2017 ESHS Scholarship Applications

The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation is excited to launch our new customized scholarship software program by WizeHive! Seniors attending an Elkhorn public high school can apply online for Elkhorn Community Funded Scholarships! The new system will save students a lot of time when applying for scholarships by streamlining the process and eliminating redundant tasks and paper applications! (Please note that the Building Independent Futures Scholarship application is not available online. Please contact the ESHS Counseling Center or Linda Baumann for an application for this scholarship).

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The deadline for scholarship applications to be submitted is February 1st at 4pm! 

If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Genice Chochon at gchochon@epsne.org or 402.289.1727.

Scholarships Available for 2017 ESHS Graduates:

Adam Lambert/Dawn Beyl ESHS Choral Arts Booster Club Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female graduating senior from Elkhorn South High School who is currently participating in the ESHS vocal music program. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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 must rank in the top 20% of their class, and they must demonstrate respect for self and community by their ability to maintain drug-free and alcohol free.  One letter of recommendation from a teacher, pastor, adult mentor or employer is required.

Barbara McLaughlin Memorial Scholarship – This $4,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. 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.  Applications for this scholarship are available from the high school counseling center or from ESHS teacher, Linda Baumann. All eligible students are encouraged to apply!

 Dennis Curtis Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who has plans to attend one of the following educational institutions: Peru State College, Metro Community College or Iowa Western Community College. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Two letters of recommendation from a non-family member are required.

Don Nordlund Scholarship – This $1,000 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. Applicants must have graduated from Skyline Elementary and must have attended Skyline for a minimum of three years. Grade point average and class rank, although important, will not be primary considerations.

Don Petersen 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75. This scholarship is valued at $250.

Dr. Harriet Bluford Memorial Scholarship – This $500 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Dr. Michelle Bluford Music Scholarship – This $500 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 (EGSA) Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to four senior female athletes (two from Elkhorn High School and two 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. Applicants must have participated in the Slammer Softball program for a total of 5 years (may include high school softball). One letter of recommendation from an EGSA Coach, EGSA Board Member, or an Elkhorn High or Elkhorn South High School Coach is required.

Elkhorn Historical Society Scholarship – This $1,000 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. Applicants must have attended Elkhorn Public Schools from kindergarten through high school (13 years) and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Elkhorn Lawn Care Entrepreneur Scholarship – This $1,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of  3.0.  One letter of recommendation from a non-family member is required.

Elkhorn Lions Club-Arnold Fencl Scholarship – This $750 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 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 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 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.

ESHS Football Booster Club Scholarship – The ESHS Football Booster Club will award a $1,000 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.

ESHS Football Futures Scholarship – Selected by Coaching Staff/No Application -The ESHS football coaching staff will award a $1,000 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.

ESHS Soccer Booster Club Boys Soccer Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to two male graduating seniors who are current members of the Elkhorn South High School soccer team and are highly respected by teammates both on and off the field for their character and good sportsmanship. Applicants must have participated on the ESHS soccer team for a minimum of two years.

ESHS Soccer Booster Club Girls Soccer Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to two female graduating seniors who are current members of the Elkhorn South High School soccer team and are highly respected by teammates both on and off the field for their character and good sportsmanship. Applicants must have participated on the ESHS soccer team for a minimum of two years.

ESHS Volleyball Booster Scholarship – The ESHS Volleyball Booster Club will award a $500 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.4. One letter of recommendation from a teacher describing the applicant from a classroom perspective is required.

ESHS Wrestling Booster Scholarship – The ESHS Wrestling Booster Club will award a $1,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two letters of recommendation from people who have witnessed the applicant’s good character, integrity, dedication and strong work ethic.

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 must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. One letter of recommendation from their high school basketball coach is required. (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 must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. One letter of recommendation from their high school basketball coach is required. (Applicants are not required to have played for the Elkhorn Elite Basketball program).

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/year for a maximum of four years.

Elkhorn/Waterloo Area American Legion Post #211 Scholarship – This $4,000 scholarship recognizes a student graduating from an Elkhorn Public High School who is involved in school and community activities and exemplifies a patriotic spirit. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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.

Fire Ridge Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.

Gina Cyza Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. Two Letters of Recommendation from a non-family member are required.

Hillrise Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.

J.D. Heiskell & Co. Agriculture Scholarship – This $500 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two letters of recommendation from a high school teacher or coach are required.

John Greufe Memorial Scholarship – The John Greufe Memorial Scholarship honors John for his compassion for others during his lifetime. This $1,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Kayla Wilkins Memorial Scholarship – This $2,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, administrator or pastor are required.

Kids Campus Employee Scholarship – This $500 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. Applicants must be current Kids Campus employees who have a cumulative employment term of six months or more with Kids Campus.

Kids Campus Former Student Scholarship – This $500 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. Applicants must have attended Kids Campus for at least two grades in elementary school.

Legacy Eyecare Scholarship – This $500 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 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.

Manchester Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors of an Elkhorn Public High School who graduated fifth grade from Manchester Elementary School and exemplify academic success, good citizenship and involvement in community and school activities.

Mary W. Buck Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 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 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. One letter of recommendation from an Elkhorn Public High School coach is required.

 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).

Real World Initiative Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who has plans to attend a vocational or technical school (includes community college).

Secondhand Support, Inc. Scholarship – This $500 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. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach or community organization leader are required.

Skyline Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.

Spring Ridge Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.

Tom Roach Memorial Scholarship – This $1,000 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.8. One letter of recommendation from an Elkhorn Public High School teacher or coach is required.

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.  The Trent Tiller Memorial 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. Two letters of recommendation are required; one letter of recommendation from an ESHS teacher, and the second letter of recommendation from a non-family member.

West Dodge Station Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.

Western Douglas County Rotary Scholarship – The Western Douglas County Rotary will award a $1,500 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. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarship finalists will be interviewed by Rotary members at their high school.

Westridge Elementary PTO Scholarship – This $500 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.