Guidance Newsletter

Millard North High School Counseling Department


Back Row (L-R) Loel Schettler, Peggy Breard, Abbie Sivinski, 

Laurie Stackhouse, Andy Hahn, Paul Gabel

Front Row (L-R) Lindsey Dhaliwal, Jodi Therkelsen

Counselor Alpha Assignments and Contact Information

LAURIE STACKHOUSE   A-Ca  402-715-1375  Department Chair

PAUL GABEL  Ce - Gal  402-715-1374

RYANDEAN BIRGE  Gam - Jo  402-715-1160

LOEL SCHETTLER  Ju - Mei 402-715-1248

ABBIE SIVINSKI  Mej -  Ral  402-715-1239

JODI THERKELSEN  Ram - Ste  402-715-1378

ANDY HAHN    Sti - Z    402-715-1377

PEGGY BREARD  Community Counselor  402-715-1359


Alpha Tau Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Additional Scholarship Opportunities Available to UNL-bound Seniors

As you may know, The Experience Company, a student-run 501(c)3 organization that is operated by the Alpha Tau chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is offering six $1,000 scholarships for incoming UNL freshmen who are ideally pursuing STEM fields: Engineering, Math, Pre-Med, Honors Business and Scholar Athletes.

Graduating high school seniors who will be incoming freshmen at UNL can apply directly at 

Getting ready for the

2024 Coke Scholars application!

Congratulations on wrapping up the 2022-2023 academic year! We hope you are able to enjoy some well-earned downtime this summer.

We wanted to share a brief update that the 2024 application for the Coca-Cola Scholarship (open to high school students who will graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year) will be available from our website August 1 through October 2, 2023. Note that we have an earlier deadline this year!

Click here to view program details and a listing of the 2023 Coke Scholars.

Thank you for all you do in support of your students' pursuit of higher education!

- The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Team

KU’s annual High School Design Competition is being held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023! 

The High School Design Competition is a free event that gives high school students the opportunity to put their engineering, creativity, and teamwork skills to the ultimate test. Prior to the competition day, students work individually or in small teams designing, building, and testing a project that addresses the proposed design criteria. 

With competition in every major engineering discipline, this year’s theme is Race to Innovate. We are excited to be hosting the High School Design Competition here at KU and are looking forward to seeing all the teams compete this year! 

The High School Design team is committed to making the competition accessible to all students. We plan to work with the Student Access Center (SAC) at KU to make any accommodation that is needed. If one of your students needs accessibility accommodations, please email, and the High School Design team will make all necessary adjustments to the competition. 

Registration is now open, and the competition rules are attached to this email and uploaded to the High School Design website. To find out more about the High School Design competition please visit this link. If you are ready to compete in High School Design 2023, please fill out this registration form. Registration will be open until October 6, 2023. We are excited to see the projects that your students create to solve the engineering problems of the future.  

To stay up to date with the High School Design Competition follow us on Instagram here

Best,  The High School Design Team 


Hawk Visit Days


Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023

Wednesday, Oct. 18. 2023

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023


Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2024

Thursday, Apr. 18, 2024


This fall Northeast will again offer high school counselors the opportunity to bring their classes (10th - 12th graders) to explore the Northeast campus and all that we have to offer!  Northeast will provide 6 morning Hawk Visit Day sessions. See the attachment for details.


Each Hawk Visit Day will include:

* Tour of campus, including residence halls

* Student panel with current students answering questions

* Next Steps to Becoming a Hawk

Best of all, we will provide lunch in our cafeteria for all participants!


Watch your email for registration information in late August.


* Hawk Visit Days will replace individual high school class visits. Be sure to register early this fall!

If you’re a woman attending the University of Nebraska–Lincoln this fall, consider signing up for Panhellenic recruitment!    Panhellenic Association is the premier women’s organization where you can impact the community through academic achievement, leadership opportunities, meaningful friendships, and local volunteering.   

You can get to know our community better by going through primary recruitment, which takes place August 13–19. There is no joining commitment during recruitment, and it’s a great introduction to campus life. Registration is open now on our website

Follow us on social media @unlpanhellenic or email us at with any questions!

Thank you,
UNL Panhellenic 

8th Annual Epic Flight Academy Aviation Scholarship Awards

Do you have students whose heads are in the clouds? We invite U.S. high school students who are interested in flight training or aviation maintenance to apply for Epic Flight Academy's 6 aviation scholarships.

Our main campus is located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida with satellite campuses in Tallahassee, FL and Ocala, FL. We welcome applicants from all around the U.S.

 Will you please join us in supporting students' dreams by sharing this scholarship information with interested students?

We are awarding $75,000 to high school students this year!

Full details and links to the online application forms are available at:

You and your students are invited to join UChicago and a variety of our Coalition for College partners to learn about the ins and outs of the college admissions process in this year’s Coalition Week. Coalition for College member schools are united in their mission to make college a reality for all students through free college planning tools that help students learn about, prepare for, and apply to college.

