Official Transcript - signed, dated, stamped, sealed and sent by a school official; remains official only when sealed and/or submitted by the school directly. If a scholarship requires an official transcript, you must submit the application and all supplemental documentation to the Guidance office at least ONE WEEK prior to the deadline for processing. Guidance Office staff will then submit all items to the scholarship on your behalf.
Unofficial Transcript - unsigned, undated, unstamped, and unsealed; not required to be submitted directly by school; Current students can obtain updated transcript copies in their student Sapphire portal around same timeframe as report card postings.
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Please pay attention to the deadlines listed on the Scholarship Bulletins, as well as the scholarship applications. Please do not assume that any scholarship will grant an extension due to COVID-19.
A scholarship requesting transcripts is due to the Guidance Office at least one week prior to the deadline listed on the application - this is to ensure we can process your documentation and get it mailed/portmarked for you. Any scholarship not requiring a transcript does not need to be submitted to the Guidance Office unless otherwise indicated on the Scholarship Bulletin.
For all applications to be submitted by Guidance to a scholarship, you are responsible for ensuring you have turned in all required documentation. This includes the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and any other supplemental documents. Transcripts and/or report cards requested will be provided by Guidance.
It is not advisable to wait until the day of or the day before due dates to seek help on a scholarship. If you have questions about scholarships, requirements, documentation needed, deadlines, etc., please come see us or send an email to email@example.com as soon as possible so that we can best assist you.
Other Scholarship Resources
2021 Pennlive Best & Brightest -
- To be eligible, a senior must have at least a B or 3.0 grade point average although a grade point average below 3.0 because of extenuating circumstances does not preclude participation.
- Seniors must attend a public or independent high school or be home-schooled or attend cyber school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York county. Local residents attending schools in other counties or states are not eligible.
- Selection is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and service to school, peers and community as well as an autobiographical essay and two letters of recommendation.
- Educators select the semifinalists and leaders from business, the arts, education, faith, government and the community choose the 20 finalists.
- For the first time, entry for Best and Brightest is entirely online. Click HERE to apply!
Check out the following websites for suggestions, applications, and ideas for funding your college education!
- College Board: www.collegeboard.org
- College Net: www.collegenet.com
- FastWEB: https://www.fastweb.com/
- FinAid: www.finaid.org
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Go College: www.gocollege.com
- PHEEA: http://www.pheaa.org/
- Sallie Mae: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/
- Scholarships: www.scholarships.com
- Wired Scholar: www.wiredscholar.com
Click HERE for a Scholarship Guide, courtesy of the York County Economic Alliance.
These scholarships have been announced by TuitionFit and Scholarship Owl for high school seniors impacted by COVID19, including job loss or financial hardships. Applications are simple. Just enter your basic information, upload a couple of pictures, and that's it. Click below for more information.
INTRODUCING THE CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
The new Career & Technical Education Student Scholarship is designed exclusively for Pennsylvania students enrolled in a state-approved Career and Technical Education program. We believe in the value of hands-on education. This $2,000 annual scholarship can make a big difference.
To take advantage of this opportunity, students must:
- Be a Pennsylvania resident
- Enroll as a first-time, full-time student
- Have completed a minimum of one year (or 360 hours) in a Pennsylvania Department of Education approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) program
- Earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all CTE completed coursework
- Submit the Penn College Scholarship Application
- Submit final, official CTC/CTE transcript
Click HERE for more information.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CORPORATION
The National Merit Scholarship Program, conducted by NMSC, is an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. Established in 1955, NMSC is a privately financed not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. The competition is open to all U.S. high school students who meet published participation requirements. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.
The 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (offered in October 2020 and January 2021) is the qualifying test for entry to the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. The PSAT™ 10 and PSAT™ 8/9 are NOT used for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program. For more information, please consult the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Information about the National Merit Scholarship Program as well as information for any student who does not take the PSAT due to an extenuating circumstance, can be found at www.nationalmerit.org/resources.
2021 Americanism Essay Contest open to any student in grades 3 through 12! Click the link above for more details.
2021 Optimist International Oratorical Contest open to youth under the age 19 as of October 1st, 2020. Click the link above for more details, or visit their website HERE.
NEW!!! National VFW Auxiliary Red White & Blue Singing Contest - open to youth ages 6 to 16. All entries must be submitted to Spring Grove VFW Auxiliary Pst 5265 by March 31, 2021. See FLYER for more details.