February 13-17 Announcements

February 13-17 Announcements

9th graders interested in attending the UNL “I’m First Symposium” field trip can pick up a field trip form in the Counseling Center. This is a great opportunity to start checking out college and earning a $2000 scholarship toward college. The first 70 students to bring in their forms will be registered. See Mrs. Davis for more information.
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College Reps coming to LNE this week:

Univ. of Nebraska – Kearney:  Tuesday 6th period in the Counseling Center

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Juniors – Sign up NOW for the FREE ACT Prep Class on April 11th!  Go to Google Classroom 2018 for the application link.

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The registration deadline for the April 8th ACT Test if March 3rd.  See your friendly LNE Counselor for a fee waiver if you have financial need.

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The Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarship deadline is February 23rd!

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Check Google Classroom 2017 and ScholarshipQuest for Scholarships and Opportunities!

 

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Rockets! – Heads Up Text Messaging is here!  Sign up to receive LNE Counseling Center text messages about scholarships, opportunities, test dates, deadlines, and important college planning information.  CLICK HERE to join.  Use the JOIN WORDS below for your class.

Rocket Class of 2017 – Join Words are “fine wheel”

Rocket Class of 2018 – Join Words are “happen wide”

Rocket Class of 2019 – Join Words are “much believe”

Rocket Class of 2020 – Join Words are “bus soft”

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Recruiters coming to LNE – For Juniors

Sign up in the LNE Counseling Center to meet with these College Reps

 

University of Nebraska Kearney: February 14th @ 1:15pm

University of Nebraska Medical Center: February 24th @ 8:55am

University of Nebraska Lincoln: February 24th @ 1:20pm

    **Do not sign up to attend UNL – Will meet in the Auditorium

Joseph’s College: February 27th @ 2:10pm

Northwest Missouri State: February 28th @ 9:36am

College of Hair Design: March 1st @ 12:20pm

Wayne State College: March 2nd @ 9:50am

Iowa Western Community College: March 22nd @ 12:20pm

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Student Opportunities:

JUNIORS – ACT Prep Class

April 11, 2017

Educational Talent Search (ETS) at UNL will be in partnership with LNE to provide a professional test prep presentation prior the the April 19 ACT exam.  Students with at least a 2.5 GPA (or counselor recommendation) may sign up to receive registration materials for this free event.

Sign up HERE

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Juniors – Spring College Fair

Spring college fairs important for juniors

EducationQuest will sponsor five college fairs this spring to help students narrow their college choices. These free events are especially important for juniors who should pick their top college choices in preparation for completing the FAFSA and applying to college early next fall.

Lincoln Area College Fair – Sunday, March 19, 1-3 p.m., Southeast Community College

Register for a Barcode HERE to use at the the Fair!

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SENIORS – Learn To Dream Field Trip

March 28, 2017

Learn To Dream Scholarship eligible students (Seniors who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch are eligible for the scholarship) are invited to attend this field trip to Southeast Community College.  Students will learn about programs offered at SCC and other opportunities.

Sign up HERE

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SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS – Learn To Dream Field Trip

April 4, 2017

Learn To Dream Scholarship eligible students (Student who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch are eligible for the scholarship) are invited to attend this field trip to Southeast Community College.  Students will learn about programs offered at SCC and other opportunities.

Sign up HERE

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Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – JUNIORS

Submit Application ASAP

RYLA camp (April 7-9, 2017), is an intensive 3-day training program for High School Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.  The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.

RYLA Application

RYLA Flyer

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American Legion Junior Law Cadet Program – JUNIORS

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Four high school juniors from Nebraska are chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet Program which takes place in Grand Island.  Students with an interest in government and /or law enforcement are encouraged to apply.

Women – June 12-16, 2017

Men – June 19-23, 2017

Explore and experience the various aspects of law enforcement and receive training from reps of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers.  The American Legion Post provides the cost of training.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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UNMC Dental Simulation – Juniors & Seniors

Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2017

The simulation clinic, April 1, 2017, is for students that are interested in pursuing dentistry to get a look inside a typical day as a dental student. They will get to learn some hand skills, see the school, learn a little about the classes we take, and get the opportunity to actually drill and fill some teeth.  There is a $95 fee.

Registration Information

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QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program – Juniors

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2017

Academically outstanding, low-income high school juniors – This program can give you an early advantage in college admissions; A pathway to top colleges for outstanding low-income high school juniors.  Juniors in the top 5-10% of their class, earning mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available, and whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets, may be eligible for the program.

