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Scheduling for 2017-18 School Year:

The Online Scheduling window will be open from Friday, January 20th to Wednesday, February 1st at 10:00 PM. Student were given instructions on how to schedule their classes for the 2017-18 school year.  Please reference the curriculum guide when making course selections.  If there are questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Department.

Scholarships & Career Opportunities:

Be sure to check back often! These change monthly

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Scholarship Criteria Application Online Due Date
PSEA Scholarship Open to seniors who are studying to become a future educator. January 31, 2017
National Honor Society Scholarship Program All senior members in good standing are eligible to apply. See Mrs. Wayman for details February 1, 2017
Marywood University Educators on Campus Scholarship Open to students attending Marywood University. Students must have a minimum SAT score of 1060 total on the Evidence-Based Reading and Math sections combined (or a minimum ACT score of 22), a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.00 scale, and must be referred by an approved Educator on Campus school. Students are awarded $1,000 a year for a total of 4 years. See guidance February 10, 2017
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

Scholarships will be awarded no later than June 9, 2017

Applications is available in guidance. February 10, 2017
Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Requirements:

-Must be a dependent child of a parent working at least 1,000 hours per year, for a minimum of two years

-Must be enrolled to be a full-time college student February 11, 2017
Lehigh Valley Section of Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Open to seniors who are women attending a college or university engineering program. February 12, 2017
Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) at Lehigh University and University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) Four-week summer programs open to current sophomores and juniors who are interested in these fields. Application requirements available in guidance. See guidance
National Civics Education Essay Contest –100 words or less essay

-What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen?

-Anyone from 3rd grade-12th grade February 24, 2017
Making a difference Scholarship Open to High School Seniors. Write 500 words or less essay about a school teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. February 28, 2017
Pennsylvania House Scholarships Open to all seniors who have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. It is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania College, University, or career school as a full-time student. March 1, 2017
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship Open to a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (including business education teaching), business management, etc.).


March 1, 2017


State Farm Good Neighborhood Scholarship Open to high school seniors that have a cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Who plan to enroll full-time for the 2017-18 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Must be a U.S. citizen March 1, 2017
PA Association of Educational Office Professionals Hermine Solt Student Scholarship The PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) offers the Hermine Solt Student Scholarship which is a $500 scholarship for a Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field (secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education). March 1, 2017
Create-a-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award. March 2, 2017
“Agriculture, The Heart of a Growing Wayne-Pike County” Scholarship Open to all seniors who have an interest in agriculture. Application can be found in guidance! March 3, 2017
Masonic Scholarships A resource guide is available to students who have a family member in the Masons. March 15, 2017
United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program Applicants must be seniors who are a member in good standing, or the son/daughter or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers District 10 (Eastern) local union, or the son/daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated local union who was in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death. Application must be requested from local union and returned to Scholarship Fund Committee, United Steelworkers, 10 Canal Street Suite 310 Bristol, PA 19007 March 15, 2017
Penspra Scholarship Open to students who are interested in studying a public relations field (journalism, English, advertising, graphic arts, etc.). Must have a 3.0 GPA and be accepted into a two or four year college, vocational-technical school, or other institution in higher learning. March 15, 2017
PA Elk State Association Open to students who are a child or grandchild of a living Elk member. Accepting students who are furthering their education.


