Duncan and Lillian McGregor Scholarships
The Duncan E. McGregor & Lillian M. McGregor Scholarships were established at the Lincoln Community Foundation to benefit students from six communities in central Nebraska. Duncan E. and Lillian McGregor worked and prospered in central Nebraska. D.E. spent his life in the telecommunications business. In 1923, he bought controlling stock in the Gibbon-Shelton Telephone Company which eventually became the Nebraska Central Telephone Company. In 1936, he married Lillian, a native of Lincoln. She served as the secretary/treasurer for the board of D.E.’s telephone company. D.E. passed away in 1980, and Lillian followed him in 1994. Their wish to contribute to the community where they lived and prospered lives on in the hundreds of students who have benefited from this most generous scholarship.
To apply, you must be a current graduating senior or former graduate of Ansley, Arcadia, Gibbon, Ord, Sargent, or Shelton High Schools in Nebraska; demonstrate scholastic application and achievement in high school and/or college studies; and have resided in a community once served and maintained by the Nebraska Central Telephone Company during his/her high school education. Those communities include Ansley, Arcadia, Ashton, Boelus, Burwell, Comstock, Dannebrog, Elba, Ericson, Gibbon, Litchfield, Mason City, North Loup, Ravenna, Rockville, Sargent, Scotia, Shelton, and Taylor. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Those who receive scholarships are eligible to reapply for additional scholarships in subsequent academic years, however preference will be given to current graduating seniors of the six high schools mentioned above.