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York Public Schools | February 3, 2023

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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:

Dual credit students through SCC are going strong!  Yeah!  Electronic bills for the tuition for these classes are emailed to the student email on near the 20th of each month from SCC.  Payment due  to SCC for second semester by February 20.  You may pay online through the Hub account or mailing a payment to the Milford campus is also fine.

Peru State will soon be emailing bills to the student email.  Tuition payment will be due by April 1 for the spring semester classes.  Students may pay online through their MyPSC account or mail a check to Peru State College, Box 10, Peru, NE  68421 (note first and last name of student and “York” in memo line).  Contact Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.

 

FAFSA — The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened for seniors/parents on October 1.  Getting this completed is most important as it affects scholarships as well as grants.  You are welcome to contact EducationQuest in Lincoln, Kearney or Omaha to schedule an appt. (virtual appts are welcome) for FREE assistance completing this form.  They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful … and it truly is free assistance!

 

ACT Test Date ahead:

February 11 — registration due by January 6, 2023

April 15 — registration due by March 10, 2023

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

 

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CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS …

 

Great Plains Communications is offering scholarships to seniors in Nebraska who are customers of their organization.  Application can be found at www.gpcom.com/community/scholarships-grants. See Mrs. Stuhr is you need more information.   Deadline is February 1, 2023.

 

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 open online on Dec. 1 at www.gipsfoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships.html    A one-minute audio file is required to be included.  See Mrs. Stuhr if questions.  The deadline is Feb. 8, 2023.

 

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. 15, 2023.

 

John Deere/AKRS Equipment is sponsoring a Jump Start scholarship to juniors and seniors.  If selected a student could have full tuition covered as they pursue an Associate Degree in Ag Technology and prepare for a career as a John Deere Ag Technician.  Bonuses and guaranteed employment included.  To apply, go to https://www.akrs.com/jumpstart   Applications are due February 24, 2023.  Questions may be directed to dwaters@akrs.com

 

Benevolent, Patriotic Order of Does (BPO Does) Drove #7 Scholarship – application in the Counseling office.  Need three letters of recommendation.  Deadline Feb. 25, 2023.

 

Blue Valley Community Action (BVCA) Partnership is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 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, 2023.

 

Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship – Students eligible must be descendants of members of Dept. of Nebraska, The American Legion or POW, MIA, KIA or any veteran that was a current Legion member at time of death.  Student must be attending a Nebraska institution of higher education and selection will be based on completed application, financial need, academic achievement and extracurricular activities.  If awarded, scholarship must be used at school indicated on application.  Deadline March 1, 2023.  Counseling office has applications.

 

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 .  Essay required.  Deadline March 1, 2023.

 

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, 2023.  (Interviews may be conducted.)  See Counseling Office for application.

 

York County Farm Bureau Scholarship – is open to a graduating senior pursuing an agriculture-related field.  While not required, a member of York County Farm Bureau will be preferred.    Personal statement required.   Applications available in Counseling Office.  Deadline is March 6, 2023.

 

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 (80% or above GPA), participation in school and extra-curricular activities, employment history, leadership and community involvement.  Application can be picked up from Mrs. Stuhr in the Counseling office and is due March 10, 2023.

 

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 March 10, 2023.

 

Nebraska Press Assn. Foundation is sponsoring scholarships for seniors who will be attending a Nebraska or out-of-state institution of higher learning leading to careers in community-based journalism or agricultural communications.  Essay required.  See Counseling if you wish more details.  Deadline Mar. 17, 2023.

 

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 24, 2023.

 

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 March 24, 2023.

 

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 2023-24 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, 2023.

 

COOPER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS and ANNE COOPER MEMORIAL are available for application at http://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org/    The online applications are due by April 1, 2023.

 

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 21, 2023.

 

2023 Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship – open to Nebraska American Legion baseball player in last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior.  Award based on financial need, academic achievement and school/community involvement.  Must be in top ½ of class academically.  Deadline June 15, 2023.  See Counseling office for application.

 

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 .. DIrections for ordering a transcript:

  1. Go to peru.edu
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Transcripts
  3. Click on “Peru State College Transcript Delivery Service”
  4. Click “Create Account” and then complete the form.  Be sure to choose e-transcript and be sure to write “HOLD FOR GRADES” when ordering (this is under part 3 — order details).

 See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.

 

SCC Dual Credit Students …. You may request your transcript by logging into the HUB at https://thehub.southeast.edu , then select My Bookmarks (right side of screen), select Self service, select Transcript Request and complete the information. You should receive a confirmation after hitting the Submit button.  Seniors, you will not want to order your transcript until your semester is complete.  If you wish to take care of it prior to the semester ending, please get a paper request from Mrs. Stuhr so you can note “HOLD FOR GRADES.”  See Mrs. Stuhr if you have questions.  At this point, there is no charge for requesting your transcript from SCC.

 

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