Foundation for LPS Scholarships

LPS high school students are now able to apply online for over 150 scholarships available through the Foundation for LPS at www.foundationforlps.org/ScholarshipApplication.  Scholarships range from $250 to $10,000.  All applications must be submitted online regardless of what the criteria stated in the past.  Students create an application profile and the software will direct them to specific scholarships they may be eligible for.  Multiple copies of required documents will no longer be necessary since these items (i.e. transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) can be uploaded to their profile/application(s) once and linked to multiple scholarships.  Applications are due by March 8.

Rotary South Annual Scholarship

The Lincoln South Rotary Scholarship Application for 2013 is now being accepted for the annual Lincoln South Rotary scholarship contest.  To find out more about Rotary International reference www.rotary.org. We will be awarding four scholarships to local high school seniors in the amounts of $1000.00 for first place, $500.00 for second place and $250.00  for each of two runners-up. The scholarship contest is open to local high school seniors who are actively involved in the leading their community through volunteer work and community service. In order to qualify students must complete the attached application and return it  by   March 8th 2013, 5:00 p.m. All applications must be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format.

For more information, contact Ryan Spaulding at executivedirector@nceelabs.com or 402-323-6233.

Ice Cream Flavor Creation Contest

What is the contest?
As a part of The Food Processing Center’s 30th Year Anniversary festivities, The Food Processing Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is sponsoring a contest for Nebraska’s high school sophomore and junior students to create a new ice cream flavor.

What is the winning prize?

  • The student will have the opportunity to visit UNL to participate in the final production run of the winning flavor.
  • At The Food Processing Center’s 30th Year Anniversary open house on June 9, 2013, the student will be recognized and awarded a certificate by Rolando Flores, director of The Food Processing Center. The public will also enjoy the award winning flavor at the open house.
  • In addition, the student will receive a $1,500 scholarship if the student enrolls as a declared food science and technology major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

What are the rules?
Participants must be a sophomore or junior at a Nebraska high school.

Participants may use extracts, colors, sauces and purées alone or in combination. Solid additions, such as chocolate chips, cookie pieces or nuts, are allowed, but not required. Additions may be varied and multiple, but items  with a high moisture content – fruit, for example – must be stabilized so they have a good texture. Fruit can be stabilized by cooking  in a sugar base; The Food Processing Center website offers advice here: fpc.unl.edu/contest-fresh-fruits.  One swirl is allowed, but not required.

Making the flavor prior to recipe submission is not required; however, if you choose to do so, a base mix recipe is offered here: fpc.unl.edu/contest-base-recipe. All submissions will be assessed by a team of experts and only a limited number will be further developed by The Food Processing Center for evaluation. Final product development will be performed by The Food Processing Center. The winning recipe will become the sole property of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

While considering ingredients, participants should keep in mind there will be financial restrictions to ready the recipe for commercial production. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of uniqueness of concept, overall appeal and feasibility. The current flavors should not be replicated; the Dairy Store website lists those flavors: dairystore.unl.edu/ice-cream.

Participants must provide a list of ingredients to be used in the recipe. A list of commercial ingredients is provided at fpc.unl.edu/contest-ingredients. Those who use a “home-made” ingredient recipe should supply instructions on how to prepare the ingredients from scratch.

Participants need to complete a contest application and include it along with their flavor submission. Click here to download the application.

When are entry submissions due?
Entry deadline is April 2, 2013, with the winner announced by April 30, 2013. The winning student will be notified before public announcement.

If you have any questions, email fpc@unl.edu or contact Jonathan Hnosko (jhnosko2@unl.edu) at 402-472-2267 or Lori Byrne (lbyrne1@unl.edu) at 402-472-3991.

Rally 4 Rewards

U.S. Bank has been a proud partner of the Nebraska School Activities Association for more than 15 years. Starting yesterday, Jan. 28, we kicked off a new promotion I want to share with you to benefit schools across the state.

Rally 4 Reward$ is an online promotion which will ultimately award cash to NSAA member high schools for use in their activities fund. One high school in each of the six NSAA classifications will win $2,500, courtesy of U.S. Bank.

How can a school win?   This “virtual” promotion is run through U.S. Bank’s facebook page, where fans can nominate their favorite high school, with top vote-getters receiving the $2500 at the end of eight weeks. All the details are available online:

The URLs:
         http://www.facebook.com/usbank/app_333175553462272   (Facebook)
         http://cafegive.com/usbank/rally4rewards/Nebraska (Web micro-site)

Consider sharing this information with friends, family and other fans!  We want to ensure this great opportunity reaches as many people as possible to give your school the best possible chance to win.

The program concludes on Saturday, March 23, so spread the word at your school and try to win the top prize in your classification!

Online Registration

Students have until February 15th to complete the online registration process. For students who do not register, their classes will be selected for them & they will not have the opportunity to change the classes selected. There will be one FINAL registration assistance session held during P/T Conferences on Monday, February 11th at 4 to 7 p.m.

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

Applications for the 2013 Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program are available now and due March 15.  Summer Scholars spend the summer at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, George Washington, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, NYU, Smith, and Stanford.

Who are Summer Scholars?
Summer Scholars are talented female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Summer Scholars have demonstrated academic and leadership potential, and are typically in the top 10% of their high school class. Most Summer Scholars are current sophomores and juniors, though we will also accept applications from exceptional freshmen.

Summer Scholars come from a range of backgrounds, and scholarships are granted based on financial need. Typically 45% of the group comes from lower-income families, 45% from middle-income families, and 10% receive merit scholarships. Merit scholarships are granted to students who do not demonstrate financial need, but who have exceptional academic, intellectual, and leadership qualities.

How do students apply?
Instructions for completing the application are available on the Joyce Ivy Foundation website:   www.joyceivyfoundation.org
Application Available Now
Deadline: March 15, 2013
Students must also apply directly to the college summer program, under separate deadlines. Visit the Joyce Ivy Foundation website to learn more.

FAFSA Assistance

Seniors & their families who would like assistance with completing the FAFSA may schedule an appointment at LSW with Anders Peterson,  EducationQuest’s College Planning Specialist.

 A sign-up sheet is in the Counseling Center for times available on:

  • Thursday, February 7th
  • Thursday, February 21st
  • Thursday, March 7th
  • Thursday, March 28th

 Bring the items shown on the FAFSA Checklist, which is located at http://apps.educationquest.org/pdfs/FAFSAchecklist1314.pdf.

If seniors & their families have questions about the FAFSA or financial aid, please contact EducationQuest’s 13th & O Street office at 402.475.5222 & select option 1 or email Anders at AndersP@educationquest.org.