Girl Scouts USA Delegation Application

This March, Renae Ninneman, Program Specialist with the Girl Scouts of Nebraska,  will be taking a team of 4 girls from around Nebraska to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York City. I will also be taking them on an additional trip to an international location, either Paris in July or Mexico in May to the United Nations Global Gender Equality Forum (details TBD). It’s an incredible opportunity to represent Nebraska on an international stage, learn about gender equality and advocacy, and there is no cost to the girl. This is all in partnership with Girl Scouts of the USA, and there will be a total of 16 girls from 4 states in the delegation to the UN.

I am accepting applications from girls who live all over the state, but Girl Scouts has interest in recruiting a high school girl from a refugee background to attend in March. If are a high school girl who meets the following criteria, you may apply.


  • In 9th-11th grade
  • Has time to commit to preparations over the next year, like webinars and trainings and readings
  • Parents willing to allow her to travel with Girl Scouts
  • Able to travel internationally
  • Confident in sharing her voice and experience-not afraid to speak out
  • Interested in opportunities that can change her life
  • Understands the importance of gender equality and girl’s and women’s rights
  • Able to complete a service project next year, after the trips, on the topic of gender equality
  • Can fill out the application ASAP and complete an in person interview by November 8th
  • Participants does not need to drive or does not need be a Girl Scout right now.
  • In the following webinar, thee first 8 ½ minutes is the relevant part, about the Commission on the Status of Women, and the rest is about a separate program.

Application * Deadline: November 4th, 2019

Please contact Renae Ninneman if you have any questions!

NMC Student Sponsorship Programs

For over 20 years, NMC has partnered with diesel technology schools in the midwest, offering a premier sponsorship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the heavy equipment industry. In collaboration with the Midwest’s finest diesel technology schools, our programs include:

  • Two paid summer internships (dependent upon student start date)
  • Paid Tuition, Books, Fees, Uniforms (up to a $10,000 value)
  • Toolbox (up to a $7,000 value)
  • Personalized mentoring during the summer and school year
  • Opportunity to earn an Associate’s of Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology
  • Employment and career progression opportunities with NMC

To apply, click here.

Click Here to apply or contact Talent Solutions for additional information. Email us at or call at 402-891-7555.

Seton Hall’s Pirates Pitch

During Pirates Pitch, students can learn the basics of entrepreneurship and idea generation by pitching their own business idea. Enter and put their entrepreneurial know-how to the test against other high school students. Students have an opportunity to earn a scholarship and a cash prize.


  • 1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize. Plus, a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually).
  • 2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize. Plus, a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually).
  • All other Finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter

Interested tudents must submit an original business idea that, in 350 words or less, describes an innovative product or service that they would like to create. Or,  students can share about a business they’ve already launched! They must be sure to answer the following questions:

  1. What problem does your product or service solve?
  2. How do you propose making money?
  3. Who are your customers and why will they buy your product or service?
  4. Who is your competition and how are you going to be better than them?


Tuesday, October 29 at midnight.


All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Ten finalists will be selected by late October and invited to present their business ideas, in person or via Skype, to a panel of judges at Seton Hall University on Friday, November 22 from 3–5 pm, with a reception to follow. Plus,  students can make a weekend out of it and attend our Open House on Sunday, November 24.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity to put their skills to the test and earn money for college. Learn more by visiting

Wildcats Lead is an event created by the K-State Polytechnic social work program for high school-aged girls to feel more confident, empowered and aware as future leaders. It is a one-day workshop on the K-State Polytechnic Campus. Wildcats Lead is open to any young woman in ninth through 12th grade.

Workshop Activities

  • Define unique personal values
  • Understand how to embrace change
  • Build individual leadership skills
  • Discover distinctive leadership styles
  • Learn how to use technology to lead an effective team

No cost to attend! Lunch and t-shirt included.

Click here for more info and to register for this event.


Common App’s Roadtrip Nation

Common App’s Roadtrip Nation is  looking for people that harnessed their individuality to redefine success, and send them on the road trip of a lifetime. Along the journey they’ll meet others like them that have achieved success and made a mark. And the entire journey will be filmed as part of an upcoming Roadtrip Nation documentary.

Who can apply, and what do they need to know?

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply.
  • Applicants must be available to commit to three weeks of travel in March 2020. If chosen, you’ll get to take a journey in a Roadtrip Nation RV to interview people who’ve found success and fulfillment even if they’ve always learned differently than those around them.
  • All travel expenses, plus a daily stipend, which may be used for any personal expenses, including childcare, are paid for by Roadtrip Nation.
  • This is for a TV show, so you’ll be filmed and the footage may be shared on public television and other video platforms.
  • Individuals who are chosen will help plan the trip around their specific interests and aspirations, so you’ll be working with Roadtrip Nation to research and book interviews with the people you want to talk to.

The deadline to apply is October 6, 2019. To learn more about Roadtrip Nation and what to expect if selected, you can read the following FAQ.

Hispanic – Latino Youth Summit

Registration for the Nebraska Hispanic – Latino Youth Summit on October 21st is now open  to all High School Students, grades 9-12.  Cost for the conference is $10 per student – this includes breakfast and lunch.
The keynote Speaker is Jessica Cox who is best known for becoming the first armless pilot in aviation history.  Her achievement earned her a Guinness World Record medal, invitations from six continents, and has been featured on television programs like Ellen, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, CBS Evening News and the BBC
The Agenda, Registration can be found on the website at:

For more info, please contact:

Benjamin Zink

UNL’s Asian Student Leadership Conference

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)  will be hosting the Asian Student Leadership Conference on Saturday, November 9th from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. There is a limit of 100 LPS students who can attend, so first-come, first-serve. This event will provide the following opportunities:
  • Learn about college experiences
  • Improve Leadership skills and cultural awareness
  • Network with student leaders and faculty members from various organizations on campus
Additional information is available below:
If you have any questions please email the event’s co-director Mickey Tran at


Profile in Courage Essay Contest

The JFK Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Essay Contest is now accepting submissions. The top twenty-five students receive recognition and the winning prize is $10,000. The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2020. Students are encouraged to start writing their essays early! The more time students have to brainstorm ideas and put pen to paper, the stronger their essays will be. Don’t wait until the January 17 deadline to start writing. Every year, the Profile in Courage Essay Contest continues to honor individual leaders who served with integrity and demonstrated political courage. For more info, click here.