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The Pierson Guidance and Counseling Office is here to assist students and families. Having a relationship with your guidance counselor is strongly encouraged so please do not hesitate to stop in to visit! We hope that this webpage can provide you connections to important information and useful resources to help students and families through all phases of high school. Please feel free to contact us at any time:

Mr. Mingione, School Counselor, amingione@sagharborschools.org

Ms. Motto, College and Career Guidance Counselor, mmotto@sagharborschools.org


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

October 15, 2017

 

 

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COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEKS!

October 16-27, 2017

In collaboration with the New York State College Application Week, Pierson is encouraging all students to explore college and career education after high school. Below is a list of activities for all students grades 9-12.  

 

SENIORS: College App Labs will be offered 4th and 7th period this week in the WEST LAB! App Labs are your opportunity to work on applications/essays with Ms. Motto. Take the time now, and get your applications completed!

 

ALL STUDENTS & FAMILIES: College Fair at Riverhead High School Wednesday, October 18, 5:00-7:00 PM Over 100 colleges and technical schools will be on hand to talk to students. All Pierson students are invited to attend.

See the list of the colleges who plan to attend on the guidance website!

 

College Visits – All Students Grades 9-12

 

Colleges want to meet the students! All students are encouraged

 to attend these meetings, listen, ask questions, and learn!

 

Monday, 10/16

7th period Lunch - Library

·      St. John's University

·      SUNY at Geneseo

·      SUNY Potsdam

Academic Support – Guidance

·      Suffolk University BOSTON

·      Marist College

 

Tuesday, 10/17

7th period Lunch - Library

·      University of New Haven

Academic Support – Guidance

·      Bard College

 

Wednesday, 10/18

7th period Lunch - Library

·      University of Connecticut

7th period Lunch – Mr. Solow’s Room

·      The Cooper Union

Academic Support – Guidance

·      Salve Regina University

·      Stetson University

 

Thursday, 10/19

7th period Lunch - Library

·      SUNY at New Paltz

Academic Support – Guidance

·      High Point University

 

Friday, 10/20

Academic Support – Guidance

·      The New School

 

Monday, 10/23

7th period Lunch - Library

·      University of California-Berkeley

Academic Support – Guidance

·      Alfred State College SUNY College of Technology

 

Tuesday, 10/24

7th period Lunch - Library

·      Wagner College

Academic Support – Guidance

·      St. Francis College

 

Thursday, 10/26

Academic Support – Guidance

·      Eckerd College

Friday, 10/27

7th period Lunch - Library

·      Dean College

 

WEDNESDAY 10/25

ON-SITE ADMISSIONS DAY

Suffolk County Community College will visit Pierson, review applications, and meet with seniors who are applying. Sign up for an appointment with Ms. Motto in advance.

 

 

 

For more information on these colleges and to see the schedule, students can log into their Naviance accounts. If you have questions, please email Ms. Motto at mmotto@sagharborschools.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12, 2017


August 5, 2017


August 9, 2017



May 18, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017 on all your college acceptances! Check out the list of colleges here.

May 10, 2017


April 20, 2017

March 28, 2017 

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Below is a list of all scholarships currently active in the Pierson guidance office. Regional/local awards are highlighted in green. Visit your Naviance account to download applications, or stop in to guidance to pick up paper copies.

 

Excellent Scholarship Websites:

www.fastweb.com        or        www.collegeboard.org

 

Due in MARCH:

 

Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000, $4,000 and $5,000

Criteria:         Awarded to a college-bound Special Education student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000 and $5,000

Criteria:         Student should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000 and $5,000

Criteria:         For a student who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic in his or her high school career, and who is seeking an opportunity to attend college.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Louie Family Foundation Scholarship:

Award:           $4,000

Criteria:         Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities and/or community service.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 31, 2017

 

H2M Architects and Engineers 2017 STEM Scholarship Awards Program:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Senior interested in pursuing an education in STEM program, and who plans to enter a career in architecture, engineering, planning, land surveying, landscape architect or environmental science.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 31, 2017

 

Undergraduate Accounting Scholarship:

Award:           $500

Criteria:         Must submit application, letter of recommendation, HS Transcript, proof of SAT or ACT scores, and proof of acceptance to college. Scholarships based on academic standing and financial need. Awarded to students looking to major in accounting. Submit applications to the Guidance Office.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 31, 2017

 

Hank Logeman Journalism Scholarship:

Award:           $2,000

Criteria:         Awarded to a High School student who demonstrates an achievement in the field of journalism. The achievement can be a ground-breaking article written for a school newspaper, journalism class, or academic website; an article that was published in a local or national publication; an investigative report provided for a school television facility or radio station; or any other proof of journalistic excellence achieved by the individual during his/her academic career. Student entries must include a signature of a teacher, academic advisor, or guidance counselor authenticating the work.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 31, 2017 

Due in APRIL:

LI2Day Scholarship:

Award:           Five $2,500 scholarships

Criteria:         Student must reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer or other women's cancers, or resided with a parent or guardian who was a victim of breast cancer or other women's cancers.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

Hampton Theatre  Scholarship:

Award:           $1, 500

Criteria:         Student must show outstanding ability and commitment in theater arts, whether in high school and/or at the community level, and who plan to further their theater education after graduation.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

 

Maria A.  Scholarship:

Award:           Three $2,000 scholarships

Criteria:         The student must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of a cancer other than breast cancer or has resided with a parent or guardian who is a victim of a cancer other than breast cancer. Students aspiring to be teachers will be given extra consideration.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

Lioness Club of the Hamptons Scholarship:

Award:           Five $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         Community Service and Financial Need.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

 

Kathleen Taylor Memorial Community Service Scholarship:

Award:            $500-$1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         Awarded to students of African Ancestry (African American, African, and Caribbean American) who exhibit exemplary commitment to serving their communities. Must complete the application on Naviance or from Guidance. Must have a letter of recommendation from someone who is familiar with your community service. Must type an essay (500 word minimum) on "What Community Service Means to You!” Bring all of this to the Guidance Office and we will mail it out with your official transcript attached.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

Louis Mancuso Sr. Scholarship Fund:

Award:           Two $1,000

Criteria:         Seniors who wish to pursue an aviation career and/or further their flight training.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

NYS Association of Agricultural Fairs and NYS Showpeople's Association:

Award:           Ten $1,000

Criteria:         Student must have been active in an agricultural fair. Applications must be downloaded from the NYSAAF website in the PDF format. Must be completed, printed and signed by the student, and the parent. Then it must be submitted to one of the member fairs or to the NYSSA for endorsement. Handwritten applications will NOT be considered.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 2, 2017

 

Chelberg & Battle Post #388 Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000

