University of Nebraska-Engineering

The University of Nebraska’s College of Engineering has provided the following answers to common questions/topics.
  • To have guaranteed admission into the UNL College of Engineering on either the Lincoln or Omaha campus, a student must have 1 unit of chemistry, 1 unit of physics, and 4 years of math through pre-calculus/trigonometry as well as an ACT of 24 (or an SAT of 1110). If you have a student interested in engineering, please make sure they are taking the proper courses in order to ensure their admission into the college.
  • A listing of AP/IB courses that Nebraska Engineering accepts is available online at These courses can be used for a student’s engineering curriculum. If you have a student who is taking an AP/IB course NOT on the list, or a dual enrollment course, please contact the engineering recruitment office before the student enrolls.
  • Nebraska Engineering does offer additional scholarships to incoming engineering freshmen, based on academic merit and financial need. These scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis through a student’s admission application to either UNO or UNL and do not require any additional applications or documentation. This is NOT true for students interested in the Raikes School or the Scott Scholarship program. Both of these entities have scholarships available to engineering students but require additional application materials and have earlier deadlines. For information on the Raikes program, students can visit and for the Scott Scholarship program,

Presidential Platform Challenge

Students are asked to submit a type written platform of no more than 1,000 words. The entry will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate issues, suggest solutions, and argue for their position in a well organized fashion. A digital video of the student reading their presidential platform will also be required.

  • The entry will be judged on the student’s ability to articulate issues, suggest solutions, and argue for their position in a well organized fashion.
  • A digital video of the student reading their presidential platform will also be required.
  • Two finalists will participate in  ‘Presidential Debate’ . The debate will use a question and answer format with political writers from Nebraska newspapers asking the questions. The winner of the recorded debate will win an additional $1,000 scholarship.
Entries are due no later than midnight October 15, 2016

2016 FALL CodeCrush Experience!

Due to overwhelming demand, UNO is opening up a second yearly Immersion Experience! Get ready for more ways to boost computer science education in your schools.

CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of information technology (IT). Part of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, this program program was created to help show girls all the cool and crush-worthy things you can do with IT. While the IT sector grows every day, there are too few skilled professionals to fill open positions and even fewer women.

When is CodeCrush?

November 9 – 12th.

What does it cost? 

Nothing! Meals, transportation around Omaha, lodging – it’s all free.

Who is eligible? 

Students must be in 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2016 school year, have parent permission and be nominated by a teacher/counselor/administrator who will also accompany them to the immersion experience. More than one student may be nominated.

Application deadline

October 5, 2016

Check out more information here:

If you have questions, please  contact:

Amanda Rucker at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science and Technology * 402.554.2070 *

University of California-Santa Cruz: Fall Saturday Tours

Students and their families are invited to visit the University of California, Santa Cruz campus for one of its  Fall Saturday Tours on October 29 or November 12, 2016.

This student-led campus tour event will provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a brief student panel and an all-walking campus tour.

Reservations must be made in advance online. Students need to sign up as soon as possible, since the tours will fill up fast. (Please note that UC Santa Cruz will not be offering a Preview Day in fall 2016.)

For students who cannot visit the campus this fall,  UC Santa Cruz will offer an online virtual tour in five languages.

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is accepting applications. They are looking for individuals who have a passion for service, want to make a difference and get the experience of a lifetime. Applicants should be men and women ages 18-24 (or will be 18 by the start of the program) who are enthusiastic and hard-working about joining the team as corps members.

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, 10-month, residential, national service program in which young adults – all 18 to 24 years old – serve nationwide each year. The NCCC program oversees two service tracks – NCCC and FEMA Corps – and members in these programs serve in teams of 8-12 on 3-7 service projects during their service.

NCCC members serve on projects that address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship and conservation, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.

FEMA Corps is for young adults who want to gain professional skills in emergency management while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) staff on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

During their service, members are provided housing, food, uniforms, and the equipment that they will need to be successful in the field. They will receive a modest bi-weekly stipend for personal expenses and if they successfully complete the program, they are awarded a $5,775 Education Award. This award can be used for future tuition costs or to pay back student loans.

Graduates of AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps gain marketable skills and receive preferential hiring status for over 200 Employers of National Service which includes organizations such as Disney, Comcast, American Red Cross, United Way, Arizona State University, and the National Park Service.

Click here to learn more AmeriCorps NCCC and click here to learn more about FEMA Corps.

Three cycles, summer, fall and winter are currently being offered. Those interested need to apply online by the deadline of the cycle they are interested in serving in. These deadlines are:

  • Summer Start: April 1
  • Fall Start: July 1
  • Winter Start: November 1

If you have any questions, please contact

University of Houston: Cougar Preview

The University of Houston invites students to participate in the Cougar Preview — its largest open house for future students — Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 or Saturday, April 1, 2017!

At #UHCougarPreview, students will be able to:

  • See our 667-acre campus, including a sneak peek of our residence halls
  • Learn about our admission requirements, academic programs and campus life
  • Interact with faculty, staff and current students
  • Experience what it’s like to be a Houston Cougar

Students may visit for more information.


Seniors at LSW will take a critical step in the college preparation process when they participate in a college application event on October 6th, 2016 at the school.

Lincoln Southwest High School is one of over 200 schools conducting events as part of the statewide Apply2College Campaign sponsored by EducationQuest Foundation.  During the event at LSW, seniors will get hands-on help with college applications from school staff and community volunteers.

 “Completing a college application can be overwhelming for many students – especially those from families unfamiliar with the process. This event will help reduce college application barriers students face and should increase the number of seniors who go on to pursue higher education.”

The Apply2College Campaign is part of the American College Application Campaign sponsored by the American Council on Education. All states are now participating in the annual program.

For more information and/or to sign up for this event, please click on one of the following links:

Seniors may sign up for this event through Wednesday, October 5th.

Participating colleges include those listed below:

8:30 – 11:30 * Media Center Lab

  • Doane University * Tim Moulton
  • Chadron State College * Kristina Pajeda
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University * Staci Bell
  • University of Nebraska-Kearney * John Gibbs
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln * Ryan Hogan
  • Wayne State College * Nathan Sieler
  • EducationQuest * Anders Peterson

11:00 – 1:30 * Media Center Lab

  • Chadron State College * Kristina Pajeda
  • Midlands University * Bonnie Martin
  • Hastings College * Ashley Sterling
  • Peru State College * Jari Dunekacke (Arrives at 12:30)
  • University of Nebraska-Omaha * Samantha Kruse
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln * Ryan Hogan
  • EducationQuest * Anders Peterson

1:30 – 3:30 * Media Center Lab

  • Creighton University * Grad Student
  • Kansas University * Angie Bass
  • Peru State College * Jari Dunekacke
  • Southeast Community College * Pat Frakes
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln * Ryan Hogan
  • EducationQuest * Anders Peterson


B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering the B. Davis scholarship for 2017. Please visit to learn more. This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  The site is free and there is no fee for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2017

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

If you have any questions, please contact