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​019)​​

  • Smile Out Loud Scholarship.  This is a $700 scholarship that will be awarded to a Lancaster county student who has dyslexia.  Applications can be submitted electronically or through US mail and must be postmarked by March 15, 2019.  Download more information by clicking the "Smile Out Loud guidelines" link at the bottom of this page and application by clicking the "Smile Out Loud application" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship.  Lincoln Legal Professionals Association are offering a $1500 scholarship for 2019-2020 to a Nebraska high school student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field and who carries a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0.  Application should include transcript, resume and a typed one page statement about why you want to be in a legal profession. All entries must be received by March 19, 2019.  Find application and more information at:

  • Butherus, Maser & Love Scholarship. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home recognizes the important of further study to achieve career goals and will award a $300 scholarship to one Lincoln Lutheran senior.   Applicants should rank in the top half of the class, demonstrate leadership, responsibility and citizenship, participate in extracurricular activities and demonstrate financial need and appreciation of financial assistance.  Applications should be submitted to the Lincoln Lutheran Guidance office by March 22, 2019.  Lincoln Lutheran scholarship committee will select the recipient and the winner's application will be submitted to the Funeral home by the April 5, 2019 deadline.  Applications must include the application form and three letters of recommendation.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Download application form by clicking on "2019 BML Application" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • LIBA Free Enterprise Scholarship.  Lincoln Independent Business Association is offering fifteen $1000 scholarships to Lancaster County high school students.  Applicants must be planning to attend a 2 or 4-year Nebraska college in the fall of 2019.  Six of these scholarships are for dependents of LIBA member business owners & employees.  The other nine scholarships are for anyone.  Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2019.  Find more information and download application at:

  • Lincoln Consumer Credit Scholarships.  Credit Professionals International plans to award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior and the Lincoln Credit Association will be awarding two $500 scholarships.  All three scholarships will be via one application.  The award may be used at any accredited two or four year college in the United States.  Selection will be based on a 500 word essay.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.  Download more information and application form by clicking the "Lincoln CCCS Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • Raymond G. Alvine Memorial Scholarship.  The RGA Memorial Scholarships are available to students pursuing careers in mechanical, electrical, or architectural engineering through engineering schools at the University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, Iowa State University or Kansas State University.  The amount awarded is $5000 per student.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and at least a 24 ACT score.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Nebraska Legal Professionals Association Scholarship.  Nebraska Legal Professionals will award a $1250 and a $750 scholarship to students who wish to further their education in the field of law or legal support (paralegal, legal secretarial, criminal justice or and law related undergraduate program).  Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA.  Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019.  Find application and more information at:

  • Lincoln Builders Bureau Scholarship Program.  Lincoln Builders Bureau is offering a $750 scholarship to a student who is planning to enroll in a college or trade school with a focus on construction science.  Applicants must be an employee of a Lincoln Builders Bureau member company or a dependent of an employee.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Jong G. and Lin Yiee Scholarship.  The CHI Health St. Elizabeth/Nebraska Heart Foundation supports two $1000 scholarships available for seniors in high school that reside in Lancaster County and have an interest in cancer care. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and provide two letters of recommendation.  Selection is based on a 500 word essay describing how his/her life has been affected by cancer.  This can be through a personal condition, experience with a family member or friend or a particular interest in the field of oncology. Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2019.  Find more information and application form at:

  • Pink Bandana Scholarship.  Pink Bandana is a non-profit organization offering a college scholarship opportunity for students who have a parent who has been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 5 years.  The scholarship was established to recognize outstanding students and assist them with their education.  The scholarship is awarded yearly, payable in $1000 increments for a 4-year college and $2000 yearly to a two year college ($4000 total).  Applicants must be a senior at a Nebraska High school and be planning to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college for the 2019-2020 school year. All application materials must be submitted by email or mail by April 1, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Lincoln Rotary Club #14 2019 Scholarship.  The Lincoln Rotary Club #14 is offering a $2,500 per academic year ($10,000 total) scholarship to high school students who have lived by the motto "Service above Self". All application materials must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019. The scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria: 

  1. Senior standing at any Lincoln public or private high school

  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher and minimum ACT composite score of 20 or higher

  3. Plan to enroll as a full-time freshman at a college or university

  4. Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college

  5. Have applied for federal financial aid and received your Student Aid Report (SAR) showing an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 150% of Pell Grant eligibility or less.  

     Find more information and application at:  

  • Davis Chambers Scholarship.  The Davis Chambers Scholarship program has been established to recognize academically promising students from diverse backgrounds.  Candidates should have experience or knowledge working in a diverse community or organization, be active in school and community, be a Nebraska resident, plan to attend one of the Nebraska Community Colleges and have financial need based on the results of the FASFA.   Applications should be submitted to the Community College you plan to attend on or before April 1, 2019.  Download more information and application form by clicking on the "Davis Chambers Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page

  • Jonny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship.  Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is offering six $1500 scholarships to students interested in attending on of Nebraska's Community Colleges and studying an automotive related field.  Deadline to apply is April 5, 2019.  Download more information and application by clicking "Johnny Baxter Scholarship" at the bottom of this page. 

