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Guidance March 2018

March, 2018

 

ACT TEST DATES

 

You will need to register for the ACT at www.act.org.  Be sure to pick up an ACT practice packet in the Guidance Office.  Testing dates are as follows:

 

                        TEST                                       Deadline to Register               Late Fee Required       

April 14, 2018                         March 9, 2018                         March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018                            May 4, 2018                            May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018                          June 15, 2018                          June 16-22, 2018

 

Do NOT wait until the last minute to register as it takes about two hours to complete the first time!  It is recommended that juniors who are planning to go to college take the test for the first time no later than the December administration.  Seniors who are taking it for the first time should take it as soon as possible!  The ACT is the test score that colleges in this area want to see.

 

When you are completing the ACT Registration Form, you will need to list the colleges that you want your score sent to.  Make sure you are including your most likely choices in this list.  Larger colleges like Ohio State, University of Miami, and University of Cincinnati are now requiring that they receive your scores directly from the ACT as well as from your high school.

 

  • You should take the Writing portion of the ACT at least one time.  Several major colleges in Ohio are requiring it as part of your admissions package, and some use it for English placement.  If you have questions about a specific college, see Mrs. Meyer.

 

SAT TEST DATES

 

            If you wish to take the SAT, register at www.collegeboard.org.  Testing dates are as follows:

 

                        TEST                                       Deadline to Register               Late Fee Required     

May 5, 2018                            April 6, 2018                           April 25, 2018

June 8, 2018                            May 3, 2018                            May 23, 2018

 

ACT Prep Websites available!

 

www.March2Success.com (free)

            This site is sponsored by the U.S. Army (if you do not want to be

            contacted by a recruiter, just check “no” when registering—no obligations for

just using the site).  Several students who needed to raise their scores for scholarships purposes have found it helpful in the past.

 

www.actstudent.org (free)

Visit the official ACT student website and view Practice Questions, a Question of the Day, Test Taking Tips, and Test Directions.

 

www.number2.com/exams/act (free)

You can register at this site to take free Practice Tests and get other test- taking tips!

 

www.infohio.org (free)

Go to the Learning Express Library. Register as a student, and here you will find free on-line prep courses and free down-loadable prep books to help study for the ACT!

 

  • There are also various resources available at a cost.  Copies of some of these preparation books can also be found at local libraries or can be found on-line.

 

NEW!  The Guidance Office has 2 new ACT Prep Guide Books and 2 CDs to loan out for your preparation!  See Mrs. Meyer or Ms. Tennant if you are interested!

 

College/Scholarship Searches and Financial Aid Help

 

For good info about college searches and scholarship notification, you will definitely want to check out the following websites:

www.EducationPlanner.com                                                  www.CollegeAnswer.com,    www.KnowHow2GoOhio.org                                               www.meritaid.com

 www.admissions.com                                                           www.studentedge.com

 www.CollegeBoard.com.                                                      www.anycollege.com

www.salliemae.com  (free Education Investment Calculator)

www.charterone.com

www.bgsu.edu/offices/sfa   (BG website offers short videos on financial aid topics)

www.christianconnector.com (request information & automatically be entered in $2,500.00 scholarship drawing)

 

Free Scholarship Searches!   Register at www.Scholarships.com and www.fastweb.com.

Take On-line Campus Tours!  Go to www.eCampusTours.com

The “Need a Lift” book sponsored by the American Legion is available in the Guidance Office.  It contains extensive information on scholarships for veteran’s dependents.

 

Playing Athletics in College?

 

Juniors and seniors:  If you are interested in playing athletics in college, you must register with the governing body of the athletic league to which the college you are playing in belongs.   It is preferable to do this at the end of your junior year in high school.  If you are looking into playing at a Division I or II school, you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter). 

 

When taking your ACT or SAT, designate the NCAA as one of your “College Choices” by entering the code “9999”.  The NCAA must receive your score directly from the company; they will not take it off of your transcript from the high school. 

 

If you are looking into playing at an NAIA school, you must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center (www.playnaia.org).  If you register with either one of these centers, please let Mrs. Meyer know so that she can forward more information to the sites when asked for it.  Complete lists of schools and their affiliations can be found at each website.  You are urged to keep in close contact with college coaches you may be working with to ensure a smooth transition from the high school to college arena.

 

Buckeye Boys and Girls State

 

American Legion Buckeye Boys State – Buckeye Boys State is an 8-day “hands on” experience in the operation of the Democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio Government.  Eligibility is limited to young men who have completed the 11th grade. This year’s Buckeye Boys State will be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio from June 10th through June 16th.  If interested in attending, please stop in the Guidance office for an application.

 

American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls State – The main objective of the Girls State program is to train young women, who have completed the 11th grade, in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship by providing participants to actively participate in a democratic form of government. This year’s Buckeye Girls State will be held at the University Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio from June 10th through June 16th. If interested in attending, please stop in the Guidance office for an application.

 

Apprenticeships, and Other Job Opportunities

 

Dayton Electrical J.A.T.C. – This is a 3-5 years apprenticeship opportunity in the electrical fields of Inside Wireman and Installer Technician. In these programs the accepted intern will learn the skills of the trade through on-the-job training, working alongside an experienced journeyman who will pass on his or her skills that have been learned over the years. If interested, contact Eric Gray at (937) 264-2052 extension 1202, or visit the website at www.daytonohiojatc.org.  

 

Many jobs are currently open in Manufacturing and Machining Technologies at local companies – Entering Manufacturing and Machining programs at local colleges like Sinclair or Rhodes State.  Starting machinists sometimes make the same amount of money as a beginning Engineer with a bachelor’s degree!

 

Sollman Electric – There are growing careers in the Electrical Field.  Sollman Electric hires 2-3 students per year from the programs at Upper Valley Career Center and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. If you are interested in pursuing a career in electrical construction. See Guidance for more information and opportunities. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact Dennis Sollmann of Sollmann Electric at 937-492-0346.

 

Kroger – The Sidney Kroger store has many job opportunities available for students at the present time. Interested students are to contact Bev Snider, Recruiting and Retention Specialist, at (937) 497-7411 ext 2146.

 

GROB Apprenticeship Program – GROB Systems, Inc. would like to invite those of you who are interested in becoming an apprentice to an Apprenticeship Open House and Tour. Tour dates are as follows:  Saturday, February 17, 2018, and March 24, 2018. The starting time for each open house is 9:00 a.m. Benefits of a GROB’s apprenticeship include, but are not limited to: Free Associate’s Degree from Rhodes State College in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Electrical Engineering Technology; Option for a +2 program where apprentices can receive their Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the following schools (BGSU, Ohio Northern, Miami Univ., University of Dayton, or the University of Toledo); Free health, dental and vision insurance, 401K, 12 paid holidays, provided uniforms, and GROB  provides $160 per year toward work boots. To apply for an apprenticeship, go to http://apprentice.grobsystems.com/.  Application deadline is March 24, 2018. For questions or more information contact Mike Fuerst at (419) 369-6931 or Mike Hawk at

(419) 369-1217.

 

Ohio Operating Engineers Apprenticeship and Training Program – Operating Engineers build roads, bridges, dams, and assist in construction of large buildings and other structures. The Ohio Operating Engineers Training Program is an industry sponsored, funded, and registered apprenticeship training program. Applicants must be 18 years old by May1, in the year they apply. For additional information go to www.local18training.com or stop in the Guidance office for a copy of the application information fact sheet.

 

College Open Houses & College Fairs

 

Colleges set aside days to feature or “spotlight” certain majors—kind of like an “open house”. To schedule college visits, go to the college’s website for information and registration.  Listed below are some colleges that we have received special announcements about.  Check college websites to find out about others.

 

NACAC National College Fair – The path to your perfect college begins with college fairs! Free and open to the public, NACAC fairs connect students to hundreds of colleges and universities all in one location. The 2018 National College Fair will be held in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, as well as Cleveland, on April 22, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. To register for these free events go to www.nacacfairs.org/NCF.

 

Bowling Green State University – The Spring Open House on April 28, 2018. For more information call

419-372-0107 or visit the website at www.bgsu.edu.

 

Heidelberg University – The Spring Visit Days are scheduled for March 26, and April 20, 2018.  To register for any of these visit days, or to register for an individual or overnight visit, go to www.heidelberg.edu/admissions/visit.

