** - indicates updated scholarship information for 2015-16 school year.

For scholarship forms, go to Edline to your class page.  Foxit Reader is free downloadable software that allows you to fill PDF forms. Click here to download Foxit Reader to your computer.

General Scholarship and Financial Aid Information -  www.educationquest.org ; www.legion.org/needalift ; www.fastweb.com

monthly essay contest -Varsity Tutors -  $1,000 ; information at  http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Cosmetology scholarships:  http://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships/


 **Sept. 24 -  PEO STAR Scholarship - $2,500 ; for high school senior women. Criteria: unweighted GPA of 3.0+ ; leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and potential for future success. For any U.S. college. Application on Edline.

**October 23 - Valparaiso University - full tuition. Criteria: actively participate in Lutheran congregation ; Demonstrate church leadership ability on district/synodical, regional, or national level ; academic excellence ; intend to be active in a Lutheran congregation as a lay leader or full-time church worker.  See Mrs. Ageton for more information.

**October 25- Horatio Alger Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship- $5,000.Criteria: be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Nebraska or western Iowa; have a strong commitment to complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution located in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution); critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is preferred; if higher, explanation must be provided); involvement in cocurricular and community activities; demonstrate academic achievement (minimum grade point average of 2.0); be a resident of Nebraska. There are three required essays. The first essay of 100-300 words must explain the adversities that the applicant has encountered. Next, applicants must describe their educational and career goals in approximately 50-350 words. Applicants must also provide a personal statement of 50-200 words in which they compare elements of an Association Member's life with their own. Biographies of all living Members are located on the Horatio Alger website. All three essays must be completed for an application to be considered. Online application at http://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/scholarships

**October 31 - Coca-Cola Scholars - various. 250 awarded.  www.coca-colascholars.org .

**November 3 - Prudential Spirit of Community Award - $1,000 and trip to Washington, D.C. Outstanding community service. Information at http://spirit.prudential.com

**November 15 - UNL Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management - UNL room and board, textbook scholarship. High ability students studying  Computer Science, Business, or Engineering.  ACT score 30+ , in top 10% of class who want an integrated education in computer science and management.  Detailed information at http://raikes.unl.edu

**November 15 - University of Nebraska Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) - full tuition scholarship. For students interested in Clinical Lab Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, or Radiography. Applications to UNK and KHOP need to be completed. www.unk.edu/healthsciencescholarships

**November 15 - University of Nebraska Kearney World Herald-Kearney Hub Scholarship - $60,000 ; pays for tuition, fees, room, board, and books for four years. Requires: 30+ ACT score; top 10% of class; admitted to UNK; apply to Honors Program. Application www.unk.edu/honors .

**November 15 - Wayne State College Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) - full tuition scholarship for students in Clinical Lab Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physicians Assistant, and Radiography. For information and application, go to http://www.wsc.edu/schools/nss/rhop

**December 1 - Wayne State College - various up to full tution.  Complete application and print. Two letters of recommendation.  Click here for information and application.

**December 1 - Peru State College Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) - full tuition for students in Pharmacy,Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Radiography, Medical Lab Science.   For information and application, go to www.peru.edu/rhop .

**December 1 - Nebraska State College System Trustees' Scholarship - tuition to Wayne State, Peru State, or Chadron State College. ACT of 25 or more.  Information on each college's financial aid/scholarship page.

**December 4 - Elks National Foundation & Norfolk Elks Lodge #653 -  Local awards  2 -$500, 2 -$600, and 2 -$700 , then may continue for up to $50,000 for national winner.  Criteria: High School Senior and U.S. Citizen. Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Follow instructions carefully - include application, essay, counselor report and exhibits to verify activities and awards, parental financial information.  Application received by mail before December 4 to address available in guidance office.  Click here for Information and online application .  

**December 15 - AXA Achievement Scholarship - $10,000 and $25,000 ; a winner in each state. Criteria: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; ability to succeed in college. Only first 10,000 applications accepted. Click here for application.

**December 15 - BK Scholars- $1,000 up to $50,000. Applications available online from Nov. 15 - Jan 10. open to all high school seniors - do not have to be a Burger King employee to apply. Eligiblity - cumulative 2.5 GPA. Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Click here for eligibility information and application.

**December 15 - Walter Scott Jr. Scholarship at PKI, University of Nebraska Omaha - covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and  personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship.  Requires 30+ ACT score and 3.5+ GPA.  Click here for application.  

