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Scholarship Acceptance

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application

Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application

Merrick Foundation will accept scholarship applications from non-traditional college students twice a year. The applications will be reviewed and awarded to eligible students in June and November.

Important: The information on this application cannot be saved, therefore, please allow some time to complete the application in full. Once this application has been submitted, it cannot be changed.


Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application

1) Applicant must have had a break between high school and college or between colleges of greater than 5 years.
2) Applicant must be beginning a new career path. Generally, applicants seeking a master's degree will be excluded.
3) Applicant must have a Merrick County address.
4) Two references must send a letter to the below address. References cannot be family members.
5) If applicant has received this scholarship previously, a transcript of coursework completed must be provided to the below address.

          Merrick Foundation, Inc.
          1532 17th Ave., Suite B
          Central City, NE  68826

Personal Data:
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
If mailing address is a P.O. Box, please also list physical address.
Written Statement:

In the box below, please include a statement covering the following points.
Please limit your answer to 350 words or less.

1) Reason for returning to college, including how your continued education will improve your life and contribute to your community.
2) Financial need for this scholarship.
3) College attending, course of study, and annual cost.

All Applicants:

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.

For your records, it is recommended you copy your essay into a Word or Google Doc before hitting "Submit". This will allow you to easily paste the essay into the application should there be technical issues.

Contact Information:

Merrick Foundation, Inc.
1532 17th Ave., Suite B
Central City, NE 68826
(308) 946-3707
General Information:


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