Scholarship Options

A number of permanently endowed funds have been established for student and college support over the years. Monies in these endowed funds are invested, and scholarships and support are awarded from investment earnings only. The principle of the endowed funds remain intact to continue providing scholarships and support for future students and for the programs at Central Community College.

The Foundation also coordinates a number of scholarships that have not been permanently endowed. They are listed in italics.

If you or someone you know would like to set up or receive information about either an endowed scholarship or other type of scholarship, please contact Dean Moors @ 402-460-2153 or dmoors@cccneb.edu or Billy Dunbar @ 402-460-2165 or williamdunbar@cccneb.edu 

College-wide Options

Adult Education: Funds are used to support Adult Education classes.

Alumni Heritage Endowed Scholarship: Second-year students of CCC are eligible for this scholarship funded by donations from CCC Alumni.

Karen Baird Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship for a student who is involved in volunteering in a community within the 25-county area.

Bosselman Family Scholarship: Scholarship to be given to students in Automotive, Truck Driving, Advanced Manufacturing, or Welding.

Dr. Deb Brennan Scholarship: Scholarship honoring Dr. Brennan’s 32 plus years of dedicated service to CCC.

CCC DACA Scholarship: College-wide scholarship for a traditional or non-traditional student, DACA eligible. Student must be enrolled a minimum of six hours per semester, exceptions for CNA or Med Aid awards.

CCC Food Pantry Fund: Monetary donations will be directed to the  student Food Pantry programs at all campuses and/or centers.

CCCF General Endowment: Established to fund operations, scholarships and other projects at the discretion of the CCC Foundation Board of Directors.

College Wellness Account: Fund established to promote wellness. This is a college-wide fund.

Ron & Carol Cope Foundation GED Scholarship Fund: Funds can be used for the costs associated with obtaining a GED or scholarships for students who have received their GED seeking a diploma or degree at CCC.

Ed R. Crowley, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship based on need and motivation.

Dawson County Scholarship: Scholarships are available to students from Dawson County, Nebraska.

Entrepreneurship Scholarship: Funds will provide scholarships to students taking Entrepreneurship classes. Available for all CCC Campuses and Centers.

Dvoracek-Woodward Scholarship: Scholarship recipient must be a resident from Howard, Polk, or York Counties of Nebraska.

Essex Family Scholarship: Funds used to provide scholarship for single mothers. May be used for tuition, fees, or educational supplies.

Extended Learning Services Scholarship: Applicant must have completed high school or GED and must be seeking a degree or diploma. Applicant must be enrolled at least half-time (fall and spring semesters). Three of the six credits must be delivered online to qualify.

Dr. LaVern Franzen Scholarship: Full-time students in all fields of study, at any CCC location, are eligible.

Dean & Kathy Fuchser Scholarship: Must be resident of Platte County studying at any Campus or Center. Priority given to single parent student.

Alvena Garrido GED Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship recipient must have received their GED and are working towards their diploma or degree.

Dr. Chester Gausman Scholarship: Full-time students in all fields of study, at any CCC location, are eligible.

General Scholarship Fund: College-wide endowed fund to build smaller donations into a large scholarship fund, which has fewer restrictions for awarding scholarships.

Myrtle B. Grimminger Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship provided to resident of Hall County or graduated from a Hall County high school.

Hastings YMCA Scholarship: Funds are to provide scholarships to students attending any CCC location. YMCA will designate scholarship recipients.

Health Sciences Development Fund: Professional Development awards to CCC faculty obtaining their Master’s Degree in the Health Sciences field.

Richard & Marlene Hinrichs Scholarship: Scholarship recipient can be a traditional or non-traditional student in any field of study, primary focus will be a graduating high school senior. Student may be attending any CCC location.

International Studies Fund: Donations used to support students studying abroad.

Dorothy Jacobsen Scholarship: Funds to be used to provide college-wide scholarships.

Kaufman-Cummings Trust Scholarship: Scholarship for high school graduate from Central Catholic High School, Centura High School, Doniphan-Trumbull High School, Grand Island Senior High School, Heartland Lutheran High School, Northwest High School, or Wood River High School. Student must show need and/or potential.

Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships from this fund, designated in memory of a loved one, are awarded for any program of study.

Kenneth Morrison Health Occupation Scholarship: All students enrolled in any of the Allied Health Care Programs are eligible for this endowed scholarship.

