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New Prague Area Schools (PreK-12) will be closed on Friday, January 17th due to inclement weather. This will be a Blended Learning day. http://np.isd721.org/BLD 

WRAP & Kids Company will be closed.

All afternoon and evening activities are canceled.

Fitness & Aquatic Center will be open, but please check emails and watch Facebook for possible schedule changes and closure updates.

Scholarships

 

MCIS Scholarship Search

Click here to log into MCIS. Seniors have an account login and password. Go to "Education" and "Financial Aid Sort."        

 America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders                                                                                                           Due: 1/15/20

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer fund, awards scholarships to students pursuing Ag-related fields of study.  From agribusiness, to drone piloting to welding, the possibilities for careers in Ag are endless. You may pick up an application in the counseling office or access it here https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarships/        

Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund                                                                                    Due:02/10/20

Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox have established an education fund to assist students in an approved health care related course of study. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited college or vocational school of the student′s choice.

Applicants to the Dr. Michael and Mrs. Kay Wilcox Education Fund must be:

  • Be high school seniors or graduates from New Prague High School in New Prague, Minnesota.
  • Plan to major in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Paramedic or Physician Assistant program at an accredited two year or four year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.

  • $2,500 for students attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school
  • $5,000 for students attending a four-year college or university

Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, on the basis of satisfactory academic performance (maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent) and remaining in a health care-related field of study for the entire academic year. Recipients attending a two-year college or vocational-technical school who transfer to a four-year college or university may receive $5,000 per year up to the combined total of four years.

Award recipients will also be provided the opportunity to receive a mentorship by Dr. Michael Wilcox each year the award is granted.

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than February 10.  For further information please visit https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/wilcox/  or stop into the counseling office.

MSCA Student Scholarship                                                                                                                            Due: 02/14/20

Ten $500 Scholarships will be awarded to individuals pursuing post-secondary education at an institution of their choice. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a Minnesota public or private high school senior, able to articulate how a licensed school counselor impacted their life, counselor must be a member of MSCA. You must submit a cover letter and essay.  For exact details, please visit https://www.mnschoolcounselors.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/MSCA-Scholarship-Criteria.pdf or pick up a print out in the counseling  office.

Alpha Kappa Psi Scholarship Fund                                                                                                            Due: 02/17/20

Attn: Students planning on attending the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, this scholarship is for you!  Once accepted to the Carlson School, become eligible to apply for the this scholarship.  Criteria included: strong academic performance, demonstrated leadership and involvement. Most scholarships are that you demonstrate a financial need. The application and more information is available at https://www.akpsischolarships.org/  or you may contact by e-mail lmurphyakpsi@gmail.com or you may pick up a flyer in the counseling office.

Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation    (Bevcomm)                                                                      Due: 02/21/20

To be eligible for the general scholarships, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at either a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from a MTA member company. To be eligible for the $2,000 Telecom and one of four $1,000 scholarships, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at either a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident. A total of six $2,000 scholarships were approved by the Board to be awarded this year. The top general applicant is awarded the Bud Morrow Scholarship each year. A total four $1,000 scholarship were approved by the MTA Network and Plant Operations Peer Group.

In 2020 the Foundation will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2020. Each scholarship will be a one-time amount of either $2,000 or $1,000. There are three types of scholarships this year:

  1. One $2,000 Telecom Scholarship: To be eligible, applicants must be majoring in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.

  2. One of four $1,000 Scholarships, provided by the MTA Network and Plant Operations Peer Group: To be eligible, applicants must be majoring in either Telecommunications or Information Technology (IT) at a university, college, or technical college and be a Minnesota resident.

  3. One of five $2,000 General Scholarships: To be eligible, applicants must be attending post-secondary education at a university, college, or technical college, be a Minnesota resident, and the applicant’s family must subscribe to at least one service from an MTA member company.

    You can access the application here https://www.mnta.org/page/Scholarship  Or you can stop in the Guidance Office to have us print it out for you.  

MVEC Scholarship                                                                                                                                          Due: 02/21/20

Scholarships are available in the amount of $1,000, distributed evenly among MVEC's three voting districts. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who wishes to further their education and whose parents or legal guardians are MVEC members. The Scholarships will be randomly selected from the applications received. The scholarship must be used for educational costs, and the student must enter college in the fall of the school year for which the scholarship is given.  Applications are available at https://www.mvec.net/our-community/high-school-scholarships/ or in the counseling office.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative                                                                                                              Due: 03/01/20

Dependent children (including adopted or step-children) of member-system consumers and dependent children of member-cooperative employees are eligible. The applicant must also be a U.S. Citizen. The applicant must be a student who is enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited, two-year or four-year college. university or vocational/technical school. Applications can be picked up from your local electric cooperative office or from the counseling office.

Housing First Minnesota                                                                                                                                  Due: 3/16/20

Housing First Minnesota is accepting 2020-2021 scholarship applications through March 16, 2020.  The scholarship selections will give priority to those seeking to learn a construction-related trade. This includes carpentry , HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and others.  To qualify applicants must be high school graduates (or equivalent) or current post-secondary students pursuing a career in residential Construction, or related field, carrying a minimum of nine credit hours per semester at an accredited post-secondary institution between may 2020-June 2021. You may pick up an application in the counseling office or access it here  https://housingfirstmn.org/page/scholarships

Lonsdale SnoWizzards Scholarship Application                                                                                         Due: 3/28/20

The Lonsdale SnoWizards are once again offering scholarships to the Seniors at TCU and NP.  This year they are offering 8 - $750 scholarships between the 2 schools.  They are available to any Senior who is going on to a post secondary college.  They could be going for auto mechanic, cosmetology, construction, electrician, etc. 
 
Recipient must have a Lonsdale or Veseli address or be a child of an active Lonsdale SnoWizards Club Member.  They must be attending TCU or New Prague High School to be considered.  Please stop in the counseling office to pick up an application.  
 

Le Sueur/Scott County Corn & Soybean Growers Assoc.  Phil Meyer Memorial Scholarship Program  Due: 4/6/20

This scholarship is for high school senior applicant or recently enrolled college student who has chosen a career in agriculture. Criteria to qualify is: Minimum of 3 years of membership in FFA or be active in 4-H for the past 4 years, be enrolled or will be attending an agricultural program at a two-year or four-year college majoring in Agricultural, Applicants must live in Scott or LeSueur County, family must be a Scott or LeSueur County Corn or Soybean grower, Student activities, academics, community activities and a GPA of 2.0 or higher after the 1st semester .  An Essay 2-3 paragraphs typed, should be based on what the student has accomplished being involved in agriculture, their future plans with their degree and discussion on the future of corn and soybeans.  You may pick up an application in the counseling office.

https://www.mncorn.org/scholarships/scott-lesueur-county-scholarship/

    

NPCL Mutual Insurance Company                                                                                                      Due: 04/15/20

This Educational Scholarship was established by the Board of Directors of New Prague-Ceska-Lousville (NPLC) Mutual Insurance Company for presentation to high school graduating senior.  

Applicant must be the son or daughter of a parent or legal guardian who is a policy holder of NPCL Mutual Insurance.  Applicant must have an accumulative grade point average of 3.0 for high school.  For other Eligibility Requirements and to receive a printed copy of the application please stop into the guidance office.  

One Scholarship in the amount of $500.00 will be awarded.