Hello Seniors! Please look over the newest list of Open House dates and Scholarship opportunities! There are two important Forbes dates I want you to remember! Our Open House and College Fair is March 14th! We hope to see you all there!! Also, applications for the 1st Annual Forbes Road Scholarship will be available in my office starting in March!!! Let me know if you need anything and good luck on your post-secondary planning! ~Mrs. Tomley
Tours and Open Houses:
CCAC Smart Start Orientation Sessions- Information sessions on all four campuses. Learn about the academic, social and cultural experiences CCAC has to offer. For a full list of dates and to register go online to www.ccac.edu.
Big Ten Virtual College Fair- Thursday, February 28th- register at www.collegeweeklive.com/bigten. You can chat with students and admissions reps and gain advice from admissions experts.
Westmoreland County Community College- 2013 Open House- March 21st- New Kensington Campus. Register online at www.wccc.edu.
Johnson and Wales University- JWU have Wildcat Weekends and Preview Days throughout February and March.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh- Open House- Saturday, March 9th at 10:30. RSVP online!
California University of Pennsylvania- Spring Academic Open Houses- March 9th and Saturday, April 13th. Register online at www.calu.edu.
ITT- Open Houses are Thursday, February 28th from 5-7 and Saturday, March 2nd from 10-1. Register online at www.ITT-Tech.edu.
Pennsylvania College of Technology- Open House- Saturday March 23rd from 9-3:00pm. Register online at www.PCT.edu.
Bidwell Training Center- BTC has programs in chemical laboratory technician, culinary, horticulture technology and medical records. They have information sessions every Monday and Wednesday at 9:00am. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment you can call 1-800-516-1800 x150.
IUP Culinary Tours- Visit IUP and attend a Culinary Buffet tour and learn about their food majors: Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Culinary Dietetics, Culinary and Hospitality Management and Culinary and Nutrition. Register at www.iup.edu/admissions/culinary; Upcoming dates are March 8 and 9, and April 2nd, 20th, and 26th.
Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing- Information Session- March 16th at 9:00am. To register call 412-578-5538.
Career and College Fairs:
Forbes Road CTC College and Career Fair- Thursday, March 14th from 6-8. At the Spring Open House we will have a large College and Career Fair with representatives from schools, military and businesses! Hope to see you there!!!
(Scholarships are listed as a convenience to students and families and are for informational purposes only. Forbes Road is not directly affiliated with nor does it endorse listed opportunities.)
Rochester Institute of Technology- National Technical Institute for the Deaf- Fee waiver for the application fee is available in the Guidance Office. R.I.T is the one of the leading technological institutes and the opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing students is unmatched. Learn more information at www.rit.edu.
FireVEST Scholarship Program- Training Tomorrow’s Heroes- Scholarship for volunteer firefighters! Log on to www.ccac.edu/firevest for information and guidelines.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers thousands of dollars a year to students! Visit their website and go to the Financial Aid section to learn about scholarship opportunities in the program of your interest. Deadlines vary so do not wait!
Empire Beauty Schools- Scholarships available! Visit www.empire.edu/highschoolscholarships to get the application and apply!
Newport Business Institute- NBI awards many scholarships valued up to half of the cost of tuition, including FBLA scholarships. Deadlines begin February 28th. For more information go to www.nbi.edu.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Creative Writing Contest- “What does the future look like to you” Craft an essay, poem, play or short story explaining what cost and benefits you envision in the future world. For more information visit www.clevelandfed.org/learning_center. Deadline for submission is February 28th.
Hermine Solt Student Scholarship- Offered by the PA Association of Educational Office Professionals for seniors interested in pursuing higher education in a business-related field (secretarial, office technology, accounting, business education). Details can be found at www.paeop.com. Deadline is March 1st.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute- Each year PTI supports high school seniors active in student organizations by awarding partial tuition scholarships. This year they are awarding the following scholarships: BPA, DECA, FBLA, FFCLA, FFA, HOSA, JROTC, TSA and SkillsUSA. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013.
