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Access to Education: Key to Success

It is our goal and commitment to increase the awareness and participation in educational opportunities and services within communities accross Nebraska. Over the years, we've seen an increase in student and parental involvement in the Annual Hispanic/Latino Educational Summit (founded by the Commission in 2006). We continue to work in identifying factors that have continued to the fostering of and/or issues that have contributed to the increase in the educational attainment gap seen in the Hispanic/Latino student population. Thus, we continue to actively participate in the P-16 initiative to combat these important and very real concerns.

Copy of 6th Edition National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latinos



The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute has released the 6th Edition National Directory of Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships for Latino Youth. You can read a copy by clicking on the image cover to your left.



support undocumented youth Click on this cover for the U.S. Dept. of Education's Resource Guide for Undocumented Youth.


Click on the organizations' name below to view more information on scholarships and services, or contact our office at: (402) 471-2791.

Educational Resources

Organization Focus Eligibility Location
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarships National/state list of financial aid for high school, college and graduate students Everyone Nationwide
EducationQuest Foundation Free college planning services, scholarships, outreach and grants Everyone Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha
Hispanic College Fund College & Career Institute Financial, Social & Career Support Latino Youth Nationwide

Hispanic & Minority Scholarship Resource Guide

& Tips on Where to find Financial Aid

Scholarships and financial aid tips for students Latino & Minority Students Nationwide
Hispanic Scholarship Fund List of scholarships for Latinos of all backgrounds Latino Students Nationwide
Homeless Youth Guide & Resources List of financial aid and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth Homeless or at-risk Nationwide
FAFSA Federal Application for Financial Student Aid, free for students to apply, opens Oct. 1 College students Nationwide
MALDEF Scholarship Guide 2016-17 List of various scholarships for U.S. Citizens, Legal residents, DACA recipients and DREAMers High School Seniors, College Students Nationwide
National Society of High School Scholars Various scholarships for high school and college students who are members of the National Society of HS Scholars. Society Members Only Nationwide, check if your high school has a chapter
Nebraska State College System Advantage Guarantees first-time freshman who receive federal Pell Grants do not pay tuition at the 3 state colleges. Must be Nebraskan. Incoming Freshman Peru, Wayne, Chadron
Nebraska Migrant Program Educational Services Migrant Youth Statewide
Omaha Public Schools Scholarship Handbook 47 pages of Scholarships available to Nebraska students, includes local, state and national scholarships High School Students Statewide
Online Degrees & Distance Learning in Nebraska - OnlineColleges Listing of Nebraska universities / colleges offering online degrees / distance learning, listing by major, tuition & financial aid All Students Statewide
ScholarshipQuest List of 1,000 Nebraska scholarships available for students in high school and college, must create a login account, it is free All Students Statewide
Southeast Community College List of Scholarships 29 pages of Scholarships for SCC students at all campus locations, varies by major, amount and eligibility All Students Statewide



Organization Focus Deadline Stipend
Apprenticeships - Omaha & Iowa Various apprenticeships for job training Ongoing Varies
Ironworkers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program Must be at least 18, have a high school diploma or GED, must be physically capable of performing tasks, must prove they are legally eligible to work in U.S., valid driver's license. Applications taken April 4 - April 15, 2016 from 1 PM - 4 PM at Ironworkers Local Union #21 Hall, 14515 Industrial Rd, Omaha, NE 68144. 4-Year Apprentice Program


Internships / Fellowships

Organization Focus Deadline Stipend
Bank of America Diversity Fellowship MBA Program and Internship Fall 2016 $40,000
Boren Scholarship / Fellowship Undergraduate Study Abroad February 9, 2016 $8,000-$20,000
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Internships & Fellowships for current high school students, college students, graduate students, medical students & veterinary students Ongoing Paid, varies
Dream Summer with UCLA National Internships March 11, 2016 $5,000
Intern Nebraska Varies by Company Ongoing Paid
Latino Heritage Internship Program with the U.S. National Park Service Must be in college, between 18-35 years old, Historical site preservation, Archaeology, Museum Studies, Cultural Resources at 31 various sites in the U.S. for Summer 2016 Feb. 6, 2016 Paid, housing and travel expenses covered
Legislative Pages at the Nebraska Capitol Building

Pages respond to senators' request lights on the legislative floor, run errands, deliver messages, photocopy materials, get food and drink for the senators, assist the presiding officer, set up and staff committee hearings and perform other duties as assigned. Must be current college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA, must be able to work 20 hours a week during session, preferably the same four-hour shift each day. Application.

