Sept. 11th, 2017 Announcements

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September 12th @ 1:15pm – University of Nebraska Lincoln

September 13th @ 8:55am – Wesleyan University

September 13th @ 9:50am – Josephs College

September 14th @ 8:55am – University of Nebraska Omaha

September 14th @ 1:15pm – Chadron State College

September 18th @ 8:55am – Doane University

September 18th @ 9:50am – UNO College of Science and Tech

September 18th @ 1:15pm – University of Nebraska Lincoln Honors

September 20st @ 9:50am – Union College

September 22nd @ 9:50am -SCC Beatrice, Lincoln & Milford

September 25th @8:55am – University of Missouri

September 25th @ 12:20pm – North Dakota State University

September 25th @ 1:15pm – Iowa Western Community College

September 26th @ 11:47am – Morningside College

September 27th @ 8:55am – Wayne State College

September 28th @ 9:50am – Creighton University

October 2nd @ 12:20pm – Buena Vista University

October 3rd @ 11:47am – University of Kansas

October 6th @ 9:50am – Wichita State University

October 12th @ 8:55am – NW Missouri State

October 12th @ 1:15pm – Hastings College

October 20th @ 8:55am – Bryan College of Health Sciences

October 20th @ 1:15pm – University of Central Missouri

October 31st @ 11:47 am – Kansas State University

November 13th @ 8:55am – Peru State



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Lincoln Area College Fair is September 24

Students and families can visit with representatives from nearly 110 colleges during the Lincoln Area College Fair, Sunday, September 24 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street. Admission is free.


The College Fair, sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation and the Nebraska Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers, will also feature financial aid presentations.

Follow these tips to make the most of your College Fair visit:


Before you attend, visit to register for a barcode. Print the barcode and take it to the college fair so that college reps can scan it – and you won’t have to complete information cards.


Determine which colleges you want to visit (a list is available in the College Fair article at


Prepare a list of questions to ask college representatives. Ask about deadlines for admission, scholarship and financial aid applications.


Attend a financial aid program to learn about types of aid and how to apply.



The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun its annual statewide selection process. Two Nebraska students will join 102 other delegates March 3-10, 2018 for the program’s 56th annual Washington Week.

More than 5,500 students have participated in this extremely competitive merit-based leadership program which brings two students from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity to Washington each year to experience an intensive week-long educational program about the workings of the Senate and the federal government overall. Each of the 104 student delegates will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship in addition to an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capital.

In addition to outstanding leadership abilities and a strong commitment to volunteer work, the student delegates generally rank academically in the top one percent of their states among high school juniors and seniors. Alumni of the program continue to excel and develop impressive qualities that are often directed toward public service.

The student delegates will visit Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, the Supreme Court, and other historic sites in Washington. The agenda routinely includes meetings with senators, the president, Cabinet secretaries, a justice of the Supreme Court, senior members of the national media, and other policymakers.

The Nebraska delegate selection is administered by the Commissioner of Education, Matthew L. Blomstedt, in cooperation with high school principals. Delegates must be juniors or seniors and elected student officers for the 2017-2018 academic year, and they must reside in the state where they attend school. Eligibility considerations may also be made for student representatives elected or selected (by a panel, commission or board) to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organizations where the delegate is serving a constituency in a high-level leadership position for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

Names of students selected will be formally announced mid-December. Interested students can find more information and download an application at: The Nebraska application deadline is October 4, 2017.

The 2018 program brochure with detailed rules, selection process and the annual yearbook may be accessed on the USSYP website



are Joslyn Art Museum’s high school volunteers who have the opportunity to work with artists, teach children, interact with Museum visitors at public events, and help with many behind-the-scenes tasks.

To become a JAMbassador, you must be at least 14 years old or in the 9th-12th grade.

Those interested in becoming a JAMbassador must first submit an application and complete a two-hour training session on Saturday, October 14; 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

JAMbassadors are expected to contribute a minimum of fifteen hours of community service during the JAMbassador year (October 2017-September 2018).

2017-2018 JAMbassadors: How to Apply

If you are a teen interested in becoming a JAMbassador, you may complete a JAMbassador application by clicking the ‘Apply’ button to the right or download the application documents by clicking here. Please respond to all application questions with complete sentences.

Applications are due by Wednesday, October 4.

All early applications will be held and reviewed at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Applicants will be notified by October 6 regarding the status of their application



                                          2017 Future of Assisted Living Scholarship                                     announces their fourth annual scholarship for advancement in higher education. This is a general scholarship which will award each of the selected applicants with a scholarship award of $2,000. This scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec) during the academic year.

Selection and Eligibility Criteria
The annual scholarship award is for three (3) students enrolled in an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The following are ineligible to apply:

Employees of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
An immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
A person living in the same household, whether or not related, of an employee of, A Place for Mom, Inc., or A Place for Mom Canada, Inc.
Applicants must include a 250-word maximum introductory bio with their 500-750 word essay and sign the Scholarship Award Agreement.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three (3) individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by staff.

Guidelines for Applicants
Please include the following three items in your submission:

250 word maximum introductory bio about yourself – you may choose to include your work or educational background, why you’re seeking a degree in your field, and why this scholarship interested you.
500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town?
Signed and dated Scholarship Award Agreement.
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

Scholarship award recipients will be announced by January 31, 2018.

How to Apply
Email to submit your essay, introductory bio, and signed Scholarship Award Agreement.

Award recipients will be notified individually and announced by January 31, 2018.


Horatio Alger National and AKSARBEN Scholarship Programs

If integrity, determination, and courage describe you – you have what it takes to be a Horatio Alger Scholar. These scholarships reward students who possess the character to succeed in life. They help students overcome the financial barriers of pursuing higher education. To qualify, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college.

To learn more and apply, visit

The eligibility criteria to be considered for Horatio Alger National and AKSARBEN Scholarship Programs are as follows:
*Currently be a resident of and attend high school in the State of Nebraska or western Iowa
*Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter college no later than the Fall semester following graduation
*Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution
*Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
*Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
*Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
*Hold a minimum grade point average of 2.0
*Be a United States citizen

Application Deadline: October 25, 2017


University of Nebraska – Kearney Scholarship Opportunities

On the UNK application for admission this year, students self-report all their transcript data, including class rank, GPA, and ACT scores

UNK has totally revamped their Freshmen Scholarship program. They now award freshmen scholarships using GPA and ACT scores. Students must have a 3.20 or higher GPA and a 23 or higher ACT score to qualify for an academic scholarship. Their largest scholarship is still the Board of Regents (full tuition) but the next levels have changed names. In addition to the Regents, they now offer the UNK Distinguished Scholar Award and the UNK Loper Achievement Award. Here is the link to their new scholarship information (and a cool grid) for Nebraska residents:

New Honors Program Admission Requirements: 3.75 or higher GPA and 27 or higher ACT

New in the Kearney Health Opportunities Program (KHOP) this year: Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant have been added!

Kearney Law Opportunities Scholarship (KLOP) – KLOP was added as a new opportunity late last fall. The KLOP deadline is November 15th, 2017: