Class of 2020 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/
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/
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:
Scholarship Searches-Please be aware of possible scholarship scams!
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 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 7-11 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.
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
Junior ACT Parent Letter
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/
The University of Toledo is offering ACT prep classes over the summer. Click here for more information
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 2018
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