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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
APIA Scholarship The APIA Scholarship Program application must be completed online and submitted electronically once all of the required questions have been answered. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting. Until you are ready to submit, you may access your application and edit your answers as many times as you like with your login from any computer with internet access. The application will be available for the 2021-2022 academic year from September 9, 2020 until January 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. January 14, 2021 https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/?SFMC_cid=EM190588-&rid=47525211
PACAC Scholarship Three students will be selected for the $1,000 PACAC Scholarship, and one student will be selected for the $1,500 Benjamin James Memorial Scholarship.

 

Please note the selection criteria:

•              Student’s academic performance, financial need & commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity

•              Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, weighted or unweighted

•              New this year: the PACAC Scholarship is test blind. Even if a student has test scores, they will not be reviewed or included in the assessment of a student’s application.  The application form will not include a space to report test scores, and should scores be listed on a student’s transcript, they will not be considered by the reading committee.

At least one member of the secondary school counseling office, or community-based organization, must be a current PACAC member.

January 15, 2021 https://www.pacac.org/pacac-scholarship

 

Pennsylvania JCI Senate

Scholarship

Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. January 22, 2021 http://www.usjcisenate.org/scholarship-program

 

Lehigh Valley Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-LV) Since 2001 a major focus of SWE-LV has been to distribute scholarships for high school senior women who intend to major in engineering at their respective college or university. Scholarship funds are provided by area businesses and all of the work for administration of the program is provided by SWE volunteers. Evaluation is based on academic achievement, extracurricular and leadership activities, an evaluation form, and an original essay.  A one-time award of up to $5,000 can be granted to the successful applicants January 31, 2021 http://lv.swe.org/scholarships.html

 

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. February 5, 2021 http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/legacy/rules.cfm

 

PSECU Scholarships Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be a PSECU member by December 31, 2020 to be eligible to apply for the 2021 scholarship. Individuals with a custodial account are eligible to apply. Please note that joint owners are not considered members.
  • You must be a graduating senior attending a two- or four-year community college, college, or university. The college or university does not have to be in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students attending a technical school are not eligible.

 

February 27, 2021 https://www.psecu.com/scholarships
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship Scholarships of $500 each will be offered to students who meet the requirements. The number of scholarships given will be determined annually.

Criteria:
1. Scholastic achievement and motivation for higher education
2. Qualities and traits of leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community
3. Financial need
4. Recommendations from business education department member and/or school counselor must accompany application
5. A career in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, Business Communications, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, or Secretarial/Admin. Assistant)

March 1,2021 https://www.paeop.com/site/Default.aspx?PageID=71

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Dr. James Earl Kennamer Scholarship Program The purpose of the NWTF Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship Program is to recognize and reward an NWTF member, who is currently a senior in high school, for their outstanding academic achievement, community involvement and leadership roles. The National Scholarship Winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Mossy Oak. March 1, 2021 https://your.nwtf.org/scholarships/

 

The United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship An applicant must be the son, daughter, or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10. March 15, 2021 See Guidance for details.
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship The following requirements apply to all applicants:

  • Must be legally blind (PDF) in both eyes.
  • Must be residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at a U.S. institution in the fall of the year of application (one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time).
  • Must participate in the entire NFB National Convention and in all of its scheduled scholarship program activities (finalists will receive assistance to attend the national convention).
March 31, 2021 https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-program

 

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.
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

7.        Deadline:  April 12, 2021

April 12, 2020 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.
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) 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

 

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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