The Engebretson Scholarship

The Engebretson Foundation is in the process of seeking a high school senior to receive a one-year scholarship named as the “EngebretsonScholarship”. Graduating high school seniors who have need of financial assistance in order to attend a four-year college are eligible to apply. The scholarships are intended to those who are recognized for their academic achievements and leadership ability.Winners of the Engebretson Scholarship will receive a one-year $5,000 per semester scholarship by the Engebretson Foundation.

The Engebretson Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2006 by the family of the late David J. Engebretson. David J. Engebretson, a native of South Dakota, was a prominent business man who always held children close at heart. Mr. Engebretson had a dream, a dream to “Always Give Back.”


All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a graduating senior in high school
  • Plan to attend a four-year college
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend a four-year college
  • Have achieved a score of 28 composite or higher on the ACT exam (or at least 1240 on the SAT)
  • Have achieved at least a 3.75 GPA or above and/or top 5% of graduating class
  • Have applied for federal financial aid and have already received back the Student Aid Report that contains your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), see Filing for FAFSA

How to Apply:

To apply for scholarship consideration, the candidate can download the application form from the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Student résumé
  • Essay one
  • Official high school transcript
  • Copy of act and/or sat scores
  • FAFSA results (student aid report) and/or college funding estimator worksheet
  • First two pages of federal form 1040, 1040a, or 1040ez if applicable
  • College acceptance letters
  • Teacher recommendation form

Submitting Details:

Mail completed application and all accompanying materials to:

Engebretson Foundation

13110 Birch Drive, Suite 148

Box 219

Omaha, NE 68164-4160

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The Engebretson Foundation Scholarship is awarded yearly to a graduating high school senior. The amount of this scholarship will be $5,000.00 per semester to be used for college tuition costs. The person receiving the scholarship will have the opportunity to reapply each year.

Application Deadline:

The annual application must be postmarked and arrive prior to May 1, 2017: to be considered. Only one envelope with the completed application will be considered per applicant

Link for more Information:

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, contact the Engebretson Foundation

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