Senior Newsletter #14

January 28, 2016

Senior Information Needed

  1. Transcripts - make sure you let Mrs. Ingram know of any colleges you have applied for. Sending transcripts is a part of the college application process. Even if you were able to self report your transcript, you still need to let us know you self reported the transcript. The colleges will need your final official transcript at the end of the year. Those have to come from our office!
  2. Graduation information - make sure you have ordered your graduation attire and verified how you want your name written on your diploma. See Mrs. Wildermuth in the front office with questions.
  3. Scholarships you receive - Please stop by the counseling center and let Mrs. Ingram know what scholarships you have received. Students are honored for their scholarships at Honors Night and the list is also sent to the newspaper.
College Planning Website

Click this button to see checklists for seniors.

FAFSA Reminders

  • NECC FAFSA Fridays - Starting in February, Northeast Community College invites any student and family to bring their fafsa information to their Financial Aid Office from 1:00 - 4:00 every Friday. They will help you complete the FAFSA... no appointment needed. Click here for a checklist of things you would need to bring.
  • 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.
Education Quest Foundation

Click this button for many free resources and tools on Federal Financial Aid.

Federal Student Aid

Click this button for a website from the Department of Education devoted to helping families with Federal Financial Aid.

Scholarships

Click this button for the entire list of scholarships.

Wayne State College Art and Design Program Scholarships

WSC's Art and Design programs provide majors in K-12 Art Education, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. Every year the department grants scholarships to qualified incoming freshman art and design students. For more information and to fill out/submit an Art & Design Scholarship application please visit:

www.wsc.edu/art-design

Scholarship information is located under "Scholarship and Financial Aid" in the "Art & Design" related links sidebar on the right corner of the page. Scholarship applications are due on Friday, January 29th.

L. "Ron" Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship

The Acacia Leadership Scholarhsip is a single-year scholarship awarded to 3 (1-$1,000 and 2-$500) incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. To apply students should go to the following website for an online application:


http://bit.ly/acacia_unl


The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2016.

Susan T. Buffet Scholarship

This is the one we have been waiting for! Every student meeting the following criteria should apply for a Susan Thompson Buffet Scholarship. There are many of these scholarships given out each year.

Student Eligibility

To be considered for a scholarship from The Susan T. Buffett Foundation, a student must:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska
  • Graduate from a Nebraska high school or earn a Nebraska GED
  • Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA in high school
    • 2.5 on a 4 point scale
    • 80 on a 100 point scale
  • Be a first-time freshman when entering college
    • Students obtaining dual enrollment credits in high school are still eligible to apply
  • Plan to attend any of the following Nebraska public institutions:
    • Nebraska Community Colleges - Central, Metropolitan, Mid-Plains, Northeast, Southeast, or Western Nebraska;
    • Nebraska State College System - Chadron State, Peru State, Wayne State; or
    • University of Nebraska - NCTA, UNK, UNL, UNMC, or UNO
  • Be in need of financial assistance in order to attend school as determined by completing the FAFSA.
    • Note: Students do not need to be Pell Grant eligible to qualify
    • Students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $15,000 are encouraged to apply

Click here for more information about the scholarship.

Click here for Application Requirements


The application will be available on November 1st.

There are 2 deadlines: February 1st - application, letters of recommendation, essay, and official high school (all of these will be uploaded to the application). March 15th - FAFSA Student Aid Report (the FAFSA cannot be completed until January 1st)

Northeast Community College Scholarships

All scholarship applications require a current application for admission on file at Northeast Community College.

1. The Online Scholarship Application can be accessed through www.northeast.edu/scholarships. Select "Online Scholarship Application". Log in as a first time user to create an account to complete the scholarship application online. That single application will be used to consider students for all Northeast scholarships except the ones list below. All students planning considering NECC should complete this scholarship application. DueFebruary 1st.

4. Board of Governor's Merit Scholarship (full tuition)

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 fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May.

Successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the Board of Governors Scholarship Application and Admissions Applications prior to February 1, 2016.
  2. Be a current high school student with an expected graduation date during the 2015-2016 academic school year from a high school within the Northeast Community College service area.
  3. Be a current resident of Nebraska.
  4. 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
  5. Enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student at Northeast Community College for the fall term following graduation from high school.
  6. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.50 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester.

You must complete theBoard of Governors/President's Early Entry Scholarship Application (also available in the counseling center) to apply for the Board of Governor's Scholarship. Please submit completed applications to Northeast Community College Financial Aid Office by February 1, 2016.

5. President's Early Entry (one-half tuition)

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 fall term and who graduated from high school the previous May.

Successful candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete the President’s Scholarship Application and Admissions Applications prior to February 1, 2016.
  2. Be a current high school student with an expected high school graduation date during the 2015-2016 academic school year from a school within the Northeast Community College Service Area.
  3. Be a current resident of Nebraska.
  4. 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.
  5. Complete at least one Northeast Community College credit class prior to graduation from high school with an accumulated GPA of 3.0 or higher for all college classes.
  6. Enroll as a full-time degree-seeking student at Northeast Community College for the fall term following graduation from high school.
  7. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and meet the financial aid standards of satisfactory academic progress each semester.

You must complete the Board of Governors/President's Early Entry Scholarship Application (also available in the counseling center) to apply for the President's Scholarship for Early Entry Students. Please submit completed applications to Northeast Community College Financial Aid Office by February 1, 2016.

6. McIntosh/Davis-Chambers Scholarship

Qualifications:

  1. Must be an academically promising student that is active in school or community
  2. Must be enrolled full-time and plan to transfer to a 4-year public NE college or university
  3. Must be a graduate of a NE high school or have earned a G.E.D.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen and a NE resident
  5. Must submit the FAFSA and show financial need

DEADLINE: March 1, 2016. Click here for an application or see the counseling center. Completed applications should be submitted to the Northeast Community College Financial Aid Office.

University of Nebraska Kearney

The deadline to apply for admission and general scholarships at the University of Nebraska Kearney is February 1st. Go to http://www.unk.edu/admissions/undergraduate/ to apply.

University of Nebraska Omaha

The deadline to apply for admission and general scholarships at the University of Nebraska Omaha is February 1st. Go to https://apply.unomaha.edu/ to apply.

Financial Aid Program Scholarship

Students who attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program (FAP) will be eligible to win one of three $500 scholarships.

EducationQuest will randomly select the three student winners on or around February 1, 2016.

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • be a junior or senior attending a Nebraska high school
  • attend an EducationQuest Financial Aid Program before February 1, 2016 (parents/guardians may attend on their student’s behalf)
  • complete an online scholarship entry form (details provided at the FAP)
  • attend a non-profit college in Nebraska (public or private)

Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers

The NSPE is offering several scholarships to graduating high school seniors that plan on attending an engineering program next year. The following scholarships are available:

  • 2 State Annual $1500 Scholarships
  • 1 Northeast Chapter Annual $1000 Scholarship
Applying for the local chapter automatically applies the student for the state scholarship. More information, qualifications, and an application is available at http://nspenebraska.org/

Applications are due February 1st.

CHI Health 2016 Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce that CHI Health will once again provide 12 - $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to Nebraska and/or Iowa high school seniors graduating May 2016.The goal of this program is to provide scholarship assistance to eligible students preparing for a career in the healthcare industry.

Eligibility

1) NE or IA high school seniors graduating May 2016 with intent to pursue a post-secondary degree in a health care field (excluding Dentistry and Veterinary Science fields).

2) Applicants must have applied to, and plan to enroll in an accredited college/university.

3) Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 non-weighted scale.

Scholarship Guidelines: If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, we recommend reviewing the 2016 Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarship Application

The 2016 Scholarship Application is a writable PDF and needs to be completed on a computer. The application deadline is Monday, February 8, 2016.

Applicant Appraisal Form

The student is to print and give the Applicant Appraisal Form to one high school administrator, high school guidance counselor or teacher to complete. (No family members can complete this form.

High School Transcript

An official high school transcript with seal is required. High schools may mail them directly or transcripts that are sealed in an envelope with signature across the flap may be included in the student’s application packet.

Mail complete application packets to:

Diane Lee, CHI Health
McAuley Fogelstrom Center
Workforce Planning
12809 West Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68154

Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship

The Hy-Vee Foundation is proud to award up to 40 - $1,000 scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree at any baccalaureate degree-granting college in the United States. The scholarship is for students currently working at Hy-Vee or children of employees at Hy-Vee. Click on the links below for more information and the application.


Program Guidelines

Checklist of Required Information

Application


These materials are also available in the counseling center or at www.hy-vee.com. Applications are dueFebruary 10th.

The Nebraska Press Association

The Nebraska Press Association is giving $2,000 scholarships to qualified graduates of Nebraska high schools enrolled or planning to enroll full time in post-secondary educational programs in Nebraska-based colleges and universities leading to careers in print journalism. The scholarships will be given to students with a specific interest in news, editorial, photography, circulation, production, or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly, or daily newspapers. Selection of the recipients will be based on scholastic ability and good citizenship in school and community.

A letter of reference from the applicant's community newspaper publisher or editor may accompany the application, but this is not a requirement in order to be considered. A statement from a high-school administrator, guidance counselor, or college counselor is required and a letter of reference from an unrelated party is also required. The application form must be filled out by the applicant and an essay must be provided. Mail or email to the NPA Foundation Scholarship Committee, c/o Nebraska Press Association, 845 "S" Street, Lincoln, NE 68508, nebpress@nebpress.com. Applications are available in the counseling or click here and are due February 19th.

The Spirit of Anne Frank

These awards are given out each year to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities.

Our scholarship awards are available to high school seniors in the United States who are attending a four year college in the fall of 2016. This opportunity is for any student leaders at your school, who have proven themselves committed to social justice and who fight for equality in your community.

Students must submit a 1,000-word personal essay and two supporting letters of recommendation that highlight their work in the community and exhibit their commitment to achieving lasting change.

Applications are accepted online and must be submitted by February 19, 2016.

Past winners of these awards have helped to change legislation, have started or run non-profit organizations, and have written books or created documentaries.

You can learn more about these awards, the application requirements and read about past winners at http://annefrank.com/about-the-awards/.

SCC Eduational Foundation Awards

The SCC Educational Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors to be applied toward the cost of tuition when a student enrolls full-time in a degree or diploma program at SCC. The SCC Scholarship Committee will select the recipients. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email.

Eligibility: Your application will be considered for scholarships for which you meet the criteria. Please see the complete list of scholarships at www.southeast.edu/scholarships for details and requirements.

To apply:

  • Only online applications forms will be accepted. Applicant must complete the online application for the upcoming academic year. Click here to go to the application.
  • Upon completion of the online application, the applicant must immediately provide to SCC a copy of his/her high school transcript which must include class rank and cumulative GPA (see the counseling center for an official copy of your transcript)
These steps must be completed by February 22nd.

Counseling Center

Virginia Hilkemann A-D

Brandi Bartels E-K

Heather Marotz L-Ri

Kendra Marshall Ro-Z

Connie Ingram - Administrative Assistant