2018 ESHS Scholarship Applications

Seniors attending an Elkhorn public high school can apply online for ACHIEVE and Elkhorn Community Funded Scholarships on our customized scholarship software platform by WizeHive! The online system saves students a lot of time when applying for scholarships by streamlining the process and eliminating redundant tasks and paper applications! The deadline for scholarship applications to be submitted is February 1st at 6pm! If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact our Scholarship Coordinator, Genice Chochon at gchochon@epsne.org or 402.289.1727.

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Scholarships Available for 2018 ESHS Graduates:

For detailed requirements for each scholarship, visit https://webportalapp.com/portal/2018availablescholarships

ACHIEVE Scholarships

See “2018 ACHIEVE Scholarship Program” under the “Scholarships and Award” tab for requirements for each of the scholarship levels (Gold, Silver and Bronze).

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 of Excellence (New in 2018)

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have who plans to attend an accredited 4-year college or university and major in any Business related field. Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.

Becky Vinchur Scholarship (New in 2018)

Becky Vinchur is the school secretary at Elkhorn Ridge Middle School (ERMS). This $500 scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Vinchur’s selfless compassion and service she shows ERMS students and staff daily. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who attended ERMS and has shown compassion and service to others.

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! Applications can be requested from the High School Counseling Center or from Lindsey Stearn, ESHS teacher.

Dennis Curtis-Class of ’64 Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who has plans to attend either Peru State College or Metro Community College.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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 Athletic Association Softball Scholarship

This $500 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. 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 Elkhorn Athletic Association Coach, Elkhorn Athletic Association 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 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.

Elkhorn 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.

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.  Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from a non-family member. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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 Public Library Foundation High School Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to two ambitious and goal oriented graduating seniors from an Elkhorn Public High School in recognition of their desire to further their education. Applicants must be current library card holders.

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 Trap Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors from an Elkhorn Public High School who have participated in the Elkhorn Trap program for a minimum of 2 years.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.

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 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/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.

ESHS Boys Basketball Booster Club Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one male graduating senior who is a current member of the Elkhorn South High School basketball team who is highly respected both on and off the court for his character, good sportsmanship, integrity and strong work ethic.  Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from a non-ESHS teacher, staff or coach. Your recommender cannot be a family member. Examples of recommenders are club coach, employer, family friend, church leader, etc.

ESHS Boys Soccer Booster Club 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 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 Girls Soccer Booster Club 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.  Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from a non-family member. Examples of recommenders include the following: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor or volunteer coordinator.

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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

The Mary W. Buck Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Mary W. Buck, a loving mother and grandmother who was known for her dedication to her family. In establishing this scholarship, her family wishes to recognize her love of children and belief in higher education by awarding a $1,000 scholarship to an Elkhorn South High School student who has plans to pursue a degree in 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.  Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from non-family member. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Health & Wellness Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have who plans to pursue a career in Health & Wellness. Health & Wellness includes all medical fields, chiropractic, nutrition and personal training.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

Pam Mowinkel Memorial Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $500 scholarship honors Pam Mowinkel, an Elkhorn High and Elkhorn South Family and Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) Master Adviser 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 Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Applications may be requested from Pamela Wright (ESHS teacher) by emailing pwright@epsne.org.

Philip E. Lawler Memorial Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $500 scholarship is awarded in memory of Philip Lawler who is remembered for his scientific ingenuity, compassion towards others and commitment to life-long learning. This scholarship will be awarded to two graduating seniors (one from Elkhorn High School and one from Elkhorn South High School) who have demonstrated compassion to others, integrity, leadership and a commitment to learning and who plan to major in either an engineering, computer science or a science/math related 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).

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.

Stormin’ Antlers Swim Booster Scholarship (New in 2018)

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to one male and one female graduating senior from an Elkhorn Public High School who is a current member of the Stormin’ Antlers Swim Team and has participated on the swim team for a minimum of 2 years.

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.  Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation from non-family member. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.  Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from non-family members. Examples of recommenders include: teacher, coach, religious leader, employer, adult mentor and volunteer coordinator.

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.