Quarter 3, 2017-18                                                                                        Volume 6, Number 3
Facebook Reminder:
Please look up the Delone Catholic Guidance Department on Facebook and "Like" us.  We will periodically post information about scholarships, important dates and other information that we feel is important.  Contact us with any questions about anything you see posted.
Seniors who intend to apply for financial aid to attend post-secondary education should apply as soon as possible. Check with the post-secondary school(s) to find out which of the various financial aid forms should be completed to qualify for financial aid at that institution. Students who apply the earliest generally qualify for the maximum amount of aid. Generally, schools prefer that students submit financial aid forms no later than Feb. 15. However, for Pennsylvania students who intend to enroll in a four year college program and who wish to qualify for a Pennsylvania state grant, all applications must be received by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) no later than May 1, 2018. For students who intend to enroll in business, trade or technical schools, hospital schools of nursing, or two year terminal programs at community, junior or four year colleges all applications must be received by PHEAA no later than Aug. 1, 2018.

One part of the process that is vital to qualifying for financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  It's recommended that this form be filled out online, as the results are generated much more quickly.  Even if a family believes they would not qualify for any assistance, it's strongly recommended that the FAFSA is still completed.  Please click here to begin working on the FAFSA.
Online Course Registration Procedure
In March and April, students will select their courses for the 2018-19 school year. In the near future, students will be able to review the course catalog, outlining all of the courses available here at Delone Catholic.  Online course selection will be completed through the Parent Portal.  Please be sure that full access to the Parent Portal is not an issue. Parents should contact their child's guidance counselor at any time with questions about classes. We will be happy to help.
Plan Ahead
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests will be given at Delone Catholic on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The regular registration deadline is April 6 for this test date. For an additional $29.00 students may register during a late registration period with a deadline of April 25.  Students are reminded that the prom is scheduled for May 4, the day before the May SAT date. In addition, there are numerous schools throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland that offer a June 2 test date, including South Western, New Oxford, York Suburban and Westminster High Schools. Juniors who are considering attending a four-year college are encouraged to register for the SAT for either of these test dates if they have not already taken the test previously.
Students who intend to apply to competitive colleges are frequently required to take SAT Subject Tests. These tests are given on the same date as the SAT and have the same registration deadlines. These tests are most often taken on the October, November, December test dates of senior year. Students may register for either the SAT or the SAT Subject Tests on a particular date, but not both. Students should register online by clicking here

Plan Ahead
The American College Testing (ACT) program offers testing for students who intend to apply for college. Colleges in the West and South typically prefer students to take this test rather than SAT's. However more schools in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states now accept ACT scores as part of an application. Some students do better on the ACT assessment because ACT's measure achievement, while SAT's measure aptitude. Students who feel that they could score higher on an achievement test should schedule ACT's in addition to the SAT's. Delone Catholic will serve as a test center for the ACT test on April 14, 2018. The regular registration deadline is March 9. Students should register online by clicking here
For Incoming or Returning Students in Grades 9-12
Roots for Boots (click here to learn more) is offering for the first time the Major David Borden Young Patriot Award to an incoming or returning student of Delone Catholic. The application is due April 15.  For more details about the scholarship, and to download an application, please click here . The scholarship will used for tuition assistance at Delone Catholic. 
Check Out These Opportunities
Guidance Counselor Lori Heberling encourages students from Maryland to visit the State of Maryland Higher Education Commission's website on  Financial Assistance Programs  for scholarship information and applications. Also on the website is the application for the Maryland State Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access grant.
Information Now Available
From time to time, the Guidance Office receives information about summer programs of benefit to our students. Information on such programs is kept on file in the Guidance Office. Students may make an appointment to come into the office to view the materials. Occasionally, information about these programs will also be posted on the Delone Catholic Guidance Department Facebook page.
At Gettysburg College
Gettysburg College is offering something called "Camp Psych."  The goal of the camp is to provide a window into how psychological science works by exploring some of the significant questions investigated by psychologists.  Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment.  Campers will not simply learn about cutting edge issues and research in psychology; they will engage in research themselves.  The camp will give students an insider view of the field as well as provide preparation for college studies.  For more information, please visit the  Camp Psych website.

Please remember to provide your child's guidance counselor with a copy of any acceptance letters that you may receive.   We like to recognize those students for their accomplishments. 

