2015 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

 + A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

 Interested students need to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here they’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Deadline: June 30, 2015


Volunteer Opportunities

VolunteerPartners.org has the following volunteer opportunities available:

Capital Humane Society – EVENT!
Contact: Charleen Engberg
Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival – Our Tails ‘n Trails Pet Walk & Festival is Saturday, May 16th. We need dozens of volunteers to manage the games and activities from 10am-2pm.
We also need volunteers to help take down displays, tables, etc., after the event from about 2-4pm.
Please contact Charleen Engberg at edvol@capitalhumanesociety.org for more details if you are interested and available to help. We need all individuals to sign up to help by May 9.

Keep Lincoln and Lancaster County Beautiful – EVENT!
Contact: Adam Rhoads
(402) 441-8035
Lincoln Marathon Litter Cleanup – Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful, a program of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, is partnering with the Lincoln Marathon to make the 2015 race a litter free event. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter, recyclables and clothing along the race route after runners have passed. Groups of 3-5 volunteers are assigned a 2-3 mile stretch of the race route and provided with necessary supplies for cleanup. The Marathon is Sunday May 3rd, and volunteers are scheduled in ½ hour time slots from 9am to 1pm. Approximate volunteer time is 1-2 hours.
This is a great wellness opportunity for volunteers. All volunteers will be getting physical activity by walking along the race route, will be supporting a community event focused on a healthy activities and will be helping maintain a healthy environment in their community. Volunteers also get a free t-shirt for participating.

Hazardous Waste Collection Volunteers Needed                                                         Sat. April 25 volunteers are needed to help at Wal-Mart South, 87th & Hwy 2, hazardous waste collection. Volunteer shifts available 8:30-11:00 or 11:00-1:30.
•These events are a great way for the community to dispose of potentially hazardous products commonly found around the house.
•Hazardous waste accumulates throughout the year and it is important to use it up or dispose of it properly.
•Volunteers are needed at these events to direct traffic, conduct surveys, and provide the participants with educational material.

Indian Center – EVENT!
Von Villarreal @402-440-4607, vvillareal@icindn.org
Samantha Jones @402- 430-7039, sjones@icindn.org
Tara Cries For Ribs @402- 417-8898, tcriesforribs@icindn.org
Indian Center Youth Suicide Prevention Health Fair – Please come and volunteer at our second annual Indian Center Suicide Prevention Health Fair. We have included a FREE 5K Walk – Run. Our Theme is “Healthy Families Healthy Kids” focusing on youth to bring awareness that suicide is preventable and access is available.
Dates: May 2, 2015, at the Indian Center, 1100 Military Rd., Lincoln, NE
We need help at registration tables from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 to help people register for the 5K and to distribute race packets for those who registered on line.
Volunteers are needed for setup, monitoring the walk route, to distribute water at stations, helping with youth activities, and tear down at the end of the day.
We need people to help “buddy up” with first time 5K participants.
To register, visit http://indiancenterinc.firespring.org/volunteer-registration.html

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County – EVENT!
Contact: Georgann Roth
(402) 875-9320
Head Start Celebration Volunteers– Spring is here, flowers are blooming and Part Day Head Start is having their End of Year Celebration on Sat., May 9th from 10:00-1:00 at the popular Antelope Park, 2740 A Street, Lincoln.
Head Start focuses on delivering high quality child development programs while encouraging parents and guardians to become more involved in their child’s learning. Head Start staff establishes partnerships with parents and assist in identifying community support services.
The Celebration Festivities include giggles, smiles, hugs, food and fun.
We are looking for a few (up to 10) volunteers to help with some of the booths at the celebration.
These include: hula hoop, bean bag toss, art booth, food, banner decoration booth and more.

Lincoln Arts Council
Contact: Lori McAlister
(402) 434-2787
Art Supplies Drive for Prescott Elementary – The Lincoln Arts Council is conducting an art supplies drive. We need supplies for 330 students by May 1. Estimated cost for supplies is $5/student. We need individuals or groups to organize an art supplies drive at their workplace, office, school, church, etc. Basic, good-quality art tools that encourage self-expression will be distributed to Prescott Elementary students who participate in ART MAKES ME SMART. programs this spring. Suggested items include: crayons, markers, colored pencils and sharpener, sketch pads, water colors and brushes, glue sticks, Scotch tape, etc. For many children, these will be the only art supplies that they can call their own.
We will send these supplies home with the students in bright green Art Makes Me Smart. cinch bags provided by ArtFX Screen Printing and Embroidery.

Food Bank of Lincoln – EVENT!
Contact: Kim Miller
(402) 466-8170 ext. 121
Postal Food Drive– We are looking for volunteer groups to collect food donations on Saturday May 9th,
beginning at 8am. Get to know your community by joining our letter carriers with their annual food drive and assist them in alleviating hunger in Southeast Nebraska!

iHELP Scholarships

iHELP Student Loans and Student Loan Finance Corporation are proud to announce their nationwide scholarship program.  They are offering this opportunity to high school seniors and students already attending a college, university or technical school and will be attending in the 2015-2016 school year and are in good academic standing.

 There will be three scholarships: one (1) $3,000, one (1) $2,000 and one (1) $1,000 that will be chosen via a random drawing.  To register for this scholarship drawing visit the iHELP Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iHELP.Student.Loans , “Like” the page and click on the Scholarship Application tab and complete the electronic form.  The deadline for this drawing is June 30, 2015.  If you have any questions about the drawing or the iHELP Student Loan program feel free to contact Craig Green at craigg@slfc.com or 800-645-7404.