High School

Guidance & Scholarships

Linda Swanson = A-E - linda.swanson@ssccards.org
Jason Craig = F-Ln - jason.craig@ssccards.org
Danielle Panowicz = Lo-Q - danielle.panowicz@ssccards.org
Stephanie Hames = R-Z - steph.hames@ssccards.org
Vicki Gesell = Secretary - vicki.gesell@ssccards.org

High School Guidnance Staff

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Student Resources:

2017-2018 Guidance Office College Visits:
Thursday, May 10th, 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. - WITCC, Sioux City, IA

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
ACT Test
Test Date Deadline
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017  November 3, 2017
February 10, 2018  January 12, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018

ACT Test for All Juniors - April 5, 2018

TRI-STATE COLLEGE FAIR - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Marina Inn Conference Center, South Sioux City, NE
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Register for a college fair barcode!

PSAT Test - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
(Top 25% Juniors & Top 20% Sophomores)
Note: Students must sign up to take this test and pay a $16 fee

FINANCIAL AID MEETING - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
High School Little Theater – 5:30 p.m. for Spanish speaking parents
High School Little Theater – 7:00 p.m. for English speaking parents

HS PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Evening
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Evening
Thursday, October 26, 2017, Daytime
Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Evening
Thursday, February 8, 2018, Daytime
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Evening

VALUABLE WEB SITES
http://www.ssccardinals.org/
www.studentscholarships.org
http://www.actstudent.org/
http://www.campustours.com/
http://www.collegeboard.com/
www.collegenet.com
www.educationquest.org
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.fsaid.ed.gov
www.fafsa.ed.gov/
http://www.finaid.org/
http://www.kaplan.com/
http://www.neworks.nebraska.gov
www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org
www.playnaia.org
www.nebraskacareerconnections.org
http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com

ACTIVE Scholarships:   Letter of Recommendation Request Form 

Form for Students to Fill Out so Scholarships can be listed in the Sioux City Journal

Common Scholarship / Due 3-23-18 / Application & Checkoff List   
   * Cardinal Educational Found. (Top 10%)
   * Cardinal Elementary PTA
   * Covington Elementary PTA
   * Dakota City Elementary PTA
   * Lewis & Clark Elementary Scholarship
   * PEO - Chapter DE
   * SSC Kiwanis Club
   * Carolyn J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
   * Sherry Slaughter Memorial Scholarship

