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Scholarships Updated Thursday,  April 16th, 2018.

Seniors and Senior Parents, this is the most recent updated list I have of scholarships that are sent to my office. The scholarships that say " OPEN " should be ready to go.  Read the criteria, click on the name of the scholarship to access that application.  Those that say "See Mr Thiele", stop in and pick up a hard copy. 

Most completed scholarships are turned back into guidance office, unless an address is given; on due date I send the file containing all applications to the specific committee that heads up that scholarship.

Continue to check with the scholarships/financial aid department of the school you are looking at to determine what is available through them.

The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) can be filed any after October 1st using your 2016 taxes. Go to fafsa.gov.

You can check out available Nebraska scholarships under ScholarshipQuest at Educationquest.org.  There are many national websites such as: 

Chadron, Wayne, and Peru State have scholarships listed under www.nscs.edu (go to students and scroll down.  Also check out the NSCS Advantage in same spot).

If your student is interested in UNK, UNO, or UNL, go to collegeboundnebraska.com to check out possible help to cover tuition.

Wayne State, Chadron State, and Peru State candidates should view NSCS Advantage .

         Due Date Scholarship
11/15/17 West Holt Medical Services Foundation (follow instructions carefully; open to seniors interested in a health related field) Closed >> (will open again in spring and be due 4/15/17)
11/15/17 Hagan Foundation Scholarship (click on, then go to "brochure" for information and criteria) Closed
11/27/17 Elks Most Valuable Student Award Closed
12/18/16 Young Enterpreneur Awards  Closed
11/27/17 Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship Closed
11/27/17 Elks Legacy Award (open to children and grandchildren of Elks Members) Closed

Harry and Reba Huge Foundation Scholarships (Students attending Nebraska Wesleyan)  Closed

1/15/18 Head Start Scholarship Closed (Must have attended Head Start)
1/15/18 Council of Catholic Women  Closed
2/1/18 WM Krotter/Carhart Lumber Co. -  senior pursuing program related to lumber/building materials industry (See Thiele) Waiting on info
2/1/18 Susan Thompson Buffet ScholarshipClosed  Go to https://buffettscholarships.org/ ) This is a big one, start early, website shows criteria and videos with tips on applying
2/1/18 Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers-  go to http://nspenebraska.org/about/scholarship/   Closed
2/2/18 West Holt High School Foundation (open to all seniors)  Closed
3/7/18 Cabela's/Bass Pro Women in Leadership Scholarship Closed
2/16/18 Nebraska Press Association Foundation Inc.Closed Must pursue newspaper journalism
2/28/18 St. Joe's Home & School - Seniors who graduated 8th grade from St. Joe's.   See Mr. Thiele for application.   Closed
3/1/18 Nebraska Legion Auxiliary Scholarships (Click on and select scholarships on top bar) Closed
3/1/18 Nebraska Legion Scholarships (Click on and select scholarships on top bar) Closed
3/1/18 Titan Machinery Scholarship-(See Mr. Thiele)  Closed
3/1/18 CNSGA Golf Scholarship -  Boys & Girls Golf Team Members Closed
3/1/18 Central Valley Ag Scholarships - students seeking Ag-related degree  Closed
3/1/18 Cargill Global Scholars ProgramClosed  Attend UNL, pursue Ag-related
3/1/18 Independent Insurance Agents Scholarship-(major in business or business related field) Waiting on info
3/1/18 The Nebraska Academy of Sciences Website   Scholarship Application - Closed
3/8/18 Niobrara Valley Electric Goodwill Fund-  (parent must be a member, click on to access)  Closed
3/9/18 Riverview -  ALL Seniors Closed
3/10/18 Atkinson-Stuart Country Club- Closed (Senior golfers may apply, plus students whose parents hold membership)
3/15/18 J & J Sanitation - All West Holt Seniors may apply  Closed
3/15/18 Angels Inc. Scholarship-  Closed  (All West Holt Seniors may apply)
3/15/18 Frederick Will Cronk Memorial Scholarship-  Closed (All West Holt Seniors may apply)
3/15/18 Mitchell's Equipment West Holt Students Only -  Closed (Selection is based on to seniors who express interest in returning to area and display good citizenship)  
3/15/18 Mitchell's Equipment Multi County-  Closed (seniors living in Antelope, Boyd, Brown, Garfield, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox, Loup, Rock, or Wheeler with a specific interest in ag-related field and returning to the area)

Fleming Family FoundatION- Closed (All Seniors)

3/23/18 GJW, LLC Scholarship Closed (All seniors may apply)
3/23/18 Jones Family Scholarship- Closed (from Ainsworth, $250 award)
3/29/18 Atkinson-Ettes- Closed (All seniors may apply)
3/29/18 Lions Club Scholarship-  Closed (Son or daughter of current Lion member) 
3/29/18 Atkinson Sons of the American Legion - Closed (Any West Holt Senior with a "C" average or better)
3/29/18 Werner Scholarship Application - Closed (Attend Methodist Church)
3/31/18 Nebraska Insurance Federation Scholarship-  <-- (click on) Closed 
3/31/18 West Holt Booster Club Scholarship - Closed (All West Holt Seniors may apply)
3/31/18 Nebraska Legal Professional Scholarship <-- (click on) Closed
4/1/18 Sandhills Ranch Expo (Closed) Students studying agricultural related fields) 
4/1/18 Pink Bandana Scholarship  Closed  Students who have battled breast cancer or have a parent or legal guardian who battled breast cancer) 
4/1/18 Jerry Hollingsworth Memorial Scholarship- Closed (pursue a four year degree)
4/1/18 Weller Grant Foundation (All students attending a two year college or majoring in nursing).  Need 2016 tax returns. See Mr. Thiele or Weller Office for Application) Closed
4/1/18 Eastern Star Scholarship (All seniors may apply) Closed
4/1/18 M.Kenneth Drobny Memorial Scholarship (All seniors may apply) Closed
4/1/18 McKenna's Rae Hope Scholasrship (must study a mental health field) Closed
4/1/18 Donald Kaup Memorial Knights of Columbus Scholarship Closed (Seniors studying agriculture, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, or related fields at a 2-year community or technical school)
4/1/18 St. Patrick's Altar Society Closed (Must be a member of St. Patrick's Parish)
4/1/18 Atkinson Farmers State Bank Scholarship Closed (Open to Seniors attending an in-state 4 year college, preference given to student interested  in business or agriculture-related field, but all seniors may apply )
4/1/18 St. Joseph's Altar Society/Knights of Columbus Grant/Scholarship - Closed  -  (Seniors who attend St. Joseph Catholic Church)
4/1/18 American Legion Riders - Closed  (All seniors can apply)
4/1/18 West Holt Education Association - Closed (West Holt Seniors pursuing a degree in teaching)
4/1/18 Tressa Wright Memorial Scholarship - Closed (All Seniors may apply)
4/2/18 Holt Count Farm Bureau - Closed (All Seniors may apply)
4/5/18 Nebraska Press Women Marianne Beel Memorial Scholarship Closed
4/6/18 Upper Elkhorn NRD  Closed (resident or family owns land in Upper Elkhorn, pursue natural resources or ag) 
4/6/17 Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Scholarship Closed (Seniors attending a Community College studying an automotive field, see Thiele for an application)
4/7/18 Atkinson American Legion Auxiliary- Closed (All seniors may apply)
4/7/18 Atkinson America Legion Post- Closed (All seniors may apply)
4/9/17 Vittles and Such Scholarship - Closed (All seniors may apply)

Holt County Farm Bureau Scholarship Closed (Holt County Farm membership or associated)

Farm Bureau Assorted Scholarships <-- (click on) Closed

4/14/18 Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship Closed (senior who participated 2 years in 2 sports and earned a varsity letter in 2 spots)

West Holt Memorial Hospital Healthcare Scholarship Closed (senior who pursues a degree in a medical or health related)

4/15/18 Jake Elger Memorial Scholarship-  Closed  (All seniors may apply, IEP student will be given 1st consideration.  Scholarship not based on GPA)
6/1/18 Agri-Women- Open - Click here (Female in Agricultural Related Field)
4/15/18 Pheasants Forever Niobrara Valley Chapter #289 Closed

TransCanada Empower Communities Scholarships Closed

4/1/18 Vera E McIntosh Memorial P.E.O. Scholarship Closed (West Holt females who have community service, high school activities)
4/15/18 West Holt Medical Services Foundation (apply in fall, if not picked, reapply before this date) OPEN
4/18/18 Lioness Scholarship Open (All seniors may apply)
4/20/18 Geraldine Skopec Teacher Education Scholarship Open (West Holt Senior pursuing a degree in education)
4/20/18 Charles G. Skopec Science Scholarship Open (West Holt senior pursuing a degree in science, including medical)
4/20/18 Martens Family Scholarship  Open (All seniors may apply, 4-H experience and attendance in the Methodist church given preference.)

Jim Hanna Memorial Scholarship-(Open to children of Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska Member with a paid membership) Open


Sycamore Education Scholarship Open


Linhart Family Youth Scholarship  All seniors may apply Open






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