Area eighth- and ninth-graders not already enrolled at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School are encouraged to register for the Wyoming Seminary Scholarship Exam, to be held Saturday, November 8 at the school’s Kingston campus.

For 34 years, the Sem Scholarship program has awarded merit scholarships to excellent students who are interested in attending Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier college preparatory school. Up to six four-year scholarships will be awarded, including one full tuition scholarship and five half-tuition scholarships.

Sem Scholarships are awarded to students who combine outstanding performance on the competitive exam with excellent communication skills, academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement. For each subsequent year while attending Wyoming Seminary, these students receive the same amount.

Interested students must complete the Sem Scholarship application by Friday, November 7 and register for the exam. There is no registration fee. The admission application fee is waived for test takers.

On Saturday, November 8, registration will be at 9:00 a.m. and the exam will be given at 9:30 a.m. at the Upper School campus. During the exam, parents are encouraged to attend informational sessions on college opportunities and making independent education affordable. Admission representative and current students will also be available to meet with parents.

Sem is an independent coeducational college preparatory school, located in Kingston across the Susquehanna River from Wilkes-Barre, that enrolls 440 boarding and day students in grades nine through 12, and a postgraduate year.

Students from 16 states and 24 countries attend Wyoming Seminary, which offers more than 160 courses in all major disciplines, preparing students for 24 Advanced Placement subject exams.

Nineteen sports are available for girls and boys, and the school’s field hockey, wrestling, football and ice hockey programs have earned national rankings.

Sem’s highly regarded visual and performing arts program offers vocal and instrumental music, theater, dance and fine arts opportunities. The school’s college guidance staff members work closely with students, beginning in the sophomore year, to help them identify and apply to the colleges or universities that are the best match for them. In 2014, 90 percent of the graduating class gained admission to “most competitive,” “highly” and “very competitive” colleges and universities. In addition to bus service provided by area school districts, the Upper School offers transportation in most surrounding areas including Columbia County, the Poconos, Waverly, Scranton and Glenmaura.

For more information and to register for the 34th annual Wyoming Seminary Scholarship Exam, please visit www.wyomingseminary.org/takethetest or call the Upper School Admission Office at (570)270-2160.