Senior Newsletter #4

September 24, 2015

Sending Transcripts

Many colleges require you to send your official transcript to them when you apply for admission. An official transcript must be sent from the counseling center. After you submit your application to a college, fill out the transcript request form (attached below) and return it to the counseling center. Transcript request forms are also found in the counseling center or on the college planning website. You can list as many colleges as you have applied to on the same form. If you are 18, you do not need your parent's signature. Once the 1st form is turned in, you just have to come in and tell us any colleges you want to add and we will send the transcript.

Some colleges use an online system like SENDedu. They will have you grant us permission to upload your transcript to their system. You will have to give them your counselor's email address:



Some colleges like UNL and UNO are no longer requiring us to send them an initial official transcript. On UNL's application you complete the information and UNO's application asks you to upload an unofficial transcript (you have access to this on Infinite Campus). They will require us to send an official transcript after graduation. Therefore, please let us know if you applied to UNL or UNO so that we can send the final transcript.

Parent Information Meeting

We held a College Planning 101 session for senior parents on Tuesday, September 22nd. Below is the presentation we shared with parents. There are several links to different websites in the presentation.
College Visits

Click here for more college visit opportunities.

Applied Technology Day at NECC

Friday, Oct. 2nd, 9am-3pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE

Experience the latest technologies, tools and techniques in today’s high demand, high paying career fields. You will tour our new state-of-the-art facilities and participate in hands-on activities! Seniors, you have a chance to win 1 of 4 $1,000 Northeast tuition waivers! You get to choose three sessions of interest to you in the following career fields: Auto Body, Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Diesel Ag & Truck, Drafting, Electrical Construction and Control, Electromechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning, Manufacturing Technologies, Utility Line, Welding, Wind Energy.

9th - 12th grade students will take a bus from Norfolk Senior High to Northeast Community College. Lunch and all fees will be paid for by the College Access Grant. Students must apply to attend the day. Please complete the application (click on "the application or see the counseling center) and return it to the counseling center by September 29th. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.

Business & Technology Day at NECC

Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 8am-2:30pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE

Seniors! Win 1 of 4 $1,000 Northeast tuition waivers!

Your day will include two extended sessions of your choice from the list below in addition to rotating sessions on other programs. Take the opportunity to talk with current students and academic advisers, see the campus, and help you find your career path related to Business and Technology. Destination Stops Include: Accounting, Administrative Professional, Business Administration, Business & Banking, Graphic Design, Information Technology, and Mass Media.

9th - 12th grade students will take a bus from Norfolk Senior High to Northeast Community College. Lunch and all fees will be paid for by the College Access Grant. Students must apply to attend the day. Please complete the application (click on "the application" or see the counseling center) and return it to the counseling center by October 2nd. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.

Explore Northeast Day

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 9am-2pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE

The Explore Northeast Day will give you the chance to see the beautiful campus, talk with students, and hear about our programs and services. Come see why students love Northeast.


11th and 12th grade students will take a bus from Norfolk Senior High to Northeast Community College. Lunch and all fees will be paid for by the College Access Grant. Students must apply to attend the day. Please complete the application (click on "the application" or see the counseling center) and return it to the counseling center ASAP. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.

Scholarships

Click here for a complete list of scholarships.

Quest Bridge for National College Match

The QuestBridge National College Match connects high-achieving low-income students with admission and full four-year scholarships to our partner colleges. (Click on "partner colleges for a list of colleges) College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

They are looking for academically talented high school seniors who have faced long-term financial hardship and who:

  • are in the top 5-10% of their class, in the most challenging courses available
  • Come from households earning less than $60,000 (for a typical family of four)
  • Qualify for our school's free or reduced lunch program
Click here for more information and to apply. Deadline to apply is September 28th.

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship

Deadline: September 30th, 2015
Award Value: $500

To be considered eligible for the Odenza Marketing Scholarship you must:
A) Be between the ages of 16 and 25 on September 30th, 2015
B) Submit answers to the essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the September 30th, 2015 deadline.
C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award. (Current High School Students are also eligible.)
D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
E) Be a citizen of the United States or Canada

The scholarship winner will be announced roughly six weeks after the deadline and will be posted on the scholarship website immediately after. All applications must be received by 11:59pm ET on September 30th, 2015. No late applications will be reviewed.

Click here for more instructions and to apply.

Wendy's High School Heisman

Every year Wendy’s® High School Heisman® recognizes more than 5,000 of the best male and female high school seniors and rewards $120,000 in donations to schools across the country. Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement to receive the Heisman honors. Now through October 2, 2015, class of 2016 graduating seniors can apply at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.

please tell eligible students to apply or refer students using this online form.


To be eligible, a student must have:

  • Maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average
  • Participated in one of 43 eligible school sponsored sports
  • Demonstrated active involvement in his or her community
Winners are identified at the local, state and national level. National Finalists spend a once-in-a-lifetime weekend attending the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City and two national winners will be announced during the presentation broadcast on ESPN.

United States Senate Youth Program

Junior or Senior students who have served as a Class Officer or Student Council Representative or an officer serving in a civic or educational organization approved by the state selection committee:


The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. The 54th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 5 – 12, 2016. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.


Additional information, requirements, and application directions are available on this brochure.

Click here for the application. Applications must be received by the Nebraska Department of Education by October 2nd.

Norfolk Senior High Counseling Center

Virginia Hilkemann A-D

Brandi Bartels E-K

Heather Marotz L-Ri

Kendra Marshall Ro-Z

Connie Ingram - Administrative Assistant

College Planning Website

Click her to go to the college planning website.