About the Scholarship

Ahlswell Scholarship is awarded by the Lincoln community foundation. The foundation is a grant providing organization which has been providing funds since 1955. The organization was set up to those who have the vision and energy to make a difference for the future, the Foundation wishes to be a collaborator to help lead community change efforts.   The main aim of this organization is to provide leadership and resources to help build a great city. The Ahlswell – Arapahoe Scholarship was created in 2014 by Gary and Deb Fisher Ahl in honor and beloved memory of Deb Fisher Ahl’s ancestors and other members of the Fisher family from Gosper County and Furnas County, Nebraska.


What the basic requirements needed to apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to receive this award.

  • The applicants have to provide an official transcript either from high school or college.

  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need to meet the eligibility.


Ahlswell Scholarship award amounts to

  • This scholarship provides $600 annually and is renewable on reapplying and students meeting a satisfactory performance.

  • The number of awards offered by this scholarship is limited to one candidate each year, depending on the availability of funds.


Deadline information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of March 31, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the Lincoln community foundation website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be a graduating senior Arapahoe High School.

  • The student should have a major as full-time at a 2 or 4-year college in Nebraska in healthcare, agriculture, education, construction or related subjects.

  • The student should have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

  • The applicant should produce financial need.