March 23rd, 2017 Announcements


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Recruiters coming to LNE – For Juniors

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

April 13th : UMKC @ 8:55am

April 25th: SCC Milford @9:36am

Student Opportunities:


SCC Automotive Summer Camp – Students 16 years old and older

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

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


Lincoln Electrical Apprenticeships – Seniors

Three apprentice programs are available:

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

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

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

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


University of Southern California Summer Programs – Grades 10-12

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

Visit for more information.


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

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

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

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

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

Scholarship Opportunities:

ScholarshipQuest  website is the place to find all local Nebraska based scholarships.  National and school-based scholarships that are sent to our attention will be updated on this site as we receive notice. 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. is a free service for students and high schools. Learn more.


Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) and Southeast Community College (SCC) have entered a partnership with Union Bank & Trust and Nelnet to offer a needs-based scholarship for students to attend Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Lincoln, or Milford. This scholarship, funded by Union Bank and Nelnet, pays tuition and fees for up to 45 quarter credits.  Students who are eligible for the Federal School Lunch Program are eligible to apply.


Chasers Charities – Robinson Athletic Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 24, 2017

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

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

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.


LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association) Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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


Nebraska Insurance Federation and Nebraska Actuaries Club Scholarships – Seniors

Deadline: March 31, 2017

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

Click HERE for the online application.


Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program – Seniors

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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

For more information go online to

Click HERE for the online application.


Insurance Professionals of Lincoln

Applications Deadline:  April 1st

Insurance Professionals of Lincoln is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a high school senior, graduate or student enrolled or planning to enroll at a university or community college and pursuing an education in a business field.

They are looking for a student majoring in accounting, finance, business administration, human resources, and of course, insurance.

Click HERE for Application


Collegebound Nebraska (University of Nebraska System)  – Seniors

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

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

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Unlimited


Phi Delta Kappa 2017 Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 1, 2017

Prospective Educator Scholarship

Application LINK


Vivint Smart Home Scholarship – Seniors

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

Application LINK

Award Amount:  $5,000

Applicant Eligibility Requirements

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




Deadline: Must be turned into the Counseling Center by April 7, 2017


  •         Graduating senior in top half of class
  •         First preference to students majoring in education, and second          preference to any student based on any major
  • Applicant must attend Chadron State College beginning Fall 2017

Amount: One-half tuition for eight semesters up to 16 credit hours

Selection: This scholarship will be awarded to three (3) Lincoln Public Schools seniors from applications received at all six public high schools.



Butherus, Maser & Love Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 7, 2017

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

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

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.


Pound Middle School PTO Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 14, 2017


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

Applications available in the LNE Counseling Center.


STAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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

Application LINK


SOAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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

Application LINK


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

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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


Kids’ Chance of Nebraska Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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


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.


Consumer Credit Scholarship

Applications Deadline:  April 30th

Credit Professionals International plans to present one (1) scholarship of $500 to high school seniors.  Also, the Lincoln Credit Association will be awarding three (3) scholarships-$250.00, $150.00, $100.00-all from one application.

This nonrenewable scholarship can be used at any two-year or four-year accredited college in the United States.  Please make this scholarship known to all qualified senior students.  The deadline for receiving applications is April 30, 2017.

Click HERE for Application


Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors

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

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Unlimited


Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Seniors

Scholarship Deadline   –  June 12, 2017.

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

Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Full details are available on our site.



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