Chief Points For Seniors

January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018

Chief Points is a newletter targeted at providing information to students about topics pertinent to their education and future.

MORE Scholarships!!!!

Regional and local scholarship opportunities are beginning to roll in!!!The below scholarships can also be found on Naviance along with additional scholarship opportunities that have been shared with our office.

James F. Swift Scholarship

Amount: $4,000 (up to 18 scholarships will be awarded)

Deadline: March 15, 2018

The Scranton Area Foundation has established the James F. Swift Scholarship to assist students from Lackawanna County Pennsylvania high schools, who plan to continue their education in a college or university program. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution, preferably one of the Lackawanna County colleges or universities, of the student's choice.


  • must attend Lakeland (or another of the qualifying schools)
  • plan to enroll for the first time in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, preferably on e of the following Lackawanna County schools:

Baptist Bible college

Johnson College

Keystone College

Lackawanna College

Marywood University

Pennsylvania State University/Worthington

University of Scranton

To apply, visit our website by clicking the link below

Corabelle Chappell Scholarship Fund

Amount: $

Deadline: March 8, 2018

Wells Fargo Bank as Trustee for the Corabelle Chappell Scholarship Fund has partnered with the Center for Scholarship Administration (CSA) to administer the Corabelle Chappell Scholarship.


  • Be bonafide residents of the County of Lackawanna, Commonwealth of PA
  • High school seniors attending high school in Lackawanna County.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale through fall 2017 semester.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate traits of high personal character and leadership.
  • Attend Keystone College, LaPlume, PA.
  • Be unable to acquire a college education without benefit of financial aid.

The number of recipients and the amount of each scholarship may vary from year to year due to fluctuations in the Fund's value and/or applicable document restrictions. Subject to the trust terms, the awards will be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies and should not exceed these costs. Scholarship awards must be used in the year they are awarded. Failure to submit the required materials will result in the permanent loss of the scholarship. Unused funds must be returned to the Corabelle Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Post Graduation Opportunity

National Youth Science Camp

  • Apply to attend the National Youth Science Camp –
    • Applications for the 2018 National Youth Science Camp are open and end on February 28, 2018. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.
    • Dates of the 2018 National Youth Science Camp are planned for June 27 – July 21, 2018.
    • Students/Residents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago may participate. Go to http://apply.nysc.orgfor additional information, requirements and steps to be considered.
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the NYSCamp

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime.


  • Inspire lifelong engagement and ethical leadership in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related fields among delegates, who possess recognized high potential for follow-through and success.
  • Provide engaged learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related professions that extend and enhance the traditional K-12 school curriculum.
  • Develop a robust network among delegates, members of the program staff, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professionals reinforced through community and shared experiences.
  • Develop at a particularly prescient time in participants’ developmental preparation for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related professions an increased awareness and understanding of current education, research, and career opportunities they might pursue.
  • Create a safe environment for expanding delegates’ comfort zones with scientific and cultural aspects of the natural world through outdoor adventure activities including backpacking, mountain biking, spelunking, and rock-climbing.

The National Youth Science Camp is made possible through the planning and fund-raising of the National Youth Science Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a mission to honor, sustain, and encourage youth interest and excellence in science by conducting comprehensive informal science education programs that provide opportunity for constructive interaction with others and emphasize the social value of thoughtful scientific careers.

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