Dick & Chris Draper Scholarship

The Dick and Chris Draper Scholarship was established by the Draper family to benefit young people in Elgin, Nebraska. The Draper family has always had a keen interest in education. Wishing to give back to the Elgin community, the late Alice Draper of Omaha, and her family, established this scholarship to honor her husband’s parents, the late Dick and Chris Draper. Alice and her husband, Richard Jr., lived and worked in the Elgin community. Richard and his father, Dick, purchased the Bank of Elgin in the 1960s, and Richard became a major shareholder in the 1980s. Alice later served as the executive secretary and president of the bank. The Drapers were firm believers that the way to success is through education.

To apply, you must be a current graduating senior of Elgin Public High School or Elgin Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School, having completed all four years of high school at one or both schools. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. While financial need is not part of the selection criteria, this scholarship will not be awarded to any student who receives another scholarship which sufficiently finances all tuition, fees and books.

REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and three (3) letters of recommendation (no more than one year old). One letter must be from a school administrator (letters from family members are not acceptable).

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit three (3) references. (No more than one year old.) Letters must be written by teachers, counselors, case workers, clergy, employers, neighbors, etc. (Letters from family members are not acceptable.)
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    • Reference 2
    • Reference 3