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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2018-2019 Guidance Office College Visits: (Juniors / Seniors Welcomed)
See you in the Fall of 2019!

ACT Testing Dates & Deadlines
Test Date Deadline
September 14, 2019 August 16, 2019
October 26, 2019 September 20, 2019
December 14, 2019  November 8, 2019
February 8, 2020  January 10, 2020
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
July 18, 2020 June 19, 2020

Educational Planning Program / College Fair: Thursday, September 19, 2019
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the SSC HS Practice Gyms

PSAT Test:  Wednesday, October 16, 2019
(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 18, 2019
High School Little Theater – 5:30 p.m. for Spanish speaking parents
High School Little Theater – 7:00 p.m. for English speaking parents

ACT Test for All Juniors:  Tuesday, April 21, 2020

FAFSA Information
Apply for FAFSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov
After October 1, 2019, complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov 

HS PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Evening
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, All Day and Evening
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, Evening
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, All Day and Evening

VALUABLE WEB SITES
South Sioux City Community Schools  
American College Foundation - College Planning  
Student Scholarships 
ACT for Students
Campus Tours
College Board
College Net
Education Quest
Fastweb
Federal Student Aid (fsaid)
Federal Student Aid (fafsa)
FinAid (Financial Aid)
Kaplan
NEworks
NCAA Eligibility Center
Play NAIA
Nebraska Career Connections
Tuition Funding Sources

2019 Sr. Scholarship Form for SC Journal (DOC) / (PDF Version) - Due Wed., May 1, 2019

ACTIVE Scholarships:   Letter of Recommendation Request Form 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas / Due: 4-6-19 / 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 Fire & Rescue and Auxiliary Scholarship
/ Due 4-8-19 / Must live in SSC Fire District, Academic & Character, Financial Need / Application   
Tyson Foods Fresh Meats Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-5-2019 / parent must be a team member of Tyson Fresh Meats, Top 50% of class/ Information, Application, and Evaluation    
Dreamer’s Pathway–UNO
/ Due: 4-8-2019 / Min. GPA 2.5/ DACA student or DACA eligible (undocumented) students attending UNO/ Financial Need / Application    
Sioux City Retired Educators Scholarship
/ Due: 4-1-19 / Min. GPA 2.75 Character / Application   
Dakota Co. Bar Association
/ Due: 4-3-19 / Dakota Co. resident pursuing legal career / Application Updated 4-1-2019  
Ellevation Education Scholarship Program
/ Due 3-15-19 / Senior who has been enrolled as an English Language Learner (ELL) at some point during their K-12 education / Apply on-line: https://www.scholarsapply.org/ellevationeducation/index.php   
TeamMates Local Scholarship
/ 4-2-19 / Active in TeamMates Program for a minimum of two years / Info & Application  
NSCA Scholarship
/ 3-30-2019 / High School senior to write an essay about their school counselor or counseling program / Application  
PEO - Chapter DE Scholarship
/ 4-15-2019 / Female Senior / Application   
Common Scholarship
/ Due 3-22-19 / Application & Checkoff List   
     * Cardinal Educational Found. (Top 10%)
     * Cardinal Elementary PTA
     * Covington Elementary PTA
     * Dakota City Elementary PTA
     * Images by Andrea Scholarship
     * Lewis & Clark Elementary Scholarship
     * SSC Kiwanis Club
     * Carolyn J. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
     * Sherry Slaughter Memorial Scholarship

