October 15 2013 - Bellevue Public Schools

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					                                   SENIOR NEWSLETTER
                           Bellevue Public Schools                                    Bellevue East High School

     October 15, 2013                                                       Issue #9

   Have you completed your college applications yet? If not, you might want to get started. To have a better chance at
     scholarships for new freshman, you need to meet each school’s scholarship deadline. For some schools, that dead-
     line is right around the corner! Set a goal to get those apps finished before December!
   Watch out for SCAMS!!! Do not get hooked by phone calls, however official sounding, that ask for a fee or even
     your bank account information in return for help with grants or scholarships. These are people trying to steal your
     hard-earned money!
   Don’t expect us to do ALL of your college and scholarship search legwork for you. We give you what we can and
     are happy to help. However, to increase your chances for success, you need to pursue outside sources as well.

                                             SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE!
 Kearney Health Opportunities Program: UNK now                   Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Program: $1,000 - Sign up
 has a program in cooperation with the University of Ne-         for the CollegeSTEPS program by going to
 braska Medical Center (UNMC) for students who want     and filling out the enroll-
 to study Clinical Lab Science, Medicine, Nursing, Phar-         ment form. Random drawings will be held every three
 macy, and Radiography. The focus is on a willingness            months starting November 20th, so enroll by October 31st to
 to practice in rural Nebraska (not Lincoln or Omaha).           be entered in all four drawings. And yes, several Bellevue
 UNK is offering full tuition for their part of the program.     seniors have won money in these drawings!
 See      the      details        at
 healthsciencescholarships where you click on the                University of Iowa Presidential (or Old Gold) Scholar-
 KHOP links for high school seniors.                             ships: $13,000 (or $3,000) renewable. You must have
 Deadline for Receipt: November 15th                             applied to the University of Iowa, be admitted, have a GPA
                                                                 of 4.8/5.0, and score 30 on the ACT or 1330 on the SAT.
 Rural Health Opportunities Program: Wayne State                 See and find Scholarships under their First
 and Peru State Colleges offer a similar program with            Year Admissions page for details and to submit their online
 UNMC. Students who want to attend Wayne State can               application. Deadline: December 6th
 study Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy,
 Nursing, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Ther-           SAE Engineering Scholarships:             $1,000 to $5,500
 apy, Physician Assistant, or Radiography while those            (renewable) - You can choose from several SAE Founda-
 who are interested in Peru State can only choose from           tion scholarships. You must meet various minimum GPA
 Nursing or Pharmacy. Selection links you to a slot at           and ACT/SAT requirements and be planning to enroll in an
 UNMC if you commit to serve a rural community (not              engineering program or a related science at a college or
 Lincoln or Omaha) after graduation. For Wayne State,            university. See for more details
 see and for Peru State,            on the application process. You should review the criteria
 see for more details and to apply             for each of their freshman scholarships and fill in the appli-
 online. Deadline for Receipt: December 1st                      cation online before printing it out. Deadline: January 15th