Opens Sept. 1, 2016

Closes Oct. 3, 2017

$10.37 per hour & $10.78 per hour for 2nd year Pages
Mosaics in Science STEM Diversity Internship Program Must be in college, between 18-35 years old, STEM career related internships at 30 various sites in the U.S. for Summer 2016 Jan. 31, 2016 $4,800 and housing, travel expenses covered
NE Attorney General Office Computer Data Input Ongoing Varies
Nebraska Appleseed Social Work & Lobbying Ongoing Unpaid
OLLAS Internship Program Train UNO students on research, community outreach and future careers Varies Unknown
Schuyler Public Library For high school and college students, Summer and Fall Rolling $1,000 for 100 hours
Step-Up Omaha! For ages 14-21, provides career training and job placement Feb. 29, 2016 Pay Varies
University of Nebraska-Omaha High School Internships High school students interested in pursuing science & technology careers, paid internships of $1,500, work 20 hours a week, June-July 2016 April 9, 2016 Pay Varies
The White House Interns will be placed in one Presidential Department. April 17, 2016 Unpaid


High School Student Summits & Academies

Academy Eligibility Focus Timeline Deadline School
DREAM BIG! Academy Current high school juniors, 1st generation or under-represented students with low income status, minimum 2.5 GPA, interest in Business Business area July 10-15, 2016 March 4, 2016 UNL, Lincoln
I'm First Symposium - UNL

High school freshman, sophomores and juniors who will be the first to attend college, free event, scholarship awarded to participants.

Higher education for first-generation college students, resources to attend college March 30, 2016 March 26, 2016 UNL, Lincoln
Latina Summer Academy

Latina high school students entering 10th & 11 grade, contact: or 402-399-2453 for info.

Higher education & college life, cultural pride June 12-17, 2016 May 13, 2016 College of St. Mary, Omaha
Latino Summit

Latina/o middle school and high school students, all day symposium with keynote speaker, college-focused breakout sessions, college recruiters, lunch & scholarship information

Higher education & cultural pride Oct. 24, 2016 Oct. 17, 2016 Statewide
Latino Young Ambassador Program - Smithsonian Museum Graduating high school seniors, U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident, minimum 3.25 GPA, English fluency, be enrolled full time in a college Interest in Arts, Humanities or Science in regards to Latino community

June 19-25, 2016

July 5-Aug. 1, 2016

April 4, 2016

Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington, DC

Nebraska College Preparatory Academy 1st Generation and low-income 8th grade students attending Omaha North Magnet and Grand Island Senior High School. College preparation and committment, receive mentoring 5 Camps from July 8 - Aug. 6, select one March 1, 2016

UNL, Lincoln

University of Nebraska - Lincoln Spanish Days Free campus experience open to studenst and guests. All sessions and the tour will be hosted in Spanish. Lunch & financial aid discussion. College preparation in Spanish
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 15
Register prior to event day

UNL, Lincoln


Local Nebraska Scholarships

Organization Eligibility Deadline Award Location
Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Career, State and 4-H Scholarships High school seniors going to attend a community college, college or university in Omaha, U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or EAD recipient March 15, 2016 $4,000 for 2 years, or $6,000 for 4 years or $100,000 for 4-H Statewide, Iowa
Barrientos Scholarship Latino/a graduating high school senior planning to attend Metropolitan Community College, minimum 3.0 GPA April 1, 2016 $5,000 Omaha
Bellevue University South Omaha Program Scholarship Incoming Latino/a students from South Omaha community, pays up to 4 years for 90% tuition/fees for students with 2.5 GPA & higher, and pays 95% tuition/fees for students with 3.6 GPA or higher July 22, 2016 for Fall 2016


Chief Standing Bear Essay Scholarship Nebraska elementary, middle school, high school and college students must submit an essay April 1, 2016 Varies Statewide
Chief Standing Bear Scholarship Must be enrolled member of a tribe, enrolled in college, minimum 2.5 GPA April 1, 2016 $2,500 Statewide
College of St. Mary List of Scholarships List of scholarships for prospective & current St. Mary students, requirements vary & deadlines vary Varies $2,500 - $16,000 Current & Prospective Students
College of St. Mary Misericordia Scholarship For DACA or undocumented Latina, financial need, must be enrolled at College of St. Mary full-time, minimum 2.0 GPA Ongoing Covers tuition & on-campus lodging Current & Prospective Students
Creighton University List of Scholarships 2 kinds of scholarships: supplemental & general with different deadlines & applications, requirements vary April 1, 2016 Varies Creighton Current & Prospective Students
Davis-Chambers Scholarship Must be accepted to UNL, UNO, UNK or UNMC. Must complete essay questions.

