Academics

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. 



  • Women in Technology (WiT) Program

    Women in Technology (WiT) Program
    BAE Systems is pleased to invite your female Junior and Senior students interested in science, technology, engineering and math to apply to our Women in Technology (WiT) Program.  This year we plan to continue accepting 24 students!  Please feel free to submit as many student applications as you wish. 
     
    The 2018-2019 Women in Technology (WiT) Program will kick-off on October 9th @ 1:30pm with an Orientation to be held at our Nashua Facility, 95 Canal St. (directions will follow).  School coordinators are welcome to attend the Orientation along with the selected students.  Sessions will continue to be held each following Tuesday from 1:30-3:30pm, with Thanksgiving and winter breaks.  The program concludes in February.
     
    BAE Systems is dedicated to helping our youth and community and please ask that any student applying must be willing to make the commitment to attend every session from October through February. For each student applying, the following forms must be completed (attached):  
     
    •     Student Application
    •     Photo Release (signed by Parent/Guardian if under the age of 18)
    •     Liability Waiver (signed by Parent/Guardian if under the age of 18)
     
    Due to the nature of our business all students must be U.S. citizens.  The students will need to bring proof of citizenship (certified birth certificate (original), US passport, Certificate of Naturalization) and a photo ID to the Orientation session. Failure to do so will result in not being allowed into the BAE Systems Facility.
     
    We hope that you are as excited as we are to get the 2018-2019 WiT Program underway! Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss a student’s eligibility for the program. 
     
    Applications and release/waiver forms must be submitted via email to wit.es@baesystems.com no later than September 18th.  The selected students will be notified no later than September 28th.  I look forward to working with you all this upcoming year!
  • Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC)

    Young Women’s Business Leadership Conference (YWBLC)
    Harvard’s campus from Saturday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 4th, 2018

    YWBLC is part of the larger Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business (HUWIB) organization, which is the largest undergraduate business organization on Harvard’s campus, reaching over 400 members. Our mission is to empower young women and future leaders by uniting them through business education and experience.

    Our inaugural conference in 2017 was a remarkable experience for our organization and for the high school girls who attended. We hope to bring this experience back, but with more! The conference will be a full weekend of dynamic programming that seeks to introduce high school women to the business world and guide them in developing essential skills for charting their path in the field. These women will attend intimate workshops and presentations that help them further develop business, organization, and communication skills that will help them succeed in future endeavors. Other programming includes resume reviews with Harvard undergraduate students, tours of campus, networking lunches, an innovation challenge, and various industry panels. We hope to foster a growing community of ambitious young women at YWBLC and we hope you can join.

    Early Bird Registration is first-come, first-serve and is live on our website: http://huwib.com/ywblc-about/ and tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite linked in our website.

College Planning - Click titles to expand

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  • Scholarships for the Class of 2019

    Boston University's merit-based scholarships.
    • Trustee Scholarship - Boston University's most prestigious full-tuition scholarship recognizes extraordinary academic performance and leadership ability. Students must submit two additional essays with their application for admission. 
    • Presidential Scholarship - This four-year $20,000 scholarship is awarded to students with exceptional academic achievements. No additional application materials are required; all students need to do to be considered is apply for admission by the scholarship deadline.
    Deadline: December 1, 2018
    To learn more about the requirements of these scholarships and other merit awards offered by BU, please visit our website.
  • NEW! Scholarships for 2018 and 2019

    Since 1994, the Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Scholarship has been recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. This year, we're awarding over $60,000 in college scholarships. Give your most well-rounded seniors a shot at winning. The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state.
    Deadline: October 17, 2018

    The Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. For more information, please visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
    Deadline: October 25, 2018

    KidGuard
    KidGuard Education is offering multiple essay scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000 for students at Bishop Guertin High School.  Within the last two years, KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship to several students and classrooms. For more information, please click here. 
    Deadline: October 31, 2018

    The ACT Student Champion Award
    recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions.  
    Deadlines: October 31, 2018
    , and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.

    Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
    provides high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to write and record an essay on a patriotic theme, competing for more than $2.1 million in college scholarships and incentives. For more information, please download the flyer, official entry form, and eligibility requirements. 
    Deadline: October 31, 2018

    We are encouraging all high school young women in 9th -12th grade who have aspirations in computing and technology to apply, so that they can be recognized for their passion and achievements. Recipients of the AiC Award receive exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities all across the nation. You can use our “Encourage a Student” form and we will reach out to them with information and reminders to apply. Deadline to start an application is November 5th.
    Deadline: 
    November 12, 2018.

    Unlimited Cellular US $1,800.00 Scholarship Program
    At Unlimited Cellular, we believe that higher education is essential in the professional development of our younger generation and, as such, we've decided to grant them an alternative funding option, by offering them a chance to win a US $1,800.00 scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship program, the successful applicant should meet the following criteria:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate program
    • Be in need of financial support
    • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
    To apply for this scholarship program, please visit: https://www.unlimitedcellular.com/Scholarship_ep_64-1.html
    Deadline: November 30, 2018

    33rd Annual Bronfman Fellowship is among the most prestigious programs available to Jewish high school students of all backgrounds.  The purpose of the Fellowship is to invest in a cohort of talented young Jews who will become leaders in all areas of Jewish and public life.  We seek intellectually curious and mature applicants who love to learn.  Applicants must be in 11th grade and live in the United States or Canada. For complete details and eligibility requirements, please click here 
     Deadline: November 30, 2018

    Fireside Catholic Publishing
    Academic achievement and spiritual development are the hallmarks of Catholic Education. Successful Catholic Education imparts guiding principles which becomes the lamp to light a path through life. Fireside Catholic Publishing partners with Catholic Educators to assist in this endeavor. The Fireside Essay Scholarship has for 29 consecutive years recongnized and rewarded scholars who have embraced religious education. The Fireside Essay Scholarship awards five graduating Catholic High School Seniors, whom are eligible, fora $1,000 Cash Award (US Dollars). This Award is based upon the essays they compose titled, "How is your religious education influencing your life?" For complete details and eligibility requirements, please click here. 
     
    The $500 “Because College is Expensive” Scholarship is open to all students and those planning on enrolling within 12 months. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on this Scholarship page. One entry per person is all that is necessary. For additional information, please visit us here. 
    Deadline:  December 31, 2018 11PM EST
    For more information about scholarships, colleges in NH, online colleges and degree programs visit: www.college-scholarships.com

    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: December 31, March 31, and June 30

    VOLT Women’s Excellence in Education scholarship, which is open to women enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate study program. This scholarship was designed to provide women with educational and career opportunities and help diversify the workforce. To apply students will answer one of four essay topics. The scholarship is offered September 1 – December 31, 2018.  A selected student will be awarded $400, one week following the deadline.
    https://www.voltlighting.com/womens-excellence-in-education-scholarship-award/p/scholarship-womens-education
    Deadline: December 31, 2018

    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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  • Miss New Hampshire USA and Miss New Hampshire Teen USA

    We are now selecting contestants to participate in this year’s MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA State Pageants, the official state preliminaries to the prestigious MISS USA and MISS TEEN USA National Pageants!

    You could be among these contestants! If you are single (never married/never given birth to a child), a United States citizen, a resident of the state in which you would like to compete, and between the ages of 14 and 27, we invite you to APPLY TODAY! Our program is designed to be an excellent vehicle for advancing your career and personal goals. As a contestant, you will be scored in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interview, Activewear (Teen)/Swimwsuit (Miss), and Evening Gown; and you will participate in two exciting stage shows. Performing talent is NOT a requirement. Our judges will include experienced professionals from the modeling and entertainment industries! For more information, please visit http://www.missnewhampshireusa.com
  • 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

    Search for scholarship and financial aid information from thousands of resources. Click here for more information: Scholarship and Financial Aid 

    The GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine is now recommended by over 1,000 major U.S. colleges and universities. School counselors send their students to GoodCall because we’re 100% free and don’t require students to divulge their personal information to view all of our scholarship listings. Each scholarship on our website is ranked on competition level and the difficulty to apply, a favorite feature for students who want to spend their scholarship application time wisely. Please visit http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/ for additional scholarship information. 

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    Need to fill out the 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form but don’t know where to start?
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School Counseling

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  • Mrs. Brenda Poznanski 

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

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

    603-889-4107x4327
  • 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.