STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES2018 Cultural Celebration Essay ContestThe Dauphin County Commissioners in partnership with the County's Cultural Celebration Task Force is sponsoring an essay contest to promote diversity and foster understanding. Click here for details about the essay contest. All submissions must be accompanied by the Contact Information FormThe deadline to submit an entry is Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00pm.
Jr. First Responder Camp
The Public Safety Center of HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College) is offering two first responder camps for students who are interested in becoming firefighters, police officers or EMTs
Dates: Beginner Camp – June 18-21 for students ages 11-13
Intermediate Camp – July 30-August 2 for students ages 14-16 or 2017 camp participants
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $250.00 includes t-shirt, snacks, transportation to field trips and pizza party on the last day
AIM - U.S. Coast Guard Academy summer program
The Academy Introduction Mission is a six day intensive, immersive, hands-on program for current juniors. There are 3 sessions during the month of July. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018 To learn more about the program, including how to apply click here.
Camp College is an intensive three day/two night workshop for 60 current high school sophomores and juniors. Paired with mentors, participants will learn about all aspects of the college search and application process, experience life in residence halls, learn about financial aid, standardized test exams and have a lot of fun. At the end of camp, attendees will be equipped with tools to navigate the college application process. The camp will be held at Cabrini University, outside Philadelphia from Tuesday, 7/24 through Thursday, 7/26. Click here for more details, including how to apply. The deadline to apply is April 15th but students are encouraged to apply early.U.S. Service Academy Information DayAny student interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies should attend the U.S. Service Academy Information Day to be held on Saturday March 24th at Hamburg Area High School. The program will begin promptly at 9am and end at 12pm. Students and their parents will be able to talk with staff from Senator Patrick Toomey’s office, Congressman Charles Dent and representatives of the Air Force, Naval, Merchant Marine and Coast Guard Academies, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the R.O.T.C to gain a better understanding of the nomination and admission process.For more information click here.Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW)PFEW is a one of a kind summer program that offers rising high school juniors and seniors a unique and challenging opportunity to see what it is like to run their own business.Cost to the student - $285.00 and travel expenses. (Financial aid and/or payment plans are available)The Early Bird Deadline is March 2, 2018; the Final Deadline is April 6, 2018.There are two different locations (Lycoming College and PA College of Technology) offering four week long sessions during the summer.For more information, including how to apply click here.Applications are also available in the counseling office.Up to $20,000.00 scholarships are possible. To learn more about PFEW scholarships click here.