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



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.

FAFSA Help @ WAYNE COLLEGE:  On Nov 4th or Nov 18th, Wayne College is offering help to complete the FAFSA!  Please Bring:  Social Security number; State ID/Drivers License; 2016 W2 Forms and other records of money earned; 2016 Untaxed Income records - SNAP; Your most recent bank statements; 2016 Mortgage information; Your alien registration; Your FSA ID.  Call Wayne College Financial Aid Office @ 800.221.8308, ext. 8900. 

PARENTS/SENIORS - LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Local Scholarship information that is listed on the Wayne County Community Foundation website, will not be updated or available for application until after Christmas (Start checking during break).  The Orrville H.S. Scholarship packets will not be handed out until February 15th, 2018.  This leaves plenty of time to apply for the "LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS" that will be handed out at the Senior Assembly that do NOT require an online application through the WCCF site. 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 starting in September and will be added to this website periodically and on the morning announcements.  Those should each list 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: Dec 9; Feb 10; Apr 14; June 9; July 14th. 

SAT Test Dates:  Dec 2nd; 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 Reps Visiting OHS:  Mon, Nov 20th - CLEVELAND INSTITUTE Of ART @ 12:20-1:52 Mr. Ramseyers' Rm; Tue, Nov 28th - School of Advertising & Art @ All Day w/Mr. Ramseyer;  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! 

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:  Sat, Nov 18th; Mon, Feb 19th, 2018; Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018; Sat, Apr 7th, 2018  Contact ATI for more info: 330.287.1327

AMP (American Municipal Power) OHIO SCHOLARSHIPS:  If you receive utilities from Orrville Municipal Utilities, or you have a parent that works for the City of Orrville, there are scholarship applications available in the Guidance Office.   Please stop down ASAP, as the Deadline for this year is fast approaching!  December 8th, 2017 is the deadline for either application.  (Richard H. Gorsuch - parent or themselves is an employee;  Lyle B. Wright - Receives electric from the City of Orrville).  Please let the Guidance Office know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for this scholarship.

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:  BW's priority application deadline is: November 1st. 

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

University of Dayton:   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  ALSO:  UD has a $10,000 Leadership Scholarship for an incoming freshman with a passion for personal development & commitment to service.  Students selected for this will also be eligible for a UD Merit Scholarship.  Please contact your guidance office if you have an interest in this scholarship.  Your counselor will be the one to nominate you.  This must be submitted by November 1st, 2017.  

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. 

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.  Deadline is June 1st, 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: 

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:

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:  The University of Mount Union is hosting a Presidential Scholarship Program on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017.  This program offers renewable, full-tuition awards to eight first-year students.  Remaining candidates will maintain their previously awarded Trustee Scholarship of $18,000.  Eligibility requirements include an ACT score of at least 30 or an SAT score of at least 1390 and a minimum GPA of 3.75(on a 4.0 scale).  Eligible student must be admitted to Mount Union prior to the program date in order to participate.  If you have any questions, 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:

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.

Ohio Board of Regents - Ohio War Orphans Scholarship:

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:

RENACCI for OHIO INTERNSHIP:  Experience the exciting world of political campaigns.  Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio is looking for interns and are asking for interested students to contact Brian Gore for more information.  You can reach him at: 410-903-6956 or email:  They are looking for high-energy, enthusiastic candidates with a strong work ethic and an interest in government and politics.  Interns will work in all aspects of the campaign, from initiating voter contact and recruiting and scheduling volunteers to promoting and staffing events.  Positioins are unpaid but with opportunities for more involvement and advancement.  Gain great campaign experience, and together let's make Ohio first! 

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! 

Youngstown State University:  Tour the campus, residence halls, apartments and downtown Youngstown.  Meet President Tressel & speak to faculty and staff. Visit the Crash Day 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