The EducationQuest Virtual College Fair is Coming Soon!

The EducationQuest Virtual College Fair is September 27-30!

During these four days, students and their families can virtual visit college booths, chat with college representatives in real time, and watch live or recorded college-prep sessions. This event is free to attend, but you must register — visit the EducationQuest Virtual College Fair website for all the details and to register!

Here’s a sneak peek at the College-Prep Sessions this year! Live sessions will be held Sept. 27 and will be broadcast via Zoom.
3:00-4:00 p.m. – What It Takes to Get Admitted to College
4:00-5:00 p.m. – What Are You Going to Major In?
5:00-6:00 p.m. – The Campus Visit – Your Key to Finding the Right College
6:00-7:00 p.m. – How to Find and Earn Scholarships
7:00-8:00 p.m. – How to Pay for College

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.

Scholarships for seniors!

Scholarship opps are starting to filter into counselor inboxes! See below for more info, and contact your counselor for any related questions!

Elks Lodge:

Introductory letter here; multiple opportunities available by completing one application, linked above! App deadline: 1/31/2021 @ 7p CST

Highlights from the organization:

  • Please note that the Lodge offers two renewable $1,000 scholarships to aspiring elementary and secondary teachers – we would like to receive more applications for these scholarships, so if you know of seniors headed in this direction, please suggest they apply. 
  • I also want to bring to your attention this year that the deadline for the Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship competition is November 15, 2020. This application is completed and submitted online. These scholarships are quite valuable, and the competition is very keen. In addition to a generous scholarship, winners also have the opportunity to travel for service projects throughout the U.S. An additional note – should any of your students advance past the first round, their counselor will be contacted to provide additional information. If you are contacted, please make your response a priority – deadlines are strict! These scholarship values range between $4,000 and $50,000 over the course of a 4-year degree. A Waverly High School student won a $20,000 scholarship in last year’s contest, proving it is possible for an outstanding Nebraska student to win one of these national prizes!

Horatio Alger Scholarship:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Household earnings of $55,000 or less.
  • GPA of 2.0
  • See education as a way to a better future. Commitment to pursuing a degree at an accredited institution.
  • Involvement in co-curricular and community activities
  • A United States citizen
  • Willing to complete an online application before October 25.

…and info from the organization:

This year more than 106 students nationally will receive Horatio Alger National Scholarships valued at $25,000 each. Recipients have exhibited integrity, academic promise, and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. National Scholarship recipients attend, as guests of the Association, the National Scholars Conference held annually in Washington, D.C. The Association has additional state and targeted scholarship programs in all states for high school seniors who will be attending college. One application for all of these scholarships.

2020 Summer School Information

2020 Summer School Information

Students who are interested in attending summer school need to complete the “2020 Southwest High School Summer School Enrollment” form.

This is the first step in signing up for summer school. Please view the “Summer School Directions for Students” and watch this WeVideo, which explains the summer school enrollment and course selection process.

The “Summer School Directions for Students” attachment also explains the difference between the two learning options for summer school: Remote Learning and E-Learning.

Once you complete the enrollment form, you will have access to complete your summer school course requests on StudentVue during the following time frames:
-Current Seniors: April 27th – May 21st
-Current Juniors: May 4th – May 21st
-Current Sophomores and Freshmen: May 11th – May 21st

Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

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.