SCHOLARSHIPS

The Sherman County Community Foundation has partnered with the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation (GGICF) for an on-line scholarship application process. By completing this one on-line application, you will be considered for each scholarship that you qualify for. The scholarship application can only be submitted on-line.

To complete the on-line application form, go to www.gicf.org/scholarships. On-line applications are accepted from December 1, 2021 to February 10, 2022. Applicants are reminded to carefully review their on-line submissions to ensure accuracy and completion per instructions in order to avoid disqualifications. Awards are usually announced in April. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application process, contact the Sherman County Community Foundation at 308-745-5477.

Below is a listing of scholarships available through the Sherman County Community Foundation, made possible by the generosity of many individuals and families.

 

LOIS AND HAROLD HANSHEW SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 2010, this scholarship provides assistance to graduate students pursuing an advanced degree. Lois was a teacher and guidance counselor in Sherman County for many years. She and her husband, Harold, wished to encourage Sherman County college graduates to continue their academic pursuits in professional or graduate schools. Applicants may be enrolled in on-line courses and do not have to be enrolled as a full-time graduate student. According to Lois, “the world needs people willing to sacrifice to obtain an advanced degree. It would be great to have some of our students who obtain these degrees come back to Sherman County”.

LOIS L. BADURA/KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP
Lois L. Badura Kaminski has made this scholarship possible. It is available to a high school senior who has a town or farm residence in Ashton or Loup City and who will be attending a four-year college in the field of Education or Business.

ROMAN AND PATRICIA BADURA SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship honors the memory of Roman and Patricia Badura. Roman, who was a successful banker in Ashton, was one of the founders of the Sherman County Community Foundation. The fund was recently expanded by the Badura family to award two scholarships to Loup City high school seniors who will be attending college. Preference will be given to, but not restricted to, applicants who plan to study in the field of nursing or business.

 EUGENE “BILL” BILLESBACH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Billesbach, who coached Legion baseball for many years. It is funded by an annual golf tournament sponsored by individuals whose lives he impacted. The scholarship is based on athletic participation and need.

 ARLINE CLARK SCHOLARSHIP
Arline Clark has made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. The scholarship is available to Loup City high school seniors attending any qualified non-profit educational institution.

 JAMES A. GEMBALA SCHOLARSHIP
Sherman County farmer Jim Gembala established this scholarship to benefit Sherman County graduating seniors who plan to pursue a nursing degree. Gembala developed a deep appreciation for the care he received from nursing staff during the 12 years he resided at Rose Lane Home in Loup City, which served as his inspiration for this scholarship.

CHRIS HIATT SCHOLARSHIP
This Foundation scholarship has been made possible by the family and friends of Chris Hiatt, an outstanding Loup City High School student tragically killed in a car accident in 1993. It is available for a graduating Loup City senior who plans to attend a 4-year college.

ROBERT L. AND MARCELLA C. JABLONSKI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
The family of the late Robert L. and Marcella C. Jablonski has made this scholarship possible for a Loup City High School senior planning to attend a four-year college or technical school. Special consideration will be given to, but not restricted to, a physically challenged applicant.

SORENSEN/AEPPEL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was funded by generous donations from Dennis L. Welty in memory of C.A. Sorensen, a 1909 graduate of Loup City High School. After graduating from college and receiving a law degree, Sorensen served as Nebraska Attorney General and drafted legislation for the organization of the Public Power and Irrigation District of Nebraska.  He also served as a Nebraska State Senator. Sorensen was known as a role model for his public service and many of his children followed him into public service, including his son, Ted, who became a speech writer for John F. Kennedy. This scholarship also consists of funds donated in memory of Hans and Trudie Aeppel. Applicants must be a graduating senior of Loup City High School.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP
The Knights of Columbus Council #5455 has made up to four scholarships available to graduating seniors from Loup City, Litchfield, Ravenna, or Arcadia high schools. Applicants must have achieved a grade average of B or above over the past four years and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year accredited college. The scholarships are available to students pursuing 1) a medical field with an emphasis in, but not limited to, working with the mentally or physically disabled, or 2) a special education field, or 3) a science-related field in the research or study of mental or physical disabilities.

PETER J. & ROSE ANN KOWALSKI SCHOLARSHIP
The family of the late Peter J. and Rose Ann Kowalski established this scholarship in honor of their parents. Peter was a well-known business man in Loup City. The scholarship is available to a graduating Loup City High School student who plans to attend a 4-year college.

JEROME & LINDA LOBNER SCHOLARSHIP
The Lobners both spent their careers in education or in service to students. They established this scholarship because of their interest in and dedication to education. It is available to a graduate of Loup City High School and while not limited to, preference will be given to a student pursuing a career in Journalism or Media.

LOUP CITY SCHOOLS- PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-agriculture, nursing, education
The late Charles and Mildred Peterson and Loup City Schools have made three scholarships available, one each in the field of Education, Agriculture, and Nursing. Loup City High School seniors attending a qualified non-profit educational institution and entering one of these three fields are eligible to apply for the scholarships. Prior year recipients may also apply.

KEITH C. & DORIS M. MOELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship has been made possible by the family and friends of the late Keith C. and Doris M. Moeller. Acknowledging the dignity in vocational education, this scholarship is available for a graduating Loup City senior who plans to attend an accredited Technical or Community College.

FRITZ & NORA OBERMILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A Loup City High School senior may apply for this scholarship, with emphasis given to students choosing to enter an Agriculture, Nursing, or Education field. This scholarship can be used at any college provided it is a qualified, non-profit educational institution.

MINA SCHUMANN SCHOLARSHIP
Through the generosity of the late Mina Schumann, who had taught in the Loup City schools for nearly 50 years, this scholarship is available for a Loup City High School senior planning to attend college, preferably in, but not limited to, the field of education.

RON SETLIK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Mike and Nellie Setlik family established this scholarship in memory of Ron Setlik, who was a 1970 Loup City High School graduate. Ron was killed in a car accident in 1975. The scholarship is available to a graduating Loup City High School senior attending a qualified non-profit educational institution.

LUCILLE TOCZEK SCHUETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Family and friends of the late Lucille Schuett made this scholarship available to a Loup City High School senior planning to attend college in a Health Care Field.

RENA UHLIG SCHOLARSHIP
The oldest scholarship available through the Sherman County Community Foundation, the Rena Uhlig Scholarship is now awarded to two graduating Loup City High School seniors who are residents of Sherman County. Applicants must be accepted into an institute of higher learning within the State of Nebraska which awards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree upon satisfactory completion of the required course of study. A student who has already received any other full ride (tuition only) scholarship is not eligible. Any prior year Rena Uhlig Scholarship recipient is eligible to reapply for the scholarship as long as conditions are still met (attendance at an institute of higher learning within the State of Nebraska).

VIVIAN WATTS SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to a Loup City High School senior planning to attend any college, as long as it is a qualified, non-profit educational institution.