Duke Summer College & Duke Summer Academy for High School Students

Applications are now being accepted for the Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective.  Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.

Students are encouraged to apply online today as spaces fill quickly! For more information, please contact:

Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students

Free: Kaplan Online Student ACT Test Prep Event

Attend a free online student ACT test prep event!
Thursday, December 15 | 7 p.m. ET

Students are invited to participate in a free online event to help prepare for the ACT– a live session covering all four subject areas on the ACT test. Kaplan expert instructors will outline the most commonly tested concepts on the ACT and provide an overview of the powerful interactive instruction available through ACT® Kaplan® Online Prep Live.
Students may bookmark this page and plan on joining us on the above date. If you can’t make the live event, check back later for a free on-demand recording of the presentation.

SCC At Your Service

SCC At Your Service will be held in the LSW Media Center Lab on Tuesday, January 10th from 10:15 AM to 3:15 PM. This event will provide seniors with extra support as they apply for admission and scholarships with Southeast Community College. SCC Admissions staff will assist students in submitting online applications for admissions and scholarships. It’s the perfect opportunity for students to receive one-on-one assistance and have questions answered.

To ensure that the application processes can be completed, students must have the following information available the day of the SCC at Your Service program:

  • Valid and functional e-mail address (it is strongly recommended that it be an email  address not associated with your high school)
  • Social Security Number
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number

To register for this event, please visit one of the following links:

Peru State College Cooperating School Scholarship

Seniors planning on attending Peru Sate College may apply for the Peru State College Cooperating Teachers Scholarship 2016. Click here to download the scholarship application.

  • Criteria:      Graduating senior in top half of class

    Active in school

    Possess leadership qualities

    Applicant must attend Peru State College beginning Fall 2017


  •  Amount:     One-half on-campus tuition per term; up to a maximum of 128

    credit hours over four years.

  • Selection:    This scholarship will be awarded to three (3) Lincoln Public Schools

    seniors from applications received at all six public high schools.

  • Deadline: January 20th, 2017 – Counseling Center

University of Houston’s Cullen College of Enginneering

Did you know that the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is home to the world’s only Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences graduate program?

Did you also know that there are more than 4,000 unfilled positions in the U.S. alone for individuals trained in advanced geospatial technologies?

Help develop new geospatial technologies while working alongside experts from the National Center of Airborne Laser Mapping, the world’s premiere institution for the development and implementation of emerging geospatial technologies!

To learn more about the Geosensing Systems Engineering and Sciences graduate program, watch the video, read the brochure or visit ncalm.cive.uh.edu/gses/geosensing!

National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping

Did you know that in the past six years the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM), located at the University of Houston, has mapped archeological sites in Beliz, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico to discover ancient ruins, including an unknown ancient civilization deep within the Honduran rainforests?

To learn more about how NCALM is mapping the future, watch our video, read our brochure or visit ncalm.cive.uh.edu!

Runza & KLKN Student Athlete of the Month

Balancing schoolwork, athletics and one’s personal life is a difficult challenge in high school. KLKN TV Channel 8 and Runza® Restaurants created a partnership to honor senior student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom and in the community & provide them with a $500 scholarship for college.

The “Runza® KLKN Student Athlete of the Month” will be interviewed by Sports Director Brett Edwards in a special monthly segment on the 6 and 10 o’clock news broadcasts.

Nominations for WINTER sports are due December 16th and can be emailed, faxed or mailed. Click here to access the nomination form.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ Common App

Beginning this week, students will have the opportunity to apply to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities using the Common Application. Some FAQ that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has received regarding this new process are listed below:

  • Do you have a preference for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities application or the Common Application?
    No. Students applying using either platform receive equal consideration for admission.
  • Do students need to submit a Common Application Personal Essay?
    No. Our application has some optional short answer questions, but no essay questions.
    Note for Counselors: We have made every effort to make it very clear throughout the platform and on our website that the Common Application Personal Essay is not required.
  • Do students need to submit mid-term grades?
    No, we do not request mid-term grades through the Common Application; if we need to request updated grades for any reason we will request them directly from the student.
  • Do I need to submit letters of recommendation?
    No; we do not request or require letters of recommendation. Our application asks for the information necessary to fully consider a student for admission.
  • Why has the University of Minnesota decided to join Common Application?
    Over the years, we have worked hard to “meet students where they’re at.” It’s important to us that we engage with students and families in the manner and platforms that they prefer, and this is another step in that direction.
  • Why have you launched in November?
    We intentionally chose a timeframe after our November 1st priority deadline so that we can work deliberately and carefully to implement a new application—and make sure that accuracy, timeliness, and excellent student experiences are realized through this work. As there is no preference given to one application platform, we felt a ‘soft launch’ in November was the best way to ensure we could effectively implement a new format.

With any new endeavor there may be questions, so please reach out to the University of Minnesota if they can be of assistance. Contact information of University of Minneosta Twin  at 612-626-8378 or 1-800-752-1000.

Columbia College’s Undocumented Student Applications

Beginning with this current admissions cycle, undocumented students applying to Columbia College and Columbia Engineering will be evaluated under the same need-blind policy as US citizens and permanent residents. Prior to this change, undocumented students had been considered international applicants, meaning their applications for admission were evaluated in a need-aware manner.

Additionally, Columbia remains committed to meeting 100% of the demonstrated financial need of all students admitted as first-years or transfer students pursuing their first degree, regardless of citizenship status. International students, including undocumented students, are not eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, so Columbia meets their full need entirely from institutional resources.

University of Oklahoma’s Application Deadlines

The University of Oklahoma’s application deadline to be considered for academic, service or leadership scholarships is quickly approaching! The priority scholarship deadline is December 15*, so interested students should submit their materials soon. The recommended filing deadline for FAFSA is December 15 as well, and OU will begin mailing financial aid packages in mid- to late-January.

If you have questions regarding the application process, scholarships or more, contact us at 405-325-2151 or admissions@ou.edu.