6410 South Dante Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-324-1020      Fax: 773-324-9235

Guidance Counseling

Mount Carmel's Guidance Counseling Department is dedicated to helping students succeed academically and personally during their high school years and beyond. We offer a variety of resources intended to help students. In addition to reading the information on the pages below, please feel free to stop by our office or contact us by phone or email.

Student Resources

ACT Resources

Online option
Jeanette Brink, M.Ed.
Academic Advisor
Revolution Prep
Direct: 708-300-9276

Classroom option (located in Mokena)
These programs are not affiliated with Mount Carmel.

ACT Resource Guide

Guidance Counselors

List of 5 members.

  • Fr. Jim Lewis, O. Carm. 

    ext. 379
  • Mr.  John O'Connor 

    Director of Freshman First Program (students with last names N-Z); Assistant Varsity Football Coach
    ext. 211
  • Mr. James Peltzer 

    Counselor; Basketball
    ext. 277
  • Mr. Gawaine Perkins 

    Associate Director of Freshman First (Students with last names A-M)
    ext. 219
  • Ms. Shanta' Wheeler 

    Counseling; Social Studies; AP Psychology; Multicultural Club; Know Your Heritage
    ext. 254

Scholarship Opportunities

List of 19 news stories.

  • Chicago Roofing Contractors Association Scholarship

    Chicago Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA): will award two $4,000 renewable scholarships to high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2019 in the following programs: liberal arts and sciences, engineering, architecture or business.  Application DEADLINE: March 1, 2019
    Criteria: selected based on academic performance, faculty recommendation, extracurricular activities, employment experience, minimum ACT of 29, and demonstrated interest in a productive career.  To learn more visit www.CRCA.org
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  • College Covered Scholarship Sweepstakes

    This is the last month to enter to win $10,000 from Discover Student Loans. There’s no essay and no long application visit Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com to enter.  Deadline is January 31, 2019.  College Covered Scholarship Search Tool: Scholarship Search Tool, search 3 million scholarships worth over $18 billion. Students can customize their search to find unique scholarships suited to their needs. 
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  • Illinois Conservation Achievement Scholarship

    Illinois Conservation Achievement Scholarship:  Offers up to three one-time scholarships of $2,000 to students who work in conservation and environmental sustainability. For more information visit https://www.ilcf.org/portal/sponsorship-opportunities
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  • Cornelian Scholarship

    Students who have exemplified excellence in academics and a commitment to social justice at your high school are eligible for the full-tuition Cornelian Scholarship Cornelian Scholarship at Rosemont College.   To be considered as a finalist for the Cornelian Scholarship, students will need to submit the following by January 21, 2019:
    Please see Mrs. Wheeler for more details or contactcourtney.clarke@rosemont.edu
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  • BLUR Scholarship and Prize Money

    A new private messaging & gaming app called BLUR has launched and is giving away thousands of dollars in scholarship and prizes every day! You can begin winning scholarship money and prized by downloading BLUR for the iPhone or Android by visiting www.theblurapp.com 
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  • George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarships

    George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarships: This scholarship is awarded to 14,000 students from Cook County. It’s a renewable $10,000 award that is based on merit and need.  Application deadline is February 1, 2019.   Please visit https://www.pullmanfoundation.org/apply/  for more information.
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  • Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships

    Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation Scholarships NOW AVAILABLE:  The Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation supports a scholarship program each year that provides graduating Illinois High School students a scholarship for their continued education.  Please visit www.ilamvets.org  for the list of scholarships and criteria.  For more information call 217-528-4713. Application is open January 14 through April 30, 2019.
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  • Illinois School Counseling Association Scholarship

    Students who will be completing high school in 2019 please apply for the non-renewable $1,000 scholarship from Illinois School Counseling Association. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship program. Two scholarships will be available.  APPLY EARLY.  Deadline Friday, January 25, 2019.  Visit the senior google classroom for more information.  Seniors please remember to sign up for the Road to College google classroom for college information updates.   Code srj03ng.  Please invite your parents to join the class as wellAll applications must be completed online through the Google Form.
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  • ISCA Board of Director Scholarships

