Scholarship Funds open doors to more education and opportunity for qualifying students.
Graduating High School Seniors
If you are a graduating high school senior scholarship applications are available every January and February through high school counselors in our region.
Graduated High School Students Looking to Further your Education?
If you have graduated from high school and looking to further your education scroll down to view our available scholarships. The largest share of scholarship applications for students in college are available in January and February each year.
About Scholarship Funds
Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation serves charitable people who want to provide scholarships to help students with steadily increasing costs of education.
The Community Foundation administers, invests and awards scholarships from about 100 different scholarship funds. Each scholarship fund has its own charitable purpose and specifications, typically established by the original donor(s). Each year well over $200,000 is paid from these funds for more than 200 scholarships benefiting qualifying students.
Approximately 185 scholarships will be awarded this year from funds administered by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. Some of these scholarships are targeted for applicants meeting very specific criteria. These targeted scholarships are described below. Deadline for scholarship applications: February 27, 2018.
Below is a list of targeted scholarship that is open to applications that meet the requirements.
John & Jerry Wing Alexander Communications Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduate of North Platte High School or a student or former student at North Platte Community College who is studying in a field of communications. Several scholarships are available typically around $1,000 each.
American Legion Post 163 Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County or an adjacent county who is a veteran of U.S. armed forces or a member of armed force reserves or the National Guard or has been honorably discharged from such armed service organizations. Amount: $1,000
Cattlewomen Beef Legacy Scholarship
Applicant must be a college freshman or above, have home residence in Lincoln County or an adjacent county, demonstrate experience working with cattle and plan to have a career in a beef-related field. Amount: $1,400
Applicant must have graduated from North Platte High School and be majoring in education at the college junior, senior or graduate student level in coming school year. Amount: $500
Donald L. Erb Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a degree in accounting or in business with an emphasis in accounting at a college or university in Nebraska or at the University of Kansas. Applicant must be a resident of or a high school graduate from Lincoln County, Keith County, Deuel County or Cheyenne County in Nebraska. Amount: $3,20
Nebraska Line Workers Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of the state of Nebraska and intend to pursue training in a utility line program at a Nebraska college. Amount: $450
Nebraskaland Family & Consumer Science Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County who is a graduating high school senior or a student in college majoring in or intending to major in family and consumer science. Amount: $550
Brian A. Sorenson Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student in the coming school year who resides in Lincoln County or in an adjacent county and majors in any of the sciences other than agricultural science. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Amount: $650
Sutherland New Hope Village Scholarship
Applicant must be a college junior, senior or graduate student in the coming school year who resides in the North Platte region and who is majoring in special education or speech therapy. Typically one or two scholarships awarded totaling $1,100.
Brad Troyer Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County or a graduating senior of a high school in Lincoln County and intend to study welding. Amount $1,000
Douglas Watson Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be 21 or older, live in Southwest Nebraska including Lincoln County and intend to study criminal justice at a Nebraska college or university. Amount: $600