Scholarships


Scholarship Program

Scholarships and Educational Grants are one of the finest ways a person can extend a portion of their estate, be it large or modest, to encourage young people on their pursuit of an education.  Oftentimes, this encouragement is just what it takes to keep a young person educationally motivated.

In 2018, 101 scholarships totaling $178,900 were awarded.  The Foundation has awarded a total of 2,712 scholarships in the past 53 years.  There are now 42 permanent scholarship funds using investment income only.  Additional scholarships are awarded from designated gifts, and various funds as deemed appropriate.

To access the Hamilton Community Community Foundation scholarship application page and apply for scholarships, please click on the following link: https://hcfne.academicworks.com

 

LIST OF AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

Akerson, Lauren Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Lauren Akerson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or upperclassman pursuing a 4-year degree in education. Secondary preference would include additional endorsement in coaching. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Andersen, Shirley A. Memorial Teaching Scholarship

To apply for the Shirley A. Andersen Memorial Teaching Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college pursuing an undergraduate degree in teaching.

Award 1 – $500

 

Anderson, Arthur H. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Arthur H. Anderson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing an agriculture-related undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Anderson, Jerry and Bertina Memorial Scholarship Fund

To apply for the Jerry and Bertina Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or upperclassman pursuing a nursing career (LPN or RN) at a 2 or 4-year college or university.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Andrews, Ward B. Memorial Scholarship for Business

To apply for the Ward B. Andrews Memorial Scholarship for Business, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is pursuing a business administration or agribusiness degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Armbruster, Daniel J. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Daniel J. Armbruster Memorial Scholarship, you must be the son or daughter of a full-time Pinnacle Bank-Aurora employee. The applicant must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Aurora Baha’i Community Scholarship

To apply for the Aurora Baha’i Community Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County high school graduating senior who is enrolled part-time or full-time at a Nebraska trade school or community college pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree in any area of study. Financial need is a factor. Other areas of consideration in order of importance are community (volunteer) involvement; employment experience; school involvement; and academic accomplishments/GPA/ACT.

Award 1 – $500

 

Aurora Education Association Scholarship

To apply for the Aurora Education Association Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is an alumnus of Aurora High School who will be a full-time junior or senior in college pursuing an undergraduate degree in education at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. The applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Award 1 – $500

 

Aurora High School Alumni Association Scholarship

To apply for the Aurora High School Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of Aurora High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who is a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Aurora High School Class of 2020 Scholarship

To apply for the Aurora High School Class of 2020 Scholarship, you must be an Aurora High School graduating senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher who will be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Bankson, Herbert and Doris Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Herbert and Doris Bankson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a lineal descendant of a graduate of the former Marquette High School. The applicant should be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Financial need may be a factor.

Award 1 – $750

 

Barnell, Gilbert “Gip” Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Gilbert “Gip” Barnell Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus from any Hamilton County high school who is a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in business or agriculture at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Bengtson, Ivan M. & Agdie I. Scholarship

To apply for the Ivan M. & Agdie Bengtson Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident pursuing a degree in agriculture.

Award 2 – $500

 

Bobst, William M. and Floyd Kerr Community College Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the William M. Bobst and Floyd Kerr Community College Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing a degree at a 2-year community college or technical school who has a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Financial need is a factor.

Award 4 – $2,500

 

Bobst, William M. and Floyd Kerr Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the William M. Bobst and Floyd Kerr Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree at any accredited college. Financial need is a factor.

Award 6 – $5,000

 

Bute, Eva J. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Eva J. Bute Memorial Scholarship, you must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in nutrition science, culinary science or textiles and design.

Award 1 – $500

 

Bute, Florence C. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Florence C. Bute Memorial Scholarship, you must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Award 1 – $500

 

Carriker, Dean and Pat Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Dean and Pat Carriker Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing a 2-year degree. Preference is given to those pursuing a degree in construction management or building/construction trade at Southeast Community College-Milford Campus.

