Guidance
Guidance Department, 440-779-3517

The Guidance Department is divided by grade level

Tricia Calloway - Grade 9
 
Margie McMullen, Department Chair - Grade 10
 
Wendy Kormos - Grade 11
wendy.kormos@nocseagles.org

Kristy LaBella - Grade 12
 
 
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS -    Do you need another copy of the Fall Newsletters?
 
 
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION NIGHT
There will be a Financial Aid Information Meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:00pm in the Cafetorium.  Parents and students of all grade levels are encouraged to attend.
 
  
 
Seniors' Specials
Have you scheduled your Senior Interview with Ms. LaBella? EVERY SENIOR needs to have a SENIOR INTERVIEW.  Please come into guidance and schedule it soon!!!
 
Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates from Guidance - NOHSGuidance. 
 
Registration deadline for the December 13, 2014, ACT is on November 7, 2014.  Don't miss the deadline.  Register online at http://www.actstudent.org/start
 
The next SAT is on November 8, 2014, and the late registration deadline for that SAT is October 28, 2014.  Register online at http://sat.org/register
 
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.  http://www.collegenowgc.org
 
 
Scholarship Information
* IF YOU DO NOT SEE A SCHOLARSHIP(S) LISTED BELOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE OF THE COLLEGE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND/OR THE ORGANIZATION THAT YOU BELIEVE OFFERS THE SCHOLARSHIP(S).  
 
*  For more information on Ohio Private Colleges and Scholarships they offer, please visit the following website for detailed information http://www.ohioprivatecolleges.org 
 
*  There are scholarships, honors programs, and financial aid assistance at Tri-C.  Please check out their website for details http://tri-c.edu/financialassistance
 
*  For Lorain County Community College's financial aid, scholarships, and honors program, please view their website http://www.lorainccc.edu/financial+aid 
  
*  The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation offers Young Entrepreneur Awards/Scholarships to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.  Apply between October 1, 2014 thru December 18, 2014 at http://www.NFIB.com/YEA  
 
*  The Voice of Democracy Program Essay Competition is open to 9-12th graders.  Applications are due by November 1, 2014, and are on the website http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/
 
*  Check out the University of Akron's website for details deadlines for their scholarships and financial aid programs  http://www.uakron.edu/finaid
 
*  Cleveland State University offers an extension list of scholarships to freshman.  Please check out their website for details and deadlines http://www.csuohio.edu/financial-aid/scholarships-new-freshmen

*  Kent State University's full list of scholarships and offerings are available on their website  http://www.kent.edu/financialaid/scholarships
 
*  Tiffin University offers a unique program for students in music, dance, and visual arts, as well as scholarships for students in these programs.  Please visit their website for details and eligibility http://www.tiffinmusic.com/scholarships 
 
* The University of Toledo has a list of First-Time Freshman Admission Scholarships and Awards. Please view their website for details http://www.utoledo.edu/financialaid/scholarships  
 
*  Youngstown State University offers scholarships for a wide range of scholarships.  Please view their website for details, requirements, and deadlines.  http://www.ysu.edu/finaid/sec_scholarships
 
*  The Ohio State University offers merit scholarships and Honors and Scholars Program.  Students must apply by November 1, 2014.  For more information, please view http://www.meritawards.osu.edu and http://www.honors-scholars.osu.edu
 
*  Defiance College offers a variety of scholarships for incoming freshman.  In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must be accepted one week before the scholarships day.  The Scholarship Day Program dates are December 6, 2014, February 7, 2015, and February 14, 2015.  For further details, please view their website http://www.defiance.edu/scholarships  
 
* Boston University - Earn a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to BU. Apply by December 1, 2014, at http://www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee 
 
* Are you interested in the University of Cincinnati and wondering about the scholarships they offer.  Apply for admission and scholarships by December 1, 2015.  For more details, please check out their website http://www.financialaid.uc.edu/aid/scholarships 
 
*  Miami University offers merit scholarship awards to students who have excelled in high school.  Apply for admission and scholarships by December 1, 2014.  For more details, please check out this website http://www.miamiOH.edu/merit
 
*  Waynesburg University in PA offers scholarships for top students.  Students need to apply for admission by November 1, 2014, and the scholarship application is due by January 9, 2015.  For more details, please view http://scholarships.waynesburg.edu
 
*  Otterbein University offers an extension list of scholarships, which require applying for admission and scholarship priority deadline by December 9, 2014.   Please check out their website for details http://www.otterbein.edu/FutureStudents/FinancialAidAndScholarships/Scholarships
 
*  Please visit the Bowling Green State University website for details on their scholarship offerings.  Students must apply by January 15, 2015. http://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/scholarships-and-financial-aid.html
 
*  The Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program has a scholarship for students who are standout role models in their communities.  The application deadline is January 20, 2015.  For further information and to apply, visit http://www.rmhc.org or https://aim.applyists.net/RMHC
 
*  Baldwin Wallace University offers merit scholarships as listed on their website http://www.bw.edu/admission/financialaid/scholarshipsandaid which are due by February 2, 2015
 
*  All first-year students who are new to Ohio University are eligible to be considered for their Ohio Signature Scholars Program.  One must be admitted by February 1, 2015.  For more details, please look at the their website http://www.ohio.edu/admissions/signature
 
*  The Cleveland Cavaliers/First Merit Scholarships Program is offering ten (10) $2000.00 scholarships to high school seniors.  Criteria for the scholarship include academic achievement, extracurricular activities, an essay, and an interview.  Applications are due by February 13, 2015.  If interested in applying, please come into guidance for an application.
 
*  Stop the Hate Youth Speak Out sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage sponsors a scholarship for students to write an essay about how they experienced an act of intolerance or hatred and how they responded to it.  Essays for 6-10th graders are due by January 29, 2015.  Essays for 11-12th graders are due by February 26, 2015.  For more information and to apply, please visit the website http://www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate
 
* The Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards are open to 9-12th graders. Applications are to be dropped off at the VFW Post 7647 by March 31, 2015.  Creative Patriotic Art Awards.pdf
 
*  Are you applying to Johnson and Wales University?  If you are, you may be eligible for a scholarship.  For more information, go to http://www.admissions.jwu.edu/apply
 
 
 
College Rep. Visits
The following colleges will have representatives at NOHS on the following dates and times:  (Please remember to come to guidance to sign up and get a pink pass from one of the secretaries at least one day in advance): 
 
Thursday, October 16, 10:00am - Ohio University
 
Monday, October 20, 1:30pm - Toledo
 
Tuesday, October 21, 9:50am - Rochester
 
Wednesday, October 22, 1:00pm - Mount Union
                                          National Guard here during lunch periods
 
Thursday, October 23, 9:45am - Findlay
 
Friday, October 24, 12:35pm - Ohio State 
 
Wednesday, October 29, 9:00am - Johnson and Wales
                                          2:25pm - John Carroll
 
November 5, Marines here during lunch periods
 
November 11, Army here during lunch periods
 
November 12, National Guard here during lunch periods
 
November 13, Air Force here during lunch periods
 
December 2, Army here during lunch periods
 
December 3, Marines here during lunch periods
 
December 10, National Guard here during lunch periods 
 
December 11, Air Force here during lunch periods
 
 
 
Get Involved and Plan for the Future
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: 
 
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!!!  Clubs and Activities 2014-2015.pdf
 
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 http://www.ohiomeansjobs.com.
 
 
 
Polaris for the 2015-2016 school year
Are you 10th graders interested in going to Polaris as a junior?  If you are, they will be here soon to tell you what Polaris has to offer and the programs available to you.  Please see the attached sheets for the November Visit Day Polaris Visitation Dates.pdf and for the timeline of events this school year Polaris Application Process for 2014-2015.pdf
 
 
 
Class of 2018 Graduation Requirements
There are new Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2018.  Please read the attachment for details. Graduation Requirements for Class of 2018.pdf
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