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I"m First Symposium at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, March 28, 2018,  will allow first-generation college students and their guest to gain all the resources needed to get into college while forming a network of people to support them.  Student will leave this event feeling more comfortable with the application and admissions process.   This is for students in grades 9-11  and will qualify for the Emerging Leaders Scholarship, worth over $8,000 in tuition over four years, after they attend. 
2018 UNL is offering two summer high school camps:  the Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp and the Adventures on the Niobrara River - Discover Landscape Architecture camp. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design, learn more about the design professions and what it's like to be a college student.
Application Deadline is April 27th for both camp Apply online at:  www.architecture.unl.edu/workshop/application
​HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP & CAMP SESSIONS *
 June 17 – June 22, 2018, CAREER EXPLORATION: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
 July 22– July 25, 2018, ADVENTURES ON THE NIOBRARA RIVER - DISCOVER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAMP​

https://www.moneysavingpro.com/blog/ultimate-guide-to-college-scholarships/

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https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/sweepstakes/  enroll to receive information on scholarships, financial aid, testing and college preparation.  Win one of twenty $1,000 tuition prizes

https://www.collegeraptor.com  - College Raptor is a way for high school students to find colleges, mostly discover what college offer them the best financial aid and simplify the college search process – all for free.


 
$529 College Savings Drawing for 6th-8th Grade
EducationQuest is partnering with the NEST 529 College Savings Plan to increase the number of accounts in which middle school students are the beneficiaries. Families who already have a NEST 529 account - or set up a new one by May 31, 2018 - can enter a drawing to win a $529 deposit into their account. Eighteen winners will be selected. Click here for the entry form and rules:  https://fnni.allegiancetech.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?PSG6EX
Why is this important? A 2017 IHEP study showed that children with college savings between $1 and $499 are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate than those without any college savings.
 
MY NEBRASKA BIG DREAMS
NEST529 is giving away a $5,000 contribution into each of four NEST 529 College Savings accounts for a child 8 years old or younger. Entering is easy… Just fill out the entry form at www.NEST529.com/NebraskaDreams or send in an entry by October 16, 2017. As an added bonus, new NEST529 account owners can gain an additional entry by using promo code “NebraskaDreams” when opening an account
 
SENIORS AND PARENTS!!
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT, Wednesday October 11the at 7:00 pm in the Distance Learning room at Loup County Public Schools.  This webinar is a great opportunity to learn what is new and how to apply for financial aid for college.   After the program, there is an opportunity to ask questions.  This is a great opportunity to help start working on financial aid.
 
TEEN AUTUMN ART WORKSHOP
On October 11th at 9:00 am Loup County High School Art Class will be traveling to Nebraska National Forest near Halsey. This is a hands on workshop where Students will be able to select 2 of the 4 workshops being offered.  Four professional artists will share their knowledge and skills with the students.   Watch for pictures of the workshop in next month’s news letter. 
 
SOPHOMORES- 2018 HOBY!
This is a 3 days of fun, interactive leadership training, meeting state leaders and making new friends   Discover how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to social change.  Return from the seminars with skills and inspiration to lead a change.  Applications will be due December 5, 2017.   For an application or more information see Mrs. Armbruster.
All STUDENTS
Celebrate the Spirit of Service:  Youth Volunteers!  Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Students are making a difference through volunteer services!   Help recognize these students by encouraging them to apply by November 7, 2017 at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit    This award has a possible cash award and trip for a parent and student.Going to a Christian College?  check out www.ChristianConnector.com for over $150 Million  in Scholarships. Provided by the participating Christian Colleges.


SUMMER JOB

The Nebraska State 4-H Camp will be hosting a camp experience for teens (14-18 years old) called the Leaders in Training Program (LIT). The LIT Camp will be May 30th to June 2nd. The LIT program is specifically developed for campers to advance thier leadership abilities.  LIT's have opportunities to build skills in communication, problem solving, teamwork, decidion making, planning and conflict resolution.  They will have opportunities to grow through our leadership experience including the T.R.U.S.T Courses and listening to speakers.  After completion of the program they will be invited to the next step to becone Camp Apprentices througout the summer.To Register or for more information visit:  www.4h.unl;.edu/camp  or call 308-553.2224

HIGH SCHOOL Scholarships FOR COLLEGE CLASSES

ACE SCHOLARSHIP -any Nebraska high school student enrolled in college coursework at at participating Nebraska college.  Student or member of student's immediate family receiving benefits in at least one of the following: 1. Free/reduced price lunch program.  2.  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance PROGRAM (SNAP)  3. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)  4. SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
5. TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF) 6. STUDENT'S FAMILY HAS EXPERIENCED AN EXTREME HARDSHIP.  Tuition and mandatory fees for the coursework- limited to two classes. Please note the different deadlines for each semester.For more informational and application at www.ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE

ACE Scholarship - funds career classes that require a diploma or certificate.  Complete online application, copy of parents 2016 federal tax return, letter from school certifying that student is enrolled in an eligible course of study and that the program has an official adviser  Family income must be at or under 200% of the federal poverty level. For more informational and application at www.ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE

SUMMER WORKSHOPS
 
July 10-July 14, 2017 – UNL’s Western Nebraska High School Workshop, North Platte, NE -  design studio experience for high school students interested in architecture, landscape architecture or interior design.  Participants have the opportunity to explore the process of design in an active learning environment that will include problem solving through design thing, drawing and model making.  The fee for the workshop is $365.   Apply online before May 12, 2017 at: www.architecture.unl.edu/workshop/application
 
 Application Deadline is April 27th for both camp Apply online at:  www.architecture.unl.edu/workshop/application
​HIGH SCHOOL WORKSHOP & CAMP SESSIONS *
 June 17 – June 22, 2018, CAREER EXPLORATION: ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
 July 22– July 25, 2018, ADVENTURES ON THE NIOBRARA RIVER - DISCOVER LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE CAMP​


The College of Natural and Social Sciences here at UNK is offering eight different summer camps on campus this summer. The PDF linked here has information on the camps and you can also find more information at unk.edu/ScienceandSocietyCamps.
The camps are directed at a variety of age groups from grades 7 – 12. 
If you have any questions about these camps please contact Dr. Julie Campbell at campbelljn@unk.edu or 308-865-8566.