**December 15 - Peter Kiewit Institute at University of Nebraska Omaha - various.  Students persuing a degree at University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology are invited to complete the PKI Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen.  Click here for application.

December 18 - NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award - $1,000 to $10,000. Open to any graduating senior who owns and operates their own small business. Must attend a two-or-four year university, college, or voc/tech institute during the Fall, 2014.  Click here NFIB for information and application.

**December 31  - National Wild Turkey Federation - $20 - $1,000 for local. Winner advances with chance to win additional money. Eligibility:  3.0 GPA ; supports preservation of the hunting tradition and actively participates in hunting sports, active in school activities. Include copy of current hunting license ; essay ; three letters of recommendation ; official transcript.  Do not need to belong to NWTF.   Application must be postmarked by Dec. 31. Application at www.nwtf.org/jakes . Local chaper: Northeast NE Beards & Spurs. Look on Edline for submission information.

January 5 - Profile in Courage Essay Contest - $500 to $10,000 ; write original and creative essay about an elected U.S. official who served during or after 1956 and demonstrated political courage. See website for full guidelines: www.jfklibrary.org .

**January 7 - GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - $10,000 renewable up to four years. Eligibility: minimum 3.0 GPA; demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; financial need; intend to obtain a four-year degree; U.S. citizen. Click here for application.

**January 10 - UNL Army ROTC - 100% tuition and fees, room and board, $1,200 book allowance, monthly stipend of $350-$500 per month.  Must pass physical fitness test, be interviewed. Most awardees have 3.6 or better GPA and ACT score of 26 or better.  Application information at www.unl.edu/armyrotc

 January 13 - University of South Dakota Academic Scholarships - varies. Complete one application to be considered for all participating scholarships. http://admissions.usd.edu/cost-and-aid/scholarships.cfm

**January 15 - Norfolk UNL Alumni Nebraska Legends Scholarship - $2,000 ; Three given to students who attend a high school in Norfolk. Based on student involvement during high school and personal statement written when applying for admission to UNL.

**January 15 - University of Nebraska Lincoln - various. UNL Freshmen Scholarships

**January 15 - Nebraska Elks Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship - up to $1,100 (6 total awarded). Based on need. For any technical, vocational, trade. or 2-or-4-year college.   Application on Edline.

January 15 - Nebraska Educational Office Professionals Association - $1,000 ; for students entering an office related profession. Eligibility: completion of two or more business education courses (four semesters) from computer classes and accounting.  Requires three letters of recommendation, essay. Click here for application.

January 15 - National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship - $1,000 - $3,000 ; high school seniors who have MS or have a parent with MS. For application www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship .

**January 27 - Northeast Community College Dean's Scholarship -$500 ; one awarded to Lutheran High student who will attend Northeast Community College. Give completed application to Mrs. Ageton.  Application on Edline.

**January 29 - Wayne State College Art Design Scholarship - varies.  Art major.  Summit photos of work as specified in application information. Two letters of recommendation.    Click here for information and application.

**January 31 - Nacel Open Door Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship - experience life in Germany as an exchange student for one year living with a host family, participating in a school or training program, and getting hands-on work experience through an internship with a German company. Minimum of 3.0 GPA. Application and information at www.nacelopendoor.org (Click on CBYX Vocational Scholarship picture.)

**January 31 - UNL Acacia Fraternity - $1,000 and $500 ;male attending UNL ; leadership ; do not have to be a member of the fraternity to receive the scholarship ; Click here for application.

January 31 - Navy ROTC Scholarship - up to $180,000 for schools with NROTC program ; can apply during second semester of junior year. Click here for information and application

**February 1 - Northeast Community College - varies up to full tuition. Complete one application to qualify for scholarships. www.northeast.edu/scholarships

**February 1 - University of Nebraska Omaha - various.  Must apply for admission by Feb. 1.  Click here to learn more.

**February 1 - The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation - Applications can be submitted between November 1, 2015 and Feb. 1, 2016 with Student Aid Report due March 15. Pays for tuition and fees up to $4,250 per semester and textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges, with amount determined by school attended. These funds are available to the extent that tuition, fees and books are not already covered by other grants or scholarships. Family EFC is $15,000 or less - student does not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify. High school GPA of 2.5 or more.   IMPORTANT!! Get a head start now. Here are the things you will need and what you can do now to get started: Your Parents’ 2013 Tax Records for first part of application. Completed FAFSA (requires 2015 tax information.  Transcript—a PDF copy of your most up-to-date transcript. Two references.   You may want to consider asking a teacher, employer or clergy. References cannot be from friends or family. Personal Essay - include answers to questions in application. Click here for application.

