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CHS Graduating Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Nielsen Family Scholarship

Established by Leslie (Nielsen) HItchner, Class of 1979

The Nielsen Family Scholarship was established to honor the Nielsen family commitment to the Columbus community, and honors parents Edward Nielsen (Class of 1955), Jolaine Nielsen (Class of 1956) and all of her siblings who attended CHS, Christine Nielsen Hancock (Class of 1982), Laurie Nielsen Singer (Class of 1986), and Shelly Nielsen Shmidt (Class of 1988).

The recipient of this scholarship will be awarded $5,000.

Must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.
Financial need, College Funding Estimator Results.
2 letters of recommendation (one of which is from a current/previous teacher).
Transcripts 9-12 grades.
ACT/SAT scores
Interview (3 highest scoring applicants will be invited to a three-panel interview)
Must be used for tuition at a 4 year university.


Year Recipient
2020-2021 Maegan Ludena-Llanos
2019-2020 Alexis Jeffryes
2018-2019 Paige Jeffryes
2017-2018 Hanna Haynes
2016-2017 Lucas Bogus
2015-2016 Alexis Milburn
2014-2015 Samuel Baue
2013-2014 Nicole Pauley
2012-2013 Hannah Pauley
2011-2012 Paige Staroscik
2010-2011 Kristina Pauley