Preparing for College


Please, Please, Please start the process of getting your Awards Letters and Scholarship Information to Mrs. Crowley or Mrs. Dipzinski.  During Awards Night, all scholarships will be read that the student has been awarded.  At Graduation, the scholarships that you are accepting and the school that you are committing to will be announced. We NEED to begin the process of creating the detailed list (to be printed and read).

You can send screenshots of the awards/scholarships, or we can make copies of them in the office!

Also, if your child is beginning a different path, such as military, career, trade-school, cosmetology school, etc.... We would love to hear their plans and recognize them on the Senior Star Wall!!!!  

Please let us know if you have any questions!



Upcoming College Events:


Attention Seniors who might be interested in Fire/EMS:

The Scholarship Program is a "tuition in exchange for service" for college students. This program was developed in response to the vital need for personnel to serve and as an incentive for people to join the volunteer fire service. The Scholarship Program is intended to meet the challenge in the Edgewood Fire/EMS Department of recruiting new personnel while promoting higher education. It is an investment in both our community and the people who protect it. 

$4000 a semester for full-time students at an accredited college or university. Click below for more info.




If you any questions about applications, enrollment deposits, orientation dates, or just wants to learn more about NKU and TMU, feel free to stop by to talk to their Admissions Counselors.

Tuesday, March 29th - Northern Kentucky University will be here during Enrichment in Room 4.

Wednesday, March 30th - Thomas More University will be here during Enrichment in Room 4.



Planning Calendar for Seniors:

There are many steps along the path to college. Get a helpful planning guide to follow here.

Eventually, you will need to turn in teacher and/or counselor recommendation letters to colleges or scholarship programs. Please complete this personal biography form and have it ready to give to the teachers or counselors who will be writing the recommendation letters. This will help them gain a full perspective on the areas they need to highlight….(example, your awards, honors and your service to the community and extracurricular activities).

For any questions or personal guidance contact:
Jayne Dipzinski
College Advisor
[email protected]

859-431-1335 ext.193



Scholarship Opportunities:

Senior Female Students:

Woman's City Club of Greater Cincinnati is offering six (6) $1,000 awards. Please see the details and application links below.




- Click here for Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation Opportunities


-Covington FOP $500 Scholarship

To earn the Covington FOP Lodge #1 Fallen Officer Scholarship, seniors must fill out an application found HERE and write an essay answering, “What does living in Covington mean to me?” The essay should be between 400 and 700 words long and must be original and previously unpublished. Applicants must be either a resident of Covington or attending school in Covington.

All applications must be received by July 1, 2022. They should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:

FOP Scholarship

516 E. 18th St.

Covington, KY 41014



-Click here for information on a Scholarship for Veterans & Dependents

- Click here for the Application for Veterans & Dependents Scholarship


- Click here for Eastern Kentucky University's FREE Application:


- Students who apply to Thomas More University by Nov. 1st will receive a $1000 Saints AWARD!


- Click the link below for the application for the Lincoln William Grant Legacy Scholarship, the Dr. Nancy C. Riley Walton Memorial Scholarship, and the Charles F. James, Sr. Scholarship.

Scholarship Application Link



Paying for College


Students who are planning to attend college this fall should fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) anytime after October 1st! You can complete the FAFSA online at

If you need additional information that can help assist parents and students, or if you need additional copies of the FAFSA worksheet, please go to


Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarships (KEES) are available to Kentucky high school graduates who are residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as determined for purposes of admission and tuition assessment by the University. KEES awards are available for a maximum of 8 academic terms and must be used within the earlier of attainment of a baccalaureate degree or 5 years from high school graduation. KEES awards can be used for the fall and spring terms only and are not available for summer coursework.
All students must keep track of their own KEES money. Go to and click on student account. Make sure soc.sec.#, Date of Birth and each years GPA. is correct. You have a limited time to fix this information or it will be lost. The money will not be paid to you. This is out of the counselor's control. They do not have access to your account any longer. This is YOUR responsibility! Please contact your counselor with any questions. If you do have incorrect information on your account, e-mail the incorrect information and the corrected information to your counselor ASAP.

Information about the ACT can be found at


Registration packets for the ACT & SAT are available in the High School office.
You may also register online at

Holy Cross High School ACT Code: 180-555

ACT Test Dates:

For ACT test dates and registration, deadlines go to

Test Fees:

  • $42.50   ACT No Writing
  • $58.50   ACT Plus Writing

ACT Prep Information

All junior students have the opportunity to take ACT prep classes at Holy Cross. These sessions do not guarantee you a 36 on the ACT, but will familiarize students with the format and “quirks” of the test. There is no charge, so you will definitely get your money’s worth. Prep classes begin in October and meet during Enrichment period. A mock practice test will be given on a date to be determined in February. Click here for more information on Holy Cross ACT prep classes.
Additional prep help can be found at

College Visits

When visiting colleges it is helpful to take notes while you are there. A college visit checklist that can be used to help you remember some of the details or to compare colleges later can be found here.

As seniors plan to visit colleges, we must also remind parents of the regulations regarding these visits.

  1. Unless an official visit or tour is scheduled, all visits should be made on weekends.
  2. To arrange a college day, contact the college’s admission department for their visiting procedures.
  3. In the case of an official visit, a form from the counselor is required to be completed at least three days in advance of the visit.
  4. The principal and the teachers of the student must sign this form.
  5. Absolutely no college visits during the fourth quarter of the school year are allowed.

Before arranging any college visits, call the school office at 859-431-1335 for a permission form, or print one here. Please remember these regulations as you plan ahead with your child.