Congressman Meehan will be hosting his annual Academy Day on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College. The U.S. Military, U.S. Naval, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academies, as well as local ROTC representatives, will be on hand to provide information to interested students about admissions and academy life. Stop by the Guidance Office for more information.
Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship
Dunkin' Donuts is holding their 8th annual Philadelphia Regional scholarship program. Applicants must be seniors who demonstrate "well-rounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities, and experience in a work environment. Online applications will be open from March 1, 2017 through April 15, 2017. To apply, click HERE.
The Charlotte Drummond Memorial Scholarship
The Charlotte Drummond Memorial scholarship is being offered for rising juniors or seniors who demonstrate financial need and involvement in the school community. A written recommendation is required from a teacher or guidance counselor. This is a one-time $2,000 scholarship. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.
Assumption College - Pre-College summer program
Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts is sponsoring a pre-college summer program. This six-day program gives select rising high school seniors an opportunity to gain firsthand experience of studying the Humanities in a college environment. This summer's program will run from June 25-30. For more information, click HERE.
University of Sciences - Social media competition
Mayes College at the University of Sciences is sponsoring a social media competition, open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors. Total scholarships and cash prizes are in excess of $10,000 to winning teams who develop the best healthy lifestyle campaign using social media. The competition will be held Saturday, March 4th starting at 10am. For details and to enter the competition, click HERE.
A Diaper Drive to support LILY'S HOPE, a non-profit organization that provides financial, material, and emotional support to families who have "Preemies," is going on now at Archbishop Carroll. The drive is sponsored by the Pro-Life club and will run from Feb.21 to March 3. Please send all donations of diapers to school. Collection bins are located outside Chapel, on both East and West sides. There are diapers especially for premature babies, but diapers for newborns are also good. Thank you for all your support. For further information,please contact Sister Marianna at email@example.com or call at 610-688-7610 x166.
Free Educational Summer Camp for Minority High School Students
Applications are now being accepted for the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. This program is a FREE in-residence summer camp for minority high school students who wish to explore the pursuit of a college degree in accounting and/or business. This camp is for sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a 3.0 GPA. Applications will be accepted through May 19, 2017. To apply, go to www.pointpark.edu and google ACAP.
Middle Atlantic District AAU Scholarship
The Middle Atlantic District of the Amateur Athletic Union will be awarding ten scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $5,000 to seniors who participate in AAU sports. The District honors senior athletes who show outstanding leadership abilities, well-roundedness, great sportsmanship, strength of character, and academic prowess. A personal essay is required, along with 3 letters of recommendation. To apply, click HERE. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.
Temple’s Summer Owl Leadership Experience (SOLE) is a 3 week academic summer program that helps rising juniors and seniors get a head start on college with credit courses and an inside look at being a leader in different fields of study. Stop by Guidance Office for more information.
Mid -Year Grades
Any student that needs their mid-year grades sent to colleges must stop by the guidance office.
Maguire Foundation Scholarship
The deadline is approaching! Every senior student was given an application. Additional applications can be found in the Guidance Office. All applications must be submitted or postmarked in their entirety by March 1, 2017.
Finer Womanhood Award Scholarship
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is offering the Finer Womanhood award for $500.00 to African-American female seniors who live in Delaware County, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, who are actively involved in the community and who will be attending a four-year institution. Stop by Guidance for an application.
Summer Leadership Academy at Mercy College
Mercy College in New York is holding a summer leadership academy for current juniors with an interest in business, who have a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills. If interested, stop by Guidance.
Summer Enrichment Program
Write your Future is holding a summer enrichment program in July and August. This summer writing course is open to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. It is a two-week program that brings students to a local university or college campus where they will receive instruction from excellent volunteer professors and lecturers. Students can apply online at www.writeyourfuture.org.
$1000 Scholarship Opportunity
The Delaware County School Nurse Association is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior who is planning a career in nursing and has been accepted into a NLN accredited program leading to a bachelor degree in nursing. Stop by the Guidance office for an application. Deadline to apply is March 24, 2017.
Mary Ryan Memorial Scholarship
A $500.00 scholarship is being awarded for those seniors seeking a medical career. An essay is required. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017.
Music Scholarships at Eastern University
Eastern University is offering music scholarships up to full-tuition for four years as a music major. For more information, click HERE.
Main Line Martin Luther King Association Scholarship
The Main Line Martin Luther King Association is now accepting applications for scholarships for the next college year. Applicants must write a 500-word essay on community service and be recommended by a counselor, religious or community leader. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.
College Board & Khan Academy
Students are encouraged to link their College Board and Khan Academy accounts to access personalized SAT practice based on your PSAT/NMSQT results. Learn more: click HERE. www.khanacademy.org
College Board has put together a video regarding your PSAT/NMSQT scores and what to do next. This video is located under “Important Announcements” on CarrollU (Guidance) website.
If you have any trouble logging into your account, stop by the Guidance Office or call the College Board at 866-433-7728.
Daily Guidance Announcements
Students/parents/guardians are encouraged to check Daily Announcements on our website, found HERE. There are many Guidance announcements that may be helpful to you.
Attention Class of 2017
Many thanks to those of you who have already sent in your acceptance letters along with scholarship information to the Guidance Office. Please continue to share this information. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please allow the Guidance Office 7-10 school days for transcript requests to process. Thank you for your cooperation.
Scholarship information is listed on Naviance under “Scholarship List”. Students can stop by the Guidance Office for additional information.
FINANCIAL AID for the Class of 2017
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is available on-line as of October 1. This is the basic form needed to apply for financial aid at most schools. Please check your student’s schools of choice for other required forms and filing deadlines. The website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. For more information please stop up to the Guidance Office or check out the PHEAA website: HERE.
College Essay Assistance
Sr. Marianna Fieo is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week in the Guidance Office to help with college essay and personal statements. Please stop by the Guidance Office to make an appointment or email Sr. Marianna directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171.