From May 21 – 24, you can learn about new, helpful college search resources, and celebrate all the hard work you all do! All events will be conducted virtually.

Eager to learn more about the many colleges and universities partnered with the Coalition? Check out their events page to explore upcoming events and view recordings of recent events!


MCC is offering a new program titled Career Forward that could be a great fit for some of your soon to be High School graduates!  Career Forward is a program meant to eliminate any financial barrier for our community to gain access to training and education. The program is able to cover tuition, fees, books, supplies (and hardship assistance) for individuals that meet the criteria listed below for credit and noncredit programs:

Should you know of soon to be HS graduates or others in your network who meet this criteria, please direct them to the Career Forward office at or 531-MCC-7000. Director Lyndsie Gibbs and her team are ready to provide assistance!

Computer Science

Summer Camp

July 16-29, 2023

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is still accepting applications for a summer learning opportunity for high school students. The Raikes School is hosting its seventh year of “Innovate: The Raikes School Way,” led by Executive Director of the Raikes School, Dr. Steve Cooper. The summer camp was highlighted by Forbes in 2019: "STEM-Focused Summer Programs for Ambitious High School Students".

During the two-week, overnight camp students will:

What: Innovate: The Raikes School Way

For: High School Students (priority is given to students in the high school graduating class of 2024)

Where: Kauffman Academic Residential Center, home of the Raikes School in the heart of Nebraska's City Campus

When: July 16-29, 2023

Cost: $2,050 (Need-based scholarship opportunities are available. Cost covers all housing, meals, instruction, and activities associated with the camp)

Programming Experience: None (in fact, no experience is preferred)

Priority Application Deadline: April 14, 2023. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through May as space is available


Please consider sharing this invitation with interested students, as well as teachers or community partners who may encourage students to apply.

Interested students can find more details and application materials at The video below, captured at our 2021 camp, gives you a glimpse of what students can expect to experience.

If you have any questions about the camp, please email me at 

Seniors! Are you still wanting to apply to college, NDSU is accepting applications for fall 2023 until August 1! Our application process is simple and we will get back to you right away with our admission decision. Here are a few things to know about our quick and easy application process:



A few reasons why your students may enjoy and thrive NDSU:

Hagan Scholarship – Spring Application

For the 2023-2024 Academic Year in College

Hagan Scholarship Application
Applicants must click on New User and create a UN and PW to access the Scholarship Application.
The Submittal Deadline is April 20, 2023. No Exceptions.
Up to 500 new scholarships can be awarded.

Hagan Scholarship Brochure. An overview of the scholarship, eligibility, responsibilities and benefits.
Tips on How to Prepare a Successful Application
“Hagan Scholar Testimonials”

Eligibility Requirements
1. Must be a U.S. Citizen.
2. Must attend a traditional public high school located in the U.S. that is governed by a school district.
3. Must have achieved a 3.50 Cumulative Grade Point Average.
4. Must enroll at an Eligible Four-Year College or University the first semester following high school graduation.
5. Must maintain a four year or less graduation schedule in college.
6. Must work 240 hours each year, from January 1 until commencement of the fall semester in college. Work can be performed at recipient discretion. Must be regularly scheduled work performed under supervision for compensation.
7. Applicant’s Gross Household Income reported for 2021 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $85,000. “Household Income” is defined as the total gross income received by all members of a household living under the same roof.
8. Must complete the FAFSA and provide the EFC.
9. Must apply for Federal and State grants if eligible.
10. Must not have a felony conviction.

The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high-achieving goal-driven student in need of financial assistance in order to attend college.

Student Resources
How to get off to a Great Start in College!
1. College 101-Tips and Tricks. A short three-page Guide to set you on the right path to college success.
2. Hotchkiss Note Taking and Study Tips. A short two-page Guide on how to improve your study skills.
3. College Success. An All-Inclusive Reference Guide on how to achieve college success.  

Online Links to important information.
Scholarship Scams
Career Exploration
Occupational Outlook – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
College Navigator
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Free Scholarship Search

Information is also available in the counseling office.

The Omaha chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, AITP, in partnership with AIM and major financial support from Team Software Chad Nourse Scholarship Fund, is offering several scholarships to help further the education of students who are planning to attend or continuing to attend a college, university, community college, or technical school in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, North Dakota, or South Dakota, with the goal of achieving an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or a related field.


The instructions and application forms are available at  All applications are due by June 1, 2023. 


If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Flannery at or phone: (402) 557-7135.

Below you will find a list of 14 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 300 Individual Scholarship

Awards for the school year. Students from your school district are eligible for all awards below.

*Newsletter is available for PDF Download here:

DEADLINES BETWEEN: April 24th & June 30th, 2023

1) OAR Scholarship - $3,000 - 32 Awards (Deadline: April 24, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be pursuing full-time, post-secondary, education in any of the following: four-year undergraduate college or

university, two-year undergraduate college, trade school, technical school, or vocational school.

B) Have been diagnosed with autism.

Applications can be found by going to:

2) Boomer Esiason Foundation Academic Scholarships - $10,000 - 20 Awards (Deadline: Apr. 28, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be enrolling in college or university in the fall of 2023.

B) Have been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Applications can be found by going to:

3) Eleven Scholarship - $5,000 - 2 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology,

engineering, or mathematics.

Applications can be found by going to:

4) Culinary Institute of America Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a high school senior eligible to graduate the same year as the scholarship is applied for.

B) Be currently accepted to the institution with a major in either culinary or pastry arts.

Applications can be found by going to:

5) CodeWizardsHQ Educational Scholarship - $2,500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a high school senior and/or an incoming freshman.

B) Be planning to study one of the STEM subjects and currently have a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Applications can be found by going to:

6) Odenza Vacations Scholarship - $500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st.

B) Submit an answer to the essay question prior to the deadline.

Applications can be found by going to:

7) Carrington-Philbert Scholarship Program - $2,500 - 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Plan to attend a U.S. two-year community college or four-year college.

B) Be Black / African American.

Applications can be found by going to:

8) Nurse Corps Scholarship Program - $10,000 - 225 Awards (Deadline: May 4, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be accepted in a nursing degree program at a United States accredited school of nursing and begin classes

no later than September 30.

B) Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident.

Applications can be found by going to:

9) Curt Greene Memorial Scholarship - $2,500 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have keen interest in any facet of harness racing.

B) Be at least a high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Applications can be found by going to:

10) Future Nurse Scholarship - $1,000 – 2 Awards (Deadline: June 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

B) Be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing at an accredited U.S. nursing school.

Applications can be found by going to:

11) PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship - $2,000 – 2 Awards (Deadline: June 5, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.

B) Be enrolled or accepted in a college or university in the United States.

Applications can be found by going to:

12) Burress Injury Law Underdog Scholarships - $5,000 – 6 Awards (Deadline: June 6, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have participated in community or volunteer service.

B) Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:

13) Feeding Tomorrow First Year Scholarships - $1,500 - 10 Awards (Deadline: June 15, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

B) Plan to enroll as a full-time freshman student pursuing an undergraduate degree in science of food at a U.S.

or international university for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:

14) Barbeques Galore Culinary Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:

A) Have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

B) Be currently enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an

accredited US college or university for the academic year of 2023-2024.

Applications can be found by going to:


The Miss Omaha & Douglas County Scholarship Program is currently accepting applicants for our annual scholarship competition taking place this Fall at Marian High School Performing Arts Center. As a subsidiary of the Miss America Organization, the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, winners receive a generous package of cash and in-kind scholarships.

The selected titleholders of the Miss Omaha & Miss Douglas County Scholarship Program serve as ambassadors for the organization and utilize their platform to promote their community service initiative. The titleholders will also benefit from customized preparation from our dedicated board of volunteers as they prepare for the state competition taking place in June of the following year. 

Our program crowns two Miss titleholders between the ages 18-28 and two Teen titleholders between the ages 13-18. Both Miss and Teen candidates compete in the areas of personal interview with judges, health & fitness, eveningwear, talent, and on-stage conversation.

Thank you for distributing this opportunity and information to eligible students. We are available to answer any questions via the information below. Candidates can register to compete by visiting our website at

Thank you for your time and consideration. For additional information regarding our program, please visit our website at and review the attached scholarship cover letter, brochure, and poster, all of which can be printed and distributed to eligible students.


FITGirl, a Millard Partner for Education affiliate, is looking for female high-school volunteers to partner with 5th-7th grade students for their 4-week program, focusing on social-emotional learning with 90-minute brisk walking, yoga cool down, mentorship, and journaling. Volunteers can participate in one or all four days of the program. The program will be held at Fontenelle Forest every Sunday, April 16th-May 7, from 1:00-3:00. This could be a good way for students to earn needed volunteer hours. 

As a volunteer, you will guide participants on a hike through Fontenelle Forest, lead journaling sessions, and provide mentorship support to young girls. This experience will not only help you develop leadership skills but also enable you to impact these girls' lives positively.

Dates are April 16th – May 7th (Sundays) from 1-3 pm at Fontenelle Forest
(1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005)



Iowa Western Community College Foundation Scholarships is open and we highly encourage any of your students who are attending IWCC this fall to apply


Once students have applied and been accepted for admission they can use their IWCC 7 digit student ID to create their account and access the application here:  Scholarship Manager | Scholarship Manager (


And here are the deadlines: 



Also, here’s more info about IWCC Foundation scholarships and more about the Presidential Award:  Scholarships - Iowa Western Community College ( 




Friday, March 31, 2023

Union 73 - Norfolk Campus


Our Junior Visit Day will give you the chance to see our main campus, speak with students, and learn about the services we provide in a fun, informal setting!


