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Ella Epp Scholarship



Established in June of 2003, the Ella Epp Education Fund provides matching scholarships for Nebraska school children from Class A, B, C and D public schools to attend Heritage Activities for Today’s Students (H.A.T.S.) Classes.

H.A.T.S. classes at Stuhr Museum
The Ella Epp Education Fund, established by Barbara and Peter Dessart, is named for Mrs. Dessart’s mother, Ella Epp of Henderson, NE.

Ms. Epp taught for 35 years in Nebraska public schools—including North Platte , Sutton and Henderson —before her retirement in 1998. She served as president of the Nebraska Educational Media Association (NEMA) and president and board member of the Nebraska State Education Association (NSEA)—Capitol District.

Class A, B, C and D public schools are eligible annually for matching student tuition scholarships for Stuhr Museum’s H.A.T.S. classes from the Ella Epp Education Fund.

Interested  and eligible applicants may apply by returning their completed H.A.T.S. registration form by June 1st of each year.

Entry in the scholarship drawing is by the H.A.T.S. class title.

For example, if your school registers for seven out of the thirteen H.A.T.S. classes, your school would be entered seven times into the drawing. No more than one entry per school can receive a matching tuition scholarship in one academic year.

The scholarship drawing will be done before July 1st. Schools will be notified by mail no later than August 1st if they have won a matching scholarship. If all funds are not awarded by the drawing date of July 1st, remaining funds will be used to recruit a school that has not previously attended.

Teachers interested in applying for the Ella Epp Education Fund matching scholarships may contact Stuhr  Museum’s Education Department at 308- 385-5316 ext. 204 or