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Scholarship Awards and News | Beatrice Educational Foundation

Scholarship Awards and News

2014-15 Scholarship Application

GENERAL GUIDELINES
NOTE: All scholarships listed herein use the general scholarship application form of the Beatrice Educational Foundation. The application form is due March 1 st in the Beatrice Senior High Guidance Office at 4:00 p.m. Typewritten applications are required.
The intent of the Foundation is to provide funds to deserving students needing assistance to attend a school of higher learning. Should a recipient receive other scholarship funds in excess of need, the Foundation scholarship will not be forwarded at that time. It will, however, be available for a five-year period should the recipient need these funds at a later date for tuition, room and board, or books. Foundation scholarships are restricted to undergraduate studies.

Each applicant shall, in good faith, meet the criteria of each scholarship awarded.  If the criteria is not met, the scholarship may be awarded to an alternate at the discretion of the Beatrice Educational Foundation.

Scholarship Application

 

Scholarships for 2014-2015

 

 

Beatrice School District Listed in Newsweek’s 2013 Top 2000 Schools in United States

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Beatrice Educational Foundation awards $55,000 in scholarships

April 23, 2013
The Beatrice Educational Foundation awarded $55,225 in scholarships to 24 Beatrice High School seniors and one college student Tuesday.

Beatrice Public Schools School Board President Lisa Pieper and Mickey Gleason of the foundation presented the scholarships to students in front of their families at the Hevelone Center.

“This is one of the highlights of the year to come together to celebrate the achievement of these kids is rewarding,” Pieper said.

To receive a scholarship, the students’ applications had to go trough the foundation’s scholarship committee of six members. Each member went through the applications and made their recommendations for each scholarship.

Gleason said it took over 12 hours to go through the applications and make notes.

“It just restores my faith in the youth of today every year when I read these applications,” Gleason said.

Each spring, the foundation awards the scholarships. Last year, the foundation awarded a total of 25 scholarships totaling $63,875

Donations to the scholarship fund mostly come from local people with ties to the high school.

This year’s 24 recipients included:

Leighann Campbell and Isaiah Friesen were the recipients of the Reed Scholarship of $7,000.

Campbell, daughter of Virgil and Barbara Campbell, plans to attend Doane College to study to become a music teacher.

Friesen, son of Merlin and Rita Friesen, plans to attend Goshen College to plan a career in renewable energy development.

To maintain the scholarships students must maintain a B average during their college careers. Alternates were Emily Hoffman and Rebecca Behrends.

Devin Carey, Emily Carothers, Elizabeth Cowan, Emily Hoffman and Garret Easley received the Fred and Virginia V. Vette Scholarship of $6,000 available to students of high moral character and rank in the top 25 percent of their class.

Carey, son of Calvin and Monica Carey, plans to attend the Kansas University to study music education.

Carothers, daughter of Andy and Lynn Carothers, plans to UNL to study to become a physical therapist.

Cowan, daughter of Sam and Vicky Cowan, plans to attend UNL to begin a career in pediatrics.

Hoffman, daughter of Darin and Kendra Hoffman, will attend UNL to study music education.

Easley, the son of Berri and Rhonda Easley, plans to attend the Nebraska Wesleyan University to major in music education.

Easley also received the Esther L. Damkroger Scholarship of $250 that is available to graduating seniors who want to pursue a career in teaching music.

Mackenzie James, daughter of Courtney and Bryan Crumrine and Jason and Shelly James, received the Dr. Alan Fiala Scholarship of $4,000 available to students who plan to study for a career in natural sciences and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

James planes to attend Kansas State University to study to become a veterinarian.

Rebecca Behrends, daughter of Russell and Becky, received the Robert Taylor Award of $4,000 given to a student who plans to pursue a career in fine arts, communications, language arts, journalism, music or theater.

Students must also rank in the top 50 percent of the class to receive this award.

Behrends plans to attend Boston University to study art and architectural history.

Brianna Aden, Jennifer Christensen and Jordan Pethoud received the Jepsen Scholarship of $1,700 given to students who plan to attend a two-year vocation school or attend a four-year college.

Aden, daughter of Theresa and Dan Aden, plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Christensen, daughter of Randy and Diane Christensen, plans to attend UNL to major in elementary education and Spanish.

Pethoud, daughter of Mark and Amy Pethoud, plans to attend UNL to study physical therapy.

Kayla Busboom, daughter of Michael and Doreen Busboom, received the Klaus Dueck Scholarship of $1,250.

Selection is based on academic achievement, good citizenship and involvement in school and community activities.

Busboom is a sophomore at UNL who is studying to become an event coordinator.

Garret Thompson, son of Vicky and Rick Jurgens and Ron and Jami Jo Thompson, received the Ben Stindt Scholarship of $1,000 given to a student who is active in a Christian church, participates in athletics and has a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Thompson plans to attend the University of Kansas to study engineering.

Tristin Zastera, daughter of Kasey Jacobsen and Jason Zastera received the Irene Sokolik Scholarship of $750 given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two semesters.

Zastera will be attending UNL to become a crime scene technician.

Taylor Buhr, daughter of Galen and the late Susie Buhr, received the Brandon Villafane Scholarship of $1,000.

The award is given to a student who participates in either football, basketball or track and exhibits traits of mental and physical toughness.

Buhr plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University to study pre-med.

Mary Ellen Langley, daughter of Mike and Jo Langley, received the Don Linn Scholarship of $700 given to a graduating senior of BHS.

Langley plans to attend Northwest Missouri Start to study business or marketing.

Kayla Cody, daughter of Connie and Spencer Jones, received the Perley F. and Bessie V. Bates Scholarship of $400 given to students who exemplify good citizenship.

Cody who will be attending UNL to study accounting also received the Rhonda Pethoud Scholarship of $500.

This scholarship is awarded two students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. One is given to a student who has participated in softball for two years and the other is for a student who is planning a career in the medical field.

Shelby Bloomquist, daughter of Steve and Laurie Bloomquist received the scholarship as well. She plans to attend Northwest Missouri State.

Elyse Lyons, daughter of Christina and Dave Lyons, received the Harold R. Deitemeyer Scholarship of $500 given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who plans to attend a University of Nebraska campus and is active in school and community.

Lyons plans to attend UNL to major in psychology.

Tanner Dewey, son of Marc and Jodi Dewey, received the Virgil Jurgens Scholarship of $375.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must participate in baseball at BHS and hold a class rank in the top 25 percent of the class.

Dewey plans to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University to study physical therapy. Dewey also received the Neil and Alison Henry Scholarship of $2,500 available to students who participate in track and field and have an ACT score of at least 21.

Chandler Sandman received the Diane Cornelius Scholarship of $350 given to a student who participates in music at BHS, school and community activities and whose GPA is in the top 50 percent of the class.

Sandman, the son of Steve and Julie Sandman, plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to major in engineering.

He also received the Neva and Ernest Smethers Scholarship of $1,000 given to a student who participates in golf and is active in school and community activities.

Adrianna Powers, daughter of Rob and Melissa Powers, received the George McNenny Scholarship of $250 given to students who plan to pursue careers in art or architecture.

Powers will be attending Peru State College to major in art education.

Abigail Burenheide, daughter of Glen and Stacy Burenheide, received the Leatha Grimes Scholarship of $100, given to students pursuing a career in nursing.

Burenheide plans to attend Bryan College of Health Sciences to study nursing. She also received the BHS Class of 1961 scholarship of $700 given to a student who is the top 40 percent of the class and demonstrates exemplary personal ethics and high morel character.