January Senior Newsletter

Happy New Year !

Dear Seniors,

You have made it halfway through your senior year and graduation is right around the corner !


For many universities early action and priority deadlines have passed. Regular decision as well as universities with rolling admission are still accepting applications. It is important to know university deadlines so you do not miss opportunities. If you need help with applications or the college process please see your counselor we are here to help.


It is important to read emails and listen to announcements as communication surrounding college lunch and learn visits, scholarship opportunities, graduation information, and much more come in the form of email.

Current Local Scholarships

Hamilton Community Foundation:


Middletown Community Foundation:


Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship:

  • Be a member of General Electric Credit Union

  • College-bound with a "B" average

  • Community Volunteer hours

  • Essay required

  • 2 letters of recommendation

  • High School transcript

  • Deadline January 15th, 2019

  • Application available in the counseling department


Franklin B. Walter Scholastic Award:

  • Student ranked in the upper 5% of class

  • One year scholarship in the amount of $1,000

  • Deadline is February 2nd, 2019

  • Application available in the counseling department


WACE Co-op Scholarship

  • Have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale

  • Apply for admission for the 2019-2020 academic year at institution(s) you select on the scholarship application

  • Meet other merit scholarship criteria as established by the institution(s) selected on the application

  • http://www.waceinc.org/scholarship/

  • Deadline February 15, 2019


AAA School Safety Patrol Scholarship:

  • Once served as a member of the AAA safety patrol
  • 500 word essay

  • References

  • Transcript

  • Deadline is Friday, February 22nd, 2019

  • Application available in the counseling department


Tina's Angels:


OPSE Memorial Scholarship:
  • Parent/Legal Guardian is a member of OAPSE
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Deadline March 1st, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department


Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship:

  • Working towards an RN degree
  • Transcript
  • Leadership
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Deadline April 1st, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department


Martha Seward Rahfuse Memorial Scholarship:

  • Student ranked in the upper 25% of class

  • One year scholarship in the amount of $1,000

  • Deadline is April 1st, 2019

  • Application available in the counseling department


Virginia Budge Award for Creative & Performing Arts:

  • For Butler County Creative and Performing Arts students.
  • Application available at www.virginiabudgeaward.com
  • Deadline April 16th, 2018


Choir Booster Scholarship:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript
  • Deadline May 3rd, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department

Scholarship Award Letters

Seniors please share with the counseling department your scholarship award letters. We recognize scholarships awards in your graduation program and want to include and recognize everyone so please remember to turn in a copy to your counselor.

Scholarship Search Resources

College 101 Presentation

Thursday, Jan. 24th, 7pm

3045 Busenbark Road

Trenton, OH

Meeting is taking place in Heritage Hall.

Important Reminders

Important Reminders

  1. You must submit your official ACT scores which requires you to log into your ACT account and send them to the Universities you have applied.https://www.act.org/
  2. Now is the time to work on your college applications and obtaining your password/user name for your FAFSA, which you will complete after October 1, 2018. Both you and your parent need to register and choose a password and FAFSA ID. Deadlines are fast approaching for many universities. Be aware of application and FAFSA priority deadlines are due.
  3. Attention Students and Families Wishing to File the 2019-2020 FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool used to help families assist with completing the FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2018 for those wishing to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA. The tool will help families transfer the 2017 IRS tax information needed for this FAFSA. Please note that any information transferred will be encrypted to enhance the security level of this system. You will not be able to see the information transferred on the FAFSA screens or the Student Aid Report once the FAFSA is processed. If you have additional questions, please contact your school counselor, your college access advisor or your institution’s financial aid office.
  4. Please review previous senior newsletters for important information and resources such scholarship research searches, ACT/SAT, College Essay, Parchment, Overgrad and much more.