• There are a variety of ways to access news and information from the Guidance Department including Naviance. This page lists a variety of items including events and scholarships. This page is updated weekly throughout the school year and is accessible from every edition of the PRHS Friday Flash.  

Scholarships & Awards

  • The Pennsylvania Society’s Benjamin Franklin Scholar Award for Pennsylvania public school juniors is currently accepting submissions. The scholarship offers a first-place prize of $6,000, a second-place prize of $4,000, and a third-place prize of $2,000. All information for this year’s contest and past winning essays can be found here. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 24th, 2023.  

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  • First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship: Our mission is to improve the financial lives of our neighbors and their businesses. There is no better way to give back to the community than through the education of area youth, which is why we are excited to offer the First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship Fund. The 2023 Scholarship program is now accepting applications. Deadline: March 1, 2023. The application link is available in Naviance.

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  • The Pennsylvania Association of Educational Office Professionals' Student Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field. Students can access the scholarship application and read a complete list of requirements in Naviance. Deadline: March 1, 2023

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  • UCB will be awarding 33 one-time scholarships for people living with epilepsy or family members or caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. The link to the scholarship is in Naviance. deadline: March 31, 2023 

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  • Clearview Credit Union has announced the Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship. Deadline: March 1, 2023. Scholarship details and the link to the application are in Naviance. 

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  • Attention Seniors: Annual Essay Contest
    The Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association sponsors an annual essay contest for Western Pennsylvania high school seniors. Each participating school is invited to select and enter one essay for consideration by the essay committee. Those essays are due to Mrs. Whalen by March 3, 2023.  Three winners are chosen and each is awarded the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Scholarship of $2,000.

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  • Each year, the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship awards several scholarships to deserving student-athletes. The requirements for the scholarship are as follows: High academic achievement, Financial need,
    Athletic ability at the Varsity level. Applications are available in Naviance. Deadline: March 31, 2023.
     
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  • Attention Juniors: The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students that exhibit integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue an education. The link to apply is available in Naviance. Deadline: March 15, 2023

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  • The PACAC Scholarships are each a one-year non-renewable scholarship for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools. This scholarship is intended to support a student's goal of continuing his or her education. Applications are available in the scholarship search engine, Going Merry. Deadline: 02/01/2023

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  • The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student's full tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study and leadership training. This one-of-a-kind scholarship is available to juniors only and may be used at any accredited university in the U.S.  Click here to access the application.

    Alert: The application requires that applicants read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, they encourage applicants to begin the application early so that they have plenty of time. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful.

    Deadline: February 23, 2023

    PR Senior, Elizabeth Shaffer, won this last year! 

     

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  • The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania has announced three $1,500 and seven $1,000 scholarships for students that have epilepsy or a seizure disorder. Students must meet the minimum requirements. Interested seniors should check their Naviance account to access the application. Deadline: April 3, 2023

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Events & Programs

  • Waynesburg University is offering enrichment opportunities for students interested in learning more about forensic science and criminal justice. The Mock Crime Scene Workshop is open to seniors only. It will be held on March 18, 2023. CSI Camp will be held in June and is open to rising juniors and seniors. Registration is required for both programs. Students can find the links to register in Naviance under Colleges: Enrichment Program. Questions? See Mrs. Whalen in the School Counseling Office.

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  • The FBI will be visiting PRHS on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, during 2nd and 3rd periods, to speak with interested students about a potential career with the FBI. This opportunity is open to all students in grades 9-12. Interested students need to sign up in Naviance and pick which period they would like to attend. Students who attend will be responsible for making up any missed classroom work. Questions? Please see Mrs. Whalen in the School Counseling Office.

     
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  • Virtual College Planning Night

    Date:  Wednesday, February 1, 2023

    Time:  7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Location: Virtual

    Speaker:  Jennifer Winge, Dean of Admissions, College of Wooster

    Topic:  Planning for College. How to get started.

    You are cordially invited to attend Virtual College Planning Night on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 7:00 pm. This event is open to all students and their families who are looking to start the college search process. How do colleges select students? How do students choose the right college? What classes do I need to take in high school? Should I apply test-optional? Ms. Winge will provide an overview of the college admissions process. A question-and-answer period will follow. Registration is encouraged. Click here to register. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Whalen in the School Counseling Office at jwhalen@pinerichland.org.

    Hope to "see" you there! 

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  • We’re very excited to announce upcoming sessions of the Perry Virtual Experience in January and February 2023. The Perry Virtual Experience is a free, 2.5-hour, interactive online experience for high school and college-aged women who gender-identify as women or nonbinary and are interested in pursuing careers in orthopaedic surgery and engineering. Participants will hear from women leaders in these fields and dive into online orthopaedic simulations and biomechanics experiments. Additional information can be found on our website: https://perryinitiative.org/pve/

    January 17th, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    February 4th, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

    February 22nd, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

    Details for each session can be found at: https://perryinitiative.org/calendar/

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  • Click here for details for Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Summer Programs

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  • Students are invited to attend the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fair on Sunday, November 6 from 1-6 p.m. Register for free!

    The virtual fair is a great opportunity to connect with colleges and pursue your college dreams. Have a quick video chat with a rep, drop in on a virtual presentation, send a question through chat -- make a connection YOUR way!

    The NACAC Fair will also feature MatchMaking! At the time of registration, students will select the attributes that are most important to them in a college. They will then receive an email that best matches them to the specific colleges and universities based on the criteria they provided. Students will then reference this email on the day of the fair to connect with their best matches! Students should register early to take advantage of this great feature!

    Click here for more information and to register!

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  • The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is once again offering job shadow programs for high school students – monthly Keeper Conversations sessions and Pizza with the Keepers in November.  

    They are not able to schedule individual job shadow experiences, so these are the only chances students will have to meet with keepers, aquarists, and other Zoo staff. Please contact Catherine Bambrick with questions. 

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  • Discover Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs: CMU is offering virtual information sessions! Learn what makes their programs unique. Register for an online information session for additional information and a chance to ask questions about the program. A link to the website was sent to high school students through their school district email. Students can also access Enrichment Programs in Naviance under the Colleges tab, Enrichment Programs

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  • Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. It is required by law. It's important to know that even if registered, a man will not automatically be inducted into the military. In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.

    Registering keeps you eligible for government jobs, financial aid and job training. It's quick, it's easy and it's the law.

    Visit the Post Office or Selective Service System to register.

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  • Please note the following scholarships are from the community. Please contact the organization directly as these are not being handled through the PRHS College & Career office.

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