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
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 www.strivefair.com before attending the fair to fill out the form and get a bar code.
Contact Nicole Galmarini at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Office of Admission
John Carroll University
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.
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 www.actstudent.org 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.
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
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
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
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
WTS Portland Scholarships$7,00010/22/2019
Mrs. Betteridge is here on Tuesday and Thursday. Her email is ACCESS@buckeyeschools.info.
She can be reached by phone through the School Counseling number listed below.
The School Counseling Department
Sarah Izzi, School Counselor Grades 9 & 10; email@example.com
Marie Rapose, Administrative Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org