April Guidance 2021

Exciting News!!!!!!!

Ohio State - Lima is now offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology. Each incoming student will receive a $1000 scholarship from Husky Lima Refinery. Visit lima.osu.edu or email admissions at lima-askabuckeye@osu.edu for more information or to request a visit.

Edison State Community College- is providing 100% tuition waiver to 2021 graduating high school seniors as a way of assisting our community during challenging times. 100% tuition waiver is available to all graduating high school seniors in the Edison State service area (Darke, Miami, Preble, and Shelby counties) or those who attend a high school that has a College Credit Plus partnership with Edison State. The tuition waiver applies to courses offered at any Edison State location or online. The 100% tuition waiver covers the cost of tuition, which includes instructional fees, general fee, technology fee, activity fee, and career service fees. Students are responsible for lab fees, security fees, books, or additional fees. Whether taking classes online or in-person, students can take comfort in knowing the credits earned at Edison State will transfer seamlessly to four-year universities nationwide. Edison will be offering FREE information sessions via ZOOM on Monday, April 5 | 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 8 | 10:00 a.m. Visit www.edisonohio.edu/waiver to learn more about the 100% tuition waiver.

Edison State and Honda Student Internships- Edison State Community College has teamed up with Honda to develop a direct pathway to lead students into a manufacturing career at Honda. Start planning now! Apply to Edison State Community College in one of two Engineering Technology degree programs: Electro-Mechanical or Automation and Robotics degrees. Then apply to Honda at www.honda.com/careers/find-a-job-internships-and-coops. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required to participate.

Ohio State Main Campus Visit Update - Ohio State is offering a VERY limited number of in-person campus tours for admitted students in April. Safety guidelines require them to limit groups to three students (and one guest each), and they are registering admitted students on a first-come, first-served basis. When tour offerings fill, they will not be able to accommodate any additional requests or walk-in visitors. For admitted students who are not able to schedule a guided tour, they recommend a Self-guided walking tour or a Virtual campus tour, narrated by their University Ambassadors.

UNOH Virtual Preview Day – Register at UNOH.edu (University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima) for their Virtual Preview Days to be held April 7-11! Chat with an Admissions Rep and get your application fee waived! Open to current Juniors and Seniors.


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

June 12, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 8-21, 2021

July 17, 2021 June 18, 2020 June 19-25, 2021

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, Univ. of Miami, and Univ. of Cincinnati require that they receive your scores directly from the ACT company as well as from your high school.

  • You should take the Writing portion of the ACT at least one time. Most colleges in Ohio prefer to see that you have taken this portion at least one time. If you have questions about a specific college, see Mrs. Meyer.

ACT Prep Workshop Available!

G P Educational Services is offering an ACT Prep workshop in preparation for the June 12 & July 17 ACT test dates. Workshop days will be June 7, 8, 9, 10th in Minster/Troy. More information can be found at www.actprepworkshop.com .Sign up early as seating is limited. Registration deadline is June 1, 2021.


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.kaptest.com/act/free/act-free-practice-test Free Kaplan Live ACT Test Prep

www.actstudent.org/academy (free)

Visit the official ACT student website and view video lessons, interactive practice questions, full-length practice tests, educational games, and other materials targeted to a student’s academic/testing needs. ACT Academy provides learners with a personalized study plan based on pervious scores from the ACT test, Pre-ACT, and official ACT practice tests.

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.

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


If you wish to take the SAT, register at www.collegeboard.org.

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.admissions.com www.studentedge.com

www.CollegeBoard.com www.nitrocollege.com


www.salliemae.com (free Education Investment Calculator)

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

Careers in Public Health

The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of having qualified public health professionals. Whether it's becoming a health educator to ensure the public is receiving accurate information about a recent outbreak, researching a vaccine as an epidemiologist, working in government oversight to ensure communities have safe drinking water, or one of many other career paths, there are so many ways public health professionals can create positive change in the world. Check out the following websites to learn more about careers in public health and opportunities for online degrees:

What Can You Do with a Public Health Degree? - https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/what-can-you-do/public-health-degree/

Guide to Online Degrees in Public Health - https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/online-degrees/public-health-programs/

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.

Apprenticeships, Internships and Other Job Opportunities

GROB Systems is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2021 apprenticeship class! We are actively searching for high school seniors who are interested in joining our team as an apprentice next June. We are seeking your help in finding students who may be a great fit for GROB. Interested students can learn more about the program and apply online at www.grobsystems.com/apprentice.

College Open House Days

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.

University of Findlay - Upcoming Campus Visit Days

April 16 - Animal Science, Pre-Vet, Equestrian Discovery Day

College Application Essays

Need help writing college application essays? Check out:



(lots of writing resources! Follow links for 7-12 Students)

Additional College Information

*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.

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

*Visit www.CIAmerica.org for information on the Court Reporting Institute of America.

Bowling Green State University – BGSU has begun the Falcon Tuition Guarantee program. This is a program that will lock in the same price for tuition for four years and will give students the opportunity to know just how much a 4-year education will cost. BGSU also 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.

Wright State University- Seniors who are interested in applying to Wright State may do so at wright.edu/apply Browse their scholarship page at https://www.wright.edu/raiderconnect/financial-aid/scholarship-search. For more information about Wright State housing, go to: http://www.wright.edu/residence-life-and-housing


Altrusa Club Grant- This scholarship is available to those students graduating in 2021, and be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or an associate degree. Applications are available in the Guidance office, and the deadline to apply is April 10, 2021.

Wilson Health Auxiliary Scholarship- Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in the medical field. Applicants can apply online at www.wilsonhealth.org/careers/auxiliaryscholarship. Paper applications are available at Wilson Health’s Main Campus in the main lobby (Door 1). Questions can be directed to Jenny Meyer, Volunteer Coordinator, at jmeyer@wilsonhealth.org or call 937-498-5390. Application deadline is April 16, 2021.

The Farmers Equipment Scholarship- Two $500 scholarships will be awarded in each of Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Hardin, Logan, Putnam, Shelby, Union, Hancock, Wyandot, Seneca, Van Wert, Paulding counties to 4-H and/or FFA members who are graduating seniors. Students must be enrolled as a full-time student in a four-year, two-year college; or a trade school for fall quarter of 2021 and be or have been involved in a junior fair program, such as 4-H or FFA. Applications can be found at farmerseq.com. The deadline to apply is May 7, 2021.

Stanley Technology Scholarship- This scholarship is open to students interested in Security, Information Science, Technology, or Computer Science related fields of study. Learn more at https://apply.scholarsapply.org/stanley-scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2021-3:00 p.m..

Botkins Creative Arts Scholarship- This scholarship is for those students planning to pursue an arts major or minor in college. The application is available in the Guidance office and the deadline to apply is April 22, 2021.

George W. Hathaway Agricultural Scholarship- This scholarship is open to all seniors who reside in Shelby county and are currently enrolled in a high school agricultural program with plans to study agriculture at the college level. Three $2,000 scholarships will be awarded. Applications are available in the Guidance Office. Deadline to apply is April 6, 2021.

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, 2021.

Fraternal Order of Police Gateway Lodge #138 Scholarship- The application for the Fraternal Order of Police Gateway Scholarship application is now available in the Guidance office. The deadline to apply is April 23, 2021.

HRAWO Scholarship- Human Resources Association of Western Ohio will be giving one scholarship to be used towards an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to a student pursuing a degree in Human Resources or a related field. At the end of the freshman year, the recipient will be considered for a second scholarship, providing they have carried a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and has maintained a 3.00 GPA. High school students applying for this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.00 and be a graduate of a high school in Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, or Shelby County. Applications, requirements, and rules are available in the Guidance office. The deadline to submit an application is April 9, 2021, and it must be emailed to hrwesternohio@gmail.com

Elaine Noffsinger Nursing Scholarship- This $1,000 scholarship is for any student pursuing a nursing degree and who has shown strong participation in school activities. Applications are available in the Guidance Office and must be returned to the Guidance Office. Application deadline is April 9, 2021.


University of Findlay Pharmacy Summer Camp- Registration for this year’s Pharmacy Camp is now open. This year, they will be providing two different dates to choose from- June 20-23 or July 25-28, 2021. The two camps will be held on the campus of the University of Findlay and is open to high school juniors and seniors. The cost is $350 and includes all meals, snacks, and housing. Each camp has availability for 50 students on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to www.findlay.edu/pharmacy for more information and to register.

Advance Employment is currently hiring for Plastipak in Jackson Center for their summer help program. These positions are targeted at graduating High School Seniors- who are interested in working through the summer, before entering school in the fall. Full time positions are also available for students, 18 years old, that are not going to be seeking further education. Apply online at https://careers.adaptondemand.com/AdvanceEmp/Jobs/ or call today for more information. 1-937-419-4375.

Bowling Green State University- BGSU academic summer camps are open and accepting applications for several virtual opportunities this summer. BGSU has several offerings for this summer, including audio production, forensic science, pre-law, nutrition and fitness and several music offerings. Summer is a great time for students to explore majors and career interests. Each camp is designed to expand a student’s world view, but also to give him or her experience with college professors. More information and applications can be found at https://www.bgsu.edu/pre-college-programs/summer-academic-and-youth-programs/academic-summer-programs.html If you have any questions you can reach out to Kari Jo Wilson, Summer Academic & Youth Programs at 419-372-0424 or stormkj@bgsu.edu


Brown Industrial in Botkins, is hiring full-time. Brown Industrial is a third generation, family-owned manufacturer of trailers and truck bodies for the Rendering and Recycling Industries with a precision fabrication shop. OUTSTANDING BENEFITS: competitive wages, monthly bonus, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k with company match, life insurance, vacation/personal time, and paid holidays. Appy in person at 311 W. South Street, Botkins, Monday-Friday from 8 am-4pm, Online: www.brownindustrial.com or email resume to: carrie@brownindustrial.com . For more information please see the Guidance Office.

Auria, a manufacturing company located in Sidney which produces soft trim interior component parts for the automotive business is hiring. They are looking to hire full-time production operators to any student graduating this year. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Apply online at auriasolutions.com, in person at 2000 Schlater Drive, Sidney or call (937)492-1225, ext. 222. For more information please see the Guidance Office.

Crown Equipment Corporation is offering a high school senior HIRING EVENT on April 7, 2021 from 4:30-7:30pm at 455 W. Monroe St. New Bremen, OH. Stop in any time during this three-hour event to learn about career opportunities at Crown. Full-time positions available in Celina, Minster, New Bremen and New Knoxville. Tuition reimbursement and on-the-job training, no experience needed. Contact Andrea Huber at 419-629-2220 ext. 13834 or andrea.huber@crown.com to discuss opportunities.