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DHS COUNSELING STAFF
Mrs. Adrianne Lindeman
School Counselor (Last Names A-G)
adrianne.lindeman@donegalsd.org
(717) 492-1207

Mrs. Danielle Kuhn
School Counselor (Last Names H-O)
danielle.kuhn@donegalsd.org
(717) 492-1208

Mr. William Rosengrant
School Counselor (Last Names P-Z)
william.rosengrant@donegalsd.org
(717) 492-1204

Ms. Mary Chiang
College Adviser
mchiang@fandm.edu
(717) 653-1871 ext. 51583

Mrs. Tracy Donnelly
Counseling Department Secretary
tracy.donnelly@donegalsd.org
(717) 492-1209
  • DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING & CAREER CENTER
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ACADEMIC INFORMATION

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CAREER INFORMATION

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COLLEGE INFORMATION & PLANNING

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NCAA INFORMATION

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Students who want to play a sport at any NCAA Division I or II university as a freshman must register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center (formerly the Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse).

All student-athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center prior to making any official school visits or receiving a written offer of athletically related financial aid. It is recommended that students register at the beginning of their junior year of high school.

There is a fee to register, and fee waivers are available to those who qualify.

Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at www.eligibilitycenter.org

After your NCAA Eligibility Center account is created, STUDENTS must send their SAT or ACT scores directly to the NCAA from their College Board account using code: 9999.

Please contact Mr. Rosengrant with any questions regarding NCAA Eligibility at (717) 492-1204. 

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL RESOURCES

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TESTING INFORMATION

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SAT


The SAT is the most widely used college admissions test in the United States. If you are a student planning to apply to college, you should take the SAT. Most four-year colleges will require SAT scores. It is recommended that students take the SAT at the end of their junior year. Some students will take the test again at the beginning of their senior year. Some students will opt to take the SAT more than once, but that is not required.
 
There are two options: SAT School Day or the standard SAT administration given on a Saturday. Donegal High School offers the SAT School Day option two times a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Although Donegal High School is not a Saturday testing center, there are several local schools that do offer the test. To find test dates, locations, and test fees, visit the The College Board's website.
 
For Saturday administration, students must register directly with the College Board.  The preferred registration method is online, but you can also register by mail. SAT score results are sent directly to students.

PSAT/NMSQT


The PSAT is sometimes known as a "Practice SAT". Students who are in  11th grade and are planning to take the SAT are encouraged to take the PSAT. The test is offered at Donegal High School in October and the cost is usually around $16. Information about the test, as well as registration forms, are given to students in school (usually at the beginning of September). Registration is done through the Counseling & Career Center (not the College Board). Students who take the PSAT in 10th grade may take the test again in 11th grade, and are encouraged to do so.  The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) is the official route of entry to the National Merit Scholarship program. PSAT results are returned to Donegal High School in December and are given to students in school. Students will be given a detailed score report along with their test booklet, so they are able to review their test question by question. 


PSAT 10


PSAT 10 is offered to all sophomore students at Donegal High School every spring. Students are required to take the test, do not need to register, and there is no cost to the student. Results are returned to Donegal High School in May and are returned to students and parents. Students will be given a detailed score report along with their test booklet, so they are able to review their test question by question.


ACT


The ACT is another college admissions test similar to the SAT. Although the test may not be as widely used as the SAT, it is recognized by most college admissions departments. Test dates and locations, as well as registration and fee information, can be found on ACT's website. 
 


AP


AP, or Advanced Placement, testing is an option for students enrolled in any of Donegal High School's AP courses. The AP tests are typically offered in May during the school day. Information about these tests, as well as registration materials, will be given to students at school. The AP tests can possibly offer the opportunity for students to earn college credit or advanced standing in college. This opportunity depends on the score earned by the student and the various colleges' policies for AP credit. Students should check with their intended college to see if/how they will accept AP credit.

**Students who wish to take an AP exam for which DHS does not offer an AP course should see their counselor.

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

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Current students can request a DHS transcript from the Counseling Office by completing a "Transcript Request" form found in the Counseling Office. 

