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october

thu19oct6:30 pm8:00 pmMEET THE CANDIDATES - School Board and Municipal6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Robert D. Wilson Elementary Library

sat21octalldayalldayBand Craft Fair(All Day: saturday)

tue24octalldayalldayRachel’s Challenge “Go Orange Day”(All Day: tuesday)

tue31octalldayalldayEarly Dismissal – Noon – Act 80 Teacher In-Service(All Day: tuesday)

november

thu09nov10:00 am12:00 pmVeterans’ Day Assembly - Veterans Auditorium Dedication10:00 am - 12:00 pm High School Auditorium

tue21nov12:00 pm8:00 pmParent/Teacher Conferences - Early Dismissal Noon12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

22novallday27alldaySchools Closed Thanksgiving Break(All Day)

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
Horatio Alger Scholarship Open to seniors that plan to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the U.S. Demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/ October 25, 2017
Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award This is a writing competition open to all Pennsylvania public school students in their junior year of high school. Students submit an original essay of not more than 750 words discussing the modern day relevance of a selected quotation by Benjamin Franklin. See Guidance for details. October 27, 2017
Coca-Cola Scholar Open to seniors who will be pursuing their degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Must have demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, and employment. www.coca-colascholars.org

 

October 31, 2017
$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship

 

Open to all high school and college students. Simply log in or create a free account below to apply. https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/?utm_source=gPPC&utm_medium=Paid%20Search&utm_term=Scholarships&utm_content=NES&utm_campaign=gPPC_NES_Display&gclid=CPP18_mZ4tYCFdNMDQodsZgKow

 

October 31, 2017
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition The Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition is open to high school students. To enter, you must write and record a three- to five-minute broadcast script on the following theme: “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” https://www.vfw.org/VOD/ October 31, 2017
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Applicant must be 13 years of age or older. A short 250-word or less essay on the following topic required: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive. http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/zombie-apocalypse-scholarship/2026241/?utm_source=In-House&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GC_CXSS_091716

 

October 31, 2017
PA Society Scholarship Program With the Maguire Foundation Applicants must be current high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited non-proprietary four-year college or university which must be located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entire 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), have been an active participant in community and/or extracurricular activities, have demonstrated financial needs, and be able to submit a completed Applicant Appraisal from a school counselor, teacher, work supervisor or a community or religious leader. https://www.scholarsapply.org/pennsylvaniasociety/

 

November 1, 2017
10 Words or Less Scholarship Open to anyone who is between the ages of 14-25 who will be attending school in the Fall of 2017. Applicants must go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships. On the left hand side of the page you will find an area entitled “10 Words or Less Scholarship”. In the comment section underneath the “10 Words or Less Scholarship” answer the following:

In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $500 scholarship.

Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to “Like” our Facebook page. Note we will only read the answers provided from people that have “Liked” our page.

https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/10258/10_words_or_less_scholarship_scholarship.php

 

November 1, 2017
National Association of Secondary Principals Volunteer Award Program Open to any high school student who has distinguished themselves through volunteer work. Interested students should complete the application online and return it to guidance. One student will be selected as the Western Wayne Prudential Spirit of Community Award and become eligible to compete for statewide recognition. www.principals.org/prudential November 7, 2017
Cooke College Scholarship This scholarship rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/?ep_mid=11293867&ep_rid=151039265

 

November 14, 2017
Marywood University – EOC Scholarship Students must possess a minimum SAT score of 1060 total on the Evidence-Based Reading and Math sections combined (or 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 See Guidance for details. November 15, 2017
Barbra Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers (Physics) Open to seniors who will be pursuing a future as a high school physics teacher http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm

 

December 1, 2017
AXA Foundation Open to seniors who have demonstrated ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family, and community, and ability to succeed in college. www.axa-achievement.com December 15, 2017 or first 10,000 applicants (whichever comes first)
Foster Care Grants (Chafee Education & Training Grant Program) Open to students who will be pursuing their education. Criteria is based on youth who are likely to remain in foster care and those who have aged out of foster care up to 21 years of age. https://www.pheaa.org/funding-opportunities/other-educational-aid/chafee-program.shtml

 

December 31, 2017
PSECU Scholarship Program Open to seniors who are immediate family of PSECU members, residents of the household of PSECU members, with other criteria available in guidance. Applicants must also complete a 350-500 word essay. www.psecu.com/scholarships

 

December 31, 2017 (see application for other deadlines)
Unigo $10K Scholarship Applicants must be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online written response to the question:
“Surprise! You just got elected president. What’s your first tweet?” (140 characters or less, including spaces)
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/unigo-10k-scholarship?utm_medium=cpa&utm_source=collegexpress&utm_campaign=Unigo$2010k%20Scholarship

 

December 31, 2017
RiSE Scholarship Foundation Open to students with learning disabilities that have overcome challenges, achieved academic success in their formative school years and will continue their educational journey by pursuing an undergraduate degree at a college or university. http://risescholarshipfoundation.org/rise-award/apply-now/

 

January 2018
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. http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm

 

February 2, 2017
Masonic Scholarships A resource guide is available to students who have a family member in the Masons. http://pmyf.org/scholarships/ March 15, 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
American Legion Scholarships Many different scholarships available. https://www.legion.org/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.
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.