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College Fair
Who attends: All juniors and seniors
When: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Where: Clearfield Expo Building

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT Thursday, Nov. 8 @ 6:00pm Curwensville High School Auditorium

P.S.A.T.

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PSAT/NMSQT

 

Date: October 10th, 2018

Cost: Free

Location: Curwensville AHS Cafeteria

 

Who Takes The Test: All sophomores and juniors.

 

Why Take The PSAT: On average, students who take the PSAT score 146 points higher on the SAT than those who do not.  The PSAT and SAT measure the same skills and have the same format, directions, and question types.

 

Other Benefits From Taking The PSAT:

- Juniors taking the test may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship, based on scores.

- Improve Student Test Skills: The PSAT score report gives students comprehensive personalized feedback on their test performance, allowing them to see which questions they answered incorrectly and which academic skills they should work to improve. 

- Plan for College and Careers: Students who take the PSAT receive free access to My College QuickStart, a personalized online college-and-career-planning kit that helps student search for colleges, explore majors and careers, and get a personalized SAT study plan.

 

SAT Testing and Registration Dates

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FOR PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE SAT YOU CAN GO TO:  www.khanacademy.org
SAT TEST AND REGISTRATION DATES
  

Test Date: October 6, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: September 7, 2018
Late Registration Deadline:  
Local Test Site: Clearfield AHS (code #39202)
 
Test Date: November 3, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: December 1, 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: March 9, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: May 4, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: April 5, 2019
Late Registration Deadline: 
 
Test Date: June 1, 2019
Regular Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019
Late Registration Deadline: 
  
On-line Registration Site: www.sat.collegeboard.org
Paper Registration: Available in Guidance Office
 
Curwensville A.H.S. CEEB Code #:  390-920

ACT Test and Registration Dates

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FOR PRACTICE TESTS FOR THE ACT: go to www.actstudent.org and PRACTICE!

ACT Test and Registration Dates



Test Date: October 27, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: September 28, 2018

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: December 8, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018

Late Registration Deadline: 

Test Date: February 9, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: January 11, 2019

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: April 13, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: June 8, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: May 3, 2019

Late Registration Deadline: 

 

Test Date: July 13, 2019

Regular Registration Deadline: June 14, 2019

Late Registration Deadline:  

 

On-line Registration Site: www.actstudent.org

Paper Registration: Available in Guidance Suite

 

Curwensville A.H.S. CEEB Code #:  390-920

 

SENIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE

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SENIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE
 
 
 
September:
- Meet with college admissions representatives visiting your school.
- Make a calendar of key application and financial aid deadlines.
- Ask teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults who know you well for letters of recommendation for scholarship and admissions applications (if needed).
- Remember that September, October, and November are the three "prime" months to submit applications to schools.
 
October:
- Take the SAT or ACT if necessary.
- Work on admission application essays if required.
- Revisit your top school choices.  Talk face to face with current students and faculty members at those schools.
- Continue to seek and apply for scholarship awards from a variety of sources.
 
November:
- Plan to attend Financial Aid Night (November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm) sponsored by the Curwensville AHS Guidance Department. 
- Take the SAT or ACT if necessary.
- If you haven't already applied to a school, start to narrow down your choices and submit the appropriate admission applications. 
 
December:
- Gather the data needed for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- From now until the end of the school year, check the Guidance Department website for listings of scholarships.
 
January:
- Submit your completed FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible.
 
February:
- Apply and turn in on time the Curwensville AHS application for all "in-house" scholarships awarded at the end of the school year.  Remember that the essay portion of this application is extremely important!
- If the school you applied to requires mid-year transcripts, check to see that they have been sent.
- If necessary, plan for AP exams.
 
March:
- Look for your Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or on line.  Pay particular attention to the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and discuss it with your parents and family.
 
April:
- Once you are accepted, make sure that you meet all deadlines (ex. deposits, physical forms, housing, etc.).
- Review and compare all financial aid award letters that you receive.
 
May:
- Take AP examinations if necessary.
- Request that a FINAL TRANSCRIPT be sent to the school you will be attending in the fall.  There is no charge for this transcript.
- Write thank you letters to the people who wrote you letters of recommendation.
 
June:
- Write thank you letters to any person, group, or organization that awarded you a scholarship. 
- Enjoy your high school graduation!!!
 