    The ISCA Board of Directors is pleased to continue a scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. This scholarship program allows us to give back to students that we work with on a daily basis and celebrate the work of Illinois School Counselors.Students who will be completing high school in 2019 are eligible for a non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship can be used to support the following post-secondary options: 4 year college/university, 2 year college/university, trade school or apprenticeship programApplication Deadline:  Friday, January 25, 2019.  All applications must be completed online through the Google Form.Click here to complete the Illinois School Counselor Association Scholarship Form
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  • Kids' Chance Scholarship

    Kids’ Chance Scholarship:  To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need.  Please visit the counseling office to retrieve an application.  For more information regarding the scholarship, visithttps://www.kidschanceofillinois.com/scholarships.html  DEADLINE: April 30, 2019
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  • Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition

    Lawrence Tech Scholarship Competition:  Apply to Lawrence Tech.  Write a 500 word response to the designated topic and submit the essay online at www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetitionDeadline: February 1, 2019.  See Mrs. Wheeler for more information or contact www.ltu.edu/scholarshipcompetitionscholarship@ltu.edu or 248-204-3160
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  • Minnesota State University 2019 Scholarships

    Minnesota State University 2019 Scholarship Opportunities: Please visit mnsu.edu/admissions/scholarships for a list of available scholarships or visit the counseling office for more information.
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  • SCAD Challenge-Scholarship

    SCAD: put your artistic vision on display for the opportunity to earn a scholarship to SCAD, The University for Creative Careers. The SCAD Challenge competition is open to current juniors and seniors in high school as of the 2018-19 academic year. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. A panel of SCAD faculty will review and evaluate submitted entries, and three winners will be selected from each category.  
    See Mrs. Wheeler for more information.  Application deadline is February 1, 2019.
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  • Seton Hall University Catholic High School Achievement Awards

    Seton Hall University Catholic High School Achievement Award:  More than $24,000 in scholarships available exclusively for Catholic high school students.  Please visit thehall@shu.edu for more information and or visit the counseling department.  There are various deadline application dates.
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  • The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program

    The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting high school seniors to apply for our teacher preparation program. Scholars are provided with extensive teaching experience and advanced preparation to supplement their college curriculum, academic support throughout college, college tuition-assistance and support (up to $23,000), and mentoring during their first years of teaching. In return, Scholars commit to teach in Illinois schools-of-need for five years after college graduation from an Illinois partner university. Please see Mrs. Wheeler for more information.  Application Deadline is March 1, 2019.
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  • The Hear Scholarship Foundation

    The HEAR Scholarship Foundation awards a $20,000 tuition scholarship to Chicagoland High School seniors who demonstrate commitment to their community. Scholarships are paid directly to the college, in increments of $5,000 a year, for four years of higher education.
    Applicants need to prove they have financial need, must fulfill HEAR’s minimum academic requirements, and must show that they are of outstanding character and caring, active members of their communities.  Application deadline is February 15, 2019.  Please visit https://www.hearfoundation.org/scholarship/apply-nowfor more information.
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  • The Oak Lawn Commission Scholarship

    The Oak Lawn Commission will give out two $500.00 scholarships to students who are attending a post-secondary institution with an intention to enter an arts program.  One scholarship will be awarded to a student with an interest in visual arts and on to a student with an interest in performing arts.  You must be accepted to a college to apply.  If you would like to apply for this scholarship, please see Mrs. Wheeler for an application or contact Linda Vorderer at lvorder@aol.comDeadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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  • The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship

    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.  Writing must display a clear and unique voice with the potential to thrive in the competitive literary landscape.  Your application must include the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel you are currently writing, or have written but not yet published.  To retrieve an application and for more information  visit  https://blog.reedsy.com/scholarship/.
    DEADLINES:  February 21, 2019 or September 21, 2019   
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  • UNCF Scholarship Page

    These great scholarships from UNCF may help you tackle some of your financial needs. Check out these UNCF scholarships and internships currently open for applications, and complete your application before the deadlines. Look at some of the opportunities UNCF offers high school and college students that can help them get to and through college.  Go Merry Scholarship Link: www.goingmerry.com
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