Are you interested in history, government, and political science? Consider spending this summer on the campus of Yale University. During the two intensive weeks, students will:
- Learn from leading authorities in politics and international affairs
- Read primary source materials, articles, and books on a wide variety of subjects
- Participate in lively team exercises and simulations
- Gain invaluable instruction in university-level writing
- Make friends from all around the world
- And much more…
Click here for more information or check with Ms. Saporta
I’m First is an online community founded by Center for Student Opportunity to provide first-generation college students with support, advice and encouragement on the road to and through college.
For students who don’t have a family history of higher education, college is your opportunity to discover unknown strengths and abilities!
I’m First‘s Opportunity Knocks newsletter features campus programs and opportunities for first-generation college students. This edition highlights Pre-College Prep and Outreach opportunities at 12 of our College Partners.
Visit I’m First to join our community and discover your college opportunity!
Looking for money for college? Check out these great resources:
Financial Aid Resources:
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: http://hsf.net/default.aspx
National Indian Education Association: http://www.niea.org/Scholarships/Scholarship-Listing.aspx
United Negro College Fund: http://www.uncf.org/sections/ForStudents/SS Scholarships/scholarships.asp
Are you interested in the Congressional Nomination process for the U.S. Service Academies or other military opportunities? If so, plan on attending the Academy and Military Information Day at Lincoln Southwest High School on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. There will be a presentation from 10:30 – 12:00 with military representatives available before the program and briefly afterwards. Questions? Contact Senator Deb Fischer’s Office at 402-391-3411 or Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s Office at 402-438-1598.
Beginning this year, EducationQuest Foundation will sponsor three new spring college fairs. The college fairs will feature representatives from colleges across the state and region. This is a great opportunity for students – especially juniors and sophomores – to begin their college selection process.
The dates and locations are:
Omaha Area College Fair Sunday, April 7, 1-3 p.m. University of Nebraska at Omaha
Lincoln Area College Fair Sunday, April 14, 1-3 p.m. Southeast Community College – Lincoln
Kearney Area College Fair Sunday, April 21, 1-3 p.m. University of Nebraska at Kearney
As with the fall fairs, students should bring their barcode to the college fair so college representatives can scan their demographic information. Students who do not have a barcode should register for one at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org
Seniors – If you have not yet begun researching and applying for scholarships you may have missed out on some great opportunities. Many scholarship application deadlines have passed. Check out the many still available to you at the LHS Counseling Center website. DO NOT DELAY ANY LONGER!!!
Check out some fun and educational camps to be held this summer. These are sponsored by 4-H and UNL. Information can be found at: bigredcamps.unl.edu
Tools to help you complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application for federal, state and most college-based financial aid which can include grants, work-study and student loans. Submit the FAFSA after January 1 to apply for aid for the following academic year – and apply before your college’s priority date to get the best financial aid package. Here is a link to help you get started: http://www.educationquest.org/fafsa-tools/