Pennsylvania Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Scholarship Program-Students who are high school seniors who are graduating this year and who have been accepted into a hospitality or culinary program at an accredited post-secondary institution are eligible. Applications can be downloaded at www.prla.org/scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 1st.
Douglas Education Center- Located in Monessen, PA offers art, medical, business and cosmetology programs. Douglas awards talent-based scholarships each year. Deadline to apply is March 1st. Application and scholarship eligibility requirements can be found at www.dec.edu.
Oakbridge Academy of Arts- 2013 Scholarship Days- March 19, 21 and 23rd- Return application and you will be assigned to one of those days for an interview. One-half tuition scholarship will be awarded.
Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Program- Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, be accepted to a post-secondary school, be a graduating senior and be a legal resident in Western PA. Applications are in Mrs. Tomley’s office. Deadline to apply is March 29th.
Greater PA Regional Council of Carpenters Scholarships- Scholarships awarded to students planning on attending a school for engineering, architecture or labor studies full time. Applications are available on www.greaterpacarpenters.org. Deadline is March 31st.
DeVry University- Visit www.DeVry.edu/scholarships to learn about the different scholarship opportunities available. Millions of dollars are awarded each year!
Bradford School- Bradford School is once again sponsoring fall and winter scholarship exams. For more information contact the school directly at 800-391-6810.
Rosedale Technical Institute- Snap-On Industrial is offering four scholarships to auto and diesel students that are planning on attending Rosedale. Applicant must submit an essay, letter of recommendation, transcript and list of outside activities to Rosedale by April 1st to be eligible.
Rosedale Technical Institute- IDEAL Industries, INC is offering scholarships to one electrical and one HVAC student who are planning on attending RTI in the fall. Must submit an essay, letter of recommendation, transcript and list of outside activities to RTI by April 1st.
Junior League of Pittsburgh Scholarship- Applicants must be a female, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, have at least 100 volunteer hours, submit an essay and have been accepted to an accredited college. Applications can be found in Mrs. Tomley's office and are due to the Junior League by April 5th.
Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania Scholarship- To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicant must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must be admitted to an accredited, post-secondary institution. Applications in can be found at www.kidschanceof pa.org. Deadline is April 15th.
Pennsylvania College of Technology- Review available scholarships at www.PCT.edu. Deadline to apply is April 15th.
The Landmarks Scholarship- Eligibility requirements include being a resident of Allegheny County, have been accepted to a college or university, GPA must be 3.25 or higher, have an interest in the history, architecture and/or landscape design of Allegheny College. Applicant must also write an essay. Applications are in Mrs. Tomley’s office and are due by April 26th.
CCAC High School to Career Scholarship- This scholarship provides funding for recent graduates from Penn Hills, Plum, Gateway, Woodland Hills, Highlands, Riverview, Wilkinsburg or East Allegheny High Schools to pursue a two-year Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science and then enter the workforce in their chosen fields. Applications will be available online in the spring. Anticipated deadline will be in May.
Kierra Keeps Caring Foundation- 3rd Annual Essay Contest- 500 word essay “How has Gang Violence Impacted the Urban Community”. More information can be found at www.kierrakeepscaring.com. Applications will be accepted by mail or online by May 1st.
Savannah College of Art and Design- SCAD is again hosting its SCAD Challenge Scholarship Competition. Students have the opportunity to exhibit their work in an international forum and win scholarships to attend SCAD. Learn more at www.scad.edu/scadchallenge.
CCAC Educational Foundation Scholarships- Beginning in the spring students can apply for the STARS CCAC scholarships. Applications will be available online.
NEW THIS YEAR!!!
Applications will be available in March for the FORBES ROAD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM! Graduating seniors from Forbes Road are eligible to apply. Number of scholarships is still to be determined. Students who are planning on continuing their education/training or are still in need of buying tools to continue in their career path can apply. More info to come!