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
$600 (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: $600 (1 Award)
$600 (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: $600 (1 Award)
$1,500 (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: $1,500 (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 (5 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 (5 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,500 (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: $1,500 (1 Award, funded in sophomore year)
$2,500 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years with verification of enrollment and major) Medical Research Scholarships
The Medical Research Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Medical Research Foundation, Inc. To apply, you must have completed the appropriate...
The Medical Research Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Medical...
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  • Award: $2,500 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years with verification of enrollment and major)
$500 (1 Award) Mic and Mary Wobig Scholarship
The Mic and Mary Wobig Scholarship was established in 2018. To apply, applicants must be a current graduating senior from a public high school in...
The Mic and Mary Wobig Scholarship was established in 2018. To apply,...
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  • Award: $500 (1 Award)
$2,000 (1 Award) Miriam Croft Moeller Citizenship Award
The *Miriam Croft Moeller Citizenship Award *was established in 1997. Miriam Croft Moeller was an ardent believer in supporting one’s community...
The *Miriam Croft Moeller Citizenship Award *was established in 1997. ...
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  • Award: $2,000 (1 Award)
$3,000 (8 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication) Norma Somerheiser Scholarship
The Norma Somerheiser Scholarship was created in 2018 after her death on July 18, 2018. Norma was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from...
The Norma Somerheiser Scholarship was created in 2018 after her death on...
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  • Award: $3,000 (8 Awards, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$2,000 (4 Awards, renewable for 1 additional year if received in sophomore year) Norman and Ruth Good Educational Scholarships
The Norman and Ruth Good Educational Endowment Scholarship was established in 1984. Norman and Ruth Good were philanthropists their entire lives...
The Norman and Ruth Good Educational Endowment Scholarship was...
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  • Award: $2,000 (4 Awards, renewable for 1 additional year if received in sophomore year)
$1,000 (2 Awards) Pauline & Sanford Saunders Scholarship
The *Pauline and Sanford Saunders Scholarship *was established in 1990 by Alice Saunders to remember her parents, Pauline and Sanford. The couple...
The *Pauline and Sanford Saunders Scholarship *was established in 1990...
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  • Award: $1,000 (2 Awards)
$800 (1 Award) Phil Heckman Scholarship
The Phil Heckman Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor the service of Phil Heckman to the Lincoln Community Foundation. Dr. Heckman was...
The Phil Heckman Scholarship was established in 1994 to honor the...
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  • Award: $800 (1 Award)
$3,000 Minimum Award (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication) PINC (Poverty Is Not a Choice) Scholarship
The PINC Scholarship is awarded in recognition that Poverty Is Not a Choice. It is named after a documentary of the same name which received the...
The PINC Scholarship is awarded in recognition that Poverty Is Not a...
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  • Award: $3,000 Minimum Award (1 Award, may be renewed with full reapplication)
$1,500 (3 Awards) Ralph & Jean Cuca Scholarship
The Ralph and Jean Cuca Scholarship was established in 1998 to benefit graduating seniors from the public high schools in Lincoln. Ralph Cuca was...
The Ralph and Jean Cuca Scholarship was established in 1998 to benefit...
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  • Award: $1,500 (3 Awards)
$1,500 (1 Award) Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarship for Brunswick, NE
The *Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarships for Page and Brunswick, NE *were established in 2012 after the death of Irene. Ralph was born in Page and...
The *Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarships for Page and Brunswick, NE *were...
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  • Award: $1,500 (1 Award)
$1,500 (1 Award) Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarship for Page, NE
The *Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarships for Page and Brunswick, NE *were established in 2012 after the death of Irene. Ralph was born in Page and...
The *Ralph and Irene Gray Scholarships for Page and Brunswick, NE *were...
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  • Award: $1,500 (1 Award)
$500 (1 Award) Robert W. & Shirley T. Hadfield Scholarship
The Robert W. and Shirley T. Hadfield Scholarship was established in 2006 to benefit graduating seniors from Lincoln High School and Norris High...
The Robert W. and Shirley T. Hadfield Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $500 (1 Award)
$1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Telephone Pioneer Association and Museum Scholarship
The Lincoln Telephone Pioneer Association and Museum Scholarship was established in 2019 to commemorate the history and legacy of the Frank H....
The Lincoln Telephone Pioneer Association and Museum Scholarship was...
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  • Award: $1,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,000 (1 Award) Thelma Nennemann Aspegren Memorial Scholarship
The Thelma Nennemann Aspegren Memorial Scholarship was established by her husband, Hugo, to honor her life. Thelma graduated from the Hamburg,...
The Thelma Nennemann Aspegren Memorial Scholarship was established by...
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  • Award: $1,000 (1 Award)
$1,250 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship
The Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1991 by the family of the late Thomas C. “Chip” Woods, III, and the Lincoln Telephone and...
The Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1991 by the...
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  • Award: $1,250 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$2,000 (1 Award) United Church of Christ of Elgin Scholarship
The United Church of Christ of Elgin Scholarship was established in 1980 with proceeds from the dissolution of the United Church of Christ in...
The United Church of Christ of Elgin Scholarship was established in 1980...
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  • Award: $2,000 (1 Award)
$600 (1 Award per community listed in description) Virgil and Darlene Roush Scholarship
The Virgil and Darlene Roush Scholarships were established at the Lincoln Community Foundation to benefit students from five communities in central...
The Virgil and Darlene Roush Scholarships were established at the...
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  • Award: $600 (1 Award per community listed in description)
$2,000 (2 Awards) Wayne J. & Wanda M. Lillich Scholarship
The Wayne J. and Wanda M. Lillich Scholarship was established in 1996. The Lillichs wanted to give something back to the community in which they...
The Wayne J. and Wanda M. Lillich Scholarship was established in 1996. ...
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  • Award: $2,000 (2 Awards)
$1,000 (1 Award) William B. & Virginia S. Rolofson Scholarship
The William B. and Virginia S. Rolofson Scholarship was established in 2005. William (Bill) and Virginia both attended Belmont Elementary and...
The William B. and Virginia S. Rolofson Scholarship was established in...
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  • Award: $1,000 (1 Award)
$1,500 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met) William Ray Judah Scholarship
The William Ray Judah Scholarship was established in 1986 by Mrs. Del Judah in honor of her late husband. William Ray Judah loved young people and...
The William Ray Judah Scholarship was established in 1986 by Mrs. Del...
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  • Award: $1,500 (3 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)
$1,200 (1 Award) Richardson Family Scholarship
The Richardson Family Scholarship was established in 1989. In 1950, Harry Richardson was appointed postmaster of Broken Bow, Nebraska, by...
The Richardson Family Scholarship was established in 1989. In 1950,...
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  • Award: $1,200 (1 Award)
$1,500 (2 Awards) Marian Othmer Schultz Scholarship
The Marian Othmer Schultz Scholarship was established in 1995. During her life, Marian Othmer Schultz loved the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and...
The Marian Othmer Schultz Scholarship was established in 1995. During...
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  • Award: $1,500 (2 Awards)