Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.
The Scholarship cycle is currently closed and is scheduled to open December 15, 2020. Prior to then, you may review the list of scholarship opportunities listed below. Brief information is included about each scholarship and its criteria. Pease note that award values may change before the scholarship cycle is opened.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies - $500 Minimum Award (1 Award) A.B. and M.R. Noel Endowed Scholarship
The A.B. and M.R. Noel Scholarship was established in 2008 to benefit graduates of Wood River Rural High School in Wood River, Nebraska attending...
The A.B. and M.R. Noel Scholarship was established in 2008 to benefit...
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  • Award: Varies - $500 Minimum Award (1 Award)
$600 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication) Ahlswell - Arapahoe Scholarship
The Ahlswell – Arapahoe Scholarship was created in 2014 by Gary and Deb Fisher Ahl in honor and beloved memory of Deb Fisher Ahl’s ancestors and...
The Ahlswell – Arapahoe Scholarship was created in 2014 by Gary and Deb...
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  • Award: $600 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$500 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication) Ahlswell - Lincoln Scholarship
The Ahlswell – Lincoln Scholarship was created in 2018 by Gary and Deb Fisher Ahl in honor and beloved memory of Deb Fisher Ahl’s ancestors and...
The Ahlswell – Lincoln Scholarship was created in 2018 by Gary and Deb...
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  • Award: $500 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,000 (3 Awards) Alfred & Esther Eggerling - Midland University Scholarship
The Alfred and Esther Eggerling-Midland Scholarship was established in 1993 by Alfred and Esther Eggerling. The Eggerlings devoted their lives to...
The Alfred and Esther Eggerling-Midland Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $1,000 (3 Awards)
$1,500 (1 Award) Alfred & Esther Eggerling SCC-Milford Scholarship
The Eggerling-Southeast Community College-Milford Scholarship was established in 1993 by Alfred and Esther Eggerling. The Eggerlings devoted their...
The Eggerling-Southeast Community College-Milford Scholarship was...
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  • Award: $1,500 (1 Award)
TBD (1 Award) Amuse Bouche Culinary Scholarship
The Amuse Bouche Culinary Scholarship was established in 2020 by Kevin and Diane Klein. Kevin grew up in Lancaster county and Diane in Saunders...
The Amuse Bouche Culinary Scholarship was established in 2020 by Kevin...
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  • Award: TBD (1 Award)
$1,000 (1 Award, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Anonymous Scholarship
The Anonymous Scholarship was established by two individuals in 1996 to benefit students in Thayer County, Nebraska. These individuals wanted to...
The Anonymous Scholarship was established by two individuals in 1996 to...
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  • Award: $1,000 (1 Award, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,500 (2 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Arnold White Memorial Scholarship
The Arnold H. White Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. White’s estate. Arnold H. White was a generous community citizen of...
The Arnold H. White Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr....
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  • Award: $1,500 (2 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$2,000 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Billy and Margaret (Peg) Newton Scholarship
The Billy and Margaret (Peg) Newton Scholarship was created in 2018 by Brenda Clements in loving memory of her parents, who lived and farmed in...
The Billy and Margaret (Peg) Newton Scholarship was created in 2018 by...
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  • Award: $2,000 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$600 (1 Award) Brenda Brown DeSatnick Memorial Scholarship
The Brenda Brown DeSatnick Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005 to honor the life of Brenda Brown DeSatnick. To apply, you must be a female...
The Brenda Brown DeSatnick Memorial Scholarship was established in 2005...
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  • Award: $600 (1 Award)
$1,250 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Cary R. and Lynn A. Spencer Scholarship
The Cary R. and Lynn A. Spencer Scholarship was created in 2018 to support students majoring in Physics at the college of Arts and Sciences,...
The Cary R. and Lynn A. Spencer Scholarship was created in 2018 to...
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  • Award: $1,250 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,300 (1 Award) Cecile Meyer Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for LNE
The Cecile Meyer Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln Northeast HS was created by Cornhusker Bank in 1999 to honor the life of Cecile...
The Cecile Meyer Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln...
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  • Award: $1,300 (1 Award)
$1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Charles & Orene Hinds - Odell, Nebraska, High School Scholarships
The *Charles and Orene Hinds – Odell, Nebraska, High School Scholarship *was established in 1990. Charles once reflected, “Orene and I did not...
The *Charles and Orene Hinds – Odell, Nebraska, High School Scholarship...
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  • Award: $1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$600 (1 Award) Charles E. Jones Scholarship
The Charles E. Jones Scholarship was established in 1989. The late Charles E. Jones spent his life in school. A graduate of Cardozo High School...
The Charles E. Jones Scholarship was established in 1989. The late...
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  • Award: $600 (1 Award)
$600 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication) Charles F. and Carol A. van Rossum Scholarship
The Charles F. and Carol A. van Rossum Scholarship was established in 2017 to help individuals of all ages continue their education. Chuck was...
The Charles F. and Carol A. van Rossum Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $600 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,000 (1 Award) Charles H. & Esther P. Miller Scholarship
The Charles H. and Esther P. Miller Scholarship was established in 2002. Born on a farm in Otoe County, Charles attended Elmwood Public Schools...
