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MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS
PUPIL SERVICES COORDINATOR

SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 9-12 (A-L)

mfitzsimmons@westernwayne.org

KASEY GRIBBLE
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 9-12 (M-Z)

RENEE CHERNIN
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 9 – 12 (IEP AND 504)

JOSEPH TOTSKY
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR 504S,
7TH & 8TH GRADE

Lisa Jacques
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

ANNA CULKIN
EVERGREEN SCHOOL COUNSELOR

RACHAEL PALKO
EVERGREEN SCHOOL COUNSELOR

ERICA BOOTH
RDW SCHOOL COUNSELOR

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Scholarship Criteria Application Online Due Date
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) Foundation Scholarship Program The PACB Scholarship Fund is awarding $1000 renewable scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Top scholarship winners will receive the Frank A. Pinto Scholarship for Excellence award of $500 the first year. See Guidance for details February 23, 2018
Making A Difference:  Great Teachers, 2017 Essay Contest Write a 500 word essay about the teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. See Guidance for details February 28, 2018
Sterling Civic Association (SCA) Scholarship Requirements

 

•Must be a resident of Sterling Township

•Must be a high school senior or already enrolled in a college or technical/trade school

•Scholarship will be awarded no later than March 30, 2018

 

 

See Guidance for details February 28, 2018
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship This is a $500 scholarship that was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field.  This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior applicant graduating from a Pennsylvania High School or Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School to be used as either tuition assistance or as a school bookstore credit at any approved two or four-year post-secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field.

 

https://www.paeop.com/page/71

 

March 1, 2018
Agriculture, The Heart of a Growing Wayne-Pike County Scholarship Offered to deserving Wayne and Pike County high schools seniors as a way to heighten long-term interest in agriculture and its varied positive impacts in our area. The local farm bureau also hopes to promote student consideration of the growing field of agricultural career opportunities. See guidance for details March 1, 2018
A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship Three awards will be given ($1,000; $500; $250) to Any current, full-time, part-time student of an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school or other logistics program, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to become eligible. There is no requirement of minimum age.

Essay is required.

https://www.a1autotransport.com/a-1-auto-transport-scholarship/

 

March 10, 2018
Masonic Scholarships A resource guide is available to students who have a family member in the Masons. http://pmyf.org/scholarships/ March 15, 2018
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Hog Island Camp 2018 Scholarship The camp is designed for families with children ages 8-13 years old (children must be in this age range at the time of camp). The Audubon scholarship is for one child and one related adult. One of the two applicants must reside in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne or northern Pike County, Pennsylvania. Grandparents, aunts, or uncles are welcome. August 12-17 is an ideal time to enjoy the natural world along the Maine coast. http://www.nepaaudubon.org/ March 15, 2018
Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics

 

2018 Blair E. Caboot Memorial Scholarship

 

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NPCTM) annually presents a $750 scholarship to a deserving senior student from northeastern Pennsylvania. The scholarship is in memory of Blair E. Caboot, a past President of NPCTM and mathematics educator in the Abington Heights School District and Keystone College. The scholarship applicant should excel in mathematics in high school and have future plans in a mathematics-related field.

 

https://sites.google.com/ctclc.edu/npctm/scholarship-information

 

March 16, 2018
R.E.S.C.U.E. Benjamin B. Stone Memorial Scholarship Write an essay addressing past environmental interests and accomplishments and describe future plans to protect the environment. community-foundation.org/scholarships

 

 

March 26, 2018
American Legion School  Award Medal and Scholarship Program Submit a resume that highlights work experience, community service, and extracurricular activities. Students must show that they have had a credible and integral part in helping either a Veteran’s organization or a Veteran through their own physical efforts. Write a brief synopsis of what organization or veteran worked with. Please include names, your service, and the outcome of your volunteering. See guidance for  details March 30, 2018
Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship The United Way of Lackawanna & Wayne Counties has established a scholarship to assist high school students from Lackawanna & Wayne Counties, who plan to pursue a post-secondary education.  Students must be involved in community service activities in programs funded by this United Way, full time resident of Lackawanna or Wayne County and be accepted by and accredited university, college, or trade school, in a 2 or 4-year degree program for 2018-19. See Guidance for details March 31, 2018
National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania Scholarships Any legally blind person who will be a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year is encouraged to apply. National Scholarships: http://www.nfb.org/scholarships to complete an online application.

State Scholarships: Download and complete the application found at www.nfbp.org/scholarships and mail it with all supporting documents.

March 31, 2018
The Cinderella’s Closet of NEPA Scholarship of the Scranton Area Foundation Will be awarded to one female or female-identified student currently attending a high school in NEPA as a one-time gift of $500.00. Student should have 50 or more documented volunteer hours with 25+ at a single NEPA non-profit organization. Priority will be given to those who volunteered for Cinderella’s Closet. Grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Plans to pursue secondary school education. One written character reference. Financial need will be considered. See Guidance for Details April 1, 2018
Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarship Program Wayne County Community Foundation is offering over 20 scholarships to Wayne County residents. The Foundation Scholarship Committee will match intended college majors with appropriate scholarships. www.waynefoundation.org (Must mail official transcript from guidance department) April 1, 2018
Perry/Westgate Memorial Scholarship Open to any student entering a 2 or 4 year college under and agricultural, conservation, or environmentally oriented college curriculum. Only open to Wayne County students for $1000. See Guidance for details April 6, 2018
THE LACKAWAXEN RIVER CONSERVANCY SCHOLARSHIP

 

The Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship is open to all college-bound twelfth-grade students who

· attend school in the Lackawaxen Watershed.  (The high schools in the Lackawaxen Watershed are Honesdale H. S., Wallenpaupack Area H.S., Western Wayne H. S., and Canaan Christian Academy H. S.)

· intend to pursue a career supporting environmental conservation

· plan to major in college in a subject area that will lead to the achievement of this career goal.

The amount of the award is $500.

 

See Guidance for details April 12, 2018

 

 

 

Penn State Wayne/Pike Alumni Association Scholarship For graduating seniors of local high schools who are planning on attending ANY Penn State Campus. 3.0 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation required. Must be mailed directly to:

Maureen Beilman

76 Highland Drive

Hawley, PA 18428

Application in guidance.

See guidance for details April 13, 2018
Jeremy Hiller Scholarship Graduating seniors can submit short essay responses to apply for the Jeremy Hiller Scholarship. Use the Google Form to apply conveniently online. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNdw0hCrO7Ypiarcz54SxuUSAPTJdHRI3yaqier9m1AhU_rw/viewform

 

April 15, 2018
Kid’s Chance of PA 2018 Scholarship Applicants must be bound for post-secondary education. Applicants must be entering to study or already studying toward receiving an undergraduate bachelor or associates degree. Applicants must have at least one custodial parent or step-parent who has been seriously injured or killed in a work-related accident that has been documented by the parent’s employer. Applicant’s parent’s injury or death must be related to the work-related accident. http://www.kidschanceofpa.org/scholarships/scholarship_applications.php April 15, 2018
2018 Student-View Scholarship Program Offered to seniors who plan on attending four-year, community/junior college, or trade school. No minimum SAT or GPA, No essay, No lengthy application forms, or fees. Winners chosen randomly. Log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. April 22, 2018
2018 Road to Safety Scholarship Contest Graduating, college-bound seniors may submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk and/or distracted driving for their chance to win college scholarship money ($1000, $750 and $500). See Guidance for details or go to www.arrivealivepa.com

 

 

 

April 27, 2018
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 114 Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, seniors must have either a parent or grandparent who is a disabled veteran of the Armed Services. Simple as filling out an index card!

A  3″ x 5″ card with:

– Senior’s name

Name of their parent / grandparent that is a Disabled veteran (and what branch of service ),

High school’s name

Name of intended college, university, trade school, etc. the student plans to attend (and major/focus of study)

See Guidance for details April 30, 2018
Feel Good Charities Scholarship Application Feel Good Charities will honor one

graduating senior student, in each of fifteen different local school districts,

who exemplifies the concept of “Paying It Forward” by being kind to others and

making others in the community “feel good” about life. This scholarship is

intended for a student of good moral character, who exhibits a desire for helping

others and has a positive impact on his/her community. The student must also

attend a two-year or four-year college, vocational/technical school or enlist in

military service next year.

A scholarship of $500 will be awarded to each student selected by the committee.

