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Our virtual Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, May 29th. 

CLICK HERE to view the SWHS Awards and Scholarships Presentation. 

CLICK HERE to view the SWHS Awards and Scholarships Program.

Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Posted by cdoherty  On Jun 01, 2020 at 11:04 AM
  
Quinnipiac University is one of many schools offering virtual tours and interviews. If you are beginning your college search and want to check out their campus and get a feel for what a college visit is like, visit this link for more details: https://admissions.quinnipiac.edu/portal/virtual_events

For students who are considering a future in a military academy, The CT Congressional Delegation has changed its annual Military Service Academy Night to a webinar on April 29th beginning at 5:00 pm. They typically hold the event at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have moved forward with this event as a webinar. During the webinar, they will have congressional staffers from each district in CT go over their nomination process. Representatives from each military academy will give a brief presentation and review their application process. Lastly, they will be time for Q&A from parents or students. For more information on how to register, click on this link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Q3w0ClxR9ufpTpdrtjCnw
If you have any questions about this event please contact Jackie Fonseca-Ramos. She can be reached via phone at 860-996-1653.

Seniors should still use Naviance to search for scholarships. Mrs. Carty continues to keep the database as updated as possible. Most scholarship programs are on-line so links or applications will be embedded right into Naviance. Unfortunately, a small number of scholarships are hard copy only and due to our current school closure, it is impossible to obtain any applications that would have been in the Career Center. Do not hesitate to reach out for help or to ask questions. You can reach Mrs. Carty at lcarty@swindsor.k12.ct.us. 

Some important scholarships to note:  SBM Charitable Foundation has extended their deadline to April 14th, and they are allowing students to submit materials for now without transcripts or letters of recommendation until schools reopen.  South Windsor Little League has asked students to save their application as a PDF and e-mail it to Al Maximino at amaximino@cox.net since they can no longer return them to the Career Center.
Posted by cdoherty  On Apr 06, 2020 at 12:34 PM
  

For all students trying to complete their Dollars for Scholars applications before the Sunday night deadline, the local representative for the scholarship program will be available in the Career Center starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning. If you are having any issues with your application, want to verify its status, or have any questions, you may stop in at any time – no appointment needed to see her. Take advantage of this great opportunity to make sure your application is included in our biggest scholarship opportunity of the year.

DQ on Sullivan Ave is hiring. For contact information on how to apply or learn more about available jobs, see the flyer hanging in the Career Center.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 13, 2020 at 8:49 AM
  

The Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford seeks nominations for its Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, given annually to a young woman who is a current freshman, sophomore or junior and doing great things in her community. Students may ask an adult to nominate themselves or may self-nominate. Nomination forms are available in the Career Center and must be filled out and returned to the Aurora Foundation by April 30th.

For all students trying to complete their Dollars for Scholars applications before the Sunday night deadline, the local representative for the scholarship program will be available in the Career Center starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning. If you are having any issues with your application, want to verify its status, or have any questions, you may stop in at any time – no appointment needed to see her. Take advantage of this great opportunity to make sure your application is included in our biggest scholarship opportunity of the year.

The recruiter from the Connecticut Army National Guard will be in the Career Center TODAY at noon. She will offer a brief presentation and be available to speak to students who have questions about enlisting. If you are interested in attending, please check in with your 6th period teacher before coming to the Career Center.

DQ on Sullivan Ave is hiring! For contact information on how to apply or learn more about available jobs, see the flyer hanging in the Career Center.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 12, 2020 at 10:16 AM
  

The Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls in Greater Hartford seeks nominations for its Young Philanthropist of the Year Award, given annually to a young woman who is a current freshman, sophomore or junior and doing great things in her community. Students may ask an adult to nominate themselves or may self-nominate. Nomination forms are available in the Career Center and must be filled out and returned to the Aurora Foundation by April 30th.

For all students trying to complete their Dollars for Scholars applications before the Sunday night deadline, the local representative for the scholarship program will be available in the Career Center starting at 11:00 a.m. Friday morning. If you are having any issues with your application, want to verify its status, or have any questions, you may stop in at any time – no appointment needed – to see her.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to make sure your application is included in our biggest scholarship opportunity of the year.

A reminder to students that a representative from Binghamton University will be in the Career Center at 11:45 a.m. this morning. Please consider attending if you would like to learn more.

Binghamton University will have a representative in the Career Center on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:45 a.m. if any students would like to learn more about admissions and attending. Whether you are a senior who has applied and are trying to make an enrollment decision or a junior just starting your college search, this could be a very helpful visit!
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 11, 2020 at 10:12 AM
  

The Connecticut Office of Higher Education will host CareerConn 2020 on Wednesday, March 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. Explore Careers in Nursing, Healthcare, Automotive, Culinary Arts, Computers, Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Manufacturing, Construction and more. For more information, visit CareerConn.org.

Binghamton University will have a representative in the Career Center on Wednesday, March 11th at 11:45 a.m. if any students would like to learn more about admissions and attending. Whether you are a senior who has applied and are trying to make an enrollment decision or a junior just starting your college search, this could be a very helpful visit!
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 09, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  

Seniors – take note that the deadline for Dollars for Scholars is quickly approaching.  You have 9 more days (and just ONE more school week) to finish your applications. There are scholarships for every kind of student whether you are headed to a 4 year, 2 year or trade school program. Application numbers have so far been low, so do NOT miss your chance to earn some of the thousands of dollars available. If you need help with your application, come to School Counseling or see Mrs. Carty in the Career Center.

Freshmen still have a few more days to apply to the CHET Advance Scholarship. There are two types of awards. One is a random drawing – you only need 10 minutes and a report card to apply. The other is a longer application involving a civic engagement assignment. An informational flyer is in the Career Center and the application deadline is March 12th.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 06, 2020 at 9:00 AM
  

Freshmen still have time to apply to the CHET Advance Scholarship. There are two types of awards. One is a random drawing – you only need 10 minutes and a report card to apply. The other is a longer application involving a civic engagement assignment. An informational flyer is in the Career Center and the application window closes March 12th.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 05, 2020 at 8:46 AM
  

Freshmen still have a few more days to apply to the CHET Advance Scholarship. There are two types of awards. One is a random drawing – you only need 10 minutes and a report card to apply. The other is a longer application involving a civic engagement assignment. An informational flyer is in the Career Center and the application window closes March 12th.

New England Institute of Technology is hosting a Welcome Day on Sunday, March 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.). The day will feature a student panel and tours of academic labs, the residence hall and student center as well as other amenities. Go to NEIT.edu for more information and to register.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 04, 2020 at 9:40 AM
  

Freshmen still have a few more days to apply to the CHET Advance Scholarship. There are two types of awards. One is a random drawing – you only need 10 minutes and a report card to apply. The other is a longer application involving a civic engagement assignment. An informational flyer is in the Career Center and the application window closes March 12th.

New England Institute of Technology is hosting a Welcome Day on Sunday, March 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 9 a.m.). The day will feature a student panel and tours of academic labs, the residence hall and student center as well as other amenities. Go to NEIT.edu for more information and to register.
Posted by cdoherty  On Mar 03, 2020 at 8:51 AM
  
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