 

JUNIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE

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  • JUNIOR YEAR COUNTDOWN STEPS TO COLLEGE:
     
    HELPFUL WEBSITES:    www.march2success.com
                                            www.educationplanner.org
    August:
    - Review your high school courses and activities. Colleges look for challenging course work, strong grades, and extracurricular activities.
     
    September:
    - Browse college catalogs and guidebooks, and surf the Web for information.
    - List 10 colleges you would like to attend.
    - Talk to your parents and high school guidance counselor about that list to narrow it down.
    - Register and study for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).
    - Plan to attend college fairs and college representative visits at the high school.
     
    October:
    - Take the PSAT. Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    - Start researching organizations that award scholarships to graduating seniors.  Being prepared early prevents missed deadlines.
     
    November:
    - Plan to attend Financial Aid Night (November 08, 2018 at 6:00 pm) sponsored by the Curwensville AHS Guidance Department. 
    - Learn about eligibility requirements for federal and private student loans.
    - Talk as a family about how much you can afford to spend for your education.
     
    January:
    - Research and plan the registration dates and test dates that you plan to take your spring SAT or ACT. 
     
    February:
    - Investigate private scholarships and other aid programs.  Check with your parents' employers, local membership organizations, or programs related to you intended course of study.
    - Start planning spring trips to investigate colleges that you are interested in attending.
    - Register for the SAT and/or ACT.  Review all test prep materials that come with your registration. 
     
    March:
    - Begin campus visits from three to six schools on your final list of consideration.  Schedule an admissions interview and tour.  Take time at each school's financial aid office to collect information.
    - Begin preparing essays for admission and scholarship applications.
    - Take the SAT and/or the ACT.
    - Mark your calendar with the dates for future tests.
     
    May:
    - Take the SAT and/or ACT.
     
    June:
    - Take the SAT and/or ACT if you scheduled a June test date.
    - Continue researching organiztions that award scholarships to graduating seniors. 
    - Continue campus tours of prospective college choices.

Recently Received Scholarship Information

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Recently Received Scholarships

 

Red Titles indicate scholarships that are awarded only to Curwensville AHS students.

Green Titles indicate scholarships that are awarded to local high school students.

Blue Titles indicate scholarships that are regional, state-wide, or national in nature.

Yellow Titles indicates scholarships that are past due

 

Scholarship and school searches online: CREATE A PROFILE TO MATCH SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOU!

www.fastweb.com

www.Cappex.com

formerly www.Schoolsoup.com now http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

www.college.gov

www.educationplanner.org

www.studentscholarships.org

www.guaranteed-scholarships.com

 

2018 - 2019 Scholarships:

Scholarship:  Horatio Alger National Scholarship 

Application Guidelines: 

Students may apply online August 1 - October 25 at scholars.horatioalger.org

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2019, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation, Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit or private institution in the US., Demonstrate a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, Maintain a minimum GAP of 2.0, and Be a US citizen

www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 25, 2018



 





2017 - 2018 Scholarships:

Beacon Scholarship for Rural America

https://carrot-top.com/beacon-scholarship

 

Scholarship:  Bryan Ennis Memorial Scholarship 

Scholarships are being made available to all graduating seniors who attend on a regular basis any church of any denomination located within the boundaries of Clearfield County.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Mailed and received by Noon May 31, 2018 

    

Scholarship:  Hermine Solt Student Scholarship 

The PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) is offering a $500 scholarship for a high school senior who is pursuing higher education in a business related field.  Complete Details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at www.paeop.com under Award & Scholarships.  

Nursing Scholarships:  For a list of nursing scholarships go to https://nurse.org/scholarships/

Scholarship:  The Beauty & Wellness Scholarship for Women

$1,000 award - Quarterly deadlines:  Jan 1st, March 31st, June 30th and Sept 30th every year.  Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate or

current graduate at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational or technical school.  Must be a US citizen and identify as a female.  To apply:  https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

 

Scholarship:  Penn State Millennium Scholars 

Designed for high achieving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students whol will become leaders in their chosen fields and are committed to increasing

the diversity of professionals in STEM related disciplines.  For more information:  millennium.psu.edu

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships

The American Legion Scholarships can be found at http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/  Please see individual applications/brochures for complete rules, instructions and more information.

 

Scholarship:  Imagine America Foundation

We encourage all students looking to apply for scholarships to career and technical colleges to apply.  Apply online at: 

https://www.imagine-america.org/applyforscholarships/

 

Scholarship:  Burger King Scholarship

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000

for the 2018 -19 school year.  High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.  Apply online at:  WWW.BK-SCHOLARS.COM

 

Scholarship:  Pointe Pest Control

Pointe Pest Control in Pennsylvania is offering a $500 scholarship for 2018. The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior or college freshman from Pennsylvania. There are more details about the scholarship and its qualifications in the following link:   https://pointe-pest.com/pennsylvania-scholarship

    

Scholarship:  Aspiring Animation Professional - $1,000

Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can

visit AnimationCareerReview.com and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline:  June 1, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Fashion Professional - $1,000

Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can

visit fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

Deadline:  June 1, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Aspiring Business Professional - $1,000

Awarded to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit OnlineMBAReport.com

to find eligibility information along with an online application.

 

Scholarship:  GFWC Curwensville Women's Club Fine Arts Scholarship - $750 

Criteria:  Students planning to pursue a post secondary education in a Fine Arts field.  Fine Arts includes Art, Art Education, Architectural Drafting, Fashion Design, Theatre, Performing Arts or similar art fields.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.   Deadline:  May 4, 2018

 

Scholarship:  VFW Post 842 Scholarship 

Interested applicants must have an immediate family member who is a current member in good standing of VFW Post 842.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  Friday, April 27, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Les Edmondson Scholarship

To qualify you must be an athlete, enrolled at an accredited college or university or accepted to a 4 year college or enrolled at an accredited technical school.  Submit an application

and write an essay that describes how involvement in sports has positively affected your life or how a coach has positively affected your life.   Applications are available in the

guidance office.

Deadline:  Essays and applications must be submitted by May 1, 2018  

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield County Counselors Scholarship - $250  

This scholarship will be presented to a student who is entering a helping profession i.e. teaching, counseling, healthcare, etc.  It will be given to a student from one of the member schools in the association.  There will be 2 - $250 scholarships awarded.

Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office by April 25, 2017 

 

Scholarship:  Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship 

Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, provide proof of acceptance to a post-secondary academic or vocational program, be a high school graduate of the class of 2016, attend school full time in the 2018-2019 school year, be a legal resident of Western/Central PA, must attend at least one of the EFWCP's Run Walks in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Johnstown or Erie.  Application available in Guidance Office.

Applications available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  Must be received by March 16, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Cheryl Ann Russell Scholarship

One page double spaced typewritten response to the following essay:  Discuss a physical or mental handicap that you live with and how you were able to overcome

the challenges faced with your disability to successfully complete your high school education and earn a diploma from Curwensville Area High School. 

Deadline:  April 27, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Adrienne Stucke Memorial Scholarship - $500 

Awarded to one graduating senior who has earned a minimum of two Varsity Letter Awards in Volleyball and/or any one Musical Organization within  the entirety of his/her high school career (ie two Varsity Letters in Volleyball and/or two years of participation of Band, Orchestra, Choir or Show Choir) while obtaining academic success throughout all four years of high school.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 20, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Brenda Clapsaddle Thornhill Scholarship - $750 

Criteria:   Awarded to a graduating senior girl of the Curwensville or Clearfield Area High School who personifies integrity and character, who has been a two year varsity letter winner in the sports of basketball, volleyball and/or softball, while obtaining academic success.

To apply:  All interested students should submit the application, along with an essay on the subject of how playing high school sports enriched your life on and off the playing field, and one letter of recommendation.

Deadline:  Submit application, essay, and letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before 12:00 noon on April 9, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Youth Football Program - Boy - $500

-Criteria:  Awarded to a graduating senior boy who participated in the football program and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

-A sheet with details is available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 9, 2018

 

Scholarship: Curwensville Youth Football Program - Girl - $500  

Awarded to a graduating senior girl who participated as a cheerleader, in the band, as a flag twirler or baton twirler and finished the program at the high school level who personifies integrity and character while obtaining academic success.

- A sheet with details is available in the guidance office.

Deadline:  Submit Application, essay, and one letter of recommendation to the Guidance Office on or before noon April 9, 2018

 

Scholarship:  The Janet McCracken Hansard Memorial Scholarship  

Awarded to one graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in Social Work.  If no social work candidates apply, then candidates pursuing related majors will be considered.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.

Deadline:  April 6, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  Shirley A. Rowles Miller Memorial Scholarship - $2,000

1.  Graduating Senior who is entering a business or nursing major.

2.  Applicant must submit a one page HANDWRITTEN report on why you selected that major. (Do not include your name or any identifying names in the essay)

     Include a cover page with your name.

 Deadline:  Essay must be turned into the Guidance Office no later than 3 pm on Friday, April 6, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Eileen C. Withey Memorial Scholarship - $1,000

Criteria:  Graduating senior accepted into an accredited school of higher learning, Majoring in speech communications or related field, Grade average of 90 or above, One page hand written essay as to why this scholarship should be awarded to you.  Individual should be innovative, hardworking, humble, creative, selfless. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline:  April 6, 2018   

 

Scholarship:  Katrina Seaburn Memorial Scholarship - $500 (2)

Two graduating seniors from Curwensville will each receive a $500 scholarship.  To qualify for this scholarship, the senior must be a member of the National Honor Society, have

participated and lettered in a Varsity sport and lettered in band/choir/band front  during their high school career.  Applications with further details are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  April 6, 2018

 

Scholarship: Words To Be Heard Scholarship

-Application Guidelines:

Any high school senior who will be attending a four-year college or university in the Fall of 2016 can apply.

Applicants must fill out an application, including a recent photo and create a presentation (video/PowerPoint/brochure/website/essay) that discourages underage drinking and driving or texting while driving.  Visit www.edgarsnyder.com/scholarship to download an application and view the official rules.

Deadline:  All application materials must be postmarked by March 23, 2018.  Submit materials to:

Edgar Snyder & Associates

Words to be Heard - Marketing Department

US Steel Tower, 10th Floor

600 Grant Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15219 

 

Scholarship:  First Commonwealth Bank Scholarship Program - $1,000

Must have a 3.0 GPA and reside in Clearfield County, must complete an application and essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office or at 

http://www.fcbanking.com/scholarship.  Deadline:  Entries are due by the close of business on March 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

 

Scholarship:  Curwensville Alliance Church Carla and Levi Rowles Memorial Scholarship - $750

Criteria:  Application requirements are available in the Guidance Office.  In addition to the application, please attach letters of recommendation from each of the following:  1.  Your pastor, 2.  A lay-leader in your church, 3.  Someone in your community  (none of these should be related to you) 

Deadline:   Return completed application to the Guidance Office no later than March 26, 2018.  

 

Scholarship:  Gladys A. Tozier Scholarship    

-Criteria:  Include the following with your application:  1.  A copy of your parents' and applicant's Federal Income Tax Return that shows the taxable income - schedules are not necessary. 2.  A letter of acceptance from the college you are attending.

-Application is available in the Guidance Office.  

-Deadline:  Return to Guidance Office before March 31, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Western PA Trial Lawyers Association 

Only one entry will be considered from each school district.  The selected essay from the school district must be postmarked and sent on or before March 19, 2018.  Information packets containing details and rules for the contest will be available in the guidance office t

Scholarship:  The Jack Riddle Memorial Scholarship - $500

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is furthering their education at a post secondary institution in an agriculture related field.  If no applicants are eligible under the above criteria, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a business degree as long as the applicant and/or family have an agriculture related background.  See Guidance Office for details on required essay.

Deadline:  Essays are due to the Guidance Office no later than March 28, 2018

 

Scholarship:  PenSPRA 

Information on the PenSPRA 2018 scholarship program is now available. PenSPRA, or the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association, offers three $1,000 scholarships, one in each of its three regions, for public school students planning to major in communications or public relations.  The deadline for submission is March 9, 2018.  Applications and more information are available on the PenSPRA website at:  http://www.penspra.org/ScholarshipInfo.aspx  

 

Scholarship:  Black Note Scholarship:

For more information on the scholarship go to https://www.blacknote.com/scholarship/.

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Jefferson Suicide Prevention Team Scholarship   $2,500

Pursuit of bachelors degree in human services or psychology field, teacher recommendation, satisfying GPA, evidence of volunteer work completed during high school years, 

1 page essay.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Deadline:  March 31, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Clearfield Educational Foundation Scholarship (available to students attending Lock Haven Clearfield campus)

 - Belin Family Scholarship - Criteria - LHU Clearfield Campus Student

 - CBT Bank Scholarships - Preference given to business majors

 - CNB Bank Scholarship - Enrolled in business or related field; community service also considered  

 - Julie Riley Hale Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to nursing, physician assistant or medical degree majors

 - Judith Peale-Strattan Memorial Scholarships - Preference given to an applicant who demonstrates leadership and/or service to their community

 - Kurtz Bros. Scholarships - Awarded to an academically qualified high school student with preference to those who have summer work experience with Kurtz Bros.

