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-Ca 402-715-1375 Department Chair

PAUL GABEL Ce - Gal 402-715-1374

LINDSEY DHALIWAL (Zentic) Gam - Jo 402-715-1160

LOEL SCHETTLER Ju - Mei 402-715-1248

JILLIAN DEPUE Mej - Ral 402-715-1239

JODI THERKELSEN Ram - Ste 402-715-1378

ANDY HAHN Sti - Z 402-715-1377

RACHEL VACEK Community Counselor 402-715-1359


The first semester is winding down and your counselor has posted lots of great information on their Google Classroom for you. Please, make sure you look at it. There is important content regarding College Apps, Scholarships, Careers and Graduation requirements. Do not miss something important!


If you applied to an MPS Academy (Entrepreneurship, Education, Business & Logistics, Health Science, or STEM) please make sure you are checking your email to sign up for an interview time slot. Interviews begin next Tuesday through December 15. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR INTERVIEW TIME THAT YOU SELECT.

If you are IN PERSON, you will be interviewing in one of the production rooms in the Library if it's before school, or during the school day.

If you are REMOTE, you do not need to come to school, and can do the interview from home via zoom.

We will take care of attendance if you miss a class. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Depue!

MPFS scholarships

Students may begin applying online today through February 1st.

More than 100 unique scholarships to available this year!

Click Here to apply and to get more information: MPS foundation


Apply for Fall 2021 Scholarships

DECEMBER 1, 2020 - MARCH 1, 2021

Only online applications will be accepted at:

  • Applicant must create an account then complete the online application

  • Use a personal email address as opposed to a school account

  • In order to be considered for all SCC scholarships, the applicant must provide a copy of his/her HS Transcript, to

The Teacher Scholars Academy

If you are thinking about going into education to become a teacher, both UNO and UNL have amazing cohort programs that also come with HUGE scholarships (like potentially tuition completely covered) opportunities! Listed below are the links to both programs so you can take a look and see if it's right for you! Applications are open and the deadline is February 1.



The Metropolitan Community College Career Academies

Application is available starting Dec. 7th and the deadline is March 5th..

Program Description:

MCC's Career Academy program is designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to jumpstart their postsecondary education. MCC Career Academies increase student knowledge in various career fields prior to high school graduation, so more informed career choices can be made. Through a MCC Career Academy, students gain practical skills for specific career areas, knowledge of safety procedures, job-seeking skills, interpersonal skills for the workplace, and exposure to a college environment.


Must be a high school junior or senior for the 21/22 school year.

Must be 16 years old and meet any criteria listed in program description

Must have transportation to and from classes and internship/apprenticeship site

Must complete application and be selected to participate

Students are expected to commit one-half of each school day to the Career Academy, from approximately 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Specific program class times are listed in the program packet.

MCC credit is granted for the courses students successfully complete in the MCC Career Academy. MPS high school credit is also awarded, refer to the MPS Curriculum Handbook and Registration Guide for details.

Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees. Tuition for the 21-22 academic year has not yet been set. Tuition for the 20-21 academic year is $38 per credit hour.

Millard Public Schools provides textbooks for students to check-out and use during the courses. Students are responsible for tuition, fees, and other equipment needed (work boots, culinary knives, safety glasses, etc.).

Applications are due March 5, 2021.

For the full list of Academies, information packet, and updated applications can be found on the MNHS web page at:

MCC Academies



The purpose of this program is to honor high school juniors in your community who maintain a high scholastic average and have demonstrated leadership ability. In order to qualify for the Youth Salute a student must:

Be a high school junior (senior class of 2022)

Have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher through their sophomore year

Have held TWO LEADERSHIP ROLES to which their peers or an adult leader chose within the past two years in school, religious or community sponsored organizations.

$988,000 in scholarship opportunities were provided in 2020!




Millard North will no longer have paper copies for you to fill out to request a transcript.

If you need an official transcript sent to a college, NCAA, NAIA or for a scholarship please go to this URL site and fill out the google form Request for Transcript. Please allow 7-10 days to process.

You must be log in on your school google account-works best from your school laptop

If you have any questions, please contact Counseling.

