All Custer County Students

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Adams Land & Cattle, LLC Employee Scholarship Program

$4,000–$1,000 each year for a child/grandchild of employee of ALCC to a 4-year school/bachelor degree 

$2,000–$1,000 each year for a child/grandchild of employee at ALCC to a 2-year school/associate degree 

  • Must be a child/grandchild of an active Adams Land & Cattle, LLC employee, who has worked a minimum of 90 days of employment with the company as of the annual deadline date for the scholarship.  
  • Parent, grandparent or legal guardian must be on the Adams Land & Cattle, LLC payroll when award decisions are made. Stepchildren & legal wards are eligible if they are dependents & claimed on the Adams Land & Cattle, LLC employee's tax return or employee benefits plan.
  • Must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited college or university, for 2-year/associate or 4-year/bachelor. (Full-time study is defined as full-time enrollment for the entire upcoming academic year.) 
  • Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and submit grades.
  • Employment status is for initial eligibility only and not for ongoing payment of scholarship. 
  • Scholarship will be paid in the second semester. 
  • Student currently enrolled in college are ineligible to apply for the Adams Land & Cattle, LLC Scholarship Program.

Adams Land & Cattle, LLC Scholarship for Mid-Plains Community College—Broken Bow Campus, $1,000 

  • Graduating senior from Custer County high school OR a graduate from a Custer County high school currently attending Mid-Plains Community College - Broken Bow campus.
  • Must attend Mid-Plains Community College—Broken Bow Campus.  
  • Must have a 2.5 High School GPA.
  • Scholarship will be paid the second semester of freshman year.   

Sam and Adaline Bailey Scholarship, $250 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a resident of Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Becton-Dickinson Scholarships

(1) $1,000 for Technical Studies

(2) $1,000 for a 4-year/bachelor degree 

  • For Custer County high school seniors who are children of current B-D (Broken Bow facility) employees.
  • Applicant must have a "C" average or above. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership or significant involvement in school or civic organizations.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded for 4-year/bachelor degree program. 
  • One scholarship will be awarded for technical degree. 

Margaret Bradley Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 

  • Priority given to a current graduating senior at Sandhills High School, next priority given to a current graduating senior at Thedford High School. 
  • If no qualified applicants from those schools, then must be a graduating senior from a high school in the Custer Public Power District Area. 
  • Field of study: Lineman Program.

Custer County Corn Growers Scholarship, $500

  • Senior at a Custer County high school
  • Available for a 2-year/associate or 4-year/bachelor degree
  • Field of study: Agriculture
  • Preference will be given to a student who plans on returning to Custer County.

Custer County Patriots for Freedom, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school. 
  • Must write an essay of approximately 500 words on "Why Freedom is Not Free."

DK Get Going Scholarship, $1,000 

  • Current graduating senior at a Custer County public high school. 
  • Must be a resident of Custer County.
  • Must enroll for full-time, post-secondary attendance at a Nebraska institution. 
  • Available for a 4-year/bachelor or 2-year/associate degree (trade school, community college, or university). 
  • Financial need may be considered.
  • 3.0 GPA required. 

EZ IT Solutions Information Technology Scholarship, $1,000

  • Available to Custer County high school seniors or Custer County high school graduates currently enrolled in college.
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree or technical degree in Information Technology or related field.
  • On a page separate from Biographical Narrative, please address the following two questions:  (1) Why are you pursuing a degree in the Information Technology field?  (2) What have you done to prepare yourself for the Information Technology field? 

Ann Fox Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Available to any Custer County Student.
  • Student must be active in community activities.
  • Student must be involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Must have a 3.5 GPA.
  • Payable at the end of the 1st semester of college.

Waleta L. Gies Memorial Scholarship, $250 

  • Senior at a Custer County high school. 
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • Field of study: Cosmetology.

Hazelle Jacobsen Headley Scholarship

(2) Two scholarships at $1,000 each 

  • Senior at a Custer County high school. 
  • Student residing in Custer County and attending a school in a contiguous county.
  • GPA of 2.5 and rank in top 30% of class. 
  • Must be planning a career in education. 
  • Two scholarships will be awarded. 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Broken Bow Lodge #119

(2) Two scholarships at $2,000 each 

  • Seniors students at a Custer County high school. 
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • General studies students. 

