Please check our LSW calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.
The application period for Summer 2016 Brown University Pre-College Programs is now open. This summer, talented students may choose Brown University Pre-College Programs to prepare for college success. It’s a chance to challenge themselves with Ivy League academics and meet exceptional students from around the world.
Visit our website at http://www.brown.edu/academics/pre-college/ to learn more, and begin an application today. Courses fill quickly!
The Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation is now accepting applications for three scholarships they are sponsoring in the amount of $1,000 each. To access directions and the application, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest. The scholarships will be awarded to students that choose to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or higher learning institute within the state of Nebraska.
Deadline: March 1, 2016
The LPS Health Occupations Summer Camp at St. E's is open to current LPS sophomores and juniors who have taken one of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations, Medical Terminology or Anatomy/Physiology.
The LPS Summer Internship Program at St. E's is open to current LPS juniors who have taken or will be enrolled in at least two of the following courses: Introduction to Health Occupations, Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology or Fundamentals of Health Careers.
Orientation: Monday, June 1 @ 9 am
Brochures and applications for both the Summer Camp and Internship Program are available to view and download at http://wp.lps.org/cte/health-occupations/.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program rewards students who have succeeded both inside and outside of the classroom – and who may not be able to attend college without financial assistance. It’s a reward for what you’ve made of yourself and the difference you are making for others.
The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is offering:
• Up to $25,000 per year for 50 first-time freshmen or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering program
Funded by the GM Foundation – which has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to deserving charities, educational organizations and disaster relief efforts worldwide since 1976 – the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program continues to be one of the nation’s most impactful scholarship programs.
Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. It will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.
Interested students should visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage
Seniors and their parents can learn about financial aid and the FAFSA from the comfort of your home by participating in one of the free EducationQuest Financial Aid Program Webinars.
Monday, January 11 – 7:00 pm (CT)
Webinar link: http://eqf.org/1LYxtnE
Wednesday, January 13 – 7:00 pm (CT)
Webinar link: http://eqf.org/1LYyjRj
To join a webinar, click on the link under your desired date. The password is college.
Join the FAFSA Completion webinar and learn how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Wednesday, February 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (CT) . The FAFSA is your application for federal, state and most college-based financial aid.
Seniors are encouraged to complete scholarship search profiles to see if they qualify for such awards as the 2016 Junior Achievement Scholarships. The JA Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 and will be awarded to graduating seniors who demonstrate academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. These awards may be used for any direct education expenses, such as tuition, books, and room/board at any accredited post-secondary educational institution, including trade school and community college, for any field of study.
For more information, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest to review and download this application. Deadline: March 18, 2016
The Junior Saltdogs League baseball program is proud to announce that it will be awarding two $500 college scholarships to graduating seniors who currently attend Lancaster County area high schools. For more information and to download the application, visit www.jrsaltdogs.com or ScholarshipQuest.
For information about Iowa Private College week and to register for this event, visit http://www.iowaprivatecollegeweek.org/iowa-private-college-week/index.aspx. During the first week in August, Iowa’s 25 private colleges and universities invites students and your parents to explore their campuses, visit with professors, meet coaches, chat with current students, and learn all about academic and social opportunities.
ExploraVision Awards - $10,000 - 40 Awards (Deadline: February 1, 2016)
All entrants must be United States or Canadian citizens or legal residents, living within the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada and enrolled full-time in a public, private or home school. Students enter as a team of 2-4 students with a teacher/coach and optional mentor.
Applications can be found by going to:
You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 15, 2016)
A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
B) You must be 16 years of age or older
C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
Applications can be found by going to:
If you have questions or want more information about the Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts here.
Click here for all the application steps and a link to a smart phone app checklist.
Seniors are reminded to visit Scholarship Quest for updated local, regional & Nebraska-based scholarships. In addition, there are several national scholarship searches listed at Scholarship Quest and the LSW Counseling Center's website.
