Cabela's, Harry and Reba Huge Foundation offers $10,000 scholarships

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SIDNEY, Neb. -- Cabela’s, the World’s Foremost Outfitter of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, together with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, will be awarding $10,000 scholarships to four female graduates of Nebraska high schools this spring.

Cabela’s Women in Leadership scholarships are part of an initiative by Cabela’s leaders to encourage young women to become leaders of the future. This is the fifth year Cabela’s has partnered with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation to issue these scholarships, which will be awarded to women who graduate in the spring of 2017 and plan to attend college in the fall of 2017. Scholarship winners may attend any college or university.

“We are pleased to continue the Cabela’s Women in Leadership scholarship program,” said Sarah Kaiser, director of diversity and inclusion at Cabela’s. “Our partnership with the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation has been a truly collaborative effort toward the common goal of enhancing the future of talented, deserving young women.”

Not only will the students receive $10,000 — $2,500 a year for four years — they also will have opportunities to receive mentoring from women in leadership positions at Cabela’s and possible internships with the company.

Applications will be due Feb. 6 and are available beginning Dec. 1 through the ScholarshipQuest website (www.educationquest.org), the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation website (www.thehugefoundation.org) or from high school counselors.

“These are extraordinary scholarships,” said Jack Siemsen, president and CEO of the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation. “They not only provide substantial financial support to these very deserving young women, but they also open doors to special leadership opportunities within the Cabela’s organization. This includes the chance to be mentored by professionals at Cabela’s as well having access to special Huge Foundation educational, cultural and career networking activities.”