BYRON AND BESSIE WIGHTMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

BYRON AND BESSIE WIGHTMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
given by John and Janet Wightman in memory of John Wightman’s parents

DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS – A scholarship valued at up to $2,000.00 will be awarded each year. The recipient will receive $500.00 each semester for up to four semesters, in the event the student has met the following criteria:

Eligible applicants should be entering their sophomore or junior year and must have completed at least 30 hours of college without less than a 3.2 grade point average while attending any accredited four-year college within or outside the State of Nebraska.

The scholarship shall be based upon both need and scholastic achievement, with factors to be considered as set forth below. At least one scholarship shall be awarded to a minority student.

Preference shall be given to any student (1) with a demonstrated interest in teaching in Lexington’s dual-language elementary program; (2) with an interest in a career in public service with a demonstrated history of volunteerism; or (3) who has received a freshman Foundation Scholarship.

Applications may be made after completion of the freshman or sophomore year.

Criterion and consideration shall be as follows:

  • Scholarship 45%
  • Need 40%
  • Preference (1) above 10%
  • Preference (2) above 5%
  • Preference (3) above 5%

Award
$2,000.00
Deadline
02/28/2022