June 24 - July 21, 2018 - PreCollege 2018 at Ringling College of Art & Design - reb up your knowledge of technique and media by working on amazing projects led by top instructors and professional in their field, using the best tools during tops of targeted studio time. Applicants must be between 16-18 years of age.  For more information and application at:  www.ringling.edu/precollege
 E-mail: precollege@ringling.edu  Phone: 941-955-8869

April 15, 2017  deadline to  apply for HOLLAND ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCE, June 11th - June 14 at UNO Campus - This cam is designed for students who excel in math and science and who have an interest in engineering and technology.  Faculty will lead the workshops in state-of-the-art labs.  Students will stay in UNO housing!  Meals and extracurricular Activities provided.  Available to all high school students but limited to 40 participants.  For more information and to apply visit www.pki.nebraska.edu
 
 April 15, 2017 deadline to apply for the PKI/ OPPD SUSTAINABILITY ACADEMY - July 24 - July 27th.  Interactive workshops, hands-on demonstrations, tours of high performance buildings and student design competition.  Students will leave with knowledge of biomimicry and how it fits into sustainability. Faculty will lead the workshops in state-of-the-art labs.  Students will stay in UNO housing!  Meals and extracurricular Activities provided.  Available to all high school students but limited to 40 participants.  For more information and to apply visit www.pki.nebraska.edu

4-15-2018 - Nebraska Rural Electric Energy Camp  will be held July 9 - 13, 2018
The camp is sponsored by the Nebraska Rural Electric Association and is held for a week at the State 4-H Camp in the Halsey National Forest.  The camp has been held for over 25 years.  The goal of the camp is to offer a program that challenges students, educationally, recreationally, and socially.  The high school age students learn about electricity, how it is made and delivered, and how to work and play around electricity in a safe manner.  A competition is hosted for ambassadors that will be sent to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour of Washington D.C.  NPPD Corporate Communication and Environmental Departments host one or two activities at the Energy Camp and has helped sponsor a tour of NPPD’s Gerald Gentleman Station located near Sutherland, Nebraska.  For more information check our their brochure at: call Custer County Public power. 

April 15, 2018 - The Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) is a weeklong experience for high school juniors and seniors from all across Nebraska. NAYI is about developing as leaders and networking with your peers and industry leaders, as well as discovering your unique role in the agricultural industry. The camp is July 9-13, 2018 .  Application for the camp is online at: www.nda.nebraska.gov/nayi
2018 – STANFORD PRE-COLLEGIATE STUDIES – Find programs and peers that share your interests like: Stanford Summer College Academy, Summer Humanities Institute, Stanford Summer Arts Institute, High School Summer College, Summer institutes high School Program, University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses and Stanford online High School.  Online, on-campus, residential, commuter, summer or year-round.  Learn more about the programs at: https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/
Students may only attend one course in one session per summer. 

Students may also attend one session in another Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies program, however interim housing is not provided.
Session 1
Monday, June 25–Saturday, July 14, 2018
Session 2
Tuesday, July 17–Saturday, August 4, 2018
Tuition
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes tuition is $6,850.
Application Rounds - Due Dates
Early Deadline: January 24, 2018
Early Notification: February 28, 2018

Regular Deadline: February 21, 2018
Regular Notification: April 4, 2018

Extended Deadline: March 28, 2018
Extended Notification: April 25
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT  – if you are an outstanding Junior, start you application right away.  Juniors and seniors  interested in USMA should begin by visiting: www.apply.usma.edu Freshmen and sophomores request “Your guide to Successful Admission” to be ready for a future at USMA.  Information at: www.discover.usma.edu/guide
MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM – a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. More information at www.mhec.org  This is available for college students also

4-1- 2017 - BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE ACT (BHECN) - this legislative bill is established in response to the shortage of behavioral health progessionals. It provides an opportunity for rural high school students to meet many behavioral health professionals and learn about people who live with mental illness.   If interested call Ann Kraft, BHECN Ambassador Program Coordinator at 402-552-7638 or email at  
akraft@unmc.edu/bhcn   before February 28, 2016
     
JUNE 9 &10, 1017 - SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AUTOMOTIVE SUMMER CAMP - FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN THE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR FIELD.   REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 2, 2017.  THE CAMP IS LIMITED TO 75 PARTICIPANTS.  REGISGRATION WILL BE ENTERED IN THE ORDER THEY ARE RECEIVED, SO IF YOU WANT TO GO APPLY EARLY.   THE TUITION IS $29 PER PARTICIPANT INCLUDES TOOLS, MEALS HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION TO SPECIAL ACTIVITY.  PARTICIPANT MUST BE 16 YEARS.  IF INTERESTED SEE MRS ARMBRUSTER FOR MORE INFORMATION . 
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                                    SCHOLARSHIP FOR 9-12 

  Students in grades 9-12 should complete a profile in ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org. If they're a Nebraska resident, they will see the EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship as one of the scholarships that appear on their results page.Students should then “scavenge” around the EducationQuest website to find answers to questions in a survey.EducationQuest will draw a winner from those who answer all questions correctly. The winner will receive $500 to invest in a NEST 529 College Savings Plans
No Deadline - LINCOLN ELECTRICAL JOINT APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING COMMITTEE ( JATC) - located in Lincoln, NE is providing information on the excellent apprenticeship training opportunities available for students in 3 apprenticeship program.     1, The Inside Program encompasses all types of electrical work other than outside Lineman work and is a 5 year program     2. The Installer Technician Program involves work on lower voltage systems, such as, data communications, fire alarms, security and fiber optics and is a 3 year program
3. The Constuction Wireman/Comstruction Electriciam (CW/CE) program is a self-paced program and encompasses the same work processes as the Inside program. It is an EARN-WHILE-YOU LEARN PROGRAM.  Need more information or the application, visit:  www.lincolnelectricaljatc.org

