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ONE Application for many Scholarships!

Applying for scholarships from Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation is easier than ever!  

Select scholarship applications are due by September 30, 2022.  


Click here to fill out your ONE Application for many Scholarships 


Scholarships for North Platte Community College Students


Joe & Dorothy Conger Handy One Scholarship Amount Available $ 1,250

  • Current undergraduate student at North Platte Community College
  • Studying - Building Construction Technology, Electrical Technology, or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • A resident of one of the following 12 Nebraska counties: Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas


Joe & Dorothy Conger Single Mom Scholarship - $1,500

  • Currently attending North Platte Community College with a course load of at least 12 credit hours
  • A single mother caring for one or more of her biological and/or adopted minor children.
  • A resident of one of the following 12 Nebraska counties: Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas


North Platte Evening Business & Professional Women – Reita McEvoy Nursing Scholarship - $ 450

  • Non-traditional student (have returned to college after a break in your education)
  • At least 20 years old
  • Intend to pursue post-secondary education in nursing.


Riley Dolan EMT & Firefighting Scholarship Amount Available - $ 500

  • A resident of Lincoln County, NE
  • High school graduate or have earned a GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Intend to study to be an EMT or firefighter in a volunteer or employed capacity


* These scholarships maybe use only at Mid-Plains Community College – North Platte, NE

**Additional eligibility and selection criteria apply.


Scholarships for Nebraska Residents

American Legion Post 163 Scholarship - $ 1,100

  • A resident of one of the following 12 Nebraska counties: Arthur, Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, or Thomas
  • Serving or served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces, Armed Forces Reserve, or National Guard.


Arthur Dismukes 1st Responder Widow/Orphan Scholarship Fund - $ 3,500

  • Nebraska resident
  • Widow or orphan of a Nebraska police officer, State Patrol officer, or firefighter who died in the line of duty.


John & Diane Poehling Scholarship.    Open 8/15/22 - 10/31/22

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

Eligibility Requirements include:

  • A resident of Nebraska or are the child of a Nebraska Chapter Safari Club member
  • 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


Shackley Scholarship 

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Jennie M. Shackley. 

Who may apply:  ONLY students who have been residents of Dawson County Elementary School District 81-R for at least 5 years (according to boundaries of the district drawn in 1999).  This is a small geographical area in the northwest corner of Dawson County, NE, that extends into the southwest area of Custer County, NE.


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

Donors established scholarship funds to help younger people get on the path they want to be on.  

This is your invitation to seek scholarships to help with the financial challenge of attending college.  Apply NOW!


Graduating seniors check with school counselors

While the majority of the scholarship funds Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation administers are included in the ONE Application for many Scholarships, several additional scholarships we administer have applications submitted at counselor offices in high schools in central and western Nebraska.  Graduating high school seniors are urged to check for scholarship opportunities with their school's counselors.


Some scholarships have applications at other times of year

Check back during different times of the year for scholarship applications that are open.


Have questions?  Go to our Frequently Asked Questions section.


Do you need an easy way to navigate your students to the ONE Application?  With an easy snap of a camera your students can easily be on their way to applying for scholarship they qualify for.  Download the poster and make it easily accessible for your students.  


Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • Add connections to North Platte trails
    Add connections to North Platte trails

    Help add connecting trail segments to North Platte trails.  To donate online to North Platte Trails Network Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • The goal is to provide North Platte with quality pickleball facilities, create fun and exciting recreational and competitive events as well as improve the physical and mental well-being of our citizens.

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