March 23rd, 2017 Announcements

 

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.

 

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

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

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Recruiters coming to LNE – For Juniors

April 12th: College of Saint Mary @ 9:50am

April 13th : UMKC @ 8:55am

April 25th: SCC Milford @9:36am

Student Opportunities:

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Phi Delta Kappa 2017 Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Prospective Educator Scholarship

Application LINK

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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)

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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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March 15th Announcements

March 15th Announcements

How the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Outage Might Affect Your Students

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which allows students and parents to transfer their IRS tax information into the student’s FAFSA, was taken down late last week due to security concerns. We’ll explain how the outage might affect your seniors and provide steps they should take.

As a reminder, students and parents could complete the 2017-18 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016 using 2015 income tax data. Therefore, it’s likely that most of your seniors already completed the FAFSA using IRS Data Retrieval and should not encounter any issues due to the DRT outage.

Students and parents who have NOT completed the FAFSA should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov. If they get an error message when they try IRS Data Retrieval (“page not found” or “access denied”), they should manually input their 2015 tax data.
  2. Request an official tax return transcript of their 2015 income data from the IRS. They will need the transcript if the college(s) they list on the FAFSA request verification of their tax data.
  3. Respond to verification requests as soon as possible and send all requested documents to the college. Colleges will not award financial aid until the verification process is complete.

Families wanting help with the FAFSA or verification process should contact EducationQuest to make an appointment at 402.475.5222 or 800.303.3745.

Families may also submit questions via Facebook and Twitter and we will quickly respond.

 

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

 

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”

 

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

 

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!

 

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

 

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

 

GSK Apprenticeship Program

Application due: March 31, 2017

Two Automation Technician apprenticeships aligned to our Engineering and Maintenance team; Applications are being accepted NOW!

The four-year rotational program gives the apprentice the opportunity to earn a fully funded Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha as well as a Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion from the U.S. Department of Labor- a industry issued, portable, and nationally recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency.

Brocures available in the Counseling Center

Apply online at: http://us.gsk.com/en-us/careers/apprenticeships/

 

Seniors- Coast Guard Academy’s AIM Program

Application due: April 1, 2017

AIM (Academy Introduction Mission) is a 6 day program where you will immerse yourself in Coast Guard tradition and academy life with Cadet leaders: in the engineering lab, on the playing fields, on the parade grounds, and on the water.

Learn more and apply online at: www.uscga.edu/AIM

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2017 Big Red Summer Academic Camps – June 11th-16th

Big Red Summer Academic Camps are residential camps; ALL housing and food will be provided for all participants throughout the duration of the camp. Space is limited and camps will fill on a first come first serve basis. Limited scholarships available.

Camps available include: Culinary Arts, Filmmaking, Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Chickens, Outdoor Nebraska, Veterinary Science, Weather and Climate Science, and Unicameral Youth Legislature.

Visit: bigredcamps.unl.edu for more information

 

UNL College of Architecture’s Adventures on the Niobrara River July 23rd-26th, 2017

3 ½ day camp that provides high school students with a unique experience to explore and discover the design profession of Landscape Architecture in the outdoor classroom we call the Niobrara River. Campers will have the opportunity to explore some amazing waterfalls and learn how Landscape Architects have played an important role in the design and management of Nebraska’a parks. After a long day of exploration, students will enjoy fireside meals and camping in the great outdoors-loving nature and learning at its best! Come explore with us!

Apply online at: architecture.unl.edu/workshop/application

 

Camp OK Counselor Application 2017

All Students 16 & older- Volunteer Opportunity

Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District started Camp Olympia Kiwanis (OK) in 1987 with a goal of providing an educational camp experience for exceptional youth from NE and IA. For many youth this is their first camp experience. Camp OK continues today with Kiwanis clubs from across NE and IA sponsoring exceptional and deserving youth. Camp will be held at the Y Camp in Boone, IA from June 4th to June 9th. Camp counselor training will be held Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th with campers arriving the afternoon of June 4th.

We’re Looking For Counselors…

  • with a desire and ability to work with youth in the outdoors for extended periods of time
  • with a willingness to discover, learn and grow
  • ready to embody activities and habits that are associated with positive role models
  • who listen, learn, and are considerate of otherwho want to have an ABSOLUTE BLAST for a week
    • age 16 or older

    Counselor Responsibilities:

    • Complete and return camp counselor application by Sunday, April 9th
    • Counselors will stay at camp the entire week of camp.
    • Counselors are required to attend counselor training Sat. June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th
    • Counselors will be in charge of a cabin each night.
    • Counselors will attend daytime activities with their assigned campers including leading campers between activities, eating all meals with them, handling basic discipline, participating in and monitoring campers during free time, and assisting camp directors when asked.

    Counselor Benefits:

    • Accrue 100+ volunteer hours — Counselors are volunteers, donating their time, passion, and skills to give Camp OK campers an amazing, fun, and educational camp experience.
    • Counselors will gain valuable experience in leadership, learning about teamwork and the challenges and rewards of working with a diversity of campers.

    Complete application by Sunday, April 9th.\

    APPLY HERE

 

2017 Natural Resource Camp       July 10–14, 2017

The Natural Resource Camp is a great way to gain exposure to the world of natural resources, including fish, plants, wildlife, soils, invertebrates, and water. The camp offers opportunities to gain hands-on experiences in natural resource ecology and management. The camp is intended for high school students, entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, who have a strong desire to learn more about the natural world or who have an interest in pursuing a career related to natural resources. Permission of parent or guardian is required.

To learn more visit: https://www.sdstate.edu/natural-resource-management/natural-resource-camp

 

 

 

Southeast Community College Discovery Days – Grades 9-12

Visit www.southeast.edu/discoverSCC to register!

 

Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures – High school students

Application available Starting March 8,2017 at Brightlights.org

Program dates for summer 2017: June 5-9 / June 12-16 / June19-23 / June26-30 / July 10-14

Main Location: Holmes Elementary, 5230 Sumner St., Lincoln (some classes held at additional community sites)

What: A great opportunity for high school students to serve as a Classroom Assistant while earning GOPO hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer.

 

All Students – Camp Neuro

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Neuro Omaha 2017!

Camp Neuro & Camp Cardiac, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps open to high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Camp Neuro is a 1-week (Monday to Friday) summer day camp running daily from 8:30am to 4:00pm.  The camp is open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2017 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campneuro.org.

In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

University of Alabama Early College – Grades 10-12

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

 

The Norden Club of Lincoln Foundation, Inc – Scholarships and Grants-in-Aid

Deadline: May 1, 2017

A $1,000 scholarship or grant-in-aid to be awarded this year in 2017. The Committee will select an applicant who wishes to pursue an educational experience or project pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

There are a variety of ways in which to pursue this – including but not limited to – classroom courses, study abroad, travel, cultural arts, elderhostels, projects, or Scandinavian study programs.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Jong G. Yiee Scholarship

has a purpose to provide an educational scholarship to a student with an interest in cancer. Students who are eligible are: Seniors in high school in the Lincoln-Lancaster County area. We award one $1000 scholarship annually to a student planning to pursue an education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.

Access Application HERE and a brochure with all of the above information as well as instructions on how to apply!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Phi Delta Kappa 2017 Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Prospective Educator Scholarship

Application LINK

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

NFP Scholarships to High School Seniors

Applications should go within the body of an email (not as an attachment) to NFPscholarships@gmail.com on or before April 8, 2017. Winners will be notified no later than April 22.

Nebraskans for Peace is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Three $500 scholarships and six $100 scholarships will be awarded to seniors who wish to pursue a college education. The awards, based upon written essays, will be evenly divided among the three congressional districts. The recipients will be students who wish to further their education in an area consistent with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace: peace with justice through community building, education and political action.

The application must include:

  1. The student’s full name, address, and congressional district.,
  2. The name of the anticipated college or university he or she plans to attend
  3. The name of the high school he or she will be graduating from
  4. An essay of 750 to 1000 words
  5. Select one of the Nebraskans for Peace priorities (www.nebraskansforpeace.org)

b. Describe this issue using an alternative approach, using non-violent or restorative justice

techniques

  1. Specify the procedures people would follow to implement your approach
  2. Describe examples of specific behaviors based on those procedures
  3. Identify obstacles to using your alternative approach
  4. Evaluate how realistic your approach is
  5. A digital photo of applicant
  6. Permission to reprint essay in The Nebraska Report and on the NFP website
  7. Contact information of area newspaper, including email address
  8. Contact information for high school counselor, including email address

For more information contact NFPscholarships@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship

Scholarship is due by April 14, 2017

The Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco scholarship provides one Lincoln Public Schools graduating senior, $1,000 towards post-secondary education (student must have been a Food Bank BackPack Program recipient in elementary or middle school). The student must be on schedule to graduate in spring of 2017 and ready to use the scholarship funds in the fall of 2017. Funds will be sent directly to the institution after the student is enrolled and verification of enrollment has been confirmed by the Food Bank of Lincoln.

Application available in the Counseling Center

 

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.

  1. 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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)

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.

 

Asian Community and Cultural Center’s scholarships

Applications need to be post-marked by April 30th

We will present multiple $500 scholarships to Asian or Asian-American students who will graduate from a high school in Lincoln this year. Exceptions can be made for students with non-Asiatic roots who have substantially contributed to the Asian Center through volunteer work or have participated in its youth programs.

Application available for pick up in the Counseling Center!

 

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

 

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.

 

16th annual Latina Summer Academy (LSA) – current 9th and 10th graders

Registration Deadline: June 12th (Space is limited to the first 60 registered students)

A Unique one-week opportunity for Latina girls that will feature activities in art and science. Participants will experience college life by staying in a residence hall for the duration of this experience.

When: Sunday June 11, 2017 – Friday June 16, 2017

Register online at: CSM.edu/LSA

 

4th annual African/African-American  Summer Academy-

Who : Current 9th & 10th graders

Registration Deadline: June 12th (Space is limited to the first 60 registered students)

A Unique one-week opportunity for African/African American girls that will feature activities in art and science. Participants will experience college life by staying in a residence hall for the duration of this experience.

When: Sunday July 9, 2017 – Friday July 14, 2017

Register online at: CSM.edu/AASA

 

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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