 April 1st
     Graduating senior from Nebraska City High School
    Planning to study education at a university, state college or community college
    Deer Creek Sodbusters Scholarship
    April 1Ag related field
    Dorothea A. Kropp Memorial Scholarship
    $1500April 1

    Majoring in Visual Arts

    Top 1/3 of class;

    Minimum 3.0 GPA

    Eastern NE / Western IA Car Council's Scholarship
    4 @ $300 eachApril 15Must be enrolling in an automotive tech program
    Eastern Star$500April 1 
    Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship$4,000-$60,000December 2online application
    Elks Vocational Scholarship January 15 
    ESA Int'l Scholarship30 scholarships availableFeb 13.0 GPA
    Elks Memorial Scholarship    
     $150     April 1st
    Selection will be based on academic performance,
    community service, and an essay on the topic:
    “The Responsibilities of Citizenship and Service to Community and Nation.”

    Submit the following:
    • Application
    • copy of their high school transcript
    • one page summary of community service activities
    • essay with a maximum length of two typewritten pages
    Use the link below to access application and additional details:
    Elks Past Exalted Rulers Scholarship$1000/$800/$600January 15One boy and one girl for each $ amount
    ENF Legacy Award$4000 - 250Feb 1Child, step-child, or grandchild of a living Elk Lodge member in good standing
    FCA Kay Brockhaus Memorial Scholarship$500April 1
    • transcript
    • resume
    • essay: "What FCA Has Done for  My Christian Beliefs and Me"
    Frances and Emma Crate Scholarship$1500April 1st
    This IS a need based scholarship. (income below $65000)
    Georgia H. Loofe Memorial Art Scholarship
    $500/semesterApril 1stVisual Arts related field
    Grace and Harry Moeller Scholarship
    $400April 1 
    Harry Bischof Memorial Scholarship Amounts Vary
    March 1st

    Submit Applications to: Nebraska City VFD Scholarship Committee
    c/o City Clerk's Office
    1409 Central Avenue
    Nebraska City, NE 68410
    • Awarded to senior(s) graduating from a Nebraska City-affiliated accredited high schools (applicants outside of Nebraska City considered only if parents are current members of NC Volunteer Fire Department)
    • For use at any university, college or technical school (preference given to Nebraska institution)
    Henry F. and Mary Meyer Scholarship
    VariesApril 1 Renewable for up to 4 years of college
    • Financial Need
    • Application (Activities Resume & Essay)
    • Transcript
    • Teacher Recommendation
    Husker Harvest Days Scholarship
    $300/semesterMarch 28Pursuing a degree in agriculture or agribusiness
    Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Scholarship3@$1000March 1Recommended that applicant majoring in a business related field.
    Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska - Insurance Studies Scholarship2 @ $1500March 1Each applicant must register as a full-time student in a Nebraska community college with an accredited program of study recognized by Project InVest. 
    IWCC Foundation Scholarship 

    for Fall Semester: March 15

    for Spring Semester: Nov. 15

    To be used at Iowa Western Community College
    J. B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship$500January  15HS Golf participant, must submit golf handicap verified by either golf coach or home golf course (USGA cert. is preferred)
    Kenneth Gress Memorial Scholarship $500 April 1st

    Attend Peru State College

    Resume/transcript  to

    NCHS Guidance Office

    Kenny Peterson Memorial Scholarship

    $100April 1Ag related field
     Keys For Kids Scholarship $300 March 1 * Member of NCPS band program 8 years
     * GPA 3.25
     * Music related major
     * 50 hours documented community service over high  
     * school career  
     * completed application
    Koslosky Memorial Scholarship
    2-4 years
     April 15 College of your choice
    The Kropp Charitable Foundation, Inc.
    $500March 31Turn into the NCHS Guid. Office
     Legally Prom Scholarship    
     $1000     April 1st, 2019 

    Submit to Legally Prom Committee: or
    Legally Prom
    c/s/ Aubrey Wurtele
    6589 King Rd
    Nebraska City, NE 68410
    • GPA of at least 2.75
    • Submit an essay describing how you have contributed to your community by demonstrating integrity, hard work, perseverance or leadership to help your community beyond completing the community service hours required for graduation.
    • Submit a copy of your transcript
    • Submit Scholarship Application

    Loewenstein Scholarshipapprox $1000March 14-H involvement,
    UN Ag program
    Lois Berger Memorial Scholarship$200April 1English or Journalism
    Midwest Farmers Co-op ScholarshipTBAMarch 1Pursuing degree in Ag,and family is member of Co-op
    Morton and Ella Steinhart Scholarship$2500 (2)April 1Top 25% of class
    Mother Goose Scholarship
    $300March 30Mother Goose alumni

    NAIFA-Cornhusker The Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

    $1,000 (2)

    Post Marked February 1st, 2018
    • Must be a senior (enrolled in accredit high school within membership boundaries of NAIFA-Cornhusker)
    • Must be interested in furthering education (preference given to candidates interested in education, business, management, finance, marketing, sales, or actuarial studies & to students who will attend a Nebraska institution)
    • Must have above average GPA
    • Must demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering education

    (Must not be a child of an Insurance and Financial Advisors Association Member)

    Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship$250April 1Majoring in a ag related field, maintain a "C" average
    Nebraska City Apple Corp Barbershop Chorus Scholarship$500(3)January 22Participation in instrumental or vocal music, B average after 7 semesters, leadership potential, character
    Nebraska Aviation Trades Association Scholarship$1000/$500March 15Must be recommended by a member of NATA
    Nebraska Coaches Association$1000April 18

    Upper 25% of class

    2 years participation in sports

    2 year varsity letter

    ACT score of 24

    letter of rec. from coach

    Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Scholarship$1000December 31GPA 3.0+
    Nebraska City Education Association Scholarship
    $500April 1Major in education
    Nebraska City High School Alumni  Foundation Scholarship$1000
    April 1

    GPA 3.0+
     Nebraska City High School Alumni Foundation Grant- College and Non-traditional applicants $1,500 to $4,000 March 15 College Junior or post graduate 

    Nebraska City Knights, Inc. Scholarship

    4 - $2000

    2- $1000

    April 15

    You are being considered for one of 6 potential scholarships.

    Nebraska City News Press Journalism Scholarship$250Mail or deliver applications by: April 23rd, 2018

    Planning to  major in journalism and/or English

    Mail or deliver applications to:

    Gatehouse Media Nebraska Properties
    Attention: Theresa Kavan
    823 Central Avenue
    Nebraska City, NE 68410
    Nebraska City Teammates
    Feb 1
    Member of Teammates program

    NC First United Methodist Church and Maynard Family Scholarship

    $1,000March 31

     * Current member of Ne. City First United Methodist Church

    *  2.5 GPA

    *  Typed application/essays

    *  Letter of rec. from Pastor of the Ne. City First United Methodist Church

    *  Letter of rec. from an active member (not relative) of the Ne. City First United Methodist Church

      Ne. City Volunteer Fire Dept        $500     April 1 * Active in Reserve Program
     * 2.75 or higher GPA
     * ACT 22
     * CPR Certified
     * During senior year- attend 3 Govt/City/Council related          meetings
     * Participates in dept. training, drills, meeting and response to emergency calls

    Nemaha Valley Street Rods Scholarship$250March 31GPA: 3.0+
    Pursuing a career in the Vocational Technical School
    (Automotive,Diesel, Mechanic, Welding)

    Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

    click on education




    Jan 31


    English Major

    Parade of Flags$500April 20


    2 letters of rec.

    Essay on future plans


    Pearl Ruby Tucker Mem. Scholarship
    April 1
    People United For Families Scholarship


    April 1Has completed volunteer work or PUFF
    Peru State College Scholarships   
    Amounts Vary
    Varying Due Dates
    (First Deadline is January 15th)
    Varying Requirements
    Check Website:
    Platte Valley Chapter ABWA

    TBAMarch 15 
     Pro-Life Scholarship  Mary Suedmeier/Magdaline Parsons $500 April 15 Participation in Pro-Life activities
    Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation/Rotary Club Scholarship5- $2000April 6
    Student's attending a Nebraska State College, a Nebraska Comm. College or the Nebraska Univ. System will be given first consideration.
    SCC Kimmell Foundation Scholarship10 - $1250 To use at either of the SCC 3 campuses.  Must be an Otoe Cty Resident
    Senca Scholarship 6-$400 March 15Involved in past or present Senca programs
    Southeast Community College$500Dec. 1 - Feb. 1Top 1/2 of class
    Stacey Lynn Vodicka Memorial Scholarship 
    TBAMarch 1Ministry  Field
    Syracuse Collection Point, Inc., Scholarship$500 (4) for 4 yearsApril 1

    Must maintain 2.5 gpa 1st year and 2.75 every year after. Majoring in Ag.

    Mail to:  Larry Bartels

    644 N 30 Rd

    Syracuse, NE  68446

    Tangier Shrine Scholarship$1000April 15Member of Job's Daughters, Rainbow Girls or Demolay
    Tom Bales Baseball Scholarship
    April 15th
    To Guidance Office
    Recipients will be selected based on:
    • years playing baseball
    • financial need
    • academics
    • essay presentation
    Submit the following to the guidance office:
    • academic resume
    • list of (baseball) teams and years played
    • Essay (must be typed) including the following:
      • Description of yourself, your future plans and your financial need
      • Explanation of what baseball has meant to you
    Tom & Virginia Pierce Memorial Scholarship
    $500March 1

    Disabled young people graduating from either high school or a university; must also submit FAFSA Funding Estimator form

    Tree City Garden Education Scholarship
    $300April 10 
    Varsity Club ScholarshipVariesApril 10See Mr. Tom Bales
     Visionary Scholarship $1,000-$5,000 April 1 Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors 
    Village of Lorton Scholarship$250April 30

    3.0 GPA


    Walmart Scholarship$10000/$2000/$1000Nov. 1 - Jan. 12
    Apply on-line
    Access code: SWCS
    Wesley R. Harrah Memorial Scholarship


    Aug. 30th

    Play Legion Baseball

    Woodmen of the World Scholarship
    TBAApril 1

    Senior applying must carry Woodmen Insurance/member of Ne. City Chapter 29

    Western Star$500

    Mail by March 31st, 2018 to Western Star Masonic Lodge

    PO Box 84

    Nebraska City, NE 68410