*** If you graduated from Donegal prior to 2015, 3 years ago, we request a $2.00 transcript fee to assist in defraying the postage and handling fee.  Please make checks payable to "Donegal High School" and mailed to:  "DHS Career Resource Center, 1025 Koser Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552."  Upon receipt of your request and/or fee, we will promptly expedite your request.

Donegal High School graduates can request transcripts by phone or fax. For telephone requests, contact Mrs. Tracy Donnelly at 717-492-1209 or email your request to tracy.donnelly@donegalsd.org.  Please leave your name, year of graduation, date of birth and a telephone number you can be reached  (just in case we have any questions). You may also fax your request to (717) 492-1242. 

Most colleges will ask to receive an Official Transcript. An official transcript contains the school seal, a signature from your school counselor, and is prepared on school district letterhead and mailed directly from the high school to the college/university. 

An Unofficial Transcript  may also be requested for your use to help you complete college and/or scholarship applications. This transcript will not have a seal or signature, so you should not be sending this to colleges (because it is not considered to be official). 


WORKING PERMITS

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To obtain a student working permit for employment, students and/or their parents who live in the Donegal School District should contact Donegal High School at 717-492-1209 with any questions or to make an appointment. 


PLEASE NOTE :

  1. Work Permit applications can be obtained from the DHS Counseling & Career Center.  The application must be signed by the parent.
     
  2. Evidence of age is required at time of work permit request in the form of an original birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate or certified physicians' statement of opinion.  The requesting student must be present at time of issue of work permit in order to sign the permit.
     
  3. Please Note- Under the revised labor law, the student does not need a physical or current employment to obtain a work permit. Once work is secured, the new employer may require a physical based on their individual requirements for employment.

HOURS OF ISSUE:

School Year: Monday thru Friday - 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Summer: Tuesdays and Thursdays only - 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  or by appointment.



  ** N O T I C E **

CHANGES TO CHILD LABOR LAW

(Effective:  October 24, 2012)
 
 

From:        Stephen Fisher, Director
                   School Services Office

Subject:     PDE Notification to LEAs of Changes to Child Labor Law and the Online Availability of  New Work Permits

On Oct. 24, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 151 of 2012 resulting in sweeping changes to Pennsylvania's existing Child Labor Law. The Act which took effect on Jan. 22, 2013, confers new powers and duties on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, school districts, and others with specific responsibilities under the law.

Please be advised that the roles and responsibilities of these state agencies, issuing officers, enforcement officers, employers, parents/guardians, and minors will change significantly as the result of this new law. As such, superintendents and others in authority within Pennsylvania's public schools must pay special attention to their new and expanded responsibilities under the law.  You can access the new Child Labor Act and an Abstract of the Child Labor Act Hours Provisions on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's website at:

 http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=553527&mode=2

 
SUMMARY OF CHANGES:

The following is a brief summary of the major changes to Pennsylvania's Child Labor Law that impact school districts. There are many other changes to the law such as work hours, summer school, and high school graduates. You are encouraged to thoroughly review the new child labor law.

1. Although not specifically addressed in the new law, minors who currently possess a valid work permit may continue to utilize that permit to work.  Minors, who possess a vacation certificate and desire to work for another employer, may obtain a new work permit from the issuing officer in their school district. All minors who possess either an old or new work permit must follow the new rules regarding employment.

2. Requests for work permits involving theatrical and other similar performances will continue to be processed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. These minors will need verification signed by the principal of the school attended by the minor or the issuing officer of the minor's school district. This statement will verify that the performance and rehearsals will not interfere with the educational instruction or school progress of the minor or a guarantee that arrangements are made for a qualified tutor for the minor. If the minor is to be tutored, the application will set forth the name and address of the tutor, whether the tutor is a certified teacher, the name and address of the school official approving the subjects for tutoring and the tutoring arrangements and the number of hours per week the minor is to be tutored. For additional information on employment of minors in performances and the role that school districts play in approving such permits, please visit the Department of Labor and Industry's website at: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=553527&mode=2

3. Under the new Child Labor Law, an issuing officer can be a district superintendent or a supervising principal of a public school district. If a public school district does not have a superintendent or supervising principal, the secretary of the board of school directors may serve this function. The above officials can authorize, in writing, another individual to issue work permits.

