Pound PTO Scholarship

The Pound PTO Scholarship to be awarded again this spring.  Please note that any student who attended Pound for all three years of middle school and will graduate from any LPS high school is eligible.  This is NOT a needs based scholarship so financial information is not only not needed, but is not wanted when applying. The scholarship committee does NOT want any parent financial statements. The application process is very simple and only requires writing an essay and submitting it to the PTO Scholarship Chairperson, Carmen Skare, by the designated deadline (April 14th).  The topic of the essay is explained on the application form.  Money is paid directly to the designated college of the student winner in their name/account.
Information is below:

Pound Middle School Essay Scholarships

“How has an event or person at Pound Middle School prepared you for high school, and advanced
by making a difference in your life?”

Award: Two $250 scholarships will be granted for the winning essays. The scholarships will be paid
directly to the post-secondary institution requested by winning recipient.

1. Eligible applicants include college-bound seniors who attended Pound Middle School for three
years, and are graduating from a Lincoln Public Schools high school.
2. The minimum 300-word essay should be typed, double-spaced, in a 12-point font (Times, Courier,
Calibri, etc.), saved as a PDF file, for submission via email, or postmarked, no later than Friday,
April 14, 2017.
3. Spelling and grammar are important.
4. Essay should include personal experience and application responding to the question
– “How has an event or person at Pound Middle School prepared you for high school, and advanced
education, by making a difference in your life?”

Judging: Criteria for judgment will include personal experience and application, as well as quality
of writing. A panel including current Pound students, staff, and PTO parents will anonymously
review submissions and select recipients.

Submissions: Hard copy submissions may be mailed to Pound Scholarship Application c/o Pound Middle
School, 4740 South 45th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516 or emailed to Carmen Skare, PTO Vice President,
at cskarePoundPTO@gmail.com. Please include “Pound Scholarship” in the subject line. Again,
submissions are due via e-mail, or postmarked by Friday, April 14, 2017.

ScholarshipGuidance.com’s Scholarship Listings

ScholarshipGuidance.com has listed the following scholarships available to students:

1. Shred Hate Scholarship – January 31, 2017 (1 Award – $1,000)

2.  John and Muriel Landis Scholarships – February 1, 2017 (9 Awards – $1,000)

3. Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards – February 3, 2017 (250 Award – $4,000)

4. We the Student Scholarship – February 5, 2017 (15 Awards – $5,000)

5. SP Scholarship – January 31, 2017 (10 Awards – $10,000)

6. VIP Scholarship – January 31, 2017 (1 Award – $5,000)

7. YDI Scholarship – January 29, 2017 (1 Award – $1,000)

College Week Live’s Paying for College Online College Fair

Students are invited to  register for College Week Live’s Paying for College event, an online college fair designed to help them make the best financial decisions. It will be held from 2 pm to 10 pm on Thursday, January 19th.

At the fair, students will be able to chat online with admissions officers from 100+ universities, College Board representatives, financial aid experts from the U.S. Department of Education, and:

  • Learn the best scholarship search secrets
  • Get tips on completing the FAFSA
  • Discover financial aid programs

Bonus! When a student visits five schools at the event, they will be automatically entered into our $1,000 scholarship drawing.

To sign up for this event, please click here.

Better Business Bureau Foundation Scholarship

Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa  is accepting applications from high school seniors for the 2017 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity Awards.

This year, twelve (12) students will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships: three from metro Lincoln and greater Nebraska, three from The Kansas Plains area, three from South Dakota and three from metro Omaha and Southwest Iowa.

These scholarships are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average, but recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — BBB’s values.

Aside from the obvious benefit to the students, this is also a wonderful opportunity for your institution to be publicly recognized. Scholarship winners will be announced in April and congratulated at their schools and in releases to television, radio and print media.

The application guide with full details and required forms can be downloaded at http://www.bbb.org/nebraska/for-businesses/programs-services/bbb-awards-pages/student-of-integrity-award-scholarships/

BBB and its Foundation look forward to rewarding these well-deserving students from Lincoln and greater Nebraska area for upholding high ethical standards. For more information, please contact BBB Communications Director Margo Riekes at 800-649-6814 #8526 or mriekes@bbbinc.org or BBB Lincoln Branch Director Teresa Stitcher Fritz at 402-436-2345, 800-649-6814 #8600 or tstitcherfritz@bbbinc.org. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 10, 2017.