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Counselors’ Corner

Guidance, College, & Career-Related Information & Opportunities

OLSH CEEB Code:  390845
Students must provide the OLSH College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Code when registering for the ACT or SAT, and may be asked to enter the code on college applications.
Academic Review Days for 2022-23
Academic review days are scheduled at the midpoint of each quarter.  On those days, teacher advisers will review the grades of their advisees (students).  Meetings with students and/or parents will be set up as necessary.  Any senior failing a course at that time will be placed into assigned study halls for the remainder of the quarter.
 
Q1   (08/22/22 - 10/21/22)   TBA
Q2   (10/25/22 - 01/12/23)   TBA
Q3   (01/17/23 - 03/23/23)   TBA
Q4   (03/28/23 - 06/07/23)   TBA

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING

SAT/ACT Information
 
SAT Dates for 2022-23
Test Date:  August 27, 2022  (LATE Registration Deadline:  August 16)
Test Date:  October 1, 2022  (Regsitration Deadline:  September 2)
Test Date:  November 5, 2022  (Registration Deadline:  October 7)
Test Date:  December 3, 2022  (Registration Deadline:  November 3)
Test Date:  March 11, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  February 10)
Test Date:  May 6, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  April 7)
Test Date:  June 3, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  May 4)
 
 
ACT Dates for 2021-22
Test Date:  September 10, 2022  (LATE Registration Deadline:  August 19)
Test Date:  October 22, 2022  (Registration Deadline:  September 16)
Test Date:  December 10, 2022  (Registration Deadline:  November 4)
Test Date:  February 11, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  January 6)
Test Date:  April 15, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  March 10)
Test Date:  June 10, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  May 5)
Test Date:  July 15, 2023  (Registration Deadline:  June 16)
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING TEST DAY PROCEDURE
Students must present a valid photo ID on the day of the SAT and ACT tests.  Accepted IDs include a current, unexpired school year ID, Drivers License, or Passport.  If you do not have ID, please see Mrs. Pihlblad or Mrs. Woynar as soon as possible.  If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you will NOT be admitted into the test.
SAT/ACT Accommodations
If your child has a documented disability, he or she may be eligible for certain accommodations on the ACT or SAT.  Accommodations for the SAT must be requested six to eight weeks in advance of the testing date.  If you are interested in applying for accommodations for either test, please contact your child’s school counselor to initiate the process.
Mrs. Darcy Pihlblad
School Counselor A-L
412-262-3975
 
Mrs. Regina Woynar
Director of Counseling Services
School Counselor M-Z
412-264-4650
 
Changes Coming to the SAT
Did you know that big changes are coming to the SAT?  While the new test format will not be launched in the U.S. until 2024, you can learn about the changes here.
SAT & ACT Test Prep
Over the past ten years, Goldstein Test Prep has worked with over 130 OLSH students, counseled families through the testing process, and helped students achieve sizable gains.  To view current in-person and virtual course offerings, please visit the the Goldstein Test Prep website or contact program director Mike Goldstein at [email protected] or at 412-874-7645.
Method Test Prep offers a wide variety of online ACT and SAT prep courses to fit any schedule and budget.  Live SAT and ACT Advantage courses, which include 18 hours of instruction, are available monthly.  Live, two-hour SAT and ACT "Power Classes" (only $70) are also offered on a regular basis, as are $10 Test Prep Time classes.  "On Demand" ACT and SAT courses are available for viewing by students at any time.  To learn more about any of these classes, please click here.  Free test-taking strategies for the ACT, the PSAT and the SAT are also available on the Method Test Prep blog.
SAT or ACT?  How to Choose and Prepare
Students often wonder which college readiness exam--the SAT or the ACT--is best suited to their particular test-taking strengths.  This article by David Huemer of Your College Strategies, LLC gives very specific advice about which test to choose based on a student's strengths and weaknesses.  Mr. Huemer also offers helpful test-taking strategies for both exams, and tips on how to prepare.
When to Submit -- or NOT Submit -- SAT and ACT Scores
Even before COVID-19, many colleges and universities had adopted a "test score optional" admissions policy.  Since the start of the pandemic, however, a large percentage of schools have announced that they are no longer requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.  Click here to read about the factors you should consider when deciding whether or not to submit your scores.
COLLEGE AND CAREER EVENTS AND INFORMATION
In Case You Missed It:  College Information Night 2021
If you missed our annual College Information Night on October 20th and would like a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, it is attached below.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's school counselor.
NCAA Eligibility for College-Bound Athletes
If you are a current junior or senior who plans to participate in Division I or II athletics in college, please talk to your school counselor about having your transcript submitted to the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Transcripts should be submitted at the end of your junior year, and again after high school graduation.  Current seniors who did not submit a transcript to the NCAA at the end of junior year should request a transcript upload as soon as possible. 
Virtual College Admissions Visits at OLSH
Each year, admissions representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities, trade schools and military organizations visit OLSH to speak with interested students.  Juniors and seniors are eligible to attend these college information sessions, with a limit of ten sessions per student, per academic year.
 
Juniors and seniors who wish to attend one of these sessions should email Mrs. Kelly Pontiere, Counseling and Admissions Assistant, at [email protected] at least one day in advance of the event. 
 
The names of students who sign up for these virtual visits will be published on the Attendance List each morning.  Teachers always have the option of denying a student permission to attend due a test, review, project, or poor class performance or attendance.  
 
