To apply for the Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship, applicants must be a current graduating senior (or GED recipient) at a public or private high school in Lincoln who demonstrates academic success in high school and/or college studies. The applicant must be pursuing undergraduate studies at a university or college in Nebraska. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. Previous Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship recipients may reapply in subsequent years, but must complete the full application. The number of available awards and dollar amounts will vary.
The Lincoln Community Foundation is a catalyzing force that seeks to create a better future for our community. Improving our city goes beyond making grants that advance charitable activities and helping donors make charitable gifts to support local nonprofit organizations. Generous donors to Lincoln Community Foundation have established more than 90 scholarship funds that benefit students in Nebraska. Applications run from the middle of December until the due date.