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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

Scholarship Criteria Due Date Application Location
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.

$1000

April 9, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Upper Delaware River Basin Citizens Scholarship If you have demonstrated a commitment to farming, are presently a high school senior living in the Upper

Delaware River Basin, and have made a commitment to furthering your educational ambitions in agriculture,

we would like to hear from you! In order to give us (UDRBC Scholarship Committee) an understanding of your

goals and the ideas you may have to not only preserve farming, but to revitalize it here in the Upper Delaware

River Basin, we would like to know a few things about you.

The following should be attached to the application submittal:

·         Signed letter(s) of recommendation (i.e. principal, teacher, mentor, etc.) – limit to two (2) please

·         Transcript of courses completed

·         A biographical statement telling us about yourself including your accomplishments and your reasons for applying for this scholarship. Include participation in agriculture related organizations such as 4-H, Future Farmers of America (FFA), or similar clubs

·         Three essay responses

April 9, 2021 See Guidance for details.
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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

1.        Completed student application

2.        Essay discussing an environmental issue of concern to applicant and why.

3.        School report and recommendation from counselor

4.        Official transcript including GPA.

5.        High school profile

6.        Recommendation from a science teacher

Deadline:  April 12, 2021

April 12, 2020 See Guidance for details.
Human Resources Foundation Scholarship Each year, the HRF offers three $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors. Eligible students must reside and attend school in Wayne, Pike, or Monroe County, 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, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Jeremy J Hiller Scholarship • Complete an application.

• List all activities, achievements, volunteerism, employment and extracurricular involvement throughout your high

school career.

• List the 2 or 4 year college or technical school you plan on attending post high school.

• Essay Questions. Attach short answer essay responses to the application (1 paragraph minimum per essay. Essays should contain detailed and meaningful responses.)

April 15, 2021 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNdw0hCrO7Ypiarcz54SxuUSAPTJdHRI3yaqier9m1AhU_rw/viewform

 

Wayne County Grown/PASA Scholarship This scholarship (a minimum amount of $500) will be awarded to students who plan to study for careers related to sustainability in Agriculture, Conservation, Renewable Natural Resources, the Environment, Science and Science Education occupations, for example but not limited to: plant scientist, soil scientist, watershed scientist, etc. Preference given to Agriculture and Conservation. April 15, 2021 See Guidance for details.
We the Students Scholarship Essay Contest Essay Prompt: What is the relationship between Equality and Justice? To truly explore this question in an essay that is between 500-800 words, you’ll need to go beyond “dictionary definitions” and express your understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. April 15, 2021 https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest
Albert O. Miller, Dorothy Tozer Miller, and Savona Commandery #89 Scholarship Fund Primary recipients are awarded one thousand dollar ($1,000.00) annual scholarships which are renewable up to four (4) additional years (possible total award of $5,000.00).  The award will be paid jointly to the recipient and his/her chosen institution of higher learning.

 

·         Award recipients must have completed high school with at least the equivalent of a 2.5 GPA based on a 4.0 scale.  Recipients must also, while in college, attain an accumulated GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 for his/her first and second semester and a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent) in each subsequent semester.

April 16, 2021 https://www.hnbbank.bank/scholarships

 

Betty Phillips Nursing Scholarship To a Western Wayne senior who is looking to further their education in Nursing. April 16, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Road to Safety Scholarship Contest Graduating, college-bound seniors may submit a creative project about the dangers of drunk driving or distracted driving for their chance to win college scholarship money. First, second and third place winners will be selected by our panel of judges and will receive $1,000, $750 and $500 scholarships, respectively. April 16, 2021 https://www.mwke.com/about-us/road-to-safety-scholarship-contest/

 

Waymart Lions Scholarship To a Western Wayne senior who is looking to further their education. April 16, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Wayne Memorial Auxiliary Scholarship Scholarship for a graduating senior pursuing a career in Nursing. April 16, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Western Wayne Education Association ACE Scholarship To a Western Wayne senior who is looking to further their education. April 19, 2021 by 2:30 PM See Guidance for details.
Collins Memorial Scholarship Open to seniors furthering their education after graduation with an emphasis on community service. April 23, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Laurel Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Educational Scholarship Laurel Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, awards three $500 scholarships to high school seniors in the local communities who exemplify good citizenship and high moral character; one to a student at Forest City, one to a student at Wayne Highlands and one to a student at Western Wayne. April 23, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Lake Ariel Lions Club Scholarship Open to seniors furthering their education after graduation. April 23, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Sydney Fahrenbach Memorial Scholarship The 2021 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. April 23, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 114 Scholarship We just need a 3″ x 5″ card with:

 

– Senior’s name

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

– High school’s name

– Name of intended college, university, trade school, or military plans, etc. and along with proposed major/specialty.

