Current Scholarship Funds
LCF Alumni Scholarship (Collegiate) - Lexington Community Foundation awards four $1,000 annual LHS Alumni scholarships each year. Three are awarded to former LHS students currently enrolled in any post-secondary education and one is given to a graduating LHS senior.
Warren & Leta Batie Scholarship - Warren and Leta Batie always believed in the importance of having a good high school, as well as a post-secondary education that prepares one for a future career. The Batie family has created this scholarship valued at up to $2,000 as a means of helping students with the increased costs of attending college.
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 high education have both played a significant role in the Bossung family. This scholarship created in his honor will award an annual scholarship valued at up to $1,000 to a graduating senior of LHS that will be pursuing a post-secondary education at Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE.
Richard A. Brown Memorial Scholarship - Richard and Phyllis were instrumental in starting the Lexington Wrestling Program and ran the John Higgins Invitational Wrestling meet. Phyllis established the Richard A. Brown Wrestling Scholarship which awards on LHS senior that has participated in wrestling throughout their high school years $500 toward a post-secondary education.
Richard & Phyllis Brown Hendrix Scholarship - It was Phyllis's (Brown) Hendrix wish to permanently continue the Richard A. Brown Memorial Scholarship and the family has also established the Richard & Phyllis Brown Hendrix Scholarship in the amount of $500 toward a post-secondary education in their honor. (see above scholarship)
Class of '77 Scholarship - The Lexington Community Foundation administers this $500 annual scholarship that was established by the LHS Class of 1977 in memory of their classmates who have passed away. This scholarship is given to any graduating senior who shows qualities of good character, leadership, and academic achievement and has at least one parent who is a graduate of LHS or St. Ann's High School.
Ann Crawford Alexander Memorial Scholarship - The Ann Crawford Alexander family has established a scholarship in loving memory of Ann who passed away at the age of 25 after a life-long battle against Cystic Fibrosis. Ann was a kind and gentle warrior. She fought her disease while living a full, productive, and loving life. This $1,000 award is given to a LHS graduate or graduating senior who shows qualities of good character, leadership, and Christian faith. They must also demonstrate a desire to help others in their community involvement and/or continuing education endeavors.
Brian D. Eilers Memorial Scholarship - The Brian D. Eilers family has established a scholarship in loving memory of Brian D. Eilers who passed away in September of 2009. Brian was an innovative businessman who loved the challenges of using his hands to create things. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Dawson County High School graduate or graduating senior that has either a parent or grandparent that works or have worked for Eilers Machine & Welding.
Emerson Memorial Scholarship - Raymond Emerson owned R. Emerson Furniture and his son, Wilber, graduated from college in Mortuary Science and came back to Lexington to practice until he was enlisted in the Army in 1942. Wilbur, in his will, has directed funds to establish this $1,000 scholarship to graduates of LHS who are enrolled in post-secondary education as a junior, senior, or graduate student.
Neal Kohl Memorial Scholarship - The Neal Kohl family has established a scholarship with the Lexington Community Foundation in his memory. As a young boy growing up in Hastings, NE, Neal learned the automotive trade by working in his father's automotive body shop. His dream was to own his own automotive business. He moved to Lexington in 1972 and became the owner of Mr. Automotive. He ran a highly successful business until he retired in 2000. Neal was always a strong advocate of technical schools. He felt there was a strong need to give opportunities to students who wished to pursue their talents in their selected trade. This $500 award is given to a student planning to attend a Trade School or Community College.
LCF / CCC - Lexington Community Foundation and Central Community College Foundation have jointly established an annual scholarship valued at $600. This scholarship will be awarded to a LHS student who plans full-time enrollment at any CCC campus.
Lexington Community Foundation Annual Scholarship - The Lexington Community Foundation awards TWO annual scholarships valued at $4,000 each. Each scholarship will be awarded to a LHS senior who enrolls in any four-year program at a University or College.
Lexington Optimist Club Service to Youth Scholarship - 2 year - This $1,000 scholarship is given to any LHS graduating senior that demonstrates service to youth through community involvement, academic achievement, is pursuing a post-secondary education at a two-year college and has a relative active in the Lexington Optimist Club.
Lexington Optimist Club Service to Youth Scholarship - 4 year - This $1,000 scholarship is given to any LHS graduating senior that demonstrates service to youth through community involvement, academic achievement, is pursuing a post-secondary education at a four-year college or University and has a relative active in the Lexington Optimist Club.
Lexington Education Association / Karen Robinson Memorial- This $2,000 scholarship was started as a tribute to Ms. Gertude Robinson back in 1960 by her students and peers. Well versed in both Latin and history, Miss Robinson influenced her students with her passion for education and the subject she taught. This award is available to LHS senior pursuing a degree in the field of education at any four-year college or University.
Stan & Key Linch Memorial - The family of Stan and Kay Linch have established a scholarship in their memory. Lexington Community Foundation administers the $500 annual scholarship that will be awarded to a LHS senior who enrolls in any University, college, or technical school in a public service field of study.
James D. Miller Memorial Scholarship - James D. Miller and his wife, Ellen, has a lifetime interest in agriculture in Dawson County, beginning with 4-H and continuing until their retirement from the farm in 1974. Jim wanted this scholarship to encourage and help Lexington graduates planning a career in agriculture. This renewable $1,000 scholarship is given to students enrolled at UNL or the University's College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis pursing a farm or ranch career that will serve rural communities.
