February 24, 2016

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Final Exam Schedule for Term 3

Thursday, March 9

Friday, March 10

YOU’VE BEEN CAUGHT SOARING- WAY TO GO!

 NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 LUNCH FOR: February 24

 SPORTS:

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

http://www.heartlandathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=406&school_id=8

 SENIORS:

2017 Graduates--Please check the list of potential 2017 graduates posted on the Attendance Office window to make sure your full LEGAL name is spelled correctly.  Diplomas will be printed as shown.  See Mrs. Carman, Registrar, if there are ANY changes.

COLLEGE VISITS:

 Counseling Center Announcements:

Being successful in college starts with preparation now

Next Chapter at Nebraska is a college-readiness program that helps students prepare for and succeed in college by providing the skills students need to reach their academic goals.

The Next Chapter at Nebraska program:

The Next Chapter at Nebraska program is a partnership between Nebraska Extension, 4-H and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Admissions.

Benefits

Throughout high school, Next Chapter scholars will engage in events, activities and curriculum where they will participate in career exploration, develop research skills, and experience a variety of learning methods that will help them transition to and succeed in college.

Scholars who participate in Next Chapter at Nebraska will:

WHAT YOU’LL DO IN NEXT CHAPTER

Career exploration:

College Exploration

Academic Strategies

Skills development

State-wide Celebration

We want to celebrate your early admittance by inviting you to save the date for a special state-wide celebration for Next Chapter members on April 25. A formal invitation will follow.

District Celebrations

District Celebrations will be hosted in the spring. Formal invitations will be sent by each district.

Southeast

Monday, April 3
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Dodge County Extension Office
1206 W. 23rd St. Fremont, NE

Contact:
Karna Dam
402.727.2775
kdam2@unl.edu

Tuesday, April 4
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Gage County Extension Office
1115 W. Scott, Beatrice, NE

Contact:
Paul Hay
402.239.1341
phay1@unl.edu

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High School Juniors: it’s never too early to start preparing for next year. Start exploring the today  You can create an account now and it will roll over to 2017-2018. The user name and password you use will remain the same.

CommonApp.org is pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you . Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on its advisory committees, Common App revised these prompts in a way that will help students see expanded opportunities for expressing themselves. Those revisions appear in italics. You will also notice two new prompts. The first asks students to share examples of their intellectual curiosity. The second is a return to inviting students to submit an essay on a topic of their choice, reframed to help students understand that they are welcome to draw inspiration from multiple sources, not just their own creativity.

The word limit on the essay will remain at 650.

The goal of these revisions is to help all applicants, regardless of background or access to counseling, see themselves and their stories within the prompts. They are designed to invite unencumbered discussions of character and community, identity, and aspiration. To this end, we will be creating new educational resources to help students both understand and approach the opportunities the essay presents for them.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. [No change]

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? [Revised]

3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? [Revised]

4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution. [No change]

5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others. [Revised]

6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? [New]

7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design. [New]

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Students who are interested in attending the Creative Center are invited to bring their families and friends to attend the school's Spring Open House. Details are listed below:

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Address: 10850 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68164

(Northwest of 108th and Maple Streets)

RSVP: None required. Arrive anytime between 11 and 2!

Tours: About an hour.

Can't make it? Call or email Rich in our admissions office and set up a personal tour at 888-898-1789 x216 orrich_c@creativecenter.edu.

Need Directions? Reference the contact page of our website.

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Seton Hall's Sustainable Development Challenge is designed to engage high school students in thinking about the needs of society and the planet. Students are encouraged to be agents of change and embrace the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals of fighting inequality and injustice and tackling climate change by 2030.

Ten finalists will be selected in late March to present their ideas on Friday, April 21 at Seton Hall (in person or via Skype), and winning prizes will be as follows:

1st Place Winner: $2,500 cash prize, plus a $10,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($2,500 annually). 
2nd Place Winner: $1,000 cash prize, plus a $6,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,500 annually). 
All other finalists will receive a $4,000 scholarship to attend Seton Hall University ($1,000 annually).

How to Enter
To enter, students must submit a 300-500 word statement addressing their thoughts and ideas about how they can be part of the solution and raise awareness or effect change related to one of the UN goals.

