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We're now accepting applications for the 2023 PLCS Foundation Scholarship program! Check out the criteria and apply here. Applications are due Friday, February 17, 2023.

The Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation partners with alumni, community members, businesses, and generous friends to support graduating PLCS seniors who continue their educational journeys beyond high school. The Schools Foundation Scholarship Program helps students pursuing both associate and 4-year degrees as well as vocational and trade schools. 

“My parents struggled because of the pandemic. My mother was unemployed for a month and my dad was laid off from his job. I also have a sibling in college. A scholarship will help me pay for college because the cost of tuition and other fees can be very difficult to pay.” - 2021 PLCS Graduate 

Scholarship offers help students decide if they can afford to attend college. Without scholarships, many would opt out. In 2021 alone, more than 50 students received Foundation scholarships. That means that 50 Monarch and Titan graduates were given opportunities that were not otherwise possible.

“I was raised by a single mother. Money was always scarce. I will be the first college student in my family. Without scholarships, I would be unable to attend college.” - 2021 PLCS Graduate

A legacy program, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 Million in scholarships to PLCS students since the program started. Hundreds of lives have been changed for the better thanks to the generosity of donors. 

"My family never had a lot of money. My parents divorced in 2008. Between my mom’s and dad’s houses, I have 8 siblings. Neither of my parents went to college so I want to set that example for my younger siblings. I want to earn my degree and not have to worry about finances like I did while growing up.” - 2021 PLCS Graduate

Gifts from organizations and families, along with matching funds from the Papillion La Vista Community Schools Foundation, make the following scholarships possible:

  • American Legion Post 32 Investing in our Future
  • Andrew Scott Zaraya Scholarship
  • Anthony J. Schuetz Endowed Scholarship
  • Barney Shives Scholarship
  • Bob McCallie Endowed Scholarship Fund for STEM Education
  • Carol Fairfax Endowed Scholarship for the Culinary Arts
  • Chesterman Coca Cola Scholarship
  • Citizens State Bank Scholarship
  • Class of 1980's Endowed Scholarship
  • Cliff Pratt Scholarship
  • Core Bank Cares Scholarship
  • David Cecil Scholarship
  • Denker Family Scholarship
  • Don Ozanne Endowed Scholarship
  • Dr. Harlan Metschke Scholarship
  • Dr. Toni Ganzel Scholarship for Health Science Excellence
  • Harlan Cook Scholarship
  • Jennifer Pinkerton Titan Band Service Scholarship
  • Kids Club Scholarship
  • Lions Vocational Technical Scholarship
  • Mark Noziska Distinguished Service Endowed Scholarship
  • Papillion Animal Hospital Scholarship
  • Papillion-La Vista Optimists Club Scholarship
  • Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Jill (Morfeld) Kueny
  • Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Robert W. Zimmerman
  • Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Scholarship
  • Richard Bellino Endowed Student Scholarship
  • Shadow Lake Towne Center Scholarship
  • Shirley Minton Endowed Scholarship
  • The Arthur C. and Marie D. Grube Family Endowed Scholarship
  • The Ken and Charlotte Molzer Music Educator Scholarship
  • The Papillion Recreation Organization (PRO) Scholarships
  • Vision Specialists of Papillion Scholarship
  • Wally & Rosemary Ridenour Scholarship
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