Announcements December 12th, 2017

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at:

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.




Juniors, you now have access to ACT Online Prep!!

On April 3, 2018 all 11th grade students will take the ACT test, a college entrance exam. The test is part of State Testing for accountability purposes. To help prepare for the test, the Nebraska Department of Education contracted with ACT to provide access to the ACT Online Prep (Link to information about the ACT Online Prep). The ACT Online Prep is an online program designed exclusively by ACT, featuring real questions from previous tests. This tool will give students additional opportunities to practice and monitor progress towards ACT benchmarks and College and Career Ready preparedness. To gain access to the system, 11th grade students should use the link and login information below.

URL: OR use the following jump code on the LPS website: P9BC

Usename: LPSemail (
Password: lpsstudent (all lower case)


Information about district-approved ACT preparation opportunities and college planning resources for students


Students taking Dual Credit classes who are eligible for the ACE Scholarship:
The ACE Scholarship deadline for fall term classes is December 15th.
Applications for Spring Term classes can be submitted NOW! Funding for these scholarships will run out, so
Do NOT delay your application!



NMC Student Programs – NEW Opportunities for 2018

Application deadline: 1/31/18.

NMC, in partnership with educational institutions across the Midwest, offers several options for students considering Diesel Technology for their future career! These programs allow us to provide students with an exceptional education and rewarding careers.
Full College Sponsorship: NMC, in partnership with Central Community College in Hastings, NE, offers a two-year Sponsorship Program that includes two paid summer internships, paid tuition for an Associates in Diesel Technology, and a rewarding career opportunity.

Click here for more information or to apply!



Southeast Community College Scholarships
Application Deadline: February 22, 2018



Female? First in Family to Go to College? Here’s a Scholarship for you!
The First-Plymouth Church Board for Women’s Ministries is pleased to introduce the Plymouth Pioneers Scholarship, awarded to female students who are the first in their families to attend post-secondary education. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded February 18, 2018 at our Annual Soup Supper. Applications are due Jan. 12. You do not need to be a First-Plymouth member to apply.

Click here to get application



Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Scholarship Amount – $500
Nominations must be received by Department Headquarters no later than June 15, 2018.

The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) scholarships not to exceed $500 each, 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. Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior. Selection of recipients will be based on complete applications, financial need, academic achievement and school and community involvement.

Click here for application




Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Amount – $500
Nominations must be received by Department Headquarters no later than March 1, 2018.

The American Legion, Department of Nebraska awards annual scholarships for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning. Applicants must be a high school graduate or be earning sufficient credits to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the spring semester, or be enrolled full time in a post-secondary institution as of the application deadline date of March 1st. They must also be sons or daughters, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, adopted or stepchildren of members of The American Legion, Department of Nebraska, or POW, MIA, KIA, or any veteran that was a current American Legion member at the time of death.

Applicants must be enrolled or in the process of being enrolled full time in an accredited Nebraska institution of higher education to include university, college or technical school, public or private. Selection of recipients will be made on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need, and the completion of all information requested in the application. Scholarship stipends will be sent to the institution of the recipient’s attendance to be held for use in their name for tuition and fees, books, room and board only.

Click here for application



Rotary District 5650 is currently seeking and accepting nominations for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA). Every April our district coordinates RYLA camp (April 6-8, 2018), an intensive 3-day training program for High School Sophomores and Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.

RYLA enables participants to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communications skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. In addition, RYLA provides participants the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and business professionals. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.

To make the camp a success we seek students from diverse backgrounds throughout our district. Diversity in this context includes any student who is interested in local and global issues and whose participation in this program would help expand their current experiences and perspectives. There is no limit as to how many students can apply as we hope to increase our participant numbers.

For more information about the program please visit:
Facebook page:

Online application is now available HERE. There is no cost associated with the application or the program.

Students will be notified of acceptance by the RYLA District 5650 Chair.

Emira Ibrahimpasic Tom Cardwell
Rotary District 5650 RYLA Chair Rotary District 5650 District Governor



Students taking Dual Credit classes who are eligible for the ACE Scholarship: The ACE Scholarship deadline
for Fall term classes is December 15th. Applications for Spring Term classes can be submitted NOW! Funding
for these scholarships will run out, so Do NOT delay your application!




EducationQuest has launched a new web-based interactive College Timeline for students in grades 9-12 that spells out steps you should take during fall, winter, spring, and summer to plan for college.

The Timeline is interactive in that it allows you to add your own tasks, get reminders when it’s time to complete tasks, and check off tasks when they’re complete. You can access these features by creating and/or logging into your MyEducationQuest account at

                                      Check it out! It should make the college planning process less overwhelming by breaking it into manageable tasks.



Please take a moment to view previously posted student opportunities and scholarships on the Counseling Center web page under the Student Tab and/or Financial Aid Tab. These can also be found on your Google Classroom!