New scholarships include:
• Full Sail University's Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship $1,000 scholarship
o Deadline: June 1, 2016
• Full Sail University's Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship $1,000 scholarship
o Deadline: June 1, 2016
• Lincoln Community Foundation Scholarships (Starting December 15th)
o http://www.lcf.org/scholarships & ScholarshipQuest
o JENNIE (MCDOWELL) AND HARLAN LAYTON SCHOLARSHIP – LANCASTER CO., NE Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public high schools in Lincoln/Lancaster County, NE. Criteria: Any 2? or 4?year college, “B” average or below (3.49 or below on 4.0 scale), financial need.
o MARGARET AND MAX PUMPHREY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors or former graduates of a high school in Lancaster County, Nebraska Criteria: 2? or 4?year college in Nebraska, financial need.
o THOMAS C. WOODS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from a public or private high school in the following counties in Nebraska: Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Fillmore, Gage,Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Thayer, Webster and York. Criteria: Academic success, will attend college in Nebraska, financial need.
o MIRIAM CROFT MOELLER CITIZENSHIP AWARD Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska Criteria: Interest in citizenship, meet minimum standards for college admission, full?time student.
o JOHN BRESLOW SCHOLARSHIPS Eligibility: Current employees* or dependents of current employees* of Matheson/Linweld Criteria: 2 or 4?year college, preference to majors in welding, industrial distribution or field that enhances work at Matheson/Linweld.
o ARNOLD H. WHITE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors or former graduates from high schools in the communities of Lyons, Lincoln and Fairbury in Nebraska Criteria: 2? or 4?year college, financial need, preference to 1st generation college students.
o PHIL HECKMAN SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska Criteria: Academic success, will attend Doane College (Crete campus), financial need
o HAYMARKET GALLERY EMERGING ARTISTS SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors or former graduates from public or private high schools in Lancaster County, Nebraska, or college students who reside in Lancaster County, Nebraska Criteria: Major in Art, resident of Lancaster County, artistic promise.
o COLLEEN FARRELL GERLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska, including previous recipients of the Gerleman Scholarship Criteria: Academic success, college in Nebraska (undergraduate), financial need.
o ALFRED & ESTHER EGGERLING?MIDLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors who will attend Midland or current Midland students Criteria: Ability to succeed in college, financial need
o GEORGE & LYNNA GENE COOK SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Seniors or graduates from any high school in Nebraska, or completed GED Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, major in ministry or education, preference to members of First Church of God.
o JENNINGS B. AND BEULAH G. HAGGERTY SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, Nebraska Criteria: Top 1/3 of class, 2? or 4?year college in Nebraska, financial need.
o MILDRED FRY SCHOLARSHIPS Eligibility: Graduating seniors, former graduates or students who completed their GED and reside in Nebraska Criteria: In foster care at any point in life, plans to attend 2? or 4?year college or university, financial need
o BRENDA BROWN DESATNICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Female former graduate of any high school in USA Criteria: Preference to females over age 25 who reside in Lancaster County, Nebraska; financial need; interest in becoming self?supporting and independent.
o Harley J. Bair Rotary Scholarship Eligibility: Current graduating senior of a public or private school in Lincoln, Ne. Criteria: Attending 2?4 year college or university.
o GLADYS D. GOODSON SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from any high school in Nebraska or current college students attending college in Nebraska Criteria: Pursuing degree in nursing, college in Nebraska, 3.0 GPA, financial need.
o CPCU?LAWRENCE “LARRY” FRAZIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors or former graduates of high schools in Nebraska Criteria: Full?time student, 2? or 4?year college in Nebraska, preference to majors in aviation, insurance or law, preference to participants in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
o RALPH & JEAN CUCA SCHOLAR SHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska Criteria: Financial need, academic achievement.
o JANE T. ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility: Graduating seniors from public high schools in Lancaster County, Nebraska Criteria: Major in Art, Art History or Museumology, scholastic performance and artistic talent.
