Arnold White Memorial Scholarship
The Arnold H. White Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by Mr. White’s estate. Arnold H. White was a generous community citizen of Lancaster County in Nebraska. Upon his death in 2004, he left a portion of his estate to the Lincoln Community Foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and former graduates from high schools in the communities of Lyons, Lincoln, or Fairbury in Nebraska who demonstrate academic success and financial need. He knew the importance of a good education and wanted to help students fulfill their dreams of attaining a college degree and becoming active community citizens.
To apply, you must be a GED graduate, or be a current graduating senior or former graduate from high schools in the communities of Lyons, Lincoln and Fairbury in Nebraska, planning to attend any qualified, nonprofit 2- or 4-year college/university. The applicant must meet minimum standards for institutional admission, however, need not excel academically or maintain a specific grade point average. Preference will be given to those students who maintain academic capacity to pursue higher education, however may not necessarily meet the criteria for high academic-based awards. The applicant must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to those applicants that are first-generation college students. This criterion will only be used as a tie-breaker between equally qualified students. Recipients of this scholarship may continue receiving funding in subsequent years (up to 4 consecutive years), provided they continue to meet the criteria listed above.
REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION: High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable) and the first page from your FAFSA Report.