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The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling (GPACAC) is a tri-state/regional organization serving high school counselors and college admissions professionals in the states of Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Dedicated to encouraging, advocating, and facilitating equal access to post-secondary education, GPACAC fosters communication among students, families, and colleges/universities. GPACAC is one of 23 affiliates of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). Consistent with our mission, GPACAC is offering three non-renewable $1,000 scholarships for students graduating from high school in May/June 2011. One winner from each GPACAC member state - Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma - will receive the one-time award. The scholarship will be issued to the college or university in which the student has enrolled.

GPACAC 2017 Student Scholarships:
Kansas: Cameron Stussie (Lawrence High School)
Oklahoma: John Troy Hudson (Owasso High School) 
Nebraska: Samantha Luehr (Wood River Rural High School)

GPACAC 2013 Student Scholarships:
Nebraska: Hana Maaiah (Westside High School)
Kansas: Anna Gardiner (Gardner Edgerton High School)   
Oklahoma: Jordan Brown (Edmond Memorial High School)


GPACAC 2012 Student Scholarships:
Nebraska: Pei-Yu Hung (Crete High School)
Kansas: Jordan Todd Wiedemann (Wichita Northwest High School)
Oklahoma: Colby Gibson (Newcastle High School) 

GPACAC 2011 Scholarship Recipients:
Kansas: Michelle Klepper (Ellinwood High School)
Nebraska: Mia Clarissa Matlock (Omaha Central High School)
Oklahoma: Michael Miller (Bartlesville High School)

GPACAC 2010 Scholarship Recipients
:
Kansas: Ryan Meyers (Olathe South High School)
Oklahoma: Savannah Simon (Yukon High School)

GPACAC 2009 Scholarship Recipients
:

Nebraska: Neleigh Frandsen (Lincoln Southwest High School)
Oklahoma: Karli Hostetler (Garber High School)
Kansas: Jessica Brown (Shawnee Mission North High School)

 

 

GPACAC 2019 Student Scholarships:

GPACAC proudly offers scholarships, annually, to students attending high school in the three GPACAC membership states,
Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  Please see the scholarship links below for more information on each scholarship!

GPACAC Annual Student Scholarship
   

Paul Max Annual Service Scholarship

High School Counselor Nominated Scholarship

 To view a list of previous scholarship recipients, click here!

 

 

Congratulations to the 2018 GPACAC Scholarship Recipients!

In 2018, GPACAC Awarded $7,000 in scholarships to deserving students in the Great Plains region. 
The GPACAC 2018 recipients of our annual student scholarships are:
 
Counselor Nominated Winners:
Kansas: Lesly Torices (Washburn Rural High School) nominated by Marcie Frederickson
Nebraska: Koralynn Voskamp (Tekamah-Herman Community Schools) nominated by Nishja N. Nuss
Oklahoma: Mallorie Iva Faith Humphreys (Coalgate High School) nominated by Angie West
 
Paul Max Community Service Scholarship:
Ann Marie Elizabeth Flusche (Bishop Kelley High School)
Student Scholarship Winners: 
Kansas: Landon Gage Butler (Mill Valley High School)
Nebraska: Rachel Kathleen Phillips (Elkhorn South High School)
Oklahoma: Sophia Nicole Berry (Bishop Kelley High School)

Below is a list of recipients of previous years by year awarded:

2017 Recipients 
Counselor Nominated Winners:
Kansas: Cameron Stussie (Lawrence High School) nominated by Natalie Konkel
Nebraska: Samantha Luehr (Wood River Rural High School) nominated by Nancy Roberts
Oklahoma: Troy Hudson (Owasso High School) nominated by Melinda Smith
 
Paul Max Community Service Scholarship:
Allison Keimig (Maur Hill-Mount Academy)
Student Scholarship Winners: 
Kansas: Aubrie Harris (Kingman-Norwich USD)
Nebraska: Kristen Schmitt (Papillion LaVista High School)
Oklahoma: Juan Trujillo (Ulysses S Grant High School)
 
2016 Recipients 
Counselor Nominated Winners:
Kansas: Rebecca Reutzel (Washburn Rural High School) nominated by Marcie Frederickson
Nebraska: Gabrielle Roberts (Papillion La Vista High School) nominated by Ann Herbener
Oklahoma: Yaseen Shurbaji (Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics) nominated by Cynthia Brown
 
Paul Max Community Service Scholarship:
Emily Malcom (Minden High School)
Student Scholarship Winners: 
Kansas: Ashtyn Rottinghaus (Wellsville High School)
Nebraska: Micah Klassen (South Sioux City High School)
Oklahoma: Matthew Stephens (Rejoice Christian)