The College Prep Scholars Program prepares high-achieving, low-income 11th graders to be admitted to the nation’s best colleges, and possibly attend for free. College Prep Scholars could receive special awards, such as full scholarships to summer programs, invitations to exclusive college admissions conferences, all-expense-paid campus visits, and more.

www.questbridge.org/outreach

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SCC Automotive Summer Camp – Students 16 years old and older

Registration Deadline:  May 26, 2017 OR the first 60 applicants

June 9 & 10, 2017 on SCC’s Milford campus – Will give students a glimpse into the exciting career field of Automotive Technology.  This will be strictly a hands-on camp, with a near 3-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio.  Tuition is $29 per participant (non-refundable).  Includes tools, meals, housing, and transportation to a special activity.  Registration forms available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Juniors – Khan Academy® offers free Official SAT Practice online resources.

Juniors who took the PSAT can link their College Board account with Khan Academy to receive personalized SAT Test Prep.  LINK

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Juniors – Kaplan Practice with a Purpose

By visiting Kaplan’s free online practice resource hub, students can take a free pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and a full proctored practice test to help prepare for upcoming SAT or ACT exams. Students can sign up and take all three if they’d like, and each test or quiz a student signs up for, will help Kaplan Test Prep donate scholarships to students in need.  http://ktp.events/dalaustonio

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Sophomores & Juniors – Raikes Computer Science & Innovation Camp

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Students who are interested in learning more about computer science and innovation are encouraged to apply to Innovate: The Raikes School Way and Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way.

Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills, receive instruction from UNL faculty members, experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School, visit local businesses and research labs, and interact with Raikes School students and staff, all of whom play a key role in the competitive selection process to our program each year.

What: “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” and “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way”

For: High School Students (primarily upcoming 2017-18 Juniors and Seniors)

Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students housed in the Kauffman Center

When: July 17-29, 2017

Cost: $525 (limited scholarship opportunities are available, cost covers housing, meals, instruction, and activities)

Programming Experience: None needed (in fact, no experience is preferred)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 (accepted students notified by Wednesday, March 15)

Application & Scholarship LINK

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Juniors CHI Health St. Elizabeth’s Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 3, 2017

WHEN?  June 5-29, 2017

WHO CAN APPLY? A junior who is currently attending a Lincoln high school, who has taken or will be enrolled in at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology; Anatomy/ Physiology; Fundamentals of Health Careers

COST? None. CHI Health St. Elizabeth Foundation will be underwriting the cost of this internship. The student will be responsible for providing their own transportation to the internship site. At the successful completion of the four- week internship, students will be awarded a $500 scholarship. LPS students can use the experience for community service hours for Government and Politics.

Application LINK

Brochure LINK

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Sophomores & Juniors – Health Occupations Summer Camp

Application Deadline:  March 3, 2017

WHEN?  June 5-9, 2017

WHERE? CHI St. Elizabeth’s

WHO CAN APPLY? Any current sophomore or junior in a Lincoln high school who has taken one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology or Anatomy/ Physiology.

COST? None. CHI Health St. Elizabeth Foundation will be underwriting the cost of this camp.

Application LINK

Brochure LINK

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Fosterclub 2017 All-Star Internship Program – Seniors

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2017

Students who have been in Fostercare at some time and are interested in an Internship following graduation.

The Application for the 2017 All-Star Internship is now open! Interns receive leadership training, help improve outcomes for foster youth transitioning out of care, educate peers and industry professionals, and change public perceptions about foster youth across the nation at conferences and events all summer long.

Program Information

Application LINK

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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 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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Summer at Cornell – Grades 9-11

Cornell University Summer College offers acclaimed precollege programs for motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  summercollege.cornell.edu

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University of Alabama Early College – Grades 10-12

Highly motivated students (grades 10-12) uaearlycollege.ua.edu

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Coolidge Scholarship – JUNIORS

Deadline:  February 22, 2017

“The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous scholarships:  a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit.  For more information, including the application, go to Coolidgescholars.org.

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Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars – Scholarship Program – Sophomores & Juniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented, high–achieving female high school students from the Midwest to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarships, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.

Check out the program overview

Start your application

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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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Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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.

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Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  POSTMARKED by February 17, 2017

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational program in a Nebraska-based college/university leading to a career in print journalism.  The scholarship will be given to a student with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers.  Applications are available on www.nebpress.com (on the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA NEWS).  Print applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Southeast Community College (SCC) Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 22, 2017

Apply at www.southeast.edu/scholarships

SCC’s Educational Foundation awarded 5,266 scholarships last year valued at more than $2.3 million.  Last year, 56% of LNE seniors who applied received one of these scholarships.

After applying, request your LNE transcript be sent to SCC!

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Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 23, 2017 by 11:59 PM

https://foundationforlincolnpublicschoolsscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx

Scholarship Handbook outlining all available scholarships is in Google Classroom: Class of 2017

Over 80 scholarship awards available to current students and graduates of Lincoln Public Schools. The scholarships range from $500 to $40,000.  There are 17 Scholarships identified specifically for LNESeniors!

