Preparing for College

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St. Elizabeth offers an internship program for your senior year.  Internship tracks include Patient Care, Engineering/Facilities, Information Technology, Business/Marketing, and Culinary.  

Visit for application requirements. Any student interested in participating in our program must complete the full application process outlined on our webpage. Applications must be submitted by March 1st. Applications will be reviewed; some applicants will be selected for interviews, followed by acceptance/denial letters, which will be mailed to the student’s homes. Internship opportunities at St. Elizabeth are limited in number and by location. See Mrs. Knox or Mrs. Moseley if you have any questions.




On behalf of Thomas More, NKU, and Gateway’s Dual-Credit Programs, we would like to extend a special invitation to families enrolled in a Diocese of Covington High School to join us for an in-person dual credit information night and plan ahead for the 2024-25 (or beyond) academic year.

Below, please find more information about the event and how you can RSVP.

When: Thursday, February 22 – 6p (event should last about two hours)

Event location: Thomas More University’s Saints Center

Link to RSVP:


Can’t attend in person or looking for a virtual option? (TMU Dual Credit Only)

We will be hosting a series of virtual information sessions for any public/private/homeschool parent and/or student (via Zoom). RSVPs are required to receive the Zoom link and password. Reminders will be sent in the lead up to each event.

Information sessions will be held on:

February 15 – 6:30p (via Zoom):  


Did you know?

The state of Kentucky (through KHEAA) provides a Dual-Credit scholarship that covers two classes in a student’s junior year and in their senior year, in addition to a Work Ready Scholarship that covers in demand career and technical courses at TMU, NKU, and Gateway.  


Straight ‘A’ Scholarship: (NOMINATION BASED)

Nominations opened on January 1st and will be accepted through February 23rd. 

Thanks to our partner, Mike’s Carwash, we’ll award $42,000 in scholarships through our Straight ‘A’ program. Recognitions for Straight ‘A’ are not just about the student’s GPA because we’ve redefined the meaning of Straight ‘A’s. This award is aimed to recognize students who demonstrate:

‘A’cademic Excellence - Does your student have a 3.0 GPA or higher?

Strong ‘A’mbition - Does your student have a desire and determination to achieve success?

A Winning ‘A’ttitude - Does your student remain hopeful and see the best even in difficult situations?

‘A’thletic Achievement - Does your student use athletics as an outlet? (Don’t worry, they don’t have to be a state champ!)

‘A’ctively Serves the Community - Does your student have a passion for helping others?

Ability to Overcome ‘A’dversity - Has your student kept hardships from defining them?


Scholarship Fund: (APPLICATION BASED)

Applications opened on January 1st and will be accepted through April 26th.

Our annual Scholarship Fund awards multiple $20,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are pursuing their dream of continuing their education within the Tri-State area.


Applicants for the Scholarship Fund must meet these requirements to be eligible:

A minimum GPA of 3.0 or a minimum composite ACT score of 18

Attendance to a high school within AMF’s Area of Impact

A freshman standing by the fall of 2024 to an Eligible Tri-State College/University

A desire and intent to overcome adversity, financial need, high academic standing and a leadership role in the community

Straight A Scholarship Link

Munoz Foundation Scholarship Link


Attention Runners:

Pig Works, the non-profit parent organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon, is excited to announce that (12) Flying Pig Community Scholars Program scholarships of $5,000 per year (for up to 4 years) will be awarded to community-minded student runners from the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Tri-State region, helping them pursue their running goals and their post-secondary education in 2024. We are reaching out to you directly to invite your student-athletes to apply!

Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to six males and six females that participate in cross country or track & field programs. Dedication, teamwork, service to their community and a passion for running are the necessary qualifying attributes. Additional requirements can be found on our website. All scholarship applications must be submitted by March 3, 2024, with an accompanying essay and recommendation letter. 



Attention Seniors Applying to TMU:

TMU has posted the James F. Bertsch Memorial Scholarship. This is a $5000 scholarship for 2024 graduating seniors from all Northern KY area High Schools. Students must have a 3.0 or above GPA and have participated in school extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership qualities as well as volunteerism in his or her community. Special consideration will be given to students with an interest in math or physics. Please see Mrs. Knox if you are interested in applying, and she will give you more information.


February Scholarship Information

2023-2024 Scholarship Information

2024 Covington FOP Scholarship Application

2024 Covington FOP Scholarship- Spanish Version


There have been some significant changes to FAFSA. Due to the changes, the application for FAFSA won't be available until December of this year. One thing that students can do is create an FSA ID. One significant change to FAFSA is that each student and parent will need their own FSA ID. Mrs. Knox will be working with seniors next Friday, October 27th , in the computer lab to create their IDs. They must have their social security number to complete the FSA ID. Mrs. Knox will hold an information session in November for parents to help with FSA ID and FAFSA. 




Attention Juniors: Here is a unique opportunity at Murray State University:

Commonwealth Honors Academy (CHA)

CHA is a prestigious 3-week living/learning experience in which rising high school seniors take two 3-credit hour courses, live in Murray State’s dorms, participate in social development seminars, and enjoy lots of fun extracurricular activities. Upon completion of the program, students meeting qualifications receive a 4-year in-state tuition scholarship to Murray State University, in addition to their 6 hours of college credits that are transferable to other institutions.

Academy Dates: June 8-29, 2024
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

There is no cost to complete the application. If accepted, a $250 tuition processing fee will be charged. This fee is waived for those who receive free and reduced lunch or an ACT waiver. 

All students applying for the Commonwealth Honors Academy should:

-have earned approximately a 3.5 GPA (on a 4-point scale).

-have earned approximately a 25 Composite ACT (or the equivalent PSAT, SAT, ACT-Aspire, or standardized test score).

-be at least 16 years old prior to the beginning of the Academy.

-be a rising high school senior at the time of the Academy.

Click the link for the Student Application Form





Your student should have started the application process for college by now. I have had individual meetings with almost all of the seniors. As your student begins to receive acceptance/scholarship letters from colleges/universities, please have them bring those letters to me. I make copies of each student's file and give the originals back. 


I met with the seniors during their religion class to review starting college applications and career readiness. All seniors need to schedule an individual meeting with me to ensure they are on track to be successful after they graduate. Seniors are allowed 3 excused college/career visits this year as long as they complete the necessary paperwork. This can be found in the files hanging outside of my office. Please make sure that your student is signing up for a meeting with me and that if you schedule a college/career visit, they have the required forms. 


 Mrs. Knox


Dual Credit Opportunities:

Thomas More University has FOUR information sessions regarding dual credit opportunities for Spring 2024 and 2024-25. Please see the attached flyer for dates. RSVPs are required and can be done at:



Seniors and Juniors:

A link has been provided for students at Holy Cross to take the "My Major Quiz."

After taking this assessment, you will be recommended the top majors, colleges, and careers based on your academic achievements, interests, and personality.



Scholarship Opportunities:         





Upcoming College Visits:







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….(for example, your awards, honors and service to the community and extracurricular activities).

Hannah Knox
College Advisor
[email protected]

859-431-1335 ext.193



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:


Test Fees:

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.
Additional prep help can be found at



FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid


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 click the image below. Please remember these regulations as you plan ahead with your child.