Scholarships are out there . . . You just have to search for them!
There is still time to apply for scholarships! More information, including a list of specific scholarships and their application deadlines, is available on the website. Remember to talk with the financial director at your college of choice to uncover other options. It takes work, but there is money to help support higher education.
Below are some helpful online resources to assist you in scholarship searches.
College Board - www.collegeboard.com
FastWeb - www.fastweb.com
Scholarship Page - www.scholarship-page.com/
Sallie Mae - www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/
Going Merry - www.goingmerry.com
Student Scholarships - www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
The following scholarships are offered to Dock students only. Contact the Guidance Office for more information and an application.
- The Vanessa L. Myers Women in STEM Alumnus Scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to a female graduating Dock senior who is entering a field related to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM). Applications are due April 30
- The Travis Bechtel Memorial Scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to a Dock senior planning to major in business who excels in academics, athletics, and business. Applications are due May 12.
- The Daniel J. Reinford Scholarship is awarded to graduating Dock seniors who will be attending a Mennonite college or university. It is based on financial need, grades, and contribution to campus life. Applications are due May 12.
The SAT should be taken by college-bound students in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college-bound students and their parents.
SAT testing dates and registration deadlines are as follows:
Test Date Registration Deadline
May 8, 2021 April 8, 2021
June 5, 2021 May 6, 2021
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Students with the proper current documentation (within 3 years) for a learning disability, may qualify for accommodations for the SAT or ACT test. An SSD Student Eligibility Form must be submitted for each student requesting accommodations. The College Board recommends that Dock submit SSD Student Eligibility Forms at the conclusion of the student’s 9th grade year. If you feel your child would qualify for SAT or ACT accommodations, please contact Mrs. Leaman for a request form or additional information. SAT accommodations and ACT accommodations are two separate applications. After the student has been approved for accommodations, it follows him/her through high school.
AP exams will be held on campus for all local students from May 6th through May 17th. The final step in the registration process will happen from April 13th through April 27th. If you are registered for an exam, please contact the Guidance Office. We need you to verify the exam(s) you will be taking. The cost per exam is $95. Payment must be submitted to the Guidance Office by April 27th in the form of a check written to Dock Mennonite Academy for the total cost of your exams.
Spring 2021 College Fairs
Southeastern Pennsylvania Christian College Fair
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Coventry Christian School, 699 North Pleasantville Road, Pottstown, PA 19464
Virtual Christian College Fairs
Register for dozens of virtual fairs and pre-recorded college webinars, such as Tips on paying for College
NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fairs
Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges.
PACAC (Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling) Virtual College Fairs
PACAC partners with StriveScan to create a unique opportunity for students to experience a wide range of colleges in a lively and safe environment.
Mennonite College 2021 Spring Open Houses
Bethel College www.bethelks.edu
April 9, 2021 – Junior Visit Day
Bluffton College www.bluffton.edu
April 24, 2021 – Junior Visit Day
Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the link on the Guidance Office web page for ideas! CollegeAdvisor.com is another resource for finding your perfect summer opportunity. Enrichment activities look impressive on the college resume. Talk to your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.
As we have done in the past, we will honor students at graduation with three categories:
Cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.70 – 3.84
Magna cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.85 - 3.99
Summa cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 4.00 and above
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13