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1 Career, College, Tests, Financial Aid, Scholarships and more Careers Ohio Career Information System Undecided? This website is through the Ohio Department of Education and is an excellent resource for career information and exploration as well as college/education and training information. The site requires a user name and password. Username: MaplewCC Password: ohiocis03 Occupational Outlook Handbook This website gives profiles of specific occupations form eleven different career clusters. Colleges College Navigator A great, easy to use website allowing students and parents to find more information on colleges, learn more about paying for school, career choices and more. College.gov- A site made by the United States Department of Education to help students learn more about why they should go to college, how to pay for college, and what steps to take to get to college. College Board- This site offers information about planning for college, paying for college, selecting a college and more. College Answer - Voted Best of the Web by Forbes magazine, this site walks students through the entire going to college process (planning, selecting, applying, paying, deciding, financing). Great parent section too! CollegeBasics - Offers college admissions tips and insider secrets about planning for college, applying for college, financial aid, admissions essays, college interviews, and much more. College View - Examine over 3,800 schools to find the college that s right for you. Topics include: career centers, financial aid and virtual advisor (schools answer your question). Register on the website to save your search information. Click on register and fill in your information. GoCollege - Students browse schools, research scholarship/government loan options, & prepare for admissions tests. Virtual Campus Tours - A great comprehensive source for virtual college tours, campus web cams/maps, college videos, & movies. My Majors - After a short interview, the site suggests majors to consider based upon your background and interests. Also provides college planning timelines by grade level and other useful information. The College Access Information Hotline: This free information hotline is about college preparation, financial aid, articulation and transfer, and/or general facts about colleges and universities throughout Ohio.

2 College Planning Timeline Courtesy of Kent State University Junior Year: In the fall- Review your plan with your MCC guidance counselor to make sure you are in all the correct collegeprep courses. Explore ways to earn college credit in high school such as Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) (Contact your Home School Counselor) Take the PLAN or PSAT test if you haven t already (Contact your Home School Counselor) Visit the websites of colleges that interest you and request information online Use the Financial Aid calculator at to determine how much college will cost. In the winter- Plan to take the SAT or ACT tests in the spring. Narrow your career and college choices to a list that you can investigate further. In the spring- Be ACT or SAT ready! Take practice tests at and Talk to your MCC counselor about your senior year schedule. Plan your summer work/intern/volunteer activities now! In the summer- Visit the colleges you are considering. Consider schools. Take torus. Talk to admissions. Review college applications online. Check out their requirements. What do you need to do? Senior Year: In the fall- Pick 1 to 5 colleges you really want to attend. Make a calendar of test dates, fees application due dates and deadlines. Register online to take the ACT or SAT in the fall of your senior year. Write your college application essays. November: Submit your college applications early! Try to apply by Thanksgiving! Review and submit scholarship applications. Apply for housing if you will be living on campus. In the winter- Don t miss out on the money! Apply for financial aid online at Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with your parents or guardians by Feb. 1. In the spring- Finalize your college choice. Review your financial aid/scholarship package. Confirm with your college by May. 1. In the summer- Send your final high school transcript to your new school by alerting your home school before school is out for the summer as to where it is to be sent. Please provide them with complete address. Finalize where you will live (on or off campus), what you will eat (meal plans), what do you need? College Camp- A Training Program For Parents Who Are Sending Their Student To College WHO: Parents of students interested in going to college.

