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PO Box 1344
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361


Jane & Chet Fliesbach Scholarship

Jane and Chet Fliesbach Scholarship

For Scottsbluff High School students

​The Jane and Chet Fliesbach Scholarship provides three (3) scholarships of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to low-income Scottsbluff High School graduating seniors.  The scholarship may be used at either a two- or four-year institution. 

Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

Applications are available only online at

​Deadline for application and supporting documents is April 1st.

​Submit completed application to:
Attn: Guidance Counselor
Scottsbluff High School

About Chet and Jane Fliesbach

Community Leader, Philanthropist, Conservationist 

​Jane Elizabeth Bomgardner Fliesbach and Chet Fliesbach were both raised in Scottsbluff and attended Scottsbluff Senior High School. She graduated in 1937 and he in 1935.  Jane played the clarinet in the band, was a journalism student and was a cheerleader among other various activities.  She went on to study at UNL and the University of Colorado and eventually trained and became a pilot with the WASP's in World War II.  

Chet Fliesbach also attended the University of Nebraska, joined the Navy, and he flew off of Naval aircraft carriers during World War II.  Aviation was his lifelong passion.  

After World War II, both returned to Scottsbluff; he started a business, West Nebraska Express, and became involved in many community activities, and she stayed at home to raise their three daughters, all who attended Scottsbluff Senior High School.  

Jane passed in 2001 and Chet in 2011.

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Oregon Trail Community Foundation
PO Box 1344
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361