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MATTHEW FITZSIMMONS
PUPIL SERVICES COORDINATOR

SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 11-12 (A-L)

KASEY GRIBBLE
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 11-12 (M-Z)

RENEE CHERNIN
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 9-10 (A-L)

RACHAEL PALKO
SCHOOL COUNSELOR – GRADES 9-10 (M-Z)

JOSEPH TOTSKY
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
7TH & 8TH GRADE

LISA JACQUES
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

ANNA CULKIN
EVERGREEN SCHOOL COUNSELOR

TARA MORCOM
EVERGREEN SCHOOL COUNSELOR

ERICA GERMANI
RDW SCHOOL COUNSELOR

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Lehigh Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded to students who identify as female graduating from area high schools (areas with zip codes beginning 177-187 and 195-196, which includes over 20 counties in Pennsylvania) in 2023 and enrolling in an engineering program at a college or university in the summer or fall of 2023.  The scholarship recipients are chosen every year based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, an evaluation form, and an essay.

 

January 29, 2023 http://lv.swe.org/scholarships.html

 

PACAC Scholarship

(Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling)

The PACAC Scholarships are for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student’s goal of continuing their education.

Multiple scholarships were awarded in May 2022.  The top recipient received the $1,500 Scholarship in memory of one of our PACAC founding fathers, Benjamin James.  The other three recipients received a $1,000 Scholarship.  These are one-time, nonrenewable scholarships.

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic performance in a college prep curriculum, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Financial need
  • Commitment to furthering their post-secondary education
  • PACAC Membership; at least one member of the student’s secondary school counseling office, or community-based organization, must be a current PACAC member. Students who work with an Independent Educational Consultant who holds current PACAC membership may also apply.

 

February 1, 2023 https://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship

 

Elks National Foundation – Legacy Awards Eligibility

  • For the 2023 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2020, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2023. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
  • The applicant must be a high school senior.
  • The applicant must apply online only. The 2023 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 6, 2023, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
  • If the applicant’s parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent’s Elks Lodge.
  • We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2023 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.
  • Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.
  • Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

If you are selected as a 2023 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform three instances of service with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.

February 6, 2023 at 11:59 Pm PST https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm#WhoIsEligible

 

Explore Scholarships Scholarship – College Board Students in the class of 2023 who explore the BigFuture Scholarship Search will earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships. As soon as you explore one or more other scholarships, you’ll be automatically entered into monthly drawings. BigFuture will award $500 scholarships to students who explore scholarships between July 2022 and February 2023. We’ll select 50 winners every month. BigFuture will award two $40,000 scholarships every month between now and February 2023. By exploring scholarships, you’ll also automatically earn 1 entry for every $40,000 drawing. February 2023 https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/scholarship-details/explore-scholarships

 

Apply to Colleges Scholarship – College Board Students in the class of 2023 who apply to two or more colleges will earn entries in monthly drawings for $500 and $40,000 scholarships. As soon as you confirm your applications to college, you’ll be automatically entered into drawings. February 2023 https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/bigfuture-scholarships/scholarship-details/apply-to-colleges

 

PSECU Scholarship This scholarship program awards scholarships valued at up to $8,000 ($2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years) to six students each year.

Applicants must:

  • Be a PSECU member by December 31, 2022. Individuals with custodial accounts are eligible. Joint owners, however, aren’t considered members.
  • Be a current high school senior.
  • Be planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university in fall 2023.

 

February 28, 2023 https://go.psecu.com/scholarships

 

Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau Scholarship The Wayne/Pike County Farm Bureau offers the “Agriculture, The Heat of Growing Wayne/Pike County” Scholarship to deserving high school seniors as a way to heighten a long-term interest in agriculture and its varied positive impacts in our area. March 1, 2023 See Guidance for details.
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.

Eligible applicants must attend school in one of the following counties: Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wayne, & Wyoming.

March 3, 2023 https://sites.google.com/ctclc.edu/npctm/scholarship-information?authuser=0

 

FNCB Bank Scholarship FNCB Bank will award three one-year scholarships each in the amount of $1,000. Awards are made payable to the recipient’s school and may be applied to any component of the school’s comprehensive fee.

A student is eligible to apply if:

  1. The student or their parent(s)/guardian(s) must be an FNCB customer* and;
  2. The student must be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a full-time accredited undergraduate or trade/technical school in the 2023-2024 school year.

*All accounts must be active and in good standing, with no delinquent or charged off loans.

Children of FNCB Bank employees or officials are not eligible to apply.

March 15, 2023 https://www.fncb.com/scholarship

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship As one of the nation’s largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to apply for any of the Horatio Alger Undergraduate Scholarships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school student in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

 

March 15, 2023 https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/85190-Horatio-Alger-Association

 

United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship An applicant must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the Local Union participating in the Scholarship Program; 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.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must be in the graduating class of the year the scholarships are awarded. Applicants who have graduated high school or completed one semester or more at any college or university are ineligible.

March 15, 2023 (must be postmarked by this date) See Guidance for details.
The Vanessa Joy VanGorder Memorial Scholarship This $2,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to pursue a career in education or environmental studies. March 24, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 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 (office technology, accounting, secretarial, business education (including business education teaching), business management, etc.). March 31, 2023 (must be postmarked by this date) https://www.paeop.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=71

 

Mike Munchak Community Service Scholarship Candidates must be actively involved in community service activities in programs funded by the United Way, be full-time resident and/or students of districts within Lackawanna, Wayne, or Pike Counties and accepted by an accredited university, college or trade school in a two or four year degree track, for the 2023-24 school year.

 

March 31, 2023 www.uwlc.net

 

Shikar-Safari Club International (SSCI) Scholarship Students entering college, technical school or graduate programs in the area of wildlife conservation, outdoor education, game and land management, and the life/animal sciences applicable to the above. SSCI annually approves an amount dedicated to the scholarship program. Awards up to $5,000 per applicant per year will be considered. Renewals will be considered on a case by case basis. April 1, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Wayne Conservation District Perry/Westgate Memorial Scholarship Contest is open to any student entering a 2 or 4 year college under an agricultural, conservation, or environmentally oriented college curriculum.  If there are any questions regarding the curriculum you plan to study, contact the office.  Some examples would be Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Engineering, Aquatic Biology, Soil Sciences, Parks and Recreation, Forest Sciences, Agronomy, Wildlife Biology, etc.

 

STUDENT MUST BE ENTERING FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE IN CURRENT YEAR.

 

The contest is open to Wayne County students only.

 

There is no discrimination to race or sex.

 

April 6, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship Scholarship is a for a deserving high school senior, pursuing a career in nursing and living in the Wayne Memorial Hospital Vicinity. April 10, 2023 See Guidance for details.
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.

 

April 12, 2023 https://lackawaxenriver.org/mission-goals/the-lackawaxen-river-conservancy-scholarship/

or

See Guidance for details.

 

Human Resource Foundation Scholarship HRF offers three $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors and one $1,000 scholarship to an adult learner either entering college for the first time or returning to college to embark on a career change.

Eligible students/learners will reside in Wayne, Pike, or Monroe County. He/she will be planning to pursue a career in Human Services, Social Work, or Special Education. Preference will be given to individuals who are looking to pursue human, social, educational, or health/clinical career paths working directly with individuals with disabilities.

 

April 15, 2023 https://www.hrfnepa.org/scholarships

 

Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance In 3,000 words, you are encouraged to raise questions, single out issues, and identify dilemmas involving resistance. Essays may be written in the formal or informal tone, but most importantly, an individual voice should be evident. The essay should be developed from your point of view and may be biographical, historical, literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological or theological. It must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted. It must have a title, and must be written in English Essay should be titled, typed in 12-point font easily readable font (such as Times New Roman), double-spaced with 1″ margins and numbered pages. Submissions will be judged anonymously, by the Gettysburg College Jewish Studies Committee.

 

Email your essay, with “Georges Lieber” as the subject, to the Jewish Studies Committee at Gettysburg College:

gettysburgcollegejewishstudies@gmail.com

April 19, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Scholarship This college scholarship is open to all high school seniors in Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties of Pennsylvania who will be attending a two or four-year college full time and majoring in one of the following curricula:

  • Forestry
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fish, Game, or Wildlife Management
  • Ecology and/or Environmental Studies

The scholarship is awarded in increments of $1,000 per year for each year of the degree program.

April 30, 2023 http://www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships/

 

Northern Tier Hardwood Association Scholarship The Northern Tier Hardwood Association (NTHA) of Pennsylvania is offering one $1500 scholarship to a student majoring in forest management, forest products, or a closely related field. Students should be current students at a two or four-year college or university. In order to apply a student needs to have graduated from a high school and have lived in one of the following counties in Pennsylvania: Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wyoming, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne or Pike, or are student members of NTHA. April 30, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 114 Scholarship The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 114 Scholarship is available for students who have a parent/grandparent that was disabled in some way in connection with military service.  Discharge paperwork, Veteran Administration proof, etc. are not required for the application.

 

The amount of the award is $500.

 

May 2, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Thorpe Merit Scholarship The Thorpe Merit Scholarship is a $500 award given to a graduating Western Wayne senior that demonstrates academic excellence as well as community involvement and/or extracurricular activities. Eligibility is limited to graduating seniors planning on attending a two or four year college/university. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by June 2nd. May 19, 2023 See Guidance for details.
Discover Nursing Open to seniors pursuing the field of nursing. Many different scholarships available. Check website for deadlines http://www.discovernursing.com/scholarships#levels=high-school
Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships Many different scholarships are available. Check website for deadlines https://pa-legion.com/programs/student-and-youth/scholarships-program/

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