UNL Next Steps Presentation

Seniors: Heading to UNL next year? If so you and your family can get questions answered during the UNL Next Steps presentation Thursday March 19th in the LSW Auditorium at 6:00 PM.

During Next Steps at Nebraska, representatives from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will answer questions regarding your next steps for enrollment, such as submitting your enrollment deposit, scholarships and financial aid, New Student Enrollment, housing, and commuting to campus. You will also be able to meet with a few of the academic colleges at UNL who would be able to answer any specific questions you have about your intended major/program.

Southeast Community College-John Deere Career Day Invitation

Southeast Community College in Milford is having a John Deere Career Day on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Plains Equipment Group would like to invite students who have a true interest in the John Deere Ag Tech program to join them for the event. Sophomores through seniors with an interest in this program are welcome to attend. The career day will include program information and student presentations; campus tours are available as well.

All students and guests who attend the John Deere Ag Tech Career Day with Plains Equipment Group are invited to lunch at 11:30am at the Dunlap Center on campus. At the luncheon they will discuss the support that Plains Equipment Group offers students who are selected to be sponsored in the program.

If you are interested in attending the career day, please stop by the counseling center or contact Diane Waters at 402-430-3993 or dwaters@plainseg.com by February 20, 2020.

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

EducationQuest’s February College Planning Bulletin

Below is info for seniors from the EducationQuest’s February College Bulletin:

Seniors…make sure you complete the FAFSA process

Getting financial aid for college involves more than completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete each step of the process so that you don’t miss out on money for college.

  • If you haven’t already, complete your 2020-21 FAFSA at FAFSA.gov using 2018 income tax data.
  • Expect a Student Aid Report (SAR) via an email link.
  • You might receive a verification notice from the college(s) you listed on your FAFSA.
  • Watch for financial aid award notifications.

Watch your email and student portal carefully for important details about admission and financial aid.

To read the entire bulletin, click here.

Duke University’s Summer Sessions

Students interested in experiencing an exclusive Duke-based STEM program can take part in behind-the-scenes tours of Duke’s premier research labs, learn from Duke faculty, and do their own hands-on labs! Apply to Duke University Summer Session’s Accelerated STEM Academy today!

Learn how to solve pressing issues using strategies from experts across disciplines by applying to Duke’s Solving Global Challenges. Develop the tools needed to become a true change-maker!

Discover more about these programs and others on Duke’s website. Apply early as classes fill quickly!

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The 2020 application for the Summer Scholars Program is available online. The deadline this year is March 1, 2020. The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program provides scholarships for talented, high-achieving young women from the Midwest to participate in academic summer programs at some of the country’s top colleges:

  • Barnard
  • Brown
  • Cornell
  • Emory
  • Harvard
  • Johns Hopkins
  • MIT
  • Smith
  • Stanford
  • Wash U
  • Yale

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need. For more information, please visit this link. Click here to apply.