Day Date Pd. School In-Person or Virtual
Mon. 9/12 4
University of Mount Union (OH)
In-Person
Mon. 9/12 9
Point Park University (PA)
In-Person
Thurs. 9/15 9
Kent State University (OH)
In-Person
Fri. 9/16 9
Seton Hill University (PA)
In-Person
Mon. 9/19 3
Saint Vincent College (PA)
In-Person
Tues. 9/20 9
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
In-Person
Thurs. 9/22 9
Michigan State University
In-Person
Fri. 9/23 9
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Virtual
Mon. 9/26 3 Waynesburg University (PA) In-Person
Mon.. 9/26 9 Washington & Jefferson College (PA) In-Person
Tues. 9/27 9 Providence College (RI) In-Person
Fri. 9/30 4 University of Dayton (OH) In-Person
Fri. 9/30 8 Penn State University - Main Campus In-Person
Tues. 10/11 4 Walsh University (OH) In-Person
Tues. 10/11 8 The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) In-Person
Thurs. 10/13 9 Misericordia University (PA) In-Person
Fri. 10/14 8 Duquesne University (PA) In-Person
Tues. 10/18 8 Shenandoah University (VA) In-Person
Tues. 10/18 9 High Point University (NC) In-Person
Thurs. 10/20 2 Southeastern University (FL) Virtual
Thurs. 10/20 3 Rosedale Technical College (PA) In-Person
Tues. 11/1 2 Neumann University (PA) In-Person
Tues. 11/1 9 University of Toledo (OH) In-Person
 
College Admissions Events
Please note:  Due to the recommendations of health officials during the Coronavirus pandemic, some colleges and universities have decided to cancel in-person admissions events.  However, there are still in-person Open House events planned at many schools, and all schools are offering virtual admissions tours and other programs.  Please check the websites of the individual schools for details.
 
SCHOOLS WITH ASTERISKS (*) AFTER THEIR NAMES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS FAITHFUL CATHOLIC COLLEGES BY THE CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY'S RECOMMENDED CATHOLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, CLICK HERE.
American University (Washington, D.C.)
In-Person and Virtual Campus Tours    Register
 
Arizona State University
On-Campus and Virtual Tours and Information Sessions  Register
 
Ave Maria University (FL) *
Weekday and Saturday Campus Tours    Register
 
Belmont Abbey College (NC) *
On-campus and virtual visits    Register
 
Benedictine College (KS) *
In-Person and Virtual Visit Opportunities throughout the Year    Register
 
Bucknell University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options   Register
 
California University of PA
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options   Register
 
Capital University (OH)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) *
In-Person and Virtual Visit Opportunities  Register
 
Carlow University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Case Western Reserve University (OH)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Chatham University (PA)
In-person and Virtual Visit Options   Register
 
Clemson University (SC)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options   Register
 
Christendom College (VA) *
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Coastal Carolina University (SC)
On-Campus and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Drexel University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Edinboro University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH) *
On-Campus Visits   Register 
Virtual Events    Register
 
Gannon University (PA)
On-Campus and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
George Mason University (VA)
On-Campus and Virtual Visit Options    Register
 
Grove City College (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
High Point University (NC)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
James Madison University (VA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  
 
John Carroll University (OH)
On-Campus and Vitual Tours and Admissions Events  Register
 
La Roche Univeristy (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register 
 
Loyola University Chicago (IL)
On-Campus and Virtual Tours and Information Sessions   Register
 
Loyola University Maryland
On-Campus and Virtual Tours and Information Sessions   Register 
 
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts (NH) *
Personal Visits & Virtual Events   Register 
 
Mercyhurst University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Miami University of Ohio
On-Campus and Virtual Tours and Information Sessions  Register
 
Ohio University
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options   Register 
 
Penn State (Main Campus)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Point Park University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options    Register
 
Rider University (NJ)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options    Register
 
Rosedale Technical College (PA)
Schedule a Tour  Register
 
Saint Vincent College (PA)
Individual On-Campus Visits & Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Seton Hall University (NJ)
On-Campus and Virtual Tours and Information Sessions  Register
 
Seton Hill University (PA)
On-Campus and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Slippery Rock University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Southeastern University (FL)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Temple University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Thomas Aquinas College (MA & CA) *
In-Person and Virtual Visits  Register
 
The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (NH) *
In-Person Visits   Register
 
University of Alabama
On-Campus and Virtual Tours  Register
 
University of Dallas (TX) *
On-Campus and Virtual Visits  Register
 
University of Dayton (OH)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
University of Kentucky
Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
University of Mary (ND) *
In-Person and Virtual Visit Days  Register
 
University of Notre Dame
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
University of Pittsburgh
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
University of St. Thomas, Houston (TX) *
Schedule a Visit   Register  
 
UPMC Mercy School of Nursing
UPMC Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, a hospital-based diploma school of nursing, was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893. Today, the school is a part of UPMC Mercy.  UPMC Mercy remains the only faith-based health care provider in the city of Pittsburgh. UPMC Mercy provides a full range of services, including designation as a Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center and as a Primary Stroke Center.   The school offers a diploma-RN nursing program, with two program options:  Traditional, 16-month (4 semesters) and Elongated, 22-month (6 semesters).  Upon graduation students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN and obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.  New students are admitted each fall.  The next admission is fall 2022, and the deadline for that class is June 1st, 2022.  To learn more about the school, please click here.  To register for an Open House session please email [email protected] or [email protected]  Open houses are held in person at the School of Nursing.  For any questions please contact Jackie Gee at 412-232-7940 or [email protected]
 
University of Virginia - School of Architecture
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Villanova University (PA)
On-Campus and Virtual Tours  Register 
 
Virginia Tech
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Walsh University (OH) *
Campus Visit Days & Daily Campus Tours  Register
 
Washington & Jefferson College (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options  Register
 
Westminster College (PA)
On-Campus, Virtual and Saturday Visits   Register
 
Widener University (PA)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options    Register
 
Wyoming Catholic College *
Schedule a Visit   Register
 
Xavier University (OH)
On-Campus and Virtual Admissions Tours and Presentations   Register
 
Youngstown State University (OH)
In-Person and Virtual Visit Options    Register
Virtual Future Pilot Forums for Aspiring Pilots
Future & Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA) Future Pilot Forums are free career seminars providing future professional pilots of all ages with objective and independent information about a flying career.  FAPA focuses on career changers, students of all ages (and their parents, teachers and school counselors) and separating military personnel (fixed wing, rotor and non-aviation) interested in learning about pathways to a career as a professional pilot.  Arrive on time for a chance to win a Sporty's Learn to Fly Course worth $249.
 
Upcoming FAPA Future Pilot Forums 2021-22:
  • Saturday, 07/16/22, 1 PM- 4 PM CST:  Register 
Location:  Chicago - Venue TBA
  • Saturday, 09/24/22, 1 PM- 4 PM CST:  Register
Location:  Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Saturday, 10/22/22, 1 PM- 4 PM CST:  Register
         Location:  San Diego - Venue TBA
  • Saturday, 11/12/22, 1 PM- 4 PM CST:  Register
Location:  Fort Lauderdale - Venue TBA
  • Saturday, 12/10/22, 1 PM- 4 PM CST:  Register
Location:  Phoenix - Venue TBA
Franciscan University of Steubenville adds Two New Engineering Majors
Franciscan University of Steubenvlle (OH) has added a four-year engineering bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering.  Starting in the fall of 2022, the Mechanical Engineering Program will give students the technological and analytical skills for in-demand careers in the aerospace industry, manufacturing, robotics, and more.  Students can also enhance their engineering degree with a concentration in business or management, or even pursue an MBA with 4+1 and 4+2 program options.  You can learn more about the new Mechanical Engineering major here
 
In addition, Franciscan recently launched a Software Engineering Program.  Students are equipped as highly trained, ethical software engineers whose skill and faith positively impact the computer and information technology field.  Students also have the option of pursuing a minor in cybersecurity.
 
To learn more about all the Engineering programs offered at Franciscan, click here.
Ave Maria University Introduces Competitive Dance Team
The Ave Maria University athletic department is excited to announce the launch of a varsity competitive dance program, beginning with the 2021 Fall Semester.  The Gyrenes will join 61 other National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) athletic departments that offer competitive dance at the varsity level.  In addition, the NAIA is the only collegiate athletics association to offer a national championship in competitive dance.  With its addition as a varsity sport, competitive dance will offer athletic scholarships.  Prospective student-athletes will be invited to audition for scholarship opportunities in either an in-person or live video format.  You can learn more aout the competitive dance program here.  Prospective student-athletes seeking more information on the program and its scholarship opportunities can contact AMU's Director of Scouting, Eric VanHeusen, at [email protected]
Understanding the Common App
Did you know that the Common App is now accepted by more than 900 colleges and universities?  While the Common App is a convenient and cost-effective way for students to submit college applications, the process of completing it can sometimes be confusing.  Click here for a general overview of the Common App and why students should consider using it.  Click here to read 5 Tips on Completing the Common Application.  
Choosing a College
  • Seniors may be feeling anxious and confused about choosing a post-secondary school during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Most colleges, universities and trade schools have cancelled in-person admissions events and have moved to a virtual platform.  There are many resources available to undecided students, however.  Click here to read an article with advice about "Choosing a College Amid the Chaos."
  • Due to decreased interest and enrollment during the pandemic, many schools are changing their admissions requirements and even increasing both need-based and merit awards.  Click here to read about how students can take advantage of admissions changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Choosing a Major
  • Click here to read about the 10 College Majors with the Highest Salaries for Graduates.
  • Does it really matter if students graduate from a prestigious university?  Liz Weston of NerdWallet argues that the choice of major is far more important.  You can read the article here.
  • Before choosing a college major, check out this article about the most and LEAST regretted choices, according to graduated students.
CampusReel College Search Website Features Student-Made Videos
CampusReel is an online college search tool unlike any other.  The site features a collection of more than 10,000 student-made videos that enable students to picture themselves on campus, find their best fit, and get excited about researching colleges.  To access the videos, create your free account here
 
Making The Most of Your Virtual College Tour
What questions should you ask on your virtual campus tour? What are the important aspects of college for you to consider?  Click here for advice on how to make the most of virtual admissions events.
For Juniors (and even Sophomores):  Start Your College Search Now!
In order to lessen the stress of the college admissions process, current juniors (and even sophomores) may want to begin their college search immediately, rather than waiting until summer.  Click here to read some very good advice from Francesca Huemer Kelly on how to narrow down your choices.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Registering for Selective Service
Did you know that in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, all young men 18-25 years of age must register for Selective Service?  The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – a 60-day registration period.  Men who do not register with Selective Service within the 60-day window are technically in violation of the law and should register as soon as possible.  Registration is quick and easy.  Just have your Social Security Number ready and fill out this online registration form.  Male students 18 years of age and older who have not registered for Selective Service will be prompted to do so while filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
The 2022-23 FAFSA is Open!
If you are the parent of a current senior who is planning to pursue post-secondary education at a college, university, trade or technical school, you may apply for federal student aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.  The 2022-23 FAFSA application is now available.  You can find the application at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
 
The student applying for aid, as well as one parent, each need to create an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA.  The federal government has recently produced a helpful video that will walk you through the process of creating an FSA ID.
 
Click here to read about how to avoid ten common mistakes people make when filling out the FAFSA!
 
If you need to fill out the FAFSA for more than one student, click here for some helpful advice.
FAFSA Overview Presenation - Video Recording
To view the video recording of a November 15, 2021 FAFSA Overview Presentation by our PHEAA Higher Education Access Partner, Amy Sawdey, please click here and enter the password FinAid21.  The video recording is approximately one hour long, but you need not watch the entire presention.  Viewers will have the ability to fast forward or rewind as desired.  If you would like to take notes as you watch the video presentation, a copy of the slides (with space for notes) is attached below.
Checking Your FAFSA Status
If you have completed your FAFSA and are wondering if you did it correctly, or how long it will take before you find out if you qualify for aid, click here to read a helpful article about how to check your FAFSA status.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Resources
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator – The FAFSA4Caster is no longer available, but families can use the EFC Calculator provided by College Board to get an estimated EFC.
  • Calculating Cost – Families can estimate the cost of various colleges via the Net Price Calculator (NPC) at collegecost.ed.
 
