Senior Newsletter #11

December 3, 2015

FAFSA Help

Where can you find help with the FAFSA?


Check out the FAFSA Tools on educationquest.org.

  • FAFSA Tools - There you will find many different video’s and pod casts giving you info on the FAFSA process.
  • FAFSA Checklist - gives you a list of the things you will need to complete the FAFSA form.
  • College Funding Estimator - If you are wondering about how much you can expect, then try out this tool. You will need to know some basic tax information such as income for the year.
  • If you’re filing the FAFSA for the first time and would like free personal help, call the EducationQuest location nearest you to set up an appointment: Omaha – 888.357-6300, Lincoln - 800-303-3745, Kearney - 800-666-3721, or Scottsbluff – 800.303.3745, ext. 6654.

Federal Student Aid (an office of the US Department of Education) - lots of resources to help guide you in the government financial aid process

FAFSA Fridays at Northeast Community College
  • Fridays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (no appointment necessary)
  • Starting in February - June 2016
  • in the College Welcome Center (402-844-7285)
  • bring your 2015 Income Tax information
Presentations and Help Sessions at Norfolk Senior High
  • Education Quest will do a Norfolk Area Financial Aid Presentation on January 25th at 7:00 pm in the Johnny Carson Theater
  • Brad Brown from Education Quest will be in the College and Career Center at the High School on the follow days and times:
    • February 17th, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • February 18th, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
    • February 19th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Families can bring their income tax information in to Brad Brown and he will help them complete the FAFSA. Appointments need to be scheduled during these times. Please call the Omaha Education Quest office at 1-800-666-3721 to schedule an appointment with Brad Brown.
The 2015-2016 FAFSA Demo

Norfolk Area Financial Aid Presentation

Monday, Jan. 25th 2016 at 7pm

Johnny Carson Theater, Norfolk Senior High School

Education Quest will have a representative present on Federal Financial Aid and completing the FAFSA. Students who attend could win a $500 scholarship.
Scholarships

Click here for the full list of scholarships

Elks Scholarships

1. Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2016 contest are available to download at:

http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

The application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge #653 at 316 Braasch Ave on December 4, 2015 between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Applications can be mailed to Carol Coolidge, 819 Wood St., Norfolk, NE 68701 but must bereceived by December 4th.


2. Elks Past Exalted Ruler Scholarship

The 2016 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The basic emphasis will be on need.

Amounts: Two (one boy and one girl) $1,100.00 first place

Two (one boy and one girl) $800.00 second place

Two (one boy and one girl) $600.00 third place

Click here for an application or see the counseling center.

The completed application must be submitted to the Elks Lodge #653 at 316 Braasch Ave by January 15th.

AXA Achievement Scholarship

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is awarded to 52 students nationwide – one selected from each state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Each state winner receives a scholarship award of $10,000. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners and receive an additional $15,000, bringing the national AXA Achievers’ total scholarship awards to $25,000 each. Click here for more information and to apply by December 15th.


The AXA Achievement Community Scholarship is awarded to 375 winners nationwide with a $2,000 award. Their scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:

  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college

Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Click here for more information and apply by February 1st, 2016.

The Peter Kiewit Institute Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshmen

Students pursuing a degree at University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute in the College of Engineering or College of Information Science and Technology are invited to complete the PKI Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen. Applicants must graduate high school in May 2016.

Required Documents to be Submitted

1. Fill out and electronically submit your UNO Application for Admission. You will be issued your NU ID which you will need to apply for PKI Scholarships.

2. Fill out and electronically submit the PKI Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshmen

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship Application Process

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), University of Nebraska. The scholarship provides four years of funding for undergraduate programs based within the Peter Kiewit Institute and taught by the College of Engineering or College of Information Science & Technology.
The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship covers: university fees, required course books and materials, room and board for Fall and Spring terms at Scott Resident Hall and personal computer for use during the duration of the scholarship. When paired with The University of Nebraska Regents' Scholarship, it can be considered a "full-ride" scholarship.
Recipients for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship are selected as incoming freshman. To be eligible for the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship, applicants must have a composite ACT score of 30 or higher (1340 SAT) and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Candidates must be admitted into one of the following programs on the Omaha campus: Architectual Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Information Assurance, IT Innovation, or Management Information Systems. Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee.

Required Documents to be Submitted

1. Fill out and electronically submit your UNO Application for Admission. You will be issued your NU ID which is needed to apply for PKI Scholarships.

2. Fill out and electronically submit the PKI Scholarship Application for Incoming Freshmen.

3. Download and submit two (2) Peter Kiewit Institute Recommendation Forms. Letters of recommendation are optional.
Deadline for submittal is December 15, 2015.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award were created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative. The scholarships are valued between $2,000 and $15,000. The awards are open to any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business. The student must enter their freshman year at an accredited two or four year university, college or vocational/technical institute during the Fall 2016. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA beginning October 1, 2015 and may apply until December 18, 2015.

Cabela's Women in Leadership Award

Amount: $10,000 ($2,500 a year for four years)

Eligibility: Any female student graduating from a Nebraska high school in spring 2016 and planning to begin college in fall 2016

Applications: Available Oct. 1st. Click here for more information and to apply. The application is due January 4, 2016.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. They are looking for students with: leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

YouTube Video

Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 per student.

Eligibility:

  • demonstrate strong community involvement
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • demonstrate financial need
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be a graduating high school senior
  • plan to enroll a full-time undergraduate course of study pursuing a 4 year degree at an accredited four year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
For more information and to apply, go to http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx


Deadline to Apply: January 7, 2016

2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

UNL General Scholarships

The deadline to apply for admission and general scholarships at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is January 15th. Go to http://www.unl.edu/apply-now/ to apply. Make sure you complete the Personal Statement.

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