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York Public Schools | April 19, 2019

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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
402-362-6655, ext. 226
deb.stuhr@yorkdukes.org


LATEST NEWS…

 

HONORS NIGHT at York High School is April 15, 2019, beginning at 7:00 PM in the theater.  Seniors will be recognized for all scholarships received.  Students will also be recognized for other special honors.  Parents, friends and patrons are invited and encouraged to come celebrate our awesome Dukes!

 

SENIOR CELEBRATION:  On April 24, we will celebrate our seniors and their college or future plans and take a class photo.  All seniors should wear a t-shirt representing the college they plan to attend!

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

June 8 — registrations are due by May 3.

July 13 — registrations are due by June 14.

 

FAFSA Reminder … Senior parents, NOW is the time to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to help your soon-to-be-graduate with their college application process.  We have  Amanda from EducationQuest here in our office throughout first semester, including the upcoming date of April 12, 2019.  This can be completed in approximately 40 minutes of your time.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr to make an appt.

 

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 come ask more questions.

 

Incoming Freshmen Parents meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 PM in the YHS Theater.

 

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

Nebraska Coaches Association Scholarship open to any senior who is in upper 25% of class or 3.75 GPA, at least two-year participant in two sports, earned varsity letter in two sports, minimum ACT of 24.  Short essays required.  Application form and other information can be found at http://www.ncacoach.org/lincolninnsuites.php See Mrs. Stuhr for additional information.  Deadline is April 15, 2019.

 

STRIV is sponsoring scholarships this year.  Students must have been or currently are a part of the Striv volunteers at York High School and pursuing a degree possibly in advertising, public relations, marketing, sports communication/communication, broadcast production, graphic design/fine arts or English.  See Counseling office or Ms. Reinert for application information.  Deadline is April 17, 2019.

 

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 20, 2019.  See Counseling Office for details.

 

2019 Student-View Scholarship program invites students to complete a survey to be eligible for a random drawing of scholarship monies.  Go to www.student-view.com .  Deadline is April 22, 2019.

 

AGC Nebraska Chapter has scholarship opportunities for a senior who is planning to attend a community college in Nebraska.  The student must have a 2.0 or above GPA and plan to study in one of the following areas: building construction technology, diesel technology, land surveying/civil engineering technology, welding technology, construction technology, heavy equipment operator technician construction & building science.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline is May 3, 2019.

 

JIM HANNA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – GPA of 2.5 or above, involved in extracurricular activities, must be a child of any ICON (Independent Cattlemen of Nebraska) member.  See http://www.independentcattlemen.com/ for application.  Deadline May 11, 2019.

 

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 Counseling office for application.  FAFSA must be completed and SAR included with application, as well as two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselor and essay required.  Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2019.

 

B. Davis Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post- secondary institution. Essay required. The application can be found at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm    Essay is required.  Deadline is May 24, 2019.

 

UNL-bound students who are STEM focused, the Robert W.Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarship is now open for applications at www.triangleunl.org   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 brdnkeller@hotmail.com   First come, first served, so earlier applications are encouraged.  Deadline is June 10, 2019.

 

JUNIORS & SENIORS: Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants  will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s).  Deadline is June 14, 2019.  For details, refer to:   http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

HORATIO ALGER CAREER and TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP –Must be enrolled to start at a community college in Fall 2019, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit community college, critical financial need, perseverance in overcoming adversity, United States citizen.  Apply online at application.horatioalger.org   See Counseling for further details.  Deadline June 15, 2019.

 

2019 Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship – open to Nebraska American Legion baseball player in last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior.  Award based on financial need, academic achievement and school/community involvement.  Must be in top ½ of class academically.  Deadline June 15, 2019.  See Guidance for application.

 

UNK is offering a scholarship to incoming male – applicant will be judged based on the four cornerstones of the Pi Kappa Fraternity: scholars, leaders, athletes and gentlemen.  There may be a follow-up interview.  See Counseling office for application information.  Deadline August 23, 2019.

 

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

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

 

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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