2017 Senior Scholarship: This year the GHS/FC Alumni Committee will continue to award one 2017 Senior will a $500 scholarship to be used for higher education. A drawing will be held during the banquet and you must be present to win. All 2017 FC Seniors who attend the banquet are eligible to win!
Howard Hamilton Scholarship: The Geneva/Fillmore Central Alumni Association will offer a $3000.00 scholarship established for educational assistance of a Geneva/Fillmore Central High School Graduate who plans to further his/her education. This scholarship money will be issued to the recipient after he/she has attended an institution of higher learning for one year and will, therefore be available for the recipients second year of higher education.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank, through the Exeter Feeders and Breeders Association, will offer a $500.00 scholarship to a senior who has evidence of community involvement relating to agriculture and shown leadership in advanced coursework & extracurricular activities. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is March 18, 2017.
A local scholarship in memory of Mabel Matthies-Nedza is available for any Fillmore Central senior. The application was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
Cornerstone Bank offers a $1000.00 scholarship. Cornerstone Bank employees and their immediate family are not eligible to apply. Finalists may be contacted for an interview. Application information was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
The Nebraskans for Peace (NFP) will award several scholarships to seniors who wish to further their education in an area consistent with the mission of NFP. Their mission is peace with justice through community building, education and political action. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is April 8, 2017.
The Nebraska Coaches Association of Nebraska & Country Inn & Suites offers several $1000 scholarships for senior student athletes that are in the top 25% of their class, have a minimum 24 ACT Composite Score, have participated in two sports for at least two years, and lettered in two sports. Information is available at http://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php. Deadline is April 14, 2017.
The High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA) has established the Jim Johnson scholarship. The High Plains Chapter will award a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who will be pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is April 15, 2016.
The Upper Big Blue NRD is offering the Raymond A. Burke Scholarship of $2000 to a senior who resides in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources. Applications are available online at www.upperbigblue.org. Deadline is April 21, 2017.
The Conestoga Mall in Grand Island offers a $500 Community Service Scholarship. Candidates should have a high scholastic level and must have participated in activities dedicated to improving the quality of life in their school and/or community. The application is available online at www.shopconestogamall.com. Application is available from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.
The Lincoln Builders Bureau offers a $750 scholarship to an employee or a child of an employee. The applicant must pursue a focus of study in construction science and/or any of the trades associated with construction science. Application information is available at www.buildersbureau.com. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) offers scholarships to recognize seniors in the areas of scholastics, leadership and citizenship.
Additional information and the scholarship application are available at http://www.niaaa.org/niaaa-awards/niaaa-student-athlete-scholarship/. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
The Geneva Chapter O PEO is offering a $500 scholarship to any senior girl entering any field of higher learning with first priority given to a student entering Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. The scholarship money will be available the second semester of the first year of college. The application was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is March 15, 2017.
The Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation will provide up to seven scholarships for students planning to attend UNL or NCTA and major in agribusiness. The applicants must be a son or daughter of a parent/legal guardian who has been an active member, director, or employee of an education cooperative. The application is available at www.nebr.coop. Deadline is March 20, 2017.
The Pink Bandana group offers a 4-year renewable scholarship for $1000 per year to an educational institution of their choice. The applicants need to have a family member who has battled breast cancer. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation sponsors scholarships for seniors who plan to attend a Nebraska Community College to study in an automotive related field. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is April 7, 2017.
The Nebraska Agri-Women offer a scholarship for students who plan to study agriculture or agriculture related program at a Nebraska College or Nebraska Technical Trade School. Applications are available from the counselor. Deadline is April 15, 2017.
The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation is offering a $1000 scholarship to students who propose a course of Scandinavian related study. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is May 1, 2017.
The Exeter Feeders and Breeders Association will offer a $1000 scholarship to a senior whose parents are members of the Exeter Feeders & Breeders. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is February 25, 2017.
The Mary F. Tous Charitable Foundation is offering $1000 scholarships for Fillmore County high school seniors who have a minimum B (3.0) GPA, have good character, and have exhibited good citizenship during their high school careers. The application was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is February 25, 2017.
The York General Health Care Services offers scholarships for students interested in the health care field. Applications are available online at www.yorkgeneral.org/careers/educational_assistance.asp. Deadline is March 13, 2017.
The Aurora Cooperative will award several scholarships to seniors who plan to major in an agricultural related field and have a parent/guardian who is a patron of the Aurora Cooperative. Application information is available at www.auroracoop.com. Deadline is March 13, 2017.
The James Leslie Stephenson Memorial Agriculture Scholarship is available to students who are residents of Fillmore County. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded after the student’s completion of his/her first year of college/university coursework. Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, include 2 letters of recommendation and complete an application. The application was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is April 1, 2017.
