The Nebraska Czechs of York provide a $300 scholarship every year to a senior in high school. Selection is based on academic achievement, community involvement, participation in school and extra-curricular activities, employment history, leadership skills and involvement in keeping the Czech heritage alive.

Download the scholarship application here: ScholarshipApplication.pdf

Past winners are:2015 – Josie Lee from York2014 – Alex Johnathon Maresh from York2013 – Emilie Rose Turek from York2012 – Courtney Pendleton of Geneva, Fillmore Central High School2011 – Eleanor Cerveny of Aurora, Aurora High School2010 – Whitney Brooke of Benedict, Cross County High School

Jean Lamp, left, and JoAnn Kuester presented the 2015 Nebraska Czechs of York $300 Scholarship to Josie Lee. Josie is the daughter of Rose and J.B. Suddarth of York. She plans to major in Animal Science in the Pre-Veterinary Program at Iowa State University.

Alex Johnathon Maresh, son of Galen and Lee Ann Maresh of York, received the 2014 Nebraska Czechs of York Scholarship for $300 from President JoAnn Kuester and Scholarship Chairman, Jean Lamp. Alex graduated from York High School and plans to attend UNL working for a degree in Biosystems Engineering.

Emilie Rose Turek from York received the 2013 NE Czechs of York Scholarship for $300 from Jean Lamp, Scholarship chairman and JoAnn Kuester, club president. She also accepted some Czech rosettes from Jean Lamp. Emilie Rose plans to attend UNL and study to be a veterinarian. Her parents are Robert and Shanna Turek of York.