Join Us!

•   A walking tour of campus

•   Early College & Program Information 

•   Breakfast or Lunch provided


8:30 am - 10:00 am = Applied Technology programs - Breakfast provided

10:30 am - 12:00 pm = STAM - Science, Technology, Agriculture & Mathematics - Lunch provided

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm = Health & Public Services/Business & Humanities - Lunch provided


Come be a Northeast Hawk for a day and see why Northeast should be your college of choice!  Register today!

Apply for the Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship, presented by the Weitz Company. This scholarship recognizes local high school athletes for their hard work, character, and volunteer-ism to make an impact on our local community, as well as their peers. The scholarship is awarded to one Black male and one Black female who participate in athletics. $1,000 is awarded to each winner and is aimed to benefit their college education. The deadline for this scholarship has been extended to this Friday, March 17th. Click here to take you to the application page!


In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, students must:


The application requires students to submit the following documents:


Again, the deadline has been extended to this Friday, March 17. Winners will be notified no later than March 31, 2023. We will be hosting a ceremony for the winners during an Omaha Storm Chasers home game on April 22, 2023. We ask that you pass along the information to your students and encourage them to apply. All the information regarding the scholarship and application can be found at




1. Reside in Nebraska, with special consideration given to students residing in the eastern one-third of the state

2. Demonstrate financial need

3. Demonstrate a likelihood of academic success in chosen field of study

4. Attend a Nebraska-based institution of higher learning

In additon, applicants must meet all application requirements and submit by April 15th, 2023.

Additional information and the application can be found HERE 

Greetings from the 'Ville! 

As the end of the semester quickly approaches, we invite you and your students to this Northwest event!

Northwest Senior Information Night

Wednesday, March 22 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Millard Branch Public Library - West meeting room

13214 Westwood Ln, Omaha, NE 68144

Any seniors planning to attend Northwest in the fall are encouraged to join this discussion about the housing process, SOAR and college in general! I will also be available to help students complete the housing application and room selection.

Students may register using this link:


I look forward to meeting everyone!

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Sponsorship for the Trades

Are you an Omaha-area high school student who enjoys solving problems, working with your hands, and taking pride in your work?

Consider applying for Lozier’s Sponsorship for the Trades Program! While earning your associate degree from Metropolitan Community College’s Industrial and Commercial Trades Program, specializing in CNC and Tool and Die Technology (PMTAS) or Electrical/Mechanical

Maintenance Technology (EMAAS), you’ll gain hands-on experience working in your field of interest while taking the classes that will help you advance in your career. Once you graduate, you’ll earn a full-time position at Lozier, starting you on a path toward success, free of college loan debt.

Applications Accepted: September 1 – March 15

Sponsorship Recipients Announced: April 1


In the spirit of cooperation, six of the nation's top liberal arts collegesAmherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are joining forces to offer you an opportunity to connect with our deans of admission as they reflect on this year’s application season and help you prepare for the season ahead. 

Student Events — Help us spread the word.

We're hosting events for students and their families to help answer questions about the college search process. Students can register here.

Junior Jumpstart - March 14 at 8 pm EDT

Home Away from Home: A Conversation for International Students - March 28 at 8:30 am EDT

Fly-in Programs and Other Ways to Get to Know Us - April 19 at 8 pm EDT

We hope to see you online,

Johnny Baxter Carriage House Foundation Tool Scholarship

In 2008, local auto dealers through the Carriage House Foundation contributed towards setting up a Tool Club Scholarship for students to assist them in entering the automotive and diesel technology programs. Students will need to have a 2.0 or above GPA and arrange to visit with a participating Tool Club dealer member. The student will use their scholarship to purchase automotive tools.


Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving. Applications are also available in the Counseling Office.  Deadline is Friday, April 7th, 2023

DONATE APPLY Student Scholarships wants to help empower traditionally underrepresented students by helping them reach their education goals. To do that, we're offering several Student Scholarships for DACA and first-generation students, students of color and students attending HBCU institutions who are pursuing college degrees. Our scholarships award up to $2,000 to provide some financial relief for the high cost of college. These scholarships include:

These scholarships all have an application deadline of May 1st, so we're trying to get the word out to help as many students as possible pursue their college dreams. Will you please help us by posting a link to some or all of them on your College Scholarships page?

Your readers might also be interested in our resource on College Scholarships for Underrepresented Students, which includes additional scholarship resources and tons of information about applying for and managing financial aid.

Thank you for your consideration of our Student Scholarships and partnering with us to make education accessible to all underrepresented students.


For the 2023, the NPA Foundation will offer up to six (6) total (high school and collegiate) Scholarships of $2,000 each. 

