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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

Charles & Orene Hinds - Odell, Nebraska, High School Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To apply for the Charles & Orene Hinds - Odell, Nebraska, High School Scholarships, you must be a current graduating senior who resides in townships that were included in the former Odell High School district (Diller-Odell High School currently).
    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. The essential criterion is performance, and preference shall be [...] More

Charles H. & Esther P. Miller Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Charles H. & Esther P. Miller Scholarship is for seniors at Elmwood-Murdock high school (Nebraska) with high scholastic achievement who will be attending a 2 or 4-year college, and have financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship is for graduating seniors of public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska who will attend college in Nebraska and have financial need. Previous Gerleman Scholarship recipients may reapply in subsequent years, but must resubmit the full application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2021
  • 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

CPCU-Lawrence "Larry" Frazier Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $700
  • The CPCU-Lawrence “Larry” Frazier Memorial Scholarship is for seniors or graduates of Nebraska high schools. Applicants must have financial need. Preference is given to majors in aviation, insurance or law, Girl/Boy Scouts, and debate participants. Students must be enrolled full-time student at 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship is for Elgin Pope John and Elgin Public high school seniors in Elgin, Nebraska who have attended one or both school for four years, and have a 3.25 GPA or better. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Duncan and Lillian McGregor Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To apply for the Duncan and Lillian McGregor Scholarships, you must be a current graduating senior or former graduate of Ansley, Arcadia, Gibbon, Ord, Sargent, or Shelton High Schools in Nebraska; have resided in a community served and maintained by an exchange served by the Nebraska Central Telephone Company during his/her high school education (Ansley, Arcadia, Ashton, Boelus, Burwell, [...] More

Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for the Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship, you must be a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in education at a qualified college or university in Nebraska. The applicant must have completed at least his/her sophomore year in college, having maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $800
  • To apply for the George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship, you must be a current graduating senior or a former graduate of any high school in Nebraska or have successfully completed the GED, and must have attained a GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent on a 4.0 scale and be pursuing a degree in ministry or education. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Harry & Lenora Richardson-American Legion District 6 Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • 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

Henry J. and Pauline M. Armstrong Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Henry J. & Pauline M. Armstrong Scholarship is for seniors or graduates of Waverly High School in Waverly, Nebraska who are, or plan to major in agriculture, home economics or veterinary medicine, or are male students who will attend a Lutheran seminary with the intention of becoming a minister. Applicants must have financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the [...] More

Jennings B. & Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Jennings B. & Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship is for graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. Students must be in the top 1/3 of their class, will attend college in Nebraska, and have financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Korean American Scholarship Foundation-Midwestern Regional Chapter is for students of Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals), who will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin). A [...] 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

Louis C. & Amy E. Nuernberger Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $8,000
  • To apply for the Louis C. & Amy E. Nuernberger Memorial Scholarship, you must be a current high school graduating senior or former graduate of Wakefield High School. Preference will be given to current Wakefield HS seniors. Preference will also be given to applicants who have worked at the Wakefield Health Care Center.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Margaret & Max Pumphrey Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Max & Margaret Pumphrey Scholarship is for seniors or graduates of high schools in Lancaster County, Nebraska. Applicants must have financial need and attend a 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Margaret C. Stednitz Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Margaret C. Stednitz Scholarship is for Lincoln Northeast High School seniors with high academic achievement and financial need. The award will be paid during the student's sophomore year of college. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] 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

Nebraska Opportunity Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The State of Nebraska provides the Nebraska Opportunity Grant to students who meet certain qualifications. Qualifications include being a Nebraska resident, attending a Nebraska postsecondary institution, being an undergraduate, and having a minimum EFC as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] 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

Ralph & Jean Cuca Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,250
  • The Ralph & Jean Cuca Scholarship is for seniors at public high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska who demonstrate financial need and have high academic achievement. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • 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

William Ray Judah Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The William Ray Judah Scholarship is for Norris High School (Nebraska) seniors or graduates who are or will be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year college/university in Nebraska. Applicants must have financial need. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

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Last Reviewed: July 2020