EducationQuest Foundation’s Virtual Financial Aid Program

You’re invited to EducationQuest Foundation’s Virtual Financial Aid Program. By attending, you’ll learn how to pay for college and will be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship!

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30pm.

Register here to join the event.

As you participate in the presentation, you may want to reference these resources:

If you need help with college planning or the FAFSA, call EducationQuest to set up a free virtual appointment.

Other Resources

To stay on track to college, sign up for the Countdown2College email service and attend the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair September 27-30.

Change-Maker Scholarship Competition

The UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has launched the Change Maker Competition, a quick pitch scholarship competition for prospective and current CASNR students who dare to dream big and do the extraordinary to address worldwide issues. Submit a two-minute video explaining your big idea to address grand challenges and be entered to win full-tuition scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. Winning students will also be matched with a mentor to help make their big idea a reality.

Learn more and enter ›› https://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-change-maker-competition

ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

The ROTC has scholarships available to seniors who are starting college this fall at colleges across Nebraska including; Creighton, UNO, UNL, UNK, Wayne State, Chadron State, Doane University, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Concordia University.

The scholarships are for up to 3 years in length.  Students would need to contact the recruiting operations officer at UNL to find out more information on qualifications and how to apply: acloutier2@unl.edu

More information can be found on the following flyer: ROTC Flyer

UNL Next Steps Presentation

Seniors: Heading to UNL next year? If so you and your family can get questions answered during the UNL Next Steps presentation Thursday March 19th in the LSW Auditorium at 6:00 PM.

During Next Steps at Nebraska, representatives from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will answer questions regarding your next steps for enrollment, such as submitting your enrollment deposit, scholarships and financial aid, New Student Enrollment, housing, and commuting to campus. You will also be able to meet with a few of the academic colleges at UNL who would be able to answer any specific questions you have about your intended major/program.

Cameron Scholarship

The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation awards four-year, full-tuition, merit-based undergraduate scholarships to exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their high-achieving peers in their desire to make an impact on their communities and in the world at large. This Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE CLASS OF 2021. 

Early Application Deadline: May 22, 2020 at 12:00PM PT (NOON) 
Regular Application Deadline: September 11, 2020 12:00PM PT (NOON) 

The applicant must:

  • Prioritize academic excellence (maintaining a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies);
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • Be in the high school graduating Class of 2021, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
  • Excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities. This includes, but is not limited to: athletics, academic clubs, music lessons, performance art, and philanthropic organizations;
  • Be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic and social acumen. Scholars rise to the occasion and are both candid and confident;
  • Demonstrate active participation in community service and in civic-minded arenas, exhibiting an appreciation for the world outside themselves and a belief in their own capacity to effect change on scales both large and small

Submit by the Application Deadline*:

  • Online Application,
  • Two (2) required Letters of Recommendation** (these letters MUST be submitted prior to the Application Deadline for an Application to be considered complete), and
  • Transcript (unofficial is fine) certifying academic performance.

For more information please visit https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/home

Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship

A $400 scholarship will be awarded to one Native American graduating senior who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college or university.

Applicants are required to complete the Lincoln Community Foundation Application Form online at https://lcf.academicworks.com and submit the form and all required attachments electronically. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on March 15th.

Application required attachments:

1. High school transcript(s) (copies of transcripts are acceptable).

2. Financial Information that shows Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, which is on the first page of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR).

3. A copy of your proof of enrollment form or membership card for Native American Tribes

Bright Lights Camp Assistant volunteer opportunity

Be a Bright Lights Camp Assistant!

Earn 20+ volunteer hours and build your resume!

Choose your week: June 1-5, June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26, July 6-10

Choose your shift: Morning, afternoon, or all day

Camps take place at Holmes Elementary, and other community sites

Visit www.brightlights.org for additional information and to apply

Contact campassist@brightlights.org for any questions

Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship

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 2020 and ready to use the scholarship funds in the fall of 2020. 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. For additional information or questions, please contact the Southeast counseling department or Alynn Sampson at the Food Bank of Lincoln. (asampson@lincolnfoodbank.org, 402-904-6550 ext 101)

Scholarship is due by March 31st, 2020 and mailed to:

Food Bank of Lincoln

Attn: Alynn Sampson

4840 Doris Bair Circle Suite A

Lincoln, NE 68504

***BackPack Program provides food-filled backpacks each Friday throughout the school year.  If you received these bags in elementary or middle school, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  BackPack Program primarily serves students who are on or qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. If you did not receive a food filled back during elementary or middle school, you are not eligible to apply.

The scholarship winner will be chosen by a committee comprised of Food Bank of Lincoln supporters and staff members. The winner will be selected based on how well the applicant conveys the impact the BackPack Program had on his or her family and how the scholarship will help the student.