WKHS will be hosting a Career Fair on Friday, April 24th from 7:30 - 9:15am. We need professionals from all different career fields to help by sharing information with our students during the career fair! You are invited to attend and interact with students about your profession. During high school, students explore many options for their future. Most students do not understand how different programs or majors might lead to specific careers and what those careers involve. Your presence will help students learn more about your career field as well as areas related to your field. If you are willing to help, please complete the Career Fair Survey.
The following scholarships are offered by organizations based at WKHS or by other organizations in the Worthington Area. Individual application deadlines and instructions will vary, so please review carefully. The Counseling Center strongly encourages students to pursue all scholarships for which they are eligible.
* Follow individual guidelines closely for each application.
* Type or neatly print, and check your spelling carefully.
* If requested, you may attach a separate sheet for your activities and/or awards.
* If grades or transcript information is requested, please print a copy of your unofficial transcript from the report section of your Infinite Campus page.
* Remember - if written recommendations are required, please request them as soon as possible.
* Please return completed applications to Mrs. Focht in the Counseling Center unless otherwise noted in application rules.
American Red Cross Scholarship
The American Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region is offering a $250 "Drive to Serve" scholarship to a graduating senior. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have participated in a Red Cross blood drive as a donor or as a volunteer this school year and must have been involved in additional community service activities this school year. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Brookside Estates Civic Association Scholarship
Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who reside in Brookside Estates and plan to attend a post-secondary school this year. The scholarship is intended to award a Brookside resident for their academic achievements, positions of leadership and extracurricular activities and to provide monetary support of his or her advanced academic studies. Deadline is March 15, 2015.
Bryan Barbin Memorial Scholarship
A Worthington Kilbourne graduating senior with demonstrated aptitude and/or interest in math or science studies will be awarded $1,000.00 to assist with the cost of attending a college or university of their choice. The Bryan Barbin Scholarship Fund is in memory of Bryan, a WKHS graduate and university engineering student. Applications are now available in the Counseling Center. Deadline is April 8, 2015.
Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club Scholarship
One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a WKHS senior. This will be based on scholastic achievement, school and community activities, financial need and special individual circumstances. Deadline is April 10, 2015.
FC Bank Scholarship
FC Bank invites eligible students to enhance their business education by participating in their annual scholarship. A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a WKHS graduate. Deadline is April 5, 2015.
First Financial Bank Scholarship
First Financial Bank will award one scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a graduating senior from Worthington Kilbourne. Deadline is May 15, 2015.
Greater Worthington Area Real Estate Association Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a WKHS senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a good attendance record. In order to qualify, students must submit an essay on “demonstrate how they have made Worthington a better place to live” or illustrate “why Worthington has been a great place to live”. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Larry Griffin Choral Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who have participated in the WKHS Choir Program for 3 years, including their senior year. See Mr. Zabiegala for details and deadline.
Dr. J. Lawrence Hutta
A one-time $1,500 memorial scholarship will be given to a student who will be attending The Ohio State University. A student is not eligible if he/she has received $1,000 or more from any other local scholarship at date of application. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Harold C. McCord Scholarship
A $500 scholarship will be awarded in recognition of H. C. McCord, Superintendent of the Worthington School District from 1938 to 1973. The student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have demonstrated an interest in the welfare of others as evidenced by significant contributions to a variety of school and community activities, has earned the respect of peers, and has displayed a keen interest in a specific career. One recommendation required. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Old Worthington Association Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Worthington Kilbourne or Thomas Worthington High School. The recipient will be selected on the basis of overall leadership, scholarship (grades and class standing), and community involvement. It is open to students who demonstrate the intention to study in the fields of architecture, city planning, government, public service or a related field and whose legal residence is within the Worthington School District. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
One Leg at a Time Scholarship
Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to three graduating seniors who have been actively involved in the One Leg at a Time Anti-Bullying Initiative. Students must have a 2.8 GPA. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Phoenix PTSA Scholarship
The Phoenix Middle School PTSA is offering two $500 scholarships to former Phoenix students: one each for a WKHS and TWHS graduate. Deadline is March 13, 2015.
Christopher Lee Rummell Memorial Scholarship
A $500 scholarship is given in memory of Christopher Lee Rummell who was a member of the Worthington Kilbourne High School Class of 1992. The recipient must be a varsity athlete, registered at a college or university in a four year curriculum and have at least a 2.8 GPA. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Women's Business Network of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
A $500 scholarship is available this year from the Women's Business Network of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Any senior girl who is in good academic standing at WKHS may apply by submitting a competitive essay-style application available in the counseling center. The deadline for submission is April 15, 2015.
Worthington AM Rotary Club Scholarships
The recipients of these scholarships must demonstrate how they exemplify the Rotary value of "Service Above Self." Rotary is a global network of volunteers committed to serving the needs of their local community and issues around the world such as poverty, hunger, illiteracy and the environment. One $1,000.00 and one $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate from each high school in the Worthington School District. Applicants must be scheduled for enrollment in a four-year college or university, and have a 2.8 GPA or above. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of community service, character, school activities, special individual circumstances, and scholastic achievement. Please submit two letters of recommendation from community members other than family and a short essay. The letters and the essay should demonstrate how and why you exemplify the value of "Service Above Self." Deadline is April 15, 2015.
In honor of educators in the Worthington School District, three awards of $1,000 will be given to students to be used for advanced training. This scholarship is open to graduating seniors who attend the Worthington Schools or graduating seniors who are dependents of Worthington Education Association members. The criteria for selection of annual recipients are: effort to use native ability, service to school, service to community and financial need. There will be an essay required. Applications must be completed on the WEA website: http://www.worthingtonea.org/index.php/member-benefits/wea-dependent-scholarship Deadline is April 15, 2015.
