January 14, 2016 - Student Bulletin


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LUNCH FOR: January 14, 2016



Please check our LSW calendar for upcoming sporting events and for any updates on the events.


2016 Graduates—



In order to be considered for incoming freshman scholarships at the School of Mines, prospective students must be accepted for admission no later than the first business day in February prior to the academic year they plan to attend. For admittance to the School of Mines, students are required to submit an online SD Mines admission application or a paper admission application by mail, fax or e-mail.  Regardless of how you submit your application, all incoming freshman accepted for admission on or before the first business day in February will be competitively evaluated for incoming freshman scholarships. A separate application is not required for incoming freshman students. Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information.All applicants must carefully review the admission application requirements and ensure that all required documents (including no less than an official 6th semester high school transcript or a final transcript for students that have already graduated from high school) are received by the Admissions Office by the first business day in February deadline. For more details, visit


***UNO’s Goodrich Scholarship Program application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 5:00PM (CST).  Applicants can apply online at https://goodrich.fluidreview.com/. Unofficial high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores will still be directly uploaded by the applicant in their online Goodrich application account.

February 20, 2016 will be the last available date for the English Placement and Proficiency Exam (EPPE) to be eligible for our application process (as testing must be posted by the March 1, 2016 deadline). Please note that all applicants are required to take this free exam. 


The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at www.jackierobinson.org.  The JRF application is the vehicle through which more than 3,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the Foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson. The deadline to submit the application for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is February 15, 2016 by 5:00 pm ET.


To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:


 Two $4,000 scholarships will be awarded, with each scholarship payable in four equal installments of $1,000 per semester over the course of academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded for the academic year 2016-2017, payable in two installments of $1,000 per semester. Students must be entering a college or university as a freshman in the fall of 2016. The $4,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Insurance Federation and will be awarded to students entering the University of Nebraska at one of its three campuses in Lincoln, Omaha, or Kearney. The $2,000 scholarships are funded by the Nebraska Actuaries Club and will be awarded to a student entering any college or university in the state of Nebraska. Each scholarship is open to students graduating from any U.S. high school. Students must major in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career. All applicants must have demonstrated mathematical ability and evidence of some understanding of the actuarial field.

Deadline: March 31, 2016


The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship Committee is offering two $2,500 scholarships to American Indian students who are enrolled in a tribe and who will be attending a higher-education institution (e.g. four-year college/university, community college, tribal college, technical school, etc.) in the upcoming fall term. Deadline: April 1, 2016


CollegeWeekLive’s annual Paying for College Virtual Fair is this Thursday, January 14th, 2016 from 2:00 to 10:00 PM EST! During the Paying for College Virtual College Fair, they can: Chat live with admissions counselors from 100+ colleges and universities Learn from financial aid experts on how your students can fund their education including a presentation by the US Department of Education Be entered to win a $5,000 scholarship, just for researching colleges during the event

Students may sign up at sign up at P4C.CollegeWeekLive.com. For additional information, email questions to counselors@collegeweeklive.com.


 The Lincoln Education Association Foundation (LEAF) has two scholarships available for LPS seniors:

Students may download a copy of the application at ScholarshipQuest or at www.lincolneducationassociation.org. For more information, contact Emily Sears at LEA by calling 402-489-7500 or emailing her at emily.sears@nsea.org.

Deadline: April 15, 2016


Lincoln Parks and Recreation is offering SumFun Camp (Auld Pavilion & Antelope Enclosed Shelter) & Creativity Camp (Easterday Rec Center)  for youth with special needs. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information visit www.parks.lincoln.ne.gov.


 For 2016, the NPA (Nebraska Press Association) Foundation will offer up to four total (high school and college) scholarships of $2,000 each. Preference will be given to students who will be pursuing newspaper journalism education at a Nebraska university or college.  To download the application, visit http://www.nebpress.com/category/news/ or ScholarshipQuest. For more information, contact the Nebraska Press Association at nebpress@nebpress.com or 402-476-2851. Deadline: February 19, 2016


 The Lincoln Community Foundation is offering the David Staenberg Scholarship ($200 value) to graduating seniors of public or private high schools in Lancaster County, Nebraska. It is to support post-secondary education for students with dyslexia.  For more information and to download the application, please visit www.lcf.org or ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: March 31, 2016


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.

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.

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)

Student Eligibility:

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)

Student Eligibility:

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.


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 lheaton@nshsf.org

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
o 402-826-4347
• Elkhorn, NE
o Nick Barnes
o 402-238-2211
• Gretna, NE
o Rich Kenkel
o 402-332-4967
••• Seward, NE
o Tim Lottman
o 402-643-3616

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.



February ACT Tutoring support will be available in room B101 from 2-4p.m. on the following dates: Jan 19th – English

Please sign up on our website under the Academic tab.


Students, the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) is being held at Southwest on February 2nd during 4th block in the Auditorium.  This is a 25 multiple choice question contest that covers a wide variety of math topics.  If interested, please see Mr. DeVries or your math teacher as soon as possible.  Sign up needs to be competed by Thursday January 28th.

 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.