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College, Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

2018-2019 FAFSA now LIVE!

(This page was last updated on November 14, 2017) 

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Financial Aid Presentation - EducationQuest

Again this year, Wahoo High School hosted a financial aid presentation sponsored by EducationQuest on October 9. This presentation highlighted how to create an FSA ID, which is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Click HERE for a reminder of things needed to create that FSA ID. In addition, our EducationQuest representative discussed the FAFSA, which is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. Students and parents who are creating an FSA ID and completing the FAFSA can begin October 1. Finally, the presentation highlighted the various forms of student aid, including Pell grants, student loans, work study and scholarships.

Financial aid is a huge part of the college application process and one that certainly raises concern with students and parents alike. I am hopeful that this presentation answered many of the questions that you may have.

2018-2019 FAFSA

Please click HERE to access the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website. Once on the website, click the green box that says "Start a New FAFSA." You may begin filling out your 2018-2019 starting on October 1, 2017, using your 2016 income tax information.

If you have any questions pertaining to college financial aid, please contact WHS Guidance Counselor John Harris at (402) 443-4332 ext. 3229 (or email jharris@wahoowarriors.org).

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Is College Worth It?

“A new study (from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce) provides a dramatic answer to the question nagging potential college students: Is college worth it?”

This article highlights the importance of completing some education beyond high school. Please click HERE to read the article. 

Feel free to contact the school counselor’s office for more information about post-secondary education and opportunities.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
Please check back often, as scholarship applications will be continuously posted through the spring!

TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS
Students: Click HERE to access the "Request for Teacher Letter of Recommendation" form. This form MUST be completed (open in Adobe Acrobat Reader), printed and handed to teachers when you request that they write a scholarship letter of recommendation on your behalf.

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS (Updated 03/12/2017)
Click the following links to access a listing (.xls or .pdf) of local scholarships:

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS        LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
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LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Ruth H. Aufenkamp Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Gothard Anderson Memorial Science Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Milrae Anderson Music Educator Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church - Luther Heritage Scholarship (Deadline: April 10)
Charlie Divis Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Emil B. Eliason Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: May 3)
Kyle "Flik" Elliott & Chris Roberts Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 18)
Ken Good Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Jane Marie Gross Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Grace Hanke Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
JEO Scholarship (Deadline: April 1)
Ron & Tim Larsen Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
WHS/SCC Learn to Dream Scholarship
Ann Maly Davis Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: January 15)
Manske Scholarship (Wahoo Community Foundation) (Deadline: April 15)
Mark Massie Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Bess McDonald Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Daniel F. Pestal Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Prague American Legion Post 254 Scholarship (Deadline: April 1)
Ed & Rosie Rastovski Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
Saunders County Farm Bureau Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
Saunders County Independent Bankers Association Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Saunders Medical Center Health Education Scholarship (Deadline: April 3)
Michael Shada Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Steven Smith Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
South Haven Health Care Scholarship (Deadline: April 8)
Patricia Starr Music Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Dr. William Karl Stefan Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Mark A. Swanson Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Keith W. Texel Memorial Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
VFW Post 4502 & Auxiliary Scholarship (Deadline: April 7)
Wahoo Area Kiwanis Club Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
Wahoo Education Association (WEA) Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Wahoo First United Methodist Church Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
Wahoo Lions Club Willard Hunzeker Scholarship (Deadline: March 15)
Wahoo Public Schools Foundation Willard Hunzeker Scholarship (Deadline: March 1)
Wahoo Senior Citizens Center Scholarship (Deadline: April 1)

NON-LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Scholarships (Deadline: February 5, 2018) AGC Criteria  ||  Informational Flyer
Hagan Scholarship (Deadline: November 15, 2017)
L. "Ron" Letson Acacia Leadership Scholarship (Deadline: January 31, 2018)

Marine Corps League Scholarships (Application: .doc || .pdf) (Deadline: March 1, 2018)
Metro Omaha Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society Scholarships (Deadline: March 2, 2018)
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Rural Health Opportunities (RHOP) websites:
Chadron State College RHOP
Peru State College RHOP
Wayne State College RHOP
UNMC RHOP

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"QuestBridge is a powerful platform that connects the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. Abundant low-income talent exists. Annually, approximately 30,000 talented low-income students nationally are academically qualified to attend the nation’s best colleges, but the majority of them don’t even apply to one selective college. Many elite colleges and universities, Fortune 500 corporations, and top graduate schools sincerely strive to embrace the country's most talented, determined, and self-motivated students. But they often lack the reach to attract appropriate candidates from low-income populations."

Qualifications:
    • ACT composite score > 28
    • Class Rank: Top 5-10% of your graduating class.
    • Financial Need: Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.

