WSHS Counseling Center

Weekly Update- January 28th

We made it Half-Way!!! End of Quarter 2 is TODAY!!!

** Just a note: The Counseling Center's Newsletter gets updated on a weekly basis.

Check back each week for new info***

Counselors will continue to follow up with Students for Course Selection for next school year.


Mid-Year grades can be requested by coming into the Counseling Center (N14) and filling out a 1/2 sheet request.

***Not all colleges and universities ask for mid-year grades. Check Naviance, your emails, and other college contact locations to determine if you need to complete this request***

MCC is coming back for a 2nd Instant Decision Day

Scheduled to be at Webster Schroeder on

Wednesday 02/16 9 AM -1 PM

Seniors comment on Google sheet to sign up

Once you have your appointment: complete the free application through Click APPLY (located in the top right corner) and create an account.

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SAT and ACT Exams continue to be offered at Schroeder

Upcoming exam dates below...

Visit the Counseling Center website for links to

College Board and

ACT to sign up for these exams.

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Rep visits have slowed down BUT keep checking back to see who

may be coming next. Sign up to attend through Naviance

(Colleges: College Visits: Register Now)

SUNY links have new updates!!!

More Resources

Seniors can find more SUNY events, including workshops about the Educational Opportunity Program, the NYS Dream Act, Culturally Diverse Programs at SUNY, and more at

SUNY Virtual Events

Check the Counseling Center Website for

ongoing scholarship opportunities.

Check back often as the page is updated

as we are notified of new scholarships.

A Few Scholarships to note...

***None of the following scholarships highlighted are endorsed by the Webster Schroeder Schools, Staff, or Counseling Center. They are just a courtesy showing of what is available to our High School Seniors. ***

Gordon A. Rich Memorial Scholarship Program:

GAR’s mission is to award grants to support the higher education goals of its recipients. The recipients of GAR scholarships are exceptionally qualified high school students with demonstrated financial need whose parents or guardians have, or had, a career in the financial services industry.

Amount: $12,500
Deadline: February 16, 2022

Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship:

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award $20,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 20, 2022

KnowBe4 Women’s Scholarship:

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must identify as a female pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity, information assurance or similar field. Must be a high school senior, undergraduate student or graduate student to be eligible. GPA must be at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or an analogous rank based on a comparable scale).

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 28, 2022

Rodney B. Janes Business, Vocational or Technical Award:

This need-based scholarship provides educational assistance to young adult students up to age 30 who are residents of Monroe County, NY, have financial need, and are attending or entering post-secondary business, vocational, or technical schools or programs in Monroe County. Students should be of diverse ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds. Applicants do not need a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to apply.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 1, 2022

Len Szumiloski Scholarship:

Family First Credit Union will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two high school students/members based on their academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities and essay responses. Qualifying students must be (or become) members of Family First Federal Credit Union and be graduating high school students planning to attend an accredited college or university in the fall.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 11, 2022

Other Opportunities for Students

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Summer Research Program for High School Juniors

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester holds an annual summer research program for Rochester-area high school students who have just completed their junior year. The eight-week program provides an exceptional opportunity for highly motivated students to experience scientific research in a realistic environment. Students who are accepted into the program are assigned to a research project and supervised by a staff scientist at the Laboratory. These projects form an integral part of the research program of the Laboratory and are related to the Laboratory’s 60-beam OMEGA laser, one of the world’s most powerful fusion lasers, and the OMEGA EP laser, completed in 2008.

At the end of the program, the students present the results of their projects at a symposium in the Laboratory. The students also produce written project reports. The students work 40-hour weeks and are paid. The program is a commuter program and no provision is made for student housing during the summer.

Only students currently in their junior year are eligible. To apply, a student must submit a letter indicating his/her desire to take part in the program and fill out an application form. The student must also submit a short essay describing his/her interest in science and technology and his/her future goals. As supporting material, the student must submit a copy of his/her transcript and a letter of recommendation from a science or math teacher. Several applicants are interviewed before the final selection is made. Selections are announced by the beginning of May. Students must be available to start on the first day of the program. Students must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Project summaries and symposium abstracts from the most recent program are available along with previous years’ project reports. Application information for each year’s program is made available in the middle of January.

More Information Here.

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Check out Webster Schroeder Counseling Center's

Pre-College Programs page

Webster Schroeder Counseling Center

Secretary Mrs. Mezzanini 670-5008

A - Ch (22) / A - Ca (2023-25) Mrs. Ostrander 670-5055

Ci - F (22) / Ce - Fi (2023-25) Mr. Claire 670-5263

G - K (22) / Fo - K (2023-25) Mrs. Enck 670-5255

L - Ng (22) / L - N (2023-25) Mrs. Henry 670-5095

Ni - Sh (22) / O - Schi (2023-25) Dr. Cooke 670-5101

Si- Z (22) / Schl - Z (2023-25) Mr. Barilla 670-5249