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York Public Schools | November 24, 2020

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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…

 

Dual Credit information:

Tuition for SCC fall term classes and Peru State (fall speech class) are both past due.  Please pay tuition directly to these institutions as soon as possible.  If student accounts are not current, they cannot register for spring classes.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

December 12, 2020 — registration due by Nov. 6

Feb. 6, 2021 — registration due by Jan. 8, 2021

York is NOT hosting ACT testing this fall.  Geneva and Seward may be hosting sites as well as other locations.

STUDENTS REGISTERING TO TAKE THE ACT … Please remember to enter the York High School code of 282-590 when signing up.  This is the way YHS gets a copy of your test results.  If questions, stop by the Counseling office.

 

On to College (formerly John Baylor) ACT Test Prep is available for YOU if you want to invest in the great possibility of increasing your ACT score!  Bring your $75 check to Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office, and she will set up your online account.  You will then be able to watch the videos and work at the time, pace and place that works best for you.  If you qualify for free/reduced lunch and are interested, come talk to us!  See Mrs. Stuhr or your counselor if questions.

 

Amanda from EducationQuest is ready to begin scheduling virtual appointments for college planning and FAFSA completion.  The next date is Friday, Dec. 4, and she is available to assist with the FAFSA completion also.  Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office will be glad to get you scheduled if you give her a call or your student stops in her office.  There will be future Friday dates available as well.  They are 45-minute appointments and this service is FREE!  The FAFSA application opened Oct. 1, and is very important for college financial aid and scholarships.

 

Senior Parent Meeting information slides and explanation can be found at the following link:

GOOGLE SLIDES

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CHECK OUT THIS GREAT RESOURCE:
Ultimate Guide to the ACT
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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

ART SCHOLARHIPS available at Wayne State College for YOU!  Incoming freshmen who plan to major in art should check out  www.wsc.edu/scholarships and fill out an Art & Design application.  These are awarded to incoming freshmen who have shown exceptional artistic merit at the high school level.  Deadline is Dec. 1, 2020.  See counseling office for more details.

 

Perrenial  Public Power District Scholarship – If you are planning to  enroll in a utility line program, a $1,000 scholarship could be waiting for you.   See counseling office for application and more details.  Deadline is December 31, 2020.

 

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 January 15, 2021.

 

JUNIORS, this scholarship is for YOU!  J  Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation invites any high school junior who plans to enroll in college (any accredited U.S. college or university) in the fall of 2022 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident to apply.  The application for this full-ride scholarship is available on the website at www.coolidgescholars.org and the deadline to apply is January 20, 2021.  You are encouraged to start the process early.   The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic excellence, and secondary criteria includes: interest in public policy, humility and service.  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.

 

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation scholarship opened Nov. 1.  Eligibility to apply includes being a resident of Nebraska, earning at least a 2.0 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 buffettscholarships.org   Deadline is February 1, 2021 at 5 PM.

 

The online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is available starting Nov. 1 at jackierobinson.org   Through the JRF application, more than 4,000 talented young minority high school students apply to become JRF Scholars and carry on the civic-minded legacy of the foundation’s namesake, Jackie Robinson.  The deadline to submit is February 1, 2021, at 5 PM.

 

York P.E.O. Chapter I.O. is offering a scholarship to a senior girl who has a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  Deadline to submit this is Feb. 15, 2021.

 

All four Nebraska university institutions (UNL, UNK, UNO and UNMC) are offering a new scholarship, Nebraska Career Scholarship, with a minimum $8,000 per year award.  The scholarship recipients are required to complete a Nebraska-based internship before graduation.  Applicants must have a superior academic record with an ACT score between 20-28, as well as an outstanding GPA and class rank.  Priority is given to students who have completed the FAFSA.  Apply online by March 1, 2021.  See Counseling office for more details.

 

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 BVCA Partnership Scholarship (those attending a four-year school – valued at $1,000), the BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship (those attending a two-year school – valued at $1,000) and the BVCA Partnership SCC Scholarship (those attending SCC – valued at $1,000).  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, 2021.

 

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#scholarships .   Deadline March 1, 2021.

 

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 22, 2021.

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

The following forms (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.

 

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 https://thehub.southeast.edu , 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 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