UNL Freshman Scholarship Process

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is moving to a more holistic freshman scholarship awarding process where a scholarship committee comprised of senior university administrators will be determining scholarship recipients. We are moving to this process in order to provide more hands-on and personal attention to scholarship applicants.
In determining a student’s scholarship, UNL will now look at a student’s entire academic profile. An academic profile includes, but is not limited to:
  • ACT/SAT score
  • Rigor and quality of high school academic courses
  • Class rank
  • Cumulative and core grade point average (GPA)
  • School profile
  • Chosen program of study
The new process is designed to better assess the academic abilities of each student while not penalizing them for the size of their high school and consider the rigor available at each school.
Although students will be reviewed by a scholarship committee, there are a few items that will remain the same:
  • Scholarships will continue to be awarded on a rolling basis.
  • Students that receive a higher ACT/SAT score and submit those scores will be reconsidered for scholarships. The December ACT/SAT scores is the last test score we will consider for scholarship purposes.
  • To be considered for all merit-based scholarships, applicants must complete their application by January 15, 2013. Once a scholarship has been offered, students have until May 1, 2013 (Enrollment Deposit deadline) to accept the offer.
  • Students are encouraged to submit a personal statement by January 15, 2013 to be considered for leadership, diversity, global and community service awards.
As always, the best way for students to determine which scholarship they qualify for is to apply. Since scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, the earlier a student applies, the earlier he or she will receive a scholarship package.

10th Annual Great Books for Great Kids Fundraiser

The 10thAnnual Great Books for Great Kids fundraiser is fast approaching!  This annual fundraiser sponsored by Runza®, will be held on September 25 with 15% of Runza’s® sales being donated to FLPS in order to purchase Golden Sower books for LPS classrooms.

 Here are a few ways you can help make this day a success:

  • Email the attached pdf to friends and colleagues and encourage them to pass the information onto their acquaintances.
  • Join and share the event on Facebook:
    • Visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/354945961253299/.  Once the event appears, click the ‘+Join’ button in the upper right hand corner of the page to join the event. Once you join, an ‘Invite Friends’ button will appear.  Click the button and select from your friends listing those to invite to the event.
    • You have the opportunity to share the event on your own Facebook wall.  Once you have joined the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/354945961253299/, a “Share” link will appear under the guest list on the left hand side.  Simply click, “Share” and add your own personal message to the status box.

2013 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Challenge your students
to write the next profile in courage.
Click here to learn more.
The deadline for submissions is January 5, 2013.
Mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency by encouraging your students to participate in the 2013 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The contest provides a unique opportunity to integrate lessons in history, writing, and current events while addressing national standards in social studies and language arts.

Contest topic: In 1,000 words or less, describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. official who served during or after 1956.

John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1940

John F. Kennedy graduates from Harvard, 1940.

For complete guidelines, curriculum materials,
and a link to a video, please visit www.jfklibrary.org.

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships

Register at ScholarshipQuest to learn  more about the $40,000 available in scholarships available from the Hy-Vee Foundation & many other scholarships available from local, regional, & state organizations that are based in Nebraska.

Additional information about the Hy-Vee Foundation scholarships are available at hy-vee.com under company info. Contact JoDee Claussen at jclaussen@hy-vee.com with questions.


Celebrate My Drive

State Farm is sponsoring an Event called Celebrate My Drive and Everyone 14 or older can register online and vote for our school, from September 10 – 15, each person gets one vote per day to help Lincoln Public Schools potentially win a $100,000 grant!    

Help us in spreading the word about Celebrate My Drive for Lincoln high schools can win this $100,000 prize.  Lincoln Southwest stepped up to be the designated school but all of the LPS District will receive a portion or the grant if we win.  We’d appreciate everyone’s vote for our nominated Lincoln Public High School- Lincoln Southwest.

Imagine all of the wonderful things we could do with the money to help our youth today!  Plus you’re invited to attend our Celebrate My Drive party on game day Saturday, September 15 at UNL Student Union area from 8 a.m. to Noon.

 If you are between the ages of 15-18 you name will automatically go into a drawing to win new car.  So vote every day to increase your chances!

 Click here and vote every day this week!


Small Group Counseling Opportunities

When faced with major life events, a student may feel isolated. However, there are often other students who having similar experiences. Small Group Counseling is a way for those students to connect and learn from each others’ experiences. The LSW Counseling Center is committed to helping students connect in a safe environment.

We are currently determining the interest level for the following small group opportunities:

  • Family Change
  • Grief/Loss
  • Victims of Sexual Assault
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic or Terminal Illness
  • Tools for Success (Study Skills)
  • Planning for the Future
  • First-Generation College Students
  • Women’s Issues
  • GLBTQA Support

If you are interested in signing up for any of the groups, please click here to complete a Small Group Counseling Opportunities Form which may be returned to the Counseling Center.

For more information about a group or small group counseling in general, please contact Ms. Burk at 402-436-1306, ext 66304 or mburk@lps.org