Things of Interest

October 18th, 2013 by sarmbrus

New – September 17, 2014 -2014 MULTICULTURAL SCHOLARS AND LEADERS DAY – this is an event for high school seniors,  giving them information about scholarship application deadlines and what to expect from the college application process.  This day is intended for all college bound seniors who may or may not be considering UNK to further their education.  Students are to register by going to and finding MSLD on September 17th.  Registrations should be completed by September 10th.   Itinerary:  8:30 am Check-in and registration – Nebraska Student Union;  9:30 am Welcom and program opening; 10:00 am Break-out sessions;  12:00 noon Lunch and entertainment;  1:10 pm Campus tours;  2:30 pm Conclusion

October 15, 2014 – ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE –   are you interested in becoming an exchange student?  Preliminary Applications can be found at

Rotary Clubs are also looking for individuals hosting a student.  If interested contact Ronna Morse at

Lincoln, Nebraska,  a non-profit organization, offers a cost effective and comprehensive apprenticeship and craft-training programs for those individuals who want to have a viable career in the construction trades.  For more information on their programs, please visit


College Campus Visits and College School Visits

May 22nd, 2013 by sarmbrus

Northeast Community College

November 12, 2014 – Explore Northeast          November 19, 2014 –  Vet Tech Career Day                                March 9, 2015 – 9th Grade Career Day            March 25, 2015 – Explore Northeast                                          April 21, 2015 – Junior Day                                 April 29, 2015 – Performing Arts Career Day


Wayne State College – Fridays at Wayne State

October 31, 2014, November 7, 2014, November 21, 2014, January 30, 2015, February 20, 2015, March 27, 2015, or April 17, 2015

Just Juniors November 8, 2014 and March 21, 2015

2014-2015 Scholarships

May 14th, 2013 by sarmbrus

scholarship money

ACT Test Dates for 2013–2014 Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) February 8, 2014* January 10, 2014 January 11–24, 2014 April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8–21, 2014 June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10–23, 2014

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES  , also provides free planning service, as well as FAFSA help  iPhone or

com/iphone   Android Device:  enroll to receive information on scholarships, financial aid, testing and college preparation.  Win one of twenty $1,000 tuition prizes

  Going to a Christian College?  check out for over $150 Million  in Scholarships.  Provided by the participating Christian Colleges.

MIDWEST STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM – a tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. More information at


October 3, 2014 – WENDY’S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN – a high school senior must have maintained a least a “B” grade point average, participated in one an officially sanctioned sport by the National Federation of State High School Associations and demonstrated involvement in his or her community. Apply at

October 25, 2014 – AK-SAR-BEN SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM- Applicants mus demonstrate financial need, be involved in extra curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Enroll full-time  in college.  Application at

October 31, 2014 – THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP - is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities Applicants must be high school senior, US  Citizen, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution and must have a 3.0 GPA. More information at:


November 4, 2014 – PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD – Community service this includes young volunteers in grades 5-12. Find more information at

November 11, 2014 – THE HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION – scholarships for high achieving students from rural counties in need of financial assistance in order to attend a Four-year college.  Must have employment experience, mimimum 3.5 GPA, and a minimum of 23 on ACT. Application at

November 15, 2014 -CHADRON STATE COLLEGE RHOP – (for medicine) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative between Chadron State College and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. Scholarships and acceptance to UNMC.  More information at

November 15, 2014- WAYNE STATE COLLEGE RHOP -Only online applications.  RHOP areas include: Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Physicians Assistant & Radiography.  Additional information and application material may be obtained at

November 15, 2014 - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, KEARNEY HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (KHOP) – KHOP is a cooperative between UNK and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. Scholarships and acceptance to UNMC. . More information at


November 15, 2015- OMAHA WORLD-HERAL/KEARNEY HUB SCHOLARSHIP – minimum ACT score of 27 or above, rank in the top 25% of high school class and complete the Honors Program application More information at:


December 1, 2014 – GOVERNOR’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD – The Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees is currently offering half-tuition renewable scholarship to NE high school graduates who score a 21-24 on their ACT and Attend Chadron, Peru or Wayne State Colleges.  This is a competitive merit based scholarship.  Apply to one of the colleges and complete the incoming freshman scholarship applications by December 1 to be considered.

December 5, 2014 - ELKS MOST VALUABLE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP- high school senior, judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  Application at

November 15, 2014 -CHADRON STATE COLLEGE- (for all areas of Health care except medicine) Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative between Chadron State College and University of Nebraska Medical Center to help recruit students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas. More information at

December 15, 2014 – AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- student must be US citizen, current high school senior, planning to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the US for the 2015-2016 school year. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. Application at

December 18, 2014 – NFIB YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD - graduating high school seniors who operate their own small business are eligible to receive a 2014 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award



January 8, 2015 – 2015 GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM – a national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community , in the workplace and at home.  The scholarship is looking for students with: Leadership, Drive, integrity and Citizenship.  Apply online through or

January 15, 2015 – BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ SCHOLARSHIP – attend one of the state colleges at Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College Score at least a 25 ACT or 1700 SAT, plus 1 or more letters of recommendations from a high school administrator or teacher. Apply to the college of choice, complete the incoming freshman scholarship application by January 15 to be considered.  More information at

January 15, 2015 – GOVERNOR’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD –  attend one of the state colleges at Chadron State, Peru State or Wayne State College score between a 21 – 24 ACT,  Half in-state tuition over four years.

January 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN -complete admissions application and complete personal statement to be considered for most scholarships at:

January 15, 2015 –  CHADRON STATE COLLEGE – general scholarship application due

January 15, 2015 -PERU STATE COLLEGE – general scholarship application due

January 14, 2015 –GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS (GMS) –  Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) online application system. Eligibility   Requirements: 1. Minimum GAP 3.3 #2 Ethnicities: African  American/Black: Native American: Asian Pacific Islander: American:  Hispanic American.  For more information go to

January 30, 2015 –NORMA ROSS WALTER SCHOLARSHIP – provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska High Schools who are planning to enroll as English major at accredited colleges or universities.



February 1, 2015 – NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE – apply for general scholarships. Application at   

February 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – OMAHA – general scholarship application due

February 15, 2015 – UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY – general scholarship application due

 February 22, 2015 – SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Lincoln, Beatrice and Milford)  – general application due.  More information at


March 1, 2015 –MID-PLAINS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (NORTH PLATTE AND MC COOK) – general scholarship application due. For an application visit:


April 1, 2015 – COLLEGEBOUND NEBRASKA PROGRAM -apply and be accepted at UNL, UNK, UNO or UNMC ACT of 20, English 4 units, Math 3 units, UNL requires 4 units, social sciences – 3 units,  and foreign language – 2 units, UNO and UNK require one additional unit from any of the above academic disciplines.  File FASFA by April 1