College Planning

Preparing for your Future

See below for online resources, college financial aid and scholarships, and forms, transcript requests and information sheets pertaining to Guidance Services.

College Application and Career Planning

Learn more about applying for colleges and visit career planning websites.

College Funding and Financial Aid Resources

Explore some of the many options for college financial aid.

Local Scholarships

  • Hermine Solt Student Scholarship – This is a $500 scholarship that was established in 1992 for the purpose of aiding students in Pennsylvania to pursue higher education in a business-related field.  This scholarship will be given to an eligible senior attending an approved two or four-year post-secondary institution, college, or university majoring in the business field.  (Examples include but not limited to: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Communications, Business Management, Business Communications, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Computer/Technology, or Secretarial/Admin. Assistant). Complete details including criteria, guidelines, and scholarship application can be found at PAEOP’s website: The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. 
  • Lancaster County Conservation District Award – This is the Ann Brown Memorial Scholarship for seniors who will be continuing their education in a major which focuses on natural resources and/or conservation. Examples include: Environmental Science, Wildlife Biology, Resource Management, etc…Scholarships can be found at: The deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.
  • Ervin Steele Nursing Scholarshipfor seniors residing within Lancaster or Chester County who will be pursuing a Nursing degree upon graduation. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.

Planning for International Students

Along with the college planning process information that is available for every student, the process for international students is often more involved. School counselors are available to serve our international students. Here are several recommendations to help international students as they prepare for college:

  • Be Involved – LMH has great opportunities for extracurricular involvements that colleges consider valuable. We encourage international students to participate in areas such as sports, dramas, student clubs, music and volunteer service opportunities. Talk to a teacher or a counselor who can help you identify a good place to become involved.
  • Practice English – The best way to prepare for college is to read, write and speak English. This will help international students prepare for the SAT/TOEFL tests and will aid in the social transition to college life.
  • Begin Early – Often the college planning process for international students is more involved and typically requires many steps along with the regular application.
  • Prepare for Tests – Adequate SAT and TOEFL scores are necessary for acceptance into college. There are many ways to prepare for these tests. Along with speaking, writing and reading English, there are online resources and preparation classes available to help prepare.
  • Course Selection – Take rigorous courses throughout each year of high school. LMH offers many advanced, honors and advanced placement courses. School counselors can serve as a support for course selection.
  • International students who regularly associate with native English speakers can score higher on the SAT and TOEFL. Many international students make the serious mistake of spending most of their time speaking their first language with students from their own country.