AES Engineering Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 5, 2020

Submit essay to scholarships@aesengineers.com

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed (0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior, 89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified no later than February 1, 2020.

If awarded, the scholarship will be awarded directly to the educational institution. Applicants and winners are encouraged to apply each year and can be awarded the scholarship multiple times but not totaling more than $1,000 per academic year. Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries Annual Banquet to be presented the scholarship on February 19, 2020, in Columbus, NE. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline – January 1, 2020

 

Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships

The Lincoln Community Foundation is pleased to announce that its Scholarship Season opens December 16!  Applicants may now access the online application form for the Spring 2020 scholarship awards!

Please use the following link to access the Foundation’s scholarship section:  https://lcf.academicworks.com/ 

The Lincoln Community Foundation administers more than 80 different scholarship funds–many of which are for students who live outside of Lincoln/Lancaster County!  We encourage all Nebraska Students to visit the link to research their eligibility.  In 2020, over $447,000.00 will be awarded to more than 250 recipients.

Using the link above, students will click Sign Up and create an account on the Blackbaud Award Management platform by supplying their e-mail address as their username and a password.  Next, they receive an e-mail asking them to confirm their account.  When they do this, they have access to current scholarship information and the online application form.  NOTE* Students should NOT attempt to create an account on the Lincoln Community Foundation website www.lcf.org by clicking the “My LCF Login” button.

Based on information provided in the application, when students complete and submit the form, they are automatically applied to Scholarships for which they are fully eligible.  These are “Auto-Match” scholarships, so they will not be applying directly to each one.  After submitting the application form, students will see these submitted applications on their account’s “My Opportunities” Tab.  A transcript and first page of the FAFSA report with the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) are required for all applications.

There are also Scholarships which require additional information beyond the transcript and FAFSA first page.  These are not “Auto – Match.”  They are labeled “Apply-To Opportunities” and can be seen on the account’s “Recommended Opportunities” tab after the application form is submitted.  Please read the information and criteria carefully to determine if you are eligible for these “Apply – To” scholarships.  “Recommended” does not mean that you are necessarily eligible.  To apply, students must click on these individually to finish and submit.  These opportunities may require references, answers to additional questions, special essays or other documentation.  When you click on the “Apply To” button of an opportunity you will see additional fields to answer questions, upload documents and fill in the names and addresses of your references.  References will automatically receive a link to write a letter of reference directly within the system.

The application deadline for most scholarships is March 15, 2020. 

2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2020-2021 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed (0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior, 89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified no later than February 1, 2020.

If awarded, the scholarship will be awarded directly to the educational institution. Applicants and winners are encouraged to apply each year and can be awarded the scholarship multiple times but not totaling more than $1,000 per academic year. Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries Annual Banquet to be presented the scholarship on February 19, 2020, in Columbus, NE. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline – January 1, 2020

If you are not an eligible student, we encourage you to forward this email along to any high school seniors or current college students in your network that are pursuing a career in the poultry industry. To access the application, click here.

True Potential Scholarship

The True Potential Scholarship focuses on creating opportunities for young immigrants who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Temporary Protective immigration status (TPS). These individuals are commonly known as ”Dreamers” and are not eligible to receive any public benefits, including federal financial aid and many scholarships. Because of the public funds restriction, True Potential uses 100% private donations and private institutional funds.

The idea for this scholarship was born out of experience. Ross & Karen Pesek, the founders of this program, were able to attend college because of the generosity of others. Ross attended Central Community College, Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska College of Law over seven years always in scholarships. Karen attended Central Community College and Wayne State College also with a scholarship. Ross and Karen often give thanks to the donors whose generosity allowed them to get their education and begin to fulfill their true potential.

Since starting Pesek Law, Ross and Karen have dedicated much of their efforts towards helping others in their community. They opened a free legal clinic in South Omaha at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where Ross gives free legal advice in Spanish every Monday night. He has met with over 2,500 people in eight years at the clinic. Ross has also announced immigration reforms to thousands at local churches and personally helped well over 300 people brought to this country as children obtain DACA. Finally, Ross has a thriving legal practice that is heavily influenced by Spanish speaking immigrants. Karen is the Director of Finance and Community Liaison of the firm and daily, both try to validate those individuals who gave them an opportunity by creating the scholarships that funded their education.

