Guidance

Announcements

Penn State Schuylkill Math tutoring services available via phone. 
 

SAT Prep Course held at Penn State Schuylkill

  

Attention Sophomores! Submissions for the Hugh O’Brien Ambassador are now being accepted. Stop in the guidance office for more information and application procedures. Deadline to submit an essay is November 1st!


Senior students planning to enlist with Marines can apply for the Marine Option NROTC Scholarship. More information can be found in the guidance office.


Female senior students can apply for the Women’s Transportation Scholarship. More information can be found at www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships or in the guidance office.


Senior students who demonstrate Leadership, Drive, Integrity and Citizenship can apply for the GE-Reagan Scholarship. Apply online at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships by January 4th.


Senior athletes can apply for the Heisman High School Scholarship. Apply at heismanscholarhip.com

Senior National Honor Society members can apply for the National Honor Society Scholarship. Apply online at www.nhs.us/create-an-account. Last year we had two national semifinalists that were awarded $3,200 each.


Seniors who are the son or daughter of the United Steelworkers can apply for the United Steelworkers Scholarship Program. Stop in the guidance office for more information.


Seniors can apply for the Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship. Apply online at syf.org/scholarships.

High School students who are making a difference through volunteering can apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Apply online at spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit. Deadline is November 5th.


The Pennsylvania American Legion has many scholarship opportunities for seniors. A list is available in the guidance office or online at pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs.


Students in grades 9-12 can enter the American Legion Essay Contest. This year’s topic is “Does the US Military receive the respect they deserve”. Contest rules and regulations can be found in the guidance office. 


Seniors can apply for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Apply online at www.elks.org by November 5th.. One of our students was awarded this scholarship last year! 


All students are invited to participate in the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship program. More information can be found in the guidance office. 


Educational Talent Search will be hosting a Lunch and Learn SAT prep program. Classes will be held on Wednesday Nov. 6th, 13th, 20th and Dec. 4th from 12:00-12:30 in Room A203. Interested students should see Mrs. Mikita for more information.


High School seniors who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, have critical financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities can apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Apply online at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships by October 25th.


Going Merry (www.goingmerry.com) is an awesome new scholarship website - it makes scholarship applications as easy as college applications are when you use the Common App! Sign up here: www.goingmerry.com/sign-up.


 Seniors –The Most Valuable Student Scholarship application by sponsored by the Elks National Foundation is available.  Apply online at enf.elks.org/mvs 


 Seniors – The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards application is available.  Goto spirit.prudential.com for more information. 

  

Any senior who is a junior firefighter or who has a parent involved in a fire company in Schuylkill County can apply for the SCVEA Scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance office.


Any senior who is planning to major in the nursing field should apply for the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley School of Nursing Scholarship. This is a specific scholarship for Schuylkill County students. Applications can be found in the guidance office or at www.sacfoundation.com 


Any senior planning to enlist in the military or enroll in a ROTC program at college should apply for the Captain Jason Jones Memorial Scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance office.

 

Seniors can apply for the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship. Apply online at www.mjqlaw.com/scholarship.    


Female seniors of Lithuanian ancestry can apply for the Lithuanian Woman’s Club Scholarship. Application procedures can be found in the guidance office. 


Students between the ages of 16 and 18 can apply to be a Junior Volunteer at the Lehigh Valley Hospital Schuylkill this summer. Applications can be found in the guidance office.


Seniors who are pursuing an environmentally-related career can apply for the PPL Future Environmental Leaders Scholarship. Apply online at www.pplelectric.com/safety-and-community/environment/future-environmental-leadership-scholarhip/application


Primary Health Network Charitable Foundation offers scholarships for seniors who plan to study in the medical field after school. More information about these scholarships can be found in the guidance office.

  

Seniors pursuing higher education in a construction related field can apply for the Scott and Hoffnagle Scholarship. Application materials can be found in the guidance office.

  

Any senior who attended Child Development can apply for the Paul Franks Memorial Award. Applications are available in the guidance office.


Senior students pursing Art, Architecture or a related field can apply for the Kalnoski Memorial Scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance office. 


Seniors who are continuing their education in business administration can apply for the Mid-East Chapter of PASBO. Applications packets are available in the guidance office.


   Shenandoah Valley Successful Student Partnership Tutoring is now underway.  Please see Mrs. Hixson in the Virtual Academy or Mrs. Mikita for a sign up form.  Form


   Students in grades 5-12 who have engaged in a volunteer activity can apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community   wards  program. Application information can be found in the guidance office or at spirit.prudential.com.


   Seniors who play sports can apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship. Apply online at wendysheisman.com or stop in guidance for more information.

   5th through 8th graders can submit entries for the Elks Lodge Americanism Essay Contest. Criteria can be found in the guidance office.

   Students in 6th-8th grade can enter the Elks Drug Awareness Essay Contest. More information can be found in the guidance office.

   Seniors can apply for the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Apply online at www.elks.org.

   High School seniors who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree, have critical financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities can apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Apply online   at www.horatioalger.org/scholarships or stop in guidance.


   Students in grades 6-12 interested in starting a real business or social movement can enroll in the Young Entrepreneurs   Academy or YEA program. Scholarships are available for Shenandoah Valley students and free transportation is also   provided.  See Mrs. Mikita for more information about this exciting program.  


Seniors who have participated in at least two SKIP cleanups can apply for the SKIP Scholarship. Students must see Mrs. Mikita for an application.


Seniors who had a parent or grandparent work for the Walkin Shoe Company can apply for the Snayberger Memorial Foundation Scholarship. More details can be found in the guidance office.


The Schuylkill Area Community Foundation offers various scholarships to Shenandoah Valley students. Some of these scholarships include the Ryan Stankavage, Pfluger-Przybylik, John Rich Curran, Bloomsburg and Trade School Fred Smith and the Rhoades Foundation scholarships. Copies are now available in the guidance office. Please read the criteria for each one and only take copies of scholarships that you are eligible for. You can also visit www.sacfoundation.com for applications.




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Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

Use the following links to find information

Finaid - The Smart Guide to Financial Aid
Blackexcel -  College Help Network 
Scholarships - Find Scholarships for College
College Net - Find a Scholarship
College Apps - Admissions information
Careers and Colleges - Search colleges, careers and scholarships
Next Step U - College and Scholarship Search
www.sacfoundation.com - Schuylkill Area Community Foundation
Fast Web -  Scholarship search
College Board - CSS/Profile
Direct Loans - Government Loans
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FASFA 

In Partnership with the Maguire Foundation: Pennsylvania Society Scholarship

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ACT/SAT Resources

 

​​Use the following links to find information
     SAT - College Board
     ACT - ACT Student
     ACT  Question of the Day

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Talent Search

 

Talent Search

     This program is designed for post-secondary readiness. It is under the supervision of (To Be Announced) . Visit Talent Search for more information.

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