To learn more or submit an entry, visit shu.edu/go/UNchallenge.

Deadline

Sunday, March 12, 2017 

Eligibility
All high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

All students who submit an idea are invited to the presentations and will also be invited to a congratulatory reception on campus immediately following the event, where they will meet with Seton Hall faculty and community members who are experts in the fields of international affairs and sustainable development.

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CollegeXpress.com has collected some of its favorite (and easiest) awards with deadlines coming in the next few weeks and hope this can be a helpful resource for students and their families.

Upcoming scholarships

$400-$1,000

Scholarship: DNA Day Essay Contest

Due Date: March 1 

$500-$1,000

Scholarship: Online Essay Contest

Due Date: March 28

$500-$4,000

Scholarship: Student View Scholarship

Due Date: April 20

$1,000

Scholarship: Moolahspot Scholarship

Due Date: April 30

$2,000-$10,000

Scholarship: WyzAnt Scholarship

Due Date: June 1

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The ScholarshipGuidance.com Programs below are accepting applications from students between February 19, 2017 and March 15, 2017.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. Richard Holland Memorial Scholarship - March 15, 2017 (1 Award - $10,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_richard_holland_memorial_scholarship_9076.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

2. Simon Youth Community Scholarship - March 1, 2017 (42 Awards - $1,500)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_simon_youth_community_scholarship_9075.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

3. Frame My Future Scholarship - March 1, 2017 (5 Awards - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_frame_my_future_scholarship_9074.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

4. FCCLA Scholarships - March 1, 2017 (9 Awards - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_fccla_scholarships_9073.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

Featured Scholarships

5. VIP Scholarship - February 28, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

6. SP Scholarship - February 28, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

7. YDI Scholarship - February 27, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_ydi_scholarship_9015.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201702&utm_content=8536bea5f0cf47199d4fb94a7dae791e

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Five grand prize winners will win a trip from May 21 through May 27, 2017 to Los Angeles, California where they will participate in a unique experience with Disney and Adobe! To enter, you must be a post-secondary school student who is 18 to 24 years old, and upload an emoji you’ve created that meets the following criteria:

The contest is As Told by YOU so your entry must be your original artwork. Backgrounds, props, etc. may be included in the submission but are optional. See Official Rules & Contest Do’s and Don’ts below for additional details. Grand prize winners must be available to travel to Los Angeles from May 21 through May 27.

Click Here for Official Rules

Please follow these helpful tips:

Do's

Don'ts

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Bright Lights is looking for high school students to serve as Classroom Assistants. This is a great opportunity for students to earn GoPo hours and other volunteer service hours during the summer. Students may apply atBrightLights.org starting March 8th.

To be a classroom assistant:

  1. Choose a topic you enjoy
  2. Choose a week and time that works for you
  3. Have a fun, rewarding adventure

If you have questions, please contact Jodi Fuson at 402-420-1115 Ext. 49 or info@BrightLights.org.

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SCC's Spring Discovery Days offer students and families the opportunity to tour an SCC campus and discover the numerous available opportunities. Participants will learn about each program on the campus they visit, have the opportunity to speak individually with instructors and staff, and learn what it takes to be a successful student at SCC. Each event day runs from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch included.

To register for one of the Discovery Days, please go to www.southeast.edu/discoverSCC. If you have questions, please email them to admissions@southeast.edu.

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The Rove Pest Control Scholarship is open to anyone in the Class of 2018 seeking a higher education. 
Deadline
: December 31, 2017
Award Amount
: $500
Application:
 Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

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The Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at the University of the South is just the place for young aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights. Application review will begin on February 27th, 2017. 

For 23 years now the Conference—ranked as one of the top five such programs in the country—has played host to young writers ready to polish and perfect their literary work.The summer session runs July 2nd - 15th on the University of of the South campus in Sewanee TN. Participants are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers. For more information or to apply, please visit  http://www5.sewanee.edu/ywc/

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Seniors are reminded that the Foundation for LPS Scholarship process will be  finishing up its 2017 online scholarship process February 23rd. As a reminder,  ALL applicants will need to provide three recommendations. Some scholarships do have specific requirements such as, one recommendation must be from a counselor, one from a community leader, etc. The list of scholarships with special requirements can be found under the 'requests' icon on home dashboard. Students will not be able to complete their dashboard (100%) without completing the requests section.   

This year,  Foundation for LPS will offer 7 awards through the Robert Carstens Scholarship. This scholarship can truly be a life-changing experience, $10,000 for four years. For more information, please visithttp://www.foundationforlps.org/our-community/students/foundation-scholarships-splash.html for more information and to apply. 

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For the past three summers, high school students from across the country have strengthened their leadership skills and gained a competitive edge in the college application process through Pitt's The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy week-long program.

Students will have the opportunity to:

The Bridge week-long Academy will be offered at the special rate of $700 until Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you have questions, please call 412-648-7831 or send emails to  PittBridge@pitt.edu. To register, please visit click here or visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1929067.

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On Sunday, March 5th from 12pm-6pm, Kaplan will be hosting free, nonstop, Live Online prep sessions to help students get ready for the SAT on March 11th.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the SAT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event. For more information and to sign up for this free event, students will need to visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon to register for this event. 

Students are encouraged to visit Kaplan's free online practice resource hub for the SAT and ACT! Each quiz or test taken by students is an opportunity to give back. Students will have the opportunity to take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online. When students practice with Kaplan, they will donate scholarships to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  To sign up for this event, students will need to go to http://ktp.events/dalaustonio

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Students interested in participating in the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program are reminded they have until March 1st to submit their application. For more information and to apply, please visithttp://apply.joyceivyfoundation.org/.

Instructions

Please read the following instructions before starting your application and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2017. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar. Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.
  • Summer Program Partners: Joyce Ivy works with a set of college summer program partners. Scholarships may be used at at certain summer academic programs at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis. Please see the supported Summer Programs section for more information on these programs. Missouri students may not use their scholarship to remain in-state at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • All components of your application must be received before it will be reviewed.
  • You must also apply directly to the summer program(s) for admission and financial aid. Make sure to identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant. Your application will not be considered complete unless proof of application to your summer program(s) and their financial aid program is received.
    • If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. It is Brown's policy that students who are being considered for a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner scholarship may not also apply for a Dean's Scholarship.

Student Application

Step 1. Make sure that the summer program you are interested in attending is a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner and listed among its supported program. Scholarships are not provided for all programs at partner institutions; for example, a 1-week program is not eligible.

Step 2. Complete the Joyce Ivy application and essays online. If you are not able to complete the application online, you may submit it via email or fax:

info@joyceivyfoundation.org
Fax: (734) 661-0229

Student Application Checklist

  • Joyce Ivy Foundation Student Application Sections
  • An essay of no more than 200 words describing how participation in a summer program may stretch your comfort zone.
  • An essay of no more than 650 words on one of the topics from the Common Application or Coalition Application for college.

Step 3. Once you submit your Joyce Ivy application, you will receive a confirmation email with a hyperlink for submitting additional documents and materials. Save the e-mail and link. You will use this link to submit the following additional application materials:

  • Copies of your parent/guardian's tax returns for prior two (2) years (first two pages of 1040 only).
  • Copies of PSAT, SAT and/or PLAN, ACT test scores, if you've taken any of these tests.
  • Copies of all financial aid application(s) submitted to the college summer program(s). You may upload screenshots if you are completing the application online.

Note: Don't forget that you must also apply directly to the summer program(s) of your choice for admission and, in some cases, financial aid. Check with the programs for important deadlines and requirements. If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. Make sure you identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant on your summer program applications.

Step 4. Forward the confirmation email and link from the Joyce Ivy Foundation to your counselor and ask him or her to submit the following materials using the link. If it is not possible for your counselor to submit these pieces of your application via the link, he or she may submit them via fax or email.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation. This may be the same recommendation letter(s) submitted with your summer program application(s). This may be from a counselor or teacher and should be approximately one-page in length, outlining your strengths as a student and community member/leader, as well as your potential as a summer program participant.
  • Official academic transcript(s) from your high school.

Deadline

All application materials must be received by March 1, 2017.

 

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Students interested in continuing their education at an Ivy League school are invited to enroll in Cornell’s  Summer College Programs for High School Students. Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience.

At Summer College, students:

Cornell offers programs during two three-week sessions (June 24–July 15 and July 16–August 5, 2017) and one six-week session (June 24–August 8, 2017) in a wide variety of subjects, including architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, hospitality, and leadership; college success and English for speakers of other languages; debate and literature; engineering and robotics; government, history, and international relations; psychology, research, and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Students can also create their own six-week program.

Students can learn more at summercollege.cornell.edu and can reach Jim Schechter, PhD, Director and Janna Dawn, MILR, Associate Director at summer_college@cornell.edu or 607.255.6203. They can also connect with other Summer College fans through Facebook. For more information, please visit  https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

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Seniors planning on attending Northeast Community College are reminded to review and apply for applicable scholarships.  Students will need to complete the Online Scholarship Form available at http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarship-Application.aspx no later than March 1, 2017. There are many scholarships available and one application will qualify you for most. If you have additional questions, please contact Bradley Ranslem, Director of Admissions at bradleyr@northeast.edu or (402) 844-7717.

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Registration is available now for SD Mines 2017 Summer Camps! Some scholarships are also still available. The School of Mines campus in the beautiful Black Hills is the place to be each summer to explore science and engineering. These summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 - 12).  Each camp lasts five days and students come here from all over the country to attend.  While here, students live on campus and also get to explore some of the activities and attractions that the Rushmore Region is famous for.

The School of Mines offers unique and high-quality programming for the next generation of scientists and engineers. The camp's goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions with faculty and graduate students.  It's a great opportunity for participants to get a glimpse of what their future might hold and meet other students who share similar abilities and interests.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/SummerCamps/.

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Oxbow Animal Health is a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods and supplements for small animals. We are currently seeking individuals to assist in our summer educational Youth Veterinarian Camps as a Camp Assistant. Assistants will be responsible for supporting camp counselors and the Camp Director in all aspects of the week-long camps and will have direct interaction with groups of children ages 8-14. Camp season runs from June to early August and there are assistant positions available in several camp locations in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Depending on availability and qualifications, individuals may have the opportunity to support one or more camp locations. For camp dates and information, visit www.oxbowvetcamp.com or call 1-800-249-0366

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The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (3) $550 scholarship to students who are graduating in 2014.  Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website.  All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17th.  Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a "Meaningful School or Community Activity" they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

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The Nebraska State College System offers two system-wide scholarships. They are the competitive/merit based Board of Trustees Scholarship and the Governor's Opportunity Award. More information and applications are available at https://www.nscs.edu/info/22/scholarships

Other scholarships can be found at each of the state college's websites:

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In order to apply for the Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship, a senior must: have a minimum GPA score of 3.00 be a high school senior, college freshman, college sophomore, college junior or college senior be a resident of Nebraska major in Legal Studies, General, Pre-Law Studies, Law, Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General, American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence, Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence, Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law, Comparative Law, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, Health Law, International Law and Legal Studies, International Business, Trade, and Tax Law, Tax Law/Taxation, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other, Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Court Reporting/Court Reporter, Legal Support Services, Other, Legal Professions and Studies, Other or Maritime Law Enforcement.

Application materials are available at http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org/LLPA. The deadline is March 13th, 2017. 

For additional information, please contact:

Sheila Anderson

Lincoln Legal Professionals Association
301 S 13th St, Suite 500 Lincoln NE, 68508

402-437-8598

sanderson@woodsaitken.com

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The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program for students interested in attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive field. A $1,500 grant will be awarded in each of the six Community College areas in Nebraska for students pursuing training for an automotive career. Students who meet the following criteria may submit the application form, which is available by using ScholarshipQuest.

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Sylvan of Lincoln will be offering FREE ACT & SAT practice tests on Saturday, February 18th (9 am to 12 pm) & Monday, February 20th (10 am to 1 pm). Call 402-423-8833 to make an appointment.

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Midwest Bank is proud to announce the following scholarship opportunities:

Cooper Foundation Scholarship:

            $1500 to one graduating senior in the Lincoln area (or surrounding community)…need based

Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship:

            $2000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a leader in their community and with their peer group (merit based)

All applications must be submitted electronically.  

Please go to:   http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org

If you have questions, please contact Dina Euler (Midwest Bank) at dina.euler@midwestbank.com or 402-420-0560.

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Wichita State University has extended the deadline for interested seniors who would like too apply for the Freshmen Merit Scholarships, which are available for Fall 2017. It’s not too late for eligible students to get admitted and be automatically considered for these awards. For more information and to apply, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=merit_scholarships&p=/freshmen_merit/.

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The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting two computer science workshops this summer -- 1) Innovate: The Raikes School Way and 2) Girls who Innovate: The Raikes School Way. The workshops will be led by Steve Cooper, Executive Director of the Raikes School. Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills and receive instruction from UNL faculty members, as well as have an opportunity to experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School.

Interested participants may find more information and application materials at http://raikes.unl.edu/summerworkshops. If you have questions, please contact Anna Pressler, Director of Student Recruitment and Student Success, atanna.pressler@unl.edu or 402-472-9097

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The Rove Pest Control Scholarship is open to anyone in the Class of 2018 seeking a higher education. 
Deadline
: December 31, 2017
Award Amount
: $500
Application:
 Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://www.rovepestcontrol.com/rove-pest-control-scholarship/

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The Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at the University of the South is just the place for young aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights. Application review will begin on February 27th, 2017. 

For 23 years now the Conference—ranked as one of the top five such programs in the country—has played host to young writers ready to polish and perfect their literary work.The summer session runs July 2nd - 15th on the University of of the South campus in Sewanee TN. Participants are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers. For more information or to apply, please visit  http://www5.sewanee.edu/ywc/

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Seniors are reminded that the Foundation for LPS Scholarship process will be  finishing up its 2017 online scholarship process February 23rd. As a reminder,  ALL applicants will need to provide three recommendations. Some scholarships do have specific requirements such as, one recommendation must be from a counselor, one from a community leader, etc. The list of scholarships with special requirements can be found under the 'requests' icon on home dashboard. Students will not be able to complete their dashboard (100%) without completing the requests section.   

This year,  Foundation for LPS will offer 7 awards through the Robert Carstens Scholarship. This scholarship can truly be a life-changing experience, $10,000 for four years. For more information, please visithttp://www.foundationforlps.org/our-community/students/foundation-scholarships-splash.html for more information and to apply. 

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For the past three summers, high school students from across the country have strengthened their leadership skills and gained a competitive edge in the college application process through Pitt's The Bridge: College Prep & Leadership Academy week-long program.

Students will have the opportunity to:

The Bridge week-long Academy will be offered at the special rate of $700 until Thursday, March 2, 2017. If you have questions, please call 412-648-7831 or send emails to  PittBridge@pitt.edu. To register, please visit click here or visit https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1929067.

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On Sunday, March 5th from 12pm-6pm, Kaplan will be hosting free, nonstop, Live Online prep sessions to help students get ready for the SAT on March 11th.  Instructors will train students on a different section of the SAT every hour, so students can join in at any time throughout the event. For more information and to sign up for this free event, students will need to visit www.kaptest.com/Prepathon to register for this event. 

Students are encouraged to visit Kaplan's free online practice resource hub for the SAT and ACT! Each quiz or test taken by students is an opportunity to give back. Students will have the opportunity to take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online. When students practice with Kaplan, they will donate scholarships to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  To sign up for this event, students will need to go to http://ktp.events/dalaustonio

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Students interested in participating in the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program are reminded they have until March 1st to submit their application. For more information and to apply, please visithttp://apply.joyceivyfoundation.org/.

Instructions

Please read the following instructions before starting your application and let us know if you have any questions.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school students in Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota or South Dakota. Summer Scholars are academically high-achieving students who will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2017. Occasionally, an exceptional rising 10th grader is selected as a Summer Scholar. Past Summer Scholars, who used their scholarships, are not eligible to apply again for another scholarship.
  • Summer Program Partners: Joyce Ivy works with a set of college summer program partners. Scholarships may be used at at certain summer academic programs at Barnard, Brown, Cornell, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Smith, Stanford, Yale, and Washington University in St. Louis. Please see the supported Summer Programs section for more information on these programs. Missouri students may not use their scholarship to remain in-state at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • All components of your application must be received before it will be reviewed.
  • You must also apply directly to the summer program(s) for admission and financial aid. Make sure to identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant. Your application will not be considered complete unless proof of application to your summer program(s) and their financial aid program is received.
    • If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. It is Brown's policy that students who are being considered for a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner scholarship may not also apply for a Dean's Scholarship.

