LSW Community Blood Bank Educational Scholarships

Lincoln Southwest High School is offering multiple Community Blood Bank Educational Scholarshipsto Class of 2017 graduates. The funds earned through scholarships will be awarded to selected LSW seniors following the final blood drive in April. To qualify for a scholarship, please complete the application by clicking here to download the scholarship application.

Deadline: Friday, April 14th, 2017. Please turn in to Mrs. Way in the Counseling Center.

CSC’s FCS (Family Consumer Science) Visitation Day

Chadron State College’s FCS Program will host a visitation day on April 7, 2016 from 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M.  It will begin in Room 206 in the Burkhiser Building.

    • Department Tours including the Child Development Center and the Food Labs
    • Nature Explore Environment
    • Meet & Greet with faculty & current students
    • Ask us about CSC FCS program
    • Eagle Cook-Off at 11:30 A.M.
    • Awards will be presented

*Refreshments are provided

To Apply for Admission: Visit the CSC website

Contact Us
Family and Consumer Sciences
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Chadron, NE 69337
email: fcs@csc.edu

UNO’s CodeCrush Immersion Experience

CodeCrush is a FREE immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls designed to show them the world of iSTEM. Part of the UNO College of Information Science and Technology Women in IT Initiative, we’ve created this program to help show girls all the cool and crush-worthy things you can do with technology.

When is CodeCrush Spring Immersion Experience?

March 29th – 31st

What does it cost? 

Nothing! Meals, transportation around Omaha, lodging – it’s all free.

Mentor teachers will receive a $500 stipend.

Who is eligible? 

Students must be in 8th or 9th grade at the beginning of the 2016 school year, have parent permission and be nominated by a teacher/counselor/administrator who will also accompany them to the immersion experience. More than one student may be nominated.

Application deadline

February 12, 2017

Check out more information here: codecrush.unomaha.edu

Looking for other ways to get involved in technology? Come check out IS&T’s open house on February 25th! http://pki.nebraska.edu/explore-innovation

Robinson Athletic Scholarship

The Chasers Charities Robinson Athletic Scholarship 2017 is administered by Omaha Storm Chasers. One male and one female student will each receive a $500 scholarship that will be paid directly to the student’s institution. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in Sarpy, Douglas, Cass, Lancaster or Pottawattamie county
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 sclae
  • Be an African-American (male & female) high school student-athlete
  • Be a high school senior or graduate planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited post-secondary institution

Students must submit a completed application, current transcript, letter of support from principal, coach, or school counselor, and a statement of how and why sports have been important in you life. The deadline is March 24th at 4 pm.

Please send a completed application to Chasers Charities:

  • c/o Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Club
  • Attn: Becky Frishman
  • 12356 Ballpark Way
  • Papillion, NE 68406
  • 402-478-2181
  • beckif@omahastormchasers.com

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Chief Standing Bear Scholarship

The Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students of Native American heritage who are residing in the state of Nebraska. Recipients must use the scholarship to attend an accredited community college, college/university, technical college/school or vocational school to pursue a degree or certificate program.

As an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation, all contributions to the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible. The Nebraska Community Foundation is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, and has met the nation’s highest philanthropic standards of operational quality, integrity and accountability.

This scholarship honors Ponca Chief Standing Bear and his contributions to America’s Native peoples by helping American Indian students pursue post-secondary education. This scholarship is granted by the Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship Fund, an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation.

Three scholarships of $1,500 will be awarded to students who demonstrate qualities of leadership, character and academic accomplishment, and who need financial assistance to meet their educational goals.

If you have questions, please contact Joe Starita, Scholarship Administrator, at jstarita2@unl.edu

NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium

Seton Hall University is happy to announce that a dozen undergraduate students will get an extraordinary, hands-on learning experience this summer thanks to generous grants from NASA and the New Jersey Space Grant Consortium.

Each student will receive grant funding to assist in NASA’s various missions and conduct research in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as aerospace. This is a great honor for the students and Seton Hall, as it continues to recognize our commitment to preparing students for today‘s in-demand STEM careers.

From the moment they arrive on campus,  students get to work alongside professors on cutting-edge research and use state-of-the-art equipment — opportunities usually reserved for larger universities and graduate students. They also benefit from internships at some of the world’s most innovative companies and institutions, including Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Columbia Medical School, Google, Lockheed Martin, Colgate-Palmolive and Harvard Medical School.

Interested students are invited to visit Seton Hall to learn more about the many advantages our students enjoy, including small classes, 90+ academic programs and 17,000+ career-defining internships.

NWU’s STEM Scholars Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need. The grant will fund Nebraska Wesleyan’s STEM Scholars Program, which will provide financial, academic and social support for selected students who pursue majors in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, mathematics and physics.
Over half of the funds will be used toward scholarships for selected students who enroll in fall 2017 and fall 2018. In addition to assisting tuition costs, the grant will provide funding for students’ academic research, career programming, and other support to keep them on track for four-year graduation, including:
  • A cohort that will put STEM Scholars Program students in common classes, activities, experiences, and housing that will allow them to live and learn together through their NWU career;
  • Special career programming that will bring regional STEM employers, alumni and graduate programs to campus to help expose students to internship opportunities and career options;
  • Monthly mentoring meetings with academic advisors and faculty mentors;
  • Undergraduate research with travel funds provided for presentations at regional and national conferences.
To qualify, students must:
  • Declare a major in a STEM field;
  • High school GPA of 3.25 or higher and an ACT composite score of 23 with math and science sub-scores no lower than 25;
  • 500-word essay on academic and professional goals related to a STEM career;
  • Demonstrated financial need.
Applications are due Friday, February 24, 2017. Seven (7) students will receive a $7,000 annually renewable NWU NSF STEM Scholarship and twenty-five (25) applicants will receive an annually renewable $1,000 STEM Recognition Scholarship. To see a complete list of qualifications, or to submit an application, visit www.nebrwesleyan.edu/nsf-stem.

UNMC’s College of Dentistry Simulation Dental Clinic

Each year, UNMC’s College of Dentistry puts on a simulation clinic for juniors and seniors in high school (as well as college students). The simulation clinic is a day for students that are interested in pursuing dentistry to get a look inside a typical day as a dental student. They will get to learn some hand skills, see the school, learn a little about the classes that dental students take, and get the opportunity to actually drill and fill some teeth.

This year’s event will be held on April 1st, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm & cost is $95, which includes breakfast and lunch. It is open to high school juniors and seniors . For additional details and to download the registration form, please click here. The deadline for registration is March 20th, 2017.

 

LSW Parent Advisory Council Scholarship

The LSW Parent Advisory Council would like to announce the LSW PAC Scholarship_Application opportunity for LSW students who are graduating in 2017 and plan to attend an accredited one-year in-state certificated program or a two to four year college or university. Please click here to download the LSW PAC Scholarship_Application  In 2016, PAC was able to award four $400 scholarships from the proceeds of school directory sales.  The number of scholarships awarded in 2017 will be determined at the February 13th PAC Meeting.
Scholarship applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a “Meaningful School or Community Activity” they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.
Applications for the scholarship can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website or through Scholarship Quest. All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd. Staple your completed application form and attach it to the front of your essay when turning it in to the Counseling Center.

Rotary Youth Leadership AWARD (RYLA)

Rotary District 5650 is currently seeking and accepting nominations for Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA).  The district coordinates RYLA camp (April 7-9, 2017), an intensive 3-day training program for High School Juniors that helps participants think critically about important issues and share ideas with talented peers, learn how to coordinate and lead community service projects, discuss the importance of good governance and civil society to the world, and finally, learn to think globally and explore issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries.
For young adults, RYLA enables participants to debate issues of professional responsibility and human relations, improve leadership and communications skills, learn about businesses and institutions, and meet Rotarians while having fun and making friends. In addition, RYLA provides participants the opportunity to refine skills and explore pertinent topics with their peers and business professionals. The RYLA experience prepares young people to be leaders in their community, profession, and other facets of everyday life. While there is a nominal fee for participants to attend, sponsoring Rotary clubs pay all the participants’ expenses.
To make the camp a success, students from diverse backgrounds throughout our district are encouraged to participate.  Diversity in this context refers to any student who is interested in local and global issues and whose participation in this program would help expand their current experiences and perspectives.
For more information about the program please visit: http://rotarydistrict5650.org/SitePage/ryla and Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/hsduvmq
There is a new application option for students this year, which is an online application now available at http://tinyurl.com/jr6mg3a Once the completed application is received, it is passed on to the local Rotary Club, which will review the application to decide if the applicant will be sponsored. Students will be notified of acceptance directly by the Rotary Club.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Emira Ibrahimpasic
Rotary District 5650 RYLA Chair
402.309.0978
or
Tom Cardwell
4771 West Scott Road
Beatrice, NE 68310