NPPD Nebraska Open Scholarship: Scholarships for full-time freshman or sophomores with a 2.5 GPA.

Roy & Mary Pearson Nursing Scholarship: Scholarship for Nursing students seeking either their ADN or LPN.

Phi Theta Kappa: Funds used to support the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) organizations at CCC. If desired, please designate which campus you would like your donation to support.

Dr. Joseph W. Preusser Scholarship: New non-traditional, half or full-time enrollment, students with substantial need in all fields of study, all CCC locations are eligible.

Jim & Marilyn Reier Scholarship: Established by family and friends of the late Marilyn Reier. This scholarship is available to students in the Nursing program at the Kearney Center. Selection is based on need, as well as character, commitment and dedication to the field of Nursing.

Retiree Scholarship: Scholarship supported from donations by retirees from any campus, center or area office.

St. Cecilia Parish Scholarship: Graduates of Hastings St. Cecilia High School are eligible for this college-wide scholarship. The St. Cecilia Scholarship Committee will consider financial need in the selection of the scholarship winner.

Larry & Barbara Schnase Family Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship for any CCC student.

Amanda K. Schreiner Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship recipient may be a traditional or non-traditional Nursing student. Recipient may be enrolled full or part-time on any CCC location. Recipient must be a 2nd year student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.

Service Award Endowed Foundation Scholarship: CCC Employees may elect to donate the monetary value of the gift received from CCC for their years’ of service. This fund provides scholarships to students at any CCC location.

Buz Shultz Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship for first year graduate from Broken Bow High School, Fullerton High School, or Northwest High School. This scholarship is based on need.

Drs. Greg P. & Marilee Smith Scholarship: Students in all fields of study at any CCC location are eligible. Recipient may be a traditional or non-traditional student.

Student Success Fund: Funds are utilized to benefit personal student needs at the discretion of the Foundation.

Student Veterans Association Fund: Funds used to provide assistance for student veteran/millitary led campus and community projects, as well as, assist with the cost of travel to various conferences for college-wide student veterans/military support.

Sustainability Fund: Funds to be used for support of the college-wide sustainability effort at CCC.

TRIO Fund: This fund will provide support for the TRIO program on all CCC Campuses.

Dr. Dennis Tyson Scholarship: This fund will provide scholarships for full-time students in all fields of study.

Veterans Appreciation Scholarship: Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services with or without VA Educational Assistance are eligible. Must provide a copy of DD 214, reflecting an Honorable Discharge. Must be enrolled a minimum of half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress and be pursuing a degree or diploma. Also available to dependents of a Veteran with above requirements.

Veteran’s Fund: Donations are used to assist currently enrolled CCC students who are Veterans in an emergency or transitional situation and at a risk of discontinuing their education pursuits because of unexpected financial hardships.

Women’s Veteran Scholarship Fund: Women Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Services with or without VA Educational Assistance are eligible. Must provide a copy of DD 214, reflecting an Honorable Discharge. Must be
enrolled a minimum of half time and maintain satisfactory academic progress and be pursuing a degree or diploma.

Ken Wortman Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships available to students in all fields of study, all CCC locations are eligible.

June Yost CCC Endowed Nursing Scholarship: Good Samaritan Village-Hastings are given first priority for applying and receiving this scholarship to attend CCC to complete their ADN or LPN.

Columbus Campus & Ord Learning Center Options

Richard “Abe” Abraham Endowed Scholarship: Funds to be used in support of scholarships for students in art on the Columbus Campus.

Athletic Booster Club Fund: Used to support athletics on the Columbus Campus.

Averett Family Scholarship: Funds to provide scholarships for Theatre majors or others who participate in the Theatre productions on the Columbus Campus.

Behlen Memorial Scholarship: Funds to provide scholarships in memory of Lois & Mike Behlen.

CCC Food Pantry Fund: Monetary donations will be directed to the Columbus Campus student Food Pantry program.

Central Honors Institute (CHI) Scholarship: Funds to provide camp scholarships to students attending CHI each summer on the Columbus Campus.

Columbus Area Entrepreneurship: Funds to be used in support of the Entrepreneurship program in Columbus.

Columbus Middle School Scholarship: Funds used to support matching CMS scholarships for 8th graders to use on dual credit courses taken at CCC while attending high school.

