December 2021

HS Counselling Office Newsletter

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5 Reasons Giving is Good For You !

1. Makes us happy

2. Giving is good for your health

3. Social connection

4. Promotes gratitude

5. Giving is contagious


https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/5_ways_giving_is_good_for_you

College Application Time !

Common App


https://www.commonapp.org/


Or Apply directly on the College website


PA State College list:


https://www.passhe.edu/university/Pages/Our-Universities.aspx

Seniors-- Local Scholarship Newsletter Link and More!

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FAFSA--- (Federal Student AID )

PSAT 11 Scores are available in your CollegeBoard account !

Please make an account for 11/12th PSAT, SAT and AP scores .


https://www.collegeboard.org/




Khan Academy SAT prep!

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/x0a8c2e5f:about-official-sat-prep-on-khan-academy

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Juniors ---ASVAB Career Interpretation is December 6, 2021 at 9 AM

Please sign up on google calendar invite if you took the test.
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Scholarship for Juniors

HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION

The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be considered eligible for Horatio Alger National and State Scholarship Programs, applicants must:

• Be enrolled full-time as a high school junior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer 2023 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

• Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

• Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

• Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

• Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

• Be a United States citizen

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, the following items must be completed by March 15:

• An online application at scholars.horatioalger.org

• One Support Fann completed online. This must be completed by an adult over the age of 21 who is not related to the applicant and who is aware of the adversities mentioned in the application. This form must be filled out online. Faxes, emails, or letters will not be accepted.

• Online Ce1tification Form. A login will be emailed to the applicant's counselor.

• High school transcript. Applicants should upload a transcript through the application. Transcripts must be submitted online and must include completed grades for the Fall 2021 semester.

• Income Verification. A copy of the first page of the applicant's parent(s) federal tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ or 1099 SSA-Social Security form) or tax transcript (request a tax transcript here www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript) from 2020 is needed in order to verify income stated on the application. If an applicant's parents were not required to file a tax return, include statement copies of any government benefits, such as Public Assistance or Disability payment documents. Income verifications may be uploaded online or sent by mail. Applicants of divorced or legally separated parents need to submit tax forms from both parents. No emails or faxes accepted.

Tips to Handle Your Grief at the Holidays

64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays


https://whatsyourgrief.com/64-tips-grief-at-the-holidays/
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WWW.SMARTFUTURES.ORG

www.smartfutures.org


All High School Students can now log in and plan your future career !

(Use the login with Google button)

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HS Counseling Office Staff



jlionetti@fcrsd.org --Mrs. Lionetti. M.A., NCC

School Counselor, 9-12th grades


fbresser@fcrsd.org Fred Bresser, FCRSD Social Worker


dhamlyn@fcrsd.org Mrs. Hamlyn , Administrative Assistant