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Nebraska Wesleyan STEM Scholars Program – Seniors

Application Deadline:  February 24, 2017

These scholarships will provide financial, academic and social support for selected students who pursue majors in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, mathematics and physics.  This is a SIGNIFICANT scholarship opportunity!  To qualify, students must:

  • Declare a STEM field;
  • High school GPA of 3.25 or higher AND an ACT composite score of 23 with math and science subscores no lower then 25;
  • 500 word essay on academic and professional goals related to a STEM career;
  • Demonstrated financial need.

To see a complete list of qualifications or to apply click HERE

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Buckle Excellence Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  February 28, 2017

Buckle Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology at UNK – University of Nebraska at Kearney. It is a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year.  The scholarship recipients are provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and on-site presentations.  Buckle has a student internship program for Computer Science & Information Technology students and has hired numerous Computer  Science & Information Technology graduates over the years. Buckle also offers its employees for classroom presentations and student project reviews.

Information LINK

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UNK Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 28, 2017

Our application process is online and very simple for the students; they provide their information in the online form and the system finds the scholarships they would qualify for and adds them as an applicant for that particular award.

Application Information LINK

Application LINK

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MCSF Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

MCSF Scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school – whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university.  These are financial need scholarships that are awarded to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 need-based scholarships, valued at nearly $100,000,000.  The scholarship application is open year-round for students pursuing career and technical education programs less than 12 months in length. Students can apply at www.mcsf.org/cte.  For programs longer than 12 months, our application is open from January 1 to March 1 each year
Click HERE for a digital brochure. To download printed materials or more information about our program, please visit www.mcsf.org or e-mail scholarship@mcsf.org.

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Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Memorial Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  Postmarked March 1, 2017

Three scholarships are being offered each in the amount of $1000.  It is required that the applicant intend to major in business or a business-related field.  Selection will be based on scholastic application, as well as participation and leadership in school, community activities, and educational goals.  There are no criteria relative to gender or financial need.

Applications (there are two separate applications) are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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2017 MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Click HERE for more information and applications.

  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.

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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

For more information click HERE.

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.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Apply Online.

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.

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Salvation Army 2017 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards – Seniors

Deadline:  March 6, 2017

The D.J.’s Hero Award is unique in that it honors the “unsung hero” who has overcome adversity and demonstrated leadership in and commitment to his/her community.  Application brochures available in the LNE Counseling Center or SalArmyOmaha.org.
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LPS Association of Office Professionals Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 10, 2017

This $1300 scholarship will be awarded to an LPS graduating senior who will attend any institution of higher education in the state of Nebraska.   Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) Student of Integrity Award Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 10, 2017 (postmarked)

Three $2,000 college scholarships from Lincoln and greater Nebraska will be awarded. These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity – humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community—BBB’s values.  Scholarship winners will be announced in April and congratulated at their schools and in releases to television, radio and print media.

The application guide with full details and required forms can be accessed on our website at bbbinc.org by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon on our homepage, or the application guide with full details and required forms can be found at http://bbb.org/h/mqf

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Lincoln Legal Professional Association Scholarship

Deadline:  March 13, 2017

A $500 scholarship is being offered to a Nebraska high school student who wishes to further his or her education in the legal support field at an institution of higher education and who carries a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Application link HERE or applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 70 different scholarship funds.  Students are able to apply for multiple scholarships by completing a single electronic application form.  Their answers to questions within the application will match them to scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply. From this list students can select the specific scholarships for which they choose to apply and upload the required attachments for each one.

Click on “Scholarships” in the “GRANTS” box near the top of our home page.  Students can search scholarships by the specific name of the scholarship, or by keywords relating to the criteria of the scholarship.  Watch the REQUIREMENTS in the scholarship description for a list of documents the student will be required to upload after they complete the application.

Students wishing to apply will need to create an account on our website prior to filling out the general application.  After the application pages, they will be presented with a list of scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply.  Students are encouraged to carefully review all of the scholarships that display on their list to make sure they are eligible to apply; it is possible that some of the scholarships that display may not be applicable to them.

Click HERE for application.

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SMILE OUT LOUD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Scholarship Criteria

Application LINK

Amount: $450

Eligibility: Graduating seniors with dyslexia of a public or private high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Criteria: 2- or 4-year college in Nebraska, The Smile Out Loud Scholarship was established in 2015 by David Staenberg to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia. David is dyslexic himself and his Smile Out Loud Foundation works to raise awareness of dyslexia. He believes in changing the world one Smile at a time.

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LEONDARD F. HARTWIG SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Amount: $400 Eligibility: Native American graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. Criteria: Will be attending a 2- or 4-year college or university.  Part of Lincoln Community Foundation application.  Scholarship Criteria

Click HERE for application.

Capital City Kiwanis Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Capital City Club & Foundation or Donor awards are $600.00 each.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of Lancaster County High Schools accepted at any community college or four- year college or university in Nebraska.  (An exception exists for the Gwen and Al Farmer Nursing Scholarship offer for a non-traditional student).

Scholarship award considerations and selection criteria  include:

  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • School and Community Service activities
  • Leadership Potential
  • Recommendation
  • Sincerity and Presentation

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.

See the application for further guidelines and criteria.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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Junior Achievement Scholarships – Seniors

Application Deadline: March 17th, 2017

Awarding several scholarships worth $500-$1,000 to eligible high school Senior who have participated in at least one Junior Achievement class throughout their high school career!

Application LINK

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Chasers Charities – Robinson Athletic Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 24, 2017

This $500 scholarship honors Jackie Robinson.  It will be awarded to an African-American male or female who participates in high school athletics.  Successful applicants must demonstrate:

  • Athletic Achievement – minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Scholarship in the classroom
  • Community Involvement
  • Integrity
  • Motivation

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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The GALLUP Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Each year Gallup awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating Senior attending a Nebraska college.  Application LINK

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LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association) Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Thirteen (13) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to local seniors in 2017. Eight of the scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and five are designated for dependents of LIBA Member business owners & employees; or high school seniors employed by a LIBA member. Applicants must be planning to attend a 2 or 4-year post-secondary Nebraska school. For more information & to access the scholarship, please visit http://liba.org/ or click here.

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Rousseau Elementary School Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Parent Teachers Organization of Rousseau Elementary School fund two scholarships, one $500 and one $250 scholarship.  This award is provided to help meet the tuition needs of students who had attended Rousseau Elementary for at least 3 years.

Application available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Seniors planning to major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career are encouraged to apply.  Two $4,000 scholarships for students attending any of the three UNL campuses.  One $2,000 scholarship for students attending any college or university in the state of Nebraska.

Click HERE for the online application.

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Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Scholarship program for college-bound high school students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,00 each.

For more information go online to scholars@lighthouseguild.org

Click HERE for the online application.

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2017 Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goals. To qualify, an applicant must:  Reside in Nebraska and be a member of a recognized North American tribe.  Have, or be on track to receive, a high school diploma or GED certificate.  Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary educational program at a university, state or community college, technical or vocational school in the United States. (Enrollment will be required for funds to be disbursed.)  Demonstrate financial need.  Demonstrate leadership in his or her community.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Seniors living in Lancaster County who are academically high achieving with financial need, are eligible to apply for one of four $1500 scholarships.    Application Information

Pink Bandana Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicant must be a senior at a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The applicant must be a student who has battled breast cancer, or a student who has a parent or legal guardian who has battled breast cancer within the past 10 years.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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Phi Delta Kappa 2017 Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Prospective Educator Scholarship

Application LINK

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Vivint Smart Home Scholarship – Seniors

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

Application LINK

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

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Butherus, Maser & Love Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 7, 2017

This scholarship provides a $300 award in 2017 to a graduating senior.  Criteria include:

  • Ranks in top half of his/her class
  • Demonstrates qualities of citizenship, leadership and civic responsibility
  • Participates actively in extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrates financial need and appreciation of financial assistance

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation – Seniors

Deadline:  April 7, 2017

Students interested in attending one of Nebraska’s Community Colleges to study in an automotive related field are eligible to apply for this $1500 grant.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Pound Middle School PTO Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 14, 2017

Requirements:

  1. Eligible applicants include college-bound seniors who attended Pound Middle School for three years, and are graduating from a Lincoln Public Schools high school.
  2. The minimum 300-word essay should be typed, double-spaced, in a 12-point font (Times, Courier, Calibri, etc.), saved as a PDF file, for submission via email, or postmarked, no later than Friday, April 14, 2017.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship – SENIORS

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Students planning to receive an Agricultural related degree from either a College or a Technical Trade School in NEBRASKA only, are eligible for this $250

scholarship.  This includes any Agricultural related studies such as diesel mechanics, etc. at a trade school.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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STAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a senior LPS student whose parent is an LEA member, and can be used at an accredited Nebraska educational institution.

Application LINK

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SOAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a senior LPS students for use at an accredited Nebraska education institution.

Application LINK

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Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council’s Paul High Memorial Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Up to four $300.00 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a Community College, Accredited Trade School, or University pursuing a career in the Automotive Industry.   Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Kids’ Chance of Nebraska Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Two $5,000 scholarships to Nebraska students! Applicants must have at least one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.

Please direct eligible students to ScholarshipQuest to apply for this opportunity! Eligible students must be sure to select the ‘Parent work injury/work fatality’ option in the “Other Circumstances” section of their ScholarshipQuest profile in order to see the Kids’ Chance Scholarship in their results.  Scholarship questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Steve Lincoln (Steve.Lincoln@rascompanies.com)

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The James M. Cox Foundation – Seniors

Deadline:  April 17, 2017

Mr. Cox was from Hampton, Nebraska, went to UNL, and graduated during the Great Depression.  He served in WWII with distinction, and became the deputy director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Omaha.  He was dedicated throughout his life to helping needy children.

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of need, so will require a copy of your “SAR” from the FAFSA, two letters of recommendation, and an essay.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Seniors

Scholarship Deadline   –  June 12, 2017.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on our site.

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2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  June 15, 2017

Application HERE.

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

 

 

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Date: 2-6-17 Counseling Scholarships & Announcements

Counseling Scholarships & Announcements

2017-2018 Registration Schedule

Course Guide

College Admission

10th to 11th Grade:  11th Grade Recommended Courses

11th to 12th Grade:  February 6 – 10 –   Schedule     12th Grade Recommended Courses

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February 6-10 Announcements

I’m First Symposium – Freshmen

This field trip to UNL will be a great opportunity for 9th graders to begin the college planning process and the potential to earn a $2000 scholarship!  The first 70 students to bring in their permission forms to the Counseling Center will be registered.  See Mrs. Davis for more information.

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National Guard – All Students

A representative from the National Guard will be in the Commons Thursday, 2/9 during lunch.

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ACT Test – Juniors

Good Luck to students taking the ACT Test this Saturday, February 11th!  Remember to take your photo ID and ACT Admission Ticket for entrance into the test!

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Seniors – Check Google Classroom 2017 and ScholarshipQuest for Scholarships and Opportunities!

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Rockets! – Heads Up Text Messaging is here!  Sign up to receive LNE Counseling Center text messages about scholarships, opportunities, test dates, deadlines, and important college planning information.  CLICK HERE to join.  Use the JOIN WORDS below for your class.

Rocket Class of 2017 – Join Words are “fine wheel”

Rocket Class of 2018 – Join Words are “happen wide”

Rocket Class of 2019 – Join Words are “much believe”

Rocket Class of 2020 – Join Words are “bus soft”

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Recruiters coming to LNE – For Juniors

Chadron State College: February 8th @ 1:15pm

National Guard:  February 9th in Commons during Lunch

University of Nebraska Kearney: February 14th @ 1:15pm

University of Nebraska Medical Center: February 24th @ 8:55am

University of Nebraska Lincoln: February 24th @ 1:20pm

Joseph’s College: February 27th @ 2:10pm

Northwest Missouri State: February 28th @ 9:36am

Wayne State College: March 2nd @ 9:50am

Iowa Western Community College: March 22nd @ 12:20pm

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Student Opportunities:

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Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – JUNIORS

Submit Application ASAP

RYLA camp (April 7-9, 2017), is an intensive 3-day training program for High School Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.  The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.

RYLA Application

RYLA Flyer

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American Legion Junior Law Cadet Program – JUNIORS

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Four high school juniors from Nebraska are chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet Program which takes place in Grand Island.  Students with an interest in government and /or law enforcement are encouraged to apply.

Women – June 12-16, 2017

Men – June 19-23, 2017

Explore and experience the various aspects of law enforcement and receive training from reps of city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers.  The American Legion Post provides the cost of training.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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UNMC Dental Simulation – Juniors & Seniors

Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2017

The simulation clinic, April 1, 2017, is for students that are interested in pursuing dentistry to get a look inside a typical day as a dental student. They will get to learn some hand skills, see the school, learn a little about the classes we take, and get the opportunity to actually drill and fill some teeth.  There is a $95 fee.

Registration Information

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QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program – Juniors

Application Deadline:  March 22, 2017

Academically outstanding, low-income high school juniors – This program can give you an early advantage in college admissions; A pathway to top colleges for outstanding low-income high school juniors.  Juniors in the top 5-10% of their class, earning mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available, and whose family earns less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets, may be eligible for the program.

www.questbridge.org/outreach

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SCC Automotive Summer Camp – Students 16 years old and older

Registration Deadline:  May 26, 2017 OR the first 60 applicants

June 9 & 10, 2017 on SCC’s Milford campus – Will give students a glimpse into the exciting career field of Automotive Technology.  This will be strictly a hands-on camp, with a near 3-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio.  Tuition is $29 per participant (non-refundable).  Includes tools, meals, housing, and transportation to a special activity.  Registration forms available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Juniors – Khan Academy® offers free Official SAT Practice online resources.

Juniors who took the PSAT can link their College Board account with Khan Academy to receive personalized SAT Test Prep.  LINK

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Sophomores & Juniors – Raikes Computer Science & Innovation Camp

Application Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Students who are interested in learning more about computer science and innovation are encouraged to apply to Innovate: The Raikes School Way and Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way.

Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills, receive instruction from UNL faculty members, experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School, visit local businesses and research labs, and interact with Raikes School students and staff, all of whom play a key role in the competitive selection process to our program each year.

What: “Innovate: The Raikes School Way” and “Girls Who Innovate: The Raikes School Way”

For: High School Students (primarily upcoming 2017-18 Juniors and Seniors)

Where: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students housed in the Kauffman Center

When: July 17-29, 2017

Cost: $525 (limited scholarship opportunities are available, cost covers housing, meals, instruction, and activities)

Programming Experience: None needed (in fact, no experience is preferred)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017 (accepted students notified by Wednesday, March 15)

Application & Scholarship LINK

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Juniors CHI Health St. Elizabeth’s Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline:  March 3, 2017

WHEN?  June 5-29, 2017

WHO CAN APPLY? A junior who is currently attending a Lincoln high school, who has taken or will be enrolled in at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology; Anatomy/ Physiology; Fundamentals of Health Careers

COST? None. CHI Health St. Elizabeth Foundation will be underwriting the cost of this internship. The student will be responsible for providing their own transportation to the internship site. At the successful completion of the four- week internship, students will be awarded a $500 scholarship. LPS students can use the experience for community service hours for Government and Politics.

Application LINK

Brochure LINK

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Sophomores & Juniors – Health Occupations Summer Camp

Application Deadline:  March 3, 2017

WHEN?  June 5-9, 2017

WHERE? CHI St. Elizabeth’s

WHO CAN APPLY? Any current sophomore or junior in a Lincoln high school who has taken one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations; Medical Terminology or Anatomy/ Physiology.

COST? None. CHI Health St. Elizabeth Foundation will be underwriting the cost of this camp.

Application LINK

Brochure LINK

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Fosterclub 2017 All-Star Internship Program – Seniors

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2017

Students who have been in Fostercare at some time and are interested in an Internship following graduation.

The Application for the 2017 All-Star Internship is now open! Interns receive leadership training, help improve outcomes for foster youth transitioning out of care, educate peers and industry professionals, and change public perceptions about foster youth across the nation at conferences and events all summer long.

Program Information

Application LINK

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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 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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Summer at Cornell – Grades 9-11

Cornell University Summer College offers acclaimed precollege programs for motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  summercollege.cornell.edu

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University of Alabama Early College – Grades 10-12

Highly motivated students (grades 10-12) uaearlycollege.ua.edu

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Bezos Scholars Program – Juniors

Deadline:  February 10, 2017

www.joinbsp.org

The Bezos Scholars Program inspires and challenges young people to act on their passions and collaborate to address community needs.   Selected Scholars from the U.S. and the African Leadership Academy participate in a year-long leadership experience.

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Coolidge Scholarship – JUNIORS

Deadline:  February 22, 2017

“The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous scholarships:  a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit.  For more information, including the application, go to Coolidgescholars.org.

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Joyce Ivy Summer Scholars – Scholarship Program – Sophomores & Juniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

The Summer Scholars program provides scholarships for talented, high–achieving female high school students from the Midwest to participate in a summer academic program at one of our partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarships, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce

Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program.

Check out the program overview

Start your application

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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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Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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.

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2017 CABELA’S WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Application Deadline: February 6, 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.

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.

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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Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  February 10, 2017

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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.
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Nebraska Press Association Foundation Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  POSTMARKED by February 17, 2017

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior planning to enroll in a post-secondary educational program in a Nebraska-based college/university leading to a career in print journalism.  The scholarship will be given to a student with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers.  Applications are available on www.nebpress.com (on the NPA home page, scroll down mid-page, under NPA NEWS).  Print applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Southeast Community College (SCC) Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 22, 2017

Apply at www.southeast.edu/scholarships

SCC’s Educational Foundation awarded 5,266 scholarships last year valued at more than $2.3 million.  Last year, 56% of LNE seniors who applied received one of these scholarships.

After applying, request your LNE transcript be sent to SCC!

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Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 23, 2017 by 11:59 PM

https://foundationforlincolnpublicschoolsscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx

Scholarship Handbook outlining all available scholarships is in Google Classroom: Class of 2017

Over 80 scholarship awards available to current students and graduates of Lincoln Public Schools. The scholarships range from $500 to $40,000.  There are 17 Scholarships identified specifically for LNESeniors!

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Buckle Excellence Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  February 28, 2017

Buckle Excellence Scholarship is awarded to a freshman majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology at UNK – University of Nebraska at Kearney. It is a two year scholarship, in the amount of $3,000 per year.  The scholarship recipients are provided with unique opportunities to build relationships with Buckle IT professionals through activities such as job shadowing, tours of the Buckle facilities, and on-site presentations.  Buckle has a student internship program for Computer Science & Information Technology students and has hired numerous Computer  Science & Information Technology graduates over the years. Buckle also offers its employees for classroom presentations and student project reviews.

Information LINK

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MCSF Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

MCSF Scholarships are for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school – whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university.  These are financial need scholarships that are awarded to every eligible applicant. Since 1962, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 37,000 need-based scholarships, valued at

nearly $100,000,000.  The scholarship application is open year-round for students pursuing career and technical education programs less than 12 months in length. Students can apply at www.mcsf.org/cte.  For programs longer than 12 months, our application is open from January 1 to March 1 each year

Click HERE for a digital brochure. To download printed materials or more information about our program, please visit www.mcsf.org or e-mail scholarship@mcsf.org.

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Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Memorial Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  Postmarked March 1, 2017

Three scholarships are being offered each in the amount of $1000.  It is required that the applicant intend to major in business or a business-related field.  Selection will be based on scholastic application, as well as participation and leadership in school, community activities, and educational goals.  There are no criteria relative to gender or financial need.

Applications (there are two separate applications) are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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2017 MAYNARD JENSEN AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Click HERE for more information and applications.

  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.

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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

For more information click HERE.

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.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Apply Online.

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.

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Salvation Army 2017 D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards – Seniors

Deadline:  March 6, 2017

The D.J.’s Hero Award is unique in that it honors the “unsung hero” who has overcome adversity and demonstrated leadership in and commitment to his/her community.  Application brochures available in the LNE Counseling Center or SalArmyOmaha.org.

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LPS Association of Office Professionals Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 10, 2017

This $1300 scholarship will be awarded to an LPS graduating senior who will attend any institution of higher education in the state of Nebraska.   Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) Student of Integrity Award Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 10, 2017 (postmarked)

Three $2,000 college scholarships from Lincoln and greater Nebraska will be awarded. These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity – humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community—BBB’s values.  Scholarship winners will be announced in April and congratulated at their schools and in releases to television, radio and print media.

The application guide with full details and required forms can be accessed on our website at bbbinc.org by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon on our homepage, or the application guide with full details and required forms can be found at http://bbb.org/h/mqf.

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Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 70 different scholarship funds.  Students are able to apply for multiple scholarships by completing a single electronic application form.  Their answers to questions within the application will match them to scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply. From this list students can select the specific scholarships for which they choose to apply and upload the required attachments for each one.

Click on “Scholarships” in the “GRANTS” box near the top of our home page.  Students can search scholarships by the specific name of the scholarship, or by keywords relating to the criteria of the scholarship.  Watch the REQUIREMENTS in the scholarship description for a list of documents the student will be required to upload after they complete the application.

Students wishing to apply will need to create an account on our website prior to filling out the general application.  After the application pages, they will be presented with a list of scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply.  Students are encouraged to carefully review all of the scholarships that display on their list to make sure they are eligible to apply; it is possible that some of the scholarships that display may not be applicable to them.

Click HERE for application.

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SMILE OUT LOUD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Scholarship Criteria

Amount: $450

Eligibility: Graduating seniors with dyslexia of a public or private high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Criteria: 2- or 4-year college in Nebraska, The Smile Out Loud Scholarship was established in 2015 by David Staenberg to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia. David is dyslexic himself and his Smile Out Loud Foundation works to raise awareness of dyslexia. He believes in changing the world one Smile at a time.

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LEONDARD F. HARTWIG SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Amount: $400 Eligibility: Native American graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska. Criteria: Will be attending a 2- or 4-year college or university.  Part of Lincoln Community Foundation application.  Scholarship Criteria

Click HERE for application.

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Capital City Kiwanis Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The Capital City Club & Foundation or Donor awards are $600.00 each.

Applicants must be graduating seniors of Lancaster County High Schools accepted at any community college or four- year college or university in Nebraska.  (An exception exists for the Gwen and Al Farmer Nursing Scholarship offer for a non-traditional student).

Scholarship award considerations and selection criteria  include:

  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • School and Community Service activities
  • Leadership Potential
  • Recommendation
  • Sincerity and Presentation

Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.

See the application for further guidelines and criteria.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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Junior Achievement Scholarships – Seniors

Application Deadline: March 17th, 2017

Awarding several scholarships worth $500-$1,000 to eligible high school Senior who have participated in at least one Junior Achievement class throughout their high school career!