Columbus Music Program/Spectrum: Funds to be used to support scholarships and Music programs on the Columbus Campus.

Lucille & Dr. Ed Fillipi Scholarship Fund: Scholarships for health care related fields. Recipients from Leigh & Clarkson are given priority; then onto Platte County students.

Fine & Performing Arts Endowed Fund: Scholarships are available to students who participate in Fine & Performing Arts courses on the Columbus Campus.

Mary J. Graf Scholarship: Scholarship for student who was raised or spent a substantial part of their lives in Platte, Butler, Polk, Madison, Colfax, Nance, Stanton, Boone or Merrick Counties.

Mary Lou & Jim Holmberg Scholarship: Scholarship available to a traditional or non-traditional student in the field of Nursing.

Patricia Karsk Memorial Scholarship: Funds to be used to support Nursing program scholarships.

Larry Kaus Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Columbus Scotus Central Catholic, Lindsay Holy Family or Humphrey St. Francis High School attending the Columbus Campus. Selection is based on academic potential.

Kawasaki Scholarship: Scholarship to new or transfer student or returning student in Welding, Mechatronics, Business or Engineering programs. Must have a 2.5 GPA.

Lindsay Larson Scholarship: Scholarship established in memory of Columbus Campus softball player.

Vince Lempke Scholarship: Scholarships from this memorial fund, honoring a former Math and Physics instructor, are available to students enrolled in the Math or Science programs on the Columbus Campus.

Lindsay Manufacturing Welding Scholarship: Scholarship for a Welding student.

Martha E. & Robert Lund Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to a high school graduate of Columbus High School, Scotus Central Catholic High School or Lakeview High School attending the Columbus Campus. Applicant ranked in the top third of their graduating class to be eligible.

Memorial Scholarship-Columbus: Scholarships from this fund, designated in memory of a loved one, awarded for any program of study on the Columbus Campus or Ord Learning Center.

Men’s Basketball: Funds are used in support of the Men’s Basketball program on the Columbus Campus.

Men’s Golf: Funds are used in support of the Men’s Golf program on the Columbus Campus.

Men’s Soccer: Funds are used in support of the Men’s Soccer program on the Columbus Campus.

New Business & Technology Center Scholarship: Scholarships awarded annually to full-time students. Recipients must be majoring in Information Technology & Systems, Business Technology, Business or Accounting.

Newport Presidential Leadership Scholarship: Scholarship for full-time, first-year student on Columbus Campus. High School GPA must be a minimum of 3.0. Recipient must demonstrate an interest in assuming leadership role in student activities and/or volunteer their services. Established by former Columbus Campus President Don Newport.

Ord Learning Center: Funds used in support of the Ord Learning Center. Used also for scholarships.

Paul Peterson Memorial Scholarship: This tuition scholarship is available only to sons or daughters of Loup Public Power District employees who are majoring in Business on the Columbus Campus.

Paul Rebrovich Memorial Scholarship: Columbus Campus students majoring in Education or Psychology are eligible.

Retiree Scholarship-Columbus: Fund supported by donations from retirees from the Columbus Campus and Ord Learning Center.

Dr. Pete & Pat Rush Memorial Scholarship: Two scholarships (if funds available) awarded, one to a 1st year student and one to a 2nd year student. Selection based on GPA, class standing, and academic potential on the Columbus Campus.

Student Success Fund: Funds are utilized to benefit personal student needs on the Columbus Campus or Ord Center at the discretion of the Foundation.

Student Veterans Association Fund: Funds used to provide assistance for student veteran/millitary led campus and community projects, as well as, assist with the cost of travel to various conferences for the Columbus Campus student veterans/military.

Ben Teller Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship available to graduates of Platte County High Schools in their first year at the Columbus Campus and is based on academic potential.

Dr. Emily Jane Uzendoski Memorial Fund: Funds used for a full or part-time student, preferably from Boone or Nance Counties in Nebraska. Recipient enrolled in any area of study on the Columbus Campus.

Welding Program: Funds used to support the Welding program. Used also to provide scholarships.

Women’s Basketball: Funds are used in support of the Women’s Basketball program on the Columbus Campus.

Women’s Softball: Funds are used in support of the Women’s Softball program on the Columbus Campus.

Women’s Soccer: Fund used in support of the Women’s Soccer program on the Columbus Campus.

