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School Counseling

Welcome!

Welcome to the School Counseling program at Bishop Guertin High School. This page of the website will give you information regarding our program in a quick and easy manner. Below you will find links to our overall program, Family Connection, college admission information, scholarships and general school counseling announcements. Please visit this site often as we use this as our main source of information for students and parents.

We welcome you to this page and look forward to our work together.

Student Opportunities

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  • Healthcare Career Pathways for Teens

    Elliot Health System
    Healthcare Career Pathways for Teens
    Beginning in October, 2018
    The program will introduce high school students (ages 16 and 17) in the Elliot community to healthcare careers. Through an application process, 35 teens will be selected for the program. 

    Program Components:
    • Health Career Investigation
    • Job Shadows
    • Volunteering
    • College and Career Developement
    • Leadership Development
    • Wellness Education
    • Medical Skills Instruction
    • Networking
    For more information, contact:
    Kristine Irwin, Director, Clinical Education and Professional Development at KIrwin@Elliot-HS.org or Donna Wright, Director, Volunteer Resources at DWright@Elliot-HS.org

  • Part-Time Job Opportunities for Students

    Click here for scholarship, internship and part-time job opportunities!

    UPS is now hiring part-time package handlers in the Nashua, NH facility. 
    Package Handlers pay: $10.35 p/h ($13 pay rate retroactive to date of hire once union contract is signed). Twilight Shift: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Sunday to Thursday or Monday to Friday) $100 weekly attendance bonus! (Must be at least 17 to apply, able to handle 70lbs). For more information, visit www.UPSjobs.com and apply. 



College Planning - Click titles to expand

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  • Scholarships for the Class of 2019

    National Honor Society Scholarship
    Applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA who is a member in good standing of their NHS chapter and has been nominated by his or her local chapter. Each National Honor Society chapter may nominate two applicants based on leadership, scholarship, character, and service. Contact your local National Honor Society adviser for further information, Wanda Carroll, Local Chapter Advisor, 703-860-7252 or nhs@nhs.us
    Awards: $1,000 - $13,000
    Deadline: February 1, 2019

    Destination College Speech Contest
    20th Annual Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide College Planning Event
     
    Are you graduating from high school in 2019? If so, we encourage you to submit a three to five (3 to 5) minute speech for our DC Speech Contest. By submitting this short narrative about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process, you can win a $1,000 scholarship and have the opportunity to share the stage with VIPS like New Hampshire’s governor, the Plymouth State University president, and even the CEO of NHHEAF!
    All speeches should be received by Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. Finalists will be notified the week of February 18 and will be scheduled to meet with the DC Speech Committee on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. The winner will be notified by Friday, March 8, 2019 and is required to read their speech at Destination College Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Plymouth State University and we will also ask the winner to serve as a panelist during a Destination College workshop that day.

    SEG Foundation Scholarship
    Applicant must be a high school student who plans to enter college next fall or be an undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average. Applicant must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed towards a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences. Contact Brian Young 918-497-5500, scholarships@seg.org or www.seg.org.
    Awards: 118 awards from $500 - $14,000 each
    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    General Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
    Applicants must be the dependent sons and daughters of Air Force members, spouses of active duty members or surviving spouses of Air Force members who died while on active duty or in retired status. They must also be high school seniors or college students enrolled or accepted as full-tiem undergraduates for the following school year and maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA. Contact Education Assistance Department 703-607-3072 or ed@afas-hq.org. Additional information can be found at www.afas.org/
    Awards: Range from $500 to $4,000
    Deadline: March 10, 2019

    James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund:
    Applicant must be a high school senior who ranks in the top 15% of their class, has, or expects to have excellent SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, and is the child of a Teamsters member. Contact: Traci Jacobs, 202-624-8735 or schoalrship@teamster.org. For more information visit www.teamster.org.
    Awards: Range from $1,000 to $2,500 per recipient
    Deadline: March 30, 2019

    Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Grant for Prospective Educators

    Applicant must be a current high school senior or college undergraduate student looking to, or already majoring in education. Selection is based upon recommendations, written essay, academic standing, and leadership activities. Contact Pat Robertson, 812-339-1156, scholarships@pdkintl.org or visit us online at https://pdkintl.org
    Awards: $500 - $1250
    Deadline: April 2, 2019

    AMVETS National Four-Year Scholarship
    Applicant must be a graduating high school senior entering their freshman year of college who is the child or grandchild of a United States veteran. Applicant must be a United States citizen, be able to demonstrate academic promise and financial need, and authorize AMVETS to publicize the award if they are selected. For more information please contact Tiffany Hilton, 301-459-9600, thilton@amvets.org or www.amvets.org
    Awards: 6 total awards of $1,000
    Deadline: April 15, 2019


  • NEW! Scholarships for 2019

    Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship
    We are pleased to announce the inaugural Reedsy Creative Writing Scholarship, a biannual award for writers and novelists in further education. As the world’s leading marketplace of book publishing talent, Reedsy is passionate about nurturing the next generation of fiction authors. We have designed this scholarship to award a student whose writing displays a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape. Awarded twice a year, successful candidates will receive $1,000 towards educational expenses and be eligible for further sponsorship from Reedsy while they develop as a writer.
    Deadline: Spring semester scholarship, applications must be received by February 21, 2019, September 21, 2019 is the deadline for the Fall semester scholarship.
    For more information, please visit https://blog.reedsy.com/scholarship/