If you would like to apply, go to the counseling office to get a copy of the application.  Application deadline is March 17th, 2023

D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarships Details 

We will be awarding a minimum of 16 scholarships this year—each amounting to $12,000. All scholarship money will be disbursed at a rate of $3,000 annually (up to four years). 

Ten $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Scholarships are underwritten by David and Peggy Sokol in loving memory of their son, D.J. The awards recognize Nebraska high school seniors who exemplify perseverance and selflessness and who are servant-leaders in their communities. 

The $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Teresa Hunzeker Memorial Scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates perseverance and service to the community, and who plans to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) studies in college. The scholarship honors the life of Teresa Hunzeker, who passed away in 2018. 

The $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Kim Courtnage Memorial Scholarship is in loving memory of Larry and Kathy Courtnage’s daughter, Kim. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who plans to enter the behavioral health field or has been personally impacted in some way by mental illness or suicide. (The Kim Foundation will provide all of this year’s D.J.’s Hero Award winners with behavioral health awareness training, annually, either in person or via a required online training module.) 

The $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Charles Schroer Memorial Scholarship is in loving memory of Jim and Marilyn Schroer’s son, Charles. This scholarship will be awarded to a student who shows determination and generosity. 

The $12,000 D.J.’s Hero A Million Dreams Scholarship is underwritten by Traci and Tim Harrison of Harrison Financial Services. It recognizes a recipient who has a dream of an amazing future—even in the face of adversity—and who has demonstrated an ability to overcome great obstacles on their journey to achieve their dream.

The $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Cassling Family Scholarship is underwritten by Elizabeth and Mike Cassling—and is presented to a deserving Omaha high school senior who has overcome significant challenges. 

A minimum of one $12,000 D.J.’s Hero Awards Scholarship will be funded by The Salvation Army




Important Dates and Deadlines

If you have questions about how to best help your students on their path to Nebraska, contact the Office of Admissions at or 402-472-2023.

Looking for transformative experiences for your current sophomores, juniors and seniors? The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business offers three free high school programs each summer that provide insight into potential careers in the world of business and a preview of college life at Nebraska. Students also learn how to prepare for college, pay for school and get support at Nebraska.

Applications for these programs open today and are due April 8, 2023.

Discover Accounting, May 31-June 2, 2023

At Discover Accounting, your students can take the first step into finding their future career in accounting or business. Students will explore opportunities in the accounting field, work on projects with current accounting students and network with industry professionals during tours of local companies.

Application requirements include:

Apply for Discover Accounting Program

Discover Actuarial Science, June 12-14, 2023

At Discover Actuarial Science, your students will take the first step to finding their future career in actuarial science or business. They will explore the actuarial science field and how actuaries solve complex, challenging problems that impact the financial security of people and businesses, including insurance companies, hospitals, banks and more. Your students will work on projects with current actuarial science majors and network with industry professionals during tours of local companies.

Application requirements include:

Apply for Discover Actuarial Science Program

DREAMBIG Academy, July 16-19, 2023

This award-winning program is designed to teach business, leadership and networking skills to students, expose them to future careers and prepare them for the college search. The academy empowers your students to experience college by meeting professors, discussing areas of business and career skills, exploring college majors and resources, and discovering their strengths through hands-on projects. Attending the DREAMBIG Academy will qualify students for the Nebraska Emerging Leaders Scholarship, worth $8,000 over four years.

Applicants should be current high school juniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher and meet at least one of the following criteria:

Apply for DREAMBIG Academy

We are willing to come to your school or set up a virtual visit to provide more information about these programs to your students. If you have questions or want to schedule a time for us to visit, please contact me at or 402-472-2310. 


The Purpose of the Hoff Family Arts Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduating seniors intending to pursue a course of study within Art, Music, Theater, Dance or Culinary at a two-year or four-year educational institution, certificate program, or seeking professional training.  For 2023, the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Performing Arts Scholarship Fund’s award ceiling is $10,000, and the individual maximum award is $5,000. PACE will award approximately 2 scholarships.  DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Friday March 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.  MORE INFORMATION AND THE APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

If students still require service or participation hours to be eligible for the scholarship - then they can be directed to the PACE Junior Ambassador Volunteer Program! PACE Ambassadors are the volunteers that help all the programs, shows, and events that happen at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center happen. Our Ambassadors help with everything from ushering shows, tending to our gallery, helping teach classes, working restaurant pop-ups, and more! Signing up to get involved is super easy. By clicking this link, students will be directed to the PACE Ambassador Volunteer Portal. From there they can sign up for volunteer opportunities, track their own hours, and more.

More information on classes and activities HERE.


