Monday September 23, 2013 - Welcome Your 2013-2014 Ohio College Guides
Look for these items below in this edition of the Scholarship Central newsletter:
1. Welcome Your 2013-2014 Ohio College Guides
2. How To Stay Connected With Scholarship Central
3. Upcoming Dates
Welcome Your 2013 Ohio College Guides
Katie graduated from Ohio University in June of 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art. This is Katie’s second year as an AmeriCorps Ohio College Guide serving at John Glenn, and she hopes to build on the relationships that were developed last year to make this year an even greater success. Katie believes she can use her own life experiences, as well as her education and training, to help students in Muskingum County. She is looking forward to the upcoming school year to help students reach their full potential through higher education.
Kendra graduated from Muskingum University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. After graduation she received her Ohio 4-year Resident Educator License to teach high school Social Studies. Kendra is excited to serve her first year as an Ohio College Guide and work with students in pursuing their goals and plans after high school. She is looking forward to helping students and her community.
Alex is excited to serve her first year as an Ohio College Guide at her alma mater, Maysville High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in June of 2013. Next year she hopes to attend graduate school to study speech language pathology. Alex is looking forward to helping each student find the right college and giving back to her community.
Coulton received his Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Muskingum University in May of 2012. He is a second year AmeriCorps member. He is very excited to once again be serving at his alma mater Zanesville High School. Coulton is hoping to build off the successes he had last year as a College Guide by assisting students as well as building productive relationships with the faculty. Last year, Coulton was very inspired after reflecting on the impact he was able to make through helping students as well as volunteering in the community. He feels the OCG program is a great opportunity, and to be able to give back to the school he graduated from and the community he grew up in makes it all the more special. After his term with AmeriCorps, Coulton hopes to attend graduate school for Physician Assisting.
Some of the activities the Guides are involved in:
- 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
Look up your Guide in your school Guidance department or call Scholarship Central at 740-453-5192 for an after school appointment.
How To Stay Connected With Scholarship Central
- September 27, 2013 - Registration deadline for October 26, 2013 ACT Test
- October 4, 2013 - 2013 AES Engineers
- October 7, 2013 – December ACT prep class registration opens
- October 11, 2013 - College Day at Zane State
- December 13, 2013 - 2013 Take Action High School Video Contest
- February 9, 2014 – College Goal Sunday
- March 13, 2014 – College Night 2014
- March 15, 2014 – MCCF Scholarship Deadline