KNIGHTS OF AK-SAR-BEN SCHOLARSHIPS
For nearly 100 years, scholarships have been at the core of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Foundation's mission, awarding students in the Heartland. Currently the Foundation supports scholarships through three programs:
- Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarships in partnership with Horatio Alger Association and TeamMates Mentoring Program
- Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Community College Scholarships
- Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Scholarships (available only to 4-H Exhibitors and applies to all exhibitors from the ten-state region)
Funded by the proceeds from the Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation & Scholarship Ball, the Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship is a $6,000 award payable over four years managed in partnership with the Horatio Alger Association. Participating colleges match the annual award, culminating in $12,000 for the Ak-Sar-Ben Scholar. Ak-Sar-Ben also partners with TeamMates Mentoring Program and each scholar is offered to participate with a mentor.
Interested students should apply online through the Horatio Alger Association.
Community College Scholarships
The Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Community College Scholarship Program awards ten $1,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors and current community college students of eligible community colleges in Nebraska and Western Iowa. Awards are given to students who demonstrate the need for financial help, academic achievement, leadership potential and the desire to earn a degree. Applications are due to the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben office by April 1, 2014.
2014 Community College Scholarship Application
Eligible institutions in Nebraska include:
Central Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Mid-Plains Community College
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Nebraska Indian Community College
Northeast Community College
Southeast Community College
Western Community College
Eligible institutions in Iowa include:
Little Priest Tribal College
Iowa Western Community College
Northwest Iowa Community College
Southwestern Iowa Community College
Western Iowa Techinical Community College
Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Scholarships
The Ak-Sar-Ben 4-H Stock Show is open to 4-H exhibitors from a ten-state region. More than $120,000 scholarships and prizes are awarded from a number of show programs and the Ak-Sar-Ben Buyers Club Purple Ribbon Auction. For more details, visit the 4-H Stock Show site at www.rivercityrodeo.com.