 - Penn Highlands Clearfield Scholarships - Preference give to health related majors 

 - Woodward Pharmacy and City Drugs Educational Scholarships - Given to those who have attended Curwensville or Moshannon Valley High  Schools with a

    preference to non-traditional students 

Applications are available in the guidance office.  Deadline:  February 28, 2018 

 

Scholarship:  The Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers Scholarship

Critieria:  Awarded to a deserving student who has overcome physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment and supplies.  Applicant must be a resident of PA or DE, applicant is a high school senior, the award must be used toward a post-high school education program.

Deadline:  A completed application must be returned via US Mail or email to the PAMS office by close of business on March 23, 2018.

 

Scholarship:   CNB

High school graduating seniors with intentions to further their education at a college or university and seeking a business related degree.  Applications along with further details are available at https://www.CNBBank.bank/WHO-WE-ARE/Community-Involvement/Scholarship-Program.   Deadline:  Entire application packet must be turned into the guidance office 

by March 16, 2017 or complete the online application form and upload by 11:59 pm March 18, 2018. Winners will be announced on March 30, 2018.

 

Scholarship:  Alzheimer's Foundation of America Scholarship:

Awarded to graduating high school seniors whose lives have been impacted by Alzheimer's disease.  For more information:  www.youngleadersofafa.org or call

Sherry Cheng at 866-232-8484.  Application Deadline:  February 15, 2018

 

Scholarship:  Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - $1,000

The Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Applicant must be a US citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in the medical field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. Recommended topics are included in the Personal Essay section.

All applications must be received by January 29th, 2018. Finalists will be notified in February and must provide proof of enrollment and GPA (letters of acceptance, transcripts, etc.) before the scholarship recipient is selected.  For more information:  https://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/

 

Scholarship:  Horatio Alger National Scholarship 

Application Guidelines: 

Applications will be available August 1 - October 25, 2017

These scholarships are for high school seniors of the class of 2018, who have plans to enter college no later than the Fall following graduation, Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit or private instituion in the US., Demonstrate a critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, Maintain a minimum GAP of 2.0, and Be a US citizen

Online: www.horatioalger.com

Deadline: October 25, 2017

 

Scholarship:  Pennsylvania JCI Senate Scholarship Program 

Applicant must be a senior student who is a resident of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship application is available at www.usjcisenate.org  (click on Scholarship Program in the top header)

Deadline:  Completed application and appropriate attachments must be postmarked by January 5, 2018.

 

ScholarshipWestern Pennsylvania Golf Association - WPGA Scholarship 

Persons who have been employed at Member Clubs of the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association for at least two seasons are eligible to apply.  The program is open to high school seniors or students in their freshman or sophomore year of college. 

Deadline:  November 30, 2017 Applications are available in the high school guidance office.

 

Scholarship:  Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship 

Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.

Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks. 

Male and female students compete separately.

Applications can be obtained online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars 

Deadline:  Applications are due November 27, 2017 at the Clearfield Elks Lodge 

 

Scholarship:  Women's Transportation Scholarship

For female high school seniors considering a transportation related career including:  Planners, Engineers, Scientists, CADD Specialists, Managers, Geologists, Finance, GIS Mappers, Computer/IT, Air Traffic Controllers, Wildlife Specialists, Historians, Architects, Archaeologists, Ecologists, Sociologists and more...

For applications and additional information:  http://www.wtsinternational.org/centralpennsylvania/scholarships/

Deadline:  December 6, 2017 to CentralPA@wtsinternational.org

 

Scholarship:  iflexion  Scholarship

One scholarship worth $1,000.  Selection of recipient is based on the creative essay entry.  Must be enrolled full time as a college senior, undergraduate or postgraduate.  Must be 

18 years old.  Deadline:  December 31, 2017.  Application available at:  https://www.iflexion.com/scholarship

 




 

Avoiding Scholarship Scams

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Avoiding Scholarship Scams

 

1. Never pay a fee for a scholarship.  This includes a website, agency, or person who claims they will help you find free money.  Scammers use bogus fees and terms such as "application, disbursement, redemption and processing fees" as a way to steal your money.  Scholarships are free money and should not require any fees.

