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​018)

  • Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship.  The Lincoln Legal Professionals Association members share a common interest in promoting continuing professionalism in the legal field. The Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school or college student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).  Deadline to apply is March 12, 2018.  Find more information and application at:

  • 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".  

  • Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home Scholarship.  Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home recognizes the importance of further study to achieve career goals so they are offering a $300 scholarship to one Lincoln Lutheran senior. Applicants should rank in the top half of the senior class, demonstrate leadership, citizenship and responsibility and be active in extracurricular activities.  Candidates must be planning to attend a Nebraska college or university.  Download more information and application by clicking the "2018_bml_info-application​" link at the bottom on this page.  Applications with the required letters of recommendation should be submitted to the LL guidance office by March 23, 2018.  

  • Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship.  Nebraska School Counselor Association is offering three $500 scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors in support of their post-secondary education.  Selection is based on a 500 word essay.  For more information click on the "NSCA Scholarhship" link at the bottom of this page.  Deadline to apply is March 30, 2018.

  • Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) Free Enterprise Scholarship.  LIBA will be awarding fourteen Lancaster County high school seniors $1000 scholarships.  Five of these scholarships are reserved for dependents of LIBA member businesses (check here to see if your parent works for a LIBA business  The other nine scholarships are for any Lancaster county senior.  Selection is based on a 250-300 word essay about how free enterprise has impacted you.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.  For more information and to download an application go to:

  • Nebraska Legal Professional's Association Scholarship.  Nebraska Legal Professional's Association will award a $1250 scholarship and a $750 scholarship to a Nebraska High school student who wishes to further their education in law or a related field such as paralegal, legal secretarial or criminal justice.  Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.  Find application and more information at:

  • Nebraska Insurance Federation & Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships Nebraska Actuaries Club & Nebraska Insurance Federation is offering up to $4000 scholarships for students who are planning to major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career.  Students should be planning to attend a Nebraska college or university.  Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.  Find more information and application at:

  • 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:

  • Mckenna's Rae of Hope Mental Health Field Scholarship.  This $1000 scholarship is being offered to graduating seniors who will be entering the mental health field in college.  Applicants must be US citizens and live in Nebraska.  Selection is based on an essay explaining why you want to enter the field of mental health.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.  Download more information and application by clicking the "Mckenna's Rae of Hope" links at the bottom of this page.  

  • Women in Computing Scholarship.  Dotcom-Monitor would like to encourage and support female undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in computing by providing a $1000 scholarship.  This is open to female students who will be majoring in computer science, computer engineering or a closely related field.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.  For more information and application go to:

  • Jong G. and Lin Yee Scholarship.  CHI Health & St. Elizabeth Foundation are offering two $1000 scholarships to students with an interest in cancer.  Applicants should be high school seniors who reside in Lancaster county and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  Selection is based on a 500 word essay describing how cancer has affected your life either through personal experience or because of an interest in the field of oncology.  More information and application can be downloaded by clicking the "Yiee Scholarship Brochure" link at the bottom of this page.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

  • Pink Bandana Scholarship.  Pink Bandana is a non-profit organization that raises money and awareness about breast cancer.  The members of Pink Bandana have worked to extend help to students whose lives have been affected by breast cancer by offering $4000 scholarship to students who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or who have a parent or guardian who has been diagnosed within the last 5 years. Download an application by clicking the "2018 Pink Bandana Scholarship" link at the bottom of this page.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2018

  • Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council's Paul High Memorial Scholarship.  ENWICC has four $300 scholarships available to students who are planning to enroll in an automotive technology program.  The deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.  Find more information and application at:

  • 2018 Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship.  Eight $1000 scholarships are available in each of the NSAA state districts.  Applicants must be in the upper 25% of their graduating class or have a 3.75 GPA, be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports, have earned a varsity letter in 2 sports and have a minimum ACT score of 24.  Application must include a letter of recommendation from a high school coach.  Deadline to apply is April 16, 2018.  Find more information and application at: 

  • 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

  • BigSun Scholarship 2018.  The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits.  They are offering deserving students a $500 scholarship.  Applicants must be high school seniors who is participating in at least one sport.  Selection is based on a 500 word essay about the influence sports has had on your life and career choices.  The deadline to apply is June 19, 2018.  Winners will be announces two weeks after the deadline.  For more information and application instructions go to:

  • UNL Beta Sigma Psi Scholarship.  This scholarship is intended for Christian men who are enrolling full time at the University of Nebraska Lincoln for the upcoming academic year.  The award will be $1000 and will be distributed during the fall semester.  Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA.  Selection is based on application, letters of recommendation and an interview.  This scholarship is made possible by Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi.  Membership to the fraternity is not a requirement for applying.  Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.  Find application and more information at:

  • ReviewerTouch Scholarship Program.  ReviewerTouch is a product review site that is offering $1000 scholarships to students with a flare for writing.  Applicants should submit a 400-500 word essay on the topic of Digital Marketing. Deadline to submit your essay is August 1, 2018.   Find more information and instructions for submitting your essay at:

  • 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:

  • Shoes Tracker Scholarship Program.  ShoeTracker's mission is to help people improve their overall foot health.  The purpose of the Shoes Tracker annual scholarship is to draw attention to this often ignored issue by encouraging students to write about their personal experience or the experiences of people they may know.  All applicants are welcome to apply but you must be a high school or college student and your 200-500 essay must be written in English.  The essay must be original content. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.  One student will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to be paid directly to the recipient's school.  Deadline for this scholarship is September 9, 2018.  Find more information and online application at:

  • 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:

  • 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:


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