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York Public Schools | July 14, 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…

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

June 13 — registrations are due by May 8 – We have not received any information about this testing date being cancelled or postponed yet.

July 18 — registrations are due by June 19

 

Honors Night — April 20 at 7:PM  – YHS is sharing honors information via social media.  There will also be coverage in a future edition of our York News-Times.

 

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.

 

ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Towards Education) is awarding scholarships for approved Beginners Motorcycle Rider Safety Courses.   Students must be 15 years of age or older.  Applications are available by emailing deb.stuhr@yorkdukes.org.   Deadline April 24, 2020.

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

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.  Must be attending a Nebraska-based institution of higher learning.  Click the following for application.  (Cox, James M form)  Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselor and essay required.  Deadline is April 15, 2020 …….. deadline now extended to June 15.

 

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 as well as two recommendation letters from high school coaches.  Application form and other information can be found at https://ncacoach.org/lincoln-country-inn-suites-scholarship-award/    Deadline is April 15, 2020 …. has now been extended to June 12, 2020..

 

2020 Student-View Scholarship program invites senior students to complete an application survey to be eligible for a random drawing of scholarship monies.  Go to www.student-view.com   Deadline is April 22, 2020.

 

Burke Scholarship through the Upper Big Blue NRD is now open for applications.  Student must be pursuing careers in natural resources related fields.  The online application is available at upperbigblue.org/education   Deadline is April 24, 2020.

 

Norden Club of Lincoln is awarding a scholarship or grant-in-aid to an applicant who wishes to pursue an educational experience or project pertaining to any of the five Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  See Counseling office for more details and for the application.  Deadline is May 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 http://bit.ly/pbjscholarship   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 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 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 scholarships@aesengineers.com by October 5, 2020.

 

 

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.

 

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