Since 2014, and thanks to the generosity of many donors, over 100 full one year scholarships have been awarded to approximately 75 unique individuals.

For more info about the True Potential Scholarship and to apply, visit www.truepotentialscholarship.org. The deadline is March 31st, 2020. If you have additional questions, please contact Karen Pesek (Program Cofounder and Director) at karen@peseklaw.com.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship

The Distinguished Young Women Scholarship specifically targets students with a performing arts background. For more information, click on the Handout link shown below.

Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Handout

Additionally, at the following link – http://distinguishedyw.org/scholarships/college-granted-scholarships/ you can find a complete list of all the tuition scholarship offerings which may help you target students with a specific college interest, as some of these scholarships are available simply for applying if the student meets the academic requirements listed.

UNO’s Goodrich Scholarship

Goodrich students establish a dynamic presence on campus. They come hungry, ready to learn and eager to join the UNO community. Many recipients are the first in their families to attend college. They come from underrepresented populations and have earned an opportunity to continue their education.

The Goodrich Scholarship has many benefits, including:

  • Financial aid in the form of tuition and general fees
  • A specialized two-year writing-intensive humanities and social science core curriculum that emphasizes cultural and intellectual diversity within our local and global communities
  • Academic and non-academic support services

Goodrich Students Develop Ties that Bind

Goodrich students get connected and stay connected with outstanding faculty and staff during their time at UNO. This level of attention to the scholar is part of the reason for the program’s exceptional graduation and retention rates.

Outstanding in Research

UNO faculty conducts important research in a wide variety of fields, including service learning, folklore, identity development, philosophy, public administration, and translation.

Support Specialists Are Here to Help

UNO support services make it possible to thrive as a college student. Student support specialists help Goodrich students develop academic skills to compete in a rapidly changing society. This sort of personal attention keeps our Goodrich community connected, just like a family.

Additional information is available at the links listed below:

Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program

The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program  provides scholarships for talented female high school students to participate in a summer academic program at one of its partner programs – some of the most rigorous and selective colleges and universities in the country.

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

Scholars receive a full or partial scholarships, based on demonstrated financial need, to cover tuition, room and board, travel expenses, and supplies. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works directly with our set of program partners to combine Joyce Ivy scholarships with additional financial aid provided by the summer program. Click here to apply online.

The benefits:

  • Exposure to a diverse array of peers
  • Exposure to a broader range of college options
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Academic and intellectual growth
  • Greater self-confidence
  • Scholars describe the experience as transformative.

Summer Scholars may use their scholarship to participate in certain summer academic programs at our partner colleges and universities. Courses are two-weeks or longer in length, and in some cases students are eligible to receive college credit. In most cases, Scholars receive financial aid from the Joyce Ivy Foundation and a partner scholarship from the summer program. Scholarships are based on merit and financial need.

ELIGIBILITY:

Female high school student in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota, who is also attending high school in one of these seven states. Academically high-achieving student who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar. Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.

DATES & DEADLINES:

December 8, 2019                         2020 application available online
March 1, 2020                                 Application deadline
Late March 2020                            Decisions sent
April 22, 2020                                  Scholarship reply deadline

Summer Scholars applicants must also apply directly to our summer program partners for admission  financial aid. Please check our partners’ sites for deadlines.

Scholarship Workshops

LSW Class of 2020: The Counseling Center will be offering a workshop on the Buffett Scholarship next WednesdayDecember 11th, after school in the A118 Forum. We will give an overview of the application, provide tips as well as pitfalls to completing the application, as well as help students to determine their eligibility for the scholarship. Sign-up is available online on the Class of 2020 Google Classroom, as well as a sign-up sheet in C101.

We will also be offering a more general, non-Buffett Scholarship workshop the following day, December 12th, also after school. This would be an excellent time to get help with your resume, specific application questions, essay writing, etc., all before break (an excellent time to get to work on these things, by the way). Sign-up is also available on the Google Classroom for the Class of 2020 and in C101! Both sessions should be done by around 4p.

Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

Students applying to The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program at The University of Texas at Dallas are reminded that applications, recommendations, and transcripts can be submitted to the McDermott Scholars Program through Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. Only complete applications with three recommendations and a submitted academic transcript will be considered. For questions or more information, please contact 972-883-4610 or mcdermott@utdallas.edu if you have any questions.