Criteria:         This scholarship, which is the premier scholarship awarded by the post, is awarded on behalf of all past and present members of the Chelberg and Battle Post. It is awarded competitively to the graduating senior who presents the best all-around application package based on academic achievement, sports, performing arts, community service, demonstrated leadership, the written essay and interview with the scholarship committee. Any graduating senior in good academic standing at Pierson High School may apply for any scholarship relevant to his or her intended course of study. These scholarships may be awarded to a student enrolled in either a four-year or two-year degree program at an accredited college or university, or to an accredited trade school or vocational training school. The selection process: The Chelberg & Battle Post #388 Memorial Scholarship - as the premier scholarship awarded by the post, this has the most extensive criteria and selection process. Students wishing to apply will do so through the guidance office/guidance counselor at their school. The students must submit an application form (see enclosure #1), an essay of not less than one nor more than two pages on a topic provided by the committee and an up-to-date copy of their transcript. These must be received by the Scholarship Committee chairman not later than April 3, 2017. These packages will be reviewed by the committee chairman, who will narrow the field to the top twelve. These twelve will be called to the post in mid-April to appear before the scholarship committee for an interview. If fewer than twelve applications are received, all will be considered for the final interview. Applications will be evaluated for their completeness, breadth of involvement (academic/arts/athletics/community service), and career intentions. The essays will be judged on content, clarity, adherence to the given subject, grammar, spelling and presentation. Additional scholarships anticipated and the financial status of the applicant may also be considered by the board. Upon selection of the finalists, copies of the completed packages will be distributed to the committee members for review prior to the convening of the interview board. At the conclusion of the interview process, the board will vote to determine the winner. The subject for this year’s essay is: “DEMOCRACY IN A REPUBLIC”.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 3, 2017

 

Hamptons International Film Festival Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000 and a Filmmaker Discovery Ticket Package (worth $125).

Criteria:         Students applying for this scholarship must have volunteered for HIFF in the past. Students must demonstrate passion for and be attending school in the fall with a major in media, communication, or the arts. Submit your application to the Guidance Office.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 6, 2017

 

 

Bridgehampton National Bank Business Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Applicants must have been accepted or applied to a two or four year college with the intention of majoring in business related fields, such as: business, finance, accounting, marketing, communications or economics.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 7, 2017

 

Long House Reserve Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000

Criteria:         Must have submitted to their Student Annual during grades 9-11 or participated in an internship at Long House Reserve.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 7, 2017

 

Betty Desch Award for Leadership  :

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Student shall have participated in school or extracurriular activities that demonstrate their leadership ability during their years in high school. See guidance office for applications.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 10, 2017

 

Assemblyman James D. Conte Memorial Academic Scholarship:

Award:           N/A

Criteria:         Must have a GPA of 85 or higher. Must have good conduct and demonstrate the dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree. Must be active in community service and extracurricular activities. Must demonstrate financial need. Essay requirements listed on the applications second page.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 14, 2017

 

Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Athletic Scholarship:

Award:           N/A

Criteria:         Must have a GPA of 85 or higher. Must have good conduct and demonstrate the dedication to pursue and complete a higher education degree. Must be active in community service and extracurricular activities. Must be involved in an organized sport. Must demonstrate financial need. Essay requirements listed on the applications second page.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 14, 2017

 

 

East End Women’s Network Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Awarded to three females who have made a significant and positive difference in their community through their actions and leadership.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 15, 2017

 

ASSET Scholarship:

Award:           $2,000

Criteria:         Requires an essay on all these points:

1. Your experiences with technology that are especially interesting or helpful to your future plans.

2. How you plan on using technology in your future occupation.

3. Tell us about any special circumstances that affect your families’ abilities to finance your education, such as your parents' employment circumstances, or other siblings that might also be attending college.

4. Why we should select you for this scholarship.

*Also 2 letter of recommendations are required.

Application must be completed online at their website www.suffolkasset.com.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 15, 2017

 

National Dairy Shrine Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000

Criteria:         Must be a student planning to major in dairy industry or other agricultural related fields.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 15 2017

 

Gloria Barron Prize:

Award:           $5,000

Criteria:         Must be between the ages of 8 and 18. Must be a permanent resident of and currently residing in the USA or Canada. Must be currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 15 2017

 

 

The Paul Karish Scholarship:

Award:           $500-$2,500

Criteria:         Must be enrolling in a horticulture field of study (such as botany, landscape architecture, garden design, and environmental science).

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 22, 2017

 

The Solon Society Inc. 2017 Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000

Criteria:         Must be of Hellenic (Greek) descent with an emphasis on academic achievement, demonstrate financial need, and involved in extracurricular activities.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 24, 2017

 

D.R.E.A.M.S for Youth Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500 - $5,000

Criteria:         Must show a commitment to community service. Must demonstrate financial need by providing a copy of your FAFSA. Must reside on Long Island. Essay required, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 24, 2017

 

 

 

The Tony Gentile Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Must be a student at a LI high school. Must be attending a LI college/university as a fulltime student. Complete an essay of 500 words or less.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 27, 2017

 

The Olde Towne Garden Club Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Must be pursuing a career in one of the following fields: Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Design, Forestry, Environmental Conservation, and Landscape Design.

Required: Teacher letter of recommendation and a short essay on "Your goals in your chosen field".

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 30, 2017

 

Due in MAY:

Marine Corps League Scholarship: 

Award:           $500.00

Criteria:         Award open to all students who has/had a father, grandfather, mother, grandmother, brother or sister serve honorably in the Marine Corp. Also based on scholastic achievement, community service, need and character.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 1, 2017

 

Duke Ellington Memorial College Scholarship: 

Award:           $2,000 & $3,000

Criteria:         Primary consideration for the award is the performance of "good deeds" or community service. Student must be nominated by an owner or employee of an NESPA member firm.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 5, 2017

 

The Camilla G. Belser Memorial Scholarship Fund:

Award:           $2,500

Criteria:         Must be accepted by either Nassau or Suffolk Community College. Must demonstrate financial need by providing a copy of your FAFSA. Essay required, as well as two letters of recommendation.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 8, 2017

Sag Harbor Lions Club Scholarship

Award:           Two $1,500 and one $2,500 scholarships.

Criteria:         Based on character, scholarship need, interests and promise of future leadership and service. Students must complete parts 1 & 2. Parents complete part 4. Outside recommender completes part 5. Ms. Motto completes part 3.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 12, 2017

 

Chopin Foundation Scholarship Program: 

Award:           $4,000

Criteria:         Open to all qualified American pianists (US citizens or legal residents). Must be between the ages of 14 and 17 years old before May 15, 2017.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 15, 2017

 

LIFAC Scholarship:

Award:           $250

Criteria:         Awarded to a graduating senior who has excelled in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 15, 2017

 

John M. Appelt Scholarship (East End Livestock): 

Award:           $1,000.00

Criteria:         Must be entering the field of veterinary medicine or a program associated with the care or management in animal related fields.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 22, 2017

 

Noyac Civic Council Scholarship:

Award:           $500

Criteria:         You or a family member must be a member of the Noyac Civic Council. Demonstrate a need for the scholarship and have performed community service with the last 5 years.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 24, 2017

 

 

Due in JUNE:

Julie Peierls Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Student must plans to major in theatre or musical theatre at college and pursue a career in the area of Professional Theatre. Download the application on their website that is listed on Naviance

Deadline:       Must submit your application by June 1, 2017

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500

Criteria:         Must exhibit strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit school. Must demonstrate financial need (must be eligible for the Federal Pell grant). Must demonstrate perseverance in overcoming diversity. Must be involved in community service activities.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by June 15, 2017

 

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest:

Award:           $500

Criteria:         The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the dangers of texting and driving to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by June 30, 2017

 

Review It Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Must submit a movie review on their website. Must have a gpa of 2.5 or higher. Must be planning to attend a college or university in the US.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by June 30, 2017


Student Notes and Reminders 

  • You can print copies of your unofficial transcript from ESchool.
  • Applications can be found online via the scholarship website but are also available to download via Naviance or pick up in person in the guidance office.
  • It is the student responsibility to adhere to deadlines.

