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Williams County Safe Schools



Seniors can fill out their application for FAFSA starting October 1st, 2017.



Senior Planning Timeline

Please use this as a guide as you go through your senior year.

Do not Procrastinate! It is imperative that you get your applications in on time, as scholarships and financial aid packages are dependent on this!

Senior Year

When senior males turn 18, they must register with Selective Service. Visit www.sss.gov to register! If you fail to register, you will not be eligible for Financial Aid. Ms. Bruner has information about registering.


Finalize your list of reasonable choices. Include at least one “long shot”, one “target”, and one “safe” school. Your first choice might very well be a school to which you are a likely candidate for admission. However, each one of you should include at least one safe choice on your list of colleges.

Once you have narrowed your list of colleges to a recommended maximum of six, you should begin applying. Most colleges prefer students to apply online.

Attend meetings with college representatives who visit HHS. Keep in mind that the representatives who visit us will more than likely be the ones to present your case to the admissions team at their college: MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION!

Register for the September/October ACT or November SAT if you have not taken the test or want to retest. Obtain packets in Guidance or register on-line.

Begin work on application essays. Most senior English classes include work on an essay.

Remember that the grades you make this semester will be an important ingredient in the way college admissions committees view your academic seriousness. Your first semester grades will be the last ones they see before deciding whether to admit you to their school.

Decide how you will actually apply: paper application, or applying online at the school’s website. Also consider using the common application which will save you time. Just make sure your school accepts the common application.-For more information go to www.commonapp.org

Keep your commitment to take challenging courses! Your senior year matters!

All seniors will have an individual 15-minute meeting with their counselor this month.



Complete and file your FAFSA as soon as possible. Aid is distributed on a first come, first served basis. FAFSA’s web site is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Please do not push deadlines. It is to your advantage to file your application early. Most colleges admit that early applications automatically receive more attention because they demonstrate the student’s sincere interest in a school.

Early decision deadlines and scholarship deadlines may be as early as October 15. Do not allow lack of planning on your part to create an emergency on our part. Submit your Transcript Requests two weeks before the deadline.

The college to which you are applying may require official copies of your test scores. Some schools require test scores submitted directly from ACT/SAT. Check the websites of the colleges to see what they require.

Notify your counselor if you would like to be nominated for a scholarship at the colleges you are applying.

Complete a Transcript Request form for each application you submit. Your transcript includes ACT and SAT scores, classes you’ve taken and your grades; when your counselor sends in your transcript, they will also attach your current schedule.


Use your college visiting days well. HHS allows a maximum of 2 days which will be counted against your exemption, but will be excused if pre-approved. Request the visit day by filling out the College Visitation Form at least five days beforehand and bring a letter from the college for proof of your visit.

Teacher Recommendations - If the colleges to which you are applying require a recommendation from a teacher, choose and ask a teacher who you feel knows you the best and will represent you well. Give your teacher a filled out Letter of Recommendation Form, which are available in the guidance office. ALLOW AT LEAST 2 WEEKS TO COMPLETE A RECOMMENDATION. If the teacher needs to send the letter directly to an institution, provide an addressed and stamped envelope with the appropriate corresponding forms.

This will be your last chance to sign up for and take the SAT or ACT in this year’s admission pool.


All college applications and transcript requests which need to be sent out before winter break are due in the guidance office two weeks before we leave for break.  Applications that have a February 1 deadline should also be processed in December.

Since we do not return until January 4th, all Transcript Requests submitted after the deadline will be sent out in late January. Please remember that Counselor Reports will be processed in the order they are received…not in the order of urgency for you.

Attend Financial Aid Night – usually in January

If you expect your counselor to write an effective recommendation for you, then allow sufficient time to process your recommendation.

Ace your mid-year exams—they matter!

Request Mid-Year transcripts to be mailed to the colleges to which you are applying.