PHEAA Events for Students and Families
  • Event: Understanding Your Financial Aid Webinar
Description: Amy Sawdey, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Access Partner, will present information on the financial aid application process, strategies to review and understand financial aid notifications, and how to compare different types of aid.
Date:  March 23, 2022
Time:  5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Registration Link: https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=e106d0bf2a3da5cfdc6367e1d6effe7b9
  •  Event:  Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop
Description:  The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) and the Community College of Allegheny (CCAC) are partnering to offer a virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop, open to any student/family, where one-on-one assistance will be provided!  Financial aid counselors will be available to assist families one-on-one in completing the FAFSA and state grant form.  Limited space is available so advance registration is required.  Three time blocks are available from 4:00-5:00 PM,  5:00-6:00 PM, and 6:00-7:00 PM, so be sure to select the time that is most convenient for you!  A zoom link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.  For more information, please see the FLYER attached below.
Date:  Monday, April 4, 2022
Time:  4:00-5:00 PM, 5:00-6:00 PM, or 6:00-7:00 PM
  • FAFSA Overview Presentation Video Recording -- To view a video recording of the November 15, 2021 FAFSA Overview Presentation by PHEAA Higher Education Access Partner, Amy Sawdey, please click here and enter the password FinAid21.  The video recording is approximately one hour long, but you need not watch the entire presention.  You will have the ability to fast forward or rewind as desired.  A copy of the presentation slides (with space for notes) is attached below.
Financial Aid:  How to Ask Colleges for More Money
Did you know it is possible to negotiate your financial aid package?  Read this article from Money magazine to learn how to ask colleges for more money (and get it).
 
Are you wondering how to increase the scholarship dollars you receive as part of your financial aid package(s)?  This article in Forbes magazine explains how high school students can maximize merit-based college financial aid.
How to Capture a 529 Tax Break When A Student Is in College
Did you know that you can get a tax break by depositing money into a 529 account for as little as 24 hours before using it to pay for college tuition?  Click here to learn more.
TuitionFit Provides True College Cost Information
Students often have to wait until after they apply and are accepted to find out a college’s actual price.  But what’s the point of applying to a school unless you already know that you can afford it?  TuitionFit makes solving that problem easy by letting students and families share the individual college offers they receive. TuitionFit organizes and anonymously displays that data so that students can all compare real-time college prices. They keep your identity absolutely safe while creating a catalog of colleges' actual prices offered to students like you. Now you can see real college prices and decide whether to apply elsewhere, negotiate a better price, or take the offer you’ve got.  Best of all, it's free to create an account.  To learn more, please click here.
Summer Programs
Robert Morris University is offering the following Summer Camps and Workshops for high school students this summer:
  • Creative Writing Camp, June 27 - July 1
    Open to beginning and intermediate writers in grades 9-12.  Students will learn to draw on their own personal histories, as well as family and community legacies and legends, as material from which to craft both creative nonfiction and fiction.  The cost of the 5-day camp is $250, but need-based scholarships are available.  See the Creative Writing Camp flyer attached below for more information.  Click here to register.  
  • REAL ESTATE CAMP, June 20 - 25
    The NAIOP Pittsburgh – RMU Summer CRE Program will introduce minority students to career possibilities in commercial real estate (CRE), helping to advance greater social equity while building a pipeline of talent in Pittsburgh CRE.  NAIOP Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University present a unique learning experience that will immerse 25 rising juniors and rising seniors in the world of CRE.  There is not cost to attend.  Please see the Real Estate Camp flyer attached below for more details.  Click here to apply.
  • SPORTS COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP, June 20- 23
    Students will complete a print-style feature story and a podcast, and anchor a sportscast at the workshop, all items they will take home with them.  They also will participate in an esports gaming program.  This workshop is open to students in grades 9-12.  The cost of attendance is $175.  See the Sports Communication Workshop flyer below for more information.  Click here to register.
  • COMPUTER BOOTCAMP, July 25 - 28
    Gain skills and experiences in a variety of coding languages, computer basics, and you will build your own computer to take home with this in-depth bootcamp training!   The cost of this camp is $225.  The camp is open to students in grades 6-9.  See the Computer Bootcamp flyer below for details.  Click here to register.
CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12
Students in grades 8-12 can win cash prizes of $500-$7,500 by entering the Bill of Rights Foundation's 2022 "We The Students Essay Contest."  In order to enter, students must submit an original essay of 500-800 words, answering the following question:  How does an understanding of natural rights and respect build a free society?  The winners of this year's contest will receive:  1st Place – $7,500 and a scholarship to the 2022 Constitutional Academy summer program in Washington D.C.; Runners Up – 5 prizes at $1,500 each; Honorable Mentions – 10 prizes at $500 each.  To learn more or enter, click here.
Deadline:  April 15, 2022

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Human-Animal Interaction & Training Workshop at the Pittsburgh Zoo
Animal training is leadership! Participants in this hands-on workshop for grades 6-9 will learn how to train animals and successfully lead themselves, animals, and other people through positive relationship building, empathy, and teamwork! 
 
Participants will work with live koi to get an introduction to the fundamentals of the positive methods professional animal trainers use. This humane education workshop will utilize interactions with koi to teach some aquatic animal and conservation basics as well as problem-solving skills and positive training techniques that can also be applied to other animal species ... and people too!
 
This special workshop is offered through Robert Morris University’s Center for Innovation and Outreach in partnership with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and is taught by an interdisciplinary team of instructors that include faculty and staff from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Robert Morris University, Bloomsburg University, and Pittsburgh Public Schools. It includes curriculum from a multi-institutional research collaboration,The HAI-CEWHALL Program Research Project, which explores human-animal interaction and educational and health outcomes for children and welfare outcomes for animals (conservation, education, welfare, health, attachment, learning, and leadership - CEWHALL).
 
