Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies’ Summer Program

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies will offer summer programs across a wide variety of disciplines—including arts, business, humanities, math, science, and more—allowing highly motivated students to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for most of the summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute brings students in grades 10 and 11 together to explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities. Seminars are led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students currently in grades 8–11 to apply to a single-subject intensive course selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL invites students in 9th grade to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals. Young women and students from underrepresented and/or low-income backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem-solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

For more info, click here.


Mourning Hope’s January Groups

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group

Thursdays | January 9February 27 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Survivors of Suicide Loss Grief Support Group is for those who have experienced the suicide death of someone significant in their lives. Participants will take part in small groups divided by age. Register as an individual, or as a family… adults, teens and children (ages kindergarten and up) are welcome to attend.



Family Grief Support Group

Tuesdays | January 14March 24 | 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Family Grief Support Group is for families with youth ages kindergarten through high school seniors who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Youth process grief experiences through discussion, art and dramatic play in a peer group setting. Caregivers attend a separate group that runs congruently to learn how to support a grieving child, as well as process their own grief.




Attorney General’s Youth Conference

What is the Attorney General’s Youth Conference?

On April 14, 2020, Attorney General Peterson will host a day-long conference where a selected number of high school juniors from across the state will have the opportunity to participate in discussion and debate. Topics will range from our U.S. Constitution, rights, responsibilities to critical issues facing students and their communities. Students will hear from AGO Bureau Chiefs, expand their understanding of the legal process in Nebraska, and eat lunch at the Governor’s Residence.

Attorney General’s Youth Conference Flyer 2020

Who is the conference for?

High school juniors who are interested in state government and law. Juniors must submit an application and be selected to attend the conference.


Where can you apply?

You may download application forms from our website at Applications are due to our office on or before February 14, 2020. Selected students will be notified by March 16, 2020.For more information, please contact Jennifer Brehm at (402) 471-9651 or

Game Plan Challenge

Students can enter the GAME PLAN CHALLENGE with a video, social media or print campaign to motivate other teens to balance gaming in their lives for a chance to win exciting Hard Rock merchandise!


13 to 18-year-old U.S. residents (including D.C.). Individual and team (2–4 members) entries accepted.


October 29, 2019 through January 3, 2020


Create a video, social media or print campaign that informs teens of the realities and the risks in video gaming. Creatively illustrate ways to maintain safe habits and to understand the risks of problem behavior with gaming and gambling.

See official rules at:
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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.


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.


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.

Duke University Summer Session 2020

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 are open NOW! Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so students will receive a decision within a few weeks by applying today. Students can apply for multiple programs with one application! Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 are open NOW! Click on one of the links below to apply to your program of interest:

Leadership Opportunities for LSW Students

Below is a list of leadership opportunities for LSW students. If interested in any of these programs, please see Mr. Sederberg in the Counseling Center for more information about how to apply.

Cornhusker Girls State

Each summer approximately 25,000 young women participate in Girls State sessions across the nation. At Girls State, the delegates study local, county, and state government. The girls do this by setting up their own miniature city, county, and state governments and administer them according to the rules and procedures set by Nebraska’s laws.

After arriving at Cornhusker Girls State, the citizens are divided into 8 towns named after the Presidents of the United States. The citizens are also divided into two political parties — the Federalists and the Nationalists. These parties do not reflect the two major political parties in today’s system of government. The parties allow citizens to gain knowledge of how a two-party system operates.

Girls State citizens participate in these mock political parties and elections are held to fill city, county, and state positions. Other activities include legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, mock trials, and debating. The citizens also receive instruction in Parliamentary Procedure.

Details: Girls who have completed their junior year of high school may apply.  Applications are open towards the beginning of 3rd term.  The cost of participating in this program is normally covered by the American Legion.  For more information visit:

Cornhusker Boys State

Boys’ State purports “to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship.”  It is wholly a plan for training in the practical aspects of government.  It is functional in that applications of the principles of democratic government are made in every possible way.  Boys’ State should be thought of as being a mythical 51st state with a constitution, statutes and ordinances constructed by the citizens to govern themselves.

Citizens of Boys’ State not only will be required to review knowledge already acquired concerning the political machinery of a commonwealth, but they will find themselves performing exactly the same functions as real officeholders in the everyday world. In Boys’ State, citizens organize their own city, county and state governments.  They choose their own officials in accordance with regulation election procedures.  They learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices.  They introduce and argue their own bills in a legislature. Justice is administered by their own law enforcement agencies and courts.  In Boys’ State, the young citizen has the opportunity to learn for himself that his government is just what he makes it.  Here each boy “learns to do by doing.”