Pick up financial aid forms in the Counseling Center. The FAFSA is the federal financial form, needed for both public and private schools, and the Profile is for private schools only. Remember, the lottery scholarships require the FAFSA!

Don’t ask to drop challenging courses. Colleges could withdraw their offer!


Continue applying and looking for scholarships!


If you haven’t already done so, visit schools to which you applied.




By April 15, you should hear from all colleges. Use the two weeks before May 1 to make your final decision.

Register for Advanced Placement exams if necessary.

Notify all colleges which have accepted you of your final decision.

Notify colleges who have put you on their waiting list if you wish to remain on it.

Don’t develop Senioritis! All college acceptances are conditional pending receipt of final grades in June.


Reply to the college you choose. Do not place a deposit with more than one college: it is unethical and you can be dropped by both colleges if discovered.

Fill out a Final Transcript Request for the college you will attend. You must make this request in writing to release your transcript.

2017-2018  ACT Test Dates

Register Online at: http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register.html

Test Date                      Registration Deadline                      (Late Fee Required)

September 9, 2017                  August 4, 2017                                       August 5-18, 2017

October 28, 2017                    September 22, 2017                       September 23-October 6, 2017

December 9, 2017                  November 3, 2017                                November 4-17, 2017

February 10, 2018                  January 12, 2018                                   January 13-19, 2018

April 14, 2018                        March 9, 2018                                       March 10-23, 2018

June 9, 2018                           May 4, 2018                                          May 5-18, 2018

July 14, 2018                         June 15, 2018                                        June 16-22, 2018



2017-2018 SAT Test Dates

To register please visit: https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/

Test Date                            Normal Deadline                        Late Registration 

October 7, 2017                       September 8, 2017                            September 22, 2017

November 4, 2017                   October 6, 2017                                October 20, 2017

December 2, 2017                   November 3, 2017                            November 17, 2017

March 10, 2018                       February 9, 2018                               February 23, 2018

May 5, 2018                            April 6, 2018                                     April 20, 2018

June 2, 2018                           May 4, 2018                                        May 18, 2018


www.scholarships.com Free scholarship search based on your profile. Other financial aid info also.
www.finaid.org Aid estimator and scholarship search.
www.fastweb.com Database of private sector scholarships, grants, and loans.

www.collegenet.com/mach25 Database contains over 600,000 awards totaling over $1.6 billion.

www.collegeboard.com Scholorship search and financial planning resource.
www.WeeklyScholarshipAlert.org  Free resources for college bound students and their parents.

www.collegescholarships.com A list of scholarships from around the country.
www.free-4u.com/minority.htm Scholarships for many ethnic groups and minorities.
www.schoolsoup.com The world's largest scholarship database

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/ohio/ Accredited online college database

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/degree-programs/ A complete list of online degree programs

http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/guide/ A guide to how colleges receive accreditation





Don't Procrastinate!

It is highly recommended that all college applications be submitted by December 1st! Don’t procrastinate!

 The college Database

Provides data to help in the college search and selection process.






Information @ college and career planning, as well as scholarships.

Allows students and counselors to research colleges based on location, cost, and academic majors.

Kaarme.com (pronounced car-may) is an online resource that helps high school students navigate the complex world of college admissions. Our service is provided free of charge and marks a new development in connecting students to prospective universities.




College Information Websites:
Fast Web: www.fastweb.com – Download applications to more than 800 colleges and return them via e-mail.
Peterson’s Education Center: www.petersons.com – Peterson’s publications offer some of the most comprehensive information available to students about all aspects of preparation for higher education.
The Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com – This site provides general information on college admission and financial aid.

Transfer.org – Course Applicability System (CAS). Provides information on how specific coursework will transfer and apply towards a degree at another university.
GoCollege - www.gocollege.com - Search for colleges, take virtual tours of colleges, take online practice tests for ACT and SAT.
College Net – www.collegenet.com Launched in 1995, lets applicants complete, file and pay for their admissions applications entirely through the internet.
SuperCollege.com – This free website is all about helping students get into and pay for the college of their dreams. There are free resources and great tips and strategies.
ACT: www.act.org
The College Board: www.collegeboard.org
College is Possible: www.collegeispossible.org Preparing for, selecting and paying for college.

Scholarships 2016-2017

Student Scholarships: packet number 3 has been upload and is attached above. Please see the guidance office for any questions.

Moser Nursing Scholarship:

Graduating High School Senior with nursing aspirations.

1,000.00 scholarship, Applications must be postmarked by March 31st, 2017

See the Guidance Office for an Application

Williams County Pork Producers:

Open to any senior planning on attending a college or technical school next fall.

Applications must be post marked by April 1st, 2017

Application is available above, (scholarship_app_use_this_one.docx)

Outdoor Hobbyist Scholarship Program: 

Application and details are availble at, http://http://outdoorhobbyist.com/scholarship-program

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program:

Will be awarding up to 1,000 to the winner

Deadling to apply is June 12th, 2017

Please visit the following website for an application, http://http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


 Two potential scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman who have been admitted to Bowling Green State University and have a declared major in Biological Sciences for the 2017-18 academic year.

 Please visit the following website for an application, https://bgsu.academicworks.com/

The deadline to apply if February 15th, 2017

Nursing Schools Almanac:

Scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017. 

Please visit the following website for an application, http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com

Student Scholarships:

Please visit the guidance office for a list of scholarships!

Getnewcondo Real Estate Scholarship:

The Scholarship details are as follows:

Scholarship Name: getnewcondo Real Estate Scholarship

URL to Scholarship page: https://getnewcondo.com/scholarship/

Scholarship email submission: scholarships@getnewcondo.com

Award: This scholarship is merit based and requires an essay submission from participating students. The winning student will receive USD $1,000 dollars to help with educational expenses.

Application Requirements:

Eligibility: Students who are currently enrolled in accredited school or college may apply.

Submission deadline: 31st October 2017 (2359 EST).

The winner will be notified by 15th November 2017 and results will be published on the Scholarship page.

Bryan Area Business Women Scholarship:

Please visit the following website for an application, www.bryanareafoundation.org

Click on Scholarship , go to Bryan Area Business Women  for instruction and application, and download and save application.

Applications need to turned in to the guidance office!

Deadling March 10th

Ohio Newspaper Foundation:

Fpr students planning on going into journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications.

Please see the guidance office for an application!

William D. Squires:

Please visit the following website for an application and information, www.wmdsquiresfoundation.org

Farm Credit Mid-America:

Must have a parent who is a customer of Farm Credit Mid-America

Scholarships are awarded based on academic record, leadership qualities and community involvement.

Scholarship deadline: January 30th

Please visit the following website for an application:  e-farmcredit.com

Educational Book Grants:

Due January 30th

Please see the guidance office for an application!

Bryan Area Foundation:

Please visit the following website for an application, www.bryanareafoundation.org

Click on Scholarship , go to Hilltop High School  for instruction and application, and download and save application.

Applications need to turned in to the guidance office!

Deadling March 10th

Franklin B. Walter:

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please see the guidance office.

Ohio Association of Career Counseling:

Please visit the following website for scholarship information:


America'a Farmers Grow AG Leaders:

Please visit the following site for scholarship information:


Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program:

Please vist the following website for scholarship information:


Good Colleges Scholarships


Deadline: Varies

Awards: $2,000

Short-essay competitions for college students. Just write 150-250 words. Award categories: study hard, healthcare, study abroad.

The scholarships are always open. In each category, a new round starts as soon as one finishes.        

Good Colleges scholarships are designed to be easy to apply for and to promote positive study attitudes.

 North Western Electric Cooperative:

For scholarship information please visit the following website,


Fashion School, Animation Career: 

1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.

2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.