See Guidance for details April 30, 2018
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Offering a $4,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who wishes to major in an environmental field such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning/Engineering, Fish/Game/Wildlife Management, Ecology, or Environmental Science at an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university. http://www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships/

 

April 30, 2018
Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarship

 

 

 

Must be accepted to a Community/Urban Forestry, Arboriculture, or related field of study. www.Nthardwoods.org

 

April 30, 2018
Pleasant Valley Grange #1074 Applicant must reside in Wayne County. Preference will be given to applicants who are planning on a future in agriculture or some related field. Requirements: application, principal  reference and character reference letter, transcript, biographical statement. See guidance for details April 30, 2018
Bill & Cay von Ahnen Memorial Scholarship (for attendance at PSU – Worthington Scranton) This scholarship honors my parents, neither of whom attended college themselves, but came to value education nonetheless. The goal of the scholarship, first and foremost, is to help a graduating Western Wayne student who might not otherwise be able to afford higher education. You don’t necessarily need to be the best student in your class or have participated in every club/sport. I am more concerned about your future and your passion to excel

academically at the next level. The scholarship is not tied to a particular major for a reason.

What is required:

‐Completion of the attached application. Return to your Guidance Department by 5/1.

‐Completion of the FAFSA. Attach a copy of your SAR (Student Aid Report) to confirm EFC

(Estimated Family Contribution). Black out any sensitive information (SSN, etc).

‐Minimum senior‐year GPA of 2.0

‐Demonstrated financial need (as reflected on your SAR). Scholarships/grants are not to exceed

the amount of tuition/books.

‐Enrollment at PSU‐Worthington Scranton as a full‐time student.

See Guidance for details May 1, 2018
John P. & Elizabeth Knash Memorial Scholarship Any graduating student who is a resident of Wayne County and interested in pursuing a field in horticulture/floral design or a related field such as agriculture, agribusiness, etc. may apply. See guidance for details May 1, 2018
Forest City Rotary Club Scholarship The graduating senior should have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by community service or work-related activities. The student will have excelled in volunteering/service with the goal of helping others.

Three scholarships will be awarded: one scholarship winner will be chosen from each school: Forest City Regional, Mountain View, and Western Wayne. One letter of recommendation, proof of acceptance/commitment to college, 500 word essay describing community service.

See guidance for details May 11, 2018
Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for HS Junior Student-Athletes Eligibility now extends to any high school junior (Class of 2019) residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports. www.positivecoach.org/scholarships May 31, 2018
Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania Open to seniors furthering their academic education through college level courses in the Fire Sciences or related academic programs. Two annual scholarships will be offered in each of the sic sections of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as prescribed by the F.A.S.P. as follows: One $1,000.00 Scholarship Toward a Bachelor Degree; One $500.00 Scholarship Toward an Associate Degree. http://pafirefighters.org/scholarships/

 

June 15, 2018
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Be planning on attending a post-secondary institution in Canada or the US no later than the Fall of 2017. Applicants must also have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page. https://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php

 

June 15, 2018
Lift Parts Express Scholarship Open to any current senior in high school expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2017 at any college/university in the US or Canada. Applicants must submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline. https://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php

 

June 30, 2018
Console & Hollawell’s Legal Scholarship Students must have a high school diploma or GED and currently pursuing a law degree. Or be a senior and intend on pursuing a law degree. http://www.myinjuryattorney.com/legal-scholarship-2017-2018/

 

July 15, 2018
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018. This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Interested students may visit https://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here they’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. August 31, 2018
American Legion Scholarships Many different scholarships available. https://www.legion.org/scholarships

 

Check website for deadlines
Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships Many different scholarships available https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/scholarships/

 

Check website for deadlines
Discover Nursing Open to seniors pursuing the field of nursing. Will help you find scholarships. http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#levels=high-school

 

Check website for deadlines.
PA New Economy Tech. Scholarship Program Pennsylvania offers two scholarships; the SciTech Scholarship which provides up to $3,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to students enrolled in a bachelor degree program as a full time student in an approved science or technology program. Both scholarships require the student to begin employment in the state within one year for each year that they scholarship was received. www.pheaa.org Check website for deadline.
PROFS Scholarship Fund A scholarship fund we developed for foster children pursuing higher education or trade credentialization. http://www.childpromise.org/profs-scholarship-fund-providing-resources-and-opportunities-for-future-stand-outs-profs/

 

Check website for deadlines.
SAE Engineering Scholarship Open to seniors pursuing their education in engineering, or related area. (Computer Science is included) www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm Varies
Student Scholarships A variety of scholarships are open to different grade levels. www.studentscholarships.org

 

Varies

 

 

Wayne Memorial Educational Reimbursement Program This program is designed to encourage enrollment in education programs for positions that are difficult and/or considered career shortage areas (example nursing).  Some educational costs can be forgiven in return for full time employment. Call the Wayne memorial Hospital Resources Department at 570-253-8989 for details.
AES Scholarship The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site. We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php

 

October 6, 2018
October 6, 2018