The Student-View Scholarship Program offers scholarship money to seniors who complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in the area. To complete the application survey go to www.student-view.com. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The deadline is April 22, 2017.
Alert Magazine offers $500 scholarships. Application information is available at www.alertmagazine.org. There is no deadline and a scholarship will be awarded with each issue that is published.
The Nebraska Press Association is offering $2,000 in scholarships to seniors who plan to major in print journalism and attend a Nebraska college. The applicant should have good scholastic standing and good citizenship in the school and the community. Applications are available at www.nebpress.com. Deadline is February 17, 2017.
The Ohiowa Chamber of Commerce offers a $400 scholarship for seniors. Applicants must have some type of affiliation with Ohiowa. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
A $250 scholarship will be awarded by the Ohiowa American Legion Auxiliary. Preference will be given to a student with affiliation with the Ohiowa American Legion or Auxiliary and/or a relative who has or is serving in the Armed Forces. See Mrs. Betts for an application. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Central Nebraska Senior Golf Association offers two $1000 scholarships for seniors who have participated in their high school golf team. These scholarships will be awarded to one male and one female high school senior. The application was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation offers Memorial Scholarships to seniors planning to major in business or a business-related field. The application is available at www.iian.org. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) offers several scholarships for college-bound seniors. Application information is available at www.gpacac.net. These scholarships have a variety of deadlines with some on March 1, 2017.
Central Community College offers scholarships for students planning to attend any of their three campuses. The application may be accessed at www.cccneb.edu/financialaid. Deadline is March 1, 2017.
Several companies offer sponsorships and/or scholarships for students planning to attend a Nebraska Community College and study Diesel Technology. The sponsorships pay for tuition and upon the completion of a program the student must agree to work for the company. Students need to locate this information on the community college’s website. Application deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Oxbow Animal Food Company is offering a $500 scholarship for seniors entering college with plans of majoring in animal science, food science, or pre-veterinary medicine. Application information is available at www.oxbowanimalhealth.com. Deadline is March 2, 2017.
The Salvation Army offers the D.J.’s Hero Awards/Scholarships for seniors who are committed to others and the community, has the courage to act independently and responsibly, has enthusiasm for life, and possess humility. Nomination information is available online at www.givesalvationarmy.org. Deadline is March 6, 2017.
The Little Blue Natural Resources District offers three $500 scholarships to seniors who plan to attend a two or four-year college pursuing a conservation or environmental degree. Applications are available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is March 6, 2017.
The Better Business Bureau Foundation serving Nebraska is offering a $2000 scholarship to seniors who personify trust, fairness, leadership, community service, humility, courage, compassion, and respect. Application information is available at www.bbbinc.org. Deadline is March 10, 2017.
The York Elks Lodge sponsors several scholarships for seniors. The selection is based on financial need, academics, activities, and leadership. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is March 10, 2017.
The Nebraska Aviation Trades Association offers a $500 and a $1000 scholarship to any senior planning to continue their education after high school. The application must include an endorsement or written recommendation signed by a voting or associate member of the Nebraska Aviation Trades Association. Applications are available at http://gonata.net. Deadline is March 15, 2017.
The Lincoln Community Foundation offers more than 50 scholarships for students. Application information is available at www.lcf.org. Deadline is March 15, 2017.
Cooperative Producers offers scholarships for high school seniors of CPI customers and employees. Applications and additional scholarship information can be found at www.cpicoop.com. Go to About Us then to CPI Cares Program. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
Central Valley Ag is offering scholarship to seniors who are interested in pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field at any college or university throughout the United States and Canada. Students pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) field of study with an interest in agricultural or energy-related careers will also be considered. Additional information is at www.cvacoop.com. Deadline is March 31, 2017.
The Nebraska Actuaries Club is offering several scholarships to high school seniors who will major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. Applicants must demonstrate mathematical ability. Two $4,000 scholarships are available for students attending any of the three University of Nebraska campuses. One $2,000 scholarship for students attending any college or university in the state of Nebraska. Students may apply online at N-A-C.org. All applications must be received by March 31, 2017
The Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council offers four $300 Paul High Memorial scholarships for seniors planning to enroll in a community college, accredited trade school or university while pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is April 15, 2017.
The James M. Cox Foundation offers a scholarship for seniors based on academics, financial need, and potential to succeed with their higher education plans. See Mrs. Betts for an application. Deadline is April 17, 2017.
The Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship is for seniors interested in pursuing a fashion degree. Application information is available at http://www.fashion-schools.org. Deadline is June 1, 2017.
The Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship is for seniors interested in pursuing an animation degree. Application information is available at http://www.animationcareerreview.com. Deadline is June 1, 2017.
Nursing Schools Almanac offers the Aspiring Nurse Scholarships. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics and a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare . This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application for Scholarship. Applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.
The National & Nebraska American Legion as well as the National and Nebraska American Legion Auxiliary organizations offers several scholarships with various deadlines. Two scholarships worth noting are the Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship & the Maynard Jensen Memorial Scholarship. The websites are www.nebraskalegion.net, www.legion.org, www.nebraskalegionaux.net and www.alaforveterans.org.
Cabela’s has worked with The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to create a comprehensive program of both financial and professional support for future women leaders. To help cover college expenses, the Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship will award $2,500 a year to four scholarship winners for an individual total of $10,000 over four years. The scholarship is not limited to colleges or universities located in the state of Nebraska. Application information is available at www.thehugefoundation.org and www.educationquest.org. Deadline is February 6, 2017.
The Norma Ross Walter Scholarship Program of the Willa Cather Foundation offers a scholarship to female graduates of Nebraska High Schools who are planning to enroll as English majors in an accredited college or university. Students may download the application at www.WillaCather.org. Deadline is January 31, 2017.
NMC/CAT offers $1000 scholarships and/or sponsorships for students planning to attend Central Community College in Hastings and pursue a degree in diesel technology. Students may apply online at www.nmc-corp.com/Content.aspx?id=3973. Deadline is January 31, 2017.
The GE-REAGAN Foundation offers scholarships in honor of President Ronald Reagan. Seniors need to demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Application information is available at www.reaganfoundation.org. Deadline is January 5, 2017.
The Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association offers two scholarships. One scholarship is for a senior planning to become a teacher. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have a minimum 22 ACT Composite Score. The other scholarship is for a senior who excels in the fine arts and is planning to major in fine arts in college. Scholarship forms are available at www.nrcsa.net. Deadline is February 10, 2017.
The National FFA Foundation offers several scholarships for FFA & non-FFA members. The application is available at their website at ffa.org/scholarships. Deadline is February 15, 2016.
Southeast Community College Foundation offers scholarships for students planning to attend any of their three campuses. The application may be accessed beginning December 1, 2016 at www.southeast.edu/scholarships. Deadline is February 22, 2017.
The Willa Cather Foundation is sponsoring the $500 Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship. This scholarship is intended for seniors who plan to continue their education as English or History majors. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character of the applicant. The application packet may be found at www.WillaCather.org. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
The Buckle is offering a $3000.00 scholarship to a student majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Students must be ranked in the top 20% of their high school graduating class and have a minimum 26 ACT Composite Score with at least a 24 in Math. Additional information and application materials are available at www.unk.edu/academics/csit/scholarships.php. Deadline is February 28, 2017.
Central Community College is offering the Assessment Advantage Scholarship. Applicants must apply for admission to CCC at www.cccneb.edu. The scholarship application is available at ccc.awardspring.com beginning December 1, 2016. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Engebretson Foundation offers a scholarship for up to $10,000 for college tuition. The scholarship selection is based on financial need, leadership potential, academic merit (ACT Composite Score of at least 28 or higher/SAT Score of at least 1240) and at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class. Application information is available at http://www.engebretsonfoundation.org. The deadline is March 1, 2017.
The Fillmore County Hospital Auxiliary offers a $1000 scholarship for students who are planning to pursue a degree and career in the health care field. Application information was emailed to all seniors. Deadline is March 15, 2017.
The Fillmore County 4-H Council will award two $500 scholarships. Applicants need to be currently enrolled in the Fillmore County 4-H program and have participated in the program for a minimum of five years. The scholarship may be used for any field of study, at any post-secondary institution. Application information may be found at www.fillmore.unl.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2016.
The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award the Martha and Don Romeo Scholarships. They will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are seniors in the State of Nebraska and plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college. Applicants must have exhibited their 4-H projects in a County Fair or at the State Fair within the last four years. Application information may be found at www.fillmore.unl.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2016.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation offers an award for high school seniors who operate their own small business. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA for more information and to apply online. Deadline is December 18, 2016.
The Nebraska State College Board of Trustees offers full-tuition renewable scholarships at Chadron, Peru, and Wayne State Colleges for students with a minimum 25 ACT Composite score. Applicants must complete an application for admission to the specific college(s), complete a Board of Trustees Scholarship application form, and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator. Applications are available at www.nscs.edu. Deadline is January 15, 2017.
Blue Valley Community Action Partnership (BVCA) is offering $500 scholarships for seniors who have a financial need. Priority will be given to applicants who have received assistance from BVCA and/or have volunteered with BVCA. The application packet may be found at www.bvca.net. Deadline is February 1, 2017.
