Orrville High School Guidance Department

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

Buffe Hamsher, Senior Counselor     Email:

Linda Smucker, Guidance Secretary    Email: 

Guidance Office: 330.682.4448       Guidance Fax Number: 330.683.0547


The Date for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Report Cards sent out was INCORRECT!  The Correct Date is: Monday, February 12th - from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.   Reminders will be mailed out to parents!  It is NOT necessary to make an appointment!  Sorry for the inconvenience! 

SENIORS:  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.

PARENTS/SENIORS - LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Local Scholarship information that is listed on the Wayne County Community Foundation website should now be updated.  Seniors should have their resume' updated and their letters of recommendation(s) in process and available when applying.  They should get started on the WCCF scholarships that require online application!  The Local Scholarship packet of information will be handed out to all seniors on Thursday, February 15th at their 7:30 AM meeting at OHS in the new gym.   This leaves plenty of time to apply for the "LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS".  To prepare ahead of time, seniors should start asking teachers, employers, pastors, etc. for "Letters of Recommendation" and update any new information on his or her Resume.  Other random scholarships will trickle in  and will be added to this website periodically and on the morning announcements.  Those should list the amount of award, criteria and deadlines!  Also check with Universities and Colleges for scholarships and grants awarded through their institute and know the deadlines!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Guidance Office. (see above) 

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

College Credit Plus page by the Ohio Department of Higher Education is here






ACT 2017/18 Test Date for All Juniors:  February 27th - 2018  -  they will register in the classroom at the H.S. and at the Career Center. 
For other ACT testing registration - Go to:  OHS CODE:  363-950  TEST DATES: Feb 10; Apr 14; June 9; July 14th. 

SAT Test Dates:  Mar 10th, May 5th, June 2nd

The SOPHOMORE Class will visit the Wayne County Schools Career Center - Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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 / Military Reps Visiting OHS:  US Army, every 3rd Wed - Lunch Set-up.   

Military Reps Visiting O.H.S. – Lunch time set-ups:  They call and come in periodically - please listen to announcements for details!
U.S. Army-every 3rd Wed / O.H.S. Lunch Set-up; 


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

ABBOTT and FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:  Award amount is - $1,000.  Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their web site at:  Full details are available on the site.  Deadline:  JUNE 14th, 2018  

AES Engineering $500 Scholarship(s):  Students mus submit an essay of between 500 & 1000 words in answer to the following question:  "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey"?  Deadline of entry:  Oct 6th, 2018.  Submit essay to:  Do not include resume' at this time.  

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

ATI/OSU, Wooster, OH:   OPEN HOUSE DATES: Mon, Feb 19th, 2018; Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018; Sat, Apr 7th, 2018  Contact ATI for more info: 330.287.1327

Animation Career Review: "Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship":  This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing an animation related degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application.  This is the seventh year we have offered this scholarship.  Deadline is June 1st, 2018. 

APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund) & the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program(s):  For scholarship opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander college students for the 2018-19 academic year, go to: www.APIASF.ORG/Scholarships and apply; or @APIASF on Facebook for next years consideration.  You may reappy each year.  If you have any qestions, you can contact them at: or call: 1-877-808-7030. 

Baldwin Wallace University:  Any BW questions, please email:   

Bowling Green State University:  Recommended: GPA - 3.0, ACT 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: 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.  Incoming Freshmen with an interest in Science and Math, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a recommended ACT of 23, could receive scholarship funding up to $4,000 for the first year.  Deadline to apply for this Science & Math Education in ACTION funding is January 15th, 2018. For more information contact the program manager at:  419.372.6561 or email:

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. Watch for important deadlines. Go to: for more information. To schedule a visit, call 1-800-223-4700 or email

Congress of the United States/House of Representatives - Jim Renacci:  Congressman Renacci will be hosting a Service Academy Day on Saturday, April 14th at the Akron General Health & Wellness Center-Green Conference Room, 1940 Town Park Blvd, Uniontown, OH  44685, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  This session will allow students and counselors the opportunity to speak with representatives from the five service academics.  The coordinator will go through the nomination process, offer tips for success, and provide information packets to all attendees.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please email Bryan Bowman at:  

University of Dayton:  Engineering Overnight & Explore Engineering are being held on Friday & Saturday, Feb 23rd & 24th - a FREE hands on Engineering Exploration event!  RSVP @  Space is limited and reservations are required.  ALSO: 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 

B. Davis Scholarship:  The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a $1000 scholarship for 2018.  Please visit our website at: to read about how to apply for scholarships.  Deadline for applications is May 22, 2018.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at:

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. 

Farm Credit Mid-America Scholarship:  College Scholarships will be awarded to the children and grandchildren of customers.  The $1500 scholarships will be awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities, and community involvement.  The scholarship deadline is the last day of January.    You can access the application online at: (click on Community, then Scholarships).  

Fashion Schools: "Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship":  This $1000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application.  This is the 5th year we have offered this scholarship. go to: for more application information. Deadline is June 1st, 2018.

