High School Counselors

High School Counselors are an invaluable asset to college bound students as they navigate the college search process.  It is a goal of OACAC to provide opportunities for it’s membership in an effort to improve college counseling through dynamic workshops, informative events and grant funding for everything from bus tours to national conferences.

Historically, OACAC has been able to provide grant funds to OACAC members for the following:

  • OACAC Summer Institute
  • OACAC Articulation
  • OACAC Annual Conference
  • OACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion
  • NACAC National Conference in Indianapolis, IN
  • NACAC Guiding the Way to Inclusion

In addition, members have an opportunity for their students to apply for scholarships and to apply for grant funds that directly impact the lives of the students they work with.

OACAC members receive reduced rates* or free workshops for the following:

  • Articulation
  • Annual Conference
  • Guiding the Way to Inclusion
  • Drive in workshops
  • OACAC Bus Tour (grant funding now available for ALL bus tours)

The Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage Scholarship is now open for eligible students to submit.  This scholarship is available to high school seniors who attend schools that have at least one school or college counselor who is a current member of OACAC.  The OACAC Inclusion, Access and Success Committee encourages you to forward the application to deserving students at your high school. The one-time $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to four outstanding high school seniors.

Students from underrepresented populations with a grade point average of a 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale who are in a college preparatory curriculum are eligible to compete for the scholarship. The students must also plan to attend an Ohio college or university. Applicants must submit a completed application along with their personal statement, high school transcript, and school counselor recommendation (which must be signed by the counselor). Please note that students may also submit a recommendation from a teacher, clergy or someone who has worked with them through a community organization.

2022 Charles L. Warren Memorial Heritage scholarship application deadline is February 7, 2022.