Student Application

Step 1. Make sure that the summer program you are interested in attending is a Joyce Ivy Foundation partner and listed among its supported program. Scholarships are not provided for all programs at partner institutions; for example, a 1-week program is not eligible.

Step 2. Complete the Joyce Ivy application and essays online. If you are not able to complete the application online, you may submit it via email or fax:

info@joyceivyfoundation.org
Fax: (734) 661-0229

Student Application Checklist

  • Joyce Ivy Foundation Student Application Sections
  • An essay of no more than 200 words describing how participation in a summer program may stretch your comfort zone.
  • An essay of no more than 650 words on one of the topics from the Common Application or Coalition Application for college.

Step 3. Once you submit your Joyce Ivy application, you will receive a confirmation email with a hyperlink for submitting additional documents and materials. Save the e-mail and link. You will use this link to submit the following additional application materials:

  • Copies of your parent/guardian's tax returns for prior two (2) years (first two pages of 1040 only).
  • Copies of PSAT, SAT and/or PLAN, ACT test scores, if you've taken any of these tests.
  • Copies of all financial aid application(s) submitted to the college summer program(s). You may upload screenshots if you are completing the application online.

Note: Don't forget that you must also apply directly to the summer program(s) of your choice for admission and, in some cases, financial aid. Check with the programs for important deadlines and requirements. If you are applying to Brown, you do not need to apply for financial aid. Make sure you identify yourself as a Joyce Ivy applicant on your summer program applications.

Step 4. Forward the confirmation email and link from the Joyce Ivy Foundation to your counselor and ask him or her to submit the following materials using the link. If it is not possible for your counselor to submit these pieces of your application via the link, he or she may submit them via fax or email.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation. This may be the same recommendation letter(s) submitted with your summer program application(s). This may be from a counselor or teacher and should be approximately one-page in length, outlining your strengths as a student and community member/leader, as well as your potential as a summer program participant.
  • Official academic transcript(s) from your high school.

Deadline

All application materials must be received by March 1, 2017.

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Students interested in continuing their education at an Ivy League school are invited to enroll in Cornell’s  Summer College Programs for High School Students. Cornell’s Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience.

At Summer College, students:

Cornell offers programs during two three-week sessions (June 24–July 15 and July 16–August 5, 2017) and one six-week session (June 24–August 8, 2017) in a wide variety of subjects, including architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, hospitality, and leadership; college success and English for speakers of other languages; debate and literature; engineering and robotics; government, history, and international relations; psychology, research, and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Students can also create their own six-week program.

Students can learn more at summercollege.cornell.edu and can reach Jim Schechter, PhD, Director and Janna Dawn, MILR, Associate Director at summer_college@cornell.edu or 607.255.6203. They can also connect with other Summer College fans through Facebook. For more information, please visit  https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/

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Seniors planning on attending Northeast Community College are reminded to review and apply for applicable scholarships.  Students will need to complete the Online Scholarship Form available at http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarship-Application.aspx no later than March 1, 2017. There are many scholarships available and one application will qualify you for most. If you have additional questions, please contact Bradley Ranslem, Director of Admissions at bradleyr@northeast.edu or (402) 844-7717.

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Registration is available now for SD Mines 2017 Summer Camps! Some scholarships are also still available. The School of Mines campus in the beautiful Black Hills is the place to be each summer to explore science and engineering. These summer camps are designed to be fun and hands-on, and are for high school students (grades 9 - 12).  Each camp lasts five days and students come here from all over the country to attend.  While here, students live on campus and also get to explore some of the activities and attractions that the Rushmore Region is famous for.

The School of Mines offers unique and high-quality programming for the next generation of scientists and engineers. The camp's goal is to turn young minds on to the astounding, challenging, and FUN worlds of science and engineering, through hands-on activities and one-on-one interactions with faculty and graduate students.  It's a great opportunity for participants to get a glimpse of what their future might hold and meet other students who share similar abilities and interests.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.sdsmt.edu/SummerCamps/.

