College Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities 

Scholarships can be awarded to qualified students through many sources. The most substantial opportunities for earning scholarships are typically found through a specific college or university that has accepted your application to become a student. Be sure to explore your post-secondary institution's website and contact the financial aid office to discover what is available to you.

EducationQuest - Your Main Resource for Financial Aid Information

This is a free resource for students and families to explore all things involving financial aid including any and all questions regarding the FAFSA. You may contact EducationQuest in Lincoln and make an appointment to speak with a financial aid expert (highly recommended by the Guidance Director) and learn more from their website: www.educationquest.org.

EducationQuest
1300 O Street
Lincoln, NE
(402) 475-5222

Scholarship Resources on the Web...Check out these other free scholarship searches!

http://www.educationquest.org/scholarshipquest/                   http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com

http://www.scholarshipexperts.com                                       http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

http://www.scholarships.com                                                  http://www.fastweb.com

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities often come through the Guidance Department. When notice of a scholarship opportunity has been received, it will be posted on the Lincoln Lutheran website in the space below. A brief descriptor and the application deadline will be listed.

Explore the scholarship opportunities listed below. Students and parents/guardians should partner together to make choices about what to apply for. If you have any questions or concerns about the legitimacy of a scholarship website or application, please contact the Guidance Director. Remember...you should NEVER need to pay for scholarship services or searches.

(Lincoln Lutheran scholarships and Lutheran Education Foundation scholarships will become available in the Spring of 2017).

  • Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship.  Nebraska Coaches Association along with Country Inn and Suites will award eight $1000 scholarships to students throughout Nebraska.  Students must have a 3.75 GPA, be a 2 year participant in 2 sports, have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports and have a least a 24 ACT score.  Scholarship deadline is April 14, 2017. Find application and more information at:  http://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php 

  • Junior Saltdogs Scholarship.  Junior Saltdogs League Baseball program wil be awarding two $500 scholarships to graduation seniors who currently attend Lancaster County area high schools.  Applicants should be planning to attend a two or four year college or university and must have played on a Junior Saltdogs League (previously Lincoln Little League) team for at least two years.  Applications must be mailed and postmarked by April 15, 2017. Find application and more information at:http://www.jrsaltdogs.com/scholarships/

  • Michael Peters Memorial-Donate Life Nebraska Scholarship.  This is a scholarship essay contest sponsored by Donate Life Nebraska.  There will be one $1000 scholarship awarded to a Nebraska high school senior.  Applicants must have a 2.5 or above GPA and intend to enroll in an accredited college or univeristy.  Selection is based on a persuasive essay that will inspire and motivate the audience to register as an organ, eye or tissue donor. Essays should be no more than 750 words.  Application deadline is April 15, 2017.  Find more information and application at:  http://www.donatelifenebraska.com/get-involved/michael-peters-memorial-donate-life-nebraska-scholarship

  • LFP Online Writing Scholarship.  LaptopForProgramming.com is offering an annual scholarship in the amount of $1000. Selection is based on a 1000 word essay.  Deadline to submit the required application materials is April 15, 2017.  For more information and application instructions go to:  http://www.laptopforprogramming.com/lfp-online-writing-scholarship/

  • LL Breckel Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship will go to one Lincoln Lutheran graduating senior who will study in the field of Social Studies, Religion or Physical Education.  Any accredited college is acceptable.  Application deadline is April 15, 2017. Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form.  https://goo.gl/forms/Qkysa0PBEJ2y0MQG3

  • Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council's Paul Hugh Memorial Scholarship.  ENWICC is offering up to four $300 scholarships for student who are planning to enroll in an automotive technology program at an accredited trade school or college.  All high school graduates are eligible. Applications must be received by April 15, 2017.   For application and more information go to:  http://enwicc.com/ENWICC_Scholarship.html

  • LL Bryan Health Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one Lincoln Lutheran graduating senior who will study a health care profession.  Application deadline is April 16, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/YMM6o4Tqr6XyEmaO2

  • James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship. This $1000 scholarship is available to graduating seniors with a strong academic record and who have demonstrated financial need.  Essay and letters of recommendation are also considered.  Applications should be submitted by US mail before April 17, 2017.  For more information and to download application click on the "James M. Cox Foundation scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • LL Eberhardt/Wurm Scholarship.  There are two scholarships available to LL seniors who are planning to attend Concordia.  Applicants must be a member of Trinity Lutheran Church or another association church.  Application deadline is April 17, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/1MLd7KTbcTpN5OzG3

  • LL Further the Kingdom Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduating senior who is planning to attend a Concordia University.  Application deadline is April 18, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/mSYiTqi17Eyj6Q6J3

  • Lincoln G.O.L.D. Scholarship.  Lincoln G.O.L.D. seeks to support young leaders (boys and girls)  in Lincoln by providing scholarships to Lincoln students who will be attending a Nebraska college or university.  (Last year they gave twenty $2000 scholarships)  Applicants are assessed in the areas of community service, athletic and activities both in and outside of school and leadership.   Applications must be submitted via email by April 19, 2017. Download a fillable application and more information at:  http://www.lincolngold.org/scholarships/  Take a look at last year's winners and you will see some familiar faces!

