Announcements December 3, 2018

LEDA Scholars Program; FREE summer program at Princeton:

The LEDA Scholars Program is a completely free, potentially life changing opportunity. In order to be eligible for the program students must be Juniors, be in the top 10% of their class with an unweighted GPA of 3.6 and enrolled in rigorous coursework at the school. We also take into account involvement outside of the classroom and demonstrated leadership.

Beginning with a fully funded (travel, room, and board included), seven week residential program at Princeton University between junior and senior year of high school, LEDA builds a diverse community of high-achieving student-leaders who are prepared to succeed in college and beyond.

At our Summer Institute at Princeton, Scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, SAT/ACT prep, and college guidance, while building a supportive community with students from all over the United States. The program does not end when they return home. During Senior Year, Scholars continue to receive personalized counseling and support through the college application process, and LEDA covers all costs associated with applying to college. 100% of our Scholars go on to four-year colleges and over 90% attend the most selective colleges in the country, where they have unparalleled opportunities and excellent financial support. In college Scholars receive academic counseling and personal support from LEDA College Success as well as career counseling from the LEDA Career Network.

To be eligible for the program a student must be a junior in a public high school, a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have DACA status, and have a family income of less than $90,000. LEDA practices a holistic review process, but admitted Scholars typically have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.6, are enrolled in rigorous coursework available at their school, and have demonstrated leadership in their school, community, or at home.

Students can start the application by visiting our website at: http://ledascholars.org/our-program/leda-scholars-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/

The deadline to apply is December 10th 2018. However, we will be accepting applications until the beginning of Winter break.

More information:

2018 LEDA Brochure

2018 LEDA Flyer

2018 LEDA Scholar Presentation

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Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      

Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          

The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.

The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicities with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.

The deadline to refer students for YLS is Thursday, February 28, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.

Location and Date:

  • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago

Eligibility:

  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation

Is there a cost to attend YLS?

  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
  • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application

How to refer students:

  • USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving, pell-eligible, high school juniors
  • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.

How can students apply?

  • Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
  • View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard

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HSF’s Youth Leadership Institute (YLI)

Applications now open to Latino high school juniors!

Please note that the YLI and YLS (above) are different programs. Some students might be eligible to apply to both programs, but can only attend one.

The Youth Leadership Institute is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference for Latino high school juniors held at two top universities across the US. This highly selective program is designed to give young Latino leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.

More details are below, and you can also visit the YLI web page or Contact Us.

The deadline to refer students for YLI is Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The deadline for students to apply is Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:00pm PST.
Students can apply to ONE of the following locations and dates:

  • June 20-23, 2019 – University of Chicago
  • July 25-28, 2019 –  University of Southern California

Eligibility:

  • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
  • Identify as being of Hispanic heritage
  • Latino students from all socioeconomic backgrounds are welcome to apply
  • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
  • Currently attend high school in the United States or US territory
  • Plan to enroll full-time in a four-year degree program at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college/university after high school graduation

Is there a cost to attend YLI?

  • No, it is FREE to apply and participate. HSF covers food and housing on campus.
  • HSF will be able to provide round-trip transportation to the YLI location for students who request financial assistance within the application (to be reviewed on a case by case basis)

How to refer students:

  • USE THIS FORM to refer your high-achieving Latino high school juniors
  • Upon submission of this referral form, students will be contacted directly with instructions on how to apply. Remind students to check their spam folders.

How can students apply?

  • Go to hsf.net and Create a MyHSF Profile as a “Student”
  • View the “YLI 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard

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Senior Scholarships:

HSF SCHOLARSHIP (for high school seniors and current college students)

Help Us Spread the News:

The HSF Scholarship Application Opens January 1, 2019!

The HSF Scholarship is designed to aid students of Hispanic heritage in their pursuit of a college degree. Scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities. Awards are merit-based, and final amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on demonstrated financial need.

Phase 1 of the application, which is a short questionnaire, opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on February 5. After review of all Phase 1 submissions, the top qualified applicants will be invited to complete the application Phase 2.

Apply at HSF.net/scholarship.

About the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, the Fund has awarded over $588 million in scholarships and provides a range of programs for students, HSF Scholars, Alumni, and parents. For more information about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, please visit HSF.net
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The Office of Condoleezza Rice is now accepting applications for the Class of 2019. The students selected for the program receive:
  1. A KPMG Future Leaders Scholarship of $10,000 per year for 4 years of college
  2. A three-day KPMG Future Leaders Retreat the summer before their freshman year of college at Stanford University in Stanford, CA (July 14-16).
  3. Actively participate in a one-year KPMG Future Leaders Mentoring Program.