Nebraska Coaches Association / Due date: 4-16-18 / Participate in a least 2 sports each year, Upper 25% of class, Minimum ACT 24 / Page 1 & Page 2      
Cox, James M. Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-17-18 / Financial need & Commitment Essay / Application   
SSC Fire, Rescue & Auxiliary
/ Due 4-1-18 / Citizenship, Character, Leadership, Financial need / Information & Application   
2018 SFCU-Fleming Hansen Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-15-18 – Going into Education / Application   
2018 SFCU Business Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-15-18 – Study Business and a member of SFCU / Application   
Keenan, Don Memorial Math & Science
/ Due: 4-7-18 / Study in the Math/Science Area, Character, Leadership / Information, Page 1, & Page 2   
Eastern Star Laura Chapter
/ Due: 4-1-18 / Senior who best exemplifies good citizenship & high moral character / Information & Application  
Catholic Daughters of the Americas / Due: 3-31-18 / Catholic, Male or Female living in Dakota or Dixon County, Min. GPA 2.75 / Letter of character reference from your Priest, Deacon or Religious figure/ Application   
SSC Police Officers Assoc Scholarship
/ Due 4-1-18 / Character and answer questions / App Page 1 & App Page 2  
Dakota Co. Bar Association
/ Due: 4-3-18 / Dakota Co. resident pursuing legal career / Information, Page 1, & Page 2   
SSC Music Boosters Scholarship
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Participate in high school music or band / Application   
NSCA Scholarship / 3-30-2018
/ High School senior to write an essay about their school counselor or counseling program / Application   
Sioux City Retired Educators Scholarship
/ Due: 4-1-18 / Min. GPA 2.75 Character / Page 1 & Page 2
A.G. & Rosalee Ireland Scholarship / Due: 4-6-18 / Financial need, can not be in the top 10% of class / Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, & Page 5   
Teammates Scholarship
/ 4-2-18 / Min 2 years in Teammate program / Information, App Page 1, & App Page 2   
SSC Alumni Scholarship
/ Due 3-21-18 / Parent a graduate of South Sioux City High School / Application   
Davis Chambers Community College Scholarship
/ 4-1-18 / Attend a Community College in NE, Write essay about diversity, Min GPA 2.25 / Info Page 1, Info Page 2, Info Page 3, Info Page 4, Application Page 5   
Home Builders Association of Greater Siouxland
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Pursuing study in a building-related program (see info page) / Information, App Page 1, & App Page 2   
Walsh Family Scholarship
/ Due: 4-2-18 / Participate in at least 2 sports each year / Application   
Tyson Family Foundation Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-13-2018 / parent must be a team member of Tyson Fresh Meats / Min. GPA 2.50 / Information, App Page 1, App Page 2 Funds, App Page 3 Attachments, App Page 4 Parent Sec.   
Wolf Music Scholarship
/ Due: 4-6-18 / Study Music in College / Application   
SSC Education Assoc. Scholarship
 / Due 4-13-18 / Academic & Character / Information & Application 
SSC Optimist Club Scholarship
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Character, Activities / Information & Application   
Siouxland Sportsmanship Scholarship/Siouxland Officials Assoc
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Min GPA 3.0 / Participate in at lease one sport per year / exhibit outstanding character & highest level of sportsmanship / Information & Application   
SSC High School Cheerleading Scholarship
/ deadline 3-30-18 / senior cheerleader / Application   
Harney Elementary Scholarship
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Attended Harney K-5 / Application   
Pint, Brian J. Memorial Scholarship
/ Deadline: 3-23-18 / Study Elementary Education / Information, Page 1, & Page 2   
Cottonwood Community Imp (NCIP)
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Senior that lives in Dakota City / Application   
Dakota City Fire Dept
/ Due: 3-30-18 / Live in the Dakota City Fire Dept. area / Information & Application   
SSC Athletic Booster Club - Kavanaugh Memorial Scholarship
/ 4-1-18 / Participated in at least 2 sports all 4 years of high school / Information & Application   
Bay, Tyler S - BPOE Elk's Lodge Scholarship
/ Due 3-19-2018 / Special Circumstances, Community involvement, character / Information & Application  
Riley, Leo B. Family Scholarship
/ 2-23-18 / Member of St. Michael's Church / Info Page 1, Info Page 2, Info Page 3, Info Page 4, App Page 1, App Page 2, & App Page 3   
Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships / various deadlines / http://www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/foundation-programs/  
     * Kind World Foundation Scholarship / Deadline: 2-1-18 / Min. GPA 3.0, Financial need, Special Circumstances, Good Character, Community Service
     * Col. V. Thomas Considine Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-18 / Member of 185th Iowa Air Nat’l Guard or a parent that is 
     * Jonathan David Phillips Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-18 / Min GPA 2.5, participated in performing arts in high school 
     * Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-18 / Going in to a medical field and attending a Sioux City college
     * Great West Casualty Company Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-18 / Have a parent that works at Great West Casualty
     * Beef Products, Inc. Scholarship/ 2/15/18 / Min. GPA 3.0, Must have worked minimum of 10 hours per week during his/her high school experience.