**February 1 - AXA Achievement Community Scholarships - $2,000 with up to 375 winners nationwide. AXA Achiever must demonstrate ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family, and community; ability to succeed in college. Only first 10,000 applications accepted. Click here for application.

**February 1 - Nebraska Lumber Dealers Associaton - $250 (3 awarded) - students enrolling in a Building Construction related program.  Application on Edline.

**February 1 - Marist Technology Scholarship - four-year, tuition and room and board scholarship; major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Application at www.marist.edu/technologyscholarships .

**February 1 - Monsanto Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship - $1,500. Agriculture related field of study in two or four year program. 2.5 GPA or better. Need three farmer endorsements. Application at www.GrowAgLeaders.com .  Application available from Nov. 15 - Feb. 1

**February 10 - Hy-Vee Foundation - $1,000. senior who is Hy-Vee employee or the child of an employee with a minimum of six months' employment with the company as of Sept. 15, 2015. Application requires personal statement, resume, transcript, ACT score, recommendation Application on Edline.

**February 12 - Wayne State College Music Scholarship - varies.  Selected by audition. Audition dates are February 12 and April 8. Go to wsc.edu and search "music scholarships" for information..

**February 13 - Beta Sigma Psi National Martin Luther Scholarship - $2,000 ; In order to be eligible, the applicant must be male, a confirmed member of a Lutheran congregation, and starting their first year of college in Fall, 2016. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration. Application at http://scholarships.betasigmapsi.org/

**February 19 - Nebraska Press Association - $2,000 (4 awarded). Preference given to students pursuing newspaper journalism education at Nebraska college or university. Requires letter of recommendation, essay, and application. Application at www.nebpress.com (scroll down mid-page, under NPA News).

**February 22 - Southeast Community College - various. Online application available from December 1 - February 22 at https://scc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com . Notify counselor to send transcript after application completed.

**February 27  - Buick Achievers - $2,000 to $25,000. Renewable. 1,100 scholarships awarded on basis of academic achievement and financial need. Major in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, design and interested in career in automotive or related industry. Online application only between January 9 and February 28, 2016 at www.buickachievers.com

**March 1- Titan Machinery Scholarship to Central Community College (CCC) - pays all diesel technology  program school costs, including tuition, fees, books and tools. Does not pay for room and board.  Fifteen to 20 sponsorships awarded for 2015-16 year. Requirements: be accepted to CCC ; complete application form; visit CCC diesel program; take ACT, COMPASS, or ASSET test and submit score to CCC.  Application on Edline.

**March 1 - Engebretson Foundation - $5,000 per semester renewable for 4 years; ACT of 28 or more ; 3.75+ GPA ; may be used at most colleges upon Foundation approval ; Financial need - complete FAFSA.  Leadership potential. Need teacher recommendation.  To apply, download and complete Application for Scholarship and Teacher Recommendation forms, print and mail to address on application. Click here for application.

**March 1 - Central Community College - various ; students planning to attend Central Community College in Columbus, Grand Island, or Hastings.  Click here for application.

**March 1 - Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation Memorial Scholarships - $1,000. Major in business or business-related field at any accredited college or university. Awarded upon successful completion of one year of college.  Application on Edline. 

March 1- University of Nebraska Omaha Music Scholarship - varies.  For music and non-music majors.  Audition required before March 1. Click here for application.  For additional information, go to www.unomaha.edu/music .

**March 1 - American Legion Maynard Jensen Scholarship - $500. must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of The American Legion, Department of Nebraska, or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American Legion member at the time of death.  Selection of recipients will be made on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and the completion of all information requested in the application.  Click here for application.

**March 2 - State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship - $2,500 (50 awarded). GPA of 2.5 to 3.2, attend 2-or 4- year college or vocational-technical school, financial need.  Only first 700 applications will be accepted.  Click here for application.

**March 2 - Salvation Army D.J.'s Hero Award - $10,000.  Must be nominated by non-relative teacher, mentor, pastor, counselor, friend. Student essay.  Nominator essay and application form.  Nominated student expemplifies dedication to faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to the community.  Application in guidance office.

March 6 - Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Award - $2,000. Recognize students who personify values, leadership and integrity.  Essay, two letters of recommendation, community service.  Click here for application.

**March 16 - Norfolk Rotary Club - $500. One awarded to LHNE student. Basis of award: 25% community service, 25% academics, 25% extracurricular activities, 25% essay. Must attend a college in Nebraska with preference to students attending NECC or another Nebraska community college.  Application and 250 word essay.  Form on Edline. 

**March 18 - LHNE Faculty Scholarship - $250. one to an LHNE student to attend a college in the Concordia University system.  Application on Edline.

**March 18- LHNE Booster Club -$500 to senior boy and $500 to senior girl who have been involved in a co-curricular activity each year enrolled at LHNE. 2.75 GPA. 100 word essay. Application on Edline.

**March 18 - Larry and Janet Silhacek Wayne State College Scholarship- $250 to a LHNE graduating senior attending Wayne State College and one to a graduating senior attending the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  Application on Edline.

**March 18 - Larry and Janet Silhacek USD Scholarship- $250 to a LHNE senior attending the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  Application on Edline

**March 31 - Faith Regional Volunteer Scholarship - Scholarships from $500 - $2,000 ; for any program of study. Volunteer for minimum of 110 hours at Faith Regional. Students ages 14+ can accrue points through senior year. Application on Edline.

March 31 - Nebraska Legal Professionals Association - two awarded: $1,000 and $500; for career in paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice, or law-related undergraduate program. Personal statement why wish to become legal secretary/paralegal or continue formal legal education. Application form on Edline.

**March 31 - Nebraska Actuaries Club - up to $4,000. Eligibility: major in Actuarial Science, mathematics, statistics, or economics with interest in pursuing actuarial career. Demonstrate mathematical ability. Application at www.n-a-c.org .

**March 31 -- EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship - $500 ; complete a profile in ScholarshipQuest section of EducationQuest website.  Look for "EducationQuest Scavenger Hunt Scholarship" in scholarship list.  Look on EducationQuest website to find answers to question. Winner will be drawn from all who answer questions correctly. Click here for information.

**March 31 - Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendents Whedon Memorial Scholarship - $500. Note: Mayflower ancestry is not a requirement. Criteria: essay, GPA, ACT, activities, employment, letter of recommendation. Click here for complete requirements and application.

**March 31 - Norfolk Morning Optimist Club Scholarship - $500 ; essay on community service ; letter of recommendation. Application on Edline.

**April 1 - Pink Bandana Scholarship - up to $4,000.  For students who have battled breast cancer, or who have watched a parent or sibling fight breast cancer.  Application on Edline.

**April 1 - Jim and Lillian F Cooper Foundation Scholarship - $500. One awarded to LHNE student.  Based on academics, activities and essay about student's need for scholarship and future plans and goals. Click here for application.

**April 1 - Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship - $2,000 ;  One Norfolk student from either LHNE, Norfolk Senior High, or Norfolk Catholic will be selected to receive this scholarship from all applications submitted for Cooper Foundation scholarship.   Click here for application.

**April 1 - Steve F. Wemhoff Memorial Scholarship - $500 ; for any field of study at post-secondary accredited institution. Have cumulative 3.0+ GPA (letter from counselor verifying GPA); Essay. Information on Edline. 

**April 1 - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, Norfolk - $500 (2 awarded).  Applicant is daughter/son, step-daughter/step-son, granddaughter/grandson, step-granddaughter/step-grandson of a paid member of American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16, for no less than two years, living or deceased. If number of applicants required do not apply, qualified applicants who are veteran-connected to American Legion Post 16, for no less than two years may be considered.  GPA of 2.0 or better, service, character, and leadership. Two letters of recommendation. Short essay. Applicaton on Edline.

April 1 - Nebraska Agri-Women - $250. Studying for an agricultural degree or related studies such as diesel mechanics, etc.,  at a Nebraska college or technical trade school. Resume. Short essay. PDF on Edline

**April 1 - Meadow Grove Federal Credit Union - $500 ; a member in good standing at the Credit Union.  Essay on plans and how scholarship will benefit you personally and your community.  Form on Edline.

**April 1 - Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship - $750.  Employee or dependent of employee of Lincoln Builders Bureau. Plan to study construction science. To verify company eligibility, go to www.buildersbureau.com, click on scholarships, and membership search. Application form on Edline.

**April 5- Feidler Eye Clinic Scholarship - $250. One awarded to LHNE student.  150 word essay about why interested in career in healthcare or biological field and why you are suited for that career. Give completed application with photo to Mrs. Ageton. Application on Edline.

**April 5 - Carhart Scholarship for Wayne State - $300. One awarded to LHNE. For student attending Wayne State College.  Application on Edline.

