Week of November 2nd

buffetThe Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to Nebraska students for more than 50 years.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and graduates of a Nebraska high school.  There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates.  To find out more information regarding eligibility and selection for the Buffett Scholarship, please click here.

You can access the application on November 1st: https://app.buffettscholarships.org/  

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BUTrustee Scholarship

Boston University’s most prestigious merit-based award recognizes students who show outstanding academic and leadership abilities. Those considered for the Trustee Scholarship rank in the top of their class and demonstrate exceptional records of service and activity in their schools and communities.

While the competition is especially rigorous, the benefits are considerable. A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus the University orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

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Scholarships & Physics Prizedrake

Since 1970, we have been offering the Physics Prize to encourage interest in physics and physical science and to give recognition to outstanding high school students.The awards include:

  • First place: An unrestricted four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Drake University, the Drake Physics Trophy* and a personal trophy
  • Second place: Personal trophy
  • Third place: Personal trophy
  • Honorable mention: Certificate of achievement (awarded to the next 25 placers)
  • Top 50 seniors: Invitation to apply for a second four-year, full-tuition scholarship, restricted to physics or astronomy majors, to be awarded based upon overall academic record, recommendations and an interview to be conducted at Drake in April.

*The Drake Physics Trophy is a traveling trophy and may be retained in the high school of the winner for display during the following year.

The examination is open to any student enrolled in a high school in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. It will cover those topics in physics that would normally be studied by students during the FIRST SEMESTER of their high school physics curriculum.

Students wishing to take the test should register online.

Further instructions will be sent to students after the registration is complete. If you have questions or concerns please email sharyn.oconnor-beener@drake.edu

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hyveeAt Hy-Vee, we believe in cultivating the future. Since 1969, we’ve awarded scholarships to both high school and college students through the Hy-Vee Foundation. Hy-Vee scholarships include $1,000 awarded to high school seniors and college students – for a total of $80,000 awarded in scholarship monies. The scholarship award is payable in a lump sum to be applied to normal college expenses including tuition, room and board, book purchases and rentals. (Fees refundable to the student as well as entrance or application fees are not covered.)

To be eligible to apply for a Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship, you may be pursuing any course of study but it must lead to a four-year college degree.

Scholarship awards are announced in early spring after the Scholarship Committee reviews applicant files and submits a list of winners to the Hy-Vee Foundation Board of Directors. The committee selections are certified by the board and winners are notified by letter. Public announcement of the winners is made in early spring in press releases and on posters sent to each Hy-Vee location. The scholarship is confirmed upon proof of college enrollment.

If you are a scholarship winner, you are free to accept any other scholarships and financial rewards. Please report any such awards to the Hy-Vee Scholarship Directors. Notification of tuition-free offers must be reported to the directors.

Print Applications at www.hy-vee.com
Send completed applications to:

Hy-Vee Foundation, Inc.
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Please contact Sandy Barrick at sbarrick@hy-vee.com for further information.

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Omaha, NE/Lincoln, NE/Wichita, KS/Chicago, IL Metropolitan, and Texas Scholarshipumkc

Maximum Academic Year Amount
  • $1,000 plus Nonresidential fee differential
Qualifications
  • Incoming Freshman graduating from a high school in the Omaha and Lincoln NE/ Wichita, KS/ Chicago, IL Metropolitan area or the state of Texas
  • Top 10% of graduating class OR ACT Composite Score of 23 or better
  • Commitment to live on campus

Not available for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or conservatory

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Application
  • Not required

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18Laurence R. Letson Acacia Men’s Leadership Scholarship Application

The Laurence R. Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarships is a single-year scholarship awarded to 3 (1-$1,000 and 2-$500) incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in developing and applying leadership skills.

Application must be submitted by January 31, 2016

Apply Here: http://bit.ly/acacia_unl

 

Week of October 19th

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smart tomorrow

The student entry form is available here: http://www.windstream.com/uploadedFiles/Content/Html_Content/Entry%20Form.pdf

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13The University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute is hosting a Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Information Session on November 11, 2015 from 3-4:30 p.m.  The Scott Scholarship covers fees, books, room & board, and a laptop computer for four years of undergraduate study at PKI.  Criteria for the scholarship is a minimum composite ACT score of 30, 3.5 GPA and/or top 25% of graduating class.  When paired with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Regents’ it is considered a full ride.

Eligible majors include:

College of Engineering

o   Architectural Engineering

o   Civil Engineering

o   Computer Engineering

o   Construction Engineering

o   Electronics Engineering

o   Electrical Engineering

College of Info Science & Technology

o   Bioinformatics

o   Computer Science

o   Information Assurance

o   IT Innovation

o   Management Information Systems

*Parents are encouraged to attend. 

Faculty, staff and current Scott Scholars will be on hand to review information and answer questions.  Students can register at pki.nebraska.edu.

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Washburn University Leadership Institute scholarships!

Our website at www.washburn.edu/leadership provides all of our information.

Through involvement with the Leadership Institute, students can:

  • Grow in personal leadership awareness and development
  • Be connected to an active network of leaders
  • Earn a Leadership Studies Minor or Certificate
  • Apply for scholarship which range from $500.00-$2000.00 per year, renewable for up to four years (students must have a 3.0 GPA and 24 ACT to apply for scholarships as incoming students)

Leadership scholarships offer students a great way to get involved early in their college experience. The deadline for students to submit an application for a Leadership scholarship is December 31, 2015. Download a copy of the application here and please share it with the teachers and students at your school! All students, regardless of their scholarship status, are welcomed and encouraged to join and participate in the Washburn University Leadership Institute.

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scc

The Discovery Day series replaces the annual Open House event that was held each November. Discovery Days offer students and their guests the chance to explore the great opportunities at SCC!

At a Discovery Day, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Take a campus tour
  • Meet with instructors from our Programs of Study
  • Learn about SCC resources
  • Learn about financial aid and how to pay for college
  • Meet individually with College staff to answer their questions
  • Attend a student panel and talk with current SCC students
  • Learn how to get involved at SCC

Students can attend with their parents or guardians, or some schools are also organizing groups to attend.

  • Friday, October 16th at the Beatrice Campus—there is still time to register!
  • Friday, October 23rd at the Milford Campus
  • Friday, October 30th at the Lincoln Campus
  • Tuesday, November 10th at the Lincoln Campus
  • Friday, November 20th at the Beatrice Campus
  • Friday, December 4th at the Milford Campus

Additional information and registration instructions are available at www.southeast.edu/discoverscc!

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college fairCollege Fairs will help you find the right fit!

This fall, EducationQuest Foundation will sponsor statewide College Fairs and Educational Planning Programs (smaller college fairs). Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with representatives from colleges across the state, region and nation.

College Fairs will be held during September and October in Norfolk, South Sioux City, Scottsbluff/Gering, Grand Island, Lincoln, and Omaha. See the College Fair article at EducationQuest.org for dates and locations. Educational Planning Programs (EPPs) are slated for communities throughout Nebraska. See Upcoming Events at EducationQuest.org to find the event nearest you.

Register for a barcode!

If you plan to attend a College Fair or EPP, register for a barcode that will streamline your visits with college representatives.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Before you go to a College Fair or EPP, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org and select the event you plan to attend.
  2. Complete and submit a confidential online form providing details such as contact information, age/gender/ethnicity, year in school, academic information, extracurricular activities, and ACT/SAT test scores.
  3. Print the barcode that appears on your screen.
  4. Important! Take the barcode to the College Fair(s) and/or EPP(s) you attend. College representatives will scan your barcode to retrieve your information – and you won’t have to complete information cards.

For more details about College Fairs and college planning, visit EducationQuest.org.

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Schoo Middle School Scholarship 2016schoo

Amount:              Two-$500 scholarships

Eligibility:           LPS high school senior

Criteria:               Students who attended Schoo Middle School for all of sixth, seventh,                                    and eighth grades.

Description: This scholarship was established in 2015 by the members of the Schoo Middle School PTSO to support students who are focused on achieving career goals through higher education. 2016 is the first year to award this scholarship.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an award of $500 each to two Lincoln Public Schools high school seniors, one female and one male.

Eligibility: A Lincoln Public Schools High School senior who:

  • Is a student who attended Schoo Middle School for ALL of sixth, seventh, and eighth grades
  • Is planning to pursue post-secondary education in an accredited two or four-year institution the summer or fall semester immediately following high school graduation
  • Does not have a current immediate family member on the Schoo PTSO scholarship selection committee

To Apply: Complete the Schoo Middle School Scholarship application form which is available from any Lincoln Public Schools high school counseling center and online at Scholarship Quest. Application must include a short essay about Schoo Middle school as described on application. Submit the completed application and essay to Schoo Middle School, c/o PTSO scholarship selection committee, 700 Penrose Dr. Lincoln, NE 68521.

Selection and disbursement: The Schoo PTSO selection committee will select the scholarship recipients. The chosen students will be notified by e-mail and U.S. mail. Funds shall be paid directly to the educational institution.

Deadline: The scholarship application deadline is February 1, 2016

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geExceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).

Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities. Help put promising young leaders in the running for this prestigious award. Share this news on Facebook with scholars who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. You also may download a program flyer.

Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 7, 2016. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook.

We look forward to honoring your young leaders next spring.

Erin Korsvall
Program Officer, GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship Management Services, at ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org.

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Education QuestThe first parent forum of the year will be October 27 at 7:00 pm in the Pound Middle School Auditorium. Our guest speaker will be Anders Peterson.  The focus of this forum is on college applications, financial aid and how the free services of EducationQuest can help parents through this process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Amy Hilzer at 402-436-1303.

We hope to see you there!

This message is to remind our junior and senior families about the EducationQuest sponsored Lincoln Area College Fair that will be hosted at Southeast Community College this Sunday, October, 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Please take advantage of this opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from over 125 Nebraska, regional and national colleges and universities. Go to NebraskaCollegeFairs.org for more information. Have a great weekend and hope to see you at the College Fair.

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asvabThe ASVAB Test will be administered this Friday in Room 114 at 8:00 AM. Registered students will receive a reminder note.

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applySeniors – Get Ready for APPLY2College Week beginning next Monday!

College Admissions representatives will be at LNE daily during 7th period and after school in Lab 108, to assist students with completing their college applications. Sign up in the counseling center to attend.

Monday 10/26 – Nebraska Wesleyan University

Tuesday 10/27 – UNL and UNO

Wednesday 10/28 – SCC

Thursday 10/29 – Any college!

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18The UNL Black Leadership Symposium signups begin today. Students grades 10-12 sign up in the counseling center to attend the Nov. 11th event.

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24SENIORS eligible for the Learn To Dream Scholarship are invited to attend the Learn To Dream Field Trip on Friday, November 6th. Field Trip applications are due to the Counseling Center by Friday, October 30th. See your friendly LNE Counselor for further information.

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ACTSENIORS – The last ACT Test you can take for college admission is December 12th. The registration deadline is Nov. 6th. Fee waivers are available for students with financial need.

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truckSCHOLARSHIP & REIMBURSEMENT

The Truck Center Companies Scholarship (TCC) is designed to provide opportunities for students to attend and graduate from accredited Community and Technical College programs in Diesel or Collision Repair Technology.

  • To be eligible, students must be accepted into an accredited diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • Students must complete and submit a TCC Scholarship Application to be considered.
  • All applications must be received before August 10th for accredited diesel or collision repair technology programs beginning
    in the winter.
  • All applications must be received before February 10th for accredited diesel or collision repair technology programs beginning
    in the fall.
  • Scholarship finalists will be selected by the TCC Scholarship Selection Committee based on the application materials provided and an interview with members of the committee. Scholarship recipients will be contacted within 4 weeks following application deadline.

The Scholarship is for a total of $10,000

  • $1,500 will be paid out the first year directly to the diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • $3,500 will be paid out for the second year directly to the diesel or collision repair technology program.
  • Students who successfully complete their diesel or collision repair technology program receive a hiring bonus of $1,000 when they begin full-time employment with Truck Center Companies.
  • Students receive the remaining $4,000 in equal monthly installments their first year of employment.
  • Eligibility for continuing in the program is dependent upon successfully meeting the defined academic expectations of the particular diesel or collision repair technology program, as well as, compliance with program rules and regulations.

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AXA

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.

What does it take to become an AXA Achiever?

Our scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Who is eligible?

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2016-2017 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness

When to apply

  • The application period for the 2016 program is now open.  Apply now.
  • The application deadline is December 15, 2015, but only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted; we encourage you to apply early.
  • Winners will be announced in Spring 2016.

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Career Explorations13

June 5-June 11, 2016

This workshop, developed for high school students at all levels, provides a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The workshop provides learning opportunities in the form of discussions, design studio explorations, field trips and video presentations. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where students explore design issues and nurture creative energies. As part of the workshop students will learn about architectural conventions, practice client/designer scenarios, explore various career opportunities, visit architecturally significant buildings and iconic landscapes and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.

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

13Discover Landscape Architecture

June 12-June 17, 2016

This week-long workshop provides high school students with a unique experience to explore and discover the design profession of Landscape Architecture. The workshop includes field trips, classroom discussions and design projects. As part of the workshop, students will visit professional offices and travel to various designed landscapes such as Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Nebraska’s Centennial Mall and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park to name a few. In addition, students will also explore preserved and enhanced natural landscapes such as the Elkhorn River, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park and the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. Here the world is your canvas.

Landscape Architecture is “the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment.” Landscape Architects collaborate with communities, architects and engineers to design campuses, parks, gardens, cities and large-scale land planning projects. To learn more about the profession, visit the website of the American Society of Landscape Architects at www.asla.org.

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

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unmcUNMC College of Nursing Campus Showcase

Sunday, November 1st

If you are interested in a career in nursing you  may want to attend the UNMC College of Nursing Campus Showcase on Sunday, November 1st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  During this event, attendees will gain information on the profession of nursing as well as why they would want to attain a BSN education.  They will learn how to prepare to be a competitive applicant, explore options to finance nursing school, participate in hands-on activities in the simulation lab and tour the campus.

The Center for Nursing Science Building is located at 4101 Dewey Avenue Omaha, NE 68198.  Doors will open at 1:45 PM. Parking is available across the street from the college.

Register by sending an email to unmcnursing@unmc.edu or call 402-559-4110.  Please provide your name, phone number and the number of attendees.

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unkWe have a scholarship deadline coming up on November 15th :

Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship: www.unk.edu/honors

The Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarship is UNK’s most prestigious scholarship. High School Seniors with an ACT of 30 or higher, and who rank in the top 10% of their class, are eligible to apply.  The first step is to apply and be admitted to UNK.  Then, the student should complete the application to the Honors program.  UNK will select a number of finalists to come to campus for interviews (typically the first week of December). The Omaha World Herald/Kearney Hub scholarship covers tuition, university fees, books, room and board, for four years.

Freshmen Scholarship Deadline extended to March 1, 2016

UNK has extended our freshmen scholarship deadline to March 1st, 2016.  Your high school seniors can take February ACT and it will count for the new March 1 freshmen scholarship deadline.

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