Lincoln Community Foundation:

The Lincoln Community Foundation currently manages 60 different scholarship funds have been established by caring donors who have a commitment to higher education and wish to provide opportunities and assistance to students who want to further their education.

Our scholarship funds are divided into three exclusive groupings: " Scholarships for current high school seniors who live within Lancaster County, Nebraska." " Scholarships for current high school seniors who live outside of Lancaster County, Nebraska." Scholarships for students who are currently enrolled in college.

Please visit to view the specific scholarships and also apply for them. You can also contact Sonya Brakeman at (402) 474-2345 or e-mail her at or more information and additional reading materials.

MKN (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska):

Mo-Kan-Ne is the 3-state chapter of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), one of 10 regional associations in the United States that form the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). MAEOPP and MO-KAN-NE offer scholarships to TRIO students. These scholarships are available for both college and pre-college students. For further details, and an application please visit:

Reaching Your Potential:

Scholarship program from Education Quest

Reaching your Potential targets Nebraskans who make face tremendous obstacles to higher education. The goal of this particular scholarship is to empower those people through education so they may create a better life for themselves and their families. Education Quest Foundation awards scholarships in the fall and spring semesters of the school year. Individual amounts that are awarded range from 1,000-5,000 depending on the school costs and the student's financial need. Part time students receive pro-rate awards. There are a few eligibility requirements that an applicant must complete.

  • The applicant must be a Nebraska resident, US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be seeking their first diploma or degree.
  • Must attend any Nebraska College, university, community college or vocational/technical school that participates in federal Title IV student financial aid programs.
  • Must be eligible for the Pell grant and not currently in default on a Title IV student loan.
  • Must be referred to the Reaching your Potential scholarship program by a community agency.

For more information and to apply for the scholarship noted above check:  

The Chips Quinn Scholars Program:

Provides training, paid internships and scholarships to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing careers in newspaper journalism. The program began with six Scholars in 1991. To date, more than 1,000 students have completed the program.

This Scholarship/Fellowship consists of:

  • *A paid 10-12 week internship at a daily newspaper
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • $500 housing stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement to and from the internship
  • Intensive, ongoing training by journalism professionals
  • A four-day orientation at the Freedom Forum
  • Networking with more than 950 alumni

Please request an application for more information in regards to this scholarship/fellowship.

*Note: Students participating in the spring program must be planning to graduate in December or willing to take a semester off from school and provide their own car.

Other Scholarships:

  • Student Inventors scholarships
  • Student Video scholarships
  • Coca-Cola two year college scholarships
  • Holocaust Remembrance scholarships
  • Sports scholarships and internships
  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
  • Presidential Freedom Scholarships
  • McDonalds education scholarships
  • Target scholarships
  • United Negro College Fund
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Easley National Scholarship Program
  • ROTC scholarships
  • Baptist scholarships
  • Intel Science Talent Search
  • Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
  • Americorps
  • Bell Labs Fellowships
  • Gateways to US government grants

This is just a short list of the scholarships available to prospective and current students at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. If you are interested in any of these and would like further information, please contact:

Colette M. Polite
Academic Counselor
Phone: (402)472-7729
Fax: (402)472-1004