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York Public Schools | December 9, 2019

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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:

Dec. 14 — registrations are due by Nov. 8.

Feb. 8 — registrations are due by Jan. 10

Apr 4 — registrations are due by Feb. 28

 

Upcoming Campus visit:

Hastings College and York College – 9th graders – April 7, 2020

 

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.

 

 

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

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, 2019.

 

Norris Public Power District is offering a Utility Line – Electric Lineman scholarship to a young person who will be a graduate within the past two years.  The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, rank in the top 50% of the class, and be accepted at Northeast Community College (Norfolk) or Metropolitan Community College (Omaha).  The parents or step-parents must be customers of Norris Public Power District.    If you meet these qualifications, the application can be found at www.norrisppd.com and click on the tab “Community” then “utility line scholarship.”  Deadline is December 31, 2019.

 

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 2021 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 16, 2020.  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.

 

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, 2020.   See Counseling Office for application.

 

Midland University and STRIV have teamed up to offer a $20,000 per year, renewable scholarship to 25 future Midland students.  You must be involved with STRIV at the high school level.  Questions may be directed to Mrs. Stuhr or Mr. Loofe.  For application and details, email jon@striv.tv  Deadline is January 31, 2020.

 

Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation scholarship opens Nov. 1.  Eligibility to apply includes being a resident of Nebraska, earning at least a 2.5 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, 2020 at 5 PM.

 

Dramco Tool Company Scholarship Dramco Tool Co., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of molds, dies, precision machined parts and custom designed tools. The Dramco Tool Company offers up to two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are pursuing further training in machine tool technology.   Eligibility • Open to any area high school senior • Must be pursuing a degree, certificate, or diploma in Manufacturing Technology or Machining (Machine Tool Technology). • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher • Must attend Southeast Community College (Milford), or Central Community College (Hastings). To Apply Complete the online application form before February 12, 2020, at www.gips.org/foundation/scholarships

 

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, 2020.

 

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  500-900 words is required along with other supporting documentation.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline is February 17, 2020.

 

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 www.southeast.edu/scholarships between December 1, 2019, and February 29, 2020.  A high school transcript will need to be submitted following your application.  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.

 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas is sponsoring a scholarship to a male or female senior of St. Joseph’s Parish in York or St. Patrick’s Parish in McCool.   Selection will be based on high morals, character, parish involvement, academics, financial need, leadership and activities/community involvement.  Forms are available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline March 1, 2020.

 

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 2, 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