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Scholarships Provided by Nebraska City ORGANIZATIONS & Families

ScholarshipsSubmission GuidelinesSpecifics & Eligibility
American Legion Post # 8
($200)
Submit by:
April 1st
Mail to:
Legion Post #8
PO Box 692
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must plan to major in Education
  • Must be veteran-connected
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
American Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarship
(Varying amounts)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Kevin Mohr
Nebraska City High School
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior at Nebraska City High School planning to attend a college or university
  • Must have worked at the Nebraska City High School Blood Drive
Submit the following items:
  • Resume (including community service)
  • Essay
    • Topic: Describe your character and future plans.
Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Omega Chapter(Amount TBA)Submit by:
January 6th, 2020

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior, planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • High school transcript
  • Essay (No more than 2 typed pages) explaining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship
  • 2 letters of recommendation from former or presenter teachers, employers, coaches, etc.
Beta Sigma Phi-Lauritte Alpha XISubmit by:March 1st

Mail to:
Betty Widoe

1008 3rd Avenue

Nebraska City, NE 68410

Submit the following items:
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter detailing future plans
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Senior picture
  • Name of family member in good standing with Beta Sigma Phi (if applicable)
Bethany Wademan (Alumni Foundation)
($1000)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior graduating from Nebraska City High School
  • Must plan to attend cosmetology or barber school
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • 2 character references (only 1 may be from an NCHS staff member
  • Resume
    • Include school and community activities, honors, offices held, organization membership, employment, community service, etc.
  • Wallet-sized photo
  • Essay (maximum of 200 words)
    • Topic: Describe your occupational interests and educational goals.)
  • If parents are graduates of Nebraska City High School, include a separate sheet of paper with their names and years of graduation
CHI St. Mary's Gift Shop ScholarshipSubmit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning a career in healthcare
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • Resume
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why would you like to be considered for this scholarship?
  • 2 completed reference forms (in application)
Commercial State Bank Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Commercial State Bank
c/o Pat Giittinger
817 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Submit the following information:
  • Name
  • Class rank
  • Brief personal description
  • Future plans of study or major
  • High school activities
  • Community participation
  • Reason you are deserving of this scholarship
  • Resume
  • Applications will be evaluated on content as well as the structure and quality of the applications.
Cornelia Petring Kimmel Scholarship
($10,000)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must be a graduating senior attending Nebraska City High School
  • Must plan to attend a public university, state college or community college in Nebraska
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay
    • Topic: Describe how this scholarship will help further your education, as well as the insights you have gained from non-academic activities, including community service and work experience during your high school career.
David Goswick Memorial Scholarship
($650)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must plan to attend a university, state college or community college
  • Must plan to study education
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay
    • Topic: Describe how this scholarship will help you to further your education, as well as why you hope to pursue a career in the education field.
Dorothea A. Kropp Memorial Art Scholarship
($1,500)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to major in visual arts
  • Top third of graduating class
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
  • Essay (Maximum of 150 words)
    • Topic: Why would you like to be considered for this scholarship?
Elks J.B. Ferguson Golf Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
January 15th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college
  • Must have participated in high school golf and plan to participate in college golf program
Submit the following items:For more information: http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Elks Memorial Scholarship
($150)
Submit by:
January 15th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Selection will be based on academic performance, community service, and evaluation of essay
Submit the following materials:
  • Application
  • high school transcript
  • one-page summary of community service activities
  • essay (maximum of 2 typed pages)
    • Topic: Responsibilities of citizenship and service to community and nation
Access details and application here:
Elks Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship
($1,250, $1,000, $800)
Submit by:
January 15th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a high school senior planning to attend any type of post-secondary institution
  • Emphasis will be placed on need
Submit the following items:For more information: http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Elks Vocational ScholarshipSubmit by:
January 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a Nebraska City High School senior
  • Must plan to enroll in a vocational program
  • Must be a citizen of the United States
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Statement (Maximum of 200 words)
    • Topic: Summarize your activities, accomplishments, needs and future objectives that you feel qualify you for a grant, and outline your career goals and planned academic courses.
  • Letter from parent or individual having knowledge of information surrounding family background (Maximum of 150 words)
    • See Scholarship application checklist for details
  • Letter of endorsement from responsible person not related to applicant (other than an educator)
    • See Scholarship application checklist for details
  • High school transcript and ACT, SAT or ASVAB scores
For more information: http://www.nebraskaelks.org/scholarships.html
Georgia H. Loofe Memorial Art Scholarship
($500 per semester)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution
  • Must plan to study art
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Essay (Maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why would you like to be considered for this scholarship?
Grace and Harry Moeller Scholarship
($400)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
David A. Wetrosky, Secretary
Western Star Lodge No. 2
PO Box 84
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Senior planning to attend college
  • Masonic relationship (including Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, Demolay)
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words) explaining why you would like to be considered for this scholarship and describing your reason for needing financial assistance
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • at least 2 should be from high school and/or college instructors
    • 1 may be from a member of the community
Harry Bischof Memorial Scholarship
(Amounts Vary)
Submit by:March 1st

