Notifying Students of OpportunitiesThe Guidance Department, upon receiving notice of an upcoming scholarship opportunity, distributes notices to each senior in their homeroom. Notices outline all the specifics of each scholarship and tell the student where to get the application if they qualify. If a scholarship has very specific requirements and the guidance counselors know of someone who would qualify, we speak directly to that student to encourage them to apply.
Due Date Reminder AnnouncementsAnnouncements are made a week prior to the due date to remind students to return their applications.
Academic Transcript NeedsAny scholarship application, which requires an academic transcript, can be turned into Mrs. Chase in Guidance after completion. We will attach the transcript and mail all applications in at once. To ensure applications are mailed in time, please return them two days prior to the deadline.
We cannot hand out transcripts to students. Scholarship committees almost always want an official transcript with the school seal on it. These transcripts must be mailed directly from the school and must remain in a sealed envelope until the committees review applications.
Pine Valley Community Sponsored ScholarshipsBetween April and June, we will have many scholarships that are sponsored by the Pine Valley Community. A handful of scholarships require student applications. These scholarships only go to Pine Valley graduates and we encourage anyone eligible to apply. Notices will be distributed to students as they become available.
Other scholarships are those that require Pine Valley Teachers and Administration to nominate or vote for the winners. These scholarship winners are chosen based on many different categories and criteria from school spirit, to most involved, to a student who has worked to the best of their ability.