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Muehlberger (Clara) Scholarship


For Area Residents Pursuing Undergraduate Study in Education or Health Care

The Muehlberger Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Waldemar Muehlberger Estate to assist residents from eleven (11) Nebraska Panhandle counties (Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan and Sioux) and Goshen County in Wyoming who are pursuing a major in education or a health care-related field at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or institution. The scholarship is available to high school graduates, non-traditional students, and college upper classmen. Winners and alternates will be selected. Muehlberger Scholarships are awarded annually and provide up to $4,000 for undergraduate study. The $1,000 per year ($500 paid per semester) scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

To qualify for the Muehlberger Scholarship, students must:

  • Have a minimum ACT score of 21
  • Major in education or a health-care-related field of study at an accredited college or university
  • Be enrolled as full-time students as defined by the institution
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA

Deadline for application and supporting documents is April 1st.

​High school applicants are required to complete the online application and upload the following:

  • A copy of their official ACT/SAT and high school transcript (final grades for high school senior year are not required).
  • College and non-traditional applicants are required to attach a copy of their most recent transcript of grades.

Recipients are responsible for forwarding college transcripts to OTCF within three (3) weeks of the end of each grading period and must notify OTCF of any address changes. Failure to send transcripts jeopardizes scholarship renewal.

Scholarships are paid directly to the school and credited to your student account.

If scholarship recipients or their parent(s) move to new address, notification [including new address(es) and phone number(s)] must be given to the Oregon Trail Community Foundation. If the recipients transfers to a different college, notice must be given to OTCF. The scholarship will be rescinded and awarded to the alternate if the recipient does not enroll as a fulltime student for the first semester for which the scholarship is awarded.


Clara Muehlberger

Clara Muehlberger was an art teacher at Scottsbluff High School for many years. She received her B.A. And M.A. Degrees from Hastings College and Colorado State Teachers College at Greeley. She was the head sponsor of Student Council, served as the First Chairperson for the American Field Service Program.

PAST RECIPIENTS

  • 2020 Angelea Arnett - Sidney ($4000)
  • 2020 Madelyn Watchorn - Leyton ($4,000)
  • 2020 Jori Stewart - Hemingford ($3,000)
  • 2020 Morgan Delaplane - Kimball ($3,000)
  • 2020 Collin Brauer - Sidney ($3,000)
  • 2020 Kinzee Swanson - Hemingford ($3,000)
  • 2020 Shelby Bewley - Scottsbluff ($2,000)
  • ​2021 Grace Michael (Scottsbluff) $4,000
  • 2021 Kenneth Wyland (Hemingford) $4,000
  • 2021 Ashton Davis (Rushville) $4,000
  • 2021 Karissa Benavides (Bridgeport) $4,000
  • 2021 Landrie Nelson (Hemingford) $4,000
  • 2021 Rhegan Devier (Dalton) $2,000
  • 2021 Yazmin Marquez (Scottsbluff) $2,000
  • 2022 Donovan Andrews ($1500)
  • 2022 Mike Sanderson ($4,000)
  • 2022 Sadie Cole ($4,000)
  • 2022 Angelica Anaya ($4,000)
  • 2022 Marjie Schmitt ($2,000)
  • 2022 Ava Marez ($4,000)2
  • 2023 Cort Rummel, $4,000.00
  • 2023 Drew Leisy $4,000.00
  • 2023 Axi Benish $2,000.00
  • 2023 Aubree Branson, $2,000.00
  • 2023 Taryn Spady, $2,000.00
  • 2023 Ashley Maschmeier, $2,000.00
  • 2023 Tamika Eastman, $1,000.00
  • 2023 Avery Davies, $1,000.00
  • 2023 Halsey Clark, $1,000.00
  • 2023 Kathryn Blankenship, $1,000.00
  • 2023 Madison Herbel, $1,000.00
  • 2023 Avery Weibert, $1,000.00

Our Impact - 2022

  • Funds Managed by OTCF

    83

  • Community Grants Awarded

    $111,312

  • Scholarships Awarded

    $93,250

  • Net Assets

    $10859291

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