3 WHAT: A free seminar where parents will learn about college selection process, financial aid and parents can ask general questions. WHERE: Hiram College, Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2011 from 7:00pm-9:00pm REGISTER: register at Tests A.C.T. Test Dates Registration Deadlines LATE REGISTRATION FEES CHARGES October 27, 2012 September 21, 2012 LATE Sept. 22- Oct. 5, 2012 December 8, 2012 November 2, LATE November 3-16, 2012 February 9, 2013 January 11, 2013 LATE January 12-18, 2013 April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 LATE March 9-22, 2013 June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 LATE May 4-17, 2013 Register for the ACT online at Students must register online for the ACT. Applications are only available in Student Services for students requesting extended time for their test or do not have access to a credit card. You may be eligible to take the test for free if you are on free or reduced lunch. ACT includes science reasoning, trigonometry and grammar. ACT does not penalize for guessing on questions. Maplewood s school code is Crestwood Field Garfield Mogadore Ravenna Rootstown Southeast Streetsboro Waterloo Windham Financial Aid College Goal Sunday Financial Aid Workshop for parents and students WHO: Anybody wishing to learn more about the FAFSA and college funding WHAT: This free workshop will help families fill out the FAFSA and learn more about funding for college. Bring the following information to the workshop: Your IRS 1040 tax return and W2s, your parent s IRS 1040 tax return and W2s, social security card or driver s license, and any other benefit and income information. WHERE: Locations are on the College Goal Sunday website. WHEN: Sunday, February 10, 2013 REGISTER: You must register online at FAFSA This is the official website for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) where families can receive free access to, and information about, the FAFSA and college funding. The application must be filled out on line. Filling out the FAFSA is the most important task you need to complete in order to pay for college. The FAFSA is based on taxes of the 2012 year. File by February, if possible, for earliest notification of money for which you are eligible. Other needs based scholarships require completion of the FAFSA. FAFSA PIN A PIN is needed prior to filling out the FAFSA online. You need to register for your PIN on this website. Scholarships To find more scholarships, please visit the Student Services office on a regular basis. Check out your home school s website or Guidance Office for scholarships specific to your school or community. Maplewood cannot know of all scholarships that exist. You need to visit a scholarship search website to find a complete list. Start with and continue your search on other sites.

4 Students with Disabilities See this website for a list of scholarships available to students with disabilities. ocationalschool%2ftp%2fscholarships.htm%3fnl%3d1 Student Scholarships This is a great scholarship search site that is very easy to use. Lists scholarships based upon your unique attributes. A perfect place to start. Ohio Board of Regents This website lists all the scholarships and grants available through the Ohio Board of Regents including: Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program, Ohio Instructional Grant Program, Ohio Student Choice Grant Program, Ohio Academic Scholarship Program, Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Program, Regents Graduate/Professional Fellowship Program, Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund, Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program, and Choose Ohio First Scholarship. College Board This website is a comprehensive site for information on: scholarships, ACT and colleges. Scholarships A comprehensive website to conduct scholarship searches not awarded through colleges. Scholarships A website designed to help find scholarships and learn more about financial aid. FastWeb This site lists over 270,000 possible scholarships Maplewood Scholarships The Maplewood scholarship application will be available in the Student Services office during the late spring of Parent Notification of Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities Per Ohio Revised Code Section , , and , this information must be posted. Your child may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child s individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider. Information on scholarship programs are available from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) web site at For information on the Autism Scholarship Program, search Autism Scholarship Program For information on the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program, search Jon Peterson Scholarship For additional information or questions on these scholarship programs, contact: Office of Nonpublic Educational Options, (614) , Toll-free: (877) , or Ohio Township Association- Local Government and Academic Achievement Amount: (3) $1,500.00

5 Qualifications: Outstanding citizenship through service and participation in community activities for the Local Government Scholarship. GPA of 3.0 or higher and at least a 22 ACT or 1000 SAT for the Academic Achievement Scholarship Apply: Submit completed application from Student Services office. Deadline: January 20, 2013 Seven Seventeen Credit Union Amount: (8) $ Qualifications: Senior planning to attend University of Akron, Youngstown State University or Kent State University and must be a member or legal dependent of a Seven Seventeen Credit Union member. Apply: Application available in Student Services or at under Resources tab. Seven Seventeen Credit Union Cha-Ching Teen Club and Edge Club Amount: (4) $1, Qualifications: Member of Cha-Ching Teen Club or Edge Club. Planning to attend an accredited university or trade school. Apply: Application available in Student Services or at Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools Amount: (over 400) varies from $2, $44, Qualifications: Current senior, C average or better, nominated by a current meme r of the Ohio Legislature, able to be admitted to college, must start school summer or fall term following graduation. Apply: Application in Student Services or at Deadline: April 15, 2013 Educational Office Professionals of Ohio Amount: (1) $1, Qualifications: Planning to pursue an office-related career Apply: Applications available in Student Services or at Deadline: February 13, 2013 Autism Scholarship Program and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Amount: not listed Qualifications: For additional information go to the JPSN (Jon Peterson Special Needs) section of the Ohio Department of Education web page: or go to the Autism Scholarship section of the Ohio Department of Education web page at or Apply: Information on applying is on the above mentioned websites Deadline: see information online Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Amount: (100) $25,000.00/year, (1,000) $2,000.00/year Qualifications: High School senior or current undergraduate; those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in ; those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Apply: Deadline: February 28, 2013 at 5:00pm EST Cuyahoga Community College Academic Excellence Scholarship Amount: Multiple $1,750.00

