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2024 Scholarships

McCook College Foundation Scholarship Application:  Racine-Baker-Miller Hitchcock Co High School Application.pdf

National Scholarships (various due dates) Set up an account:  https://studentscholarships.org/

UNK Scholarships (various due dates):  https://www.unk.edu/scholarships.php   Apply Online only  Contact:  Luis Olivas at olivasherrlr@unk.edu or 308-865-8751

RPAC $500 scholarship to MCC:  https://mpcc.awardspring.com/     (Due January 15, 2024)

Smith Diversity Scholarship (household income must be below $65,000    Due January 28, 2024):  https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/lfs_2024
    
Tips on applying can be found here:  Deadline Approaching - Ensure Your Application Submission.pdf

North Platte and McCook Community Colleges Scholarship Application:  https://mpcc.awardspring.com/  (Due March 1, 2023)  You need to apply to MCC or NPCC and get a login first.

Nebraska ALA Memorial Scholarship.pdf  (Due March 1, 2024)

ALA Healthcare Professional Scholarship.pdf  (Due March 1, 2024)

ALA Career and Technical Education Scholarship.pdf   (Due March 1, 2024)

Nebraska Public Leadership Scholarship (Due March 1, 2024):  https://www.nepublicleadership.org/

York Rite of Freemasonry (Due March 22, 2024 to Ms. McCarter--DO NOT MAIL IT IN):  York Rite of Freemasonry Scholarship.pdf

Southwest Nebraska Masonic Scholarship (Due April 4, 2024):  SW Ne Masonic Scholarship.pdf

Ag Valley Scholarship (Due April 5, 2024):  Scholarship letter 2024.docx   Application for Scholarship Award.pdf

Carriage House Foundation (Due April 5, 2024):  Carriage House Foundation Scholarship.pdf

 

Everything FAFSA from Education Quest:

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has announced that the processing of FAFSAs will be delayed until mid-March. This impacts financial aid offers and pressures students to make college decisions quickly.

Impact of Disrupted FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS)

The delayed FAFSA disrupts the usual FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) process. Typically, students receive confirmation shortly after submission, but now FAFSAs are labeled "in review" until mid-March, preventing corrections or adding colleges to the form. Please note:

·       Families can only make changes to the FAFSA once they receive an email confirming the FAFSA was processed. They can then see their FAFSA Submission Summary.

·       Colleges will not receive Institutional Student Information Records (ISIRs) until March so that financial aid offers will be delayed until April or May.

·       The good news is the tables used in the FAFSA calculations are being updated, increasing the number of students receiving Pell Grants and the amount they receive.

Advice for Those Applying for Need-Based Scholarships

Advise students to keep the following correspondence as it will be all they have available to prove financial need until their FSS is ready:

·       PDF of the FAFSA confirmation page. View a sample.

·       PDF of the confirmation email (Subject: We’ve Received Your FAFSA Form). View a sample.

·       The documents must include their first and last name and the Student Aid Index (SAI).

Finally, please encourage students to contact scholarship providers for guidance on how to proceed with their applications.

Impact on Financial Aid Offers and Decision Deadlines

Colleges rely on FAFSA results to determine financial aid eligibility. With delays, colleges may struggle to provide timely aid offers, leaving students with limited time to assess options before the May 1 college selection deadline.

EducationQuest will update students, parents, clients, and our partners via posts to this group, social media, email, etc., as further changes occur.

Joan Jurek

Director of College Planning and Outreach Services

EducationQuest  


Click here for more information: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/fafsa-support

 

 

 

 

 

2023 Scholarships

National Scholarships (various due dates) Set up an account:  https://studentscholarships.org/

UNK Scholarships (various due dates):  https://www.unk.edu/scholarships.php   Apply Online only  Contact:  Luis Olivas at olivasherrlr@unk.edu or 308-865-8751

MNB Bank Homegrown Leaders Scholarship Application (Due March 1, 2023) mnb001.pdf    Link to online form:  https://www.mnb.bank/scholarship

Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship (Due January 15, 2023 to Ms. McCarter) Gary Fisher Fine Arts Scholarship Form 2022-23.docx

NRCSA (Due January 15, 2023 to Ms. McCarter)  NRCSA Scholarship Form 2022-23.docx

Great Plains Communications (Due February 1, 2023):  2023-Customer-Scholarship-Application-Nebraska.pdf

North Platte and McCook Community Colleges Scholarship Application:  https://mpcc.awardspring.com/  (Due March 1, 2023)  You need to apply to MCC or NPCC and get a login first.

 

Leu Foundation Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Leu Foundation23.pdf

Hansen Charitable Foundation Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Hansen Foundation Scholarship 2023.pdf

Veterans Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Veterans Application.pdf     VFW Scholarship Info.pdf

Linda Talley Eckles '74 Grit Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Linda Talley Eckles Scholarship Application.pdf

Virginia Smith Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Virginia Smith Scholarship Application.pdf      Virginia Smith Scholarship Instructions 2023.pdf

Ben & Marjorie Baker Memorial Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Ben and Marjorie Baker Memorial Scholarship.pdf

Lions Club Scholarship (Due March 16, 2023 to Ms. McCarter):  Lions Club Scholarship App.pdf

St. John's Commandery Scholarship (Due March 27, 2023 to Ms. McCarter)  ST JOHN COMMANDERY SCHOLARSHIP.pdf
    Fill out page one. Turn in both pages to Ms. McCarter and she will complete page 2.

