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Local Organizational Scholarships

Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa

Deadline: May 1st

Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for their scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Southwest Nebraska who has completed the sophomore year in college in the field of education. The $300 scholarship will be awarded in June. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Counties to be included in this designation of SW NE are: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to education excellence, altruism and world understanding. Alpha Iota Chapter encompasses members from SW NE. To request an application form, please contact Donna Harr, scholarship Chair, at dharr@gpcom.net or call (308) 345-3512 and leave mailing information. Application deadline is May 1.

American Legion

Deadline: April 1st

The American Legion, Bill Dowling Post No. 12, provides this scholarship to be awarded to a freshman student selected from Chadron High School.

Recipient Must:

In order to receive the scholarship for second semester, the recipient must maintain a “C” average.

This scholarship is renewable with a “B” average. Students who wish to apply for or renew this scholarship must contact the Youth Activity Committee of the American Legion Post No. 12, Chadron, Nebraska, or their High School Counselor for an application.

ARC Association for Retarded Citizens -- Southwest McCook, Nebraska

Deadline: April 30th

A $500 scholarship is offered by ARC.

Recipient Must:

An application and guidelines may be obtained by writing to:
Barbara Klein
Rural Route #4 Box 287
McCook, NE 69001

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund A female student is eligible to receive consideration for a loan if she is a high school graduate (or equivalent), is a citizen of the United States or Canada, is recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and is either enrolled in or will enroll in any accredited college or university.

Hugh Bunnell

Deadline: May 1st

The Hugh Bunnell Scholarship is offered by The Alliance Times-Herald.

Recipient Must:

Applications must be accompanied by a 500-1,000 word essay on the applicant’s expectations of a career in journalism, a teacher’s recommendation and a grade transcript. The recipient will be announced by May 15.

Chadron Public Library Foundation/Pauline Moody

Deadline: February 15th

The Chadron Public Library Foundation awards a $500 scholarship each year.

Recipient Must:

This scholarship was established in 1987 in memory of Pauline Moody, a longtime educator and resident of Dawes County and a major contributor to the Chadron Public Library Foundation.

Applications are available from the Chadron or Crawford High School Guidance Counselors or by contacting the Chadron Public Library. All completed applications should be returned to the High School guidance counselor.

Common Cents

Recipient Must:

An application and additional information can be obtained by contacting the manager of Common Cents.

Emick-Masonic Youth

The Glenn O. and Evelyn F. Emick Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship.

Recipient Must:

An application and further information can be acquired by writing:
Grand Lodge of Nebraska
PO Box 81852
Lincoln, NE 68501-1852

Mitchell-Gantz Educational and Charitable Trust

Recipient Must:

Additional information and an application may be obtained by writing:
Mitchell-Gantz Educational and Charitable Trust
Community First State Bank and Trust Company
PO Drawer A
Alliance, NE 69301

Nebraskaland Home Economics Organization of North Platte Family & Consumer Science Annual

Deadline: April 14th

Recipient Must:

Please request an application form from:
Ms. Doris Perry
1610 West “C” Street
North Platte, NE 69101

The completed application form, two letters of reference and statement of reasons must be returned to Ms. Perry. All applicants will be notified by May 5.

Panhandle Business and Professional Women

Deadline: April 15

Recipient must:

For consideration, please follow the instructions and complete the application.

Peg Sagen Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 23

A $500 Scholarship in memory of former Rapid City Journal Editor-in-Chief Peg Sagen who died in Auguest 2006.

Recipient Must:

Please complete this application.

High school seniors or graduates may apply for loans, but money cannot be made available until after the student has earned full credit for one quarter, trimester or semester of work.

For more information contact:
P.E.O. Educational Fund
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Download the Florence Sheean Rasmussen Business and Professional Women scholarship application.

Wal-Mart Scholarships

The Wal-Mart Foundation has several different scholarships.

Sam Walton Community Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarships

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

All local winners will automatically be entered into a state competition for a chance to win an additional $4,000 scholarship, for a total award of $5,000. All state winners will then be automatically entered into a national competition for a chance to win an additional $20,000 scholarship, for a total scholarship award of $25,000!

For more information go to www.walmartfoundation.org.

Higher REACH Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

For more information go to www.walmartfoundation.org.

Associate Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

For more information go to www.walmartfoundation.org.

Walton Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

For more information go to www.walmartfoundation.org.

West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: May 31

West Nebraska Blood Center, the blood donor center at Regional West Medical Center, established this scholarship fund to promote the field of laboratory medicine. The scholarship is not to exceed $4,000 per year per applicant and may be used for tuition, fees, books, and related expenses.

Applicants must:

Application should be sent to:
Region West Medical Center
West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund
ATTN: Connie Ruff, Regional West Foundation
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
308-630-1442.

P.E.O. - Gladys Pegues Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30

Applicant Must:

Applications available from Chadron High School, Chadron State College Financial Aid Office or by contacting:
Robin Foulk
442 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-4397

Scottsbluff County Education Association

Application Deadline: April 30

The Scottsbluff County Education Association offers an annual $200 scholarship.

Recipient Must:

An application can be obtained from:
County Superintendents Office
County Administration Building
Gering, NE 69341

Florence Sheean Rasmussen Business and Professional Women
The Chadron Chapter of Business and Professional Women provides an annual scholarship in the amount of $500.