2021 PSAT Tickets are on Sale

The PSAT Test will be offered Saturday, October 16th at Lincoln Southwest. Any junior or highly motivated sophomore that wants to take the PSAT must register with the Counseling Center secretary, Whitney Franklin. Tickets are on sale now and the deadline to register is Friday, October 8th, or until all test spots are taken. The cost to take the test is $30.

For helpful hints and to take the practice test visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

Juniors who take the PSAT this year will be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. All Juniors will have a seat guaranteed as long as registration and payment is received by October 9th. This test will also help prepare for the SAT and/or ACT.

Highly motivated Sophomores may take the test for practice, but results this year will not be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sophomores who take the PSAT this year may still test their Junior year to be considered for the scholarship program next year. Limited seats are available for Sophomores; registration for these seats is on a first come, first served basis.

Senior Family Meeting – presentations

Below are the two presentations given on Senior Family Night, Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the LSW Auditorium.

Counselors will begin individual senior meetings in early September and continue throughout the first semester (December). Amanda Ludwig from EducationQuest will be available by appointment at LSW on Wednesday throughout the school year. Sign-up for her appointments are here.

Please contact your (student’s) counselor with further questions!

EducationQuest presentation

LSW presentation

2020 Summer School Information

2020 Summer School Information

Students who are interested in attending summer school need to complete the “2020 Southwest High School Summer School Enrollment” form.

This is the first step in signing up for summer school. Please view the “Summer School Directions for Students” and watch this WeVideo, which explains the summer school enrollment and course selection process.

The “Summer School Directions for Students” attachment also explains the difference between the two learning options for summer school: Remote Learning and E-Learning.

Once you complete the enrollment form, you will have access to complete your summer school course requests on StudentVue during the following time frames:
-Current Seniors: April 27th – May 21st
-Current Juniors: May 4th – May 21st
-Current Sophomores and Freshmen: May 11th – May 21st

Please contact your counselor if you have any questions.

Change-Maker Scholarship Competition

The UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has launched the Change Maker Competition, a quick pitch scholarship competition for prospective and current CASNR students who dare to dream big and do the extraordinary to address worldwide issues. Submit a two-minute video explaining your big idea to address grand challenges and be entered to win full-tuition scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. Winning students will also be matched with a mentor to help make their big idea a reality.

Learn more and enter ›› https://casnr.unl.edu/casnr-change-maker-competition

ROTC Scholarship Opportunity

The ROTC has scholarships available to seniors who are starting college this fall at colleges across Nebraska including; Creighton, UNO, UNL, UNK, Wayne State, Chadron State, Doane University, Nebraska Wesleyan, and Concordia University.

The scholarships are for up to 3 years in length.  Students would need to contact the recruiting operations officer at UNL to find out more information on qualifications and how to apply: acloutier2@unl.edu

More information can be found on the following flyer: ROTC Flyer

The Summer Scholars Program

The Summer Scholars Program is a college preparation program for juniors in high school.

Selected students will:

  • Participate in leadership building and career exploration
  • Take a UNO college academic course (3-credits) from June 1– July 2, 2020
  • Experience college life by living on UNO’s campus residence hall for a 5-day stay.

There is NO cost to the student if selected to participate in the Summer Scholars Program. Tuition, fees, books, parking permits, etc. will be covered. This is a great opportunity!

To qualify, students must be juniors (when applying) and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale. ANY and ALL students who are juniors in High School and have a minimum 2.75 GPA can apply.

Student can apply online here: https://applysummerscholars.unomaha.edu/

Application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2020. Essays must be e-mailed to summerscholars@unomaha.edu by the application deadline. Incomplete application will NOT be considered.

Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship

Four $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors in Lancaster County.


  • Demonstrate financial need
  • High academic achievement in high school
  • Attending a college or community college full time in Nebraska for the 2020-21 academic year

Send the following information to the address below by April 13

  • High school transcript
  • Summary of out-of-school activities
  • Personal summary of educational and career plans
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Telephone number, email, and mailing address

Lillie Larsen, Lincoln East Rotary Scholarship Chair

4041 Thorn Court

Lincoln, NE 68520

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

Junior Family Meeting

Juniors and their families who were unable to attend the Junior Family Meeting Tuesday, August 27th, may view the presentations below. If you have questions, please contact the presenter for each session.