Senior Newsletter #2

September 4, 2015

Applying to College

Students should apply to college the fall of their senior year. One reason, is because colleges do not give any scholarships until students have applied and been accepted to the college. You can receive some scholarships just by applying to the college! Many colleges also have scholarship deadlines to apply.


1. Fill out college application. Most applications are found on the college website.

2. Most colleges require an entrance exam like the ACT or COMPASS.

3. Have your transcripts sent to the college.

4. Some colleges require an admission fee. Fee waivers are available for students on free or reduced lunch.

Norfolk Senior High Apply2College Campaign

Seniors are invited to come to the library on the following dates to apply to college!


October 20th - WSC, Doane College, University of Nebraska Lincoln

October 27th - Wesleyan University, Creighton, and Midland

November 3rd - NECC, Central, SECC, Joseph's, UNO


The listed colleges will have representatives there to help you apply. Students can apply to other colleges not listed. Counselors will be there to provide assistance as well. Students are encouraged to come during their open periods. Please get permission and a pass from your teacher if you are leaving class.


College Application Checklist - Students are strongly encourage to complete this checklist and bring it with you to the application day.

College Planning Website

Planning for college starts way before graduation!

Students can take 2 days to go on a college visit without it counting against their attendance. Please have a parent call you in to the attendance office before the event. Make sure you register for the event preferably 2 weeks before.

Norfolk Area College Fair

Sunday, Sep. 20th 2015 at 1-3pm

Cox Activities Center, Norfolk, NE, United States

Norfolk, NE

This is a great opportunity for high school students to come and visit with many different college reps about their school. Over 70 colleges will be there!


Visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Take the barcode to the fair so college reps can scan it so you won’t need to complete student information cards.

Health Careers Day at Northeast Community College

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd 2015 at 8:45am-2:30pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE


Your day will include rotating sessions on the topics of Physical Education, Athletic Training, Nursing, Med Aide, Physical Therapist Assistant, Paramedic and more. You also have opportunities to meet with local health care and wellness professionals.


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 18th. There is limited space available so apply today! Students attendance, behavior in school, and current grades will be considered with your application.

Applied Technology Day at NECC

Friday, Oct. 2nd 2015 at 8am-2pm

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.

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.

PEO Star Scholarship


The P.E.O.STAR scholarship is a non-renewable $2500.00 scholarship for graduating high school senior women. It must be used in the academic year following graduation or it will be forfeited. Qualifications for the scholarship include:



  • Excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
  • In the senior year of high school and is 20 years of age or younger by November 30, 2016
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  • Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation.
Applications are available by clicking "Applications" or in the counseling center. Applications are due in the counseling center by September 25th.

QuestBridge 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.

NHS Counseling Center

Virginia Hilkemann (A-D)

Brandi Bartels (E-K)

Heather Marotz (L-Ri)

Kendra Marshall (Ro-Z)

Connie Ingram - Administrative Assisstant