Norma Ross Walter Scholarship

🏆 Available: 1
💰 $2,500
⏳ 01/31

Last year this scholarship received 8 applicant(s). $2,500 was awarded to 3 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description


The purpose of the Norma Ross Walter Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Applicants must be female high school seniors who are prospective first year college students and plan to continue their education as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity, and character of the applicant.

Norma Ross Walter was a Navy Wave during the Second World War and a career newspaper editor in California. A lover of Cather and frequent visitor to Red Cloud, she was also a firm believer in education for young women. At her death in 1982, she left a bequest to fund a scholarship program. The first scholarship was awarded in 1987.


First place recipient: $2,500.00
Second place recipient: $1,750.00
Third place recipient: $1,250.00

Each stipend is payable at the beginning of the first year of college. The scholarship is not renewable.


January 31 annually


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must currently be in high school
  • For residents of the following states: Nebraska
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required

How To Apply

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Donor: Willa Cather Foundation

The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of the life, time, settings, and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather.