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JOHN F. KENNEDY - 2021 PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST:  FOR ALL H.S. Students if interested in writing an Essay / Topic: Describe and analyze an Act of Political Courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.  Check out  DEADLINE:  January 15th, 2021  The Top 25 Students Receive Awards:  1st / $10,000; 2nd place / $3,000; 3rd place-5 finalists / $1,000; Eight semifinalists / $100; and Ten Honorable Mentions.  Participate from Home or School!  


TBA (Virtual) - Financial Aid Meeting. Announcements will be made in the future regarding sign up times and dates for this meeting. Meetings will be held to share information regarding the filling out of the FAFSA, and other important documents related to financial aid. 

POSTPONED- Wayne County College Fair 

COLLEGE REPS - VIRTUAL VISITS TO O.H.S.  Tue, Oct 13th - Mount Union @ 1:09 in Library; Wed, Oct 14th - Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ @ 1:09 in Library; Mon, Oct 19th - North Central State Coll @ 1:09 in Library; Wed, Oct 28th - Baldwin-Wallace Univ @ 1:09 in Library;  More to come...Check with Ms. Rehm to see about additional reps coming to OHS, and if you plan to attend any of these sessions sign up in the OHS Library. 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:  Senior Scholarship Meeting- Wednesday, Feb 10th @ 7:30 AM in Gymnasium;  Scholarships due - Thursday, March 11th by 3:00 PM (unless otherwise stated) - For paper applications, please staple all together in the top left hand corner (application, transcript, essays, letters of recommendation, etc) and drop off to the OHS Guidance office.  

UPWARD BOUND: See Mrs. Berry, Rm #113  Thinking about college?  Don't know how to get there?  UPWARD BOUND is a program which helps eligible students prepare for and then succeed in college.  Who is Eligible?  Students who want to continue their education beyond high school, have financial need and/or are living with parents who do not have a bachelor's degree.  Ohio State ATI Upward Bound serves students at four (4) high schools in the area.  


LOCAL OHS SCHOLARSHIPS Will be due to the OHS Guidance Office no later than 3:00 PM on Thurs, March 11th - see information above under Guidance, "Updates For Seniors"

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON / WANYNE COLLEGE:  New Freshmen must be fully admitted to UA Wayne College and have completed the Scholarship Application by March 1st in order to be considered for the early priority awards, and any student that applies after March 1st can be considered for second awarding July 1st and a 2nd awarding for Spring of 2021 will take place October 1st.  Make sure your FAFSA is completed by DEC 1st preceding each new academic year.  

AMP OHIO - Orrville Utilities Scholarship:  Any Senior with a 3.0 GPA or above may apply for the AMP OHIO - Lyle B. Wright Scholarship (up to five, one-time $3,000 scholarships awarded).  If you are a senior and your household receives power from a Public Power Community (City of Orrville) and are graduating in 2021, you may apply!  Please submit an Essay which the TOPIC will be:  "Benefits of a Public Power Utility in the Community" with 750 words or less; Your birth date and first name initial of applicant must be in the Top Right hand corner of your Essay,  Please submit to the OHS Guidance Office as soon as completed so we meet the December 11th deadline!  

BALDWIN WALLACE UNIVERSITY:  To schedule a personal visit at: or email  The Priority Application Deadline is NOV 1st; but, students are encouraged to apply BEFORE May 1st so they are in a position to meet the priority student deposit deadline.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a space available basis until the start of the fall semester.  

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY / TRADE SCHOOL & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP:  Three deserving high school seniors will be receiving a $1000 per year scholarship, up to four years.  If you are planning to attend a college, university or trade school for the Fall of 2021, have a 3.0 GPA or better, reside in western PA or eastern Ohio (Wayne County is included), performed leadership, volunteerism, shown character and positive attitude and serving as an example to fellow students as a participant in community, charity and school related activities, been accepted as a full-time student (12 credit hours or equivalent).  Applications are available in the OHS Guidance Office along with complete instructions and must be completed legibly and signed by the applicant.  Deadline for applications is:  Must be received by Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 4:00 PM.  Mrs. Smucker in Guidance will help with a transcript, postage and mailing of applications! 

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY:  Entrepreneurship - The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership in the College of Business is ranked among the top 20 entrepreneurship centers in the world!  Visit: for more information.  ALSO:  Science & Math Education in ACTION - This program offers up to $4,000 the first year of college with increases each year up to more than $5,000 the ofurth year, a scholarship valued at a total of approximately $20,000 (based on continued state funding).  You must be an Ohio resident, incoming freshman in fall of 2021; have a Min H.S. GPA of 3.0; a recommended minimum ACT of 23; and, Considering a career teaching Science and/or Mathematis.  Deadlines will be upcoming in early 2021 - For more details visit: to complete an online application when available. ALSO:  BGSU is offering a new option for the Fall of 2021!  A year of BGSU courses will be offered online for roughly $2,600 a semester.  Delivered via BGSU's Firelands College, this innovative cost-saving initiative allows students to complete University general education requirements online prior to taking in-person classes in Bowling Green to complete their degree program!  For more information check out the BGSU Website.  