The workshop takes place at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and consists of six consecutive ½ day sessions (either AM or PM). The workshop begins on Monday July 18th and concludes on Saturday July 23rd. Spaces are limited. Please click the links below to be re-directed to the RMU's CIO Workshop registration page for more information and to register:
 
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR GIRLS ATTENDING SUMMER STEM CAMPS
TransportationYOU is a subcommittee of the Women's Transportation Seminar Pittsburgh Chapter that is a hands-on, interactive, mentoring program that offers young girls ages 13-18 an introduction to a wide variety of transportation careers. Young woman in grades 5-11 who are interested in attending any STEM-related summer camp are eligible to apply for scholarships (up to $750) from the WTS Pittsburgh Chapter. Applications can be found on the WTS website here. Questions? Send an email to the group at TransportationYOUpittsburgh@gmail.com.
Application Deadline:  April 30. 2022
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Are you a teenager who is ready to take charge? Are you ready to empower your future self?  She Leads, She Learns--a Junior Achievement event presented by CIBC--helps high-school-aged girls discover their passions, potential and power.  The She Leads, She Learns Empower Her Summit is an in-person event that focuses on connecting high school-aged girls with a dynamic community of female leaders who will help lay the foundation for the future of the young participants. The Summit will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the award winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University.  The cost is only $25 per student, and one parent/guardian per child may attend the Summit free of charge.  There is a 250-person cap on this event, so purchasing a ticket in advance is recommended.  To learn more or register, click here.
Registration Deadline:  No deadline, but only 250 tickets will be sold.  Tickets may not be available at the door.
AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION CYBER CAMP
Each year, Pitt Cyber, in partnership with Pitt Information Technology, hosts the Air Force Association CyberCamp. This week-long camp is free and open to high school students from the Pittsburgh area and teaches cybersecurity principles and future career opportunities. The camp is designed for a range of technical skill levels, including introductory digital literacy, and is focused on cyber ethics and systems security. Camp will be held Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22. Click here for more information.
NAACP ACT-SO Competition at Robert Morris Univerity
Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).  From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances.  The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards.  The Coraopolis NAACP's ACT-SO Competition will take place at Robert Morris University on Saturday, April 22, 2022 from 10:30-2:30 p.m.  To learn more about the event, students should click here to see a list of competition categories with descriptions and requirements for each.  Once a competition category is selected, students must complete an application form (attached below), have it signed, and then scan and email it to [email protected].  (Applications can be scanned in the Counseling Center if needed.)  If you have any questions, contact contact the Coraopolis NAACP at [email protected].  You may also contact Carter Spruill, the RMU ACT-SO Committee Chairman at [email protected] or 412-329‐7998.
RMU WOMEN IN STEM NETWORKING EVENT
Robert Morris University Center for Innovation and Outreach invites high school girls to meet in Yorktown Hall to network with current female STEM professionals, students, and alumni to learn more about STEM Careers. This free event will take place on April 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided. Register here.
UPMC Sports Medicine is proud to offer a bi-annual Introduction to Athletic Training workshop for high school students interested in a career in athletic training, or who wish to enhance the skills they use daily in their high school athletic training room.  The interactive workshop will be held at Central Catholic High School on Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Students will be exposed to elements of our key topics through lectures, lab demonstrations, and PowerPoint presentations. The main topics will cover the role of an athletic trainer in multiple settings, anatomy, conditioning and rehabilitation, concussion, mental health, and career opportunities. The workshop fee is $40.00 per student, and there is a 40-student maximum for this event.  For more information, please see the flyer attached below. 
Registration Deadline:  May 13, 2022
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Looking for scholarships? While we list a number of scholarship opportunities on this page, we encourage you to take advantage of the following scholarship and financial aid resources as well:
Scholarship opportunities without specific deadlines, or with multiple deadlines:
In honor of Black History Month, Fastweb has compiled a list of college scholarships for African American students.  You can see the complete list, with links to each scholarship, here.
The College Board has introduced a new scholarship program which has no income, GPA, or SAT score requirements and rewards high school students for taking the necessary steps to plan for college.  The Opportunity Scholarships are now available to Class of 2021 high school students who take college planning steps such as building a college list, practicing for the SAT, completing the FAFSA and applying to colleges.  Students will earn a chance to win scholarships of $500–$2,000 by completing up to six individual college planning steps. The more steps they complete, the more scholarships they are eligible to win. Students who complete all six college planning steps will be eligible to win a $40,000 scholarship!  To learn more about the Opportunity Scholarship program, click here.
The Gene Kelly Awards Scholarships are awarded each year to participating high school students who represent the vision and integrity of the Gene Kelly Awards as demonstrated through their artistic and academic excellence. Scholarship amounts vary.  High school seniors who participate in the Gene Kelly Awards are eligible for a number of exclusive scholarship opportunities. To learn more about these scholarships, click here  Please note:  Specific information on scholarship deadlines, requirements, nominations, applications, and auditions is available by clicking on the individual scholarhip names.
Neumann University (PA) is offering a $3,000 per year, renewable Catholic High School Grant to any student who meets their admission criteria and enrolls from a Catholic high school.  Students are considered for this award at the time of application to the university and will be notified after their admittance to Neumann University. No additional application is required for the award.  To learn more, please visit https://www.neumann.edu/scholarships/.
Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Foundation distributes scholarships and awards totaling more than $500K annually to our students and universities.  Our scholarships support students at every university in the System.  Each scholarship applicant must complete a PASSHE Foundation general application before accessing the desired scholarship.  Please see the flyer posted below for more information.  Each scholarship title is a hyperlink to the application.  Scholarship academic levels will be labeled. (Example: So. for Sophmore)  Please feel free to contact Special Projects Manager Robert Nelson at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Deadlines:  Deadlines vary by scholarship.  Please click on the links in the flyer for more information.
Through the generosity of donors, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County manage one of the most robust foundation-led scholarship programs in the country.  Each year, they work with donors and committees to oversee more than 325 scholarship funds, awarding approximately $2.8 million in scholarships annually to students throughout the United States.  While some of the available scholarships are tied to specific schools, many are not and are for students from specific geographic areas, specific colleges, intended majors, life experiences, etc.  Scholarships for 2022-23 will open in November.  Students may search for applicable scholarships on the Foundation website, https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarships.
Deadlines:   Deadlines vary, but most are in February or March of 2022
The Rotary Club of Moon Township has an endowed scholarship with Robert Morris University.  This endowed scholarship is an annual award, renewable for up to 4 years to graduates from Moon Area High School, Cornell High School or Our Lady of Sacred Heart High Schools who have demonstrated a strong sense of Community Service. The value of the scholarship award is a minimum of $1500 annually.  Interested students should complete the application form below and submit it, along with the required attachments, to their school counselors.
Scholarship opportunities with specific deadlines:
Each year NEED awards $5,000 Leadership Scholarships, $1,000 NEED Achiever Scholarships, and other Special Scholarships (amount TBD) to deserving African American graduating high school seniors.  In order to be considered for NEED Scholarships, students must first be nominated by their school counselors.  Recommended students must have a minmum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5, and must also demonstrate leadership and excellence through academic achievement and extra curricular activities, including a committment to community service.  Seniors who wish to be nominated for the NEED Scholarships should speak to their school counselors as soon as possible.  Nominations are due no later than November 8, 2021.  Application packets will be mailed directly to all nominated students.  
Deadlines:  Nominations due by November 8, 2021.  Completed applications due by December 6, 2021.
Current high school seniors:  Sign up for emails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses.  Click here to enter.
Deadline:  Last day of each month, through January 31, 2023 
