Students Encouraged to Apply for High Demand Jobs Scholarships

4 Jan 2016

Students interested in returning to Phelps County after college or trade school may want to consider applying for a special scholarship to help fund their education.


The Phelps County High-Demand Jobs Scholarships are offered to anyone interested in studying to work in fields that struggle to find employees, such as manufacturing and production, engineering technology, diesel mechanic technology, welding, electrical, agriculture, medical fields or other construction or maintenance trades.  Preference will be given to students studying at a technical or trade school less than 2 years in duration.


In 2014, 13 Phelps County students received scholarships ranging from $2,000-$2,500. In 2015, nine students received scholarships ranging from $1,000-$6,000.


The scholarships are funded through LB840 sales tax funds and private donations from PCDC’s Prosperity Project fund-raising campaign and by a grant from the Phelps County Community Foundation.


Students interested in applying for the 2016 scholarship need to apply by February 16 through the Phelps County Community Foundation website.