Januaray 1,  2018 - January 15, 2018 Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description- Varsity Tutors scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a prompt. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

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October 2, 2017 – WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN SCHOLARSHIP – seniors that have and are participating in sports. See link for more information: https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com

October 4, 2017 - UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM​ - juniors and seniors leaders and are in an appointed or elected position.  Application at:  2017_us_senate_youth_scholarship.pdf

October 31, 2017 - COCA COLA SCHOLARS FOUNDATION -open to all 2018 graduation seniors.  More information at:
http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

All STUDENTS
Celebrate the Spirit of Service:  Youth Volunteers!  Apply for a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award!  Students are making a difference through volunteer services!   Help recognize these students by encouraging them to apply by November 7, 2017 at spirit.prudential.com and nassp.org/spirit    This award has a possible cash award and trip for a parent and student.
 
December 1, 2017 – ILA DUNNE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY LOUP COUNTY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION -  OPEN TO ANY GRADUATE OF Loup County Public School Taylor, NE , majoring in the field of education.  Applicant must be a sophomore, junior or senior in a college or university.  A student may apply for this scholarship twice.  For more information and application, contact Mrs. Armbruster at LCPS (308) 942-6115.

​October 30, 2017 -   SLEEPJUDGE SCHOLARSHIOPS


October 31, 2017 – THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP – is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities Applicants must be high school senior, US  Citizen, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution and must have a 3.0 GPA. More information at: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants/#page
November 1, 2017 - POEHLING SCHOLARSHIPS - two scholarships are offered to college students with a background in wildlife conservation, hunting and fishing.  Applicants must be a college sophomore of higher and have a "B" grade average or better. John and Diane Poehling Scholarships may be used at any accredited college or university in Nebraska.  Anyone residing in Nebraska or attending college in Nebraska may apply.  Applications for Poehling Scholarships are available at Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, 121 N, Dewey, Suite 112, North Platte, 534-3315 or  mncf@midnebfoundation.net

November 7, 2017 – PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD – Community service this includes young volunteers in grades 5-12. Find more information http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/14830

November 15, 2017 – THE FISHER & TALWAR $1000 LEGAL INSPIRATION SCHOLARSHIP -  is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree. To qualify for this scholarship:
1.       Must be a U.S. citizen.
2.       Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
3.       Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
4.       Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  For more information visit:  http://www.fishertalwar.com/scholarship/

November 15, 2017 – THE HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION – scholarships for high achieving students from rural counties in need of financial assistance in order to attend a Four-year college.  Must have employment experience, mimimum 3.5 GPA, and a minimum of 23 on ACT.  More information and Application at: www.hsfmo.org
November 15, 2017 –CHADRON STATE COLLEGE RHOP – (for medicine) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative between Chadron State College and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. Scholarships and acceptance to UNMC.  More information at http://www.csc.edu/sci/rhop/index.csc
November 15, 2016- WAYNE STATE COLLEGE RHOP –Only online applications.  RHOP areas include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physicians Assistant & Radiography.  Additional information and application material may be obtained at  https://www.wsc.edu/info/20337/rural_health_opportunities_program/903/applying_for_rhop
November 15, 2017– UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, KEARNEY HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KHOP) – is a cooperative program between UNK and UNMC, to recruit and educate students from rural Nebraska to practive Health Care. Students can learn more about this scholarship opportunity, and apply online at: http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php
November 15, 2017 - HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP - is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free. Must be a citizen of the United States, eligible public high school student graduating in 2018 have a GPA   of 3% or higher and a 23 on the ACT. This is a scholarship for rural schools, for more information go to: www.hsfmo.org

November 15, 2016– OMAHA WORLD-HERALD/KEARNEY HUB SCHOLARSHIP –  - is our most prestigious scholarship paying full-tuition, books, room, board, and university fees for four-years  Students  should have a 30 ACT and at least a 3.85 GPA.  Students must apply to the UNK Honors Program online at http://www.unk.edu/honors/  

November 15, 2017 - KEARNEY LAW OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KLOP) - is a partnership between UNK and the University of Nebraska College of Law, designed to recruit students from rural areas and train them to become lawyers that will return and practice law in their communities.  More information, including how to apply, can be found at http://www.unk.edu/klop/ 
November 27, 2017 – ELKS  VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP - high school senior that will be attending a 2 year school, judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Application at 2017_elks_vocational_form__5_.doc
December 1, 2017 - MARTHA AND DON ROMEO SCHOLARSHIP FUND - open to one qualifying 4-H male and one qualifying 4-H female.  Each applicant must have exhibited his/her 4-H projects in a County Fair or at the State Fair within the last four years.  Each applicant must hold a 2.5 More information and application at:  ​https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/pawnee/martha-and-don-romeo-scholarship-2018/
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December 12, 2016 – BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU VIDEO CONTEST – open to students in grade 9-12, creating a video expressing the theme “Start With Trust”, the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s You Tube channel.  Complete details about the contest and required forms can be accessed by clicking on the Student Video Contest Icon on the Homepage of BBB’s  website at www.bbbinc.org or call Jeff Niebaum at 800-649-6814 extension #8550 or iniebaum@bbbinc.org
December 15, 2017 - WALTER SCOTT, JR. SCHOLARSHIP NEBRASKA ENGINEERING - UNO  -University Fees - Room & Board at Scott Residence Hall - Course Books & Materials - Laptop Computer  To learn more and apply, please visit:
/https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/

