COLLEGE NOTES AND NEWS

February 6, 2017

Listed below are various scholarships, open houses, college programs, etc.  Please see Mrs. Stern if you would like any more information about anything that you see below.

SCHOLARSHIPS

This is a short list of scholarships that I have received information about.  Please also look at the Scholarship Quest page of the EducationQuest Foundation's website.  (www.educationquest.org)  Many national, local and state scholarships are listed on this site that are not listed below.  I have also posted and linked on the NELHS website many other helpful scholarship websites that you may wish to consider.

FEBRUARY

  • February 17 - NE Press Association;  senior pursuing newspaper journalism.  www.nebpress.com
  • February 22 - SCC Scholarship deadline

MARCH

  • March 1 - MCSF Scholarships for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen;   www.mcsf.org for more information
  • March 1 - Independent Insurance Agents of NE; senior entering a business or business related field
  • March 2 - Winsor Tucker;  top 15% of class and 27+ ACT;  See Mrs. Stern for details
  • March 6 - D.J.'s Hero Scholarship;  senior who demonstrates faith, selfless acts for others and commitment to the community.  See Mrs. Stern for information.
  • March 10 - NE Czechs of York;  $300 scholarship for seniors of Czech or Slovak ancestry residing in York, Seward, Polk, Hamilton, or Fillmore counties.  See Mrs. Stern for an application.
  • March 10 - BBB Student of Integrity Award;  http://www.bbb.org/nebraska/for-businesses/programs-services/bbb-awards-pages/student-of-integrity-award-scholarships/ - a senior who exemplifies integrity
  • March 13 - York General Hospital Scholarship;  senior pursuing a degree in healthcare program;  preference given to employees or family members of employees of York medical facilities.  York General Scholarship
  • March 15 - Cornhusker Boys State Registration due;  open to juniors
  • March 15 - Hirschfeld Family Scholarship - senior living in York County, participated in 4H/FFA, pursuing agricultural major, 2.5+ GPA;  See Mrs. Stern for details.
  • March 17 - Chris Nelsen Memorial Scholarship; senior or college student; permanent address or family member in York county, enrolled into an agriculturally-based program.  See Mrs. Stern for details.

 APRIL

  • 15 - James Cox Foundation;  based on need and academic achievement;  see Mrs. Stern for an application

JUNE

 

OTHER PROGRAMS

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • UNL RED LETTER DAYS
  • UNO VISIT DAYS
    • Junior Visit Days:  March 31, April 1, April 21
  • WAYNE STATE VISIT DAYS
    • Register online at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Fridays at WSC:  February 17, March 17, April 14
    • Just Juniors:  March 18
  • SCC DISCOVERY DAYS
    • Beatrice Campus:  February 23, April 10
    • Lincoln Campus:  March 8, April 7
    • Milford Campus:  February 24, April 12
    • All Discovery Day events will be from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.;  check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • PERU STATE VISIT DAYS
    • Any day at 10:00 a.m.
    • Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for an appointment

 ACT TEST DATES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES

2016-2017 ACT National Test Dates 

Test Date

Regular Registration

Postmark Deadline

Late Registration

Postmark Deadline

February 11, 2017 January 13, 2017 January 20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 19, 2017

 The preferred method to register is online (credit card required) at http://www.actstudent.org.

 

SAT TEST DATES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES

2016-2017 SAT National Test Dates

Test Date

Regular Registration

Postmark Deadline

Late Registration

Postmark Deadline

March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017 February 28, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017 April 25, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9, 2017 May 24, 2017

 The preferred method to register is online at http://www.collegeboard.com.  * The SAT test will be given at NELHS on these dates.

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE VISITS:

Listed below is the schedule of visits of college reps from various schools.

  • February 22
    • UNL - A rep will be here over the lunch hour for visits

COLLEGE FAIR SCHEDULE

These are large college fairs held in various places around the state.  Check education quest.org for more information about each fair.

COLLEGE FAIR TIPS 

  • Visit http://www.nebraskacollegefairs.org to register for a barcode.  Print the barcode and take it to the fair so college reps can scan it.  You won't have to complete student information cards.
  • Arrive early enough to visit all colleges that interest you.
  • Stop by the EducationQuest booth to get free college planning materials and for a bag to collect college view books.
  • Come prepared with questions for the college reps:
    • What are admission requirements and deadlines?
    • Does the school offer academic programs that meet my interests?
    • What is the cost of tuition and fees - and room and board?
    • How do I apply for college-based scholarships?
    • How many students attend the school?
    • What are the housing options?
  • Attend a financial aid program offered during the college fair.