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Counseling Announcements

APPRENTICESHIP/EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

  1. Adventure Sports (Hershey): Visit www.AdventureHershey.com for an online application. Evening and weekends are required. Flexible work scheduling. Part-time/seasonal
  2. Fed Ex: Fed Ex offers part-time employment for students 18 years and older. Apply at Join FedEx Express and search on handler and material handler. See attached flyer for an employment opportunity at Harrisburg Intl Airport: Part-Time Material Handler Positions  
  3. Giant Food Stores: Part-time positions are available. Apply in person or online at Giant Careers
  4. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts: Apply today Click HereJoin GTP-Get the Picture Corporation Staff - Job Flyer.   
  5. MSC: Seasonal and warehouse positions are available with a starting rate up to $19.24/hour. Must be 17 years old or older. Apply online at jobs.mscdirect.com.  MSC Hiring Flyer
  6. UNFI Harrisburg: Flex Order Selectors pick from avaliable shifts on their own personal schedules. Must be 18 years old or older. UNFI Flex Flyer
  7. UPS: Start as a Package Handler in Harrisburg. Opportunities for growth. Apply now

GENERAL INFORMATION 

  1. Selective Service: Male students must register with the Selective Service System within 30 days of reaching their 18th birthday. Register at www.sss.gov
  2. Shield Driving: Attention sophomores Learn the fundamentals of safe driving at your convenience with your own computer. To register for the FREE 30 hour program, go to Shield's website, www.shielddriving.com and click on the "Online Course" tab and register as a Lower Dauphin Student. Shield Information Flyer

HIGHER EDUCATION (COLLEGE) & MILITARY INFORMATION: 

  1. College Fairs: 
    • National Assoc. for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fairs Click Here
    • NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs Click Here
    • PA Assoc. for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Regional College Fair Event Calendar
    • Philadelphia National College Fair Click Here
  2. LD High School Career & Post-Secondary Events: 
    • Career & Post-Secondary Planning Program - Thurs., Feb., 3, 2022 7-8 PM in the Library. This event will provide students and their families with an overview of the post-secondary process when one decides to leave high school. 
    • Financial Aid Night (Grades 9-12) - Wed., Oct., 20, 2021 7-8:30 PM in the Library. This event will address the basics of applying for financial aid, how eligibility is determined and sources and types of aid.  
    • New Student Orientation (Grade 9/New Students) - Wed., Aug 18 2021 6-8:30 PM at the high school. 
    • PHEAA/FAFSA Night (Grade 12) - Wed., Oct., 6, 2021 7-8:30 PM in the Library. A Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency representative will walk families through the Free Applicaiton for Federal Student Aid form. PHEAA's Completion Help Events 
    • PHEAA Webinars - PHEAA offers one-hour webinars focused on key, timely aspects of highter education planning (financial aid, student loans, scholarships, etc.). Register here.
  3. LD High School College Representative Visits (Juniors/Seniors)- Meeting with a college admissions representative can provide a wealth of information on their academic program, admission process, tuition criteria and campus life. To search for and register for a visit, login to Naviance>Colleges Tab>College Visits>Register. 
  4. LD High School Military Recruiters: Armed Services recruiters routinely schedule lunch visits to highlight career possibilities. If there is an interest in a specific military branch, please stop by the Counseling Office for recruiter information. 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship postings and online search engines are available in Naviance. Login to Naviance>Colleges Tab>Scholarship List>Local and Regional Tab. Applications that are submitted through the Counseling Office must be turned in no later than 2:30 PM the day of the deadline.

Available scholarships include:   

  • January Deadline:
    • 2022 DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship
    • 2022 PA American Legion 86th Annual Essay Contest
    • 52nd Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship
    • America 250! Scholarship
    • America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship
    • Caroline E. Holt Nursing
    • Dr. Aura-Lee A. And James Hobbs Pittenger American History
    • GE-Ronald Reagan Scholarship Program
    • Hamilton Relay Scholarship Award
    • Live Mas Scholarship
    • Madeline Pickett (Halbert) Cogswell Nursing
    • Profile in Courage Essay Contest
    • Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship
    • The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas ENGLISH
    • The Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Mathmatics
    • The Lucinda Beneventi Findley History
    • U.S. Junior Chamber International Senate Foundation Scholarship
    • ULTATEL Scholarship Grant
  • February Deadline:
    • 2022 Legacy Awards Contest
    • 2022 PSECU Scholarship
    • Lower Dauphin Alumni Association 2022 Scholarship
    • Merit Shop Training & research Center Scholarship
    • PACAC Scholarship
  • March Deadline:
    • Hermine Solt 2022 Student Scholarship
    • PA Masonic Youth Foundation Scholarships
    • The Garden Club of Harrisburg Scholarship 
    • The United SteelWorkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship Program
    • William S. and Arthur R. Stambaugh Scholarship
  • April Deadline:
    • 2022 Epilepsy Association of Western/Central PA Scholarship
    • Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship
    • Anne Ford Scholarship
    • Irvin E. Herr Foundation Scholarship Award
  • May Deadline:
    • Sergeant Philip German Memorial Scholarship Foundation
    • Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund/Past National President's Scholarship
    • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund/Nancy Griffin Legacy Endowment
    • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund/National Scholarship in Honor of First Responders
    • Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund/National Scholarship in Memory of Beloved Member , Sheri Parrack

  TESTING INFORMATION 

  1. ACT: The LD High School testing dates for the 2021-22 school year include Saturday, December 11, 2021 and Saturday, April 2, 2022. Registration information is available at www.act.org 
  2. ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP): Testing is scheduled for May 2-13, 2022. Registration Form - Deadline Nov. 5, 2021
  3. ARMED SERVICE VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY (ASVAB):  The LD High School testing date for the 2021-22 school year is Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Registration Form - Deadline Oct. 15, 2021
  4. PSAT: The LD High School testing date for the 2021-22 school year is Saturday, October 16, 2021. Registration Form - Deadline Sept. 10, 2021
  5. SAT: The LD High School testing dates for the 2021-22 school year are Saturday, March 12, 2022 and Saturday, June 4, 2022. Registration information is available at www.sat.org/register
  6. SAT PREP COURSE: This is a 6-week course with classes scheduled on either Weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Winter Registration Form and Schedule