UNL, UNO & UNK: Feb. 1, 2016

UNMC: Aug. 1, 2016

$500 - $4,000 a year Statewide
Dear Grandchild Scholarship Grandparents write and mail a letter explaining why their grandchild deserves financial aid Opens November $2,000 Statewide
D.J. Hero Award Scholarship Student must be nominated by someone not related to student, be resident of Nebraska & live in Nebraska, Omaha metro high school seniors, must write essay March 2, 2016 $10,000 Omaha metro high school seniors
Doane College - Presidential Scholarship Admitted students with minimum 3.6 GPA and ACT score of 26, renewable for 8 semesters if student keeps 3.0 GPA and is full-time Ongoing, must contact Admissions office $56,000 Crete
Doane College - Board of Trustee Scholarship Admitted students with 3.25 GPA and ACT score of 23, renewable for 8 semesters Ongoing, must contact Admissions office $48,000 Crete
Doane College - Van Hoy Scholarship Admitted students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and ACT score of 20, renewable for 8 semesters Ongoing, must contact Admissions officer $44,000 Crete
Fraser Stryker Diversity Scholarship High school senior who is Asian, Latino, Native American or African American. Interested in pursuing law career, financial need, ranks top 20% in class, U.S. citizen or Omaha resident for past 6 years. March 4, 2016 $2,500 per academic year Omaha Metro Area
Grand Island List of 66 Scholarships Each Scholarship varies for eligibility and amount given, only one application form is needed for all scholarships Feb. 19, 2016 Varies Grand Island / Loup City Area
Heartland Latino Leadership Arts, Humanities & Government Scholarship Latino/a college student majoring in an arts, humanities or government field, minimum 3.0 GPA Opens April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide Nebraska
Heartland Latino Leadership Business Scholarship Latino/a college student majoring in a business field, minimum 3.0 GPA Opens April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide Nebraska
Heartland Latino Leadership Education Scholarship Latino/a college student majoring in an education field, minimum 3.0 GPA Opens April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide Nebraska
Heartland Latino Leadership Engineering, Architecture & Technology Scholarship Latino/a college student majoring in a STEM field, minimum 3.0 GPA Opens April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide Nebraska
Heartland Latino Leadership Health & Science Scholarship Latino/a college student majoring in a Health or Science field, minimum 3.0 GPA Opens April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide Nebraska
Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest 2016 Any middle or high school student (Grade 6-12) in Nebraska. Write an essay on contest theme (click link at left for details) & include signed entry form.

Opens July 21, 2016

Deadline Sept. 20, 2016

$100-$200 Statewide
Hispanic Heritage Month College Scholarship All students enrolled in a Nebraska college/university. Write an essay on contest theme (click link at left for details) & include signed entry form.

Opens Aug. 29, 2016

Deadline Sept. 26, 2016

$1,500 Statewide
Beca del Mes de la Herencia Hispana 2016 Los estudiantes de todas las etnias inscritos actualmente en una universidad pública o privada de Nebraska, o matriculados en un colegio comunitario o universidad de comercio profesional. Los estudiantes internacionales también pueden aplicar. Se debe incluir un formulario de inscripción firmado y dos cartas de recomendación de un profesional que no esté relacionado con usted. Los comentarios son bienvenidos en español. (Archivo adjunto).

Opens Aug. 29, 2016

Deadline Sept. 26, 2016

$1,500 Statewide
Concurso de ensayos en el mes de la herencia hispana 2016 Todos los estudiantes que están inscritos en las escuelas de Nebraska: públicas, magnet, proposito especial, privadas, o escuelas domiciliarias (grados 6-12). Las inscripciones se aceptan en inglés o español, y deben incluir un formulario de inscripción firmado

Opens July 21, 2016

Deadline Sept. 20, 2016

$100-$200 Statewide

Girl Scouts of Nebraska Scholarships -

Presidents' Leadership Award

Canenburg Scholarship

Olson Memorial Scholarship

Current Girl Scouts who are seniors in high school, Presidential Scholarship for past or current Girl Scouts 18-24 in the Homestead Service Center area, each scholarship has different requirements. April 15 of any given year, for Presidential deadline is July 2016 $500-$1,000 Varies by scholarship: Lincoln area, Omaha area, Rock County, check links to verify.
International Students - University of Nebraska - Lincoln Global Scholarship Undergraduate international student admitted or attending UNL, minimum 2.0 GPA, successfully completed 24 hours academic credit, remain in good standing Applicants evaluated upon Admission $3,500 - $14,500