December 15, 2017 – BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP – scholarship opens October 15, 2016   to high school seniors, GPA of 2.5 or Higher, enroll full-time at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school. For complete details and secure Burger King Application: https://www.scholarsapply.org/burgerkingscholars/information.php
December 16, 2017 – AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- student must be US citizen, current high school senior, planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the 2018-2019 school year. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Application at https://www.scholarsapply.org/axa-achievement/
December 31, 2017 - IFLEXION SCHOLARSHIP - must be enrolled full-time as a college senior, undergraduate or postgraduate, with a major in any area of study.  The selected topic is "How Mobile Technology will change Retail in 5 years.  For more information go to:  https://www.iflexion.com/scholarship
January 8, 2018- NPAIT NEBRASKA PUBLIC AGENCY  INVESTMENT TRUST – applicant must be the daughter, son or under legal guardianship of an elected or appointed official or an employee of a Public Agency that is participant of the Nebraska Public Agency Trust.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.  Only one female and one male application per school will be accepted.  All applications are rejected if this rule is violated.  Information and application form at:2018-npait-scholarship-application.pdf
Januaray 1,  2018 - January 15, 2018 Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description- Varsity Tutors scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a prompt. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship
January 15, 2018 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN –complete admissions application and complete personal statement to be considered for most Freshman scholarships at:    http://admissions.unl.edu/apply.aspx
January 15, 2018–  CHADRON STATE COLLEGE – incoming freshman scholarship application and scholarship  due except for the following areas, agriculture, athletics, art, social science and theatre  Application at http://www.csc.edu/start/finaid/scholarships/index.csc
January 15, 2018 –PERU STATE COLLEGE – general scholarship application due. Application information at: http://www.peru.edu/apply

January 15, 2018 – Leta Hollingworth Scholarship:  The award consists of a cash award in the amount of $1000 and a copy of A Forgotten Voice,  A Biography of Leta Stetter Hollingworth. One award will be given each year to a graduating senior. The recipient must have distinguished him or herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability. The award winner will be announced May 1. For more information check at:http://tinyurl.com/LetaH-NAG

February 16, 2018 - NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - will offer up to four total scholarships of $2,000 each.  Preference will be given to students  who will be pursuing newspaper journalism education at a Nebraska university or college. Application for this scholarship is at:  www.nebpress.com    (On the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA News)

January 29, 2018– YOU DESERVE IT SCHOLARSHIP – must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories and be 16 year or age or older. . Applications can be found by going to: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12809/you_deserve_it_scholarship_scholarship.php

​January 29, 2018 - HEALTHCARE LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP - is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section. For more information and the application go to: http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
January 31, 2018 –NORMA ROSS WALTER SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant.  More information and application at: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships
January 31, 2018 – NMC Sponsorship Program – NMC CAT, in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska offers a two-year sponsorship coupled with an apprenticeship program at NMC CAT locations in Nebraska. To be eligible, qualified applicants must be registered full-time in the Associate of Applied Science degree program. For more information and  to apply click on the following link: http://www.nmc-corp.com/sponsorship_application/

​January 31, 2018 – L “RON” LETSON ACACIA LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP –Tree scholarships will be given to young men, high school seniors who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills, and who plan to attend the University of Nebraska (UNL) for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Application form is at:  http://bit.ly/acacia_unl


February 8, 2018 – EsploraVison Awards – A. All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school B. Students must be no older than 21 years of age C. National Science Teachers Association employees are not eligible for the scholarship.  Applications can be found by going to www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9625/exploravision_awards_scholarship.php
February 1, 2018 – FRANCES CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP –sponsored American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 298 of Burwell. One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior girl from either Burwell Jr-Sr High School or Loup County High School. Application at: 2017_frances_clark_memorial_scholarship.pdf 
February 1, 2018 – SUSAN T. BUFFETT SCHOLARSHIP – to be considered for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must: be a resident of Nebraska, graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED, achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school, a first-time freshman when entering college, and plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions. Awards are determined on the following criteria: financial need, academic merit, personal essay and strength of Recommendations.  More information and application can be found at: r Application forms found at: https://buffettscholarships.org/application-requirements
  • Nebraska Community Colleges- Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System- Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska- NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $15,000 are encouraged to apply
    • To calculate your EFC, use the College Funding Estimator
February 1, 2018– UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – OMAHA – Chancellors Scholarship, Regents Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Davis-Chambers Scholarship,  Scholarships and applications at: https://www.unomaha.edu/admissions/financial-support-and-scholarships/types-of-aid/scholarships/index.php  
February 1, 2018 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY –  Chancellor Scholarship, Deans Scholarship, Loper Excellence Award. Application at:  www.unk.edu/financialaid


February 2, 2018– ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP – to be eligible for the scholarship a student must:  child, grandchild,  of an Elks Memeber The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application.  The 2018 Legacy Awards application deadline is submitted online by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time on Friday, February 2, 2018 . Upon receipt of the application, the applicant will receive a notification that the application was received.  Application found at: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/12293/elks_national_foundation_legact_Awards_ scholarship.php

February 7, 2018 – GARY FISHER FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP -for senior students who excel in fine art and planning to major in fine arts in college.  Graduating senior of NRCSA member schools are eligible to apply. Application and information at:  https://www.fctigers.org/vnews/display.v/ART/50bce5c490f4f
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February 10, 2018 - ROLAND GROSS SCHOLARSHIP - a high school senior  in Garfield or Loup County Schools that will be attending Hastings College, Hastings, NE or University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska. Must have a 3.00 GPA  or higher.  Application at:  2017_roland_gross_scholarship.docx

February 15, 2018 - SIXTEENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP -partner institutions that except this scholarship are, Clarkson university, Drexel Universiyt, Merrimack Colllege, Rockhester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, university of Cincinnati, university of Massachustts Lowell, the University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institurte of Technology. Application at: 

February 15, 2018 –GPACAC (The Great Plains Association for College Admissions Counseling)
  • To qualify, applying students must meet the following requirements:
    • be a May/June 2018 high school graduate
    • attend high school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
    • have an ACT Composite score of 21 – 28 (or SAT equivalent)
    • have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • To apply for the 2018 scholarship:
    • Review the Scholarship Guidelines and complete the application form (link below)
    • Attach an original essay on the topic provided (500 word maximum)
    • Submit and send all requested materials by the February 15, 2018
    • Apply online at: http://www.gpacac.net/student-scholarship1
       