Goodrich Scholarship Program - UNO - https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program / 3-1-2018 / on-line application
Northeast Community College Scholarships/ http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx/ / 3-1-2018 / on-line application  
Buffett (Susan Thompson) Foundation Scholarship / 2-1-2018 at 5:00 pm / https://app.buffettscholarships.org/ / Criteria: Financial need, Academic Merit, Personal Essay, Strength of recommendations/ Nebraska resident and graduate from Nebraska High School
Tip Top Tux Scholarship / 5-1-18 / Midwest region student with college dreams/ http://www.TTTuxprom.com/scholarship   
Hy Vee Foundation Scholarship / 2-10-18 / Employed by or Parent employed at Hy Vee / Info page 1, Info page 2, Info page 3, App Page 4, App Page 5, App Page 6, & App Page 7     



INACTIVE Scholarships:

Dreamer’s Pathway–UNO / Due: 3-20-2017 / Min. GPA 2.5/ DACA student or DACA eligible (undocumented) students attending UNO/ Financial Need / Application (PDF)  
Pink Bandana Scholarship / 4-1-2017 / Self or immediate relative that has had breast cancer / Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, & Page 4  
Chief Standing Bear Journey for Justice Scholarship / Due: 4-1-17 / NE resident, member of North American tribe, leadership, financial need / Information & Application   
OMADI Lodge No. 5 Scholarship / Due: 4-15-17 / Activities and Character / Page 1 & Page 2   
Independent Insurance Agents of NE / Due date: 3-1-2017 / Major in Business or business related field / Stop in Guidance to pick up form - Must be handwritten   
Tyson Foods Fresh Meats Scholarship / Due date: 4-7-2017 / parent must be a team member of Tyson Fresh Meats, Top 50% of class/ Information, Application Page 1, Application Page 2, Application-Personal Statement & Evaluation    
2017 BBB Student of Integrity Award Scholarships / Due 3-10-2017 / Personify the values of leadership and integrity / Apply on-line: www.bbbinc.org  
Kind World Scholarship / Deadline: 2-1-17 / http://www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/foundation-programs/#kind / Financial need and Special Circumstances / Recommendation Form   
Cabela’s Women in Leadership Scholarship / February 6, 2017 / Female, Academics, Leadership / Info 1, Info 2, Info 3, Info 4, & Info 5, App 1, App 2, App 3, App 4, App 5, & App 6   
Jim Hurlbert Memorial Baseball Scholarship / 6-15-17 / Eligibility is open to Nebraska American Legion Baseball players in their last year of Legion Baseball eligibility and/or graduating senior / Information, App 1, App 2, App 3, App 4, & App 5   
Maynard Jensen American Legion Memorial Scholarship / 3-1-17 / Must be a son, daughter, grand or great-grandchild of a member of the American Legion or veteran. Must be enrolled to attend a Nebraska institution of higher education / Info 1, Info 2, App 1, App 2, App 3, & App 4   
Wayne State College Freshman Scholarship / 12-1-16 / Freshman at WSC 2016-17 school year / https://www.wsc.edu/admissions / click on scholarships & then apply now   
Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship/ 4/30/2017/ http://runnerclick.com/runnerclick-scholarship / Participate in sports, write essay, One time application only on-line   
RMHC U.S. Scholarships / http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships / 1-18-2017 / on-line only / legal US resident, local RMHC chapter, role model for community, financial need   
Northeast Community College Scholarships/ http://northeast.edu/Financial-Aid-and-Scholarships/Scholarships.aspx/ / 3-1-2017 / on-line application   
AXA Achievement Scholarship / https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html / 12-15-16 / on-line only / accomplished something exceptional outside the classroom   
Hagan Scholarship Foundation/ 11/15/16/ http://haganscholarships.org / Min. GPA 3.5, Min. ACT 23, US Citizen, Financial Need   
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation/10/31/16/ http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org / list grades and community activities  
AXA Achievement Scholarship / https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html / 12-15-17 / on-line only / accomplished something exceptional outside the classroom 
WSC-RLOP Scholarship / 12-1-17 / http://www.wsc.edu/rlop / Going in to legal field & attend WSC / Apply ON-LINE ONLY 


Vicki Gesell, Jason Craig,  Linda Swanson, Danielle Panowicz, Stephanie Hames