The Austin Hallsted Memorial Scholarship was created in order to honor our son Austin. Since 2012 we have awarded 40 applicants with $28,550.00 in scholarships to assist with college expenses.

Please help us congratulate this years well deserving, hard working Scholarship winners! Layne Miller, Megan Groth, Megan Schroeder and Megan Skibinski!

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



2019 Scholarship Winners

Layne Miller

From: Oakland, NE is currently attending the University of NE Lincoln 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

From: Ord, NE is currently attending Southeast Community College - 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

From: Wisner, NE is currently attending the University of NE Lincoln studying Agribusiness / Finance.

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You." - Isaiah 26:3

Megan Groth

From: Beemer, NE is currently attending the University of NE Lincoln 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 Scholarship Winners

Tejlor Strope

From: O’Neill, Nebraska Graduated: O’Neill High Currently Attending: University of Nebraska – Lincoln Major: Ag Education

"We are never defeated unless we give up on God."Ronald Reagan

Jentri Sherman

From: Kearney, Nebraska Graduated: Thedford High Currently Attending: Central Community College Major: Dental Hygiene

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."1 Corinthians 13:13


Amanda Grice

From: Laurel, Mississippi Graduated: West Jones High Currently Attending: Jones County Junior College Major: Pre – Veterinary Medicine

"Once you become unwilling to learn, you will fail." "Look in the mirror – That is your competition."