International Undergraduate Students

International Students - University of Nebraska - Omaha Advantage Scholarship For undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, minimum 3.0 GPA, must hold J1 or F1 Visa Rolling $4,800 - $9,600 International

International Students - University of Nebraska - Omaha New International Student Scholarship


Omaha Current International Student Scholarship

New: Be prospective UNO student, hold F1 or J1 Visa, minimum 3.0 GPA, ready to enroll full-time

Current: Hold F1 or J1 Visa, currently enrolled full-time at UNO, minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, provided service to campus or community

May 15 of every year for both scholarships

$3,000 - $6,000

$700 per semester

KID'S CHANCE Scholarship Must be between 16-25 years old, a high school senior or have a high school diploma/GED, child of parent who was injured or killed on the job that affects family income, scholarship for tuition, fees or lodging only, complete FAFSA & application packet. April 15 every year $2,500 a year Any community college, college, university or vocational school.
Latino Employee Network of Union Pacific Scholarship Must be of Latino/Hispanic heritage, plan to attend or enrolled in college/university, minimum 2.8 GPA, ACT score 20 or higher/SAT score 1400 or higher, must be from Omaha or Council Bluffs metro area. March 6, 2016 $1,000 to 10 students Any student in Omaha metro or Council Bluffs metro area
Latino Summit Leadership Scholarship Must be nominated for Gallery of Stars with the Latino Summit conference for high school students. Write essay, include letters of recommendation, open to all Nebraska high school seniors.

Opens August 15, 2016

Deadline Oct. 7, 2016

$500 All Nebraska high school seniors
Lincoln Community Foundation List of 59 Scholarships Scholarship requirements vary, open to high school seniors and college students throughout Nebraska. Deadlines Vary, Earliest is March 31, 2016 Varies, starting at $500 Statewide
Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship Open to high school senior or college students interested in legal support field. Must have at least 3.0 GPA. March 14, 2016 $1,500 Statewide
Lincoln Rebels Baseball Scholarship Current or recently graduate high school senior or current college student, applied or enrolled in college/university, have played on Lincoln Rebels teams for at least two years. Application on Lincoln Rebels website or request a form at Mail application & letter of reference to: Lincoln Rebels Scholarship Committee c/o WRL CPA, 3801 Union Dr., Ste 106, Lincoln, NE 68516 July 31, 2016 $1,000 to two students Lincoln
Louise A. Nixon Librarian Scholarship Must be accepted to ALA Library Sciences program, must be Nebraska resident, member of NLA, employee past or present of NE library for at least one year. April 15 every year $1,000 Statewide
LSAT Prep Scholarship Economic need & be from underrepresented group, NE resident or attend a NE school, want to stay in NE after law school, more details Feb. 5, 2016 & July 15, 2016 Covers cost of LSAT prep course & LSAT exam Statewide
Marian Martinez Scholarship
  1. Must be Latino/a enrolled in an Omaha metro area high school, must be mentored by an adult or in a mentoring program, must include 1 letter of recommendation from their mentor describing how the applicant has benefited from this relationship, what his or her educational challenges and goals are, and why he or she is deserving of this scholarship.
  2. Applicants must upload one photograph of you and mentor together. Applicants must provide a copy of high school transcript showing GPA of 2.75 or above.
Oct. 14, 2016 $2,500 Latino Omaha Metro High School Students
Marie Curie Scholarship
  • If less than 12 credit hours of college coursework, minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum 23 on ACT or 1050 SAT score of 1050 or higher.
  • If 12 credit hours or more of college coursework, minimum college 3.0 GPA with a cumulative GPA in science and math of 3.0 or higher. Major in biology, chemistry or mathematics
Apply when applying for enrollment $80,000 Nationwide, high school seniors
Metro Young Latino Professional Asc. (MYLPA) Scholarship Must be a DREAMER, not eligible for FAFSA, will attend Metro Community College in Omaha, originally from a Latin American country, financial need May 22, 2016 $3,500 Omaha
Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Open to all Nebraska high school students, must submit an essay Jan. 4, 2016 Kindle Statewide
NACO Scholarship 12 scholarships awarded to high school seniors who are children, stepchildren or under legal guardianship of current county officials or employees, must plan to attend a Nebraska college/university, March 1, 2016 $1,000 Statewide
Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Youth Scholarship 13 separate scholarships open to all Nebraska high school seniors and college students pursuing a beef-industry related degree; criteria varies with each scholarship Feb. 15, 2016 or March 15, 2016 $1,000 - $10,000 Statewide
Nebraska Emerging Leaders Scholarship Awarded to first-generation UNL students who attended the I'm First Symposium at UNL while they were in high school. Open to students of all backgrounds. April 1, 2016 $2,000 Statewide
Nebraska Hospital Association Scholarships 18 scholarships for undergraduates and graduates currently enrolled in courses to complete a health care degree, must be employed at a NE Hospital Association hospital or clinic for 2 years at least.

