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Guidance Office

Doug Wainscott   Jennifer Power
OCHS Guidance Counselor  
OCHS Guidance Secretary
(502) 484-4197  
(502) 484-4193
2014 Graduates to current students, may request an online transcript:
The Kentucky Office of Drug control Policy and the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse, in affiliation with The Partnershp at Drugfree.org, has a helpline dedicated to helping parents and families speak to a qualified social worker about their child's drug use or drinking. The Parents Toll-Free helpline is 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) or website www.drugfree.org .  You can learn more information by visiting Time to get Help.
Suicide Hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)  or  for support materials please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

Practice ACT testwww.act.org/aap/pdf/preparing.pdf This test summarizes general test-taking strategies, has specific tips for each test, along with complete practice tests and a scoring key. 

Job Corps: Job Corps is a career training and education program for students ages 16 through 24 who meet low-income requirements.  It is designed to help students find the path to personal and career success and all at no cost to eligible students.  If you are not ready to start college after high school graduation or are struggling in the traditional high school environment, Job Corps may be the solution.  To learn more about Job Corps visit their website at www.recruiting.jobcorps.gov  or call (800) 733-5627.  You can also stop by the Guidance Office for a brochure. 


College Information Links

Programs/Opportunities for Students


Scholarships and Websites 


 Below you will find a list of updated scholarships offered to OCHS Students.  Please see Mrs. Power or Mr. Wainscott for more information. Deadline Dates will appear when scholarships are available.



Scholarship Name

Application Deadline Scholarship Amount Who's Eligible For More Information
Horatio Alger Scholarship Program   Possibility to receive up to $10,000
  • require financial assistance to go to college
  • demonstrated integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • United States Citizenship.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program  November 13, 2019  Maximum $40,000


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2020.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2020.
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive a minimum SAT total of 1200 or ACT composite of 26.
  • Income – Demonstrate unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. Last year’s cohort of new college scholarship recipients had a median family income of approximately $35,000.
Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Scholarship Program   $2,500 Be pursuing a postsecondary education at a community college or techinical school in the Fall 2019,  must be Pell Grant eligible.

The link to the application was emailed to Seniors 03/20/19.



KY Horse Council, Inc.   $1,500 students enrolled in an equine related major or a horse-related program. Examples of qualifying programs and more informaiton was  sent to your email on 10/17/18. 



Wendy's HS Heisman Scholarship   Scholarships range from $1,000- $10,000 Senior Scholar -Athletes with High Character www.winthewendysheisman.com
Design a Better Future March 21, 2020 5-$1,000 and 5- 10,000 tuition awards Submit a proposal for how you will better your community





GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program   $10,000-$40,000

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.




Jockey Club Scholarship    $15,000 prospective students with an interest in pursuing a career in the equine industry should  apply The link to the application was emailed to Seniors 1/09/19.
Barry and Debbie Maddox First Generation Scholarship   $500 ACT of 18 or better, minimum GPA of 3.0 Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/05/19. 
Christmas in August Scholarship    Amount varies  High School Senior  Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/01/19.
Holiday for Heroes   $2,000-$5,000 Graduating Senior who is a child of a Firefighter, or who is a child of a military service person, or who is a child of a Peace Officer. You may also be a senior who shows exemplary selfless attitude towards their school, community, and country.


The link to the applications were emailed to Seniors  2/26/19. 

The Hagan Scholarship   350 scholarships are awarded. The unment financial need of the recipient, up to $5,000 each semester. Many eligibility  requirements, some of the main requirements are 3.5 GPA and 23 ACT, must have a financial need. 

Information was emailed to Seniors 10/8/18.

Complete information can be found at www.hsfmo.org.

Applications are available at:




Becker Law Firm Essay Scholarship    3 scholarships that equal $5000 This scholarship is open to all seniors in the US. Information was emailed to seniors 02/25/19. 
OC Masonic Lodge Outstanding Student Scholarship   $500

Must be a full time student at your institution of choice. Minimum GPA of 2.5  

This scholarship is for vocational students. 

Applications were given to qualified Seniors 03/20/19.
The Caring.com Scholarship    $1,500 Seniors that are care givers.  Link to the application was emailed to seniors 03/06/19. 
Northern KY Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship   $1,000 Seniors who have a parent, step-parent, grandparent or step-grandparent that is a member of the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. ACT minimum score of a 20, minimum GPA of 2.5.

Applications were emailed to Seniors 08/31/18.


OC Council for the Arts Scholarship   $1,500 High School Senior, must be active in the arts, (art, literary, music, drama, culinary) & 3.0 GPA Applications emailed to Seniors 02/11/19.
Stratton/Tipton Scholarship   $500 Must have at least a 2.5 GPA, and must represent at least one area within the special populations category on application.
Applications were emailed to Seniors 01/29/19.
Northern Kentucky Building Inspectors Association    Amount varies Must be planning to study: Architecture, Engineering, Construction Technology, or Fire Science  Applications were emailed to Seniors 02/27/19.
Jonny Minch Lineman Scholarship   $200 Must attend Lineman school Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/14/19.

Kentucky Concrete Association

William T Robertson

  Amount Varies Any High School Senior

The Link to the scholarship essay

was emailed to Seniors 09/11/18. 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship  

The selection of winners begins at the local Lodge level and continues through district, State and national judging.

Any High School Senior who is a US citizen may apply.

Information was emailed to Seniors on 09/20/17.

Download an application from:



AXA Achievement Scholarship   $10,000- $25,000 High School Senior demonstrate ambition as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities www.axa-achievement.com
KASBO    $2,500  Seniors planning to major in business or education

Website was emailed to Seniors 10/09/2018.


 All "A" Classic Scholarship Foundation    $1,000  Any Owen Co. Senior

Click Here for Applications. 


 KY Transportation Cabinet for Civil Engineering Scholarship

Technical Scholarship

   $8,800 4 yr. degree scholarship

Technical college scholarship-

 Any senior interested in pursuing a degree and career in Civil Engineering and who plans to attend either UK, UL, WKU, or Kentucky State University.

Technical Scholarship is for BCTC in Lexington- associate degree in Civil Engineering.


Click Here for the  link to the states website.




KSBA October 18th, 2019 $2500 Any senior who will be the 1st person from their immediate family to complete degree requirements from an institiution of higher learning. Must have a 20 on the Reading portion of the ACT.

Applications were emailed to seniors 08/30/19


Carroll County Training Consortium Scholarship   Full Tuition to JCTC

 Eligible applicants include any high school senior that wishes to earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in  Engineering and Electronics Technology,

Applied Process Technology or Computer Information Technology programs at Jefferson Community and Technical College. 

Applications were emailed to Seniors 1/08/19.

Application is very detailed, please read completely

before applying, to determine if you are eligible.

KMHI Scholarships


$1,000 Seniors who currently reside in a modular, manufactured or mobile homes are eligible to apply. Students going into the construction industry are eligible to apply for the trade and apprenticeship scholarship as well. Same application.  Applications emailed to seniors 02/28/19.

DAR Scholarship:

Kentucky Society

Not available for 2019  $1,000 Senior with a well rounded curriculum and active in various school and community activities Applications were emailed to Seniors 11/08/17.
National DAR Scholarships   Amounts vary Several scholarships on this website. Take time to fully look at all scholarship content on the website. Each scholarship has different eligibility criteria. https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships
Drew Mason Memorial Scholarship   Amount Varies Must have a 3.0 GPA, must be a 4 year student of OCHS, and live in Owen County. Applications were emailed to Seniors  11/05/18.
R.C. Durr 4-H Scholarship UK Not available for 2019  $2500 Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and attending UK in the fall.

Applications are available in the Guidance Office. .


 National Co-op Scholarship    Awards Vary per School  must have a 3.5 or better GPA and must apply and be admitted to any of the following schools: Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo or Wentworth Institute of Technology. You must also plan to pursue a college cooperative education program.  Applications can be found at www.waceinc.org
United Producers Scholarship Program   $1,000 Must be a child or grandchild of a paid member of UPI. Students must also pursue a career in agriculture and major in an agriculture-related field of study.


Applications and link to application were emailed to Seniors 1/15/19.


BK Scholars   You could win a $50,00, $25,000, $5,000 or $1,000 scholarship Any high school senior with a 2.5 GPA

Eligibility & How to Apply click here: 



Bluegrass Indo-American Civic Society Scholarship   $1,000 - $1500 Merit and Need-Based Scholarship


Application website was emailed to Seniors 01/25/19.

KY Farm Bureau Education Foundation Scholarship Program   amounts varies depending on scholarship applying for must have either a 3.5 GPA or a minimum 23 ACT score.

Applications were emailed to Seniors . 

Online application


Owen County Farm Bureau   amounts vary Must be a member of Owen County Farm Bureau. Applications were emailed to Seniors on 02/27/19.
George Crafton Memorial Scholarship   $1000 annual scholarship Must be interested studying agriculture or the conservation of natural resources.



Commonwealth Credit Union Scholarship   $1,000 Must be a member of Commonwealth Credit Union, and accepted as an incoming freshman at an accredited college or university.

Applications are available by clicking here.  



Rebekah Gaines Memorial Scholarship   $250 active or inactive OC Cheerleader with at least one year experience, 3.0 GPA and a 20 ACT Applications were emailed to Seniors
The Cumberland Family Medical Center, Inc. Community Scholarship   $1000 Seniors planning to attend a post-secondary school and major in a health-related field of study.

Applications were emailed to Seniors 02/04/19.

KY Federation of Republican Women Scholarship   $1000 Must be a senior girl that has been politically active within the Republican Party during her high school career. Must also be registered to vote as a Republican and planning to attend college in Kentucky.


Applications were emailed to Seniors 08/24/2018.


Ripple Effect Scholarship Open to apply. Not sure of deadline it doesn't list one on the website.  $500 to be eligible you must live in a county served by Kentucky American Water, be a senior and attending any accredited in-state or out-of-state university, college or trade school.

Applications are on the KY American website at www.kentuckyamwater.com, the link was emailed to Seniors 02/11/19.

Louis Stout Memorial Scholarship    $2,000 must be a senior varsity athlete, have a 3.5 GPA, involved in school activities, and community service.

Link to the application: https://khsaa.org/112018-applications-being-accepted-for-louis-stout-memorial-scholarships-for-18-19/


Whitaker Bank/ KHSAA Sweet 16


$1,500 open to any senior student/athlete that participates in any KHSAA sanctioned sport.

A link to the scholarship application was emailed to students 02/11/19.


The Great Scholarship Program

Continous Deadline

$250-$1,500 Seniors interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology.   Applications can be found at: www.greatclipscareers.com/scholarships
Lydia Sheerer  Memorial Scholarship   $1,000 Must be a female graduating senior participating in the Northern Kentucky Cinderella's Closet program. Applications were emailed to seniors 3/27/19.
AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky Scholarship   $1000 must have a declared major in an agricultural related field of study or be accepted into an agricultural study program.

Applications available at: http://www.kyagbusiness.org/


James R. Ford Memorial Scholarship   $1500 renewable Seniors must have resided in Owen County for at least 12 months prior to application. Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/06/19.
Robert Krohman Memorial Scholarship   $2000 Must be a senior with a GPA of 2.5, must be planning to study in a field similar to one of the following:  engineering, construction mgmt., solid waste mgmt., or public adminstration. Applications were emailed to Seniors on 3/14/19.

McDonald's/Ray Kroc Scholarship Appication

  $3000 Must be a senior with a GPA of 3.0, have community involvement.

Applications were emailed to seniors 02/07/19.


Shannon O'Daniel Scholarship   $1000 Must be a senior that is currently under physician's care for epilepsy or a seizure disorder.  Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/14/19.
4-H Scholarship   $500

You must be a current 4-H member and have been enrolled in 4-H for six years, including current year.

Applications were emailed to Seniors 3/21/19.
Carroll Hunt Bourne Scholarship



$1000 Must have financial need, be in good academic standing, and provide extra-curricular activities. Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/01/2019.
Gene Ray Dusch Scholarship



$1000 Must have financial need, be in good academic standing, and provide extra-curricular activities. Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/01/2019.
M.D. Hunter Scholarship    $1000 Must have financial need and have at least a GPA of 2.0.  Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/01/19.
Bessie M. Sparks Memorial Scholarship Not available for 2019  The number of scholarships will depend on proceeds from the fund. Each scholarship given is worth $1000 for the term of 1 year subject to the student maintaining a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Must be a graduate or graduating Owen County High School enrolled in a degree program. Degree programs may be Associate, Bachelor or other degrees.  Applications were emailed to seniors 04/20/18.
Owen County Conservation District Scholarship   $1,000 Students must enroll in a program of study related to conservation, forestry, soil science, biology, ecology, wildlife science, or ag related fields. You must also have a min. GPA of 2.75 Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/07/19.
Martha Lee Stamper Extension Homemaker Scholarship   $500 Applicant must be a child, stepchild, or grandchild of an Owen County Extension Homemaker.  Must have a 2.0 or better GPA. Applications were emailed to Seniors 02/06/19. 
Owen County Cattleman's Association   $500 Applicants must be a senior at Owen County HS and a resident of Owen County. You must be a member or a family member (father, mother, or grandparent) has to be a member of the OC Cattleman's Association. You must have a GPA of 2.75 or better. Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/14/19.
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association Scholarship    $1,500
  • You must be a graduate from a Kentucky high school in the year of application.
  • Be accepted for enrollment in a Kentucky college or other institute of higher education.
  • Planning to major in Agriculture or an Agriculturally-related subject.
  • Applicant or their parent or guardian must be a member of the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association.

