Counseling Center Announcements for the Week of September 19th:

14 Counseling Center Announcements have been added to Google Classroom 2017!

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The Career Academy’s 2016-17 on-line application is now open! Go to the career academy to apply for next school year. Also, TCA invites current 10th and 11th graders to our fall TCA Information Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 27. Meet the instructors, experience the hands-on instruction and learn how “doing high school differently” might be for you! For specific Career Pathway Information Session dates and times visit the career academy. We hope to see you at TCA!

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Seniors – LNE College Planning & Scholarship Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 29th, 8:00 – 9:20 AM (Morning of the Reading Demonstration)

Location:  TBD

LNE Counselors will work with seniors on preparing an Activities Resume to be used for scholarship applications, help with college applications, setting up campus visits, and assist with other college planning questions.

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Lincoln Area College Faircollege fair

Over 100 colleges will be present!

Sunday, October 9th, 1-3 PM @ Southeast Community College, 88th & O

                          Register for a barcode before attending!

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Recruiters coming to LNE September 19 – 23, 2016:

University of Nebraska-Kearney Sept. 19th @9:50am

Navy, Sept. 19, During Lunch in Commons

Grand Canyon University Sept. 22nd @ 9:50am

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Student Opportunities:

Dordt College Campus Visit Day

September 30, 2016

Opportunity for students and parents to learn more about Dordt’s new two-year/associate’s professional-technical (Pro-Tech) programs in Manufacturing Technology and Farm Operations & Management.   www.dordt.edu/admission/visit or contact Jade Van Holland for more information jade.vanholland@dordt.edu

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StarTran buses will be free in October with no restrictions. Their routes are undergoing a major makeover starting October 3, so this is a way for people to ride the new routes and get used to the new schedule without having to pay for it. The changes do not affect the booster routes (special buses for several middle schools, Southwest, and NorthStar.)

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Kansas State University Engineering Scholars Day

October 4, 2016

Seniors interested in engineering who have a composite ACT score of 28 or above, and a GPA of 3.60 or above are invited to register for KSU Engineering Scholars Day.  This event on the K-State campus will provide an opportunity for outstanding students to tour the new Engineering Hall, meet faculty and students, learn about study abroad, Honor’s Program, undergraduate research opportunities, available scholarships, and financial aid.  Interested students should apply by Sept. 19, 2016 at https://scholarsday.engg.ksu.edu.

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us-senate-youth-programUnited State Senate Youth Program

Deadline:  October 6, 2016

The United States Senate Youth Program enters its 55th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.  Applications must be received by the Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska by 4 p.m., CST, October 6, 2016.

Applications are online at https://www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP.html

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Diesel Technology Career Fair

October 6, 2016

Central Community College, Hastings, NE

High school juniors and seniors are invited to tour the Diesel Lab facilities and meet with employers from across the state.  Contact Kyle Sterner at 402-461-2419.

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The Nebraska Virtual Scholars program is available for the 2016-2017 school year! The University of Nebraska is providing 150 scholarships to schools in the state for University of Nebraska High School online courses.

Applications are due by Friday, October 7, 2016.

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Veterans’ Day 2016 Essay Contest

Deadline:  October 20, 2016

Students grades 10-12 in Lancaster County are invited to participate in the 2016 Veterans Day Essay Contest.  The winner will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.  The essay is to be an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less, using a friend or family member who has served in the U.S. Military, discussing the impact this service member has had on you, your family, friends, and/or your community.  Also, reflect on the importance of the military to defense of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Essays can be dropped off or mailed to:  Veterans Day Essay Contest, LCGOP, 1610 N. St., Lincoln, NE 68508, or electronically transmitted to:  cyndilamm2004@yahoo.com, by 5:00 PM, October 20th.  See LNE Counseling Center for more detailed information regarding this contest.

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NCAA College Eligibility Informational Meetings for College Bound Student-Athletes and their Parent

October 19, 2016 @ Lincoln Southwest High School Auditorium – 7 PM

November 2, 2016 @ LIncoln North Star High School Auditorium – 7 PM

November 17, 2016 @ Lincoln East High school Cafeteria

Presentation by Laure Ragoss, Assistant AD/Compliance with the University of Nebraska Athletics

Information will be presented that prospective college student-athletes and their parents should be familiar with concerning NCAA Initial Eligibility and the recruiting process.

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2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Deadline:  November 8, 2016

Are you making a difference through volunteering?  The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is accepting applications online at http://spirit.prudential.com by November 8, 2016.  Students grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.  Questions?  See Mrs. Peaslee in the Counseling Center.

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Scholarship Opportunities:

The Elks National Foundation, the Nebraska State Elks Association, and Lincoln Lodge #80 will again offer generous scholarship opportunities.

These scholarships are judged based on academic achievement, extracurricular participation, and need. Many may be used at any post-secondary educational institution.

Go to http://www.elks80.org/scholarships_db.php where you will find links to all of these scholarship sources.

The first scholarship deadline is November 30, 2016.

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QuestBridge National College Match

Deadline:  September 27, 2016

High-achieving, low-income students can receive full four-year scholarships to 39 of the nation’s best colleges.  Eligibility criteria – High School Seniors who:

*Excel academically and typically earn A’s in the most challenging courses available

*Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four)

*May qualify for their school’s free or reduced-price lunch program

Application materials found at www.questbridge.org

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28Horatio Alger AKSARBEN Scholarship Program

Deadline:  October 25, 2016

Scholarships are given to deserving students meeting described criteria.

Awards range from $6,000 to $25,000.

Criteria:

*Nebraska senior enrolled full-time in high school, and on-track to graduate May 2017.

*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree; may start at community college.

*Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).

*Be involved extracurricular and community service activities

*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

*Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

*Be a United States citizen

Apply on-line at scholars.horatioalger.org

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Voice of Democracy Competition

Deadline:  November 1, 2016

Students grades 9-12 are eligible to compete.  Record an original 3-5 minute essay based on this year’s theme:  “My Responsibility To America.”  Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the VFW Post, District, state and national level.  State winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.  Grand Prize:  $30,000 Scholarship.   Entries are due to local VFW Post #131.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.  

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Wichita State University College of Engineering – Wallace Invitations for Scholarships in Engineering

Friday, November 28, 2016

At the WISE competition, TEN high school seniors will be awarded $28,000 each to study engineering at WSU.  To complete, high school seniors must:

*Be admitted to WSU by 10/15/16

*Complete & submit WISE application by 11/1/16

*Declare a major in engineering

*Achieve one of the following:

-Minimum GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

-Minimum ACT composite of 27

-Have a top 10% class ranking (by end of junior year)

Additional information is available at www.wichita.edu/WISE

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24Learn To Dream Scholarship

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Southeast Community College (SCC) have entered a partnership with Union Bank & Trust and Nelnet to offer a needs-based scholarship for students to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. This scholarship, funded by Union Bank and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 45 quarter credits.  Students who are eligible for the Federal School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.  Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Cornhusker Kiwanis Club offers three scholarships of $1,500 each for graduating seniors from an accredited high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  Criteria:

*Rank in upper 25% of graduating class

*Typed application, school transcript, and two letters of recommendation.

Application on EducationQuest ScholarshipQuest website or on the Cornhusker Kiwanis Club website.

 

 

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September 16th 2016

Counseling Center Announcements

ACT

The registration deadline for the October 22nd ACT test is TODAY 9/16/16!  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Come to the Counseling Center for assistance or to pick up a fee waiver if you have financial need.  In addition, students who register for the ACT Test using a fee waiver will be able to access ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live at no cost when registering for the test!

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Students – Plan ahead!  StarTran buses will be free in October with no restrictions. Their routes are undergoing a major makeover starting October 3, so this will be a way for people to ride the new routes and get used to the new schedule without having to pay for it.

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Recruiters coming to LNE  September 19th – 23rd , 2016:

 

University of Nebraska-Kearney Sept. 19th @9:50am

Navy, Sept. 19, During Lunch in Commons

Grand Canyon University Sept. 22nd @ 9:50am

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Student Opportunities:

Dordt College Campus Visit Day

September 30, 2016

Opportunity for students and parents to learn more about Dordt’s new two-year/associate’s professional-technical (Pro-Tech) programs in Manufacturing Technology and Farm Operations & Management.   www.dordt.edu/admission/visit or contact Jade Van Holland for more information jade.vanholland@dordt.edu

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StarTran buses will be free in October with no restrictions. Their routes are undergoing a major makeover starting October 3, so this is a way for people to ride the new routes and get used to the new schedule without having to pay for it. The changes do not affect the booster routes (special buses for several middle schools, Southwest, and NorthStar.)

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Kansas State University Engineering Scholars Day

October 4, 2016

Seniors interested in engineering who have a composite ACT score of 28 or above, and a GPA of 3.60 or above are invited to register for KSU Engineering Scholars Day.  This event on the K-State campus will provide an opportunity for outstanding students to tour the new Engineering Hall, meet faculty and students, learn about study abroad, Honor’s Program, undergraduate research opportunities, available scholarships, and financial aid.  Interested students should apply by Sept. 19, 2016 at https://scholarsday.engg.ksu.edu.

