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York Public Schools | February 16, 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…

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

April 13 — registrations are due by Mar. 8.

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 dates of February 15, March 8, 15 and 29, and April 12, 2019.  This can be completed in approximately 40 minutes of your time.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr to make an appt.

 

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

Caring.com is offering scholarships to seniors who are caring for individuals in their personal or work lives.  The websites to check for more information are:
https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers
https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers#the-caring-com-scholarship    Deadlines vary so check them out soon!

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 www.gips.org/foundation/scholarships .  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2019.

 

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. 15, 2019.

 

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 no more than 900 words is required.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline is February 15, 2019.

 

DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) offers a variety of subject areas scholarships (including history, political science, government, economics, business, nursing, occupational/physical therapy, medical, law, English, science, math, chemistry, music, horticulture, elementary and secondary teaching), and the application is open to seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.  See Mrs. Stuhr for more details.  Deadline to email application is February 15, 2019.

 

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, 2019.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.

 

UNK-bound SENIORS, take note!  Scholarships are open for application for those pursuing studies as a Cyber Systems student there.  See Mrs. Stuhr for more information.  Deadline is February 28, 2019.

 

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, 2019, deadline, planning ahead is essential as an online EPPE is required by February 22.  Details about this scholarship can be found at http://goodrich.unomaha.edu

 

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, 2019.

 

York County Pork Producers Scholarship – Senior residing in York County and/or a graduate of a York County High School.  Must be attending a vocational or 4-year college/university.    See Counseling office for application.  Deadline March 1, 2019.

 

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, Veterinarian) of study.  See Counseling office for application.  Deadline March 1, 2019.

 

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 BVCA Partnership Scholarship (those attending a four-year school – valued at $500), the BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship (those attending a two-year school – valued at $500) and the BVCA Partnership SCC Scholarship (those attending SCC – 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 March 1, 2019.

 

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 cvacoop.com/careers and search for scholarships.  Deadline March 1, 2019.

 

Central Community College (CCC) is now offering a wide range of scholarships for 2019 incoming students.  An Application for Admission must be on file with CCC as well.  Applications may be completed at ccc.awardspring.com with a deadline of March 1, 2019.  Upon submission, completed applications will be considered for all eligible scholarships.  See Counseling if questions.

 

Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship is now open for applications.  Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply.  Non-traditional students are also encouraged to apply.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application information.  Deadline is March 1, 2019.

 

York General offers scholarships to high school and college students preparing for a future in health care.  Online applications are available at the website http://www.yorkgeneral.org   Applications and all materials must be submitted no later than March 5, 2019, to the Human Resources Department at York General Hospital.

 

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, 2019.

 

Aurora Cooperative Scholarship – Applicant must be majoring in an agriculture-related field.  Parent must be an active patron of Aurora Cooperative.  (Children of employees are not eligible.)  See Counseling office for application.  Deadline March 25, 2019.

 

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 26, 2019.

 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a scholarship to a male or female senior of St. Joseph’s Parish in York.   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 30, 2019.

 

Davis-Chambers Community College Scholarship is now open for applications.  If you meet the following qualifications and plan to or are currently attending a Nebraska community college, you should apply.  1) have knowledge or experience living or working in a diverse community or organization; 2) academically-promising student who is active in school and/or community; 3) will be a full-time student during 2019-20; 4) graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school or have earned a GED; 5) U.S. citizen and a Nebraska resident; 6) have financial need based on the results of the FAFSA.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline April 1, 2019.

 

Sons of American Legion, Holmes Post 178 is offering 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 3, 2019.

 

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation scholarship is open to students attending one of Nebraska’s community colleges in the fall of 2019 in an automotive-related field.   Details and application form in Counseling Office.  Deadline April 5, 2019.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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