    Skrungloo Farm, Inc. 2019 Scholarship Program
    Skrungloo Farm, Inc., a New Hampshire Non-Profit Charitable Foundation, is seeking applicants for its 2019 Scholarship Awards. The Foundation has established scholarships in order to help individual NH residents educate themselves in order to build a stronger community. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic merit, and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities, and work experience. For more information, please visit www.skrungloofarm.org.
    Deadline: March 1, 2019

    Bedford Women's Club
    Scholarships are available for high school seniors who are Bedford residents. Forms are available at the Bedford Public Library or the Bedford Town offices. Students may also get them online at www.bedfordwomensclub.org. All completed application forms, transcripts and letters of recommendation MUST be received before March 15th
     
    The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results.It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. For more information, please visit https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
    Deadlines: March 31, and June 30

    Fountainhead Essay Contest
    Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors who submit a 800-1600 word essay which will be judged on both style and content with an emphasis on writing that is clear, articulate, and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosphic and psychological meaning of The Fountainhead. For more information contact John Glatfelter, 949-222-6550 ext. 247 or essays@aynrand.org.
    Awards: Range from $50 to $10,000 (236 total awards given)
    Deadline: May 15, 2019

    The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. For rules, eligibility and other information, please visit https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/
    Deadline: June 30, 2019

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    You'll find scholarships like the Course Hero's $5,000 Scholarship, and easy to enter scholarships like Niche $1,000 October Scholarship. Students should also consider: Quick and Easy Scholarship: Niche $2000 No Essay Scholarship, High Value Scholarship: VIP Voice $5,000 Scholarship, and DecemberGiveaway: Sallie Mae's $1,000 Plan for College Sweepstakes. 

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  • Naval Education Programs/Navy ROTC Scholarships

    The Navy has many programs designed to meet an individuals goals for future life. Below are a few:
    1. NAVY ROTC: A scholarship program that offers high school students the opportunity to enter a 4 year college and graduate, in a degree field of their choice, as a Naval Officer.  The scholarship is worth up to $180,000 and can be applied to over 160 Colleges and Universities nationwide that have the NROTC  program.  Juniors can apply for the scholarship beginning in April of their junior year and seniors can apply as well.  For more information visit the web site at www.nrotc.navy.mil and you can contact  Scott Bingham, NRD New England NROTC Coordinator at 617-753-3993 or email at Scott.M.Bingham@navy.mil
    2. There are many opportunities to join the Navy as a Commissioned Officer. In order to apply for Officer Programs; you must have at least a qualifying Bachelor’s degree, depending on the program. The Navy also offers various scholarships for eligible applicants who are finishing their degree. For more information on all officer Programs, call LCDR Jonathan Costello at NRD New England at (518-390-4156).
    3. The Navy has many stem related occupations for Sailors. One of the best is the Naval Nuclear Power Program. We offer speakers on the Nuclear Power Program, and one of them is Stephen Evans.   He has 9 years of experience in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. Including 18 months of training and four years onboard  the USS Nimitz (a nuclear powered, aircraft carrier). He is available to speak to small classes and large groups about nuclear energy. This presentation includes a description about where the energy from nuclear power comes from, how we use it for electricity and propulsion, and radiation effects/equivalents. This type of presentation is best suited for high level chemistry/physics classes. If you would be interested in scheduling a presentation please contact Stephen Evans at 617-753-3991 or e-mail (stephen.d.evans@navy.mil).
    4. The following Web links are for Navy Recruiting District New England  (www.facebook.com/NRDNewEngland ), and (www.cnrc.navy.mil/newengland). General information about all programs the Navy offers can be found at www.navy.com
  • New Hampshire Job Corps Center

    Job Corps is a career training facility, as well as an educational program for students 16-24 years old. Nationwide, there are 125 centers that provide training in various trades such as medical, construction, machining, security, electrical, culinary, hospitality, and many more. 

    Job Corps provides students with the training and education they need to succeed in their trade, and the program is 100% free! Students can reside on campus, or they may choose to commute, if local. 
    • Hands on career training
    • Tuition free
    • Housing, meals, and basic medical care provided at NO COST
    • Industry-recognized credentials
    • Community College classes and partnerships
    • Workplace experience with employers in all industries
    • Community Service projects that provide additional training opportunities
    • Networking and professional development opportunities
    • Advanced training programs in industries like health care and information technology
    • Results: Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce, go on to higher education or apprenticeship training, or are accepted into the military
    recruiting.jobcorps.gov or call 1-800-733-JOBS (5627)
    mifuturo.jobcorps.gov (espanol) or
  • Scholarship and Financial Aid Search

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  • Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form



    Need to fill out the 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form but don’t know where to start?
    If you are the parent read, The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form. Ready to fill out the FAFSA form? Make sure you avoid these 12 common FAFSA mistakes.

School Counseling

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  • Photo of Brenda Poznanski

    Mrs. Brenda Poznanski 

    Director of School Counseling and Admission
    (603) 889-4107x4327
  • Photo of Deborah Bedard

    Mrs. Deborah Bedard 

    Admin Asst. School Counseling Services
    (603) 889-4107x4327
  • Photo of Lisa Futrell

    Mrs. Lisa Futrell 

    603-889-4107x4327
  • Photo of Dylan Mullin

    Mr. Dylan Mullin 

    School Counselor
    (603) 889-4107x4327
Bishop Guertin High School
194 Lund Road Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 889-4107
Bishop Guertin High School is a private, Catholic, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for grades 9-12, located in Nashua, NH.