We are so privileged to offer this scholarship to honor the life of Sydney Loofe. We want to thank the Loofe family for allowing us to honor Sydney in this way. 

Eligibility & Dates

Applicants to the Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship must:​

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Eligible High Schools: Nebraska High Schools (Public, Private or Exempt)

  • Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning that will make an impact on the community in the interest of safety, and the desire to protect the vulnerable in the areas of:

    • Countering human trafficking

    • Online safety

    • Cyber security 

        This list is not comprehensive. The individual must be able to demonstrate in           their essay how their degree can make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Deadline: February 17, 2020 by 5:00 PM

  • Award Amount: TBD

How To Apply

The application can be downloaded with the link in the top right corner. Directions on how to submit the application will be enclosed. 

  • Students should attach their resume. Optional additional attachments of activities page or list of awards is also accepted.

  • Students should attach their transcript.

  • A complete application will include a cover page with name, school, desired undergraduate degree, email address and home address.

  • Please pay attention to the essay guidelines, as described on the application.

Additional Requirements

  1. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor.

  2. An essay of 500-900 words addressing:

  • How will your degree of choice make an impact on your community?

  • Tell about your leadership ability in student and/or community service and achievements that set you apart.

  • Who is your biggest role model and why?

  • Why is Sydney Loofe’s story important to you?


The scholarship will be awarded in May 2020. The Set Me Free Project will hold a celebratory event to award the scholarship, and the student receiving the scholarship should attend, family and friends are welcomed.



©2020 by The Set Me Free Project.