Senior Scholarships

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, 2019. Application information can be found visiting their website below.  https://www.oogeep.org/teacher-students/scholarships/

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Students must be of Hispanic Heritage, have a minimum 3.0 simple GPA, and plan to enroll in a 4-year university. The deadline is February 15, 2019. See me with questions or visit their website below.  https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

The Point Place Business Association Scholarship is open for Point Place residents living in zip code 43611. The deadline is February 23, 2019. Visit their website for application information.  http://ppbaonline.com/groups/scholarship-foundation/apply-for-a-scholarship/

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. Student must be attending a 2 or 4 year post-secondary institution during 2019-2020 school year and complete the application form and attach essay by March 29, 2019. Applications will be in the Guidance Hallway Bookshelf or visit their website for more info. https://glasscityfcu.com/?s=scholarship&post_type=any

Toledo Community Foundation manages over 190 scholarship funds.  Applications open November 1, 2019. Here is a list of scholarships and requirements Toledo Community Foundation Scholarship List or click here for a list of possible scholarships and application links http://www.toledocf.org/main/scholarships/

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 Mrs. Bihn by Friday, March 1, 2019.
 

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 Friday, March 1, 2019.

17th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program
Seniors who plan on participating in college cooperative education at one of the WACE Partner Institutions are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 15, 2019.
Application information can be found here http://waceinc.org/scholarship/index.html
WACE Partner Institutions are listed here http://waceinc.org/scholarship/partners.html

Terra State Community College is offering 2019 high school graduates a full tuition scholarship for an Associate's Degree in the following majors:
Accounting, Agribusiness Management, Automotive-Power Technologies, Business Management, Computer Systems-Computer Information Systems, Systems and Network Support, Interactive Media, Electricity, Health Information Technology, Hospitality Management, Manufacturing Technology, Music Technologies, Robotics-Integrated Manufacturing Technology, and Welding.  http://www.terra.edu/WorkforceDemand.html

The University of Toledo scholarships are available here.  Students can apply after acceptance http://www.utoledo.edu/admission/freshman/scholarships/2019/ 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 Sate 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. 

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:

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/how-to-spot-scholarship-scams

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/college-scholarships-identifying-scams.aspx#/sweeps-modal

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/04/07/9-signs-of-college-scholarship-scams

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0082-scholarship-and-financial-aid-scams

Scholarship Searches-Please be aware of possible scholarship scams!

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/where-to-find-college-scholarships

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/FundIt/scholarship.aspx

Junior Scholarships

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This scholarship is for students graduating in 2020.  Follow the link for more details.  Deadline is January 23, 2019.  https://coolidgescholars.org/

Freshman-Senior Micro-Scholarships

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

College Nights

The University of Toledo will be hosting three different Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Workshops.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 22 from 3pm to 7pm. (Students can register for half hour time slots.)
WHERE: Rocket Hall on UToledo’s Main Campus (corner of Dorr Street and Secor Road), Room 1200
WHO: For students (and their families) needing assistance submitting the FAFSA.-You do not need to be enrolling in UT to attend the night.
Student and parents will:
-Receive assistance from financial aid professionals with completing the FAFSA. Students and their parents should bring their 2017 federal tax documents.
-Learn about the importance of the FAFSA and how completing it may result in assistance to help pay for college.
-Speak with financial aid professionals about grants, work study, need-based financial aid and educational loans.
-Have the opportunity to speak with an admission counselor if considering The University of Toledo.
To register, please have your students visit the registration webpage https://utoledoadmission.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_73QDI65zf5f0IyV
If students and parents are not able to attend the event but still have questions, please have them contact our Rocket Solution Central at 419.530.8700.
 

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!

https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/seeker.aspx

 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.

https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/ExploreIt/DefaultCci.aspx#/welcome

High School Testing Day

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 is High School Testing Day for PSAT Testing in grades 9-11.  Students in grades 7-11 will report to school at normal time and will be dismissed at the conclusion of the test, roughly 12:00 pm.  All students in grades 7-11 will need to arrange transportation home from school on that day.  The school will not be providing transportation home or lunch. 

Naviance is offering FREE PSAT Prep Live through Kaplan. Follow the link below to register. Lessons are this weekend 10/6 and 10/7. This will help with the PSAT testing on Wednesday, 10/10! https://www.kaptest.com/psat/free/psat-prep-live

Mandatory College Visit Day

For Seniors, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 is a Mandatory College Visit Day.  Students are required to visit a college 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 5, 2018. 

 Mandatory College Visit Letter

Mandatory College Visit Permission Form

Junior Class of 2020 State-Funded ACT Test

The Junior Class of 2020 will be given the State-Funded ACT Test in school on February 20, 2019.  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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Angie Bihn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Junior ACT Parent Letter

ACT Prep Info from ACT

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/

SAT 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

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Testing/ACT-and-SAT-Practice-Tests

Other ACT Prep

https://academy.act.org/

Senior Parent Night

Here is the handout from Senior Parent Night 2018

Senior Parent Night Handout

FAFSA Information

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, 2018.  Use 2017 tax information when completing. Limited funds, apply early!  https://fafsa.ed.gov

FAFSA Help Website

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 Wednesday, October 3, 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) 2017 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 Project Information

Seniors must successfully complete in order to graduate. Folder with information, dates, and deadlines. Any questions contact Angie Bihn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call at 419-693-0465 ext. 218.

Senior Project Dates

College Credit Plus Information

Any 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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Cafeteria.

University of Toledo Account and Application Link

CCP Night Handout

SAFE Account 2018-2019 Manual for Parents

Ohio Deparment of Education Resource for Nonpublic School Families

SAFE Account Portal

Junior Parent Night

At least one Junior parent/guardian and Junior student are required to attend Junior Parent Night on Thursday, February 21, 2019 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Navigating the College Search Presentation

Investigating Special Programs Presentation

Admissions Process Presentation

Scholarship Opportunities Presentation

Financial Aid Presentation