Pennsylvania’s leading Catholic Day School for Boys, Grades 9-12

College Counseling

Welcome to the College Counseling section of the La Salle College High School Website.The pages provided in the menu above will serve as a guide for both students and parents navigating the college selection process. Below is a quick view of the announcements, upcoming events, and news. Please visit this page frequently for important updates. We hope that you explore the resources provided here and that they help ease the college search process.

Calendar

Applying to College

Planning Timeline

Junior Monthly Planning

September

  • The work junior year will be more demanding.
  • Become familiar with the requirements for each of your courses. Then resolve to meet and exceed those requirements.
  • Establish good relationships with your teachers. You will be asked to have two of them write letters of recommendation for you for college applications.
  • Get involved in activities that you enjoy. La Salle is known for the number and variety of activities offered. Take advantage of this opportunity to develop your interests, initiative, and leadership.
  • A Financial Aid Information Session is held at either La Salle, The Mount or Gwynedd H.S. in late September. Check the calendar for this year's date.

October

  • Plan to attend local college fairs and open houses. Dates and times will be posted on our website and on the bulletin boards outside the College Counseling Center.
  • The PSAT will be administrated at La Salle in October. Take advantage of sample questions and practice tests.
  • Begin to develop a list of interests, educational goals, special talents and abilities, and personal qualities.
  • Be aware of the NCAA eligibility requirements.

November

  • Stay focused on the quality of your school work.
  • Create a timeline for registering and taking standardized tests keeping in mind any academic, extracurricular, or personal commitments, e.g. athletic schedules. Juniors should make plans to take at least one, but more likely two standardized tests by May of junior year. Since juniors do not receive their PSAT results mid-December we strongly encourage students not to begin taking the SAT or ACT until January/February of junior year at the earliest.
  • Please become familiar with the differences between the SAT and ACT. If you think that your son may qualify for a SAT/ACT fee waiver based on financial need please encourage them to ask Mrs. Diehl.
  • Please keep in mind that colleges accept either the ACT or SAT. No preference is given to either test.
  • Be aware that there are over 900 colleges and universities that are test optional.
  • Be aware of individual college requirements regarding specific SAT Subject Tests.
  • Begin to investigate colleges and careers. Take advantage of the career section in Naviance.
  • Make plans to visit colleges during breaks and on weekends. Discover what type of college suits you best.

December

  • Review your first quarter grades. Check with your teachers if you are having any difficulties.
  • Review your PSAT score report.
  • Mark your calendar with dates and deadlines for the upcoming SAT and ACT test dates.
  • Take advantage of the free SAT test prep offered through Kahn Academy.

January

  • Prepare for 1st semester exams. Your GPA is an indicator of how you will perform in college and is the number one factor in college admissions.
  • Become familiar with information about the college search process by visiting www.lschs.org/college. Talk to your counselors, teachers, family and friends about your thoughts and expectations.
  • Group Advisory classes begin in second semester. These classes will help you in a step-by-step fashion through the college search process.
  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Please become familiar with the differences between the SAT and ACT. If you think that your son may qualify for a SAT/ACT fee waiver based on financial need please encourage them to ask Mrs. Diehl.
  • Please keep in mind that colleges accept either the ACT or SAT. No preference is given to either test.
  • Take advantage of the free SAT test prep offered through Kahn Academy
  • Be aware of individual college requirements regarding specific SAT Subject Tests.
  • Begin to investigate colleges and careers. Take advantage of the career section in Naviance.

February

  • There is a College Information Night for Junior Parents that is held in early February. Check the calendar for this year's dates.
  • Review your academic performance from 1st semester. Take any steps needed to perform to the best of your ability.
  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Review the course selection catalog to plan your roster for senior year. Plan to challenge yourself with rigorous courses. Consider taking AP courses in your strong subjects. Discuss your interests with the AP teachers.
  • Become familiar with course requirements for college. Continue to clarify your goals, interests, and needs.
  • Compile a list of possible college choices. Discuss college costs and application fees with your parents.
  • Begin to make plans for summer enrichment programs or jobs.
  • Be aware of SAT and ACT dates and deadlines. Review scores from previous tests. Take advantage of the free SAT test prep offered through Kahn Academy.
  • Be aware that there are over 900 colleges and universities that are test optional.
  • Be aware of individual college requirements regarding specific SAT II: Subject Tests.

March

  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Be aware of SAT and ACT dates and deadlines. Review scores from previous tests. Take advantage of the free SAT test prep offered through Kahn Academy.
  • Be aware that there are over 900 colleges and universities that are test optional.
  • Be aware of individual college requirements regarding specific SAT II: Subject Tests.
  • Identify at least one teacher to ask to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Make plans to visit colleges over Easter break. Since college students will be on campus your visit will be much more informative.
  • Begin to make plans for summer enrichment programs or jobs.
  • Complete the work required for the advisory classes in a thorough and thoughtful way. The information you provide will help your counselor write a meaningful letter of recommendation and will help you in the search process.

April

  • Finalize your activities and employment resume in Naviance. Save a copy for revision so you can include summer activities.
  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Be aware of SAT and ACT dates and deadlines. Review scores from previous tests. Take advantage of the free SAT test prep offered through Kahn Academy.
  • Be aware that there are over 900 colleges and universities that are test optional.
  • Be aware of individual college requirements regarding specific SAT II: Subject Tests.
  • Identify at least one teacher to ask to write a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Complete the work required for the advisory classes in a thorough and thoughtful way. The information you provide will help your counselor write a meaningful letter of recommendation and will help you in the search process.

May

June

  • Start to think about application essay topics. Prepare writing samples, portfolios, audition or athletic materials for the fall application season.
  • Read during the summer. Maintain and strengthen your skills.
  • Visit college campuses.
  • Be aware of summer open houses.
  • Take time for family, friends and fun. Have a great summer!

Senior Monthly Planning

September

  • Be aware of all application and financial aid deadlines.
  • Group Advisory will continue through the end of October with a concentration on the college application process.
  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Create a Common Application account. The Common App is accepted by nearly 700 colleges and universities.
  • Ideally you should narrow down your college choices to between 6 and 8. However, every individual is different and this may not apply in your situation.
  • Discuss these choices with your parents and counselors.
  • Please refer to the Application Process tab located on the website.
  • Students and parents are urged to check the College Counseling Website, read the weekly Belcroft, and access the Daily Bulletin for details regarding scheduled visits of colleges, SAT/ACT test dates & deadlines, and college fairs/open houses.
  • Follow us on our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Parent College Information Night is held in September. Check the calendar for this year's date.
  • A Financial Aid Information Session is held at either La Salle, The Mount or Gwynedd H.S. in late September. Check the calendar for this year's date.
  • Ask one teacher to write a letter of recommendation. It is your responsibility to know if a college requires more than one teacher letter of recommendation. Click on ‘Applying to College’ and the ‘Application Process’ for your responsibilities in applying to colleges.
  • Take time to write thoughtful and original essays for the college applications. Essays are a critical part of the application. Ask an English teacher to review the content and to proof read what you have written.
  • Become familiar with Early Decision, Early Action, Early Action Single Selection/Restrictive Early Action types of applications.
  • A good web site to answer financial aid questions is https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
  • Use each college’s Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of what your cost of attendance may be.
  • Be aware of the financial aid forms needed for each college since each college has its own requirements and deadlines. The possibilities are the FAFSA, the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and the college’s own financial aid form which can be found at each college’s financial aid website.
  • Inform Mrs. Diehl in the College Counseling Center of your initial list of college applications.
  • It is your responsibility to send your test scores directly to the colleges.

October

  • Be aware of all application and financial aid deadlines.
  • FAFSA for federal and state aid should be filed as soon as possible after October 1st. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Be aware of the financial aid forms needed for each college since each college has its own requirements and deadlines. The possibilities are the FAFSA, the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and the college’s own financial aid form which can be found at each college’s financial aid website.
  • Mrs. Diehl must be notified of all colleges that you plan on applying to Early Action or Early Decision by the first week in October.
  • Meet with your college counselor.
  • Be aware SAT/ACT test dates & deadlines. Tests taken BEFORE November typically count for Early Action/Decision with 11/1 deadlines.
  • It is your responsibility to send your test scores directly to the colleges.
  • Arrange college visits and campus interviews keeping in mind seniors typically have 3 school days off in mid-October during PSAT administration.
  • The earlier you apply the better.
  • Send application, essay, activities resume, and application fee directly to the admissions office.
  • Inform Mrs. Diehl, in the College Counseling Center, of your college selections as soon as you know where you intend to apply.
  • Students and parents are urged to check the College Counseling Website, read the weekly Belcroft, and access the Daily Bulletin for details regarding scheduled visits of colleges, SAT/ACT test dates & deadlines, and college fairs/open houses.
  • Follow us on our social media channels - Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

November

  • Be aware of all deadlines.
  • Be aware SAT/ACT test dates & deadlines. Tests taken BEFORE November typically count for Early Action/Decision with 11/1 deadlines.
  • Keep Mrs. Diehl informed of any additional applications.
  • Grades are critical as colleges will automatically receive mid-year grades in late January.
  • It is your responsibility to send your test scores directly to the colleges.
  • Students and parents are urged to check the College Counseling Website, read the weekly Belcroft, and access the Daily Bulletin for details regarding scheduled visits of colleges, SAT/ACT test dates & deadlines, and college fairs/open houses.
  • FAFSA for federal and state aid should be filed as soon as possible after October 1st. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Be aware of the financial aid forms needed for each college since each college has its own requirements and deadlines. The possibilities are the FAFSA, the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, and the college’s own financial aid form which can be found at each college’s financial aid website.

December

  • Be aware of all deadlines for applications and scholarships.
  • Mrs. Diehl must be notified of all colleges that you plan on applying to by December 1st.
  • The College Counseling Center will be closed the entire Christmas vacation.

January

  • Be aware of all deadlines for applications and scholarships.
  • Study for semester exams. College admissions will look very closely at these senior grades and interim GPA.
  • Transcripts including your 7th semester grades senior year will be automatically sent to colleges in late January.

February through May

  • Be aware of all deadlines.
  • Inform the College Counseling Center of all acceptances and scholarships and provide the necessary documentation.
  • Revisit campuses, if necessary, once you have been accepted.
  • Deposit at only one college and notify the other colleges that you are withdrawing your acceptance. There are forms available in the college Counseling Center to expedite this process.
  • May 1st is the deposit deadline.
  • Notify the teachers who wrote for you of your decision and thank them for their efforts.
  • Provide Mrs. Diehl with verification letters regarding scholarships and grants.
  • Scholarships are posted periodically in the College Counseling Center and only after verification is received will these scholarships be listed in the graduation booklet.

College Links/Resources

College Planning & Search

Campus Tours - Source for virtual college campus tours.

Career & Major Search - Each profile summarizes a major and lists related occupations, typical employers, and examples of jobs

Catholic Colleges - Search a national database of U.S. Catholic colleges.

College Answer - Research colleges, majors, and financial aid.

CollegeBoard - Search by location, majors, cost, and more.

COLLEGEdata - Choose, prepare, and calculate your admission chances.

CollegeMajors101 - College major search and database

COLLEGENavigator - U.S. Department of Education search and data tool.

College Portrait - No rankings, no spin....just the facts.

College Rankings - A comprehensive list of college and university rankings.

EducationPlanner - One stop career and college planning site.

Forbes - College Rankings List

National Center for Education Statistics - The primary source for data on U.S. colleges and universities.

NACAC - National Association for College Admission Counseling

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Bureau of Labor Statistics

PACAC - Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling

SCOIR - State of the Art College Search Site

Princeton Review - College and major search tool.

UCAN-University and College Admission Accountability Network - Get the facts on private colleges and universities.

Unigo - Get the unvarnished scoop from students (from the Wall Street Journal)

Washington Monthly - Rankings based on contribution to the public good (social mobility, research, and service)

Standardized Tests

FairTest - National Center for Fair and Open Testing - List of college that do not require ACT or SAT scores

ACT v SAT - Key distinctions between the tests

SAT vs ACT - Conversion Calculator

ACT - Registration information, strategies, and sample questions

SAT - Registration information, strategies, and sample questions.

SAT Frequently Asked Questions

SAT Subject Tests - SAT Subject Tests are college admission exams on specific subjects.

SAT Subject Tests - Selective colleges that require SAT Subject Tests.

SAT Prep - Free test preparation provided by CollegeBoard

Test Prep Courses - Free online standardized test preparation from Number2.

Applying to Colleges

Common Application - Apply to over 800 colleges and universities using one application.

College Admission Requirements - Standardized test and college admission guidelines for colleges.

Early Decision vs. Early Action - Compare different admission plans.

Financial Aid

College Cost - College Affordability and Transparency Center

COLLEGEdata - Financing your college education.

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE - Financial aid application service of the College Board.

Colleges that require the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid - Comprehensive guide to federal aid and loans.

My Smart Borrowing - See how college and career choices may impact your financial future.

Net Price Calculator - Tool to estimate the net price to attend a particular college.

PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

Scholarships

FastWeb - Search over 1.5 million free scholarship listings.

GoodCall - Free online scholarship search tool

La Salle College Counseling Center Scholarship List - Search for scholarships that are listed in the College Counseling Center

MeritAid - A comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from U.S. colleges.

My Scholly - Free online scholarship search tool.

Scholarships - Free online scholarship search tool.

Athletics

Athletic Aid - Sports scholarships, financial aid, and college research sources for student athletes.

NCAA - National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse - Prospective Division I & II student-athletes must complete the amateurism certification questionnaire.

NCAA - Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete - Guidelines relate to recruiting, financial aid and college freshman eligibility requirements.

National Letter of Intent & Signing Dates - Know the rules before you sign.

Student Athlete Initial Eligibility Presentation

NCAA DI Initial Eligibility Academic Requirements

ROTC

Military ROTC Programs - ROTC Programs

College Newspapers

College Newspapers - Free access to hundreds of college newspapers.

Application Process

Students are strongly encouraged not to apply to any colleges until after September 14th, 2018.

  • STUDENTS MUST SEND THEIR STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES DIRECTLY FROM THE TESTING AGENCIES TO THE COLLEGES TO WHICH THEY ARE APPLYING. TEST SCORES DO NOT APPEAR ON THE HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

  • MEETING ALL APPLICATION DEADLINES IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY. PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE IMPORTANT DATES:
    • Friday, September 14th, 2018 – If applying to a U.S. Service Academy, all information must be given to Mrs. Diehl by this date
    • Friday, October 5th, 2018 – Deadline to inform College Counseling Center of any Early Decision or Early Action applications
    • Monday, December 3rd, 2018 – Deadline to inform the College Counseling Center of any remaining Rolling or Regular Decision applications
  • Please note that if you are applying to a Common Application college you must use the Common Application in order for your information from La Salle to be sent electronically and in a timely manner. Failure to do so and using the college's own application (such as VIP applications or any other application) will most likely delay the admission process. Please use the helpful Requirements Grid as you work your way through the application process.

  • The following three PA colleges require students to create a college specific portal account and to input their own high school grades. In light of this, if you are applying to Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, or Temple University you are strongly encouraged to apply using the college’s own application even though they are also members of the Common Application.

  • When applying to a college that is that is not a member of the Common Application you must use the college's own electronic application.

  • Beginning in September you will give your list of prospective colleges and admission deadline dates (Early Action/Early Decision/Regular Decision/Rolling) to Mrs. Diehl, who writes the colleges down on a tracking sheet. As soon as you know the colleges to which you will apply you must inform the College Counseling Center. Please note that you do not have to have already applied to the colleges at this time and you may inform Mrs. Diehl that you are adding or deleting colleges at any time, while being mindful of the above-mentioned deadlines.

  • Academic letters of recommendation are sent electronically to the colleges. You should have asked at least one faculty member for a letter of recommendation in the spring. It is your responsibility to check the Requirements Grid if a college requires more than one teacher letter of recommendation. You should have asked the teacher in person and you should have presented the teacher(s) with a Gold Sheet. These Gold Sheets were distributed in the Junior Year Group Advisory Class and are available in the College Counseling Center. You should have also electronically selected the teacher(s) in Naviance. The recommendations will be sent electronically by the appropriate admission deadline.

  • The application, the standardized test scores, the application fee, the activities resume, and the essay are completed and sent directly to the colleges by the you, using the electronic Common Application when applying to a Common Application college or university or by using the college's own electronic application when applying to a college that is not a member of the Common Application.

  • Your transcript, secondary school report, the high school profile, the teacher(s) letter of recommendation, and the college counselor letter of recommendation are sent by the College Counseling Office directly to the colleges. Please be aware that the college counselors are completing forms and writing letters of recommendation for over 270 students and approximately 2600 applications.

    This is a time consuming, deadline driven process, that requires your attention and cooperation
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College Admission Terms

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

WAYS TO APPLY

  • Regular Decision: the standard application process for most schools. This is a non-binding process, and you may apply to as many schools as you wish. Applications are usually due around January 1st, decisions are released on pre­determined dates, (often in March) and you decide where you are attending by May 1st. Be sure to double check the deadline for each school to which you are applying.
  • Early Action: an early application process that allows you to apply to multiple schools. If you are admitted, you are not required to attend.
  • Early Action Single Choice: an early application process where you may only apply early to one school. If you are admitted, you are not required to attend.
  • Early Decision: a binding, early decision plan. You may only apply to one school ED, because if you are admitted, you must attend, regardless of other influencing factors.
  • Rolling Admission: an application process where you receive your admissions decisions based on when your application is submitted.

HOLISTIC REVIEW

Holistic Review: the name of the process selective colleges use to evaluate applications. This means a school will review all parts of your application together, no one part of the application is more important than another, and there are no "pre-screenings" or "cutoffs" for things like GPA or test scores.

TYPICAL APPLICATION COMPONENTS

  • Consortium Application: a system that allows you to submit your basic information once, then send it to multiple colleges and universities. The Common Application is the most popular examples.
  • Application Supplement: questions specific to each school tied to a consortium application. Many colleges require a school-specific supplement to the consortium application with multiple questions or essays specific to the institution.
  • Standardized Testing: ACT, SAT, AP/18 Testing, SAT Subject Tests, TOEFL.
  • High School Transcript: a record of your academic history in high school. Colleges will consider your grades, courses taken, and the overall rigor of your curriculum.
  • Extracurricular Activities: a list of everything you do outside the classroom, including your role and the total amount of time spent.
  • Letters of Recommendation: letters that describe your classroom presence and personality. Usually, two are required from academic teachers (ie. Math, Science, English, etc.)
  • Essays: your opportunity to share your personality. Be thoughtful about your topic choice (is this something you want the college to know about?) and always proofread!
  • Supplemental Materials: may include interviews. portfolios, and/or auditions.

FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

Most selective schools are private, meaning they are supported by tuition; they can be more expensive, yet o􀀴en offer more financial aid. Public colleges are meant to benefit their state, so they offer different tuition for in-state and out-of-state residents.

Schools that are 'need-blind' will not consider your ability to pay when making admissions decisions, while schools that are 'need-aware' or 'need-sensitive' will.

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

  • Need-Based Financial Aid: awarded by taking into account your family's need for financial support. In other words, your eligibility for aid is based on your family's ability to pay.
  • Need Based Aid is awarded in a variety of forms, including:
    • Grants: awarded by the U.S. government or a college to be used towards your tuition and fees. Grants do not need to be repaid.
    • Loans: issued by the government, a private financial institution, or a college to be used towards your tuition and fees. Loans must be repaid; however, student loans have low interest rates and deferred payments that don't begin until after graduation.
    • Work Study: a program run through the US Government in which students work in paid campus jobs and use their income to pay for a portion of their college expenses and/or tuition.
    • Merit-Based Financial Aid: a type of aid awarded to students for things like a high GPA. high test scores, athletic ability, leadership, research experience, or other accomplishments without taking into account your need for financial support.

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

To apply for financial aid, colleges will request a variety of documents in order to understand your family's unique financial circumstances. They will use these documents to determine your family's Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, which is the amount your family can afford to pay towards your education. Your family's EFC should be similar for every school.

Commonly requested forms include:

  • The FAFSA: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is an important part of any financial aid application. This is offered for free by the US Department of Education and can be filled out on line at fafsa.ed.gov.
  • College Specific Forms or the CSS Profile: forms that are often available online and seek to provide colleges with a more rounded view of your family circumstances than can be obtained from the FAFSA alone. Each college will have different requirements, so be sure to check the policies at each of the schools to which you are applying.

