Kewal K Gupta Scholarship Essay


Designated Scholarships

Unless otherwise noted, consideration for UT Arlington's Designated Scholarships requires the completion of the MavScholarShop General Application. 

All applicable scholarship requirements must be met by the respective scholarship deadline dates.  In addition, new students for 2017-2018 must be admitted to the University by the posted scholarship deadline dates.

Scholarships are annual awards to be disbursed equally in the fall and spring semesters of 2017-2018.

Scholarship awards are reserved for students pursuing their first baccalaureate degrees.

ScholarshipDescriptionFreshman, Continuing, Transfer, University, Private
Alumni Association ScholarsEstablished to provide current UT Arlington students with financial assistance and to recognize academic achievement in pursuit of aggressive career goals, this scholarship is open to juniors or seniors who have completed a minimum of 24 UTA hours with a minimum cumulative UTA GPA of 3.0. Students may apply to renew for one additional year.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Alumni Legacy ScholarshipCelebrating family traditions of attending UT Arlington, current students who are directly related to a UT Arlington graduate (child, stepchild, sibling, or grandchild) may apply for this scholarship. The scholarship requires a minimum cumulative UTA GPA of 3.0 and sustained leadership, academic, extracurricular, and community activities.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Vikram J. Bajaj Memorial ScholarshipThis scholarship is open to students of Asian Indian origin who are pursuing studies in Engineering and/or Science.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Michele Bobadilla Bridge to Excellence ScholarshipEstablished to honor the community outreach and partnership efforts of Michele Bobadilla, the Bridge to Excellence Scholarship encourages deserving students to bridge the gap between dreams and reality through education. First generation entering freshmen (graduate of a DISD high school in the top 25% of the graduating class, with a minimum test score of 1000 SAT/22 ACT) may apply.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Centennial Endowed ScholarshipJointly sponsored by the UTA Alumni Association and the Student Affairs Division, this scholarship provides support for deserving and academically promising first-generation college students who are entering freshmen or new transfers to UTA. Freshmen must have minimums of 900 SAT/19 ACT or ranking in the top 25% of the graduating high school class. Transfer students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 24 hours. Demonstrated community service is also a factor in awarding this $1,000 per year scholarship. Renewals require a minimum UTA GPA of 2.75 on 24 hours completed during the fall and spring semesters.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Shalyn and Al Clark Academic Achievement ScholarshipEstablished by entrepreneurs and active community supporters, Shalyn and Al Clark, the Shalyn and Al Clark Academic Achievement Scholarship is a need-based scholarship supporting first-generation students. Sophomores who excel academically in the freshman year and who enter UT Arlington without a general scholarship will be eligible to apply.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Creel Endowed ScholarshipA scholarship for currently enrolled first-generation UT Arlington students who are not already receiving a general UT Arlington scholarship and who have completed a minimum of 24 UTA hours with a minimum cumulative UTA GPA of 3.0. Preference will be given for fluency in the Spanish language and for completion of all or majority of primary education in a Latin American country.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Shirlee J. and Taylor Gandy First Generation ScholarshipThe Shirlee J. and Taylor Gandy First Generation Scholarship is designed to provide support to rising UT Arlington sophomores on the basis of merit and financial need. Preference will be given to first-generation students who have achieved a minimum UTA GPA of 3.0 during the freshman year.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Alex Daniel Goolsby ScholarshipSpring 2017 graduates of Bowie High School who rank in the top 30% of the graduating class may apply. The scholarship celebrates Alex's passion for learning by providing educational opportunities to exceptional Bowie High students. Applications are available at Bowie High School and not available through the MavScholarShop.
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Kewal K. Gupta ScholarshipThe Kewal K. Gupta Award Fund Endowment was established to aid entering freshmen whose financial resources might not support their ability and desire to attend college. Qualified applicants must be entering freshmen with minimum test scores of 1050 SAT/22 ACT or rank in the top 25% of the high school class. Financial need will be a consideration and preference will be given to first-generation students.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Hall-Stephenson Endowed ScholarshipUT Arlington students who are Texas residents and have a minimum cumulative UTA GPA of 2.80 may apply. Financial aid will be a consideration.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Franklin L. Hodge Memorial ScholarshipGraduates from a Navarro County high school are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Factors considered in the selection of a Franklin L. Hodge Scholar are a "B" or better grade point average (high school or college) and demonstrated financial need.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Colonel Michael T. Phillips Endowed ScholarshipThis scholarship honors the wishes of Colonel Michael T. Phillips to assist members of the 701st and 301st Medical Squadrons in furthering their education.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
North Texas Agricultural College ScholarshipThe North Texas Agricultural College (NTAC) Scholarship was established through gifts and donations from alumni of NTAC, a predecessor of The University of Texas at Arlington. The scholarship rewards undergraduates whose activities and accomplishments demonstrate potential for directing worthy enterprises following graduation. Eligibility to apply requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a minimum of 24 UTA semester hours. In addition, applicants must have demonstrated leadership performance for three years prior to application and an evidenced commitment to completing the bachelor’s degree.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
John Berry Rogers ScholarshipThis award was established by John Berry Rogers, founding President of the Student Foundation, to recognize students whose leadership furthers the Alumni Association’s goals of making a difference for UT Arlington. Active, contributing Maverick Marauders with a minimum cumulative UTA GPA of 2.75 may apply. Students may apply to renew.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Simmons-Blackwell ScholarshipTom and Linda Simmons, classes of 1972 and 1977, respectively, established this award to encourage first generation college students. Applicants must have completed less than 90 hours, must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must have demonstrated financial need. Students may apply to renew.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Student Alumni Association Sophomore ScholarshipOpen to currently enrolled UT Arlington sophomores, a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
James D. Spaniolo First Generation Scholarship EndowmentEstablished to honor UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo’s commitment to college awareness and accessibility, the James D. Spaniolo First Generation Scholarship will be awarded for the first time for 2013-2014. Qualified applicants must be entering freshmen with minimum test scores of 1050 SAT/22 ACT or rank in the top 25% of the high school class or new college transfer students with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0 on a minimum of 24 college transfer hours. Financial need will be a consideration.
Deadline: May 1, 2017
UT Arlington Academic Achievement Scholarship for Continuing Students

Currently enrolled UTA students who are not already receiving a general UTA academic scholarship will be reviewed for scholarship eligibility once a year. Scholarship candidates are identified every spring after spring grades are posted. Students who have completed a minimum of 24 UTA hours with a cumulative UTA GPA of 3.75 will be invited to apply via the official UTA email address. The actual cut-off GPA, the amount of the award, and the number of scholarships awarded will be contingent upon the number of qualified applicants and available funding. 
Application is by invitation only and not processed through the MavScholarShop.

Van Siclen Family Endowed ScholarshipCurrently enrolled UT Arlington juniors or seniors may apply for this scholarship established by the Van Siclen family. A minimum UTA GPA of 2.5 is required and students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident paying tuition at the in-state rate. Preference will be given to students demonstrating campus leadership or student activity involvement. Students may apply to renew.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
Wells Fargo Academic Achievement ScholarshipThe Wells Fargo Academic Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to UT Arlington sophomores with demonstrated financial need who achieve the highest UTA GPA’s as non-scholarship, first-generation UT Arlington freshmen.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
The following is a list of scholarships and the month of their deadline.  It is important to look ahead in the coming months so that students aren't working last minute on scholarships that take some time to complete.  Counselors recommend that students are working on scholarships 2-3 months in advance, depending on how much work is needed to complete.
Ongoing- EducationQuest Scholarship Search

EducationQuest provides an opportunity for any Nebraska-college bound student to create a profile and then narrow down the scholarships that are available to you.  It will be important for you to check back periodically on your profile as more scholarships may become available.  The list of scholarships are for Nebraska schools only.  Click on the link below and then hit the purple ScholarshipQuest button to begin.  It's all free!!

