2016 EHS Scholarship Applications

Below is a list of the scholarships that were available for Elkhorn High School students graduating May 2016.  A brief summary has been provided for each scholarship. Specific requirements are listed on the scholarship’s application.  Please review each application’s questions carefully as not all applications are the same!  The deadline to submit scholarship applications was February 1, 2016. Elkhorn High School scholarship recipients were announced at the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfast last April.

In order to download the scholarship’s application, click on the name of the scholarship and save the document to your computer.  Students may complete the required information directly on the document.  Students may also provide additional attachments.  Essays and additional attachments should clearly identify the student’s name and the name of the scholarship at the top of each page.

 

 AXA Advisors Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to two ambitious and goal oriented graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) in recognition of their school and community accomplishments. Applicants demonstrate respect for self and community by their ability to maintain a drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle.

Barbara McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship

This $4,000.00 scholarship honors the positive spirit and active community involvement of Mrs. McLaughlin by recognizing a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who demonstrates positive and active participation in school and community activities. The scholarship recipient must attend a four-year college or university in Nebraska in order to receive the scholarship.

 Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Baseball Award

Team Selected/No Application – This $10,000.00 award honors Carl Riley Brodersen’s passion for baseball. The award recipient is selected by a vote of the Elkhorn High School varsity baseball players as the most admired athlete both on and off the field.

Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Football Award

Team Selected/No Application – This $10,000.00 award honors Carl Riley Brodersen’s passion for football. The award recipient is selected by a vote of the Elkhorn High School varsity football players as the most admired athlete both on and off the field.

Carl Riley Brodersen Memorial Softball Award

Team Selected/No Application – This $10,000.00 award honors Carl Riley Brodersen’s passion for sports. The award recipient is selected by a vote of the Elkhorn High School varsity softball players as the most admired athlete both on and off the field.

Carol S. Schlosser Memorial Scholarship

This $8,000.00 scholarship honors the contributions of Mrs. Schlosser to family and community by recognizing a graduating senior from Elkhorn High School who demonstrates strong academic performance, successful leadership capabilities and active involvement in community and school activities.

Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship

This $1,200.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Elkhorn High School who plans to major in one of the construction sciences at a trade or technical school or college.

Dennis Curtis Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn High School graduating senior who has plans to attend one of the following educational institutions: Peru State College, Metro Community College or Iowa Western Community College.

Don Nordlund Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship recognizes a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated from Skyline Elementary and has demonstrated leadership and sensitivity to others. Volunteer work demonstrating sensitivity to others’ needs will be a focus. Grade point average and class rank, although important, will not be primary considerations.

Don Peterson Family Scholarship

The Don Petersen Family recognizes two or more students who graduated from either Hillrise Elementary or Manchester Elementary who exemplify good citizenship through active involvement in school and community and solid academic achievement. This scholarship is valued at $250.00.

Dr. Harriet Bluford Memorial Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship honors Dr. Bluford’s life-long passion for education by recognizing a student graduating from an Elkhorn Public High School who displays positive participation in school and/or community activities and plans to continue his/her education in the field of Education.

Edward W. Ohm Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving Elkhorn High School graduating senior who best exemplifies Edward W. Ohm’s love for both education and music. Scholarship applicants must have participated in a music ensemble in high school and must participate in a vocal or instrumental ensemble while in college.

Elkhorn Girls Softball Association Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to two senior female athletes (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who’s participation in Elkhorn Girls Slammer Select or Recreational Softball enabled them to “Hit a Home Run” both on the field and in the community.

Elkhorn High School Band Booster Scholarship

The Elkhorn High School Band Booster Scholarship will award a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior in recognition of his/her support and contributions to the EHS Band. This scholarship will be awarded based on merit, not financial need. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s demonstration of being a positive role model and dedication to band related activities.

Elkhorn Historical Society Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who are from Elkhorn families who have been active in the community for many years.

 Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who demonstrate active involvement in high school and community activities, good character and leadership potential and have plans to further their education in a Business or Entrepreneurship field of study.

Elkhorn Lions Club Arnold Fencl Scholarship

This $750.00 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have plans to attend a community college, vocational, technical or nursing school.

Elkhorn Youth Sports Association Attack Basketball Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior athlete who currently plays on either the Elkhorn High School or Elkhorn South High School boys’ basketball team. The scholarship will be awarded to an athlete who has demonstrated good character and leadership throughout his playing career. (Applicants are not required to have played for the Elkhorn Attack Basketball program).

Elkhorn Youth Sports Association Elite Basketball Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a senior athlete who currently plays on either the Elkhorn High School or Elkhorn South High School girls’ basketball team. The scholarship will be awarded to an athlete who has demonstrated good character and leadership throughout her playing career. (Applicants are not required to have played for the Elkhorn Elite Basketball program).

Elkhorn Middle School (EMS) Booster Club Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student who attended and graduated from EMS and exemplifies solid academic performance and involvement in community and school activities.

Elkhorn Ridge Middle School (ERMS) Booster Club Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student who attended and graduated from ERMS and exemplify solid academic performance and involvement in community and school activities.

Elkhorn Valley View Middle School (EVVMS) Booster Club Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female student who attended and graduated from EVVMS and exemplify solid academic performance and involvement in community and school activities.

Elkhorn Volunteer Rescue Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have plans to pursue a career in fire fighting, emergency medicine or other health/medical related professions. The scholarship is valued at $2,500.00/year for a maximum of four years.

