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:

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

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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. 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 2‚Äč018)


  • StudyPug Math Help Scholarship. StudyPug offers an annual $1000 cash scholarship, awarded based on the applicant’s essay on a specified math-related topic.  Applicants must be a current high school or college student who lives in the United States or Canada.  You must upload your 500 to 1000 word essay no later than December 15, 2017.  Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 5 days to receive the award.  The cash award can be applied to any school related expense.  For essay prompt and more information about submitting your application go to:

  • Burger King Foundation Scholarships.  Burger King Foundation will be awarding $3 million in scholarships to high school students and Burger King employees and their families.  Scholarships range from $1000 to $50,000 and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college.  Applicants should have at least a 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high school senior.  Deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.  For more information and application go to:

  • Nebraska Tour Guide Scholarship.  The Zebra is offering an annual scholarship to help alleviate the financial pressure of college-bound students in Nebraska.  To apply, submit an original video (2 minutes or less) that features your favorite destination in Nebraska.  The destination is inconsequential.  It could be right here in Lincoln!  Winner(s) will be awarded $1000.  Deadline to submit your video is December 31, 2017.  Winners will be notified by email.  Applicants must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university.  For more information and instructions for submitting your application go to:

  • Susan T. Buffett Foundation Scholarship.  The Susan T. Buffett Foundation offers college scholarships to Nebraska students who plan to attend a public institution and who have demonstrated financial need.  Applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA and an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 (Based on your FASFA results).  Recipients will be selected based on financial need, academic merit, personal essay and strength of recommendations.  Amount of the scholarship is between $1500 and $5000 depending on the cost of the institution and can be applied to tuition, fees, housing and books. The scholarship is renewable as long as GPA is maintained.   Application deadline is February 1, 2018 at 5pm.  For more information and to apply go to:

  • NAIFA Cornhusker Scholarships.  National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors are offering two $1000 scholarships to local students who will be furthering their education.  Preference will be given to candidate interested in courses of study such as education, business, management, finance, marketing, sales or actuarial studies.  Candidates should be planning to attend a Nebraska college or university, have an above average GPA and demonstrate good character and leadership.  Application deadline is February 1, 2018.  For more information and to download an application go to:

  • 2017-18 National Honor Society Scholarship.  All senior members of NHS are eligible to apply.  Student application along with three recommendations are required.  To apply, create an account at:  If prompted, enter program key "NHS".  Complete the student portion by January 30, 2018.  Recommendations must be complete by February 5, 2018.  Semi-Finalists are named in each state.  Dollar amounts vary from $2000 to $20,000.  

  • HyVee Foundation Scholarships.  HyVee will be awarding eighty $1000 scholarships to high school students who are working for HyVee or have a parent who works for HyVee.  (6 months employment is required).  Application must be submitted via US mail and postmarked on or before February 10, 2018.  For more information and application go to:

  • Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarships. Nebraska Press Association is offering several $2000 scholarships to student with a specific interest in journalism (news, editorial photography, circulation, production or advertising careers).  Students should be planning to enroll in a Nebraska based college or university.  Selection is based on essay and letters of recommendation.  Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.  For more information and application go to:

  • 2018 Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships.  The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 70 different local scholarship funds.  All students are encouraged to visit the website and check their eligibility.  By completing one general electronic application, students are automatically applied to scholarships for which you are fully eligible.  Some scholarships require additional information and a list of "Recommended Opportunities" will be generated after the general application is submitted. Click "To Apply" for those scholarships and provide the additional information if you meet the eligibility requirements for those.  This is an easy way to apply for multiple local scholarships at once.  The application deadline is March 15, 2018.  To get started go to:  and click "sign up".  

  • Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship. This award is available to students who will be pursuing a career in mechanical, electrical or architectural engineering at the University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, Iowa State University or Kansas State University.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and at least a 24 on the ACT.  The amount rewarded will be up to $5000 per student.  Scholarship recipients are eligible for renewal.  Application deadline is March 31, 2018.  For more information and to download an application go to:

  • B. Davis Scholarship.  Student Award Search Aid is offering a $1000 scholarship.  This scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors and selection is based on a 1000 word essay about leadership.  The deadline for applications is May 22, 2018.  For more information and application details go to:   While you are there browse through the rest of the website to learn more about applying for scholarships.  This website is developed for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  The site is free and there is no charge for the information or to apply for scholarships.  

  • Education Quest $529 College Savings Drawing for 6th-8th Grade.  Education Quest is partnering with NEST 529 College Savings Plan to increase the number of accounts for middle school students.  Families who already have a NEST 529 account-or set up a new one by May 31, 2018-can enter a drawing to win a $529 deposit into their account.  Eighteen winners will be selected.  For more information about setting up an account and entering the drawing go to:   Deadline to enter the drawing is May 31, 2018

  • Baby Swing Center Annual Scholarship.  Baby Swing Center is offering a $600 and a $400 to students planning to attend a college or university in 2018.  Selection will be based on a creative essay about "The Impact of Technology on a Child's Life".  Application deadline is August 1, 2018.  Winners will be announced by August 15, 2018.  Essays should be submitted by email.  For more information and email address go to:

  • AES Engineers Scholarship.  AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This $500 award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.  Applicants need to answer one of the essay questions found on the AES Engineers website.  Selection is based on character and the quality of the essay submitted.  The deadline to enter is October 6. 2018.  For more information and essay prompts go to:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women.  Skin Care Ox is awarding $4000 a year in college scholarships to support the health of college women.  Each quarter $1000 plus a care package filled with healthy organic goodies is awarded to a young woman who is striving to maintain her health and wellness as she pursues her higher education goals.  All majors and GPAs are welcome to apply.  Must be a high school senior or college student, female and a US citizen.  Quarterly deadlines are January 1, March 31st, June 30th and September 30th each year.  Selection is based on a 500 word essay that will be judged on originality, creativity and dedication to healthy lifestyles.  For more information and to apply go to:


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