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 28, 2018.

There is an apprenticeship opportunity in Lincoln for an Automation Technician. This is a 4-year apprenticeship program with GSK health care industry and a student employee would earn an Associate’s degree after completion. A student employee would get paid while going to school and the school costs are covered. Additional information is available at apprenticeships.gsk.com/us. Deadline is February 28, 2018.

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, 2018.

The Ohiowa American Legion Auxiliary will award a $250 scholarship. 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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

The Farmers Cooperative in Dorchester sponsors a scholarship for students who plan to major in agriculture or an agriculture-related field and whose parents must be active members of the Farmers Cooperative. Application information is available in the counselor’s office. Deadline is March 1, 2018.

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 2, 2018.

The Oxbow Animal Food Company is offering a $500 scholarship for seniors entering college with plans of majoring in animal health or the pet industry. Application information is available at www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/the-oxbow-way/education/academic-scholarships. Deadline is March 2, 2018.

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 5, 2018.

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 9, 2018.

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 9, 2018.

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 March 15, 2018.

The Central Nebraska Auto Club offers a scholarship for seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and career in an auto-related field. The applicants must plan to attend a Nebraska college, be a Nebraska resident and a United States Citizen. See Mrs. Betts for an application. Deadline is March 26, 2018.

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, 2018.

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. Email janjim@windstream.net for the application and additional information. Deadline is April 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 29, 2018.

The American College Foundation offers scholarships for all high school students. There is not cost to apply and a student does not need to demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible. The application and additional information is available at www.AmericanCollegeFoundation.org. Deadline is May 1, 2018.

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, 20178

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, 2018.

The Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship is for seniors interested in pursuing a business degree. Application information is available at http://www.OnlineMBAreport.com. Deadline is June 1, 2018.

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 August 31, 2018.

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 http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html, www.legion.org, www.nebraskalegionaux.net and www.alaforveterans.org.

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 4, 2018.

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 9, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 16, 2018.

Southeast Community College Foundation offers scholarships for students planning to attend any of their three campuses. The application may be accessed beginning December 1, 2017 at www.southeast.edu/scholarships. Deadline is February 22, 2018.

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, 2017. The deadline is March 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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 https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

The Foundation for Individual Rights to Education offers an essay contest with cash prizes. For additional information and to enter, visit https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

The Acacia Fraternity offers scholarships for incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln who display excellence in academics, have motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. For additional information and to apply, go to http://bit.ly/acacia_unl. Deadline is January 31, 2018.

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. Additional information and the application packet may be found at www.bvca.net. Deadline is February 1, 2018.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships for seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA for tuition and fees up to $5000 per semester at any Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Applications are available at https://buffettscholarships.org/application-requirements. Deadline is February 1, 2018.

The Willa Cather Foundation is sponsoring the $1000 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, 2018.

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 https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

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, 2017.

The Elks National Foundation 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 27, 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 fillmore.unl.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2017.

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 fillmore.unl.edu. Deadline is December 1, 2017.

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, 2018.

The National Commission for Cooperative Education offers several scholarships. Additional information and an application are available at www.waceinc.org. Deadline is February 15, 2018.

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.

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 25, 2017. To be considered, applicants need to send their resume & cover letter to Karla Sheffield at PO Box 317, Exeter, NE 68351 or email them to karla_sheffield@yahoo.com. The cover letter needs to explain thoroughly how you exhibit the scholarship criteria.

The Hearst Foundation sponsors the United States Senate Youth Program. This program offers outstanding junior & senior leaders the opportunity to learn about all branches the Federal government in Washington, D.C. and the opportunity for a scholarship. Students must be currently serving as an officer in a school organization and must pass a written test to be eligible for this program. The application and additional information is available online at https://www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP.html. Deadline is October 4, 2017.

Wendy’s Restaurants sponsors the High School Heisman Award to honor high school scholar-athlete-citizens. Students must participate in at least one sport and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applications are available online at wendysheisman.com. Deadline to apply is October 2, 2017.

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, 2017 at www.scholars.horatioalger.org.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for outstanding youth volunteers. Applications are available at http://spirit.prudential.com. Deadline is November 8, 2017.

RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program) is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity designed for Wayne State College students pursuing a career in Medical Lab 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 Medical Lab Science, Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, and Radiography. Peru State College also participates in RHOP in the areas of Medical Lab Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Radiography. 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, 2017.

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, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy 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, 2017.

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, 2017.