Award 2 – $500 –OR 1 – $1,000

 

Chader, Carl Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Carl Chader Memorial Scholarship you must be a resident of Otis or Bluff precincts of Hamilton County, NE.

Award 2 – $1,000

 

Christenson, Megan K. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Megan K. Christenson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School who was involved in band, 4-H or softball.

 Award 1 – $500

 

Clark Brothers Sanitation Scholarship

To apply for the Clark Brothers Sanitation Scholarship, you must be a firefighter currently active with the Aurora Volunteer Fire Department or immediate family member of an active Aurora Volunteer Fire Department volunteer.

Award 1 – $800 OR 2 – $400

 

Daniel, Edward & Alma Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Edward & Alma Daniel Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident pursuing a degree at a technical school or technical college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Eberhard, Alice G. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Alice G. Eberhard Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of Hampton High School. Applicant should be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Preference shall be given to a student pursuing a degree in music or mathematics.

Award 3 – $1,000

 

Edgerton, Harold E. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Harold E. Edgerton Memorial Scholarship, you must be a full-time student pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree in the sciences of chemistry, engineering, aeronautics, aviation or physics.

Award 2 – $500

 

Elkjer, Thelma Clara Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Thelma Clara Elkjer Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident with first preference given to those pursuing a degree in small animal care including veterinary science or veterinarian technician. Second preference is given to those pursuing a degree in business administration.

Award 1 – $500

 

Emken, Fred & Helen Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Fred & Helen Emken Memorial Scholarship, you must be a resident of Hamilton County and an alumnus of any Hamilton County high school who has completed one full year of college. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture or education. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Ernst, Bob and Carol Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Bob and Carol Ernst Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing a degree in education or health care at a 2 or 4-year college. Preference will be given to those who were active in two or more sports during their senior year. Secondary preference will be given to those in one sport and other activities. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Farr, Frank M. Rotary Club of Aurora Scholarship

To apply for the Frank M. Farr Rotary Club of Aurora Scholarship, you must be a resident of Hamilton County who is a graduating senior who will be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 4-year college. The applicant must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 or higher or an SAT score of 940 or higher.

Award 15 – $1,500

 

Florea, John and Imogene Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the John and Imogene Florea Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of Aurora High School who is now in his/her second or third year of study with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. First preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in nursing or related medical field. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Forsman, Eileen Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Eileen Forsman Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus or graduating senior of any Hamilton County high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher. You must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in elementary education at any Nebraska university or college. Financial need will be considered.

Award 1 – $2,500

 

Furse, Brent Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Brent Furse Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of a Hamilton County high school who is currently in his/her junior or senior year of college. You must be a full-time student pursuing a newspaper journalism major.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Garrett, Lisa D. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Lisa D. Garrett Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior from High Plains High School with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The applicant must be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Preference will be given to a student active in extra-curricular activities that includes one sport.

Award 1 – $400

 

Gilbert, Joan M. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Joan M. Gilbert Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus from a Hamilton County high school pursuing a degree in nursing. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Green, John Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the John Green Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or alumnus of a Hamilton County high school pursuing a 4-year degree in religion, theology, or ministry.

Award 1 – $500

 

Griffin, Ray A. and Frances Memorial Scholarship (EVEN YEARS)

To apply for the Ray A. and Frances Griffin Memorial Scholarship, you must be a student pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree at an accredited college. First preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in agriculture emphasizing soil conservation. Second preference will be given to those pursuing a teaching degree. Financial need may be a factor.

Award 1 – $400

 

Gunnarson, Mae Olson P.E.O. Scholarship

To apply for the Mae Gunnarson Olson P.E.O. Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident and a female graduating senior of a Hamilton County high school with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who has demonstrated positive character.  Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Hamilton County Corngrowers Association Scholarship

To apply for the Hamilton County Corngrowers Association Scholarship, you must be the son or daughter of a member in good standing with the Hamilton County Corngrowers Association. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and be enrolled as a full-time student at a 2 or 4-year accredited college. Preference will be given to those pursuing an agriculture-related certificate/degree.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Hamilton County Jr. Pork Producer’s Scholarship

To apply for the Hamilton County Jr. Pork Producer’s Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of a Hamilton County high school, pursuing an agriculture or agribusiness undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Haworth, Glenn R. & Eva E. Scholarship

To apply for the Glenn R. & Eva E. Haworth Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident attending Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Award 2 – $2,500

 

Haworth, John E. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the John E. Haworth Memorial Scholarship, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student attending any University of Nebraska campus pursuing a degree in medicine.

Award 2 – $1,000

 

Heuermann, B.K. and Norma A. Scholarship

The B.K. and Norma A. Heuermann Scholarship is offered to a graduating senior or alumnus of any Hamilton County high school, pre-approved for admission at Nebraska Wesleyan University as an incoming freshman carrying at least 12 credit hours per semester. Eligible candidates must be residents of Hamilton County, have graduated from high school with a GPA of at least 3.5, and have an ACT composite score of 26 or above. This scholarship covers tuition and fees up to $7,500 per semester and is renewable for a maximum of three additional years if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and full-time status. The student should have demonstrated leadership skills through extra-curricular high school activities. Financial need may be considered.

Award 1 – $7,500 per semester

 

Holland, Howard Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Howard Holland Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of a Hamilton County high school with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing a degree in health care.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Hudson, J. Walter and Thelma Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the J. Walter and Thelma Hudson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a resident of Hamilton County who is a graduating senior or alumnus of any Hamilton County high school. The applicant should be a full-time female student pursuing an undergraduate degree in education at an accredited 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Hurst, Melvin & Virgie Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Melvin & Virgie Hurst Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or upperclassman enrolled as a full-time student pursuing a degree in carpentry, electrical or construction management.

Award 1 – $500

 

Jacobs, Veedis “Veda” Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Veedis “Veda” Jacobs Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at a 2 or 4-year college. Preference will be given to those pursuing any of the following areas of study (not in priority): medical-related careers, teaching-music preferred, engineering, science, or agriculture.

Award 1 – $500

 

Jones, Michael Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Michael Jones Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student attending an accredited college pursuing a degree in the field of dentistry which may include advanced degrees as well as dental hygienist or dental assistant.

Award 1 – $500

 

Leymaster, Glen and Margaret Scholarship

To apply for the Glen and Margaret Leymaster Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School with a GPA of 3.4 or higher and an ACT of 27 or higher.

Award 1 – $400

 

Marquette Alumni Association Scholarship

To apply for the Marquette Alumni Association Scholarship, you must be a lineal descendant of a graduate from the former Marquette High School. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Preference will be given to those with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Award 1 – $500

 

McDonald, Charles “Shorty” Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Charles “Shorty” McDonald Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or upperclassman pursuing an agriculture-related degree. Applicant should have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Memorial Community Health, Inc. Scholarship

To apply for the Memorial Community Health, Inc. Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident enrolled in courses pertaining to the nursing profession.

Award 1 – $500

 

Meyer, Rex and Janet Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Rex and Janet Meyer Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of any Hamilton County high school who is graduating with a bachelors degree from any University of Nebraska campus and who is then pursuing a graduate degree at any accredited institution of higher education.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Mitchell’s Recreation Scholarship

To apply for the Mitchell’s Recreation Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior from Aurora High School pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree at any Nebraska college. Applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 2 – $500

 

Myers, David and Myrtle Scholarship

To apply for the David and Myrtle Myers Scholarship, you must be a student from Hamilton County with a GPA of 3.0 or higher pursuing any area of study.

Award 1 – $500

 

Nelson, Alfred P. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Alfred P. Nelson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a student pursuing a degree, certificate or diploma in health care or an allied health profession such as medical doctor, practical or registered nurse, medical technician, or aide, etc.