3.  The 3rd scholarship was started late last year and is being offered again this year.  "Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2017

Ohio Problem-Solving Scholarship:

Fill out an application

Write an essay that is 500-1,000 words in length telling about the one thing you would change about this world is you could, and how you would do it.

For more information visit, klingerlaw.com/scholarship

Deadline: May 31st, 2017

Art Scholarship for Ohio High School Seniors:

The full details and downloadable PDF application are on our website,

BGSU: Science and Math Education in Action

Incoming freshman who are considering careers in teaching science and/or mathematics.

Winners receive 4,000 their first year and will increase each year up to more than 5,000.

Incoming freshman fall

Minimum GPA of 3.0

ACT of 23

Application: www.bgsu.edu/action

Deadline to apply: January 15, 2017

BGSU:  Presidential Scholars Award, a full-fee, renewable scholarship. A scholarship competition is hosted in January for selected students who meet the minimum qualifications, which include:

30+ ACT composite or 1390+* SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)

3.8+ (on 4.0 scale) high school GPA

Incoming freshman for Fall 2017

Complete application to BGSU and to the Honors College and submit ACT / SAT test scores and official high school transcript by December 5, 2016
*1300+ for SAT taken prior to March 2016

Students who do not have all completed credentials submitted by December 5, 2016 will not be eligible for the competition. Applications will be reviewed after the December 5th deadline and selected students will be invited to interview on campus late January 2017.  Students will be considered for additional academic scholarships once they apply to BGSU, ranging from $1,000 to full fees.

For more information about additional scholarship opportunities, visit the Office of Admissions scholarship page at http://choose.bgsu.edu/aid/scholarships/?freshman.

Student Scholarships:

The second set of these scholarships is now avaiable!

Please see guidance office for a list of scholarships.

Other Scholarships:





Northwest State Presidential and Honors Scholarships, Due by April 1, 2017. To Apply and for more information: http://northweststate.edu/financial-aid/institutional-scholarships/

Wal-Mart Scholarship: awarded to a graduating seniors that can demonstrate financial need. Application available at the local Wal-Mart or by going to http://foundation.walmart.com/our-focus/associate-scholarships


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation: awarded to a graduating senior, who can demonstrate financial need. Application is available at www.jkcf.org and for more information please visit the Guidance Office.


ESA Foundation Scholarship Program: Women or minority students who are interested in pursuing a career in computer & video game arts, min 2.75 GPA. More info at www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp


AMDA American Music and Drama Academy Scholarship: App available at www.amda.edu


Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship: App available at www.herffjones.com/biuscholarship


National Commission for Cooperative Education: Scholarships available to students intending to Participate in a college Co-op program through one of 8 universities, including University of Toledo and University of Cincinnati. App available at www.co-op.edu


AXA Achievement Scholarship: Apps available at: www.axa-achievement.com


Printing Industries Education Scholarship: Scholarships for students seeking a career in the graphic imaging industry. App available at: www.pianko.org/aws/PIAKO/pt/sp/scholarships


US Bank Scholarships. 40 $1,000 awards in random drawing. More info at: www.usbank.com/scholarship


B. Davis Scholarship: Visit the website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htmto read about the scholarship and to apply.. Scholarship amount is $1,000.

Contact http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm with any questions.


BigSun Scholarship: for a high school senior that is involved in a sport during senior year. Visit

http://www.bigsunathletics.com to apply.


Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants:

Visit our website at www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm to learn more about this opportunity. Any questions can be directed to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com



Burger King/McLamore Foundation Scholarship –

Must have 2.5 GPA More information can be found at



The Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds® Scholarship Program: annually honors, celebrates and rewards five outstanding Ohio high school seniors who have overcome tremendous adversity to achieve academic excellence, demonstrate leadership in their community, and aspire to continue their education.  We need your help to identify deserving high school students.

Those selected as the 2017 Beat the Odds scholarship recipients will receive the following:

·       $5,000 college scholarship

·       Laptop computer 

·       Access to CDF’s network of leadership opportunities and Beat the Odds alumni

The five recipients will also be honored at the 2017 Beat the Odds Awards Ceremony in Columbus.

High school seniors currently enrolled in a public, alternative or charter school in Ohio are eligible to apply and can be nominated by, or seek nomination from, a teacher, counselor, caseworker, coach, or other adult who can speak to their character, academic success, leadership, and the tremendous odds they beat every day.  


Application Deadline: Wednesday November 30th, 2016


GNGF Scholarship: 

The Law Offices of Robert A. Klingler Co., L.P.A. is offering a $1,000 scholarship to one high school aged student or one college-aged student in Ohio. 

To apply, students will write an essay that is 500–1,000 words in length telling us the one thing they would change about this world if they could, why, and how they would do it. Students will submit their essay in addition to their filled-out application. It’s that easy! 

Here is more information about the scholarship: http://klinglerlaw.com/scholarship/ 


Thank Your Skin Scholarship:

Award: $1000 

Deadline: November 30, 2016 

All of the application details and the 2016 essay question are available on our website at http://www.thankyourskin.com/scholarship/ 




Zumper Apartments Scholarship:

Please read the West Unity rental guide before applying:  https://www.zumper.com/apartments-for-rent/west-unity-oh 

Scholarship infor: https://www.zumper.com/apartments-scholarship


Student Scholarships:

The second set of these scholarships is now avaiable!

Please see guidance office for a list of scholarships.


LendEDU Scholarship:


The LendEDU Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship award. Our scholarship can be used to cover any and all costs related to the winner's education. The LendEDU Scholarship can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, room and board, and even living expenses. The LendEDU Scholarship will be awarded to 2 students this spring.

Here is the prompt:

With college becoming more expensive, securing a good job after graduation is crucial. How will you consider your future earning potential in choosing a major, while still pursuing something that interests you? What do you think? We would love it if you could share our scholarship opportunity with your students.





Scholarship Sites:











Remember to Check the College you are apply to for Scholarships!

If you need help please come see Ms. Metzger!


Please Visit the following site for more information on the changes to FAFSA for the 2017-2018 School Year: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

Please visit the following site for information on and to fill out your FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

FAFSA news and materials can be found at financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/fafsa, click on FAFSA updates under Quick Links on the right side of the page.

#AskFAFSA Office Hours on Twitter: At 5pm eastern time on the last Wednesday of each month there will be a (Ask FAFSA Office Hours) live Q&A session on Twitter. This live Q&A will give students, parents and mentors the opportunity to get questions answered by the experts. You can submit your questions and join the conversation by using the hashtag #AskFAFSA and tune in during the live event for answers. Find them at www.Twitter.com/FAFSA

Don't have a Twitter account? Watch the stream live at http://bit.ly/ASkFAFSA2. Not available during office hours? Obtain a transcript of the Q&A session at www.storify.com/FAFSA the day after office hours.

Be sure to visit FinancialAidToolkit.gov, this website offers a searchable library of brochures, videos, fact sheets, sample tweets and Facebook posts, infographics, PowerPoint presentations and more.


Please visit the following website for information on CCP through Northwest State Community College




Discounted ACT & SAT Study Guides!

ACT & SAT Study Guides

Tuesday, August 26

Juniors and Seniors if you planning on taking the ACT or SAT this year, please follow these links to receive discounted access to an online (or DVD) ACT or SAT study guide to help prepare for the ACT or SAT test. The cost of a standard ACT or SAT study program is usually $250, but through this program, each is available for $19.99, which covers licensing, registration, customer support, shipping or online access fees.


Here are two links that provide more information about the program:
This link provides ordering information. The online program or DVD can be ordered using a credit card or check:
This link takes viewers to a YouTube video explaining the program in its entirety:


Guidance Office


Amber Metzger
School Counselor, Hilltop Schools
1401 W. Jackson St
West Unity, Ohio 45370
(419) 924-2365 ext. 2111