Senior Newsletter #11

January 16, 2015

Scholarship Season in Full Swing!

Students often find that many scholarships will be due on February 1st, March 1st, and April 1st. Hopefully, you have taken our advice and organized your materials. Keep a scholarship folder (either electronic or paper or both). Organize scholarships in order of due date. Make sure your resume is updated and ready to go. Have some letters of recommendation handy and make sure you give the person writing the letter of recommendation at least two weeks notice. Check the college planning website often and other online scholarship websites. Most importantly, come to college club on Monday's from 3:00 - 4:30 in computer lab 401 or see your counselor for help!

NHS Financial Aid Night

Monday, Jan. 26th, 7pm

801 Riverside Boulevard

Norfolk, NE

Education Quest will be coming to the Johnny Carson Theater to give a presentation on Federal Financial Aid and completing the FAFSA. Both students and parents of 11th and 12th grade students are encouraged to attend. Students who attend a financial aid presentation can also win a $500 scholarship!

Additional FAFSA Help

A representative from Education Quest will also be at Norfolk Senior High to help families complete the FAFSA at the following times:


  • February 18th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • February 19th from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • February 20th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Anyone interested in meeting with the representative should call Education Quest and schedule an appointment. Phone number for the Lincoln office is 1-800-303-3745. Education Quest is an excellent resource for families completing the FAFSA.

UNK Cooperating Schools

Norfolk Senior High School is receiving 2 University of Nebraska Kearney Cooperating Schools Scholarships! Students who have been admitted to UNK by February 1st can apply for the scholarships. The scholarship entitles the recipient to remission of either $375 or $750 per semester of tuition. Summer session enrollment will not be covered by the scholarship. To qualify for the scholarship the student must have an ACT composite score of at least 23 and rank in the top 30%. To apply for the scholarship please complete this form and return it to the Counseling Center by January 29th at 4:00 pm.

Herff Jones Believe in You

The Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal's Award supports the importance of a well-rounded education and gives the opportunity to NHS to nominate a senior based on leadership, academic performance, and community service. To apply to be the nomination of Norfolk Senior High please complete this form. The student selected to be our nominee will then have to complete an additional application and essay. For additional information students may visit herffjones.com/biuscholarship.

WSC Art Scholarships

Wayne State College's Art and Design programs provide majors in K-12 Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. Every year the Art & Design department grants scholarships to qualified incoming freshman art students. For more information and to fill out/submit an Art scholarship application pleas visit: www.wsc.edu/artd. Scholarship information is located under "Scholarship and Financial Aid" in the "Art& Design" related links sidebar on the right corner of the page. Art Scholarship Applications are due on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Marie Curie Scholars Program

The Marie Curie Scholars Program at College of Saint Mary is for women who excel in biology, chemistry, and math. The scholarship provides up to $20,000 annually for up to 4 years for high or transfer students. The program also includes:


  • Orientation to college-level science
  • Big Sister mentoring program
  • Travel to a science conference
  • Internships and lab research
  • Paid tutoring opportunities
Apply online at CSM.edu/MarieCuire or contact 402-399-2355 or enroll@csm.edu. Deadline is January 30th.

UNL Acacia Leadership Scholarship

Male students planning to attend UNL can apply for the Acacia Leadership Scholarship. There is one $1000 award and two $500 awards. Senior males can fill out a short application found online at http://bit.ly/acacia_unl. Deadline is January 31st.

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers

The Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers Northeastern Chapter will provide one $1000 engineering scholarship to a graduating high school senior.

The key requirements are:

  • Applicants must plan to attend an engineering program that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology(ABET-EAC)
  • US Citizen at time of application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Minimum SAT score of 1100 (Math - 600, Verbal 500) or minimum ACT score of 24 (Math 29, English 25)
  • List references, activities, financial information and jobs
  • Provide an essay
For more information and to apply for the scholarship go to nspenebraska.org. Deadline is February 2nd.

Susan T. Buffet

Susan T. Buffet Scholarship Program

The Susan Buffet Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for NE students planning to attend a NE public institution. 1000 scholarships are awarded each year with amounts varying depending on the cost of tuition and fees for a full time student.

Requirements:

  • NE resident
  • NE high school graduate
  • Plan to attend a NE public institution
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • financial need (EPC of $15, 000 or lower from the FAFSA) Students should use 2012 Income Tax information and complete the College Funding Estimator at educationquest.org to estimate financial need.

Website for information and application: www.buffettscholarships.org/

Important Dates:

  • February 1st—Due Date for the application, personal essay, official high school transcript, and two letters of recommendation
  • March 15th—Due Date for a copy of your Student Aid Report from the FAFSA

AXA Scholarships

AXA has two scholarship opportunities available for seniors planning to enroll in college in the fall of 2015:

  1. AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with US News & World Report - Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 with a winner in every state. Deadline isDecember 15th; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted
  2. AXA Achievement Community Scholarship - Scholarships of $2,000 with up to 375 winners nationwide. Apply by February 1st; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.

Northeast Community College Scholarships

1. Northeast Community College has a General Scholarship Application Form. You can apply for most NECC scholarships by completing this one form. Click here to view NECC's scholarship information and to apply for NECC scholarships by selecting "Online Scholarship Application". The application deadline is February 1st.


2. There are two scholarships from NECC that are specific to our school and require a separate application. Applications are available in the counseling center or click on "separate application". Students who wish to apply for one or both of the below listed scholarship can complete one application form and return it to the counseling center by January 28th at 4:00 pm.

Deans Scholarship

- $500 per year

- must be a high school senior

- must be a Nebraska resident

- must enroll full-time at NECC and maintain a GPA of 2.0

Lee D. Rawhouser Scholarship

- amount based on financial need

- must be a high school senior

- must be a Nebraska resident

- must enroll full-time at NECC and maintain a GPA of 2.0


3. The Board of Governors Merit Scholarship is based on academic achievement as demonstrated on the students ACT or COMPASS test scores. The award is for full tuition for a maximum of four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the 2015 fall term.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

- Complete the Board of Governors Scholarship Application prior to February 1st. Applications are available in the counseling center or click on "Applications".

- Be a current high school senior

- Be a current resident of Nebraska

- Achieve an ACT composite test score of 23 or higher, or a minimum of the following on the COMPASS Test: College Algebra 56; Reading 91; Writing 92

- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester.


4. The President's Scholarship is based on academic achievement and completion of at least one Northeast College credit class while in high school. The award is for one-half tuition over four consecutive academic semesters (fall & spring terms only) for a student starting college in the 2015 fall term.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

- Complete the President's Scholarship Application prior to February 1st. Applications are available in the counseling center or click on "Applications". Note: The Board of Governors Merit Scholarship and the President's Scholarship use the same application form.

- Be a current high school senior

- Be a resident of Nebraska

- Achieve an ACT Composite test score of 18 or higher, or a minimum of the following on the COMPASS Test: Algebra 39; Reading 80; Writing 74

- Complete at least one NECC credit class prior to graduation from high school with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher. Dual credit classes would meet this criteria.

- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester.

HyVee Foundation Scholarship Program

The Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship Program offers 40 - $1000 scholarships for high school seniors working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2014 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2014. More information and applications are available in the counseling center or at www.hy-vee.com under company info. Applications are due February 10th.