Application LINK

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Chasers Charities – Robinson Athletic Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 24, 2017

This $500 scholarship honors Jackie Robinson.  It will be awarded to an African-American male or female who participates in high school athletics.  Successful applicants must demonstrate:

  • Athletic Achievement – minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Scholarship in the classroom
  • Community Involvement
  • Integrity
  • Motivation

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association) Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Thirteen (13) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to local seniors in 2017. Eight of the scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and five are designated for

dependents of LIBA Member business owners & employees; or high school seniors employed by a LIBA member. Applicants must be planning to attend a 2 or 4-year post-secondary Nebraska school. For more information & to access the scholarship, please visit http://liba.org/ or click here.

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Rousseau Elementary School Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

The Parent Teachers Organization of Rousseau Elementary School fund two scholarships, one $500 and one $250 scholarship.  This award is provided to help meet the tuition needs of students who had attended Rousseau Elementary for at least 3 years.

Application available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Seniors planning to major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career are encouraged to apply.  Two $4,000 scholarships for students attending any of the three UNL campuses.  One $2,000 scholarship for students attending any college or university in the state of Nebraska.

Click HERE for the online application.

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Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Scholarship program for college-bound high school students who are legally blind.  The program will award approximately 20 college-bound scholarships of up to $10,00 each.

For more information go online to scholars@lighthouseguild.org

Click HERE for the online application.

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2017 Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goals. To qualify, an applicant must:  Reside in Nebraska and be a member of a recognized North American tribe.  Have, or be on track to receive, a high school diploma or GED certificate.  Be enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary educational program at a university, state or community college, technical or vocational school in the United States. (Enrollment will be required for funds to be disbursed.)  Demonstrate financial need.  Demonstrate leadership in his or her community.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Seniors living in Lancaster County who are academically high achieving with financial need, are eligible to apply for one of four $1500 scholarships.    Application Information
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Pink Bandana Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:  Applicant must be a senior at a Nebraska high school who is planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The applicant must be a student who has battled breast cancer, or a student who has a parent or legal guardian who has battled breast cancer within the past 10 years.  Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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Phi Delta Kappa 2017 Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Prospective Educator Scholarship

Application LINK

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Vivint Smart Home Scholarship – Seniors

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

Application LINK

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

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    Butherus, Maser & Love Scholarship – Seniors

    Deadline:  April 7, 2017

    This scholarship provides a $300 award in 2017 to a graduating senior.  Criteria include:

    • Ranks in top half of his/her class
    • Demonstrates qualities of citizenship, leadership and civic responsibility
    • Participates actively in extracurricular activities
    • Demonstrates financial need and appreciation of financial assistance

    Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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    Pound Middle School PTO Scholarship – Seniors

    Deadline:  April 14, 2017

    Requirements:

    1. Eligible applicants include college-bound seniors who attended Pound Middle School for three years, and are graduating from a Lincoln Public Schools high school.
    2. The minimum 300-word essay should be typed, double-spaced, in a 12-point font (Times, Courier, Calibri, etc.), saved as a PDF file, for submission via email, or postmarked, no later than Friday, April 14, 2017.

    Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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    STAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

    Deadline:  April 15, 2017

    This $1,000 scholarship is available to a senior LPS student whose parent is an LEA member, and can be used at an accredited Nebraska educational institution.

    Application LINK

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    SOAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

    Deadline:  April 15, 2017

    This $1,000 scholarship is available to a senior LPS students for use at an accredited Nebraska education institution.

    Application LINK

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    Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council’s Paul High Memorial Scholarship – SeniorsDeadline:  April 15, 2017

    Up to four $300.00 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled or planning to enroll in a Community College, Accredited Trade School, or University pursuing a career in the Automotive Industry.   Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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    Kids’ Chance of Nebraska Scholarship – Seniors

    Deadline: April 15, 2017

    Two $5,000 scholarships to Nebraska students! Applicants must have at least one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.

    Please direct eligible students to ScholarshipQuest to apply for this opportunity! Eligible students must be sure to select the ‘Parent work injury/work fatality’ option in the “Other Circumstances” section of their ScholarshipQuest profile in order to see the Kids’ Chance Scholarship in their results.  Scholarship questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Steve Lincoln (Steve.Lincoln@rascompanies.com)

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    The James M. Cox Foundation – Seniors

    Deadline:  April 17, 2017

    Mr. Cox was from Hampton, Nebraska, went to UNL, and graduated during the Great Depression.  He served in WWII with distinction, and became the deputy director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Omaha.  He was dedicated throughout his life to helping needy children.

    This $1000 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of need, so will require a copy of your “SAR” from the FAFSA, two letters of recommendation, and an essay.

    Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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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    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Seniors

    Scholarship Deadline   –  June 12, 2017.

    We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

    Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

    Full details are available on our site.

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    2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

    Deadline:  June 15, 2017

    Application HERE.

    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

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