American Legion scholarships

This just in:

The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education. Each year, the Legion facilitates the awarding of millions of dollars in scholarships to high school students. There are opportunities for everyone.

The American Legion, Department of Nebraska will award up to four (4) Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarships to American Legion Baseball players and also an annual scholarship for students planning to enroll in a Nebraska educational facility of higher learning with the 2018 Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship.

You may also visit our website for information at http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/Scholarships.html

Applications and guidelines are attached here:

2018_Jim_Hurlbert_Application

2018_Maynard_Jensen_Application

Any further questions please call Adjutant David Salak at 402-464-6338 or email dwsalak@windstream.net

LSW Holiday Boutique

Eat, Shop & Be Merry!!! On December 14th, stop by the LSW Holiday Boutique LSW Holiday Boutique for a variety of tasty treats as well as dining at the soup supper, shop for your holiday gift giving, & enjoy some merry holiday music from Dr. Simpson-Kirkland and the LSW Jazz Band & Show Choir Concert. The LSW Holiday Boutique will be held in the Commons Area from 4 to 8 pm. A portion of each purchases will be donated to LSW’s Adopt-A-Hawk program, which assists eligible students & their families during the holidays as well as throughout the school year.

For (potential) future Wildcats…

And from the friendly folks in the “Little Apple,” Manhattan, KS:

FAFSA Priority Deadline:

Students that will be submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to submit by the December 1st Priority Deadline. Student Financial Assistance has many resources to give students and families confidence as they complete the FAFSA. Information and contact information can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/sfa.

Housing Contracts:

Students can access both the application and the contract at http://www.housing.ksu.edu. There is no deadline for contract completion, but assignments are based on the date the contract was received so students are encouraged to submit as soon as possible. The $400 initial payment is refundable until June 1st.

Junior Day:

Juniors are invited to visit K-State for a Junior Day to explore all the opportunities available as future students. There are three remaining open dates this semester, December 1st, December 4th and December 8th. If they are not able to make any of those dates, we’ll also have several Junior Days in the spring. The program begins at 8:30 AM and will end at 4:00 PM. For more information and to register, visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/juniors.

For (potential) future Jayhawks…

From the friendly folks down the road in Lawrence, KS:

Upcoming KU Deadlines and Reminders

Upcoming Deadlines

  • KU’s FAFSA priority date is Dec. 1 – encourage admitted students to file the FAFSA if they have not already. They can continue to apply after this date.
  • For students interested in the Legal Education Accelerated Degree program (LEAD), encourage them to apply by the Dec. 1 priority date, law.ku.edu/lead.
  • The Multicultural Scholars Program is taking applications, msp.ku.edu. Their first priority date to apply is January 2 and the final deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2018.
  • The Business Leadership Program’s first application deadline is Dec. 1.  Students must be freshmen business admits, have a 28 ACT or higher (with 26 math ACT or higher) and a 3.5 GPA or higher to apply. Details can be found athttps://business.ku.edu/business-leadership/overview
  • The first deadline to apply for the scholarship hall was Nov. 1 and the next deadline is March 1.  Students must fill out a housing contract and submit the scholarship hall application, http://housing.ku.edu/scholarship-halls/how-to-apply

Spring Visit Registration Open

Our visit opportunities are customized for meeting student’s goals based on where they are on their path to college. Encourage students to sign up for the campus visit that fits them. Registration can be done online at visit.ku.edu

A popular visit option for juniors is Junior Days. This full-day experience costs $15 per person, and includes:

  • an academic information session
  • a walking tour of campus led by a student ambassador
  • a tour of the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the DeBruce Center
  • a residence hall tour
  • a KU T-shirt
  • a light breakfast and lunch at Mrs. E’s
Registration for Spring 2018 Junior Days will open on January 2, 2018.
Updated Test Scores or GPA
Students who take the ACT or SAT in December should submit their scores to KU by Feb. 1. These are the last scores that can be used for scholarship reconsideration if a student applied by the Nov. 1 scholarship deadline.
Also, if a student has an improved 7th semester GPA, they should submit it by Feb. 1. All updates can be self-reported at admissions.ku.edu/update.

 

ROCK CHALK, JAYHAWK!

News from out-of-state colleges…

A couple of tidbits from non-Nebraska schools, for your information:

  • Columbia (NY), Colgate (NY), and Swarthmore (PA) are among a growing number of selective schools that will now, as of the Class of 2018, accept self-reported ACT/SAT scores (click the link if you don’t know what that means :)). Only admitted students will be required to submit official scores through the respective testing organizations.
  • The following schools have added a “Courses and Grades” section to their Common App application that they suggest could add 20-30 minutes to its completion time:
    • Chapman University (CA)
    • The George Washington University (Washington, DC)
    • The Ohio State University (OH)
    • Purdue University (IN)
    • University of Southern California (CA)
    • West Virginia University (WV)

Info on how to complete (videos, infographics, etc.) can be found here.

Stop in to see your counselor with questions surrounding these items, and anything else college-related!

 

New Opportunities @ TCA!

Seniors:

Get a head start on your next year’s college classes by enrolling in general education or pathway courses second semester during TCA’s new 11:10-12:15 time slot.

Seniors can enroll in SCC psychology, sociology, English or math courses for Academic Transfer to four-year colleges or for SCC programs.

Apply to TCA this week at http://wp.lps.org/tca/. Contact Mrs. Lohmeyer, TCA school counselor, for more information and note that **students must provide their own transportation** for these classes!

More info below:

Spring into TCA 2018-V5

GoPo Community Service Hours: Opportunities & Information

Needing hours?

For seniors looking to get connected with an approved organization/opportunity for their 20 volunteer hours, such a list for the 2017-2018 school year is available here.

Needing information?

Here’s the 411 on GoPo and its community service requirement:

  • In order to meet graduation requirements, students must complete 20 hours of community service.
  • To count, these hours must be:
    • completed with a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
    • completed outside of the student’s school day
    • unpaid
  • Other requirements of note:
    • Students may volunteer for a religious organization as long as he/she is not engaged in religious instruction.  For example, a student teaching Bible Study will NOT count, but a student helping to build a “Habitat for Humanity” house with his/her church WILL count.
    • Students may volunteer for an LPS school or organization, as long as he/she is not performing regular job duties in which someone is already assigned.  For example, a student helping with locker checkout will NOT count but a student volunteering for a PTO Fun Night WILL count.

Don’t hesitate to contact a GoPo teacher or your counselor if you have other questions. 🙂

Scholarship application available for students interested in NCC

For any considering Northeast Community College, their scholarship application is open and available here. See below for a full listing of scholarship opportunities, as well as a number of others that require an additional application beyond the form above.

Happy (scholarship) hunting!

Scholarship Opportunities:

General Scholarship Listing 

The following Northeast scholarships require a separate application:

Merit Awards for Freshmen
Additional Northeast Scholarships
Sophomore Transfer Students

Outside Scholarships

Creighton Global Scholars (program for seniors interested in CU)

Cool new program at Creighton that incorporates multiple study abroad experiences :). From Creighton:

This is a unique international study opportunity unlike any other in the nation. It is a four-year academic and professional development program that includes four international experiences in four years. Creighton Global Scholars will live, study, and learn in Sydney, Australia, Santiago, Dominican Republic, and two additional locations of their choice, in addition to spending six semesters on the Creighton campus. Through these immersive experiences, Global Scholars will develop the skills necessary to live and work anywhere in the world as well-rounded, Jesuit-educated, global citizens.

Program info is here; applications (for current HS seniors interested in Creighton) are due January 5th, 2018!