Guidance Newsletter

Millard North High School Counseling Department

Introducing the Millard North Counseling Team...Back row, left to right: Loel Schettler, Rachel Vacek, Jillian Depue, Laurie Stackhouse, Andy Hahn and Paul Gabel. Pictured in front, left to right: Lindsey Zentic and Jodi Therkelsen.

Counselor Alpha Assignments and Contact Information

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

PAUL GABEL Bu - Fen 402-715-1374

LINDSEY ZENTIC Feo - Hud 402-715-1160

LOEL SCHETTLER Hue - Mac 402-715-1248

JILLIAN DEPUE Mad - Pe 402-715-1239

JODI THERKELSEN Pf - Stac 402-715-1378

ANDY HAHN Stad - Z 402-715-1377

RACHEL VACEK Community Counselor 402-715-1359


COLLEGE/Military VISITS

College representatives and military recruiters visit Millard North on a regular basis. These visits are listed in Naviance Student found under the Counseling Tab on the Millard North homepage and posted in the daily announcements. Interested juniors and seniors must sign up for a college or military visit through Naviance Student.

UPCOMING COLLEGE/Military visits

Thursday, December 13

United States Army - 10:00 am

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The 2018-19 Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. You can apply at https://coolidgescholars.org/. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2020 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply. Coolidge Scholars are selected based on academic excellence; interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed: humility and service. Deadline: 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

The Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Navy ROTC Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities available to high performing high school seniors who are interested in a challenging career serving their country and earning a college education in the process.

Minimum standardized test scores for application are: SAT - 540 Math; 550 Verbal Evidence Based Reading and Writing AND 1200 Combined (Math plus Evidence Based Reading and Writing). ACT - 21 Math; 22 English AND 47 Combined (Math plus English).

Information on the NROTC national scholarship program along with the online application process is available at http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/. The website for UNL’s NROTC is https://www.unl.edu/nrotc/. Applications for seniors graduating this year are due by Dec 31, 2018.

Juniors who will graduate in 2020 may begin applying as early as the second semester of their junior year. Students who are interested in the Navy-option scholarship can call LT Paul Hast at (402)-472-4448. Those interested in the Marine-option scholarship can call Capt. Travis Horner at (402)-472-4446.

The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks invites MN students to apply for our scholarships: http://www.elks.org/scholars/. Elks scholarships also available at the state level. Please visit: nebraska.elks.org.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school. The 2019 program year is now open until December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications are received. Visit www.axa.com/achievers to learn more and to apply online.

Footlocker Scholar Athletes Scholarship. https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you. The applicant must: Be a member (in good standing) of a high school sports team or be involved in after-school sports (e.g. intramural, etc.) Have maintained an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher from ninth grade to first semester of 12th grade. Nomination period closes December 7. Applications close December 14 at 5:00 pm EST.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship. The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship extended by The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), University of Nebraska. Candidates must be admitted into one of the following programs on the Omaha campus: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Cyber Security, IT Innovation, or Management Information Systems. Selected candidates will be contacted to interview with the scholarship selection committee. Qualifications include a minimum composite ACT Score of 30 and a minimum 3.5 GPA. Additional information can be found at https://pki.nebraska.edu/new/pages/admissions/scholarships-financial-aid/. Deadline: December 15.

The BURGER KING® Scholars Program assists employees, employees' children and high school seniors in continuing their education. Application data must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. (Pacific) December 15, 2018. If 50,000 applications are received prior to December 15, the application will no longer be available. At least a 2.00 GPA is required. Visit: Burgerkingscholarship.com.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation Scholarships. The ESA Foundation has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships and continues to award numerous scholarships annually. The ESA Foundation is a 502 (c) 3 public foundation established in 1970 as an organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. You do not have to be an ESA member to apply for a scholarship, and our application process is 100% online. The applications for 2019-20 academic year scholarships are open. Submit your application before December 15, 2018 to qualify for one of three Early Bird scholarships. Applications are due February 1, 2019 (11:00 pm MT). All students will be notified whether or not they received a scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year in May 2019. Apply Online. Once online, scroll down towards the bottom of the page to enter your state.