Mail to:

Nebraska City VFD Scholarship Committee
c/o City Clerk's Office
1409 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a college, university or technical school (priority given to educational institution in Nebraska)
  • Must be a legal resident of the Nebraska School District
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay (Maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation
Henry F. and Mary Meyer Scholarship
(Amounts Vary)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Submit the following materials:
  • Completed application (including explanation of financial need)
  • Activities Resume
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Explain why you would like to be considered for this scholarship
  • High School transcript
  • Teacher Recommendations
Kenny Gress Memorial Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
April 19th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must plan to attend Peru State College
Submit the following items:
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Essay (Maximum of 500 words)
    • Topic: Describe your future goals and how this scholarship will help you acheive those goals.
Kenny Peterson Memorial Scholarship
($100)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
Mrs. Kenneth Peterson
1801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must plan to study agriculture
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • 2 letters of recommendation from high school instructors, counselors, principals, etc.
  • 1 letter of recommendation from a non-relative community member (clergyman, 4-H leader, etc.)
  • Essay Questions (included in application)
Keys For Kids Scholarship

($300)

Submit by: March 1st


Mail to:

Keys for Kids c/o Meg Michel

5951 Eagle Ridge Drive

Nebraska City, NE 68410

Eligibility:
  • Member of Nebraska City Public Schools band program for 8 years (5th-12th grade)
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Music-related major
  • At least 50 hours of community service accumulated during high school
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay (100 word minimum)
    • Topic: Explain how music has influenced your life."
  • Letter of recommendation from previous or current band director
Koslosky Memorial Scholarship
($1,000, renewable up to 4 years)
Submit by:
April 15th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior at Nebraska City High School, planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college
  • Must maintain a 3.35 GPA in order to renew each year
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Resume (Include address and phone number on resume)
  • Completed reference form (included in application)
Kropp Foundation Scholarship
(up to $500 per semester, renewable)
Submit by:
March 31st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior at Nebraska City High School or Lourdes High School
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75
  • Demonstrate sincere interest in higher education
  • Demonstrate involvement in school and community activities
  • Must be admitted to accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA and continue to be enrolled as a full-time student in order to renew
Submit the following items:



Lois Berger Memorial Scholarship
($200)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:Tom Berger
523 N 16th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Plan to major in English or Journalism
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why would you like to be considered for this scholarship?
Morton and Ella Steinhart Scholarship
($2,500, renewable for up to 4 years)
Submit by:
April 1stMail to:Steinhart Foundation, Inc.
601 Central Avenue, Suite 105
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility
  • Senior graduating from Nebraska City High School
  • Plan to attend 4 year college or university
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to renew
  • Scholarship and financial need will be considered
  • Must be in top 25% of class (for 7 semesters)
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation from high school instructors
  • 1 letter of recommendation from community member (clergyman, employer, etc.)
  • Resume with work experience
  • Previous year's income tax report page containing adjusted gross include (circle figure)
Mother Goose Scholarship
($300)
Submit by:
March 30th

Mail to:
Mary Stevenson
105 Apple Circle
Nebraska City, NE 69410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student
  • Must be a former Mother Goose Preschool student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate sincere interest in higher education
  • Demonstrate involvement in school and community activities
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • 3 letters of recommendations (maximum of 200 words) from teachers, church associates, community members, employers, etc.
Nebraska City Apple Corp Barbershop Chorus Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
January 24th

