Announcements January 23, 2017

2017-2018 Registration Schedule

Course Guide

College Admission

9th to 10th Grade:  January 23 – 27 – Schedule

10th Grade Recommended Courses

10th to 11th Grade:  January 30 – February 3 –   Schedule

11th Grade Recommended Courses

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

12th Grade Recommended Courses

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

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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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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”

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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:

University of Nebraska Lincoln: February 6th @ 8:55am

Iowa Western Community College: February 6th @12:20pm

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

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

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

Josephs College: February 27th @ 2:10pm

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

 

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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LINCOLN ELKS LODGE #80 – SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Lincoln Lodge #80 is proud to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to High School Seniors in Lincoln and surrounding area high schools every year. We recognize the winners of these scholarships during Youth Night, held the first Monday of May. Winners are invited to attend this event to be awarded their scholarships.  Applications MUST BE RECEIVED by the Elks by January 31st.  Applications arriving after that date will be disqualified.

Application LINK

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  1. “Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

Application LINK

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

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

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

Click HERE for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship Homepage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      NAIFA – Cornhusker Scholarship – Seniors

      Deadline:  Postmarked no later than February 1, 2017

      Applications available in LNE Counseling Center or can be printed off LINK.

      Candidates Must:

      • Be interested in furthering their education with preference given to those interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college or community college;
      • Have an above average GPA;
      • Demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering their education.
      • Candidates must not be a child of an Insurance and Financial Advisors Assoc. member.

      Candidates shall not have to show financial need.

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      National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarships – Seniors

      Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

      LINK

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

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

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UNO The Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  February 1, 2017

Application Link

Incoming freshman of ANY major can participate in UNO’s Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community and receive $2,500 over two years.  Sponsored by UNO’s  Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the ELLC is a cohort of eight women and eight men who reside together in campus apartments, participate in UNO’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and travel to local and national entrepreneurial hotspots to increase their knowledge and connection to the entrepreneurial community.

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University of Nebraska – Kearney Honors Program Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 1, 1017

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

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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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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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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.   

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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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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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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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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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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 – 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

January 2017 Announcements

How to Obtain a Transcript

transcript sheetProcedures for Obtaining a Transcript

  1. Complete a Transcript Request Permission form (below) and return to Mrs. Reed’s office (121N in the counseling center)

Transcript Request Permission Form

  1. When you need a transcript fill out the Transcript Request Form at the link below.

Request a transcript

  1. Pick up sealed transcript from Mrs. Reed (allow 24-48 hours to process your request, if more than 10 requests allow additional time), put postage on the envelope and mail at post office.

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2017 Cornhusker Girls and Boys State  

Open to all Junior Girls
Deadline: January 27, 2017

Girls State App 2017
Girls State Interest
Girls State Pledge

Open to all Junior Boys
Deadline: January 27, 2017

2017 BOYS’ STATE INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE
2017 BOYS STATE DECLARATION AND RESUME’
2017 BOYS STATE APPLICATION

 

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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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The Career Academy is announcing FOUR TCA Information Nights in January for current 10th & 11th graders and parents to learn more about “Doing High School Differently” at TCA in 2017-18.  Mark your calendar to attend one of these nights:  January 12th, 17th, 24th and 26th.  More information is available at TCA’s website: the career.academy.  Also – if you haven’t already applied, NOW is the time to apply for the 2017-18 school year at TCA.  First-round Acceptances for TCA’s 20 Career Pathways will be made in January.  Go to thecareer.academy to apply to learn more about your future career!

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Registration Deadline for the February 11, 2017 ACT Test is January 13th.

See your friendly LNE Counselor for a Fee Waiver if you have financial need.

 

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GRADES MATTER MOST IN COLLEGE ADMISSION

(Article from the National Association for College Admission Counseling website)

Arlington, VA (Sept. 8, 2016) — A student’s high school record continues to be the most important factor in college admission decisions for prospective first-time freshmen, according to new survey results from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Data in the 13th annual edition of NACAC’s State of College Admission​ report show students’ grades and the academic rigor of their course loads weigh more heavily in decisions to admit than standardized test scores, high school class rank, or demonstrated interest in attending.

College admission can be a stressful time, complicated by an abundance of sometimes conflicting information about the process. The association offers this report to help students and families focus on what NACAC members say is important.

“Year to year, we find that getting good grades in challenging courses is what college admission offices value most when reviewing applications from first-time freshmen,” said Joyce E. Smith, NACAC’s chief executive officer. “Similarly, admission professionals pay close attention to academic achievements when reviewing applications from international and transfer students.”

For high school seniors applying to college, performance in core classes is especially significant, with 79.2 percent of institutions attributing “considerable importance” to grades in college-prep courses. In comparison, 55.7 percent of colleges placed the same level of significance on admission test scores for first-time freshmen applicants.   Read the entire article.

