Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) Scholarships

 
The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering LPS seniors the opportunity to apply for the SOAR and STAR scholarships. For more information, please visit the LEA website at www.lincolneducationassociation.org or contact Emily Sears at 402-489-7500 or emily.sears@nsea.org.
SOAR Scholarship
The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a senior who has attended at least his/her senior year and is a graduate of a Lincoln Public Schools high school. This scholarship is awarded to a student who shows an interest in continuing their education at an accredited Nebraska educational institution. The scholarship will be paid to the institution after the completion of the first grading period.
Deadline: April 15th
The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) is offering a scholarship of $1,000 to a child of an LEA member. The child must have attended at least his/her senior year and be a graduate of a Lincoln Public Schools high school. This scholarship is awarded to students who show an interest in continuing their education at an accredited Nebraska educational institution.
The scholarship will be paid to the institution after the completion of the first grading period.

Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship

The Nebraska Coaches Association/Country Inn & Suites Scholarship has an application and additional information available at http://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php.  This fully funded scholarship program will award eight recipients $1,000 after successfully completing one semester at an accredited college or university.  District I & II will have two scholarships awarded within each district.  Districts III – VI will have one recipient in each district.

Deadline: April 27, 2015

 

Scholarship Criteria:

1) Upper 25% of class –OR-3.75 Cumulative GPA

2) Must be at least a 2 year participant in 2 sports

3) Must have earned varsity letter in 2 sports

4) Must include at least one letter of recommendation from a high school coach

5) ACT minimum score of 24

 

Scholarship winners will be announced in early May.

Ted X Omaha

A concert organizer. An LGBTQ advocate. A poet.

These are just some of the more than one dozen speakers and performers named as participants in the inaugural TEDxUNO event, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Announced earlier this year, TEDxUNO is one of the first TEDx university events in the state and is one of the few that exist regionally.

TEDxUNO is open to the public, but requires tickets in order to attend. One ticket is available per person. Tickets and schedule information for TEDxUNO are available on the TEDxUNO website. The TEDxUNO team is extending the $10 UNO student price to area high school students.  For individual high school tickets and group high school tickets, contact organizer, Ben Jager at bjager@unomaha.edu.

TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, was launched in 1984 and over the past three decades has spread across the world as one of the leaders in open discussion and dialogue.

TEDx events are independent and community-driven; there have been more than 10,000 TEDx events in 163 different countries.

An open call for speakers was put out in November with dozens of applicants from around the Omaha metro area interested in presenting on the event theme of “Community.”  Visit TEDxUNO.com to see the full list of speakers from around the UNO and Omaha community.

ScholarshipQuest

Seniors are reminded to register with ScholarshipQuest for local, regional, and state scholarship opportunities. New listings, which include links to the scholarships,  are listed below.

There will be scholarships added to ScholarshipQuest and the national searches on an ongoing basis from now through March for this year’s seniors. Links to national searches are available on ScholarshipQuest.

Fame & Partners’ Fashion Internship

 Liz Black, Head of Editorial & Social for the digital fashion company, Fame & Partners, announces that they are currently running an internship search that will allow one lucky year 12 student to receive a paid internship with our company and ASOS in New York City this summer. Fame & Partners will cover accommodation and transportation costs for the student as well.

For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.fameandpartners.com/fashionitgirl2015. Entries are open now and will close on February 28th. For more information, email lizb@fameandpartners.com or call her at 908-294-0766.