January Guidance Newsletter

1/6/2020 2:23:34 PM

Guidance Office Newsletter

January 2020

Happy New Year! This school year is flying by! Please read this month’s newsletter for some important information and deadlines. 

Some reminders for the month of January:

As always, please watch for any updates from the Guidance Department in Mr. Gressock’s Friday emails. 

Upcoming College Representative Visits to CLS:

Colleges are still contacting CLS for visits. There is only one scheduled for the month of January, but this may change as more colleges request a visit. The visits will take place outside of the forum or in senior guidance class. I encourage all students to stop by to say hello to the reps, but especially those who are thinking about attending that particular college - tell the rep your name, introduce yourself and let them know you are interested. 

1/10 Siena Heights University - during 5th-period lunch outside the forum

 

College Applications

Thomas More University - You can always apply to TMU for free through their website. Apply here

Senior Checklist for January

Junior Checklist for November

Scholarship Opportunities!

Start your scholarship search now. Look for scholarships that apply to your unique traits or interests! Many scholarships are open to freshmen through seniors. There are many websites to search for scholarships. Try scholarships.com, fastweb.com, studentscholarships.org, College Board, or goingmerry.com to name a few. You may also contact local organizations, companies, and religious organizations to ask if they offer scholarships. Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation is a great resource for local scholarships! Start accumulating your college money now!

 

Listed below are some scholarships of interest.

Profile in Courage Essay Contest: Students in grades 9-12 can submit a 700- to 1,000-word essay about "an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born." Essays must have at least five sources. Deadline: January 17, 2020, First place receives $10,000

Remembering Marine SSGT Mark Anthony Wojciechowski (“Tony Wojo”)

Please submit a two-page essay using 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins and 1.5 spacing that address the topic “What it Means to me that Servicemen like SSGT Mark Anthony Wojciechowski (“Wojo”) are Willing to Serve and Protect Our Country and Our Way of Life”.  Include how Wojo’s leadership abilities and qualities might inspire you. More information available by clicking the link. Deadline: April 15, 2020                                                                                                             

Ramsey Debt-Free Degree Scholarship Giveaway is giving away $10,000 in college scholarships. Answer a few easy questions about going to college debt-free and be entered for a chance to win one of three scholarships. Open to freshmen through seniors. First place wins $5,000, second and third place wins $2,500 each. It really is as simple as answering a few True or False questions! You may apply here. 

 

ACT/PSAT

January 15, 2020, is the next Practice ACT test date. It is mandatory for all Sophomores. This test will be held at CLS. Parents and students do not need to do anything to register. 

The next ACT test date is February 8, 2020. This test will not be held at CLS. You must register by January 10, 2020. You can register at act.org

In 2020, students will have the option to take retake the ACT as Subject Tests. This means if there is an area where there is room for improvement, students may take only that subject instead of the entire ACT. Registration for subject tests will be through act.org

Other News:

The US Department of Education has combined several websites in an effort to improve how students and parents deal with federal student aid. The website launched on December 22, 2019, and can be found at studentaid.gov. More tools will be rolled out for parents, students, and borrowers in 2020. Some of the tools include:

 

If there is a topic you have questions about or would like covered in the guidance newsletter, please feel free to contact with suggestions at erin.stone@covingtonlatin.org!

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