LIBA Scholarship Reminder

Seniors are reminded  LIBA’s annual scholarships, in which eight $1000 scholarships are awarded. The application is attached at the direct link below, Application must be postmarked by March 31, 2017

http://liba.org/wp-content/uploads/LIBA-Scholarship-Application-2017.pdf

If you have questions please contact Jessica Monroe at Office: 402.323.6777 or jessica.monroe@bancwise.com

 

Todd Francis Creative Research Scholarship Awards

Through the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, the Todd Francis Creative Research Scholarship Awards were initiated in 1991 as a memorial to Todd Francis’s passion in science, language, and the humanities. Over 11 years, 80 projects have been funded, involving over 200 students and 27 faculty members. Support will be provided for projects that stimulate creativity, and involve actions that benefit society.

Students are encouraged to think about a topic, do preliminary research, and develop a budget. The proposal will be discussed with the student’s faculty advisor, who will make some changes and send the form to the selection committee!

To apply, please click here or visit http://www.foundationforlps.org.

D.J.’s Hero Scholarship Awards

The Salvation Army will be accepting nominations for the 2017 D.J.’s Hero Awards until the post-marked deadline of March 6, 2017. Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify D.J.’s dedication to faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community.  Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship toward their selected university or college. Applications and a Short Best Practices video are available at SalArmyOmaha.org after February 2nd. To view the 2017 D.J.’s Hero Awards Brochure, please click here.

Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the D.J.’s Hero Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Omaha-LaVista Hotetel & Conference Center. This year’s featured speaker is Jewel, a popular singer, songwriter, poetry, actress and philanthropist who overcame homelessness and has a story of perseverance and strength to share.

Potential applicants to be nominated should be that unsung hero, a student who gives 100%, even when no one is looking and rises above hardships and challenges. This person may not be the top student but one who quietly carries out good deeds and has the respect of his or her peers.  For more information, please contact Mari at 402/989.5909 or mari_heller@usc.salvationarmy.org.

OU’s Spring Open House

OU’s biggest open house of the spring semester, Sooner Saturday, will be held on Saturday, April 29th! This event is for high school juniors and their parents. Students will learn about the Sooner family, take part in information sessions, tour our campus and residential colleges, and so much more!

To learn more about this event, visit http://www.ou.edu/content/admissions/events/sooner-saturday.html, or call OU’s Office of Admissions & Recruitment at 405-325-2151.

ASVAB Test

LSW will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on February 2nd. Students may register for this free assessment in the Counseling Center. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. Although it is a required assessment for students who plan to enter the military, the ASVAB is an excellent career assessment for any student who is exploring career options. To learn more about the ASVAB, please visit http://official-asvab.com/. If you have questions about the ASVAB test being offered at LSW, please contact Mr. Feeken.

Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Schoalrship is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2018 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. For more information and to apply, visit https://coolidgescholars.org/

Deadline: February 22, 2017

UNL’s DreamBIG Academy

Juniors are reminded that the sixth annual DreamBIG Academy (Develop, risk, Empower, Achieve, Maximize, Build, Innovate, Grow) will be held Sunday through Thursday, July 16-20 at UNL. The DreamBIG Academy provides diverse, upcoming high school seniors the opportunity to learn about the dynamic world of business and potential career opportunities at the College of Business Administration at UNL. It emphasizes leadership, networking skills, and success in the business world along with a variety of fun activities at no cost to students.

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Current high school juniors who expect to graduate in 2018
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • One of the following criteria
    • First-generation college student
    • Underrepresented identity
    • Federal guidelines for low income status or qualify for free or reduced lunch
    • Interested in business

For more information and to apply, visit http://cba.unl.edu/promo/dreambig/.

Deadline: March 10, 2017

Fashion Institute of Technology

In May of every year, the FIT campus becomes an extended gallery, as the graduating students in the School of Art and Design display their work for all to see. These accomplished students create pieces in 17 disciplines, ranging from advertising and graphic design to computer animation to fashion. The Museum at FIT, campus lobbies, and various display cases are filled with paintings and sculpture, jewelry and accessories, textiles and toys and more. Films and animation presentations are shown on monitors and a special installation by Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design students take over the Pomerantz lobby.

The Class of 2017 show will be on view from May 13-25, 2017. We invite you to join us for a special guided tour. RSVP to reserve a space for May 18 or  May 19.

Kids Chance of Nebraska Scholarship

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is once again offering two $5,000 scholarships to Nebraska students! Applicants must have at least one custodial parent, step-parent or legal guardian who has been killed or sustained injuries that have had a significant adverse effect on family income in a work-related accident that has been documented and accepted as compensable or found to be compensable by the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.

Eligible students should go to ScholarshipQuest to apply for this opportunity! Eligible students must be sure to select the ‘Parent work injury/work fatality’ option in the “Other Circumstances” section of their ScholarshipQuest profile in order to see the Kids’ Chance Scholarship in their results.  The scholarship deadline is April 15, 2017. Scholarship questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Steve Lincoln (Steve.Lincoln@rascompanies.com).