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Please click HERE to view the Consumer Report Guide "Find the Best Colleges for You."

Consumer Reports (http://www.consumerreports.org/) and the Education Conservancy partnered to survey and interview more than 2,500 students, educators, and advocates to understand what information was most important in deciding where to attend college. This guide is a synthesis of that research. To help students fully explore their options, this guide offers a strategy for developing a list of schools to consider. Based on input from students and experts, we developed an outline of the important information you will need to make an informed choice, and we explain how that information will help you understand a school and conduct an informed comparison of colleges.

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Useful EducationQuest Student Resources:
    ACT/SAT Resources
    College Funding Estimator
   
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Checklist
    Collegebound Nebraska

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ScholarshipQuest - Sign Up NOW!
Wahoo High School juniors and seniors should signup for ScholarshipQuest, a free database sponsored by EducationQuest that contains over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships.  The link to this service can be found at https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/.

Once the student completes a ScholarshipQuest profile, he or she will receive a list of scholarships that match the profile. Scholarships might include awards through the school, community or the college the student plans to attend.  ScholarshipQuest will save that created profile if the student logs in to MyEducationQuest at least every nine months.

This link to CollegeData.com - http://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?articleId=20082 - provides basic information about beginning the college scholarship search.

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Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship Foundation

The Susan T. Buffett Foundation has offered scholarships to Nebraska students for more than 50 years. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to first-time, entering freshmen who are residents of Nebraska and graduates of a Nebraska high school. There are a limited number of scholarships, so the Foundation is unable to provide awards to all eligible candidates.

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Online Money Management Program
Provided to Nebraska high schools by Inceptia through partnership with EducationQuest Foundation

At Financial Avenue, we provide online courses and mini-modules to help you gain important knowledge about the basics of personal money management. From budgeting and identity theft to understanding a paycheck and tackling debt, we offer a variety of courses and mini-modules, tools, videos and resources that can help you now and in the future.

All of the online courses and mini-modules can be completed at your convenience and getting started is easy.

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The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit for what you already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 examinations. Earn credit for knowledge you've acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. Please click HERE for more information.

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CollegeBoundNebraska

Collegebound Nebraska, the University of Nebraska's expanded financial aid program, provides free tuition for students who meet academic and family income qualifications. Once you're on the web site, click "Do I Qualify?"

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CollegeBoard.com

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Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST)
NEST529Direct is a great way to save for college - it's tax-advantaged, affordable and flexible. The Plan is sponsored by the State of Nebraska.

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www.fastweb.com
This is a great site for scholarships, colleges, jobs and internships.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The most complete source of local scholarships, national scholarships, and college-specific scholarships . . . 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion!)

COLLEGES: Search and compare detailed college profiles including college scholarships. Recommended by 15,500 high schools and 3,500 colleges.

JOBS & INTERNSHIPS: Internships for students in your field. Find part-time job openings near your home or school. Learn tips for success in your career.

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Federal Student Aid
All parents and students need to know about student financial aid and college planning. This is an excellent source of information.

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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Eligibility Center

Your starting point for your NAIA college sports experience!

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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center
This site is dedicated to helping you understand the balance between academics and sports required of every student-athlete for a successful life in school, and out. Here you can learn about the NCAA, download the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete, and discover how you can go pro in something other than sports.

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Power of Possibilities (UNL)

The "Power of Possibilities" website will help you identify UNL undergraduate majors related to your academic and career interests.

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scholarships.com
Scholarships.com is a free scholarship search and financial aid information service. Helping students find money for college since 1998.
Search 3,000+ scholarship sources worth over $3 billion in aid, get customized, relevant results, application letters and more.

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GoodCall.com
GoodCall.com provides students with the most scholarships and other financial aid options on the Internet - over $32 Billion in scholarship awards!

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Transfer Nebraska

If you are a high school student with college credit, Transfer Nebraska is for you! Check college course equivalencies between the school you are planning to attend, and the school you are currently attending, with ease!

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OTHER WEB RESOURCES:

Sources of Aid
City Year
Direct Loans
JobCorps
Project Scholarship Scam  
Resources by State
Student Guide to Federal Aid
Student Tax Info
U.S. Department of Education

College Process
ACT
Common Application

Financial Aid Information
College Goal Sunday 
CSS/PROFILE
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)
FinAid
Scholarship Monkey

Choosing a Major/Career
Monster (Job Search)
America's Career InfoNet
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mapping Your Future
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*NET Online

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For more information or questions, please contact the Guidance Department of Wahoo High School at (402) 443-4332, ext. 3229, or email WHS Guidance Counselor John Harris at jharris@wahoowarriors.org.


 

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