The Charles H. and Esther P. Miller Scholarship was established in 2002....
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  • Award: $1,000 (1 Award)
$2,500 (2 Awards) Chief Standing Bear Scholarship
The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship was created in 2017 to support post-secondary education for American Indian students enrolled in a tribe and...
The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship was created in 2017 to support...
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  • Award: $2,500 (2 Awards)
$1,300 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship
The Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship was established in 1993 by Ms. Gerleman to benefit Lincoln students. Colleen Farrell Gerleman was an...
The Colleen Farrell Gerleman Scholarship was established in 1993 by Ms....
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  • Award: $1,300 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$700 (1 Award) CPCU-Lawrence "Larry" Frazier Memorial Scholarship
The CPCU-Lawrence “Larry” Frazier Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the Nebraska Chapter Charter Property Casualty Underwriters...
The CPCU-Lawrence “Larry” Frazier Memorial Scholarship was established...
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  • Award: $700 (1 Award)
$700 (1 Award) Dale E. Siefkes Memorial Scholarship
The Dale E. Siefkes Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996. Dale Siefkes had a passion for education. His wife, Viola, wanted to establish...
The Dale E. Siefkes Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996. Dale...
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  • Award: $700 (1 Award)
$550 (1 Award) David Staenberg Dyslexia Scholarship
The David Staenberg Scholarlship, formerly known as the Smile Out Loud Foundation Scholarship was established by David Staenberg in 2015 to support...
The David Staenberg Scholarlship, formerly known as the Smile Out Loud...
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  • Award: $550 (1 Award)
$750 (1 Award funded in sophomore year) Dayle Wood Memorial Scholarship
The Dayle Wood Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988. Dayle Wood was an outstanding young man whose life was tragically cut short in 1962...
The Dayle Wood Memorial Scholarship was established in 1988. Dayle Wood...
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  • Award: $750 (1 Award funded in sophomore year)
$2,500 (2 Awards - 1 for Pope John XXIII, 1 for Elgin Public HS) Dick and Chris Draper Scholarship
The Dick and Chris Draper Scholarship was established by the Draper family to benefit young people in Elgin, Nebraska. The Draper family has...
The Dick and Chris Draper Scholarship was established by the Draper...
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  • Award: $2,500 (2 Awards - 1 for Pope John XXIII, 1 for Elgin Public HS)
$1,500 (Multiple Awards) Duncan and Lillian McGregor Scholarships
The Duncan E. McGregor & Lillian M. McGregor Scholarships were established at the Lincoln Community Foundation to benefit students from six...
The Duncan E. McGregor & Lillian M. McGregor Scholarships were...
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  • Award: $1,500 (Multiple Awards)
$950 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if criteria continue to be met) Ernst Walter Nennemann Memorial Scholarship
The Ernst Walter Nennemann Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Hugo and Thelma Aspegren of Lincoln to remember Thelma’s father, Ernst...
The Ernst Walter Nennemann Memorial Scholarship was established by the...
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  • Award: $950 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if criteria continue to be met)
$550 (1 Award) Ethel M. Johnson Scholarship
The Ethel M. Johnson Scholarship was established in 1986 to benefit students at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska. Ethel M....
The Ethel M. Johnson Scholarship was established in 1986 to benefit...
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  • Award: $550 (1 Award)
$750 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if received as a high school senior) Evelyn Reid Scholarship
The Evelyn Reid Scholarship was funded in 2017 to award students from Freeman Public High School in Adams, NE and Malcolm Public HS. There is a...
The Evelyn Reid Scholarship was funded in 2017 to award students from...
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  • Award: $750 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if received as a high school senior)
$1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship
The Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship was established in 2003. Florence was a graduate of Trumbull High School. She attended Kearney State...
The Florence Turner Karlin Scholarship was established in 2003. ...
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  • Award: $1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$5,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) From the Class of 1935, Edward T. Hodge Scholarships
The From the Class of 1935, Edward T. Hodge Scholarship was established in 2006 by Mr. Hodge’s estate. Edward T. Hodge was a graduate of Wakefield...
The From the Class of 1935, Edward T. Hodge Scholarship was established...
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  • Award: $5,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,000 (2 Awards) Gabby Matthes Memorial Scholarship
The Gabby Matthes Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2011. Two scholarships will be awarded each year—one to a Freeman High School...
The Gabby Matthes Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $1,000 (2 Awards)
$800 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication) George & Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship
The *George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship *was established in 1999 by the Cooks. George and Lynna Gene have been active in the field of...
The *George and Lynna Gene Cook Scholarship *was established in 1999 by...
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  • Award: $800 (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,300 (1 Award) George A. Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for LHS
The George A. Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln High School was created by Cornhusker Bank in 1999 to honor the life of George A....
The George A. Frampton/Cornhusker Bank Scholarship for Lincoln High...
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  • Award: $1,300 (1 Award)
$2,500 (4 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Gladys D. Goodson Scholarship
The Gladys D. Goodson Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds from the Gladys D. Goodson estate. Gladys Goodson was born in Thayer County,...
