Northeastern: Freshman General Scholarship

Award Amount

The Freshman General Scholarship application is a single application that puts you in the running for a number of scholarships offered by Northeastern. These scholarships are for new, incoming freshman to NJC for the upcoming fall semester.  The application period begins January 1st, and ends April 1st. Below is a list of scholarships and their descriptions. Click the button to complete the application.


Andi Whitlock Memorial

One $500 award will be made to a worthy NJC student planning to major in the field of emergency medical services or nursing.  Applicants must be from Northeast Colorado or Western Nebraska. Preference will be given to applicants from North Central League Schools (Fleming, Peetz, Prairie, Briggsdale, Grover and Weldona).

Andy & Theda Anderson

This scholarship is awarded to just two students in the amount of $500 each. Recipients must be full-time students at Northeastern, and be a declared major in art with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Anna C. Petteys & Dorothy J. Corsberg

This awarded is given annually to a resident of either Logan or Morgan County who aspires to a degree in education, journalism, or humanities. Award is renewable for the sophomore year if a recipient maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA. 

Armilda W. Dowis Memorial - Save the Site

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a female graduate of high school from Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Yuma, Washington, or Morgan county. Applicant must have minimum 3.0 GPA for consideration, and preference is given to science majors. Grantees are selected by the NJC Foundation and board members of Save the Site

Brickel Brothers

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in agriculture and who demonstrates financial need.

Carl Fonte

This is a $500 scholarship awarded to a freshman majoring in agriculture or agriculture science with an emphasis in conservation and/or natural resources.

Courtenay & Lucy P. Davis

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a full-time freshman student, at the discretion of the scholarship committee. 

Denver Agriculture & Livestock Club

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a freshman or sophomore student majoring in Ag Production or Ag Education. The recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA.


This scholarship was established in 1997 by Robert and Charlotte O'Connell. Applicants must be residents of Logan County and must possess a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. This award may be renewed for the sophomore year based on satisfactory academic performance.

Darryl W. Rhodes Farm Credit Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship is awarded to one or more full-time students enrolled in an agriculture program at Northeastern. Recipient must demonstrate financial need, be a resident of Colorado, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Dean & Vay Lousberg Livestock Judging

Recipient selections are made by agreement between Northeastern's Livestock Judging Team Coach and the chairman of the Northeastern Agriculture Department. This scholarship may be renewed for an applicant's sophomore year at the Livestock Judging Coaches discretion. It is available to in- and out-of-state students. Recipient must be a freshman, a member of the Livestock Judging Team, and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Earl Franklin, Sr. Memorial

This award is available to any local high school graduate who enters the NJC Automotive Technology Program. It is a $250 amount to be split between fall and spring semesters at Northeastern. This scholarship is for freshman year recipients only.

Gerald & Tom Roth Memorial

This scholarship is awarded to a Sterling High School graduate involved in Future Farmers of America. Applicants are to submit a standard scholarship application to the Sterling High School Counseling Office. A Sterling High School FFA instructor selects the recipient of this award.

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Memorial

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a freshman student at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee.  


Jack & Florence Annan

This $500 scholarship is awarded to a freshman student enrolled in an Agriculture major. The winner will be selected on the basis of documented leadership activities and accomplishments in high school and other organizations. Applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or above to be considered.

Jack Petteys Memorial

The Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation was established in 1944 by Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Petteys in memory of their son, Jack, a pilot killed in World War II. The original purpose of the Foundation was to provide college scholarships for boys graduating from the Brush, Fort Morgan, and Sterling Senior High Schools. In 1950, the Foundation, to express interest and confidence in Northeastern, offered Morgan County high school seniors scholarships to Northeastern. The number of scholarships increased to nine in 1962. Eleven are now available each year to graduates in eight counties in Northeastern Colorado. Northeastern scholarships are now awarded to graduates of Sterling, Yuma, Wray, and Brush high schools as well as seniors from any high school in Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Yuma, Sedgwick, Washington, Lincoln, and Kit Carson Counties.

Judy McCall Memorial

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student majoring in Agriculture Education.  Recipient will be chosen by the NJC Ag Dept. 

Justin Covelli Memorial

This $1,000 Scholarship will be given to students from Morgan County who have declared their major in Agricultural Business and possess a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Karl Falch Memorial

A fund of the late Karl Falch, Judge of the Municipal Court of Sterling for many years, provides several scholarships to entering minority freshmen each year. Recipients may be male or female, but must be residents of Colorado. Applicants should state their qualifications, education plans, and financial need, although documentation of need is not required. This scholarship may be renewed for the second year if a minimum 2.0 grade average is maintained.

Keith and Nell Propst Memorial


This scholarship will award $5,000 per semester for up to four semesters.  There may be up to 4 recipients awarded per year.  Recipients will be students majoring in Agriculture or Humanities, and preference will be given first to students from Logan and Washington Counties of Colorado.  Recipients must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA, commit to graduating from Northeastern, and demonstrate a financial need.  For agriculture students, active experience in FFA and 4-H will be be viewed as a positive asset.  For students majoring in Humanities, active experience in the Nell Propst Essay Contest, and/or participation in speech or other theatre activities will be viewed as a positive asset.  Preferred applicants will have integrity, leadership skills, strong moral character, and community involvement.  Application process may include an interview with the scholarship committee.     

Charles & Phyllis Kreager Memorial

This $500 award is given to a freshman student who expresses serious interest in the visual arts as a major field of study.  Preference will be given to a graduate of any high school located in Logan County.  This award may be renewable for sophomore year, if student maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA. 


These scholarships (two of them) are awarded each year. The recipient must be of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, and must be a resident of Northeastern's five-county service area (Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Yuma or Washington). A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, and preference for one of the recipients is given to an eligible Sterling High School student.

Lena Irelan-Whittier Memorial

First priority given to a freshman majoring in mathematics or science, including Pre-Medicine, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and those with the intent of pursuing careers in education or scientific research. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA

Mary Johnson Linvill Trust

The interest from this trust is awarded yearly to an NJC student based on need. This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman based on the discretion of the NJC Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Northeast CO Bull Test Association & Great Western Beef Expo


This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing an agriculture degree or a career in beef production. Student must have a minimum 3.0 school GPA.

National Western Stock Show

NJC participates in the National Western Stock Show Scholarship program.  Applicants must have participated in the National Western during the annual January Show.  Recipients must major in Agricultural Science, Rural Medicine, or Veterinary Medicine.

Raymond Sauter

This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrably excelled in their academic endeavors. Financial need may be considered but is not mandatory, and documentation is not required. Applicants must be residents of Colorado.

R. Don Hagemeier Memorial


This is a $300 scholarship awarded to a freshman student planning to major in cosmetology. 

R. Don Hagemeier, Jr. Memorial


This is a $300 scholarship awarded to a freshman student planning to major in automotive or diesel technology.  

Thomas J. Guthrie Memorial

This $200 annual award is granted to a graduate of Brush High School attending Northeastern and majoring in agricultural business. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of both scholarship and need. This award is renewable with an acceptable cumulative GPA.

Towne Foundation

This scholarship was established in 1997 with a gift from the Towne Foundation. An annual award of $500 is made to a new freshman NJC student at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Russ Johnson Music

This is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to a full-time student active in the Northeastern Music Program. Eligible applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. 

Auto Tech Club

This $250 scholarship is awarded to freshman student enrolled in the automotive technology program at Northeastern.  Must have high school GPA of 2.5 or higher. Award winners are chosen by Northeastern's Automotive Technology department. 

Kimball Women's Basketball

Recipient must be a member of the Northeastern women's basketball team. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, and an applicant must be a citizen in good standing.