6 Qualifications: Plan to attend Cuyahoga Community College Fall 0213; 3.0 GPA or higher; complete application; complete FAFSA. Apply: Online application on Tri-C s website under Key Terms of Academic Excellence Scholarship Application Deadline: March 29, 2013 Ohio Credit Union Foundation Amount $5, Qualifications: Ohio credit union member; senior in good standing; completed application; make a 60 second to 2.5 minute video answering How can credit unions use their cooperative principles to appeal to GenY? ; video specifics are online and in Student Services. Apply: Deadline: February 15 - April 25, 2013 The Portage Foundation Boyd Wallbrown Jr. Agriculture-Innovation Scholarship Amount: $1, per year Qualifications: plan to enroll in a two year technical or four year college/university in the area of study of production agriculture or farm management. Apply: Application is available in Student Services Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity of The Ohio State University Better Men Scholarship Amount: (3) $1, Qualifications: Excel in leadership, extracurricular activity, scholastic achievement and have an interest in Agriculture. Also interested in professional agriculture, being from a family farm, having participated in 4-H, or interest in the food and fiber industries. Apply: Application is in Student Services. Deadline: March 2, 2013 Farm Credit Mid-America Amount: (21) $1, and (21) $1, Qualifications: Farm Credit customer, children of customers or grandchildren of customers. Any career major but a preference will be given to those students who plan to pursue an ag-related career. More qualifications are listed on website. More scholarships are on the website. Apply: Application is online at or in Student Services. Deadline: February 28, 2013 County Farm Bureau Amount: multiple $1, Qualifications: Interested in a career in agriculture; are planning to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in Fall of 2013; will be majoring in the field of agriculture or a related field of study. Resident of Portage County. Children of Farm Bureau members will be considered regardless of stated field of intended study. Apply: Application is available in Student Services Deadline: March 15, 2013 Ohio Newspapers Foundation Minority Journalism Scholarship Amount: (1) $1, Qualifications: Ohio senior planning to major in journalism at an Ohio college or university during school year. Apply: or application is available in Student Services Deadline: March 31, 2013

7 Kent State University and Portage County Branch of NAACP Amount: (1) full tuition Qualifications: Resident of Portage County; or attending a Portage County high school; 3.35 GPA; African American, Hispanic or Native American listed in Kent State application; complete the FAFSA; accepted to Kent State. Apply: application is also available in Student Services Kent State University and Portage County Insurance Agencies Association David H. Green Scholarship Amount: Renewable- amount not listed Qualifications: Incoming freshman who is attending a Portage County school or Mogadore High School; admitted to Kent State; 2.5 GPA or higher; financial need; and completed FAFSA. Apply: Deadline: March 15, 2013 Kent State University Albert Peoples Academic Excellence and NAACP Amount: full tuition Qualifications: Attending Portage County school; admitted to Kent State; financial need; completed FAFSA; minimum 3.35 GPA; ethnicity of African American, Hispanic or native American listed on admissions application. Apply: Application is available in Student Services. Ohio School Boards Association Black Caucus Amount: (6) $ Qualifications: Graduating minority student; plan to attend an Ohio college. More information is available at Apply: Application is available in Student Services or online at Deadline: March 15, 2013 The Auxiliary of Robinson Memorial Hospital Scholarship Amount: (2) $1, Qualifications: Portage county resident, minimum GPA of 2.5, planning to enter nursing field, already accepted to an accredited school in USA, leadership, service to community and extra-curricular activities, and completed application. Apply: Application is available in Student services Deadline: April 15, 2013

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