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Award Opportunity
The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee has invited the Guidance Department to nominate one junior or senior for the 61st Annual Caplan-Lieber Human Relations Award. Students need to have shown initiative and leadership to combat prejudice and must write an 2-3 page essay if chosen. Interested junior or senior students need to submit their resume to the Guidance Office by January 27, 2017.
Enter the Drive2Life Contest by creating a script or storyboard for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent distracted walking.Student Grand Prize: $1,000 and a trip to New York City, where the winner will film the PSA.  Click here for details and an application. Contest Deadline: February 3, 2017. 

North Hills High School will be hosting a Trades Fair for sophomores, juniors and seniors on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the North Hills High School auditorium.  Pine-Richland High School students are welcome to attend this event.  Please see Mrs. Dyer in the attendance office for the excused absence form. Interested students and families need to Pre-Register with David Barkovich at 412-318-1400 ext. 3050 so they can accommodate accordingly. There will be two identical sessions in order to facilitate all interested students: 
Session 1: 8:22 am ​-​9:46 am​ ​​-​ Overview Presentation, followed by​ ​Trades Fai​r ​Session 2: 9:06 am -10:30 am​ - ​Overview Presentation, followed by Trades Fair 
STEM Contest for Girls in Grades 11 & 12: Applications open through Jan. 31. Read more... 
The National College Fair will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on February 9-10, 2017. Thursday, February 9, 2017,  is the excused absence day for juniors only.  Please see Mrs. Dyer in the attendance office for an excused absence form or check your Naviance account for detailed information and a copy of the attendance form. All attendance forms, with the required teacher signatures, must be turned into Mrs. Dyer before the college fair by February 6, 2017. Freshman and sophomore students are encouraged to attend Thursday evening with their parents. Questions? Please see Mrs. Whalen in the Guidance Office. 
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is an intensive program that educates high school students (10th and 11th grade) about the American free enterprise system. Students run a simulated business while learning lessons that will help them succeed, not only in business but in life. Every student will be awarded a full scholarship to attend provided by a local business or community organization. To learn more about this summer program please visit Deadline: April 7, 2017
Denison University is offering the Reynolds Young Writer's Workshop from June 18-25, 2017 for rising juniors and seniors. Interested students can check their Naviance accounts for additional information. Deadline: March 5, 2017. 

Summer Internships & Programs
The American Public Transportation Association in Washington DC hosts a APTA Youth Summit for Public Transportation, a summer program for high school students. Fifty students from all over the country are selected to come to DC and explore a potential careers in transportation. Students meet with policy and lawmakers on Capitol Hill and tour transit systems and engineering companies. It is a completely free program. Deadline: February 17, 2017. Additional details are in Naviance.
Lebanon Valley College is offering an Actuarial Science Summer Camp. Their actuarial science summer camp is a week-long intensive program for rising high school seniors designed to help them decide if they are interested in actuarial work. Applications and additional information, including cost can be found on their website. 

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who are working to improve race relations in the U.S. Princeton University annually sponsors an awards program for high school students—the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Applications postmarked by January 31 will be eligible for prizes—including cash awards up to $1,000 for particularly noteworthy work. Additional information, including applications and criteria are available on their website
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: This scholarship is available to any Jewish high school senior with demonstrated financial need, who resides in Allegheny County for at least two years. Other factors such as academic achievement, personal characteristics and individual circumstances may also be considered. The on-line applications will be available at in late November. Deadline: February 9, 2017. 
Owen M. Katz Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding senior who wishes to pursue a career in the metals or materials field and enrolls in a related college program like engineering. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: February 10, 2017.
The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Scholarship: An applicant for the PACB Foundation Scholarship must be a high school senior who is a dependent child of either an employee working a minimum of 1,000 hours or a director of a PACB member institution in good standing. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: February 11, 2017 
Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity is offering a $250 scholarship. Applications are in the Guidance Office. Deadline: March 1, 2017.
The Pittsburgh Rotary Club Foundation Scholarship Program is now open for seniors who have a 3.2 GPA and who plan on attending college. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: March 10, 2017.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania has announced one $2,500, one $1,500 and six $1,000 scholarships for students that have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. Students must meet the minimum requirements. Interested seniors should see Mrs Whalen in the Guidance Office for an application. Deadline: March 17, 2017. 
Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship: William C. Comptaro Educational Fund: This scholarship provides scholarships to senior students who plan to attend college or an accredited career or technical school, must be a resident of Allegheny County and demonstrate financial need. Please click on the website link for an application. Students are required to apply online. Deadline: March 18. 2017 
The 2017 "Words to be Heard" Scholarship Contest is now accepting entries from high school seniors in western Pennsylvania who plan to attend a two- or four-year college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2017. First prize is $10,000. Questions? Information and applications can be found on their website or in Naviance. Deadline: March 24, 2017 
Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship: Melville Alexander Eberhardt Scholarship. This scholarship is available to provide assistance to worthy and deserving high school graduates who are residents of Western Pennsylvania. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and demonstrate financial need. Applications can be found on the Pittsburgh Foundation website or in the Guidance Office. Deadline date: March 25, 2017 
Pittsburgh Foundation: Oliver L. Johnson and William A. Lester Families Scholarship is available to qualified African/African American senior students planning to attend a two or four-year accredited college or technical school. Seniors must be a resident of one of our surrounding counties and have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5.  Applications available: Deadline: March 29, 2017 
Pittsburgh Foundation: The Louise Salinger Fashion Scholarship is available to high school seniors in Allegheny County who wish to pursue a career in fashion design. Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college, career or technical school and must demonstrate financial need. Applications available: Deadline: March 30, 2017 
Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship: Elaine Sirkin Forbes Scholarship.  This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors from Allegheny County having a cumulative GPS of 2.5 or higher.  Students must be pursuing a two- or four-year college degree in the visual, performance, or media arts. Applications can be found on the Pittsburgh Foundation website or in the Guidance Office. Deadline date: April 1, 2017
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh Scholarship:This scholarship is limited to seniors residing in Allegheny or Washington Counties. Students must be enrolled and accepted to study astronomy, physics or mathematics. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 1, 2017 
Pittsburgh Foundation Scholarship: Anna N. Dosen Scholarship.  This scholarship benefits students of Serbian background majoring – or planning to major – in the field of science (Engineering and/or Health Sciences). Applications can be found on the Pittsburgh Foundation website or in the Guidance Office. Deadline date: April 1, 2017
Pittsburgh Foundation: William J. Wolf Scholarship is available to any senior who is a resident of Allegheny County, member of the Lutheran denomination, maintains good grades and demonstrates financial need. Applications available: Deadline: April 1, 2017 
Ambrose Smith Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is for the children and grandchildren of American Legion Post 161 members in good standing. Please stop by the Guidance Office for additional criteria and an application. Deadline: April 15, 2017 
Norma Jean Duncan Ware Scholarship: The North Hills Ebony Women award this scholarship to a minority student who has been accepted and plans to enroll in college for the fall of 2017. Criteria for selection will be based on a GPA of 2.8 or greater, essay, letters of recommendation, community service, and extra curricular activities. Information and applications are available on their website. Deadline: April 15, 2017 
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation has announced the 2017 Landmarks Scholarship Award. This scholarship is awarded to at least one student in Allegheny County who is interested in the history, architecture, and landscape design in the Pittsburgh region. Students must answer the essay question: "Please tell us about a place in Allegheny County that is important to you. Applications are available online or in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 19, 2017 
The Pittsburgh Foundation: Irene S. and Harry Louik College Scholarship. This scholarship is available to students who plan to become involved in some way with the performing arts at a two or four-year accredited college or university. Applicants must be Allegheny County residents who can demonstrate financial need. Recipients of this award may reapply if they maintain a QPA of 3.0 while attending college. Please click on the website for an application. Deadline: May 15, 2017