Jennings B. and Beulah G. Haggerty Scholarship
Beginning in 2024, this fund will serve as a partner fund to the Lincoln Community Foundation Student Success Scholarship Fund in which award amounts from many scholarship funds are pooled to create meaningful, renewable awards for Lancaster County students. To apply for the Lincoln Community Foundation Student Success Scholarship (LCFSSS), applicants should submit their general application, then click the “Apply” button beside the Lincoln Community Foundation Student Success Scholarship to answer a few additional questions. Recipients must be current graduating high school seniors or former graduates of public or private high schools in Lancaster County, NE or GED graduates residing in Lancaster County, NE; planning to attend an accredited, two-year or four-year nonprofit college or university with a preference for those attending institutions within the state of Nebraska. Financial need may be considered.
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.