May 13, 2016

$1,000 - $3,000 Statewide
Nebraska High School Rodeo Association List of Scholarships High School Student must be a member of the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association, eligibility varies per scholarship Varies: February to August 2016 $500-$1,500 Statewide

Nebraska State College Board of Trustees Scholarship

Nebraska State College Governor's Award

Board of Trustees Scholarship: High school graduate with a 25 or above on ACT, or 1700 on SAT. Governor Scholarship: High school graduates with 21-25 on ACT or 1500-1650 on SAT. For Both, must attend a state college: Chadron, Peru or Wayne State. Must be Nebraska resident. Apply through General Scholarship Application at Admission.

Opens October

Closes January

Trustee Scholarship: Full-tuition

Governor Scholarship: Half-tuition

Nebraska Wesleyan University - List of Scholarships List of scholarships for incoming freshmen, current students, transfer students, graduate students, study abroad and international students. Vary by eligibility and requirements. Ongoing Varies NWU Students
NET Nebraska Broadcaster Asc. Scholarship Student enrolled in 4-year college/university, must have completed 60 credits as of May 31, 2016, major in broadcasting, communication or related field, plan for career in radio or TV broadcasting March 2, 2016 $1,500 Statewide
OPPD List of Scholarships 5 Scholarships for students attending Creighton, UNO, Bellevue University or MCC majoring in Business or STEM field, eligibility varies. Varies $2,000 each College students attending Omaha universities or community colleges
Oregon Trail Foundation List of Scholarships 13 diffierent scholarships offered for high school seniors and current college students. Requirements vary and one scholarship is for Hispanic students. April 1, 2016 $500-$2,000 each Towns of Gering & Scottsbluff & counties of Banner, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, & Sioux.
Peru State College Scholarships List of various scholarships for Peru State College students, various eligibility and requirements. January 15 of every year Varies Statewide
Reaching Your Potential Scholarship Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, Nebraska resident, completed FAFSA & eligible for Pell Grant, referred by community agency or college or College Access Grant High School April 1, 2016 $2,600 - $5,200 for years Statewide
Read to Win Scholarship Must be Nebraska resident, children between ages 3-18, must register for Nebraska Reading Program at their local library & finish program requirements. August 25, 2016 $529 to 15 students Statewide
Southeast Community College Financial Aid & Scholarships Many scholarships, grants & financial aid available for current students & high school seniors, listing is for all SCC campus locations

High School Seniors: Dec. 1 - Feb. 22

Current Students, vary by semester

Varies Statewide
Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Must be Nebraska resident, graduate from a Nebraska high school/GED, incoming 1st-time college/community college freshman to Nebraska school, minimum 2.5 GPA, financial need, merit, essay & letters of recommendation, open to all students including non-citizens Opens Nov. 1 $4,250 per semester Statewide
True Potential Scholarship DACA Students or TPS recipients who will or are attending a community college in Nebraska or Iowa

Opens Oct. 2016

Due March 26, 2017

Full Tuition for 1 year Nebraska, Iowa
Unity in Action Scholarship - 2 Scholarships Latino/a high school senior currently attending South Sioux City High School, enrolled in a college or university for 2015-16, must complete application packet. April 15, 2016 $500 each Any college or university in Nebraska and the nation
University of Nebraska - Peter Kiewit Scholarships Minimum ACT of 30 or higher, 1340 SAT, minimum 3.5 GPA, apply through UNO, UNL or UNK. May 15, 2015 Full-ride scholarship Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Kearney OMA Leadership Scholarship