 

Otterbein University – The Otterbein Experience Day for students that have been admitted will be March 14-15, and March 25-26. 

 

Purdue University Fort Wayne – Spring Campus Visit Day will be held Sunday, March 18, 2018 from

12:30 – 4 p.m. with check-in at the Walb Student Union beginning at 11:30 a.m. To register go to www.ipfw.edu/scvd or for questions and to learn more go to www.purdueipfw.edu, or call 800-324-4739.

 

Mercy Health St Rita’s Medical Center Cardiovascular Symposium – The symposium is for high school seniors interested in the cardiovascular specialty field. There is a limited number of seats available, and RSVP is required. To reserve a seat, contact Traci Cox, M.Ed., at (419) 995-4947 or email her at trcox@mercy.com.

 

Additional College Information

 

**Don’t forget that you should be constantly checking the websites of the colleges that you are interested

in for dates and deadlines for applications, scholarships, etc. !!**

 

For descriptions of Private Colleges in Ohio, go to www.OhioPrivateColleges.com to download info

 

There are over 300 colleges who will accept The Common Application to apply to their university.  See the map in the Guidance Office to find out which colleges accept this.

 

Ever think about being a Court Reporter?  Visit www.CIAmerica.org for information on the Court Reporting Institute of America.

 

Defiance College – Students that are interested in the areas of Digital Forensic Science, Forensic Science, or Criminal Justice, Defiance College will be hosting “The Detectives of Defiance: Got a Clue?” Camp Thursday, June 21 – June 24, 2018 for those students interested in learning more about these fields. It will introduce students to crime scene investigations and forensics. If interested in attending or having more information regarding the camp, stop in the Guidance office.

 

University of Dayton:  If you are applying, they encourage that you attach a separate page listing your extra-curricular and service activities.  Their admissions process is becoming more competitive, so providing information about yourself beyond the regular application may help your chances of begin accepted.

            University of Dayton Summer Opportunities:

    • Women in Engineering Summer Camp – June 24-29, 2018 and register at www.go.udation.edu/wie
    • Summer Honors Engineering Camp – July 8-13, 2018 and register at www.go.udation.edu/engr/honors_camp
    • Entrepreneurship 101 – Learn about entrepreneurship, compete for a University of Dayton scholarship in an elevator pitch competition and earn three credit hours. This program will be held June 17-29, 2018.  Register at www.go.udayton.edu/entrepreneurship101.
    • Leadership 101 – Learn the foundations of leadership, create a personal leadership development plan and earn three credit hours. This program will be held June 17-29, 2018. Register at www.go.udation.edu/leadership101.

Bowling Green State University – BGSU has joined the Common Application. Students may complete the BGSU application or the Common Application. Students may apply for admission online at http://choose.bgsu.edu/apply/online. Freshman scholarship levels may be viewed by going to the Scholarship Calculator at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships.

 

University of Cincinnati – Students interested in UC scholarships and the University Honors Program, must meet this deadline to be considered. The rolling deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

 

Ohio State Scholarship and Application Notes – New freshman applicants to the Columbus campus will use The Common Application.  Regional campus applicants (i.e. Lima) will use Ohio State’s traditional online application.  All students should start at apply at www.osu.edu.

 

Muskingum University – The PLUS Program at Muskingum University is nationally recognized for offering comprehensive academic support services to college students who have learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Call today for more information or to arrange a personal visit to Muskingum University by contacting the PLUS Program at 740-826-8280 or call the Admissions Office at 800-752-6082.

 

RAEBURN E. BARNES TRUST LOAN PROGRAM

 

The Barnes Trust is a low-interest college loan program open to any student living in a Shelby County school district.  Students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible, as their funds do run out.  The last possible date to apply is March 31, 2018.  Please stop in the Guidance Office for an information and application, or go online at barnestr@bright.net.

 

Hauss – Helms Foundation

 

The Hauss-Helms Foundation was established to aid worthy students that live in the Auglaize/Allen Counties of Ohio area to continue their education past high school.  The application is available on the website www.hauss-helmsfoundation.org, and must be filed no later than April 1, 2018

 

                                            Scholarships

 

**Rhodes State College – Students that have applied to Rhodes State College and plan to attend in the fall of 2018 could apply for over 50 scholarships. Applications, instructions, and essay questions are available at www.RhodesState.edu/Scholarships.  Students will need to apply online, and may check all the scholarships, and criteria, on the website. 

 

**Rhodes State College Credit Plus Scholarship – Students must have successfully compleged at least one Rhodes State College CCP class in high school, have a 2.0 or higher Cumulative Rhodes State CCP GPA, and have enrolled as a full-time student at Rhodes State after high school. This is a $1,000 renewable scholarship. Those qualified students need to apply at http://www.rhodesstate.edu/scholarships by May 1, 2018.

 

**Tiffin University – Tiffin University has a variety of scholarships available in their music, dance and visual arts departments. Go to www.tiffinmusic.com/scholarships to apply. The individual departments will contact the students with audition dates and times. Students interested in these scholarships must have completed an application for admission to Tiffin University.

 

**Edison State Scholarship -  submit the Edison State Scholarship application to be considered for any of the 30+ scholarships offered through The Edison Foundation and Edison State Community College.  Applications are to be completed online at www.edisonohio.edu/apply and the deadline for applying is

March 20, 2018.

 

The Dayton Foundation ScholarshipCONNECT – Students are now able to search and apply online for scholarships through ScholarshipCONNECT. Students will need to apply online at www.daytonfoundation.com. For questions or further assistance, please call 937-225-9955 for Elizabeth Horner, or email scholarships@daytonfoundation.org. Deadline to apply is March 9, by 4:00 p.m.

 

Guaranteed-Scholarships is a website offering over 700 scholarships guaranteed by nearly 200 colleges and universities. Visit the website to view available scholarships and schools at www.guaranteed-scholarships.com.

 

ACT Student Champion Award – Applications are now open for the ACT Student Champion Award, recognizing a student from each state. The student given the award will receive a non-renewable scholarship of $500. Students must have a composite score of 22 or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 GPA scale. Applications and rules can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions.

 

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship/Denison University – Students that apply and are accepted to Denison University, will automatically be considered for this scholarship. First preference is given to students from Ohio and majoring in mathematics or the sciences. An award up to $5,000 is available, regardless of financial need. All Knowlton Scholarships are renewable annually.

 

James P. Humphrey Black Achievers Scholarship – Eligibility for this scholarship is as follows:

  • Attend a Shelby County school or the Upper Valley Career Center, and are residents of Shelby County
  • Have an accumulated 2.0 GPA or better. Applications may be picked up in the Guidance office, and the application deadline is April 1, 2018.

 

Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship – This is a $1,000 scholarship, for students enrolled in a 2-5 year college/university, and is based on a 500 - 1,000 word essay explaining the one thing you would change aout the world if you could, why, and how you would do it. Further details, instructions, and application are available online at www.klinglerlaw.com/scholarship. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

 

B. Davis Scholarship - The creators of “Student Award Search Aid” are offering this $1,000 scholarship. Application and information is available at the website, http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm, and must be submitted online. Deadline for this scholarship is May 22, 2018.

 

District Counseling Department & Scholarship Department – At the following website, students will find a variety of scholarship programs that will award scholarships to students graduating in 2018.  To view the list of available scholarships, their criteria, and deadlines, go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.

 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited college or university. Interested students may find eligibility information and application at www.OnlineMBAReport.com

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited college or university. Interested students may visit www.AnimationCareerReview.com. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited college or university. Students may view information and apply at www.OnlineMBAReport.com. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship – This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited college or university. Interested students may receive information and apply at www.Fashion-Schools.org. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.

 

HRAWO Scholarship Program – This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior pursuing a career in Human Resources. Scholarship details, rules, and application are available in the Guidance office. Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018.

 

Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation Scholarships - This year all applications must be done by applying online at www.wapakacf.org. Students will fill out their common application found in the scholarship section on the website. Answers provided in the common application will automatically take students to the scholarships they may be eligible to apply for this year. Application deadline for all scholarships is

March 31, 2018.

            Alvin E. Egbert Scholarship – This scholarship is open to Botkins Local high school seniors who are going into an agricultural field of study. Students will follow the same instructions as given above in the Wapakoneta Area Community Foundation Scholarship.

 

BigSun Scholarship – The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits and offer a $500 award. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating. To apply, please go to http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. Application deadline is June 19, 2018.

 

Abe Slann Memorial Scholarship & the Bo & Gloria Ginn Scholarship – These scholarships are offered to students that will be pursuing a career in Political Science. For an application, details and rules regarding these two scholarships, visit http://www.thebestcolleges.org/scholarships/politicalscience.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Buddies” Scholarship – Students applying for this $500 scholarship must meet the following requirements. Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA, attend a Shelby or Darke County school district, volunteer for Big Brothers Big sisters for two years and have a 75% attendance participation with the program, and planning to attend a two or four-year college, university, or technical school. Applications are available in the Guidance office. Deadline to apply is April 5, 2018.

 

Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges & Schools 2018 LEADS! Scholarship Program – There are over 220 scholarship available ranging from $2,000 to $44,000.  These scholarships are only available to Ohio High School graduates of the class of 2018. To find out more about career colleges & schools in Ohio and Michigan, visit www.omaccs.org.  Applications and information are also available at the website under Scholarships.  Deadline is April 6, 2018, and the information booklet and application directions are also available in the Guidance office for student use.

 

Catherine I. Fletcher Memorial - Shelby County Coin Club Scholarship – Students graduating in 2017, and who have been accepted, or in the process of applying, to a two or four-year college/university, may apply for this scholarship.  Application details are available in the Guidance office.  Essays and cover sheets should be turned into the Guidance office by March 19, 2018 to meet the application deadline.

 

CBC/VECTREN Lead the Way Creative Scholarship – A $5,000 scholarship program sponsored by CBC and Vectren Corporation to support our blood resource leaders of tomorrow. CBC and Vectren annually award $1,000 scholarships to five graduating high school seniors. It is open to all graduating high school seniors in CBC's 15-county service area who are college bound and whose high school hosts a CBC blood drive during the academic year. Applicants are asked to imagine themselves as the leader of their school's blood drive and are challenged to create a winning donor recruitment campaign. Applications are available in the Guidance office or at www.givingblood.org. Application deadline is April 20, 2018.

Universal 1 Credit Union 2018 Glen R Kershner Memorial Scholarship - Universal 1 Credit Union is accepting applications for its Glen R Kershner Memorial Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is open to eligible high school senior credit union members who are considering post-secondary education at an accredited college or university.  Applications and guidelines are available at www.u1cu.org/scholarship or in the Guidance office. The deadline is March 5, 2018.

Ohio Oil and Gas Foundation Scholarship – This is a 4-year renewable $1,000 scholarship is available for students pursuing a career in the crude oil and natural gas industry, or a related field. Deadline to apply is

March 1, 2018, and applications are available in the Guidance office or online at www.oogeep.org.

 

William D. Squires Educational Foundation – A copy of the scholarship application and detailed information are available at www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org, or in the Guidance office.  Applications will be accepted from February 15th through April 5th.

 

Nursing Schools Almanac Aspiring Nurse Scholarship – This scholarship is available to students who have shown academic excellence, particularly in Science and Math, and has a passion for the overall field of healthcare.  Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com, and click on the banner on the right-hand side of the website homepage. You will find detailed scholarship information and the official application.  Deadline to apply is midnight on June 30, 2018.

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is available to all students that will be graduating in 2018 and attending a college or university. Students may apply at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Full details are available at the website, including the essay topic and instructions on applying.  Deadline to apply is June 14, 2018.

 

Dayton Daily News Si Burick Journalism Scholarship – This scholarship will be awarded yearly to the winning high school graduating senior and includes a 10-week paid internship doing hands-on journalism in the multi-media newsroom. Students must be pursuing a career in journalism to apply. Deadline to apply is

March 9, 2018, and students may apply at www.daytonfoundation.org. Once on the website, click on ScholarshipCONNECT to access the online scholarship application. 

 

Altrusa Club Grant – This scholarship is available to those students graduating in 2017, and that have been a resident of Shelby County for at least 5 years. Applications are available in the Guidance office, and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is available to all students that will be graduating in 2018 and attending a college or university. Students may apply at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.  Full details are available at the website, including the essay topic and instructions on applying.  Deadline to apply is June 14, 2018.

 

Nursing Schools Almanac Aspiring Nurse Scholarship – This scholarship is available to students pursuing a nursing career, who have shown academic excellence, particularly in Science and Math, and has a passion for the overall field of healthcare.  Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com, and click on the banner on the right-hand side of the website homepage. You will find detailed scholarship information and the official application.  Deadline to apply is midnight on August 31, 2018.

 

Manufacturing Scholarship – Students interested in pursuing a career or degree involving manufacturing, please visit http://www.smeef.org/ for scholarship and mentoring opportunities.

 

Sidney Shelby County YMCA Lee E. Schauer Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is for any college bound seniors with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA, has participated in sports and/or fitness activities, and is a $12,000 scholarship paid over a 4-year period. A list of criteria and application is available in the Guidance office. The deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.

 

Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Jim Lantz Scholarship – This is a one-year nonrenewable $1,000 scholarship available to any college bound senior that is a Shelby County resident with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Application is available in the Guidance office, and the deadline to apply is April 6, 2018.

 

Ohio Gas Association Scholarship – This is $1,000 scholarship, can be renewed for up to three additional years, and is available for students pursuing a career in the natural gas industry, or a related field. A 3.00 Cumulative GPA is required for those wishing to apply. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018 and applications are available in the Guidance office or online at www.ohiogasassoc.org.

 

KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship – This is a $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded to a student pursuing a college degree who can come up with a plan to persuade young adults to avoid texting while driving. The student must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.00 and have been accepted to a college or university. To apply go to www.knrlegal.com, and type in the search box KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018.

 

The Association of the United States Army Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship program is for children of U.S. Army Soldiers currently serving or those that have served and that have been accepted at a certified college or university. Applications are available in the Guidance office, and the deadline is April 1, 2018.

 

Energy Leadership Scholarship – This scholarship will award three $1,000 scholarships and is open to students who’s parents are customers of Vectren or DP& L service. Students that would like to apply need to go to https://www.ohioenergy.org/students-and-families/dpl-vectren-scholarship-application/online-dpl-vectren-scholarship-application. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018.

 

Fraternal Order of Police Gateway Lodge #138 Scholarship – The FOP Scholarship application is now available in the Guidance office. Deadline to have the application returned is April 3, 2018.

 

Rotary Club of Sidney Scholarship – This year the Sidney Rotary Club will be awarding four scholarships in the amount of $750 each. One scholarship will be awarded to a student that will be attending a trade school, and the other three will go to students attending four-year college/university programs. Applications and scholarship directions are available in the Guidance office. The deadline to apply is March 9, 2018.

 

Shelby County Retired Teachers Association Kent Smith Scholarship – This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a college student that is majoring in education, and who graduated from a Shelby County school district. For questions, please call Karen Gariety at 937-492-3569. Applications are available in the Guidance office and the deadline is April 27, 2018.

 

Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship – This $500 scholarship is available to students entering college in any major, and whose parents are members of the Shelby County Farm Bureau. Applications are available in the Guidance office and the deadline to apply is April 1, 2018.

 

OPPORTUNITIES

 

Mercy Health St Rita’s Medical Center Cardiovascular SymposiumThe symposium is for high school seniors interested in the cardiovascular specialty field. There is a limited number of seats available, and RSVP is required. To reserve a seat, contact Traci Cox, M.Ed., at (419) 995-4947 or email her at trcox@mercy.com.

 

Ohio Department of Transportation has summer transportation seasonal help opportunities available. Applicants need to apply online at http://careers.ohio.gov/. For additional information about the Ohio Department of Transportation visit http://www.dot.state.oh.us, or call 937-492-1141 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For further information please see Ms. Tennant in the Guidance office.

 

John Deere C & F TechJohn Deere and Murphy Tractor are looking for talented individuals to be a student, trained to become a John Deere Construction Equipment Technician. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 enrollments. The program is specifically designed to prepare the individual for trouble shooting and repair of construction equipment.  Courses are held at Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska.

Stop in the Guidance office for more information.

 

Wilson Health HospiceWilson Health Hospice is offering a Volunteer Training for anyone interested in an opportunity volunteering with their healthcare organization. This is a great opportunity for those looking to get into the healthcare field. The training will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 6-22, 2018 from

12-3 p.m. at the Wilson Home Care & Hospice Office. To receive an application or for more information, please all the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at 937-494-5299.