Finding the Right Fit

THE COLLEGE SEARCH: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Just like students, all colleges are different. As you're getting to know schools, you'll want to explore how each one fits your personality. Here are a few questions we think are important to consider as you begin your college search. Use them to build your own list of the most important things you're looking for in a college.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

  • Size & Location: How many undergraduates study at this school? Are undergraduate and graduate students in class together? Is the setting urban, suburban, or rural? Close to a big city?
  • Type of School: Public university or private school? Major research university? Religiously affiliated? Liberal artscollege?
  • Academic Programs: Does this school offer a major that I'm interested in? How much flexibility will I have to explore and change majors?
  • Faculty: What percent of classes are taught by professors vs. teaching assistants? Are professors available outside of class? What is the student-to-faculty ratio?
  • Class Sizes & Formats: What is the average class size? Are most classes conducted in a lecture format? Seminar format?
  • Research: What opportunities are there to participate in research? How many students conduct research? Do professors work with undergraduate students? How does the school help students find research opportunities?
  • Student Life: Can I continue to be active in extracurriculars that I enjoyed in high school? Are there new activities that interest me?
  • Housing & Dining: How are the dining halls? Is housing guaranteed for four years? Are students required to live in residence halls? What types of living arrangements are available in the dorms?
  • Athletics: What is the athletic culture like? How are the athletic facilities? What levels of involvement are available?
  • Arts/Music/Drama: What extracurricular opportunities are available in the arts? What facilities are available? Will there be opportunities to perform or showcase my work?
  • Career Advising: How does this school prepare me to achieve my professional goals? Does the school have an internship program? Do employers recruit on campus?


Class of 2018 & School Profile

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Naviance

What is Naviance Family Connection?

Family Connection, powered by Naviance, is a web-based service designed especially for schools. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that students and parents can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers.

Among its many features, it allows you to:

  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete on-line personality and career interest surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from La Salle College High School for students who have applied and been admitted in the past.
  • Sign up for college visits – Find out which colleges are visiting La Salle and sign up to attend these sessions in the College Counseling Office.
  • Family Connection also lets the College Counselors share information with students and parents about upcoming college information nights and events and scholarship opportunities.

La Salle's CEEB Code is 393370

 

Staff

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Mr. Gerard Brett

Mr. Gerard Brett

Mrs. Maura Diehl

Mrs. Maura Diehl

Mr. James Sawyer

Mr. James Sawyer

Mrs. Lauren Tate

Mrs. Lauren Tate

Students are assigned a college counselor based on the first letter of his last name. For the Class of 2020 the break down is:

* Last Names A-B: Mrs. Maura Diehl 
* Last Names C-G: Mrs. Lauren Tate 
* Last Names H-M: Mr. Gerard M. Brett 
* Last Names N-Z: Mr. Jim Sawyer

 

 

Scholarships

Scholarship

There are a variety of scholarship opportunities available from colleges, organizations and private companies.  There are many academic and need based scholarships, scholarships for service, activities, etc.

It is important to research the scholarships available from the schools you are applying to during the application process.  Many scholarship application due dates correspond to the application dates of that school.

Be a smart consumer when considering scholarships.  See the scholarship warning signs on FTC website.  www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

Scholarship Search Tools:

www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx US Department of Labor’s free scholarship search tool lists 7,500 scholarships, fellowships, grants and other financial awards.  Site allows you to search scholarships by due date or narrow by type of scholarship, locations, etc.

www.pheaa.org PA Higher Education Assistance Agency. Comprehensive website with information on scholarships, grants, work-study programs, filling out FAFSA and more.

www.philafound.org The Philadelphia Foundation manages up to 50 scholarships. Opens in December.

www.nassp.org National Association of Secondary Schools.  Manages many scholarships.

www.collegescholarships.org

www.scholarships.org - Free online scholarship search tool.

www.scholarshipamerica.org - Manages scholarships including a few of the scholarships listed below (AXA Achievement Scholarship, Comcast, GE-Regan, Department of Defense SMART scholarships for civilians.)

www.studentaid.ed.gov Federal Student Aid Office of US Department of Education provides advice on FAFSA as well as lists types of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study job.  Includes information on tax benefits and avoiding scams. This site provides links to state websites because even if not eligible for federal aid you might be from state.

www.tfec.org The Foundation for Enhancing Communities manages many scholarships.

www.uncf.org  United Negro College Fund is the largest private scholarship provider to minority groups.  Each year $100 million awarded to more than 10k students.  UNCF also manages a variety of scholarships including Fund II Foundation, Koch Scholars Program, Frederick Douglass Bicentennials, Gate Millennium Scholar program.

www.edvisors.com Compares private student lenders.  Also has list and tips for finding scholarships.

www.goodcall.com - Free online scholarship search tool.


www.myscholly.com - Online service to find and manage scholarship application process. $2.99/month.

www.usascholarships.com Website to help search for scholarships by major, interests and foundations.

Scholarships:

A. Marlyn Moyer, Jr. Scholarship Foundation Six to eight scholarships averaging $2,500 - $5,000 awarded annually. Must be resident of Bucks County, have a record of community service, church involvement or other activities, and demonstrate financial need. Call Lower Bucks Community Center at 215 943-7400.

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship Program Up to $1000 scholarship awarded via essay contest available to all high school juniors/seniors and college students.   www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

AES ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP $500 award based on applicant's character and required essay.  Engineering courses are not required.  www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity National and Rho Chapter offer various scholarships to African American men. www.rho1914.com

American Heritage Federal Credit Union Must be member of American Heritage Federal Credit Union. Twenty $1,000 "I Can” scholarships awarded. Recommendations and resume required.  www.amhfcu.org

American Legion Various scholarships and other resources available to veterans' dependents and members of the American Legion family.  www.legion.org/scholarships

Pennsylvanian American Legion offers various scholarships and other resources to children and grandchildren of a Pennsylvania Legionnaire including music, patriot essay, and endowment.  www.pa-legion.com.

American Legion High School Oratorical Contest $1,500 awarded to winner of Pennsylvania American Legion.  Winner advances to national competition for a chance to compete for $18k, $16k, $14k and $1k. Also, Essay Contest, Drum Corps Scholarship and others.www.legion.org/oratorical or www.pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/.

Anna M. Vincent Scholarship Fund (annual) $1,000 - $5,000 annual grants, renewable for up to five years. Applicants must be residents of Philadelphia or the five county Philadelphia area plus the counties of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester in NJ. Must demonstrate financial need and have held a paying job while in high school. www.annavincent.org.

AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4M in scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000. Applicants must demonstrate determination to reach goals, the ability to succeed in a college environment, and respect for self, family and community. Opens 9/1 closes 12/14 or once 10,000 applications received.   www.axa-achievement.com.

B. Davis Scholarship $1,000 scholarship available to high school juniors and seniors as well as college students. Essay required.  www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Big Sun Scholarships All student athletes are eligible for this $500 award. Essay required. www.bigsunathletics.com

Borough of Bridgeport Scholarship Vincent F. Miraglia Scholarship awards one $2,000 scholarship to a Bridgeport resident.

Ron Brown Scholar Program Provides twenty $40,00 ($10,000/year) scholarships each year to high achieving African American students with financial need.  Applications due January 9th.  www.ronbrown.org

Bucks County Foundation Manages funds for various scholarships for Bucks County students.  www.buckscountyfoundation.org

Burger King Scholars Program $50,000, $25,000, $5,000 or $1,000 awards available. Applications accepted between 10/15 and 12/15. http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

Cancer for College Scholarships Awards scholarships to cancer patients or survivors. www.cancerfor college.org.


Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship (annual) 150 seniors selected each year to receive $20,000. See website: www.coca-colascholars.org.  Closed for 2019.  Applications are open from August through October. Also award 280 $1k scholarships to students attending two year community colleges.

