February 10, 2016 - Student Bulletin


You’ve Been Caught Soaring!

LUNCH FOR: February 10, 2016


Registration sessions:

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




 The LPSAOP (Lincoln Public Schools Association of Office Professionals) Scholarship is offering the Dianne Grieser Memorial Scholarship Award to a LPS high school or graduate interested in furthering their education in the business field. Please click here to download the scholarship.

Deadline: March 11, 2016


The Lincoln Consumer Credit College Scholarship is being offered two 2 graduating high school seniors in the amount of $500 each. Click here to download the scholarship.

Deadline: April 15, 2016


The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any American university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury, chaired by Dr. Bruce Cole, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award in late May of their junior year, before college application.

To apply, current juniors should visit www.coolidgescholars.org. For more information, contact Rushad Thomas at rthomas@coolidgefoundation.org or 802-672-3389.

Deadline March 18, 2016


The Salvation Army is now accepting applications for the DJs Hero Awards.  Given in memory of D.J. Sokol, the awards, recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify D.J.'s dedication of faith, selfless acts for others, and commitment to the community. Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship their selected university or college. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the D.J.'s Hero Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the CenturyLink Center Omaha. For more information, please contact Patti at 402-898-5906 or patti_cameli@usc.salvationarmy.org or visit www.SalArmyOmaha.org.

Deadline: March 2, 2016


 In recognition of Jackie Robinson, The Omaha Storm Chasers is offering the Chasers Charities - Robinson Athletic Scholarship to recognize a local high school African-American athlete for their hard work, character, and motivation to make a positive impact on our local community and society as a whole.  To view application process, please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest. For more information, please contact Megan Burdek at 402-738-2181 or meganb@omahastormchasers.com. 

Deadline: March 25, 2016


 At the Nebraska Society’s Spring Meeting on Sunday, April 24, 2016, the Society will award the second Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt & Becky Whedon Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,620 to a high school senior planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university during the 2016-‘17 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must be a resident of Nebraska and a U.S. citizen. Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT or SAT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. Mayflower ancestry is NOT a requirement.

For more information and to download the scholarship, please visit http://nebraskamayflower.org/scholarship/

Deadline: March 31, 2016


 Students are now able to apply online for over 90 scholarships through the Foundation for LPS at www.foundationforlps.org/scholarships.html.

Remember that all applications must be submitted online.

Deadline: March 3, 2015


Opportunity Knocks features programs and opportunities for first-generation college students on our College Partner campuses. This edition focuses on : 

Advising, Support, & Mentoring Programs

Visit ImFirst.org to join our community and discover your college opportunity!

University of  San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Center for Academic and Student Achievement The Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) is your home for compassionate academic and personal support that promotes holistic student development. At CASA, you can find your University Adviser, get guidance on completing forms, and get connected to resources.


University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

University Minority Mentoring Program (UMMP) UMMP supports first-year students in their transition to the University of Florida campus community by pairing them with a faculty/staff mentor. In addition to having a mentor, mentees are invited to participate in several activities that will expose them to various aspects of campus life.


of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) CSP is a comprehensive program of academic support for students with outstanding potential for success at the University of Michigan. CSP is a Michigan Learning Community that is an academic unit within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and offers a variety of academic support services, advising, tutoring, and freshmen interest groups.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center Professional academic advisers in the Explore Center can help you with major exploration, degree planning, and academic course work selection processes. By working closely with all of the UNL colleges, Explore Center advisers can help you design a general academic plan for one or more semesters that will allow you to progress toward a UNL degree, while also exploring the variety of majors UNL has to offer.


Keene State College

Keene, NH

ASPIRE ASPIRE provides Keene State students with academic support services that have been designed to improve their performance and enhance their success. Students gain the skills they need to thrive in their academic environment. Through Aspire, students access peer tutoring and workshops on a variety of relevant topics including study skills, time management, and organizational support. 


Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Student Support Services Program (SSSP) Brandeis’ team of professional staff and student leaders offer many services to enhance the academic experience of all students actively involved in the program. Professional advisors work with students to create a customized academic plan tailored to their goals. Peer-tutors and graduate assistants also provide one-on-one tutoring and workshops sessions in a variety of academic disciplines to promote academic achievement. 

Framingham State University

Framingham, MA

GenerationOne is an affinity and support group that brings first-generation faculty, staff and students together at Framingham State University. Special programming and social gatherings are among the activities first-generation students are invited to attend. The trademark, however, is a G1 logo that can be found all around campus, allowing for easy identification of other first-generation faculty, staff and students. When students see the sticker, they know they have an ally who may understand or relate to their experience as a first-generation student.  


