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Scholarship Opportunities

General Information

There are three primary sources for college scholarships.  They include:

  1. Scholarships awarded by the college the student will be attending (the biggest source) – Generally based on GPA, ACT Score, special talent, etc.
  2. Scholarships awarded by local organizations – Examples:  Keystone Community, American Legion, etc.
  3. National scholarships – Best Buy, Coca-Cola, etc.

Finding Scholarships

There are many good sources for scholarship information. They include:

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarship applications (like college applications) are usually very different and due at many different times.  Some require various items like letters of recommendation, resumes, counselor evaluations, essays, or even photos.  Some colleges use the entrance application as their scholarship applications; some require a separate application.  It is important to know what the schools require for scholarship applications and the deadlines.  There is no flexibility with college scholarship applications and deadlines.  Everything must be done well and on-time. If a student needs a counselor or teacher recommendation, a transcript, or anything else from Roncalli Catholic, requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.  It can take several hours to write a good recommendation, so the more notice the better.  In addition, including a resume with the request will result in a better letter.

Award Letters

In late fall and in the spring, students will hopefully begin receiving award letters.  This comes from the college or scholarship committee stating the scholarship award, the amount, and any additional information.  Students will need to bring a copy of the letter into the Guidance Office to be recognized for their accomplishments.  These will be listed in the Omaha World-Herald in May and at the Awards Assembly at RCHS.  Without an award letter, students will not be recognized for the scholarship so it is important to bring the award letters in as they arrive.


College Visitation Days and Events:

(Students should try to arrange visits at least 2 wks in advance for a formal campus tour & return with a note from that college’s admission office verifying the date & time of the visit.)

Bellevue University Campus

Tours scheduled by appointment.
Contact: 293-2000; info@bellevue.edu

College of St. Mary

Campus Tours scheduled by appointment.
Contact: 399-2405.

Creighton University

Campus Tours scheduled by appointment.
Contact: 280-2700; www.creighton.edu

Metro Community College

Campus Tours scheduled Mondays through Thursdays between 9 AM & 3:30 PM.
Contact: 457-2418.

Nebraska Wesleyan

Campus Tours scheduled Monday through Friday between 9 AM & 1:30 PM.
Contact at 1-800-541-3818 or at www.findoutnwu.com.

Peru State College

Campus Tours scheduled Mondays through Thursdays 10 AM & 12:30 PM.
Contact: 800-742-4412.

U of NE Kearney

Campus Tours scheduled 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
Contact: 1-800-KEARNEY; admissions@unk.edu

U of NE Lincoln

Campus Tours scheduled 9 AM & 1 PM.
Contact: admissions.unl.edu/visit

U of NE Omaha

Campus Tours scheduled 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM.
Contact:1-800-554MAV1; www.ses.unomaha.edu/recruit

Wayne State College

Campus Tours scheduled Mondays through Thursdays 9:30 AM & 12:30 PM.
Contact: www.wsc.edu/admission/visit_campus