 

2. Never provide a credit card, bank or savings account information.  Scammers will steal your identity and ruin your credit for years to come.  If you do, call your bank or credit card immediately and cancel your accounts.

 

3. If you see or hear the word "Guarantee" walk away.  No one controls scholarship judges' decisions and there are no scholarship guarantees out there.

 

4. Be wary of offers that claim to involve little or no work.  Real scholarships take time, energy, and work.

 

5. Before you apply for a scholarship check all the contact information.  The scholarship sponsor should supply a valid email address, phone number, and mailing address.

 

6. Avoid unsolicited scholarship requests.  If you are told that you have received an award for which you never applied, be alert.  Ask where the sponsor found your name and contact information, and research the information carefully.

 

7. Free scholarship or "financial planning" seminars often end with a sales pitch to "act now or lose out on this opportunity".  This can often lead to the purchase of various financial products such as insurance.  Legitimate organizations do not use these types of pressure tactics.

 

8. An official sounding name or endorsement doen't automaticallly mean it is real or legitimate.  Scammers may use words like "national", "education", or "federal", or they may have an official looking seal.

 

9. Some scammers tell students there are millions of scholarships out there that go unclaimed because students don't know where to apply.  This is false!  Check out www.educationplanner.org or www.fastweb.com for scholarship opportunities.

 

10. Look for typing and spelling errors on scholarship materials.  Application materials that contain typing and spelling errors or look nonprofessional may be an indication of a scam. 

 

 

Scholarship Application Tips

4 months ago

Scholarship Application Tips
 
1. Use free scholarship search sites such as: www.FastWeb.com or www.scholarships.com  to find a wide array of scholarships for which you may qualify.  Also be sure to check with your employer and your parents' employers.
 
2. Don't shy away from smaller scholarships or ones which require an essay.  There is often less competition for these awards, so your chance of success is greater.
 
3. Write one really good essay.  Focus on describing yourself in a way that is not already reflected on your transcript.  In other words, focus on attributes, not on academics.  Use this essay as often as it fits the application process. 
 
4. Be sure your essay addresses the key requirements of the scholarship.  Your basic essay might be fine, but you may need to revise it slightly for different awards.
 
5. Focus on things you have done outside the classroom, such as extracurricular activities, part-time work, and community service.  Discuss ways in which your involvement in these activities has made you a better person. 
 
6. Be grammatically correct.  Always use proper English, write in complete sentences and use proper punctuation.
 
7. Be very mindful of deadlines, and submit your applications early.  Late applications almost always go on the "NO" pile.
 
8. Be prepared to work.  It takes time to search for scholarships and to submit applications.  But hard work has its rewards and the more free money you earn through scholarships the less you will need to borrow to pay for college. 
 
9. Don't wait until your senior year to start searching for scholarships.  Begin searching during your sophomore or junior year and make a list of any scholarships for which you might qualify. 
 
10. Once you enroll in college, search for scholarships every year.  This should be done both online and through your colleges's Financial Aid Office.  Each year you change as a scholarship candidate.  You advance in grade level, you may join new clubs, and organizations, you may change yur major, new awards are made available, and some awards are reserved for upperclassmen.  By searching every year, you will maximize your chances of success.

Dual Enrollment Information
DUAL ENROLLMENT

Any student interested in Dual Enrollment for the 2017/18 school year should contact the guidance department via email to set up a meeting. The following universities offer Dual Enrollment programs.

Penn State DuBois
Lock Haven University
IUP

Special Information for Athletes

4 months ago

Special Information for Athletes


If you want to play sports in college on an athletic scholarship, you need to start planning your junior year of high school.  There are many regulations and conditions you need to know ahead of time so that you don't miss possible opportunities.
 
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) establishes rules on eligibility, recruiting, and financial aid for most college athletic programs.  Colleges are members of one of the NCAA's three membership divisions (Division I, II, or III) according to the size and scope of their athletic programs and whether they provide athletic scholarships.
 
Steps for Division I and Division II Freshman Athletes
If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.eligibilitycenter.org). You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete.  You, the student, are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status!
 