• National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
o Deadline: February 1, 2016
• Titan Machinery Scholarship
o http://www.titanmachinery.com/service-tech-sponsor-program or ScholarshipQuest
o Deadline: March 1, 2016
Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects people with experienced local professionals to help them accomplish more than 5 million projects each year. Thumbtack is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:
• Develop skills relevant to running a small service business
• Master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack
• Or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship
Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time, continuing your ongoing education, or stepping back into the classroom for the first time in years, Thumbtack wants to hear your stories.
The scholarship will be awarded to an individual who demonstrates this commitment by chasing their passion to learn a new trade that they can turn into a business, learning fundamental business skills such as marketing and accounting, or deepening their knowledge and capabilities to improve public policy and foster an environment that better serves small business owners and independent professionals.
Eligibility You must be at least eighteen (18) years old and a legal resident of one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia.
• You must currently be enrolled in a full-time undergraduate, graduate or vocational program, or be planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate, graduate or vocational program during the entirety of the 2016-2017 academic program at an accredited career college, technical school or two- or four-year college or university in the United States.
• You must be pursuing a degree that enables your or others in your communities to learn a new trade, develop skills or start a small business.
• Employees and affiliates of Thumbtack and members of their immediate families, and persons residing at the same address, are not eligible to apply for the Scholarship.
• How to apply To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:
• Small business owners and independent professionals have a personal impact on their customers and communities every day. Share a story with us about how a small business owner or independent professional had an impact on you or someone you know.
• How do you envision using your education to start a small business or enable more individuals to start their own businesses and become independent professionals?
Please submit your application through the Thumbtack Scholarship Entry Form. Deadline to apply Sunday, January 31, 2016
The Peru State College Cooperating School Scholarship is available to eligible students who are planning on attending Peru State College. Criteria includes: 1) Graduating in top half of class; 2) Active in school; 3) Possess leadership qualities; and 4) Attend PSC beginning Fall 2016. The scholarship covers one-half of on-campus tuition per term; up to a maximum of 128 credit hours of 4 years. The scholarship will be awarded to 3 Lincoln Public Schools seniors who meet qualifications. Click here or visit to ScholarshipQuest to download scholarship application. Deadline: January 15, 2016 - Return to Counseling Center
For the 2015-school year, the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund will award up to three $2,000 scholarships. The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award will award up to four $300 awards to students who apply for but do not receive a Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship. Deadline: January 30, 2016 (Submit electronically to email@example.com
Southeast Community College in Milford is having a John Deere Tech Career Day on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Plains Equipment Group would like to invite students who have a true interest in the John Deere Ag Tech program to participate in this event. The career day will include a campus tour, program information, and demonstrations on John Deere equipment using Service Adviser diagnostic software. The career day starts at 9:30 and runs through 1:00 with lunch provided. Students who attend with Plains Equipment Group will meet immediately following, at the Seward location, to discuss what Plains Equipment Group offers to students who we select to sponsor in the program. To help plan for the day’s activities, if you are interested in attending the career day, please have them contact the closest Plains Equipment Group Service Manager to make arrangements, by February 16, 2016.
Plains Equipment Group Locations and Service Managers
• Crete, NE
o Gary McClain
• Elkhorn, NE
o Nick Barnes
• Gretna, NE
o Rich Kenkel
••• Seward, NE
o Tim Lottman
Students and families are reminded to visit the LSW Counseling Center website (http://wp.lps.org/jlehn2/), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/LSW-Counseling-Center), and Pinterest site (https://www.pinterest.com/lswcounselors) to access a variety of resources that are updated on an ongoing basis throughout the school year.
Boys' and Girls' State applications and information are now available in the Counseling Center. This year's camp runs from June 5 - June 11 and participants are expected to stay for the whole camp. Boys' and Girls' State is open to current juniors and applications are due back to Mrs. Jean Baptiste by Monday, January 25th. For questions or to learn more about this great program, please visit with Mrs. Jean Baptiste in the Counseling Center.