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Guidance Office and Parent Resources

Randy Woods
High School Guidance Counselor

This page is broken down into three sections.  Scholarships, Opportunities, and Informational Sites.   Please scroll down get all the information.

Scholarships:
 
Seniors can apply for the Burger King scholarship program.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.

The Lima branch of the American Association of University Women have a scholarship for girls going to college in the fall.  If chosen as a scholarship winner the student must volunteer 10 hours at the Lima Public Library during the annual book fair.  Deadline is March 6, 2015

The Hauss-Helms Foundation has scholarships available for seniors residing in Allen and Auglaize counties.  Seniors must be in the top half of the class.
Deadline to apply is April 15, 2015

The VFW Post 9381 in Ada, Ohio is offering a scholarship for senior students. Eligibiity requirement is that the seniors parents or grandparents are a regular member in good standing.  Applications are available in the guidance office and the deadline is April 1. 2015

Seniors that reside in the Mid-Ohio Energy Coperative can apply for a scholarship.
Applications can be picked up in the guidacne office.  Deadline February 6

The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers have a James Kura Memorial Scholarship contest for seniors.  Applications can be downloaded at www.oacdl.org/scholarship      Deadline is March 10, 2015

Allen County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications can be picked up in the guidance office by seniors that are going to major in an agricultur-related program.   Deadline is April 1, 2015

Safety Council Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office for seniors pursuing a career in Occupational Safety 7 health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Science, Risk Management, or Health & Wellness.
Deadline is March 15, 2015

Wiliam D. Squires Schoarship is available for seniors that have a EFC of less than 8,000 on the FAFSA student aid report and have a 3.20 accumulative gpa
Students can apply at www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org
Deadline is April 6, 2015

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship applications can be found on-line at
www.schoarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/
Dedline is March 2, 2015

Any senior pursuing an animation career path can apply for a scholarship at www.animationcareerreview.com
Deadline is June 1st

Any senior pursuing a fashion degree can apply for the "Aspiring Fashion Professional" scholarship at www.fashion-schools.org
Deadline is June 1st

Apllications for the Ohio JCI Senate scholarship are available in the guidance office.  The deadline for submitting the application is January 9, 2015


Allen County Pork Producers scholarship applications are available in the guidance office.  Deadline is March 1st

Burger King scholarship opportunity for seniors.  Download an application at www.bkmclaimorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram
Deadline is December 15, 2014

AXA Achievement scholarships are available for seniors that are active in the community or have ovecome personal challenges.  Learn more about the scholarship and apply by December 15, 2014 at the following website
www.axa-achievement.com

Elks Most Valuable Student contest.  Deadline is December 5, 2014.  Download an application at www.elks.org/enf/scholars

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay contest.  Students in grade 9-12 can partcipate for the chance to win $10,000 in scholarship money. Deadline is January 5, 2015     visit the contest website at jfklibrary.org

Download an application for the National CO-OP scholarship program at
www.waceinc.org       Students must be going to one of the eleven member schools which include in-state schools  Toledo & Cncinnati

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Opportunities:   
Students that are currentlyin grade 9-11 can apply for The Detectives of Defiance program. It is a 3 day camp that focuses on Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Digital Forensic Science at Defiance College. The price is $200 if apply before April 1st.  The cost covers meals, snacks, supplies, and lodging.  It is June 25 thru June 28 contact Dr. Alyson Laframboise at 419-783-2494 or go to website www.defiance.edu/got-clue/

 

Students that will be 9th graders in the fall can apply for Camp Med which is held at the University of Toledo on June18 & 19.  The program is for students interested in the medical field.  If interested stop in the guidance office for an application.  Deadline is  April 10.

 Juniors and Seniors can sign up for a Veterninary Exploration Conference on February 21, 2015.  The program costs $10 and is in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency.  For more info and to register go to the following web address
http://mvinfo.org/students/VEC.html

Students who are least 14 years old can volunteer at St. Rita's hospital if they have a gpa over 3.0 and have completed 8th grade.  Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.  Deadline to apply is March 9, 2015

The International College of Broadcasting has a free workshop on Saturday January 21 for high school students. The workshop is in Dayton at starts at 9:30am.   Seating is limited so call 937-258-8251 to RSVP

College Goal Sunday is February 8, 2015  at designated spots all over the state Ohio.  The closest places to Allen East are Columbus Grove high school and the Lima/Allen Chamber of Commerce.  You and your parents can talk to financail aid advisors from different colleges.  If you bring your W'2 forms and tax information these professionals will help you complete the FAFSA form.   The best thing is that the program is free.  Please register at
www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org

Free Virtual College Fair  December 15 thru December 20
Students need to register at www.collegefairsonline.com


OSU-Lima Buckeye Tailgate and Open House  Friday October 17 or Friday October 31      RSVP at Lima.OSU.edu/rsvp and      enter access code TAILGATE 14

Family Information Night about Rhodes State College will be held at Waynesfield White Memorial Library on October 23 at 6pm
Families can learn about financial aid, scholarships, and the application process.  Save money and start your education at Rhodes State College.

Any senior that want to listen to the representative from GROB group in Bluffton can sign up in the guidance office.  The meeeting is October 16

Any senior girl that wants to participate in the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens program can stop in the guidance office for more details.  Students are required to write an essay and attend a luncheon on November 15, 2014. They receive a pin and certificate at the awards ceremony.  If chosen the best essay in Allen County, the chapter will forward to be considered for a $500 scholarship.

Distinguished Young Women program deadline is October 3, 2014
The program used to be called Junor Miss. It is for young women in the class of 2015. It is an opportunith to win cash and college scholarship money. Call Laura Szenas at 740-485-1423 or go on-line  ohio@distinguishedyw.org

 

Any sophomore or junior interested in taking the PSAT test on October 15 should stop in the guidance office for details.  The cost of the exam is $14 deadline to register and pay is October 3rd.
Free workshop at the International College of Broadcasting in Dayton, Ohio on September 27 at 8:30   for more details stop in the guidance office.


University of Findlay Science, Technology, and  Math hands on day.  September 26 beginning at 8:30   For more information or to register for the program go to        www.findlay.edu
 

ACT Prep at the Lima Public Library on Tuesday's beginning September 2nd and ending May 19     For more details stop in the guidance office.

 

A representative from the following colleges & universities will be at Allen East on the following dates.  Interested Seniors need to sign up in the guidance office in advance.

September 10  Miami University

September 15   Ohio Northern University  
September 16   Ohio State

 

September 18  Mt. Carmel College of Nursing

September 22  Lourdes College
September 25  University of Cincinnati
September 30  Defiance College
October 6  BGSU
October 29  Ohio Wesleyan University

October 29  Mount Union

 

 

 

Informational Sites:


Links have been created to access these sites.  The links are on the right side of the Guidance-Parent Resource page.  Click on appropriate link.

College Search Made Simple... try these sites

www.cappex.com
www.fastweb.com

www.thesimpledollar.com/college-scholarship-guide/

 




Free College Fair information at www.CollegeWeekLive.com


Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

ACT: Any college bound student should take the ACT in the spring of their junior year. They can re-test again in the fall of their senior year.  Check the ACT link for test dates and to register.  http://www.actstudent.org/  The Allen East  school code is 362 835