Step 1: Take the Core Curriculum:
-Check with the Guidance Department to make sure your are taking classes that meet the NCAA coure course requirements.
Step 2: Take the SAT or ACT:
- Take the SAT I or ACT Assessment as a junior.
- Make sure the NCAA Eligibility Center receives your SAT or ACT score reports by entering the specific code (9999) printed in the SAT and/or ACT registration forms. 
Step 3: Submit your Official High School Transcript:
- Fill out a Transcript Request Form available from the Guidance Office and have it sent to the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of your senior year. 
Step 4: Register On-line (www.eligibilitycenter.org/):
- Complete the NCAA Eligibility Application.
- There is a fee charged by the NCAA for this application.
 
What Happens Next?
- The NCAA Eligibility Center personnel will validate your application and determine your initial eligibility. 
- Colleges will request information from the Eligibility Center on the initial eligibility of prospective student-athletes. 
- The Eligibility Center will make a certification decision and report it directly to the college. 
 

Student Assistance Program

4 months ago

Student Assistance Program
 
At Curwensville, the Student Assistance Program is referred to as CAP (Curwensville Students at Risk AssistanceProgram). The Student Assistance Program is a state mandated program designed to identify and refer students for help who are considered to be "at risk" educationally for such things as drug and alcohol abuse, behavior and academic problems and mentalhealth issues. Anyone can refer a student to the Student Assistance Team by either telling a team member or filling out a referral form. Once a student is referred, the team gathers additional data (grades, teacher observations etc.) and makes a decision as to what might be helpful for the student. The Curwensville Area High School Team Members include Jodi Addleman, Christy Danko, Coleen Deluccia, Brian Dimmick, Carrie Hatten, Susan Josephson, Sharon Laborde, Chris Marsh, Nancy Matchock, Sasha Ryan, Amy Finn and Wendy Witherow.  If you would like to learn more about CAP, please call the Guidance Office at 236-7604 or visit the state's website at http://www.sap.state.pa.us/.
 

Pennsylvania College Planning Guide

4 months ago

  • The College Database has created a no-cost resource dedicated to higher education in Pennsylvania. The goal of the page is to help high school students and their families research and identify campus, online and hybrid learning opportunities in the state that fit their needs.

     The Pennsylvania guide includes a complete look at the state's community colleges, public universities, private colleges, technical schools and distance learning options. College hopefuls can then find potential schools using our proprietary search tool, which allows quick and accurate searching by institution type, setting, size, city and cost. Students can also see the best colleges in Pennsylvania for...

       - Current and future service members

       -  Student-teacher ratio

       -  Women in technology

       -  Return on investment

     All data used in the guide and in our search tool comes from government databases such as the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). 

    Help our high school students

     Our goal is to get this data, information and search tool in front of as many high school students as possible. We have a tremendous opportunity to help young students make informed higher education decisions. You can check out our Pennsylvania colleges guide and the search tool here:

     http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-colleges-in-pennsylvania/

    Thank you so much for your support. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the page or our website.

    Doug Jones
    Founder
    The College Database
    About Us: http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/about-us/
    (650) 209-6042

Elementary Guidance
Michelle Moore
Elementary Guidance Counselor



Overview

4 months ago

Welcome To The Curwensville Area School District
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Address: 650 Beech Street

Curwensville, PA 16833

CEEB Code #: 390-920

 

Curwensville AHS Guidance Dept. Phone #       (814) 236-7604

Curwensville AHS Main Office Phone #:             (814) 236-1100

Curwensville Elementary Office Phone #:          (814) 236-1411 

Curwensville AHS Guidance Dept. Fax #:           (814) 236-2392

 

GUIDANCE STAFF:

Nancy Matchock, Counselor

nmatchock@curwensville.org

Jesse Husted, Counselor

jhusted@curwensville.org a

Coleen Deluccia

cdeluccia@curwensville.org

 

HELPFUL WEBSITES: 

www.naviance.com

www.sat.collegeboard.org

www.actstudent.org

www.eligibilitycenter.org 

www.educationplanner.org

www.khanacademy.org 

http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-masters-education-programs/

 

Registration on these sites can help when you're:

TAKING THE SAT/ACT Test

APPLYING FOR A JOB

TAKING A MILITARY ENTRANCE TEST

TAKING A TRADE SCHOOL ENTRANCE TEST

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION 

 

Remember to check our Recently Received Scholarship Information tab often!