The upcoming event will provide students and parents with free assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Registration for the event is now available. Click on "Student Registration" above. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding the FAFSA or financial aid, please contact your school counselor and/or college access advisor (if available). For information on Higher Education in Ohio and other financial aid resources, including Ohio’s College Advantage 529 Savings Plan, call 1-800-AFFORD IT (1-800-233-6734).
For more information go to http://www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org/
To find a location near you: http://www.collegegoalsundayusa.org/studentsFamilies/where.htm
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Program targets students in Ohio’s Appalachian region
COLUMBUS - Today the Governor’s Office of Appalachia announced that applications for the 2013 Middle and High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute are available. Middle and high school students and high school teachers from Ohio’s Appalachian region that are interested in applying to the program can visit http://development.ohio.gov/cs/cs_goa_oak.htm for detailed information and a copy of the application.
The 2013 Middle and High School Summer Math-Science-Technology Institute will take place from July 6-19, 2013 for high school students and July 14-19, 2013 for middle school students. Both sessions will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
"The institute is a great opportunity for students to work with math and science professionals in real-world scenarios and see how what they learn in school can be the foundation for a successful career," said Jason Wilson, director of the Governor’s Office of Appalachia. "The Governor’s Office of Appalachia is proud to partner with Appalachian Regional Commission to provide this opportunity. It is my hope that we will have applicants from each school district in the region this year."
High school teachers from grades 9-12 will be eligible to participate in the program and will be selected from math, science and technology disciplines. High school students who wish to participate must be at least 16 years of age by July 10, 2013. Middle school students who wish to participate must be between 12 and 14 years of age by July 14, 2013. Students will have 24 hours of chaperoned service and the program will cover all major expenses, including meals, lodging and transportation. High school teachers participating in the program will receive a stipend for their participation.
Applications will be mailed to middle school and high school guidance counselors, and are also available on the Governor’s Office of Appalachia website. Application materials must be submitted directly to the Governor’s Office of Appalachia and received no later than February 27, 2013.
Inquiries regarding participation, applications and program details should be directed to:
Governor’s Office of Appalachia
c/o Mrs. Christa Callihan
77 South High Street, 24th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Telephone: (614) 466-0060
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OACHE is sponsoring a Summit for the College Access Challenge Grant and the recently awarded High School-Higher Education Alignment project for the region. The Summit will be held at Shawnee State University in the University Center Ballroom on Tuesday, April 17th. Please join K-16 educators to share in the overview and discussion of promising practices in aligning senior English and mathematics with remediation-free college expectations, blended-learning high school courses, updates from the Board of Regents and Ohio’s Digital Learning Taskforce, as well as, P-20 strategies and best practices to support the work within the region. Included in the day is an interactive dialogue with high school teachers and higher education faculty. High school principals, teachers, counselors, central office personnel, and higher education faculty and administration are encouraged to attend.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the keynote speaker, Dr. Aaron Thompson, at 9:00. The sessions will conclude by 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. We are asking for those attending to complete the registration (for ordering lunches, etc). Questions? Call 866-466-2243 or email Ken Cornwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link can be found on the OACHE.org home page, login information is
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The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities are now available for students pursuing post-secondary studies. This year, the Foundation is especially pleased to share new scholarship opportunities - the AK Steel Foundation Student Scholastic Award for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering, and the Lee Beckett Legacy Scholarship Fund.
Information on scholarships is below and all applications must be postmarked by Saturday, March 31, 2012. Please follow the links below or visit FAO’s website for more information on scholarships, eligibility, and application guidelines.
Should you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Foundation at 740.753.1111!
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One-Time Funds, First Come, First Served!
Under the direction of the Ohio Board of Regents, ilearnOhio is offering one-time funds for Ohio public school students who want to enroll in an online Advance Placement course. The tuition-waiver program ends once all the funds have been allocated. First come, first served. For Ohio public students only.
It’s easy to sign a student up! (1) The student and a public school staff member (counselor) search the ilearnOhio catalog for an AP course, and (2) the staff member preregisters the student through ilearnOhio for that course. Approved students receive a one-time tuition-only fee waiver for that course (go to ilearnOhio for the details).
Special note to Race to the Top schools: Here’s a great way to stretch your grant dollars by taking advantage of both the Race to the Top and the Tuition-Waiver programs.
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Applications are being accepted for the Choose Appalachian Teaching (CAT) Scholarships. Students can apply for sholarships totaling up to $16,000 which can be used at Shawnee State University, Marietta College, Muskingham University, Ohio University and the University of Rio Grande.
The early decision application deadline is March 1, 2012. There are 50 scholarships still available. For more information and to apply for the scholarship go here.
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This year, four partner organizations, supported by federal college access challenge grant funds, are working together to provide enhanced and coordinated training to school counselors and access/success professionals throughout the school year and across Ohio. Grant partners OCAN (Ohio College Access Network), OSCA (the Ohio School Counselor Association), OASFAA (Ohio Association Student Financial Aid Administrators) and OACAC (the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling) have planned a number of professional development workshops and conferences throughout the school year. Some of these have already taken place, but more are scheduled for second semester.
To see dates for upcoming training opportunities click here.
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Funded through the College Access Challenge Grant this year, OSCA, along with the College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA), is excited to announce that we will be offering regional workshops throughout Ohio that will provide national caliber training focused on collaborative efforts in increasing college and career readiness. While the title focuses on Counselor preparedness, NOSCA is very interested in looking deeply at partnerships/relationships between counseling staffs and access/success organizations. This workshop is relevant for access advisors and counselors for ALL grade levels, and we eagerly welcome teams of district counselors and community-based organization representatives to attend as a team.Participants will receive practical takeaways and resources to use immediately in your school and communities.
Click here to download informational flyer with details, locations and registration information.
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Center for Student Opportunity is acception applications for the 2011 CSO Opporunity Scholarship.
For more information go to http://csopportunity.org/scholarship/
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