Job & Extended Learning Opportunities for LPS Students

Are you looking for a job?  Or maybe you are interested in an internship, leadership opportunity, or career exploration experience?  Visit lps.org and type the jump code JELO into the search box or click the link in your Counseling Google Classroom and you’ll see opportunities that area businesses and organizations have posted just for you.  You have to be logged into your LPS Google account to see this site.

Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship

Iowa Student Loan offers five $1,000 scholarships for college attendance in Iowa through the Come 2 Iowa Senior Scholarship. To be eligible, students must be current high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin who are going to attend an Iowa college in fall 2020.

There are no requirements for minimum GPA or class rank, financial need, intended major or purchase.

To qualify, students must:

-Register at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/IowaBound between Jan.15 and May 15, 2020.
-Meet the eligibility requirements and other conditions listed in the scholarship rules found here: https://register.iowastudentloan.org/seniorscholarship/Rules-C2IA.aspx

Washington University in St. Louis

Students- you can experience life as a WashU student well before your senior year!

WashU offers several summer programs for high school students that allow you to experience university life inside the classroom and beyond!

Students in your first three years of high school will have the chance to build valuable academic and career skills, while also living on campus and making lifelong friendships and memories.

You are invited to check out the summer programs in business, art, architecture, math, science, and many others! To learn more visit their website: https://admissions.wustl.edu/academics/special-programs/summer-programs-for-high-school-students/

Kansas State University January Updates

A Chance for Scholarships:

The K-State Scholarship Network (KSN) is available for students to apply for additional awards at the university! By submitting your general application for the KSN, students will be considered for academic college, departmental, and University Foundation awards. Students will be notified later in the semester on additional scholarship award offerings. To apply you can visit http://www.k-state.edu/sfa/aid/scholarships/ksn/ and log in with your EID and password! Don’t forget the deadline for KSN applications is February 15th!

Spring Events for Students on Campus

Discover K-State Days are great for any high school students that have not been admitted to K-State. Whether you are just beginning your college search or are wanting to narrow down your academic major, it is a way for students to connect with two different academic colleges, learn more about maximizing your scholarship opportunities, get a walking tour of campus, hear from a student panel and so much more! Admitted Wildcat Days are for those seniors who have been admitted to K-State! You will get to meet with your academic area, connect with representatives from Housing and Dining, Honors Program, Undergraduate Research, Financial Aid, and more! Both will have optional breakout sessions to dive deeper into your interests. More details about these event can be found at http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/visit/events

Orientation & Enrollment

Students who are ready to select an Orientation and Enrollment date will be able to do so in late February. This one-day on-campus event is required for all incoming freshmen, but students are encouraged to sign up for the extended Orientation program, Wildcat Warm-Up! It is a great way for students to spend the weekend with K-State, spending the night in the residence halls, eating in the dining centers, perfecting your Wabash, and meeting current students at the university! For more information, please visit http://www.k-state.edu/admissions/orientation

Iowa Western Scholarship Information

If you are planning to attend Iowa Western in 2020-2021, their scholarship application is now open! You will need to apply and be accepted to Iowa Western before you can complete the application – you will need your 7-digit IWCC student ID number to create an account.

Deadlines for the 2020-2021 academic year:

Presidential Scholarship (Applicants must be freshmen, enrolling directly from high school, and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition to the application, each applicant must submit two original reference letters supporting the scholarship qualifications):

· March 15th by midnight CST

Foundation Scholarships:

· April 22nd by midnight CST for full-year awards (fall/spring)

· November 15th by midnight CST for spring-only awards

Click here for the online application https://iwcc.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=869

Smithfield Foods Scholarship

Smithfield Foods began partnering with UNL in 2016 to support students with generous scholarships. In the first year, they identified 11 qualified students for $5,000 scholarships and the program has now grown to over 70 for scholarships that are now up to $7,500. Outside of Smithfield headquarters in Virginia, they have quickly become one of the most successful programs across the country. To apply for this scholarship:

· Students must file the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and the UNL priority date is April 1st.

· The application deadline for the Smithfield Scholars fund is now May 15th (although, April 1st would be recommended to maximize other opportunities at UNL).

· Incoming freshmen who have been admitted can apply for this scholarship through MyRED under the Financial Aid tab

If you have questions about the Smithfield Scholars Fund you can contact Deb Augustyn, Assistant Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at deb.augustyn@unl.edu.

Additional information and updates:

· Smithfield Fund educational scholarships are available to dependent children and grandchildren of full-time and retired employees

· Employees must have worked with the company a minimum of 18 months for their dependent child or grandchild to be eligible

· Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible and must reapply for the scholarship each year (we reach out to each recipient to reapply)

· Recipients must submit a note each year describing their educational achievements and goals (through an efficient electronic thank you note system)

The Dream.US Scholarship

The Dream.US Scholarship is open to all undocumented students who came to the United States before November 1st, 2014. Deadlines are coming up soon, so please be sure to follow the links below for more information.

  • The Opportunity Scholarship, an up to $80,000 scholarship, for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition will be closing on January 30th, 2020.
  • The National Scholarship, an up to $33,000 scholarship, for first-time college students or community college graduates will be closing on February 27th, 2020.

For more information, visit https://thedream.us/scholarships/.

2020 Attorney General’s Youth Conference

Juniors who would like to be nominated for the 2020 Attorney General’s Youth Conference, which will be held at the Nebraska State Capitol on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 should contact their assigned counselor.  Nominated students should be interested in the process of government and law.  Selected students will be invited to participate in discussion and debate of current issues, hear from AGO Bureau Chiefs, and eat lunch at the Governor’s Residence.

Click here to view the flyer. To download the application, visit the https://ago.nebraska.gov/youth-link. Student applications are due by February 14, 2020. Selected students will be notified by March 16, 2020.

Students will need to be chaperoned by a parent/educator for purposes of transportation to and from Lincoln. Due to limited space, chaperones will be unable to attend sessions and are responsible for their own lunch.

Thank you for your time and involvement in the nomination process. We look forward to engaging Nebraska students in state government. If you have any questions, please contact me at (402) 471-9651 or jennifer.brehm@nebraska.go

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

The deadline for Lincoln-metro area students to apply for the Distinguished Young Women scholarship is coming up on January 26.  As a reminder this scholarship is specifically for current high school JUNIOR female students (2021 Graduates) and does target students with a performing arts background.

Click here to view the student handout with the requirements, dates and contact information.  Additionally, at the following link – http://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/college-granted-scholarships/ students can find a complete list of all the tuition scholarship offerings, as some of these scholarships are available simply for applying if the student meets the academic requirements listed.