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  • Albert & Dorothy Emgarten Memorial Scholarship
    Albert & Dorothy Emgarten Memorial Scholarship

    The Albert E. & Dorothy E. Emgarten Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County high school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field.

  • Alice Klingenberg Memorial Scholarship
    Alice Klingenberg Memorial Scholarship

    The Alice Klingerberg Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who lives in the Chapman area.

  • American Legion Post #6 40 & 8 Scholarship
    American Legion Post #6 40 & 8 Scholarship

    The American Legion Post #6 40 & 8 Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student who lives in Merrick County and/or graduated from a Merrick County high school. This scholarship will be given to a student pursuing a degree in nursing, is beyond their first year of college and is in good academic standing (transcript required).

  • Austin & Cleo Vanderford Scholarship
    Austin & Cleo Vanderford Scholarship

    The Austin & Cleo Vanderford Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who has or will graduate from a Merrick County high school. Austin & Cleo wanted their scholarship to be based upon the student’s ability, work habits, grade-point average and need. It was their belief that “Knowledge and education are essential stepping stones to success”. The recipients of a Vanderford scholarship are then designated as “Vanderford Scholars”.

  • Barney Bockerman Memorial Scholarship
    Barney Bockerman Memorial Scholarship

    The Barney Bockerman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives in and/or will graduate from a Merrick County high school. Non-traditional students are also eligible to apply with preference given to students who are also veterans. This scholarship will be given to a student with 4-H and/or FFA experience, who also has financial need and is pursuing a two or four-year degree in agriculture, mechanics or education.

  • Barry & Alta Marsh Scholarship
    Barry & Alta Marsh Scholarship

    The Barry & Alta Marsh scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives in Merrick County and who graduated from a Merrick County high school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is planning to enroll in a 2-year program, who has a GPA of 3.0 or above and who can demonstrate financial need.

  • Benjamin Thomas Lindner Memorial Scholarship
    Benjamin Thomas Lindner Memorial Scholarship

    "I'm just a precious little one who didn't make it there.
    I went straight to be with Jesus, but I'm waiting for you here."

    The Benjamin Thomas Lindner Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior, college student or non-traditional student who lives in Archer, Central City or Palmer. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree that will allow them to work with children. The student must demonstrate an average or above average GPA.

  •  Bonnie Kohl Memorial Scholarship
    Bonnie Kohl Memorial Scholarship

    The Bonnie Kohl Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives in Merrick County. This scholarship will be given to a student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher who is enrolling in a four-year nursing program.

    This scholarship may also be awarded to a Licensed Practical Nurse living in Merrick County who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing or to a Registered Nurse living in Merrick County who is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Nursing or a degree as a Nurse Practitioner. Please inquire at the Merrick Foundation for specific qualifications for these advanced degree scholarships. One of the two required letters of recommendation must come from a minister, employer, coach or other youth leader who has personal knowledge of the applicant.

  • Carole A. Joseph Memorial Scholarship
    Carole A. Joseph Memorial Scholarship

    The Carole A. Joseph Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student who is a graduate of Palmer High School, is currently in their fourth year of classes in college and who has also been accepted into a post-graduate program. This scholarship will be given to a student who has a high GPA as well as involvement in undergraduate activities. Applicants who have been awarded the scholarship in the past are eligible to re-apply.

  • Central City Scale/Hawthorne Scholarship
    Central City Scale/Hawthorne Scholarship

    The Central City Scale/Hawthorne Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County high school.

  •  Charles & Ann Kuhlman Memorial Scholarship
    Charles & Ann Kuhlman Memorial Scholarship

    The Charles & Ann Kuhlman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a resident of Chapman, Clarks or Central City, who attended a Merrick County High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who is in the upper 1/3 of his or her graduating class, enrolled in a 2 or 4-year course of study in the agricultural or medical field, and who can also demonstrate active participation in church and community activities. The Kuhlman Family believes strongly in “being of service to others”.

