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York | January 18, 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…

 

FEBRUARY 11 ACT registration deadline is Friday, January 13.  www.actstudent.org

 

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 …

 

 

SENIOR MALES planning to attend UNL – Scholarship Opportunity!  Acacia Fraternity offers scholarships to males who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills and plan to attend UNL next fall.  These scholarships are not dependent on membership in the fraternity. Deadline Jan. 31, 2017.   See Counseling Office for application.

 

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 BVCA Partnership Scholarship (those attending a four-year school – valued at $500) and the BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship (those attending a two-year school – valued at $500).  Applications can be found on-line at www.bvca.net  OR you may obtain an application in the counseling office.  Three recommendation letters are required.  These scholarships are based on financial need guidelines and student must be living in the BVCA service area.  Deadline February 1, 2017.

 

UNO invites you to apply for their CBA Scholars Academy scholarship.  You must first be admitted to the UNO College of Business Administration and then log in to your MavLINK to apply for the scholarship under Financial Aid.  Deadline is Feb. 1, 2017.

 

Seward-York-Aurora (S.Y.A.) Antique Tractor Club is sponsoring a scholarship to a senior FFA student who is planning to pursue further education in an agricultural related field.  Application is in Counseling Office.  Deadline Feb. 1, 2017.

 

PEO I.O. SCHOLARSHIP is now available for application by senior girls who have a minimum 2.5 GPA.   See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline Feb. 1, 2017.

 

GROW AG LEADERS – Seniors interested in pursuing ag careers, check out GrowAgLeaders.com for information about a $1,500 scholarship.  You do not need to be an FFA member to apply.  Deadline February 1, 2017.  Three farmer endorsements are also required by February 1, 2017.

 

Nebraska Lumber Dealers Assn. (NLDA) is sponsoring scholarships to seniors planning to enroll in a construction-related, lumber and building materials industry college program.   See Counseling office for application.  Deadline for application and recommendation (plus lumber dealer signature on form) to be received in NLA office is Feb. 1, 2017.

 

Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship – This $2,500 renewable scholarship is available to senior females.  Many criteria evaluated including GPA, test scores and class rank, as well as leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, work experience, honors and awards, etc.  Application available after Dec. 1 at www.thehugefoundation.org or www.educationquest.org Deadline is Feb. 6, 2017.

 

Grand Island Concert Association is sponsoring scholarships to seniors recognizing interest and exemplary participation in music and/or theater.  These scholarships are awarded to encourage the recipients’ continued development of their talent and interest.  Applications are available in the Counseling office or apply online at www.gips.org/foundation/scholarships after Dec. 1.  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2017.

 

Nebraska Press Assn. Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for seniors who will be attending a Nebraska institution of higher learning leading to careers in print journalism.  Specific interests would include news, editorial, photography, circulation, production or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly or daily newspapers.  See Counseling if you wish more details or go to website of www.nebpress.com .  Essay required.  Deadline Feb. 17, 2017.

 

Southeast Community College (SCC) has their online scholarship application available at www.southeast.edu/scholarships  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.

 

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 ccc.awardspring.com 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.

 

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.

 

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 cvacoop.com and search for scholarships.  Deadline 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 N-A-C.org or come to counseling office for a paper application.  Deadline is March 31, 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.

 

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 www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships 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