Capital City Kiwanis Club: Scholarship Reminder

The Capital City Kiwanis Club reminds students that the due date for their scholarship is March 15th and have only received two applications as of the end of February. They would like to have two applications from each of the 16 eligible schools. Below are some suggestions provided by the Capital City Kiwanis Club for potential scholarship applicants:

  • They are looking more for students who are good citizens with a college degree goal than for regent’s scholars who already receive full tuition.
  • Areas of interest for their scholarships are Elem. Ed., Arts or Law, Nursing (LNE Preferred – others please apply, including nontraditional students) and UN-L Golf Mgt. at UN-L (New this year). Students with other collegiate majors will be awarded also.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to students accepted at accredited Nebraska colleges or universities but not to members of the Kiwanis family.
  • Any SCC associate degree program qualifies.
  • Students from all Lancaster High Schools may apply – Lancaster Co. residency is not required except for a nontraditional applicant for the Farmer Nursing Scholarship.
  • The Scholarship Awards dinner will be in May or early June.
  • They are impressed, when seniors who are servers and store clerks state that they know who their counselor is and about Education Quest.


LSW Parent Advisory Council Scholarships

The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (4) $400 scholarships to students who are graduating in 2016 and plan to attend an accredited one-year in-state certificated program or a two to four year college or university.
Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a “Meaningful School or Community Activity” they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.
Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website by clicking here or through Scholarship Quest. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 23rd. Staple your completed application form and attach it to the front of your essay when turning it in to the counseling center.

I’m First: Scholarships & Financial Aid Programs

Opportunity Knocks features programs and opportunities for first-generation college students on our College Partner campuses. This edition focuses on:

Scholarships & Financial Aid Programs

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National Hispanic Recognition Program 
The National Hispanic Recognition Program offers academic recognition to Hispanic students who have received high achieving scores on the PSAT/NMSQT, taken during their junior year in high school, and who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Boston University awards a four-year, $20,000 tuition scholarship to National Hispanic Recognition Program finalists with exceptional high school academic records.
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University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA

All-Grant Financial Aid for Qualifying Students
Penn’s All-Grant Program provides students with a financial aid award that includes grants and a work-study job. There are no loans included in a student’s financial aid award. All undergraduate students eligible for financial aid at Penn receive these all-grant aid packages, regardless of family income level.
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Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

Scholarships and Targeted Recruitment Programs
Bucknell offers Presidential Fellowships and Dean’s Scholarships, as well as scholarships to support women in engineering and mathematics scholars. Campus Enrichment Scholarships recognize the perspectives of first-gen college students, those outside the university’s geographic area and those committed to bringing cultural and intellectual diversity to campus.
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First-Generation Scholarships
The Office of Financial Aid offers several scholarships specifically for first generation students, including: Sylvester Broome Scholarship, Incentive Scholarship Program (ISP), Annie Mae Pointer Scholarship, Dr. Douglas L. Wright Memorial
Scholarship, Floyd J. McCree Scholarship First Generation & under-served minority students are eligible for numerous other scholarships in addition to the above.
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Quest Whole Person Scholarship
The Quest Whole Person Scholarship Program was created to recognize students who are tireless on their quest for wholeness. Participants receive scholarships ranging in value up to $20,000 per year. High school and transfer students must be nominated in order to participate.
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University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Advantage Iowa Award
This award is given to individuals who contribute to our growing diverse student population. It is meant to help the recipients financially as they continue through their college career. Many factors are considered when selecting recipients including race/ethnic background, socio-economic status, whether the student is a first-generation college student, and participation in a federally funded Upward Bound program while in high school.
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Presidential Award Program
The PAP Scholars Program is a four-year scholarship program that promotes student success in collaboration with the UIC community. PAP Scholars participate in the PAP Academy which includes of Summer College and a First Year Experience. Students are also encouraged to participate in research, a study abroad experience, specialized seminars facilitated by faculty liaisons, and career and graduate/ professional school preparation.
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Richmond in Reach
Richmond in Reach, the University’s need-based financial aid program, meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for all U.S. students. Aid packages averaging $43,000 are made up primarily of grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid, with loans and work-study kept to a minimum. Additionally, Virginia residents whose family income is less than $60,000 qualify for an aid package equal to full tuition, room and board, with no loans.
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Garlington Award
Five incoming freshman receive $2,500 per year as winners of the Garlington Award. These students will show a strong past commitment to diversity, and in order to renew the award for future years, these students will be active members of the Student Diversity Council and one other Student Multicultural organization. These students will be active participants in student diversity programming on campus, advocating for multicultural education, and raising awareness of social justice issues.
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Nebraska Action Coalition-Future of Nursing