Award 4 – $2,500

 

Nelson, Jeanie Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Jeanie Nelson Memorial Scholarship, you must be an Aurora High School graduating senior who will be pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree in the field of nursing. Second preference will be given to a student pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree in the field of art (education, graphic arts, commercial arts, etc.) Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Newman, John W. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the John W. Newman Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a full-time student in your 2nd or 3rd year of law school pursuing a juris doctorate degree at an accredited law school in the United States. Preference is given to performance in law school judged partly by GPA, ambition and contribution to society non-academically. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Nielsen, Donald A., Betty Lou & Robert Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Donald A., Betty Lou & Robert Nielsen Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree in any medical program such as: doctor, nurse, medical technician, paramedic, etc. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $750

 

Nyblom, Kenneth and Lucille Teaching Scholarship

To apply for the Kenneth and Lucille Nyblom Teaching Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior of Aurora High School pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree in elementary education. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $750

 

Otto, Alta Louise Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Alta Louise Otto Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of Aurora High School who has completed a full year of college and is a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in elementary education. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

Award 1 – $500

 

Peterson, Harlan & Emma Jane Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Harlan & Emma Jane Peterson Memorial Scholarship, you must be a resident of Otis, Bluff, or east portion of South Platte precincts of Hamilton County for at least three years. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate teaching degree at a 4-year college.

Award 1 – $2,500

 

Phillips Community Scholarship

To apply for the Phillips Community Scholarship you must live in the Phillips Fire District (Zip Code 68865) and be either a graduating high school senior or current college freshman. Preference will be given to applicants who have performed community service work in the Phillips Community.

Award 1 – $500

 

Quinn, John F. & Mary Scholarship

To apply for the John F. & Mary Quinn Scholarship you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School with a GPA of 2.0 – 3.0 pursuing a degree in any area of study. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Regier, Dick Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Dick Regier Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or upperclassman who is a full-time student pursuing an agribusiness undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Regier, Todd Alan Community College Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Todd Alan Regier Community College Memorial Scholarship you must be an alumnus of Aurora or Giltner High School who has completed one semester at Central Community College and is enrolled as a full-time or part-time student pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related program (i.e. ag. mechanics, ag. welding, automotive diesel mechanics, soil conservation).

Award 1 – $500

 

Regier, Todd Alan Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Todd Alan Regier Memorial Scholarship you must be an alumnus of Aurora High School or Giltner High School and have completed at least one semester at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a full time student enrolled in agribusiness.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Ross, Blanche M. Memorial Scholarship (EVEN YEARS)

To apply for the Blanche M. Ross Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior from Aurora High School who is pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree. First preference will be given to those pursuing an area of study in nutrition science, culinary science or textiles and design. Second preference will be given to those pursuing an area of study in theology or religion. Third preference will be given to those pursuing an area of study in health care.

Award 1 – $500

 

Ross, Cindy Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Cindy Ross Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of Aurora High School. First preference will be given to a student pursuing an undergraduate 4-year degree in Christian religion study.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Saunders, Betty Grosvenor Scholarship in Education

To apply for the Betty Grosvenor Saunders Scholarship in Education you must be a Hamilton County resident and graduating senior from Aurora High School pursuing a 4-year teaching degree.

Award 1 – $500

 

Saxton, J. Michael Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the J. Michael Saxton Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School enrolling full-time in pursuit of a degree in health care. Preference will be given to those pursuing a degree in health care technology (i.e. radiology technician, etc.). Financial need may be a factor.

Award 1 – $400

 

Shaneyfelt, Ethel Maree Nursing Scholarship

To apply for the Ethel Maree Shaneyfelt Nursing Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident and graduating high school senior pursuing a registered nursing degree.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Shaneyfelt, Wayne A. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Wayne A. Shaneyfelt Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident and junior or senior in college pursuing a degree in secondary math education.

