Grants and Scholarships
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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings and/or on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment. Maximum award: $2,500. Eligibility: youth 8-18. Deadline: April 15, 2014. http://barronprize.org/
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Minigrants
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Minigrants to public and school libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. Programs relating to the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: public and school libraries. Deadline: March 15, 2014.
NAG wants to give away $1000.
Yes.... $1000 to a graduating high school Nebraska senior.
The first Leta Hollingworth NAG Scholarship for a graduating Nebraska highs school senior will be awarded May 2014.
Application deadline is April 1.
Leta Hollingworth NAG Scholarship: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103840564246-111/Leta+Hollingworth+Scholarship2014.pdf
Learn to Dream Scholarship Makes the DREAM Come True for Lincoln Seniors
A quality college education changes lives every day. It opens doors to a promising career and a fulfilling life many current high school students don’t think is possible. For low-income students in Southeast Community College’s 15-county district, the dream of a college education can be a reality through the exciting Learn to Dream Scholarship. The scholarship was established to create an opportunity for every economically disadvantaged high school student graduating from a public or private high school in SCC’s 15-county district to further their education by attending SCC in Beatrice, Lincoln or Milford. Students are made aware of the Learn to Dream Scholarship opportunity beginning in the eighth grade. They work with their guidance counselor to take courses that will prepare them to become successful SCC students. It pays up to 45 credit hours or $2,550 of tuition at one of the Southeast Community College Campuses, Lincoln, Beatrice or Milford. Visit SCC today: https://www.southeast.edu/LearnToDreamProgramInformation/
Read a success story of Izzy Iwanski in the Lincoln Journal Star. http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/learn-to-dream-scholarship-creates-opportunity/article_f33f4a87-642d-5e35-af4c-30f52ce500ba.html#.UvABICt3S2g.email
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