School Counseling October Update

Up Coming Events

  • October 3rd at 6:30 pm, Library- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Information Night- Lisa Jackson from Kent State University- Ashtabula Campus will be here to present on how to apply for financial aid for post-secondary education (Universities/Colleges, Community Colleges, Technical, and Trade schools). Information that will be discussed is how income effects financial aid, parental/guardian situations, unique circumstances, and much more. If time permits, we will do a session on how to create the FSA ID which is a requirement for both students and parents.
  • Oct 9th - A-Tech presentation to 10th graders. Mrs. Schumann will be here to provide information to the 10th grade students about what A-Tech has to offer them. Then on Nov. 26th, the 10th grade students will be able to take a field trip to visit different programs. Please note - Students who apply must visit the program they apply to.
  • Oct. 11 - No School
  • Oct 16th - PSAT for sophomores and juniors. Cost is $16. This is a practice SAT test that students will be able to take that will simulate the SAT testing session. Students will receive their scores along with a detailed answer sheet with a website that they can access to help provide test prep help for future testing. In addition, if a junior scores high enough they may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Last day to register is Thursday, Oct. 10th. Please bring a check made out to Buckeye Local School or exact cash to Mrs. Rapose in the School Counseling Office.
  • Oct. 25th - End of the first quarter. If you play winter sports, remember your 1st quarter GPA must be at least 1.8 or you will not be eligible to play.

Up coming College Visits

The following colleges will be visiting Edgewood in the month of October. This is open to juniors and seniors. Students can sign up through Naviance and directions on how to do this are attached at the bottom of this page. There are only 15 spots per visit and students are limited to 5 visits per year.

OSU - ATI Campus - Oct. 3rd at 1pm

Baldwin Wallace - Oct. 8 at 1 pm

Ashland University - Oct 10 at 1 pm

Mount Vernon Nazarene University - Oct 15 at 9:20 am

Pennsylvania State University Erie - The Behrend College - Oct. 15 at 1 pm

Cleveland State University - Oct 22 at 1 pm

Malone University - Oct. 24th at 9:20 am

Tiffin University - Oct. 29 at 1 pm

University of Akron - Oct. 31 at 1 pm

University of Mount Union - Nov. 5 at 1 pm

Youngstown State University - Nov. 7 at 9:20 am

Kent State University -Ashtabula - Nov. 7 at 1 pm

Edinboro University - Nov. 14th at 9:20 am

Juniors and Seniors are allowed visit the college campus through the admission office two times per year that do not count against their attendance. We just need a note from the parent/guardian stating they will be absent and to bring back documentation from an official at the colleges stating the student was there and what day.

Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair

The annual Northeast Ohio Suburban College Fair will be held at John Carroll University on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

New this year: Strive Scan will be used at the college fair to allow students to more easily provide their contact information to college representatives. Students attending the fair are encouraged to visit before attending the fair to fill out the form and get a bar code.

Contact Nicole Galmarini at with any questions.

Office of Admission
John Carroll University

Senior Information

Many of you are working on your applications. Please remember that you must use Naviance to request your transcripts and letter of recommendations. Also, you must fill out the Senior transcript request the link is below and on the home page of your Naviance account,

Nov. 1st is the deadline for Early Decision, Early Action, and scholarship opportunities at many schools. If you are going to apply for a November 1st deadline, please remember to give the school counselors two weeks to send out your transcript and other needed materials.

Letters of Recommendations - If you need a letter of recommendation from a teacher, please give them two weeks to write a letter of recommendation. Think about asking a teacher who you were able to be involved in the class, maybe someone you had for multiple years or as a coach/adviser, or maybe someone who can talk about how you have matured and grow as a student.

You are to put the request on Naviance and to ask in person. Please also provide them with a resume or a list of your activities/accomplishments. Also, if you are applying through the Common App, please politely remind your teachers that they Common App teacher evaluation form must be completed on Naviance as well. The school counselors will not be able to send out the recommendation if it is not completed.

Step-by-Step directions are attached right below.

ACT Information

There is still time to do the late registration for the Oct. 26th ACT. The late registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 4th.

The deadline to register for the Dec. 14th ACT is Friday, Nov. 8th.

Cost without writing is $52.00

Cost with writing is $68.00

Late Registration is $30.00

Go to to register.

If you are a junior or senior and participate in Free/Reduced Lunch, your school counselor can give you a fee waiver to cover the cost of the test - including late fees. Also, by using a fee waiver you will received additional access to test prep materials for free. Please do not wait until the last day to register to request a fee waiver because the school counselors may not be available.


There are thousands of scholarships that are available to students. We do have many listed on our Naviance website. Below is a list of scholarships that are due in October that is taken from the website

4-H Youth in Action$5,00010/21/2019

Acts 1:8 Ministry Scholarship$50010/31/2019

ASNT Fellowship Award$20,00010/15/2019

B.K.L. Book Stipend Award$50010/31/2019

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship$10,00010/14/2019

Boise State WUE Award$42,00010/01/2019

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship$20,00010/31/2019

Create Real Impact Scholarship$1,50010/05/2019

ENF Emergency Educational Grants$4,00010/31/2019

Haz la U Educational Grant Program$15,00010/15/2019

High School Scholarship$1,50010/15/2019

IFA Foundation Scholarship - Marriott Foundation$1,50010/31/2019

IFA Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by Choice Hotels International$2,00010/31/2019

J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship$10,00010/31/2019

Keep Your Chin Up Scholarship Fund$5,00010/13/2019

Levine Scholars Program$155,00010/19/2019

Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship$2,50010/17/2019

MFA Cinder Scholarship$4,00010/15/2019

National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest$4,00010/31/2019

NCSA Minority Scholarship$1,50010/15/2019

NPG Poster Scholarship Contest$3,00010/15/2019

PAVE Student Aid Program$2,50010/11/2019

Posse Veterans ProgramVaries10/18/2019

Rhodes ScholarshipVaries10/02/2019

Save a Life Scholarship$1,50010/01/2019

Students With A Heart Foundation Scholarship$6,00010/01/2019

The Francis L. Toner Fellowship for Veterans$1,00010/28/2019

VFW Voice of Democracy Competition$30,00010/31/2019

WIIT Scholarship Program$1,50010/01/2019

Winston Churchill Foundation of the USA Scholarship ProgramVaries10/31/2019

Women's Scholarship$1,50010/15/2019

WTS Portland Scholarships$7,00010/22/2019


ACCESS is a county organization who goal is to help the students of Ashtabula County to pursue careers and/or college after high school graduation. We have Glenda Betteridge as our ACCESS adviser this year. Mrs. Betteridge will be meeting with seniors throughout the year and juniors starting second semester. Yet, at any time if a student has a question they will be able to see her.

Mrs. Betteridge is here on Tuesday and Thursday. Her email is

She can be reached by phone through the School Counseling number listed below.

The School Counseling Department

Sarah Wittreich, School Counselor Grades 11 & 12;

Sarah Izzi, School Counselor Grades 9 & 10;

Marie Rapose, Administrative Assistant,