The Gladys D. Goodson Scholarship was established in 2008 with funds...
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  • Award: $2,500 (4 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,000 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if criteria continue to be met) Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship
The Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Hugo and Thelma Aspegren of Lincoln to remember Thelma’s mother, Grace...
The Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship was established by the...
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  • Award: $1,000 (1 Award, renewable for one additional year if criteria continue to be met)
$2,500 (1 Award) Harley J. Bair Rotary Scholarship
The Harley J. Bair Rotary Scholarship was established in 2012 for current graduating seniors of a public or private high school in Lincoln,...
The Harley J. Bair Rotary Scholarship was established in 2012 for...
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  • Award: $2,500 (1 Award)
$1,250 (1 Award, renewable up to 5 years if criteria continue to be met) Harold W. & Alice Kohtz Eberhard Scholarship
The Harold W. and Alice Kohtz Eberhard Scholarship was established in 2008 by a generous gift from Alice Eberhard’s estate. To apply, you must be a...
The Harold W. and Alice Kohtz Eberhard Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $1,250 (1 Award, renewable up to 5 years if criteria continue to be met)
$700 (1 Award) Haymarket Gallery Emerging Artists Scholarship
The Haymarket Emerging Artists Scholarship was established in 1996. Lincoln has long been recognized as a community filled with creative people,...
The Haymarket Emerging Artists Scholarship was established in 1996. ...
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  • Award: $700 (1 Award)
$1,300 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Henry J. & Pauline M. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
The Henry J. and Pauline M. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship honors Henry and Pauline Armstrong, lifelong residents of Nebraska. Henry graduated...
The Henry J. and Pauline M. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship honors Henry...
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  • Award: $1,300 (2 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$3,000 (1 Award) James M. & Martha J. Perry Agricultural Scholarship
The James M. and Martha J. Perry Agricultural Scholarship was established in 1997 by Gladys J. Perry, to honor and recall the lives of her late...
The James M. and Martha J. Perry Agricultural Scholarship was...
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  • Award: $3,000 (1 Award)
$800 (1 Award) Jane T. Anderson Scholarship Fund
The Jane T. Anderson Scholarship was established by her husband, A. Douglas Anderson, to honor her life. Jane was active in art education...
The Jane T. Anderson Scholarship was established by her husband, A....
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  • Award: $800 (1 Award)
TBD (1 Award) Jeff Konkoleski Memorial Scholarship
The Jeff Konkoleski Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Brenda Konkoleski, and his family in 2020 to honor his life and legacy in...
The Jeff Konkoleski Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife,...
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  • Award: TBD (1 Award)
$700 (1 Award) Jefferies-Park Scholarship
The Jefferies-Park Scholarship was established in 1988 by Evelyn Jefferies-Park. Ms. Jefferies-Park realized at an early age the value and...
The Jefferies-Park Scholarship was established in 1988 by Evelyn...
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  • Award: $700 (1 Award)
$1,500 (4 Awards) Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship -Mount Ayr, Iowa
The *Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship *was created in 2015 after Harlan passed away. Harlan was born in Decatur, Iowa and graduated...
The *Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship *was created in...
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  • Award: $1,500 (4 Awards)
$2,000 (3 Awards) Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship-Creston, Iowa
The *Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship *was created in 2015 after Harlan passed away. Harlan was born in Decatur, Iowa and graduated...
The *Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship *was created in...
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  • Award: $2,000 (3 Awards)
$2,000 (3 Awards) Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship-Lancaster Co NE
The Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship was created in 2015 after Harlan passed away. Harlan was born in Decatur, Iowa and graduated...
The Jennie (McDowell) and Harlan Layton Scholarship was created in 2015...
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  • Award: $2,000 (3 Awards)
$2,000 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if crtieria continue to be met) Jennings B. and Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship
The Jennings B. and Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship was established in 1996. Despite never finishing school and experiencing a very tough life in...
The Jennings B. and Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $2,000 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if crtieria continue to be met)
$1,000 Minimum (Multiple Awards, may be renewed for one additional year with full reapplication) John Breslow Scholarships
The John Breslow Scholarship was created in 2007 to provide educational funding for Linweld employees and their dependents. After 2011, it...
The John Breslow Scholarship was created in 2007 to provide educational...
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  • Award: $1,000 Minimum (Multiple Awards, may be renewed for one additional year with full reapplication)
TBD (1 Award) Kelly Erisman Memorial Scholarship
The Kelly Erisman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by her spouse, Kara Kugler-Wright. Kelly was a native Lincolnite who attended...
The Kelly Erisman Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019 by her...
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  • Award: TBD (1 Award)
$400 (1 Award) Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship
The Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship was established in 2005. Leonard graduated from Cortland High School and received his undergraduate degree from...
The Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship was established in 2005. Leonard...
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  • Award: $400 (1 Award)
$500 (1 Award) Lincoln AMA Emerging Marketer Scholarship
The Lincoln AMA Emerging Marketer Scholarship was created in 2016 to reward undergraduate students expressing an interest in a career involving...
The Lincoln AMA Emerging Marketer Scholarship was created in 2016 to...
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  • Award: $500 (1 Award)