The Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation in North Platte is seeking current residents and former students of Dawson Co. Elementary District 81-R to apply for several scholarship awards.

The school closed after the 2005–06 school year.  The amounts of awards vary, the foundation said in a press release.

The scholarships are awarded through the Shackley Education Fund at MNCF, an endowment fund created specifically to assist current residents and former students of Elementary District 81-R with expenses related to full-time postsecondary education.

Qualified applicants may attend any U.S. accredited postsecondary institution, including technical and trade schools.  July 31 is the application deadline for the coming semester.

Prospective applicants may email Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation at, putting “SHACKLEY” in the subject line, or call (308)534-3315. 

The office is located inside the west doors, first floor of the downtown NebraskaLand National Bank at 121 N. Dewey in North Platte, Suite 112.

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