**April 8 - Norfolk Noon Kiwanis Scholarship - $500. One awarded to LHNE student. Commitment to community service, academic achievement, leadership, extracurricular activities. 2.5 GPA . Complete application and give to Mrs. Ageton.   Click here for application.

April 10 - Lincoln College of Hair Design -  $1,000.  High school graduate. List of school and community activities. Two letters of recommendation. Library files: College of Hair Design.

April 10 - Wayne State College Music Scholarship - varies. Selection by audition. Do not need to be music major to audition. Audition dates are Feb. 13 and April 10.  Click here for application and information.

**April 15 - James M. Cox Scholarship - $1,000. Financial need. submit Student Aid Report from FAFSA results. Essay on educational goals. Application on Edline.

**April 15 - Carol Gall Norfolk Noon Optimist Club - $500. Application and two letters of recommendation. Note: Letters should not have applicant's name in the letter. Application on Edline.

**April 15 - NAIFA-Nebraska Foundation - preference to those studying education, business management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies and to those who attend a Nebraska college or community college. Application on Edline.

April 15 - Gene Blakeman Memorial Golf Scholarship - $1,000. For student from LHNE, Norfolk Catholic or Norfolk Sr. High who is current member of golf team. Letter of recommendation from golf coach. Essay on golf's influence on life and future plans. Application on Edline. 

**April 15 - Gil and Blondie Vogt Scholarship - varies ; for students attending a Concordia system college or university to become a full-time church worker in LCMS. Two letters of reference required. Student must request application.  Click here for Information about obtaining the scholarship application. 

**April 18 - Norfolk Fire Division Local 1005 Scholarship - $400. GPA 2.0 or greater.  Attend Northeast Community College.  List extracurricular activities. Give application to Mrs. Ageton.  Application form on Edline.

**April 18- Nebraska Coaches' Association - $1,000. Eligibility: Criteria:  Upper 25% of class; Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; Must have earned varsity letter in 2 sports; Must include at least one letter of recommendation from a high school coach; ACT minimum score of 24.   Note: Students participating in athletics at NCAA Division I or II schools may not be eligible.  Click here for application.

**April 18 - Norfolk Soccer Club - $500 (2 awarded - one to a boy and one to a girl).  Eligibility: must have participated in Norfolk Soccer Club for a minimum of 2 years.  Give application to Mrs. Ageton.  Application on Edline.

April 20 - American Legion Post #16, Norfolk - $500. Applicant is daughter/son, step-daughter/step-son, granddaughter/ grandson, step-granddaughter/step-grandson of a current member of American Legion Post #16.  GPA of 3.0 or better.

**April 29 - Lueshen's Birders Scholarship - $500 (2 awarded). Major in biological field of study with emphasis on wildlife and environmental conservation.  Requires letter stating goals and career plans, school/community activity summary, essary on why scholarship will be beneficial, one letter of recommendation, and application form.  Application on Edline.

**April 29 - UNK Phi Gamma Delta White Owl Scholarship - $500. Criteria: Male freshman at UNK ;  Academic performance, leadership. community involvement, and response to application question.  Applicant not obligated to join the fraternity.  Application on Edline.  

**May 1 - Bethesda Lutheran Scholarship - $500 ; for  Lutheran high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary degree in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Criteria: Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation;Be classified as a senior;Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Click here for application:  http://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/get-involved/scholarships/ .

**May 1 - Association of Technology Professsionals, Omaha --$1000 ; attend community college, college or university in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota or South Dakota. Major in information systems, information technology, computer science or related field.  Click here for application

May 1 - Northeast Nebraska Ag Community Scholarship - $500 ( 2 awarded). "C" or higher GPA ; application with letter of reference form an ag industry reference (4-H leader, Extension educator, breed association leader, or banker addressing industry involvement/experience).  Application on Edline.

**May 1 - LCMS Nebraska District - varies. Plan to be full-time LCMS churchworker, have financial need, completed FAFSA.  Click here for application.

**May 1 - LWML Nebraska North - varies. Reside in LWML North region, have financial need, and plan to be full-time LCMS churchworker.  Application is same as the Nebraska District form.  Click here for application.

May 22 - Lutheran Layman's League - $500.  Plan to be a full-time LCMS churchworker, active in current congregation, and sponsored by current LLL member.   Click here for information about the application.

**June 1 - Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship - up to $2,500 ; attend community college and pursue a technical or career certification or degree. Financial need, have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity, and involved in community service activities.  Click here for application.

last updated 4/8/16