Chester County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program
The Chester County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a leadership program open to all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, regardless of the county in which you live. The purpose of the program is to develop leadership skills, learn about career options and and paths, and to interact with leaders of major industries.
If you are interested or if you would like more information, please see Mr. Weinrich in the Guidance Office, Room 317.
Congratulations to India Staton!
Congratulations go to India Staton for being recognized as a good citizen by the Youth Work Foundation of the Union League of Philadelphia. She will be among 300 young men and women who will be honored as "good citizens" at the Union League on May 10, 2017.
Upper Merion Township Employee Scholarship Fund
Upper Merion Township is offering a minimum of two $500 scholarships in the form of grants to seniors attending full time study at an accredited college or university of their choice. Students should be sons or daughters of present, past or retired employees of Upper Merion Township or students who are currently employed or have been employed by Upper Merion Township. Deadline to apply is April 28, 2017. Stop by Guidance for an application.
Upcoming college visits
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:15am - Stony Brook University
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm - University of Scranton
Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship for current juniors (Class of 2018) who are Scholar-Athletes
Applications for the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship are now available for the class of 2018. Current juniors who are scholar-athletes with a 3.0 GPA, involved in their community and school should apply. 100 scholarships will be given out ranging from $1,000-$10,000. To apply, go to winthewendysheisman.com. Deadline to apply is October 2, 2017.
Scholarship from Women’s Club of Upper Merion
The Women's Club of Upper Merion is offering at least a $700 scholarship to seniors residing within the Upper Merion Area school district who have enrolled at an accredited school. The primary criteria for selection is academic achievement with preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is April 24, 2017.
Career and Technical Scholarship from Horatio Alger Association
The Horatio Alger Association is offering a career and technical scholarship to seniors who intend to pursue education at a community college or technical school in Fall 2017. Students must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen. To apply, go to application.horatioalger.org. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2017.
Scholarship from Havertown Optimist Club
The Havertown Optimist Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to two (2) high school seniors who are full time residents of Haverford Township. An essay is required. Stop by Guidance for an application. Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017.
Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship
Best Mattress Reviews is offering a one-time $1,000 scholarship to promote sleep awareness and is for seniors who plan to attend college, who must be a U.S. citizen and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. To apply go to www.bestmattressreviews.com. Deadline to apply is May 19, 2017.
Sawyer Foundation Scholarship
The Sawyer Foundation has announced $5,000 in scholarship awards to sophomores, juniors and seniors in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. A 500 word essay is the only requirement. To apply, go HERE. Deadline to apply is May 30, 2017.
The Uncommon Individual Foundation located in Devon and Point Breeze is sponsoring a summer internship as an Entrepreneur Associate Assistant for self-motivated high school students (rising juniors, current juniors and seniors) who have the ability to commute to one or both office locations on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Students need a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a letter of recommendation is preferred. The position's main role is to support college interns by working on projects for participants within the Entrepreneur Mentoring Program. If interested, stop by Guidance.
Main Line College Fair
The Main Line Regional College Fair will be held on Monday, May 15th (Please note - this date is a change from the calendar) at Villanova University from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Pavilion. For more information and to see the list of colleges, click HERE.
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.
Free Camp College at Allegheny and Albright Colleges
Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) is offering free camps at Allegheny and Albright Colleges for rising seniors and juniors. Participants will learn about all aspects of the college search and application process, experience life in the residence halls, etc. To apply, click HERE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Guidance Office at 610-688-7610 x171.