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York Public Schools | January 23, 2020

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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
402-362-6655, ext. 226



ACT Test Date ahead:

Apr 4 — registrations are due by Feb. 28

Apr 7 — All-junior ACT testing at YHS


Honors Night — April 20 at 7:PM


Upcoming Campus visit:

Hastings College and York College – 9th graders – April 7, 2020


On to College ACT Test Prep is available to students at YHS for a one-time fee of $75.  Please bring your payment to the Counseling office or contact the Counseling staff for more details.  We will do sessions during lunch again before the  April ACT testing date.





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, 2020.   See Counseling Office for application.


Midland University and STRIV have teamed up to offer a $20,000 per year, renewable scholarship to 25 future Midland students.  You must be involved with STRIV at the high school level.  Questions may be directed to Mrs. Stuhr or Mr. Loofe.  For application and details, email  Deadline is January 31, 2020.


Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation scholarship opens Nov. 1.  Eligibility to apply includes being a resident of Nebraska, earning at least a 2.5 GPA in high school, being a first-time college student, and financial need with an EFC below $10,000.  This renewable scholarship may be used at Nebraska public universities and four-year as well as two-year colleges.  Application and details may be found at   Deadline is February 1, 2020 at 5 PM.


Dramco Tool Company Scholarship Dramco Tool Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of molds, dies, precision machined parts and custom designed tools. The Dramco Tool Company offers up to two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing further training in machine tool technology.   Eligibility • Open to any area high school senior • Must be pursuing a degree, certificate, or diploma in Manufacturing Technology or Machining (Machine Tool Technology). • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher • Must attend Southeast Community College (Milford), or Central Community College (Hastings). To Apply Complete the online application form before February 12, 2020, at


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 marketing careers on weekly, semi-weekly or daily newspapers.  See Counseling if you wish more details.  Essay required.  Deadline Feb. 14, 2020.


York PEO Chapter IO is sponsoring a scholarship for senior girls with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.


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 online at .  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.


Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship (presented by The Set Me Free Project) is open to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the areas of sociology/criminal justice, social work or cyber safety.  A personal statement of  500-900 words is required along with other supporting documentation.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline is February 17, 2020.


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 and a resident of York County.  PEO relationship is not required.  Please include two letters of recommendation.  The deadline is February 27, 2020.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.


Seward-York-Aurora (S.Y.A.) Antique Tractor Club is sponsoring a scholarship to a senior student who is planning to pursue further education in an agricultural related field.  Student must live in Seward, York or Hamilton county and be able to submit two letters of recommendation, one of which is from an FFA advisor or ag instructor.  Application is in Counseling Office.  Deadline Feb. 28, 2020.


Southeast Community College (SCC) …. NOW is the time to apply for scholarships with SCC.  For a listing of scholarships and to apply online, go to between December 1, 2019, and February 29, 2020.  A high school transcript will need to be submitted following your application.  There are general scholarships and scholarships specifically for students who have completed a minimum of one year in the SENCAP program.  See poster outside the Counseling office for further details.


York County Farm Bureau Scholarship – is open to a graduating senior.  While not required, a member of York County Farm Bureau will be preferred.    Personal statement required.   Applications available in Counseling Office.  Deadline is March 1, 2020.


The Central Community College scholarship application is open and waiting for your response.  The Assessment Advantage and Transitions Advantage scholarships must be applied for through the online application at with a deadline of March 1, 2020.  In order to apply for any CCC scholarships, students must have an application for admission on file.  Another opportunity at CCC or almost any Nebraska community college is the Davis/Chambers Community College scholarship which is for academically promising students from diverse backgrounds and this holds an application deadline of April 1, 2020.  (See Mrs. Stuhr for this particular application.)


GOODRICH SCHOLARSHIP is now open to seniors who are accepted at UNO.  Applicants must establish financial need through the FAFSA.  Although this scholarship boasts a March 1, 2020, deadline, planning ahead is essential as an online EPPE is required by February 21, 2020.  Details about this scholarship can be found at


Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a scholarship to a male or female senior of St. Joseph’s Parish in York or St. Patrick’s Parish in McCool.   Selection will be based on high morals, character, parish involvement, academics, financial need, leadership and activities/community involvement.  Forms are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline March 1, 2020.


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.  Website application is found at and search for scholarships.  Deadline March 2, 2020.


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 Integrity Award Scholarships icon on BBB’s website at    Deadline is March 6, 2020.


Nebraska Czechs of York Scholarship – A $300 scholarship is available to a nearby high school senior.  Selection will be based on high morals, character, academic achievement, participation in school and extra-curricular activities, employment history, leadership and community involvement in keeping the Czech heritage alive.  Application can be found at  and is due March 13, 2020.


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 Counseling office.  Deadline March 25, 2020.


COOPER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS and ANNE COOPER MEMORIAL are available for application at    The online applications are due by April 1, 2020.


PB&J Scholarship is now open for applications.  This scholarship is directed toward students who have experienced challenges in their lives and have the drive to succeed.  Must be planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college in the fall of 2020.  Application may be found   Deadline is May 31, 2020.


UNL-bound students who are STEM focused, the Robert W.Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarship is now open for applications at   Triangle is a national fraternity, and applicants will be interviewed by members of this chapter based on grades, character, involvement in school and community activities, job experience and timeliness of scholarship application.  Joining the chapter is not a requirement.  Questions may be directed to   First come, first served, so earlier applications are encouraged.  Deadline is June 9, 2020.


AES Engineering Scholarship  — to be eligible you must answer the essay question in 500-1000 words, When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?   There is no application packet.  Do not send a resume.  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of your school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.  Submit to by October 5, 2020.





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



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.


SCC Dual Credit Students …. You may request your transcript at this link OR you may complete the paper copy request which Mrs. Stuhr has in her office.  If you wish to order online, log into the HUB at , then select Web Adviser for Students, select Academic Profile, select Transcript Request and complete the information. You should receive a confirmation after hitting the Submit button. 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.  At this point, there is no charge for requesting your transcript from SCC.


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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