  • Charles and Doris Benner Scholarship
    Charles and Doris Benner Scholarship

    The Charles and Doris Benner Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior at Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student with an above average G.P.A.

  • Clinton M. Wegner Scholarship
    Clinton M. Wegner Scholarship

    The Clinton M. Wegner Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior at Palmer High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a course of study in Agriculture, Music or Education, is in the upper ½ of his or her graduating class, who has financial need and who is involved in extracurricular activities. This scholarship can be renewed for a total of four years by maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or above (transcript required), and receipt of a copy of the student‘s next class schedule.

    Additional scholarships may also be awarded to college students and/or non-traditional students who have graduated from Palmer high school, have financial need and are pursuing a degree in Agriculture, Music or Education. Please contact the Merrick Foundation Office for specific qualifications for these advanced degree scholarships.

  • Derek Aspedon Memorial Scholarship
    Derek Aspedon Memorial Scholarship

    The Derek Aspedon Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior at Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in a two or four-year program of study.

  •  Dinsdale Sophomore Scholarship
    Dinsdale Sophomore Scholarship

    The Dinsdale Sophomore Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Palmer, who has sophomore college status. This scholarship will be given to a student with acceptable academic performance and who is involved in college activities.

  • Donald Nouzovsky Memorial Scholarship
    Donald Nouzovsky Memorial Scholarship

    The Donald Nouzovsky Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student with sophomore standing or above who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County school. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need.

  • Donald R. & Jackie Sampson Scholarship
    Donald R. & Jackie Sampson Scholarship

    The Donald R. & Jackie Sampson Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior at Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates good citizenship, is involved in community and school activities, who demonstrates financial need and who has acceptable academic performance. Donald Sampson intended that this scholarship be awarded to a graduate “who exemplifies the type of student in whom both the school and the community can take justifiable pride.”

  • Dylan Van Pelt Memorial Scholarship
    Dylan Van Pelt Memorial Scholarship

    The Dylan Van Pelt Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior with a Merrick County or Aurora address, who has persevered to overcome a disability. Applicants need to include an essay (300 words) explaining how they overcame a disability by demonstrating perseverance, high character and high effort. The essay should also include why the applicant feels he or she would be a deserving recipient. Dylan’s family has a high level of understanding and compassion for such individuals. Please include intended area of study as well as reasons for pursuing a degree in that field.

  • Edna I. Widman Memorial Scholarship
    Edna I. Widman Memorial Scholarship

    The Edna I. Widman Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior at Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need and who is also enrolled in a two or four-year program.

  • Edward Mitchell Scholarship
    Edward Mitchell Scholarship

    The Edward Mitchell Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County school. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need to be considered eligible.

  •  Elton & Nancy Erickson Scholarship
    Elton & Nancy Erickson Scholarship

    The Elton & Nancy Erickson Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is enrolled in a 4-year program of study in the field of nursing, agriculture, education or computer science. In addition, academic performance, leadership, involvement in school activities as well as reliability and courtesy will be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship.

  • Elwin & Lucile Ferris Scholarship
    Elwin & Lucile Ferris Scholarship

    The Elwin & Lucile Ferris Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who lives in Merrick County and/or graduated from a Merrick County school. This scholarship will be given to a student who was involved in 4-H and/or FFA and who is planning to pursue a career in agriculture, music or art. Financial need may also be considered for receipt of this scholarship.

  • Emil & Dorothy Czarnick Scholarship
    Emil & Dorothy Czarnick Scholarship

    The Emil & Dorothy Czarnick scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior of Twin River High School who is attending a 4-year school, majoring in a teaching program. This scholarship will be given to a student who graduated with a 3.0 GPA or higher and who demonstrates involvement in school and community activities.