Women’s Volleyball: Funds are used in support of the Women’s Volleyball program on the Columbus Campus.

Grand Island Campus, Holdrege Center, Kearney Center & Lexington Center Options

Dr. Lynn & Joan Black Scholarship: Funds used in support of a non-traditional 2nd year student, 2.75 GPA on the Grand Island Campus.

Linda Bowden Scholarship: Applicants may be in the fields of Nursing or Occupational Therapy Assistant programs on the Grand Island Campus. Recipient may be a traditional or non-traditional 2nd year student.

CCC Food Pantry Fund: Monetary donations will be directed to the Grand Island Campus or Kearney Center student Food Pantry program (Please specify.)

Ron & Carol Cope Foundation Nursing Scholarship: Scholarship for Kearney Center Nursing student.

GI Scholarship Committee Scholarship: Scholarship is available to a Grand Island Campus student. The GI Scholarship Committee chooses recipient.

Vicki Harvey Scholarship: Applicants may be either a full or a part-time student on the Grand Island Campus. Recipient may be a traditional or non-traditional student.

Sid & Irene Hellman Scholarship: Scholarship for Kearney Center student.

Holdrege Center Fund: Funds used for equipment or scholarships at the Holdrege Center.

Kearney Center Major Gifts Campaign Fund: Donations support the building of the new Kearney Center.

Kearney Center Scholarship: Donations used for scholarships at the Kearney Center. Student may be full-time or part-time, traditional or non-traditional.

Lexington Center: Donations used to support the Lexington Center. Used also for scholarships.

Memorial Scholarship-Grand Island: Scholarships from this fund, designated in memory of a loved one, awarded to students in any program of study.

Jim & Norma Merrick Scholarship: Scholarship for Vocational/Technical programs that involve working with their hands.

Don Nelson Memorial Scholarship: Students in all fields of study on the Grand Island Campus are eligible for this scholarship named in memory of a former president of the Grand Island Campus.

Retiree Scholarship-Grand Island: Scholarship supported by donations from retirees from Grand Island Campus, Kearney, Lexington, & Holdrege Centers.

Edgar Reynolds Foundation Scholarship: Scholarship for a student who graduated from a high school in Adams, Buffalo, Hall, Hamilton, Howard, or Merrick counties. Student must be pursuing a degree or diploma in Allied Health, Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Diesel, or Business.

John & Sonia Sahling Scholarship: Scholarship recipient can be traditional or non-traditional student, awarded on need, not grades. Primary focus are Kearney Center recipients but can be used College-wide.

Skilled & Technical Sciences Scholarship: Applicants must be majoring in Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Information Technology & Systems, Mechatronics Technology or Welding Technology on the Grand Island Campus or Kearney Center.

Drs. Greg P. & Marilee Smith Kearney Center Scholarship: Scholarship awarded to Kearney Center student who is either a traditional or a non-traditional student.

Student Success FundFunds are utilized to benefit personal student needs on the Grand Island Campus, Kearney Center, Lexington Center or Holdrege Center at the discretion of the Foundation.

Student Veterans Association Fund: Funds used to provide assistance for student veteran/millitary led campus and community projects, as well as, assist with the cost of travel to various conferences for the Grand Island Campus student veterans/military.

Tween Camps: Funds used to provide scholarships and support for summer camps for “tweens,” grades 6 through 8, on the Grand Island Campus.

S.N. (Bud) & Gloria Wolbach Nursing Scholarship: Applicant may be a full or part-time Nursing student either in their 1st or 2nd year of education. Can be either traditional or non-traditional student. Must be a single mother.

Hastings Campus Options

AMDT/WELD Hastings Major Gifts Campaign Endowed Scholarship: Funds raised during the Hastings Major Gifts Campaign used to provide scholarship for student enrolled in Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology or Welding Technology on the Hastings Campus.

Merle & Dorothy Anderson Scholarship: Funds used for full or part-time students attending the Hastings Campus. Students must be from one of the following Nebraska counties: Adams, Clay, Nuckolls or Webster.

Auto Body Technology Program: Funds used to support the Auto Body Technology program or scholarships on the Hastings Campus.

Automotive Technology Program: Funds used to support the Automotive Technology program or scholarships on the Hastings Campus.

Beck Family Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship for a full or part-time student on the Hastings Campus.

