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 Lincoln High School. Bill graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture at the University of Nebraska. He was a farmer and rural mail carrier for 30 years and later became the head custodian at Dawes Junior High School. Virginia earned a music teaching certificate from the University of Nebraska and was the Activities Director for the Belmont Community Center for 20 years. Bill and Virginia realized that education was the key to one’s future and quietly imparted “you can do it” encouragement to help youth achieve their dreams.

To apply, you must be a graduating high school senior or former high school graduate. Those currently attending qualified institutions must be in good standing. You must be planning to attend a qualified, accredited two-year or four-year university or college in Nebraska and be pursuing full-time studies. There will be preference given to applicants under the age of 25. You must demonstrate financial need and you must be a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church (formerly known as Lincoln Heights Methodist Church) in Lincoln, Nebraska or Raymond, Nebraska United Methodist Church.

REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school transcript(s) or college transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and one (1) references’ e-mail addresses from the pastor, staff, or leader of affiliated church. References will be notified to fill out an online form. (References from family members are not acceptable). You must also provide the first page of your FAFSA Report.

$1,000 - $2,000 (1 - 2 Awards)
Supplemental Questions
  1. How long have you been a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church (Lincoln, NE) or Raymond, Nebraska United Methodist Church?
  2. Please submit one (1) reference e-mail address from the pastor, staff, or church leader from your affiliated church -- either St. Luke United Methodist Church, Lincoln, NE OR United Methodist Church, Raymond, NE. (References from family members are not acceptable.) References will be notified automatically by the system to fill out an online form when the application is submitted. Note: References have only until the March 15 deadline to submit, so applicants needing references must apply well ahead of the deadline to allow references adequate time to submit!
    • Pastor, staff or church leader reference