Ruth Edna Reynolds Montgomery Memorial Scholarship - This $500 scholarship will be presented to a senior who is going into the education field or into missionary work.
Otto & Esther Murdock Scholarship - The family of Otto & Esther Murdock have established a scholarship in honor of their parents. The Lexington Community Foundation administers this scholarship fund which awards one $500 scholarship to a LHS graduating senior who enrolls in any of the main University of Nebraska campuses- Lincoln, Omaha, or Kearney.
Raymond (Ike) Neff Memorial Scholarship - This $500 scholarship consideration will be presented to a senior who is planning to attend any post-secondary school of their choice.
Norall Scholarship Trust - Mr. Norall had an interest in the health profession with his brother, and his own limitations caused by infantile paralysis. Multiple scholarships are awarded annually to past graduates of Dawson County who are enrolling or enrolled in a U.S. College in the medical field.
Ken & Jane Reynolds Family Scholarship - The Reynolds family believed in the importance of a quality education. The children of Ken and Jane have created this scholarship in their honor as a means of helping students continue their pursuit of further education that will prepare them for their future career. The scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 and will awarded to a LHS graduate or graduating senior who is or will be enrolled in any college, university, community college, or trade school.
Norman W. & Shirley A. Reynolds Scholarship - Always passionate supporters of Lexington athletics and activities, Norman and Shirley were mainstays at many events during their lifetime. This $750 annual scholarship is given to those students who have earned three varsity letters in any sport during their freshman through senior year OR are your year letter winners in band while attending LHS.
Athea Roberts Memorial Scholarship - The family of Athea Roberts has established a scholarship in her memory. Athea was a longtime, well-known resident of Lexington. Education & music were priorities to her, and consequently, she was a very high achiever. Athea became the first woman elected to the Lexington Board of Education and was instrumental in promoting the bond issue that led to building the Pershing and Bryan Elementary schools. This scholarship fund, created in her honor, will award one $1,000 scholarship to a graduate or graduating senior of LHS.
Pat Ruppe Scholarship - Lexington Community Foundation awards one $3,000 scholarship from the Pat Ruppe Scholarship Fund. Consideration is given to a LHS graduate who has an accumulative collegiate GPA of 3.0 or higher, a United States citizen, and shows qualities of good character and leadership, demonstrates an aptitude of academic achievement, and has participated in extra-curricular and community activities.
Gary Shubert Memorial Scholarship - The family of Gary "Shubie" Shubert have established a scholarship through the Lexington Community Foundation in his memory. Gary was actively involved in the Lexington community, was an enlisted Arm sergeant, educator, and coach. As a tribute to him, and in conjunction with his love of running, one $750 scholarship is available to any LHS senior who has been involved in the track or cross-country programs.
June Shubert Memorial Scholarship- The family of June Shubert have established a scholarship through the Lexington Community Foundation in her memory. June was actively involved in the Lexington community and an accomplished educator. As a tribute to her, this $500 scholarship is available to any LHS senior planning to pursue a post-secondary education in any career at any institution.
Fracelene Skinner Memorial Scholarship - A scholarship fund have been established from a bequest to the Lexington Community Foundation from the Francelene Skinner Estate. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a LHS graduating seniors for use at a technical school or community college within the State of Nebraska.
John Soflin Memorial Basketball Scholarship - This $6,000 John Soflin Basketball scholarship was established by friends and family to memorialize the spirit that represents Coach John Soflin. Coach Soflin believed that sports were a way to teach young student-athletes about life. He believed that sports taught many life lessons - like teamwork, adversity, competition, leadership, and commitment. Scholarship recipients must possess the qualities that made Coach Soflin special - qualities he believed in; kindness, caring, sportsmanship, generosity, persistence, servitude, and a positive attitude in all of life that allows the individual to succeed in challenging circumstances.
Shirley Trautman Memorial Scholarship - Shirley taught in the Lexington school system for over 25 years. Her passion was to help students overcome their learning disability and she tutored many students over the years. She truly loved teaching and her students. The family and friends of Shirley Trautman founded this $800 scholarship that is awarded to a LHS graduating senior who has overcome a learning difficulty through assistance in a special education program.
Mark & Vera Turner Scholarship - Lexington Community Foundation will award four $500 scholarships each year from the Mark & Vera Turner Scholarship Fund. Any LHS graduate who is currently enrolled as a collegiate sophomore, junior, senior, or a graduate student at any university, college, community college or trade school within the State of Nebraska.
Charles A. Walker Memorial - This $500 scholarship in memory of Charles A. Walker will be given to a LHS graduating senior who can demonstrate good character, extra-curricular participation, a good scholastic record and going into the field of agriculture.
Wightman Scholarship's - Two scholarships valued at up to $2,000 will be awarded. The John & Jan Wightman Scholarship and the Bryon & Bessie Wightman Memorial Scholarship. Eligible applicants will be entering their sophomore or junior year and must have completed at least 30 hours of college with a 3.2 GPA or higher at any accredited four-year college within or outside the State of Nebraska. Preference will be given to (1) a demonstrated interest in teaching in Lexington's dual-language elementary program; (2) an interest in a career in public service with a demonstrated history of volunteerism; or (3) who has received a freshman Foundation Scholarship.
Special Thank You to this Year's Event Sponsors