  

February 17, 2017

SAVE THE DATE! COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP ON MARCH 23!

The Top 10 Mistakes Students Make OnTheir College Application Essays - Presented by Randy Levin 

At Southampton High School 6:30pm

register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-top-ten-mistakes-students-make-on-their-college-application-essays-tickets-29112256543

January 11, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Below is a list of all scholarships currently active in the Pierson guidance office. Regional/local awards are highlighted in green. Visit your Naviance account to download applications, or stop in to guidance to pick up paper copies.

 

Due in JANUARY:

Course Hero $5,000 Winter Break Scholarship:

Award:           Up to $5,000

Criteria:         Course Hero will post one question online each month and allow registered, eligible entrants up to 150 words to submit a response. Each month, Course Hero will select one winner with the best response from among all Contest entrants.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by January 17, 2017

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities –US Scholarship Program:

Award:           One hundred awards of $1,000 each

Criteria:         1. Be an exemplary role model in your community and have the initiative to fulfill your educational goal

Deadline:       Must submit applications online at www.rmhc.org by January 18, 2017

Orange Scholars Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500

Criteria:         1. PT/FT child of an employee of Home Depot

2. Must be enrolling as a fulltime undergraduate student

3. Must attend a nonprofit college

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online by January 18, 2017

 

 

The $1,000 January Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Part of our monthly scholarship series. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by January 20, 2017

 

NYWICI Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500- $10,000

Criteria:         1. Majoring or planning to major in a communications related field

2. Must submit your resume, 2 letters of recommendations, and your current transcript.

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online by January 27, 2017

 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         The Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and submit a short message about technology addiction to qualify for this award.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by January 30, 2017

 

Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship:

Award:           $2,000

Criteria:         An easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly. You can apply once each month, with a new winner selected every month.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by January 31, 2017

 

Redfin Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500

Criteria:         To be considered, you must answer the following question in 800 words or less: "When the population of a city grows, low - income people are often forced to move to more affordable areas outside of the city. Many initiatives have been proposed or implemented to keep affordable housing within city limits. Identify one such initiative and discuss its pros and cons."

Deadline:       Must submit your application by January 31, 2017

 

Union Plus Scholarship:

Award:           $500- $4,000

Criteria:         1. Must be the child of a current or retired member of unions participating in any Union Plus program

2. Evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor

3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online at www.unionplus.org by January 31, 2017

 

Due in FEBRUARY:

Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest:

Award:           $2, 500

Criteria:         The Immigration Scholarship Essay Contest is open to U.S. citizens attending or planning to attend an accredited college or university. You must submit an essay of between 800 and 1000 words on one of the four topics related to immigration listed on the sponsor's website in order to qualify for this award.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by February 1, 2017

 

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship:

Award:           Two hundred and fifty awards in the amount of $4,000 (Must be spread out over the 4 years of school, so $1,000 per year)

Criteria:         1. Merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing

2. Must exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community, Integrity

3. Must be a high school senior going onto college

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.elks.org/scholars by February 3, 2017

 

Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship:

Award:           Up to $5,000

Criteria:         Must demonstrate financial need and exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community involvement as well as activities, awards, and honors. Must demonstrate your desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve your goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:  

1.     Future goals and plans to achieve them;

2.    Successful preparation as a high school student to prepare and pursue a college education;

3.    Self-motivation in completing challenging coursework;

4.    Demonstration of financial need.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by February 8, 2017

 

Due in MARCH:

Tim Breslin Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $7,500

Criteria:         Must submit an essay of 500 words or less describing a hardship you overcame and how it affected your life.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 3, 2017

 

American Heritage Scholarship (Island Christian Church):

Award:           Four $750 scholarships; two $2,000 scholarships (One male one female)

Criteria:         1. Scholarships will be awarded to someone whose life exemplifies genuine character and promotes the Scriptural values upon which our country was founded

2. Selection will be based upon an essay and three recommendations

3. Finalists will be interviewed

Deadline:       Applications can be emailed to scholarship@islandchristian.com or be mailed to the address on the application by March 3, 2017

 

Ned Carter Scholarship (Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Inc.):

Award:           Four $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         1. Must be pursuing a post-secondary career in a community service related area (Fire Service, Nursing, Social Work, Health Related Services, Teaching, etc. 

2. Must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department or district

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 3, 2017

 

Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

Required major: mechanical engineering GPA requirements: 3.5 SAT/ACT requirement: ACT Composite: 24 and/or SAT score: Math - 600 or above; Critical Reading - 550 or above

Must apply online, see website for more details about requirements.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

 

 

Edward D. Hendrickson Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 grade point average.

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.5 GPA

SAT I math of 600 or above and critical reading of 550 or above, and/or an ACT composite score of 27 or above

Financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA form

One letter of recommendation

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.          

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship:

Award:           $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.25 GPA

SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above.

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Fred M. Young Sr. / SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.0 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue a bachelor/associate degree in engineering or technology through an ABET accredited program.

Past or present students in a Ford Next Generation Learning Community, and/ or past or present students of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS afterschool/weekend/summer/college program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

BMW / SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

 

Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) Scholarship:

Award:           $1,500

Criteria:         Applicants must be a member or have a parent/legal guardian who is a member in good standing with FASNY. Must be a current Junior Firefighter, Explorer Scout or RAM in a volunteer department; a Volunteer Firefighter; or Volunteer with an EMS unit.

                        Must submit a resume, two letters of recommendations, certification of acceptance from the institution of higher learning, a one page essay, and a complete description of extracurricular activities.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Cristin Ann Bambino Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000, $4,000  and $5,000

Criteria:         Awarded to a college-bound Special Education student who has worked through his or her special challenges to complete high school and gain acceptance into a college or university.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Joseph Goncalves Student Humanitarian Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000 and $5,000

Criteria:         Student should be able to demonstrate a record of involvement and work for a cause or organization that actively promotes social justice, equal opportunity, relief of human suffering or similar aspirations generally understood to be within the meaning of humanitarian activity.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Paul Jensen Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000 and $5,000

Criteria:         For a student who has demonstrated an inspired imagination and creative aesthetic in his or her high school career, and who is seeking an opportunity to attend college.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 29, 2017

 

Due in APRIL:

LI2Day Scholarship:

Award:           Five $2,500 scholarships

Criteria:         Student must reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer or other women's cancers, or resided with a parent or guardian who was a victim of breast cancer or other women's cancers.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

Maria A.  Scholarship:

Award:           Three $2,000 scholarships

Criteria:         The student must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of a cancer other than breast cancer or has resided with a parent or guardian who is a victim of a cancer other than breast cancer. Students aspiring to be teachers will be given extra consideration.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

Betty Desch Award for Leadership  :

Award:           $1,000

Criteria:         Student shall have participated in school or extracurriular activities that demonstrate their leadership ability during their years in high school. See guidance office for applications.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 10, 2017

 

Due in MAY:

Marine Corps League Scholarship: 

Award:           $500.00

Criteria:         Award open to all students who has/had a father, grandfather, mother, grandmother, brother or sister serve honorably in the Marine Corp. Also based on scholastic achievement, community service, need and character.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 1, 2017

 

Due in JUNE:

 

Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest:

Award:           $500

Criteria:         The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the dangers of texting and driving to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by June 30, 2017


Student Notes and Reminders

·      You can print copies of your unofficial transcript from ESchool.

