November, 2017


You will need to register for the ACT at 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

December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018

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.


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

TEST Deadline to Register Late Fee Required

December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 21, 2017

March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 28, 2018

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

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

ACT Prep Workshop Available!

Fort Loramie High School will be offering two ACT Prep classes on Sundays, with the first starting on January 28, 2018, and finishing on February 18, 2018, and the second one beginning on Sunday, February 25, 2018, and finishing on March 18, 2018. Time for the classes will be 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The last day to register is two weeks prior to the first class you wish to attend. Payment must be included with the registration. The cost for the workshops will be $20 per session or $80 for all four sessions. Registration forms and information are available in the Guidance office.

ACT Prep Websites available! (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. (free)

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

You can register at this site to take free Practice Tests and get other test- taking tips! (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:, (free Education Investment Calculator) (BG website offers short videos on financial aid topics) (request information & automatically be entered in $2,500.00 scholarship drawing)

Free Scholarship Searches! Register at and

Take On-line Campus Tours! Go to

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 (

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 ( 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, and Other 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

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.

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. Listed below are some colleges that we have received special announcements about. Check college websites to find out about others.

Wright State University Lake Campus – Fall Open House will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. Students may register at

Wittenberg University – Fall visit days will be on November 10. Current high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to come and visit the campus. During a Fall Visit Day, you will experience firsthand the elite academic programs and the inviting campus that distinguish Wittenberg from the rest. Please register at

Ohio Dominican – Panther Day Preview Day visits will be held November 4, 2017. Please register at

Miami University – Fall preview days will be Saturday, November 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Spend your morning at Miami University interacting with professors, students, and admission experts to learn more about the academic, student life, and experiential learning opportunities that Miami University has to offer prospective students. For more information regarding the open houses, or to register, go to

University of Dayton – Open House, Sunday, November 5, 2017. The beginning time for the event will begin at 12:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the John F. Kennedy Student Union. During the Open House, students/families will learn about admission and financial aid, attend the academic fair, gain tips for choosing a major, discover the benefits of the Honors Program, tour campus, interact with a student panel and more. For more information call 800-837-7433 or visit

UD Women Engineering Overnight – This overnight visit and program is offered to any junior or senior female students that are considering the field of Engineering, and will be held on November 10, 2017. To learn more and RSVP visit Spaces are limited and reservations are required.

UD Explore Engineering (Co-ed) – This visitation and program day, held on November 11, 2017 is offered to any students considering the field of Engineering. Students will see how they can gain real-world experience through cooperative education, and undergraduate research, as well as global engineering and study abroad. To learn more and rsvp visit Spaces are limited and reservations are required.

Bowling Green State University – The 2017-2018 open house dates will be December 2, 2017, with the President’s Day Preview Day Open House on February 19, 2018, and the Spring Open House on April 28, 2018. For more information call 419-372-0107 or visit the website at

Muskingum University – Fall open house will be held Friday, November 10, 2017. Students may register online at the Muskingum University Admissions page:

Wright State University, Lake Campus – The Wright State University, Lake Campus. will be holding Fall Open House on Thursday, November 16, from 4-7 p.m. For questions and more information call 419-586-0300, or email your request and question to To register for one of the above open houses, go to

UNOH – College of Applied Technologies Open House, November 3 & 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Testing will take place at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Go online at to register.

Heidelberg University – Fall Visit Days, Fridays at the Berg, November 3, and November 10, 2017. Saturday visit day will be held on November 4, 2017. To register for any of these visit days, or to register for an individual or overnight visit, go to

Otterbein University – Tan & Cardinal Preview Day will be November 4, 2017; The Otterbein Experience Day for students that have been admitted will be April 7. 2018, and overnight visits for those same students will be November 12-13, January 21-22, February 7-8, February 18-19; March 14-15, and March 25-26. NOTE: Students must apply by December 15th, 2017 to be considered for scholarships.

College of Wooster – Visit days – Overnight visits will be held on November 5, 9, 13, 14, 16, and 30th, and Saturday, November 12, 2016. For questions and reservations, please contact Melanie Schultz, Senior Overnight Coordinator, at 330-263-2322, or go online to

Defiance College – Open House, Saturday, November 10, 2017, RSVP on the website if you plan to attend;

School of Advertising Art – You’re invited to our Fall Open House on November 4!

You and your family are invited to visit SAA, a nationally recognized, award-winning graphic design college that is truly one-of-a-kind. You’ll see firsthand just how unique we really are. RSVPing is optional, but if you register at the bottom of this page, you receive a discount code for 20% off apparel at!

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Youngstown University – Students and parents are invited to the annual Crash Day Open House program on Friday, November 3, or Friday November 17, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit the Crash Day web site at for more information and to register for the program.

The University of Akron – The last fall visit day is scheduled for November 4, 2017, and begins at 8:30 a.m. To register to attend log into or contact the office of admissions at 1-800-655-4884 for more information.

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 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 for information on the Court Reporting Institute of America.

Wright State University Lake Campus – FAFSA priority deadline is January 8, 2018. The Wright State University school code is 003078. The housing application is now available. A student must be admitted before they can apply for housing. Housing fills on a first-come, first-served basis.

University of Dayton news: 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.

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 Freshman scholarship levels may be viewed by going to the Scholarship Calculator at Application and credential deadline for top scholarships is December 5, 2016, and application and credential deadline for freshmen scholarship consideration as well as FAFSA Priority deadline will be January 15, 2018.

University of Cincinnati – Early action deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. 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 – You must apply to the University by November 1st to be considered for most of the University’s Merit Scholarships, the Honors and Scholar’s Programs, and the College of Engineering. 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

Ohio State Lima Campus – Apply to the Lima Campus only using the Regional Campus application at Deadline to apply of Feb. 1st, 2018; FAFSA Deadline of Feb. 1st. Need 30 semester hours and a 2.0 GPA to transfer to main campus after freshman year.

Otterbein University - As a reminder, Otterbein University will continue to review applications on a rolling basis. However, December 15th, is the priority deadline for scholarship and Honors Program consideration.

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.

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 will be available November 1, 2017 on the website, and must be filed no later than April 1, 2018.


**Bowling Green State University - Freshman scholarship levels may be viewed by going to the Scholarship Calculator at Application and credential deadline for top scholarships is December 4, 2017, and application and credential deadline for freshmen scholarship consideration as well as FAFSA Priority deadline will be January 15, 2018.

BGSU Presidential Scholars Award – The following is a list of the minimum qualifications for students to be considered for the full-tuition Presidential Scholars Award. Students must have a 30 or higher on the ACT or a 1300 or higher on the SAT, a 3.8 or higher GPA, be an incoming freshman for the fall of 2018, and have completed the application to BGSU and the Honors college by December 4, 2017. Applications are available at Scholarship competition is hosted in January for selected students.

BGSU Alumni Laureate Scholarship – This prestigious program offers students the opportunity to compete for uninterrupted Fall and Spring semesters of financial support. The minimum qualifications are as follows: 27 or higher on the ACT or a 1280 or higher on the SAT, 3.5 or higher GPA, be an incoming freshman for the fall of 2018, and complete the application to BGSU and the Honors College by December 4, 2017. The selection weekend will be held on January 26 -27, 2018. Applications are available at

**Otterbein University – Students interested in attending Otterbein University and would like to be considered for the university scholarships, the deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.

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

** Ohio State Scholarship and Application Notes – You must apply to the University by November 1, 2017, to be considered for most of the University’s Merit Scholarships, the Honors and Scholar’s Programs, and the College of Engineering. 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 FAFSA and regular application deadline is February 1, 2018.

**Wright State University-Lake Campus – Students considering Wright State University-Lake Campus, are strongly encouraged to apply for the WOEF Scholarship. The application is available at Deadline to apply is February 18, 2018.

**Wright State University – The Common Scholarship application deadline is now January 3, 2018. This allows students planning on attending Wright State University Main Campus or Lake Campus to apply for over 200 scholarships with one application. Go to

**University of Cincinnati – Early action deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Students interested in University of Cincinnati scholarships must meet the December 1st deadline to be considered. This includes the Cincinnatus Presidential Award, a four-year award that covers full tuition, fees, room, board, and a book allowance. There is no special scholarship form or nomination. The University Honors Program, also must meet the above deadline to be considered for the Honors Program. The rolling deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.

**Tiffin University – Tiffin University has a variety of scholarships available in their music, dance and visual arts departments. Go to 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.

The Dietz Family Ohio State Engineering Scholarship – This scholarship is awarded to a Botkins Local High School student majoring in Engineering, and attending The Ohio State University. Students that are interested in applying for this scholarship must apply for admission to The Ohio State University by November 1, 2017. See Mrs. Meyer for details or apply at You may also go to the following link to apply for all freshman engineering scholarships;

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

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Open to students in grades 5 – 12, are eligible to apply for this honor. Those chosen to represent Ohio will receive $1,000, and a trip to Washington D.C. Apply online at For questions or paper application, call 855-670-4787. The deadline to apply is November 17, 2017.

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 Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018.

AXA Achievement Scholarship - The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US. The application and full details are available online. Applications must be submitted online at, and are available beginning on September 5, 2017, with a deadline of December 15, 2017.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship – The Elks Foundation awards 500 four-year awards to students that exhibit scholarship, leadership and financial need. Students may apply for this at The deadline to apply is November 27, 2017.

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

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship – Up to $40,000 per year to any 4-year accredited college/university. The minimum criteria to apply, students must have a minimum 3.50 GPA, an SAT combined score of 1200 or an ACT composite score of 26, and demonstrate a financial need. Application is available online at, and the deadline to apply is November 14, 2017.

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 2017. To view the list of available scholarships, their criteria, and deadlines, go to

Ohio JCI Senate Charitable and Education Foundation Scholarship – This scholarship has two categories to choose from for applying. The first is an Academic Based Scholarship and will award two $1,000 scholarships. The second category is a Need Based Scholarship and three winners will be selected, and all receiving $1,000. The application is available online at, or in the Guidance office. Deadline to apply is January 5, 2018.

American Legion Legacy Scholarship – This scholarship is available to children of active duty military and veterans. The application for the Legacy Scholarship will be available online at on November 15, 2017.

40 Days for Life – This scholarship is available for students that are involved in Pro-Life. To apply, scan the code and download the app off the poster on the Guidance board outside the Guidance office. Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

National Co-op Scholarship Program – Students that have been admitted to one of the Institutions listed may complete an application for the scholarships at The universities participating in Ohio are The University of Toledo, and the University of Cincinnati. Early applications are highly encouraged. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

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 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 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 Deadline to apply is June 1, 2018.


Dorothy Love VolunTeen opportunities are now available for those interested in a career in nursing, social work, dietary, or marketing, this is an excellent way to discover interests. Volunteers will do things like walk, read, play games and visit with residents, to just name a few. Dorothy Love Retirement Community is located at 3003 W. Cisco Road, near Sidney. For further information, please pick-up a brochure in the Guidance office or call Betsy Naseman at 937-497-6529 or

Ohio Department of Transportation have possible job opportunities available. Applicants may apply online at For additional information about the Ohio Department of Transportation visit, or call 937-492-1141 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

2017 IT Girl Fame and Partners Competition – Win a paid internship plus up to $20,000 in other prizes. To enter go to Additional resources and information is available at