Ongoing- MCSF scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. We are a financial need scholarship and we award scholarships to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 need-based scholarships, valued at nearly $100,000,000. For more information go to:

State Colleges- Wayne State, Peru State and Chadron State Scholarships

Board of Trustees' Scholarship -  Full Tuition (worth more than $15,400) Deadline:  January 15, 2015. ACT score at least 25; Enroll as full-time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska

Governor's Opportunity Award - Half-Tuition (worth more than $7.700) Deadline: December 1, 2014. ACT score between 21-24. Enroll as full time college student at Chadron, Peru or Wayne State in the fall of 2015; Resident of Nebraska

NSCS Advantage Program- Must attend a state college (Peru State, Wayne State, or Chadron State). No application necessary for scholarships. Awards are automatic if eligible if there is a gap in coverage of tuition. Must be a NE resident. Federal Pell Grant recipient. For incoming, new college freshmen. Must be enrolled in at least 12 or more on-campus credit hours. Not to be used for fees. More Information can be found at

Ongoing- Peru State Bobcat Selfie

Students must follow these steps to qualify to win this $300 scholarship. 1) Visit Peru State College campus.  2) Tweet a creative "selfie" from your campus visit

Individual college sites:

         Wayne State:

         Chadron State:

         Peru State:

Some National Websites for Scholarships
1- Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community (UNO)
A $2,500 scholarship opportunity for students looking to major in an entrepreneur related field. Open to any major, especially those with an emphasis in innovation and entrepreneurship. This is open to any high school senior. Click here for more information.
2- Wendy's HS Heisman Award

For students who excel in academics (must have at least a B average), athletics (must participate in at least one sport), and leadership. The first 41,000 students that complete an application will win a Wendy's Gift card in amounts ranging from $5 to $50 (gift cards will be mailed out in November). Information in the Career Center or apply on-line Must be completed by October 2nd.

6- AES Scholarship

This $500 scholarship is for students planning to go into engineering.  Apply at

15- Nebraska Amateur Softball Association (ASA)

Scholarships designated to girls that have played high school softball.  There are other scholarships within the site as well. For more information go to:

15- "Haz La U" (Make the U) Scholarship

Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund are partnering to encourage young Hispanics in the US to "Make the U" (Haz La U) and get them on the path to higher education.  A total of 15 grants will be awarded: The Grand Prize winner will win a $15,000 Educational Grant and14 Second Place winners will receive a $2,500 Education Grant each.  To apply students need to log on to follow the application process to submit 3 short essays (500 words or less) in the following topics:  How has your Hispanic heritage influenced your academic and personal long term goals?  How do you contribute to your community?  What have you learned from your experiences?  Describe a recent academic challenge you have faced, and how you have overcome it.  For more information on the program please call 877.473.4636 or

25- Horatio Alger National & Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you, then you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar! Eligibility: Enrolled full time as a high school student and taking courses in the spring semester, progressing normally toward graduation in the Spring/Summer 2017 with plan to enter college no later than the fall following graduation. A minimum GPA of 2.0, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, in critical financial need, and a US citizen. Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Apply online at See the counselors in the Counseling & Career Center for more information.

31- Coca Cola Scholarships

Scholarships are selected based upon academic achievement, their capacity to lead and their hours of dedicated community service. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is awarding $3 million in college scholarships to 250 deserving high school seniors like you! Must be a US citizen or legal resident, or under another qualifying status that makes the student eligible for FAFSA. Apply online

1- Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship - Nebraska Scholarship

Opens on November 1st. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility:  Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $10,000 encouraged to apply, Graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school,  Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to:  Must be submitted no later than February 1st.

1- Kansas State Scholarships

Big 12 Out of State Scholarships. Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K-State. GPA of at least 3.0. Purple & White: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 24 ACT score. Denison: Minimum GPA of 3.5 and 20 - 23 ACT score. Transfer Legacy: One parent must have graduated from K State. Transfer student with minimum 3.6 transfer GPA. Transfer Honors:  Minimum transfer GPA of 3.6 on 24 or more credit hours. Civic Leadership Scholarship:   Must have exemplary record of community service. 3 scholarships given. See Career Center for more information.

