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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
STUDENT APPOINTMENT REQUEST FORM

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

9 months ago

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Donegal High School diploma, a student must successfully complete a minimum number of courses during grades 9,10,11,12 as outlined below:                                                                                                                                                                                                          

AREAS                                              CREDITS                                                                             

English*                                              4.0
Mathematics*                                    4.0
Science*                                              3.0     
Social Studies*                                   4.0
Fitness                                                 2.0                                                           
Wellness 10 & 11                               1.0
Informational Literacy**                  0.5                                                                           
Personal Finance         **                  1.0
Arts & Humanities***                       2.0                                                                                                                    Electives ****                                     6.5 

TOTAL                                                  28                                                                                

Graduation requirements are modified for students attending full year CTC programs during their 12th grade year. 

* Must include required courses per items above and check department course descriptions.


** Informational Literary is required to be taken in 9th grade and Personal Finance is required to be taken in 11th grade       


***Courses that satisfy the Arts and Humanities requirements may be selected from the following areas:             
English (beyond the four required units)                                                     
Social Studies (beyond the four required units)                               
Art                                                                                                     
Music                                                                                               
World Language

**** All courses beyond the required courses are considered electives.  This includes courses in the following areas:                   
Business                       
Technology Education                       
Career and Technology Centers

CAREER INFORMATION

9 months ago

There are many informative resources to help students with their career preparation and planning. Some of these resources are online, and some can be found in the Counseling Office.
 
Career Cruising (http://www.careercruising.com) is an online assessment and exploration tool which will assist students in determining which careers match up with their interests, skills and values. The site provides students with information about almost every career available to them! Job descriptions, working conditions, earnings, and job outlook are among some of the information given. There are also interviews with professionals who describe what it's like to work in their particular career.
 
Donegal Student Login Information for Career Cruising:
                                                            username: donegal
                                                            password: highschool (one word, no space)
 
There are other excellent resources which can be found online. 
 
The Counseling Department also has hundreds of books and various other resources in the Counseling Office that will assist students in learning about the various careers available to them. If students would like one-on-one assistance in developing career goals, they should see their counselor to make an appointment!

COLLEGE INFORMATION & PLANNING

9 months ago

Obtaining Applications

 

Where do I get an application?  

Colleges and universities maintain internet websites that allow users to request, download, or print information and applications. Most institutions offer online applications, and many prefer that students apply directly through the website, with application fees charged to major credit cards. For most schools, you may also opt to submit a paper application.

 
Do I need to send my transcript?  

Official transcripts and other supporting documents, as described in the Submitting Applications section below, are required and usually must be forwarded by regular mail to the college or university. Because we do not know when you apply online, please make sure to visit the Counseling Office after you have submitted your application online and request that your transcript be mailed.

 

How can I get more information from a college?  

Admissions offices accept email and telephone requests for information and materials, and many provide toll-free numbers.

 

What are College Fairs?  

College fairs provide good opportunities to obtain applications and other information directly from representatives. Please contact the DHS Counseling Office for information about any local college fairs.

 

What is the Common Application?

This term refers to a universal, or "Common Application", used by many colleges and universities across the country. This application only needs to be completed once and can then be submitted to multiple colleges/universities. Not all colleges and universities participate in the "Common Application", so confirm a school's acceptance of the "Common Application" before submitting it. Visit http://www.commonapp.org for a list of schools that accept this application.

 
 
Submitting Applications
 
Who should complete the college application?  

Students ( not parents) should complete applications and double-check the accuracy of all application information with parents before either bringing paper applications to the Counseling Office or submitting applications online. In general, paper application forms do not need to be typed, but neatness always counts! Print neatly, in black ink (unless otherwise specified), and don't forget to sign and date each application; a parent usually must also sign if the applicant is not yet 18 years of age.
 

After I complete the application, what do I do next?  

If you complete a paper application, please bring the application directly to the Counseling Office and give it to one of the counselors or to the secretary. If you are submitting your application online, please come to the Counseling Office and request that your transcript be sent through the mail.

 

What else should I bring to the Counseling Office with my paper application?  

All attachments, including application fee checks, should be submitted with the paper application so the application and supporting materials may be mailed as a packet and arrive together at the intended college. Be sure to alert the counselor or secretary to each school's deadline for receiving applications!

 

What is on my transcript?  

