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

Landmark College Open House

Landmark College will host an Open House on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016, will provide families of students with language-based learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD a firsthand look at the college’s innovative approach to helping students achieve a personal understanding of their strengths and learning challenges.

Some of the highlights of this event:

*Presentations on how Landmark integrates innovative learning strategies and skills into every course
*Introduction to its Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs, including our B.S. in Computer Science, B.A. in Studio Art, and A.S. in Life Sciences
*Student panel on life and learning as a Landmark College student
*Presentations on Financial Aid; Transfer, Career & Internship Services; and Summer Programs

Questions? Please contact Landmark College at 802-387-6718 or email’s Scholarship Opportunities announces that the 12 scholarships listed below are currently accepting applications.  Please read the eligibility and application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Coca-Cola Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (1400 Awards – $20,000)

2. Carid Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (2 Awards – $1,000)

3. Horatio Alger Scholarship – October 25, 2016 (106 Awards – $25,000)

4. College Jumpstart Scholarship – October 17, 2016 (2 Awards – $1,000)

5. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)

6. ShipDig Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)

7. Create Real Impact Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (10 Awards – $1,500)

8. Hit the Books Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $500)

9. SP Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (10 Awards – $10,000)

10. VIP Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $5,000)

11. Review It Scholarship – September 30, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)

12. You Deserve It Scholarship – September 29, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)

Helen Roeske Financial Assistance Fund

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers the Helen Roeske Financial Assistance Fund to help LPS high school students who attended Hartley Elementary.  Eligible students must have attended Hartley Elementary (no minimum years required, just attendance) and be at risk of dropping out of high school because of family financial circumstances.  There is approximately $425.00 available from this fund for the 2016-17 school year to help a student remain in school.

The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016.  The Lincoln Community Foundation will select a recipient by November 15, and will inform the student and his/her counselor.  The grant will be made to the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools and instructions for accessing the funds will be sent to the chosen student and his/her counselor.

For more details, or any questions you may have, please email or call  Michelle Paulk at 402-474-2345.

Creative Center’s Learn Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Learn Adobe Illustrator
on October 13
  • Illustrator Environment
  • Drawing Basic Shapes
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Using Brushes
  • Creating Compound Paths
  • Working with Color and Strokes
  • Transforming Objects
  • Saving and Printing out of Illustrator

Bring your own laptop and software or use one of our Macs!


Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Time: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)

Where: Creative Center, 10850 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68164

Cost: $249

Registration: through Eventbrite