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York Public Schools | March 1, 2021

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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…

 

Dual Credit information:

Tuition for SCC spring term classes and Peru State (speech and/or biology classes) are due in March.  Please pay tuition directly to these institutions.  Contact Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.  MATERIALS FEES are payable to YHS and past due.  Please contact Mrs. Stuhr.

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

April 17, 2021 — registration due by March 12, 2021

June 12, 2021 — registration due by May 7, 2021

July 17, 2021 — registration due by June 18, 2021

York is NOT hosting ACT testing..  Geneva and Seward may be hosting sites as well as other locations.

STUDENTS REGISTERING TO TAKE THE ACT … Please remember to enter the York High School code of 282-590 when signing up.  This is the way YHS gets a copy of your test results.  If questions, stop by the Counseling office.

 

On to College (formerly John Baylor) ACT Test Prep is available for YOU if you want to invest in the great possibility of increasing your ACT score!  Bring your $75 check to Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office, and she will set up your online account.  You will then be able to watch the videos and work at the time, pace and place that works best for you.  If you qualify for free/reduced lunch and are interested, come talk to us!  See Mrs. Stuhr or your counselor if questions.

 

Amanda from EducationQuest is ready to begin scheduling virtual appointments for college planning and FAFSA completion.  The next date is March 12, 2021.  Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office will be glad to get you scheduled if you give her a call or your student stops in her office.  There will be future Friday dates available as well.  They are 45-minute appointments and this service is FREE!  The FAFSA application opened Oct. 1, and is very important for college financial aid and scholarships.

 

Senior Parent Meeting information slides and explanation can be found at the following link:

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

York County Farm Bureau Scholarship – is open to a graduating senior.  While not required, a member of York County Farm Bureau will be preferred.    Personal statement required.   Applications available in Counseling Office.  Deadline is Feb. 26, 2021.

 

Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does (BPO Does) Drove #7 Scholarship – application in the Counseling office.  Need three letters of recommendation.  Deadline Feb. 26, 2021.

 

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, 2021, deadline, planning ahead is essential as an online EPPE is required by February 19, 2021.  Details about this scholarship can be found at http://goodrich.fluidreview.com

 

All four Nebraska university institutions (UNL, UNK, UNO and UNMC) are offering a new scholarship, Nebraska Career Scholarship, with a minimum $8,000 per year award.  The scholarship recipients are required to complete a Nebraska-based internship before graduation.  Applicants must have a superior academic record with an ACT score between 20-28, as well as an outstanding GPA and class rank.  Priority is given to students who have completed the FAFSA.  Apply online by March 1, 2021.  See Counseling office for more details.

 

NORMA ROSS WALTER SCHOLARSHIP – Female seniors who are planning to major in English next year at college – come to the Counseling office for more information about this scholarship.  Deadline is March 1, 2021.

 

ANTONETTE WILLA SKUPA TURNER SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors who will be attending college with an English or History major are eligible for this scholarship.  More information is available in the Counseling office.  Deadline March 1, 2021.

 

ANTONIA SCHOLARSHIP – Seniors who are planning to continue their education as an English or History major at an accredited college or university.  More information is available in the Counseling office.  Deadline is March 1, 2021.

 

York Area Chamber along with Rapid Fire Detasseling & Spraying is sponsoring the York Chamber Ag Scholarship.  Senior must be residing in York County and/or a graduate of a York County High School or a member of a 4H or FFA Chapter in York County.  Student must be attending a vocational or 4-year college with an ag or ag-related major.  See Mrs. Stuhr for details and application.  Deadline March 1, 2021.

 

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 BVCA Partnership Scholarship (those attending a four-year school – valued at $1,000), the BVCA Partnership Vocational Scholarship (those attending a two-year school – valued at $1,000) and the BVCA Partnership SCC Scholarship (those attending SCC – valued at $1,000).  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, 2021.

 

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#scholarships .   Deadline March 1, 2021.

 

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, 2021.

 

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, 2020, and March 1, 2021.  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.

 

Hirschfeld Family Scholarship is open for any senior who resides in York County, has participated in 4-H and/or FFA and is majoring in an agricultural field  Application can be found at www.yorkcommunityfoundation.org    Deadline is March 3, 2021.

 

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 www.yorkcommunityfoundation.org   Deadline March 3, 2021.

 

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, 2021.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.

 

York General offers scholarships to high school and college students preparing for a future in health care.  Online applications are available at the website yorkgeneral.org   Applications and all materials must be submitted no later than March 8, 2021, to the Human Resources Department at York General Hospital.

 

Nebraska Czechs of York Scholarship – A $300 scholarship is available to a nearby high school senior of Czech or Slovak ancestry residing in York, Seward, Polk, Hamilton or Fillmore County.  Selection will be based on high morals, character, academic achievement, participation in school and extra-curricular activities, employment history, leadership and community involvement in keeping the Czech heritage alive.  Application can be found at nebraskaczechsofyork.org or from Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office and is due March 10, 2021.

 

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 Integrity Award Scholarships icon on BBB’s website at bbb.org/Nebraska   Essay required.  Deadline is March 12, 2021.

 

Cornerstone Careers in Agriculture Scholarship is now accepting applications.  Seniors eligible are those whose major course of study in college is agriculture or business at a Nebraska college.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline for the mailed in application is March 15, 2021.

 

Husker Harvest Days Scholarship is now open for application to students who are pursuing post-secondary education in various areas of the field of agriculture/agri-business.  Students must have a “B” average or above.  See Mrs. Stuhr for application.  Deadline March 19, 2021.

 

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 25, 2021.

 

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 marketing careers on weekly, semi-weekly or daily newspapers.  See Counseling if you wish more details.  Essay required.  Deadline Mar. 26, 2021.

 

York County Pork Producers Scholarship – Senior residing in York County and/or a graduate of a York County High School.  Must be attending a vocational or 4-year college/university.    See Counseling office for application.  Deadline March 31, 2021.

 

Nebraska Society of Mayflower Descendants Burt and Becky Whedon Memorial will award a scholarship to a senior attending an accredited four-year college or university in 2021-22 academic year.  Applicants will be evaluated by a written essay, GPA and class rank, ACT scores, honors received, school or volunteer activities, employment, demonstrated leadership and a letter of recommendation.  Mayflower ancestry is not a requirement.  See Counseling office for details.  Deadline: March 31, 2021.

 

COOPER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS and ANNE COOPER MEMORIAL are available for application at http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org/    The online applications are due by April 1, 2021.

 

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation scholarship is open to students attending one of Nebraska’s community colleges in the fall of 2020 in an automotive-related field.   Details and application form in Counseling Office.  Deadline April 2, 2021.

 

James M. Cox Foundation offers a 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.  See Counseling office for application.  Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or counselor and essay required.  Deadline is April 15, 2021.

 

2021  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, 2021.

 

Burke Scholarship through the Upper Big Blue NRD is now open for applications.  Student must be pursuing careers in natural resources related fields and furthering their studies at a Nebraska college or university.  The online application is available at upperbigblue.org/education   Deadline is April 23, 2021.

 

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 22, 2021.

 

BLUE & GOLD SCHOLARSHIP FORMS…

 

The following forms (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