·      Applications can be found online via the scholarship website but are also available to download via Naviance or pick up in person in the guidance office.

·      It is the student responsibility to adhere to deadlines.

 

 

December 12,  2016

PSAT RESULTS

Dear Pierson families of 10th and 11th graders,

Your child took the PSAT/NMSQT exam here at Pierson back on October 19th. CollegeBoard, the company that administers the test, has informed us that beginning Monday, December 12th, students will be able to see their PSAT score report online in the score reporting portal. We will also provide them with a hardcopy of their score report once we receive it from CollegeBoard.

Students will need to have a CollegeBoard account to access this portal. If they provided their e-mail address on their PSAT answer sheet back in October, an account was already created for them automatically and they either already have or will soon receive an e-mail notice from the company about accessing their score report. Students who did not list an e-mail address on their answer sheet will have to create a CollegeBoard account on their own. (Please note that you may encounter some delays when working with the online system due to the high demand on the server when the scores first come out.)

Upon logging in, students will be able to view an interactive score report that includes national percentile comparisons, sub scores by subject category, and the complete list of questions with links to the answers. In addition, students will have access to the Khan Academy, a comprehensive and free SAT preparation course. 

A sample score report with detailed information on how to read and understand PSAT scores is attached to this e-mail, and you may also find this YouTube video helpful. While we encourage you to review your child's scores with them at home, we are also available to assist with this here at school. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.



December 8, 2016

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Excellent Scholarship Websites:

www.fastweb.com        or        www.collegeboard.org

 

Due in DECEMBER:

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship: ** Apply early, only the first 10,000 will be considered

Award:           $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 

Criteria:         1. Must be a United States citizens or legal resident

2. Must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university

3. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.axa-achievement.com by December 15, 2016

 

National Co-Op 2016-2017 Scholarship Program:

Award:           Varies

Criteria:         1. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better

2. Must apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE partner institutions listed on the application

3. Early applications are highly encouraged

Deadline:       Early decision and action must be submitted by December 15, 2016. All others must be submitted by February 15, 2017

 

 

 

Violet Richardson Award:

Award:           $500.00

Criteria:         1. Must be a woman between the ages of 14-17

2. Must demonstrate initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it

3. Must have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers

Deadline:       Must submit your application by email to jss9law@aol.com or jenhgoo@optonline.net by December 15, 2016.

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarships:

Award:           $20,000

Criteria:         1. Must enter a 4 year college in the fall of 2017

2. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better

3. Must be involved in at least one sport

Deadline:       Must apply online at footlockerscholarathletes.com by December 17, 2016

 

NFIB 2016 Young Entrepreneur Awards:

Award:           $2,000 - $15,000

Criteria:         1. Any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business

2. Must be entering a 2 or 4 year university, college, or vocational/technical institute as a full-time student in the Fall 2017

3. Approximately 100 students nationwide will receive this award

Deadline:       Must apply online at www.nfib.com/yea by December 18, 2016

 

Suffolk Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Award:           Ten $1,500 scholarships and one $2,500 scholarship

Criteria:         1. Must be a member of a participating New York credit union

2. Must be attending a 2 or 4 year college in the Fall 2017

3. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service activities, and an essay

Deadline:                   Must email applications to edesilier@suffolkfcu.org by December 30, 2016

 

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program:

Award:           Ten $2,000 scholarships that can be renewed for up to four years

Criteria:         1. Must be a high school senior whose parent, legal guardian, or grandparent is an AFSCME member

2. At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution

3. Must have taken the SAT or the ACT

Deadline:       Must submit applications by December 31, 2016

 

Due in JANUARY:

 

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:

Award:           $10,000 renewable up to four years

Criteria:         1. Must have the following attributes: leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship

2. Must demonstrate strong academic performance

3. Must be enrolling in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree

Deadline:       Must submit applications online by January 10, 2016

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities –US Scholarship Program:

Award:           One hundred awards of $1,000 each

Criteria:         1. Be an exemplary role model in your community and have the initiative to fulfill your educational goal

Deadline:       Must submit applications online at www.rmhc.org by January 18, 2017

Union Plus Scholarship:

Award:           $500- $4,000

Criteria:         1. Must be the child of a current or retired member of unions participating in any Union Plus program

2. Evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor

3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online at www.unionplus.org by January 31, 2017

 

Orange Scholars Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500

Criteria:         1. PT/FT child of an employee of Home Depot

2. Must be enrolling as a fulltime undergraduate student

3. Must attend a nonprofit college

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online by January 18, 2017

 

NYWICI Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500- $10,000

Criteria:         1. Majoring or planning to major in a communications related field

2. Must submit your resume, 2 letters of recommendations, and your current transcript.

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online by January 27, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due in FEBRUARY:

 

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship:

Award:           Two hundred and fifty awards in the amount of $4,000 (Must be spread out over the 4 years of school, so $1,000 per year)

Criteria:         1. Merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing

2. Must exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community, Integrity

3. Must be a high school senior going onto college

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.elks.org/scholars by February 3, 2017

 

 

Due in MARCH:

 

American Heritage Scholarship (Island Christian Church):

Award:           Four $750 scholarships; two $2,000 scholarships (One male one female)

Criteria:         1. Scholarships will be awarded to someone whose life exemplifies genuine character and promotes the Scriptural values upon which our country was founded

2. Selection will be based upon an essay and three recommendations

3. Finalists will be interviewed

Deadline:       Applications can be emailed to scholarship@islandchristian.com or be mailed to the address on the application by March 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

Ned Carter Scholarship (Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Inc.):

Award:           Four $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         1. Must be pursuing a post-secondary career in a community service related area (Fire Service, Nursing, Social Work, Health Related Services, Teaching, etc. 

2. Must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department or district

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 3, 2017

 

Dan and Vicky Hancock Scholarship:

Award:           $2,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

Required major: mechanical engineering GPA requirements: 3.5 SAT/ACT requirement: ACT Composite: 24 and/or SAT score: Math - 600 or above; Critical Reading - 550 or above

Must apply online, see website for more details about requirements.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

Edward D. Hendrickson Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 grade point average.

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Donald and Barbara Mozley Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.5 GPA

SAT I math of 600 or above and critical reading of 550 or above, and/or an ACT composite score of 27 or above

Financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA form

One letter of recommendation

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Tau Beta Pi/SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.          

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

TMC/SAE Donald D. Dawson Technical Scholarship:

Award:           $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.25 GPA

SAT I math 600 or above and critical reading 550 or above and/or an ACT composite score 27 or above.

Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Fred M. Young Sr. / SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies Scholarship:

Award:           $5,000 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.0 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue a bachelor/associate degree in engineering or technology through an ABET accredited program.

Past or present students in a Ford Next Generation Learning Community, and/ or past or present students of a Ford PAS program at their high school or in a Ford PAS afterschool/weekend/summer/college program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

BMW / SAE Engineering Scholarship:

Award:           $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         U.S. Resident

3.75 GPA or better

Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT scores.

Pursue an engineering degree through an ABET accredited program.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 15, 2017

 

 

Due in APRIL:

LI2Day Scholarship:

Award:           Five $2,500 scholarships

Criteria:         Student must reside with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of breast cancer or other women's cancers, or resided with a parent or guardian who was a victim of breast cancer or other women's cancers.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

Maria A.  Scholarship:

Award:           Three $2,000 scholarships

Criteria:         The student must reside or have resided with a parent or guardian who is a survivor of a cancer other than breast cancer or has resided with a parent or guardian who is a victim of a cancer other than breast cancer. Students aspiring to be teachers will be given extra consideration.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by April 1, 2017

 

 

 

Due in MAY:

Marine Corps League Scholarship: 

Award:           $500.00

Criteria:         Award open to all students who has/had a father, grandfather, mother, grandmother, brother or sister serve honorably in the Marine Corp. Also based on scholastic achievement, community service, need and character.

Deadline:       Must submit your application by May 1, 2017

 

 

Student Notes and Reminders

 

·      You can print copies of your unofficial transcript from ESchool.

·      You must submit official transcript requests to the Guidance Office by December 16, 2016.


November 16, 2016

SCHOLARSHIP LIST

Here is a list of what has been made known to the school counseling office. Additional scholarships can be found online at : www.fastweb.com

 

Due in NOVEMBER:

Danielle Alduino Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $250

Criteria:         1. Awarded to a graduating public high school senior who has dedicated themselves to community service

2. A one page personal statement explaining what has been done and how it has benefitted the community

3. One letter of recommendation from the organization where the community service has taken place

Deadline:       You must submit your application to the Guidance Office by November 21, 2016  

 

 

National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association:

Award:           State Winners: 1 male & 1 female will receive a plaque

                        8 Section Winners: 1 male & 1 female will receive $1,500

                        National Winner: 1 male & 1 female will receive $2,500

Criteria:         1. Minimum of B+ of higher average; ranked in top 25% of class; ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1500 (Math, Reading, and Writing)

2. Must have participated in 2 sports for at least two years in each sport

3. Must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports

Deadline:       Applications can be submitted online at www.niaaa.org or by mail with a postmark date no later than November 30.  Must submit application by November 30, 2016

 

Elks National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association:

Award:           Two $1,000 scholarships

Criteria:         Awards are based on the students’ academic achievement and community service

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.elks.org; No later than November 30, 2016. They are no longer accepting physical applications

 

Cooke Foundation College Scholarship (Jack Kent Cooke Foundation):

Award:           Up to $40,000

Criteria:         Available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four year colleges and universities

Deadline:       Must apply online at www.jkcf.org before November 30, 2016

 

 

Due in DECEMBER:

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship: ** Apply early, only the first 10,000 will be considered

Award:           $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 

Criteria:         1. Must be a United States citizens or legal resident

2. Must be a current high school senior who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university

3. Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.axa-achievement.com by December 15, 2016

 

National Co-Op 2016-2017 Scholarship Program:

Award:           Varies

Criteria:         1. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better

2. Must apply for the 2017-2018 academic year at one of the WACE partner institutions listed on the application

3. Early applications are highly encouraged

Deadline:       Early decision and action must be submitted by December 15, 2016. All others must be submitted by February 15, 2017

 

Violet Richardson Award:

Award:           $500.00

Criteria:         1. Must be a woman between the ages of 14-17

2. Must demonstrate initiative in both identifying a problem and trying to solve it

3. Must have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments as volunteers

Deadline:       Must submit your application by email to jss9law@aol.com or jenhgoo@optonline.net by December 15, 2016.

NYS PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship:

Award:           $3,000.00

Criteria:         1. Seniors who plan to attend a SUNY college for teaching

2. Seniors who have not accepted scholarships exceeding the amount of $16,000

3. Must have a PTA/PTSA unit in the school district with good standing      

Deadline:       Applications must be brought to the Guidance Office by December 5, 2016

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athlete Scholarships:

Award:           $20,000

Criteria:         1. Must enter a 4 year college in the fall of 2017

2. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better

3. Must be involved in at least one sport

Deadline:       Must apply online at footlockerscholarathletes.com by December 17, 2016

 

NFIB 2016 Young Entrepreneur Awards:

Award:           $2,000 - $15,000

Criteria:         1. Any graduating high school senior who owns and operates his/her own small business

2. Must be entering a 2 or 4 year university, college, or vocational/technical institute as a full-time student in the Fall 2017

3. Approximately 100 students nationwide will receive this award

Deadline:       Must apply online at www.nfib.com/yea by December 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk Federal Credit Union Scholarship

Award:           Ten $1,500 scholarships and one $2,500 scholarship

Criteria:         1. Must be a member of a participating New York credit union

2. Must be attending a 2 or 4 year college in the Fall 2017

3. Applicants will be judged on their academic achievements, extracurricular activities, community service activities, and an essay

Deadline:                   Must email applications to edesilier@suffolkfcu.org by December 30, 2016

 

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program:

Award:           Ten $2,000 scholarships that can be renewed for up to four years

Criteria:         1. Must be a high school senior whose parent, legal guardian, or grandparent is an AFSCME member

2. At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution

3. Must have taken the SAT or the ACT

Deadline:       Must submit applications by December 31, 2016

 

Due in JANUARY:

 

Ge-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:

Award:           $10,000 renewable up to four years

Criteria:         1. Must have the following attributes: leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship

2. Must demonstrate strong academic performance

3. Must be enrolling in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree

Deadline:       Must submit applications online by January 10, 2016

 

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities –US Scholarship Program:

Award:           One hundred awards of $1,000 each

Criteria:         1. Be an exemplary role model in your community and have the initiative to fulfill your educational goal

Deadline:       Must submit applications online at www.rmhc.org

 

Union Plus Scholarship:

Award:           $500- $4,000

Criteria:         1. Must be the child of a current or retired member of unions participating in any Union Plus program

2. Evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor

3. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or better

Deadline:       Applications must be submitted online at www.unionplus.org by January 31, 2017

 

Due in FEBRUARY:

 

Elks National Foundation Legacy Award Scholarship:

Award:           Two hundred and fifty awards in the amount of $4,000 (Must be spread out over the 4 years of school, so $1,000 per year)

Criteria:         1. Merit-based scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing

2. Must exhibit the core values of the Elks National Foundation: Knowledge, Charity, Community, Integrity

3. Must be a high school senior going onto college

Deadline:       Must submit your application online at www.elks.org/scholars by February 3, 2017

 

 

 

Due in MARCH:

 

American Heritage Scholarship (Island Christian Church):

Award:           Four $750 scholarships; two $2,000 scholarships (One male one female)

Criteria:         1. Scholarships will be awarded to someone whose life exemplifies genuine character and promotes the Scriptural values upon which our country was founded

2. Selection will be based upon an essay and three recommendations

3. Finalists will be interviewed

Deadline:       Applications can be emailed to scholarship@islandchristian.com or be mailed to the address on the application by March 3, 2017

 

 

Ned Carter Scholarship (Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York, Inc.):

Award:           Four $1,500 scholarships

Criteria:         1. Must be pursuing a post-secondary career in a community service related area (Fire Service, Nursing, Social Work, Health Related Services, Teaching, etc. 

