Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco Scholarship

The Nancy Ganser and Diana Pasco scholarship provides one Lincoln Public Schools graduating senior, $1,000 towards post-secondary education (student must have been a Food Bank BackPack Program recipient in elementary or middle school***). The student must be on schedule to graduate in spring of 2020 and ready to use the scholarship funds in the fall of 2020. Funds will be sent directly to the institution after the student is enrolled and verification of enrollment has been confirmed by the Food Bank of Lincoln. For additional information or questions, please contact the Southeast counseling department or Alynn Sampson at the Food Bank of Lincoln. (asampson@lincolnfoodbank.org, 402-904-6550 ext 101)

Scholarship is due by March 31st, 2020 and mailed to:

Food Bank of Lincoln

Attn: Alynn Sampson

4840 Doris Bair Circle Suite A

Lincoln, NE 68504

***BackPack Program provides food-filled backpacks each Friday throughout the school year.  If you received these bags in elementary or middle school, you are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  BackPack Program primarily serves students who are on or qualify for Free/Reduced lunch. If you did not receive a food filled back during elementary or middle school, you are not eligible to apply.

The scholarship winner will be chosen by a committee comprised of Food Bank of Lincoln supporters and staff members. The winner will be selected based on how well the applicant conveys the impact the BackPack Program had on his or her family and how the scholarship will help the student.

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

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/.

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.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 13th year.

They will be awarding $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

Scholarship DeadlineJune 12, 2020.

Application Process
Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site, which includes complete details about the scholarship: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

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.

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation’s Scholarships

The Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation has the following scholarships available for high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary school and majoring in a construction-related field (i.e. electrical, plumbing, construction management, architecture of other design field);

  • Three $750 Home Builders Association of Lincoln/Remodelers Council Scholarships available to any senior
  • One $1,000 president’s scholarship available to a senior who has a parent, grandparent, or other relative who owns or is employed by a member of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln (Membership list is available at www.hbal.org)

Scholarship applications are available at www.hbal.org. Qualified students must apply before the March 1st deadline.