KU Updates

KU’s LEAD Program deadline is Dec. 1.

This accelerated degree program allows high-achieving students to earn both a bachelor of arts and a juris doctor degree — and graduate in six years, at least a year sooner than they would in traditional programs. Prospective freshmen who meet the admission requirements (below) may apply for LEAD. Acceptance into the School of Law portion of the program will depend on a student’s undergraduate academic performance and LSAT scores. 

Students have until Dec. 1 to apply to the LEAD Program.

Applications to the LEAD Program will be reviewed in mid-March of 2015. For the full list of requirements, deadlines, and to begin any applications, please have your students visit admissions.ku.edu/lead.

KU’s Multicultural Scholars Program priority deadline is Dec. 15.

The MSP at KU is a special and unique opportunity for undergraduate students. The MSP increases the diversity of the student body at the University of Kansas and provides support and opportunities that will assist them in their academic success and career planning. Benefits of the program include individualized mentoring, special scholarships and study abroad opportunities, and social and cultural activities. More information on the program can be found at msp.ku.edu.

COE College’s Physics & Pre-Engineering Showcase Day


A Scanning Electron Microscope,
Atomic Force Microscope,
MicroRaman Spectrometer,
Aerolevitator Furnace and more—all for use by undergraduate students.

Are your students ready to get started?

Schedule a visit during our Physics & Pre-Engineering Showcase Day on November 21-22 and we’ll cover the expense of their meals and overnight accommodations.  

By the time your students leave campus, they’ll see why, since 1979, 100% of physics graduates accepted to graduate school received fully funded fellowships and stipends.

Register online, call 877.CALL.COE or email admission@coe.edu today.

UNL’s Advanced Scholars Program

UNL is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Semester. Application deadline is January 9, 2015; but students are encouraged to apply early. Open registration for Spring 2015 courses begins November 12 and runs through January 11.
The Advanced Scholars website has instructions for students on how to enroll, ordering textbooks, paying tuition, beginning their online course(s), and important dates.
Applying for the Advanced Scholars program
Students applying for Advanced Scholars need to provide the following information:
UNL Visiting Student Application for Admission (to be completed online by the student).
A one-time $45 application fee is required. This fee is waived if the student has applied to the University system within the last 12 months. The Visiting Student Application for Admission is good for only one semester. If the student wants to take courses in Spring 2015, the student will need to apply again later this fall (but not pay the $45 fee).
High School Student Hour Approval Form (to be completed by the counselor and principal)
Tuition & Grades Signature Form (to be completed by the student and parent/guardian)
Nebraska high school students may qualify for the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program offered by Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education.
Registering for Advanced Scholars courses
Once students have received their NUID and temporary TrueYou password from the Office of Admissions, they can register for Advanced Scholars course(s).
Note: MyRed registration steps have changed since last semester.  Step-by-step instructions are listed here.
Math Placement
Students taking a mathematics course must take the Math Placement Examination.
Textbook Information »

Textbook Information
The University Bookstore allows you to purchase or rent textbooks online and have materials shipped directly to you. You are not obligated to purchase or rent books from the University Bookstore.
Logging into Advanced Scholars courses
Students receive their Blackboard username and password from the UNL Information Technology Services Computer Help Center (402-472-3970). Students should call that office and tell them their NUID and TrueYou password. That office will assign them a Blackboard username and password. Students have access to their course(s) a couple of days before the start of the semester.

EducationQuest Reminders for Seniors

Seniors…have you submitted your college applications?
If you haven’t submitted your college admission applications yet, it’s time to get serious! Contact your top college choices to determine application deadlines and procedures. Ask if the admission application is also the application for college-based scholarships. If not, ask about the scholarship application process.

Winning the scholarship game
Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships:

Don’t ever pay for scholarship searches! Use free resources such as ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org with over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships. Free national sites include Fastaid, ScholarshipExperts.com, School Soup, and Scholarships.com.

