START Office

Organizational Scholarships

The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship

  Deadline: February 1st

To be eligible to apply, students must:

For more information and to apply online please visit their website at

Cargill Scholarship Program

The Cargill Scholarship Program for Rural America offers a number of cash awards.

Recipient must:

Information is available from:
Ms. Gladys Tripp
Community Relations
Cargill Office Center
Box 9300
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Or visit this website

C. Bertrand and Marian Othmer Schultz Collegiate Scholarship

     Application Deadline: February 1

Recipient must:

For more information and applications that are available, please view this website or contact:

Cecelia Dorn, Administrative Assistant
Nebraska Academy of Sciences, INC.
302 Morrill Hall, 14th and U Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0339

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

The Lincoln Community Foundation oversees several scholarships. For more information and applications to go

Lower Republican NRD Scholarship Program

     Application Deadline: March 31

Two $1000 Scholarships are available broken down to $500 each semester.

Applicants must:

Applications available here

Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Scholarship Award

     Application Deadline: Updated application will be attached for download soon
Applicants must:

Applications can be mailed to:
Attn: Peg Barner
P.O. Box 94813
Lincoln, NE 68509

or emailed to:

NPFDA (National Poultry & Food Distributors Association) Scholarship Foundation Inc.

     Application Deadline: May 31

Four $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, nutrition and all other areas of study related to the poultry industry.

Applicant must:

Applications available here

Nebraska Bankers Association Scholarships

     Application Deadline: January 31st

The Nebraska Bankers Association offers up to eight $1,000 annual scholarships.

Applicants must:

Applications can be found at

Nebraska State Reading Association

     Deadline: October 1

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Recipient must:

For more information and an application go to

The completed application form, three or more well-written paragraphs and two letters of recommendation must be returned to:
Deanna J. Pokorny
4680 Rd V
Linwood, NE 68036

Annual Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15

Applicants must:

Be enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.

For more information please view this website

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

     Application Deadline: May 31

Applicants must:

For complete guidelines, information and applications go to The Sallie Mae Fund's web site at

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.

A variety of different scholarships are available by going to this website for more information