Hitchcock County Education Association Scholarship (Due April 14, 2023 to Mrs. Rippen):  HCEA Scholarship Application 2023.pdf

 

Student Scholarships login: https://studentscholarships.org/

Culbertson Fire Department (Due March 27, 2023 to Mrs. Rippen):  Culbertson Fire Department.pdf

 

 

2022 SCHOLARSHIPS

MNB Bank Homegrown Leaders Scholarship Application (Due March 1, 2022) mnb001.pdf

McCook College Foundation Scholarship (Due March 1, 2022) mcf_sch_application.pdf

    McCook College Foundation Essay for Scholarship (Due March 1, 2022)  mcf_sch_essay.pdf

KRD Federal Credit Union Scholarship (Due March 15, 2022, Must be a member of KRD) krd001.pdf

Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship (Due March 18, 2022)  NPAF001.pdf

York Rite of Freemasonry (Due March 31, 2022)  StJohn001.pdf

Nebraska Mayflower Scholarship (Due March 31, 2022)  Nebraska Mayflower Scholarship.pdf

Eastern Star Scholarship (Due April 1, 2022) This is the straightened copy.    Eastern Star Scholarship App.pdf

Leu Foundation (Due to Ms. McCarter by April 1, 2022)  Leu Foundation22.pdf

Hansen Foundation (Due to Ms. McCarter by April 1, 2022)   Hansen001.pdf

Veteran's Scholarship (Due to Ms. McCarter by April 1, 2022)  Veterans Application.pdf     VFW Scholarship Info.pdf

Linda Talley Eckles '74 Grit Scholarship (Due to Ms. McCarter by April 1, 2022):  Linda Talley Eckles Scholarship Application.pdf

Haag Memorial Scholarship (Due April 1, 2022)  Haag-Memorial-Scholarship-form.2018 (4).docx.pdf

Southwest Nebraska Masonic Scholarship (Due April 4, 2022):  snms001.pdf

Virginia Smith Scholarship (Due April 8, 2022 to Ms. McCarter):  Virginia Smith Scholarship Instructions 2022.pdf
     Virginia Smith Scholarship Application.pdf

Hitchcock County Education Association (Due April 15, 2022 to Mrs. Rippen)  HCEA Scholarship Application.pdf

Baker Memorial Scholarship due to Ms. McCarter by April 30, 2022:     Ben and Marjorie Baker Memorial Scholarship.pdf

Lions Club Scholarship due to Ms. McCarter by April 26, 2022:  Lions Club Scholarship App.pdf     Interviews will be April 27, 2022 @ 9:30 a.m.

Nebraska State College Multi-Activity Scholarship Application (Due May 1, 2022):  https://www.nscs.edu/multi-activity-scholarship

Connecther Filmmaking (Due June 1, 2022--you have to create a film and submit it)  https://connectherfilmfest.org/submit/

Nebraska Women's Democratic Caucus Scholarship (Due July 1, 2022):  http://ndpwomenscaucus.org/inspiring-women-scholarship/

Student Scholarships.org (National list of scholarships):  https://studentscholarships.org

 

 

2021 SCHOLARSHIPS

Racine-Baker-Miller Scholarship:  Racine-Baker-Miller Hitchcock Co High School Application.pdf

Senior Packet Information--Due to Ms. McCarter ASAP    Senior Packet.pdf

 

https://lendedu.com/blog/nebraska-student-loans-scholarships-and-grants/ -- Financial Aid Information

 

Baker Memorial Scholarship due to Ms. McCarter by May 7, 2021:     baker001.pdf

 

Lions Club Scholarship--Due to Ms. McCarter by May 5, 2021:    Lions Club 2021.pdf

 

Community First Bank Scholarship:  cfb004.pdf

 

Hillcrest Foundation Scholarship--Due May 10, 2021:  hf001.pdf

 

St. John Commandery No. 16 Scholarship:  ST JOHN COMMANDERY SCHOLARSHIP.docx             ST JOHN COMMANDERY SCHOLARSHIP.pdf
Return to Ms. McCarter by March 4, 2021

 

McCook Foundation Scholarships--Deadline March 31, 2021:  https://www.mccookfoundation.org/scholarships

 

Click to download the Virginia Smith scholarship instructions and application form--Return to Ms. McCarter by March 29, 2021

Virginia Smith Scholarship Application.pdf

Virginia Smith Scholarship Instructions 2021.pub.pdf

 

Leu Foundation Scholarship--Return to Ms. McCarter by March 29, 2021:

Leu Foundation Scholarship 2021.pdf

 

Hansen Foundation Scholarship---Return to Ms. McCarter by March 29, 2021:

Hansen Scholarship 2021.pdf

 

Linda Talley Eckles -'74 Grit Scholarship Application--Return to Ms. McCarter by March 29, 2021:
Linda Talley Eckles Scholarship Application.docx           Linda Talley Eckles Scholarship Application.pdf

 

Culbertson Fire Department--Return to Ms. McCarter by April 10, 2021:

Culbertson Fire Department.pdf

 

Hitchcock County Education Association Scholarship--Return to Mrs. Rippen by April 15, 2021
HCEA Scholarship Application.docx          HCEA Scholarship Application.pdf

 

Nebraska Coaches Association--Must be postmarked by April 15, 2021:          2021CISscholarship-app.pdf

     CISscholarship-app.docx

                    https://ncacoach.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CISscholarship-app.pdf
                    


​​​​BW Telcom Scholarship--Return to BWTelcom by May 1, 2021

BWTelcom Scholarship 2021.pdf
BW Telcom Scholarship 2021 Application Page:  bwt001.pdf

Lions Club Scholarship Application
Lions Club Scholarship 2018.pdf

 

Veteran's Scholarship 2021--Due April 16, 2021  to Ms. McCarter      VFW Scholarship Application 2021.pdf
VFW Scholarship Instructions 2021.pdf                


 

 


 

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