Sower Grant Disbursements

The Sowers Club accepts Grant applications three times a year.  The next deadline is February 15, 2021. With all three deadlines being February 15, June 15, and September 15. You must have a 501(c)3 status for five years to apply for a Sowers grant. Upon submission, please include a copy of the "Letter of Determination" regarding your agency's 501(c)3 status and a copy of your annual report or current balance sheet outlining your administrative costs.  These documents can be emailed to info@thesowersclub.com.

Grant Applications can be mailed to:
The Sowers Club of Lincoln, Inc., 1701 S. 17th Street, Suite 1H, Lincoln, NE  68502

Once a grant is submitted, the Sowers Grant Committee will review your grant in detail. Their recommendations will then be given to the Board of Directors for final approval at the Board's next regularly scheduled meeting. You are then notified by mail whether your application has been accepted or denied. If denied, you are welcome to apply during another grant cycle. This process takes approximately 30-45 days from the deadline date.

Please note that every grant received is reviewed based on its own merits. There are guidelines for our giving listed under “Priorities in Giving” on this website.

We appreciate your time and effort in submitting a grant proposal for review. May we all continue to help serve our community and those in need.

    Your application will be reviewed by the Grant Disbursement Committee and if additional information is needed we will be in contact. Applications will not be considered unless the Grant Application Form has been thoroughly completed and all requested documents have been submitted.

    Since 2000, The Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation has created four scholarship programs.  These programs were established to promote and encourage interest in education, and to help those whom otherwise would be unable to pay for their education.


    Sowers Club of Nebraska Scholarship – Continuing Education

    Amount:  $1,000.00
    Deadline:  Friday, November 12, 2021.
    Criteria: Must be a declared student attending an institution of higher learning located in the State of Nebraska.

    1. Must be a Resident of Nebraska.
    2. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    4. Must include College Transcript.
    5. Must attend a College in Nebraska.
    6. Must include a brief essay on your Career Plans.
    7. Please include a list of Extra-Curricular Activities (community,other).
    8. Please include a list of Awards and Acknowledgements in which you have received.
    9. Recipients are required to attend a disbursement function to be recognized.
    10. Must include three to five Letters of Recommendation.
    11. Handwritten documents will not be accepted.
    12. Must be postmarked by Friday, November 12, 2021.

    Sowers Club of Nebraska Scholarship – High School Seniors

    Amount:  $1,000.00
    Deadline:  Friday, March 26th, 2021.

    The Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation awards a limited number of scholarships annually to deserving High School applicants. individuals must meet the following qualifications to be considered.

    Criteria: Must be a full-time student attending an institution of higher learning located in the State of Nebraska.

    1. Must be a U.S Citizen, and Resident of Nebraska.
    2. Be a High School Senior.
    3. Attend a University, College, Junior College, or Trade School in Nebraska this Fall.
    4. Submit a fully completed application form, including three letters of recommendation.
    5. Must be post marked my March 26th, 2021.

    Sowers Club of Nebraska Scholarship
    in Memory of Mr. Oren Galloway

    Amount:  $500.00
    Deadline:  Monday, February 24. 2020.
    Criteria: Must be a full-time student attending an institution of higher learning located in the State of Nebraska.

    1. Must be a Resident of Nebraska.
    2. Must have a parent currently employed with Burlington Northern Railroad.
    3. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    4. Must attend a College in Nebraska.
    5. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
    6. Recipients are required to attend a disbursement function to be recognized.
    7. Must include High School Transcript.
    8. Must include Four Letters of Recommendation.
    9. Must be received in the Sowers Office by Monday, February 24, 2020.

    Sowers Club of Nebraska Scholarship
    in Memory of Mr. Bob Milton

    Amount: $500.00
    Criteria:

    1. Must be a declared student majoring in culinary arts.
    2. Must be a full time student.
    3. Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher.
    4. Must be a Nebraska resident.
    5. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
    6. Recipients are required to attend a disbursement function to be recognized.
    7. Deadline:  Monday, February 24, 2020.

    ** Letters of Recommendations are encouraged**

    Operator List 2020-2021

    Arnolds • 6113 Havelock

    Brewsky's-East • 2840 S. 70th Streeet

    Brewsky's-South • 1602 South Street

    Cappy's • 5560 S. 48th Street, Ste 4

    Captain Jack’s • 140 N. 12th St

    CJ's Sun Valley Bar & Grill • 200 West P Street

    Cliff’s Lounge • 1323 'O' Street

    Cliff’s Lounge II • 5310 S. 56th St, Ste 1

    First Avenue • 2301 N. 1st Street

    Harry's Wonder Bar • 1621 "O" Street

    Isles Lounge • 6232 Havelock Ave.

    Keg • 104 N. 20th Street

    Lincoln Race Course • PO Box 84876

    Misty's • 6235 Havelock Ave.

    N-Zone • 788 "Q" Street

    Old Pub • 408 S. 11th Street

    One More Bar • 836 N. 70th Street

    Patty’s Pub • 311 N. Cotner

    Risky's Sports Bar & Grill • 4680 Leighton Ave.

    Sportscasters • 3048 N. 70th Street

    Tack Room • 1445 Cornhusker Hwy

    The Pub • 4947 Holdrege Street

    Top Hat Tavern • 736 West Cornhusker Hwy

    Watering Hole • 1321 "O" Street

    Watering Hole - East • 8300 Northwoods Drive

    Watering Hole West • 1550 S. Coddington Ave Ste P

    Interested in becoming an Operator? 

    • In order to qualify for a pickle card operator's license, the applicant must hold a retail liquor license issued by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.
    • The Biennial fee for a pickle card operator license is $100.00
    • A pickle card operator's license entitles the business to sell pickle cards for any number of licensed organizations; however, before selling pickle cards for a particular organization, the pickle card operator must be authorized to do so by the Charitable Gaming Division.
    • A business must have both a pickle card operator's license and an authorization from the licensed organization for which it intends to sell pickle cards.
    • Pickle cards are sold to pickle card operators in the form of a "unit". The only person who is authorized to sell pickle card units to a pickle card operator is the licensed organization's sales agent.
    • Pickle card operators must pay for all pickle card units either in advance or upon delivery.
    • No one under 18 years of age is permitted to buy, sell, or play pickle cards.
    • Commissions depend on the "unit".
    • Pickle card operators are required to file with the Internal Revenue Service an Occupational Tax and Registration Return for Wagering, Form 11-C.

    Interested in Regulations? Learn more.