2016 ESHS Scholarship Applications

Below is a list of the scholarships that were available for Elkhorn South 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 application deadline was February 1, 2016. Scholarship recipients were announced at the Foundation’s Scholarship Recognition Breakfast at Elkhorn South High School 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.

 

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).

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.

Building Independent Futures Scholarship

The Building Independent Futures Scholarship recognizes and rewards graduating seniors at Elkhorn South High School who are currently on and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and plan to continue their education at a post-secondary educational institution after they graduate from high school.  All eligible students are encouraged to apply!

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. Harriet 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.

Dr. Michelle Bluford Music Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship honors Dr. Michelle Bluford for her dedication to the Elkhorn South High School band students.  This scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn South High School band student who has plans to major in Music (Music Education, Music Performance, Music Production, Music Composition or Music Therapy) at a four-year college or university.

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 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 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 South High School Football Booster Club Scholarship

The ESHS Football Booster Club will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to two senior athletes on the football team who are admired and highly respected by their teammates and who have positively participated on the football team for a minimum of two years.  Scholarship applications will be available through the ESHS Booster Club in the fall, and the scholarship recipients will be announced at the fall football banquet.

Elkhorn South High School Football Futures Scholarship

Selected by Coaching Staff/No Application -The ESHS football coaching staff will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to two senior athletes on the football team who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence both on and off the field.  The scholarship recipients will be announced at the fall football banquet.

Elkhorn South High School Soccer Booster Club Boys Soccer Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a male graduating senior who is a current member of the Elkhorn South High School soccer team and is highly respected by teammates both on and off the field for his character and good sportsmanship.

Elkhorn South High School Soccer Booster Club Girls Soccer Scholarship

This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a female graduating senior who is a current member of the Elkhorn South High School soccer team and is highly respected by teammates both on and off the field for her character and good sportsmanship.

Elkhorn South High School Volleyball Booster Scholarship

The ESHS Volleyball Booster Club will award a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a current member of the Elkhorn South High School Volleyball team who has demonstrated good character, integrity, dedication and a strong work ethic.

Elkhorn South High School Wrestling Booster Scholarship

The ESHS Wrestling Booster Club will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to two graduating seniors who are currently participating in the Elkhorn South High School Wrestling program as either a manager or student athlete and have demonstrated good character, integrity, dedication and a strong work ethic.

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.

Excellence in Action Scholarship

Teacher Nominated/No Application – This $1,000 scholarship will be  awarded to two graduating seniors from Elkhorn South High School who demonstrate excellence in life. Excellence in Action Scholarship recipients should exhibit the following character traits: caring, cooperation, curiosity, effort, friendship, initiative, integrity, kindness, patience, problem-solving, responsibility and sense of humor. Scholarship recipients must enroll at an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Nebraska.

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.

John Greufe Memorial Scholarship

The John Greufe Memorial Scholarship honors John for his compassion for others during his lifetime. This $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn South High School graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary citizenship, strong leadership, and Christian values including love, compassion, and assistance to others less fortunate than him/her.

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.

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.

Mary W. Buck Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded in memory of Mary W. Buck who was a loving mother and grandmother who highly valued education.  This scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn South High School student who has plans to pursue a career in the field of education.

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.

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.

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.

Trent Tiller Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded in memory of Trent Tiller who was a kind, funny, young man who loved to work on cars and had a dream to open an auto performance shop.  This scholarship will be awarded to an Elkhorn South High School student who has plans to continue his/her education at either a two-year college, trade or vocational school.

Western Douglas County Rotary Scholarship

The Western Douglas County Rotary will award a 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.