College and Career Information
Scholarships and College Info
Senior Parent Night
Senior Parent Night will be on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom.
Senior Class 2022 Scholarships
Toledo Community Foundation manages over 200 scholarship funds.
Here is the a link to their universal application-one application for a
large group of scholarships. You will complete the 2021-2022 Greater
Toledo Community Foundation Scholarships Application. Most of the
scholarships within this portal have a deadline of February 11, 2022.
The Ohio JCI Senate Scholarship is open for students who have financial need. Deadline for applications is January 22, 2022. Paper copies of application can be found in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship is open for applications. Students must be of Hispanic heritage and have a 3.0 GPA. More requirements, information, and how to apply can be found on their website. Deadline is February 15. https://www.hsf.net/scholarship
If you are a future engineer pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science, the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship is open for applications. The deadline is January 25. Visit their website below for more information and to apply. https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/scholarship
The Ron Brown Scholarship is a national scholarship for low-income African American high school seniors. Ron Brown Scholars receive $40,000 toward their college of choice, and are provided mentoring, leadership experiences, and service opportunities. Visit their website for more information and to apply. https://ronbrown.org/about/about-rbsp/
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is open for minority high school seniors with financial need for college, who have leadership experience. The deadline is January 12. Visit their website for more information and to apply. https://jackierobinson.org/apply/
Have passion for something? The Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship deadline is January 11. This scholarship is not based on grades or sports, but PASSION and what you plan to do with it. Follow the link below for more information and how to apply. https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/
college of interest AND from that college based on major. For example, the UT College of Education will have other scholarships listed on their page than the main UT scholarships.
The Elks National Foundation, Inc. Legacy Award is available for
students who are children or grandchildren of Elks Members. The
deadline for applications is February 7, 2022. Follow the link for more
information and to apply. https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
College Board has partnered with different scholarship programs and partners. Here is a link to their list of scholarship information and applications. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition/scholarship-partners-programs?excmpid=mtg444-st-1-mat&SFMC_cid=EM377297-&rid=47073447
Be sure to check for scholarships on the website of the college of interest AND from that college based on major. For example, the BGSU College of Education will have other scholarships listed on their page than the main BGSU scholarships.
The College Board has created a new scholarship program called the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. Students can earn scholarship money by completing key steps that are a part of the college application process. Here is a link to their website for more information. https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
Class of 2022: Free Application for Federal Student Aid for college (Seniors will fill out). There is no charge to complete. All students attending college are encouraged fill out. Can be completed online as early as October 1, 2021. Use 2020 tax information when completing. Limited funds, apply early! https://fafsa.ed.gov
We will be hosting a FAFSA Night with a financial aid advisor from BGSU to assist parents and students with learning about and filling out the FAFSA on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 6:30 in the Media Center. Students MUST sign up via this form (coming soon). Seats are limited.
If attending, please be sure to bring the following items for FAFSA completion:
- Student and Parent(s) 2019 Federal Tax Returns
- Student and Parent(s) Social Security Numbers
- Records of Untaxed Income
- Cash, savings and checking account balances
- Investments other than home in which you live
- FSA ID log in information for students and parents if completed
- A permanent email address for BOTH the parent and student. Students cannot use their High School email address.
Lourdes plans to cover the following topics and more:
-Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
-Explaining how the prior-prior year process works
-Explanation of the various types of federal and state aid available-Tips for scholarship searches
-How to compare costs after aid is offered from different schools
The event will be held Tuesday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
After the presentation, the financial aid staff will be available for questions.
Here is a link to a website for college Micro-Scholarships. Students can begin applying for some scholarships beginning as early as freshman year of high school. https://www.raise.me/
College Visits to CSCHS
(Virtual in Student Assistance Center)
-Thursday 10/7- Walsh University Visit; 11:35 a.m.
-Thursday 10/21- Adrian College Visit; 11:35 a.m. in the Student Assistance Center
-Thursday 10/28- Mercy College; 11:25 a.m. in the Student Assistance Center
High School Testing Day
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 is High School Testing Day for PSAT Testing in grades 9-11. Students in grades 9-11 will report to school at normal time and will be dismissed at the conclusion of the test (grades 9-11) roughly 12pm. All students in grades 9-11 will need to arrange transportation home from school on that day. The school will not be providing transportation or lunch. Any questions, please contact Angie Bihn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-693-0465 ext. 218.
College/Career Exploration Day
For Seniors, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 is a College/Career Exploration Day. Students are encouraged to visit a college/career of their choice (virtually).
Junior Parent Night
At least one Junior parent/guardian and Junior students are required to attend Junior Parent Night on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 6:00. We will be handing out important information on End of Course Tests and results, and information on graduation requirements and pathways. Representatives from local colleges will also be attendance and will be providing information on topics such as Navigating the College Search, Investigating Special Programs, Financial Aid, Admissions Process, and Scholarships. Any questions, please contact Angie Bihn at 419-693-0465 ext. 218 or email@example.com
College Credit Plus Information
Any Freshman/Sophomores/Juniors interested in taking College Credit Plus courses next year are REQUIRED to attend the College Credit Plus Meeting with their parent(s)/guardian(s) on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm (may be virtual TBD).
Junior Class of 2023 State-Funded ACT Test
The Junior Class of 2023 will be given the State-Funded ACT Test in school on March 1, 2022. Cardinal Stritch will be handling the registration paperwork. On test day, students will test from roughly 8:15-12:00 and dismissed after testing. Please make transportation arrangements. The school will not be providing transportation. Students will be completed with the test and dismissed for the day around 12:00 pm. Any questions, please contact Debbie Pultz firstname.lastname@example.org or Angie Bihn at email@example.com.
Junior ACT Parent Letter
College and Career Searches
Use our Naviance software for everything you need for interest inventories, career searches, and college searches. Students can log in with their Username and Passwords via our school link here https://student.naviance.com/cardinalshs
Looking for more info on the college process that cannot be found via Naviance....explore some of the information below!
Two great websites to search for careers, majors, colleges, financial aid and scholarships, help with applications, ACT/SAT prep, and more!! https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ OR https://www.petersons.com/
Ohio Means Jobs website provides information on careers, colleges, scholarship searches, and more!
U.S. Department of Education's website provides a college search with information on college costs, graduation, and more. https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Career/Major Inventories and Searches
A career/major inventories and searches provide students with questionnaires and aligns the results with possible careers and majors of interest. This is a great place to start if students are unsure of career/major.
ACT Prep Courses Offered Off CSCHS Campus
Stars ACT Prep Course offers programs throughout the school year to assist with preparing for and taking the ACT. Cost is $259. Stars also provides SAT Prep Courses as well. Click here for more information http://starsprep.net/act-prep/
Link to SAT website providing some SAT prep. Take a look at the Khan Academy Official SAT Practice, Daily Practice App, Practice Tests, Sample Questions, and Inside the Test to start out! https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice
Ohio Department of Education ACT/SAT Prep
Other ACT Prep
Scholarship Scam Information
Scam Warning Signs:
- You have to pay a fee
- Money-back offers or guarantees
- Credit card or bank account information required
- Provides "exclusive" information
NEVER give out Social Security, credit card, or bank account numbers
Here are a few sites to look at for scholarship scam information:
Scholarship Searches-Please be aware of possible scholarship scams!