FBI - Future Agents In Training:  FAIT - Future Agents In Training is an academy hosted by the FBI - Cleveland Field Office that invites h.s. students to receive hands-on training.  This program works to educate and inform students about the mission of the FBI including criminal, cyber threats, terrorism, and admisnistrative functions.  Students learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, and a variety of professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and solving cases.  This runs from June 19th - June 22nd, 2018.  More information about eligibility requirements, and a copy of the application to print out on the "Community Outreach" link at:  Applications must be postmarked by January 31st, 2018.  

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.

University of Findlay:

Hiram College:  The Emerging Writers Nonfiction Contest: sponsored by Hiram's Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.  The contest offers high-school sophomores and juniors the chance to expand their writing experiences beyond the high-school classroom and get a sense of how they might continue to develop their writing skills at the college level. This contest invites 11th & 12th graders to submit their strongest nonfiction writing for prises of $200, $100, and $50 by January 12th, 2018.  The Graphic Medicine Competition is also sponsored by Hiram's Center for Literature and Medicine.  The competition is part of a larger Graphic Medicine Series this year that explores the role that comics and graphic novels can play in the study and delivery of healthcare.  The center is sponsoring speakers and workshops on how to create graphic medicine naratives that will culminate in a graphic medicine competition.  The deadline for competition submissions is Thursday, March 1st, 2018 and prizes of $400, $250, and $100 will be awarded.  Flyers are in the O.H.S. Guidance office, and you may also contact Kathy at 330.569.6118 or

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. Go to: to access additional information and resources or call 216.397.4294.

Kent State University, Kent, OH: Explore Kent Chemistry Day on February 10th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Integrated Sciences Building / Williams Hall 1175 E. Summit St, Kent, OH 44243; R.S.V.P. by February 2nd at  Optional 9:00 AM walking tour of campus.  Breakfast and Lunch provided and Raffle for awesome prizes.

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:

MENSA Foundation:  The Mensa Education and Research Foundation is offering scholarships for students of all ages.  The application period ends January 15th, 2018.  Members of MENSA as well as non-members may apply to be considered for this program by submitting an essay.  Visit the website at: or call 888-294-8035, ext. 5509. 

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:  If you have any questions about Mount Union, please contact the Office of Admissions at: 800.334.6682 or email:

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:  Muskingum also has the PLUS Program to work with offering comprehensive academic support services to college students 

The National Academy of Television (Arts & Sciences) Scholarships:  These  scholarships are offered to seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university and intend to pursue a career in television or a television-related field.  The application process is completely online through their website:  Hover over the "students" tab at the top R/H  of the page, then select "scholarships" from the drop-down menu.  Online applications must be completed by midnight February 28th, 2018. 

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:  PROGRAMS OFFERED:  Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Business Administration, Agribusiness, Network Security, Digital Forensics, Travel & Hotel Management, Legal Assisting, Marketing, Sport Marketing & Management, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, & more.

NURSING Schools Almanac/Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: has launched its fourth annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.  Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to a future nurse in the high school graduating class of 2018.  We will award this scholarship to the applicant who best demonstrates:  academic excellence, especially in math & science; a passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Scholarships applications will be accepted through August 31st, 2018.  Interested students should visit: and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage.  Here they'll find detailed information and the official application form.  

Ohio Board of Regents - Ohio War Orphans Scholarship:

Ohio Christian University - Circleville, OH:  All updated information can be found at:  

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 JCI Senate / Charitable & Education Foundation:  Scholarship information and applications are now available in the Guidance Office for either the Academic-Based, or Need-Based scholarship program.  The Deadline for submitting applications is:  January 13th, 2018.  Please stop by the Guidance Office and pick up an application. 

Ohio Northern University: 

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:

Online MBA Report: "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a student interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit to find eligibility information along with an online application.  This is the third year we have offered this scholarship.  Deadline is June 1st, 2018. 

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:

William D. Squires Scholarship:  15 Scholarships are being offered to Ohio Seniors in the amount of $4,000 per year; Scholarships are renewable for up to $16,000; Applications will be accepted from February 15th - April 5th.  It is free to apply; Eligibility is based on Financial Need!  The EFC on your FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) must be less than 7,000 to apply; You must know your Career Goal; Must be highly motivated & have good character; and, must show academic progress with a minimum of 3.20 cum GPA.  Applications are now available at:

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. ARMY - Set up for every 3rd Wednesday of the month - Lunch time set-up.

U.S. NAVY - Wednesday, Sept 13th - Lunch time set-up.

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 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

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 College planning booklets are here! 

Wright State University:  Look at for available information on dates and deadlines.  WSU Pre-College Programs:  Residential Camps and Summer Institutes - 2018:  Live on campus and experience college life.  For more information visit:; phone 937.775.3135; or email  

Youngstown State University:  Tour the campus, residence halls, apartments and downtown Youngstown.  Meet President Tressel & speak to faculty and staff. Visit the Crash Day (Open House) on Monday, February 19th, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Go to the web site at: for more information and to register for the program, or contact Christine at: 330.941.7473.


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.

FIVE GUYS - Wooster - apply at: - just in time for the Holidays!  They have over 50 immediate openings!  Clerical, Light Industrial, Seasonal and Short Term employment! 

Runion's "Furniture Annex" - Warehouse help needed!  After school and weekends!  Prepping furniture, delivery, etc... Must be 18 years or older!  Call Mr. Runion @ 330.465.5396