Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Opportunity

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has partnered with the College Board to increase scholarship opportunities for students who’ve taken the PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 10.

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need.

Did you know?

More than half (54%) of the students who won the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship last year took the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 and were discovered through Student Search Service®.

The Cooke College Scholarship seeks out underrepresented students of all races, backgrounds, and ethnicities through the PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10.

The application deadline is November 20, so encourage eligible students to apply soon (exclusively through the Common App).

Subscribe to the Cooke Foundation's counselor newsletter to stay updated on all scholarship programs and opportunities. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

We The Students Essay Contest

2018-2019 We the Students Essay Prompt

What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?

This year we are asking you to dig deep and make your scholarship essay personal. A citizen comes in many shapes and sizes. Some serve their community by voting and participating in political events. Others serve through entrepreneurship or philanthropy. We want to know what you think makes a good citizen in your community. We encourage you to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what you write. A good essay will demonstrate how citizenship is not an abstract idea, but is, in fact, action inspired by constitutional principles. We can’t wait to see what citizenship looks like in your community!


Flavorful Futures Scholarship

BE SPARKLING. BE SMART. BE THE FUTURE.


 
Are you a student who is not afraid to be yourself? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of you,  apply today!
 

The application deadline is February 15, 2019 and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at flavorfulfutures.com.
 

General Requirements
Visit flavorfulfutures.com for full list of requirements. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).
  • We support applicants in a vocational/trade, 2-year, or 4-year program

Burger King Scholars Opportunity

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2019-2020 school year!
High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible, and must be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations.
Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KING Scholar. Apply today!
The application period for the 2019-2020 school year is open from Oct. 15, 2018 through Dec. 15, 2018.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Explore careers in the health professions during Health Professions Week


https://explorehealthcareers.org/hpw/

Health Professions Week (HPW) is an exciting week-long event for high school and college students interested in learning more about careers in the health professions. Register today for your chance to win one of the many prizes of #HPW2018! Prizes include a $5,000 scholarship from SallieMae, foldable electric scooters, wireless charging pads and more! Don’t forget to follow us on social media @HealthProfWeek. (click here for more)

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AMDA High School Summer Conservatory

CHOOSE FROM 5 PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMS

MUSICAL THEATRE ACTING FOR THE STAGE DANCE THEATRE 

ACTING FOR FILM + TVPOP STAR: RECORDING ARTIST

Each summer, AMDA's High School Summer Conservatory provides world-class performing arts training - changing the lives of young performers.
Choose between AMDA campuses in New York City or Hollywood for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and train in the heart of the entertainment capitals of the world.

2019 HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CONSERVATORY SESSION DATES

SESSION 1: JUNE 30 - JULY 13 (NYC + LA)

SESSION 2: JULY 14-27 (NYC + LA)

SESSION 3: JULY 28 - AUGUST 10 (NYC)


    • Residential and commuter camps in NYC and LA.
    • Open to all talented high school students completing grades 8-12 during the 2018/19 school year.
Please call 323-603-5932 or email summer@amda.edu for more information.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ECU Admissions Rep. Visit: 11/5

An admission rep. from ECU will be here Monday Nov. 5 at 10:00. This is during second period and students will need a pass to attend. Please contact  Ms. O'Kane if you would like to attend. If you have applied to ECU, or are considering it, this would be a good meeting for you to attend. Anyone who is undecided is also encouraged to attend as well, ECU has rolling admissions, and is very popular with the Voyager students.They offer a lot of great undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Check out their website below:

http://www.ecu.edu/

Senior Parent Information




Thank you to all who attended the Senior Parent Information session on October 25, 2018.
Below is a link to the powerpoint with all of the information and resources that were presented.
We hope this information is useful for you and your students as they prepare for graduation and all  post secondary endeavors!

Senior Information PPT

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Art Therapy Institute Scholarship

Ilene Sperling Memorial Scholarship


The deadline for our scholarship application is coming up this Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5PM. 

Each scholarship prize will average between $100-$500, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. 

We advocate for and honor all expressive arts forms (literary, music, performing, and visual) in healing. The ATI scholarship committee is looking for passion, creativity, self-expression, exploration, and/or a commitment to social justice and community-building in your art.

We welcome submissions from all artists and creatives -- everywhere!