February 16, 2018 – NEBRASKA PRESS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – open to 2017 Nebraska High School Graduates enrolled or planning to enroll in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to careers in print journalism. For more information and to apply to this scholarship at: http://www.nebpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-H.S.-Scholarship-Form.pdf
-February 22, 2018 – SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS – All High School Seniors, Only online application forms will be accepted.   https://www.southeast.edu/scholarships/

February 28, 2018 -HouseholdQuotes Scholarship 2018-  This scholarship aims to encourage students to come up with some creative ideas and opinions about the future of eco-friendly housing.  The purpose of the scholarship is to attempt to help students of the future make positive changes to the eco-friendly home improvement industry Students can apply by submitting a 750 to 1,500 word essay. For more information or to send their essays go to:  
​HouseholdQuotes Scholarship 2018
March 1, 2018– TITAN MACHINERY  – fTitan Machinery dealerships are working with schools in their area that offer a two-year Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Diesel Technology to engage students in our STS program. Sponsorship is also available to students in Precision Ag/GPS Product Specialist AAS degree programs. Sponsored students will work part time at a Titan Machinery store while going to school, and have an opportunity for full time employment as a Service Technician upon graduation.*or sponsorship of SERVICE TECHNICIAN  Application at: http://www.titanmachinery.com/service-tech-sponsor-program


March 1, 2017 – CHET LINDER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – open to a current Nebraska graduation senior that intend major in business or a business related field. Application at: 2017_chet_lindermemorial_scholarship.pdf
March 1, 2018 – AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIOR MEMBERS -candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary and be in their senior year of high school.  Rules and application at: 
https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Spirit-of-Youth-Scholarship-Fund/
March 1, 2018 – AMERICAN LEGION EAGLE SCOUT OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP – awarded to the Eagle Scout who meets the Qualifications  outlined:                                                                       
http://www.nebraskalegion.net/programs/2018_Eagle_Scout_App.pdf
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March 1, 2018 – ENGEBRETSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP –  a high school senior to receive a one-year $5,000/Semester scholarship. All applicants must meet the following criteria: 
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit: Score a 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT exam); GPA 3.75 or above and/or top 5% of graduating class (other factors considered will be strength of academic course schedule and/or academic improvement)
  • Leadership Potential
  • More information and application form at:  http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org/application.html
March 1 , 2018 – CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP – information and application at: https://www.cccneb.edu/Scholarships/ and the scholarship application at: www.ccc.awardspring.com

March 1, 2018 - NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS - general scholarship and other scholarships  are available  atNortheast CC. Information and application at: ​http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx

March 1, 2018 - CUSTER PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT UTILITY LINE SCHOLARSHIP -   HIgh School graduate residing in the Custer Power Service Area interested in a Utility Line Program with a  Full tuition for up to two years.  Application at: http://www.custerpower.com/customer-service/youth-activities-scholarships/

March 1, 2018- AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY  CHILDREN OF WARRIORS NATIONAL PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP -  The sacrifices of the children of those who served should also be honored. Providing funds to assist these children so they can pursue higher education is a concrete way of showing how much we, as a nation, care.  The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship to support the children of our warriors. These scholarships are awarded to 15 students annually who excel in academics and volunteer in their communities.  Information and application at:  
2018_updatednational_presidents_scholarship_application__3_.doc

March 1, 2018-ALA NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT -  One $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually per Auxiliary geographic division. Applicant may be pursuing training in a certified, trade, professional, or technical program, or a two-year or four-year degree program.   Application at: ​https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Non-Traditional-Student-Scholarship/
March 1, 2017- SPIRIT OF YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP - The Spirit of Youth Scholarship Fund is an umbrella that supports three separate scholarship opportunities for participants in American Legion Auxiliary programs. One is for American Legion Auxiliary Junior members; another is for the Honorary National Junior President; and one is for participants in the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation program. We encourage all eligible young women to take advantage of these scholarship opportunities and apply. Information and application at: https://www.alaforveterans.org/Scholarships/Spirit-of-Youth-Scholarship-Fund/

March 1, 2018 –MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Applicants must be
    • sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death.
    • a high school graduate or be earning sufficient credits to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the spring 2018 semester, or be enrolled full time in a Nebraska post-secondary institution as of March 1, 2018, application date.
    • enrolled or in the process of being enrolled full time in an accredited NEBRASKA institution of higher education to include university, college, or technical school, public or private.
  • Selection of recipients will be made based on the following:
    • ALL questions answered or N/A indicated.
    • Financial need.
    • Academic achievement..;
    • Extracurricular activities.
Information and application at: 
http://www.nebraskalegion.net/programs/2018_Maynard_Jensen_Application.pdf


​March 1, 2017 – INDEPENDENT INSURANCE AGENTS OF NEBRASKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP –. Applicants must be a Nebraska resident enrolled as a full-time student and at least a second semester college sophomore or junior at an accredited post-secondary institution located in Nebraska.  Applicants must have an overall cumulative grade average of "B" or its equivalent, or better, in order to qualify.  Applicants must be a business major, with a preference for an insurance-related field.Application at: http://www.iian.org/Information/Pages/Scholarships/default.as

March 1, 2018 – GAYLORD AND ALTA WALLACE SCHOLARSHIP – applicant must be a graduate of Burwell High School or Loup County High School and be a resident of Garfield or Loup County , as condition of scholarship and attend as a full time student at a two or four year college or university. Application at:  2018_gaylord_and_alta_wallace_scholarship_application__2___3_.docx

​March 1, 2018 –  ROLLAND & IRENE RAMSTHEL REGISTERED NURSING SCHOLARSHIP –  open to student attending Loup County High School, top 1/3 class attending school at a 2 or 4 year college majoring in registered nursing.  Application at: 2018_ramsthel_scholarship_application__2_.doc