Mail to:
Erv Friesen, Scholarship Chairperson
NC Apple Corps Barbershop Chorus
310 N 22nd St
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must have participated in either instrumental or vocal music each semester, all four years of high school
  • Must have a seven semester B average
  • Must plan to pursue additional education beyond high school
  • Must be respectable, a leader, a person of integrity and an individual of outstanding moral character
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Official 7-semester transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation (from high school teachers, administrators, etc.)
  • Resume including high school and community activities
Nebraska City Education Association Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior planning to major in education at an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Selection will be based on a combination of academics, school and community involvement, recommendation, essay evaluation and character.
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Resume (including high school activities, special awards and community activities)
  • Essay (maximum of 150 words)
    • Topic: Why would you like to be considered for this scholarship?
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • Letter of recommendation from teacher
Nebraska City First United Methodist Church and Maynard Family Scholarship

($1,000, $500, $250)

Submit by:
March 31st

Mail to:
First United Methodist Church
Attn: Scholarship Committee
1023 1st Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
or
Email to:
secretaryfumc@spiralfiber.com
Eligibility:
  • Graduating high school senior
  • Current (and active) member of Nebraska City First United Methodist Church
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application form
  • Completed essay questions
  • Letter of recommendation from Past of Nebraska City First United Methodist Church
  • Letter of recommendation from active, non-relative, member of Nebraska City First United Methodist Church
Nebraska City High School Alumni Foundation Scholarship
($1,000)
Submit by:
April 1st

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Nebraska City High School senior planning to attend college
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • 2 letters of recommendation (Only one can be from an NCHS staff member
  • Resume (including school and community activities, honors, offices held, employment, community service, etc.)
  • Wallet-sized photo
  • Essay (maximum of 200 words)
    • Topic: Occupational interests and educational goals
  • Parent information, including whether or not parents are graduates of NCHS, names, and years of graduation)
Nebraska City High School Alumni Foundation Grant-College and Non-traditional applicants
($1,500-$4,000)
Submit by:
March 13th

Mail to:
Nebraska City High School
c/o Jackie Moyer
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must have completed at least three years of college before annual alumni banquet (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Must have studied at accredited institution and plan to enroll in fall term for at least 12 credits in pursuit of degree (or at least 6 credits for post-graduate degrees)
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • College transcript (does not have to be official)
  • 2 letters of recommendation ( at least one from college instructor)
  • Resume
    • Should include academic or educational honors or awards received during college
  • Wallet-sized photo
  • Essay (maximum of 250 words)
    • Topic: Occupational interest and educational goals
  • Paragraph explaining your current employment, current student loans and amount of debt that you expect to have upon earning your degree
Nebraska City News Press Journalism Scholarship
($250)
Submit by:April 15th

Mail to:
Gatehouse Media Nebraska Properties
Attention: Theresa Kavan
823 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must plan to study English or journalism
Submit the following items:
Nebraska City Softball Scholarship
($1,000)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
NC Softball
c/o Aubrey Wurtele
6589 King Rd
Nebraska City, ND 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must participate in the summer softball program in Nebraska City and play on high school softball team
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
Submit the following items:
Nebraska City Teammates
(Amount TBA)
Submit by:
Feb 1st

Mail to:
TeamMates of Nebraska City
American National Bank Building
920 Central Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Active member of TeamMates Mentoring Program in good standing
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Letter explaining how being part of the TeamMates Program has benefited you
  • Letter from parent or guardian explaining how you have benefited from being involved in TeamMates
  • Letter from your mentor stating your accomplishments since the two of you were matched as TeamMates
Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce Scholarship($1,000)Submit by:
December 31st

Mail to:
Nebraska City Tourism and Commerce
806 1st Avenue
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Submit the following items:
Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Dept
($500)
Submit by: April 1st

Mail to:

Mr. Jeff Kohrs
1226 N 15th Street
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Met incoming qualifications, and been accepted as a member of the Nebraska City Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter Reserve Program by August 31 (of senior year of high school) in good standing the the department under the NCVFD Fire Chief's discretion
  • In good standing and participates regularly in department trainings, drills, meetings and response to emergency calls (excluding school hours)
  • Current high school senior at NCHS, Lourdes or Home School (as Nebraska City resident)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum ACT of 22
  • No Misdemeanors
  • CPR Certified by April 1st prior to May graduation
  • Must have attended at least 3 meetings of any government, city, county, or similar agency during senior year (and provide dates of attendance on application form
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Copy of CPR certification
  • 2 recommendations from non-family members
  • Community service hours
  • Resume
  • Essay (400-500 words)
    • Topic: How has the reserve program and NCVFD positively affected you and how have you given back to the community with your efforts?
Otoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship ($1,500)Submit by:
January 15th

Mail to:
Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
P.O. Box 160
620 1st Street
Syracuse, NE 68446
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be an Otoe County 4-H member

Submit the following items:

  • Completed application
  • 2 letters of recommendation with attached essay
Otoe County 4-H Foundation: Miyoshi-Smith Leadership Scholarship ($500)Submit by:
January 15th

Mail to:
Nebraska Extension in Otoe County
P.O. Box 160
620 1st Street
Syracuse, NE 68446
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be an Otoe County 4-H member

Submit the following items:

Pearl Ruby Tucker Mem. Scholarship
($300)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
Western Star Lodge #2
Attn: OES
PO Box 84
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • High school transcript and ACT or SAT scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation
($10,000)
Submit by:
April 6th

Turn-in to:
Ms. Kori Vodicka
NCHS Counseling Office
Nebraska City High School
141 Steinhart Park Road
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a senior at Nebraska City High School planning to attend a Nebraska public university, state college or community college
  • Must plan to major in art, agriculture, education or business
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 or minimum composite ACT score of 20
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Personal essay
    • Topic: How will this scholarship help to further your education and what insights have you gained from non-academic activities, community service and work experience?
  • High school transcript
  • 2 letters of recommendation (at least 1 from school administrator, teacher, coach, etc.)
Tom Bales Baseball Scholarship
($500)
Submit by:
April 15th

Turn-in to:
Mr. Tom Bales
Nebraska City High School
Recipients will be selected based on:
  • years playing baseball
  • financial need
  • academics
  • essay presentation
Submit the following items:
  • academic resume
  • list of (baseball) teams and years played
  • Essay (must be typed) including the following:
    • Describe yourself, your future plans and your financial need
    • Explain what baseball has meant to you
  • Must be a senior at Nebraska City High School to apply
Tree City Garden Education Scholarship
($300)
Submit by:
April 15th

Mail to:Evelyn Boyd
630 N 64th Rd
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be high school senior planning to study horticulture-related field
  • Must attend Nebraska City High School or Lourdes High School
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay
    • Topic: Why do you want to major in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, city planning, environmental concerns, or land management? What are will you study and why?
  • High school transcript
  • Resume
  • References
Varsity Club Scholarship
(Amounts Vary)
Submit by:
April 10th

Turn-in to:
Mr. Tom Bales
NCHS
See Mr. Tom Bales for scholarship information
Walmart Scholarship
($1,000-$10,000)
Submit by:
Varying Due Dates

Apply online:
http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships
See website for details on various Walmart Foundation Scholarships:
Wesley R. Harrah Memorial Scholarship
($500)
Submit by: August 30th


Mail to: Georgia Harrah

603 12th Corso

Nebraska City, NE 68410

Eligibility
  • Graduating senior
  • Must participate in American Legion Baseball
  • Must demonstrate good citizenship, moral character and social awareness
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Why should you be considered for this scholarship?
  • Resume
Woodmen of the World Scholarship
(Amount TBA)
Submit by:
April 1st

Mail to:
Woodmen of the World
2005 4th Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must be a Woodmen of the World member
Submit the following items:
  • Completed application
  • Essay (maximum of 100 words)
    • Topic: Explain why you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Resume
  • High school transcript
Western Star
($500)
Submit by:
April 1st, 2019

Mail to:Western Star Masonic Lodge
PO Box 84
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Eligibility:
  • Must be a graduating senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution
Submit the following items: