WSHS Counseling Center

Weekly Update- March 4th

Welcome Back!!!

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

Check back each week for new info***

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Requests for MID-YEAR GRADES continue

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

Senior Awards Packets still available...

It is that time of year where we begin our Awards and Scholarship process here at the Schroeder Counseling Center.

** Students applying** Please read through the criteria for each option and supply the requested supporting documentation.

Financial Literacy Award is a writable PDF. Details and Criteria can be found within the Awards & Scholarship application packet. You can request the pdf be emailed to you by emailing Mrs. Mezzanini ( or stopping into the Counseling Center.

The completed application and supporting document(s) are to be returned to The Counseling Center by 315PM on Monday March 14th.

Any Questions can be directed to Mrs. Mezzanini in the Counseling Center.

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 are picking back up for the SPRING: keep checking back to see who

may be coming next. Sign up to attend through Naviance

(Colleges: College Visits: Register Now)

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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

Seniors- Completion Workshops

We’re here to assist your seniors with admission and financial aid application completion.

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Syracuse College Fair
March 29, 2022, 5:30 and 7:00 Arrival Times
Onondaga Community College

Buffalo College Fair
April 5, 2022, 5:30 and 7:00 Arrival Times
Buffalo State College

Students can register at

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. ***

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

Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship:

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York Scholarship Advisory Committee will award twenty $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors entering college. Applicants must serve as a current junior firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a group affiliated with a volunteer department; a volunteer firefighter; or a volunteer with an EMS unit.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Shell Oil Company Technical Scholarship:

Shell will sponsor up to 20 one-year awards of $2,500 for selected graduating high school seniors enrolling in engineering or geosciences at universities identified by Shell. These scholarship programs support Shell’s objective of helping to ensure a qualified workforce in engineering and geosciences disciplines in future years.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Robinson Award:

The $2,000 scholarship is designed to recognize an outstanding young musician for success in music performance, citizenship, and contributions to the community. Applications from students between the ages of 13 and 18 that reside in the Central New York region will be considered. Requirements include: two letters of recommendation; a written personal statement; and a 10-15 minute recording of their playing or singing.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: March 15, 2022

Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship is available to a special education student who is college bound. The goal of this scholarship is to reward a student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university.

Amount: $5,000
Deadline: March 18, 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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Webster Schroeder Counseling Center

Secretary Mrs. Mezzanini 670-5008

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