The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships for seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA for tuition and fees up to $4250 per semester at any Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Applications are available at www.buffettscholarships.org. Deadline is February 1, 2017.
The UNK Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta offers the White Owl Scholarship to support the higher education quality of young men at UNK. Applicants are not obligated in any way to join the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta or any other fraternal organization at UNK. Applicants must plan to attend UNK in the fall and be a full-time student. See Mrs. Betts for an application. Deadline is April 28, 2017.
The International P.E.O. STAR scholarship is in the amount of $2500.00 and is for senior girls with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The applicants need to exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Deadline is September 23, 2016. To be considered, applicants need to send their resume & cover letter to Kay Hughes at 810 N 1st Street, Geneva, NE 68361 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter needs to explain thoroughly how you exhibit the scholarship criteria.
Horatio Alger Association offers scholarships for seniors planning to obtain a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, have a financial need, and exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Students must apply by October 25, 2016 at www.scholars.horatioalger.org.
The Midwest Student Exchange Program is an interstate initiative that enables Nebraska students to enroll at reduced tuition levels in participating colleges in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri. Additional information is available at msep.mhec.org.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is accepting applications for students who have a passion for service and would like to earn scholarship money. The AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time 10-month residential national service program for 18-24 year olds. During their service, members are provided housing, food, uniforms, equipment and a modest bi-weekly stipend for personal expenses. If members successfully complete the program, they are awarded a $5,775 Education Award. This award can be used for future tuition costs or to pay back student loans. Additional information may be located at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-nccc.
Coca-Cola offers a scholarship to seniors that have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016. This application is available online at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.
The American Legion sponsors an Oratorical/Speech Contest for scholarship money. FCHS may choose one winner to compete at district competition in November. District winners will go on to compete at the state competition and state winners will compete at the national competition. See Mrs. Betts for additional information. Deadline is October 31, 2016.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for outstanding youth volunteers. Applications are available at http://spirit.prudential.com. Deadline is November 8, 2016.
RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity designed for Wayne State College students pursuing a career in Clinical Laboratory Science, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography or Pharmacy and planning to practice in a rural Nebraska setting. RHOP is also offered through Chadron State College in the areas of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Clinical Laboratory Science and Radiography. Peru State College also participates in RHOP in the areas of Pharmacy and Nursing. Upon successful completion of any of the listed programs, students are automatically admitted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to continue their program of study. Additional information is available on each of the college's websites. Deadline is November 15, 2016.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering the KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program) for UNK students pursuing a career in Dental Hygiene, Clinical Lab Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy or Radiology and planning to practice in a rural Nebraska setting. Upon successful completion of any of the listed programs, students are automatically admitted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to continue their program of study. Additional information is available at http://www.unk.edu/academics/health_sciences/scholarshipprograms.php. Deadline is November 15, 2016.
The Hagan Scholarship Foundation offers several scholarships for up to $5000 per semester of unmet financial need. This scholarship for high achieving seniors with meaningful work or volunteer experience and high character. Additional information is available at www.hsfmo.org. Deadline is November 15, 2016.
The York Elks Lodge sponsors the Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest for seniors. The selection is based on financial need, academics, activities, and leadership. Seniors may apply online at enf.elks.org/mvs. Deadline is November 30, 2016.
Wayne State College is partnering with the UNL College of Law to offer the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP). Students interested in attending law school can get pre-admittance to UNL College of Law. As long as recipients keep their Wayne State GPA up and get a good score on the LSAT, they will have a spot saved for them at UNL College of Law. There are scholarships available for those receiving those spots at UNL. The application and additional information is may be located at https://www.wsc.edu/rlop. The application is available on October 3 and the deadline is December 1, 2016.
Perennial Public Power District is offering a $1000 per year scholarship to a student planning to attend an accredited utility line college. Applicants must reside within Perennial’s service area to be eligible for a scholarship. Additional information is available at http://perennialpower.com/about-us/utility-line-scholarship/. Deadline is January 1, 2017.
The NEBRASKA CHAPTER of the Associated General Contractors have scholarships available for seniors who plan to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a documented permanent resident of the U.S. Applicants must have a desire to pursue a heavy highway utilities construction career and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Additional information is available at http://agcne.org/agc-nebraska-scholarships/. Deadline is January 6, 2017.
The National Commission for Cooperative Education offers several scholarships. Additional information and an application are available at www.waceinc.org. Deadline is February 15, 2017.
The American College Foundation offers scholarships for high school students. Application and additional information is available at www.americancollegefoundation.org. Deadline is May 1, 2017.