Bryan High School Counseling

Senior Parent Newsletter

Dear Senior Parents,

The Counseling Department is excited to assist your child with their planning for life beyond high school. Each Counselor has a Team for their Class of 2021 students where they regularly post messages, Covid lessons, and college planning lessons. This monthly Senior Parent Newsletter will contain the resources we provide seniors in the hopes that they will not only spark college planning conversations at home, but also be a valuable tool for you as you accompany your child through the college matriculation process.

Counselors are now scheduling individual meetings with your students. Which will last through Parent/Teacher conferences. Please check with your student to see if they have scheduled an appointment. They will complete at least one college application with your student during that meeting.

College Planning Resources


Tuesday, Sept. 22 - ACT Test for SENIORS

This is the rescheduled State ACT assessment that we were supposed to have in the spring. It is in person and optional for seniors to attend. The scores from this test may be used for college entrance.

  • This will be an in-person test here at Bryan that starts at 7:40am.
  • All other remote/virtual classes will be cancelled for that day. The 9-11 graders will not be meeting with their teachers on the 22nd.
  • It is an optional test for seniors.
  • Most students will be done by 12-12:30.
  • They will be getting a "grab and go" breakfast and lunch but aren't ever convening in one place to eat.
  • Students and staff will be expected to wear their masks at all times except when eating their breakfast which will be done as they walk to their testing rooms.
  • If a student receives transportation to Bryan, the bus routes will be running that day.

For seniors wishing to take the ACT additional times, there are tests offered weekly in October at sites around Omaha. Click to Register for the ACT. There you will be able to select your date and location for testing. Registration deadline for October ACT is Sept. 17


Gates Scholarhship

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.

Deadline: Sept. 15

AKSARBEN Foundation
Name: AKSARBEN Scholars /Horatio Alger State Scholarship
Amount: $10,000
Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States; demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; a minimum grade point
average (GPA) of 2.0; be a United States citizen; be a resident of Nebraska
Deadline: October 25

Learn about Grants, Scholarships, Work-Study, and Loans

Nebraska Hispanic Latino Youth Summit

Are you a high school student wondering how to make college a priority – or perhaps why it’s even important? Maybe you’re interested in learning how to graduate career- or college-ready. Opportunities abound for one-of-a-kind, post-secondary experiences that are shaped to fit your personality, skills and attributes. This year’s Latino Youth Summit, sponsored in-part by the Latino American Commission, is one way you can learn more about opportunities available to you.

Nebraska Hispanic Latino Youth Summit website

Date and Time

Tue, October 13, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

FAFSA Resources

The FAFSA Application opens October 1 for the 2021-22 college school year. Below you will find a FAFSA checklist to help you start gathering the information you'll need to complete the application.

Also below, instructions on how to create your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID), which you and one parent or guardian will need to have before you can fill out the FAFSA.

FAFSA Tutorial

FAFSA Checklist

Create FSAID

Complete FAFSA

Understanding your Student Aid Report
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