Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students along with brief information about each scholarship and its criteria. This allows you to research those opportunities for which you may be eligible. Take special note if an opportunity requires (a) reference(s). (See bottom of this page.)

If this is your first visit to this page, click “Sign Up” to begin. After you provide your e-mail address as your username and create a password, you click “Sign Up” at the bottom of the form. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a link. Click on the link and then click “Apply”. Then you may begin your application form, save it and come back to it at any time to edit/update until the deadline. Each time you return to the site you will click “Sign In”.

Based on information provided in the General application form, when students click “Finish and Submit” they are automatically applied to Scholarships for which they are fully eligible. These are “Auto-Match” scholarships and you do not need to answer additional questions. You will see their specific folders later on the “My Applications” tab of your account. A current transcript and first page of the FAFSA report with your EFC (Expected Family Contribution) are required for all applications. FAFSA reports denoted as Confirmed will not be accepted. They must read" Processed Information" or “Approved Form”.

After you submit your General Application, go to the “Recommended Opportunities” Tab on your account.

On the “Recommended Opportunities” tab there are Scholarships which require additional information beyond the transcript and FAFSA first page. These are not “Auto-Match.” They are called “Apply-To” Opportunities, and can be seen on the account’s “Recommended Opportunities” Tab after the General application form is submitted. Please read the information and criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible for these “Apply-To” Scholarships. “Recommended” does not mean that you are necessarily eligible. To apply for these opportunities, students must click on the “Apply” button beside the specific scholarship to finish and submit. These opportunities may require references, answers to additional questions, special essays or other documentation. When you click on the “Apply” button of an opportunity you will see the additional fields to answer questions, upload documents and fill in the names and addresses of your references. Folders for “Apply-To” and “Auto-Match” opportunities will appear on the student’s “My Applications” tab.

NOTE: References will automatically receive a link instructing them to write a letter of reference directly within the system. Plan ahead! References cannot be submitted after the opportunity end date/deadline. You must allow your reference person(s) enough time to submit!

There are also three “External” opportunities that are found by selecting “External” from your Opportunities Tab drop-down. These Opportunities are for very specific applicant groups and provide information on how and where to apply. These do not use the online application form provided on this website. Nixon – for NE library employees. Watters- for dependents of NE Petroleum Marketer employees. Wright – for UNL College of Education and Human Sciences students.

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)
$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)
$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...
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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 & 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
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020 The Grace Birkby Nennemann Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Hugo and Thelma Aspegren of...
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020 The Grace Birkby Nennemann...
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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. and 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 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)
$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. & 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 (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 (Multiple Awards, may be renewed for one additional year with full reapplication)
$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)
$1,000 (3 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Linda Herman Scholarship
Linda, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, lost her father at age ten and witnessed her mother struggle to make ends meet for two young girls. This...
Linda, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, lost her father at age ten and...
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  • Award: $1,000 (3 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$8,000 (1 Award, divided between two (2) years) Louis C. & Amy E. Nuernberger Memorial Scholarship
The Louis C. and Amy E. Nuernberger Memorial Scholarship Foundation was established in 1994 to recall and honor the lives of Louis and Amy...
The Louis C. and Amy E. Nuernberger Memorial Scholarship Foundation was...
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  • Award: $8,000 (1 Award, divided between two (2) years)
$2,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Margaret & Max Pumphrey Scholarship
The* Margaret and Max Pumphrey Scholarship* was established in 1980 by Max Pumphrey, a well-respected and admired teacher in the Lincoln Public...
The* Margaret and Max Pumphrey Scholarship* was established in 1980 by...
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  • Award: $2,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,200 (1 Award, funded in sophomore year) Margaret C. Stednitz Scholarship
The Margaret C. Stednitz Scholarship was established in 1991. Margaret Stednitz was a well-remembered and cherished teacher. She grew up in...
The Margaret C. Stednitz Scholarship was established in 1991. Margaret...
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  • Award: $1,200 (1 Award, funded in sophomore year)