Colgate-Palmolive Hispanic Scholarship Fund "Make the U" scholarship program. Thirty $1,500 awards granted annually. Must be of Hispanic heritage and a have minimum GPA of 3.5.  www.colgate.com/hazlau.

Columbus Citizens Foundation Four Year Scholarships. Seniors who are of Italian descent, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and show financial need are eligible. www.columbuscitizensfd.org

Comcast Leaders and Achievers awards 800 scholarships of $2,500 each.  Apply by 12/15. www.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundations awards one of America’s most generous merit-based scholarships.  It is a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.  Application is due February of your junior in high school. www.coolidgescholars.org

CORE RISE Saver Account Need based savings program (College Opportunity Resources for Education.) Students who save $500 in six months and complete 8 hours of financial literacy training will receive an 8:1 match so up to $4,000.  www.corescholars.org

Courageous Persuaders Scholarship Compete for scholarship dollars and a chance to air a commercial on TV. Create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving. Students can enter separate videos in both categories. Every year at least 16 awards given ranging from $250-$3,000. Deadline 2/8/19. The competition is open to high school students in grades 9-12. See website: www.courageouspersuaders.com.

Conservation Officers of PA Scholarship Fund $1k scholarship to pursue studies in wildlife. Must have a PACID#. Deadline 3/31. www.pittsburgfoundation.org

Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarship Program  Multiple scholarships ranging from $3,000 - $5,000. Must be academic performing high school senior managing Type 1 diabetes. Information: www.diabetesscholars.org/college-scholarship/.

Dunkin Donuts Annual Regional Scholarship Program Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships. Recipients selected on basis of "well-rounded" character: positive academic record, demonstrated leadership, commitment to school and community activities, and experience in a work environment. Apply online at: www.dunkindonuts.com/scholarship.

Eagle Scout Scholarships – www.usascholarships.com

Eastern PA Youth Soccer Association $1,000 awarded to 4 high school student athletes registered with EPYS.  Due 4/20.18.. Go to: www.epysa.org

Elks –   National Most Valuable Student Elks affiliation not required. 500 four-year need based scholarships ranging from $50k ($12,500/year) to $4k ($1k/year.)  Due 11/15.            Legacy Awards for Elk children or grandchildren 300 $4k scholarships. Deadline 2/1/19.              Emergency Educational Grant $4,000 scholarships for students of deceased or disabled ELK parent. www.elks.org/enf/scholars.

Feasterville Business Association Edward W. Langel Memorial Scholarship Must be resident of Lower Southampton Township (19053) and in top 25% of class. www.feasterville.biz/scholarships.html

"FIRE" FREEDOM IN ACADEMIA Student Essay Contest Awarded by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize and three $1,000 runner-up prizes awarded. Juniors and seniors eligible. Due in December. http://www.thefire.org/k-12/eassay-contest/

Fireside Catholic Publishing Essay Scholarship Five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize top religious students in Catholic high schools. One senior can be nominated from La Salle to participate. Due early December.  See College Counseling Office for application.

Firstrust Bank Samuel A. Green Scholarship Program  Open to high school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college or university. Awards a total of $50,000 in scholarships. 250-word essay required.  www.firstrust.com/scholarship/

Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation Competition based on annual topic relating to service is open to 5th to 12th graders. Awards for 12 graders are $1k-$350. Due late November. www.fourchaplains.org

Gallery Collection Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest Design the front of a greeting card for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. Due 3/1/19. www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm.

GCFP Scholarship Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania 14 scholarships ranging from $500-$4k awarded to students who plan to study horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, environmental control, city planning, land management and/or related subjects. Due 2/1. www.pagardenclubs.org

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships Rewards numerous students each year with $10,000 per year renewable for up to four years. Applicants must demonstrate the values of Ronald Reagan: leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Due 1/4/19.  www.reaganfoundation.org

Goddard School Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship (AAMMS) $10,000 scholarship open to any senior in high school who graduated from a Goddard School Pre-Kindergarten and/or Kindergarten program. www.goddardschool.com/approach-to-education/scholarship.

Google Build Your Future. Several scholarships, internships and 3 week summer program.  For students intending to enroll in computer science or engineering or software engineering. www.buildyourfuture.withgoogle.com

PA Masonic Lodge Scholarships Financial need scholarships for children and grandchildren of Masons. www.pmyf.org

Horatio Alger Association Funds need-based college scholarships for low income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.  To date more than $125M awarded. www.horatioalger.org

John McKee Scholarships (annual) Scholarships for high school seniors who are fatherless, in need of financial assistance, and resident of the five county Philadelphia area. Awards begin at $4k for 1st year, then grow in increments up to $8k in 4th year ($21,500 maximum total). Due 3/1/19.  www.mckeescholars.org

John G. Williams Scholarship Foundation Low interest loans offered to PA high school graduates who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate financial need. Due 6/15/19.  www.jgwfoundation.org

Kids' Chance of PA Scholarships Open to children of workers who have been seriously injured or killed in PA work-related injuries. 52 scholarships averaging $3,300 were awarded to 2017/18 students.  www.kidschanceofpa.org

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Essay describing applicant’s career, vocational or academic goals. Applicants do not need to be Mensa members. Due 1/19/19. Awards of $300 - $1,000.  www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships.

Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14 Scholarship Annual scholarship offered to children of police officers throughout Montgomery County.  www.pafop14.org

Montgomery County School Nurses' Association Scholarship $1k scholarship awarded to high school senior residing in Montgomery County who has been accepted to an accredited college nursing program. Due March 8. See College Counseling Office for application.

National Co-Op Scholarship Program Offers 160 merit scholarships for a total of $4.2M for students with 3.5 GPA or higher accepted at the following co-op institutions: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, SUNY Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, University of Toledo, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Deadlines vary by school. The early decision deadlines are 11/15 or later depending on school.  Regular decision deadlines are 1/15 til 2/15 depending on school.  All are renewable. www.waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html.

National Federation of the Blind Two $1k Scholarships available to blind or visually impaired students.  www.nfbp.org/scholarships.

National Honor Society 600 scholarships awarded to outstanding NHS seniors. One national 25K winner, 24 National semi-finalists $5,625 and 5756 semi-finalist $3.200.  See your La Salle NHS Moderator for application.

