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Local Organizational Scholarships

Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa

Deadline: May 1st

Alpha Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa is accepting applications for their scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student from Southwest Nebraska who has completed the sophomore year in college in the field of education. The $300 scholarship will be awarded in June. To qualify for this scholarship, the student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above.

Counties to be included in this designation of SW NE are: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, and Red Willow.

Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to education excellence, altruism and world understanding. Alpha Iota Chapter encompasses members from SW NE. To request an application form, please contact Donna Harr, scholarship Chair, at or call (308) 345-3512 and leave mailing information. Application deadline is May 1.

American Legion

Deadline: April 1st

The American Legion, Bill Dowling Post No. 12, provides this scholarship to be awarded to a freshman student selected from Chadron High School.

Recipient Must:

  • Have a parent that is a member of the Bill Dowling Post No. 12 American Legion Auxiliary
  • Graduate in the Upper 10%
  • Selection on basis of Scholarship, Character and Leadership

In order to receive the scholarship for second semester, the recipient must maintain a “C” average.

This scholarship is renewable with a “B” average. Students who wish to apply for or renew this scholarship must contact the Youth Activity Committee of the American Legion Post No. 12, Chadron, Nebraska, or their High School Counselor for an application.

ARC Association for Retarded Citizens -- Southwest McCook, Nebraska

Deadline: April 30th

A $500 scholarship is offered by ARC.

Recipient Must:

  • Be a Freshman or Upperclassman
  • Majoring in Special Education
  • Be from the counties of Dundy, Chase, Hitchcock, Hayes, Frontier, Redwillow and Furnas

An application and guidelines may be obtained by writing to:
Barbara Klein
Rural Route #4 Box 287
McCook, NE 69001

P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund A female student is eligible to receive consideration for a loan if she is a high school graduate (or equivalent), is a citizen of the United States or Canada, is recommended by a local chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and is either enrolled in or will enroll in any accredited college or university.

Hugh Bunnell

Deadline: May 1st

The Hugh Bunnell Scholarship is offered by The Alliance Times-Herald.

Recipient Must:

  • Be a Graduate of Box Butte County High School
  • Studying News or Advertising Journalism

Applications must be accompanied by a 500-1,000 word essay on the applicant’s expectations of a career in journalism, a teacher’s recommendation and a grade transcript. The recipient will be announced by May 15.

Chadron Public Library Foundation/Pauline Moody

Deadline: February 15th

The Chadron Public Library Foundation awards a $500 scholarship each year.

Recipient Must:

  • Be a High School Senior of Chadron or Crawford High Schools

This scholarship was established in 1987 in memory of Pauline Moody, a longtime educator and resident of Dawes County and a major contributor to the Chadron Public Library Foundation.

Applications are available from the Chadron or Crawford High School Guidance Counselors or by contacting the Chadron Public Library. All completed applications should be returned to the High School guidance counselor.

Common Cents

Recipient Must:

  • Be employed or have a parent employed by Common Cents for at least six months
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
  • Rank in the upper one-half of his/her class
  • Financial need and scholastic ability will be considered

An application and additional information can be obtained by contacting the manager of Common Cents.

Emick-Masonic Youth

The Glenn O. and Evelyn F. Emick Memorial Scholarship provides a $1,000 scholarship.

Recipient Must:

  • Be attending either Chadron, Peru or Wayne State College
  • Show a respectable scholastic record
  • Be a Nebraska resident
  • Be active in one of the Masonic youth organizations: Demolay, Job’s Daughters or Rainbow Girls

An application and further information can be acquired by writing:
Grand Lodge of Nebraska
PO Box 81852
Lincoln, NE 68501-1852

Mitchell-Gantz Educational and Charitable Trust

Recipient Must:

  • Be a resident of Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, Morrill, Garden, Cherry, Grant, Hooker or Arthur Counties of Nebraska

Additional information and an application may be obtained by writing:
Mitchell-Gantz Educational and Charitable Trust
Community First State Bank and Trust Company
PO Drawer A
Alliance, NE 69301

Nebraskaland Home Economics Organization of North Platte Family & Consumer Science Annual

Deadline: April 14th

Recipient Must:

  • Pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Be a resident of Lincoln County of Nebraska
  • Need, scholastics and interest in Home Economics will be considered

Please request an application form from:
Ms. Doris Perry
1610 West “C” Street
North Platte, NE 69101

The completed application form, two letters of reference and statement of reasons must be returned to Ms. Perry. All applicants will be notified by May 5.