Distinguished Young Women (formerly America's Junior Miss) is a national scholarship program inspiring high school girls to develop their full potential by providing college scholarships, developing self-confidence, encouraging academic achievement, fitness, performance skills and the ability to think and communicate clearly. Since 1958, the program has provided more than $108 million in cash scholarships and provided a life-enhancing experience to more than 770,000 young women. There is NO COST or application fee to participate in an At-Large program. Distinguished Young Women of Nebraska is currently seeking current high school junior female students from eastern Nebraska to apply for their 2020 scholarships. Register/apply online and for more information at www.distinguishedyw.org. The deadline for 2020 graduates (current juniors) in your area is December 30, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Nebraska State Chairman: Stacey Fletcher at 402.669.4567 cell or nebraska@distinguishedyw.org.

Centris Credit Union Scholarship. Continuing education is a key to future success, and Centris is proud to help our members succeed. All high school seniors who are current and active Centris members and graduating in the 2018-2019 school year are eligible to apply for one of four $500 scholarships. Please click here for the digital application. The deadline for submission is Monday, December 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please email the Centris marketing department at marketing@centrisfcu.org.

2018-2019 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program . This scholarship program rewards students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. Applicants must demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average); Each year, the program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient . Visit: www.reaganfoundation.org. Deadline: January 4.

The APIA Scholarship Program. The APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) high school and college students who will be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the upcoming academic year. There are multiple scholarship opportunities that vary in award amount, number of years, field of study, location, and more. For high school seniors, current college students, and students with GED entering college in Fall 2019. Application Closes: Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST. Additional Information: http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html.

Omaha Archdiocesan Council of National Council of Catholic Women Scholarship. Open to a High School Senior Catholic Woman. Click here to download an application. Deadline: January 15.

The Omaha Police Foundation (OPF) scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students who are children or grandchildren of current or former sworn officers of the Omaha Police Department. Minimum 3.2 GPA required. Scholarship available online. Deadline: January 15.

The 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest. This contest is OPEN to all students grades 9-12. Win $10,000 in scholarship money! Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. For contest information, registration and to submit your essay, visit www.jfklibrary.org. Deadline for submission is January 18, 2019.

NAIFA-Omaha Scholarship. Candidates must have an above average GPA and be interested in furthering their education, with preference given to candidates interested in courses of study such as education, business/management/finance, marketing/sales, or actuarial studies; and preference given to those who attend a Nebraska university, college, or community college. Applications and guidelines can be found online. Deadline: January 31.

Norma Ross Walter Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to female graduates of Nebraska high schools who plan to enroll as English majors in accredited colleges or universities. Journalism is not included. Selection is based on intellectual promise, creativity and character. Deadline: January 31. Please download the application at: https://www.willacather.org/learn/scholarships.

NMC Sponsorship Program. NMC, in partnership with the Diesel Technology Program at Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska offers a two-year sponsorship at NMC Cat locations in Nebraska. Apply for the NMC Cat sponsorship Program here. NMC CAT currently serves the heavy and compact construction, paving, truck engine, generator, technology and agricultural industries. Due: January 31.

The Millard Business Community Foundation Scholarship. The Millard Business Community Foundation takes great pride in offering scholarships to the Graduating Class of 2019 from the four Millard area high schools. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a qualified and deserving student from each of the following high schools in Millard: Millard North, Millard West, Millard South and SKUTT Catholic High School. No minimum GPA required. You can find the application on the MBC Foundation website at www.millardbcf.org. Deadline: February 1st.

The Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha Scholarship. Since 1978, the Suburban Rotary has offered scholarships to young people with disabilities. This year the Suburban Rotary Club plans to award ten (10) scholarships of $2,500 each to metropolitan-area seniors who currently have a classification under Title 92 chapter 51 for special education. In addition to meeting the Federal Government guidelines (see application) for physical or mental disability, the other qualifications include academic achievement and future plans. The Suburban Rotary Scholarship is intended for full-time post secondary school attendance and may be renewed for a second year upon application. Requests for exceptions to any aspect of the scholarship requirements must be made in writing. Please see your counselor or case manager for application. Deadline: February 1.

Nebraska Society Professional Engineers State and Eastern Chapter (NeSPE). Criterion required for both: enrollment in an accredited engineering curriculum in the state of Nebraska. Amount of Award for State Chapter: Two (2) scholarships are available for $1,500. The NeSPE Eastern Chapter scholarships are $1,000; two (2) scholarships are available. Teacher recommendations and essay are required. Applications are available Online. Deadline: Feb. 1.

HyVee Foundation Scholarship. The applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy-Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before Sept. 15, 2018 or a high school senior son and/or daughter of a full-, regular-, or part-time Hy-Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of Sept. 15, 2018. Program guidelines and application form available at www.hy-vee.com. Deadline: Feb. 8, 2019.

