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Scholarships Available


Accounting scholarship application available

A $3,400 scholarship is available for a college student studying accounting. Applicants for the Donald L. Erb Memorial Scholarship must be a high school graduate from Cheyenne, Deuel, Keith or Lincoln counties in Nebraska.

Applicants must be a college junior, senior or graduate student for the upcoming school year and pursuing a degree in accounting or in business with an emphasis in accounting at a college or university in Nebraska, or at the University of Kansas.

Applications are available from the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, 120 N. Dewey, North Platte, NE 69103-1321, by phone at (308) 534-3315 or via email at

The deadline for applications is Feb. 23.

Booth Englert Families' scholarships available

Dan D. Booth, the founder of Dan D. Booth Trust, and his brother Firth worked together their entire lives and established a need-based scholarship for local students.

Applicant must:

• Be a current high school senior or former graduate (from 2010 to current) of any accredited high school in the following counties in the Nebraska: Cheyenne, Deuel, Garden, Sheridan, Dawes, Box Butte, Morrill, Sioux, Scotts Bluff, Banner and Kimball;

• Demonstrate substantial financial need

• Attend an accredited public or private post secondary institution (university, community college, or trade school) in the 2015-2016 school year.

The scholarship money can only be used for tuition, books and housing billed through the institution.

Approximately 40 $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. The award amount will be determined based on financial need. Scholarship may not be carried over to any subsequent year, however recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.

Former and current graduates can pick up an application from the counselor’s office at Creek Valley High School. The application deadline is March 31.

Native American scholarship funds available

The First Presbyterian Church of Alliance has scholarship funds available for Native American students who live off the reservation and in the panhandle of Nebraska.

High school graduates or those with a GED are eligible for the awards. The scholarships are for one year, but may be extended while the awardee remains in good academic standing and a re-application is made.

Contact any high school or community college guidance counselor who an application and additional information. The deadline is April 15.


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