  • Ernest & Peggy Nabity Memorial Scholarship
    Ernest & Peggy Nabity Memorial Scholarship

    The Ernest & Peggy Nabity Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior of Central City or Palmer High School. This scholarship will be given to a student with a GPA above 90%, who is enrolled in a 4-year program, who was involved in vocal music or band for at least two years, and who displays honesty, cooperation, good study habits, respect for others, as well as responsibility on a daily basis. Lastly, the applicant must also provide a letter from a church official verifying regular attendance as well as two letters of recommendation from high school teachers. Other things being equal, the family’s preference is that the scholarship is given to 4-H members, preferably with three or more years of membership.

  •  Ervin & Bonnie Blauhorn Scholarship
    Ervin & Bonnie Blauhorn Scholarship

    The Ervin & Bonnie Blauhorn Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior of Central City or Palmer High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who is in the top ¼ of his or her graduating class, demonstrates financial need, is enrolled in a
    4-year program and who exhibits high character.

  •  Ethel Sweet Memorial Scholarship
    Ethel Sweet Memorial Scholarship

    The Ethel Sweet Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior with an address in Clarks. This scholarship will be given to a worthy student who demonstrates financial need and plans to attend a 2 or 4-year program. This scholarship shall be renewable, not to exceed five school years. Satisfactory scholastic progress as well as proof of continued enrollment must be provided (transcript required).

  • Eugene Fishburn Scholarship
    Eugene Fishburn Scholarship

    The Eugene Fishburn Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student with a Chapman area address. Scholarship(s) will be given to college students who have junior or senior status and who can demonstrate academic success.

  • Gary Monter Memorial Scholarship
    Gary Monter Memorial Scholarship

    The Gary Monter Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to a high school senior of Palmer High School, Centura High School and Elwood High School. These scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate leadership, effort and responsibility.

  • Glen D. & Doris E. Neel Memorial Scholarship
    Glen D. & Doris E. Neel Memorial Scholarship

    The Glen D. & Doris E. Neel Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior with a Clarks address. This scholarship will be given to a student with an above average GPA, who is enrolled full time in an accredited 2 or 4-year program and who can demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be responsible, dependable, have high integrity and have been involved in school activities/organizations. The Neel family intends preference to be given to students who are attending college in the state of Nebraska and who are pursuing an LPN or Nursing degree.

  • Gregory Rinkol Memorial Scholarship
    Gregory Rinkol Memorial Scholarship

    The Gregory Rinkol Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from Twin River High School with a Merrick County address. This scholarship will be given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or above and who is enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need, as well as leadership skills, a courteous and friendly attitude and participation in extracurricular activities.

  • Griffith Family Scholarship
    Griffith Family Scholarship

    The Griffith Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student with sophomore status or higher, who either lives in Merrick County and/or graduated from a Merrick County school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is an elementary education major with a GPA of 3.0, who can demonstrate financial need and who also has volunteer experience with elementary students.

  • Henry "Bud" Santin Memorial Scholarship
    Henry "Bud" Santin Memorial Scholarship

    The Henry “Bud” Santin Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior of Palmer High School. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with a cumulative GPA of 90% or higher who plans to attend college on a full-time basis and who can demonstrate leadership qualities in school and civic organizations. The Santin family intends preference to be given to a student who is pursuing a degree in Agriculture, if possible.

  • Hohnroth Family Scholarship
    Hohnroth Family Scholarship

    The Hohnroth Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a 2 or 4-year program who is in their second year or higher. This scholarship will be given to a student who is a Merrick County resident and who has been a member of a Merrick County 4-H Club for five (5) years and/or a member of FFA for three (3) years.

  • Jack & Dorothy Burger Scholarship
    Jack & Dorothy Burger Scholarship

    The Jack and Dorothy Burger Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student who has sophomore status or higher. This scholarship will be given to a student who is a Merrick County resident and who is pursuing a degree in Education with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • James & Marilyn Heins
    James & Marilyn Heins

    The James & Marilyn Heins Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from Central City High School or college student who graduated from Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who has a GPA of 2.5 to 3.5 and who demonstrates financial need. Three letters of recommendation are required (one each from a teacher, pastor and employer).

