Orrville High School Guidance Department

Laurier Likens, 9th, 10th & 11th Counselor     Email: 

Buffe Hamsher, Senior Counselor     Email:

Guidance Office: 330.682.4448       Guidance Fax Number: 330.683.0547



Don't forget after applying online to Colleges, to fill out a Transcript Request Form in the Guidance Office and give it to a counselor or Mrs. Smucker.  Your college application is NOT complete until we mail your transcript!  Your transcript will be mailed within 2 days of your request.   Please allow 10 weeks before the college process is completed.  We will send updated transcripts after 1st semester, per your request.  For any student needing help with filling out applications online...Mrs. Hamsher is available throughout the afternoon to walk you through the process.  Please bring your social security number and a credit card if you plan on completing the application process at school!  Final Official Transcripts will be mailed to the college or university of your choice and to NCAA Clearinghouse after graduation.

GPA CONVERSION INFORMATION:  Many colleges ask for, or may want you to report your GPA on a 4.0 Scale.  Attached are links to help you with this process.  Go to:  or  (This helps convert your GPA from a 5.00 to a 4.00 scale). 

NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE REMINDER!! Seniors planning on playing college sports need to check out the following requirements at the NCAA Clearinghouse Website.  Make sure you have the required Core Courses in high school to be qualified.  Talk with your coach, athletic director and counselor if you have further questions!


SCHEDULING for 2017-18

Course Description Book is here

College Academy brochure is here







ACT 2016/17 Test Dates:  April 8th (at O.H.S.); June 10th (at O.H.S.) 
To Register Go to:   OHS CODE:  363-950    

OGT Practice Tests:  Seniors should practice for the OGT by accessing links below:


SAT Test Dates: May 6th; June 3rd

Upward Bound, College & Military Reps:

UPWARD BOUND:  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 and who have financial needs and/or are living with parents who do not have a bachelor's degree.  Ohio State ATI Upward Bound serves students at 4 high schools in the area.  For more information, OHS students can contact Mrs. Berry at the high school, or pick up a brochure in the Guidance Office.

College Reps Visiting OHS:  (October through November) - Most reps have already visited for the year, but if you would like to connect with one you can come into the guidance office and we can set that up, or call the college or university and set this up on your own. 

Military Reps Visiting O.H.S. – Lunch time set-ups:  They call and come in periodically - please listen to announcements!



* Several Scholarships are listed  at:   Go to this website for details and deadlines! 

The University of Akron:  Register On-line at: or call 1-800-655-4884 for a scheduled visit.

Abbott & Fenner Scholarships:  Abbott & Fenner Business Solutions is once again be awarding $1,000 scholarships.  To apply you must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page on their web site at:  Full details will be on this site.  Deadline for applying is June 12th, 2017.  This is a renewable scholarship. 

Alpha Theta Chapter/Delta Kappa Gamma Society International:  A $500 Scholarship is being offered for prospective teachers.  This scholarship will be given to a graduating senior or currently-enrolled graduate pursuing a career in education.  You must contact Mrs. McHenry via email at: to receive an electronic copy of the application, which is due: April 1st, 2017.  An information sheet is now available in the OHS Guidance office.

AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy):  AMDA offers multiple Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees and Professional Conservatory Programs in the performing arts and awards more than $10 million in scholarships each year.  For an Application and Tour Date information on Auditions, please go to:

APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) & the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program:  Scholarship opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students for the 2017-2018 academic year closed January 18th, 2017 @ 11:59 PM est.  Go to: www.APIASF.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS to apply, or @APIASF on Facebook for next years consideration. You may reapply each year.  If you have any questions, you can contact them at: or call: 1-877-808-7030   

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY/ART DEPARTMENT:  On Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM, AU is sponsoring a college campus studio experience FREE for current H.S. students with an interest in pursuing art.  Lunch and art materials will be provided.  You will experience Sculpture, Printmaking, Digital Art & Graphic Design, Painting, Ceramics &/or Figure Drawing.  Students may attend two workshops based on their interests!  Apply online at: 

ASPIRING NURSE SCHOLARSHIP:  Nursing Schools Almanac has launched its third annual Asiring Nurse $1000 Scholarship.  Students must have a track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics; a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare; including LPN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Interested students may apply at: 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.  Deadline is midnight on June 30th, 2017.