Elkhorn-Waterloo Area American Legion Post #211 Scholarship

This $4,000.00 scholarship recognizes a student graduating from an Elkhorn Public High School who is involved in school and community activities and exemplifies a patriotic spirit.

 Gina Cyza Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship honors Gina Cyza, a Westridge Elementary School kindergarten teacher, who had a passion for teaching and loved her family, her friends and her students.  This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who plans to major in the field of elementary education.

J.D. Heiskell & Co. Agriculture Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who is actively involved in school and community activities and plans on attending an accredited trade school or college majoring in the field of Agriculture, Natural Resource Science or Veterinary Medicine.

Kayla Wilkins Memorial Scholarship

This $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public School who best exemplifies the spirit, lifestyle and compassion of Kayla Wilkins as demonstrated by the scholarship applicant’s Christian, drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle.

Kids Campus Employee Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who are current Kids Campus employees who have demonstrated a caring, fun-loving attitude while working with the Kids Campus students.

Kids Campus Former Student Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who attended Kids Campus in Elementary School and have demonstrated strong academic performance, successful leadership capabilities and active involvement in community and school activities.

Lamski Family Young Women’s STEM Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a female graduating senior from Elkhorn High School who plans to major in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) field of study.

Legacy Eyecare Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to four graduating seniors (two from Elkhorn High School and two from Elkhorn South High School) who are goal oriented as demonstrated by their success in high school and have plans to further their education in a scientific or medical field of study.

Liz Dolph Memorial Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship honors Liz Dolph, a Westridge Elementary School teacher who inspired her students and loved education, art and music.  The Liz Dolph Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who attended Westridge Elementary School and shares a love of art and/or music with Mrs. Dolph.

Nate Pullen Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship honors Nate’s enthusiasm and passion for life. The scholarship will be awarded to two graduating student athletes from an Elkhorn Public School who have demonstrated good character, leadership potential and are admired and highly respected by teammates both on and off the field.

Nathan Waggoner Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn High School graduating senior who best exemplifies Nate’s compassion and zest for life. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership potential and good character throughout their high school career and be admired by teachers and students at school, school functions, and leisure time.

Nick Alfrey Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Elkhorn High School in honor of Nick’s zest and passion of life. Scholarship applicants must demonstrate a Christian, drug-free and alcohol-free lifestyle.

 pARTners Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female graduating senior from Elkhorn High School who has participated in at least one of the pARTners supported programs (drama, speech or vocal music) for a minimum of three years at Elkhorn High School.

Powers Automotive Technical Career Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who plans on majoring in Skilled & Technical Sciences at a two-year, four-year, trade or technical educational institution. Examples of applicable fields of study include Construction Sciences, Manufacturing, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (includes Automotive fields of study).

PTO Scholarship – Fire Ridge Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a male and female graduating senior of an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated fifth grade from Fire Ridge Elementary and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and active involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – Hillrise Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of an Elkhorn Public High School who attended Hillrise Elementary for a minimum of three years and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and active involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – Manchester Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated fifth grade from Manchester Elementary School and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – Skyline Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated fifth grade from Skyline Elementary and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – Spring Ridge Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior of an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated fifth grade from Spring Ridge Elementary and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – West Dodge Station Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who lives within the boundaries of West Dodge Station Elementary and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

PTO Scholarship – Westridge Elementary

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who attended Westridge Elementary for a minimum of three years and exemplifies academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

Real World Initiative Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who has plans to attend a vocational or technical school. A minor emphasis is placed on grades, but there is a focus on the applicant demonstrating improvement in grades throughout his/her high school career.

Rick Christmas Memorial Scholarship

This $750.00 scholarship honors Rick Christmas’s passion as a baseball player, as well as his love of the sport.  The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior on the boys Elkhorn High School baseball team who combines his love of baseball with good character.

Secondhand Support, Inc. Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to two seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have taken a minimum of three AP classes, maintained a minimum GPA of 3.75, and have demonstrated a willingness to challenge themselves academically while maintaining a well-balanced non-academic schedule.

Tom Roach Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Tom Roach, a dedicated father & husband who was a former athlete, coach, and business entrepreneur. Tom is remembered for his love of life and compassion towards others.  One scholarship will be awarded to a student athlete graduating from an Elkhorn Public School who is a well-rounded student and has demonstrated strong character, compassion, and humility.

Vic Porter Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship honors Coach Porter’s passion and leadership as a basketball coach, as well as the dedication and work ethic he inspired in his players. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior on the boys Elkhorn High School basketball team who combines his love of basketball with good character.

Western Douglas County Rotary Scholarship

The Western Douglas County Rotary will award a $1,500.00 scholarship to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who best exemplify the ideals of Rotary International which includes “Service Above Self.” The Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build peace in the world.

William Patton Science Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship will recognize an Elkhorn High School graduating senior who has successfully completed a minimum of eight semesters of science and plans to continue his/her education in a scientific field of study.

Wortman/Bacus Commitment to Excellence Scholarship

Selected By Coaching Staff/No Application -The Antler Football Boosters will award two $1,250.00 scholarships to two Elkhorn High School graduating seniors on the Elkhorn High School football team who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence both on and off the field. This scholarship is selected by the Elkhorn High School coaching staff and will be presented at the fall football banquet.