                               Scholarship Reminders (see previous senior newsletters for details):
                        10/25/13     Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarships
                        10/31/13     Coca-Cola Scholars Program
                        11/1/13      CAP Charitable Foundation - Ron Brown Scholar Program (Early Deadline)
                        11/1/13      VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
                        11/5/13      Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
                        11/15/13     UNL Honors Program (early notification)
                        11/15/13     Raikes School of Computer Science and Management (UNL) Scholarship
                        11/15/13     UNL College of Business Administration Honors Academy
                        11/15/13     Omaha World-Herald Kearney Hub Scholarship and UNK Honors Program
COLLEGE REPS                                      NEW CAMPUS VISIT OPPORTUNITIES
VISITING BEHS:              Nebraska State Colleges: Remember, take a campus tour of any Nebraska State College dur-
Wednesday, Oct 16th         ing the month of October and get a chance to win an $800 gift certificate for books. For Wayne
     Period 2               State, see and click on Visit Campus to schedule a visit. For Peru
 Joseph’s College           State, go to to schedule your campus visit and consider signing up for
   Lincoln, NE              their Omaha Bus Tour that will take place on November 12th with free transportation provided.
     Period 4               For Chadron State, go to and click on Visit CSC.
 Hastings College
   Hastings, NE             Morningside College: This campus in Sioux City, IA will be holding Senior Visit Days including
                            October 25th, November 8th, and 22nd. The program starts at 9 am and includes special ses-
— — — — — —                 sions for both students and parents, as well as a tour of the campus. For details, go to
                   and follow the link for this visit.
 Thursday, Oct 17th
       Period 3
                            Bryan College of Health Sciences: This school which offers Nursing and other Allied Health
    Southeast CC
                            programs is located at 5035 Everett in Lincoln and will hold a Fall Visit Day on November 9th
 Lincoln, Milford, and
                            starting at 8:30 am in Room 204.           You can find information about this school at
     Beatrice, NE
                   and then register in advance for this event online or by calling 800-
— — — — — —                 742-7844, ext 18697. By the way, if you apply for admission before October 31st, you will save
                            the $50 admission fee!
 Monday, Oct 21st
      Period 3              Xenon International Academy: Here is another Open House for those of you interested in Cos-
Missouri Univ. of S&T       metology. It will be held on November 10th from 12 to 3 pm at 8516 Park Drive in Omaha. Call
     Rolla, MO              them at 402-393-2933 to hold a spot for you to attend. See for more info
                            about this school.
— — — — — —
 Tuesday, Oct 22nd                                           THINGS TO CONSIDER
      Period 2
  Avila University          Midwest Student Exchange Program: This program enables you to enroll in designated institu-
  Kansas City, MO           tions and programs at reduced tuition levels in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas,
                            Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. If you plan to attend college in any
— — — — — —                 of these states, ask the school’s admissions office to find out if you might qualify or see http://
Wednesday, Oct 23rd for all the details.
      Period 2
UNL Honors Program          Graduation Announcements, etc.: You can order graduation announcements and other memo-
    Lincoln, NE             rabilia during Parent Teacher Conferences Oct 16th & 17th or during Lunch on Oct 22nd. The rep-
      Period 4              resentatives from School Traditions will be here to take your orders and they require a $50 deposit
                            from those who want to buy something. Remember that you already get a FREE tassel with your
 Augustana College
  Sioux Falls, SD           FREE cap & gown, so you do not need to order those unless you want the keepsake version of
                            the tassel. However, you DO need to turn in an order form even if you don’t want to order
— — — — — —                 anything! They need your name and measurements at the top for your FREE Cap & Gown (just
                            check the Cap & Gown Unit box near the bottom of the form and BPS covers the cost for you).
 Thursday, Oct 24th
      Period 3              Nebraska Career Connections:             Here is another great resource you can find at
 UNO College of Info. that comes highly recommended by Mrs. Campbell in our
Science & Technology        career center. They have lots of tools for career choice, job search, and college planning, includ-
     Omaha, NE              ing links that take you to other resources such as the ACT website for some free ACT prep op-
                            tions. Register as a New User and get started on your future!

                         OTHER REMINDERS:               (See previous newsletters for details)
   Financial Aid Presentation: Oct 16 , 5:30 - 6:15 pm, BEHS Library during Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Explore Augustana: Oct 17th & 18th or Nov 11th,
   Nov 2nd SAT Test: Oct 18th is the late registration deadline, add $27.50, see
   Mizzou Black and Gold Day: Oct 18th,
   UNO BE a MAV Day: Oct 18th, 8:15 am - 2 pm
   Fridays@WSC: Oct 18th, or 25th, see or call 800-WSC-CATS
   Creative Center Open House: Oct 19th, 11 am - 3 pm, 10850 Emmet St in Omaha,
   Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Day: Oct 19th (am + football),
   Mammel Hall (UNO) Open House: Oct 20th, Noon to 3 pm, UNO’s Pacific Campus
   Omaha Area College Fair: Oct 20th, 1 to 4 pm, UNO Sapp Field House,
   Peter Kiewit Institute Open House: Oct 20th, Noon to 3 pm,
   K-State Senior Days: Oct 21st, 25th, or 28th, 9 am - 4 pm, $20 fee ($15 for parents),
   UNL Red Letter Days: Oct 25th or Nov 1st, 4th, 8th, or 15th, $10 fee,
   National Portfolio Days: Oct 26th in Kansas City or Nov 2nd in Des Moines, see

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