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York Public Schools | February 28, 2017

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Counseling Center


Dr. Tami Wegener
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 224

Mrs. Dana Schmid
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 225

Mrs. Deb Stuhr
Admin. Assistant/Registrar
402-362-6655, ext. 226



The ACCUPLACER (formerly known as Compass) test will be given at YHS on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the morning.  Students interested in community college enrollment are encouraged to sign up for this FREE testing opportunity in the Counseling office as soon as possible.


ACT Opportunity for Junior students at YHS!  All juniors will take the ACT test at York High School on Wednesday, April 19.  There is NO CHARGE for this testing session.  The scores from this test will be valid for college submission.  Contact us if you have questions.


FAFSA TIME!  Seniors and parents, just a reminder the window opened October 1 to complete your FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year.  Parents and students will each need to create a FSA ID at .  Check out the EducationQuest website for more information and contact them if you wish to set an appointment to meet for them to help you complete it.  This is a FREE service!  call 800-303-3745 for Lincoln office.




The following forms (all the same form — just different formats) may be used to apply for local Blue & Gold scholarships:



Southeast Community College (SCC) has their online scholarship application available at  Remember to use a personal email address as opposed to a school account.  One completed application (and transcript being sent) puts you in consideration for all SCC scholarships for which you may qualify.  Deadline is Feb. 22, 2017.


Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund is providing a two-year scholarship for a freshman entering UNK in the amount of $3,000 per year.  Preference will be given to students in the top 20% of the class, have a minimum ACT of 26 and be pursuing a major in Computer Science or Information Technology.  Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2017.  Go to scholarships/.php


SENIORS considering Central Community College (CCC) as one of your college choices should be aware of the scholarship application now available.  Be sure to apply for admission to CCC and then go to to create an account to complete the scholarship application.  One completed application automatically puts you in consideration for all CCC scholarships.  Deadline is March 1, 2017.


Joy Foundation Scholarship – available to one senior from York High who will be pursuing a college degree in an agriculture field (Agri-business, Ag economics, Agronomy) of study.  See Counseling office for application.  Deadline March 1, 2017.


Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska Foundation is offering scholarships to students who show scholastic application, as well as participation and leadership in school, community activities and educational goals.  It is required that the student intend to major in business or business-related field.  Deadline for application is March 1, 2017 – see Counseling office for forms.  Please note: This scholarship is awarded after student completes one full year of college with continued evidence of scholastic application and achievement.


Chapter A P.E.O. is offering scholarships to York County senior girls.  Requirements include financial need, planning to attend two or four year college and a minimum of “B” grade point average.  PEO relationship is not required.  Please include two letters of recommendation.  The deadline is March 6, 2017.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.


Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does (BPO Does) Drove #7 Scholarship – application in the Counseling office.  Need three letters of recommendation.  Deadline March 9, 2017.


Nebraska Czechs of York Scholarship – A $300 scholarship is available to high school seniors of Czech or Slovak ancestry currently residing in York, Seward, Polk, Hamilton and Fillmore counties who plan to pursue higher education.  Selection will be based on high morals, character, academics (80% or above), leadership and community involvement.  Application (obtained from Counseling Office) and three letters of recommendation are due March 10, 2017.


York Elks Lodge Scholarships open to high school seniors.  Criteria for scholarship weighed equally among academics, activities and leadership, and financial need.  Application in Counseling Office.   Essay required.  Deadline March 10, 2017.


Better Business Bureau offers scholarships to graduating seniors, with greatest emphasis placed on ethical behavior, personal integrity, humility, courage, compassion and respect for others.  Application information can be found by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon on BBB’s website at  Deadline is March 10, 2017.


York General offers scholarships to high school and college students preparing for a future in health care.  Online applications are available at the website   Applications and all materials must be submitted no later than March 13, 2017, to the Human Resources Department at York General Hospital.


Central Valley Ag is offering scholarships to students pursuing an ag-related study in college.  Parent/guardians must be a current stockholder in CVA or be an employee, GPA must be 80% or higher.  Website application is found at and search for scholarships.  Deadline March 15, 2017.


Thomas C. Woods, Jr. Scholarship is available to students in York (and other) counties.  The online application for this and other scholarships can be found at   For this particular scholarship, seniors must be pursuing higher education in the State of Nebraska.  Preference will be given to dependents of former Aliant/Alltel employees.  Deadline is March 15, 2017.