March 1, 2017 – MAGGIE THOMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP –  Applicants must have a disability and want to increase their independence through education or employment.    Applicants must submit a letter of request.  In the letter, outline how you will use the award to increase your independence through education or employment.  Be sure to state your disability.  A phone number or email address where you can be reached during the day should be included as well.  Send letter to:  Maggie Thompson Scholarship Committee, Attn:  Joan Kinney, PO Box 1863, Grand Island NE 68802-1863.​

March1, 2017 -TIP TOP TUX - All applicants must be high school seniors and have applied to a college or university for admission in the Fall of 2017. Information and application at:  2017_tip_top_tux.pdf



March 1, 2018 – 11th ANNUAL CREATE-A-GREETING-CARD $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST –  Design a greeting card and you could win a $10,000 scholarship. Here’s How: Submit original photo, artwork or computer graphics for the front of a greeting card, Contest submissions accepted from November 30, 2017 – Marcj 1. 2018. Winner will be announced April 30, 2018, Age Eligibility: must be 14 years or older at time of entry and be enrolled in High School, College, University or Homeschool, the finalists will now be decided by voting! Monthly Voting Rule More information: 
https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

March 1, 2018 - NEBRASKA ONE BOX PHEASANT HUNT -  open to area high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 are eligible to apply.  Application at: 
phttp://www.nebraskaonebox.com/scholarships.php




March 2, 2018 - OXBOW ANIMAL HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - a high school senior graduation from a Nebraska high school, planning to attend a college or university, Must submit a 300-500 word essay why you are pursuing a career in pet industry or in the field of animal health. Information at:  Oxbow Animal Health, 29012 Mill Road, Murdock, NE 68407​  or web@oxbowanimalhealth.com  or call 800-249-0366

March 2, 2017 – SHELL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - .  Applicants will be asked to upload a copy of their high school transcript and standardized test scores, and to provide the names & email addresses for two individuals to provide recommendations on the applicant’s behalf.
Plan to enroll full-time in one of the following majors (geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering) at a specified institution, see list on application.
Be lawfully authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States without any form of sponsorship.
Incentive Fund Scholarship only: Be a member of an underrepresented minority group; Black (Not of Hispanic Origin), Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native and must self-identify as such on the application.  Information and application at:  http://www.shell.us/careers/students-and-graduates/scholarships/scholarship-

​March 3, 2018 - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - OMAHA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS - music auditions and scholarships. Must do a audition. More information and scholarships at:  https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-communication-fine-arts-and--media/music/student-involvement/auditions-scholarships.php

​March 5, 2018 – THE SALVATION ARMY D.J.’S HERO – that has overcome adversity, and demonstrated leadership in and commitment to his/her community.  Application at: 

March 6, 2016 – AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – A. be a high school senior graduating in 2016 B. Be a child of a Foreign Service employee C. Maintain a satisfactory academic record GPA of 2.0 or better. Applications can be found by going to http://www.afsa.org/afsa-scholarships

March7, 2018 -   CABELA’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – female seniors, the committee will consider academic achievements , class rank, and evidence of leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, community service, work experience, honors and awards. Information and application at:             http://www.thehugefoundation.org/pdf/cabelas_scholarship_application_2018.pdf​

​March 9, 2018 – BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB) STUDENT OF INTEGRITY AWARD – awarded to students who exemplify ethical  behavior and personal integrity and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community. Information and forms at: 2018_bbb_scholarship.pdf

March 10, 2018 - A 1 AUTO TRANSPORT SCHOLARSHIP - Who is eligible, any current , full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible.  There is no requirement of minimum age,  For more information go to:  https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

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March 11, 2016 – CUSTER COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP – has numerous scholarships in the amount of no less than $800 each, to students wishing to continue their post-high school education, with preference given to agriculture related fields, all other will be accepted.  All seniors living in Custer County are eligible to apply.  They or their family need not be a member of Farm Bureau to qualify.  College students are also eligible to apply.  Information and application at: http://services.bbps.org/guidancewebshare/2016%20Custer%20County%20Farm%20Bureau%20Scholarship.pdf
March 13, 2017 - NEBRASKA ROD & CUSTOM ASSOCIATION -  Qualifying applicants need to be either (1) a second year student or (2) a 2016 high school graduating senior who will enroll in any of the State of Nebraska’s Technical and Community Colleges in an automotive curriculum. The NRCA scholarship committee reserves the right to determine if the course of study selected by the student is acceptable. Minimum Requirements 1. Must be enrolled in fall semester in any of the Technical and Community Colleges in Nebraska 2. Must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average or a “C+) - high school or 1st year tech school 3. Must demonstrate responsibility and willingness to work toward vocational achievement 4. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours Additional items: you may include reference letters and school transcripts.  Application at: https://nrca.wildapricot.org/resources/Pictures/scholarship%20app%202017.pdf
0March 13, 2017- NEBRASKA LEGAL PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – applicant musts be enrolled full-time in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or a law related undergraduate program.  Application and information at:
​http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org/LLPA/scholarship

March 15, 2018 - NAERA (NATIONAL ATHLETIC EQUIPMENT RECONDITIONORS) - 

March 15, 2018 - MRS. CHLOE JARVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - female born high school graduate (or soon to be) or a UN-L student who has not resided at Love Memorial Cooperative Residence Hall (LMH) or an undergraduate transfer student from another college or university pursing any major for an undergraduate or graduate degree.  Applicant must be or been a member of 4-H or FCCLA or FFA (minimum of two years) or have taken a minimum of three semesters in Family and Consumer Sciences classes and live in or attend school in the following Nebraska counties.  Antelope, Arthur, Banner Blaine, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Cedar, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Custer, Dakota, Dawes, Dawson, Duel, Dixon, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Garden, Garfield, Gosper, Grant, Harlan, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Hooker, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, McPherson, Morrill, Perkins, Phelps, Pierce, Ted Willow, Rock, Scottsbluff, Sheridan, Sioux, Thomas, Thurston, Wayne, Wheeler.  Application and informationat:  2018_jarvis.pdf
March 15, 2018 - J & J SANITATION SCHOLARSHIP - open to any senior attending a High School in the J & J Sanitation Service area.  Majoring in the following fields: Diesel Technician, Mechanical Maintenance, CDL training, Environmental Service Fields and Business Management.2018_j_j_sanitation_scholarship_-_within_coverage_area__1_.docx