The aim of the Focus on Youth Scholarship is to recognize deserving high school graduates who are worthy of scholarship assistance, but who have been only moderately successful in other scholarship competitions.   The following scholarships will be awarded to graduating students of each of the Millard High Schools:  1-$1,2500, 1-$750, 1-$500 and one vocational scholarship for $1000 vocational scholarship.

Applications are due March 17th to your Counselor. Applications and additional informaton can be picked up in the Counseling Office. 

The Omaha Storm Chasers, Chasers Charities, and the Weitz Company invite your students to apply to our 2023 Jackie Robinson Athletic Scholarship. If selected, one male and one female will receive one $1000 scholarship that is not renewable and is to be paid directly to the student’s institution in their first semester. To be eligible to apply, the student must:


The application can be found online through this link, or students can send their applications by mail to:


Chasers Charities c/o Omaha Storm Chasers Baseball Club

Attn: Jenna Kniss

12356 Ballpark Way

Papillion, NE 68046

P: 402-738-2193


Applications must include:


The scholarship application deadline is March 10, 2023. Winners will be notified no later than March 31, 2023. A ceremony will take place Saturday, April 22 at the 2:05 pm home game at Werner Park to recognize the winners. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have about this scholarship.


The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is happy to announce that the BBB Education Foundation will again offer its BBB Student of Integrity Awards Scholarshipsfor high school seniors in our service area. 


Six high school seniors from Nebraska/Southwest Iowa – 3 from Metro Omaha/Southwest Iowa and 3 from Metro Lincoln/Greater Nebraska - will each be granted $2,000 college scholarships. These awards are not based on ethnicity, need or grade point average. They recognize students who exemplify ethical behavior and personal integrity, and who demonstrate humility, courage, compassion and respect for their peers, teachers and community — values of the BBB.


The application guide with complete instructions and the application form can all be accessed at If you are interested, you can also nominate a student to apply, though that isn’t a requirement.

To be considered by the judges, applications must be submitted by Friday, March 24, 2023

Attention Millard North Seniors: Completing FAFSA NOW has benefits for receiving the highest amount of funding support! 



Next step click "GOOGLE".  You must be logged into your computer with your school login infomation to access and request an appointment. 





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The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors. It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.

Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)

It is exceptionally easy to apply:

* NO minimum SAT or ACT score

* NO minimum grade point average

* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork

* NO essays

* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.


Lindsey Vonn Foundation Scholarship applications are now open for summer 2023 activities! 

We’re ready for Summer 2023! Apply for either a Lindsey Vonn Foundation Enrichment Scholarship or Sport Scholarship for all Summer activities & programs. The Lindsey Vonn Foundation offers scholarships for in-need girls ages 10-18. 


If your family could use some extra funds getting your daughter into a summer activity, apply now! If you know someone who needs this scholarship, please share! 

Deadline is March 31, 2023!



Millard Lions Club Community Service Scholarship

The Lions Club seeks to recognize students who have made a significant commitment to volunteering in the community. Emphasis will be placed on number of activities, number of service hours completed, duration of commitment, type of activities, and future goals. The application needs to include verification of the service completed.  The deadline to apply is March 26, 2023.  Additional information and the the application can be found HERE 

Millard Lions Club Vocational/Technology Scholarship

The Lions Club seeks to recognize students with career aspirations in vocational/technology areas. Emphasis will be given to students planning to further their education at a technology training institution, community college, or vocational school (non-4-year college programs).  Students who have completed coursework in technology applications, technology networking, technology repair and maintenance, mechanics, welding, heating and air conditioning, and food services management will receive the most consideration.  The deadline to apply is March 26, 2023.  Additional information and the application can be found HERE 

Millard Lions Club Visually or Hearing Impaired Scholarship

The Lions Club seeks to recognize visually or hearing-impaired students who have been successful in school and plan to further their education.  Emphasis will be given to students who have exceeded staff expectations, worked to their full potential, cooperated with staff and peers, earned good grades, participated in school or community activities, and established career goals. Must have verification of impairment from your doctor.  The deadline to apply is March 26, 2026.  Additional informaiton and the application can be found HERE 

As winter break approaches, we know you're working hard to help your seniors apply to college. To assist you as you set them up for success, we've included important upcoming deadlines and scholarship information for you to pass along.

Winter break is the perfect time for admitted Huskers to complete their next steps to Nebraska, such as filing the FAFSA, submitting the enrollment deposit, completing the Housing contract and writing a Scholarship Statement. We encourage you to share the importance of completing these steps as soon as your students are able.

Encourage your Admitted Huskers to visit the page linked below and set it as a bookmark or favorite for quick access!

Steps for Admitted Huskers »

Mark Your Calendar for 2023 Admitted Student Day

On March 25, 2023, admitted Huskers will join their future classmates on campus to get a preview of their academic life and see the spots on campus where they'll spend time studying, living, collaborating, building friendships and making core memories. Students should check their inbox in the new year for an official invite.