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status, Active participation and/or leadership roles in OMA organizations, 1 letter of recommendation from a UNK faculty/staff member, 1 page essay - Why do you think it’s important to be involved in OMA? April 29, 2016 One-year partial tuition waiver UNK Students

University of Nebraska - Kearney/Omaha World Herald Scholarship

High school seniors in top 10% of their class with ACT of 30 and higher November 2016 Full-tuition, fees, lodging and books scholarship High School Seniors

University of Nebraska - Medical Center List of Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships & Fellowships

List of scholarships, assistantships and fellowships for incoming/current UNMC students, eligibility, amounts & deadlines vary Varies Varies Prospective & Current Students
University of Nebraska - Kearney Scholarship List List of scholarships for prospective UNK students, current students, graduate students & transfer students Varies Varies UNK students
University of Nebraska - Lincoln Scholarship List List of scholarships for prospective UNL students, current students, graduate students & transfer students Varies Varies UNL students
University of Nebraska - Omaha Scholarship List List of scholarships for high school seniors & current students at UNO, includes aid for incoming freshmen, undergraduate, graduate, transfer students, international students & study abroad, internships also available Varies Varies UNO Students
Urban League of Nebraska Scholarship Minimum 2.5 GPA, submit transcript or GED copy, have done at least 10 hours community service March 1, 2016 Varies Graduating Nebraska high school senior/GED recipient
Wayne State College Scholarships List of scholarships for Wayne State College students, includes lists for incoming freshmen, current students and transfer students. WSC Financial Aid Contacts: Need-based - Annette Kaus or Merit Scholarships - Amy Gade December 1 of every year Varies All Wayne State College students
'Why I Want To Go To College" Essay Contest 7th & 8th Grade Students, 750 typed essays explaining educational goals for future. March 18, 2016 $500-$2,000 All 7th & 8th Graders in Nebraska & Midwest
Willa Cather Foundation Scholarships Must be female high school seniors graduating from a Nebrsaka high school, plan to be English majors in accredited college or university. Must write two essays. Wilson Memorial Scholarship for Red Cloud High School Graduates. Varies: Jan. 31, 2016 & April 20, 2016 $1,250-$2,500 All female high school seniors
Wyrulec Company List of Scholarships Parent, legal guardian, or the student must receive power from the cooperative to be eligible. (Special cases: parent is supplied residence as part of their pay. Applicant lives with grandparent or other family member on service line. Feb. 1, 2016 $500-$1,000 High school seniors or college students from Banner County, Nebraska


National Scholarships

Organization Eligibility Deadline Award Students
The Atlantic & College Board Writing Scholarship Must have a teacher sponsor, students will write 1,000-1,500 word essay on a selected artwork from the AP list, selected essay will be published in The Atlantic

Opens Jan. 1, 2016

Deadline Feb. 28, 2016

$5,000 High school seniors who are 16-19 years old
Becas Univision Scholarship Must be 1/3 Hispanic & 1st generation college student, have financial need, minimum 3.0 GPA, will or have graduated from high school or have a GED, open to citizens, non-citizens, refugees & DACAmented

Opens Jan. 1 of every year

Due March 30 of every year

$500-$5,000 High school seniors, undergraduate students, community college students
Buick Achievers Scholarship Enrolled in accredited four-year university in U.S. or Puerto Rico, Academic achievement, financial need, U.S. citizen/ legal permanent resident, STEM major, priority to first-generation students, females, minorities, veterans/children of veterans

Opens Jan. 4, 2016

Deadline Feb. 29, 2016

$25,000 every year for 4 years High school seniors, undergraduate students
Burger King Scholarship Must be U.S. Citizen or Canadian, have at least 2.0 GPA, further details for Burger King employees at link

Opens Oct. 15, 2016

Deadline Dec. 15, 2016

$1,000 - $50,000 High school seniors and Burger King employees
Clara Lionel Foundation Global Scholarship Must be a citizen or native of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, or Jamaica, eligible to study in U.S. & have been accepted to accredited 4-year college/university 

Deadline June 10, 2016

$5,000 - $50,000 Undergraduate
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship Minimum 3.0 GPA, Achievement Based, Leadership Based, must be U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident, Refugee, Asylee, Cuban-Haitian Entrant, or Humanitarian Parolee

Opens Aug. 2016

Deadline Oct. 31, 2016

$20,000 High school seniors
Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholarship You can nominate a teen or teens nominate themselves, must be between 13-18, must submit an essay if semi-finalist

Opens Jan. 4, 2016

Deadline March 31, 2016

$5,000 for 15 students High school seniors
Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Minimum 3.5 GPA, must be member of Phi Theta Kappa, must be U.S. citizen, asylee, international student, refugee or permanent resident

Opens March 1, 2016

Deadline May 2, 2016

$1,000 for 200 students Community College Students
College Assistance Migrant Program Migrant / Seasonal farm-working youth Varies $750 - $4,000 High school seniors
Dell Scholars Program Minimum 2.4 GPA, financial need, eligible for federal student aid, plan to enroll full-time to college, participate in approved Dell college readiness program

Opens Nov. 1

Due Jan. 15

Full-ride High school seniors
Denny's Hungry for Education Scholarship U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents in U.S. or Puerto Rico, minimum 2.5 GPA, must submit essay

High school deadline: March 25, 2016

College deadline: April 30, 2016

$1,000 - $3,000 high school seniors / college students
Dream US Scholarship DACA recipient, current high school senior who will graduate or student who has earned or will earn a general education development diploma, minimum 2.5 GPA, must plan to attend college/university or community college that is a partner college

Feb. 15, 2016

$25,000 high school seniors / current community college students
National Medical Fellowship Scholarships Scholarships for medical students, including an emergency scholarship. Several for minority students. Varies $5,000 - $25,000 Medical students
Dr. Juan Andrade Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders Must be enrolled college student, at least one Hispanic parent, provide transcript, essay, & more. Dec. 31 of every year $500 - $1,000 High school seniors / college students
DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship U.S. Citizen/Legal Resident, enrolled full-time in U.S. college/university, minimum 3.0 GPA, completed FAFSA, write essay explaining how your heritage shapes your aspirations May 1, 2016 $500 Undergraduate students nationwide
Engebretson Foundation Scholarship Financial need, ACT score of 28 or higher, SAT score of 1240 or higher, at least 3.75 GPA, received the Student Aid Report from FAFSA March 1, 2016 $5,000 per semester High school seniors
Federal Pell Grants Students must have financial need, college expenses, enrollment status FAFSA Deadline varies Up to $5,775 High school seniors & college students
Flag Manufacturers Asc. of America Students must submit video of themselves explaining in 3 minutes what the American flag means to them May 29 of every year $2,000 High school seniors
Gallery Collection Greeting Card Contest Students design & submit a Christmas greeting card, winning design will be used

Opens May 25

Closes Feb. 26

$10,000 High school seniors, college students
Gates Milliennium Scholarship Minimum 3.3 GPA, Minority student, U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident, Foreign National

Opens Aug.1, 2015

Deadline Jan. 13, 2016

Full-ride High school seniors, Graduate Students
Healthcare Scholarship Program Students must write 750-1,000 word essay, must be at least 18, U.S. Citizen & full-time student

June 30, 2016

$500 Current college students
HENAAC Scholarships Hispanic college students pursuing a degree in the STEM field, minimum 3.0 GPA April 30, 2016 $500-$10,000 Current college students
Hispanic Dental Association Scholarships Hispanic students being trained in dental residency or dental specialty program, May 15, 2015 $1,000 - 4,000 to four students Current Dental students
Horatio Alger Association Minimum 2.0 GPA, U.S. Citizen, student must have overcome adversity, be enrolled full-time

Open Aug. 1

Deadline Oct. 25, 2016

$6,000 - $21,000 High school seniors

Jeck Kente Cooke College Scholarship Program

Jack Kente Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Pell Grant eligible, Minimum 3.5 GPA, plan to attend 4-year university, financial need, leadership skills. Transfer: Be a current community college student or recent graduate, Minimum 3.5 GPA, plan to transfer to a university in Fall, financial need

Opens September every year

Opens October every year

$40,000 per year

High school seniors

Transferring community college student to four-year university

Jesse Brown Memorial Youth Scholarship

Veteran hospital volunteers age 21 or younger at least 100 volunteer hours credited through DAV or DAV Auxiliary. Nominations for this award may be submitted by the Voluntary Service Program Manager at a VA medical center, DAV Department Commander, or students may self-nominate themselves with inclusion of an essay on what volunteering for veterans means for them.