Gale & Paula Beirow Scholarship: Scholarship for a traditional or non-traditional student based on need not grades.

Burke Estate Endowment: Scholarships are available in all fields of study on the Hastings Campus.

Donovan & Waunita Butler Scholarship: This fund provides scholarships for students in the Health Sciences or Technical Trades.

CCC Food Pantry Fund: Monetary donations will be directed to the Hastings Campus student Food Pantry program.

 Construction Technology Scholarship: Scholarships from this fund are available to students enrolled in the Construction Technology program on the Hastings Campus.

Culinary Arts Club: Funds used for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts program on the Hastings Campus.

Dental Assisting Fund: Funds used for the Dental Assisting program on the Hastings Campus. Used also for scholarships.

Dental Hygiene Equipment Fund: Funds used to purchase equipment for the Dental Hygiene program on the Hastings Campus.

Elks Scholarship Fund: Funds are available to students in all fields of study on the Hastings Campus. Elks award this scholarship.

Faith Lutheran Church Scholarship: Scholarships to students attending any CCC Campus. Faith Lutheran Church Pastor will provide a letter of recommendation for applicant.

Focus–Friendship of CCC: Funds used to support club.

Ganow Dental Hygiene Fund: Provides support for the Dental Hygiene program.

Hartley Family Scholarship: Scholarship for graduating senior from Greeley Public School. Must exhibit need or a minority student and be a Nebraska resident. Must be a full-time student and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Hastings Library Fund: Funds used to support the Hastings Campus Library.

Hasting Major Gifts Campaign Fund: Donations support the expansion of the Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology and the renovation of the Welding Technology programs in the Hamilton Building.

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program: Support of Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program for scholarships or program support.

Joshua Michael Hedlund Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship to a student in the field of Welding.

Jennifer A. Hoagland Memorial Scholarship: Fund established in memory by family and friends of Jennifer Hoagland. Scholarship is awarded to a student in the Business Division.

Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts: Funds used to support the program and to provide scholarships for the Hastings Campus Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts program.

Bernard & Oriel Kinley Scholarship: This scholarship awarded to a part-time or full-time, traditional or a non-traditional student on the Hastings Campus.

Haskell Kirkland Memorial Culinary Arts Scholarship: Memorials and other contributions to this fund provide scholarships for Culinary Arts students on the Hastings Campus.

Memorial Scholarship-Hastings: Scholarships from this fund, designated in memory of a loved one, awarded to any student in any program of study on the Hastings Campus.

Bliss & Virginia North Scholarship: Scholarships awarded to Hastings Campus students enrolled in the Nursing program.

Open-wide Dental Scholarship: Student must be majoring in either Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene.

Rhonda & Renee Pauley Scholarship: Scholarship for a single mother.

Pepsi Cola Scholarship: Scholarship for student in Refrigeration, Electronics, or Electrical.

Margaret & Homer Pierce Endowed Scholarship: Scholarship for non-traditional, full-time student who has completed 12 credit hours. Student must have a 2.0 GPA. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Ram Run Scholarship: Scholarships funded through proceeds or donations from annual Ram Run 5K event.

Retiree Scholarship-Hastings: Scholarship supported from donations by Hastings Campus retirees.

Rotary Scholarship: Scholarship for high school graduate from an Adams County high school.

Dr. John R. Seberg Fund: Funds used for full or part-time students attending the Hastings Campus majoring in a Dental program.

Skilled & Technical Sciences Scholarship: Applicants must be majoring in Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology Drafting & Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Information Technology & Systems, Mechatronics Technology or Welding Technology on the Hastings Campus.

Student Success FundFunds are utilized to benefit personal student needs on the Hastings Campus at the discretion of the Foundation.

Student Veterans Association Fund: Funds used to provide assistance for student veteran/millitary led campus and community projects, as well as, assist with the cost of travel to various conferences for the Hastings Campus student veterans/military.

Mike Swanson Welding Scholarship: Scholarships from this memorial fund, honoring a former Welding instructor, are available to students enrolled in the Welding program on the Hastings Campus.

Truck Driving Program: Scholarships from this fund awarded to students enrolled in Truck Driving on the Hastings Campus.

Henry & Frieda Wendt Memorial Scholarship: Scholarships from this memorial fund for students on the CCC Hastings Campus.