Scholarships for NPHS Graduates

 

The North Platte Public School Foundation administers more than $330,000 in scholarship funds for graduating seniors of NPHS.


 

Through the generosity of many donors, NPPSF has provided scholarships to graduates of North Platte High School since 1994. Over the years, many individuals and organizations have donated to various scholarships to grant our students their dreams of a higher education. Some have donated annually while others have established endowed scholarships in their family’s names or in honor or memory of someone special. Additionally, the NPPS Foundation has served as a tax-exempt vehicle for various individuals and businesses to award scholarships on an annual basis.

To apply for one of the scholarships administered by the Foundation, please contact the NPHS guidance office. On behalf of all the individuals, families and businesses that have created these scholarship funds to invest in your educational future, the Foundation wishes you the best!

Scholarships Administered by the Foundation

• NPPSF Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior graduating in the top 25% of their class.

• Helen Carlson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior graduating in the top 1/3 of their class and will be majoring in Elementary Education.

• Gale F. Lorraine Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior with a 3.0 GPA planning to enter an occupational or technical program at a Nebraska community college.

• Sam Pittman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior graduating in the top half of their class, who is a member of the NPPS golf team and has lettered.

• George R. Wemple Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior graduating with a "B" average or better, who displays good citizenship and plays football at NPHS.

• Ruff Family Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who is a dependent of a NPPS employee or contracted food service employee. Preference will be given to a student who is in the top 50% of their graduating class.

• Ron & Shary Asher Family Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior in the upper 50% of their class who has taken educational risks with their course choices. Members of mentoring programs will be given preference for selection.

• Merle Bauer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who has lettered in at least two sports their senior year.

• Buckland Family Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who is an outstanding student, who does not quite qualify for other scholarships, yet is in financial need. The student should be capable of university-level academia.

• Class of 1959 Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who can demonstrate many aspects of performance and achievement  which merit recognition, whether or not the recipient has excelled in any specific area.

Michelle Speers Memorial Scholarship   Awarded to a senior who has lettered in at least one varsity sport during her career and is in the top half of her graduating class.  

Butch Tysdal "Cowboy Ethics" Scholarship       This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who plans to live his life according to James Owens "Ten principals to live by".  Scholarship is open to student and graduates of NPHS. 

 

 

 

• Wanda Dubbs Drost Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior in the upper 25% of their class who plans to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). 

• Elliott Pioneer Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior in the upper 1/3 of their class who has demonstrated qualities of character, courage and unselfish leadership. 
    
• Marlyn Engdahl Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior in the upper 1/3 of their class who plans to attend Mid-Plains Community College.

• Rose & Lawrence Ferguson Family Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who plans tocontinue their education in the area of journalism at either a two-year or four-year college.

• Melinda Martens-Sagiao Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who will play volleyball at the college level. The graduate must have a 3.0 GPA (or higher) 

• McDonald-Belton Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior in the upper 25% of their class who will be pursuing a liberal arts education at any post-secondary school in the U.S.

• Robert & Roselyn McFarland Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior entering a degree program in the field of medicine, science or education, who is involved in organizations and activities at NPHS and around North Platte.

• Iola Shirlaw Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who will be majoring in Music at their college or university.

• Alex Staroska Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who will be majoring in music in college. Preference will be given to a student that has demonstrated an interest in music, both in school and in the community. 

• Dr. Jerry States Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a NPHS senior who will major in science, with an emphasis in health care.

Naranjo Family Scholarship                                        Awarded to an NPHS senior who is active in community service and wants to continues his/her education

Margie Tysdal Arts Scholarship                        This scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to further his or her education in the areas of art and/or public speaking.