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Meet the Ohio College Guides at Scholarship Central!

Mia Hafer

Case Western Reserve University Graduate

Spring 2017- Art History and Anthropology

Zanesville High School Graduate

Mia graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Art History and Anthropology. She was born and raised in Muskingum County and believes her own experiences will prove to be valuable when giving back to her community through the College Guide program. She is looking forward to helping the students of Muskingum County plan for life after high school, and to witness the student’s growth over the course of her 11 month term. After the Ohio College Guide program Mia plans to get her Masters in Art History so that she may pursue a career as a curator in an art museum.

Abby Lutz

West Virginia University Graduate

Winter 2016 - Political Science

Philo High School Graduate

Abby graduated from West Virginia University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a minor in Journalism. She is excited to have the opportunity to move home and give back to her community, especially the youth. Aspiring to eventually begin a career in the Counseling field, Abby is looking forward to meeting many students and journeying with them as they discover their personal and career aspirations after high school. She will begin her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling this fall.

Stevey Willey

Columbia College Chicago Graduate

Spring 2017 – Creative Producing

Bowling Green State University Graduate

Spring 2014 – Visual Communication Technology

Philo High School Graduate

Stevey graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May of 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing and from Bowling Green State University in May of 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication Technology. Stevey hopes to further her passion for film and social impact by creating films that make a difference and help those who watch. Through her personal experiences within college and understanding the realities of life after school, she hopes to be a strong source of guidance for high schoolers. She is excited to see what the next 11 months has in store as an AmeriCorps Ohio College Guide and hopes to help students discover and pursue their dreams for life after high school.

 

The Guides perform the following duties:

  • Assist students in making a post-secondary education plan
  • Provide college and career information to students and families
  • Help to facilitate information sessions and programs for students and parents
  • Present classroom workshops to students
  • Assist students with their college applications
  • Plan and chaperone college visits
  • Assist students and families with the financial aid process
  • Identify students who may be eligible for scholarships
  • Maintain current college applications and/or website information for applications
  • Conduct official ACT practice tests and workshops for juniors and seniors; make sure students know of upcoming opportunities to attend practice sessions in the county; (i.e. help with PLAN and PSAT tests)
  • Assist students with scholarship searches and applications
  • Help with school financial aid night, FAFSA questions and college option nights
  • Provide self-directed interest inventories to guide student's career and post-secondary goals
  • Provide timelines and "roadmaps" for seniors to follow so that they are ready to choose their college, gain acceptance to the college of their choice, submit their FAFSA in a timely manner and know that they are fulfilling all of the requirements for graduation and matriculation at the college of their choice
  • Serve students to facilitate any post-secondary education options or dual-credit options (and resulting paperwork) that they may desire to take as juniors or seniors
  • Maintain regular office hours/days at the Scholarship Central Resource Center as well as their assigned schools
  • Serve assigned middle schools to offer early awareness activities and counseling

 

Support for the
AmeriCorps Ohio College Guide program
provided by:

United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties

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