Bryan High School Counseling

December Newsletter

December “To Do” List

Complete these tasks during December to stay on the right college-planning track.

  1. December 11th is the last day of the semester and your final opportunity to raise your Grade Point Average (GPA) before graduating. A strong GPA increases your opportunity for scholarships. Study for your finals, turn in missing work, and complete final projects to finish the semester strong!
  2. If you haven’t already, submit college applications and the FAFSA.
  3. The FAFSA is a summative grade in your Personal Finance Class! Classroom lessons are this week.
  4. Continue to apply for scholarships.
  5. Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

UNL Application help

There are various video tutorials that will help students with the application as well navigating through MyRed and so on.

Scholarship Opportunities

New Opportunities


Please follow this form link to complete Due January 15th

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students can apply for a $1,500 scholarship now through January 14, 2021.

Below are Help Guides for the Smith Diversity Scholarship (Due December 15) and Buffett (Due February 1)

Bellevue University

Bellevue University’s Early Bird Fall Scholarship Application Cycle is now open until December 4th at noon CST! The scholarships available to graduating seniors give them the opportunity to design their future and achieve their goals.

I know your students may have questions about how to pay for college so please have them contact me for instructions on how to access the application. I’m available Monday – Friday from 8 – 5pm. Students can reach me directly at and 402.557.7459!

91.4% - the percentage of freshmen applicants received at least one scholarship in 2019/20.

$6,721 – the average amount awarded to freshmen in 2019/20 academic year.

UNL Teacher Academy

The Teacher Scholars Academy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accepting applications for the third cohort. The UNL Teacher Scholars Academy is designed for incoming first-year college students who are interested in becoming teachers and leaders in tomorrow’s classrooms. Scholars live together in their first year in a University Housing residence hall, and have the opportunity to live in an upper-class community in their second year. Scholars also take shared courses as a cohort including an Academy-specific seminar in the first semester. Additionally, Scholars engage in service in surrounding communities, engage with UNL Faculty and take part in a peer education program. The Academy seeks to bring a big campus into a small community of individuals with similar passions to live, learn and support each other.

Applications are open now through February 1, 2021. Students must first apply to UNL prior to applying for the Academy, and the application link is found on a student’s MyRed account under ‘undergraduate applications.’ The application consists of a 5-7 minute video essay, submitted privately via YouTube, and a resume. Prompts can be found on our flyers and our website: Please note that showing a student working with minors in videos is not recommended. The search committee will be reviewing the content and the student’s abilities to articulate their experience, and how those experiences influence their goals for becoming an educator. We are not reviewing based on video quality. After February 1, applications will be reviewed and finalists will be invited to a virtual interview in late February or early March. Please note there is no high school GPA or an ACT requirement – we want to see the students’ abilities in connecting with other individuals and how they will make an impact in education.

If a student is accepted into the Academy, students will receive up to 120 credit hours of in-state tuition and up to $8,000 annually for room and board, books and fees.

Metropolitan Community College Scholarship

All students apply once per year through one application and will be considered for each eligible scholarship during every scholarship period. Scholarships may be awarded based on financial need, academic progress, program of study or a combination of these factors.