At Avenue Scholars Foundation, we prepare students for high skill/high demand careers.

High School

Junior Year

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Explore career options and your own strengths.
  • Create a written plan for your future.
  • Become a stronger student and employee.
  • Find part-time work.
  • Work with your Avenue Scholars Talent Advisors to solve problems.


Senior Year

  • Take the Avenue Scholars class.
  • Take career classes at Metropolitan Community College or in your high school.
  • Apply for the AKSARBEN / Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  • Graduate from high school.


CAREER PREPARATION

After high school, prepare for your career:

  • Metropolitan Community College Option:
    • Enroll in one of the approved career programs at MCC
    • Receive tuition assistance from Metropolitan Community College
    • Or receive the all expenses paid AKSARBEN / Horatio Alger Career Scholarship
    • Live on the UNO campus, at home, or on your own
    • Work with ASF Talent Advisors and MCC Navigators to ensure success
  • Straight to Work Option:
    • Participate in career readiness program
    • Get career training specific to your career goals
    • Find part-time work and internships
    • Work with ASF Talent Advisors to ensure success


BEGIN YOUR CAREER

  • Get help finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Make a good salary.
  • Live on your own.
  • Continue to work with your Talent Advisors to succeed in the adult world.


Q&A's About the Avenue Scholars Program

Avenue Scholars are priority candidates for the AKSARBEN / Horatio Alger Career Scholarship.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

IF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING IS TRUE FOR YOU, THE ANSWER IS YES!

 I want a quality career in a high skill/high demand occupation, such as health care, information technology, manufacturing, welding, electrical, auto mechanics, culinary arts and other skilled trades.

 I will attend Metropolitan Community College in the fall of 2017.

 I am reliable, responsible, and hard-working, and others will confirm this.

 I am a senior attending a Douglas or Sarpy County high school.

 My Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for college is $8,000 or less (as determined by FAFSA).

 I am either a US citizen, a permanent resident, or an eligible non-citizen.


HOW DO I APPLY? 

  • See your counselor or Talent Advisor. 
  • Complete the AKSARBEN / Horatio Alger Career Scholarship application, including references, by March 1, 2017. 
  • Complete FAFSA and submit SAR by March 1, 2017 (fafsa.ed.gov).
  • Complete the ACCUPLACER test by March 1, 2017.
  • Complete the MCC application by March 1, 2017.


WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDE? 

  • Up to $4,000 annually, for two years at Metropolitan Community College.
  • All tuition, books, and fees.
  • Other educational costs such as tools, uniforms, etc.
  • Avenue Scholars college and career support.


WHAT WILL I DO AS AN AVENUE SCHOLAR? 

  • Work with MCC Navigators and ASF Talent Advisors.
  • Attend cohort classes, study sessions, career activities, and social events. 
  • Make a plan for working and living on your own. 
  • Get support in finding and keeping a job you love.


WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I GET THE SCHOLARSHIP? 

  • You will be notified by April 1, 2017, if selected. 

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