The link was emailed to Seniors 03/14/19.



Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship   $1,000 HS senior pursuing a business related degree program at an accredited college or university. A list of business related fields is listed on the application. A link to the application was emailed to Seniors  Applications can be found at: http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program
Beka's Toppers, Inc. Scholarship   3-$1000 Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/19/19.
Beka's Toppers, Inc. Trade School Scholarship    $500 Senior at OCHS attending a trade school or Lineman school.  Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/19/19.
NKCAC Scholarship   $1000 Applicant must be on free/reduced lunch to apply. Applications were emailed to Seniors
The Chase Duvall Spirit Award, Inc. Scholarship   1 male and 1 female scholarship $1000 each. Senior at OCHS with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Applications were emailed to Seniors 03/20/19.



Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship    2- $1,000 scholarships  Must have a 3.0 GPA. Must attend a 2 to 4 year school. 

Link to application was emailed to seniors 4/24/19.



Absolutely Scholarships

Search a free data base of 200,000 scholarships. This site also contains loan information.


Clubscholarship.com has over 500,000 awards in a searchable database that allows users to browse for the best matches. It also has a school search feature, EFC calculator, and Financial Aid Forum.

Culinary Scholarships (See Below)

There are several organizations that offer scholarships for culinary school. The James Beard Foundation makes dozens of scholarships available for study at institutions around the world, some for full-time study and some for cooking demonstration seminars. Awards are based on financial need and aptitude. Find out more by visiting www.jamesbeard.org. Awards for hospitality including culinary arts are available through the American Culinary Federation at www.acfchefs.org. The ACF website also includes a useful directory of accredited institutions. Les Dames d'Escoffier International offers scholarships for women in culinary studies. For more information visit www.ldei.org.

Colleges and Universities

All colleges and universities in the U.S. can be browsed at http://www.browsecolleges.com/ by state, degree, name, or occupation of interest which a degree applies.  Financial Aid resources are also available here.



Large, free online scholarship data base also financial aid information.

Fast Web

Very comprehensive site contains a database of over 600,000 scholarships and is growing all the time. Complete a questionnaire and Fast Web will give you a list of scholarships for which you are eligible. Some scholarship applications are available on line. Fast Web will also notify you if additional scholarships are added to its data base that are a match for you.


Weekly newsletter of scholarship and financial aid information. Also has list of contest students can enter to win money for college.

Guaranteed Scholarships

This comprehensive site lists scholarships that are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition competition of other "secondary" requirements. The scholarships are listed by college. This site would be especially useful to valedictorians and other students with outstanding qualifications.

Higher Ed Net

FREE online service sponsored by ISAC which allows students to conveniently conduct a search for private scholarships and additional sources of financial aid.

High Five Scholarships

The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled. It is available to everyone free of charge. In addition to scholarships we will soon have free ACT and SAT practice tests and Study Guides.


Hispanic Fund

This site lists scholarships for Hispanic students and universities who participate in the Hispanic Fund scholarship program.

Hope Scholarship

Information about this new (1997) scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


Your one Source for merit scholarships from colleges across the country. 

Scholarship 101

The GoCollege Site offers the lite version of this commercially produced college data base. Users can fill in the questionnaire and get leads on about 1/3 of the scholarships in this data base or pay $9 to access the entire scholarship data base.

Scholarship Page

The creator of this site started by looking for electrical engineering scholarships for himself, but has expanded to many other majors. Also included are scholarships grouped by gender, heritage, state, and membership in organizations.

Scholarship News

Scholarships organized into the following categories: religion, athletics, college major, state of residence, minorities, and handicaps.


Free college scholarship search uses a personalized profile that will match your specific skills, talents, interests, and abilities to the Scholarships.com database of over 600,000 college scholarship awards.  Your results will be delivered to you immediately, on-line!

Weekly Scholarship Alert

Scholarship search results can be overwhelming.  This site emails 1-5 scholarship notices each week to parents and college bound students so that they get a gentle reminder to find college money.



Scholarships can be found on this website along with different career listings with a salary scale and unemployment rates.  Deadline for most scholarships are January- March.  So check out the website soon and see if you qualify for any of the scholarships offered. Remember never to pay to apply for a scholarship.

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