National Italian American Scholarship Foundation (NIAF) Applicants must be of ITALIAN DESCENT with at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy. Must have a GPA of 3.5 to apply. Up to 100 annual scholarships awarded nationally, ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.  www.niaf.org/

Nightingale Awards of PA Grants scholarships annually to PA residents who are studying nursing at the basic or advanced level and intend to practice in the state. www.nightingaleawards.org

North Penn Area Scholarship Fund Association (annual) Must reside within North Penn School District and rank in top half of class. Selection criteria include financial need, school and community service and academic achievement. Awards range from $500 to $3,000. Visit: www.npasfa.org

PA Higher Education Assistance Agency.  National provider of student financial aid services.  Offers qualifying students additional financial aid via educational grants. A participating PATH organization nominates student who must be a State Grant recipient and have a federal student loan.  www.pheaa.org

PennAg Industries Association Scholarship Open to the children of parents employed by a member of PennAg.  www.pennag.com/getinvolved.aspx

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship Program Scholarships may be used at any Pennsylvania public or private university or career school. Must have minimum GPA of 3.0. Application available via the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.  www.tfec.org

Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association Two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually. Applicants must be children of active members or children of members who have died in the line of duty.  www.ppffa.org

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (Pennsylvania Engineering Foundation) Three $1,000 scholarships awarded in the state. Must have minimum GPA of 3.6. www.pspe.org/education/scholarships

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (Valley Forge Chapter) Drexel and Temple scholarship program open to students who either live in, or attend high school in Montgomery County and plan on pursuing an engineering degree. Applicants will be competing for two 5-year scholarships to Drexel, or one 4-year scholarship to Temple. www.pspe.org/valleyforge

Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union Scholarship (PSECU) Offers six $8,000 scholarships annually. Applicants must be PSECU member. Due Februaury. www.psecu.com/sholarships

Phil Guza Memorial Scholarship Grants to graduating seniors planning to pursue a degree in math or science. Letter of recommendation and 500 word essay required. www.philguzamemorial.org

Philadelphia Publinks Golf Association Applicant must have participated in a PIAA/NJSIAA golf team, or have played in PPGA events, or have been employed in a golf related job at any public golf course.  www.phillypublinks.com.

Platt Caddie Scholarship (annual) Awards over 100 financial need scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for golf caddies.  www.PlattCaddieScholarship.org.

Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia Scholarship $1k scholarship for student of Polish descent or any student pursuing courses in Slavic history/language. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Visit: www.polishcultureacpc.org.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Five national honorees receive $5k plus $5k to donate. Based exclusively on volunteer community service. Due November. www.spirit.prudential.com/

PA State Education Credit Union Scholarship Program 6 $8k scholarships. Must be a member of PSECU (PA State Educ. Credit Union). Due 2/28. www.psecu.com/scholarships

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program (Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill) Four-year full scholarships as well as funding for up to three summer experiences for students who have demonstrated outstanding potential to become great leaders. www.robertsonscholars.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities: RMHC/Scholars, RMHC/African American Future Achievers, RMHC/HACER (Hispanic American Commitment to Education Resources) and RMHC/ASIA all offer scholarships to students in financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. www.rmhc.org/

Society of Automotive Engineers For students intending to earn a degree in engineering (or a related science) and demonstrating financial need. www.sae.org

Scholarship Points Ten $10,000 awards offered. www.studentscholarships.org.

Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science and Technology.Scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $100,000) awarded for winning research projects (individual or team). www.siemens-foundation.org.

Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarships (annual) Various scholarships available for U.S. citizens of Italian descent. www.osia.org/programs/scholarships/

Springfield Soccer Club Scholarship $500 scholarship awarded to a Springfield Soccer Club alumnus. Due 4/15. www.springfieldsoccer.org

Springfield Township Police Association Scholarship Must be resident of Springfield Township. Essay required.  www.springfieldmontco.org  

Susanna DeLaurentis Charitable Foundation Awards 1,000 scholarships to college-bound seniors with superior academic and extra-curricular achievements who contend with a chronic disease or other serious challenge to physical or mental health.  www.thesusannafoundation.org

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Four types of merit plus need-based scholarships awarded to college students currently attending TMCF member schools. May deadline.  www.tmcf.org.

Union League Scholarship (The Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia) Must be a current senior and be a past "Good Citizenship Award" recipient through the Union's Youth Work Foundation. The "Good Citizenship Award" recognizes students in the spring of their junior year for their service to approximately 50 local, youth-serving organizations across the Philadelphia region.  www. ulheritagecenter.org

Vincent F. Miraglia Scholarship - Bridgeport Must be resident of the Borough of Bridgeport. Total award $2,000. Call: 610 272-1811.

Voice of Democracy Annual contest on patriotic theme. $30,000 top national award and other national awards ranging from $1k - $16k. Also awards at post, district and state levels. www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Warrington Rotary Club Community Scholarship $1,000 or more scholarship awarded to a senior living in or adjacent to Warrington Township. Special emphasis placed on applicant's community service experience. Due in April.    www.warringtonparotary.org

Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarships Awards a variety of scholarships to students planning a career in government or military service. Essay required. $500 - $5,000. www.gwcf.org

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Award Honors senior athletes who are leaders in school and in their community. 90 state winners awarded $500, 10 national finalists awarded $1k and one national winner awarded $5k. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. See website: www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.

 

Summer Programs

ABBEY ROAD PROGRAMS Pre-College educational programs in North America and immersion programs in Europe. www.goabbeyroad.com

ACTION QUEST,  GO BEYOND TRAVEL,  LIFEWORKS  World class journeys featuring meaningful service projects, cultural exchange and adventure travels. www.actionquest.com, www.gobeyondtravel.com,  www.lifeworks-international.com,

AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION "Operation Enterprise" "Real world" programs that introduce high school students to the world of business. www.amanet.org/advantage/oe

BANK OF AMERICA Student Leaders Eight-week paid summer internship with a local nonprofit, including a one-week Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. Online application and recommendation required. www.bankofamerica.com/neistudentleaders

BLUEPRINT SIGNATURE SUMMER PROGRAMS Pre-College programs on a variety of campuses. www.bpsummerprograms.com

CAMP CARDIAC, various locations - e.g. in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson University or in New York at NYU One-week summer day camp for high school students interested in exploring a career in medicine. Students receive CPR and First Aid Certification, explore careers in health care, attend Basic Knowledge Lectures, participate in Heart Dissection (pig), attend a Medical Student Forum, etc. Scholarships available. Dates and more information at: www.campcardiac.org or 888 963-9963. Also, CAMP NEURO. Information: www.campneuro.org.

CAMP ELUNA A weekend camp for children and teens impacted by grief or addiction. Held at Diamond Ridge Camps, Jamison, PA. A joint venture between the Moyer Foundation, Penn Wissahickon Hospice, and Diamond Ridge Camps. Information available: www.moyerfoundation.org or www.pennmedicine.org/camperin or call 1 800 700-8807.

CONGRESSIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Variety of courses at various universities such as: Diplomacy & International Affairs, Theater Arts, Forensics: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Trial Advocacy, Engineering, Science & Robotics, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Aviation & Aeronautics, etc. Information available: 1 866 FYI-LEAD or www.lead-america.org

CONGRESSIONAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Variety of courses at various universities such as: Diplomacy & International Affairs, Theater Arts, Forensics: Crime Scene Investigation, Law & Trial Advocacy, Engineering, Science & Robotics, Global Business & Entrepreneurship, Aviation & Aeronautics, etc. Information available: 1 866 FYI-LEAD or www.lead-america.org

GLOBAL WORKS - TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE International summer service travel adventures and language immersion for high school students.www.globalworkstravel.com

IRISH WAY - High school summer study program in Ireland for four weeks. www.irishway.org.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION SUMMER CAMP  Help make a difference in the lives of children with Muscular Dystrophy by volunteering for one week.   As a volunteer, you will be the camper’s “buddy” for the week as you participate in adaptive camp experiences.  You will also take on the role of 24-hour caregiver, friend and confidence-builder. Various locations. Must be 18 years.   https://www.mda.org/summer-camp/volunteer

OUTWARD BOUND is the leading provider in experiential and outdoor educations for youth and adults. Programs include backpacking, mountaineering, whitewater rafting, canoeing, sailing and many other offerings. Eleven schools nationwide. Outward Bound is a non-profit educational organization . www.outwardbound.org

TEEN LIFE is a source for browsing SUMMER PROGRAMS, VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, GAP YEAR  PROGRAMS, COLLEGE SUMMER OFFERINGS and more. www.teenlife.com

VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES  Two to four week programs focused on meaningful service and full cultural immersion. Programs in english or in spanish and  french immersion.www.Visions-Service.com

WINDSOR MOUNTAIN SUMMER CAMP Co-Ed summer overnight camp in New Hampshire for boys and girls ages 6-16.  www.WindsorMountain.org

 

SOME OF MANY SUMMER COLLEGE OFFERINGS

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM: Experience Adelphi’s personalized approach to education while exploring a variety of exciting subjects. www.precollege.adelphi.edu

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION Washington, DC Professional, hands-on workshops. Build a digital portfolio, script, shoot and edit film, fine tune writing and speaking skills. www.audiscover.org

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE Washington, DC For credit combination online/residential course introducing students to U.S. Foreign Policy and international conflict resolution. www.american.edu/sis/CommunityofScholars

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Boston , MA For credit and non credit courses available on campus and online. www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs

BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY Waltham, MA Residential summer experiences in diverse academic and artistic pursuits. www.brandeis.edu/highschool

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, RI More than 300 courses offered wth sessions ranging from one to seven weeks. Visit: www.brown.edu/summer or call: 401 863-7900.

BUCKNELL ACADEMY SUMMER EXPERIENCE (BASE): Bucknell faculty and students from across academic areas will share expertise and work with participants to find innovative solutions to pressing current issues. June 23-27, 2019. www.Bucknell.edu/BASE

BUCKS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Newtown, PA Kids on Campus - Program Dates on website. Study: Art Expressions, Decathlon Camp, Digital Video, Finance & Corporations, Musical Theater Summer Workshop, PC Maintenance Repair, Young Actors Workshop, etc. Information available: www.bucks.edu/kidsoncampus

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA Summer Pre-College Six week residential programs for rising juniors and seniors. admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART Two week program for three college credits. Choose one of eleven different programs: Animation, Biomedical Art, Foundation in Art + Design, Print + Ceramics, Game Design, Glassblowing, Graphic Design, 3D Modeling + Digital Frabication, Illustration, Industrial Design, and Painting. Visit: www.cia.edu/precollege or call: 216 421-7460.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Summer High School Programs. Study Sciences, Law, Business, Engineering, Politics, Arts, College Prep, Liberal Arts. Information available: 212 854-3771 or: http://ce.columbia.edu/high-school

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY SUMMER COLLEGE 3 and 6 week sessions. Study: Architecture, Art, Business, Hotel Operations, College Success, Computing & Information Science, Engineering, Humanities, Law & Government, Life Sciences, Media, Medicine, Science, Biological Research, Psychology, Veterinary Medicine or Debate. Online courses available. Go to: www.sce.cornell.edu or call: 607 255-6203.

DAVIDSON COLLEGE JULY EXPERIENCE: Three weeks, two classes, one authentic Davidson experience. www.davidson.edu/offices/july-experience/application

DELAWARE VALLEY COLLEGE, Doylestown, PA Web Design and Computer Programming Courses include: Web Design, Advanced Web Design, Computer Graphics, Intro. to Programming with C++, Advanced Programming with Java, VB.NET Programming. Information available: 215 489-4970 www.delval.edu

DESALES UNIVERSITY SUMMER VIDEO INSTITUTE: June 24th - 29th Introduction to digital movie making working with state-of-the-art technology. Students will design, shoot and edit their own films. Ages 13 and up.  Earn up to three college credits. www.DESALES.EDU

DICKINSON COLLEGE, Carlisle, PA Summer Credit and Enrichment Programs Pre-College Program, Pre-Law Track, International Business Track, Spanish Immersion Program at Queretaro, Mexico, Young Writers' Workshop, Leadership Forum. Information available: 717 254-8782 or http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20056/center_for_glo...

DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA Summer Institutes Multiple academic programs open to high school students who wish to explore college level academia. Led by Drexel faculty. Programs include: Environmental Science Leadership Academy, Camp Business, Mock Trial Experience, Mini-Med Summer Camp, and many others in engineering, materials science, hospitality/sport management, Art, Design and Music. Visit: drexel.edu/undergrad/summer

DUKE UNIVERSITY Charlotte, NC Summer College for High School Students Four-week residential program for rising juniors and seniors to earn college credit in one intensive undergraduate course. summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students

 

EMERSON COLLEGE, Boston, MA Summer Arts and Communication Academy, Young Filmmakers Program, Studio Television Production, Summer Stage Program (Acting and Musical Theater), Stage Design Program, Young Writers Program. Information available: 617 824-8280 orwww.emerson.edu/ce

EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, GA Pre-college program. A Taste of College Life, College-Level Academics plus many courses available in Science, Pre-professional, Arts & Humanities, Social Science. Information : 404-727-9279 or www.precollege.emory.edu

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Bronx. NY Summer Session at Fordham University Course Options include Sports Communications, Anthropology, Philosophy, etc. Information available: 718 817-4688 or: www.fordham.edu/Academics/Summer_Session

 

FURMAN UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOLARS: An opportunity for rising high school seniors and juniors to live on campus, get a taste of college life and participate in classes.  Two Sessions July 7-13 and July 14-20. www.furman.edu

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Washington, DC GW Pre-College Progam Three and six-week intensive, for credit programs for rising juniors and seniors. Two week programs for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. www.precollege.gwu.edu

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY , Washington , DC Summer Programs for High School Students; Summer College for High School Students Fundamentals of Business: Leadership in a Global Economy ; College Prep Program ; International Relations Program , American Politics & Public Affairs Journalism Workshop , National Security and Counterintelligence, Sports Industry Management , Law & Society . Wide variety of courses available. Information available: 202 687-8600 or: www.scs.georgetown.edu/shsmdr

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, Gettysburg, PA Academic Camps at Gettysburg College. 2-week summer immersion programs including: Astronomy, US Civil War, College Prep, Psychology, Creative Writing Workshop, Service and Leadership, and Spanish. Information available: 800 289-7029 or: www.gettysburg.edu

GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE, Poultney, VT Summer Residential Academic Camps for High School Students Study: Culinary Arts, Veterinary Science, Forensic Science, Writing 101, Psychology, Drawing, Painting, & Mixed Media, Environmental Studies, Adventure Education, etc. Information: 866 928-2897 Or: vermontsummeracademy.org.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cambridge, MA Pre-College Program Two week, noncredit residential program. summer.harvard.edu/pre-college

 

HILLSDALE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER STUDY & TRAVEL PROGRAMS: High School Summer Study and Travel programs offer rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and college freshmen the opportunity to earn three college credits from Hillsdale College while traveling to cultural and historic destinations domestic and abroad. Two-week travel courses begin with time on campus studying with Hillsdale College faculty, after which study continues on site. www.hillsdale.edu/academics/high-school-study/

