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High School Scholarship Opportunities

BrandSource Scholarship In collaboration with Together We Rise – Foster Love, the BrandSource Scholarship provides access to academic and workforce opportunities for America’s current and former foster youth. To accomplish this, scholarship recipients receive up to $11,000 in an effort to alleviate the financial burdens associated with securing a trade certification, license and/or vocational degree. To ensure their long-term success, recipients can receive access to personal mentorship and career development services.

NUCA Scholarships available to high school seniors graduating and enrolling into a construction-related degree program (could be a 2-year or 4-year program) which would include engineering, architecture, surveying, welding, mechanic or anything in the technical programs and trades.  

Scholarship application – Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association ( The Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association has started a scholarship for a Nebraska student to attend South Dakota State University and enroll in the Concrete Industry Management(CIM) program.  This program represents or covers the upper Midwest as this is only the 5th school to carry this 4-year program.  In the last 3 years this has been the 3rd highest paying major in the country!   Any high school student that is considering Construction Management should consider looking at this program. 

Wayne State College awards 2-One Time $300 Scholarships to any high school SkillsUSA student who plan to enroll in any of their ITE/STS Majors at WSC. 100’s of other scholarship opportunities available for incoming freshman.

Nucor’s Technical Academyis a training/career opportunity for high school graduates looking for a paid training leading to a career with Nucor. 



Do a scholarship search with EducationQuest at ScholarshipQuest

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Intended to train candidates for a Sales role in Nucor

Mike Rowe Scholarship

Skilled workers make civilized life possible!

Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

In 2022 five NEBRASKA Seniors and in 2023 two NEBRASKA Seniors were awarded with the Mike Rowe Work Ethic Foundation Scholarship!

Be ready to apply in 2025!

There’ll be hoops to jump through. The short version is, you’ll have to:

  • Enroll in an approved program.
  • Sign The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge.
  • Answer 3 questions.
  • Write an essay.
  • Send at least 2 references from bosses/teachers.
  • Make a short video.
  • Verify school costs.
  • Provide high school/college transcript.
  • Submit financial info.
  • Deadline is in April

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