4. Under the new Child Labor Law, neither the employer nor a physician will need to sign an application for a work permit. The new law does require that an applicant's parents or legal guardian sign an application for a work permit. In lieu of a signature by a parent or legal guardian, the applicant can sign a statement before a notary public attesting to the accuracy of facts in the application on a form prescribed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. The statement must be attached to the application. This requirement does not apply if the applicant can show official proof of high school graduation.

5. Under the new Child Labor Law, there will only be one work permit rather than three.  The new work permit will apply to all minors age 14 through 17 and can be used for more than one employer. The permit will certify that the holder personally appeared before the issuing officer, that all papers required by law have been examined and approved, and that all requirements for issuance have been fulfilled. The work permit must be signed by the holder in the presence of the issuing officer.  Minors who can demonstrate official proof of high school graduation do not have to appear before the issuing officer. The issuing officer cannot issue a work permit until they have examined and verified the following papers which verify age:  an official document of the commonwealth or if not an official Commonwealth document, an attested transcript of a birth certificate, a certified baptismal certificate, a passport, a certified documentary record, or the signed statement of a physician stating that after examination they believe the minor to be of proper age.

6. Under the new Child Labor Law, an issuing officer may deny a work permit if, in the issuing officer's judgment, the applicant cannot maintain adequate academic achievement if permitted to work during the school year. Similarly, an issuing officer may revoke a work permit if in the issuing officer's judgment the minor cannot maintain adequate academic achievement if permitted to work during the school year.

7. Under the new Child Labor Law, an employer must notify the issuing officer within five days of the normal duties and hours of employment of a minor. Within five days after termination of employment, the employer must notify the issuing officer of such termination. Employers are also required to maintain a copy of the minor's work permit.

8. Under the new Child Labor Law, enforcement capabilities have been expanded to include school personnel. The following school officials have enforcement capabilities: chief school administrator, home and school visitor, attendance officer (appointed under sections 1341 and 1342 of the Public School Code), and issuing officer. School districts administer applications and issue work permits. If an enforcement officer has reason to believe that an individual working without a permit is a minor or that a minor with a work permit is working in violation of the age restrictions under the Child Labor Act, the officer may demand that the person employing the individual, provide, within ten days the following: proof of age of the individual in question or cease to employ or permit the individual to work.

 

For additional information, please contact PDE's School Services unit at 717-787-4860 or via email at RA-PDE-SchoolService@pa.gov


SCHOLARSHIPS

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Gene Hummel Scholarship


Lancaster County Chapter of Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees

LCCPASR Executive Board has established the scholarship program for Lancaster County high school seniors who have maintained a 3.5 average and who wishes to go into the field of education and has been accepted by a college or technical school.

Apply Here



AES Scholarship Deadline is Approaching


AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.  

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.  You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

Please see link for more information:  Apply Here



Hamilton Relay Scholarship


The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to qualifying high school students living within each of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted Telecommunications Relay and/or Captioned Telephone service provider. Hamilton Relay selects one recipient from each state annually. Scholarship recipients will be determined on or before February 28, 2019.


Guidelines for Hamilton Relay Scholarship

1. Application packet must be completed and postmarked by January 28, 2019 and must include all of the following items:

  a. Scholarship Application

  b. Letter of Recommendation from faculty staff member at high school or from employer

  c. One page essay as required (topic assigned on application)

  d. Signed Talent Release Form

2. Mail the application and attachments to:

                                          Hamilton Relay Scholarship Committee

                                          1006 12th Street

                                          Aurora, NE 68818

3. Scholarship award recipients must complete and return a “Scholarship Recipient Agreement Form” and provide a copy of their Letter of Acceptance from the post-secondary school they will attend, allowing Hamilton to process payment directly to the school.


Apply Here:  


“B. Davis Scholarship”


The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2019.
 
