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February 2016

February 2016

Mid year reports and transcripts have been sent out for those students who requested them. Admission numbers continue to rise for the Class of 2016. Remember that it is now financial aid season. Pay attention to the deadlines for each of the colleges you have applied to as they vary from school to school. So far 14 FAFSA applications have been submitted by Lakeland students

College Application Progress

FAFSA Completion

If you haven't done so, please make sure you check deadlines for financial aid forms. Remember you need to get a FSAID for both student and parent. This is your electronic signature.

Class of 2016 Application Statistics as of 2/14/2016

  • 73.8% of students have applied to college or trade school
  • 5% of students have firm plans to or have joined the military
  • 257 applications submitted
  • 84 reported college acceptances
  • 15.5% of students have reported that they intend to enter the workforce upon graduation

Application Results

Now that many of the college applications are done, the acceptances are starting to roll in. Please remember to bring a copy of your college acceptance letters in to the guidance office. If your notification was in an email or on an online college account, you could forward the email or screenshot the screen showing the acceptance. My email address is ddequevedo@lakelandsd.org

We will not announce your college of attendance if we do not have evidence of your acceptance. It is also helpful for us to collect this data as it will help us guide future applicants to each college. Even if you receive a denial letter, it is very helpful if you can provide that information to me. Certainly, I won't share your individual information with anyone but would like to collect the data to better assist future students.

College Acceptances

The students listed below have been accepted to college for the fall of 2016! They have provided documentation of their acceptances. Some have been accepted to more than one school!

Congratulations to you all, I am very proud of you!


  • Liz Albanesi
  • Connor Albino
  • Christine Anzelmi *new acceptance
  • Dana Beecroft
  • Ray Bonham *new acceptance
  • Cheyann Borsheski *new acceptance
  • Nick Cicio *new acceptance
  • Jenneca Comes
  • Marina Contorno
  • Collin Cooper
  • Carolyn Cortes *new acceptance
  • Corey Davis
  • Harley Davis
  • Tiffany DeMarco
  • Kayla Deremer
  • Lindsey Domonoski *new acceptance
  • James Eskra
  • Taylor Flynn
  • Teya Heller
  • Kristen Hlavaty *new acceptance
  • Amanda Imbalzano
  • Kaela Jennette
  • Lindsay Jones
  • Ian Kondrat *new acceptance
  • Brianna Krzan
  • Michaelene Krzan
  • Zoe Link *new acceptance
  • Mariah Loughney
  • Karleigh Lukasik
  • Maria Merrigan
  • Taylor Morgan
  • Graeme Nichols
  • Sean Pittack *new acceptance
  • Zach Polito *new acceptance
  • Armen Rissmiller
  • Sara Roscioli
  • Mary Rzucidlo
  • Morgan Shiner *new acceptance
  • Jazlyn Sienkiewicz
  • Brooke Stearns
  • Georgia Verrastro
  • Katie Walsh
  • Joseph Wanat
  • Joshua Wayman
  • David Williams
  • Ami Yanochik

Scholarship Tips and Tricks

1. Scholarship applications commonly require information provided by the guidance office such as transcripts or recommendations. For this reason we will happily mail completed applications directly from the guidance office. Complete all student components of applications before dropping them off in the guidance office. We will add any required documents, fill out school/counselor portions and mail to the scholarship processing center. Please provide mailing address. Transcripts for scholarships can be requested through Naviance.
2. Beat the deadlines. Don't wait until the deadline to submit. Deadline are the final possible date to send out, it is very acceptable and recommended that you send earlier.
3. All of the below listed scholarships can also be found on Naviance.
4. Information about additional scholarships will be sent out as they are received.
5. Don't forget to contact the financial aid office at the colleges/universities you hope to attend to find out about institutional scholarships.

The Century Club of Scranton's Nurses Scholarship

Deadline: April 5, 2016


The Century Club of Scranton offers to high school graduates, who reside in Lackawanna County, an opportunity for scholarships in nursing and allied medical fields. The college or university of choice must be located in the state of Pennsylvania. Selections for these scholarships are granted on the basis of school records, scholarship need and aptitude.


Along with the completed application, submit the following material:

  • academic records
  • three letters of recommendation
  • one page typed essay on the importance of receiving this scholarship

The Pennsylvania Association of Medial Suppliers Scholarship

Deadline: March 25, 2016

Award Amount: $1,000


The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding students who have been successful in their academic pursuits while overcoming their physical challenges with the help of home medical equipment such as wheelchairs, respiratory devices, diabetes devices, asthma devices, etc. Apply here

The criteria for this scholarship are:

  • The applicant must be a resident of Pennsylvania or Delaware.
  • The applicant is a high school senior
  • The award must be used toward a post-high school education program.

Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Award Amount: $4,000


The Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society offers a $4000 scholarship to a graduating senior who wishes to major in an environmental field such as Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Planning, Environmental Engineering, Fish, Game or Wildlife Management, Ecology and/or Environmental Science at an accredited two or four year college or university. The scholarship is awarded in increments of $1,000 per year for each year of the degree program.

Application form

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30, 2016


Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:


+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare


This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016.


We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

Paul T. Bordi Memorial Scholarship

It is once again, time for our annual Paul T. Bordi Memorial Scholarship. The CMC FCPI EMP. FCU, located at 415 Colfax Aveue, Scranton,Pa is proud to once again sponsor this award in Paul's memory. This 1,000 award is made possible through the generosity of others by participation in our yearly golf outing. Mr. Bordi was an remarkable and well-know local scout. He scouted for many pro baseball teams, including the Pittsburg Pirates, Florida Marlins and the N.Y. Yankees. Mr. Bordi helped countless youth obtain athletic scholarships to top programs and schools. We are proud to be associated with the late Paul Bordi, and thrilled to help keep his memory alive. This is our 16th year offering the scholarship.
The following criteria must be followed:

  • 500 word essay on how sports has made me a better student
  • Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or coach
  • Report card or transcript showing at least a 2.9 GPA
  • Must have participated in a school sponsored sport
  • Must be attending a school of higher learning in the fall.

Jefferson Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2016


The scholarships shall be presented annually to qualified individuals for regular courses of study in a nursing program, or in a related field of study, at a college or university.


The scholarship(s) will be given to a student(s) who shall be selected by a scholarship committee of the Scranton Area Foundation. The student(s) shall have demonstrated characteristics of:


a. Academic achievement and/or honor student;

b. Good citizenship and service to others;

c. Leadership;

d. Financial need.


Application can be found here!

Christopher Till Sender Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2016

A scholarship may be presented annually for educational expenses to a qualified person who will be attending a school of cosmetology in Lackawanna County in the year of the award.



Selection Procedures

1. The scholarship committee of the Scranton Area Foundation will meet annually to select the recipient of the scholarship:


2. The Scholarship will be given to a student whose qualifications shall be reviewed by the scholarship committee using the following guidelines:

a. Demonstrated commitment to his/her profession

b. Evidence of community involvement and service to others

c. Submission of a personal essay describing student's goals.


The Foundation will send a congratulatory letter to the recipient with details on how and when the grant will be paid.


This award shall be paid to the cosmetology school he/she is attending at the time of the award.


Application can be found here!

Midori Yamanouchi-Rynn, Ph.D. Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 30, 2016

The Scholarship award will be given to a qualified graduating senior at any local high school who will be attending a local college or university. The student shall be recommended by the School using the following guidelines:


  1. The student shall have demonstrated characteristics of:

    1. Academic achievement and/or honor student

    2. Good citizenship and service to others

    3. Leadership

Financial need is not a stated criterion, but may be considered in selecting a
candidate for the scholarship.

ONLY ONE APPLICANT PER SCHOOL. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO MRS. DEQUEVEDO by 3/30/16.

Application can be found here!

#GaryInspiredMe Scholarship

Deadline: April 8, 2016

Two scholarships will be awarded each year, one from a public or private high school in Lackawanna County and one from a public or private high school in Luzerne County for education expenses at a four year college or university.


The scholarship grants will be given to qualified senior students selected by the SAF scholarship committee from applications received using the following guidelines:


  1. The student must meet the following criteria:

    1. Academic Excellence (GPA)

b. Good citizenship.

c. Participation in an athletic group within school or community.

d. Active member of a faith based or religious organization.


  1. Student must submit an essay on how they are an inspirational person based on the qualities of Gary Lukasiewicz. Gary was an inspirational Riverside High School senior who exemplified qualities which inspire others to become better people, such as learning how to overcome a challenge, conquering adversity, and never giving up.


Once the student or students have been selected, the Foundation will send a congratulatory letter with details on how and when the scholarship grant will be paid.

This scholarship grant shall be paid to the college or university of the recipient’s choice for education expenses. When the recipient has education expenses at the college or university he/she should send a copy of an invoice to the Foundation and the Foundation will then issue a check payable to that college or university.

Application can be found here!

Joseph (Firp) and Charles Pacino Scholarship Award

Deadline: April 1, 2016


The scholarship will be given to a student selected from among applicants from Lakeland High School, Mayfield resident.


Each year Lakeland High School will accept applications from qualified graduating senior students using the following guidelines.


  1. The student shall have demonstrated characteristics of:

    1. Academic achievement and/or honor student

    2. Good Citizenship and service to others

    3. Leadership


  1. Financial need is not a stated criteria, but may be considered in selecting a candidate for the scholarship.


Lakeland High School forwards the applications to the Scranton Area Foundation office.


The award recipient shall be selected by a representative from Lakeland High School and a representative of Scranton Area Foundation.


The Foundation will send a congratulatory letter with details on how and when the grant will be paid.


ONLY THE TOP 3 APPLICANTS WILL BE FORWARDED BY MRS. DEQUEVEDO FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE SCRANTON AREA FOUNDATION.


Application can be found here!

Clydesdale Queen

Express Employment Professionals Scranton is seeking an EXPRESS CLYDESDALE QUEEN.

Deadline: March 1, 2016


OVER $1500 in Scholarships and Gifts

Winner will Ride in Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade on a

Stage Coach that Prince William and Duchess Kate rode on,

pulled by Eight Rare and Majestic Express Clydesdales!
More Information on this unique opportunity can be found here!
And even more info here!
Application can be found here!