Archbishop Ryan High School
Equipping Saints for life in this world and the next

Updates From the Guidance Office

 

Exciting Science Opportunity Available for High School Juniors

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for its summer 2019 program. 

PGSS is an intensive, five-week summer residential program, which emphasizes cooperative learning and hands-on laboratory research, for 56 talented high school juniors pursuing careers in science and mathematics. 

Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. Costs are underwritten through matching funds provided by PGSS Campaign Inc., the school’s alumni, Carnegie Mellon University, parents and corporations. 

Scholarships will cover the costs of housing, meals and all instructional materials. Families are responsible for transportation to and from the university, personal items and spending money. Students must commit to living on campus at Carnegie Mellon University throughout the duration of the program. 

All applications must be completed no later than Jan. 31, 2019. For additional information about the program and to complete an application, please click here

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Contest for Grades 9-12

The PennDOT Innovations Challenge is a statewide competition that challenges teams of students in grades 9-12 to use their problem solving, creative, and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real world transportation challenges.  Regional winners will be selected from PennDOT’s engineering districts For more information go to the website at https://www.penndot.gov/about-us/PennDOT2020/Pages/Innovations-Challenge.aspx

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Important Dates for Seniors

The Connelly Foundation scholarship at Georgetown University is accepting scholarship applications. This application is open to any student who is is applying to Georgetown University for admission and financial aid from any Catholic high school.  The Connelly Scholarship will provide up to $25,000 per year in funding. Application deadline is February 1, 2019 Details are available in the Guidance office.

The Philadelphia City Scholarship Program awards approximately 50 college scholarships to high school seniors each year. Scholarship awards are $1,000 for each academic year for four consecutive years of full-time enrollment in accredited, four-year bachelor degree programs. You can apply online​. The deadline for the 2019-2020 scholarship is March 1, 2019.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP Lodge #5) will offer college scholarships for the children and grandchildren of active or retired FOP members.  For more information and an application, visit the website at www.FOP5.org.

The McKee Foundation is offering a scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:
 
  • Male, 18 years of age or younger, on March 1, 2019 (i.e., born after March 1, 2000)
  • Senior in high school
  • Planning to attend a four-year college full-time
  • Fatherless boy in need of financial assistance
  • Bona fide resident of the five-county Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware,
    Montgomery, and Philadelphia).
Applications are available at http://mckeescholars.org/wp/ Deadline is March 1,2019.

The Taco Bell Foundation is offering the Live Mas Scholarship and will be offering over 21 million
dollars in scholarship money To apply, students must submit a two minute video describing their
passion in life. SAT scores and Essays are not required. For details and deadlines go to
http://www.tacobellfoundation.org

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Apprenticeships

  • Applications for admission to the Plumbers Union Local #690 are available beginning January 7, 2019 through January 18, 2019 at the Plumbers Headquarters.  Details are available on their website www.plumbers690.org.  Please stop by the Guidance office if you have any questions.
  • Applications for apprenticeships will be available for the following trades: Carpenter, Mill/Cabinetmaker, Millwright, Floor Layer and Dock Builder. Applicants must apply in person.  Dates and times to pick up the applications are posted in the Guidance Office. The test day is Saturday March 9, 2019

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Important Dates for Juniors

The Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences (PGSS) at Carnegie Mellon University is now accepting applications from talented high school juniors for its summer 2019 program. Accepted applicants will receive a full scholarship to the program. The application deadline is January 31, 2019. For more information check out our school’s website or go to the Guidance office.

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Anyone who is applying to a Maguire Scholars College Partner School, may apply to become a Maguire College Scholar.  Students should contact the financial aid department of the college/university to which they plan to apply, to obtain the application required to become a Maguire Scholar at their college/university.  Every college/university sets their own guidelines, and students must qualify accordingly.  Some colleges require that the student must first be accepted.  The list of participating colleges is available through the Guidance office.

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