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Oxbow Animal Health is a growing manufacturer and global distributor of premium nutritional foods and supplements for small animals. We are currently seeking individuals to assist in our summer educational Youth Veterinarian Camps as a Camp Assistant. Assistants will be responsible for supporting camp counselors and the Camp Director in all aspects of the week-long camps and will have direct interaction with groups of children ages 8-14. Camp season runs from June to early August and there are assistant positions available in several camp locations in the Omaha and Lincoln area. Depending on availability and qualifications, individuals may have the opportunity to support one or more camp locations. For camp dates and information, visit www.oxbowvetcamp.com or call 1-800-249-0366.

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The LSW Parent Advisory Council will be awarding (3) $550 scholarship to students who are graduating in 2014.  Applications for the Scholarships can be found on the LSW Counseling Center website.  All applications must be turned in to the Counseling Center before 3:30 pm on Monday, March 17th.  Applicants must write a 600 word or less essay that addresses a "Meaningful School or Community Activity" they have experienced while a student at Lincoln Southwest.  Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and have 1-inch margins.

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The Nebraska State College System offers two system-wide scholarships. They are the competitive/merit based Board of Trustees Scholarship and the Governor's Opportunity Award. More information and applications are available at https://www.nscs.edu/info/22/scholarships

Other scholarships can be found at each of the state college's websites:

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In order to apply for the Lincoln Legal Professionals Association Scholarship, a senior must: have a minimum GPA score of 3.00 be a high school senior, college freshman, college sophomore, college junior or college senior be a resident of Nebraska major in Legal Studies, General, Pre-Law Studies, Law, Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General, American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence, Canadian Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence, Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law, Comparative Law, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, Health Law, International Law and Legal Studies, International Business, Trade, and Tax Law, Tax Law/Taxation, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other, Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Court Reporting/Court Reporter, Legal Support Services, Other, Legal Professions and Studies, Other or Maritime Law Enforcement.

Application materials are available at http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org/LLPA. The deadline is March 13th, 2017. 

For additional information, please contact:

Sheila Anderson

Lincoln Legal Professionals Association
301 S 13th St, Suite 500 Lincoln NE, 68508

402-437-8598

sanderson@woodsaitken.com

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The Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation is pleased to announce the continuation of its scholarship program for students interested in attending one of Nebraska's Community Colleges to study in an automotive field. A $1,500 grant will be awarded in each of the six Community College areas in Nebraska for students pursuing training for an automotive career. Students who meet the following criteria may submit the application form, which is available by using ScholarshipQuest.

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Sylvan of Lincoln will be offering FREE ACT & SAT practice tests on Saturday, February 18th (9 am to 12 pm) & Monday, February 20th (10 am to 1 pm). Call 402-423-8833 to make an appointment.

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Midwest Bank is proud to announce the following scholarship opportunities:

Cooper Foundation Scholarship:

            $1500 to one graduating senior in the Lincoln area (or surrounding community)…need based

Anne Cooper Memorial Scholarship:

            $2000 scholarship to a graduating senior who is a leader in their community and with their peer group (merit based)

All applications must be submitted electronically.  

Please go to:   http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org

If you have questions, please contact Dina Euler (Midwest Bank) at dina.euler@midwestbank.com or 402-420-0560.

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Wichita State University has extended the deadline for interested seniors who would like too apply for the Freshmen Merit Scholarships, which are available for Fall 2017. It’s not too late for eligible students to get admitted and be automatically considered for these awards. For more information and to apply, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=merit_scholarships&p=/freshmen_merit/.

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The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting two computer science workshops this summer -- 1) Innovate: The Raikes School Way and 2) Girls who Innovate: The Raikes School Way. The workshops will be led by Steve Cooper, Executive Director of the Raikes School. Students will participate in a two-week, project based, on-campus workshop, where they will learn basic programming skills and receive instruction from UNL faculty members, as well as have an opportunity to experience what classes can be like in the Raikes School.

Interested participants may find more information and application materials at http://raikes.unl.edu/summerworkshops. If you have questions, please contact Anna Pressler, Director of Student Recruitment and Student Success, atanna.pressler@unl.edu or 402-472-9097.

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