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York Public Schools | March 24, 2017

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Counseling Center

 

Dr. Tami Wegener
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 224
tami.wegener@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Dana Schmid
School Counselor
402-362-6655, ext. 225
dana.schmid@yorkdukes.org

Mrs. Deb Stuhr
Admin. Assistant/Registrar
402-362-6655, ext. 226
deb.stuhr@yorkdukes.org


LATEST NEWS…

 

JOHN BAYLOR TEST PREP sign up is now available in the Counseling office.  Students must sign up in advance, and payment ($75 payable to YHS) must accompany sign up.  The sessions will begin on March 22 during 5A and 5B lunches.  If a student participated and paid for the October or December session, he/she may participate again at no cost, but sign up is required in advance.  Call Mrs. Stuhr if questions.

 

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 studentaid.gov/FAFSA .  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.

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

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

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

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 N-A-C.org 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  www.shopconestogamall.com  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 http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org/    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.

 

NFP (Nebraskans for Peace) is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors.  Based upon written essays, the awards will be given to students who wish to further their education through community building, education and political action in an area consistent with the mission of Nebraskans for Peace.  See information in counseling office.  Deadline April 8, 2017.

 

MELANOMA Foundation supports “Your Skin Is In” for good health.  They also offer prizes/scholarships.  Visit their site at http://mfne.org/ysii-hs-rules-prizes/ 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.

 

Michael Peters Memorial – Donate Life Nebraska Scholarship is now open for applications.  GPA of 2.5 or higher and planning to attend accredited college, university or vocational-technical school.  See Mrs. Stuhr for details and application.  Persuasive essay of no more than 750 words regarding organ, eye and tissue donation is also required.  Deadline April 15, 2017.

 

AMERICAN METEOROLOGY SOCIETY Scholarship – The High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association established a scholarship for a student pursuing a career in one of the physical sciences (e.g. chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science) or the teaching profession in the physical sciences.  Essay required.  Deadline is April 15, 2017.  See Counseling Office for details.

 

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.

 

UPPER BIG BLUE NRD is offering the 2017 Raymond A. Burke Scholarship which will award $2,000 each to two qualified students who reside in the District to be used for their college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources.  An application form can be obtained by calling Scott Snell, Public Relations Manager, at the Upper Big Blue NRD at (402) 362-6601, or on line at:  www.upperbigblue.org   or in the Counseling office.  Deadline April 21, 2017.

 

Scholarship for UNL-bound male freshmen is presented by Delta Tau Delta.  If you are interested in joining the Greek community  at UNL, see Counseling office for a scholarship application.  Essay required.  For more information, see Nebraskadelts.com   Deadline May 1, 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  http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm  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 http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/  to complete the short application and the essay.  Deadline June 30, 2017.

 

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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 http://www.peru.edu/studentrecords/transcript 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 ncta.unl.edu, current students, academic resources, transcript request.  Forms are also available in the Guidance office.  

 

Let’s work together for a great school year!  


GUIDANCE LINKS

Educational Planning

  • Education Quest : Free College Planning Services.   Eduquest is based out of Lincoln, NE http:///www.educationquest.org/
  • 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. http://www.knowhow2gonebraska.org/

Nebraska Universities and Colleges


GUIDANCE FORMS

Transcript Release Form
Graduation Information Form