Graduate Scholarships

 

HANSHEW SCHOLARSHIP (LOIS AND HAROLD)

Established in February 2010, our newest scholarship provides assistance to students attending graduate school. Lois, a teacher and guidance counselor in Sherman County for many years, created this scholarship on behalf of herself and her late husband, Harold. It was their wish to encourage Sherman County college graduates to continue their academic pursuits in professional or graduate school. As Lois says, “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.”

Read and complete the Hanshew Scholarship application from form found below, including subsequent attachment requests.

 Other Scholarships

 

The Sherman County Community Foundation has partnered with the Grand Island Community Foundation and Grand Island Education Foundation 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 online.

To complete the online application form go to: www.gicf.org/scholarships. The online application access closes on February 10, 2020. 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.

The 2021 scholarship application process will open in December 2020 for high school seniors. Applicants are reminded to carefully review their online submissions to ensure accuracy and completion per instructions in order to avoid disqualification.

BADURA/KAMINSKI SCHOLARSHIP (LOIS L.)
Lois L. Badura has made this Sherman County Community Foundation 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.
BILLESBACH SHOLARSHIP (EUGENE “BILL”)
This scholarship was created in memory of Mr. Billesbach who coached Legion baseball for many years and is funded by an annual golf tournament sponsored by men whose lives he impacted. It 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.
CASEY & VIVIAN DAMRATOWSKI SCHOLARSHIP
Through the generosity of Casey and Vivian Damratowski, a Sherman County Community Foundation scholarship has been made available to Loup City high school seniors planning to study in the field of agriculture/agribusiness. The applicant must plan to attend a qualified non-profit educational institution.

CHRIS HIATT SCHOLARSHIP
This Sherman County Community 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. This scholarship has been established and made available for a graduating Loup City senior student that plans on attending a 4-year college.
BOB D. JABLONSKI SCHOLARSHIP
The family of the late Bob D. 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.
MILDRED JACK SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is funded by donations made by the family of Mildred Jack, a long-time Loup City school teacher. Applicants must be a Loup City High School graduating senior planning to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney in the field of education.
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 this scholarship possible to a graduating senior from Loup City, Litchfield, Ravenna, or Arcadia high schools. The student must be planning to study in a medical field at a qualified non-profit educational institution. Preference will be given to, but not restricted to, a student wanting to work with the physically or mentally disabled.
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
Mr. and Mrs Lobner both spent their careers in education or in service to students and established this scholarship because of their interest in and dedication to the educational process. The scholarship is available to a graduate of Loup City High School and while not limited to, preference may be given to a student pursuing a career in Journalism or Media.
LOUP CITY SCHOOLS- PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Agriculture
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified non-profit educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of Agriculture. Prior year recipients may also apply.
LOUP CITY SCHOOLS PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Nursing
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified non-profit educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of Nursing. Prior year recipients may also apply.
LOUP CITY SCHOOLS PETERSON SCHOLARSHIP-Education
Loup City Schools and the late Charles and Mildred Peterson have made this Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship possible. They have established this scholarship and it is made available for a Loup City high school senior attending a qualified non-profit educational institution. This one-year scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the field of Education. Prior year recipients may also apply.
KEITH C. & DORIS M. MOELLER SCHOLARSHIP
This Sherman County Community Foundation 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 made available for a graduating senior student of Loup City who plans to attend an accredited Technical or Community College.
FRITZ & NORA OBERMILLER SCHOLARSHIP
The Fritz and Nora Obermiller Memorial Scholarship is made available through the Sherman County Community Foundation for a Loup City high school senior. This scholarship can be used at any college providing it is a qualified, non-profit institution. Emphasis may be given to students choosing to enter the Agricultural, Nursing or Education fields.
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
This Sherman County Community Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the family of Mike and Nellie Setlik. They established this scholarship in memory of Ron Setlik who was a graduate of Loup City High School in 1970. Ron was killed in a car accident in 1975. This one year scholarship has been established and made available for a Loup City High School graduating senior attending a qualified non-profit educational institution.
LUCILLE TOCZEK SCHUETT SCHOLARSHIP
Family and friends of the late Lucille Schuett have made this scholarship possible through the Sherman County Community Foundation. It is 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
The Vivian Watts Scholarship is made available through the Sherman County Community Foundation for a Loup City high school senior. This one-year scholarship can be used at any college provided it is a qualified, non-profit institution.