Penn State York- Fall Events

Fall events at Penn State York are a perfect opportunity for your college-bound juniors and seniors to learn more about Penn State before the November 1 early action application deadline and December 1 priority Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline! We are offering a variety of both virtual and in-person events.

Penn State Day Open House: Saturday, October 9 (in-person event)
Students will learn about the admissions and financial aid award processes and timeline, have an opportunity to interact with our faculty and current students, and view campus via a walking campus tour. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. (ET). Students will receive a $65 application fee waiver. Students can register online or call 717-771-4040.

Application Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions Counselors will be on-hand to help you work on the Penn State application. Application fee waiver of $65 for those who attend!

September 25 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register here.

FAFSA Workshop (Virtual)

Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be available to assist you as you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Limited spaces available

November 29 @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. Register here.

Looking for a Job?

Students, are you looking for part time work? * Alumni, are you seeking Full time employment options? *Parents, are you looking for job options for you or your students? * Employers, are you looking to share your job openings with a great community?

The Counseling Department’s Job Board may be able to help you! There are many opportunities available, and new contacts are added frequently. Scan the QR code below or click this link to view the Google slides document.

Virtual Fall Scholars Day Open House

Schreyer Honors College • Penn State

The Schreyer Honors College at Penn State will host our virtual Fall Scholars Day Open House on Friday, Sept. 24 from Noon to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about the Schreyer Honors College and Penn State through current student panels and presentations by deans and the Admissions staff. The event also includes opportunities for prospective students to engage with the University’s academic colleges.

Click here to register.

Free Back to School Series

Montgomery County System of Care is offering two sessions to help parents. The sessions are free and will be virtual. Sign up is required.

SEPTEMBER 13*- 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Protective Power of Parents to Keep Young People Safe and Build Them to be their Best Selves
with Dr. Ken Ginsburg- Adolescent Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Director of The Center for Parent and Teen Communication

Register HERE

SEPTEMBER 22* – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Positive Parenting Strategies for Less Worrying and More Connection
with Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard- Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founder/Director of Brave is Better

Register HERE

HOSTED BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY SYSTEM OF CARE

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERIES

Questions?

Contact cartillio@montcopa.org

*Sessions will be recorded and available to registered participants for a limited time period!

PHEAA Sept Webinars: Planning & Scholarships – for all grade levels

September PHEAA webinars are here to assist with planning!

Financial Aid Timeline – Know What To Do When     Sept 9, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 16, Thursday, Noon;  Sept 23, Thursday, 6:30 pm;  Sept 28, Tuesday, Noon 

THIS IS A PUBLIC EVENT-NOT PENN MANOR SPONSORED. PENN MANOR FINANCIAL AID NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 20th at 6:00pm in the Manor Middle School Auditorium/Cafeteria. Financial Aid Night

Follow financial aid experts Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray of PHEAA’s PA Forward Program as they guide you along the exciting (and sometimes bumpy) road to an affordable higher education.  The journey will begin before high school and end in the land of education loan repayment – or maybe even education loan forgiveness.  One thing is for certain:  it’s never too early to start preparing for a successful higher education experience.  This one-hour presentation will provide the starting points – and web resources – for effective research before, during, and after your student makes postsecondary decisions. Knowing what to expect and to plan for it is the key.  Failing to plan, is planning to fail!

Searching for Scholarships and Affording the Balance   Sept 14 Tuesday Noon;  Sept 21 Tuesday 6:30 pm;  Sept 30 Thursday Noon

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 Linda Pacewicz and Dan Wray from PHEAA’s PAForward Program for an hour of detailed information on this topic.

Register at:  Pheaa.org/Virtual

Camp College at PMHS

Exploring, Researching, and Applying to College can be overwhelming.  Members of the class of 2022 are encouraged to sign up for a one day workshop on June 17 to be held in the NEW PMHS Counseling Center! from 9-4.  We will work together to make sure that everyone has a solid start to researching, applying, writing essays, and  much more. Details are on the attached document.  Register now with PACAC and also email Mrs. Ostrowski.  For questions please email melissa.ostrowski@pennmanor.net

Click to download the flier for more information and details!

Out-of-School Program

Young Adults Program

Are you between the ages of 16-24? Summer is right around the corner and we are excited to share with you an opportunity for students who have graduated high school and are not pursuing post-secondary education at this time, OR students who dropped out of high school. 

Let us connect you to your future Career!

Services Available:

  • One-on-One Career Coaching
  • GED Testing
  • Access to Online Courses
  • Up to $10,000 towards approved TRAINING
  • Paid internships earning a minimum of $10.35 an hour in CAREER fields that match your interest
  • Opportunities to earn gift card incentives for Career Exposure Activites
  • and more!

Get started today! Email YOUNGADULTPROGRAM@jobs4lancaster.com

@PACAREERLINKYA

Coast to Coast Virtual College Tour

Coast To Coast College Tour

Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you to learn about our institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered.

June 6-10 and June 13-17
Various times available.

This is a brief introduction to the signature aspects of each institution, we’ll also spend some time sharing application advice, financial aid insights, and answering questions submitted by students in advance.

Feel free to join us during any program, as the information will be the same at each.
To view a full list of program dates and register,
visit the Coast to Coast Tour website.

An RSVP is required, webinar link sent upon registration.

Job Openings

Are you looking for a JOB after graduation? Do you want to find a summer job? If you are looking for part time, full time or summer job opportunities >>>> Go to the Virtual Job Board! We have received MANY local opportunities for students (and parents). There are a few job fairs and hiring events that are coming in the next few weeks. Some places are even offering a sign-on bonus. Take advantage of these local jobs today. Click HERE.

Virtual Camp College


Virtual Camp College is back for 2021!

PACAC’s Camp College went virtual in 2020, and is planning a revival of this popular program for 2021.

Virtual Camp College or VCC is happening on three different dates for this year: 
June 17, July 17, or August 17
Unlike previous years, we’re running all off sessions in one day. All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 

Registration is now open – Please click here! 

Who VCC Is For First-generation, low-income, underrepresented students who are interested in attending college after they graduate from high school.Students set to graduate from high school in the classes of 2022 or 2023.Parents or family members of students who are set to graduate in the classes of 2022 or 2023. 
The VCC Schedule (all on ZOOM)-
Thursday, June 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday, July 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
Tuesday, August 17 9:00AM-4:00PM
All dates of VCC will be the same programming, so just choose the date that works best for you. 
Session Offerings
VCC will feature sessions presented by secondary school-based counselors and college admissions professionals from around the Commonwealth. Topics will include:
-College Admissions Fundamentals
-Paying for College
-Doing Virtual College Research
-Writing A Great College Essay
-Finding Success In College
…And so many more!
There will also be two virtual college panels, featuring representatives from colleges across the Commonwealth.

Completion Certificates
These are available to any participant who attends all sessions in a single day. Certificates will be mailed by the end of August 2021 to all students who complete the program. Students can put their certification of attendance to this awesome program right on their college resume. If you have any questions, please email them to CampCollege@pacac.org

Juniors- Time to Take Action Steps

Juniors are encouraged to continue thinking about their plans for after High School and now is the time to take action steps.  Setting up visits to schools, registering for the SAT and ACT, and obtaining letters of recommendation are a few things to work on.  
    Please take the time to watch the video and to reach out to your School Counselor if you have any questions.  Junior Information Video

Go to this site which includes a short video about how to interpret your SAT scores.  SAT Interpretation  from the College Board.

Reach out to your School Counselor to set up your Junior Meeting if you haven’t already done so:

Brandy Basile Last Names starting with A-De
Dana Wile Last Names starting with Df-Hh
Gail Ulmer Last Names starting with Hi-Mm
Marjean Long Last Names starting with Mn-Sc
Rhoda Snyder  Last Names starting with Sd-U
Melissa Ostrowski  Last Names starting with V-Z

HACC’s Free College Day

On April 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is hosting its first-ever online Free College Day to answer questions from future students and parents about HACC’s academic programs and services. Participants can sit in on virtual classes, watch demonstrations and attend presentations. 

To see the full list of sessions and register, please visit hacc.edu/FreeCollegeDay.


Want a free t-shirt or to win $500 for fall tuition? #HACCyeah!

We have various sessions throughout the day from which you can choose! You could even win $500 towards your fall tuition! We will be selecting 25 winners live throughout the day! You can attend any or all sessions that interest you.

When you attend our Free College Day and complete the post-event survey, you will receive a free HACC t-shirt!

Note: An individual can only win one of the giveaways. If a name is selected more than once, another winner will be randomly selected.

Financial Aid 101- FREE Webinar

What can you do now to make college more affordable? Join us to better understand the financial decisions students need to make concerning higher education. We plan to discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.

PHEAA will be hosting a FREE webinar to help you with this process.

Wednesday, April 21 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday, April 27 6:30-7:30pm

Download below for more information

Starbucks- Careers and College

Did you know that Starbucks offers free online tuition to both Part Time and Full Time employees (partners)?

Starbucks is “committed to the success of our partners (employees). Every benefits-eligible U.S. partner working part- or full-time receives 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 100 diverse undergraduate degree programs, and have our support every step of the way.”

Find more information here. They are currently hiring in many Lancaster County locations!

There are many other companies that offer tuition assistance as well! Check out some of those places by visiting yescollege.