Foundation LPS Scholarships

The Foundation for LPS Scholarship 2017 Handbook is available by clicking here. The Guideline to the Foundation for LPS Scholarship Process may be downloaded by clicking here. Seniors may now apply for the Foundation LPS Scholarships at the following website —  If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Foundation for LPS at 402-436-1856.

Seton Hall’s Sustainable Development Challenge

Do you want to make a difference in the world while winning a scholarship and cash prize?

Seton Hall’s Sustainable Development Challenge is designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet. We encourage students to be an agent of change and embrace the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals of fighting inequality and injustice and tackling climate change by 2030.

Ten finalists will be selected in late March to present their ideas on Friday, April 23 at Seton Hall (in person or via skype) and winning prizes will be as follows:

1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize, plus a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).
2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize, plus a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).
All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter
To enter students must submit a 300-500 word statement addressing their thoughts and ideas about how they can be part of the solution and raise awareness or effect change related to one of the UN goals.

To learn more or submit an entry visit


Sunday, March 12, 2017 at midnight

All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

All students who submit an idea are invited to the presentations and will also be invited to a congratulatory reception on campus immediately following the event where they will meet with Seton Hall faculty and community members who are experts in the fields of international affairs and sustainable development.


Plains Equipment: Student Opportunity

A career event for a select group of students will be held at the Plains Equipment Group location in Seward on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9:00 to 12:30.

Students selected for this event should possess the following:

  • Mechanical inclination
  • An interest in active hands on work
  • A desire to know how systems work
  • An interest in agriculture

This career event will give the selected group of students an opportunity to experience the world of a John Deere Ag Technician and will introduce them to the possibility of earning a John Deere Ag Tech Degree through a sponsorship by Plains Equipment Group.  There is also an offer of a tuition reimbursement plan where a student’s tuition and fees could be paid at 100%.

Please notify Diane Waters by Thursday, January 12, 2017 with your name and grade level if are interested in this opportunity so that a spot can be reserved for.  Her contact info is as follows:

KU Deadlines & Reminders

Spring Visit Registration Open
KU’s  visit opportunities are customized for meeting student’s goals based on where they are on their path to college. Students are encouraged to sign up for the campus visit that fits them.
December Test Scores
Students who take the ACT or SAT in December should submit their scores to KU by Feb. 1. These scores are the last that can be used for scholarship reconsideration – if a student applied by the Nov. 1 scholarship deadline, KU will use their best test result to determine funding levels.

Duke Summer Academy

Duke Summer Academy is offering more of its dynamic courses than ever before.  Whether you want to spend this summer implementing your business ideas, building the foundation for a career in biomedical engineering, or building up community service hours to strengthen your college application, we have a course for you.

Check out the list below to get a taste of what Duke is offering next summer:

The Global Leader – Develop leadership skills and put them into practice as you learn about world diplomacy.
The Global Entrepreneur – Improve your skills in problem solving, risk analysis, creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork to become a cutting-edge innovator.
The Global Incubator – Take your idea to the next level and make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
The Global Giver – Give back by learning about philanthropy from the ground up, and earn 60 hours community service hours.
The Global Researcher – Learn about biomedical engineering research and experience a real Duke laboratory.

Interested in learning more?  Check out Duke’s full course descriptions.

Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin is a distinctive small university located in the beautiful Staunton, Virginia, close to Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.  Beginning in Fall 2017, at Mary Baldwin University men and women can experience our fast track-career programs through its residential University College by participating in any one of these signature living and learning communities:

  • Murphy Deming Scholars in the Health Professions:  Students can earn their degree in health sciences, biology, chemistry, or psychology in three years and enter graduate school early with a professional portfolio of internships, clinical shadowing, and research.
  • Education Leaders:  Students can earn a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in four years and enter the workforce licensed in one or more high demand areas, prepared to lead in the classroom and beyond.
  • Shakespeare and Performance: Immersive cultural experiences leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 4 or 5 years (Master of Letters in Shakespeare; Master of Arts in Teaching; Micro-MBA).  Students will learn from experienced, talented, and professional faculty as well as esteemed guest artists.

Within the residential College for Women, there are even more unique learning opportunities for students:

  • Women Entrepreneurs:  A pioneering new living learning community leading to a certificate in entrepreneurship and an MBA in four years.
  • Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership:  The nation’s only cadet corps for women, VWIL is a premiere leadership program that supports the self-discipline needed to succeed in military and civilian life.
  • Program for the Exceptionally Gifted:  Skip all or part of high school through this immersive, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree.

Experience the Leadership Advantage.  This signature set of experiences will prepare you well for your future.  You will connect ideas with action through:

  • Exceptional academics guided by faculty who are committed to student success; 56 majors and minors
  • Opportunities for experiential learning, in and out of the classroom; 570 leadership positions
  • Personal and professional development, so students can translate their education into career success

Please visit the university’s website here for more information on these exciting programs and new initiatives.

LPS Seniors with Data on Google Drive

This message is very important for LPS Seniors (graduates) with data on Google Drive that they wish to take with them.  EVERY Senior is encouraged to retrieve this data prior to leaving LPS.  Even if they are unsure if they will ever want it, it is very important to grab it NOW.  As soon as they leave LPS (even the day after they leave) their files are no longer available to them.
Please encourage ALL GRADUATING SENIORS to follow the instructions on THIS PAGE prior to graduation.

Cottey College

Cottey College is a  Midwestern regional college, and considered to be one of the best value college in Missouri, and one of the most affordable women’s colleges, Cottey College is also the only school in Missouri to make the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in all four categories (economic opportunity, education, general and interfaith).

As part of the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge, 2015 is the second year in a row Cottey has earned a place on the interfaith honor roll with distinction.

Interested seniors are encouraged to apply for admission before the priority deadline on Saturday, December 31, 2016, and pay no application fee when they submit the Common Application!

OU’s Extended Deadline for Scholarships

OU has extended its application deadline for students to be considered for academic, merit-based scholarships. The extended deadline of December 31 will allow students ample time during their holiday break to submit their OU application. The only item the student must submit by December 31 to be considered for these scholarships is the application.

Supporting application materials do not need to be submitted by December 31 for a student to be considered for these scholarships. Students may request their transcripts from you once they return to school in January. They may also submit their ACT or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, and the application fee following the holiday break. Please note that a student’s application will not be reviewed for an admissions decision until all materials have been received.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (405) 325-2151 or