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Programs
 
FAFSA Completion Workshops, Wednesday, March 15 | 5 - 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 19 | 5 - 7 p.m. For more info and registration link, please go to this link  https://laroche.edu/aidworkshops/​
 
The University of Pittsburgh is offering, The Bridge, a college preparation program at Pitt's Oakland Campus, July 9-14. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, the Academy offers leadership development experience and college preparation workshops to provide the knowledge and skills needed to successfully navigate the college application process.* They have partnered with The Princeton Review to provide students with SAT/ACT test preparation and a practice test. Interested students should check their email or Naviance accounts for a link to the application.
 
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 www.pfew.org. Deadline: April 7, 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. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 19, 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.
 
Penn State is hosting a Pre-Vet Symposium for high school students interested in the veterinary science majors on March 25, 2017. Interested students can check their Naviance accounts for additional information and a link to the registration form. 
 

 
Summer Internships & Programs
 
CMU is hosting a one-week summer Engineering Workshop for rising 10th and 11th grade students. There are only 20 spaces available. Interested students should check their Naviance email for additional information.
 
The University of Pittsburgh has announced the 15th Annual Summer Health Care Academy. Interested 9th and 10th grades should check their Naviance accounts for additional information or see Mrs. Whalen in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 28, 2017. 
 
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, American government, creative writing, or information technology. Interested students should check their Naviance accounts for additional information.
 
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. 
 
 

 
Scholarships
 
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 
 
Applications for the Robert “Cubby” Bearer scholarship which is administered by the Pitt Alumni Association, are available in the Guidance Office. This one-time award of $3,800 is available to a Western Pennsylvania Eagle Scout who is interested in attending the University of Pittsburgh in the fall. 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: www.pittsburghfoundation.org 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: www.pittsburghfoundation.org Deadline: March 30, 2017 
 
The National Federation of the Blind has a large and prestigious scholarship program whose awards are made solely to persons who are legally blind or visually impaired. Deadline: March 31, 2017
 
The Clearview Federal Credit Union is offering the Ralph B. Canterbury Scholarship. Ten scholarships are available to members. No cost to open an account. Please note: applications must be received by the deadline date of March 31, 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: www.pittsburghfoundation.org Deadline: April 1, 2017 
 
Good Shepherd Veterinary Hospital is offering one 11th or 12 grade student a $1,000 scholarship and summer internship. Students must possess a GPA of 3.5 or better in biology and chemistry and submit a 750 word essay on the effect that owning a pet can have on a person. Deadline: April 1, 2017
 
The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship is now open for students of Italian heritage who demonstrate financial need and excellent academic performance. At least one parent must be of Italian heritage. Scholarship amount could potentially double if awardees choose a "matching" institution. Applications are available on their website. www.pitalsf.org  Deadline: April 7, 2017 
 
The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS) is pleased to announce that they will once again award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies. Application are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 7, 2017 
 
Applications are available in the Guidance Office for the Pennsylvania Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarships. This scholarship is available to those persons intending on pursuing an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Please see Mrs. Whalen. Deadline: April 10, 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
 
PROF Scholarship Application Window Opens March 3
Scholarship Applications for graduating seniors will be available online Friday, March 3. The Pine-Richland Opportunities Fund is offering 16 unique scholarships, totaling approximately $49,750, thanks to the generosity of several community members and organizations. The application deadline for all PROF scholarships is Monday, April 17. See descriptions of our 2017 scholarships.
 
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
 
Applications are now available in the Guidance Office for the Jamie Ellenberger Scholarship Program. Any senior planning to attend an accredited two or four- year post-high school education program is eligible to apply. Criteria for selection: A 500 word essay, community service, volunteer activities, academic achievement, personal interview, 3 references:academic, professional and character. Deadline: April 21, 2017 
 
The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced it's scholarship program for students of Hispanic ancestry. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: April 30, 2017 
 
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the first Black Sorority of college educated women in the world. They are offering 2 Achievement Awards worth $1,500, to two graduating seniors in Allegheny County. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 1, 2017 
 
The Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Pennsylvania is pleased to announce a scholarship program for students pursuing degrees in Plumbing, HVAC, Engineering or Construction related fields of study. The MCA of Western Pennsylvania will recognize four (4) outstanding students by awarding each a $1,000.00 scholarship. The program will award a total of four (4) $1,000.00 scholarships. These scholarships are available to students attending two or four year programs at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools. Applications are available online or in the Guidance Office. Deadline: May 1, 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 
 
 
 
 
 



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