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)​​

  • UNL Acacia Leadership Scholarship.  The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a single-year scholarship awarded to three (1-$1000 and 2-$500) incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing personal leadership skills.  Young men are encouraged to apply even if a final decision on university attendance has not yet been made.  These scholarships are not dependent on membership to the Acacia Fraternity.  Applications must be submitted online no later than January 31, 2019.  Find more information and application at: 

  • Nebraska Broadcasters Association Scholarship.  The Nebraska Broadcasters Association Foundation offers scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors who have been accepted at a NBAF approved Nebraska college and are planning to enroll in an undergraduate course of study in a broadcast-related field.  Broadcast Engineering, Journalism, On-Air Personality, Sales & Marketing and other broadcasting careers will be considered.  Up to four $1000 scholarships will be awarded.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship.  The Susan T. Buffett Foundation offers scholarships on a competitive basis to first time freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and plan to attend a Nebraska Public College or University.  The scholarship covers full tuition and is renewable for 4 years.  Candidates must have a 2.5 GPA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000. Selection is based on financial need, academic merit, personal essay and strength of recommendations.   All application materials must be submitted by February 1, 2019.  For more information and application go to:

  • Nebraska Press Association Foundation Journalism Scholarship.  The Nebraska Press Association Foundation will be awarding five $2000 scholarships to Nebraska Students who will be pursuing a career in newspaper journalism at a Nebraska College or University.  Deadline to apply is February 4, 2019.  Find application and more information at:

  • Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships.  Hy-Vee Foundation is offering eighty $1000 scholarships to students who are employed by Hy-Vee or who have parents who are employed by Hy-Vee.  Qualified students are eligible to apply every year.  Applications must be postmarked on or before February 8, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Flavorful Futures Scholarship.  Sparkling Ice is awarding five $5000 scholarships to high school seniors who are planning a bright and colorful future.  Candidates must be a US citizen and have a 2.5 minimum GPA.  Selection is based on an essay and an original 3 minute video where you get to showcase your individuality, creativity and communicate your future goals.  Deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.  Find more information and application at:

  • Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships.  Generous donors to Lincoln Community Foundation have established more than 80 scholarships that benefit students in Lancaster county and across the state of Nebraska.  For 2019, there are over 270 individual scholarships amounting to a total of $440,000!  This is an opportunity to apply for multiple scholarships by submitting just one application!  To apply:  1.  Create an account on Blackbaud Award Management platform 2.  Complete the application form and you will be automatically applied to scholarships that you are fully eligible for (see "My Opportunities" tab for information about these scholarships)  3.  Submit a transcript and the first page of the FAFSA report. This is required for all scholarships but not all scholarships are need based.  4.  Check out the "Apply to" tab for other scholarships opportunities that require additional information.  To apply to these you must click on them individually, provide the additional information and the finish and submit.  The deadline for most of the Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships is March 15, 2019.  

  • McAleer/Pierce Memorial Scholarship.  Paralyzed Veterans of America Great Plains Chapter works to improve the lives of individuals living with a disability.  They are offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who has a permanent disability or has a parent with a permanent disability.  Application must include a College funding estimator worksheet, 250 word essay and the application form.  Application deadline is March 1, 2019.  Download more information and application form by clicking on the "2019 McAleer/Pierce Memorial Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.   

  • 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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

  • 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:

  • Under the Open Sky Scholarship.  Under the Open Sky is offering a $950 scholarship to students who create a 2500 word essay on the "Best Product 2018.  You can choose any category of Hunting or Fishing product with Amazon and write a review that will help buyers with a product choice.  Applicants must be high school seniors and submit a unique, creative piece.  Deadline to apply is June 30, 2018.  Scholarship will be paid directly to the winner's school.  For more information 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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