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 Schools. Having taught at Whittier Junior High School, Park Elementary and Lincoln High School, Max valued education and wanted to assist Lincoln students in pursuing their dreams of a college education. A native of Clark, Missouri, Max received his Masters degree from UNL and taught in LPS for many years. Upon his death in 1979, Max established this scholarship in his and his late wife’s name. Max and Margaret’s love of learning and the desire to help those in need lives on in the hundreds of Lincoln students who have benefited from this generous scholarship.

To apply, you must be a current graduating senior or a former graduate of a high school in Lancaster County in Nebraska. It is preferred that applicant plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year university or college in Nebraska. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and 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 scholarship may continue receiving funding in subsequent years (up to 4 consecutive years), provided they continue to meet the criteria listed above.

REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school or college transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and the first page of your FAFSA Report. High school seniors must submit their high school transcript; high school graduates need only submit their college transcripts.

$2,000 (4 Awards, renewable up to 4 years if criteria continue to be met)