2. Must be related to a firefighter, be a firefighter, or be an explorer in a fire department or district

Deadline:       Must submit your application by March 3, 201

 

 

 

Student Notes and Reminders

 

·      You can print copies of your unofficial transcript from ESchool.

·      You must submit official transcript requests to the Guidance Office by December 9, 2016.

·      Copies of these scholarships can be downloaded from Naviance and/or picked up in the guidance office.

October 17, 2016


October 17-21, 2016

NY State has started a campaign to get students thinking about college. Seniors, this week is now the time to put things into high gear and get those applications done! 11th, 10th, and 9th graders, keep your eyes open for great things coming your way! This week colleges will visit our campus, the application lab is open more times, there is a local college fair, and students will take the PSAT. Scroll down and look at the events listed below and ask yourself:
How will I participate? 


COLLEGE VISITS
All students grades 9-12 are encouraged to come meet with college representatives!  
MONDAY: 
7th period, Muhlenberg College http://muhlenberg.edu Pierson Library
Academic Support, Salve Regina University  http://salve.edu Pierson Library

Tuesday: 
Academic Support, SUNY Albany http://www.albany.edu, Pierson Library
5:00pm-7:00pm COLLEGE FAIR @ Riverhead HS  East End Counselors Association is hosting the event and a complete list of colleges attending can be found here: http://eastendcounselors.org/?tribe_events=fall-college-fair-3

Wednesday: 
Academic Support, St. John Fisher  http://www.sjfc.edu Pierson Library

Thursday:
Academic Support, Sacred Heart University http://www.sacredheart.edu Pierson Library
           
DID YOU MISS THE PIERSON COLLEGE FAIR? DID YOU WANT TO MEET WITH OTHER COLLEGES? HEAD TO RIVERHEAD HIGH SCHOOL ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 18th FROM 5:00 - 7:00 PM TO MEET WITH COLLEGES!  

COLLEGES WHO ARE ATTENDING:

Adelphi University

Albany State University

Albertus Magnus College

Albright College

Alfred University

Assumption College

Bard College

Baruch College

Bay Path College

Binghamton State University

Brockport State College

Bryant University

Buffalo State College

Canton College

Catholic University of America

Cazenovia College

Christopher Newport University

Clark University

Clarkson University

Coast Guard Academy

Cobleskill State College

College of Envir. And Science Forestry

College of Mount Saint Vincent

College of New Jersey

College of St. Rose

Cooper Union

Cortland State College

Delhi State College of Technology

Drexel University

Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology

Eckerd College

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College

Farmingdale State

Five Towns College

Flagler College

Franklin Pierce University

Fredonia State College

Geneseo State College

Hartwick College

High Point University

Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Hofstra University

Island Federal Credit Union

Iona College

Island Drafting & Techical Institute

Ithaca College

Johnson & Wales University

King's College

La Salle University

Lasell College

Le Moyne College

Life University

LIM College

LIU Post

Long Island Regents Prep

Lyndon State College

Macaulay Honors College

Maine Maritime Academy

Manhattan College

Manhattanville College

Maritime College

Marymount Manhattan College

Mercy College

Molloy College

Monmouth University

Mount Saint Mary College

Nazareth College

New England Institute of Technology

New Paltz State College

New York Institute of Technology

Newbury College

Nichols College

Nova Southeastern University

Old Westbury State College

Oneonta State College

Oswego State College

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania State University

Plattsburg State University

Plymouth State University

Potsdam State College

Purchase College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhode Island College

Roger Williams University

Sacred Heart University

Sage Colleges

Saint Josephs College of Maine

Saint Peter's College

Saint Vincent College

Salve Regina University

Seton Hall University

Siena College

Skidmore College

Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Methodist University

Southern New Hampshire University

St. Bonaventure University

St. John Fisher College

St. John's University

St. Joseph's College

St. Lawrence University

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Stony Brook University

Suffolk County Community College (SUNY)

Suffolk University

Syracuse University

Tompkins Cortland CC

Towson University

United States Marine Corp.

Universtiy of Bridgeport

University of Buffalo

University of Connecticut

University of Hartford

University of Maine

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

"University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

University of New Haven

University of Rhode Island

University of Rochester

University of Saint Joseph's

University of Scranton

University of Tampa

Ursinus College

Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology

Virginia Union University

Wagner College

"Western Connecticut

State University"

Western New England University

Wilkes University

Winthrop University

York College of Pennsylvania
           
WEDNESDAY 10/19
All 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT at school! The PSAT is a practice version of the SAT, the college entrance exam. The PSAT will measure  what you learn in high school so far and what you will need to succeed in college. Pierson will cover the cost of the exam and students will take the test during the school day. Keep in mind that this is just a practice and scores are never sent a college.

Students are advised to get a good night's rest and eat breakfast that morning. They are also asked to bring with them the following:
  • two #2 pencils
  • a calculator (graphing and scientific calculators are acceptable)
Please leave cell phones and back packs outside of the testing room!

What will the PSAT test you on?  Math including problem solving and algebra as well as evidence based reading and writing.  Students were given practice tests and study guides to take home. Did you lose yours? Get sample tests and another guide here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test

 
           
Senior Application Deadlines:

Please remember that the counseling office requires 10 school days to process your paperwork for a college application. The paperwork includes: teacher recommendations, counselor forms, counselor letters, and school reports. Use a college application cover sheet to tell us what you would like sent and submit it to the office. Copies of the form can be downloaded from the guidance website or picked up in the office. 

11/ 1  College deadline means forms are due to the office on 10/18

11/15  College deadline means forms are due to the office on 11/1 

12/1  College deadline means forms are due to the office on 11/15
(Dec. 1 is the priority deadline for all students!)
December 12 is the last day to request materials to be sent to a college before January 1. No applications will be processed between December 23 and January 3. If you have an early January deadline please bring in your form by December 12. 


September 19, 2016 






Monday, September 26th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Colleges/Universities Attending
Access Careers
Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy
Albertus Magnus College
Alfred University
Alvernia College
Becker College
Caldwell University
California University of PA
Christopher Newport University
Clarkson University
College of Mount Saint Vincent
College of New Jersey 
College of New Rochelle
College of Saint Rose
College of the Atlantic
Concordi College
The Cooper Union
The Culinary Academy of Long Island
City University of New York 
Eastern Connecticut State University
Electrical Training Center
Emmanuel College
Five Towns College
Flordia Atlantic University
Flordia Institute of Technology
George Mason University
Hilbert College
Holy Family University
Hood College
Husson University
Iona College
Island Drafting and Technical Institute
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University
Johnson State College
Keiser University
Keystone College
King's College
Lawrence Technological University
LIM
Lincoln Technical Institute
Long Island University
Lycoming College
Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Lyndon State College
Marist College
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science
Medialle College
Mercy College
Millersville, University
Monroe College
Moore College of Art & Design
Mount Saint Mary College
Mount St. Mary University
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New Hampshire Institute of Art
New Jersey Institute of Technology
The New School
The New York Film Academy
New York Institute of Technology
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Paul Smith's College
Plymouth State University
Queens University of Charlotte
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roger Williams University 
Sacred Heart University
The Sage Colleges
Salisbury University
Shenandoah University
Siena College
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Andrews University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College of Maine
St. Lawrence University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
SUNY  at Binghamton
SUNY Brockport
SUNY at Buffalo
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY Canton State
SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
SUNY Farmingdale State College
SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY Maritime College
SUNY Nassau County Community College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Old Westbury
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Purchase
SUNY Suffolk County Community College
SUNY at Stony Brook 
Susquehanna University
Touro College, School of Health Sciences
Universal Technical Institute
University of Maine @ Orono
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts
University of New England
University of New Haven
University of Scranton
University of St. Joseph, CT
University of Utah
Utica College
Vaughn College of Aeronautics
Wagner College
West Chester University of PA
Western New England University
United States Army 
United States Marine Corps 
United States Navy



April 18, 2016


Resume Writing

Workshop

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH - 6:00 PM

LOCATION: JOHN JERMAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9 - 12

Get ready for the upcoming teen job fair! Join us at JJML for an overview of how to write an effective resume, and stay afterwards for one-on-one help. Start fresh or get some help with your current resume.