2015 Recipients
 
Kansas Student: Dylan Nicholson (Wallace County High School)
Kansas Counselor: Rebecca Jenkins (Blue Valley Northwest High School) nominated by Rebecca Coker
Nebraska Student: John Pfeifer (Grand Island Central Catholic High School)
Nebraska Counselor: Josie Jastram (Papillion-La Vista High School) nominated by Ann Herbener
Oklahoma Student: Connor White (Muldrow High School)
Oklahoma Counselor: Ana Fernandez Alvarez (Bishop Kelley High School) nominated by Cheryl Sanders
 
Paul Max Community Service Scholarship:
Kansas: Garrett Schulte, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
 
2014 Recipients 
Nebraska Student: Tia Geter (Mercy High School)
Nebraska Counselor: Elaina Eddy (Burwell Jr. Sr. High School) nominated by Julie Tetschner
Kansas Student: Elizabeth Heath (Dighton High School)
Kansas Counselor: Elizabeth Kuhlmann (Blue Valley Northwest High School) nominated by Becky Hodgson
Oklahoma Student: Nehal Patel (Union High School)
Oklahoma Counselor: Burkely Brining (Bishop Kelley High School) nominated by Cheryl Sanders

Paul Max Community Service Scholarship:
Oklahoma: William Price Valdez, Cascia Hall Preparatory School
 
2013 Recipients
Nebraska Student: Hana Maaiah, Westside High School
Nebraska Counselor: Colin Frye, Ralston High School
Kansas Student: Anna Gardiner, Gardner Edgerton High School 
Kansas Counselor: Cole Mowrer, Maranatha Christian Academy
Oklahoma Student: Jordan Brown, Edmond Memorial High School
Oklahoma Counselor: Autumn Smith, Holland Hall

2012 GPACAC Scholarship Recipients
:
Nebraska: Pei-Yu Hung, Crete High School
Kansas: Jordan Todd Wiedemann, Wichita Northwest High School
Oklahoma: Colby Gibson, Newcastle High School

2011 GPACAC Scholarship Recipients: 
Kansas: Michelle Klepper, Ellinwood High School
Nebraska: Mia Clarissa Matlock, Omaha Central High School
Oklahoma: Michael Miller, Bartlesville High School

2010 GPACAC Scholarship Recipients:
Kansas: Ryan Meyers, Olathe South High School
Oklahoma: Savannah Simon, Yukon High School

2009 GPACAC Scholarship Recipients:
Nebraska: Neleigh Frandsen, Lincoln Southwest High School
Oklahoma: Karli Hostetler, Garber High School
Kansas: Jessica Brown, Shawnee Mission North High School
 

 

GPACAC Counselor-Nominated Scholarship


GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your postsecondary educational institution of choice.  

Counselor Requirements:

-Be an active member of Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling.
-Only nominate one student from their high school each year.
-Submit a maximum of 500 word recommendation on why you have chosen to nominate this student for the GPACAC scholarship.


Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

-be a May/June 2019 high school graduate
-attend high school in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
-must be planning on attending a 2 or 4 year educational institution, enrolling in the fall following their high school graduation

The scholarship application typically opens up mid-fall and will close in February each academic year.  Please return to this website in the future to access the scholarship application. 

 

 

 
Great Plains ACAC Leadership Team 2018-2019

President

Stacey Evert
Director of College Counseling, Guidance
Brownell Talbot School
[email protected]
*NACAC Delegate
 
 

 
Past-President
Tara Lebar
School Counselor
Blue Valley West High School
[email protected]

*NACAC Delegate
President-Elect
Tristen Black
Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
University of Oklahoma

Treasurer
Crissy Johns
Guidance Counselor
DeSoto High School

Executive Assistant
Debbie Kremers 
[email protected]
816-719-0132

Admissions Practices Chair
Annette Shamas
Co-Director of College Counseling
Wichita Collegiate School
Professional Development Chair
Marcie Frederickson
School Counseling Department Chair
Washburn Rural High School
[email protected]

College Fair Coordinator
Georgia Drewes
Assistant Director of Admissions
Newman University
[email protected]
Elisha Satterfield
Technology Chair
Elisha Satterfield
Associate Director of Admissions
Wichita State University
[email protected]

Inclusion, Access, & Success Chair
Trey Moore III
Coordinator for Diversity Enrichment Programs
University of Oklahoma

Government Relations Chair
Aaron Hamilton
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Wichita State University
[email protected] 


Scholarship & Grants Chair 
Carmen Hippen
Postsecondary Counselor
Millard West High School

Conference Co-Chair
Amanda Booth
Co-Director of College Counseling
Wichita Collegiate School
[email protected]

Conference Co-Chair

Morgan Brammer 
Director of Events 
University of Oklahoma


Communication Co-Chair
Amy Beaudoin
Associate Dean of Admission
University of Tulsa

Communication Co-Chair
Tristen Black
Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator
University of Oklahoma

Membership Chair
Jennifer McClendon
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Oklahoma State University

[email protected]

 
Secretary
Amanda Sisk
Regional Recruiter for Missouri, Kansas, and Southern Illinois
The University of Alabama

[email protected]
 
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