April 10-13 Announcements

April 10-13 Announcements

Scholarships due THIS WEEK!  Check Google Classroom 2017 for these scholarships!

Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship – $1000

Pound Middle School PTO Scholarship – Seniors

Applications for the Fundamentals of Health Career class are due this Thursday 4/13!  See Mrs. Peaslee if you have questions.

Juniors signed up for the ACT Prep Class – Report to the Auditorium tomorrow morning (4/11) at 7:50 AM.

The registration deadline for the May 1st, SCC Milford field trip will be April 24th!  Applications are available in the counseling center for students grades 10-12.
Summer School Registration will take place as follows:
Seniors – Begins April 18th
Juniors – Begins April 24th
Sophomores & Freshmen – Begins May 1st
See your friendly LNE Counselor if you have questions!


Free AP Prepathon
Taking the AP Bio or APUSH exam?  Join Kaplan for a free AP Prepathon online Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 1-5pm ET to help you get ready for Test Day.  Register today at www.kaptest.com/apprepathon.


Recruiters coming to LNE – For Juniors

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

4-12-17 College of St. Mary @ 9:50

4-13-17 Univ. of Missouri Kansas City @ 8:55

4-13-17 Bryan College of Health Sciences @ 12:20pm

4-25-17 SCC-Milford @ 9:36


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

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

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

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

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

Student Opportunities:

Health Career Camp

Applications are due May 1.

When: July 10-14 or July 24-28

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Where: Bryan College of Health Sciences

Cost: $350

The camp is filled on a first come first serve basis.

To participate students must:

• Be a high school student age 16 or older

• Be interested in a health career and enjoy science classes

• Be able to attend the entire week-long camp

Apply by May 1

Questions? Call 402-481-8697

Apply Today


The Nebraska Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) is seeking applications for new members. Students ages 14-19 have the opportunity to meet with the governor and state senators to share ideas. This is an incredible opportunity to be heard and impact Nebraska youth.

Applications are available in the Counseling Center, and are due BEFORE April 28th.


Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures – High school students

Application available Starting March 8,2017 at Brightlights.org

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

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

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


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.


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

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

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


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

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

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

Visit: bigredcamps.unl.edu for more information


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

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

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

2017 Natural Resource Camp       July 10–14, 2017

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

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

Southeast Community College Discovery Days – Grades 9-12

Visit www.southeast.edu/discoverSCC to register!



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.


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

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

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

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

Register online at: CSM.edu/LSA



4th annual African/African-American  Summer Academy-

Who : Current 9th & 10th graders

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

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

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

Register online at: CSM.edu/AASA



University of Southern California Summer Programs – Grades 10-12

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

Visit summer.usc.edu for more information.


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

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

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

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

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


Summer at Cornell – Grades 9-11

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


University of Alabama Early College – Grades 10-12

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



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

Deadline: May 1, 2017

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

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

The proposed experience must further the goals of the Norden Club and the Foundation.

Applicants can be of all ages.

Application can be picked up in  the Counseling Center


Camp Erin – Grief Support Camp September 22-24, 2017

Application due: August 1 2017

Camp Erin is a FREE three day, overnight bereavement camp for children and teens ages 6 through 17 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their life, such as a parent, sibling, family member or friend.

For more information or to register for Camp Erin please visit their website


2017 PKI Summer Academies

Deadline: April 15, 2017
Holland Academy of Excellence       June 11th-14th

  • Designed for students who excel in math and science and who have an interest in engineering and technology.
  • Faculty lead workshops in state-of-the-art labs.

PKI/OPPD Sustainability Academy     July 24th-27th

  • Interactive workshops, hands-on demonstrations, tours of high performance buildings and a student design competition.
  • Students will leave with knowledge of biomimicry and how it fits into sustainability.

Available to all high school students. Limited to 40 participants.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.pki.nebraska.edu

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


Nursing VITALS Summer Day Camp

Applications will be due on May 1, 2017 and can be found in the Counseling Center

The UNMC College of Nursing-Lincoln Division will be hosting their second annual “Nursing VITALS Summer Day Camp” on Tuesday, June 13 – Wednesday, June 14.


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 is offering students the chance to earn up to $8,500 for scoring well on the PSAT and $1,000 for simply taking the test from schools like Tulane, Syracuse, University of Dayton and Denver. Raise.me is a free service for students and high schools. Learn more.
Learn To Dream Scholarship – Seniors

Application must be made prior to graduation in May 2017.

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.

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


Air Force Academy Scholarships – Juniors

Begins March 1, 2017

For more information click HERE.

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

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


Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship

Scholarship is due by April 14, 2017

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

Application available in the Counseling Center


Pound Middle School PTO Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 14, 2017


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.


Eastern Star Scholarship

Deadline: April 23, 2016

Myrtle Chapter No. 94, Order of the Eastern Star in Lincoln Nebraska is offering one $500 scholarship. All high school seniors are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Selection will be based on evidence of good citizenship and high moral character as well as scholastic standing and financial need.

***Seniors interested in applying may pick up an application in the counseling center.***


2017 Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2017

Scholarship competition for any high school senior in support of their post-secondary education.


✓ Must be a high school senior attending a public or private-secondary school in Nebraska.

✓ Must attend a post-secondary institution during the 2017-2018 school year.

✓ The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution.



Lincoln South Rotary Club Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon

May 12, Friday, 2017, 12:00 noon at:  

The Venue Restaurant & Lodge,  4111 Pioneer Woods Dr., Lincoln  

Applications Due:  4/14/2017, 5:00 pm, email to  Rsspaulding135@gmail.com

Lincoln South Rotary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards.  To find out more about Rotary (www.rotary.org). We will be awarding four scholarships to local high school seniors in the amounts:

  • $1300.00 for first place,
  • $1000.00 for second place and
  • $500.00 for runner-up one
  • $500.00 for runner-up two.

The scholarship contest is open to local high school seniors who are actively involved in leading their community through volunteer work and community service. Students must complete the application and return it by 04/14/2017, 5:00 p.m to qualify for a scholarship.  All applications must be submitted electronically in pdf or word format.  No late applications will be considered.

Lincoln South Rotary will select four finalists.  Finalists and their counselors will be invited for lunch and announcement of the award winners. Finalists are asked to present a short (3-5 minutes) talk on this year’s essay question.  Fellow Rotarians will vote for each finalist and the winner based on the student’s application and talk.  Applications available in the Counseling Center


Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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


Donate Life Nebraska Scholarship

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

One $1,000 scholarship to a Nebraska high school senior in memory of Michael Peters, a heart and kidney recipient who was a screenwriting student at Loyola Marymount University and a life-long advocate for organ donation.

Applicants must be a high school senior attending public school, private school, or home school in Nebraska, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale, and must intend to enroll in an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school.

Applicants must write a persuasive essay that will inspire and motivate the audience to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The essay topics and other scholarship information can be found at  http://www.donatelifenebraska.com/get-involved/michael-peters-memorial-donate-life-nebraska-scholarship . This scholarship is also in ScholarshipQuest.


Nebraska Agri-Women Scholarship – SENIORS

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

Students planning to receive an Agricultural related degree from either a College or a Technical Trade School in NEBRASKA only, are eligible for this $250 scholarship.  This includes any Agricultural related studies such as diesel mechanics, etc. at a trade school.  Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.


STAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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

Application LINK


SOAR Scholarship (LEA Foundation) – Seniors

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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

Application LINK


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

Deadline:  April 15, 2017

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



Kids’ Chance of Nebraska Scholarship – Seniors

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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

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


The James M. Cox Foundation – Seniors

Deadline:  April 17, 2017

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

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

Applications are available in the LNE Counseling Center.


Lincoln G.O.L.D. Scholarship – Seniors

Application due date is Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.

Application turned in after the deadline will not be considered.

Lincoln G.O.L.D. is a leadership development and community engagement program for high school seniors. Lincoln G.O.L.D was formed by people who are passionate about preparing and making college more attainable for students with leadership aspirations and civic sensibilities. To apply for the the 2017 Lincoln G.O.L.D. Scholarships, please visit http://www.lincolngold.org/scholarships/.  Last year, 3 LNE seniors were awarded $2,000 scholarships!


Asian Community and Cultural Center’s scholarships – Seniors

Applications need to be postmarked by April 30th

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

Application available for pick up in the Counseling Center!


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



Valeant Dermatology Scholarship – Seniors

Applications Deadline:  April 30th

Valeant Dermatology will award nine individual scholarships of up to $10,000 each to students who will be attending undergraduate or graduate education programs during the 2017–2018 school year. The aim of the scholarship program is to recognize students who have been diagnosed and treated for a dermatologic condition and are pursuing their goal of a higher education degree. Learn more.


Nebraska State College System ADVANTAGE – Seniors

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

Application Requirements:  Complete the FAFSA.

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

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

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

Number of Awards:  Unlimited


Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Seniors

Scholarship Deadline   –  June 12, 2017.

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

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

Full details are available on our site.



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

Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships

The application deadline for these scholarships is June 15th, 2017.

The ‘Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarships’ consists of four scholarships (one of $2000 and three of $500) which will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the majors of engineering architecture and science. We are looking for students with demonstrated academic excellence, character, community involvement and organizational leadership as selection criteria. All applicants will be contacted to arrange for preferably an in person interview between roughly May 25 and June 25. Alternatively, we may arrange a phone interview. We intend to announce the scholarship recipients in early July. Joining Triangle is not required to receive a scholarship. These scholarships are thru U of N Foundation and will be given as credit to your account with UNL in the fall of 2017. Apply Here for the ROBERT W. BRIGHTFELT TRIANGLE FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIPS


Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree

Application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.





Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2017

Three $500 scholarships will go to women who are active in their communities and progressive politics.  A scholarship will be awarded in each Congressional District.

Applications are limited to Nebraska Democratic women who are:  1) graduating from high school and will be attending college, or 2) continuing in their higher education.  Applicants are asked to submit an essay of up to 500 words about a female democratic politician or community activist who inspired their own community service and political involvement.

Applicants must also provide the following information:



High School or College she is currently attending or will attend

Email address

Brief Biography and Resume (if you have one)

Please email your essay and other information to: ndpwomenscaucus@gmail.com .