Visit your school counselor often for information about local scholarships.

Focus on local and college-specific scholarships because you’re more likely to earn them.

Update your activities, honors, community service or paid jobs using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org.

Earn the best possible ACT/SAT scores by taking the exam in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year.

Use quality references such as a teacher, coach or counselor. Encourage them to write specific examples of your leadership skills. Give them advance notice and a specific deadline.

Tailor your essay to the scholarship. Ask an English teacher to read your essay and offer advice on making a big impact. Your essay will need to stand out from other applications.


December “To Do” List
Complete these tasks during December to stay on the right college planning track.

__ Submit college applications.
__ Estimate your FAFSA results using the College Funding Estimator at EducationQuest.org.
__ Attend the Financial Aid Program in your area.
__ Continue to apply for scholarships.

__ Attend the Financial Aid Program in your area.
__ Search for scholarships.
__ Register by December 29 for the January 24 SAT.
__ Register by January 9 for the February 7 ACT.


For free help with college planning, stop by the Counseling Center to schedule an appointment with Anders Peterson, College Planning Specialist with EducationQuest.

UNO – CBA Scholars Academy

The College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha has a new program, the CBA Scholars Academy, that may be of interest to your high school seniors and juniors as they are making decisions on where to pursue their higher education.

This new program is starting in fall 2015, and we are recruiting high-achieving and ambitious high school seniors seeking unique collegiate opportunities within a business school. Through rigorous academic work, strong connections to local businesses, and a broadened worldview through travel abroad and community service, Academy Scholars will receive a unique experience that will prepare them to be the business leaders of tomorrow.

Many classes in a variety of business topics will be reserved for students in the Academy, allowing those who excel in the classroom to challenge each other. Students will also have streamlined access to professionals in the business community through monthly mentorship programs, corporate visits, workshops, and internships.

Twenty students will be competitively selected for the Scholars Academy each year, with the first cohort admitted for fall 2015. All students in the program will receive at minimum a $2,500 scholarship each academic year (for four years) and a one-time $2,000 scholarship to study abroad; these scholarships are stackable with most other scholarships available through UNO and CBA. The application for the program is on our website; the priority deadline is December 15 and the final deadline is February 1.

If you  have questions or would like any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Bethany Hughes, Director of the CBA Scholars Academy, at 402-554-3192 or bjhughes@unomaha.edu.



Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship

The University of Nebraska’s Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)  is now accepting applications for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by the PKI.  Scholars are chosen from the best and the brightest students who are committed to life-long learning and prepared to contribute to society and the future of technology.  The Scott Scholarship covers room and board, student fees, course books, and a laptop computers.  When paired with a University of Nebraska at Omaha Regents’ Scholarship, it is considered a full-ride scholarship.  Out-of-State Scott Scholar recipients may also be eligible for funding.

Qualifications include:

ACT composite score of 30 or higher

3.5 cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale

Demonstrated leadership abilities

Undergraduate programs based at PKI and taught by the College of Engineering or the College of Information Science & Technology:

Architectural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Construction Engineering

Construction Management

Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering


Computer Science

Information Assurance

IT Innovation

Management Information Systems

Students may apply at:  https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/

Students may still register for the upcoming Scott Scholar Information Session held on November 10, 2014:  https://docs.google.com/a/pki.nebraska.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHJMTW5YbzZNWFphSFhLUTBpYWtQSUE6MA

Please note, the deadline for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship application is December 15, 2014.

UNL Admissions Work Session

Rebecca Carr, Admissions Counselor from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) will be at LSW on Tuesday November 25th from 2:05 to 3:05 in C113 lab to assist students in completing the UNL application and answer any questions pertaining to UNL admission. She will be able to assist with submitting the Personal Statement as well as paying the enrollment fee.

Anders Peterson from EducationQuest is at LSW every Thursday to assist students/families in completing the FAFSA and the Susan Thompson Buffet scholarship application. Sign up in the counseling center to meet with Anders.