Trib Total Media is proud to announce the Scholarship for Diversity in Media. This scholarship is designed to award exceptionally talented Journalism, Communication, or English Writing students who are culturally, ethnically or racially diverse.  Each year, Trib Total Media will select one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds awarded in annual installments of up to $7,500 each. The recipient also will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment.  Current high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 who plan to major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication are eligible to apply.  To learn more, click here.
Deadline:  February 28, 2022
The Jim Borden Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to carrying on the tireless mission of the late Trib Total Media managing editor to inspire the next generation of journalists to pursue their work with the same unfailing passion and integrity that Jim displayed each day.  Each year, Trib Total Media will select one Western Pennsylvania student to receive up to $30,000 in scholarship funds awarded in annual installments of up to $7,500 each. The recipient also will receive a summer internship at Trib Total Media and, upon graduation, an offer for full-time employment.  Current high school seniors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 who plan to major in Journalism, English Writing or Communication are eligible to apply.  To learn more, click here.
Deadline:  February 28, 2022
The Bob Williams Memorial Rotary Scholarship Program will award scholarships (up to $5,000 for an academic year) to selected high school seniors who plan to enroll at a post-secondary educational institution for the the 2022-23 school year.  Current high school seniors who have a GPA of 2.5 or greater are eligible to apply.  Application requirements inlcude submission of a high school transcript; two letters of recommendation; lists of extracurricular activities, community service projects, and special awards and recognition; plus a 400-600 word essay.  An application form for this scholarship program is attached below.
Deadline:  February 28, 2022
The $25,000 Highmark Scolarship in Actuarial Science at Robert Morris University will be awarded to an outstanding actuarial science freshman from an underrepresented group and/or who demonstrates commitment to empowering members of underrepresented groups, combating stereotypes, and enabling others to better understand person of different races, ethnicities or other traits. The award also includes a guaranteed internship and mentorship from Highmark.  For more information or to apply, click here.
Deadline:  March 1, 2022
Each year Franklin Park Borough awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are borough residents. Typically, ten $1,000 Franklin Park Borough Community Scholarships are awarded. However, the number of scholarships varies based on the amount of funds raised. One scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing post-secondary education at a trade/technical school. This scholarship is named after Melvin D. Lubert, a borough employee who passed away unexpectedly while on duty at the Public Works Department. 
Up to two scholarships may be awarded to qualified Junior Firefighters. The remaining scholarships are awarded based on community service, academic and other criteria.  To learn more or download a scholarship application, please click here.
Deadline:  March 15, 2022
Recipients of Edinboro University's True Promise Scholarship may receive up to a full in-state tuition for entering freshmen who are PA residents and are Pell eligible.  Students are required to file a FAFSA and be admitted by April 5 to be considered for this funding, which will cover up to full tuition, after all other gift aid has been applied.  The gift aid that will be included is Pell, PA State Grant, SEOG and other University scholarships.  Students must be enrolled and attending classes full-time each semester in order to receive the award.  The award is renewable for 8 consecutive semesters (fall and spring), if the student maintains the following criteria:
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • 24 new credits, earned at the conclusion of the Spring semester
    • Continued Pell eligible based on each academic year FAFSA results
To learn more, click here.
Deadline:  Must be admitted to Edinboro and complete the FAFSA by April 5.
The Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund will award $16,000 college scholarships (paid at $4,000 per year for four years) to selected high school seniors of Italian heritage.  A "Matching Funds Scholarship Program" has been established to increase the scholarship amount to the awardees.  The following colleges and universities are participating in the matching funds program:
    • Chatham University
    • Duquesne University
    • University of Pittsburgh
    • Seton Hill University
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Robert Morris University
    • Saint Francis University
    • La Roche University
    • Saint Vincent College
    • Washington & Jefferson College
    • Point Park University
In order to be considered for these scholarships, students must be of Italian heritage and demonstrate both financial need and excellent academic performance.  A letter and scholarship application are posted below.
Deadline:  April 15, 2022
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, the first Black Sorority of college educated women in the world, is pleased to offer the Toni S. Kendrick Achievement Award in the amount of $1,000.00 to two (2) graduating high school seniors in Allegheny County.  Graduating seniors who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college, university, or technical school in Western Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.  To learn more, see the application attached below.
Deadline:  April 22, 2022
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will award two $2,000.00 Madelyn Harriston Giddens Scholarships to three graduating high school seniors in Allegheny County based on the eligibility criteria and application requirements as indicated below.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Graduating senior from a public, charter, private or parochial high school within Allegheny County
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Plan to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), verified by a letter of acceptance from respective college/university of intended enrollment
To learn more, please see the application posted below.
Deadline:  April 22, 2022
The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2022-23 academic year. This award of $4,000 ($1,000 per academic year for four years) will be made to a local high school senior who will be an incoming freshman for the 2022-23 academic year. The annual $1,000 scholarship is renewable for four years (total value $4,000).  The Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity or other difficult life circumstances, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society.  To qualify for the Bernie Matthews Opportunity Foundation Scholarship, students must submit a completed application no later than APRIL 30, 2022.  To download an application, click here.  You may also contact Bernie Matthews Jr. at 724-853-2298 or [email protected]
Deadline:  April 30, 2022
High school seniors can enter to win a scholarship of $10,000 through the Dollar Bank Scholarship Contest!  To enter, students must 1) Register online by April 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET; 2)  Download and read the four Scholarship Financial News newsletters, answer and submit answers to all questions in each newsletter; 3) Watch the pre-recorded videos via link provided after registration; 4) Develop a personal annual budget and write a 1,500-2,000 word essay on the topic provided; and 5) Submit your budget, essay and Scholarship Newsletter question answers to Dollar Bank by May 22, 2022.  For more information or to register, please click here.  Questions? E-mail Melinda Arendas at [email protected]
Deadline:  Register by April 30, submit required materials by May 22, 2022
The Patti & Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund for the Performing or Technical Arts will award $4,000 college scholarships to selected college-bound high school seniors.  In order to be eligible, students must have applied to an accredited college, university or conservatory that offers a four-year program in music or performing arts.  After reviewing all applications, a Scholarship Committee will interview and audition each semi-finalist at the end of June.  Interested students should print and complete the application posted below, and return it along with all required materials no later than May 20, 2022.
Deadline:  May 20, 2022
Current juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the $1,000 B. Davis Scholarship.  To enter, write an essay of 1,000 words on the following topic:
Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.
Essays must be emailed to [email protected] by May 21, 2022.  When submitting your essay, be sure to include your name, your current school, and your future academic plans.  No transcripts or letters of recommnendation are required at this time.  Click http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm for details.
Deadline:  May 21, 2022
M&T Bank is generously funding fifteen (15) $1,000 scholarships ($500 per semester) that will be awarded to students enrolled at the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities who demonstrate financial need.  In order to be eligible for these scholarshihps, students must be enrolled as full-time.  Priority will be given to incoming freshmen graduating in the top 25% of their class, and to current State System students who have a GPA of at least 3.0.  Five of the fifteen scholarships are available for Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.  Ten of the fifteen scholarships are available for Cumberland, Dauphin, or Franklin county.  A scholarship flyer is attached below.  To apply, please click here.
Deadline:  June 1, 2022
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue their scholarship program for the 16th year.  Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to the winners of this essay contest.  The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors, as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to write a 500-1,000 word essay on the following topic:  Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.  Essay submissions must be emailed to scholarships at abbottandfenner.com no later than June 12, 2022.  Click here for more information.
Deadline:  June 12, 2022

