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 his early years, the late William Jennings Bryan Haggerty was a successful businessman in the Lincoln community. A native of Lincoln, Jennings entered the army at age 17 and served in WWI. He ventured out west before returning to Lincoln and starting the Jennings Haggerty Nurseries, which he owned and operated for 18 years. He and his wife, Beulah, loved to travel the world and visited everywhere except Australia. Beulah passed away in 1989 at the age of 93, and Jennings followed her in 1995 at the age of 94.
To apply, you must be a current graduating senior of a public or private high school in Lincoln, Nebraska ranked in the top 1/3rd of his or her graduating class. It is preferred that the applicant plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year university or college in Nebraska. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. (Applicant must apply for student financial aid at the institution he/she will be attending before approaching the Lincoln Community Foundation for assistance.) Recipients of this award can reapply in subsequent years (up to 4 consecutive years) provided they continue to meet the eligibility criteria listed above.
REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and first page of your FAFSA Report.