December 2016 Announcements

LNE College Club – Tuesday, November 29th – Room 107 at 2:10 PM

Learn about the Timeline for college preparation.  Learn from current college students about how to prepare NOW for college.  Food & Fun for all grade levels!

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“Holiday Hope” Youth Support

Mourning Hope, in partnership with the Lincoln Children’s Museum, invites you to attend “Holiday Hope,” a program intended to support grieving youth through the holidays.
From 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, there will be two holiday memory workshops offered to bereaved children and teens ages 6-12 and 13-18. A catered lunch for youth and caregivers will follow the workshop session from 12 – 1 p.m.

In order to foster emotional healing and encourage individual creativity, the “Holiday Hope” youth support program will partner skilled, local artists with youth who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Youth will participate in two art-related projects.

  1. “Memory Making” through clay medium with professional local artist, Michael Larsen. Through the use of clay, youth will have the opportunity to create memory objects that honor their significant person that has died.
  2. Participate in the Lincoln Children’s Museum’s “Candy House Fun Shop,” where youth will have fun engaging in holiday crafts.

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Save the Date!

Southeast Community College Scholarship Application Day at LNE

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Periods 5,6, or 7

Room – Media Center

Representatives from SCC will walk students through the SCC Scholarship Application.

You will need:

  *Chromebook

  *Non-LPS email address

  *Social Security Number

  *Mailing Address

  *Phone Number

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Student Opportunities:

Lincoln Electrical Apprenticeships – Seniors

Three apprentice programs are available:

*The Inside Program encompasses all types of electrical work other than outside Lineman work and is a 5-year program.

*The Installer Technician Program involves work on lower voltage systems, such as, data communications, fire alarms, security and fiber optics and is a 3-year program.

*The Construction Wireman/Construction Electrician program is a self-paced program and encompasses the same work processes as the Inside program.

There is currently a shortage of skilled electricians that will continue as the Baby Boomer generation begin to retire.  These apprenticeships are “Earn-While-You-Learn” opportunities, and are located in Lincoln.  Go to the Lincoln Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) website for further information and application LINK.

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LPS ACT Test Prep Workshops – Juniors

Register on-line

Cost:  $125 per workshop

           **Tuition is reduced if a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Email lgeisert@lps.org or contact your school counselor for tuition information.

Location:  Lincoln High School

ACT 3 Workshop – All classes are 6:30 – 8:30 PM

This test is timed for the April 8 national test and the April 19 LPS all-juniors test.

Register by:  January 23, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  Jan. 26 to avoid the late fee

ACT 4 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 PM

This test is timed for the June 10 test.

Register by:  March 16, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  March 27 to avoid the late fee

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University of Southern California Summer Programs – Grades 10-12

Students seeking an academic challenge this summer are invited to look at the program at USC.

Visit summer.usc.edu for more information.

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Summer at Duke – 2017 Available Now! – Grades 9-12

Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!

Visit the  website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:

If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.

If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy

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Scholarship Opportunities:

ScholarshipQuest  website is the place to find all local Nebraska based scholarships.  National and school-based scholarships that are sent to our attention will be updated on this site as we receive notice.

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Raise.me

Raise.me is offering students the chance to earn up to $8,500 for scoring well on the PSAT and $1,000 for simply taking the test from schools like Tulane, Syracuse, University of Dayton and Denver. Raise.me is a free service for students and high schools. Learn more.

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

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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Washburn University Leadership Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  December 1, 2016

Emerging leaders are encouraged to learn more about the Washburn University Leadership Institute! www.washburn.edu/leadership

Through involvement with the Leadership Institute, students can:

  • Grow in personal leadership awareness and development
  • Be connected to an active network of leaders
  • Earn a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate
  • Apply to receive between $500.00 – $2,000.00 per year, renewable for up to four years (3.0 GPA and 24 ACT required for incoming students)

Download a copy of the application here.

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Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship  – Seniors

Deadline:  December 15, 2016.

Seniors interested in studying in either the College of Engineering or the College of Information Science & Technology on UNO’s campus should apply.  Qualifications include a minimum composite ACT Score 30, a minimum 3.5 GPA and top 25% of their graduating class.

Eligible majors and additional information can be found on the Peter Kiewit Institute’s website at: https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/.

Students should apply at: https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/forms/scholarship_app_incoming.php.   Applicants are also required to submit two recommendation forms, letters are optional.

 

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AXA Achievement Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2017 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2016, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!  Click HERE for application.

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University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  December 5, 2016

The University of Dayton is a Catholic research University in Dayton, Ohio.  Students wanting to attend the University of Dayton, see Mrs. Peaslee if you would be interested in the a University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship.

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NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award – Seniors

Application Deadline:  December 18, 2016

This scholarship recognizes high school seniors who will enter a 2 or 4 year college and who owns/operates an established business.  Many applicants participate in Junior Achievement or FBLA.  Scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000.

Application LINK

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Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

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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Profile in Courage Essay Contest – Grades 9-12

Deadline:  January 4, 2017

Celebrate the JFK Centennial by entering the 2017 Profile in Courage Contest. For this year only: the first-place prize will be doubled from $10,000 to $20,000 and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 25 students.  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas.  Click Here for more information about the essay and application guidelines.

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2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 5, 2017

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient-and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.  Click HERE for more information.  Application

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Army ROTC National High School Scholarship (UNL Big Red Battalion) – Seniors

unl.edu/armyrotc

Deadline:  January 10, 2017

Benefits:  Pays 100% tuition & fees OR room & board (up to $10,000), $1200 book allowance per year, and a Monthly stipend of $300-$500 (depending on academic level).

Application:  www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

Questions?  Contact Mr. Brandon Lake, Enrollment and Scholarship Officer

402-730-6116 or goldbar@unl.edu

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Better Business Bureau Video Contest – Grades 9-12

Deadline:  January 13, 2017

Students may enter individually or form teams of two to four participants. Five hundred dollars will be awarded to the creator(s) of the winning video, and $500 will be given to their school. In addition, $250 will be awarded to the second place video, and $250 will be given to their school. Winners will bedetermined by how well the entry adheres to BBB’s brand, expresses the theme “Start With Trust,” the quality of the video’s production and how many times it’s been viewed on BBB’s YouTube channel.

This competition provides an opportunity for high school students to creatively learn the values of BBB – trustworthy, ethical, reliable and objective – and challenges them to discover how these values can be applied in their everyday lives. Contestants will also gain valuable marketing experience because they are challenged to get the most views on YouTube by promoting their video on social media.

Complete details about the contest and required forms can be accessed by clicking on the Student Video Contest icon on the homepage of BBB’s website at bbbinc.org.

For more information, please contact BBB Senior Communications Specialist Jeff Niebaum at 402-898-8550, 800-649-6814 #8550 or atjniebaum@bbbinc.org.

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KENNETH E. JONES AND SIGNE KIM LAURIDSEN-JONES EXCELLENCE FUND – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2017

The Jones Scholarships are awarded annually to Northeast High School students interested in attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for any engineering program.

Students meeting the following criteria shall be eligible for this scholarship:

  • First preference shall be given to candidates who are graduates of Northeast High School, Lincoln, Nebraska, or any successor secondary school.
  • Candidates shall have demonstrated academic and leadership abilities through leadership involvement and/or accomplishments in scholastics, high school athletics, community, and/or civic organizations.
  • Except for renewals, candidates shall have incoming freshman class standing and shall be pursuing a major in the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln or Omaha campus)
  • Candidates shall have earned an ACT score of 27 or higher.

 

See Mrs. Peaslee in the Counseling Center for an application.Leta Hollingworth Scholarship

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Leta Hollingworth Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  January 15, 2017 ( All application materials must be RECEIVED by 1/15/17.

The Nebraska Association For The Gifted will be awarding one scholarship of $1000 for a graduating Nebraska senior. The recipient must have distinguished him or herself through outstanding achievement, accomplishment, or unusual ability. Applicants should complete this form as thoroughly and accurately as possible. Criteria for selection will be based on the timeliness in following deadlines, elaboration of essay or drawing, and recommendations. The scoring rubric is on the second page of this application. A committee of the Nebraska Association for The Gifted will review applications. Money will be distributed after proof of college acceptance. Applicants are responsible for collecting all documentation from schools, including a transcript, supporting letters, applicant narrative or video, resume, the completed application and mailing in ONE envelope the entire entry.

Application LINK

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“Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

This single-year scholarship awarded to 3 (1-$1,000 and 2-$500) incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills.  These scholarship awards are not dependent on membership in the Acacia Fraternity.

Application LINK  

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Susan T. Buffett Scholarship – Seniors  (Application opens Nov. 1, 2016)

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM

To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
  • Plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges – Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System – Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska – NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 in order to apply

Selection – All eligible applications are reviewed and scored.  Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Academic merit
  • Personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution – maximum of $4,800/semester; Based on number of classes taken.

Renewable:  Renewable up to five years for a four-year college or three years for a two-year college if award terms are met.

Click HERE for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship Homepage

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National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarships – Seniors

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

Applications for the 2016-17 NHS Scholarship Program have now opened. All NHS senior members in good standing are eligible to apply.  A total of $1 million will be awarded—the highest amount ever in a single year— disbursed among 400 NHS seniors.

Details about the 2016-17 NHS Scholarship application process are now available online. LINK

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2017 CABELA’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Application Deadline: February 6, 2017

AMOUNT: $10,000   ($2,500 a year for four years)

ELIGIBILITY: Any female student graduating from a Nebraska high school in the spring 2017 and planning to                           begin college in the fall 2017

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be available on Dec 1, 2016

(Beginning December 1, 2016 applications will be available on The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation website, www.thehugefoundation.org; the EducationQuest/ScholarshipQuest website www.educationquest.org;                                              or through high school counselors.

NOTE:  In addition to receiving the $10,000 scholarship, students will have the opportunity to interact with successful professionals at both Cabela’s Incorporated and the Huge Foundation.  Through these two organizations, scholarship winners will have special access to personalized educational and career mentoring as well as help gaining internships and connecting with other professional networks and cultural enrichment opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Jack Siemsen at the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation if you have any questions: (email) jack.siemsen@thehugefoundation.org, (phone) 402-580-3419.

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University of Nebraska – Kearney Honors Program Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 1, 1017

To apply to the Honors Program as an incoming freshman, you should have an ACT of 27 or higher, and bein the top 25% of your high school class. If you don’t meet those criteria, you can apply after completing 12 credit hours at UNK with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  February 10, 2017

Seniors working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2016, or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of Setp. 15, 2016, AND Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

Complete an application form and other requested information.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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2017 MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

  1. Applicants must be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of Department of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death.

Click HERE for more information and applications.

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Access NWU (Nebraska Wesleyan University) – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA by March 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Accepted to NWU, Plan to be a full-time student, ACT Composite of 25 or Higher, 3.0 GPA or higher, Financial Need – Pell-eligible students with an EFC at or below $1,000, and live in NWU residential housing.

Amount of Award:  Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid; up to 36 credit hours/year.

Renewable:  Contingent upon EFC remaining at or below $1,000; Renewal FAFSA must be completed by March 1, and Maintain 2.5 or higher GPA.

Number of Awards:  Varies

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Air Force Academy Scholarships – Juniors

Begins March 1, 2017

The Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

For more information click HERE.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Four individual scholarships in the amount of $5000, $2500, $1500, and $1000 will be awarded to area seniors.  Awards will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community.

Apply Online.

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship – Seniors

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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Collegebound Nebraska (University of Nebraska System)  – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA by April 1; Finish the financial aid process by June 1.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Accepted to UNL, UNO, UNK, UNMC, or NCTA; Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester), and Pell eligible

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution, Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid, Up to 30 credit hours/year.

Renewable:  Contingent upon Pell eligibility, Renewal FAFSA must be completed by April 1, and Maintain 2.5 GPA/satisfactory academic progress.

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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Vivint Smart Home Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Award Amount:  $5,000

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to high school seniors or college students who are legal residents of the United States
  • Scholarship payable to the winner who should be living in the United States
  • Student must enroll in semester beginning no later than September 30, 2017
  • Winner is not based on financial need
  • Home-schooled students may apply so long as your course of study is equivalent to a high school senior
  • Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab for details)
  • Student must be planning on or already enrolled in one of the eligible majors listed in the Scholarship Official Rules

Application LINK

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Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors

Deadline:  June 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Pell Grant eligible, Attend either Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State College, Incoming freshmen, but the scholarship is renewable if the student meets all other requirements.  Not available for transfer students, and enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours.

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution, Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid, and Up to 16 credit hours/semester.

Renewable:  Contingent upon Pell eligibility, Renewal FAFSA must be completed by June 1.

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  June 15, 2017

Up to four scholarships not to exceed $500.00 each will be awarded, as funds are available. At least one scholarship will be awarded from each of the four American Legion Department Membership Areas, as funds are available. Only one candidate will be allowed from each Senior American Legion Baseball Team. Scholarships are awarded for one year only and are nonrenewable. 2. Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. 3. Selection of recipients will be made based on the following: a. ALL questions answered or N/A indicated b. Financial need c. Academic achievement d. School and community involvement

Application HERE.

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November 1st 2016

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Students – Please look in Synergy to ensure your second semester schedule is accurate and complete.  Schedule adjustments for second semester must be completed before Holiday Break.

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buffetA Susan Buffett Scholarship Workshop will be offered NEXT WEDNESDAY, November 9th, 2nd or,  7th period.  Anders Peterson from EducationQuest and LNE Counselors will help you start your application or look over your essays and application.  Click HERE to register to attend!  www.buffettscholarships.org

The Susan T. Buffett Scholarship application opens November 1st.  Click HERE for application information.  Application Deadline (including FAFSA results):  February 1, 2017.

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College Reps and Recruiters coming to LNE this week:college

Northwestern College – Nov. 1st @ 8:48am

Peru State College – Nov. 1st @ 9:36am

Air Force – In the Commons during Lunch on Nov. 2nd

UNO – Nov. 2nd @1:15pm

College of St. Mary – Nov. 3rd @12:20pm

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ACTThe registration deadline for the December 10th ACT Test is this Friday! November 4th.  This will be the last test seniors can take for college admissions.

The registration deadline for the December 3rd SAT is this Thursday, November 3rd.

  Fee waivers are available for both tests for students with financial need.

      See your friendly LNE Counselor!

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Save the Date!

An NCAA College Eligibility Informational Meetings for College Bound Student-Athletes and their Parent for Grades 9-12 will be:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at North Star High School Auditorium at 7 PM

OR

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at East High School Cafeteria at 7 PM.

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Southeast Community College Scholarship Application Day at LNE

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Periods 5,6, or 7

Room – To Be Determined

Representatives from SCC will walk students through the SCC Scholarship Application.

You will need:

  *Chromebook

  *Non-LPS email address

  *Social Security Number

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Student Opportunities:

StarTran buses will be free in October & November 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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NCAA College Eligibility Informational Meetings for College Bound Student-Athletes and their Parent

Grades 9-12

November 1, 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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ACTLPS ACT Test Prep Workshops – Juniors

Register on-line

Cost:  $125 per workshop

           **Tuition is reduced if a student qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Email lgeisert@lps.org or contact your school counselor for tuition information.

Location:  Lincoln High School

ACT 3 Workshop – All classes are 6:30 – 8:30 PM

This test is timed for the April 8 national test and the April 19 LPS all-juniors test.

Register by:  January 23, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  Jan. 26 to avoid the late fee

ACT 4 Workshop – All classes are 6:30-8:30 PM

This test is timed for the June 10 test.

Register by:  March 16, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  March 27 to avoid the late fee

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Summer at Duke – 2017 Available Now! – Grades 9-12

Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!

Visit the  website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:

If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College.

If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy

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scholarshipsScholarship Opportunities:

ScholarshipQuest  website is the place to find all local Nebraska based scholarships.  National and school-based scholarships that are sent to our attention will be updated on this site as we receive notice.

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Voice of Democracy Competition – Grades 9-12

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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2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards – Grades 9-12

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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University of Nebraska – Kearney Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  November 15, 2016

Applicants with an ACT of 30 or higher, and who rank in the top 10% of their high school class, are eligible to apply for the Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarship. This is UNK’s most prestigious scholarship, which pays tuition, books, room, board, and university fees for four years.  Students must be admitted to UNK and the UNK Honors program by the Nov. 15th deadline..

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Wayne State College Art & Design Scholarship Competition – Seniorswayne-state

Deadline:  November 15, 2016

High school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in Art or Design are invited to apply for the Special Abilities Art & Design Scholarship.  Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who have shown exceptional artistic or design merit at the high school level.  Application

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

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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washWashburn University Leadership Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  December 1, 2016

Emerging leaders are encouraged to learn more about the Washburn University Leadership Institute! www.washburn.edu/leadership

Through involvement with the Leadership Institute, students can:

  • Grow in personal leadership awareness and development
  • Be connected to an active network of leaders
  • Earn a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate
  • Apply to receive between $500.00 – $2,000.00 per year, renewable for up to four years (3.0 GPA and 24 ACT required for incoming students)

Download a copy of the application here.

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Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship  – Seniors

Deadline:  December 15, 2016.

Seniors interested in studying in either the College of Engineering or the College of Information Science & Technology on UNO’s campus should apply.  Qualifications include a minimum composite ACT Score 30, a minimum 3.5 GPA and top 25% of their graduating class.

Eligible majors and additional information can be found on the Peter Kiewit Institute’s website at: https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/.

Students should apply at: https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/forms/scholarship_app_incoming.php.   Applicants are also required to submit two recommendation forms, letters are optional.

