Counseling and Career Center
DHS COUNSELING STAFF
Mr. Kobe Bistline School Counselor (Last Names A-Go) email@example.com (717) 492-1207
Mrs. Devon Springer School Counselor (Last Names Gr-M) firstname.lastname@example.org (717) 492-1208
Mr. William Rosengrant School Counselor (Last Names N-Z) email@example.com (717) 492-1204
Ms. Tatiana Dueno
School Social Worker
(717) 492-1213 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Josh Marzak
(717) 653-1871 ext. 51583
Mrs. Tracy Donnelly Counseling Department Secretary email@example.com (717) 492-1205
DONEGAL HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING & CAREER CENTER
DHS Zen Den
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Beginning with the class of 2022 and beyond, 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:
SUBJECT AREAS CREDITS
Social Studies* 4.0
Wellness 10 & 11 1.0
Informational Literacy** 0.5
Personal Finance ** 1.0
Arts & Humanities and Electives*** 5.0
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 2 credit requirements may be selected from the following areas:
English (beyond the four required units)
Social Studies (beyond the four required units)
*** All courses beyond the required courses are considered electives.
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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.
Xello 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.
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 make an appointment to see their counselor.
COLLEGE INFORMATION & PLANNING
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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.
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.
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 :
- 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.
- You must have a parent accompany you on the college visitation.
- While on the visit, you will have a college representative sign a form indicating that you visited on that particular day.
- 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".
- 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:
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.
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.
What is FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. There are 3 types of aid available; free money, borrowed money, and earned money. Free money is based on need and does not need to be paid back. Borrowed money must be repaid with interest. Earned money is aid that is obtained through working a job which is coordinated by the college or university.
Am I eligible for financial aid?
To be eligible for financial aid students must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, must have a high school diploma or equivalent, must not be in default on any other education loans, and males between the ages of 18-25 applying for FAFSA must register for selective service.
When is the deadline for financial aid applications?
Students can begin to apply for financial aid for the upcoming award year on October 1st during their senior year of high school. Colleges and universities have varying deadlines to apply by. Check the financial aid website of your prospective schools for those deadlines.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Visit studentaid.gov to begin your application.
What documents do I need to apply for financial aid?
If students are not filing as independent, they will need the following information from their parents as well.
1. Social Security Number
2. Driver’s License (student only and optional)
3. Alien Registration Number or Permanent Resident Card (for non-U.S. citizens)
4. Federal Income Tax Returns and schedules, W-2 Forms from all employers
5. Current Bank Statements (checking and savings)
6. Current Business and Farm Records (if applicable)
7. Records of Any Stocks, Bonds, or Other Investments Including 529 Accounts for All Students
8. Additional Untaxed Income Records
9. Federal Student Aid Account
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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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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.
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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.
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 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 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.
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, 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.
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Current students can request a DHS transcript electronically, from your Chromebook on the Student Portal page.
*** If you graduated from Donegal prior to 2018, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).
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Please see Donegal High Schools homepage: On the right hand side is a box that reads "Work Permit Information"
Please check out on line for more information and Child Labor Law:
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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.
Lancaster Building Industry
Annually, the Foundation offers scholarship amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000 + for students pursuing secondary education in residential construction or construction related trades.
DEADLINE: March 24, 2023
Ervin L. Steele Scholarships
Sponsored by: District 9 VFW and Auxiliary
Four (4) Nursing Scholarships of $1000.00 (one thousand) each are being offered to graduating High school students residing within Lancaster or Chester County. Scholarships are available to those students entering the Nursing Profession upon their 2023 graduation from High School.
The Nursing Scholarships will be directly applied in the Student’s Name, toward tuition or books, per the billing office of the Institution the student will be attending.
All applications for the Ervin L. Steele scholarship must be on file with the students High School Counselor no later than April 10th, 2023. The deadline for submission to the Selection Committee is April 17th, 2023.
Please mail Scholarship entries to:
81 Hilltop View Way
Elizabethtown, PA. 17022
Lancaster County Chapter of
Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees
Gene Hummel Scholarship
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. The monies will be sent to the college or school on their behalf.
Applications are due by March 31
Constance C. Ginder
1894 Donegal Springs Rd.
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Ashara – Casiphia Lodge No. 551
Free and Accepted Masons
Ashara – Casiphia Lodge No. 551
Free and Accepted Masons
To be eligible to receive a scholarship from Ashara – Casiphia Lodge No. 551, F&AM, an applicant must have a Masonic relationship through the applicant’s father, uncle, step-father, grandfather, step-grandfather, brother or brother-in-law. The applicant must be a Donegal or Hempfield High School Senior who is pursuing a college education. The Award amount will be $500.00
Deadline is April 3, 2023
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Lancaster-Lebanon School Business Officials (LLSBO), partnering with the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO),
The Mr. Joseph F. Kurjiaka Scholarship
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.
Deadline is March 31, 2023
Mid Penn Bank
Anna Woodside Scholarship
Mid Penn Bank’s Anna Woodside Scholarship rewards four outstanding high school seniors with $1,000 for college tuition costs. To be considered, applicants must prove dedication to academic excellence and community service.
The scholarship is named in honor of Anna Woodside, a woman of great influence to Mid Penn Bank for more than 75 years. Ms. Woodside broke barriers for women of her generation by attending college, pursuing a career, and spreading philanthropy throughout the community. The scholarship will reward students who show qualities similar to those of Ms. Woodside.
Applications must be postmarked by March 27, 2023
Donegal Foundation Student Scholarship is Open!
The Donegal Foundation has merit/academic scholarship monies available for students pursuing post-secondary education in several areas. Students will be judged by a panel of teachers, administrators, and local community representatives based upon the completion of this scholarship application.
The scholarships include:
□ Health Care Scholarship - For students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education related to the healthcare field. The amount of this award is up to $1,000.
□ STEM Scholarship - For students who are interested in pursuing post-secondary education related to science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The amount of this award is up to $2,000.
□ Community Service Scholarship – For students who have actively served their Donegal/Lancaster County communities by volunteering their time and talent throughout their high school years. The amount of this award is $2,000.
□ Ethel M. Broske Music Scholarship - For a female student who is entering into a field of study that in some way encompasses music at an accredited post-secondary institution. This is a $1,000 scholarship. The recipient must provide proof of matriculation and a copy of first semester grades, which must be passing, to receive distribution of the award. Criteria established by Mount Joy BPW.
□ M. Susan Folly Anderson Scholarship - For a student who is entering into post-secondary education primarily in an art-related discipline and secondarily in elementary education. This M. Susan Anderson Folly Scholarship is valued at up to $4,000 with the recipient receiving $1,000 at graduation and an additional $1,000 after each subsequent year of post-secondary study in an art-related discipline or in elementary education. To retain the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each year of post-secondary studies.
□ John N. and Barbara A. Weidman Agriculture Scholarship - For a student who is entering a post-secondary program in agriculture, agribusiness, or an agriculture-related science field. The amount of this award is $2,000.
□ 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 $2,000.
All scholarship applications are due on April 15th.
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Lancaster County Conservation District
Ann Brown Scholarship
The Lancaster County Conservation District Ann Brown Scholarships are made possible through an Ann Brown bequest, and from contributions of individuals concerned that we maintain and protect our natural resources. Applications are accepted from January through March from students continuing their education with the intent of majoring in a curriculum which focuses on natural resources and/or conservation. Some examples of acceptable programs of studies would be: Environmental Sciences; Wildlife and/or Fisheries Biology; Environmental Resource Management; or other related programs, leading to an advanced degree (2 yr Associate Degree or 4 yr Baccalaureate Degree).
Basis for the selection will be determined on past performance and activities, current school and community involvement, future purpose and direction plus the applicant’s ability to communicate. The scholarship committee, prior to the final selection, will interview the top candidates in April. The District anticipates providing two $1,000 scholarships each year.
Applications and required documents must be submitted by March 29th, 2023.
Lancaster County Farm and Home
These scholarships are to be in the fields of Agriculture and Family and Consumer Science; the number to be awarded will depend upon the financial need, qualifications of the applicants and the availability of funds.
Each scholarship award will be in the amount of $1,000.00 per year renewable for four years. The scholarship will be payable jointly through the university or college or other acceptable institution, in equal installments at the beginning of each semester during the recipient's years in college. In order to be renewed, the recipients must continue to major in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Science, or related field and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better. A student who maintains eligibility, but completes a degree in less than 8 semesters is not guaranteed the maximum $4,000.00.
Due Date: Monday, April 17, 2023
Luthercare High School Nursing Scholarship
Luthercare – a leading provider of independent, personal care, and skilled nursing care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties – is committed to providing quality care to their residents and offering educational opportunities to our team members and future healthcare professionals.
Eligibility - Be a high school senior enrolled in Lancaster or Lebanon county seeking a degree in the field of nursing and submit the following materials:
Essay - Tell us why you have chosen nursing, and why you should receive the scholarship?
Letters of Endorsement - One letter from a teacher, coach, mentor, etc. and one letter from a community member.
***PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR LETTERS TO BE WRITTEN BEFORE THE DUE DATE. Everything must be submitted by April 3, 2023
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Scott & Hoffnagle
Scholarship Program - 2023
Commonwealth Fire Protection Company a 100% Employee-Owned company (CFPC) is pleased to provide you with information regarding the (Stephen) Scott & (Paul) Hoffnagle Scholarship Fund (formally known as the Stephen E. Scott Scholarship Fund). The SES & PWH Scholarship Fund was originally established in 2015 to honor the past President of CFPC, Stephen E. Scott and revised in 2018 to honor past CEO, Paul W. Hoffnagle. CFPC is a fire sprinkler contractor located in Leola, PA and Wilmington, De. serving the Mid-Atlantic area with design, fabrication, installation, service and inspection of automatic fire sprinkler systems.
Steve Scott was the founding owner and President of Commonwealth Fire Protection. He was our leader, our mentor and most importantly, our friend! Steve was wise beyond his years. He was honorable and always did “it” right! Regardless of the situation, he always took “the high road” and did what was necessary to maintain a relationship, whether it be business or personal. He was a person of high integrity. Steve surrounded himself with like-minded people and built our company through hard work and dedication. We celebrated our 40th year of business in 2017.
Paul W. Hoffnagle was one of those like minded people who surrounded Steve. Paul’s integrity and ethics lead him to live his life to the fullest. Paul’s impact on everyone he met was immeasurable! After the loss of Steve, Paul continued his dedication to the CFPC family and he lead with honor. There is an extremely large hole missing in the lives of those who knew Steve and Paul, but it is the ultimate goal of CFPC to honor them both with the glory they deserve.
Steve and Paul both had the same love of the outdoors and the shooting sports. They both had a thorough love of fly fishing and hunting. Steve always had an English Setter at his side chasing grouse and pheasants and Paul always had his labs chasing pheasants, ducks and geese. The obvious method of fund raising was to hold an annual Sporting Clays Shoot. In the first five years CFPC has hosted the event, over $125,000 has been raised for scholarships for students involved in furthering their education. In 2017 we provided $10,000.00 in scholarships. In 2018 and 2019 we increased the awards to $15,000 in scholarships and in 2020 we increased to $20,000. Our 2020 fund raising event set records in attendance and funds raised. 2021 we will be awarding $32,500 in scholarships! Information is available on our web site www.cfpsprinkler.com
All Application materials must be received by May 12, 2023
The KMD Scholarship
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The KMD Foundation will once again be offering a scholarship to a graduating senior from Donegal High School. The KMD Mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible future leaders by providing mentorship, leadership and scholarship.
Deadline is May 13, 2023
Pennsylvania Land Surveyors'
The Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation, Inc. is offering academic scholarships to students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or associate degree in land surveying.
The Foundation, an affiliate of Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, was established in 1990 to create awareness of the opportunities available in the land surveying profession, provide financial assistance to individuals pursuing an education in land surveying, make grants and contributions to educational institutions to enhance their curriculum related to land surveying, and provide financial assistance for research in land surveying.
Each year, the Foundation presents approximately $15,000 in scholarships to individual land surveying students who are outstanding scholars, students, and citizens. The recent scholarships were presented at our annual conference to five deserving students. Many of their families were able to attend and share in the celebration.
Due Date is: April 30, 2023
The Gene McComsey
Softball Memorial Scholarship
This $1000 cash award is available to a Donegal High School senior softball player who meets the following criteria:
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Athlete participates in community service
- Athlete demonstrates good character on and off the softball field
- Athlete shall submit a short essay that describes how she leads her life with kindness, compassion and integrity through school and community activities
Click Here for Application and Additional Information:
Central PA ASHRAE 2023
ASHRAE is an organization aiming to provide healthy and sustainable built environments by joining HVAC&R professionals around the world. ASHRAE has made it a focus to reach out to students interested in HVAC&R, each year hosting numerous design competitions and networking events and offering scholarships to students pursuing degrees in related fields.
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Our Chapter serves the greater Central PA area and is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior pursuing a degree in an HVAC&R related field (this can include engineering, architecture, HVAC & building sciences, etc.). Some important notes regarding the scholarship:
- Candidates must be high school students graduating in the Spring of 2023 and have been accepted to an accredited program pursuing a professional degree.
- Candidates must submit a completed application, resume, and either a letter of recommendation or a one page essay on “My Interests in HVAC&R and My Goals Upon Graduation”.
- Candidate must email or mail all required materials by March 31, 2023
Donegal-Witness Tree Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
The Donegal-Witness Tree scholarship will be awarded annually to one student.
This scholarship is available to a Lancaster County, PA resident who has been accepted for admission in a fully accredited college, university or vocational school located anywhere in the United States.
Eligibility, Procedure and Terms:
Must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2023
The Junior League of Lancaster
The Deborah P. Altman
Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award
The Junior League of Lancaster, PA, Inc. (JLL) is pleased to announce that the organization is now accepting applications for the 2023 Deborah P. Altman Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award. The award is named for Deborah P. Altman, past president of the JLL, whose life exemplified a commitment to volunteering, a love of children and service to the community. Since the award was established in 1984, more than $44,000 has been awarded to outstanding youths in Lancaster County.
The purpose of the award is to recognize young people who demonstrate exceptional interest, leadership and involvement in volunteerism as well as inspiring their peers to volunteer in their communities. One high school student will be selected to receive the award, receiving a prize of $1,800 ($1,500 monetary award for the student, and $300 award that the student can designate to a charity of their own choosing).
Qualifications for applying:
- Any student residing in Lancaster County who has reached the age of 16, but is not older than 19, by Jan. 31, 2022
- Has done his/her volunteer work in Lancaster County
- Is not the son or daughter of a Junior League member
- Has at least a “C” average this year and the previous academic year
Click Here for Application Information:
How applications are evaluated:
- Quality of volunteer work (as assessed by the Awards Committee)
- Documented volunteer work
- Reference from the adult associated with student’s volunteer work
- Documented scholastic record
- Properly completed application packet
March 27, 2023 is the Deadline
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN EXTENSION FROM THE DATE ON THE APPLICATION***
Dorothy Metzler Memorial
Community Service Scholarship
Sponsored by Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and reward an individual/student that actively demonstrates the spirit of volunteering and community service through their effort, time, and talent improving their community and the lives of those in need.
Application, Essay and letters of recommendation must be received by May 5th, 2023 to be considered. Mailing address is on the application.
Mount Joy Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The purpose of the Mount Joy Chamber Scholarships are to encourage and assist promising future workforce leaders for our community.
The scholarships are open to any Mount Joy area resident or to a family member of a current Chamber member.
Application, Essay and recommendation letters must be received by May 5, 2023. Mailing address is on the application.
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ Scholarship Program enhances educational opportunities for eligible students who reside in Pennsylvania. The program is privately funded by individual and corporate donors; no tax or other public funds are used. The program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (a 501(c)(3) community foundation) and uses the nowU Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program at the State Treasury Department to ensure that the scholarships keep pace with tuition inflation (nowU, formerly TAP 529, was established by the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1992).
The program provides four-year scholarships to two high school seniors per year. The award is to be used towards the cost of tuition and fees for a four-year program at a college, university, or career school in Pennsylvania. Each award consists of the value of one semester of tuition at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania which is a state supported school for each of four years, as stipulated by members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when the scholarship was established. Half of each annual award will be paid in the fall semester, and half in the spring semester. Students must maintain eligibility criteria in all four years in order to receive ongoing awards.
Scholarship applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Graduating High School Senior
- Legal residency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Attendance at a Pennsylvania college, university, or career school as a full-time student
- Academic achievement (minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in high school)
- Commitment to community and demonstrated leadership qualities
- Extracurricular activities
- Financial need
ALL application materials must be in by April 1-including letters for recommendation. Please send emails to recommenders in advance of the deadline.
Pennsylvania is one of four states with a full-time legislature. Explain what you believe the impact is on policy making and serving the public. Consider comparing Pennsylvania to a state that does not have a full-time legislature and offer some advantages/disadvantages.