Kellie Marie James Scholarship
The Kellie Marie James Scholarship was established in 2022. Kellie and her husband started their family at a young age. Despite the associated hurdles, both were able to graduate from college, in part, from the generous financial support of their families. Kellie had a generous heart, believed in the importance of education, and thought everyone should be afforded the same opportunities she had. Kellie passed away in 2019, at the age of 40, from breast cancer. She left behind her husband, Kevin, three children; Blake, Lillian, and Brooklyn, and countless friends and family.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be a parent in need of financial assistance as a graduating high school senior or former graduate pursuing post-secondary education. Parent shall be defined as someone who is 30 years of age or younger serving as the primary custodial parent for at least one dependent child under the age of 16. Applicants must be a resident of Lancaster County, NE or a graduate of Crete High School, Crete, NE and attending a two- or four-year college or university in Nebraska. Applicants may renew this scholarship for one additional year subject to completing a renewal application and evidence of satisfactory academic performance.
REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High School or college transcript(s) as applicable (copies of transcripts are acceptable and Financial information that shows Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is on the first page of the applicant’s FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).