Nebraska's Application for Admission—Fall 2023

Encourage your seniors to apply to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for Fall 2023!

Important Dates and Deadlines

If you have questions about how to best help your students on their path to Nebraska, contact the Office of Admissions at or 402-472-2023.

Nebraska Now Spring 2023 Registration

We invite your students to get a jump-start with our Nebraska Now program. For a flat fee of $330 per class, students can earn college credit from Nebraska by taking actual college courses online.

In a Nebraska Now class, your students will learn what professors and classmates expect of each other in a real, Big Ten college setting, understand what the workload is like and develop their time management and study skills—all before finishing high school. We know the leap to college-level work is no small feat, so we connect students with their own Nebraska Now academic advisor.

Registration for Nebraska Now classes is open—encourage your students to apply soon. Classes begin Jan. 23.

FAFSA Application is Open

Students and their families can file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with their 2021 tax information. While the FAFSA priority deadline is June 1, 2023, federal aid is disbursed on a first-come, first-served basis. Filing early maximizes eligibility; we encourage all students to file the FAFSA as soon as possible.

The Nebraska Promise

One of our most important values has always been access to an affordable education. The Nebraska Promise covers full tuition—not including housing and meals—for four years for students with family incomes of $65,000 or less (AGI) or those who are eligible for the Pell Grant. Students will automatically be considered once they submit their complete application and FAFSA.

Husker Hub's Student Services Specialists

At Husker Hub, students can get assistance with the FAFSA, scholarships, grants, student/parent loans, enrollment verification, student bills and work-study jobs as they plan their path toward graduation.

After students have applied to Nebraska, they can use their NUID to meet 1-to-1 with a full-time Student Services Specialist remotely Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. CST through the Virtual Queue. No appointment necessary.

Submitting the Enrollment Deposit

All admitted students must submit the $250 enrollment deposit to secure their spot on campus. Paying the deposit gives students access to the housing contract and ensures they will have access to register for New Student Enrollment and course selection with their advisor when orientation registration opens in early May.

The deadline to submit the enrollment deposit is May 1, 2023. Students who participate in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program or are eligible for the Pell Grant can apply to defer paying the enrollment deposit.

Encourage your students to make their Husker status official!

Completing the Housing Contract

Once a student has paid the enrollment deposit and secured their spot in next year's class, the next step is to complete the housing contract in MyRED. The University Housing contracting process includes a random room selection appointment to give equitable access to housing types for all students.

Please encourage your students to complete their housing contract as soon as possible.

To access the housing contract, log in to MyRED > Click the blue "Housing" button > "Room & Meals Contract." Next to the "2022-2023 Academic Year" contract, click "Apply" or "Continue."

105 scholarships at $25,000 each

As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger Members who, like the Scholars, have experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become successful business and civic leaders.

The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, and the District of Columbia. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

The undergraduate application is available annually from December 1 to March 15.

Application Deadline: March 15 at


Seeking applications for a limited number of positions to begin a rewarding career in the Plumbing Industry.  They offer both training and employment through the Plumbers Apprenticeship Program.  The OPJAC will be accepting apprentice plumber applications Monday, March 13th through Friday, March 17th.   For more information click HERE 

Nebraska Society Professional Engineers (NeSPE) Scholarships

Nebraska Society Professional Engineers (State Chapter)

Nebraska Society Professional Engineers (Eastern Chapter)

Nebraska Society Professional Engineers (National Chapter)

**If you are interested in these scholarships, please come to the Counseling Office for more information**

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited college or university in the United States. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.

Application Launch – Fall 2022: The 2022-23 application is now live. Only current high school juniors (i.e. students who intend to enroll in college full-time for the first time in fall of 2024) are eligible to apply.

Application Deadline – February 23, 2023: In order for an application to be considered, all application materials, including the two letters of reference, must be submitted by the deadline.

By Summer 2023: All applicants will be notified of their outcomes. Applicants can check their outcome by logging into their application portal. Applicants who are named finalists will be contacted directly by phone and invited to Finalist Interview Weekend, which takes place in Woodstock, Vermont and historic Plymouth Notch, Vermont. The Coolidge Foundation will cover the travel and lodging costs for finalists and one parent to attend Finalist Weekend.

Summer 2023: Newly selected Coolidge Scholars will spend an orientation week at the Coolidge Foundation in Plymouth Notch, Vermont.