  • *Joel Holbrook Memorial Scholarship
    *Joel Holbrook Memorial Scholarship

    The Joel Holbrook Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to high school senior from Central City High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who has participated in band three to four years of high school. The recipient of this scholarship must be of good character, respectful, responsible, cooperative and reliable. Most importantly the recipient must enjoy, excel and be enthusiastic about music as “music was a big part of Joel’s life”. *An additional application form for this scholarship must be obtained from the high school guidance counselor.

  • J. Oren Hoback Memorial Scholarship
    J. Oren Hoback Memorial Scholarship

    The J. Oren Hoback Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or sophomore in college who lives in Merrick County and/or who graduated from a Merrick County school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree in agriculture, with a preference toward farming and/or ranching. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, as well as be involved in community service.

  • Karen & Danielle Bannister Memorial Scholarship
    Karen & Danielle Bannister Memorial Scholarship

    The Karen and Danielle Bannister Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from Central City High School or High Plains High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree in Education (Elementary or Secondary). The recipient must have an average or above average GPA and have a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher explaining why that teacher feels the applicant will be successful as an educator.

  • Larry Dearking, DVM Memorial Scholarship
    Larry Dearking, DVM Memorial Scholarship

    The Larry Dearking, DVM Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who resides in Merrick County and/or who has graduated from a Merrick County high school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a 2 or 4-year degree or a professional degree in an agricultural related field.

  • Leanne Zmek Memorial
    Leanne Zmek Memorial

    The Leanne Zmek Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or a graduate of a Merrick County High School. This scholarship will be given to a student who is enrolled in an accredited Beauty or Barber School and who demonstrates financial need.

  • Leonard & Doris Aerni Memorial Scholarship
    Leonard & Doris Aerni Memorial Scholarship

    The Leonard & Doris Aerni Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student or college student who is a Merrick County resident and who has a physical or intellectual disability. This scholarship will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree at a community college, technical school or business school.

  • Les Johnson Memorial Scholarship
    Les Johnson Memorial Scholarship

    The Les Johnson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior with a Silver Creek address. This scholarship will be given to a student who is in the upper half of his/her graduating class and demonstrates good leadership and good citizenship. Preference will be given to applicants who intend to participate in intramural or intercollegiate athletics and who intend to pursue a degree in Wildlife Management, Forestry or Agriculture. Both letters of recommendation required for the application must come from high school teachers.

  • Lindner-Van Pelt Heritage Scholarship
    Lindner-Van Pelt Heritage Scholarship

    The Lindner-Van Pelt Heritage Scholarship is awarded annually to a Merrick County resident who is a high school senior from Central City High School or Palmer High School. College and non-traditional students are also welcome to apply. This scholarship will be given to an applicant with a grade point average at 80% or above and who is pursuing a career in agriculture, education, business or science.

  • Mary Chochon Memorial Scholarship
    Mary Chochon Memorial Scholarship

    The Mary Chochon Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from Palmer High School with a GPA of 90% or higher. This scholarship will be given to an applicant who will be majoring in math or science (first preference), computer science (second preference) or education (third preference). The applicant must be enrolled full-time and must demonstrate leadership qualities in school and civic organizations.

  • *Matthew Fishburn Scholarship
    *Matthew Fishburn Scholarship

    The Matthew Fishburn Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female student from Central City High School. These scholarships are given to students who demonstrate courtesy and friendliness to elders, faculty and school employees, willingness for leadership and responsibility, compassion toward their fellow students and others, adherence to religious principles of their choice, patriotism to flag, country and general citizenship. The recipients of these scholarships are determined by a vote of the faculty at Central City High School. There is no application process for this scholarship.

  • Maynard & Lois Fullington Scholarship
    Maynard & Lois Fullington Scholarship

    The Maynard & Lois Fullington Scholarship is awarded annually to a student who has sophomore college status and is a graduate of a Merrick County High School.

  • Merrick County Pork Producers
    Merrick County Pork Producers

    The Merrick County Pork Producers Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is a resident of Merrick County, demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in a 2 or 4-year agricultural program. Preference will be given to applicants who have participated in 4-H and/or FFA.

  • Founders Scholarship
    Founders Scholarship

    The Merrick Foundation Founders Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is a resident of Merrick County and who intends to return to Merrick County upon completion of their degree. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates community service and involvement in community and school activities.

  • Merrick Foundation Industrious Student
    Merrick Foundation Industrious Student

    The Merrick Foundation Industrious Student Scholarship is awarded annually to a Merrick County resident who has a GPA of 2.0-3.5 and who is pursuing any form of continuing education.

  • Michael V. Bittinger Memorial Scholarship
    Michael V. Bittinger Memorial Scholarship

    The Michael V. Bittinger Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from High Plains Community Schools or Central City High School and who has a Clarks or Central City address. This scholarship will be given to a student who is in their second year of college.

  • Myrtle & Jim Clarke Scholarship
    Myrtle & Jim Clarke Scholarship

    The Myrtle & Jim Clarke Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of Central City High School or Nebraska Christian High School and/or who is a resident of Central City, Clarks, Fullerton, Hordville, Polk or the lake areas south of Central City. This scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates financial need, has a high GPA and demonstrates achievement outside of school.

  • *Phoebe A. McCullough-Barbara A. McGuire Memorial Education Fund
    *Phoebe A. McCullough-Barbara A. McGuire Memorial Education Fund

    Phoebe McCullough and Barbara McGuire lost their lives in an automobile accident on September 8, 1988. The families and friends of Phoebe McCullough and Barbara McGuire set up an education fund in memory of these two dedicated educators and members of the community. An annual education grant will be given in their name to a worthy senior graduating from Central City High School that exemplifies the following characteristics:
    • Upper ½ of graduation class
    • Beginning to realize his/her potential and demonstrates the desire to work to better themselves
    • Sense of responsibility toward the community and an appreciation for what the community has offered them
    • Courage to be his/her own person while still being able to work as a member of a team
    • Sense of humor and love of life
    • Demonstrates true character and has personality
    • Accepts responsibility and enjoys a challenge
    • Has developed an appreciation for education and the learning process
    The recipients of these scholarships are determined by a vote of the faculty at Central City High School. There is no application process for this scholarship.

  • Ralph Stanley & Ella Halstead Severance Memorial Scholarship
    Ralph Stanley & Ella Halstead Severance Memorial Scholarship

    The Ralph Stanley & Ella Halstead Severance Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a traditional or non-traditional student who is a resident of Merrick County and who demonstrates financial need.

  • Ray & Mildred Miller Memorial Scholarship
    Ray & Mildred Miller Memorial Scholarship

    The Ray & Mildred Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student from western Merrick County. One letter of recommendation detailing leadership and moral character must come from a school official.

  • Raymond, Leonard & Lois Steger Memorial Scholarship
    Raymond, Leonard & Lois Steger Memorial Scholarship

    The Raymond, Leonard & Lois Steger Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to high school senior or college student who is a graduate of a Merrick County High School and who is majoring in a medical field.

  • Raymond W. Starostka Memorial Scholarship
    Raymond W. Starostka Memorial Scholarship

    The Raymond W. Starostka Scholarship is awarded annually to a college student who is a Merrick County resident. Preference will be given to a student who is pursuing a degree in Agriculture or Science.

  • Richard (Dick) Chochon Memorial Scholarship
    Richard (Dick) Chochon Memorial Scholarship

    The Richard (Dick) Chochon Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from Palmer High School with a GPA of 90% or higher. This scholarship will be given to an applicant who will be majoring education. The applicant must be enrolled full-time and must demonstrate leadership qualities in school and civic organizations.

  • Richard Mattson Memorial Scholarship
    Richard Mattson Memorial Scholarship

    The Richard Mattson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Merrick County resident who has sophomore college status. The student must be enrolled at a Nebraska college and be majoring in Agriculture. This scholarship will be given to a student who has a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who demonstrates financial need.