2019 SFCU-Fleming Hansen Scholarship / Due date: 4-15-19 – Going into Education / Application   
2019 SFCU Business Scholarship
/ Due date: 4-15-19 – Study Business and a member of SFCU / Application   
SSC Education Assoc. Scholarship
/ Due 4-12-19 / Academic & Character / Application   
SSC High School Cheerleading Scholarship
/ Deadline 3-29-19 / senior cheerleader / Application   
A.G. & Rosalee Ireland Scholarship
/ Due: 4-5-19 / Financial need, can not be in the top 10% of class / Application   
Siouxland Sportsmanship Scholarship/Siouxland Officials Assoc
/ Due: 3-29-19 / Min GPA 3.0 / Participate in at lease one sport per year / exhibit outstanding character & highest level of sportsmanship / Application   
SSC Music Boosters Scholarship
/ Due: 3-29-19 / Participate in high school music or band / Application   
Mike Rowe Works Foundation Scholarship
/ Due date: 3-28-19 / Anyone that wil study to be a skilled worker: Plumber, Electrician, Welder, Auto Mech, etc. / Apply on-line: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/   
True Potential Scholarship / Due date: 3-30-19 / Immigrants with DACA or TPS status hoping to attend a community college for a technical or academic transfer degree / Apply on-line: www.truepotentialscholarship.org   
NSCTA Speech-Debate-Theatre Mel Shoemaker Scholarship / Due date: 3-15-19 / Senior who has participated in Speech, Debate, and/or Theatre in Nebraska for all 4 years of high school / Application   
SSC Police Officers Assoc Scholarship / Due 4-1-19 / Character and answer questions / Application   
Wolf, Margaret Music Scholarship / Due: 4-5-19 / Participate in Music at College / Application   
Brooks, A.F. Al Memorial Golf Scholarship / Due date: 4-12-19 / Senior member of the Boys Golf team / Application   
Keenan, Don Memorial Math & Science / Due: 4-5-19 / Study in the Math/Science Area, Character, Leadership / Application   
SSC Alumni Scholarship / Due 3-21-19 / Parent a graduate of South Sioux City High School / Application   
Walsh Family Scholarship / Due: 4-2-19 / Participate in at least 2 sports each year / Application   
Nebraska Coaches Association / Due date: 4-15-19 / Participate in a least 2 sports two years, GPA 3.75 or Upper 25% of class, Minimum ACT 24 / Application  
Dakota City Fire Dept-In Memory of Robert Krause Scholarship / Due: 3-29-19 / Live in the Dakota City Fire Dept. area / Information & Application  
Harney Elementary Scholarship / Due: 3-29-19 / Attended Harney K-5 / Application  
Tip Top Tux Scholarship / 3-1-19 / academic achievement, extracurricular activities, financial need and volunteer service in their community / applyon-line: http://www.TTTuxprom.com/scholarship  
Cottonwood Community Imp (NCIP) / Due: 3-29-19 / Senior that lives in Dakota City / Application   
SEMA Scholarship / Due: 3-1-2019 / Pursuing Automotive career / US Citizen / Min. GPA 2.5 / http://aim.applyists.net/SEMA    
SSC Optimist Club Scholarship / Due: 3-29-19 / Character, Activities / Information & Application   
SSC Athletic Booster Club-Kavanaugh Memorial Scholarship / 4-1-2019 / Participated in at least 2 sports all 4 years of high school / Information & Application   
Bay, Tyler S - BPOE Elk's Lodge Scholarship/ Due 3-18-2019 / Special Circumstances, Community involvement, character / Information & Application  
Home Builders Association of Greater Siouxland/ Due: 3-29-2019 / Pursuing study in a building-related program (see info page) / Information and Application     
Riley, Leo B. Family Scholarship / 2-28-19 / Member of St. Michael's Church / Rules & Procedures Information and Application      
Siouxland Community Foundation Scholarships / various deadlines / http://www.siouxlandcommunityfoundation.org/foundation-programs/  
     * Kind World Foundation Scholarship / Deadline: 2-1-19 / Min. GPA 3.0, Financial need, Special Circumstances, Good Character, Community Service  
     * Col. V. Thomas Considine Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-19 / Member of 185th Iowa Air Nat’l Guard or a parent that is 
     * Jonathan David Phillips Performing Arts Memorial Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-19 / Min GPA 2.5, participated in performing arts in high school   
     * Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-19 / Going in to a medical field and attending a Sioux City college   
     * Great West Casualty Company Scholarship / Deadline: 2-15-19 / Have a parent that works at Great West Casualty   
     * Beef Products, Inc. Scholarship/ 2/15/19 / Min. GPA 3.0, Must have worked minimum of 10 hours per week during his/her high school experience.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program / 1-4-2019 /  Apply Online Here / Criteria: Leadership, Drive, Integrity, & Citizenship   
TeamMates Central Office Scholarships / 1-15-19 / Must be a senior that is a TeamMate / Apply Online Here  
Buffett (Susan Thompson) Foundation Scholarship / 2-1-2019 at 5:00 pmApply Online Here / Criteria: Financial need, Academic Merit, Personal Essay, Strength of recommendations, Nebraska resident and graduate from Nebraska High School   
NECC Merit Scholarships / Merit Scholarships Apply Online / Deadline: 3/1/2019  
NECC Addtional Scholarship / Additional NECC Scholarships / Deadline: 3/1/2019   
Northeast Community College / Northeast Community College Scholarships / 03-01-2019 
UNO-Goodrich Scholarship / 03-01-2019 / https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/apply/index.php   
UNO Scholarships / various due dates / https://www.unomaha.edu/admissions/financial-support-and-scholarships/types-of-aid/scholarships/uno.php   
WSC-Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) / 11-1-18 / Going into a medical field & attend WSC / Apply on-line only: https://www.wsc.edu/rhop   
WSC-Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) / 12-1-18 / Going in to legal field & attend WSC / Apply on-line only: https://www.wsc.edu/rlop   
Horatio Alger Scholarship / Due date: 10-25-18 / Financial Need / On-line application: scholars.horatioalger.org  
Wendys Heisman Scholarship / 10-17-18 / Student-athlete must have Min GPA 3.0 / On-line application: wendysheisman.com  
Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship / 2-8-19 / Employed by or Parent employed at Hy Vee / Application 
Elks National Foundation Scholarships / 11-15-18 / Most Valuable Student Scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis, in a U.S. college or university. 

INACTIVE Scholarships: 


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