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Kristina Davis, MEd, LPSC
Director of Counseling - All 10th grade, Alphabet L-Z 11th & 12th grade
419-984-1080
KDavis@scs-k12.net
 
Babe Sidoti-Palmer, MEd, LPSC
Counselor - All 9th grade, Alphabet A-K 11th & 12th grade
419-984-1082
BSidoti@scs-k12.net

Susan McKenzie
Guidance Administrative Assistant
Registration & Transcripts
419-984-1083
Fax: 419-624-3349
 
Dr. Richard Koonce
College & Career Readiness Coach
419-984-1085
 
Marlene Esposito
Administrative Assistant - Course History/Data Manager
419-984-1084
Scholarship Opportunities
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YDI Scholarship - November 29, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
A) You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories

B) You must be 16 years of age or older

C) You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States.
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
VIP Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (1 Award - $5,000)
To be eligible for the VIP $5000 scholarship you must:

A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.

B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.

C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website.
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
SP Scholarship - November 30, 2017 (10 Awards - $10,000)
1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.

2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.

The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. ScholarshipPoints.com is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
Harris Poll Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (1 Award - $1,000)
The Harris Poll Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to students who are:
 
1) 13 years or older at the time of entry
2) A legal resident of the 50 United States or DC
3) Have not won a prize in the preceding 90 days and 
4) Not employees of iGain, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, and its advertising and promotions agencies, and/or the immediate families and/or household members of each of the above. Only one entry per person.

Click here for more information on how to apply for this scholarship.

 
ABPA Scholarship - January 31, 2018 (2 Awards - $1,000)
The ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Essay Competition was established to reward students who seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant.

The ABPA's focus is to have a public educated in the value and need for active local backflow prevention programs. Our goal is safe drinking water through cross-connection control. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water.

2017 - 2018 Essay Contest Topic:

Explain the relationship between lawn irrigation systems and backflow prevention. How can these irrigation systems be a threat to potable water supplies, and how can the water supplies be protected?
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
Knight Essay Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (3 Awards - $5,000)
This scholarship is open to all students who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens. Contestants shall be in the freshman, sophomore, junior or senior grade of high school study during the contest year and attending school, including accredited home schools.
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
CrossLites Scholarship - December 31, 2017 (27 Awards - $4,000)
There are no minimum GPA or test score requirements in order to qualify for the scholarship contest. Any student that is currently enrolled in a high school, college, or graduate school may apply.

Review your completed essay before submitting, including checking for typos, misspellings, and other grammatical errors. Essays must be between 400 and 600 words in length.

If picked as a top 20 finalist, you must provide an official transcript. Failure to provide an official transcript, that shows current enrollment, will disqualify you from the contest - no exceptions.

The judges will review each essay and pick the top 20 from each level to be posted on CrossLites.com. Applicants then have the opportunity to invite others to view their essay and to vote for them. The number of votes and shares make up a large portion of the applicant's total score. When the voting period has ended, the winner will be chosen.

Prizes:
3 separate categories for each (High School, Undergraduate, Graduate Students)

1st Place: $4,000.00
2nd Place: $2,500.00
3rd Place: $1,500.00
4th Place: $1000.00
5th Place: $750.00
6th Place: $500.00
3 Lottery Winners win $150 each
 
Click here to find more information on how to apply for this scholarship. 
 
Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship - December 15, 2017 (3 Awards - $5,000)
Who is eligiable:
A) High school seniors who've been accepted to a college or trade school

B) Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school in the United States

Our challenge to you: How do we fix it?
HomeAdvisor will award a $5,000 scholarship to three students who can devise a creative solution to America's skilled labor crisis - further detailed in HomeAdvisor's 2016 Skilled Labor Shortage Report - by answering two questions:

A) What would be your strategy for solving the labor shortage?

B) What would you do to encourage others to attend a trade school instead of a four-year college?
 
Click here for more information on applying for this scholarship.
 
Chris G. Perrin Scholarship
The Chris G. Perrin Scholarship is now available in the Guidance Office.

Criteria:
2.0 GPA (minimum)
History of service to others
Must have letter of acceptance from the college of choice
 
JCI Senate Scholarship - $1,000 (Deadline: January 5th)
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice.

From September to November of each year, each JCI Senate state organization (or foundation) distributes to schools and boards of education throughout their state the necessary application forms for determination of the recipients of scholarship grants. The deadline for return of the completed application forms to the state chairperson is January 5, 2018. If your state is not listed, you are not eligible. Do not submit the application to any address on the web page except those under the State Scholarship listing section (packages submitted to the wrong address will not be forwarded). Additional information is included in the Application instructions. 
 
To find out more information on this scholarship and to download an application, click here.
 
Parentinn - Cyberbulling Prevention for Teens Scholarship (Deadline: February 28th, 2018)
All participants will have to research and submit a 600 – 1000 words regarding the following topic:
“Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying”.

In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:
Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?
How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?
The best submission will be selected and rewarded, $1250 will be given to Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students – $1250 will be given to High School Students, which can be used in course materials or other resources. If you want to know more information about our selection criteria, please continue reading.

Selection Criteria
Student, who is U.S. citizen/ currently attending or planning to attend an U.S. college or university for undergraduate or graduate studies/ high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college, is eligible to participate in our scholarship program.

The work you are going to submit has to be 100% unique and creative regarding the above topic. Selection is based on the written essay and focused on creativity, content and a commitment to the cause of preventing cyberbullying.

Click here to download the application. More information is available at: https://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
 
BCSN's "Scholar of the Month" Scholarship (Deadline: Monthly Until May 2018)
The BCSN Scholarship provides annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors currently attending a school in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area (eligible schools listed on page 4 of the Application). Applicants should be entering an accredited school of higher education in the United States in the fall of 2018. The Scholar of the Year scholarship recipient may re-apply for three additional years of undergraduate study and will be considered for possible renewal if he/she maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status. Scholarships can be used toward tuition, room, and board (on campus), books and fees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Seven Scholars of the Month will be chosen throughout the academic year, November 2017 through May 2018. Students will be recommended by Guidance Counselors from high schools located in the Buckeye Broadband Sandusky service area. From those recommendations, one student will be chosen by the 22
nd of each month by a committee comprised of Erie County Community Foundation representatives. Stop by the Guidance Office or check out the links below for more information.

Click here for the application
BCSN's Scholarship Video
 
Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students
BestColleges.com is providing information on scholarships for minority students. Click here to see the list of available scholarships. 
Check out Obrella for Insurance Scholarships
Click here to learn about scholarships from insurance companies from Obrella. 
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