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SUMMER PROGRAMS: Summer programs have enriching classes taught by a world-class faculty. Earn full academic credit with every class.www.summerprograms.jhu.edu

MIAMI UNIVERSITY Oxford, OH Summer Scholars Program Two two-week residential programs for rising juniors and seniors. Choose from a wide variety of topics. Program includes college application workshops on essay writing,and financial aid. Participants will receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships. www.MiamiOH.edu/summerscholars

MIDDLEBURY-MONTEREY LANGUAGE ACADEMY Study Chinese, French, German, or Spanish at Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT Or Arabic, Chinese, French, or Spanish at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH Various other programs available. Information: 802 443 2900 orwww.mmla.middlebury.edu

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, West Long Branch, NJ Provides iinterdisciplinary training on globalization by exploring the relationships between governments, societies, and citizens. Can earn 3 college credits in Global Leadership. Information available: 732-263-5742.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Blue Bell, PA Summer College Camp, Teen College, & Specialty Camps various program lengths Learn: Amazing Math, American Sign Language, Camp Astronomy, Computer Design Camp, Computer Graphics, Mixed Media Arts, Money Management & the Stock Market, Radio-TV-Video Production, etc. Information available: 215 641-6397 or: www.mc3.edu/sa/register_now/summer.htm

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Precollege Summer Program. College-level courses for credit for rising juniors and seniors. www.nyu.edu/precollege

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA Summer Programs for High School Students. Choose from two-week (noncredit), three-week (3 credits) or four- week (6 credits) programs. Visit: www.cps.neu.edu/college-summer-programs or call: 617 373-2400.

PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN, Lancaster, PA Summer Pre-College Courses. Study Figure Drawing, Digital Photography, Intro. to Painting, Basic Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Silkscreen, Exploration of Image & Words, Portfolio Prep Workshop. Information: 717 396-7833 orwww.pcad.edu/precollege

 

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Abington, PA Kids & Teen College Summer Camps (one week camps in various subjects), Math Academic Prep Program and SAT & College Prep Courses. www.abington.psu.edu/youthteen

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Park, PA Programs for High School Students Programs such as: Pre-Freshmen Engineering & Summer Scholars Program, Visit in Engineering Week, Upward Bound Math Science, Institute for Journalists, Institute for Yearbook Editors and Staff, Institute for Filmmakers, Institute for Webcasting, Institute for Creative Writing, etc. Information available: www.psu.edu/SummerSession/hs_programs.htm

 

SKIDMORE COLLEGE PRE-COLLEGE: Skidmore’s Pre-College Program is a summer college credit-bearing experience for motivated students who share a common interest in preparing for college success. Experience new people, places and ideas on our beautiful campus in Saratoga Springs. www.skidmore.edu/precollege/

PRATT INSTITUTE PRECOLLEGE COURSES: Study and develop your portfolio in Architecture, Art & Design Discovery, Creative Writing, Fine Arts: Painting & Drawing, Industrial Design, or Interior Design. www.pratt.edu/precollege-spring2019

RIDER UNIVERSITY PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS: Motivated high school students achieve their academic and artistic goals by attending a Rider University Pre-College Program. Rider University offers a variety of program options for enrichment or for credit. Students who successfully complete our summer pre-college programs are eligible for a renewable scholarship. www.rider.edu/precollege

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Rochester, NY Two day program - attend up to four academic workshops including, Biomedical Sciences, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design, Packaging Science, Photography, etc.. Also College & Careers Program. Information available: 585 475-6631 or: www.admissions.rit.edu/careers/.

 

STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER PROGRAMS: Stevens’ programs inspire high school students to explore new paths and prepare for the transition to post-secondary education. www.stevens.edu/summer

SUSQUEHANNA SUMMER PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS: One week residential educational programs.  Thirteen different offerings in acting, choral, legal, media, engineering, leadership, publishing, ecology, strings and keyboard, writing, finance and wind ensemble. www.susqu.edu/summer-programs

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY SUMMER COLLEGE: Pre-college programs for high school students. Live on campus for two to six week.  Credit and noncredit pre-college programs are offered in ten of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges.  www.summercollege.syr.edu

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO SUMMER SESSION: Join fellow engaged, idea-driven students from around the globe as you dig in to a Summer Session program at one of the world’s great intellectual destinations. www.summer.uchicago.edu  

University of Dayton Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Programs www.go.udayton.edu/leadership101

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS: Notre Dame pre-college programs offer exceptional students the opportunity to delve into the college experience, from stimulating seminars to residence hall living. www.precollege.nd.edu

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS: Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses for credit and study alongside undergraduates. Students select from a broad range of stimulating introductory courses in the humanities, math, sciences, and social sciences. www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu

WILLIAM & MARY: The Pre-College Summer Program in Early American History offers high school juniors and seniors a three-week academic history course with  college credit at the College of William and Mary.  Courses are taught "on site" at the abundant  museums and historic places in eastern Virginia.

 

 

 

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Mission

The goal of the College Counseling Department at La Salle College High School is to assist each student in finding the best possible match between himself and a list of colleges. To achieve this goal we will work to first, help the student come to know himself through a series of evaluations, instruments, reflective writing, and discussions in advisory classes and personal interviews. Secondly, we will teach him methods for gathering information about specific colleges, formulating an appropriate list of potential college matches, and understanding the college admission process with the goal of his making informed decisions.

Because of the wide range of their interests, strengths, priorities, and family circumstances, La Salle students apply to and enroll in a variety of colleges and universities. The College Counseling Department aims to help students clarify their thinking about college options; make intelligent and informed choices; present themselves and their credentials as accurately and clearly as possible; and deal with difficulties or confusion that might arise along the way. Helping a student gain admission to appropriate college choices is a given in the process, but the choices must be reasonable and realistic. The College Counseling Department assumes that students who are preparing to go off to college within a year have the necessary amount of initiative and self-discipline to seek the help needed and be aware of procedures and deadlines.

Self-understanding, careful planning, realistic thinking, and a willingness to adjust, if necessary, previously held goals are essential in finding an environment that fits the needs of the student. The College Counseling Department stands ready to help by educating both students and their parents and supporting the students’ efforts.

Effective communication is an important element in the college search and admission process. The information available on our site, is based on published data, discussions with other college counselors and college admission officers, and our years of personal experiences in the field of college counseling. Because of the constant changes in the field, the information contained in the handbook is always being updated and subject to change and some generalizations may not apply. However, becoming familiar with the information and following the outlined procedures is the responsibility of the students seeking an effective college admission outcome.

College Counseling News

College Counseling Update - March 2019

Do not rule out the benefits of a Liberal Arts education - According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, when hiring recent college graduates, employers place the greatest priority on demonstrated proficiency in skills and knowledge that cuts across the majors. Most valued are: written and oral communication, teamwork skills, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and the ability to apply knowledge in real world settings.

College Bound

Our graduates enroll in some of the most prestigious colleges and universities around the world. This is just a small sample of where La Salle graduates continued their educational path.