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    NEVER pay for a scholarship or a scholarship list!!

     
     
    These scholarship applications have arrived and can be found in the scholarship drawer in the Counseling Office:
     
     
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    Scholarship Event! 
     
    Scholarship Opportunity for students who already graduated!   SeniorAdvisor.com is pleased to announce their annual scholarship opporunity for graduated seniors. This general scholarship is open to students who are already enrolled at a 2-year college or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to three individual students who write the most compelling essay as judged by SeniorAdvisor.com staff.  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2017.  For more information, please come to the Counseling Office.
     
    The Lexus Eco Challenge is a national STEM competition for grades 6-12 that empowers students to make a difference in the eco health of our planet.  Students are challenged to tackle eco issues related to land, water, air, and climate.  In the contest, teams of 5-10 students create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes and up to $500.000 in scholarships.  Learn more about the contest at scholastic.com/lexus  
     
    In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, Parentinn has created the Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship for high school seniors planning to enter college.  This is a $1,250 scholarship which requires all participants to research and submit a 600 - 1000 word essay reguarding the following topic:  "Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying"  For the application form and full eligibility criteria visit their website:  http://www.parentinn.com/scholarship 
     
    The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) has scholarships open to female senior students considering a career in Transportation.  Transportation careers can include:  Engineers, Economistis, Public Relations, Air Traffic Controllers, Finance, Wildlife Specialists, and many more.  Directions and the applications are available for download on the WTS Central PA website scholarship page:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/   The deadline to apply is December 6th.
     
    Kenneth L. Christensen and D. Russell Hymas understand the importance of education.  As a result the Christensen & Hymas law firm has decided to offer a $1,000 Scholarship to a student of their choosing. The student must be accepted and planning to attend a University or College in the United States, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.  To apply go to their website:  https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/
     
    PSECU Scholarship Program:  Graduating high school students will once again have the opportunity to apply for scholarship funds from PSECU. To qualify for one of six scholarships awarded for up to $8,000 (up to $2,000 per year, up to four years), the student must be a PSECU member by Sunday, December 30, 2017. Students interested in joining PSECU must be eligible for membership. Joint owners are not automatically PSECU members. There are many ways for students to quality for membership. A complete list is available at psecu.com/eligibility. Students who qualify for PSECU membership may apply online at psecu.com/join. This year, we’re launching a new electronic scholarship application. Paper applications will not be accepted. Members can access the application at psecu.com/scholarships. During the application process, students will be prompted to enter their school counselor’s email address so that you can enter their required academic information. All applications must be submitted by 12 p.m. (ET) on February 28, 2018 - no exceptions. In early May, we notify all applicants of the Scholarship Committee’s decisions. If one of your students is awarded a PSECU scholarship, we will be pleased to notify you. As a not-for-profit credit union, we were founded on the belief that everyone deserves opportunities for a better life. We also believe that knowledge increases your earning potential and gives you the power to make the most out of your money. That’s the reason we created our scholarship program.
     
    PEO is dedicated to educating women of all ages, races, cultures and backgrounds.  They are offering the DAISY scholarship for dedicated deserving high school females who are the first female in their family to attend college, or is an average but dedicated student who plans to attend a trade or technical school, or a well deserving female student who wants to continue her education but has limited means.  This scholarship is worth $200 and would be sent directly to the school where the student is accepted.  Please come to the Counsling Office for an application. The deadline to apply is November 31st.
     

    Essay Contest

    The Pennsylvania American Legion is holding their 83rd  Annual Essay Contest for grades 9 - 12.  This year's Essay Contest title is:  "What Does Being a Patriot Mean to Me?" If your essay gets to the State Finals, there is potential for winning up to $3,500.  The deadline to submit your essay to the Counseling Office is January 5, 2018.

     

    The American Legion has a High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.  This is A Constitutional Speech Contest to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States among high school students.  Other objectives of the program include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, rights, and privileges of American citizenship.  There is a potential for winning up to $7,500. The deadline for this scholarship is December 15, 2017.  Please come to the Counseling Office for more information on both of the American Legion contests. 

     

    College bound seniors are encouraged to enter Metzger Wickersham's Road to Safety Scholarship Contest by submitting a creative project that sends a memorable message about the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving.  First place winner receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Visit arrivealivepa.com for more details and to apply. The deadline for all entries is April 27, 2018.  

     

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