7- Prudential Spirit of Community Award

After student completes student portion, information must be sent to a "certifier", counselor or principal.  Recognizes outstanding record of volunteering. Learn more at

15- The Hagan Scholarship Foundation
www.hsfmo.orgOpportunity to graduate from college debt free! This application requires a huge amount of time and detail, but pays VERY, VERY well to the students who are awarded scholarships. The following are the requirements: Must be resident of the state; U.S. citizen, 3.5 GPA or higher; 23 or higher on ACT; must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of college; must complete the FAFSA; FAFSA EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) must be less than $6,500; must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.  Must not have been convicted of a felony.
15- UNK Health Science Program Scholarships & KHOP (Kearney Health Opportunities Program)

The Health Sciences Scholars Program is a one-year program awarded to academically promising students interested in the health sciences careers.  Health Science Scholars will be granted tuition support for their freshman year.  Must have a minimum ACT of 22; at least a 3.0 GPA; be in the top half of the class. Application is on the UNK Health Science Programs Website available in the Career Center. Deadlines vary depending on scholarship.

15- RHOP (Rural Health Opportunities Program)- Chadron State College or Peru State

Must apply and be accepted at the corresponding school.  Must complete application online, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcript sent, ACT score.  Preferred minimum ACT score of 24; finalists will meet for an interview.  All science classes must be taken at CSC.  Programs: Clinical Laboratory Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Radiography.  The deadline for Medicine is November 15th.  For other programs, deadline for RHOP is December 1st. Application can be found here.

Peru State College application:

15- Wayne State College RHOP Scholarship

Wayne State College's Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP). RHOP is a partnership between Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Scholarship award is Full Tuition while students are enrolled at WSC & Automatic acceptance to UNMC. Applications can be completed at: are no cutoff ACT scores, decisions are made from year-to-year based upon the pool of applicants.  Historically, competitive ACT scores for the program run from 20 + for the Dental Hygiene and Clinical Laboratory Sciences and from 25+ for Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry. Ultimately, looking for well-rounded students who are dedicated to the rural-health professions. Must apply for admissions to Wayne State College.  Wayne State can not award scholarships to students who have not applied for admissions.  All students are encouraged to apply for admission at the same time they complete their scholarship applications.  Admissions Office phone # 402-375-7329. Applications and Info in the Career Center.

15- Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship

Must submit: 10 high resolution jpgs of your artwork in any media, application form, letter expressing interest, two sealed letters of recommendation, application packet. more information.

15- Peru State College - RHOP - Pre Pharmacy

Peru State College is looking for talented students to participate in the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP), a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).  The purpose of the RHOP is to recruit and educate students from rural communities who plan to practice in the rural areas of Nebraska.  It represents a commitment and dedication to quality health care for the citizens of the state.  This Peru State RHOP is for the School of Pharmacy only. Minimum ACT of 25 is required. Visit learn more about the scholarship and early admissions opportunities associated with the program.

15- The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL

Must have completed application to UNL & the Raikes School application. To learn more, visit

15- UNK- Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship

Top 10% of class; ACT of 30 or higher; Must apply and be admitted to UNK Honors Program.  This is UNK's most prestigious scholarship.  It will cover tuition, university fees, books, room, and board for four years.  For more information go to:

15- UNL Honors Program, Raikes School & CBA Honors Academy

Priority consideration deadline for all honors programs at UNL. Visit for more information.

27- Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The application is available and must be submitted on-line.

For more information, visit


1- Nebraska Wesleyan Huge Scholarship

The Huge-NWU Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional first-year students at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Made possible by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, this scholarship supports academic excellence in all fields with up to full tuition, fees and residency over four years.

