Nebraska Scholarships

Nebraska scholarships are an option for you if you hail from the state or maybe you would like to be a Cornhusker? We've listed a few of the former below, but don't worry: There are plenty of the latter out there, too. Financial aid is certainly available to those willing to search for it and this is just the beginning. For example, Scholarships.com can help you find information about college scholarships and grants not only for those living in Nebraska, but for people who want to study architecture, for people who run track and excel at it, for those who are active in their community, etc. The scholarships we have listed will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Nebraska scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

AQHF Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship is for students who have been members of AQHA or AQHYA for at least one year and are from Nebraska. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college, university, or vocational school. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not [...] More

Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Each year, the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship awards a $1,000 college scholarship to five high school seniors who express a desire to come to Iowa for college from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Applicants must be legal U.S. residents of Illinois Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who plan to attend an eligible college in Iowa the fall of [...] More

Harry & Lenora Richardson-American Legion District 6 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Harry & Lenora Richardson-American Legion District 6 Scholarship is for seniors or first-year college students who are related to a member of District 6 in the NE American Legion Post. Applicants must demonstrate academic achievement and can attend any 2 or 4-year college/university. This award is available in even years only and is not renewable. For more information or to apply, please [...] More

Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Lincoln Legal Professionals Association members share a common interest in promoting continuing professionalism in the legal field. The Association is offering a scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
    Upon proof of enrollment, the [...] More

Nebraska High School Senior Animal Interest Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Oxbow's Nebraska High School Senior Scholarship is for graduating high seniors in Nebraska with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry. To qualify, you must submit a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc. Multicultural Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/2/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Urban League of Nebraska Scholarship is awarded to assist graduating high school seniors in pursuit of post-secondary education. Applicant must be a current resident of Nebraska with a current minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 (out of 4.0) who has completed at least 10 hours of documented community involvement and has taken the SAT or ACT. Students must submit a typed application, cover page [...] More

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Last Reviewed: March 2020