  • Robert & Lillian Krug Memorial Scholarship
    Robert & Lillian Krug Memorial Scholarship

    The Robert & Lillian Krug Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is a Merrick County resident. The student, who must have an above average GPA, must also have participated in the Merrick County 4-H Program for at least 4 years and/or who has been an active member of a Merrick County FFA Chapter for at least 2 years. Three letters of recommendation are required: one from a teacher, one from a pastor and one from an employer.

  • Russ Russell Scholarship
    Russ Russell Scholarship

    The Russ Russell Scholarship is awarded annually to a Merrick County high school senior who has participated in 4-H equine activities. The student must be enrolled in a 2 or 4-year equine related field of study and demonstrate financial need.

  • Silver Creek Alumni Scholarship
    Silver Creek Alumni Scholarship

    The Silver Creek Alumni Scholarship is awarded annually to one male and one female student with a Silver Creek address. The student must have attended Twin River High School or a surrounding area high school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is enrolled in a 2 or 4-year program of study.

  • Tom & Teri Beck Scholarship
    Tom & Teri Beck Scholarship

    The Tom & Teri Beck Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior from High Plains Community School who has a Merrick County Clarks address. This scholarship will be given to a student who has acceptable scholastic achievement and who is pursuing a degree in agriculture or elementary education. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student who demonstrates involvement in school activities as well as the qualities of leadership, effort, reliability, patriotism, courtesy and friendship.

  • Vernie L. Lock Scholarship
    Vernie L. Lock Scholarship

    The Vernie L. Lock Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who resides in Merrick County and/or who has graduated from a Merrick County high school. This scholarship will be given to a student who is enrolled in an accredited Beauty or Barber School.

  • Virgil & Nora Lindner Scholarship
    Virgil & Nora Lindner Scholarship

    The Virgil & Nora Lindner Scholarship is awarded annually to a student with an Archer, Central City or Palmer address who is pursuing a degree in agriculture or education. The recipient of this scholarship will have an above average GPA. Recipients may also be non-traditional or college students.

  • Warren & Virginia Marsh Memorial Scholarship
    Warren & Virginia Marsh Memorial Scholarship

    The Warren & Virginia Marsh Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who is a resident of Merrick County and who demonstrates acceptable academic achievement and financial need. Students entering the medical field will be given first preference. Second preference will be given to students in any other health-related discipline/field.

  • Wayne & Mildred Hilder Scholarship
    Wayne & Mildred Hilder Scholarship

    The Wayne & Mildred Hilder Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student who is a resident of Merrick County and who is enrolled in or attending a nursing school. For high school seniors, it will be required to be in the top 1/3 of your graduating class.

  • William & Emma Steffen Scholarship
    William & Emma Steffen Scholarship

    The William & Emma Steffen Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior or college student, who graduated from a Merrick County High School. This scholarship will be given to a student with an average or above average GPA who demonstrates leadership in student organizations, good moral character and behavior and who performs assigned tasks in a dependable, organized manner. When awarding this scholarship, first preference will be given to students who plan to attend or are attending an accredited school of nursing in the state of Nebraska. Second preference will be to students in any other health-related discipline/field.

  • William L. & Velma R. McLean Scholarship
    William L. & Velma R. McLean Scholarship

    The William & Velma R. McLean Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is a resident of Merrick County with an above average GPA and who demonstrates financial need. This scholarship will be given to a student who also demonstrates good character, leadership, involvement in activities, effort, trustworthiness, reliability, patriotism, courtesy, consideration and tolerance of others.

  • Willa Freelend Women In Business Scholarship
    Willa Freelend Women In Business Scholarship

Our Impact

  • Community Grants Awarded

    $222716

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $140425

  • Students Impacted

    175

  • Total Funds Distributed

    $2495053

  • Funds Managed for Others

    $1725094

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