  • Lincoln South Rotary Club Scholarship.  Lincoln South Rotary Club is offering three $1000 scholarships to local high school students who are actively involved in leading their community through volunteer work and community service.  Applications should be submitted electronically in PDF format.  Applications must be submitted by April 12, 2019.  Download more information and application form by clicking the "Lincoln South Rotary Club Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • 2019 Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship.  The Nebraska Coaches Association and Country Inn & Suites will be awarding eight $1000 scholarships.  District I & II will have two scholarships within each district and districts III-VI will have one recipient in each district.  Candidates must be in the upper 25% of the class or have a 3.75 GPA; Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports; must have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports; must include at least two letters of recommendation from high school coaches and must have a minimum ACT score of a 24.  Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Smithfield Foods Scholarship.  Students who are attending UNL and who have a parent or grandparent who works for Smithfield Foods (or retired) may be eligible for this $7,500 scholarship.  Employees must have worked for Smithfield for at least 18 months for their dependent child or grandchild to be eligible.  Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible.  Application deadline is April 15, 2019.  The application can be found on the UNL website at:

  • Lincoln G.O.L.D Scholarships. Lincoln G.O.L.D. seeks to support young leaders in Lincoln and the surrounding community. They do this by providing scholarships ($2000) to students, both young men and women, graduating from a Lincoln public or private high school and attending a public or private Nebraska college.  Applications will be scored using a point system. GPA is important, but they are looking for students who have more to offer than a 4.0. Besides academics, applicants will be assessed in the areas of community service, athletics/activities both in and outside of school. Demonstrating leadership in any of these areas will be scored higher than just participation in them. Find application and more information at:  Application deadline is April 19, 2019.  

  • AGC Nebraska Chapter Scholarship.  AGC Nebraska Chapter is offering up to six $2000 scholarships to students who plan to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  Application must include the application form, a letter of recommendation and high school transcript.  Deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.  Find application and more information at: or use this form to submit electronically:

  • UNL Triangle Fraternity STEM scholarships.  University of Nebraska Lincoln Triangle Fraternity is offering several scholarships for incoming freshman who will be attending UNL in the fall and play to major in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field.  Joining Triangle Fraternity is not required to receive a scholarship.  Amounts of the awards range from $2000 to $160.  Selection is based on grades, character, involvement in school and community, job experience and quality of the application.  Deadline to apply is June 10, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program.   Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to a junior or senior in high school who has the desire and ambition to succeed.  Selection is based on a 500 to 1000 word essay about your future goals.  Submissions must be sent via email and should include your full name, mailing address and the school you are currently attending.  Deadline to apply is June 14, 2019.  Winner will receive the award within two weeks of the deadline.  Find more information at:

  • The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship.  The Recovery Village is offering a $1000 scholarship to a student who is planning to pursue a medical related field of study.  Applicants must submit a short essay about overcoming substance abuse or a mental health challenge.  Health related fields of study include but are not limited to:  counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing or psychology.  Deadline to apply is June 30, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Senior Caregiver Scholarship. is offering a $2000 scholarship to a high school student who has been a caregiver for an adult friend or relative. Applications must be submitted via email and include all required attachments (transcript and video file answering 5 questions).  Deadline to apply is July 15, 2019.  Find more information at:

  • Rosen & Ohr Law Scholarship.  The 2019 Rosen & Ohr Scholarship Program is accepting essays from students who have been suffered injuries due to an accident or who have been impacted by a loved ones accident.  This could have been a car crash, slip and fall accident, a work-related accident or any other serious accident.  Essays should be between 750 and 1000 words.  The scholarship is $1000.  The deadline to submit your essay is July 20, 2019.  The winner will be announced September 1, 2019.  Find more information about submitting your essay at:

  • Going Merry Scholarship Website.  Going Merry is a new scholarship website that makes applications easy by providing the ability to apply for multiple scholarships via one site.  You can get started by signing up here: . Create a profile, add supporting documents, request letters of recommendation, check your matched scholarships and submit your applications.  

  • 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, the Acklie Charitable Foundation and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 60 semester credits.  Applicants must be enrolled in a public or private school at the beginning of 12th grade, be approved for free or reduced lunches and must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or high while at SCC.  Download an application by clicking on "2018-19 LTD app" link at the bottom of this page.  

  • 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:

  • CPR Near Me Scholarship Program.  This scholarship program is being offered by CPR Near Me and is for all students who are aspiring to study healthcare or education.  There will be a $1000 scholarship awarded every month to a student who showcases his or her motivation to attain a degree by submitting a written essay.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a minimum GPA of 2.8.  Find more information and application instructions at:

  • EducationQuest Get Social Scholarship for grades 9-12.  Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Each time EducationQuest reaches specific follower milestones on social media pages, they will invite current and new followers to enter into a drawing for a $500 scholarship.  They will announce on social media when a milestone is reached and will provide a link to a scholarship entry form. You will have 72 hours to submit the form.  The scholarship will be awarded in the form of a 529 savings plan.  Winners who do not have a 529 savings plan will need to set one up.  To be eligible, you must be a Nebraska resident in grades 9-12 or the parent of a student in grades 9-12.  For more information go to:

  • ZipRecruiter Scholarship. ZipRecruiter is offering a $3000 scholarship to the student with the most creative essay entry.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and submit a 500-800 word essay describing their past and future work experience.  Must be a US resident.  Scholarships are awarded quarterly.  Check out the website for deadlines for each quarter.  For more information and application go to:

  • KidGuard for Education Scholarship Program.  The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of an effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions for issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression.  All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.  KidGuard will be awarding multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000.  This is an ongoing annual scholarship with the annual deadline apply being October 31. Selection will be based on an essay or video about one of the prompts provided on the KidGuard website.  For more information and essay/video prompts go to:


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