The Austin Hallsted Memorial Scholarship was created in order to honor our son Austin. Since 2012 we have awarded 52 applicants with $36,300.00 in scholarships to assist with college expenses.

Please help us congratulate this years well deserving, hard working Scholarship winners! Jace Stagemeyer, Cassidee Stratman, Ashley Ostrand, Logan Buhrman, Abby Scholz, Evie Schlickbernd and Riley Setlik!

Thank you for being great examples for so many other young people!

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2021 Winners

Jace Stagemeyer

Page, NE; SDSU studying Agricultural Systems Technology. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of our faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." -James 1:2-6

Cassidee Stratman

West Point, NE; Bryan College of Health Sciences studying Nursing. “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Ostrand

Pender, NE; UNO studying Kinesiology. “We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” -J.K. Rowling 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Buhrman

Wisner, NE; Fort Scott Community College studying Animal Science. "Be happy with what you have, while working for what you want" -Helen Keller

 

 

Abby Scholz

Loomis, NE; Northeastern Junior College studying Agricultural Business. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinthians 13:9

 

Evie Schlickbernd

West Point, NE; Midland University studying Natural Science. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” -Romans 12:12

 

 

 

 

 

Riley Setlik

Ord, NE; Fort Hays State University studying Agribusiness and Animal Science. "Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest." -Ecclesiastes 11:4

 

 

2020 Winners

Jayce Vrbka

Shelby, NE; NECC studying Pre-Dentistry. "Put your heart and soul into everything you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord Himself." -Colossians 3:23

 

 

 

 

Kylie Kempf

Carroll, NE; Chadron State College studying Ag Education. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:6-7

 

 

Jadyn Fleischman

Herman, NE; UNL studying Animal Science and Agribusiness. "Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself." -Colossians 3:23

 

 

 

 

 

Payton Schiller

Scribner, NE; UNL studying Animal/Plant Science. "She is clothed in strength and dignity, she laughs without fear of the future." Proverbs 31:25

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Karnopp

Oakland, NE; UNL CASNR studying Biochemistry. "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." -Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

 

 

2019 Winners

 

Layne Miller

Oakland, NE; UNL studying Agribusiness. "For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." -Jeremiah 29:11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Skibinski

Ord, NE; SCC-Beatrice studying Agribusiness."In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly." -Romans 12:6-8 NLT

Megan Schroeder

 

Wisner, NE; UNL studying Agribusiness/Finance. "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You." -Isaiah 26:3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Groth

Beemer, NE; UNL studying Communication Sciences/Speech Language Pathology."What lies behind us and what lies before user small matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

2018 Winners

 

Tejlor Strope 
O’Neill, NE; UNL studying Ag Education. "We are never defeated unless we give up on God." –Ronald Reagan 

 

 

Jentri Sherman 
Kearney, NE; Central Community College Major studying Dental Hygiene. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." –1 Corinthians 13:13 

Amanda Grice 
Laurel, MI; Jones County Junior College studying Pre–Veterinary Medicine. "Once you become unwilling to learn, you will fail." "Look in the mirror – That is your competition."