  • LL Keaton Klein Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduating senior who will attend UNL and major in finance or accounting.  3.0 GPA required.  Application deadline is April 19th 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/rdok6xA8WnieAp4V2

  • LL Wayne A,. Arnold F., & Kenneth R., Loontjer Memorial Scholarship​.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduating senior who plans to attend a Concordia school and major in math or science.   Application Deadline is April 20, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL Guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/kfjodIUd6vZC3KRy2 ​

  • LL Middendorf Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduate who has shown a record of service to their church, to Lincoln Lutheran and to the community.  Student must be planning to attend Concordia.  Application deadline is April 21, 2017. Submit your application to the LL Guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/TBwkIq7BrFN3NoQp2

  • LL Ohlrich Medical Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL senior who is pursuing a career in Nursing or other medical related field.  
    Application deadline is April 21, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL Guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/C0GjKUci3DxXs1z33

  • LL Paschold Scholarships.  One: Four year scholarship at $1000 a year-GPA of 3.5 or better
                                               Eight: 1 year scholarshps at $1000 GPA of 2.5 or better
    Applicants must be accepted and attend an LCMS (Concordia) college or university​.  Application deadline is April 22, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/1ezutsGece7o7UhG2

  • LL Pepsi-Cola Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL senior who has been involved in activities and community service.  Applicaiton deadline is April 23, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/Nz1fVkZmAKJ3MN0w2

  • LL Petri Scholarship.  This scholarship will be awarded to a LL graduating senior who will attend Concordia or Valparaiso University and will go into some type of church work.  Application Deadline is April 23, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL Guidance office by using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/7vvwGNhopesmM7Y32

  • LL Tewes Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one graduating LL senior who has shown leadership skills and who has attended Lutheran schools K-12th grades.  Application deadline is April 23, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office by using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/YHcd5F8pblIzqlqy1

  • LL Red Cross Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one graduating LL senior who has given blood.  Application deadline is April 23, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/uRGDuNWxpVInmDEp2 

  • LL Faculty & Staff Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduating senior who has participated in activities.  Application deadline is April 24, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/hZ91zfukDPofMtCa2

  • LL Student Council Leadership Scholarship.  This scholarship is available to one LL graduating senior who has been active in Student Council sometime during high school.  Application deadline is April 24, 2017.  Submit your application to the LL guidance office using the following form:  https://goo.gl/forms/75tiK9i8fOofl8qz2

  • University of Nebraska-Kearney White Owl Scholarship.  Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity is committed to promoting leadership and scholarship among its members.  Phi Gamma Delta is offering the White Owl Scholarship to support higher education of quality men.  Applicants must be male freshmen students at UNK and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.  Applicants are not obligated to join the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta or any other fraternity organization at UNK.  One scholarship of $500 will be awarded.  Selection is based on academic performance, leadership, community involvement and application essay.  Applications must be postmarked by April 28th 2017.  For more information and application form click on the "White Owl Scholarship 2016" link at the bottom of this page to download a PDF.   

  • Lincoln Consumer Credit Scholarships.  Credit Professionals International will award one $500 scholarship and the Lincoln Credit Association will be awarding three scholarships $250, $150 and $100-all from one application.  Scholarships can be used at any 2 or 4 year school.  Applicants must be high school seniors.  Selection is based on essay about the importance of budgeting.  Application deadline is April 30, 2017.  Download application and more information by clicking the "Lincoln CCCS Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • Nebraska LCMS District Financial Aid.  The Nebraska LCMS District has a number of scholarships available to students who will be attending any of the Concordia Colleges and planning to major in church work.  Applications are due to the colleges by May 1, 2017.  Details and application is available on the District website:  http://www.ndlcms.org/education/scholarships/

  • So You Think You Can STEAM Scholarship Contest.  Lincoln Children's Museum is sponsoring a program that allows students to display their talents and share them with others.  The program is a contest with the final winner awarded a $1000 scholarship.  Each participant must present a project that falls into on of the following categories:  Experiment, Model, Demonstration, Collection or Invention.  Projects topics must fall in one of the STEAM fields of study (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math).  This contest is open to students in Grades 4 through 12.  Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.  Finalist will be chosen from the applications to present their projects at the Lincoln Children's Museum.  For more information and to download an application click on the "So You Think You Can STEAM" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • Study Soup Women in Technology Scholarship.  Study Soup believes in fostering innovation in the field of technology and help underrepresented students break down barriers. Therefore, they are offering a $1,000 Women in Technology Scholarship to an outstanding female student who is planning a career in the field of computer science and/or computer programming.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and planning to enroll in a computer related program at an accredited college or university.  Deadline to submit the online application is May 5, 2017.  Find more information and application at:  https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

  • Fishboxpro.com Scholarship.  Fishboxpro.com is offering an annual scholarship to all the deserving Students. This scholarship is based on merit of the students, and needs an essay submission. The winning applicant will receive a sum of $1000 dollars towards their costs of education. Application deadline is May 7, 2017.  Find more information and application instructions at:  http://fishboxpro.com/scholarship/

  • BestMattressReviews.com Sleep Scholarship.  BestMattressReviews.com values higher education and is passionate about promoting sleep awareness. They are offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who will attend school in the United States.  A minimum 3.0 GPA is required.  Selection is based on the creation of a short video about the importance of sleep as a public health issue.  Application deadline is May 19, 2017. Find more information and instructions for submitting your video application at:  https://www.bestmattressreviews.com/sleep-scholarship/

  • CGTrader Scholarship.  CGTrader, the largest 3D model marketplace, is holding it's annual essay/scholarship contest.  The best essay will be awarded $2000 while two runners-up will receive $500.  Applicants must be high school seniors with a 2.5 GPA.  To enter, write and submit an original essay on the topic "The future of technology in education."  Essays should be between 500 and 1000 words.  Submit your essay online by June 1, 2017.  Find more information and directions for submitting your essay at:  https://www.cgtrader.com/scholarships 

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship. The A & F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors.  To apply submit a 500 to 1000 word essay explaining your career, educational and life goals. Essays should be submitted via email.  Deadline for submitting applications is June 12, 2017.  Find more information and instructions for submitting your essay at:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

  • Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program.  Horatio Alger Association will award up to 1020 scholarships in 2017 with a maximum award amount of $2500 to students who are committed to pursuing a career or technical degree.  Applicants must demonstrate financial need (be Pell Grant eligible)  Applications deadline is June 15, 2017.  Find application and more information about this scholarship and other scholarships available from the Horatio Alger Association at:  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

  • Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships.  The ‘Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships’ consists of four scholarships (one of $2000 and three of $500) which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the majors of engineering, architecture and science and who will be attending UNL. Selection will be based on academic excellence, character, community involvement and organizational leadership. Joining Triangle is not required to receive a scholarship. These scholarships are thru U of N Foundation and will be given as credit to your account with UNL in the fall of 2017. Application deadline is June 15, 2017.  Find more information and application at:  http://triangleunl.org/buildingbettermenscholarship

  • 2017 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.  $1000 scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who demonstrates a track record of academic excellence and a passion for the nursing profession.  Applicants should complete the application and submit a 500 word essay.  Application deadline is June 30, 2017.   For more information and application go to:  http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

  • Off to College High School Scholarship.  ABODO is an off campus apartment search service and they are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school student who will attend college in the fall of 2017.  Selection is based on a 500-1000 word essay about what you are bringing with you to college and why it is important to you.  Essays should be submitted online at:  https://www.abodo.com/blog/high-school-scholarship/  Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017.  

  • Cloodjo Amazing Projects Scholarship.  Cloodjo is happy to award those talented students who are ready to explain their awesome ideas about creating beautiful home indoor/outdoor projects.  It should be something interesting that has never been heard of before.  Your project should be explained in essay form (500-1500 words) and submitted via email.  The winner will receive $500 scholarship.  Deadline to submit your idea is August 31, 2017.  Find more information and details about entering at:  https://cloodjo.com/scholarship

  • National CPR Association Scholarship.  This $2000 scholarship is available to high school students who plan to enroll in a medical related college program (Dental, Medical School, Nursing, Paramedic, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy etc.)  Selection is based on a 500-1000 word essay that focuses on your personal thoughts about using CPR to save someone's life.  Applications should be submitted via email.  Find more information at:  https://www.nationalcprassociation.com/scholarship/  Deadline to submit your essay is November 30, 2017.  

  • Learn to Dream Scholarship. This is a needs-based scholarship for students to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. This scholarship, funded by Union Bank and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 45 quarter credits.  Find more information and application at:  https://www.southeast.edu/LearnToDreamProgramInformation/

  • The Trinity Lutheran Scholarship.  Scholarships of $5000 to up to $12,000 are available to members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln who are pursuing a career in church work in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Apply at least 60 days prior to the start of the school term for which the scholarship is being requested.  Click the "Trinity Lutheran Scholarship Fund" link at the bottom of this page for more information and the "Trinity Scholarship Application" link for an application form to be turned in the the Trinity Church office.  

  • Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest.  Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

  • Amigos Student Tuition Employment Program.  Earn up to $4000 a year for college in addition to your hourly wages by working part time at Amigos while you are in high school.  Students who commit to working between 15 and 30 hours a week can earn from $2000 to $4000 per year for college.  Can be used at any college or university.  There is no GPA or major requirement.  Graduation bonus and Prime time bonus are also available for Amigos employees ($200-$400).  For more information about earning money for college in addition to your wages by working at Amigos or to apply for a job at Amigos go to:http://www.amigoskings.com/jobs/student-tuition-employment-program

 

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