March 15, 201 8– MITCHELL EQUIPMENT SCHOLARSHIP – 2015-1016 high school graduates who are seeking to enroll in post-secondary technical colleges, state,  colleges or universities  in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Garfield, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Loup, Rock or wheeler with a specific interest in an agricultural related field of study and interested in returning to the area after college completion.  Information and application at: 2018_mitchell_equipment_scholarship.pdf

March 15, 2018 - BROKEN BOW BD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - provides financial assistance to the most qualified individuals  who are pursuing hard to fill technical careers.  The Scholarship award is in the amount of $5,000.  The awardee will have a 2 year working commitment to BD upon the completion of his/her degree.  Scholarships are available for the following technical degrees: Electric/Electrical Mechanical/ Merchatronics or Machine Tool/& Die; or Mold Maker or Manufacturing Engineering Tech.  Students must have a ACT score of 18 or better and a GPA of 2.5 or better.  For more information and application go to: bd_scholarship_-_information_-_2018__1_.docx
 
March 25, 2017 - CENTRAL NEBRASKA AUTO CLUB SCHOLARSHIP - any senior or second year student interested in auto-related study at a Nebraska Technical school.  Information and application at:  https://www.pdffiller.com/en/project/98217011.htm?f_hash=02c3bb&reload=true
March 25, 2017 - NEBRASKA PRESS WOMEN MARIANNE BEEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Nebraska 2017 high school senior, be a writer, photographer or videographer in the general category of rural Nebraska, preference give to Sandhills subject mater.  Applicant must be seeking some kind of post-secondary degree or certificate, preferably in a communications-related field.  Submit three examples of subject-related work and a 250 word essay on one of the given topics.  Application at:  2017_marian-beel-memorial-scholarship-application.doc

March 28, 2018 - BURWELL AFFILIATED OF THE NE CATTLEMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP- open to all senior students enrolled in a post-secondary school for the 2018-2019 school year.  "Applicant should submit a co

March 30, 2017 – ODENZA MARKETING GROUP SCHOLARSHIP – to be eligible be between the ages of 16 and 25, submit answers to the essay questions and have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining at the time of the award, and have a GPA of 2.5 or better.  Application at: http://www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_group_scholarship.php

March 31, 2018 - THE NEBRASKA INSURANCE FEDERATION AND NEBRASKA ACTUARIES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP -  students must be entering a college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2018.  The $4,000 scholarships are funded by Nebraska Insurance Federation and will be awarded to student entering the University of Nebraska at one of its three campuses Lincoln, Omaha , or Kearney.  The $2,00 scholarship are funded by the Nebraska Actuaries Club and will be awarded to any college or university in Nebraska. All applicants must have demonstrated mathematical ability and evidence of some understanding of the actuarial field. Information and application at
March 31, 2018 – NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS – this contest is open, even if you are not a Mayflower Descendant.  Must compose an essay, between 750 and 1,000 words,about the Mayflower Compact. For complete requirements and to apply go to: http://nebraskamayflower.org/scholarship/
March 31, 2017 -NEBRASKA iNSURANCE FEDERATION AND NEBRASKA ACTUARIES CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS - must major in Acctuarial Schience, Mathematics, Statistics or Economice with an interest in pursuing an atuarial career.  Apply online at www.N-A-C.org or by mailing application. Application at:
2017_nebrask_insurance_federation_and_nebraska_acturaire_club_scholarships.pdf

March 31, 2017 – UNK OPPORTUNITY FUND – the scholarship is full tuition scholarship and is renewable through a Bachelor’s degree as long as the student maintains good standing with the University.  The criterions the student must meet to be considered for this scholarship are:
A. High school graduate from a Class C or D Nebraska High School.
B. The student must be admitted to UNK.
C.The student must NOT have any other scholarships from UNK.
D.The student must be nominated by their high school counselor.
 Application at: 2017_unk_opportunity_fund_scholarship.doc


March 31, 2017 - CONESTOGA MALL COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP - a senior who maintains high scholarstic level as deemed within their capability while participating in activities dedicated to improvine the quuality of life in thier school and community.  Application at:
​ 2017_conestoga_mall_community_service_scholarship.pdf
April 1, 2017 - COLLEGEBOUND NEBRASKA - complete FAFSA by April 1, finish financial aid process by June 1, Nebraska resident, accepted to UNL, UNO, UNK, UNMC or NCTA, full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester) and pell eligible  More informational and application at www.collegeboundnebraska.com

April 1, 2018 - CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DAVIS/CHAMBERS SCHOLARSHIP - attend CCC, academically-promising student, active in my school or community, full time student, and a Nebraska resident with financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Information and application at:

April 1, 2017 - NEBRASKA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED- Nebraska scholarship for graduating high school seniors taking AP classes or college classes. Application at: 2017_nag__application_form.docx

​April 1, 2017  - THE NEBRASKA DIVISION OF MIDWEST DAIRY ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS  - will be awarding seven educational awards: one $1500 award for students studying in the dairy field, one $1000 award for students studying in the dairy field, and five $500 awards which apply to any college major or degree. Applicants who qualify include any producer who funds Midwest Dairy Association, the producer’s spouse, the producer’s children or grandchildren. The producer must have an active dairy operation as of January 1st of the year the scholarship will be awarded. The producer must reside in the Nebraska Division territory. for more information check out the information  at:2017__midwest_dairy_association.html

April 1, 2017 - PINK BANDANA SCHOLARSHIP - scholarship opportunity for students who have battled breast cancer or who have watched a perent or legal guardian fight breast cancer. More information at: 2017_pink_bandana_scholarship.pdf  