Applicants are also eligible for:

  • $4,000 Huge-NWU Commendation Scholarships (11 awards)
  • $1,000 Huge-NWU Recognition Scholarship (number of awards varies)

To qualify, a student must:

  • Attend an accredited high school or home school anywhere in the United States or an equivalent high school anywhere in the world and graduate from such accredited high school in the spring of the year in which applications are due.
  • Have an ACT score of 27 or higher (SAT of 1210 or higher) and rank in the top 20% of their high school class (This criteria may be waived for students who are graduating from a school that does not rank.)
  • Submit two short essays and two letters of recommendation.
  • Live in approved NWU campus housing (including Greek housing) all four years (except when studying abroad) and become fully involved in campus life via organizations, activities, intercollegiate or intramural athletics and social life.
  • Meet all criteria for admission to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Huge-NWU Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified applicants regardless of other grants or scholarships to attend NWU. Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing any academic course of study and to students who have not yet decided upon an academic major.

More information can be found at

1- Wayne State College scholarships

Put yourself in the best position to receive scholarship to Wayne State College by submitting them by this deadline.  By applying and completing all of their admission requirements by this deadline, you can go into the pool to be eligible for a large amount of scholarships.  Go to their main website to apply at  To learn more about some of the scholarships that they offer, you can visit  If you are going to be a first-year college student next year, you will need to scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the freshmen link.

1- Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP)

Partnership with UNL College of Law. Much like the RHOP for medical. The law partnership would provide pre-admittance to UNL College of Law; Apply to WSC; interview; Keep up GPA; Earn high score on the LSAT. Interviews would be December 14th. If selected for an interview, students will be invited to campus. Students selected would receive a full tuition waiver at WSC. For those students who apply to these programs but are not selected, partial scholarships will be awarded. Visit their website for more information.

1- Chadron State College Scholarships

Most Chadron State College scholarships are due by this deadline. You can check out all of their scholarships by going to their website here.

1- Air Force ROTC Scholarship

There are different types of scholarships with the Air Force. With this scholarship, you're under no obligation by simply applying for an Air Force ROTC scholarship. However, if you are awarded a scholarship, you become obligated when you accept and sign an agreement with the United States Air Force. If you are under legal age in the state where the school is located, your parent or legal guardian signs this agreement. By signing, you will agree to: enroll in the academic major for which the scholarship is offered, enroll in Air Force ROTC beginning with the 2017 fall term, coplete a 24-day summer field training course at Maxwell AFB, Alabama (usually between your sophomore and junior years), complete Air Force ROTC General Military Course (GMC) your freshmen and sophomore yeras and the Professional Office Course (POC) your junior and senior years, and accept a commission as an Air Force Officer and serve at least four years on active duty. For more information, visit

4- Nebraska Wesleyan University Art Scholarship

High school seniors have the opportunity to earn a scholarship and exhibit their work in Elder Gallery on Nebraska Wesleyan's campus. Two best in show honorees will be offered a $10,000 (2,500 per year) Art Scholarship. Selected participants will receive a $4,000 ($1,000 per year) Talent Scholarship. Students must submit their artwork by visiting for instructions on how to submit one to five JPEG images via SlideRoom.  

15- Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship (from Peter Kiewit Foundation)- UNO & UNL Engineering

Open to students that will be attending the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology. Students must be accepted into the University of Nebraska- Omaha, have a 30 ACT or higher, 3.5 GPA or higher (on 4.0 scale).  

Additionally, students must be admitted into one of the following programs on the Omaha campus:  Architectual Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Innovation, or Management Information Systems.  Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and  personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship. When paired with The University of Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, it can be considered a "full-ride" scholarship.

Students can get more information on the website,

15- AXA Achievement Scholarship

AXA Scholarships are for student who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family and community.  A winner in every state, Washington DC & Puerto Rico.  Scholarships of $10,000 & $25,000.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  APPLY EARLY!  To learn more about AXA Achievement visit:

15- Burger King Scholarship

Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000, or $1,000 scholarship.  High School Seniors, 2.5 GPA or higher, BURGER KING employees and children of BURGER KING employees are eligible to apply. Eligibility & How to Apply:

15- STEM scholarships at NWU

Seven scholarships worth $7,000 annually and are renewable. Additionally twenty-five scholarships of $1,000 (also renewable) will be given for students who start classes at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the fall 2017 and fall 2018. To qualify, students must: declare a major in a STEM field, high school GPA 3.25 or higher, ACT composite score of 23 or higher with math and science sub-scores of 25 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and complete an essay. For more information, visit

31- ACT Student Champion Scholarship

One student from each state will be selected for this scholarship. This scholarship recognizes a student who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT student champion receives a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. Student must be a graduating senior, have overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions, have a composite ACT score of 22 (or higher) or a 3.0 GPA (or greater). Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students. Access the application here.

31- Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by staff. Students must respond to two essays and be interested in improving the lives of senior citizens in assisted living. For more information, go to this site.

800-1000 word essay on the provided

4- GE-Reagan Foundation

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: Demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); demonstrate financial need; be citizens of the United States of America; be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter or spring of this year. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating are also eligible; plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire academic year. Find more information and apply at

4- Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage.  Subject must be an elected official in the United States who served during or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national or international level. Awards: 1st place winner is awarded $5000 and $5,000 to grow in a John Hancock Freedom 529 College Savings Plan.  2nd place receives $1000 and up to 5 finalists each receive $500 For more information come to the Career Center or for complete guidelines visit the Profile in Courage Award at

4- College of Hair Design- Hair Art Scholarship

$1000 Hair Art Scholarship for students who want to pursue a degree in cosmetology or barber school. See counselors for more information.
6- The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Nebraska Chapter Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship for students interested in numerous careers in a construction related program at a technical institute (community college in Nebraska). Student must be a graduating high school student, enrolled or plan to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute, must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident, must have a desire to pursue a heavy-highway-utilities construction career. Lastly, student must have a 2.0 GPA or higher on 4.0 scale "or" demonstrate achievement or competency. Visit their website to learn more.
10- Buckle Excellence Scholarship at UNK
13- 2017 Miss Nebraska Teen USA Pageant at Rose Theater in Omaha, NE
Application and picture must be sent before the pageant. See a counselor for more information.
15- Nebraska State College System (NCSC) Board of Trustees' Scholarship

Full in-state tuition over 4 years; ACT 25 or higher; must be admitted to a state college (Chadron, Peru or Wayne St).  No separate application needed; must complete one or more of the college scholarship applications.  For more information visit each college's website by clicking on the links below.

Chadron State College 

Peru State

Wayne State

15- Chadron State College scholarship

Qualify for a list of scholarships simply by completing an application along with a personal statement.  To apply, go to  To learn more about the scholarships that CSC offers you can go to:

15- UNL, UNO, or UNK Davis Chambers

The Davis-Chambers Scholarship seeks to identify and attract talented Nebraska student scholars who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in cultural communities or backgrounds.  Students planning to attend UNL must apply to UNL by January 15th. Students selected for this scholarship will demonstrate:  Academic preparedness as demonstrated by their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank; demographic diversity including geographic diversity, first generation status, low income, single family household; life experiences or involvement in diverse organizations or communities. Requirements: Take ACT or SAT on or before the December national test dates; apply for admission and be admitted to UNK by February 1st; meet the school's minimum academic merit scholarship standards of 23 or better on the ACT and rank in the top 30% of graduating class.  However, all applicants will be given full consideration. Complete the Davis-Chambers Scholarship Application at or go to UNO's website that has Davis Scholarship information at

25-NMC & Caterpillar Scholarship Programs - CCC Hastings

NMC is pleased to offer our students who wish to become Diesel Technicians, an opportunity to attend Central Community College (CCC) in Hastings, NE.  There are 2 separate programs in which they can participate:  the NMC Student Sponsorship Program (for Agriculture and Heavy Construction) and the Caterpillar Foundation Scholarship.  The NMC Student Sponsorship Program provides funds to cover tuition and book fees along with tools and a tool box (approx. $5400 in value). The 2 year sponsorship support is worth up to $14,000 to the selected students.  Eligibility:  Visit Central Community College campus at Hastings; complete an application and be accepted to CCC; compete an application for the NMC Sponsorship; take, or have taken, the school provided COMPAS, ASSET, or the ACT test. For more information visit: for more information.

