The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation is grateful to our donors who have made it possible to offer scholarships to Nebraska students. These scholarships honor and memorialize the brave men and women of Nebraska who have served their country.
The awards are announced on April 1st each year.
Students who apply for these scholarships must attend high schools in school districts encompassing the hometowns of Nebraskan sailors entombed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona.
Scholarship Application Materials
Please submit these materials to your counselor upon completion.
Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund
The Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund provides up to four (4) $2,500 scholarships to high school seniors from the school districts which encompass the communities that were hometowns of the entombed Nebraska sailors.
Two Lincoln, Nebraska, servicemen in particular, have been memorialized by their families through these scholarships: Edward J. Clough and Adrian B. DePutron.
GM1C Edward Clough was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and remains entombed aboard the U.S.S. Arizona. His sister, Helen, chose to honor his memory through a gift that would help establish the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund.
Lt. Adrian DePutron was killed during the Battle of the Bulge on January 20, 1945, while serving with General Patton’s Third Army. The Lieutenant’s aunt, Marjorie Barstow, through her estate, honored her nephew’s service with a gift to help enhance the scholarship program.
The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award
The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award Fund was created by Colonel Barney Oldfield, a Tecumseh, Nebraska native, and his wife Vada to honor the 22 Nebraskans who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and remain entombed in the U.S.S. Arizona.
The Pearl Harbor Remembrance fund provides up to three (3) $1,000 awards to high school seniors who applied for, but did not receive, the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship.
Your Donation Can Help
Many other individuals have contributed generously to this fund over the years, and you can join them in building the futures of the next generation of Nebraskans by donating.