Below is the complete application, which includes an overview of the program, instructions on how to apply and a list of specific criteria needed to qualify.

Applications are due to the Office of Condoleezza Rice at Stanford University by January 31, 2019.

Apply HERE

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Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program

What is the Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded SCC a grant which is to be used for scholarships for students concentrating in nuclear-related associate degree programs.

The project goal is to help develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.

Awards are up to $3,000 per year per eligible student as long as funding is available.

Degree-seeking students who are accepted into or enrolled in the following Programs of Study are encouraged to submit an application for a scholarship from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Nuclear Energy Scholarship Program (NESP). Incoming students must meet the course-placement score for the program to which they applied.

Approved SCC programs of study:

  • Energy Generation Operations
  • Electrical & Electromechanical Technology
  • Electronic Systems Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Nondestructive Testing Technology

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission funds this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Applicant must complete the financial aid (FAFSA) application.
  2. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average or higher to retain this scholarship.
  3. If the recipient falls below a 3.0 in any given quarter, they will be placed on academic probation for the next quarter, during which time they must earn a 3.0 or above.
  4. Recipient must maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per term to be classified as a full-time student.
  5. The applicant must be a United States Citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
  6. Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in an approved program of study at Southeast Community College.
  7. Awardees must agree to serve a six-month service agreement in a nuclear-related field for each partial or full year of academic support, which begins upon completion of the degree or certificate program. The employment may be with a nuclear-related industry, state agencies, Department of Energy laboratories, the NRC or other federal agencies, or academia in the student’s sponsored fields of study. Other requirements apply. A full list is available with the program chair for Energy Generation Operations.

What is the service agreement?

The service agreement is required for all students in receipt of federal funds, and the student will agree to maintain satisfactory academic progress and secure employment for six months in a nuclear-related field, which begins upon completion of the degree or certificate program.

A good-faith effort by the student to secure employment in a nuclear-related field can be made with job applications, referrals, etc.

The student will agree to provide current contact information (address, telephone, email), and employment information, subject to the provisions of the Privacy Act, for as long as the student remains under obligated service. This information will be used solely for verifying appropriate nuclear-related employment in compliance with this service obligation.

After your application is submitted, you may be contacted by:
Barbara Keating, Southeast Community College
402-323-3628 or 800-828-0072, ext. 3628
bkeating@southeast.edu
or
John Pierce, Southeast Community College
402-761-8394 or 800-933-7223, ext. 8394
jpierce@southeast.edu

You also will be contacted for a personal interview with the NESP Scholarship Committee. Award recipients will be notified as soon as possible. The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books and fees. Each student may receive up to $3,000 per academic year. Awards will be deposited into the winning applicants’ student financial aid account shortly after award winners are announced.

  1. Applications are due as soon as possible so award will be available for your next available school term.
  2. An NESP scholarship committee made up of SCC faculty members and industry representatives will review and approve the scholarships. They will verify the following information:
    • All statements on the application are truthful
    • Confirm financial need status.
    • Confirm applicant’s ACCUPLACER® score or, if an applicant is already in a program, their current CGPA must be at least 3.0.

Apply HERE

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WWII Scholarship and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award

Applications must be sent electronically to the Foundation at lheaton@nshsf.org by January 25, 2019.  Incomplete submissions cannot be considered.  The Scholarship Committee will review the nominations and make their selections no later than March 15, 2019.  Winners will be notified by April 1, 2019.

Nomination form

Media release form

Scholarship Brochure

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Raymond G. Alvine Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

For more information or to apply visit: www.rgascholarship.org

 

 

 

Announcements November 15, 2018

Nebraska DAR Scholarships
Scholarship applications must be emailed by February 15, 2019, at midnight (EST).

DAR Scholarship Committee’s page

Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

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SCC Scholarship Workshop
December 5, 2018
Period 5, 6, or 7

Seniors will apply for SCC General Scholarship available to all students.
SCC Admissions Representatives will help students apply on-line for scholarships.
Sign up HERE attend!

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Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Workshop
December 5th, 9:45 AM
LNE Media Center

Learn how to apply for the Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship!
Kelli King, Director of the UNL Thompson Learning Community will teach participants the steps to apply for the scholarship, and give suggestions to help you do your best!
Participants will also be able to ask questions about the FAFSA and make appointments for FAFSA help from our EducationQuest College Planning Specialist, Cecilia Hernandez-Chavez.

Sign up HERE to attend!

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Bezos Scholarship Program

A year-long leadership development program for current high school juniors.

Learn about the program at bezosscholars.org

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Americas Farmers Scholarships

Applications accepted November 15, 2018 – February 6, 2018

Click HERE to apply

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