John Jermain Memorial Library,
34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor (631) 725-0049 or teens@johnjermain.org 


Teen Job Fair

Thursday, May 12th 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Dodds & Eder, 11 Bridge Street, Sag Harbor

Job Opportunities for High School Students

· Members of the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce · · Town of Southampton Parks & Rec Department ·
· Southampton Youth Bureau Internship Program ·

· Find out who’s hiring ·
· Gain job search experience ·
· Learn about the hiring process ·
· Find out what employers are looking
for in an interview ·

Sponsored by:
The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & the John Jermain Memorial Library

For more information, contact:
John Jermain Memorial Library
34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor
(631) 725-0049 or teens@johnjermain.org 


January 7, 2016

PSAT SCORES AVAILABLE 

Understanding Your PSAT Score

As we wrote to you back in December, your child took the PSAT/NMSQT exam on October 14, 2015. College Board has informed us that starting today, January 7th, students are able to see their PSAT score report online in the score reporting portal.

Students will need to have a College Board account to access the score reporting portal. If they provided their e-mail address on their PSAT answer sheet back in October, an account was already created for them automatically and they will receive an e-mail reminder from the College Board sometime in the next two days. Students who did not list an e-mail address on their answer sheet will have to create a College Board account on their own.

Please note that College Board has been having some trouble with this new online system. It has been overwhelmed a few times today. You may encounter delays. 

Upon logging in, students will be able to view an interactive score report that includes national percentile comparisons, sub scores by subject category, and the complete list of questions with links to the answers. In addition, students will have access to the Khan Academy, a comprehensive and FREE SAT preparation course. 

A sample score report with detailed information on how to read and understand PSAT scores is attached to this e-mail.

While we encourage you to review your child's scores with them at home, we will also be discussing them here in school in the coming weeks as we begin scheduling for the next school year. 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Guinan, Mr. Mingione, and Ms. Motto 





November 30, 2015



October 21, 2015


 

PIERSON HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR

OCTOBER 28, 2015 6:00-7:30 PM

HIGH SCHOOL GYM

 

 

  Adelphi University                                    Garden City, NY

  American International College                Springfield, MA

  Becker College                                         Worcester, MA

  Belmont Abbey College                             Belmont, NC

  Bloomsburg University of PA                   Bloomsburg, PA

  Bryant University                                      Smithfield, RI

  Cabrini College                                         Radnor, PA

  Caldwell University                                  Caldwell, NJ

  Catawba College                                       Salisbury, NC

  Chestnut Hill College                                Philadelphia, PA

  Christopher Newport University               Newport News, VA

  Clarkson University                                  Potsdam, NY

  Colby-Sawyer College                               New London, NH

  College of New Rochelle                          New Rochelle, NY

  College of Saint Rose                               Albany, NY

  Cooper Union (The)                                    New York, NY

  CUNY Welcome Center                             New York, NY

  De Sales University                                  Center Valley, PA

  Dean College                                             Franklin, MA

  Dowling College                                        Oakdale, NY

  Eastern Connecticut State Univ               Willimantic, CT

  Eckerd College                                         St. Petersburg, FL

  Electrical Training Center                         Copiague, NY

  Emmanuel College                                    Boston, MA

  Ferris State University                              Big Rapids, MI

  Fisher College                                           Boston, MA

  Five Towns College                                  Dix Hills, NY

  Flagler College                                          St. Augustine, FL

  Florida Institute of Technology                  Melbourne, FL

  George Mason University                         Fairfax, VA

  Georgian Court University                        Lakewood, NJ

  Hartwick College                                      Oneonta, NY

  Hilbert College                                          Hamburg, NY

  Hofstra University                                     Hempstead, NY

  Holy Family University                              Philadelphia, PA

  Island Drafting and Technical Institute     Amityville, NY

  Johnson & Wales University                    Providence, RI

  Johnson State College                              Johnson, VT

  King's College - PA                                   Wilkes-Barre, PA

  La Salle University                                   Philadelphia, PA

  Landmark College                                     Putney, VT

  Lasell College                                           Newton, MA

  Lawrence Technological University         Southfield, MI

  Le Moyne College                                     Syracuse, NY

  Lincoln Technical Institute CT                   East Windsor, CT

  Long Island University                              Brookville, NY

  Longwood University                                Farmville, VA

  Lyme Academy College/Fine Arts             Old Lyme, CT

  Lyndon State College                                Lyndonville, VT

  Manhattan College                                    Riverdale, NY

  Marist College                                           Poughkeepsie, NY

  Marymount Manhattan College                 New York, NY

  McDaniel College                                      Westminster, MD

  MCPHS University                                    Boston, MA

  Mercy College                                           Dobbs Ferry, NY

  Molloy College                                          Rockville Centre, NY

  Monmouth University                                West Long Branch, NJ

  Monroe College                                         New Rochelle, NY

  Moravian College                                     Bethlehem, PA

  

  Mount Saint Mary College                         Newburgh, NY

  Mount St. Mary's University                      Emmitsburg, MD

  Nassau Community College                      Garden City, NY

  New England Institute of Technology       Warwick, RI

  New Jersey Institute of Technology          Newark, NJ

  New York Air National Guard                   Westhampton Bch, NY

  Newbury College                                       Brookline, MA

  Nova Southeastern University                 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  Pace University                                        New York, NY

