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The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Scholarship

  Deadline: February 1st at 4:00 p.m./5:00 p.m. MST/CST

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Earn at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school (or 83 on a 100 point scale)
  • Plan to attend any of the Nebraska public institutions
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend college
    • Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 in order to apply

For more information and to apply online please visit their website at

Cargill Scholarship Program

The Cargill Scholarship Program for Rural America offers a number of cash awards.

Recipient must:

  • Be a high school Senior from a U.S. family farm

Information is available from:
Ms. Gladys Tripp
Community Relations
Cargill Office Center
Box 9300
Minneapolis, MN 55440

Or visit this website

C. Bertrand and Marian Othmer Schultz Collegiate Scholarship

     Application Deadline: February 1

Recipient must:

  • Be a Sophomore or Junior enrolled at a four-year, accredited college or university in the state of Nebraska
  • Majoring in a natural science discipline (chemistry, physics, biology or geology)
  • Be anticipating a career in a science related industry, science teaching, or scientific research

For more information and applications that are available, please view this website or contact:

Cecelia Dorn, Administrative Assistant
Nebraska Academy of Sciences, INC.
302 Morrill Hall, 14th and U Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0339

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

The Lincoln Community Foundation oversees several scholarships. For more information and applications to go

Lower Republican NRD Scholarship Program

     Application Deadline: March 31

Two $1000 Scholarships are available broken down to $500 each semester.

Applicants must:

  • Complete the first semester with a 2.75 minimum GPA
  • Permanent residence in the Lower Republican NRD
  • Majoring in a natural resources related field
  • Be a first, second, or third year college student
  • Enrolled full-time in a college in Nebraska
  • Applicant's essay, grades, class ranking, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation will be considered

Applications available here

Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Scholarship Award

     Application Deadline: Updated application will be attached for download soon
Applicants must:

  • Be a full-time junior or senior attending an accredited college or university in Nebraska
  • Be majoring in criminal justice or a related field (e.g. social work, psychology, mental health)
  • Demonstrate commitment to community and volunteer service
  • Reside in Nebraska and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (preference given to those with GPA of 2.5 or higher)

Applications can be mailed to:
Attn: Peg Barner
P.O. Box 94813
Lincoln, NE 68509

or emailed to:

NPFDA (National Poultry & Food Distributors Association) Scholarship Foundation Inc.

     Application Deadline: May 31

Four $1,500 scholarships are awarded to students in the fields of poultry science, food science, agricultural economics/marketing, nutrition and all other areas of study related to the poultry industry.

Applicant must:

  • Be a college Junior or Senior the upcoming (award) year at a U.S. Institution
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Be pursuing a poultry or related agricultural degree

Applications available here

Nebraska Bankers Association Scholarships

     Application Deadline: January 31st

The Nebraska Bankers Association offers up to eight $1,000 annual scholarships.

Applicants must:

  • Be a legal resident of Nebraska
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • Be attending one of the Nebraska state or privately funded colleges or universities (excluding the University of Nebraska)
  • Be at a college Junior or Senior level
  • Submit a completed scholarship application form, required essay, and a letter of recommendation from a bank officer of an NBA-member financial institution.

Applications can be found at

Nebraska State Reading Association

     Deadline: October 1

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Recipient must:

  • Be a Junior, Senior or Graduate college student
  • Pursuing a degree in Teacher Education
  • Enrolled in a Nebraska post-secondary institution
  • Be a resident of Nebraska

For more information and an application go to

The completed application form, three or more well-written paragraphs and two letters of recommendation must be returned to:
Deanna J. Pokorny
4680 Rd V
Linwood, NE 68036

Annual Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 15

Applicants must:

Be enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, or long-term care administration.

For more information please view this website

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

     Application Deadline: May 31

Applicants must:

  • Be accepted and enrolled as a full-time, Undergraduate at a Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary, two- or four-year college or university, vocational or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico, and meet program-specific eligibility requirements

For complete guidelines, information and applications go to The Sallie Mae Fund's web site at

Urban League of Nebraska, Inc.

A variety of different scholarships are available by going to this website for more information

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