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Guidance Department, 440-779-3517
The Guidance Department is divided by grade level  FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Mrs. Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 9
Mrs. Wendy Kormos - Grade 10
Ms. Kristy LaBella - Grade 11
Mrs. Tricia Calloway - Grade 12
//junior fall newsletter.docx

THIS IS A MUST READ ARTICLE FOR EVERYONE!!!!!  /4 Biggest Mistakes on Applying to Colleges.pdf
The North Olmsted High School Counseling Office has selected Naviance Family Connection to assist us and our students in managing the college and career planning process.  FAMILY CONNECTION is a comprehensive website that students can use as a tool in planning for their future.  We encourage students and their parents to utilize this website throughout their high school years.  The students all have accounts.  Please follow the attached instructions to utilize this outstanding program.  http://Naviance instructions.docx

Juniors and Seniors,

When signing up for the ACT or the SAT, please be sure you are listing the colleges that you want your scores to be sent to. You may list up to four. Many colleges want the scores sent directly from the test center. It will be your responsibility to see that any past or future scores are sent. If you have already taken the ACT/SAT and did not list the colleges you are applying to, then you have to contact ACT and the College Board for the SAT to have your scores sent. The websites to request test scores to be sent are below. Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.

Seniors' Specials
Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates from Guidance - NOHSGuidance. 
Please check out the ACT website for test dates and locations for the 2017-2018 school year. Register online at
Please check out the SAT website for test dates and locations for the 2017-2018 school year.  Register online at
COLLEGE NOW GREATER CLEVELAND Resource Center is a free service located at 200 Public Square - Ground Floor.  They specialize in scholarships searching, the FAFSA, and overall college search.  Please check out their website for their available hours and ALL they offer.
MYTHS ABOUT FINANCIAL AID - Please read the following handout about Financial Aid.  Financial Aid Myths.pdf
FREE ACT PREP called PrepFactory.  Check out the attachment and then check it outline.  /ACT PREP.pdf
ACT SAT Prep website - 
Military Service Academy Day is on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10am-12pm.  For more information, come to guidance!!!!
Scholarship Information
*  WWW.FASTWEB .COM is a great wedbsite for to help you on your college path - scholarship matches, college resources, internship opportunities, financial aid tips, college scholarship app.  //FASTWEB.pdf
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information 
*  The has a list of scholarships that students from Ohio school districts are eligible for.  Please download their newsletter for the list of scholarships,
*  College Scholarships Guide:
*  Are you working at Chick-fil-A?  If not, maybe you should apply to work there.  Why?  Check out this website on scholarship opportunities for Chick-fil-A members,
*  The JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION OF CLEVELAND offers THE JACK W. AND SHIRLEY J. BERGER SCHOLARS FUND.   The application and additional details are attached /2017Berger-Scholars-Application.pdf
*  Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, they decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year. 
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying,they have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.
Award: $1250 for High School students.
Deadline: Feb 28th, 2018 - They run this scholarship annually. 
Please check their scholarship page for more information.
Link to their Scholarship page:
*  The Ohio Oil and Energy Education Foundation is offering a scholarship for $1000 that is due March 1, 2018.  It could be for you!//OhioOilandGasEnergyEducationFoundation2018.pdf  
The Slater & Zurz scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will continue!!!!
Cleveland Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Since 1987, our scholarship program has awarded more than $54 million.     Dear Colleague,  I'm writing to share important information about the Cleveland Foundation's scholarship funds, our upcoming application deadline of March 15, and the award process. Please feel free to forward this message to those in your community who may benefit. Most of our scholarships are designated for graduating high school seniors attending colleges and universities, but some of the foundation's more than 64 scholarship funds provide current college students and adults returning to school the opportunity to pursue courses that enhance their professional, personal and vocational development. In 2017, the foundation’s scholarships supported more than 400 new and returning recipients. Most of our awards require residence in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga counties, but in some instances, donors identified another geographic area of their choice, within the United States, when they established their scholarship fund. On average, our scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000, and many are renewable for up to four years. Over the past three decades, donors of the Cleveland Foundation have provided more than $54 million in scholarships, and the awards are always in the form of grants that do not have to be repaid. Explore a list of available scholarships here.  Here’s how candidates should apply: First, visit our Overview/How to Apply page for application instructions and tips.  Start the process at our Scholarship Gateway, and complete the general scholarship application to be considered for multiple awards. The deadline for the general scholarship application is March 15, 2018. Helpful tips: Start the application process as soon as possible! Applicants will need to submit letters of recommendation and school transcripts, and these steps alone can take two to three weeks. Visit our scholarships page for more information about application requirements. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants will need to upload the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR) showing their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to our gateway. An applicant may also qualify for state and federal grants and loans by completing the FAFSA, and FAFSA information is often required for institutional grants as well. Check out for details. At your convenience, come back and view the tab. I thank you for your ongoing partnership and dedication to students in Greater Cleveland. Please contact me if you have any questions. Warm Regards, Marvelous Baker Program Officer for Scholarships Cleveland Foundation 216.615.7138    
The deadline for submissions will be March 31, 2018, and the winner will be selected on May 1, 2018.
To learn more about scholarship rules, requirements and guidelines, please refer to the information below and/or visit:
Eligibility:  Student must be a high school senior, Student must be graduating from an Ohio high school, Student must be planning to attend a college or university in Ohio
Entry Requirements:
Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
Students must create a YouTube video running two to four minutes total.
Students are encouraged to be creative, logical, and persuasive in support of their topic-in both their video submission and written essay.
It is important that the videos do not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, or hateful. The goal of this video is to expose problems and present solutions, not create new problems. Therefore, the videos cannot contain text or imagery that promotes racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Anyone under the age of 18 who appears in a video must have parental consent and students must obtain consent prior to video submission
Students are required to submit a written essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, about the topic discussed in the video.
Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and have a link to in the description.
Then students must complete the online registration form at
The application must include the video's YouTube link and the accompanying essay.
 ***  JFSA’s College Financial Aid Program (CFAP) is celebrating its 114th year of helping students afford college. 
Jack W. and Shirley Berger Scholars Fund.  You do not need to identify as Jewish to qualify for this prestigious award. This award is for exceptional students who have a minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA, and a 29 ACT score (or SAT equivalent).  The Berger Scholar Award gives up to $10,000/year for up to 4 years of undergraduate study. All students in our program must have a total household income of $150,000 or less.  The deadline for submission for the Jack W. and Shirley J. Berger Scholarship application is March 1, 2018.
New scholarship this year also for those students who do not need to identify as Jewish. The Horvitz YouthAbility Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship for students seeking a degree in Special Education, Social Work, Psychology or a related field. Students must have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 and a maximum family income of $150,000. The application for this scholarship can be found on the JFSA website at  If you have students who identify as Jewish, you may direct them to our website to apply for additional scholarships and grants/loans. addition, we have a n
**   BP SCHOLARSHIP   IOTA SIGMA PI – FLUORINE CHAPTER NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY.   Nominations for this award are sought from public, private and parochial high schools located within Ohio. Applications must be received by March 31, 2018.   The application for the BP Scholarship can be downloaded from:    BP ISP Scholarship Application
This page repeats the criteria and has the link to the application form at the bottom.  Please complete the application form, and return to:
Dr. Patricia R. Blum
Scholarship Chair, Fluorine Chapter, IOTA SIGMA PI
970 Brookpoint Drive
Macedonia, OH 44056
Four complete copies of the application form, transcript, and recommendation letter must be included.
*The Insight Program has scholarships available.  The deadline is April 22, 2018.  //InsightScholarship.pdf
The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is offering scholarships for students interested in flight training (certification or academic degree).  Please make the attached application available to any student interested in pursuing the aviation field.  Deadline is April 30.  //ECOPAScholarship.pdf
 *** The Triple-ImPact Competitor Scholarship for High School Junior Student-Athletes has a deadlineof May 31, 2018.  JUNIORS, check this out and apply at
The law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick is offering a $5,000 scholarship students enrolling in an accredited college, university, or graduate program. The scholarship is called the KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship. From now until March 31st they are accepting applications on our website: and challenging students to come up with the best plan to discourage people from distracted driving.  KNR Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship:
*  The Ohio State University has an Alumni Scholars Program that offers scholarships.  Check out the attachment for more information and come to guidance and get an application if you are interested and meet the criteria!     //Ohio State University Alumni Scholars Program.pdf
***Three scholarship opportunities for your seniors this year.   
1. Animation Career Review "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship - This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. - Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application. - This is the seventh year we have offered this scholarship.   
2. Fashion Schools "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship - This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  - Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application.  - This is the fifth year we have offered this scholarship.   
3. Online MBA Report "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship - This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. - Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application. - This is the third year we have offered this scholarship.   
The deadline for all three scholarships is June 1, 2018.
*  The Century Federal Credit Union 2018 Guy H. Thorpe Memorial Scholarship is offering scholarships.  Applications are available in guidance.  Applications are due May 1, 2018.   

*  The Cleveland State University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering scholarships totaling $2,500.00 to incoming freshmen men for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

            To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit applications by August 15, 2018 and enroll, full-time, at Cleveland State for the 2018-2019 year. Applicants can apply online at: Applicant qualifications are noted in our website.

*** has just launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.
We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
This scholarship competition is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.  Interested students may visit and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.
 *  Check out this scholarship from The Columbus Foundation.  It could be for you!  //ColumbusFoundationscholarship.pdf
***The newly revised now includes more than 700 scholarships guaranteed by nearly 200 colleges and universities.
***  FBI  CITIZENS  ACADEMY FOUNDATION OF CLEVELAND 2018  SCHOLARSHIP.  Is it for you???  //FBI2018Scholarship_Flyer.pdf     //FBI2018ScholarshipApplication1.pdf
***   College Covered has new ways to help your students             
Academic Letter Handout: We’ve just published a new and simple guide that breaks down the components of the award letter. It’s perfect for sharing with your parents and students, and will give them the information they need on how to pay for school in an easy-to-understand way. You can download it here:  
New Scholarship Program: We’re excited to announce the launch of our 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Pass on this link, to your students.  
College Covered Podcast: We just launched our new, can’t-miss podcast full of smart insights and relatable stories about getting into college. Check out our first three episodes, including our latest release: How Do I Get Scholarships? Please share, a FREE resource on planning and paying for college, with your students and parents
*  The Cleveland Hockey Booster Club is offering Scholarships again!!!!!  If you are a senior and play/played hockey, check it out!!!!//hockeyscholarship.pdf

College Rep. Visits
The following colleges will have representatives at NOHS on the following dates and times:
Signing up for College Rep Visits:
*  Log into your Naviance account
*  On the Homepage, under the What’s New, the upcoming visits will be liste
*  Click on register under the college rep. visit you would like to attend and complete the information
Get Involved and Plan for the Future
Check out all the clubs and activities we offer at NOHS and get involved.  Be a part of Eagle Pride!  It's fun and helps you for your future!!! /Student Clubs.docx
The Ohio Means Jobs is a useful and free website to help you figure out what career/job you may want to explore in your future.  For more information, please check out the website
Class of 2018, 2019, 2020, and beyond Graduation Requirements
Please read the graduation requirements for the classes of 2018, 2019, and beyond.
Or download the following attachment:  /ODE Handout on Requirements to Earn a HS Diploma.pdf
Polaris Career Center Information
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE POLARIS SATELLITE PROGRAMS?  If not, please take the time to find out.  They have great programs!!!   For more information on their programs, please check out their website, and click on Grades 7-12, High School and Middle School Satellite.
***  Are you interested in a Career in Business, Finance, or Accounting?  Check out this summer camp June 17-22, 2018, at The Ohio State University.  It is an Accounting Career Awareness Program.  Applications are due March 30, 2018 at
*** Careers in Professional Accounting Camp July 22-24, 2018, at Cleveland State University.  Applications are due April 13, 2018 at
Registration is now open through April 30th for our inaugural Sport Management Summer Institute, which will take place June 17th through June 23rd on the Cleveland State University campus:              The Summer Institute will provide an opportunity for High School students to engage with local leaders in the Sport & Entertainment industry, including leadership teams from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians,   the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Teamwork Online, Cleveland State Department of Athletics, and Live Nation.      The Summer Institute will provide classroom learning experiences, case studies, textbook engagement, and capstone projects in such areas as:     Marketing & Sponsorships  Community Relations  Media & Communications  Collegiate Athletics & NCAA Compliance  Ticketing and Access Management  Venue Operations and Services  Event Management and Services  And many more     Please share our website link with your students who may have an interest in a college career path in Sport and Entertainment Management.       Enrollment into The Summer Institute will be limited,   so please make sure your students...  'get in the game'!         
The application for the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar is OPEN!   Naval Academy Summer Seminar offers an opportunity for high school juniors to experience USNA for one week. Participants learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's future leaders.   2018 Sessions June 2-7 June 9-14 June 16-21   This past summer, we hosted more than 2,550 students from all 50 states, U.S. territories, as well as students living abroad. The program was led by 245 outstanding Midshipmen during Block 1 of their Summer Training.   I have attached a digital version of the Summer Seminar brochure, and here is the link to the website:  
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