Senior Class 2020 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 January 31, 2020. Follow the link for more information and to apply.  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm

The Elks National Foundation, Inc. Most Valuable Students Scholarship is open for applications to students who are planning on pursuing a four year degree next year. Follow the link for more information and to apply. Deadline for applications is November 5, 2019.  https://www.elks.org/scholars/news.cfm?StoryID=119242https://www.elks.org/scholars/news.cfm?StoryID=119242

19th 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. 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

The Ray Kest Old Newsboys Memorial Scholarship is now open for applications. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5000. Students must have a minimum of 2.5 (simple GPA, not weighted). Applications will be in the hallway bookshelf outside Mrs. Bihn's office. Deadline is October 25, 2019.

The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award is open for applications. The scholarship recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through community service. This scholarship is for students who have participated in community service activities over the past year. The deadline is November 5, 2019. You can apply via the link https://spirit.prudential.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 for more requirements and how to apply. Deadline is 10/25/19.  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

Toledo Community Foundation manages over 190 scholarship funds.  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. 

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/

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

Freshman-Senior Scholarships

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship is open for applications for high school students, grades 9-12, who need financial assistance and who have a good academic record, to be used for high school tuition, for THIS school year.
Students must have 2.5 or higher, be a practicing Catholic, etc. Rules and considerations are enclosed with the application.  Deadline is November 27, 2019. Applications can be found in the hallway bookshelf outside of Mrs. Bihn's Office. This is a high school scholarship that can be for students grades 9-12 and used for your CSCHS tuition for this school year!

The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award is open for applications. The scholarship recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through community service. This scholarship is for students who have participated in community service activities over the past year. The deadline is November 5, 2019. You can apply via the link https://spirit.prudential.com/

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

Lourdes University- Wednesday, September 18 at 11:15
Owens Community College-Friday, September 20 at 11:25
Toledo Zoo Employment Opportunities Table- Monday, September 23 at Lunch
University of Toledo-Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:30
Miami University- Monday, September 30 at 11:15
Mount St. Joseph University- Monday, September 30 at 11:15
Ohio Wesleyan University-Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:25
John Carroll University-Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 11:25
Walsh University- Wednesday, October 2 at 11:30
Defiance College-Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:15
Youngstown State University-Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 11:25
University of Toledo Senior Application Workshop-Friday, October 11 at 11:15
Ohio Northern University- Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:30
Adrian College-Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:10
Bowling Green State University Senior Application Workshop-Thursday, October 24 at 9:30

 

College Nights

Toledo Area Catholic High School College Night is Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Lourdes University Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd, Sylvania, OH. This is a great opportunity to talk to representatives from over 100 colleges and universities from all over the nation!

The 12th 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.
The following topics will be covered:
-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 22 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.

 

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 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

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 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/

The University of Toledo is offering ACT prep classes over the summer. Click here for more information

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

FAFSA Information

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

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 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.

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

Letter of Intent Nonpublic Students

Junior Parent Night

At least one Junior parent/guardian and Junior student 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 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