Marymount California University

Palos Verdes, CA

Advising and Career Services Advising and Career Services at Marymount California University develops men and women with maturity, intellectual curiosity, and the skills to succeed. We strive to help students learn to take a proactive role in the academic and career advising process, thereby empowering themselves to become capable of making informed decisions regarding their future. Advising and Career Services also works with students to place them in internships and study abroad experiences.


The Catholic University of America

Washington, DC

Center for Academic Success The Center for Academic Success develops and presents student-centered programs and initiatives that promote academic and personal success. Understanding that each student is an individual, the CAS assists students in identifying ways to improve and enhance their abilities so that they can become more successful, connected and independent learners. The Center provides support through tutoring, coaching and workshops that are designed to meet the students’ needs.   

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Legacy Mentoring/ Retention Program The Legacy Mentoring Program provides a sense of belonging, retention and academic success for the black and Latino/a community. This active program includes events such as Black and Latino New Student Orientation, a study abroad forum, financial aid and professional development workshops, community service projects and many social outings.


University of
San Diego

Alcala Park, CA

Student Support Services The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serves to retain and motivate students toward successful completion of their post-secondary education at USD. Some services provided include: academic & career counseling/ advising, tutoring, personal counseling, faculty/student mentoring, grant aid, Summer Bridge Program, graduate school application assistance, and more.


Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Mentors Abound 
Wellesley offers a variety of learning support services. Every student discusses her goals with an academic advisor and the class dean. Cultural advisors also work closely with both students and faculty. Individualized peer tutoring is also available to all students. In addition, Wellesley’s Mentoring in the Sciences Program works to increase the participation and retention of students from underrepresented groups in the sciences.        


 On Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., CHI Health St. Elizabeth will be hosting a job fair to showcase the many different healthcare career opportunities we offer.

We would love for any and all of your students to attend! There will be door prizes, refreshments, as well as the opportunity to schedule a job interview. Attached you will find two flyers that we encourage you to post/send where students might see them.

Please feel free to contact Evan Sheaff (ESheaff@stez.org) , or Jami Blair (JBlair@stez.org), with any comments or questions that you might have.


LIBA (Lincoln Independent Business Association) is offering a total of 12 $1,000 LIBA Free Enterprise Scholarships to high school seniors. Please click here or visit ScholarshipQuest to view requirements and download application. Eight of the 12 scholarships will be awarded annually to a high school senior & four of the 12 scholrships will be awarded annual to dependents of of all LIBA member business owners and their employees.

Deadline: March 31, 2016


The Junior Achievement Scholarship provides multiple awards ranging from $500 to $1,000. Eligibility requirements include any senior who has a completed a JA class in their Business Econ class in high school, but they do not have to be currently enrolled in the class at the time of submitting the  Junior Achievement Scholarship application by clicking here or visiting ScholarshipQuest.

Deadline: March 18, 2016


 The State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship doesn’t require a high GPA, but rather focuses on students who are leaders and volunteers in their communities and demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:


Deadline: March 2, 2016.


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 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 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


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


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:

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.


If interested in Show Choir, dance auditions will be after school later in February. For times and information, look at the posters around the school and check with Mrs. Cotton and Mr. Jacobson’s websites. There is a choir for everyone!


Hawks we are teaming up with the American Heart Association for a “Red Out” for our basketball game against LSE on February 5th.  T-shirts are $10.00 and they are available by the trophy case before and after school. All proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association to help fight cardiovascular disease.


For any student not currently in an LSW Choir that is interested in being in a choir next school year, Auditions are January 19-29.  This is more for us to meet you and give you information.  Vocal Placement auditions will be before and after school.  Go to E-wing to sign up for a time slot.  Audition material and info is on Mrs. Cotton's website..http://wp.lps.org/dcotton/choralaudition/.   If interested in Show Choir, dance auditions will be after school later in February.  For times and information, look at the posters around the school, check Mrs. Cotton and Mr. Jacobson's websites or come to E-wing to talk to Mrs. Cotton or Mr. Jacobson.  There is a choir for everyone! 


Southwest High School students and parents, it is time to begin the course registration process for the 2016-17 school year.  Details regarding the registration process can be found on our school’s website. Access to course registration is done through the Synergy ParentVUE/StudentVue using the "course register" tab on the left of the screen. The registration window will be open from Friday, January 8th through Sunday, February 7th. To complete this registration process, you will need to use a computer not your phone app. For students and families who would like assistance with the online registration process, dates and times for help sessions are listed on the school’s website.


February ACT Tutoring support will be available in room B101 from 2-4p.m. on the following dates:     Feb. 2nd – Reading and Science

Please sign up on our website under the Academic tab.