College and Career Information
Scholarships and College Info
Senior Class 2020 Scholarships
Seniors who have played soccer in high school could be eligible for the 2020 Robert Kumpe Memorial College Scholarship. The deadline is March 31, 2020. Printed copies of application are in Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. Visit their website for application information. http://www.nwoysl.org/
The Directions Credit Union Post Secondary Scholarship Program is open for applications for members of the credit union. Students, parents, or grandparents may be members to be eligible to apply. The scholarship is for post secondary tuition. Visit their website for application information. Deadline is March 8, 2020. http://directionscu.org/why-us/in-the-community/
The Point Place Business Association Scholarship is open for Point Place residents living in zip code 43611. The deadline is February 29, 2020. Visit their website for application information. Applications are available on the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. http://ppbaonline.com/
The Key Private Bank Horace and Letitia Newton Scholarship is open for applications. The deadline is April 13, 2020. Students must have a 2.5 minimum simple GPA. Go to the link below for more information and to apply. http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/62294-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland
The Key Private Bank George C. Beinke Scholarship is open for applications. The deadline is April 21, 2020. Students must have a 2.8 minimum simple GPA and must be attending the University of Toledo next year. Go to the link below for more information and to apply. http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/62308-College-Now-Greater-Cleveland
The William M. Pasztor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School graduating senior who is planning on pursuing a bachelor's degree in Education or Sports Medicine. If interested, please pick up an application from the bookshelf in the Guidance Hallway. Applications must be submitted to Mrs. Bihn by Monday, March 2, 2020.
The Toledo Swiss Men's Society Scholarship is available in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. Students must have at least a 3.0 simple GPA, completed 1 year of foreign language, participated in at least one school sponsored organization (such as NHS, Student Council, or Athletic Teams). Applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Bihn by Monday, March 2, 2020.
The Oregonian Club Student Citizenship Scholarship is available in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. Students must be a resident of the City of Oregon, minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4 point scale, participated in at least one club, organization, or sport, and must have participated in at least one community oriented service activity or project. Students must be planning on attending a 2 or 4 year college after graduation. This scholarship must be completed and turned in to Mrs. Bihn by March 2, 2020.
The East Toledo/Oregon Kiwanis Club Scholarship is available in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. The scholarship is focused on exemplary volunteer work and awareness of the importance of volunteer work to the general public. Applications must be completed and returned to me by Monday, March 2, 2020.
The Janet Phleger Foundation Scholarship is for students who have a parent and/or legal guardian been affected by cancer, is a cancer survivor, have succumbed to cancer, or are currently fighting cancer. Applications are in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf. The deadline is April 1, 2020. Below is a link for more information and application.
If you, your parent, step-parent, or legal guardian is a member of Glass City Federal Credit Union, you are eligible to apply for the Glass City Federal Credit Union Scholarship. You must be attending a 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution during 2020-2021 school year and complete the application form and attach essay by March 31, 2020. Applications will be in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf, attached, or visit their website for more info. https://www.glasscityfcu.com/student-banking/
The Southwestern Lake Erie Chapter of Waterfowl USA is giving a $1,500 Jerry Bartnik/Earl Cousino Memorial Scholarship to any seniors who are going in to Natural Resources, Wildlife Management, or a similar major. Please see Mrs. Bihn for an application.
The Elks National Foundation, Inc. Legacy Award is available for students who are children or grandchildren of Elks Members. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020. Follow the link for more information and to apply. https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm
19th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program is for seniors who plan on participating in college cooperative education at one of the WACE Partner Institutions are encouraged to apply. Deadline is February 15, 2020, but there are alternate deadline based on your institution. University of Toledo and University of Cincinnati are partner institutions!
Application information can be found here http://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html
WACE Partner Institutions are listed here http://waceinc.org/scholarship/partners.html
Toledo Community Foundation manages over 190 scholarship funds. Here is the link to a list of scholarships and a link to their universal application. Most of the scholarships within this portal have a deadline of February 11, 2020. https://www.toledocf.org/scholarships/
The William D. Squires Scholarship is open for applications. The deadline is April 5, 2020. Eligibility is primarily based on financial need. The EFC on FAFSA Student Aid Report must be less than 7,000 to apply. Applicants must also have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA. Please visit their website for an application and more information. https://wmdsquiresfoundation.org/
The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation Scholarship is open for applications for those interested in a career in the Crude Oil or Natural Gas Industry. The deadline is March 1, 2020. Application information can be found visiting their website below. https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/
Terra State Community College is offering 2020 high school graduates a full tuition scholarship for an Associate's Degree in the following majors: Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Business Management, Computer Systems-Computer Information Systems, Systems and Network Support, Interactive Media, Health Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Manufacturing Technology, Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Music Technologies and Recording Arts, Power and Controls (Electricity), Power Technologies (includes Automotive) Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing Technology, and Welding Technology. http://www.terra.edu/WorkforceDemand.html
The University of Toledo scholarships are available here. Students can apply after acceptance https://www.utoledo.edu/admission/freshman/scholarships/2020/ and here http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships/search
Bowling Green State University scholarships are available here https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid.html and here https://bgsu.academicworks.com/. Students will need to log in to their BGSU account to apply.
Bowling Green State University Freshman Scholarship List can be found here. https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid/freshman-scholarships.html
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 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/
The Directions Credit Union High School Scholarship Program is open for applications for members of the credit union. Students, parents, or grandparents may be members to be eligible to apply. The scholarship is for HIGH SCHOOL tuition. Visit their website for application information. Deadline is March 8, 2020. http://directionscu.org/why-us/in-the-community/
College Visits to CSCHS
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
Two great 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.
High School Testing Day
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 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.
Mandatory College/Career Exploration Day
For Seniors, Wednesday, October 16, 2019 is a Mandatory College/Career Exploration Day. Students are required to visit a college/career of their choice and bring back proof of their visit as a requirement for Graduation. The Mandatory College Visit Permission Form is due Friday, October 4, 2019.
Mandatory College Visit Letter
Mandatory College Visit Permission Form
Junior Class of 2021 State-Funded ACT Test
The Junior Class of 2021 will be given the State-Funded ACT Test in school on February 25, 2020. Cardinal Stritch will be handling the registration paperwork. On test day, students will test from roughly 8:05-12:00 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 email@example.com or Angie Bihn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Senior Parent Night
Here is the handout from Senior Parent Night 2019
Class of 2020: Free Application for Federal Student Aid for college (Seniors will fill out). There is no charge to complete. All students attending college fill out. Can be completed online as early as October 1, 2019. Use 2018 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 Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 6:30 in the Media Center. Students will sign up via Naviance College Visits.
If attending, please be sure to bring the following items for FAFSA completion:
- Student and Parent(s) 2018 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.
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 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria.
Junior Parent Night
At least one Junior parent/guardian and Junior students are required to attend Junior Parent Night on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:00 in the Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School Cafeteria. 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
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!