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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

Wildcats Acting Kindly

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Scholarship Criteria Application Online Due Date
Wayne County Business and Professional Women Awarded to a woman who is furthering her education. Requirements include transcripts, proof of college enrollment, two recommendation letters, essay which addresses your career goals (limit 500 words. See guidance for details April 10, 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
RDW Parent-Teacher Association Two $250.00 scholarships to former RDW students. 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
C.O.A.L. Foundation Scholarship Write a brief essay (500 words max) about any adversity you have overcome that you believe has made you a stronger person. See guidance for details April 16, 2018
Western Wayne Education Association Aid for Continuing Education Respond to the following: schools applied and accepted, intended major, any honors received, activity involvement, community activities/jobs, honors and AP courses, two written letters that address your character. See guidance for details April 20, 2018 (2:30pm)
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
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 April 23, 2018
Betty Phillips Nursing Scholarship Application in guidance: statement of future goals, employment,  extra-curricular activities, academic achievements, GPA See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Collins Memorial Scholarship Emphasis on community service See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Kelly Sledzinski Memorial Scholarship Application in guidance: statement of future goals, employment,  extra-curricular activities, academic achievements, GPA See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Lake Ariel Lions Club Scholarship Opening to seniors who will be pursuing their education See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Laurel Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Educational Scholarship Awards three $500 scholarships to high school seniors who exemplify good citizenship and high moral character. See guidance for details April 27, 2018
LTHC Broadband Scholarship Application Outline your extracurricular activities, your reason for choosing your field of study, and financial need See guidance for details April 27, 3018
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
Scott A. Black/Christopher Taylor Memorial Scholarship Open to Western Wayne seniors who will be pursing their education. See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Sydney Fahrenbach Memorial Scholarship The 2018 Sydney Fahrenbach Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship worth $1,000 awarded by Sydney’s family to a senior female athlete of good academic standing, and who upon high school graduation will continue her education. See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Waymart Lions Scholarship Application in guidance: statement of future goals, employment,  extra-curricular activities, academic achievements, GPA See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Waymart Lodge Masonic Scholarship Open to seniors furthering their education after graduation See guidance for details April 27, 2018
Wayne County Builders Association This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has chosen a career in the building trades. Requirements: verification of acceptance to trade school, college or university majoring or minoring in a field corresponding to the building industry, junior and senior year GPA and attendance, Character in and out of school, 100 word essay on why you chose the building trades. See guidance for details April 28, 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
Fraternal Order of Police, Northeastern Lodge #63 Two scholarships to students who wish to pursue a career in Criminal Justice or become a Municipal Police Officer (Act 120). $500.00. Students must be in good standing with no disciplinary record, have maintained a B average during junior and senior year, and write a 500 word essay about why they wish to pursue a career in law enforcement, what their goals wills be, and how they hope to impact society. Attach a transcript and acceptance letter. 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
Rotary Club of Hamlin $1,000 Scholarship Senior from the Western Wayne School District who demonstrates commitment to community services. Priority given to Interact Club Members and 1st Generation college students. See guidance for details May 1, 2018
Jake Burkhardt Memorial Scholarship Jake was a former Western Wayne student who loved photography. Construct a photo essay consisting of 3 or more pictures depicting aspects of your life that mean the most to you. Include a physical copy of each picture and at least 250 words per picture explaining why you chose it. $500 award. See guidance for details May 4, 2018
The Cherry Ridge Chapter 283 of The Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Senior planning on attending a 2 or 4-year college or technical school and pursuing a major in general aviation, aerospace design, aeronautical engineering, or pilot training towards commercial flying. Essay- Who or what has motivated you to pursue a post high school education. How have academics, extracurricular activities, or volunteerism played an instrumental part in your decision making regarding a major? See guidance for details May 10, 2018
Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller, and Savonna Commandery #89 and The Honesdale Bank, Trustees 2018 Scholarship Wayne County residents can be awarded $1,000 up to five times. https://www.hnbbank.bank/about/scholarships/ May 11, 2018 (4pm)
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
The Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Nursing Scholarship Official copy of high school transcripts, thee letters of recommendation from non-related adults, one full page essay describing reason for pursuing career in nursing and reason for applying for scholarship, copy of nursing acceptance, and wallet size photo. See guidance for details May 12, 2018
The Jennifer Killam Memorial Scholarship presented by the Honesdale Area Jaycees Complete application with community involvement/volunteer organizations, scholastic extra-curricular activities, awards/special recognition, and work experience. Fill out application entirely.  Attach an essay that contains your secondary education plans, the field you are interested in, your reason for choosing this field and future plans. Feel free to attach teacher recommendations. Award is $1,500. See guidance for details May 18, 2018
Pike-Wayne License Beverage Association Scholarship Grant Awarded to a member of the senior class, with a “c” or better GPA, who has been accepted to a qualified school and demonstrates need. The scholarship is for students majoring in culinary arts or restaurant management. See guidance for details May 18, 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
Cardrates.com Financial Futures Scholarships Annual $1,000 scholarship for seniors at Western Wayne High School who plan to pursue a career in the finance industry. http://www.cardrates.com/scholarship/ July 31, 2018
ZipRecruiter Scholarship Write a 500-800 word essay about a job you have had and how it relates to your ideal post-grad career. $3,000. https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

 

July 31, 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

 

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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