Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce

Scholarships

AGRI-BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Deadline:  March 12, 2021

1. Students eligible for this award are: Any high school student in his/her senior year who averages a "C" grade or equivalent and planning a major in any agriculture field (Ag Econ., Animal Science, Ag us., Agron., etc.). The student must attend an accredited 2 or 4-year college approved by the state wherein located. The counties eligible for this award are Adams, Clay, Nuckolls and Webster, Doniphan-Trumbull school, Giltner School.  

2. Include:
a. a color photo of yourself,
b. a transcript of your high school grades
c. two letters of recommendation with the application.

3. The recipient will receive a one-year scholarship of $500.00

4. Scholarship money will be paid directly to the school after you have successfully completed one semester maintaining a "C" average or equivalent. It will be used towards your second-semester tuition. The student must present the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce with a copy of their transcript or grade sheet as proof of enrollment and grade average. This can be done during the break between the first and second semesters. This can be taken to or mailed to the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 South Burlington, Hastings, NE 68901.

5. There shall be an awards committee selected by the Hastings Chamber Ag Committee. The board will have full and complete powers respecting the granting of funds and the final decision of the awards. The Hastings Chamber is looking forward to this program.

All applications must be received or postmarked by March 12, 2021. The winner will be announced at the end of April. The winner will be recognized at the annual Ag Appreciation Barbecue in November, attendance is not required.

TO COMPLETE AN AG SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, CLICK HERE!

 

DIPLOMATS SCHOLARSHIP

Diplomat Scholarship
Hastings Chamber of Commerce
Scholarship Deadline: 5:00 p.m. March 12, 2021

The Program:

In 2000 the Hastings Chamber of Commerce Diplomat Council established the Diplomat Scholarship. This scholarship is designed specifically for those individuals who currently are senior enrolled students in and around the community of Hastings or non-traditional students living in the surrounding communities of Hastings. The scholarship is designed for those who are in need of some form of financial assistance in their undergraduate studies. The scholarship will be awarded to students planning to attend college in the state of Nebraska.

Diplomat Purpose and Function:

The Hastings Chamber of Commerce Diplomat Council was organized for the purpose of serving as a council of the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce. The basic functions of the Diplomats are: acknowledge existing Chamber members through Operation Thank You; recognize business anniversaries; assist with all Chamber activities as requested.

How It Works:

One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded to one individual attending an Adams County High School. The student must complete the scholarship criteria and submit the scholarship application postmarked by the March 12, 2021 deadline. An independent judging panel screens all scholarship applications, and judges' decisions are final. The scholarship check will be paid directly to the college of the recipient in the fall.

Application materials are judged on the following criteria:

1. Initial screening – Read student's paragraphs about themselves as stated in Scholarship Application item #3. Make sure these paragraphs cover all the points requested in item #3. If these points are not covered the application will not be considered.

2. Letter of recommendation, as stated in Scholarship Application item #4 (specific qualities.)

3. Extra-curricular and community activities as stated in Scholastic Data item #3.

Application Deadline:

Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by March 12, 2021. The one (1) scholarship recipient will be notified in April. A check in the amount of $500 will be sent directly to the recipient's college after the student presents us with his/her registration form or student ID. The scholarship check will be paid directly to the college of the recipient in the fall.

Print an application for Diplomats Scholarship

Return Completed Scholarship Application to:
Diplomat Scholarship
Hastings Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1104
Hastings, NE 68902-1104

OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Opportunity Scholarship
Hastings Chamber of Commerce
Scholarship Deadline: 5:00 p.m. March 31, 2021

In 2019 the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Business-Industry-Education (BIE) Committee established the Opportunity Scholarship. The Opportunity Scholarship is designed for students who currently live in Adams County and are in need of financial assistance for their undergraduate studies either as undergraduate or as a non-traditional student. The scholarship will be awarded to students planning to attend college in the state of Nebraska and can be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies, or any other educational expenses.

How It Works:

One or more one-time scholarships of at least $500 will be awarded. A check in the amount of $500 or more will be sent directly to the recipient's college of choice for the upcoming school year. The scholarship will be credited to the student’s account upon endorsement by both the student and the college.

An independent judging panel will screen all scholarship applications, with judges’ decisions being final.

 

Application Deadline:

Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2021. The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in April. A check in the amount of at least $500 will be sent directly to the recipient's college after the student presents us with his/her registration form or student ID. The scholarship will be credited to the student's account upon endorsement by both the student and school during the 2021-2022 school year.

TO COMPLETE AN OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, CLICK HERE!

Return Completed Scholarship Application to:
Opportunity Scholarship
Hastings Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1104
Hastings, NE 68902-1104

BUILDERS BUREAU

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HASTINGS CAMPUS

SELECTION PROCEDURES

The Hastings Campus Scholarship Committee, composed of representatives from the general education, business, transportation and industry, and health areas, admissions, administration, and support, will select recipients based on the criteria listed below.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

1. Must be a graduate of Adams Central High School, Hastings Public High School, St. Cecilia Catholic School, and/or an Adams County Resident.
2. Must be planning to attend the Hastings Campus of CCC.
3. Must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA or "C" average.
4. Must have all scholarship application requirements on file by the deadline.
5. Must be studying in the following fields: Construction, Electrical, or HVAC

AWARD AMOUNTS

One annual award of $500.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

1. Meet all of the criteria listed above under "Minimum Requirements".
2. Grade point average compared with other applicants.
3. Standardized test scores compared with other applicants.
4. Involvement in school or community activities.
5. Accomplishments or awards.
6. Employment experience.
7. Quality of personal statement.
8. Recommendations. 

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