The Lexington Community Foundation exists to encourage and strengthen philanthropy in order to provide a permanent source of funding for opportunities to improve the quality of life, strengthen the sense of community, benefit future generations in Lexington, Nebraska.



Find scholarships that are right for you and your secondary education needs. Search our Scholarship pages and find which ones will work for you. Please review the scholarship description carefully for the application deadline and the complete list of requirements. Click the links below to view the scholarships and to download the description and application for each one. Updates continue to be made: Check Back Often

HS 2-Year Program Scholarships
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Collegiate Scholarships.

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NEW ~ Emerson Memorial Scholarship

The Emerson family made their home in Lexington in the early 1900’s. Raymond Emerson owned R. Emerson Furniture. His son, Wilber Emerson graduated from Lexington High School in 1927, graduated from college with a degree in Mortuary Science and came back to Lexington to practice as a mortician until he was enlisted in the army in 1942.

Wilbur, in his will, has directed funds to establish the EMERSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND in memory of both he and his father. The Raymond and Wilbur Emerson scholarship is available to graduates of Lexington High School who are enrolled at any university or college as a collegiate junior, senior or a graduate student. The Lexington Community Foundation will award a $1,000 scholarship each year to a qualified applicant.

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NEW ~ Ronald Bossung Memorial Scholarship

The Bossung family has established a scholarship in loving memory of Ronald Bossung, to help young adults achieve their goals. Agriculture and higher education have both played a significant role in the Bossung family. Graduating from what is now known as Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis was Winford Bossung in 1922, Clifford Bossung in 1930, Alton Bossung in 1954 and Ronald Bossung graduated from UNL in 1960.

Ronald understood the importance of education and the benefits of higher education in order to achieve goals in life. This scholarship created in his honor will award an annual scholarship valued at up to $1,000 to a graduating senior of Lexington High School. The applicant must be pursuing a post-secondary education at NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF TECHNICAL AGRICULTURE IN CURTIS. The scholarship is payable $500 each year for up to two years.

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Coming Soon!

Ann Crawford Alexander Scholarship

Foundation Event Sponsorship

The Lexington Community Foundation Board (LCF) appreciates your support of the Foundation and its activities throughout the years. We recognize that our success in being able to raise money through our annual events is directly related to the support you provide us.

Over $8.5 million has been distributed back into Lexington and the Johnson Lake area since 1996 by the Foundation. Dozens of projects, both large and small, and thousands of people have benefited.

We invite you to partner with the Lexington Community Foundation in support of our 2015 community events. The Foundation feels that by obtaining annual event sponsors, we have helped maximize the impact your donor dollars have in this community.  We hope you feel the same.  You are definitely a part of our success!

We thank you again for your support and partnership. 

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