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
 
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
 
The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019
 
Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000




PA Association of Educational Office Professionals Hermine Solt Student Scholarship


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. Scholarships of $500 each will be offered to students who meet the requirements.

Criteria:  
  1. Scholastic achievement and motivation for higher education
  2. Qualities and traits of leadership, citizenship, and service to school and community
  3. Financial need
  4. Recommendations from business education department member and/or school counselor must accompany application
  5. Goal:  A career in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, Business Communications, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, or Secretarial/Admin. Assistant)
Additional Criteria can be accessed on the link below:

APPLY HERE

Must be postmarked by March 1, 2019


                 Millersville University 

Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship 


The Clarence Schock Foundation Scholarship is awarded annually to a Millersville University freshmen on the basis of scholastic record. financial need and personal attributes.

Criteria:

1. Be a legal PA resident and currently enrolled or a graduate of a secondary school in the following Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York. 

2. Complete and submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA prior to February 22, 2019, 
    a. The FAFSA can be completed online at fafsa.ed.gov. And can be completed any time after      October 1, 201 8. 
    b. Be sure to list Millersville as a school choice so that we receive your information. Our school code is 003325. 

3. Complete and submit this application by Friday, February 22, 2019 to: Office of Financial Aid Millersville University P.O. Box 1002 Millersville, PA 17551-0302

If you have questions, please call the Financial Aid office at 717-871-5100.




PENNSYLVANIA AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIPS


ESSAY CONTEST* - Open to any student in 9th-12th grade who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school is eligible.  Essay is between 500-1000 words on a topic chosen by the committee.  1st-$3500.00, 2nd-$3000.00 and 3rd-$2500.00 placed awarded.

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  2. ORATORICAL CONTEST* - Open to any student in 9th-12th grade who is enrolled in a Pennsylvania school is eligible.  Consists of two parts, one a memorized oration and an ex-temporary oration on an assigned topic.  1st-$7500.00, 2nd-$5000.00 and 3rd-$4000.00 places awarded.
     
  3. SEBASTIANELLI DRUM CORPS SCHOLARSHIP* - Open to any senior who is child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased.  The student must be a member of a high school band and is going on to higher education with a major in music.  Winner received $500.00.
     
  4. JOSEPH P GAVENONIS SCHOLARSHIP* - Open to any Pennsylvania high school senior who is child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire.  The student needs to be seeking a four year degree in a Pennsylvania college or university.
     
  5. ROBERT W VALIMONT ENDOWMENT* - Open to any Pennsylvania high school senior who is a child/grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire.  The student needs to be seeking a two year career-oriented education or training in a less-than four-year program in a Pennsylvania school.
     
  6. ROBERT TRACE ESSAY CONTEST* - Open to students 15-18 years of age who is child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire living or deceased or child of Pennsylvania soldier killed as a result of war on terrorism.  300-500 word essay on the topic "Patriotism and Citizenship - What America means to me?"  Winner receives $500.00.

WEEK-LONG CAMPS WITH THE POSSIBILITY TO EARN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY

  1. KEYSTONE BOYS STATE* - Open to any male student who has completed their junior year and resides in Pennsylvania.  KBS students practice and operate fictitious cities, four counties and one state, based on the statues and codes of the State of Pennsylvania.  About the 3rd full week of June @ Shippensburg University.  Local legion posts will sponsor the students to attend.  There is a Keystone Girls State - Contact an auxiliary unit.
     
  2. STATE POLICE YOUTH WEEK* - Open to any male or female student who is 15-17 years old and resides in Pennsylvania.  The student should be in good health and physically fit.  This camp is run like a boot camp, to introduce students interested in law enforcement or a branch of the armed forces. Cadets march in platoons, do physical training and have instructional time.  About the second full week of June @ York College of Pennsylvania.  Local legion posts will sponsor the student to attend.

* Please see individual applications/brochures for complete rules, instructions, and more information.


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NAAAP Philadelphia Scholarship 

This $1,000 scholarship is available to students who are Asian/Asian American. The deadline for this Pennsylvania scholarship is in April.





NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships 

This $3,500 scholarship is available to high-performing students. It has an application deadline in March.




Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation Scholarships 

The Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation issues a variety of scholarships to engineering students. The application deadline is in April.





The Pennsylvania Chafee Education and Training Grant


This grant is available to undergraduates who previously were part of the state’s foster care system. Awards are approved for up to $3,000 each.


APPLY HERE:


Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant


This grant for up to $20,000 is award to individuals attending colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grants are based on need and merit.

APPLY HERE:


Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PATH)


When students receive funding from PHEAA, they may also be considered for the PATH program, which provides supplemental grant funding to students demonstrating need.

APPLY HERE:


 

BigSun Scholarship


The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. 

Deadline               -     June 19, 2019  

Amount of Award  -        $500.00

APPLY HERE:



Ervin L. Steele Nursing Scholarship

District # 9 VFW and Auxiliary


Two Nursing Scholarships of $1000 each are being offered to graduating High School students residing in Lancaster or Chester County.

Applications due to your Guidance Counselor on or before April 15, 2019.


Apply Here:




Lancaster Chapter of The Military Officer's Association of America


For the twenty first year, the Lancaster Chapter of The Military Officer's Association of America is offering a one time scholarship of $1,000 to a deserving young person from Lancaster County.

APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 30, 2019

Apply Here:



The Towne Club of Lancaster


Criteria for awarding the Scholarship is:
Financial Need
Scholastic achievement
Seriousness of purpose
Qualities/traits of leadership, citizenship and service
Recommendation from Business Education Department
Goal:  A career in secretarial, office technology, accounting or business education (Not Teaching)
MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 15, 2019





Lancaster-Lebanon Association of 
Educational Office Professionals 
This scholarship is being offered for the 8th year for 3 student that will be attending Penn State University (any campus).

The Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials (LLSBO), partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), announces its intent to award scholarships to senior students attending Lancaster and Lebanon public school districts and Lancaster Catholic High School. Scholarship criteria and eligibility are listed below as well as within the scholarship application. The scholarships honor Joseph F. Kurjiaka, deceased Business Manager/Chief Operating Officer for Manheim Township School District. Mr. Kurjiaka previously served as Business Manager of Columbia Borough School District and Auditor for the Pennsylvania Auditor General's Office. He was a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and Pennsylvania State University.

To apply and receive more information




LANCASTER-LEBANON ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS


The Lancaster-Lebanon Association of Educational Office Professionals is pleased to offer a Scholarship in the amount of $1,300.00 to a 2019 Lancaster County or Lebanon County High School graduate who shows promise and interest in the secretarial/business field. An impartial selection committee will choose the winner. Final selection will be made by April 30, 2019. Payment of the scholarship will be made directly to the college/school upon written notification of the student’s acceptance in a business related program. Enclosed are applications for candidates to complete. CRITERIA: Criteria for awarding the scholarships are: 1. Financial need 2. Scholastic achievement 3. Seriousness of purpose 4. Qualities/traits of leadership, citizenship, and service 5. Recommendation from Business Education Department 6. Goal: A career in secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education (not teaching)

APPLY HERE

All applications MUST be returned to me and postmarked by March 15, 2019. 

Mail completed applications to: 

Mrs. Sherry Zimmerman 

LLAEOP Scholarship Committee 

Annville-Cleona School District 

520 South White Oak Street Annville, PA 17003-2249



THE PATRIOT NEWS AND PENNLIVE - BEST & BRIGHTEST SCHOLARSHIP



For the 27th year, the PA Media Group - The Patriot News and PennLive will honor 20 high school seniors as the Best and Brightest to represent the potential of the class of 2019.
Applications are due in our office by Friday, March 8, 2019

APPLY HERE:



The Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award

The Junior League of Lancaster and the Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award is available to apply. This award is an annual cash award given to a Lancaster youth that exhibits an exceptional interest in volunteerism in the community. 

All applications must be  emailed to grants@jllancaster.org by Monday, March 18, 2019

APPLY HERE: