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Scholarships

High School Senior Scholarship Application


  • Senior scholarships are available to graduating seniors who reside in Merrick County or attend a high school in Merrick County. Some exceptions apply, please contact us with any questions about eligibility before applying. 
     
  • Before beginning, please read through all the instructionsclick here
     
  • If you would like to print the high school scholarship directory, please click here.
     
  • Only completed applications will be considered.

 

Personal Data
Are you a resident of Merrick County?:
First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State
Postal Code
If mailing address is a P.O. Box, please also list physical address.
First Name
Last Name
First Name
Last Name
Enter address only if different than your own.
Country
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
City
State
Postal Code
Educational Background/Program
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
Is this a 2-year or 4-year college?
Is this an online only program?
Has your application for enrollment been accepted?
Work Experience

List your past and present work experience:

Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code
References

You are responsible for contacting your references and providing them with the reference questionnaire.  You can print off the reference questionnaire here.

EVERY scholarship requires two letters of recommendation.  If more than two are required, or they have special requirements, it will be indicated in the High School Scholarship Directory here.

Please list the two individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Family members are not eligible. 


 

First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

First Name
Last Name
Country
Address Line 1
City
State
Postal Code

Please check the appropriate box(es) below for the scholarship(s) you are applying for. You may qualify in more than one category.

Scholarships with an (*) are based on financial need.  In order to be considered for these scholarships, you must submit a Student Aid Report from your FAFSA form. If financial need information is not provided, you will not be considered for these scholarships. 

If you would like to review the scholarship directory again, please click here.


 

Merrick County Resident and/or Merrick County High School Student
Archer Address
Aurora Address
Central City Address or Central City High School Student
Centura High School Student
Chapman Area Address
Clarks Address
Elwood High School Student
Fullerton, Hordville, Polk, or Lake Areas South of Central City Address
High Plains Community Schools Student
Nebraska Christian High School Student
Palmer Address or Palmer High School Student
Silver Creek Address
Twin River High School Student
Western Merrick County Address
High School Activities - Please select the years of participation
Academics:
Academic Competition
Art Club
Business Professionals of America/FBLA
Class Officer
Future Farmers of America
National Honor Society
Student Council
Yearbook
Athletics:
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Dance Team
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
Drama/Music/Speech:
Band (Pep, Jazz, Concert)
Choir
Class Plays
Drama Club
School Musical
Speech Team
Swing Choir
Religious and Community/Volunteer Activities:
4-H

(ex. Summer Sports, Boy or Girl Scouts, Dance, Piano, Youth Group)

Essay

Type your essay in the box below. Responses should be numbered to correspond with each question. There is a 150 word limit for each question.
Essay Question 1: What are your professional and educational goals, and what is your plan to achieve them?
Essay Question 2: Describe a situation where you have demonstrated leadership skills.

Essay Question 3: Tell us about a personal challenge you recently faced. What did you learn and how has this influenced your goals and perspectives?
 



Required essay for the following scholarships: 

- Barney Bockerman Memorial Scholarship
- Elwin & Lucile Ferris Memorial Scholarship
- Ernest & Peggy Nabity Memorial Scholarship (optional)
- Merrick County Pork Producers Scholarship (optional)
- Robert & Lillian Krug Memorial Scholarship

Essay Question 4: How has FFA and/or 4-H prepared you for the future? (150 word limit)


Required essay for the following scholarships: 

- Dylan Van Pelt Memorial Scholarship
- Leonard & Doris Aerni Memorial Scholarship

Essay Question 5: How have you demonstrated perseverance, high character, and high effort to overcome a mental or physical disability? (150 word limit)


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Additional Information:

Email Disclosure: All information submitted in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that by signing this disclosure, I am giving my permission for Merrick Foundation, Inc. to use the information at its discretion for publicity purposes.


If you have any questions about the application, our contact information is listed below:

Merrick Foundation, Inc.
1532 17th Ave., Suite B
Central City, NE  68826
Phone: 308-946-3707
Email: merrickfoundationcfo@gmail.com

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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