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

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program

The JRF Scholarship program addresses the financial needs of college students and provides extensive, hands-on mentoring and support services. JRF Scholars receive a generous four-year grant to attend the undergraduate school of their choice and enroll in JRF's celebrated "42 Strategies for Success Curriculum". The JRF scholarship is awarded to outstanding high school graduates who plan to earn a baccalaureate degree from an accredited, four-year college or university. Get more information and apply here: The application process is open now through February 1, 2021

Anthony Carbone Scholarship

The 2021 Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship is now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application Here:

The deadline to apply is July 31, 2021 with an award amount of $1,000

Smith Diversity Scholarship

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is excited to be able to help the Class of 2021 as they plan their next steps. LFS offers this opportunity for graduating high school seniors who are Nebraska residents from low-income, minority families. The fund provides $25,000 per-year college scholarships or $12,500 per year, renewable for two years for students interested in trade or vocational schools. The deadline to apply is December 15th, 2020. For more information about the Smith Diversity Scholarship and the application can be found HERE

The Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior catholic woman. In addition to the OACCW scholarship, the local Omaha Urban Council awards a $250 scholarship to the young woman whose application is chosen to be sent tonto the Archdiocesan Council and a $150 Honorable Mention Award. All applications should be sent in no later than January 15, 2021. For more information or to obtain an application, see your counselor.

PB&J Scholarship

For all students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify). Open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college in the U.S. The deadline is May 31, 2021. You can find the application and more information at


The MCC Scholarships Office is launching a revamped scholarship application. Opening October 15th, all MCC students, whether current or prospective, can now apply for over $3 million in scholarships through one scholarship application.

How to apply:

1. Go to:

2. Click on “Apply now” at the bottom of the page

3. Create or Login to a student account

4. Complete the application!

Important application deadlines: Prospective Students

· Early Awarding – December 1st

· Last Call – March 1st

McCormick & Murphy Personal Injury Scholarship

This scholarship is available to all high school seniors and current college students who are planning on entering the law field. We understand how difficult it can be to pay for college and law school, and we want to help someone afford a better education

Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:

$500 (One-time award), Due April 30, 2021, Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2021. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


The acacia Leadership scholarship is a single-year scholarship awarded to three incoming male freshmen at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success with an interest in developing and applying leadership skills. the scholarships will awarded as such: 1@$1000 and 2@ $500. Please submit you application online at: You will also need to provide two references and a brief essay describing an inspirational and educational event in your life. Application deadline is January 31, 2021

2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

Now available to any high school senior in the United States that desires to apply. More information can be found on our scholarship application HERE. The deadline is June 30th, 2021 and the award amount is $1,500.

B. Davis Scholarship

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2021.

Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.

Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 22, 2021

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at []

The 2021 Coolidge Scholarship Application is now live and more details can be found HERE

The Submission deadline is 5:00pm est, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. 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. Deadline is June 19, 2021 and the amount awarded is $500. Visit the website at to learn how to apply.

The Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation

Has the privilege of administering the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship and The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award. For the 2020-21 school year, the Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship Fund will award up to four (4) $2,000 scholarships. The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Award Fund will award up to two (2) $500 awards to students who apply for, but do not receive a Nebraskans of World War II Scholarship. Applications must be sent electronically to the Foundation at by January 29, 2021. More information can be found at

NMC Diesel Sponsorship Program


For over 20 years, NMC has partnered with Diesel Technology schools in the Midwest, offering a premier sponsorship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the Heavy Equipment industry. In collaboration with the Midwest’s finest Diesel Technology schools, our program includes:

  • Paid tuition, books, fees, and NMC branded uniforms (up to a $10,000 value)

  • Two paid summer internships

  • Toolbox and tool set (up to a $12,000 value)

  • Personalized mentoring and guidance over the course of the program

  • Opportunity to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Diesel Technology

  • Employment and career progression opportunities with NMC

NMC will be hosting information sessions via Zoom on the following dates; click on the date to register:

Thursday, December 3rd @1:00pm

Tuesday, January 12th @ 10:00am

Talk to your Counselor or IT Teacher for more information or click HERE

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