The following students have been accepted to the schools or military programs listed below:    

Autumn Altland - Bloomsburg University; York College of Pennsylvania; Frostburg State University, Md.
Catherine Apgar - University of Pittsburgh; Mount St. Mary's University, Md.
Cayla Aquino - Mount Aloysius College
Amanda Barna - William Paterson University, N.J.
Emily Buck - Mount St. Mary's University
Olivia Bunch - Arcadia University; King's College; DeSales University
Madison Ewart - McDaniel College, Md.; Widener University; Millersville University; York College of Pennsylvania
Garrick Gottleib - The College of Wooster, Ohio
Ryan Hart - Susquehanna University; Millersville University; Westminster College; West Virginia University, W. Va.
Shamus Keefe - Duquesne University
Sydney Keith - California University of Pennsylvania
Chloe Kindig - Pennsylvania State University
Elizabeth Little - The Catholic University of America, D.C.; Loyola University, Md.; George Mason University, Va.
Makenna Martin - Saint Francis University
Liam Miriello - Duquesne University; University of Pittsburgh; Stevenson University, Md.
Caroline Monahan - Loyola University, Md.; Saint Vincent College
Kelsey Myers - Saint Vincent College
Alexandra Neiderer - Towson University, Md.
Connor Phillips - Mercyhurst University; West Virginia University, W. Va.; Bowling Green State University, Ohio; George Mason University, Va.; Purdue University, Ind.
Kaitlin Repp - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Saint Francis University; Saint Vincent College
Elizabeth Rink - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Towson University, Md.
Mackenzie Russell - Hood College, Md.; Elizabethtown College; Loyola University, Md.
Ellen Stambaugh - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Rosalie Triantafyllou - Lock Haven University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh Johnstown; Johnson & Wales University, R.I.; Bloomsburg University; The University of Arizona
Matthew Vandergrift - DeSales University
Maria Waminal - Mount St. Mary's University, Md.; Saint Vincent College


As with the college acceptance letters, please provide your child's guidance counselor with any scholarships that have been awarded to your son/daughter. 

The following scholarships have been awarded so far this year:
Catherine Apgar - $100,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University, $1,000 - Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
Cayla Aquino - $8,000 over 4 years, mount Aloysius College
Emily Buck - $60,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University
Olivia Bunch - $78,000 over 4 years, Arcadia University; $68,000 over 4 years, King's College
Madison Ewart - $100,000 over 4 years, McDaniel College; $110,000 over 4 years, Widener University; $36,000 over 4 years, York College of Pennsylvania
Garrick Gottleib - $100,000 over 4 years, The College of Wooster
Ryan Hart - $112,000 over 4 years, Susquehanna University; $70,000 over 4 years, Westminster College; $24,000 over 4 years, West Virginia University
Shamus Keefe - $64,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University
Elizabeth Little - $92,000 over 4 years, The Catholic University of America; $80,000 over 4 years, Loyola University Maryland; $8,000 over 4 years, George Mason University
Makenna Martin - $72,000 over 4 years, Saint Francis University; $70,000 over 4 years, King's College; $72,000 over 4 years, DeSales University; $84,000 over 4 years (up from $76,000), Seton Hill University
Liam Miriello - $48,000 over 4 years, Duquesne University; $12,000 over 4 years, University of Pittsburgh; $68,000 over 4 years, Stevenson University
Caroline Monahan - $56,000 over 4 years, Saint Vincent College
Kelsey Myers - $74,000 over 4 years, Saint Vincent College
Connor Phillips - $90,000 over 4 years, Mercyhurst University; $28,000 over 4 years, West Virginia University; $24,000 over 4 years, Bowling Green State University
Kaitlin Repp - $100,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University; $64,000 over 4 years, Saint Francis University; $88,000 over 4 years, Saint Vincent College
Elizabeth Rink - $96,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University
Mackenzie Russell - $78,000 over 4 years, Hood College; $116,000 over 4 years, Elizabethtown College
Rosalie Triantafyllou - $56,000 over 4 years, Johnson & Wales University
Matthew Vandergrift - $138,000 over 4 years, DeSales University
Maria Waminal - $88,000 over 4 years, Mount St. Mary's University

Delone Catholic Guidance Department
Mrs. Lori Heberling, Guidance Chair, 717-637-5969
Mr. Chris Cline, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612
Mr. Steve Hutton, Guidance Counselor, 717-624-6612

140 South Oxford Avenue ~  McSherrystown, Pa. 17344