HASTINGS, Neb. – 15 students attending Hastings College next year are receiving a pristine scholarship. 

On Thursday, Hastings College announced recipients of the Scott Scholars program. 

According to a news release, the Scott Scholars Program is funded by the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation of Omaha, and is open to high achieving students who want to participate in an exclusive experiential learning program and major or double major with another area in biology, chemistry, physics, business or math.

The program provides a renewable scholarship that covers 100% of tuition and fees, plus room and board, and provides $2,000 in annual educational and experiential enrichment funding.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome these students to our program, our campus, and our community. The objective of our program is to develop workforce and career-ready graduates for Nebraska — difference makers for Nebraska, its communities and its employers,” said Dave Rippe, director of the Scott Scholars program. “Scott Scholars are not only student leaders on campus, but they are active and engaged members of our greater Hastings community during their time at Hastings College, and hopefully following graduation as well.”

Out of the 15 recipients, six are from the Tri-City area, and four are from Hastings High School. 

Scott Scholars were identified and selected through the Walter Scott, Jr. Community Leadership Challenge and Bronco Scholars Day events.

The full list of Scott Scholars can be found below. 

Samuel Acosta Castellanos of Grand Island Senior High School, Grand Island, Nebraska
Julia Bernard of Millard North High School, Omaha, Nebraska
Param Bhakta of Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska
Caden Block of Hastings High School, Hastings
Abigail Fielder of Hastings High School, Hastings
Stella Heapy of Medicine Valley High School, Curtis, Nebraska
Teyla Huff of Scottsbluff High School, Gering, Nebraska
Brooke Johnsen of Fort Calhoun High School, Omaha, Nebraska
Ellie Lloyd of West Douglas County Community High School, Yutan, Nebraska
Sara Malcom of Norris High School, Roca, Nebraska
Breanna Miller of Grand Island Senior High School, Grand Island
Rebekah Reynolds of Hastings High School, Hastings
Delaney Rogers of Arnold High School, Dunning, Nebraska
Norah Stewart of Pius X High School, Lincoln, Nebraska
Makenna Sutter of Merino High School, Merino, Colorado