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York Public Schools | October 18, 2018

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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:

Dec. 8 — registrations are due by Nov. 2.


FINANCIAL AID MEETING in the YHS theater during  5A and 5B lunches. Seniors are required to attend, and parents are encouraged!


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 on November 9 and December 14 if you’d like free one-on-one assistance.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr to make an appt.  This can be completed in approximately 40 minutes of your time.


ACCUPLACER TEST …. will be administered Oct. 23 for juniors and seniors who sign up in the Counseling office in advance.  This is a test for community college admission.  There is no charge for this test.


Upcoming Campus Visits …

Interested students to Peru State – Nov. 3

10th to Wayne State – Nov. 6

11th to UNK – Nov. 14



Preparing for the ACT Test …. an online pdf format is now available to download and use in either English or Spanish. Our office has the paper version also available in English.






Wendy’s High School Heisman …. This award is open to 2019 seniors who have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, be a proven leader and role model.  Apply on line at   Deadline is October 17, 2018.


HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP … is now open to seniors who have at least a 2.0 GPA, require financial assistance ($55,000 or less AGI), be pursuing a bachelor’s degree at a public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year college/university), display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, have courage and be a U.S. citizen.  Apply on their website at   See the Counseling Center if you have questions.  Deadline is October 25, 2018, so get started early!


ACT Student Champion scholarship will be presented to one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.  Seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career choices who have scored a 22 or above on the ACT may apply.  See Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office for details.  Deadline is  October 31, 2018.


Elks National Foundation 2019 Most Valuable Student Scholarship – Open to any high school senior who is a US citizen pursuing a four-year degree at a college or university.  Scholarship deadline is Nov. 15, 2018.  Application may be found at  Applications are based on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Five hundred awards are presented.  Questions may be directed to Mr. Redfern at 402-362-4491.


HAGAN Scholarship – must maintain a 4-year college graduation schedule, as well as a 3.0+ college GPA, (3.5 high school GPA and 23 or higher on ACT)  Must also work a minimum of 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year.   This award can be up to $6,000 per semester, and it is renewable.  FAFSA EFC must be less than $6,500.  Applications can be downloaded at  Deadline is Nov. 15, 2018.


ART SCHOLARHIPS available at Wayne State College for YOU!  Incoming freshmen who plan to major in art should check out 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, 2018.  See counseling office for more details.


AXA Achievement provides scholarships to students of ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds.  Students share these qualities: 1) ambition and drive; 2) determination to set and reach goals; 3) respect for self, family and community; 4) ability to succeed in college.  Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, and the deadline is Dec. 14, 2018, or until the maximum number of applications have been received.  Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 with a winner in every state.  See their website at


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 28, 2018.


The Wealth Wise Scholarship is now open for application to students (current college student or high school senior) pursuing a career in the finance industry (majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry).  Requirements include: minimum GPA of 3.5, U.S. resident and major as listed above.  Essay required.  Deadline Dec. 31, 2018.  See Mrs. Stuhr for details.


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


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  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 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 with a deadline of March 1, 2019.  Upon submission, completed applications will be considered for all eligible scholarships.  See Counseling if questions.


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    Essay is required.  Deadline is May 24, 2019.





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.


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.

Nebraska Universities and Colleges


Transcript Release Form
Graduation Information Form