College Prep Resource Links

You are a high school sophomore and college seems remotely in the future. But, that will soon change when you enter your junior year, as achieving your best grades and taking your first college entrance examinations will take place early on your college preparation agenda. You will also begin to consider colleges, a decision that you may finalize early in your senior year. The college planning process will begin once you finish your sophomore year and will end sometime before you graduate from high school.

Academic Testing for Pre-College Students

ACT Prep Course

The Academic Boosters again will be sponsoring an 8-week ACT Prep Class. The course will be offered prior to and in preparation for the April 13, 2013 ACT test date.The weekly class is held at Lima Central Catholic and is taught by qualified and experienced Science, Math and English teachers.   LCC students are given first priority but students from other schools are welcome to participate if the class is not filled.

Click here for details and registration information for the course.

National Merit Scholarship


College Application Process

The Common Application – a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application – online and in print – that students may submit to any of our 488 members.

Why go to college?


Choosing a College

Ohio Higher Ed – the university system of Ohio
Ohio’s Public Universities
– links to the most up-to-date information for Ohio’s public universities
Ohio’s Private Colleges and Universities
– most up to date information for Ohio’s private colleges and universities
The College Board
– college search, college applications, scholarship search, career search, college board test dates and online SAT registration.
Big Future by The College Board
– online college search
College Navigator
– Online search to find the right college for you
College View
– includes career center, college search and financial aid help
My College Tour Guide
– virtual tours, open house schedules, campus maps of U.S. colleges and universities
– A smart college planning guide and tips
– Comprehensive guide to college information
Princeton Review
– Find and apply to the right school, raise your test scores and the latest news on your college search. – career exploration and news resource
Fair Opportunity Project – comprehensive application, financial aid and selection resource

Financial Aid for College

Financial Aid Calculator – web based calculator to estimate your amount of financial aid for which you may qualify
Federal Student Aid

– an extensive search for financial aid


AFSCME Family Scholarship
AFSCME Union Plus Scholarship
Ohio Young Cancer Survivors– e-mail link
American Chemical Society Scholar
American Legion Auxiliary
Asthma Athletes ”Will to Win”
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars
Educational Research Center of America
Evans Caddie Scholar Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HOPE Scholarship (tax credit)
Imagine America Scholarship
Junior Achievement Scholarship
Kent State University Scholarships
National Peace Essay Contest
Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program
Ohio Academic Scholarship
Ohio Northern University Scholarships
Ohio State University Scholarships
Ohio State Firefighters Nursing Scholarship
Ohio Student Choice Grant Program
Ohio University Scholarships
Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
Prudential Spirit Community Awards
Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Target All-Around Scholarships
University of Cincinnati Scholarships
University of Dayton Scholarships
University of Toledo Scholarships
VFW Voice of Democracy Essay
Wal-Mart Scholarships

Scholarship Search Engines

Absolutely Scholarships
College Scholarships
Fast Web
Princeton Review
Sallie Mae
Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Research Guide