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Currently Available Scholarships  


Approximately 200 scholarships are awarded each year from funds administered by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.  Some of these scholarships are targeted for applicants meeting very specific criteria.  


Are you a graduating high school senior?  

If you are a graduating high school senior, scholarship applications are available between late January and late February each year through high school counselors in our region.


Have you graduated from high school and look to futher your education?  

If you have graduated from high school and are looking to further your education, scroll down to view currently available scholarships.  The largest share of scholarship applications for students in college are available between late January and late February each year.


We are pleased to announce that application forms are available for the following scholarships with specific eligibility criteria.

Joe & Dorothy Conger “Handy-One” Scholarship for vocational skills

Applicant must be going into the second year of studying building and/or home maintenance vocational skills at North Platte Community College, reside in the North Platte region and demonstrate moderate to substantial financial need.  Amount $1,200  

Application is open for this scholarship until it is awarded.

John Russell Applegate Scholarships for Teachers 

Applicants must be residents of one of the following counties in West Central Nebraska: Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.  Applicants must be either: a)  a current education major at college junior or senior level pursuing a Baccalaureate Degree in Education, or b) a current teacher pursuing additional postsecondary education leading to an endorsement or a Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Career Technical Education, Special Education, Speech Pathology, School Psychologist, World Languages, Language Arts, Music or Middle School endorsement.  Scholarship recipients may apply again for another scholarship in the future for possible selection from among all applicants.  Typically around 9 scholarships with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded each spring.

Next application deadline is March 3, 2021.  

John and Diane Poehling Scholarship Application Form 

Two $3,000 scholarships at any Nebraska college or university will be awarded this winter from the John & Diane Poehling Educational Endowment Fund.  Applicants must have a background in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and/or wildlife education and be a college sophomore or higher at the time of application.  In addition, applicants must have a ‘B’ grade average or better.    Anyone residing in Nebraska or attending college in Nebraska is eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is November 2, 2020.

Community Fundraising Campaigns

  • Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse
    Help renovate North Platte Community Playhouse

    Help make needed renovations at the North Platte Community Playhouse’s Neville Center for Performing Arts in the historic Fox Theatre Building. To donate online to the North Platte Community Playhouse Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Help develop the Prairie Arts Center
    Help develop the Prairie Arts Center

    To donate online to the Prairie Arts Center Building Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund
    Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund

    Help develop Anchor Memorial Park into a wonderful asset for the Village of Sutherland. To donate online to Sutherland Anchor Memorial Park Fund go to the Donate page on this website.

  • 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.

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