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Zippia.com has a free online search tool for high school students looking for part-time jobs.  Go to https://www.zippia.com/job-search/high-school-jobs/ to see what positions are available in your area.
Trade Apprenticeships
Please click on the flyers below to learn about trade apprenticeship programs with the Bricklayers Local #9, the Finishing Trades Institute of Western PA (Painters/Glazers/Drywall Finishers) District Council #57, the Ironworkers Local 3, and the Roofers Local #37.  While most of the flyers state that applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, many trade apprenticeship programs will accept applications from current high school seniors, as long as they are at least 18 years of age and provide letters from their school counselors, stating that they are on track to graduate this year.  Applications for the Bricklayers, Finishing Trades, Ironworkers, and Roofers apprenticeship programs are accepted year-round.  Please see the individual flyers for complete details.
Ace Wire Spring & Form Company, Inc. in McKees Rocks, PA has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of custom precision compression, extension, torsion, magazine springs and custom wire forms since 1939.  They employ the finest team of design engineers, experienced managers, and skilled craftsmen.  No 4-year degree is required.  Employment benefits include:  401K plans, competitive salaries, job training, health care, vacation time, and family-friendly policies.  Ace has created a YouTube video to inform students about the benefits of a career in the manufacturing industry.  You can view the video here The company currently has openings for the following positions:  CNC Machine Operator, Shipper, Sales Engineer, General Laborer, Clerical.  Anyone interested in applying should email a letter of interest and a resume to John Higgins at [email protected], or call 412-458-4830.  Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Aroma Stone Hearth Pizza in Clinton, PA has immediate openings for pizza makers, deli artists, front desk hosts for phone calls/register, and delivery drivers.  These positions pay between $9.00 and $14.00 per hour.  Multiple delivery driver positions are available.  All deliveries are within a 5-mile radius of the shop.  Shift scheduling for all positions is extremely flexible!  For more information or to apply, please go to https://aroma.pizza/.
Choolaah Indian BBQ is a growing fast-casual restaurant located in The Pointe at North Fayette shopping area, not far from OLSH.  They have immediate part-time openings for students.  Here are the details:
 