Victoria Vinton, Director of the Nebraska Action Coalition-Future of Nursing (NAC) — — explains that this organization’s mission is to transform healthcare through nursing partnering with Nebraska leaders (an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP). Nebraska faces a looming nursing shortage and the nurses caring for Nebraskans do not match the diverse population we care for. The NAC has developed an Explore Nursing/Diversity Toolkit which we are excited to share with schools across the state. ​
For more information, please contact:
Victoria Vinton, MSN, RN
Director, Nebraska Action Coalition-Future of Nursing
12565 W. Center Rd. Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68144-3810

Nebraska Methodist College’s Summer 2016 Healthcare Career Camp

The 3rd annual Healthcare Career Camp will be held at Nebraska Methodist College (NMC). This year, we are excited to offer two camp options! We will continue to offer our experience camp, which includes overnight stay in our on-campus apartments, as well as a day-only camp. The camp offers students the chance for hands-on experiences in all of our degree programs, as well as time in our Human A&P (Cadaver Lab), Pathology Lab (at Main Campus hospital) and our Microbiology Lab.

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Day Camp Dates:  June 27-30, 2016

Cost:  $275

This day camp gives you the opportunity to learn about the healthcare world and experience a variety of exciting activities throughout the day while enabling you to head home at the end of each day.

Overnight Camp Dates: July 11-14, 2016

Cost: $400

Our overnight camp provides you the same introduction to healthcare as the day camp but allows you to immerse yourself in a true college experience by letting you stay overnight in our apartment-style, on-campus housing. Activities will be planned for each evening you stay on campus.

Both camps will take place at Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N 87th St, Omaha NE 68114.

Questions regarding the camp can be directed to Jillian Sisson at 402-354-7100 or

Oxbow Animal Health’s Vet Camp Assistant

Oxbow Animal Health is a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods
and supplements for small animals. We are currently seeking individuals to assist in our summer
educational Youth Veterinarian Camps as a Camp Assistant. Assistants will be responsible for
supporting camp counselors and the Camp Director in all aspects of the week-long camps and will
have direct interaction with groups of children ages 8-14. Camp season runs from June to early
August and there are assistant positions available in several camp locations in the Omaha and Lincoln
area. Depending on availability and qualifications, individuals may have the opportunity to support
one or more camp locations.

For camp dates and information, visit or call 1-800-249-0366

To apply for this volunteer position, please send your qualifications, availability & statement of interest to

Foundation for LPS Scholarships

Seniors are reminded that when applying for the Foundation of LPS Scholarships, acceptable forms of financial information (listed in order of preference) include the following:

1. FAFSA Student Aid Report (can be based on estimated tax returns or filed tax returns)
2. Free and Reduced Lunch Data (would need documentation)
3. EducationQuest Estimator
EducationQuest can help parent fill-out the FAFSA regardless if filed taxes or not. To make an appointment with Anders Peterson from EducationQuest for completing the FAFSA, please contact Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center at or 402-436-1306 Option #3.

Shadow Day at TCA

For students starting to think about next steps beyond high school, maybe looking at The Career Academy is an option. By test driving a career/college pathway at TCA while still in high school, He/she can start earning credits, save money, and could find a great fit!Invitation to a Shadow Day at TCA
Student are invited to attend a regular session at TCA to shadow a pathway of interest. This will allow for interaction with students and instructors within the selected pathway while also attending a session on how TCA works for students.

Explore — Discover — Earn Credits & Save Money
During the shadow day,   students will spend some time in the pathway classroom, tour the facility, and then interact with a student panel about the advantages of attending TCA. Students enrolled at TCA have multiple hands-on experiences with business/industry mentors and advisors, attend community events, and participate in competitions. Free transportation via bus from the home LPS high schools, free books, and free or discounted tuition is available to all students. Plus, students continue to earn LPS credits toward graduation requirements and will complete high school with a college transcript showing anywhere from 10 to 20+ SCC quarter credits with just one year at TCA! Students with a Diploma+ definitely standout on scholarship and college applications!

The Power of YOU!
The TCA Shadow Day will be held on February 26th during either our AM or PM session. To register for the Shadow Day, he must fill out the form found at:

Already interested in attending TCA? Submit your Interest Application now!
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YMCA Summer Jobs

The YMCA has several summer job opportunities for high school students. Over 40 JOB OPENINGS are available at ALL Lincoln Locations!•

  • Summer Child Care
  • Child Watch
  • Lifeguards & Swim Lesson Instructors
  • Custodial Staff
  • Youth Sports Officials

The Lincoln YMCAs Offer: Free Memberships for qualified staff: Flexible work schedules, FREE Y gear, Fun & supportive work environment. For more information or to apply, visit