Extension Office Announces Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship

BROKEN BOW – The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers have announced two new scholarships. Two Martha and Don Romeo Scholarships worth $500 each will be awarded to one 4-H girl and one 4-H boy who are graduating seniors in the state of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post-high school education.

Each applicant must have exhibited his/her 4-H projects in a county fair or at the State Fair within the last four years.  Applicants must hold a 2.5 high school grade point average (based on a 4.0 system).  Each applicant must also maintain a 2.5 GPA for the first semester in college and carry at least 12 credit hours.

Applicants must agree to apply the scholarship funds for tuition or fees at a two or four year college, or its equivalent. Additionally, each applicant must have demonstrated support for his/her school and community and must exhibit, during the application process, a desire to achieve the goals of which he or she is capable. Financial need will not be a factor in the application process.

One male and one female finalist will be selected from each county and submitted to the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers for the final selection process.

Applications from Custer County high school seniors are due at the Custer County Extension Office by November 30.  No late entries will be accepted.  Scholarship winners will be announced at the Nebraska Association of Fair Managers Annual Convention in January 2023.

Application forms can be downloaded through the Extension Office.

For more information and/or application forms, contact Colleen Peterson, 4-H Aide, at the Nebraska Extension – Custer County Office, 308-872-6831.