Scholarships can play an important role in the life of a student trying to find money to go to school in Nebraska. Many scholarships and grants are offered via public organizations. Students who are in need of financial aid are not always capable of receiving it despite qualifying circumstances. That is where scholarships are needed to balance out this lack of available funds. There are many scholarships available, but it does take some effort on a student’s part to sift through them all.
Scholarships are funds given to Nebraska students by individuals, groups or institutions without the need to pay the money back, unless certain requirements are not met on the students’ end. Some scholarships may require students to be members of an organization, while others require students to meet educational goals in high school, as well as during their secondary education. Finding scholarships can be difficult and taxing, which is why a list has been compiled in this article for Nebraskan high school students and graduates to explore.
Christopher Lawrence Junker Nebraska Scholarship
The Christopher Lawrence Junker Nebraska Scholarship provides students with $500 toward a two or four year undergraduate degree program of the student’s choice. The ideal students should be members of the American Quarter Horse Association or American Quarter Horse Youth Association for no less than a year prior to applying. Students may apply while they are seniors in high school, or while they are enrolled at a university, vocational school, or accredited college. The recipients of the scholarship must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship
The Nebraska Quarter Horse Youth Scholarship provides $2,000 to chosen students for a four year undergraduate degree program of the students’ choice. The ideal candidates must be members of the American Quarter Horse Association for no less than a year before applying and live in Nebraska. Students may apply for this scholarship while seniors in high school or when they enroll in college, vocational school or university. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and not have received this scholarship in the past.
NE Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship
To the Lincoln Legal Professional Association, continuing education is imperative to the organization and the legal field. Every April, this organization awards the Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship to a student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is available to both new and returning college students, and the amount awarded varies each year.
Once the student has submitted a proof of enrollment, the scholarship funds are disbursed in two payments directly to the educational institute, one for the fall semester and one for the spring semester. If a student is not able to maintain the grade point average requirement of 3.0, he or she is required to return any unused funds. Requirements for this scholarship include completing the application, certifying a copy of the student’s latest grade transcript, submitting a resume listing work history, educational history and community or school activities, and a one page personal statement stating why the student desires to enter the legal field or continue his or her education in this field.
Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship Program in Nebraska
Students interested in pursuing a career in the pet industry and want to work in the field of animal health and nutrition should consider pursuing the Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship. This scholarship offers $500 to students who wish to work in the animal nutrition, marketing, health, publishing, pet food manufacturing industries and other companion animal industries. To qualify for the scholarship, students must complete the application, submit a resume that describes their activities and job history, provide two reference letters, be high school seniors or graduates of a Nebraska high school and submit a 300-500 word essay describing why they would like to pursue a career in the pet industry or animal health field.
Norma Ross Walter Scholarship in NE
Norma Ross was a Navy Wave during World War II and a newspaper editor in California. She firmly believed in a higher education for women. When she passed away in 1982, she left behind a request to fund a scholarship program, and the first Norma Ross Walter Scholarship was awarded in 1987.
The Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is for female alumnae of Nebraska high schools who plan to be English majors in an accredited university or college. Applicants are required to be female seniors in high school who wish to enroll in college for their first year and plan to continue their education with an English major. The selection of this scholarship’s recipients is based on the creativity, intellectual promise and character of the applicants. The first place recipient will receive $2,500, second $1,750 and third $1,250. This scholarship is not renewable and is paid at the beginning of the recipient’s first year of college.