Panhandle Business and Professional Women

Deadline: April 15

Recipient must:

  • Be a minimum of 25 years of age by August 1, 2014
  • Attend either Western Nebraska Community College, Summit Christian College, University of Nebraska College of Nursing in Scottsbluff, or Chadron State College or be a resident of the Nebraska Panhandle.

For consideration, please follow the instructions and complete the application.

Peg Sagen Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 23

A $500 Scholarship in memory of former Rapid City Journal Editor-in-Chief Peg Sagen who died in Auguest 2006.

Recipient Must:

  • Be a high school graduate from our coverage area, which includes all of western South Dakota as well as Northeastern Wyoming and Northwest Nebraska
  • Be an enrolled college student pursuing a degree in journalism.

Please complete this application.

High school seniors or graduates may apply for loans, but money cannot be made available until after the student has earned full credit for one quarter, trimester or semester of work.

For more information contact:
P.E.O. Educational Fund
P.E.O. Executive Office
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Download the Florence Sheean Rasmussen Business and Professional Women scholarship application.

Wal-Mart Scholarships

The Wal-Mart Foundation has several different scholarships.

Sam Walton Community Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarships

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Not be an Associate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., or be a child/dependent of an Associate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

All local winners will automatically be entered into a state competition for a chance to win an additional $4,000 scholarship, for a total award of $5,000. All state winners will then be automatically entered into a national competition for a chance to win an additional $20,000 scholarship, for a total scholarship award of $25,000!

For more information go to

Higher REACH Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

  • Be a non-traditional student
  • Have been employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for at least one year as of February 1st
  • Have been out of high school for at least one year

For more information go to

Associate Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

  • Be graduating from high school
  • Employed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. or a child of a Associate who are considered ineligible for the Walton Family Foundation Scholarship, due to parent's length of employment, or less than full-time employment status.

For more information go to

Walton Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1st

Applicant must:

  • Be a current graduating high school senior
  • Be a child or legal dependent of a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Associate who has been employed full time (34 hours per week or more) for at least one year as of February 1st.

For more information go to

West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: May 31

West Nebraska Blood Center, the blood donor center at Regional West Medical Center, established this scholarship fund to promote the field of laboratory medicine. The scholarship is not to exceed $4,000 per year per applicant and may be used for tuition, fees, books, and related expenses.

Applicants must:

  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be pursuing a career in Laboratory Medicine
  • Selection will be based on academic performance, interest/experience in healthcare
  • Show financial need
  • Special consideration will be given to students who are residents of the Nebraska Panhandle and Eastern Wyoming

Application should be sent to:
Region West Medical Center
West Nebraska Blood Center Scholarship Fund
ATTN: Connie Ruff, Regional West Foundation
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

P.E.O. - Gladys Pegues Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 30

Applicant Must:

  • Be a female
  • Graduated from Chadron High School
  • Completed at least one year as a full-time student
  • Show academic accomplishments

Applications available from Chadron High School, Chadron State College Financial Aid Office or by contacting:
Robin Foulk
442 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337

Scottsbluff County Education Association

Application Deadline: April 30

The Scottsbluff County Education Association offers an annual $200 scholarship.

Recipient Must:

  • Be a graduate of County a Class I School District in Scottsbluff County
  • Majoring in Education

An application can be obtained from:
County Superintendents Office
County Administration Building
Gering, NE 69341

Florence Sheean Rasmussen Business and Professional Women
The Chadron Chapter of Business and Professional Women provides an annual scholarship in the amount of $500.

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