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NCPA scholars get internship insight from Hudl
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy scholars got a behind-the-scenes look at internship opportunities with Hudl on Oct. 13.
James Kvaal, the U.S. undersecretary of education discusses higher education at UNL
Navigating higher education came into focus as nearly 30 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students participated in an open discussion with James Kvaal, the U.S. undersecretary of education.
NCPA camps bring college into focus for budding scholars
All members of the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy, the budding scholars are attending specialized summer camps, each session designed to introduce them to college life at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Alumnus commits $1.6M estate gift to make college possible for more
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced a $1.6 million estate gift from alumnus and retired insurance executive Bruce E. Mackey to support students through scholarships and academic programs.
GISH seniors graduate from Nebraska College Preparatory Academy
A program Wednesday night honored 19 Grand Island High School seniors who are on their way to having their college educations paid for, most of them at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
NCPA helped Javier-Paxtle soar as first-gen student
Abby Javier-Paxtle is a human development and family science and Spanish major with minors in sociology and women’s and gender studies. As a first-generation college student, she’s serving as a role model for her family and fellow Huskers on campus.
UNL chancellor presents 50 OPS students with admission to university
One by one, the Omaha North High School students walked across the stage and were handed a shiny bright red envelope from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green.
In winning state speech presentation, Anne Martinez shares her family’s story
Anne Martinez gets emotional when she talks about her family’s move from Cuba to the United States.
Campus, family supports help Dominguez realize collegiate dreams
There were days when college didn’t seem possible for Carolina Saquiche Dominguez.
14 years in, preparatory academy celebrates record grad rates
The NCPA is on track to graduate 90% of its class of 2016 members, a new record for the program.
To Guide First-Generation Students, U. of Nebraska Reaches Into High Schools
As an eighth grader in Grand Island, Neb., Abel Covarrubias dreamed of attending the University of Nebraska’s flagship campus, in Lincoln. It was only about 100 miles away, but he had no sense of how to get there.
Local View: Despite scandal, college admissions system isn't rigged
The latest news reports show wealthy and famous parents walking into courthouses to face fraud charges related to their efforts to get their children admitted into elite colleges.
One heart, two homes: Never leaving her Honduran roots behind
Hayda Rapalo immigrated to the U.S. to work and save money for her older four children in Honduras after she separated from their father. Rapalo left her four children with her sister in Honduras.
Grand Island Senior High students explore Chicago, careers as part of annual Nebraska College Preparatory Academy trip
Grand Island Senior High students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were able to learn more about careers and explore Chicago during a recent trip.
NCPA prepares students for college
The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy program took off in 2006, providing counselors and teachers with resources to give opportunities to talented low-income first-generation students.
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy partners with Omaha's Metro Community College
The Nebraska College Preparatory Academy expanded its influence to include not only the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but also Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy expands
Nebraska College Preparatory Academy helps talented low income, first generation high school students. The academy is already offered at Omaha North and Grand Island Senior High, but now will be at Omaha South and Winnebago School.
Epilogue: UNL program grows since 2006 beginning
In 2006, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln started a program for certain high school students to prepare for college. If they met strict academic guidelines, the students would receive full scholarships to UNL. The program began with a few staff members and a goal: allow students who otherwise might not attend college to pursue their goals of attaining degrees.
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