Growing minds, Talent and State

Aksarben scholarships help educate and secure the heartland’s workforce.

Scholarships

At Aksarben, it’s about more than a scholarship, it’s about jobs. Scholarships can change the lives of young students, but we are just as concerned about what happens after graduation. Are our students finding gainful employment in Nebraska? That’s our goal.

Career Promise Scholarship

Career Promise Scholarship

...not all careers require a four-year degree.

Partnering with Heartland community colleges, civic and business leaders, the Aksarben Foundation aims to change the landscape of education and workforce development across the state.

Aksarben’s first career scholarship program began several years ago with Metropolitan Community College. Students receiving this $2,000 scholarship renewable for up to 2 years must be enrolled in designated high school career academies. Upon completing a degree at MCC, students will be qualified for high-demand, high-paying careers in our state.

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Aksarben | Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Aksarben | Horatio Alger State Scholarship

Empowering students to achieve their dreams, right here in Nebraska.

The Aksarben Foundation, utilizing the contributions of our generous donors, partners with the Horatio Alger Association to award four-year scholarships each year to Nebraska and western Iowa students who have overcome great personal adversity and need financial assistance to earn a college degree. Aksarben has restricted these scholarships only to students who plan to attend colleges and universities within Nebraska.

These $10,000 awards, payable over four years, are matched by local colleges and universities, including the University of Nebraska, Creighton University, College of Saint Mary, Bellevue University…etc.

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Ag Leaders Scholarship

Ag Leaders Scholarship

The Aksarben 4-H Stock Show is open to 4-H Exhibitors from a ten-state region.

Ag Leaders Scholarships recognize the hard work and dedication of agricultural students participating in 4-H. These scholarships are awarded each year to student exhibitors during the Aksarben Stock Show. Up to $250,000 in scholarships will be awarded annually to up to 50 eligible high school seniors.
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We Award Annualy

$1.5 Million

to deserving heartland students in the form of scholarships.

Aksarben Present

From the Stock Show to student scholarships, Aksarben Foundation is opening doors for community members in the heartland.