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axaAXA Achievement Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  December 15, 2016

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2017 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2016, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!  Click HERE for application.

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University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  December 5, 2016

The University of Dayton is a Catholic research University in Dayton, Ohio.  Students wanting to attend the University of Dayton, see Mrs. Peaslee if you would be interested in the a University of Dayton Leadership in Service Scholarship.

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24Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

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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Profile in Courage Essay Contest – Grades 9-12

Deadline:  January 4, 2017

Celebrate the JFK Centennial by entering the 2017 Profile in Courage Contest. For this year only: the first-place prize will be doubled from $10,000 to $20,000 and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 25 students.  The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; US students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program; and US citizens attending schools overseas.  Click Here for more information about the essay and application guidelines.

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ge2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 5, 2017

High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient-and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.  Click HERE for more information.  Application

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KENNETH E. JONES AND SIGNE KIM LAURIDSEN-JONES EXCELLENCE FUND – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2017

The Jones Scholarships are awarded annually to Northeast High School students interested in attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for any engineering program.

Students meeting the following criteria shall be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Except for renewals, candidates shall have incoming freshman class standing and shall be pursuing a major in the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln or Omaha campus)
  • Candidates shall have earned an ACT score of 27 or higher.

Students meeting the following criteria shall be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Except for renewals, candidates shall have incoming freshman class standing and shall be pursuing a major in the College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln or Omaha campus)
  • Candidates shall have earned an ACT score of 27 or higher.

See Mrs. Peaslee in the Counseling Center for an application.

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buffetSusan T. Buffett Scholarship – Seniors  (Application opens Nov. 1, 2016)

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017, at 5:00 PM

To be eligible for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
  • Plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges – Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System – Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska – NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $10,000 in order to apply

Selection – All eligible applications are reviewed and scored.  Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Academic merit
  • Personal essay
  • Strength of recommendations
  • Amount of Award:  Varies by institution – maximum of $4,800/semester; Based on number of classes taken.
  • Renewable:  Renewable up to five years for a four-year college or three years for a two-year college if award terms are met

Click HERE for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship Homepage

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unkUniversity of Nebraska – Kearney Honors Program Scholarships

Deadline:  February 1, 1017

To apply to the Honors Program as an incoming freshman, you should have an ACT of 27 or higher, and be in the top 25% of your high school class. If you don’t meet those criteria, you can apply after completing 12 credit hours at UNK with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program – Seniorshyvee

Deadline:  February 10, 2017

Seniors working for Hy-Vee who began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2016, or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of Setp. 15, 2016, AND Applicant must be enrolling in college for the first time.

Complete an application form and other requested information.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Access NWU (Nebraska Wesleyan University) – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA by March 1, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Accepted to NWU, Plan to be a full-time student, ACT Composite of 25 or Higher, 3.0 GPA or higher, Financial Need – Pell-eligible students with an EFC at or below $1,000, and live in NWU residential housing.

Amount of Award:  Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid; up to 36 credit hours/year.

Renewable:  Contingent upon EFC remaining at or below $1,000; Renewal FAFSA must be completed by March 1, and Maintain 2.5 or higher GPA.

Number of Awards:  Varies

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Air Force Academy Scholarships – Juniors

Begins March 1, 2017

The Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

For more information click HERE.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship Program – Seniors23

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Four individual scholarships in the amount of $5000, $2500, $1500, and $1000 will be awarded to area seniors.  Awards will be based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community.

Apply Online. 

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship – Seniors

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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Collegebound Nebraska (University of Nebraska System)  – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA by April 1; Finish the financial aid process by June 1.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Accepted to UNL, UNO, UNK, UNMC, or NCTA; Full-time student (12 or more credit hours per semester), and Pell eligible

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution, Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid, Up to 30 credit hours/year.

Renewable:  Contingent upon Pell eligibility, Renewal FAFSA must be completed by April 1, and Maintain 2.5 GPA/satisfactory academic progress.

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors 40

Deadline:  June 1, 2017 – Click HERE for more information

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

Eligibility Requirements:  NE Resident, Pell Grant eligible, Attend either Chadron, Peru, or Wayne State College, Incoming freshmen, but the scholarship is renewable if the student meets all other requirements.  Not available for transfer students, and enrolled in at least 12 on-campus credit hours.

Amount of Award:  Varies by institution, Based on cost of tuition less other gift aid, and Up to 16 credit hours/semester.

Renewable:  Contingent upon Pell eligibility, Renewal FAFSA must be completed by June 1.

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

 

 

 

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