• Mrs. Conville will retire in early Spring, well deserved. Best wishes to Mrs. Conville!
     
    Mr. Kyle Roeder will be her substitute. He is an accredited School Counselor.

    Mrs. Cindy Stasulli and Mr. John Gradwell will help if anyone needs anything such as counseling, college applications, transcripts, scholarships, job applications, co-op signatures, etc. Their emails are:  jgradwell@pottsville.k12.p.us  cstasulli@pottsville.k12.pa.us.  If a Senior is applying to college using the Common App, they should list Mr. Gradwell or Mrs. Stasulli as the "Counselor Recommender".  If applying to any other college that is NOT on Common App or to a Scholarship, students should notify Mrs. Schuster to send out their transcripts. 
     
    Mrs. Schuster, Guidance Secretary, is also available to assist any student/parent/guardian when needed. Her contact information is:  lschuster@pottsville.k12.pa.us or 570-621-2964.  She will help you get in touch with a Counselor and answer any questions you may have.  
     
    Students should check their emails frequently, work hard on all their classes, and always Be Kind to each other!  Mrs. Conville will try to check in as soon as she is able to do so. 
     
    CLASS OF 2024 - Scholarship Book - CLICK to Open Scholarship Book
     
    The Class of 2024 Scholarship Book is now available. 
    Students with questions should contact Mrs. Stasulli via email or by stopping into Guidance.
    To print the Book go to the Library. Full virtual students 
    HELPFUL TIPS
    • Read the entire Book
    • Highlight scholarships that are appropriate for you
    • Mark Deadlines in your calendar
    • Some scholarships are to be sent directly to the Scholarship Committee and others must be submitted to the Guidance Office by March 21st
    • If you need a transcript, you must give the Guidance Office 10 days to process
    • DO NOT Procrastinate - Deadlines are not extended for any reason
    • Some scholarships ask for your list of activities and accomplishments - make sure they will accept a resume
    • If you need a recommendation from a Teacher and they already completed one for a college application, ask them to adjust it for a scholarship
    • Follow the directions to a 'T'. Your application may be rejected if they ask for 250 words and you go over the limit
    • Apply! You may save yourself thousands of dollars in tuition money
    2024 Scholarship pdf/word documents are attached below:
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    A national Scholarship data base worth checking out!
     
    The Heisman High School Scholarship
    The Heisman High School Scholarship continues a 28-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all.
    Students have the opportunity to win a college scholarship between $1,000 and $10,000.
    CLICK HERE to apply by October 19, 2023.

    Coca Cola Scholarship
    2024 application for the Coca-Cola Scholarship (open to high school students who will graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year) will be available from our website . ! If you are a Senior who has made significant positive impact in your school and community through their leadership and service then this scholarship is for you!! 

    CLICK HERE to apply, view program details, and a listing of the 2023 Coke Scholars.

     College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This unique scholarship program guides students to complete six essential steps that move them closer to college with the opportunity to earn scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.* Since the start of the program last year, College Board has awarded $1,750,000 to our first 2,075 Opportunity Scholarship winners across the country.

     

    Oneclass.com has put together a nice list of scholarships available on a national basis.

    College Scholarships with Large Awards

    Rather than going after several smaller awards, you could focus on high-dollar opportunities. These are some of the biggest grants and scholarships for 2021, but keep in mind that the competition can be intense.

    Need-based Scholarships

    Some opportunities are focused specifically on students who need financial assistance to attend college. Here are the noteworthy need-based awards for 2021:

    Merit-based Scholarships

    For students who have good grades, awards based on academic achievement can help you get free money for college tuition. There are typically requirements that you keep your GPA up during college, so be prepared to study hard, using online resources such as OneClass to help. Here are our top academic scholarships for 2021:

    Esports Scholarships

    There’s a growing pool of money available for esports competitors, with available funds increasing five-fold in the past four years. Award rates average $4,800 per year or up to 50 percent off tuition. Below are some of the major programs to consider. Check NACE’s complete list of colleges that offer esports to see which team you might want to join.

    School-based Scholarships

    The school that you’re attending may offer its own set of awards that have been funded by alumni, local businesses, or other partners. Your application for these awards will likely begin with a FAFSA application for federal student aid. The FAFSA results will initiate your school’s internal financial aid awards process to identify your eligibility.

    Scholarships Specific to Your Major

    Does your area of study have a leading professional organization? If so, it could be a great source for noteworthy funding opportunities in your area of study.

    For example, the IEEE had funded several awards for students majoring in computational and technical degrees. In another case, marine biology students could benefit from the Marine Technology Society’s listings.

    Additionally, these opportunities have a potential secondary benefit of providing access to postgraduate fellowships or networking events, helping you fuel your career before it’s even begun.

    Athletic Scholarships

    Billions of dollars are awarded each year to student athletes, but only 2 percent of high school athletes are recruited to play college sports, according to the NCAA.

    Keep in mind that athletes who keep their grades up may have more academic security, making them eligible for merit-based opportunities if their team’s funding changes or they suffer an injury. There are many ways to get the perks of being a college athlete, even when you’re not on the team.

    OneClass also put together a list of nine top scholarship directories to search for additional opportunities.

    University HQ is your #1 resource for finding top-rated colleges and scholarships. 
    Scholarships for Seniors resource: https://universityhq.org/paying-for-college/scholarships/#k12

     

    Scholarship Contests & Sweepstakes
    https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/contests-and-sweepstakes

    What College Major is Right for You?

    https://www.mymajors.com/college-major-quiz/

     

    Scholarships for 
    Art Students

     The Art Career Project will be awarding creators, makers, and emerging artists with scholarships, grants, and start-up capital to help fund their education, start a new business, or pursue the artistic careers of their dreams. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, or experienced artist, we want to support you.

      
    FIND SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THAT FIT YOU.

    http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com

    http://www.dosomething.org/scholarships

     

    Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

    • Scholar SnappA free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
    • Scholly A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
    • Fastweb Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
    • Cash Course Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
    • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
    • Cappex  A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
    • Scholarships.comA free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
    • Scholarship America  Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
    • KnowHow2GOComplete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
    • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) Scholarship information for Latino students.
    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    • Gates Millennium Scholars Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
    • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund The nations largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
    • American Indian College Fund Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
    • Dell Scholars Program Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
    • UNCF Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
    • Chegg  A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
    • FinAid Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
    • StudentAid.gov Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
    • College Affordability Guide This site mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.
    • Outside Scholarships     http://outsidescholarships.org/
    • How-To Programs and Books

      The Scholarship Workshop Scholarship information from an award-winning author and scholarship win

      The Scholarship Academy Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile.