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York Public Schools | December 11, 2018

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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:

Feb. 9 — registrations are due by Jan. 11.

April 13 — registrations are due by Mar. 8.

 

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 December 14 (and December 21 if any interest on that date) if you’d like free one-on-one assistance.  Dates already planned for on-site help in 2019 include:  January 4 and 18, 2019.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr to make an appt.  This can be completed in approximately 40 minutes of your time.

 

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.

 

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

MARIE CURIE Scholarship is open for applications at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha.  This scholarship is renewable for four years, and is nearly a full-tuition scholarship.  Requirements are: 23 ACT score, minimum of 3.5 GPA, major in biology, chemistry or math.  Deadline is December 14, 2018.  Check it out at http://www.csm.edu/mariecurie

 

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 axa-achievement.com.

 

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 BadCredit.org 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.

 

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 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident to apply.  The application for this full-ride scholarship is available on the website at Coolidgescholars.org and the deadline to apply is January 23, 2019.  The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit.  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.

 

SENIOR MALES planning to attend UNL – Scholarship Opportunity!  Acacia Fraternity offers scholarships to males who display motivation for personal success, an interest in developing and applying leadership skills and plan to attend UNL next fall.  These scholarships are not dependent on membership in the fraternity. Deadline Jan. 31, 2019.   See Counseling Office for application.

 

Susan Buffett scholarship application is open.  Deadline is February 1, 2019.   https://buffettscholarships.org/application-requirements

 

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. 1, 2019.

 

Nebraska Press Assn. Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for seniors who will be attending a Nebraska institution of higher learning leading to careers in print journalism.  Specific interests would include news, editorial, photography, circulation, production or advertising careers on weekly, semi-weekly or daily newspapers.  See Counseling if you wish more details.  Essay required.  Deadline Feb. 4, 2019.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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