Bridging the Dream Scholarship

Know a high school senior planning to attend a two- or four-year college, or continuous education program in the fall? They may be eligible for a $10,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. High school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program during the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and moral character, as well as submit a short video describing how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals.

Students can apply today at Bridging the Dream Scholarships for HS Seniors | Sallie Mae Fund.

The application window is open now through ‍March 27 at 12 pm ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Ends ‍March 27, 2023. See Official Rules.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program is part of The Sallie Mae Fund’s $3 million commitment to help students from all backgrounds pursue higher education. To date, more than 600 scholarships totaling $2M have been awarded to help students access and complete their education.

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Mock Craft Competition in March

Local Mock Competition will be held on March 3 at our facility in Manheim. The mock competition is a timed event for the 4th-year apprentices who will represent us at the National Craft Competition in Kissimmee, Florida. Our goal is to showcase the trades and highlight these apprentices, but to also provide a crowd and an atmosphere that is more like what they will encounter at the actual competition. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to the counseling office for more details.

Upcoming Financial Aid Webinars

Advanced Planning for Financing Higher Education   

2/21/23 Tuesday 6:30pm

The thought of Higher Education costs can be overwhelming, however planning and identifying what you can do to help lessen those costs is an important step.  It’s never too early or too late to start understanding what those costs are and what is available to help maintain, plan and help you make affordable decisions.  Join Dan Wray and Linda Pacewicz of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program in a one hour webinar to begin that process and become prepared.

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance  

2/9/23 Thursday Noon;  2/23/23 Thursday 6:30pm

There are many ways to pay for education, and one important step is to search and apply for Scholarships. More free money equals less borrowing.  This presentation will review the types of options available, along with tips on applying.  It will also offer samples of fun scholarship options to get you started.  We’ll then review what to do about the balances that might be left over in order to make affordable higher education decisions.  Join PHEAA for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

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NYU Precollege for rising juniors and seniors in the heart of New York City

NYU Precollege offers highschoolers the opportunity to experience life as an NYU student for 6-weeks and earn college credits toward a future degree, and immerse themselves in the dynamic, global community that is New York University. Students take undergraduate courses in a wide range of academic subjects taught by NYU’s world class faculty. They explore a possible future major or discover a new academic interest, all while engaging with NYU classmates from around the world. Scholarships available (Deadline April 1) Application deadline is June 15. Classes run July 5-August 16th 2023.