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.
Class of 2021: 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, 2020. Use 2019 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 Monday, October 5, 2020 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.
Senior Class 2021 Scholarships
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship is open for applications until October 31. Please visit their website for more information and to apply. https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/
The Judith Herb Scholars Program scholarship is open for students in the University of Toledo Education Program. It is a FULL RIDE scholarship and renewable for up to FOUR YEARS! The deadline is January 8, 2021. Follow the link for application information. https://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/webforms/herbschapp.html
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
The Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program is open for applications. This scholarship program is for high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from specific 4-year colleges. Please visit their website for more information. Application deadline is October 30, 2020. https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/
The University of Toledo scholarships are available here. Students can apply after acceptance https://www.utoledo.edu/admission/freshman/scholarships/2021 and here http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/search Also, be sure to check for scholarships on the website of the 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.
Bowling Green State University scholarships are available here https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid.html and here https://bgsu.academicworks.com/. Once accepted, students will need to log in to their BGSU account to apply. Also, 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 Heisman High School Scholarship is open for applications for students who have at least a 3.0 weighted cumulative GPA and play a recognized sport. The deadline to apply is October 20, 2020 by 3:00 pm. Follow the link for more information and to apply. https://heismanscholarship.com/
The Horatio Alger Scholarship is open for applications at State and National level. Students must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA, plan on attending a 4-year institution in fall, display financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, etc. Follow the link below for more requirements and how to apply. Deadline is 10/25/20. https://scholars.horatioalger.org/
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 5, 2021. Follow the link for more information and to apply. https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
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/
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
The 14th Annual High School Financial Aid night is coming up at Lourdes University. High school seniors, interested underclassmen, and their families, are encouraged to attend. Students who do not plan on attending Lourdes are still invited to participate. Light refreshments will be provided before the presentation begins and there is no cost to attend. They plan to cover the following topics: -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 Thursday, November 5th from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University.
High School Testing Day
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 is High School Testing Day for PSAT Testing in grades 9-11. Students in grades 7 & 8 will be taking part in a retreat that day. Students in grades 7-11 will report to school at normal time and will be dismissed at the conclusion of the test (grades 9-11) and retreat (grades 7 & 8), roughly 12pm. All students in grades 7-11 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 14, 2020 is a College/Career Exploration Day. Students are encouraged to visit a college/career of their choice (virtually).
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 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm (may be virtual TBD).
CCP Night Handout
Junior Parent Night
At least one Junior parent/guardian and Junior students are required to attend Junior Parent Night on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 (may be virtual TBD). 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
Junior Class of 2022 State-Funded ACT Test
The Junior Class of 2022 will be given the State-Funded ACT Test in school on February 23, 2021. 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.
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
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- You have to pay a fee
- Money-back offers or guarantees
- Credit card or bank account information required
- Provides "exclusive" information
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Scholarship Searches-Please be aware of possible scholarship scams!