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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.

JOHN AND DIANE POEHLING SCHOLARSHIP

John and Diane Poehling Educational Endowment Fund and the awarding of scholarships that honor the legacy of John and Diane Poehling and their interest in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and wildlife education.

The applicant must be a college sophomore or higher at the time of application and must reside in Nebraska or attend school in Nebraska or be a child of a Nebraska Chapter Safari Club member.  Applicant must hold a “B” average or better and have a background in hunting, fishing, wildlife conservation and/or wildlife education.

 Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded during the winter of 2022

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021

 

JOE AND DOROTHY CONGER “HANDY-ONE” SCHOLARSHIP 

Applicants must be going into second semester or second year of studying building and/or home maintenance vocational skills at North Platte Community College.  Must be a US citizen and reside in Lincoln County or adjoining county in Nebraska.  Applicants must have a grade point average of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale for most recent school year.  Must demonstrate moderate to substantial financial need.  One scholarship of $1,200 will be awarded this fall.

Deadline: Extended until awarded for 2021 

 

RILEY DOLAN EMT & FIREFIGHTING SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be resident of Lincoln County in Nebraska and a high school graduate or have earned a GED.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with the intend to study to be an EMT or firefighter in a volunteer or employed capacity.  One $500 scholarship is available to be awarded for the coming school year.

Deadline: Extended until awarded for 2021

YORK AND HELEN HINMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Prior graduates of high schools in the Nebraska counties of:  Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas.  Applicant must demonstrate substantial financial need.  One $400 scholarship will be awarded.

Deadline" Extended until awarded for 2021

SORENSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants must be at least a College junior, senior or graduate student in the coming school year and majoring in any of the sciences, excluding agricultural science.  Applicants must have a home residence in one of the Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins or Thomas.  Priority consideration will be given to graduates of Hershey High School, Hershey, Nebraska.  Applicants must hold at least a 3.0 (“B”) grade point average, or better and demonstrate financial need.  One $700 scholarship will be available.  

Deadline: Extended until awarded in 2021

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.

  • 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.

  • North Platt Community Build Playground
    North Platt Community Build Playground

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