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI:  Greetings from the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati!  If you would like to set up a visit or have any questions about DAAP, please contact UC at or call 513.556.1376.  This includes DAAP College Close-Up sessions to prospective students and their families.  High School students can arrange for a virtual presentation with DAAP at As always, there is a wealth of information at the UC website: 

CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART -  Apply online now through March 1st, 2021 if you are interested in dedicated 10 days for yourself, your craft and your well-being.  At CIA's Summer Teacher Residency you'll find support from other artist-educators and become part of a tight-knit community, all while reinvigorating your studio and teaching practice.  You'll spend time creating a body of work, earning EEU's or graduate credits, and immersing yourself in an innovative, creative environment.  2D Processes, including drawing, painting, and printmaking: Contemporary Craft, including ceramics, glass, jewelry and metals, and enamel; Digital Art & Photography, including video, digital prints, and digital photography.  Check this out on the CIA's website.  

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY - Balanced Man Scholarship:  Every year the chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon offers scholarships for next fall to incoming freshmen men for their activities and accomplishments.  This scholarship is to award graduating male seniors who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as these are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life.  Applications must be submitted by August of 2021 and be enrolled full-time at Cleveland State for the 2021-22 year.  Apply online at: or  Find more events at:  

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON:  Contact Shawnee B. in the School of Engineering at: or call:  937.229.5080 if you have any questions.  Also, Learn more and RSVP at   

FARM BUREAU OF WAYNE COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP:  Any senior planning to continue their education in an agriculture-related field and is a member of the Farm Bureau may apply for this scholarship online at:  Deadline for applying will be the end of March, 2021.  

HORATIO ALGER CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP:   This scholarship seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, commitment to pursue career or technical certification/degree, and a desire to contribute to society.  Applicants must have graduated and enrolled in an eligible program for Fall of 2021; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U.S.; Demonstrated citical financial need & perseverence in overcoming adversity; be under the age of 30; and be a U.S. Citizen.  An online application will be available at:; a copy of the full SAR; Income documentation must be submitted online; proof of citizenship (if not born in the U.S.).  Deadline:  April 15th, 2021

JOHN F. KENNEDY - 2021 PROFILE IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST:  FOR ALL H.S. Students if interested in writing an Essay / Topic: Describe and analyze an Act of Political Courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth.  Check out  DEADLINE:  January 15th, 2021  The Top 25 Students Receive Awards:  1st / $10,000; 2nd place / $3,000; 3rd place-5 finalists / $1,000; Eight semifinalists / $100; and Ten Honorable Mentions.  Participate from Home or School!  

THE DAN LAUBACHER MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP:  Created in Memory of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Daniel L. Laubacher #1327 - End of Watch May 13th, 2014 - An annual scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an education in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or a related field.  The value of this award is $1,000.  The scholarship is awarded directly to the students' academic institution in his or her name.  Applications will be available in the Guidance Office in the Spring of 2021.  

LAWS OF LIFE ESSAY CONTEST:   Each year the BBB of Akron awards over $5,000 to students and teachers for winning entries in our six-county service area.  This years theme is UNITY.  They ask students, grades 9 - 12, to reflect on what UNITY means to them; why it is an important Law of Life, how they learned the trait, and what they have experienced or observed that may have changed their behavior to live up to that law.  With many uncertainties of 2020; COVID-19, race relations, school, sports and everything else in the world that has forced us apart - UNITY is more important now more than ever.  Details and applications are available in the OHS Guidance Office.  All entries must be submitted via email or postmarked by March 5th, 2021.  ALSO:  All OHS English teachers were given information on this essay contest.  Finalists will be notified by May 2021.  

UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION:  Mount Union invites students to explore the beautiful campus that could be their future home-away-from-home:  Call Jessie for more information at:  330.823.2579  ALSO:  Mount Union has a strong history of supporting the Visual and Performing Arts.  Please be sure to mark your calendars for the following audition dates for Mt. Union's College of Arts & Humanities:  Sat, Nov 14th, 2020, Mon, Jan 18th, 2021, Sat, Feb 13th, 2021, Mon, Feb 15th, 2021 and Sat, Feb 20th, 2021.  Information about auditions for scholarships can be found on the following web pages:  Music -; Blended Music/Theatre scholarship -; Theatre scholarship -; Art Scholarship -  The Annual Visual and Performing Arts Visit Day will be held on Friday, March 26th, 2021.  If you have any questions on this information, please call Heather L. Duda, @ 800.334.6682 or 330.823.2590, or email:

PETTABLE SCHOLARSHIPS  - If you are a pet lover, take a photo of your pet and share more about them for a $1,000 possible scholarship!  The Pet Lovers Scholarship is a recurring scholarship whose next deadline is December 15th, 2020.  Winners will be announced on January 2nd, 2021.  Deadline for applying is December 15th, 2020.  Go to: and create a free profile; submit your favorite pet photos, a caption and your Instagram handle; Follow @join.pettable on Instagram and like/comment on your favorite photos.  

SCHOLARSHIPS.COM:  Free college scholarship search is available at this website.  After creating a profile, within 5 minutes you can be viewing your scholarship matches for which you qualify.  Descriptions and information on how to apply will follow.  For those who want to skip the registration process and search for scholarships by a sport, music instrument, or major you are pursuing, you can dive right in.  The search tools at this webpage can be used to research and compare every accredited college and university in the U.S.  Link to for more information.

STUDENTSSCHOLARSHIPS.ORG - Washington D.C.:   There are several scholarship programs available to Ohio students with more than 700 individual scholarships distributed through these 15 programs. To be able to download the Scholarship Newsletter in a PDF, visit the following link for more information:

THE WILLIAM D. SQUIRES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC SCHOLARSHIPS:  They are offering 20 scholarships in the amount of $4,000 to $5,000.  This can be a renewable scholarship for a potential value of $20,000; Must know career goal; Have good character and be highly motivated. To apply you must have a 3.20 GPA or above.  The yearly William D. Squires Scholarship is primarily a financial need-based undergraduate scholarship where the students EFC from FAFSA is less than $7,000.  To apply go to:  Deadline:  April - 2021.

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO, Toledo, OH:  Priority application deadline for the UT Merit Scholarship consideration has been moved to December 1st, 2020.  Please apply before then to be eligible for this scholarship.  UToledo FAFSA Code: 003131;  Priority FAFSA Deadline: Feb 1st, 2021; Financial Aid Package Release Date:  March 1st, 2021.  Rocket Solution Central (RSC) is available to help with any financial aid questions families may have at: 419.530.8700, M-F 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM; or Email: UT is happy to invite students and families for an in-person OR virtual visit this fall!  FALL PREVIEW DAYS: Sat, Nov 7th or Fri, Nov 13th.  DAILY CAMPUS VISITS: Offered twice daily, M-F at 10:00 AM & 2:30 PM, and on Sat at 11:15 AM.  ACADEMIC COLLEGE WEBINAR SERIES: This is a perfect way for student to explore different acadmic majors.  Information on webinars at:  

VNA HEALTH GROUP - FUTURE NURSE LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP:  The VNA Scholarship is exclusive to nursing students either entering into a BSN program or currently enrolled in a BSN Program for the 2020 Fall Semester.  The scholarship award is $1,000 and two (2) applicants will be selected.  The scholarship application packet is available online at:  All completed forms and required documents must be received no later than the closing date of mid APRIL 2021.

WCSCC STAR SCHOLARSHIP:  The Wayne County Schools Career Center is offering the $1,000 Star Scholarship for a senior at each high school in the county if they are enrolling in one of the following programs:  Office Technology (Administrative Office Professional); Healthcare (Practical Nursing, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting); Trade & Industry (Manufacturing Technology; and Service Industry (Cosmetology.  See your Guidance Counselor to apply!  Applications are usually due in April, 2021.  

WAYNE COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN & ADULTS:  This committee offers scholarships to those young adults with physical handicaps who wish to continue their education in college or technical school.  The award would be $1,000 for the first year, and then $1,500 for the following three years.  If you would have any questions about this, please contact Wendi Warren at 330.421.0310.  

WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - YOUTH FOUNDATION FUND:  This program was established to support Wayne County youth projects.  To be a part of this program, applicants must be entering their Junior year of H.S.  This select group of high school students will gain valuable leadership experience, learn more about local charitable giving, understand how investments grow charitable funds, evaluate and recommend grant awards, and meet local philanthropic leaders.  Meetings are held one sunday per month during the school year 2-3 hour meetings.  There is no cost to apply.  Applications are available in the OHS Guidance Office and must be received by APRIL 1st.  

WAYNE COUNTY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION $500 SCHOLARSHIP:  When the new application is available for the Class of '21, please apply online at:  You can also print it off, complete the application approximately by  APRIL 24th, 2021.  You must be a member of the WCCFCU, send, drop off, fax or email to the Credit Union.   

ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP:  The Canton-Massillon Chapter of ASM International Scholarships are available to students residing in ZIP codes 446xx and 447xx.  Deadline will be entered later.  If interested, please email:  and she will email you an application.  

QUOTA INTERNATIONAL OF WOOSTER - Scholarship Guidelines for H.S. Students:  The club has a special interest in someone pursuing a career in speech, hearing or any related field.  The application and deadline information will be sent to us in the Spring of 2021.  If you have any questions, or an interest in applying, please EMAIL Linda Runion at:  and request an application.