Deadline Feb. 29, 2016


Students age 21 or younger

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Courage Essay Contest

Students must write an essay, 700-1,000 words, describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official done after 1956, students must have a teacher nominate their essay

Opens Sept. 1, 2016

Deadline Jan. 4, 2017

$10,000 for 1st place

$1,000 for 2nd place

High school students or GED students

American Planning Asc. Scholarships U.S. Citizens, Financial Need, Women & Minority students pursuing a career in public sector April 30 of every year $2,000 - $4,000 Undergraduate & Graduate Students
LeTendre Education Scholarship Homeless students under 21, or who was homeless at one point during K-12, may be undocumented or DACA June 17, 2016 $1,500 High school seniors, college students, GED graduates
Letters About Literature Scholarship Students in grades 4-12, write a letter to their favorite author, living or dead, about their favorite book. Winners selected in each state will then compete at national level Dec. 2, 2016 $200 - 1,000 Elementary, middle school and high school students
Marine Corps. Foundation Scholarship Must be child of active duty or reserve U.S. Marine or veteran U.S. Marine who has received honorable discharge or killed while serving, or child of active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who served/serving with a U.S. Marine unit, minimum 2.0 GPA

Opens January 1

Deadline March 1

$1,500 - $10,000 per year High school seniors & college students pursuing their bachelor's degree
MALDEF Law Scholarship Open to all students in an accredited law school, must have financial need, academic & extracurricular achievement, committed to serving the Latino community now & in future

Opens Nov. 23, 2015

Deadline Feb. 1, 2016

$5,000 Currently enrolled law school students
Microsoft Scholarship Open to all students, including DACA & undocumented students, enrolled full-time in a college in the U.S., Canada & Mexico pursuing a bachelor's degree in a STEM field. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Opens Oct. 1, 2015

Deadline Jan. 31, 2016

Full Tuition & Partial Tuition Currently enrolled undergraduate students in U.S., Canada & Mexico
National Association of Hispanic Nurses Scholarship Full time nursing student, minimum 3.0 GPA, must be of Hispanic descent, NAHN member April 1, 2016 Not specified Nursing students
National Cattlemen's W.D. Farr Scholarship Send resume, review of graduate research, explain belief in beef industry April 25, 2016 $12,000 College Graduate students
National FFA Scholarships High school senior or college student younger than 23, current or past FFA member, U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident, plan to attend college or is a current full-time college student

Deadline Feb. 2, 2016

Varies High school seniors / current college students
National Pork Producers Council Scholarship Letter indicating what role you see yourself playing in the pork industry after graduation, 750 words or less essay describing an issue you see confronting the pork industry today or in the future, offering your solutions, 2 letters of reference from current or former professors or pork producer/industry professionals, cover sheet with:
  • Complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address, school name, year in school, permanent mailing address and telephone number

Deadline Jan. 8, 2016

$2,500 for 5 students All undergraduate students in a 4-year college of agriculture or 2-year swine program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities/HACER Scholarship Hispanic students with financial needs, academic achievement, and community involvement. Legal U.S. Resident. Minimum 2.7 GPA, age 21 or younger.

January 20 of every year

$1,000 - $100,000 High school seniors
Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship Graduate or Doctoral students attending a college in the U.S., must be involved in sheep/wool research or areas of animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine, application & 2 letters of reference.

June 1, 2016

$3,000 Graduate & Doctoral Students
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - 7 Scholarships Hispanic students planning to major or are majoring in STEM field, have good academic standing & financial need, each scholarship requirements vary

April 15, 2016

$1,000-$5,000 High School Seniors, Undergraduate, Graduate & Doctoral Students
Twitter 140 College Scholarship Write a tweet highlighting how Twitter can improve the world, then 2nd tweet send to @Scholarship with hashtag #Scholarship with a link to your entry, then follow @Scholarship on Twitter for updates

Open from Oct. 14-Oct. 29, 2016

$140 - $1,400.00 College students
U.S. Senate Youth Program Scholarship High school juniors & seniors, must be permanent resident/citizen, must be elected/appointed to leadership position in student, civic, education or community organization, fill out application packet & write essay, will have all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC in March 2017 and $10,000 scholarship

Open from Aug. 30-Oct. 6, 2016

$10,000 High school juniors and seniors
Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship
  • Be U.S. Citizen, retired/ honorable discharged veteran, active duty, or a member of the National Guard or Reserve; Have completed Basic Training and follow-on training, military rank of E-5 or below; financial need, be in VA approved program or school at an accredited postsecondary institution;

Open Aug. 1 - Nov. 15, 2016

$5,000 College students
Western Union Foundation's Family Scholarship Program Scholarship awarded to two members of same family for tuition, language classes, technical training, GED classes or financial literacy. Must be 18. May 25, 2016 $1,000-$5,000 College students
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