Scholarship Opportunities 

CUSTER COUNTY–KCNI/KBBN has received information on some upcoming scholarship opportunities for Nebraska students in high school and college.

P.G. Richardson Masonic Memorial Scholarship (Custer Lodge #148)
Applications are now being accepted for the $1,000 P.G. Richardson Masonic Memorial Scholarship (Custer Lodge #148). Eligible students must be current graduating high school seniors or first year college students.

Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application form online at and submit electronically all required attachments. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2018.

4-H College Scholarships
Custer County high school seniors thinking about a college education should inquire about 4-H scholarships available. To be eligible for most 4-H scholarships, applicants must have completed one year of 4-H, be a current 4-H member, and must be in good scholastic standing with a minimum of a “C” average.

Winners of scholarships will be announced at graduation ceremonies. The actual scholarship will not be awarded until after the successful completion of the first college semester.

The Custer County 4-H Activities Scholarships are provided by the Custer County
4-H Council. Three $500 scholarships and one $250 scholarship will be awarded.
Scholarship application deadline is March 2, 2018.

4-H scholarships are also available from the Nebraska 4-H Foundation and the
Custer County Foundation.

More information regarding these scholarships and application forms can be found
online at:

To obtain a 4-H scholarship handbook, contact the Nebraska Extension – Custer
County Office in Custer County (308) 872-6831.

Nebraska Corn Growers Association Accepting Applications for FLAGship Program
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Corn Growers Association (NeCGA) is now accepting applications for the third class of the FLAGship Program. The FLAGship Program is a scholarship program for future ag leaders in Nebraska. NeCGA will award up to five $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors or college freshman in the state of Nebraska. The NeCGA Future Leaders in Ag Scholarship Program (FLAGship Program) is open to Nebraska high school seniors or college freshman who are continuing their education in state and pursuing a degree in an ag-related field.

To be eligible for this scholarship students must be a member of NeCGA or the son/daughter of an NeCGA member. The application for the FLAGship Program must include two letters of recommendation, a current resume, as well as proof that the student is continuing their education. The students are also asked to explain why they are seeking a degree in the agricultural field as well as what issues they feel the ag industry is currently facing.

Applications must be postmarked by March 30, 2018. Packets can be mailed to 1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 308, Lincoln, NE 68508 ATTN: Scholarship, or emailed to Recipients will be notified in May 2018 and scholarships will be distributed in December 2018. For more information about the scholarship and an application, please visit or call (402) 438-6459.

Mid-Plains Community College Scholarships
March 1
is the priority deadline to turn in a scholarship application for the 2018-19 school year at Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC).  More than $600,000 worth of academic and program-focused scholarships are up for grabs.

Current and prospective students can apply for the scholarships online at They will need to register for an account to complete the form.

Erinn Brown, area director of Financial Aid, recommends that students register with an email address they will have access to throughout the 2018-19 school year to ensure they receive follow up communications.

Students will be able to see within their accounts what scholarships they qualify for and track the progress of their applications.

“If they receive an award, students will be notified through the system,” said Brown. “They can then log in to accept or decline the scholarship.”

More information about the scholarships and the application process is available by calling Brown at (308) 345-8112, or emailing