KCNI-KBBN Radio Station Scholarship, $500 

  • Field of study: Broadcast Journalism. 
  • Senior student at a Custer County high school. 
  • Student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county.

Mills-Hartman Scholarship, $1,500 

  • Senior at a Custer County high school. 
  • Rank in the top one-third of class. 
  • Active participant in extracurricular activities. 
  • Submit a separate essay describing how the student hopes to impact the future in the chosen field. 
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from professional in chosen field of study. 
  • Field of study: Education, Medicine/Nursing, or Agriculture. 
  • Scholarship will be paid second semester.  

Nebraska State Bank Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Nebraska high school.
  • Student, parent, or grandparent must be a customer of NSB and student must state in application the name of the customer and their relationship (parent or grandparent).

Nebraska State Bank Hometown Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school.
  • Must write a 500 word essay on why you plan to return to Custer County.

Nebraska State Bank Business Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a senior at a Nebraska high school or must have graduated from a Nebraska high school.
  • Preference given to students in the following degree areas: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Business Management. 

Nebraska State Bank Youth Leadership Custer County Scholarship, $1,000

  • Must be a current or past participant in Youth Leadership Custer County.
  • Must write an essay on how you benefited by participating in Youth Leadership Custer County.
  • Letter of recommendation from someone you worked with during YLCC.
  • High school and college students are eligible.

Nic Ostergard Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

  • Applicant must have at least 5 years cumulative involvement in Custer County 4-H.
  • Must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Scholarship will be paid at the beginning of the recipients 2nd year of chosen program of study. Pending proof of enrollment and attainment of a 2.0 GPA or higher in the previous year.

St. John's Episcopal Church Bachelor Scholarship, $1,000 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a resident of Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • Grade point average of at least 3.25. 
  • Rank in the top 15-20% of class. 
  • For a 4-year/bachelor degree program.

St. John's Episcopal Church Vocational Scholarship, $500 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a resident of Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • Grade point average of at least 2.0. 
  • For a 2-year degree technical or vocational degree program.

St. John's Episcopal Church Scholarship Mid-Plains, $500 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a nontraditional student attending Mid-Plains.  
  • Must attend Mid-Plains to receive the scholarship.

Lucile A. Schmitz Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • Must be entering a 4-year/bachelor degree program at a Nebraska institution. 
  • Must have a written recommendation from a teacher in the music department or other music instructor. 
  • Field of study: Music.

Lorraine E. Still Scholarship, $300 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school or a student residing in Custer County attending school in a contiguous county. 
  • Also available to any Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior currently enrolled in a two- or four-year degree program. 
  • For a two-year/associate or four-year/bachelor degree in Consumer and Family Science, Art Education, or Nursing.

TEAM Physical Therapy Scholarship

(2) Two scholarships at $250 each 

  • Must be a graduating senior from a high school in the following counties: Custer, Dawson, Valley, Loup, Blaine, Garfield, or Greeley. 
  • Applicant may be a student currently enrolled in college and majoring in Physical Therapy. 
  • Must specify in biographical narrative why you want to become a physical therapist. 
  • Must observe at a TEAM Clinic for 10 hours. 
  • Field of study: Pre-Physical Therapy. 
  • GPA: 3.5.
  • Past recipients are eligible for reconsideration upon application. 

Tiffany Theater Scholarship, $500

  • Must be a current or former employee of the Tiffany Theater.
  • Student can be a high school senior or currently enrolled in college.
  • Employee must have been in good standing.
  • Must have been employed at Tiffany Theater for at least one year.

Roy & Dot Yanagida Scholarship

(2) Two scholarships at $1,000 each 

  • Must be a graduating senior of a Custer County high school. 
  • Must have been employed at Grocery Kart for at least one full school year. 
  • Applicant must be in good standing with manager of Grocery Kart. 
  • Two scholarships will be awarded.

Richard Zutavern Memorial Scholarship, $2,000 

  • Must be a graduating senior at any Custer County high school. 
  • Preference to a student enrolling in a associate/2-year school, but not required. 
  • Must be a well-rounded student.