Smith Diversity Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$125,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

December 15

Tuesday
Awarded By:

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Five awards per year
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a Nebraska resident.
  2. Must show financial need *Financial need is defined as a low-income family whose household annual income is less than $65,000 annually.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: Lutheran Family Services has received a $3,000,000 gift to establish the Coyner and Donna Smith Diversity Scholarship Fund to provide a college education for graduating high school seniors from low-income, minority families who are residents of Nebraska.

Application requirements for the Smith Diversity Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
Additional Information: $25,000 scholarships will be awarded toward funding the recipients college education regardless of where they have been accepted and are renewable for four years. The selection committee intends to fund at least five students in its first year. Students who are interested in trade or vocational schools are also eligible to apply. Trade school applicants will receive $12,500, or one-half of the $25,000 grant, renewable for two years.

Award Amount: Up to $25,000 scholarships offered.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $125,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Megan McDowell
Address: 124 South 24th Street Omaha, Nebraska 56102

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