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EPHRATA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

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									EPHRATA HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT High School Code/CEEB Code 391-265 www.easdpa/ehs/guidance Counselor Bulletin #12
Scholarship reminder: Please remember that any scholarship that requires counselor signatures and/or information filled out by a counselor must be sent out from the guidance office. These forms cannot be returned to students. Also, all scholarship materials must be included when you are requesting transcripts. The guidance office requires seven (7) days to process transcripts and eleven (11) days if counselor recommendations are required! Underclassmen Scheduling reminder: All 20092010 course request changes must be returned to the guidance office by March 17, 2009. After this date, student’s requests cannot be changed for reasons other than those listed in the EHS course selection booklet or after a typewritten request is reviewed and approved by the guidance office. 2009 Lebanon Valley College Fair: Will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lebanon Valley College, Arnold Sports Center, Annville, PA. Seventy-six (76) colleges and universities will be represented. Juniors: Optimist Queen 2009 Contest: The Optimist Club of Lancaster is searching for an aspiring young lady in eleventh (11th) grade to represent their club during the course of the next year. Prizes will be awarded to the winner and two runners-up. Entry forms are available in the guidance office. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2009.

February 25, 2009 Scholarship Opportunities
The Jill D. Ravegum Art Memorial Scholarship: A one-time $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in an art field; i.e. painting, sculpting, photography, poetry, interior design etc. Any art-related field will be considered. The applicant must be a legal resident of the U.S. and plan to attend a post high school college, university or art school in the fall. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is March 31, 2009. Kirsten B. Shelly Memorial Athletic Scholarship: The Kirsten B. Shelley Memorial Athletic Scholarship will be awarded to an Ephrata senior entering a four-year college. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, earned a varsity letter, and submit an essay. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 8, 2009. Gail L. Usner Memorial Trust Scholarship: A one time $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a member of the EHS band front and/or indoor guard. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 20, 2009 to meet the receive date of May 1, 2009. Ephrata Area Education Association: The Ephrata Area Education Association (EAEA) will award a $1500/year four-year scholarship to an EHS senior planning to major in education. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 7, 2009 to meet the receive date of April 17, 2009. Hammon Vocational Scholarship: The Ephrata Area Education Association (EAEA) will award a $500 grant to an EHS senior who will be attending a vocational/technical school. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 7, 2009 to meet the receive date of April 17, 2009.

Student Loan Information
Guy K. Bard Educational Fund: The Guy K. Bard Educational Fund provides student loans of $1500 per year for a maximum of four years. Application and proof of enrollment/acceptance at a postsecondary institution is required. Applications are required annually and are available in the guidance office. Return completed application to the guidance office by April 24, 2009.

IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE ALL MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE ON/BEFORE THE DUE DATE

Omeed Nooreyazdan Memorial Scholarship: Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to EHS seniors in memory of Omeed Nooreyazdan, Class of ’86. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, plan to attend a four-year college, and have been an EHS student at least 3 years. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 23, 2009 to meet the receive date of May 5, 2009. Carl W. Fuehrer Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is being offered to a student who has been accepted at an accredited institution and is planning to pursue a degree in civil or sanitary engineering. All applicants must be residents of Ephrata Borough. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 3, 2009 to meet the receive date of April 15, 2009. Noah Glatfelter Scholarship: A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to an EHS Senior planning to attend a vocational/technical school or enroll in a technology education program in a Pennsylvania College or University. Priority may be given to a Lancaster County institution of higher education, (i.e., Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, or Millersville University). Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 24, 2009 to meet the receive date of May 6, 2009. Lloyd S. Gerhart Memorial Community Service Award: A $500 one-time cash award is named in memory of Lloyd S. Gerhart, a long-time resident of Ephrata who served as Burgess and Mayor of the community for 24 years, President of the Ephrata Farmers Day Association for 47 years, and Ephrata Fair Parade Marshall for more than 50 years. This award will be given to an Ephrata High School senior, who has served Ephrata in an outstanding way over the past year. The contribution to the community can be with the high school, a church, civic organization or other community organization. The applicant does not have to be college bound! Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 23, 2009. Lancaster County Chapter Penn State Alumni Association: The Lancaster County Chapter is awarding four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to enroll at a Penn State campus for the 2009-2010 school year. To be eligible the student must be in the top half of the graduating class and have a minimum 1000 SAT score. Extracurricular activities and supplemental letters written by the applicants are also significant evaluation factors. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is March 26, 2009 to meet the receive date of April 3, 2009.

Realty 1 “Invest in your Future” Scholarship: A one-time $500 scholarship for a senior with a 3.0 GPA or higher who plans to pursue a future in business at an accredited college or business/trade school in the fall of 2009. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 1, 2009. The School of Culinary Arts (York, PA) Scholarship: For seniors interested in the Culinary Arts field. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is March 23, 2009 to meet the receive date of March 31, 2009. The Eicher Arts Center Award: A one-time $500 award intended for a senior student who has demonstrated aptitude, commitment and merit in an area of the arts including any of the following: music, theater or the fine arts. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is April 1, 2009. Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association Scholarship (PenSPRA): Six one-year $500 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in a communications field (i.e. journalism, English, public relations, advertising, graphic arts, etc.). Applicants should have maintained a 3.0 + G.P.A. and have been accepted to or applied at a two or four-year college, vocational-technical school or other institution of high learning. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline to guidance is March 4, 2009 to meet the receive date of March 13, 2009.

Review your Scholarship Applications
Give your application one last review to be sure yours makes it through.    Do you qualify? Do you meet the minimum requirements? Is your application neat? Are all of the required documents included? Be sure you are not leaving out references, transcripts, or anything else the application requires. Are all of the questions answered? Scan your application to see if you’ve left anything out.

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