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 United State Senate Youth Program

Deadline:  October 6, 2016

The United States Senate Youth Program enters its 55th year of providing high school juniors and seniors with an extensive orientation of all branches of the Federal government and the opportunity to receive a $10,000.00 scholarship.  Applications must be received by the Nebraska Department of Education, 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, Nebraska by 4 p.m., CST, October 6, 2016.

Applications are online at https://www.education.ne.gov/ss/USSYP.html

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Diesel Technology Career Fair

October 6, 2016

Central Community College, Hastings, NE

High school juniors and seniors are invited to tour the Diesel Lab facilities and meet with employers from across the state.  Contact Kyle Sterner at 402-461-2419.

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The Nebraska Virtual Scholars program is available for the 2016-2017 school year! The University of Nebraska is providing 150 scholarships to schools in the state for University of Nebraska High School online courses.

Applications are due by Friday, October 7, 2016.

Veterans’ Day 2016 Essay Contest

Deadline:  October 20, 2016

Students grades 10-12 in Lancaster County are invited to participate in the 2016 Veterans Day Essay Contest.  The winner will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.  The essay is to be an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less, using a friend or family member who has served in the U.S. Military, discussing the impact this service member has had on you, your family, friends, and/or your community.  Also, reflect on the importance of the military to defense of the Constitution of the United States of America.  Essays can be dropped off or mailed to:  Veterans Day Essay Contest, LCGOP, 1610 N. St., Lincoln, NE 68508, or electronically transmitted to:  cyndilamm2004@yahoo.com, by 5:00 PM, October 20th.  See LNE Counseling Center for more detailed information regarding this contest.

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NCAA College Eligibility Informational Meetings for College Bound Student-Athletes and their Parent

October 19, 2016 @ Lincoln Southwest High School Auditorium – 7 PM

November 2, 2016 @ LIncoln North Star High School Auditorium – 7 PM

November 17, 2016 @ Lincoln East High school Cafeteria

Presentation by Laure Ragoss, Assistant AD/Compliance with the University of Nebraska Athletics

Information will be presented that prospective college student-athletes and their parents should be familiar with concerning NCAA Initial Eligibility and the recruiting process.

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2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Deadline:  November 8, 2016

Are you making a difference through volunteering?  The 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is accepting applications online at http://spirit.prudential.com by November 8, 2016.  Students grades 9-12 are eligible to apply.  Questions?  See Mrs. Peaslee in the Counseling Center.

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Scholarship Opportunities:

QuestBridge National College Match

Deadline:  September 27, 2016

High-achieving, low-income students can receive full four-year scholarships to 39 of the nation’s best colleges.  Eligibility criteria – High School Seniors who:

*Excel academically and typically earn A’s in the most challenging courses available

*Come from households earning less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four)

*May qualify for their school’s free or reduced-price lunch program

Application materials found at www.questbridge.org

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Horatio Alger AKSARBEN Scholarship Program

Deadline:  October 25, 2016

Scholarships are given to deserving students meeting described criteria.

Awards range from $6,000 to $25,000.

Criteria:

*Nebraska senior enrolled full-time in high school, and on-track to graduate May 2017.

*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree; may start at community college.

*Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).

*Be involved extra-curricular and community service activities

*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

*Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0

*Be a United States citizen

Apply on-line at scholars.horatioalger.org

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Voice of Democracy Competition

Deadline:  November 1, 2016

Students grades 9-12 are eligible to compete.  Record an original 3-5 minute essay based on this year’s theme:  “My Responsibility To America.”  Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the VFW Post, District, state and national level.  State winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.  Grand Prize:  $30,000 Scholarship.   Entries are due to local VFW Post #131.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.  

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Wichita State University College of Engineering – Wallace Invitations for Scholarships in Engineering

Friday, November 28, 2016

At the WISE competition, TEN high school seniors will be awarded $28,000 each to study engineering at WSU.  To complete, high school seniors must:

*Be admitted to WSU by 10/15/16

*Complete & submit WISE application by 11/1/16

*Declare a major in engineering

*Achieve one of the following:

-Minimum GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

-Minimum ACT composite of 27

-Have a top 10% class ranking (by end of junior year)

Additional information is available at www.wichita.edu/WISE

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Learn To Dream Scholarship

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Southeast Community College (SCC) have entered a partnership with Union Bank & Trust and Nelnet to offer a needs-based scholarship for students to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. This scholarship, funded by Union Bank and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 45 quarter credits.  Students who are eligible for the Federal School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.  Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Cornhusker Kiwanis Club offers three scholarships of $1,500 each for graduating seniors from an accredited high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  Criteria:

*Rank in upper 25% of graduating class

*Typed application, school transcript, and two letters of recommendation.

Application on EducationQuest ScholarshipQuest website or on the Cornhusker Kiwanis Club website.

 

 

 

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