Duke Summer College Sessions

From sports to economics and race to gender, Duke Summer College is offering a host of captivating courses that study society’s most pressing issues.  See the list below for just a few examples of classes that Duke is offering this summer:  Advertising and Society: A Global Perspective

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Gender, Work and Organization
  • Race, Power and Identity: From (Muhammad) Ali to (Colin) Kaepernick
  • Language and Social Identity
  • Contagion in Culture and Society
  • Drugs, Theory & Culture
  • Finance Fictions

For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here. To learn more and to register for Duke’s Summer College Program, please visit http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students.

University of Nebraska’s Civil Engineering Program

For students who are strong in math and science and want to impact the world, Civil Engineering is a great major to consider. Offered at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Omaha campuses, Civil Engineering majors work on infrastructure, clean water, environmental impact, soils, flood control and many other facets that impact the lives of all citizens. Please click here to view a handout on Civil Engineering at Nebraska Engineering

For more information, please contact:

  • Nicole Franta, MA
    Assistant Director of Recruitment, Omaha
  • College of Engineering
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Peter Kiewit Institute 1110 S 67th Street Omaha NE 68182
  • Office 107C
  • 402.554.3146 • nicole.franta@unl.edu

Reminder: Online Registration for 2017-18

Students are reminded that it is time to register for the 2017-18 school year. The registration window will be open in the Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVue through Tuesday, January 31. To complete this registration process, you will need to use a computer not your phone app. Additional information, including online registration directions and graduation requirements for each grade level, is available on the LSW home page located at http://lsw.lps.org/.

Link:  Parent/StudentVUE Login

Link:  LPS/LSW Course Guide

For students and families who would like assistance with the online registration process, dates and times of help sessions are listed below:

  •  January 24th  @ 2 – 3 pm, LSW Media Center Lab
    • Current 9th – 11th grade students
  •  January 31st @ 2 – 3 pm, LSW Media Center Lab
    • Current 9th – 11th grade students
  •  February 7th @  3:30 – 6:30 pm
    • Current 8th grade students
  •  February 9th  @ 4:00 – 7:00
    • Current 8th Graders

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

The Lincoln Community Foundation has updated its scholarship guidelines and application materials for spring 2017 scholarship awards!

You may find information about these available scholarships by visiting the Lincoln Community Foundation website at www.lcf.org

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 70 different scholarship funds–many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster CountyAll students from across Nebraska are invited to visit the website to check their eligibility.

Students are able to apply for multiple scholarships by completing a single electronic application form.  Their answers to questions within the application will match them to scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply. From this list they can select the specific scholarships for which they choose to apply and upload the required attachments for each one.  The application deadline is March 15th, 2017. 

Click on “Scholarships” in the “GRANTS” box near the top of our home page.  Students can search scholarships by the specific name of the scholarship, or by keywords relating to the criteria of the scholarship.  Watch the REQUIREMENTS in the scholarship description for a list of documents the student will be required to upload after they complete the application.

Students wishing to apply will need to create an account on the website prior to filling out the general application.  After the application pages, they will be presented with a list of scholarships for which they may be eligible to apply.  Students are encouraged to carefully review all of the scholarships that display on their list to make sure they are eligible to apply; it is possible that some of the scholarships that display may not be applicable to them.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robert McMasters at robertm@lcf.org or (402) 474-2345.


University of Houston: India Day

UH Day at India House for High School Juniors



Dr. Renu Khator
President, University of Houston
Chancellor, UH System

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017
6 – 9 p.m.
8888 West Bellfort Avenue
Houston, Texas 77031

Dinner and refreshments will be provided.


RSVP by Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

UH Day at India House is a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about UH, including:

  • the college admissions process,
  • UH colleges and majors,
  • scholarships and financial aid,
  • campus life and much more!

Current faculty, staff and students will share their UH experiences and why the University of Houston is the best choice for your college experience.

Seton Hall’s Open House

Now’s the time for interested students to think about college and Seton Hall’s Open House on February 19, 2017 or April 23, 2017!

During Open House, your students will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with faculty and current students in their major.
  • Walk around our park-like campus with a student ambassador.
  • Learn about admission criteria and the application process.
  • Learn about scholarship opportunities and financial aid.

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Richie Regan Athletic and Recreation Center. To register, please click here.

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Seniors are reminded that the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.orgThe JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2017 by 5:00 pm ET.

About the Jackie Robinson Foundation

Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is a public, not-for-profit national organization founded by Rachel Robinson in 1973 as a vehicle to perpetuate the memory of Jackie Robinson and his incredible achievements. Serving as an advocate for young people with the greatest need, the Foundation assists increasing numbers of minority youths through the granting of four-year college scholarships and comprehensive practical support. The Jackie Robinson Foundation is distinctive for providing much more than financial support. While each Jackie Robinson Scholar receives up to $28,000 over four years in direct support, they also become an active member in the Foundation’s unique Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, which is an extensive mentoring program that includes practical skills-building and exposure through attendance at conference workshops, the assignment of peer and professional mentors, assistance with internship and employment placement, and a myriad of other networking opportunities.

To learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation, please visit our website at  www.jackierobinson.org.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home Scholarship

The  2016-2017 Batherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home Scholarship was established in 1994 to aid high school graduates seeking higher education in the state of Nebraska. Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home recognize the importance of further study to achieve career goals. This scholarship is available to students who will attend a trade school, college or university in the state of Nebraska. The award is presented to a senior selected  from each of the Lincoln and surrounding area High Schools. A special Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Sunday, May 7th to honor the winners

To access the scholarship, please click here  . If you have questions or require more information please call Susan Gibson at (402) 202-3321.Please submit your applications and letters of recommendation by Friday, April 7, 2017 to:

  • Susan Gibson
  • Attn: BML Scholarship Program
  • 7611 Cross Creek Circle
  • Lincoln, NE 68516


James M. Cox Foundation Scholarship

The application for the 2017 James M Cox Foundation Scholarship is available by clicking here. This foundation awards $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in the eastern third of Nebraska who will attend an institution of higher learning in the 2017-18 academic year and who demonstrate acute need.

The application, FAFSA, transcripts, recommendation letters, and essay may be placed in one envelope and mailed on or before April 17, 2017 to:

  • Steve Otto
  • James M. Cox Foundation
  • 1500 Kingston Road
  • Lincoln, NE 68506

St. Elizabeth’s Summer Camp & Internship

Below are links to the brochures and the applications for the St. Elizabeth summer camp (1 week) and Internship (4 weeks) programs. Students with a strong interest and commitment to pursuing a health related career are encouraged to apply. Applications  are DUE on MARCH 3…..a week before Spring Break, so selections can be made ASAP. ONLY a limited number of students are selected for this – 6 Interns and 10 campers.  No late applications will be accepted.

Brochures and applications for the ST. Elizabeth Health Camp/Internship are also available in the counseling office.  The Health camp will be held June 5-9 for current Sophomores and Juniors. The Internship will be held June 5 – 29 for current Juniors.  If interested, pick up a brochure and speak to your counselor.  Applications are due back by March 3.

Students must have passed one of the pre-reqs for the camp, and 2 of the pre-reqs for the internship.  The interns who successfully complete the program earn a $500 scholarship. Pre-reqs include: Intro to Health Science, Fundamentals of Health Careers, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology.