We are ticking quickly closer to graduation. I know that many of you have senioritis but don't let this become a jeopardy for you towards graduation. More Scholarships are listed below, so don't forget to check them out.
Scheduled graduation project presentations are coming up quickly. Students scheduled for a presentation will receive a pass in homeroom to report to guidance to present. Students who do not show up on their assigned date will present on the day before graduation. Students who do not complete a graduation project will not receive a high school diploma. As a reminder, the graduation project includes 10 hours of service (turn in sheet of proof), a presentation and a three page paper with a minimum of three citations. Emails have recently been sent out to your school email showing your status as of 3/7/2016
May 1st is the universal national deadline to let Colleges and Universities know if you will be attending!
College Application Progress
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 50 FAFSA applications have been submitted by Lakeland students
Class of 2016 Application Statistics as of 4/5/2016
- 75.7% of students have applied to college or trade school
- 5% of students have firm plans to or have joined the military
- 273 applications submitted
- 95 reported college acceptances
- 15.5% of students have reported that they intend to enter the workforce upon graduation
We will not announce your college of attendance on class night 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. I won't share your individual information with anyone but would like to collect the data to better assist future students.
Scholarship Tips and Tricks
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, as well as previously published 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.
Lakeland Curtain Club Scholarship
Amount: $500 (2)
This year the Stage Parents Booster Club will be awarding two scholarships to eligible
seniors who have been participants in the Lakeland Curtain Club. Two students will
receive a $500.00 scholarship each.
In order to be eligible, you must be a member in good standing for at least two years
and have participated in this year’s production. The other year(s) may have been as a
cast or crew member from any other year from seventh through twelfth grade.
To qualify, you must submit an essay that is one to two pages in length and discuss:
“How participating in the Lakeland Curtain Club has affected my life.”
You may obtain a list of the criteria that will be used to grade the essay from the
Guidance Office. The essays will be graded by a party outside of the Lakeland school
The Northeastern Pennsylvania School Counselors Association has announced their annual scholarship. Scholarship applications should be turned in to the Lakeland Guidance Office. This is a one time nonrenewable scholarship. The application and scoring rubric is available here.
Pennsylvania Land Surveyors' Foundation
The Pennsylvania Land Suveyors' Foundation, Inc. is offering academic scholarships to student who are pursuing a bachelor's degree or associate degree in land surveying. The application can be found online at http://www.psls.org/scholarship
School Counseling Office
Mrs. deQuevedo - grades 8,10,12