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Scholarships for NPHS Graduates


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


Because of 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

  • 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.

  • 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 Nebraska university-level academia. This scholarship is renewable up to four years.

  • Class Act Scholarship

    This scholarship is for a staff at NPPS to continue their educational goals.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Jerry States Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a NPHS senior who will major in science, with an emphasis in health care.

  • Dual Credit Scholarship

    This scholarship is for current NPHS students taking dual-credit courses.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iola Shirlaw Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a NPHS senior who will be majoring in Music at their college or university.

  • Jeff Engdahl Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is on the NPHS Golf team and has lettered. Jeffrey Engdahl graduated with the class of 1990. Each year a tournament in his memory is held in Lincoln, NE to continue this scholarship.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Merle Bauer Memorial Scholarship

    Awarded to a NPHS senior who has lettered in at least two sports their senior year.

  • 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.

  • Naranjo Family Scholarship

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

  • North Platte Middle School Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to a student that has attended either Adams or Madison.

  • NPPSF Scholarship

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

  • Patrick Butera Scholarship

    This renewable scholarship is available for an entrepreneurial minded student every four years. Started by two alumni Jeremy Pratt and Jeffrey Johnson, both were in the class of 1992, who had Mr. Butera as their DECA teacher.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sally S. Jochum, Janis English, Jo Walsh Memorial Scholarship

    The Sally S. Jochum, Janis English, Jo Walsh Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one North Platte High School Senior. In honor of the "girls" of 1961

  • Sheila M. Young Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is for a student planning to pursue a career in social work or the human services field. Student must plan to attend a 4 year college and be a student that challenges his or herself educationally. Scholarship may be renewable.

  • 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).

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