At Choolah, we have great school-work-life balance, where we close at 8:00 p.m. and staff are out by 9:00 p.m., so no late nights!  We also offer competitive pay and healthy choices on our menu!
PERKS:
*Flexible schedules, no late nights (open 11a.m. - 8 p.m.; out by 9:00 p.m.)
*Starting pay: $12-$13/hr + tips ($2-$3 avg); Total compensation: $14-$15/hr
*Growth opportunities
*Paid time off
*Free meals on shift
*Fundraising event opportunities
*A great friendly work environment/community
For more information, go to https://choolaah.recruiting.com/ or download the flyer posted below.
Hank's Frozen Custard in New Brighton, PA has immediate openings for high school students.  Applicants for these positions must be available on weekends, but will not have to work every weekend!  Click here to apply.
Juliano’s Restaurant & Catering (Robinson Township) is looking for summer worker!. Juliano’s promises a friendly, flexible work environment which adheres to the same ethical standards and philosophies we teach at OLSH. In fact, Juliano's will make a $300 donation to OLSH for every new OLSH student hired during the summer of 2022!  Does your current employer promise to help you develope attitudes which will benefit your future career goals and plans?  Juliano's does!  Applicants must: have a grade point average of at least 2.7;  be college-bound; present two letters of recommendation; be of high moral standards; and have a desire to get ahead in life.  If you are interested in applying for a job at Juliano’s, you may visit in person or call Owner Nick Scalise at 412-787-2959. Please see that attached flyer for details. 
The KFC/Taco Bell restaurant on Rt. 60 in Robinson is hiring.  Benefits include free meals, competitive pay, flexible scheduling, career advancement opportunities, and more!  Apply online at www.charterfoodscareers.com.
Lane Steel Hiring High School/College Students
Lane Steel Co., Inc. is hiring summer help for our Steel Service Center in McKees Rocks.  This is an ideal opportunity for high school or college students!  We are hiring on both shifts, Monday through Friday, Full-Time or Part-Time: First Shift - 6:00AM - 2:30PM Second Shift - 2:30PM - 11PM Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour  Contact: Human Resources [email protected]; phone: 412-777-1700; fax 412-777-1713  Applications can be found on our website www.lanesteel.com under the Employment tab.  We are looking for summer students to help with our warehouse operations.  Responsibilities may include training in packaging, helping to prepare orders, general cleanup, and working in our woodshop and lumber yard.  You will need to have your own steel toe boots; we will provide all other PPE.
Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania - Sewickley Campus - is immediately hiring a Part Time Evening and Weekend Busperson. Masonic Villages offers employees competitive pay rates, flexible work schedules for a work-life balance, and a commitment to growing leaders.  As a Busperson, you will carry out our Mission of Love by providing the highest degree of dining services to the residents and their guests.  Our Busperson is responsible for the following: assisting Servers in setting tables and carrying extra trays of food; pouring water and coffee for residents; cleaning and maintaining the dining room and kitchen.  To learn more or apply, click here.
Millie's Homemade Ice Cream in Cranberry Township is hiring!  Perks include:  competitive pay, plus tips; paid benefits for full-time employees; employee discounts; and staff parties!  Interested students should send an email to [email protected].   
Montour Heights Country Club (Moon Township) is looking for part-time and summer help for the following positions:  banquet server, food runner, cook, pizza pit cook, and dishwasher.  Schedules are flexible and training for new hires will be provided.  Students who are interested in any of the available positions should print and fill out the application posted below, and drop it off at the front office of the club.  Questions can be directed to Maria White, Banquet Manager, at [email protected] or 412-264-5950, ext. 237.
New Century Careers is a non-profit manufacturer and technical skills development organization serving the Southwestern PA community through inclusive access to technical training opportunities while helping employers find and develop technicians seeking purpose, passion and success in the workplace. Their Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) Machinist Training Program offers tuition-free training and job placement assistance.  Other programs offered include:  New Century Job Shop, Manufacturing 2000+ (M2K+), Registered Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program, National Tooling & Machining Apprenticeship Program, and BotsIQ.  To learn more, see the flyer below, or go to www.ncsquared.com.
The Sewickley Valley YMCA is has immediate openings for Swim Instructors and Lifeguards.  Swim Instructors must be at least 15 years old, and Lifeguards must be 16.  Evening, Saturday, and morning shifts are available.  Please see the flyer attached below for more information.
MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS
 
Cinderella Ball & Leadership Forum for Young Women
The Cinderella Ball is Pittsburgh's oldest fundraiser and the second longest running debutante ball in the United States.  While only high school seniors may take part in the ball, the Leadership Forum for Young Women begins in 9th grade and strives to provide young ladies with opportunities for personal development.  The Forum provides experiences that inspire debutantes through volunteerism and personal development, to help prepare them for bright futures.
 
The Cinderella Women’s Committee gifts a scholarship to the debutante who dedicates the most volunteer hours, at our chosen beneficiary.  Past beneficiaries include The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Frick Museum, and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The Committee also sponsors several service projects throughout the year which are open to the Forum and Debutantes.  The most recent service projects included packing bags for the women’s shelter, and making fleece blankets for elderly care-home residents.
 
There are substantial costs associated with participating in the Ball.  For more information, or click here. 
The Susan B. Anthony List is hiring Field Representatives to go door-to-door in their community to conduct a simple survey on pro-life issues with Pennsylvania voters.  Field representatives are paid $10/hr. and are reimbursed $0.30/mile for their travels.  Hours are flexible (up to 40 hours per week).  Field representatives must be 16 or older, able to abide by strict daily reporting requirements, and in harmony with a pro-life mission.  If you are interested, please contact Nancy Phillips at 412-390-9740 or [email protected]
The Tull Family Theater in Sewickley has openings for part-time crew members, ages 16 and up.  Crew member positions pay $8.50 per hour, plus perks.  For more information, email [email protected] or stop in to talk to a manager.  Please see the attached flyer for details.
SERVICE HOUR OPPORTUNITIES
 
The Beaver County Humane Society Thrift Shop is in desperate need of volunteers. The shop is located at 1900 7th Avenue in Beaver Falls, PA. Contact Caitlin Smith, Volunteer Coordinator at 724-775-5801, ext. 101.
 
Students 18 years of age or older are invited to participate in the volunteer program at Allegheny General Hospital.  AGH offers a flexible volunteer program designed to accommodate the schedules and abilities of people from all backgrounds.  As an academic medical center, AGH trains tomorrow's healthcare practitioners using the most innovative and cutting-edge technology.  Volunteering at AGH is a great opportunity to become part of this high-energy, multidisciplinary organization.  Volunteer opportunities at AGH include:  Clerical/Computer; Cup of Comfort Cart; Emergency Department; Eucharistic Minister; Greeter/Guide; Music for the Soul; Nursing Units; Patient Care Cart; Patient Escort; Patient Mail Delivery; Patient Representative; Pet Therapy; and Trauma Wating Room.  Complimentary parking and lunch are provided for volunteers!  Volunteer positions are also available at other Allegheny Health Network facilities, including Allegheny Valley Hospital Cancer Institute; Canonsburg Hospital; Forbes Hospital; Jefferson Hospital; St. Vincent's Hospital; West Penn Hospital; and Westfield Memorial Hospital.  To learn more or to apply online, visit  www.ahn.org/volunteer-application or call 412-359-3067. 
 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Philip Parish (Crafton) will hold a Drive-Thru Food Collection at the Knights of Columbus parking lot (now Wolbert’s Auto Repair), next to St. Philip School, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  High school student volunteers are are needed for some of the following duties: receiving and sorting the donated food, checking expiration dates, and packing and shelving the donated food.  Supervisors will glady sign service hour papers for any students who come to help.  Anyone who may be interested in volunteering or has questions should contact Rick Musser at [email protected] or via text at 412-877-9451.