Award 1 – $500

 

Stranberg, Alvin and Rose Marie Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Alvin and Rose Marie Stranberg Memorial Scholarship you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of High Plains High School. Preference will be given to those with the following qualifications (not in priority): Hamilton County resident, GPA of 3.0 or higher, involved in the school music program, and student or parents are members of the Mamre Evangelical Free Church, Marquette, NE.

Award 1 – $500

 

Stauffer, John & Edith Pratt Scholarship

To apply for the John & Edith Pratt Stauffer Scholarship, you must be a lineal descendant of someone who was a member of the Old Pleasant View Mennonite Church OR a lineal descendant of an alumnus of Phillips High School. The applicant should be a full-time student pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Priority will be given to graduating seniors of a Hamilton County high school.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Thomas, Annita Kay Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Annita Kay Thomas Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is pursuing a degree in nursing with the intent to specialize in the field of long term care.

Award 1 – $500

 

Thomas, John G. Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the John G. Thomas Memorial Scholarship, you must be a returning adult student who has been away from school for a period of time, preferably at least two years, and is now beginning or returning to pursue a degree. The applicant must carry at least 6 credit hours at an accredited 4-year college.

Award 1 – $500

 

Traudt, Dale Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Dale Traudt Memorial Scholarship, first preference will be given to a full-time student pursuing a degree in aeronautical studies or an aviation-related degree. Second preference will be given to a full-time student pursuing an agriculture-related degree at any college. The applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Award 1 – $500

 

Trumble, Clarence Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Clarence Trumble Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident and graduating high school senior pursuing a technical degree at any community college or technical school. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500

 

Vetter, Marie Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Marie Vetter Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or alumnus of a Hamilton County high school. First preference is given to those attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences pursuing a degree in nutrition or those attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources pursuing a degree in food science and technology with an emphasis in foods and nutrition. Second preference is given to those pursuing a degree in environmental studies at a 4-year college.

Award 1 – $1,300

 

Wadell, Delmer Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Delmer Wadell Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or alumnus enrolled at an accredited 2 or 4-year college pursuing an undergraduate degree in agriculture.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Weedin, Wilbur Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Wilbur Weedin Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of Aurora High School pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above. First preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in wildlife conservation to include preservation of forests, protection of wildlife habitats and zoological studies, etc. Second preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in theology.

Award 1 – $500

 

Wilcox, Karen Louise Nielsen Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Karen Louise Nielsen Wilcox Memorial Scholarship, you must be an alumnus of a Hamilton County high school in your 2nd year of college or above pursuing a bachelors degree or masters degree in nursing; a pre-med/biology or higher degree in medicine; an architecture degree; or performing arts (theater) degree. The applicant should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Financial need may be a factor.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Williams, Clifford Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Clifford Williams Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Hamilton County resident who is a graduating senior or alumnus of a Hamilton County high school pursuing a 4-year technical degree in electronic engineering at any college or pursuing a 2-year technical degree in electronics at any Nebraska college.

Award 1 – $1,500

 

Willis, Genene and Robert Scholarship Fund

To apply for the Genene and Robert Willis Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior or alumnus of Aurora High School. First preference will be given to an applicant pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree in construction management or building/construction trade at Southeast Community College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Award 1 – $500

 

Woodard, Dr. James and Mabel Memorial Scholarship

To apply for the Dr. James and Mabel Woodard Memorial Scholarship, you must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in medicine (i.e. practical or registered nursing, medical technician or aide, medical doctor, etc.) at a 2 or 4-year accredited college. Preference will be given to an upperclassman but graduating high school seniors may be considered if no upperclassmen meet the requirements.

Award 1 – $1,000

 

Zehr, Clair “Shorty” Memorial Scholarship (EVEN YEARS)

To apply for the Clair “Shorty” Zehr Memorial Scholarship, you must be a graduating senior of Aurora High School who is in the upper 25% of the class. Preference will be given to a full-time student pursuing a 4-year undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and who participated and competed in good standing in the Aurora High School football program in his junior and senior years. Financial need will be a factor.

Award 1 – $500