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Apply for Scholarships

Apply for Scholarships through our online scholarship portal.

Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation scholarship funds are created by donors that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in the future. The funds’ creators select the criteria based on their interests and community needs.

Many scholarships are memorials, and lasting legacies of individuals and primarily serve... 

  • Graduating high school seniors,
  • Current college students 
  • Returning college students 
  • Post-graduates 
  • Teachers

who reside in our 12 county region (Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, & Thomas) have gone to high school in the region, or go to college in Nebraska.

Our online scholarship portal connects area students with local scholarship opportunities.  Register on the Scholarship Portal to apply for scholarships and receive email announcements of scholarship deadlines.



Apply in January & February

Deadlines may be extended for certain scholarships.

One Application for Many Scholarships quickly screens your basic data against the eligibility requirements of 100+ local scholarship opportunities and displays scholarships you may apply for.  

ONE Application scholarship list with criteria



Apply in January for Spring Semester.

Apply in June for Fall Semester.

The Shackley Scholarship is awarded twice a year.  This scholarship is for residents of School District. 81-R in Custer/Dawson County.



Apply  August 15 - October 31

This scholarship honors the legacy of John & Diane Poehling and their interest in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and wildlife education.  Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Resident of Nebraska
  • Background in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and/or wildlife education
  • Next fall semester will be a college junior or higher
  • Next fall semester will be attending college in Nebraska