Wyoming Area will host a Parent Scholarship Information Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the high school cafeteria. Wyoming Area students in grades nine to 12 and their parents are urged to attend. Once a student enters high school, it is never too early to plan for education beyond high school.
Many scholarships are offered to seniors planning on attending accredited post high school programs, including certificate programs, professional training schools, technical, trade and vocational schools, community colleges and two- and four-year colleges/universities. Many scholarships are open to all majors, while some are specific to certain careers.
Six new scholarships are being added this year: Reliable Van Transportation Scholarship, West Pittson Ambulance Scholarship, Wyoming Area Class of 2018 Gives Back Scholarship, Wyoming Area Lady Warriors Basketball Scholarship, Wyoming Hose Company No. 2 Scholarship and the Josette Yakobitis Memorial Scholarship.
The information program will include a Power Point presentation highlighting the scholarships offered to seniors on the school website. Helpful ideas on how to present a winning application also will be shared and specifics of the awards will be discussed. Students and parents who have attended these programs in the past have successfully obtained scholarships.
Each new scholarship will be introduced and explained. In addition this year, a scholarship fair will be offered where donors will be on hand along with past recipients and parents. Those in attendance can ask questions and learn more about each scholarship and what the donors are specifically looking for in potential recipients. Past attendees have found this program to be very informative.
This program has been running for nine years and has been extremely successful and well received by the community. The donors are generous and the parents and students are grateful for these awards.
The 10th annual scholarship celebration will be held Thursday, May 23, in the high school gym to honor the parents/recipients of the scholarships, along with honoring the donors. This celebration program has enjoyed tremendous success and has seen the number of attendees go from a little over 200 the first year to 460 last year, prompting a move to the school gym.