April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Feel Good Charities Scholarship Through this scholarship opportunity, 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.

April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
LHTC Scholarship Two $1500 scholarships for a graduating senior looking to further their education. April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society Scholarship $4,000 COLLEGE 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, 2021 http://www.nepaaudubon.org/about/scholarships/

 

Pleasant Valley Grange #1074 Scholarship Scholarship(s) totaling $1500 to a student(s) to further his education.

Eligibility:

1.        Wayne County resident

2.        Currently enrolled as a senior in high school

3.        Must state reasons for applying for the scholarship

Preference will be given to applicants that are planning on a future in agriculture or some related field such as, but not limited to:  Forestry, Environmental Science, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Tech, Technology Program, Natural Gas Industry

April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel Scholarship Open to a senior that resides in the Western Wayne School District.

Will attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2021.

Demonstrates commitment to community services

Minimum G.P.A. of 2.0

April 30, 2021 by 9:00 AM See Guidance for details.
Waymart Lodge 542 Masonic Scholarship Open to seniors furthering their education after graduation. April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Wayne County Business & Professional Women (BPW) Scholarship 1.        Current or most recent Transcript;

2.        Proof of enrollment in college or vocational training program;

3.        Two (2) letters of Recommendation from two (2) different sources. Recommendations can’t be from a relative. Recommendations from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, school official, employer, clergy, and the like are preferred;

4.        An essay which addresses your specific educational and career goals and how your educational endeavor will help you accomplish these goals and/or make a difference in your professional career.  Include information concerning your background, your family, education, volunteer activities; your goals in life; your strengths/weaknesses, and the reasons why you want to pursue your selected career.  The Wayne County Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship Committee will consider your essay carefully when your application is evaluated.  It should be well thought out and relevant to your career goals.  (Please limit your essay to 500 words);

5.        Certification and Release; and

Completed Waiver Request, if desired.

April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details
Wayne County Business & Professional Women (BPW) Walk of Honor Scholarship 1.        Current or most recent Transcript;

2.        Proof of enrollment in college or vocational training program;

3.        Two (2) letters of Recommendation from two (2) different sources. Recommendations can’t be from a relative. Recommendations from a teacher, professor, guidance counselor, school official, employer, clergy, and the like are preferred;

4.        Family Member is/was a veteran or service person

5.        An essay which addresses your specific educational and career goals and how your educational endeavor will help you accomplish these goals and/or make a difference in your professional career.  Include information concerning your background, your family, education, volunteer activities; your goals in life; your strengths/weaknesses, and the reasons why you want to pursue your selected career.  Additionally, and most critical to this scholarship application, please discuss how the family member’s service to America impacted your life. The Wayne County Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship Committee will consider your essay carefully when your application is evaluated.  It should be well thought out and relevant to your career goals.  (Please limit your essay to 500 words);

6.        Certification and Release; and

4.        Completed Waiver Request, if desired.

April 30, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Jennifer Killam Scholarship We will be offering our Jennifer Killam Scholarship again this year with the amount being $1,000.  Below are the details regarding the application:

 

·         No transcript is required

·         Deadline to receive applications is May 1st

Our application must be filled out (application is attached or can be found on our website).

May 1, 2021 See Guidance for details.
John P. and Elizabeth Knash Memorial Scholarship To be eligible for the John P. and Elizabeth Knash Memorial Scholarship, a student must:

·         Be a resident of Wayne County

·         Pursuing a field in horticulture/floral design or a related field such as agriculture, agribusiness, etc.

May 1, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Thorpe Merit Scholarship The Thorpe Merit Scholarship is a $300 award given to a graduating Western Wayne senior that demonstrates academic excellence as well as community involvement or extracurricular activities. Eligibility is limited to graduating seniors planning on attending a four year college/university. May 1, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Western Wayne Science Scholarship The Science Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Western Wayne senior that demonstrates academic excellence, as well as, community involvement or extracurricular science activities. Eligibility is limited to graduating seniors planning on attending a four- year college/university. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified on Senior Night. May 1, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Catherine Collins Memorial Nursing Scholarship This scholarship is offered in memory of Catherine A. Collins. Catherine served as a professor of nursing for Luzerne County Community College’s Wayne County Campus. She spent the majority of her career as a nurse in the Emergency Department of Wayne Memorial Hospital. Catherine believed in the importance of education having earned her BSN, CEN, and MSN during her career. It was her greatest wish that she would have the ability to provide educational opportunities for students in the local area wishing to pursue a career in nursing. The applicant’s resume should reflect Catherine’s positive attitude, work ethic, community service, faith, and belief that exemplary nursing care should be available and accessible to all. May 3 2021 See Guidance for details.  Hard copy or electronic copy are available.
Robert D. Wilson PTA Scholarship Two scholarships will be awarded to two Western Wayne High School Seniors.  The selected graduates must have attended Robert D. Wilson Elementary for a minimum of two years.

The purpose is for the student to continue his or her education after high school at a college, junior college, trade or business school.

May 3, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Cherry Ridge Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Application Form The Cherry Ridge Chapter 283 of The Experimental Aircraft Association is offering a scholarship exclusively to a high school senior who is planning on attending a two or four year college in the fall of 2021 and pursuing a major in general aviation, aerospace design, aircraft mechanic training, aeronautical, and mechanical engineering, or pilot training towards commercial flying. The scholarship amount will be determined by the scholarship committee. Criteria:

·         Complete an application.

·         List all activities, achievements, volunteerism, employment, and extracurricular involvement throughout your high school career.

·         List the 2 or 4 year college you plan on attending post high school.

·         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? Attach essay to the application.

·         Attach a high school transcript to the application.

May 7, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Eric Enslin Memorial Scholarship Western Wayne Senior pursuing a career working with children with disabilities. May 7, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Kelly Sledzinski Memorial Scholarship This scholarship is open to seniors furthering their education after graduation. May 7, 2021 See Guidance for details.
Robert J Fitzpatrick Scholarship This scholarship is available to students planning to enter technical programs after high school. Ideally, students intend to enroll in The Motorcycle Mechanics Institute or similar institution. The students only need to be in good standing for graduation and be able to demonstrate their passion for the chosen field. May 7, 2021 See Guidance for details.
School Counselors of NEPA

Scholarship

Criteria for the scholarship (see attached rubric):

 

Biographical Cover Page

Personal Essay

 

Involvement/Leadership (Employment, Leadership, Awards, Community Service, Extracurriculars, etc.)

 

Letter of Recommendation from your current and assigned school counselor (must be an active member of SCofNEPA as of February 5, 2021)

 

High school transcript (an unofficial copy, as well as senior year report cards will be accepted this year)

 

Proof of Acceptance to any post-secondary program or institution (all majors considered)

May 17, 2021 by 5:00 PM https://schoolcounselorsnepa.weebly.com/2021-scholarship-application.html

 

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship To be eligible for the Global Lift Equipment Scholarship ($500) a student must:

1) Be currently attending or planning on attending a post-secondary institution in the US or Canada by the Fall of 2021.

2) Submit a short story. Detailed instructions can be found on the application page.

3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada.

June 15, 2021 https://www.studentscholarships.org/college_scholarship_applications.php

 

Lift Parts Express Scholarship To be eligible for the Lift Parts Express Scholarship ($500) a student must:

1) Be a Current Senior in High school or

2) A Freshman or Sophomore in College/University

3) Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada

4) Enrolled or expected to be enrolled by the Fall of 2021

5) Submit a completed online application form prior to the deadline.

June 30, 2021 https://www.studentscholarships.org/letter.php

 

2021 DRK Mental Health Scholarship The team at DRK is pleased to announce the 2021 Mental Health Scholarship. We are offering this $1,000 scholarship with the goals of:

·         Showing those with mental health issues that they have options.

·         Supporting someone who has struggled with mental health issues but has found a way to manage it and overcome those struggles.

·         Shining some light on mental health and the difficulties that its victims manage on a daily basis.

Applicants for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:

·         Applicant is currently enrolled at or accepted to a college in Pennsylvania (community, technical, undergraduate or postgraduate).

·         Applicant demonstrates academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA in either high school or undergraduate transcripts.

·         Applicant is willing to share his or her story with the general public. If applicant wishes to remain anonymous, all effort will be made to withhold the applicant’s identity and protect his or her anonymity.

Requirements:

·         A completed Scholarship Application Form.

·         A 1-3 page typed essay about your life with mental illness, the struggles you’ve encountered and how you’ve overcome them.

·         An official copy of high school or undergrad college transcripts for all schools attended.

·         Proof of Legal Residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, permanent residency card, etc.).

July 16, 2021 https://www.drkattorneys.com/scholarship/
Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship The Certa Law Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Scholarship is open to any high school or University student in the world. December 15, 2021 https://www.certalaw.com/certa-law-personal-injury-wrongful-death-scholarship/

 

RevenueZen Social Selling Scholarship The RevenueZen Social Selling Scholarship is a $1000 award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who is looking to innovate the hiring process. In an ideal world, what would hiring and applying for a job look like? How will you stand out? The RevenueZen Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey their idea for an innovative social selling process focused on getting hired at a specific company. December 15, 2021 https://get.revenuezen.com/social-selling-scholarship

 

American Legion Scholarships Many different scholarships available. Check website for deadlines. https://www.legion.org/scholarships

 

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

 

Student Scholarships A variety of scholarships are open to different grade levels. Varies

 

 

www.studentscholarships.org

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