30- Buena Vista University Scholarships
To be eligible for scholarships: 1) Get admitted to BVU. 2) Submit your FAFSA at using BVU's code: 001847. 3) Receive your financial aid award offer. Apply at It might be fun to check to see what you might be eligible to receive.

31- Elks Lodge #80 Scholarships (Local Elks scholarships)

Lincoln Lodge #80 is proud to award thirty-seven scholarships, valued at $40,325, to students of Lincoln and surrounding area high schools during the Youth Recognition Night program held annually on the first Monday of May. The selected seniors will be awarded scholarships at this event.  Scholarships in the following categories are awarded: Legacy, Academic, Vocational/Business, and Teaching.  Students can apply for multiple scholarships, but must fill out a new application for every two scholarships.  Visit for more information.

31- Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for English Majors

The Willa Cather Foundation is offering the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship for female graduates of Nebraska high schools who are planning to enroll as English majors at accredited colleges or universities. First place recipient: $2,000; Second place recipient: $1,000; Third place recipient: $500. These must be included with your application for the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship: High School transcript, three letters of recommendation, the 5 page application, page 4 of the application essay for reason to be an English major, original 1,500-word essay.  More information and application in Career Center!

31- UNL Acacia Scholarship

Acacia encourages and assists young men in developing themselves as leaders and balanced men during their college career. Open to any male planning to attend UNL next school year.  Opportunity for three individuals to receive scholarships ranging from $500- $1000.  Link:

31- NMC Sponsorship Program

In partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, NE. Visit this website for more details.

31- College Raptor Scholarship

College Raptor is a service to help college-bound students and families in organizing their college planning. In order to help students with paying for college, they are offering a $2,500 scholarship open to students. Students must create an account. Visit here for more information. **Remember to never pay for college planning help or access to scholarships.**

1- UNL Scholarships

In order to be in the running for the UNL freshmen scholarships students must have completed their UNL application with the personal statement for all of their service, leadership, global and diversity scholarships.  Students can apply to UNL by visiting their website

1- UNL, UNK, and UNO Honors Program deadline
Students interested in being a part of the Honors program must have application submitted by this date. There are additional scholarships available to students in the Honors Program. Visit the following sites for more information.
1- Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship - Nebraska Scholarship

Opens on November 1st. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation provides scholarships up to 5 years for tuition and fees up to $3,750 per semester, and a textbook allowance of $500 per semester for undergraduate students attending Nebraska public universities, colleges, or community colleges. Eligibility:  Resident of Nebraska, Students with an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of less than $10,000 encouraged to apply, Graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school,  Maintained at least a 2.5 GPA throughout high school. For more information and online application go to:  Must be submitted no later than February 1st.

1- Daniel DePasquale Educational Scholarships
Students must have been enrolled at Crete Public Schools for a minimum of 2 years and must be a graduate of Crete High School. For students pursuing a 4-year degree in Education at Doane University. Students must meet the income guidelines provided. Other requirements needed are: volunteer service, essay, and three letters of recommendation. Visit to apply.
1- UNL Diversity Enhancements Scholarships

Application Checklist:  Apply to UN-Lincoln by Jan. 15. Complete your scholarship application online at Feb 1.  If applying for the Honors Program, submit two letters of recommendation by 2/1. Davis Scholarship- requires membership in a racial minority group that is underrepresented at UNL, demonstrated scholastic and leadership abilities, and financial need. Native American Heritage Scholarship- Preference given to students with strong tribal affiliation with one of the indigenous tribes associated with the geographic area of Nebraska in prehistoric, historic, and modern times.  A list of tribes can be found NU-PATHS Program- (for medical fields) Must have an ACT of 22 or SAT of 1010.  Will receive guaranteed acceptance to the selected UNMC health professions program of choice. Membership in an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, life experiences in a culturally diverse neighborhood or community, demonstrated academic potential, leadership, community service, growing up in an economically disadvantaged condition, 1st generation college student, desire to serve persons in the medical field. Summer Institute for Promising Scholars- an intensive 6-week program for diverse students, designed to facilitate a smooth & successful transition to the University. University Honors Program- for the most talented and highly motivated students at UNL. Other Specialty & Need Based Awards: Nebraska Achievement- $1000 or full tuition for up to 4 years.  Nebraska residents only. Larson Scholarship- Award varies.  Renewable for 4 years. Gupta Scholarship- Equivalent of a standard residence hall contract.  Renewable to engineering or physical science majors. Students may be eligible for other scholarships by completing the FAFSA.