Worthington Educational Support Association Scholarship
Five $400.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors for the purpose of furthering their education beyond high school. At least one scholarship will be designated specifically for students currently enrolled in college or other post-secondary education. The applicant's parent must be a member of WESA and financial need is considered. Applications will be judged on neatness and readability as well as content and grade point average. Complete instructions are available on-line at www.worthingtonea.org. Deadline is April 14, 2015.
Worthington Hills Civic Association Scholarship
WHCA academic scholarships are only available to high school seniors who have submitted a request for admission or been accepted for admission to an accredited college or university. Applicants must be residents of the Worthington Hills community and paid members of the WHCA prior to the deadline for application of this scholarship opportunity. Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
WKHS Activity Club Scholarship
A $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to four graduating seniors who have made a difference through leadership, service or mentoring at Kilbourne and in the community. The recipients must demonstrate through personal experience a genuine desire to help others and make the world a better place. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
WKHS Band Boosters Scholarship
The scholarship was created to reward musical achievement and scholarship as well as service to the band program. Two $750 scholarships will be given, one to a senior intending to pursue a degree in the field of music and one to a senior planning to pursue a degree other than music. The student must also submit a 250 word typed essay. All graduating seniors enrolled in the WKHS band program and planning to enter a college or vocational school are eligible for the scholarship. Deadline is April 2, 2015.
WKHS Gridiron Parents Club Scholarship
Up to three $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to graduating senior members of the WKHS football team who have played football for two years and whose parents/guardians are members of the Quarterback Club. The applicant must also be in the upper half of their graduating class and write a short essay on how participating in football at WKHS has helped prepare them to face their future. The students cannot have a full ride offer from a college or university. The selection will be determined by a lottery drawing of qualified students who have submitted an application, along with an essay. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
WKHS PTO Scholarship
The Worthington Kilbourne PTO will award four merit-based scholarships to graduating seniors. Three are worth $750, and are funded by contributions to the PTO: Kilbourne, Academic, and Content Specific. The PTO will also award one $850 scholarship, the NRP Overcoming Adversity Scholarship, made possible by a contribution from NRP Grad Ohio (National Recognition Products). Deadline is April 8, 2015.
Worthington PTA Council Scholarship
The Worthington PTA Council is offering three $750 scholarships to graduating seniors. These scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who best demonstrate a commitment to helping others. Deadline is April 15, 2015
Theron and Lucilla Wright Memorial Scholarship
A $400 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior in memory of Theron and Lucilla Wright. Selection will be based on scholastic achievement, athletic participation, and financial need. One recommendation is required. Deadline is April 15, 2015.
What is it?
College Credit Plus allows students in grades 7 - 12 to take courses and earn both high school and college credit. The grades and credits earned appear on both the student's high school and college transcripts. Students can earn up to 30 college credits per year. (Maximum of 120 credit hours.)
Where can students take courses?
Eligible students can take courses at the high school taught by a high school teacher, at the high school taught by a college instructor, or at the college (online or live). Students may choose to take courses in any combination of formats.
What does it cost?
There is no cost for the student to participate in College Credit Plus when the student is enrolled in a public college or university. The high school and college share the cost for the course(s). Students choosing to enroll in a participating private college or university might incur costs.
All students interested in participating in College Credit Plus (CC+) must attend an information counseling session addressing the opportunities available through CC+ including the possible consequences and benefits of participation.
Any students interested in participating in CC+ who did not attend the information night hosted at WKHS in February still have several options:
- The College Credit Plus Information night hosted at WKHS on Monday, February 9th was recorded. Students and parents can watch the video in it's entirety and sign off to verify that they have watched the complete session and understand all of the components designated on the intent to participate form.
- Attend a Joint College Credit Plus Information session sponsored by OSU and CSCC. There is a meeting on March 17, 2015 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Columbus State Community College Workforce Development Center Ballroom. RSVP online at www.scarletandgray.osu.edu and enter the access code: ACINF15
- Attend a College Credit Plus Information session on March 17, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00pm at the COTC Pataskala campus. Advanced registration is not required for attendance at this session. The meeting will be held in Room 110 at 8660 East Broad St., Reynoldsburg.
- Students and parents can arrange to meet individually with the student's counselor to review all of the required components to fulfill the requirement.
I want to participate in College Credit Plus - what do I do next?
- All students interested in participating in CC+ must complete and return the intent to participate form which also verifies that the student and parent have participated in the CC+ information counseling session and understand the rules related to participating in the program. This form is due no later than April 1st in order for students to have the opportunity to participate in CC+ during the following school year.
- After indicating intent to participate to the school district, students must apply for acceptance at the college/ university of their choice.
- Upon acceptance to the college, students will take the COMPASS test at the high school (if necessary). The counselors will arrange for these placement tests to be administered in the spring.
- Students will work with their school counselor to adjust their course requests for next school year based upon their intended courses. Please note that changes must be made within the confines of the master schedule.
What are the course placement requirements to be able to enroll in a CC+ class?
All students are eligible to take classes as long as they have met the standards each college has established for enrollment into a course. The attached sheet highlights the ACT, SAT or Compass test score requirements for all classes that students may elect to take through CC+ in the WKHS building. Students would need to discuss other intended courses and placement requirements with the individual colleges that you plan on attending.