The Rotary Club of Omaha College Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to seniors who were Rotary Honor Roll Boys and Girls in the eighth grade for the scholastic year ending in June 2015. Selection is based on the student's leadership, commitment to community, and scholarship during their high school years. All applications must be completed and submitted by 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 12. The scholarship submission process is completely online.

Sydney Loofe Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is presented by The Set Me Free Project in honor of Sydney Loofe and her family. The Set Me Free Project brings prevention education to youth and families to stop trafficking before it starts. Please remember Sydney by reading her story on our website. Please submit any questions to: info@setmefreeproject.net. Applicants must: Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the areas of sociology/criminal justice, social work or cyber safety. Deadline: February 15, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Award Amount: $3,000. The application packet is available here.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution DAR Scholarships. The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. To obtain an application, visit https://www.dar.org/. Scroll almost to the bottom of the page and you will see a dark blue box "Scholarship Opportunities." Click and follow the prompts. All applications must be submitted by midnight EST, February 15, 2019.

Antonette Willa Skupa Turner Scholarship. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to continue their education as English or history majors in accredited colleges or universities. Apply Online. Deadline: February 28.

Millard Days Scholarship. Millard Days, Inc. is a non-profit organization chartered to provide community service to the Millard School area. Millard Days will be awarding up to 6 (six) $500 scholarships to residents/students from the Millard School district. Applicants must be a high school senior or a graduate of an accredited school. Applicant must have maintained a “B” or better grade average the last two semesters of high school, show involvement in their community, and show need for assistance to pursue their post high school education. This education could be plans for college, trade/beauty/technical school, or some post high school certification. Scholarship Applications must be completed and postmarked by March 1, 2019. The application is available here.

The Junior League of Omaha Scholarship. The Junior League of Omaha offers a Volunteer Scholarship to support the volunteer and leadership potential of young women. The Junior League will be awarding three scholarships in the amounts of $2,000 for the 2019-2020 school year. This scholarship is available to young women who are high school seniors and demonstrate an outstanding volunteer performance in the Omaha metro-area. Eligible students must participate in volunteer work above and beyond that which may be required for school or church. The application deadline is March 1, 2019. All submissions must be emailed to scholarship@jlomaha.org by March 1, 2019 or mailed and postmarked by March 1, 2019. The application, instructions and supervisor recommendation form are available here.

The Davis/Chambers Scholarship Program has been established to recognize academically-promising students from diverse backgrounds. If you meet the following qualifications and plan to attend or are currently attending one of the Nebraska Community Colleges, you should apply for this scholarship: I have knowledge or experience living or working in a diverse community or organization. I am an academically-promising student, active in my school or community. I will be a full-time student during 2019-2020. I graduated or will graduate from a Nebraska high school, or I have earned a GED. I am a U.S. citizen and a Nebraska resident. I have financial need based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application packet is available here. Application Deadline: April 1.

Nebraska Chapter-AGC Scholarship Program. Individuals planning to enroll in a construction related program at a technical institute and pursue a heavy highway construction career in the state of Nebraska are welcome to apply for this scholarship of $1,000-$2,000. Applications available here. Deadline: May 3.

COE-Scholars-Academy_Sept2018.pdf

COE Scholars is a select group of high-achieving teacher candidates who embody leadership qualities and commitment to their communities.

High school seniors are invited to apply to be a COE Scholar. A candidate must be an incoming freshman enrolled in a COE teacher preparation program for the 2019-2020 year, have demonstrated academic excellence, and show community commitment through volunteer service and extracurricular activities. ONLINE Application is OPEN.

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While on the website, be sure to check out ScholarshipQuest.

This free database contains over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships.


FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal

Student Aid (FAFSA) is now

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questions or need help completing it

please contact EducationQuest.

Some states and colleges distribute aid on a first-come, first-served basis, so file as soon as you can.


SAVE THE DATE

2018-2019 ACT TEST DATES

Register at actstudent.org

BASIC TEST FEES $50.50

*If you cannot afford the test fee, ask your counselor about requesting a fee waiver.

MN ACT Code is 281-506

*All juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, April 2nd. This test will be paid for by the district. Millard North will handle the registration process for this test date only. Registration for all other national test dates is the responsibility of student and family.

For SAT National Test Dates and to register: https://www.collegeboard.org/