1- Blue Valley Community Action Scholarship

BVCA is offering four $500 scholarships. Two to attend a 4-year college and two for a 2-year college.   The scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, and/or fees associated with enrollment. Applicants must currently reside in one of the following BVCA Partnership service areas:  Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer or York Counties in Nebraska.  Applicants must meet income guidelines.  You must also include 3 letters of recommendation from non-relatives.  Visit for more information.

1- UNK Theatre Scholarship

This is a scholarship for first year UNK Theatre Majors. The First Year Theatre Scholarship is $1000 tuition waiver divided over two semester.  A completed application along with a one page letter stating your area of theatrical interest, prior theatre experience, and and future goals while attending UNK are what you need in order to apply for this scholarship.  Applications available at

1- UNK Multicultural Community Service Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship will receive a full tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per semester.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of leadership in the multicultural community through participation in school and community activities.  For more information, please visit
1- UNK Bilingual Educators Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for tuition waiver (value of over $5,000 per year) to Nebraska residents who demonstrate a genuine commitment to becoming a teacher.  Recipients will be selected primarily on the basis of academic potential, commitment to pursuing a career in the teaching profession and fluency in Spanish.  For more information, visit
1- UNO Freshmen Scholarships
A large number of scholarships including Regents, Chancellor's, Dean's, and UNO Alumni Association Scholarships. For more information visit
1- National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

Two $1,000 scholarships are available from NAIFA-Cornhusker to area high school graduates who wish to further their education toward a college degree. Eligibility: be interested in furthering their education with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college or community college; have above average grade point average in high school; demonstrate good character, leadership and interest in furthering their education.  Go towww.naifa-cornhusker.orgfor more information and application. More information and applications in the Career Center.

1- Numerous Agricultural/FFA Scholarships

Students do not have to be FFA members to apply, but they do need 3 farmer endorsements on their application. Visit for more info.

1- Sanford Health Network Chairman's Challenge Scholarship

Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care. Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is one of the largest health systems in the nation serving 2.65 million people at 45 hospitals and nearly 290 clinics in nine states and four countries. Sanford Health's 28,000 employees, including 1,400 physicians, make it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Students must submit their plan to attract more students into health career in rural settings. One student will be selected for a $2,500 one-time scholarship for higher education program. In addition, the winner may be invited to Sanford to participate in a ten week experience to help implement their solution. Must include a completed application form and attach a plan that can be implemented based on the individual challenge. Format of your plan is up to you. You can email your submission to: You can also email the same person for more information. Learn more on their website. 

1- Grow Ag Leaders Scholarships
Open to all students who live in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders. Apply for a $1,500 ag scholarship today! Applying is easy. 1. Go to for more information and rules. 2. Apply at 3. Obtain two farmer endorsements of your application by February 8. Students need not to be FFA members to apply.
2- Elks Legacy Scholarship
Student must have ties to the Elks Club. Visit for more information.
University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering a two-year scholarship opportunity for anyone looking to be in the field of computer science and information technology. Amount= $3,000. Applicants must: Be pursuing a major in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS). Be an incoming freshman. Be in the top twenty percentile (20%) of their high school graduating class. Have a minimum ACT (or SAT equivalent) composite score of 26 (with at least a 24 in Math. More information found at:
4- Army ROTC National High School Scholarships
For students attending University of Nebraska-Lincoln or University of Nebraska- Kearney.  Requirements for scholarship include: Must be a U.S. citizen, between ages 17- 26; Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50; have a high school diploma or equivalent; score at least a 920 on SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on ACT (excluding the required writing test scores); meet physical standards; agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on active duty or in a reserve component.


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