Scholarships announces the scholarships below are now available to students to apply for.

Upcoming scholarships


Scholarship: DNA Day Essay Contest
Due Date: March 10



Scholarship: Online Essay Contest
Due Date: March 28


Scholarship: Student View Scholarship
Due Date: April 20


Scholarship: Moolahspot Scholarship
Due Date: April 30



Scholarship: WyzAnt Scholarship
Due Date: June 1

Featured scholarships Scholarships

The Programs below are accepting applications from students between February 19, 2017 and March 15, 2017.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship – March 15, 2017 (1 Award – $10,000)

2. Simon Youth Community Scholarship – March 1, 2017 (42 Awards – $1,500)

3. Frame My Future Scholarship – March 1, 2017 (5 Awards – $1,000)

4. FCCLA Scholarships – March 1, 2017 (9 Awards – $1,000)

Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship – February 28, 2017 (1 Award – $5,000)

6. SP Scholarship – February 28, 2017 (10 Awards – $10,000)

7. YDI Scholarship – February 27, 2017 (1 Award – $1,000)

Disney Emoji: As Told By You Contest

Five grand prize winners will win a trip from May 21 through May 27, 2017 to Los Angeles, California where they will participate in a unique experience with Disney and Adobe! To enter, you must be a post-secondary school student who is 18 to 24 years old, and upload an emoji you’ve created that meets the following criteria:

  • The emoji should be a character’s face from a Disney feature film.
  • The emoji should express one of the following emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, excitement, or confusion.
  • The emoji should be a static, not animated image.

The contest is As Told by YOU so your entry must be your original artwork. Backgrounds, props, etc. may be included in the submission but are optional. See Official Rules & Contest Do’s and Don’ts below for additional details. Grand prize winners must be available to travel to Los Angeles from May 21 through May 27.

Click Here for Official Rules

Please follow these helpful tips:


  • Do protect yours and others’ privacy. Please don’t include any last names or other personal information in your Emoji/Submission.
  • Do depict a Disney character’s face in your Emoji. Your Emoji’s face must depict the face of a character from a Disney feature film produced by The Walt Disney Company or its affiliates, including the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.
  • Do be original. Feel free to put your own spin on the Disney character you are depicting and make sure what you create is original and doesn’t contain other third party materials protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights.
  • Do express one of the five (5) emotions. Your Emoji must express one of the five (5) following emotions: happiness, fear, sadness, excitement or confusion. Be sure the Title of you Submission includes your Emoji’s name and emotion.
  • Do read the terms. Please ensure you read the rest of these Official Rules in full. These “Do’s and Don’ts” are simply a handy reminder of some of the main things to remember when taking part in the Contest.
  • Have fun!


  • Don’t submit an exact copy of pre-existing Disney artwork. For example, do not submit a copy of an emoji from Disney’s “As Told By Emoji” videos or the Disney Emoji Blitz game.
  • Don’t show any brands or logos. Avoid visible/recognizable use of brands (other than Disney-branded items).
  • Don’t base your Emoji off of an inanimate object. (e.g., Cinderella’s slipper or the rose from Beauty and the Beast.) Your Emoji must depict a static image of a character from a Disney feature film.
  • Don’t include any text in your Emoji.
  • Don’t be rude or profane.
  • Do not show rude gestures or anything inappropriate.
  • Don’t submit an Emoji that is too big or in the wrong format.

Bright Lights’ Classroom Assistants

Bright Lights is looking for high school students to serve as Classroom Assistants. This is a great opportunity for students to earn GoPo hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer. Students may apply at starting March 8th.

To be a classroom assistant:

  1. Choose a topic you enjoy
  2. Choose a week and time that works for you
  3. Have a fun, rewarding adventure
  • Weeks available
    • June 5-9
    • June 12-16
    • June 19-23
    • June 26-30
    • July 10-14
  • Hours available
    • 8:45 – 12:15 (Morning)
    • 12:45 – 4:15 (Afternoon)
  • Attend the orientation meetings and help teacher on set up day
  • Classes take place at Holmes Elementary (5230 Sumner St) and other community sites

If you have questions, please contact Jodi Fuson at 402-420-1115 Ext. 49 or

SCC Spring Discovery Days

SCC’s Spring Discovery Days offer students and families the opportunity to tour an SCC campus and discover the numerous available opportunities. Participants will learn about each program on the campus they visit, have the opportunity to speak individually with instructors and staff, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at SCC. Each event day runs from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch included.

  • Beatrice Campus
    • Thursday, February 23rd
    • Monday, April 10th
  • Lincoln Campus
    • Wednesday, March 8th
    • Friday, April 7th
  • Milford Campus
    • Friday, February 24th
    • Wednesday, April 12th

To register for one of the Discovery Days, please go to If you have questions, please email them to

Duke Summer Academy

Duke Summer Academy  believes that while learning, students can change the world. Students are invited to spend the summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist.  Students will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand.  As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way.  The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.

Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures.  Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.

  • First Prize: $250
  • Second Prize: $150
  • Third Prize: $100

Sewanee Young Writer’s Conference

The Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at the University of the South is just the place for young aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights. Application review will begin on February 27th, 2017.

For 23 years now the Conference—ranked as one of the top five such programs in the country—has played host to young writers ready to polish and perfect their literary work.The summer session runs July 2nd – 15th on the University of of the South campus in Sewanee TN. Participants are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers. For more information or to apply, please visit



Foundation for LPS Scholarships

Seniors are reminded that the Foundation for LPS Scholarship process will be  finishing up its 2017 online scholarship process February 23rd. As a reminder,  ALL applicants will need to provide three recommendations. Some scholarships do have specific requirements such as, one recommendation must be from a counselor, one from a community leader, etc. The list of scholarships with special requirements can be found under the ‘requests’ icon on home dashboard. Students will not be able to complete their dashboard (100%) without completing the requests section.
This year,  Foundation for LPS will offer 7 awards through the Robert Carstens Scholarship. This scholarship can truly be a life-changing experience, $10,000 for four years. For more information, please visit for more information and to apply.

University of Pittsburgh’s The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy

For the past three summers, high school students from across the country have strengthened their leadership skills and gained a competitive edge in the college application process through Pitt’s The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy week-long program.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience life in a college residence hall and enjoy Pittsburgh area attractions
  • Establish an action plan for applying to as well as choosing the right college
  • Create a personal statement
  • Discover tactics for a positive college admission interview
  • Prepare to take college admissions standardized tests (we have partnered with The Princeton Review to provide SAT/ACT test preparation and a practice test)
  • Engage in a week of fun and new friendships!
The Bridge week-long Academy will be offered at the special rate of $700 until Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you have questions, please call 412-648-7831 or send emails to To register, please visit click here or visit