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences:  Aultman College can help you achieve your nursing, radiography or health science degree. If you have any questions about Associate and Baccalaureate degree programs in Nursing, Aultman College would be pleased to offer personalized information by contacting Sheri @ 330.363.1178, or

AULTMAN VolunTeen Program for High School Students:  Aultman Orrville Hospital offers an opportunity for high school students to volunteer over the summer months during their school break.  This program runs 10 weeks and students are assigned to volunteer ositions throughout the hospital.  This is a first-come, first-serve basis.  Applications are now available in the OHS Guidance Office.  Students must be at least 16 years of age and have completed the 9th grade to apply.  Deadline for applying is Friday, May 12th, 2017.  Any questions, please contact: Oma Marks, Community Relations @ 330.684.4703.
AULTMAN Diversity and Inclusion Council 2017 Scholarship:  Must be a member of a racial or ethnic minority group; express financial need; be a U.S. Citizen; Traditional student graduating from and reside in Wayne county; a minimum of 2.50 GPA; graduating senior must be entering college taking a minimum of 9 credit hours; maintain a 2.5 or greater GPA, include Community Service, Volunteering, Unpaid internship, Shadow an assigned Aultman employree mentor in the career area of study.  Applications are now available in the Guidance Office.  

Baker College, Flint, MI:  There are many scholarships worth up to $24,000 for students enrolling in Baker College.  Students attending Culinary Institute of Michigan and Auto/Diesel Institute of Michigan are also eligible to apply for these scholarships.  All completed applications must be received by the Baker College Scholarship Committee no later than May 1st, but the sooner the better.

Baldwin Wallace University: Junior Visit Day - Saturday, April 29th

Bowling Green State University:  If you are applying online to BGSU, go to:  Also, to see freshman scholarship levels, go to the Scholarship Calculator at: Apply early and be eligible for: a CBA Hoodie; first choice of housing options; first choice on Business District; Eligible to apply for CBA scholarship. BGSU will award approximately 30 scholarships ranging up to $5,000 to incoming freshmen.  

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH:  Cedarville offers generous scholarships for music majors. To receive priority consideration and an early decision, students should register early - for more information visit:

University of Cincinnati: Make a reservation for a UC campus tour and schedule a visit to learn about UC's engineering and applied science programs.  Comprehensive CEAS tours offered most Tuesdays and Fridays.  Go to:   Customized tours are also available.  Please call or email for details at: Phone: 513-556-5417 or Email:  Follow them on Facebook at:  

Cleveland Institute of Art:  At CIA, they offer 15 majors in art and design, taught by highly accomplished practicing artists and designers in modern, well-equipped studio spaces, and possible internships for 80% of the upper class students. They are sponsoring a 2D3D National High School Art & Design Competition using 5 categories.  Awards range from $10,000 to $200.  Deadline is: 02/03/2017.  Go to: for more information. To schedule a visit, call 1-800-223-4700 or email

B. Davis Scholarship / Student Award Search Aid: Go to: to read about how to apply for scholarships.  This site is trying to improve the students' chances for success.  The site is free and they charge nothing for the information or application.  Deadline for applying is: May 22nd, 2017.  The amount of the B. Davis Scholarship is $1,000.  If you have any questions, please contact:

University of Dayton:  For more information on UD visit: Tour the campus, explore academic programs and experiential learning opportunities, discover how to choose a major if you're undecided, and learn about admission, scholarships and financial aid. RSVP at   If you have any other questions please call:  800.837.7433  UD/Summer Programs: The Entrepreneurship 101 / June 18th-30th -; & Summer Sustainability:Food Systems - June 25th - June 30th, 2017 -   

Denison University:  If you are planning to attend Denison, and major in math or science, you may apply for the Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship by applying to this college. This award can be up to $5000, and is renewable annually. 

FIDM Creative Careers:  If you are interested in the global industries of Fashion, Visual Arts, Graphic & Interior Design, Social Media and Entertainment Go to: for information  about National Scholarhsip programs.  FIDM awards more than $300,000 in scholarships.   You can also call the FIDM Community & Educational Affairs Department at 800.262.3436 or 818.990.2241. 

GREAT CLIPS Scholarship:  Great Clips, Inc, is sponsoring the Great Scholarship Program, in memory of Alice Madden Barton, by setting aside $100,000 to distribute in scholarships for high school students in North America who are interested in pursuing a cosmetology career and current cosmetology school students.  Scholarship values are determined by local Great Clips salon owners, who evaluate and select winners.  Full details and terms and conditions are available at  Any Questions?  email them at:  

John Carroll University:  JCU requires the Common Application process with an essay, high school transcript, ACT score, and at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.  Early Action deadline was December 1st, 2017 and Rolling Admissions is post December 1st, and Post February 1st admission is on space-available basis.  Go to: to access additional information and resources or call 216.397.4294.

