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PO Box 1344
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

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Scholarship Application Deadline

April 1, 2025


One Application applies you to
ALL OTCF Scholarships that
you qualify for based on your:
high school, college you plan to attend,
field of study, and more 

Please be sure to upload all relevant letters of recommendation,
essays, transcripts, college admittance and class schedules.


2024 / 2025 Scholarship Recipients:

Winners of the Oregon Trail Community Foundation
Scholarships include:

A Hand Up Scholarship (NEW in 2024): Jennifer Eickmann of Humboldt, NE, $6,000

Agribusiness Scholarship: Erin Fitts of Gering, $2,000 and Justin Dobrinski of Bridgeport, $2,000

Autumn H. Elsen Memorial Scholarship: Grace Dean of Bridgeport, $4,000 and Jackson Howard of Gering, $4,000

Dorothy Bronson Scholarship: Elia Ybarra of Scottsbluff, $1,000; Goshen County High School students attending International Thespian Festival: $3,000

Joan Cromer Memorial Scholarship: Rodolfo Avalos of Scottsbluff, $1,000

Class of ’66 Scholarship: (Scottsbluff High School Scholarship): Abigail Pieper, $1,000

CSI Scholarship (Scottsbluff High School Scholarship): CSI-A: Emilee Bentley, $6,000; CSI-B: MaCee Neu, $6,000

CSPM Scholarship (Gering High School Scholarship): CSPM-A: Grady Robbins, $6,000; CSI-B: Mason Gaudreault, $6,000; CSPM-C: Braeleigh Rein, $2,000

Alan Dill Scholarship: Gabriella Anderson of Mitchell, $1,000

Clara E. Muehlberger Scholarship: Hans Bastron of Scottsbluff, $4,000; Grace Dean of Bridgeport, $4,000; Jaleigh Kumm of Gering, $4,000; Rebecca Reece of Harrison, $4,000; Cadence Schleicher of Gering, $4000; and Sarah Wiese of Gering, $2,000

Jane & Chet Fliesbach Scholarship ($1,000 Scottsbluff High School Scholarship): Hans Bastron, XayVian Gonzales and Tallon McDonald

Fliesbach McAllister Scholarship: Kaylee Barnett of Bridgeport, $1,000

Sharon Hoffman Music Educator’s Scholarship: Aiden Zaro of Alliance, $1,000

Floyd’s Truck Center/ Brian Greif Scholarship: Ehran Cantu of Pierre, SD, $3,000; Ryan Nate of St. George, UT, $2,000; Trey Peterson of Powell, WY, $2,000; Jonathan Young of Mitchell, $2,000

Hispanic Advisory Scholarship ($1,000 scholarship): Lluvia Montelongo of Scottsbluff, Collin Ramirez of Mitchell, Zach Aguallo of Gering

Lawrence Lemons Scholarship (Scottsbluff High School Scholarship): Megan Peister, $500

Lawrence and Pauline Lemons Scholarship ($4,000/ scholarship): Emma Robbins of Mitchell and Katelyn Shimic of Gering

Mitchell Community Scholarship (Mitchell High School Scholarship): Emma Robbins, $1,000

Panhandle Drug-Free Scholarship: Grace Dean of Bridgeport, $500

Pre-Engineering Scholarship: XayVian Gonzales of Scottsbluff, $2,000

Don and Dian Roth Scholarship: Kathyrn Blakenship of Gering, $1,000

Shane Siegfried Memorial Scholarship (Bayard High School Scholarship): Zachary Araujo, $1,000

Our Impact - 2023

  • Funds Managed by OTCF


  • Community Grants Awarded


  • Scholarships Awarded


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Oregon Trail Community Foundation
PO Box 1344
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361