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Recruiters coming to LNE:

U.S. Air Force – January 18th in the Commons during lunch

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Student Opportunities:

Lincoln Electrical Apprenticeships – Seniors

Three apprentice programs are available:

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

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

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

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

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LPS ACT Test Prep Workshops – Juniors

Register on-line

Cost:  $125 per workshop

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

Location:  Lincoln High School

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

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

Register by:  January 23, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  Jan. 26 to avoid the late fee

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

This test is timed for the June 10 test.

Register by:  March 16, 2017 – Maximum 50 students

Pay by:  March 27 to avoid the late fee

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University of Southern California Summer Programs – Grades 10-12

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

Visit summer.usc.edu for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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Distinguished Young Women Scholarship – Juniors

Deadline:  January 15, 2017

Register/apply online and for more information at this LINK.

Distinguished Young Women is a national scholarship program inspiring high school girls to develop their full potential by providing college scholarships, teaching life skills and developing self-confidence through performance and public speaking. The 59 year old program has awarded more than $106 million in cash scholarships over its lifetime and has provided a life-enhancing experience to more than 745,000 young women. The program is administered entirely by volunteers at the At-Large and state levels.

The deadline to apply for students in Southeast Nebraska schools is January 15, 2017.

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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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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

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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.

 

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.  Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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

unl.edu/armyrotc

Deadline:  January 10, 2017

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

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

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

402-730-6116 or goldbar@unl.edu

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Better Business Bureau Video Contest – Grades 9-12

Deadline:  January 13, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Leta Hollingworth Scholarship – Seniors

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

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

Application LINK

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Peru State Cooperative Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  January 20, 2017

Application LINK or pick up a copy in the LNE Counseling Center

Seniors graduating in the top half of their class, active in school, possessing leadership qualities, and who plan to attend Peru State College beginning Fall 2017 are invited to apply.

Scholarship amount is one-half on-campus tuition per term; up to a maximum of 128 credit hours over four years.  This scholarship will be awarded to three (3) Lincoln Public Schools seniors from applications received at all six public high schools.

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2017 WWII Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  January 23, 2017

Criteria:  Senior with a 3.75 or higher cumulative GPA, planning to continue your education after high school (see application for further qualification criteria).  The Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship and the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award are made available to qualifying seniors from high schools which encompass the hometowns of the twenty-two Nebraska sailors who died at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and remain entombed on the USS Arizona.  In an effort to maximize available funds and provide a simpler process, we are awarding both the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarships and the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Awards within the same process.

 

For the 2016-2017 school year, the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund will award up to three (3) $2,000 scholarships.  The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award Fund will award up to four (4) $300 awards to students who apply for but do not receive a Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship.

 

Qualifications for the Scholarship and Award are the same and are listed on the attached WWII Scholarship application form and brochure.  Consideration for both the Scholarship and Award will be given to students who have a direct tie to World War II.  Each school is eligible to return no more than two (2) scholarship applications for consideration.  Applications are due to the LNE Counseling Center by Monday, January 23, 2017.  If more than two applications are made, the LNE Scholarship Committee will select the two nominees.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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L. “Ron” Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship – Seniors

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

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

Application LINK  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click HERE for the Susan T. Buffett Scholarship Homepage

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NAIFA – Cornhusker Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  Postmarked no later than February 1, 2017

Applications available in LNE Counseling Center or can be printed off LINK.

Candidates Must:

  • Be interested in furthering their education with preference given to those interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college or community college;
  • Have an above average GPA;
  • Demonstrate good character, leadership, and interest in furthering their education.
  • Candidates must not be a child of an Insurance and Financial Advisors Assoc. member.

Candidates shall not have to show financial need.

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UNO The Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community Scholarship

Deadline:  February 1, 2017

Application Link

Incoming freshman of ANY major can participate in UNO’s Entrepreneurial Living Learning Community and receive $2,500 over two years.  Sponsored by UNO’s  Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the ELLC is a cohort of eight women and eight men who reside together in campus apartments, participate in UNO’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and travel to local and national entrepreneurial hotspots to increase their knowledge and connection to the entrepreneurial community.

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National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarships – Seniors

Application Deadline:  February 1, 2017

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

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

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University of Nebraska – Kearney Honors Program Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline:  February 1, 1017

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

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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

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

Complete an application form and other requested information.

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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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.  

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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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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

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

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

Click HERE for more information and applications.

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Access NWU (Nebraska Wesleyan University) – Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Varies

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Air Force Academy Scholarships – Juniors

Begins March 1, 2017

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

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

For more information click HERE.

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Tip Top Tux Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 1, 2017

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

Apply Online.

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Cornhusker Kiwanis Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 15, 2017

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

*Rank in upper 25% of graduating class

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

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

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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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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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Collegebound Nebraska (University of Nebraska System)  – Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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Vivint Smart Home Scholarship – Seniors

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

Award Amount:  $5,000

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

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

Application LINK

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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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Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors

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

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Unlimited

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2017 JIM HURLBERT MEMORIAL BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors

Deadline:  June 15, 2017

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

Application HERE.