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York Public Schools | February 19, 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/Registrar
402-362-6655, ext. 226



Eighth grade parents will be meeting with YHS Counseling staff at the YHS theater on Tuesday, February 27, at 6:00 PM.


Accuplacer (formerly Compass) testing is scheduled at York High School on Thursday, March 1, in the morning.  Please sign up in the Counseling office for this free testing.  This test is required for community college acceptance.


Dual credit students (Peru) have completed their online registrations for their classes for second semester.  Parents, we now need you to complete the online form confirming their course information.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr if questions.





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 after Dec. 1.  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.  The deadline is Feb. 15, 2018.


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 or go to website of .  Essay required.  Deadline Feb. 16, 2018.


Southeast Community College (SCC) …. NOW is the time to apply for scholarships with SCC.  For a listing of scholarships and to apply online, go to   before February 22, 2018.  A high school transcript will need to be submitted following your application.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.  There are general scholarships and scholarships specifically for students who have completed a minimum of one year in the SENCAP program.  See poster outside the Counseling office for further details.


UNK is accepting applications for their Industrial Technology Incoming Freshman Scholarship.  Check their website or see Mrs. Stuhr for further information.  Deadline is February 28, 2018.


Buckle Excellence Scholarship Fund is providing a two-year scholarship for a freshman entering UNK in the amount of $3,000 per year.  Preference will be given to students who have a minimum ACT of 26. Incoming freshmen must be pursuing a major in Computer Science or Information Technology.  Applications must be received by Feb. 28, 2018.  Go to scholarships.php


Grand Island Retired School Personnel will award one-time scholarships to selected 2018 graduates who are pursuing a degree in education.  Application available in the Counseling office.  Deadline for them to received your mailed application is March 1, 2018.


Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does (BPO Does) Drove #7 Scholarship – application in the Counseling office.  Need three letters of recommendation.  Deadline March 1, 2018.


Central Community College (CCC) is now offering a wide range of scholarships for 2018 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, 2018.  Upon submission, completed applications will be considered for all eligible scholarships.  See Counseling if questions.


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, GPA must be 80% or higher.  Website application is found at and search for scholarships.  Deadline March 1, 2018.


Oxbow Animal Health Scholarship is currently open to seniors with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the companion animal industry.  Complete the application at, submit a resumé describing activities and job history, provide two letters of reference and complete a 300-500 word essay explaining why you want to pursue a career in the pet industry or in the field of animal health.  Deadline March 2, 2018.


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 March 6, 2018.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.


Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship – This $2,500 renewable scholarship is available to senior females.  Many criteria evaluated including GPA, test scores and class rank, as well as leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, work experience, honors and awards, etc.  Application available at or Deadline is March 7, 2018.


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, 85% or above GPA, financial need, leadership and Parish/community involvement.  Forms are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline March 7, 2018.


Better Business Bureau offers scholarships to graduating seniors, with greatest emphasis placed on ethical behavior, personal integrity, humility, courage, compassion and respect for others.  Application information can be found by clicking on the Student Scholarships icon on BBB’s website at  Deadline is March 9, 2018.


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, 2018.


York General offers scholarships to high school and college students preparing for a future in health care.  Online applications are available at the website   Applications and all materials must be submitted no later than March 12, 2018, to the Human Resources Department at York General Hospital.


Hirschfeld Family Scholarship is open for any senior who resides in York County, has participated in 4-H and/or FFA, is majoring in an agricultural field and has a minimum GPA of 2.5 and is in upper 50% of graduating class.  Application can be found at    Deadline is March 15, 2018.


Chris Nelsen Memorial Scholarship for Agriculture & Agronomy  … must have a York County address and be enrolling in an agriculturally-based academic program or focus.  Three letters of recommendation are required.  Application found online at   Deadline March 15, 2018.


JoDelle A. Obermier Scholarship is available to a graduating senior who attends a York County high school or attends Cross County but lives in York County.  Consideration will be based on strong positive character traits, defined and realistic goals, active involvement in school activities, in the top 50% of the class, demonstrate financial need and designate a specific career choice.  Apply online at  Deadline March 15, 2018.


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, 2018.


Nebraska School Counselor Association Scholarship – open to any senior planning to attend a Nebraska post-secondary institution during the 2018-19 school year.  Essay required.  Application available in the Counseling office.  Deadline March 30, 2018.


Nebraska Actuaries Club & Nebraska Insurance Federation are offering scholarships to seniors majoring in actuarial science, mathematics, statistics or economics with an interest in pursuing an actuarial career.  Seniors must be planning to attend a Nebraska college.  Apply online at or come to counseling office for a paper application.  Deadline is March 31, 2018.


Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation scholarship is open to students attending one of Nebraska’s community colleges in the fall of 2018 in an automotive-related field.   Details and application form in Counseling Office.  Deadline April 6, 2018.


Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa Car Council is awarding $300 scholarships to anyone enrolling (or currently enrolled) in an automotive technology program.  Deadline April 15, 2018.  See Counseling Office to obtain application.


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.  See Counseling office for application.  FAFSA must be completed and SAR included with application, as well as two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselor and essay required.  Deadline April 17, 2018.


UPPER BIG BLUE NRD is offering the 2018 Raymond A. Burke Scholarship which will award $2,000 each to two qualified students who reside in the District to be used for their Nebraska college/university education with a study emphasis in natural resources.  An application form can be found on line at:   or in the Counseling office.  Requires three letters of recommendation.  Deadline April 20, 2018.


2018 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.comDeadline is April 22, 2018.


Striv is sponsoring a new scholarship this year.  Students must have been or currently are a part of the Striv volunteers at York High School.  See Counseling office or Ms. Reinert for application information.  Deadline is May 1, 2018.


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, 2018.


B. Davis Scholarship is open to juniors and seniors as well as students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  The application can be found at   Essay is required.  Deadline is May 22, 2018.


Thrasher announces an opportunity for a Redefine Scholarship.  Applicants must have a 2.5 or higher GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.  Applicants must create a 2-4 minute video telling your story of “What does it mean to challenge the status quo in your community, school or workplace?  How do you feel fulfilled and create an impact on those around you?”  Deadline is May 30, 2018.  See Counseling office for details and further application information.


Divorce Matters Scholarship is a new scholarship that is available to high school seniors and current college students who have either had parents go through a divorce or have gone through a divorce themselves.  This is a one-time $2,500 award.  Student must be attending college in the Fall of 2018.  Essay required.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application and details.  Deadline May 31, 2018.


UNL-bound students who are STEM focused, the Robert W. Brightfelt Triangle Fraternity Scholarship is now open for applications at   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   First come, first served, so earlier applications are encouraged.  Deadline is June 10, 2018.


2018 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship is now open for applications.  Seniors must have a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics, as well as a passion for the nursing profession and overall field of health care and have plans to pursue college education in nursing.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application information, which includes a 500-word essay.  Deadline August 31, 2018.


AES 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 by October 6, 2018.




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!  


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