Hirschfeld Family Scholarship is open for any senior who resides in York County, has participated in 4-H and/or FFA, is majoring in an agricultural field and has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and is in upper 50% of graduating class.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office for application.  Deadline is March 15, 2017.


Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a $500 scholarship to a male or female senior of St. Joseph’s Parish in York.   Selection will be based on high morals, character, 85% or above GPA, financial need, leadership and Parish/community involvement.  Forms are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline March 15, 2017.


Central Nebraska Auto Club is offering scholarships to seniors who are Nebraska residents, American citizens, have applied to a Nebraska college or trade school and interested in an auto-related study.  Essay required of 100 words explaining future goals, interest in auto-related field and financial need for assistance. Application may be picked up in the Guidance office.  Deadline March 25, 2017.


SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION FOR CREATIVE WRITING – Central Nebraska college-bound seniors, if you have original works, this is for you!  Submissions can be in the form of poetry, short fiction, song lyrics, play, movie or television script, speech, memoirs or diary, biography or autobiography, personal essay or “other.”  Deadline is March 27, 2017.  See Counseling for more details and submission information.


Nebraska Actuaries Club & Nebraska Insurance Federation are offering scholarships to seniors majoring in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career.  Seniors must be planning to attend a Nebraska college.  Apply online at or come to counseling office for a paper application.  Deadline is March 31, 2017.


Conestoga Mall is sponsoring a scholarship to a senior who maintains a high scholastic level while also participating in activities dedicated to improving the quality of life in school and community.  Counseling office has applications or go to  under Online Forms.   See Mrs. Stuhr for details.  Applications may be submitted March 1 –  March 31, 2017.


COOPER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS and ANNE COOPER MEMORIAL are available for application at    These online applications are due by April 1, 2017.


Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation scholarship is open to students attending community college in the fall of 2016 in an automotive-related field.   Details and application form in Guidance Office.  Deadline April 7, 2017.


Sons of American Legion, Holmes Post 178 is offering a pair of scholarships to seniors from area schools.  Students do not have to be family members of a veteran to apply.  Application form is in the Counseling Office.  Deadline April 7, 2017.


MELANOMA Foundation supports “Your Skin Is In” for good health.  They also offer prizes/scholarships.  Visit their site at for ideas and application.  Deadline is April 14, 2017.


Nebraska Agri-Women are sponsoring a scholarship for anyone pursuing an agriculture-related degree at a college or tech school in Nebraska.  Counseling office has application form.  Essay required.  Student must attain a “C” average or higher in college.  Deadline is April 15, 2017.


Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council is awarding $300 scholarships to anyone enrolling (or currently enrolled) in an automotive technology program.  Deadline April 15, 2017.  See Counseling Office to obtain application.


James M. Cox Foundation offers a $1,000 scholarship to a student who has a good academic record, financial need, and possibly extenuating circumstances for family.  See Guidance office for application.  FAFSA must be completed and SAR included with application, as well as two letters of recommendation and essay required.  Deadline April 17, 2017.


B. Davis Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post- secondary institution. The application can be found at  Essay is required.  Deadline is May 22, 2017.


2017 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship application now available online to any senior pursuing education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, AND and BSN programs.  Go to  to complete the short application and the essay.  Deadline June 30, 2017.



PERU STATE COLLEGE – DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS .. All transcripts will now be ordered online.  Current students will order transcripts through their myPSC account and former students will submit transcript requests following the ordering instructions at and follow the instructions listed in Option 2 to ‘Create Account’. There is a charge for all transcripts requested.  Please note:  If you are a current high school student and requesting a transcript prior to your semester ending, be sure to note “HOLD FOR GRADES” on your request.  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.


TRANSCRIPTS FROM CURTIS  (NCTA) may be obtained by going to their website, current students, academic resources, transcript request.  Forms are also available in the Guidance office.  


Let’s work together for a great school year!  


Educational Planning

  • Education Quest : Free College Planning Services.   Eduquest is based out of Lincoln, NE http:///
  • KnowHow2Go: A slick site for planning your college education no matter what grade you are currently in.  Helpful tips for students in middle school, as well as high school.

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