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Daily Announcements

Today is Friday, Feb 16- Chinese New Year/ Do a grouch a favor Day

FBLA shirts are in.  Please pick yours up in Ms. Roether's room.  They are $8.  Please have this paid by February 23. 

There is a track signup sheet hanging between Mr. Roggenkamp's and Mr. Hengen's door. Please signup by Wednesday. 

Counselor News

College Rep Visits:

Brandon from Fort Hays State University will be at Southwest at 1:00 on Wednesday, February 28.  Interested juniors and seniors should sign up with Mr. Loshbaugh.

Scholarship Information:


Seniors – once you have chosen a college, be sure to fill out that school’s scholarship applications online.

‚ÄčEducation Quest Scholarship Link: https://www.educationquest.org/resources/scholarshipquest/

Federal Student Aid Link:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/resources

Applications currently available in the counselor’s office:

Nebraska Press Association $2,000 scholarship.  Preference given to students pursuing newspaper journalism education.   Application Deadline is February 16, 2018NPA Foundation 2018 Scholarship Application – High School

UNK Buckle Scholarship  For UNK Computer Science or Information Technology Major.  . Application form was emailed to all seniors.  Due February 28th

McCook National Bank Homegrown Leaders Scholarship.  Due March 1.  https://www.mnb1.com/about-us/newsroom/homegrown-leaders-scholarship

This is a link to six different scholarships provided by the American Legion Auxiliary.  You must have a relative who is a veteran to qualify.  Deadline is March 1st. https://nebraskalegionaux.net/scholarships/

American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships  A link to six different scholarships available to students with a relative who is a veteran was sent to all seniors.  Deadline is March 1st

Delbert Townsend Scholarship. Valued at $16,000 (plus a $1,200 computer allowance) this scholarship is awarded to a student from McCook High School or Southwest High School who is planning to attend UNL, UNO, UNK or NCTA.  Application information is available in the counselor’s office.  Deadline, March 1, 2018.

McCook College Foundation Scholarships.  Multiple scholarships available for students attending McCook Community College.  Application information is available at http://www.mccookcollegefoundation.org/  Due March 1st, 2018

Republican Valley Pheasants Forever Educational Scholarship.  For majors in Agriculture, Biological Science, Wildlife Management, Soil Conservation,  or any area dealing with Wildlife or Shooting Sports.   Scholarship deadline is March 15th.

National School Counselor Association Scholarship:  $500 scholarship for a 500 word essay about the value of your school counseling experiences.  Deadline is March 30th.

State Bank of Bartley Scholarship.  Application form was emailed to all seniors.  Due March 31. 

St. John Commandery Mason’s Scholarship.  $1,000.  Form was emailed to all seniors and is available in the counselors office.  Deadline is March 31.

Pink Bandana Scholarship   For students whose parent has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Application was sent to all seniors.  Deadline:  April 1, 2018

Southwest Foundation Scholarship.  Available to any Southwest senior who plans to attend college next year. Application form was emailed to all seniors.  Due April 1st.

The Red Willow Co. Farm Bureau Scholarship:  Two $500 Scholarships for students from Southwest or McCook.  Deadline is April 1st.

Ag Valley Scholarship  $500 scholarship.  http://www.agvalley.com/fccp-scholarship-16247  A link to this application was sent to all seniors.  Due April 6th.

Bartley Masonic Lodge  $1,000 scholarship.  Application was sent to all seniors.  Due April 6th

McCook YPG Scholarship:  $500 for student attending MCC, NCTA, or McCook Beauty Academy.  Application deadline:  April 15, 2018  A link to the application form was emailed to all seniors.

BW Telcom Scholarship  $1,000 scholarship.  Deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.  An application was sent by email to all seniors.

Divorce Matters Scholarship  For students who have had parents go through a divorce. $2,500 A link was sent to all seniors.  Due May 31st

UNK Industrial Tech Scholarships  Provide information online and the UNK ITEC department will match Industrial Technology majors.with available scholarships. A link was emailed to seniors.

MCC Theater Scholarship  SWNCTA scholarship for MCC student involved in McCook Community Theater.  Application available in the counselor’s office.