  Paul Smith's College                                 Paul Smiths, NY

  Plymouth State University                        Plymouth, NH

  Post University                                         Waterbury, CT

  Quinnipiac University                               Hamden, CT

  Ramapo College of New Jersey               Mahwah, NJ

  Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design  Lakewood, CO

  Roger Williams University                        Bristol, RI

  Sacred Heart University                           Fairfield, CT

  Sage Colleges (The)                                  Albany, NY

  Salve Regina University                           Newport, RI

  Siena College                                            Loudonville, NY

  Southern CT State University                    New Haven, CT

  Springfield College                                   Springfield, MA

  St. John's University                                 Jamaica, NY

  St. Joseph's College                                 Patchogue, NY

  St. Joseph's College of Maine                  Standish, ME

  St. Peter's University                                Jersey City, NJ

  St. Thomas Aquinas College                     Sparkill, NY

  Stetson University                                    Deland, FL

  Stevenson University                               Stevenson, MD

  Suffolk County Community College           Selden, NY

  Suffolk University                                     Boston, MA

  SUNY at Albany                                         Albany, NY

  SUNY at Buffalo                                         Buffalo, NY

  SUNY at Stony Brook                                Stony Brook, NY

  SUNY Brockport State                               Brockport, NY

  SUNY Buffalo State                                   Buffalo, NY

  SUNY Canton State                                   Canton, NY

  SUNY Cobleskill                                        Cobleskill, NY

  SUNY Cortland State                                 Cortland, NY

  SUNY Delhi                                                Delhi, NY

  SUNY Env Sci & Forestry                         Syracuse, NY

  SUNY Farmingdale State College             Farmingdale, NY

  SUNY Geneseo State                                Geneseo, NY

  SUNY Maritime College                            Throggs Neck, NY

  SUNY New Paltz                                        New Paltz, NY

  SUNY Old Westbury                                  Old Westbury, NY

  SUNY Oneonta                                          Oneonta, NY

  SUNY Oswego                                          Oswego, NY

  SUNY Plattsburgh                                     Plattsburgh, NY

  SUNY Polytechnic Institute                       Utica, NY

  SUNY Potsdam                                          Potsdam, NY

  SUNY Purchase                                        Purchase, NY

  Touro College Schl/Health Sciences        Bay Shore, NY

  U.S. Air Force ROTC and Academy           Riverdale, NY

  U.S. Navy/NRS Selden                              Selden/Patchogue, NY

  Universal Technical Institute                    Exton, PA

  University of Connecticut                         Storrs, CT

  University of Maine at Orono                    Orono, ME

  University of Mass at Amherst                 Amherst, MA

  University of Mass at Lowell                    Lowell, MA

  University of New Haven                          West Haven, CT

  University of Rhode Island                       Kingston, RI

  University of Scranton                              Scranton, PA

  University of St. Joseph, CT                     West Hartford, CT

  Utica College                                             Utica, NY

  Valley Forge Military College                    Wayne, PA

  Vaughn College of Aeronautics                East Elmhurst, NY

  Virginia Commonwealth University          Richmond, VA

  Washington College                                  Chestertown, MD

  Wells College                                            Aurora, NY

  Western CT State University                     Danbury, CT

  Western New England University             Springfield, MA

  Wheelock College                                     Boston, MA

  York College of Pennsylvania                  York, PA


October 5, 2015
Pierson High School is excited to announce these opportunities designed to help families start and continue the college conversation. Families of all students in grades 8-12 should consider attending. These events are free and open to the public. 

The Admission Game®

 

An Interactive Presentation of the College Admission Process

Learn what will happen to your application behind closed doors!

p  Become a member of an admission committee p  Review four candidates’ credentials p  Debate their strengths and weaknesses p  Vote to determine who gets in


Tuesday - October 20, 2015 

 6:30 PM

High School Auditorium


Featuring

Peter Van Buskirk

Author, Motivational Speaker and Former Dean of Admission


Do you ever wonder who "gets in" and "why?" "The Admission Game®" (TAG) takes you inside the admission process for the answers. TAG is a high energy, high impact, interactive, case study exercise for students and parents in which the audience is transformed into an admission committee. In a manner that is more theatre than lecture, BCF experts engage audiences immediately in a "conversation" by talking with them in relevant terms that help ease the stress of an otherwise frenzied process. This signature program reveals the "hidden agendas" of colleges and provides insight into how decisions are made. Students learn to find the colleges that fit them best and to make decisions that help them compete for admission.


Best College Fit Founder and President will present this program aimed at all high school students and their families. 
For more information contact Ms. Motto in the guidance office. 

September 24, 2015

In our commitment to helping your child prepare for their post-high school endeavors, all tenth and eleventh grade students will take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) exam this year on Wednesday, October 14th. This test, whose administration cost is fully covered by the Sag Harbor School District, is an assessment of skills and provides practice for completing the full SAT. Next week, counselors will meet with students to answer whatever questions they may have about the PSAT and hand them a student guide with a sample test if they wish to practice in advance.

 The benefits of taking the PSAT include:

  • ·      An assessment of critical reading and mathematical reasoning skills
  • ·      Specific suggestions from College Board for improving academic skills
  • ·      Practice for the SAT
  • ·      Support for college and career planning
  • ·      Entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program (Juniors only)

In addition, this administration of the PSAT will specifically prepare students for the new version of the SAT, which begins in March 2016. Changes to the new test include a better reflection of what students are learning in school, the elimination of both “SAT vocabulary words” and penalties for guessing, and a sharper focus on the math that matters most for college and career readiness. 

On the day of the test, students should arrive to school at their regular time and bring with them two number 2 pencils and a calculator. Your child may want to list his or her e-mail address on the answer sheet to access scores online and college planning tools. It is suggested at this time that students create a basic e-mail address that is appropriate for communicating with colleges and scholarships, e.g. firstname.lastname@gmail.com.  

We encourage you to talk with your child about taking this test and its value. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the guidance office at extension 711.


August 31, 2015

  

College Applications 101

THURSDAY, September 10, 2015 6:30pm Pierson Auditorium

 Class of 2016 students and families are invited to come to this informative workshop. In this 30 minutes session learn all the information to get your applications completed on time! Checklists, guidance procedures, and tips on what to include on your application will be discussed. Special guest and University of Chicago Admissions Ambassador, Brian Schwartz will join Ms. Motto for this workshop. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend together.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 @ 7th period (STUDENTS ONLY)

In addition Mr. Schwartz will be available to all Pierson students on Friday, September 11, to discuss the opportunities at UChicago. One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since 1890 and offers a diverse and rich educational experience. 

August 24, 2015
Student schedules are available online in the parent portal. Our school counselors will be available in the Guidance Office on Tuesday September 1 and Wednesday, September 2nd from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to answer any questions students or parents may have about the upcoming school year. 


Seniors are invited to participate in the College Application 

Workshops from 12:30-3:00 pm. Registration is required email

 cjones@sagharborschools.org to register. 

REGISTERED STUDENTS - CHECK YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL FOR A SUPPLY LIST OF WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU. 

August 10, 2015 

June 8, 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! 


May 12, 2015
All Pierson families are invited to attend an NCAA Recruiting Workshop for parents and athletes on June 2, 2015 at 7:00pm at Shelter Island High School. Come learn about the requirements and process of getting recruited to play college sports. Admission is free, but RSVP is required. If you plan to attend, please send an email to mmotto@sagharborschools.org by 2:30pm on June 1. 

Each family that attends this event is eligible to receive a free SAT/ACT prep DVD. This event is co-sponsored by Pierson College Guidance and Athletics Departments. 

May 8, 2015
Seniors - Please remember to log on to your Naviance accounts and update your college plans. 

May 5, 2015

All Pierson students and families have you heard of Brown? Columbia? Cornell? Rice? UChicago?

Are you interested in one of these selective institutions and the selective admissions process? An admissions officer from each of these schools will be available to answer questions and give you information. They will be on Long Island on Monday, June 1, 2015 This is an event hosted by these colleges and open to the public. 

Long Island Marriott

101 James Doolittle Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553

RSVP to attend at: www.exploringeducationalexcellence.org