Transcripts mailed with applications are official (that is, imprinted with the school seal) and include: SAT scores received by DHS to date, the most recent class rank and grade point average, final course grades and credits earned since entering ninth grade, and high school activities reported by the student in previous years. Official transcripts cannot be hand-carried or hand-delivered by students or parents to intended recipients .

 

What about letters of recommendation? Do I need them?

Letters of recommendation should be brought to the Counseling Office if you want them to be mailed with applications. If you are seeking recommendations from teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, or administrators, be sure to give them plenty of advance notice when asking for the letters. Some colleges require letters of recommendation and some only recommend them, so be sure to read the application carefully.

 

Do I have to write an essay?  

Personal essays or autobiographical statements are required on some college applications and are optional on others. Even when optional, they represent important opportunities to favorably impress an admissions committee, especially if an interview has not been possible. If you include supplemental or separate pages, be certain they are neat, clean, and legible, and that each extra attachment contains your name; it is also helpful to clearly label the content or purpose of such extra pages.

 

Can I submit my application late?

Adhere to application deadlines and submit materials early ! Applications should never be brought to the Counseling Office on the day they are due. Submit all materials well in advance of postmark deadlines and inform the counselor or secretary of deadline dates at submission!

 

How will I know if the college has received my application and other materials?

A record is maintained in the Counseling Office of transcript mailings for each student, including the name and address of the intended recipient, date the transcript was sent, and the date of acceptance (when applicable). A stamped and pre-addressed confirmation postcard is mailed with transcripts/applications for return to Donegal High School by the college upon receipt of the transcript and accompanying materials.

 

Now that I've applied, I can relax and take it easy for the rest of my senior year, right?

No, keep those grades up! Many colleges request mid-year grades. When colleges inform students that their mid-year grades are needed, students should notify the Counseling Office immediately so this important information can be sent as soon as it is available. After the final grades are posted for the Fall Semester, the cumulative GPA and Class Rank are re-calculated for each grade level. As soon as the revised mid-year GPA and Class Rank are available, they are recorded as the official rank and average on student applications, transcripts, and supporting documents.

 

 

 

College Visits

 
The Office should be informed of all college visitations (tours and/or interviews) prior to each college visit. This is the procedure that should be followed :
  1. Prior to a scheduled visitation , you must complete a "Request For College Visitation" form. Copies can be obtained from the Main Office, the Attendance Secretary or the Counseling Office. This form must be completed, signed by a parent, and returned to the office to be approved by the principal or assistant principal.
  2. You must have a parent accompany you on the college visitation.
  3. While on the visit, you will have a college representative sign a form indicating that you visited on that particular day.
  4. When you return to school, the form signed by the college representative must be returned to the Attendance Secretary so that the absence is considered "excused".
  5. Students are permitted to be excused up to three (3) days during their junior year and three (3) days during their senior year for college visitations.

 

 

College Admissions Testing

 

How do I know which tests I need to take?

As you consider potential colleges, you should determine which admissions tests are required by those schools. Tests should be taken at least six weeks prior to the application deadline of a school requiring the score.

 

Do I need to take both the SAT and the ACT?

Most schools in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States prefer the College Board's SAT in evaluating a student's potential for success in college. Many schools in the Western U.S. prefer the ACT (American College Testing) program. Some colleges require one test over the other. On-line registration is preferred for these tests and may be accessed through each testing organization's web address:

SAT: http://www.collegeboard.org                     
ACT: http://www.act.org

 

 

What are the SAT Subject Tests?

A number of schools also require the College Board's SAT Subject Tests (formerly called the SAT II). Results from these tests may be used in making admissions decisions, but generally are used in placing accepted students at appropriate levels in the school's curriculum. Pay special attention to testing requirements of each school you consider!

 

How do I register for the SAT?

SAT test dates and registration deadlines are listed on the College Board's website. The test is offered on a Saturday at local high schools. Donegal High School also participates in SAT School Day, which allows students to take the SAT during the regular school day. 

 

What is Donegal's CEEB code?

Students must include Donegal High School 's CEEB Code Number (392795) when they register for the SAT in order for their scores to be reported to us and posted on their transcripts.
 

Acceptances
 

What should I do when I have been accepted by a college?

Students should notify the Counseling Office when they have been informed of admissions decisions by the colleges to which they have applied. We share your excitement about acceptances, want to lobby for you when your application is put on hold or if a decision is deferred, and certainly want to support you if you are not admitted. When you decide which offer of admission to accept, your commitment to that college should be reported to the Counseling Office so your final transcript can be mailed in June.

 

Should I notify all of the colleges I applied to if I have accepted admission somewhere else?

As a courtesy to the other colleges where applications have been sent (and to the candidates who may be on waiting lists for those colleges!), you should notify each school of your intentions when a commitment has been made to another school.

NCAA INFORMATION

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Donegal High School's student assistance program is called CARES. 

CARES is an acronym that stands for Committee to Assist and Refer Students. CARES is a multi-disciplinary team composed of school personnel (teachers, staff, administrators, nurses, and counselors). This team has been trained to understand and identify students who are having problems in school because of chemical use/abuse, depression/anxiety, grief, or other related factors that affect the student's ability to learn or succeed in the classroom. CARES serves as an intervention and referral program to aid students in overcoming these barriers. The team does not diagnose or treat mental health or drug/alcohol disorders. 

Students may be referred to CARES by:

1. Self referral

2. Peer referral

3. Faculty/staff referral

4. Parent referral 

All referrals are kept confidential. For more information about this committee, please see your school counselor.

TESTING INFORMATION

9 months ago

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 $17. 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 website). 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

8 months ago

****Current students can request a DHS transcript electronically, from your Chromebook on the Student Portal page. 

*** If you graduated from Donegal prior to 2016, 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 the school you would like your transcript mailed to.  Please email your telephone number where 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

20 days ago

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: Please call for appointment 717-653-1871


Please check out on line for more information and Child Labor Law:   


SCHOLARSHIPS

about 1 month ago

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Partnership for Access to Higher Education (PHEAA)


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


Opportunities Through PEO Organization


 Several opportunities are available, see details through the link below:

DETAILS


SUBWAY FRANCHISEE SERVICE CENTER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


The Central PA Franchisee Service Center is excited to announce  the return of our scholarship program to assist present and potential Subway® employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.  This program is administered by Scholarship America®.  We will again be awarding up to ten (10) $1,000 scholarships.   High school seniors or graduates, or current post-secondary undergraduates, who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire 2020-2021 academic year AND who obtain employment at any eligible Subway® restaurant across central Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for this scholarship.


January 31, 2020   Deadline for applicants not currently employed to gain employment

February 17, 2020 Recipients selected 

August 1, 2020       Scholarship award funds disbursed


Click link below to apply: 



Pennsylvania American Legion Scholarships


The Robert J. Trace Scholarship fund was established to assist young patriotic students achieve their academic dreams.

The Robert J. Trace Scholarship Fund is available to every student 15 to 18 years of age residing within the state of Pennsylvania and meeting the following criteria:

  • A child or grandchild of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire in good standing;
  • A child or grandchild of a deceased Pennsylvania Legionnaire;
  • A child of a Pennsylvania soldier that was killed as a result of the war on terrorism including the Pentagon, Iraq and Afghanistan.

To be eligible a student must compose a 300 to 500 word essay on the topic “Patriotism and Citizenship – What America Means to Me”, and complete an application containing the information of the person through which the eligibility for this scholarship is made. Applications have been sent to each American Legion Post and you can also download the application on our website. The essays will be judged by the members of the Department Finance Committee.

Essays and application must be sent to the Pennsylvania American Legion. One winner will be selected and will receive a $500 scholarship.

Deadline for submission of this essay will be May 31, 2020

Apply Here

American Legion Scholarships Continued

Scholarship Endowment

Joseph P. Gavenonis Plan #1

The Joseph P. Gavenonis is awarded twice a year of $500 each semester after the student sends a copy of their grades to Department Headquarters and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. A check will be mailed directly to the student for that semester. This scholarship is for seniors who wish to receive a degree in a four year college.


Robert W. Valimont Plan #2

The Robert W. Valimont is awarded once a year of $600 and is mailed directly to the student after a copy of their grades for that semester is sent in to department and has a grade point average of 2.5 or better. This is a two year community college scholarship.

Applications are requested through Department Headquarters.

Who is Eligible?

Children and Grandchildren of PA Legion members who are deceased, KIA or MIA or has a parent who has been in the military or is in the military and is a member in good standing in the American Legion.

The Scholarship Endowment Committee will study the applications and pick the most eligible ones that our budget permits. An award letter will be sent to the student informing them they have been chosen for the scholarship.

Click Here for Plan I the Four (4) Year Plan – Joseph P. Gavenonis Scholarship

Click Here for Plan II the Two (2) Year Plan – Robert W. Valimont Application

You can talk your way through college if you’re a winner in the American Legion National High School Oratorical contest.

The Oratorical contest was developed primarily to instill a better knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States in high school students. Other objectives include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties, responsibilities,rights and privileges of American citizenship.

Another purpose of the program is to assist students in paying the high cost of a college education. The Department of Pennsylvania American Legion awards the first place winner a $7,500 scholarship, plaque and expense paid trip to the Pennsylvania American Legion State convention to present his/her winning oration, plus the opportunity to represent Pennsylvania in the National and Regional Contests and receive an additional $1,500 scholarship from the National Organization. The second place winner receives a $5,000 scholarship and plaque and the third place winner receives a $4,000 scholarship and plaque.

The winner of the Pennsylvania Oratorical contest will move onto the National American Legion Oratorical program and will be eligible to win $18,000 for first place, $16,000 for second place and $14,000 for third place. First round participants in the National contest receive a $1500 scholarship. Second Round participants who do not advance to the final round will receive an additional $1500 scholarship.

The Contest

The contest will consist of two parts (A) An 8 – 10 minute, memorized oration will be given on some phase of the United States Constitution. (B) A 3 – 5 minute oration on one of the four “assigned topics” assigned by National Headquarters.

The contestant may not use any notes or prompts when giving their oration. A minimum of five (5) judges will judge all contests, grading independently. Local and county contest can be judged by a minimum of three (3) judges.

The tabulators will tabulate all scores of the judges and apply any penalties as directed by the Chairman of the contest. The Chairman will verify the result and announce the winners.

Rules and Regulations


The Lancaster County Community Foundation

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Otimist Club of Lancaster


The Lancaster County Optimist Club serves the community's youth through a variety of activities. Being an Optimist Club member means volunteering time and talents to projects which make a difference in the life of a child.

This year's essay topic is:  
"Is Optimism the Key to Achieving the Dreams you Imagine"

Effective October 1, 2019 the contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1 of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1-September 30) and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. Students must compose a 700- to 800-word essay around a central idea. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. One scholarship of $500 awarded at the local level. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year.

More Information Here

Application Here



Women's Transportation Seminar Central PA Chapter Scholarship


Every year, the WTS Central Pennsylvania Chapter awards up to $4,000 in local scholarship(s) to encourage and support the exceptional women who are pursuing careers in a transportation related field. The scholarships are competitive and based on the applicants' specific goals, academic achievements, and transportation-related career pursuits. 

Interested female students can apply with us for any of the national scholarships.  From this applicant pool, one or more students will be selected for a local scholarship from the WTS Central PA Chapter. In addition, one or more students will then also be recommended for the national scholarship competition (awards range from $1,000 to $10,000).  


Susquehanna Valley Umpires Association Softball Scholarship


The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time $500 scholarship to a varsity softball player who participated in the Donegal Rheems Girls Softball League and continued playing high school softball through her senior year. 

The scholarship will be awarded based upon character, sportsmanship, integrity, community service, and academic achievement. To be eligible, you must:
 
1)  Plan to attend a post-secondary college or trade school. 
2)  Have played on one of the teams in the Donegal Rheems Girls Softball League at the U12 and U14 level. 
3)  Be a member in good standing on the varsity softball team your senior year. 
4)  Have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a scale of 4). 
5)  Complete a 500-word essay on what playing softball on your Donegal Rheems softball team meant to you. 
6)  Submit Letters of Recommendation from you high school softball coach and a classroom teacher. 
7)  Submit an official transcript.  

Apply Here

Must be postmarked by:  March 31, 2020


 E. Ann Klein Trade, Occupational, and Technical Education Loan Program or TOTE Loan Program

 

TOTE Loan Program, was created for students looking to obtain post-secondary education from an approved program listed below.

Here’s how it works:
Students are eligible to receive one interest-free loan up to $3,400 to aid in tuition expenses.

Eligible students must be:

  • A legal resident of Lancaster County
  • A high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • A student who is attending or is planning to attend an eligible program full-time.

Current Eligible Programs:

TOTE Loans will be available to Lancaster County students enrolled in the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center’s Practical Nursing program (12-month or 18-month) or Automotive Technology Specialized Associate Degree program (AST).

Students are eligible for one TOTE Loan and must utilize the funds for CTC program tuition. Like the Traditional Loan Program, students will begin repayment six months after graduating or leaving school.

Apply Here


ERVIN L. STEELE NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

SPONSORED BY:  DISTRICT #9 VFW AND AUXILIARY

Two Nursing Scholarships of $1,000 each are being offered to graduating High School students residing within Lancaster or Chester County who will be entering the Nursing Profession upon their 2020 Graduation from High School.

Click here for Application and More Information:

Deadline (Handed into the DHS Counseling Office) April 15, 2020


Peter Davis Law Scholarship


The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates, LLC are excited to announce our annual $2,000 scholarship, which is available to college students in New Jersey or Pennsylvania who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a 2-year college or 4-year university with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Applicants must be enrolled in or accepted to an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university in New Jersey or Pennsylvania during 2020. All majors are encouraged to apply.

- One student will be selected to receive $1,000 in scholarship funds and two students will be selected to receive $500 each in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.

- Scholarship funds must be used to pay for tuition and other education-related expenses.

- To enter, applicants are encouraged to send their submission to via form on our website.

- The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020. The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between June 1, 2020.

More Information Here


Optimist Club of Lancaster


The Optimist Club of Lancaster announces their contest is open to contestants under the age of 19 as of October 1 of the current Optimist International contest year (October 1-September 30) and is not enrolled as a degree seeking student of a post-secondary institution. Students must compose a 700- to 800-word essay around a central idea. The contest is designed to develop writing and critical thinking skills. One scholarship of $500 awarded at the local level. One scholarship of $2,500 per District is awarded by Optimist International each year.

Application Here


Student Insights Scholarship



Student Insight is once again sponsoring a scholarship contest for high school seniors. The 2020 Student -View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  

Deadline is April 22, 2020

Click here for more information

John Apple Memorial Scholarship

Purpose: To provide a $1,000 scholarship in memory of John F. Apple to a graduating Lancaster County high school swimmer who wants to further his/her education. The successful candidate will be a leader and innovator who approaches life with a positive attitude. One senior male and one senior female will be selected for this award. 

Scholarship Nomination Criteria: 

• Minimum GPA of 3.0 • Must be a graduating senior currently attending a Lancaster County high school 

• Planning to attend an accredited university or college 

• Cooperative, positive, and supportive team member 

• Shows leadership and dedication in and out of the pool 

• Displays good sportsmanship and determination 

• Displays community and/or extracurricular involvement 

Applications due by April 20, 2020

Click here for information and application



Donegal Foundation


The Donegal Foundation has scholarship monies available for students pursuing post-secondary education in several areas. You may apply for one or more than one of the scholarships listed below:

Health Care  - post-secondary education related to the healthcare field

STEM - post-secondary education related to science, technology, engineering, or math

Community Service - recognizes students who have actively served their Donegal/Lancaster County communities by volunteering their time and talent throughout their high school years.

​Ethel M. Broske Music Scholarship  - female student who is entering into a field of study that in some way encompasses music at an accredited post-secondary institution.

Sue Folly Anderson - post-secondary education primarily in an art-related discipline and secondarily in elementary education.  Please email jpgs of your artwork to:  thedonegalfoundation@gmail.com

John N. and Barbara A. Weidman Agriculture Scholarship - a student entering a post-secondary program in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture-related science field. 

Use the link below to apply for the scholarships.  All applicants will be judged by a panel of teachers, administrators, and local community representatives based upon completion of the scholarship application.   

Trade Education Scholarship - This scholarship encourages post-secondary training in the trade area.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing post-secondary education/training in trade skills such as those taught at the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC).  The scholarship award is $1000.

All scholarship applications open on February 1st and are due on April 30th. 

Apply Here


East Donegal Township Scholarship


The East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior currently attending Donegal High School, and a resident of East Donegal Township, that plans to further their education as a full-time student at an accredited junior college, college, university, or vocational school. Award money is for one year only and for the purposes of tuition, books, and fees only.

The deadline for this application and required documentation is April 16, 2020. 

All applications must be RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM, APRIL 16, 2020. 

Facsimile transmissions (faxes) and emails WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Application Here

Eligibility and Information Here



KEMP ZANGARI
HUMANITARIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


I. QUALIFICATIONS

        Available to male and female Donegal High School seniors.

II. AWARD CRITERIA & GUIDELINES

        · $1,000 cash award

        · The scholarship award should apply to any college costs.

III. SELECTION CRITERIA

        · Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

        · Student participates in community service.

        · Student demonstrates good character.

        · Student shall write a short essay that describes how he/she has demonstrated honesty,            kindness and compassion through activities in both school and community.

Due in the Counseling Office by:  April 17, 2020

Application Here

Penn State Alumni Association-Lancaster County Chapter

This year the Chapter is giving out five $2,000 merit scholarships based solely on academics, & four financial need scholarships in the following amounts, two $3,000, one $2,000, and one $1,000.

Application Requirements

1. Attach a list of all activities in which you participated while in high school. This includes but is not limited to class offices, sports, music, publications, clubs, scouts, church, 4H, jobs, etc.

2. Attach a letter explaining why you are attending college, why you chose Penn State, how you determined your major, what you expect to gain from college, and your goals.

3. Attach an official copy of the applicant’s current transcript and the section below, which must be signed by the school.

4. For students applying for one of the financial need scholarships, also include a letter explaining the need for assistance and a copy of the parents’ complete Federal Income Tax Return. Please redact/blackout all social security numbers and bank routing numbers on the tax returns.

Due to your counselor by April 9, 2020

Form Attached Here


WINTERS’ CHARITABLE FUND

ABBY REBECCA WINTERS’ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

(Academic or Technical Degree)

The purpose of the scholarship award is to provide scholarships for students, regardless of race, color or creed who are graduating from Donegal High School. The undersigned applicant acknowledges that the information given in this application will be relied upon by the Winters’ Charitable Fund in determining the applicant’s eligibility to receive and use scholarship monies. Having acknowledged the foregoing, the applicant hereby applies for the award and in support of such application, supplies the following information with respect to himself or herself.

The award will be made on the basis of character, scholastic achievement and commitment to school and community.

Applications due to the DHS Counseling Office by:  May 1, 2020

Application Here


WALTER S. EBERSOLE POST 185 AMERICAN LEGION MOUNT JOY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD


1.  This award is presented to a graduating senior male and senior female who received the highest total percentage based on the following qualifications: honor, scholarship, service, Americanism, leadership and courage.

2. Selection based on the above criteria will be performed by the scholarship committee through member recommendation.

3. A $100 cash, certificate and medal will be awarded to 1-male and 1-female graduating DHS senior.

Application Here

All applications must be returned to the Guidance Office by: Monday, April 27th, 2020


Metzger Wickersham Road to Safety Scholarship Contest


WHO IS ELIGIBLE? 

Metzger Wickersham's Road to Safety Scholarship Contest is open to graduating, college-bound high school seniors who currently reside in Pennsylvania.

More Information and Application Here

The deadline for all entries is April 15, 2020


Horatio Alger Association & Career and Technical Scholarship Program


The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:
Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States

Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)

Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
Be under the age of 30
Be a United States citizen

RIVERTOWNES PA USA SCHOLARSHIP 


 QUALIFICATIONS  

  1. Available to male and female Donegal High School seniors. 

  2. Applicants must be planning to pursue a degree in Art or History and is involved in the community outside of school. 

AWARD CRITERIA & GUIDELINES
  1. $500 cash award 
  2. The scholarship award may be applied to any normal costs incurred for college. 
 SELECTION CRITERIA
  1. Student must have a minimum 3.35 GPA. 
  2. Student must be pursuing a degree in Art or History. 
  3. Student participates in community service outside of school. 
  4. Student demonstrates good character. 
 DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION 
  1. The due date will be May 1, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.  (no exceptions will be made) 
  2. Return completed application to the Guidance Office 
  3. Recipient will be recognized at the Donegal High School awards ceremony.
The due date will be May 1, 2020 by 3:00 p.m. (no exceptions will be made)

Return completed application to the Guidance Office.  

Recipient will be recognized at the Donegal High School awards ceremony.

APPLICATION HERE


NICOLE E. STYER
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORED BY
MARIETTA LEGION – AUXILIARY UNIT 466

ELIGIBILITY: DHS female senior entering post-secondary education majoring in the elementary education field. Requirements include: - Current transcript to include grades and GPA of 3.0 or higher. - Letter of recommendation from a Donegal teacher. - Complete application and essay.

AWARD: $500.00

DEADLINE: April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm – Return to the Guidance Office.

APPLICATION HERE


WILLIAM BRENNER POST #466

AMERICAN LEGION

SCHOLARSHIP

I.    Qualifications
  1. Available to a Donegal High School graduating senior, (resident of Marietta or Maytown.)
  2. Applicant must be attending an accredited institution of higher learning, (i.e., college, nursing school, trade or technical school, military academy, etc.)
  3. Scholarship does not apply to correspondence school.

II.    LIMITATIONS

    A.      Total of $2,000. possible.

    B.      1st Year - $1,000 to be awarded after successful completion of one semester with a GPA of 2.5                  or higher on a scale of 4.0.  Recipient must submit an official grade transcript to Post #466, 19                  S. Gay Street, Marietta, PA 17547 for payment.

    C.      2nd Year – possible additional $1,000 to be awarded after successful completion of one                               semester with a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.  Recipient must submit an official                             transcript to Post #466, 19 S. Gay Street, Marietta, PA 17547 for payment.

    D.     Scholarship may be applied to any normal cost associated with higher learning.

III.    EVALUATION CRITERIA

    A.      Appearance and completeness of the scholarship application.

    B.      School and community involvement

    C.      GPA above 3.0.

    D.     Personal paragraph written by applicant.

IV.    DEADLINE AND NOTIFICATION

    A.     Complete applications are due the last day of April by 12:00 noon.  No exceptions will be made.

    B.      Applications must be emailed to Tina.Maag@donegalsd.org

Recipient will be recognized at the Donegal High School annual awards program.


Apply Here


DR. THOMAS O’CONNOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Eligibility:  DHS seniors who have demonstrated interest in health services and who plan to pursue post-secondary education in preparation for entering a health services field or profession.

Apply Now for this scholarhip!!! If you're interested in health services and plan to pursue post-secondary education in a health services field or profession, Check out the attached application for the Dr. & Mrs. O'Connor Scholarship: 2 shall each receive a $500 scholarship; 

DUE MAY 1ST! email completed application to Tina.Maag@donegalsd.org 

 Apply Here


Scott & Hoffnagle Fund Scholarship

Eligibility:

- Open to all students enrolling in Full-Time Post secondary education in Pennsylvania or Delaware. (Preference given to Construction Related Programs)

- 2.5 Minimum GPA

- Application Deadline is May 15, 2020

- Go to https://www.cfpsprinkler.com/ for more information

Apply Here


$4,000  GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Scholarship

Criteria for Selection:

  - Completed scholarship application (See Application Attached and email to tina.maag@donegalsd.org ) before the May 1st 2020 Deadline.

  - Personal Interview

  - Personal Essay

  - School and community involvement

  - Minimum GPA of 3.35

  - Intention to pursue course of study in science, health, engineering, business, finance or related field

Apply Here



ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EMPLOYMENT

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PA American Legion Keystone Boys State Program

Pennsylvania American Legion Keystone Boys State is a unique week long summertime educational program that does not emphasize classroom lectures and textbook learning. Instead, it focuses on participation and personal experience in a model state, complete with governing bodies and elected public officials. It is designed to mirror the structure and operation of its respective state government.

The American Legion believes there is no better way to assure the survival of our republic than to train our young people in the ideals and objectives of American Government. Boys State is designed to supplement the information taught in high school civics classes. It is an activity born out of a need for youth training in practical citizenship, leadership and to instill a working knowledge of the structure and operation of government.

Keystone Boys State has the following objectives:

  1. to develop leadership and pride in American citizenship
  2. to arouse a keen interest in the detailed study of government
  3. to develop in the young citizens of boys State a full understanding of our American traditions and belief in the United States of America
  4. to arouse in the young citizens a determination to maintain our form of government, and from the Preamble to The American Legion’s constitution
  5. “to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation, and to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy.”

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at least one semester of high school remaining are to be considered.
  • Any boy who has previously attended a boys State is not eligible to attend a second session.
  • Only boys with outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service to their schools are to be considered.

In the actual selection process, merit and ability are the two most important factors considered. No boys are permitted to attend because of either poverty or wealth. It is not a program for underprivileged boys nor is it a summer camp for recreation. Fees, or “tuition,” are paid by American Legion Posts, with little or no expense to a young man and his family.

Those applying for the Samsung Scholarship will need a copy of the military discharge (DD-214). If one is not easily available you can request a copy.