Kent State University, Kent, OH: 

Kent State Stark University, Canton, OH:  7,250 students enrolled year-round; More than 200 Honors Program students; $5,664 cost of tuition for 2015-16; 85% of KSUStark grads are employed full-time or enrolled in Grad School.  18 Bachelor's and 4 Master's Degrees are offered. For information to make a visit call:  330.244.3251

Malone University, Canton, OH:  Students who are prospective music majors may audition for a music scholarship.  If you have any questions, please call Mary Haines at: 330.471.8357.  Register early by visiting:

Miami University, Oxford, OH: The Darl W. Brooks Scholarship information is now available for an Orrville senior who is planning to attend Miami University and is in an Advanced Math program.  Please contact for more information on how to apply.  Deadline is March 30th, 2017. 

Clinton E. Missler Agri-Scholarship:

University of Mount Union:

Muskingum University, New Concord, OH:  Learn more about MU on:; twitter @muckieadmission;; or call 800.752.6082 to visit MU's campus. Call to register for a visit @ 800.752.6082 or online at:

Northeast Ohio Spring College Fair:  Friday, March 31st, 2017; 9-11 AM; at The University of Akron James A. Rhodes Arena.  Reigstration Deadline: Friday, March 10th, 2017.  Register online at:  There is no cost to attend.

North Central State College, Mansfield, OH: Explore all that NC State has to offer - the programs, support, and the value - go to: for more information.

University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, OH: 

Ohio Board of Regents - Ohio War Orphans Scholarship:

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH:  If you have any questions about Ohio Dominican, please contact them at: 614.251.4500, 800-955-6446; email, or Log On:

Ohio Northern University:  Annual Summer Music Camp - June 18th - 23rd, 2017 - Go to: for more information for grades 7-12.  Please look on this website for audition dates.  If you have any questions, email Dr. R. Casey @  or  Dr. S. Waters at:

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program/Foundation - 2017 Scholarship Opportunities for Students:  The scholarship application can be downloaded from their website at:  There are more than 75 different unique career opportunities for your students to consider if they have a desire to work in this energy industry.  Ohio's crude oil and natural gas industry wants to continue to recognize the importance of providing financial assistance to those young men and woment who chose a path that can lead to a very exciting and rewarding career!  Last year 50 scholrships were awarded. Complete applications before March 1st, 2017.  Once awarded, this scholarship can be renewed up to four years, and is available to any student pursuing a 4-year or 2-year degree.  Applications are also available in the OHS Guidance Office.

Ohio State University - Columbus:  The Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship Program is open to incoming male freshmen students for the fall semester, regardless of major at Ohio State.  Applications are now available in the OHS Guidance office with a Deadline of: March 20th.  

Ohio State University - Mansfield Campus:  Plan a small campus with big opportunities!  Contact them with any questions at:    

The 2017 Orrville Community Chorus - Victor Gerber Memorial Music Scholarship:  Application forms are now available in the Guidance Office for eligible students interested in applying for this $1000 scholarship.  Wayne County seniors who demonstrate academic achievement, participation in music activities, and leadership, and who will begin post-secondary education in the fall of 2017 may apply.  Deadline for this scholarship is March 31st, 2017.

Pittsburgh Technical College, Oakdale, PA:  PTC used to be Pittsburgh Technical Institute.  You may visit their website to learn more about grants and scholarships at:

Slater & Zurz LLP, Attourneys & Counselors At Law:  To increase support and advancement of community, they are offering a $1,000 scholarship.  To be eligible, a student must be a high school senior who will graduate in 2017, and will be attending a college or university in Ohio.  The application process will be conducted online via the following link:  This scholarship is not being tied directly to a student's GPA, ACTscores, or Class Rank.  Rather, it will be reviewed and awarded based on the preparation of a "brief" YouTube video along with an accompanying written essay.  There are two options for the Topic of their YouTube video:  1) address an existing law in the State of Ohio that needs to be changed and then tell why the change is necessary.  2) the student creates a new law that would benefit the community and then tell how that new law will impact the community and why that impact is important.  Students are encourged to be creative, logical, and persuasive in support of their topic with both video and written essay.  Video submissions should range between 2 and 4 minutes and written essays should be between 500 and 1,000 words.  All applications must be submitted no later than March 31st, 2017.  The recipient will be notified no later than May 19th, 2017.  If you have any further questions, please contact Aaron Meikle directly via email at:  
Student Insights/ Student-View Scholarship Program:  Log on to: and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.  Deadline is April 22nd, 2017.  One $4,000, two $1,000, and ten $500 scholarships will be awarded.  No essay, application form, or fees required.

Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH:  Students interested in a unique music curriculum, Tiffin has the cutting-edge bachelor's degree in Professional Music.  It allows students to work in popular and commercial music styles.  The degree provides students with a modern musical skill set and real-world, marketable skills that generally are not taught at other universities.  If interested, go to  Call Brad Rees for any questions at:  419.448.3366.

U.S. SERVICE ACADEMY SEMINARS: On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown & U.S. Senator Rob Portman will be holding an informational sess at the Jackson City Library, on 21 Broadway Street, Jackson Ohio 45640.  This is for anyone interested in learning more about the application process for the Air Force Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies.  Please RSVP to: or sue_klein@brown, if you are planning to attend one of the above seminars. 

VARSITY TUTORS SCHOLARSHIP:  Go to: for information on applying to their monthly $1000 scholarship!  If you have any questions, please call Jenna at: 314.330.6107 or email her at:

Wayne College/UA:  For future visit days go online at:  Learn more about admissions requirements, course offerings, financial aid, scholarship offerings from Wayne College and the Akron Campus, and receive a campus tour: Or Call 330.684.8900 to schedule a personal visit.

Wayne County Committee for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc:  The WCCCCA is once again offering scholarships to those young adults with physical handicaps who wish to continue their education in college or technical school. This program provides scholarships for each academic year a recipient if in school up to four years. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000/1st year; $1,500/following three years. The deadline for applying is June 1st, 2017.  An application is available in the OHS guidance office.

WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP:  An application for this scholarship is now available in the Guidance Office.  The Wayne County Community Federal Credit Union will be awarding 2 - $500 scholarships to area high school class of 2017 graduates.  Please complete and return the application no later than, friday, March 31st before 11:59 PM. 

Wayne County Schools Career Center - Adult Education Scholarship:  Seniors can start a full-time career just 1 year after graduation.  Wheather you're thinking of a career in health care, welding, machining, law enforcement, automotive technology, or office administration, the Adult Education programs at Wayne County Schools Career Center could be a perfect fit for you!  From now through April 15th, the Career Center is taking applications for their $1,000 Star Scholarship.  See the OHS Guidance office for an application.

Wendy's HEISMAN H.S. Scholarship Program:  Attention Juniors - who are exceptional students and who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership, you may now apply for this 2017-18 scholarship online at:   

Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV:  To schedule an Individual Campus Visit, register for a Group Visit Day or find out more about visiting Wheeling Jesuit please contzct them at: 1-800-624-6992 or

William D. Squires Scholarship Foundation:  15 - $3,000/yr Scholarships will be offered to Ohio seniors who apply through this foundation.  Applicants must have a 3.2 GPA or above & already know their career goal; must be have good character and be highly motivated; applicants must show academic promise and have financial need.  Apply on-line between February 15th through April 5th, 2017 at:  This is a renewable scholarship. 

Wells Fargo - Tuition Funding Sources:  TFS is a private website designed to help students gain access to over 7 million scholarships totaling more than $41 billion.  You can access this link at:  FREE booklets available in guidance. 

Youngstown State University:  Monday, February 20th, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, there will be a unique kind of Open House.  This is your chance to "Crash" their campus.  Friends and parents are welcome!  The deadline to make reservations for "Crash Day" at YSU is Wednesday, February 15th, 2017.  Contact: 330.941.2000 or toll free at: 877.468.6978. ALSO:  The Youngstown State University Summer Honors Institute offers gifted and talented students an opportunity to explore and discover new information in a wide rand of disciplines.  This runs from June 12th - 16th, 2017.  Applications are available at: and are due by: March 3rd, 2017. 




VASCO Asphalt / Massillon, OHLooking for new hires for 2017.  This is a growing division and they are looking for motivated young adults who will be graduating in the spring.  More than likely these students are not looking to go to college but want a high paying career out of high school.  Though, this job is not meant for everyone, it does offer those well suited for a long career in something that challenges them and offers potential for growth within the company.  If you have a good work ethic and a willingness to learn, and are interested in an interview with this company, please stop by the guidance office for more information.  You can also contact Kurt Gamby at:

Staffing Partners: ArtiFlex is hiring Press Operators for 2nd & 3rd shifts.  You can apply today at or apply in person at: 2873 Cleveland Rd, Wooster, OH  44691, 330.262.2662.  Staffing Partners charges ZERO fees for background checks, drugtesting and assessments.