March 31, 2017
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 2016-17. See guidance for application/information March 31, 2017
National Federation of the Blind Open to seniors who are blind and are considering continuing their education at a college or university. March 31, 2017
Albert S. Liperini Scholarship for Social Workers Candidates for graduate and undergraduate programs who demonstrate a commitment to the field of social work. Preference will be given to those who will likely serve in Wayne County. Request an application from the Wayne County Community Foundation website April 1, 2017
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Open to seniors who have their acceptance letter into a nursing program. Then you have to write a one-page paper on why you are pursuing a career in nursing. See guidance for application! April 1, 2017
The Wayne County Community Foundation Scholarships Open to all seniors, each scholarship has certain career path. Please look at all the scholarships listed on the following link to the right. You must submit your high school transcript with it. April 1, 2017
Wayne County Conservation Scholarship Open to seniors entering a two to four-year college under an agricultural, conservation, or environmentally oriented college curriculum. Pease see guidance!!! April 7, 2017
Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Open to seniors who are planning to attend a two or four-year college or technical school and pursue a major in a major in general aviation, mechanical aviation training, aerospace design, aeronautical engineering, or pilot training towards commercial flying. See Guidance for more Information April 7, 2027
Lackawaxen River Conservancy Scholarship Open to seniors who intend to pursue a career supporting environmental conservation and a major to support this goal in college. Applicants must also submit an essay discussing an environmental issue of concern to them and why, a school report completed by guidance, a transcript including GPA, and a letter of recommendation from a science teacher. See guidance April 8, 2017
Kids’ Chance Scholarship Open to seniors who 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. April 14, 2017
2017 Student Insights Scholarship Open to all seniors who are attending a four-year college, community/junior college, or career school. Up to $11,000 in scholarships April 22, 2017
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest The Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1600 words on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The three topic choices are listed on the sponsor’s website and essays will be judged on style and content. April 28, 2017
Pleasant Valley Grange Scholarship Open to seniors who live in Wayne county, going to any type of college. Preference is students who are pursuing a career in agriculture. See Guidance for more information! April 30, 2017
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Open to seniors interested in Forestry, Natural resources, Environmental planning, environmental science, environmental engineering, fish, game, or wildlife management, ecology at a two or four-year college or university. April 30, 2017
Dr. Almo Sebastianelli Drum Corps Scholarship (PA American Legion) Open to any senior who is a child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased. The student must be a member of high school band and going on to higher education with a major in music.


May 1, 2017
Disabled American Veteran 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! See guidance department May 4, 2017
Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship (PA American Legion) Open to any high school senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a four-year degree in a PA college or university.


May 30, 2017
Robert W. Valimont Endowment (PA American Legion) Open to any senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire. The student needs to be seeking a two-year career-oriented education or training in a less-than-four-year program in a PA school.


May 30, 2017
Robert Trace Essay Contest (PA American Legion) Open to students 15-18 years of age who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of PA soldier killed because of war on terrorism. Essay must be on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship – What America Means to



May 31, 2017
Christian College Edge Scholarship The scholarship recipient must have plans to enroll for the first time as a full-time student at a Christ-centered Christian college or Bible college within 16 months of being notified by The Christian Connector, Inc. that he/she has won the drawing.


May 31, 2017
Aspiring Business Professional This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. June 1, 2017
Aspiring Animation Professional This is for high school seniors who can win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. June 1, 2017
Got a Spine Scholarship Be attending college or university in any field of study on a full-time basis no later than October of 2017. Applicants must have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year. Applicants must also be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2017. Answers must be submitted to the essay questions no later than 11:59 PM EST on June 2, 2017.


June 2, 2017
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.


June 15, 2017
Global Lift Equipment Scholarship Be planning to attend 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.


June 15, 2017
BigSun Scholarship All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Please send us a short essay (500 – 1,000 words) answering the following questions: How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you? Has your participation influenced your career goals? Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family? June 19, 2016
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship Open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs June 30, 2017
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.


June 30, 2017
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.


July 15, 2017
Cooke College Scholarship Applicants must plan to graduate from a US high school in spring 2017 and intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2017. Applicants must also earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above, and have a SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 (based on the old SAT scores) or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. Applicants must also demonstrate significant unmet financial need and a rigorous application review includes analysis of grades, standardized test scores, participation in available advanced courses, student essays, letters of recommendation, and family finances.


Check website for deadlines.
Discover Nursing Open to seniors pursuing the field of nursing. Will help you find scholarships.


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. Check website for deadline.
American Legion Scholarships Offers a variety of scholarships to seniors offering up to $7,500 in scholarship money.


Varies on scholarship
SAE Engineering Scholarship Open to seniors pursuing their education in engineering, or related area. (Computer Science is included) Varies
Student Scholarships A variety of scholarships are open to different grade levels.


Varies Scholarship Applicants must use to visit the pages of 5 college of their choice to be entered.


Monthly deadlines
CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship Open to student-athletes planning to attend a four-year university with a complete CaptainU profile. Application will be judged on profile completeness, recruiting activity on & promotion of CaptainU. Winner will be announced on Facebook page.


Quarterly deadlines
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.
Oral Roberts University Quest Whole Person Scholarship Scholarship recipients will demonstrate the following: Christian Worldview, Lifestyle of Service, Academic Achievement, Leadership Ability, Vision to Make a Life-Changing Impact on Others, and a Healthy Lifestyle. To qualify, you must be a high school senior, recent high school graduate or transfer student with plans to attend ORU and be nominated by a non-family member, such as a school official, church official, community leader or a member of the ORU alumni, faculty, or staff. See for more information and to send a request to be nominated.

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