The application for the Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy opened for the 2023-24 academic year.  This is the second year of the program in partnership with the University of Nebraska College of Engineering (COE).  This scholarship program is for incoming freshman students with financial need who want to pursue careers in engineering, computing, or construction at UNO or UNL, and are committed to the advancement of women in engineering in the state of Nebraska.   The program includes a renewable full-ride scholarship.  Get more details by clicking the PKFEA Menu Link, PKF Marketing Material Link-English, PKF Marketing Material Link - Spanish 

AKRS Jump Start Scholarship

As you consider your post high school education and career plans, there are so many things to think about. Because of this, we created a short list of reasons the AKRS Jump Start Program could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! Are you interested in:

Sponsored School Programs

John Deere Accredited Programs

Southeast Community College - Mildford, NE

Garden City Community College - Garden City, KS

Additional Sponsored Programs

Central Community College - Hastings, NE

Northeast Community College - Norfolk, NE

Contact the AKRS College Recruiting Team if you have any questions about getting started: 402-438-6189 


BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or what their capacity in that sport is.

Deadline                  - June 19, 2023

Amount of Award   - $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.

Each year, the Offutt Enlisted Spouses Club awards college scholarships to graduating seniors and spouses who are dependents of active duty, retired or deceased military personnel. Recipients can be affiliated with any military rank or branch but must be living in Cass, Sarpy or Douglas counties in Nebraska or Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa.

The 2023 scholarship deadline will be April 7, 2023.

This program is not limited to those involved with the OESC.

The OESC Scholarship Committee Selection Panel will determine the award recipient based on current scholastic achievement and an essay explaining why the applicant is pursuing further education and how he/she believes further education will be of personal benefit in the future.

The Scholarship Chair Molly Phillips will chair the Scholarship Selection Panel as a non-voting member. The panel may include but is not limited to: community, school, business and enlisted representatives.

The OESC began the scholarship program in 1972.

In 2022, $4,000 was awarded.

Questions should be directed to Scholarship Chair Molly Phillips at

Hello from your BCU Admissions team!

Along with our very popular Health Visit Days, we have scheduled several other Program Visit days tailored to specific majors/careers that may interest you! In the past, registering for the Health Visit Days was done by an email sent to our team. We have now moved to an online registration process for all our Visit Days so we can better manage the number of registrations, have time to plan and prepare for your visit, and not miss any registrations through email!


Please follow the link below to register for any or all upcoming Visit Days! Each day will include time with faculty, students, and a fun activity/project for students to be part of. We will also provide lunch and by attending one of these Visit Days, you will earn a $2000 Visit Scholarship to use toward your tuition when you register as a full-time student after graduation!  Check out the link below and visit BCU and learn more about what interest you!


We can’t wait to see you!


Bellevue University’s General Fall Scholarship Application Cycle is open until March 24th. Our Late Fall Scholarship Application Cycle will be open from June 5th until July 21st. These are excellent opportunities for students to see what scholarships are available to them.


Students will need to complete an application and receive their student ID before they can apply for scholarships. Students can complete their application here: On the last page, when asked if the application fee is waived, have them select “Yes” and I’ll take care of it for them! Once students complete their application, they can apply for scholarships through our Community Force portal here.


I have included an attachment that goes over Freshman Scholarships at Bellevue University. In addition to these scholarships, we are also offering the Bruin Advantage Scholarship to ALL incoming Freshman straight out of high school. The requirements for the Bruin Advantage Scholarship can be seen below:




A big part of the BRUIN Experience is allowing you to focus on your classes without being overwhelmed by the cost of a college education. This starts with our scholarship program. Read through the list below to find available scholarship opportunities. The scholarships listed are intended for incoming freshmen coming directly from high school. Scholarships are awarded in a wide variety of areas. Be sure to check as well as other outside sources to maximize your scholarship opportunities. 

Prerequisites for all (unless otherwise specified): 

For more information, contact the scholarships team 

(402) 293.2000 | (800) 756.7920 



FAFSA Ineligible Scholarships

A big part of the BRUIN Experience is allowing you to focus on your classes without being overwhelmed by the cost of a college education. This starts with our scholarship program. Read through the list below to find potential scholarship opportunities for DACA or undocumented students. Scholarships are awarded in a wide variety of areas. Be sure to check as well as other outside sources to maximize your scholarship opportunities.

Prerequisites for all (unless otherwise specified):

For more information, contact the scholarships team 

(402) 293.2000 | (800) 756.7920 

upcoming college visits for mnhs

The upcoming college visits at MNHS are listed HERE.  Make sure to register in Naviance to attend.  All visits are held in the Counseling Office - Career Center. 


Scholarship programs for the incoming class of 2023 are now available!


These automatic, merit-based awards are available to new first-year students at Iowa State University who live in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas or Nebraska.

Attention Parents and Students:  Check out this website that lists the top 175 scholarships for Colleges and Universities!

Virtual College Fairs, Virtual Financial Aid Presentations, and Virtual help completing the FAFSA offered by EducationQuest:

For a list of Virtual College-Prep Events click HERE 


Rockhurst going into its third year of being test optional.  All incoming students will receive an automatic merit-based scholarship. The scholarship amount is based on the weighted high school GPA and can range from $16,000 to $24,000 per year.  They are now accepting the ACT superscore.  Check out their website at: 








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