ATI staff and supporters are honored to officially open the first annual Ilene Sperling Memorial Scholarship application process. This year, we are able to give away $2000 in total funding, to up to 10 applicants. 
Each Ilene Sperling Scholarship prize will average between $100-$500, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc. We are committed to honoring Ilene and the seeds she planted by offering assistance to individuals seeking personal and/or community growth through the arts and healing. Scholarships are awarded once a year in late Fall. 
We advocate for and honor all expressive arts forms (literary, music, performing, and visual) in healing. The ATI scholarship committee is looking for passion, creativity, self-expression, exploration, and/or a commitment to social justice and community-building in your art.
Scholarship applications are due by 5PM, November 1st, 2018 and award notifications will be acknowledged by December 15th, 2018. Download the application through clicking the button at the top of the page. Please email all questions and application materials to ncarttherapyinstitute@gmail.com.

Friday, October 26, 2018

ACT Scholarship Application

Student Champion Application*

The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.
  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
  • At a minimum, students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®
Students will fill out their own applications.
*Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT. 

Please note: If you are selected, the $500 nonrenewable scholarship will be sent directly to the postsecondary institution or program in which you are enrolled by May 2019. This may include any 2- or 4-year institution or certificate program, apprenticeship program, etc. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

NCA7T Cheatham -White Scholarship

The Cheatham-White Scholarship

Purpose

The Cheatham-White Scholarship will be established for the Fall 2018 as a merit scholarship program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and North Carolina Central University to provide an outstanding educational experience for students who are exceptional scholars, versatile and well-rounded individuals. Cheatham-White Scholars will represent students with a broad range of interests, proficient in areas of both the arts and sciences, demonstrate leadership potential and a strong commitment to service.
 

Benefits

Each recipient is awarded a fully funded four-year scholarship that covers the cost of all of the following: full tuition, student fees, housing, meals, textbooks, a laptop, supplies, travel, and personal expenses. Each scholarship also provides four summers of fully funded enrichment and networking opportunities that may include international travel and study.
 

Expectations of Recipients

Scholarships will be renewable contingent upon the following:
  • Maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA annually
  • Enroll full time each semester and earn a minimum 30 credit hours each academic year.
  • Maintain membership and active participation in the University Honors Program.
 https://www.ncat.edu/admissions/financial-aid/aid/scholarships/cheatham-white-scholarship.html

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Free Application Week!



COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY WAIVING APPLICATION FEES
For October 15th-October 19th

All NC Community Colleges                       YES
Appalachian State University                       NO
Barton College                                             YES
Belmont Abbey College                               YES
Bennett College                                            YES
Brevard College                                           YES
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences           YES
Campbell University                                    YES
Catawba College                                          YES
Chowan University                                      YES
Davidson College                                        YES
Duke University                                           NO
East Carolina University                              NO
Elizabeth City State University                   YES
Elon University                                            NO
Fayetteville State University                       YES
Gardner-Webb University                            YES
Greensboro College                                     YES
Guilford College                                          YES
High Point University                                   NO
Johnson and Wales                                       YES
Johnson C. Smith University                       YES
Lees-McRae College                                   YES
Lenoir-Rhyne University                             YES
Livingstone College                                     YES
Louisburg College                                       YES
Mars Hill University                                    YES
Meredith College                                         YES
Methodist University                                   YES
Montreat College                                         YES
North Carolina A&T State University         YES
North Carolina Central University              YES
North Carolina State University                  NO
North Carolina Wesleyan College               YES
Pfeiffer University                                       YES
Queens University of Charlotte                   YES
Saint Augustine's University                       YES
Salem College                                              YES
Shaw University                                          YES
St. Andrews University                               YES
University of Mount Olive                          YES
University of North Carolina Asheville       NO
UNC  Chapel Hill                                         NO
UNC Charlotte                                            NO
UNC Greensboro                                        NO
UNC Pembroke                                          YES
UNC Wilmington                                        NO
Wake Forest University                               NO
Warren Wilson College                              YES
Western Carolina University                      NO
William Peace University                          YES
Wingate University                                    YES
Winston-Salem State University                YES

Duke Summer Opportunities

Dear Students,
 
Information for Duke Summer Session for High School Students’ 2019 programs is now available!  Choose from three transformative programs next summer:
 
Summer College – A four-week, credit-bearing program for students currently in 10th– 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
 
Summer Academy – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
 
Accelerated STEM Academy – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, tours of Duke’s research facilities, faculty lectures, and workshops.
 

RYLA Youth Leadership Award

The Rotary Club district 7710 is again sponsoring their annual leadership award and weekend retreat for promising Juniors who have demonstrated leadership throughout their academic and personal lives.  The attached application and brochure will provide information and a way for students/parents to signup. 

Time is short! 

Voyager juniors, take this opportunity to join other Durham area students in this worthwhile endeavor.  


We need Voyager representation!