April 1, 2017 – LINCOLN BUILDERS BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company or the dependent of an employee. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll as an undergraduate in the upcoming year of an accredited college, university, or trade school with a focus on construction science.  Awards will be based primarily on academic performance, work experience, school involvement, community involvement and career goals. For company eligibility go to www.buildersbureau.com  , click on Scholarships and Membership Search to verify.  Information and application at:
2017_lincoln_builders.pdf
2017_taylor_lions_scholarship.doc
April 3, 2017 -HEADSTART SCHOLARSHIP -  as a young child attended a Headstart program 2017_head_start_scholarship.docx

April 3, 2017 -  Burwell Affiliate of the NE Cattlemen’s Scholarship -   The members of the Burwell Affiliate of the Nebraska Cattlemen, whose membership includes residents of your high school ‘s area, will be awarding monetary scholarships (of at least $1000) to first year students enrolled in a post-secondary school for the 2017-2018 school year. We would appreciate you informing your students of this opportunity. The deadline for applications is April 3, 2017 for a May awarding. The recipient(s) will receive the cash award upon verification of enrollment  of the post secondary institution of their choice.
 Applicants should submit a cover letter, personal resume, and an essay outlining past accomplishments and their educational plans and future goals related to the field of agriculture.  They should also submit two letters of recommendation.
 Preference will be given to, but not limited to, applicants whose parents are members of the Nebraska Cattlemen as well as those students who plan to pursue a field of study related to agriculture. 
 Mail applications by April 3, 2017 to:
 Lin Jeffres
46868 Willow Springs Road
Burwell, NE  68823

April 6, 2018 – JOHNNY BAXTER CARRIAGE HOUSE FOUNDATION – 
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[Originally published on 01/05/2011]

For quite a while now The Corn Refiners Association has been asking us “What do people say about High Fructose Corn Syrup?” Well, as much as the commercial may try to imply that the answer is a simple nothing, it’s actually quite the contrary. The information regarding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is abundant to say the least. It appears science has taken on the issue and tried to identify the actual affects of HFCS and the results have been nothing shy of interesting.

First let’s start with some sugar 101. Sugar is sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide which in layman’s terms means two sugars. The two sugars that comprise basic table sugar are glucose and fructose. Simple table sugar is comprised of a 50/50 glucose/fructose make up. The difference between basic table sugar and HFCS; the average composition of HFCS is a 45/55 glucose/fructose split. There are a variety of different ratios of glucose to fructose HFCS that get used ranging from a similar 42/53 to a staggering 10/90. What does this mean? Really it all boils down to is an overall 10% average increase in the consumption of fructose. The question now is, what is the difference between glucose and fructose?

Glucose is a carbohydrate that the body uses for both energy and metabolic functions. Glucose is crucial to the production of proteins in the body as well as lipid (fat) metabolism. Fructose is a simple sugar that once split from its glucose counterpart is absorbed into the body through the upper part of the small intestine. Little is known about what it does in the body once absorbed.

There are a few studies that indicate increased levels of fructose do not affect the body any differently than normal levels of fructose intake. One such article, titled, “No differences between sugar and high fructose corn syrup in CVD, weight gain or diabetes,” makes the claim that there is, “no difference between the effect of the consumption of table sugar and high fructose corn syrup on weight gain or any changes in risk factors for metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes,” (“No differences between sugar and high fructose corn syrup in CVD, weight gain or diabetes.”, 4 Jan. 2011.). This article is based off of a study that claims to provide the first glimpse at long term evidence that HFCS is just as harmful as regular table sugar. The study was also funded by a research grant provided by The Corn Refiners Association.

Several other studies indicate that increased levels of fructose can lead to several extremely serious problems. Many studies seem to agree on the fact that the increased prevalence of HFCS is directly correlated with the increased level in the obesity rates. One article claims that the amount of refined sugar ingested per year, per person has exploded over 800% over the course of the past 100 years (BC, JC, C, E, & M, 2010 ). The same article indicates a direct correlation between the increased levels of obesity linked to HFCS and increased levels of dementia.

Obesity and type 2 diabetes have increased in prevalence in the last half-century and have been associated with increased dementia risk. Specific changes in nutrition may also represent a direct risk. A diet transition in the United States has occurred in the intake of refined sugar, particularly high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from a yearly estimate of 8.1 kg/person at the beginning of the XIX century to a current estimate of 65 kg/person. (BC, JC, C, E, & M, 2010 )

High fructose diets have been shown to drastically increase triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, both major factors in the development of heart disease (Schaefer, Gleason, & Dansinger, June 2009, Vol. 139 Issue 6). In addition to the increase in TG and LDL cholesterol, high fructose diets lead to an increase in the intestines absorption of sodium. As one study states, “increased dietary fructose intake stimulates salt absorption in the small intestine and kidney tubules, resulting in a state of salt overload and thus causing hypertension,” (Soleimani, January 2011). Insulin resistance and hyperlipidaemia (a condition in which an abnormal amount of fat cells are found in the blood) are also noted in this study as noted side effects of a high fructose diet.

In addition to the direct health effects that increased levels of fructose have been attributed too, it has also been found that the process for making HFCS involves the use of mercury compounds. The Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy found that over a third of brand name products tested that used HFCS as a sweetener were found to contain trace elements of mercury. Whereas The Corn Refiners Association makes the claim that now 90% of HFCS products are now mercury free a study conducted by The Journal of Environmental Health found that over half of the samples of HFCS tested contained traces of mercury (Ask EN. Is mercury lurking in high-fructose corn syrup?, 2009-04-01).

So, as we can clearly see here, there is in fact a lot being said about HFCS. The extraordinary prevalence of HFCS has lead to a much higher consumption rate of fructose. The fact that HFCS can be found in such everyday items from the obvious sodas, energy drinks, and juice cocktails to the more unpredictable items such as breads, cereals, dairy products, condiments, canned vegetables, and so on, has lead to an inevitable spike in our fructose intake. According to some studies, this means very little, and according to others it stands to threaten the very way we live. All in all, next time you here the phrase, “What do they say about HFCS?” you know the answer is , “A lot!”.

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