Details: Boys who have completed their junior year of high school may apply.  Applications are open towards the beginning of 3rd term.  The cost of this program is normally covered by the American Legion.  For more information visit:

Youth Leadership Lincoln

Participants in this program are high school sophomores. They spend one day a month together discovering there are others like them outside their geographic bubble who live in other parts of the city and county. They grow to understand how our city, county and state function, they gain a deeper understanding of businesses in Lincoln and they broaden their understanding of Lincoln’s nonprofit sector as well.

The Youth cohort is interactive and hands-on helping the participants develop leadership and team participation skills. They have the opportunity to meet with community leaders from across Lincoln and learn how they can help maintain the quality of life we enjoy.

Participants in our youth program come from schools throughout Lancaster county and begin their year together with a retreat that helps them begin to develop leadership skills, form teams and understand group dynamics. Each month during the year they’ll learn about community visions, business, government, human services, and health.

Details: All freshmen who would like to participate in the program during their sophomore years may apply.  If selected to participate, tuition is $350 to take part in the program.  For more information visit:

Governor’s Youth Advisory Council

Being a responsible citizen doesn’t mean sitting back and letting other people make decisions for you. It means getting involved in shaping the character of our families, our schools, our communities and our state.

The Governor’s Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) is a body of young Nebraskans between the ages of 14 and 19 who are committed to being informed and taking a stand on the public issues that affect young people the most – education, finance, careers and employment, recreation, health, drug and alcohol abuse, foster care and more.

Details: Must be between 14 and 19 years old.  Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis as positions on the council become open.  For more information visit:

Nebraska Leadership Seminar

Here at Nebraska Leadership Seminar, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. NLS cultivates young leaders of Nebraska in an atmosphere of personal discovery and skills development. Our vision is to Challenge, Empower, and Inspire leaders through educational programs and networking guided towards life-long leadership and community involvement. Members of the Nebraska Leadership Seminar community will be known for their skills, dedication, and energy for societal betterment.  The Nebraska Leadership Seminar is normally held in June.

Details: High school sophomores may apply.  If selected to participate, tuition is $200 to take part in the program.  For more information visit:

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminars

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students.

HOBY programs provide youth selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. Due to the selfless efforts of volunteers and the contributions of generous donors, nearly 9,000 students participate in HOBY programs annually.

HOBY Nebraska’s primary mission is to sponsor an outstanding leadership development conference for over 175 high school sophomores each summer. Additional programming is offered to high school freshmen and HOBY alumni throughout the year.  HOBY Nebraska was founded over 35 years ago, and has held seminars at multiple sites across the state.  Beginning in 2017, the seminar was moved to the campus of Concordia University in Seward, NE, where it remains today.  The Nebraska HOBY Leadership Seminar generally takes place the weekend following Memorial Day.

Details: High school sophomores may apply.  If selected to participate, tuition ranges from $225 to $425 to take part in the program.  For more information visit:

Launch Leadership Workshops

Launch Leadership is a volunteer-powered nonprofit, passionate about empowering middle and high school students through experience-based leadership training. Our Volunteer Staff is comprised of college students, professional educators and professionals from other walks of life.

We facilitate various services throughout the year, including One-Day Workshops and Leadership Retreats that take place at local schools. We can also help program and run conventions for your group. In the summer, our Summer Leadership Workshop brings together more than 400 students for an action-packed week of fun activities and lifelong learning.

Everything we do is focused on helping students find out who they are and how they lead. Then, we challenge everyone to think about how they can apply what they’ve learned to the real world. The result is a community infused with thousands of motivated, focused, ambitious young leaders. And we’re just getting started.

Details: There are two summer workshops- one in June and one in July.  There are also programs held throughout the school year.  If selected to participate, tuition is $350 to take part in the program.  For more information visit:






Kids’ Chance of Nebraska

Kids’ Chance of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that is proud to provide post-secondary and trade school scholarships to the children of Nebraska workers who have been severely or fatally injured in an employment related accident. The children of these workers often lose opportunities for secondary education and our aim is to raise funds for these children to pursue their education, reach their goals and fulfill their dreams for the future. For more information, please click here.

Fundamentals of Health Science

There is currently ONE opening in 2nd semester Fundamentals of Health Science.  (This is the 7am CNA class that is held at the SCC Continuing Education Bldg,  301 S 68th St Pl, just south of the former Shopko Bldg)

LPS pays tuition for this class, so it is a great opportunity for students who either want to become a CNA, or go into the Medical profession.  It does require that students have taken one of these prerequisites:  Intro. to Health Science, Medical Terminology, or A & P.

Please contact your counselor by Tuesday, November 26th if you are interested in applying for this opportunity.