Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mini Camp College at Wake Forest University


 
Mini-Camp College offers high-school students structured sessions with college professionals who will demystify the complexities of college admissions and the process of financial aid. For more information or to have your students apply, please visit our Mini-Camp College page.
 
The program will formally begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center/Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Wake Forest University. We encourage rising juniors and seniors to join us. The program will conclude at 3:00 p.m., with optional Wake Forest campus tours offered from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Space is limited. Registration and parking are free.

We’ll consider only completed applications, the deadline for which is June 5. Students will then hear back from us on a rolling basis – and no later than June 7. Please note that participation in Mini-Camp College does not signify admission to Wake Forest University.

If students are not offered a spot, we, of course, still very much hope they’ll visit us for a campus tour and/or one-on-one interview.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Thomas Ray, Assistant Dean, at rayt@wfu.edu or (336) 758-5203 or me at vargask@wfu.edu or (336) 758-4356.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

ACT Registration Deadline for June 8 ACT

Juniors who would like to retake the ACT in June will get scores back in time to meet eraly action fall  college application deadlines. Sophomores can use the June ACT to gain a better understanding of scholastic strengths and identify areas for improvement.

Monday, May 20 is the last day to register for the June ACT test! 


The test is on Saturday, June 8.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CollegeCovered: Paying for college Newsletter

May 1st was National College Decision Day, which means your seniors have likely finalized their college choices and are now working with their families to determine how to fund their education. You may also be working with juniors as they gear up for the college planning process. Whether you’re talking to juniors or seniors, CollegeCovered.com has resources to help you and your college-bound students.
  • Paying for College: There are many student loan options to help families cover college costs. Encourage students and parents to check out our guide on Evaluating Student Loans 101 to help them understand important features while weighing their options.
     
  • 2019 Scholarship Award Sweepstakes: Students and parents have a chance to win a $5,000 scholarship from Discover Student Loans! The earlier they enter, the more chances they have to win. Families can visit Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com to enter today.
     
  • College Orientation: With orientation starting as early as next month, your students will soon get their first taste of college life. Pass along our College Orientation 101 article to help students get the most out of orientation.
     
Please see CollegeCovered.com, a FREE resource on planning and paying for college. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Duke Summer Opportunites

Good News! The deadline for Duke Summer Academy  and STEM Academy to April 29! 
 
Act now before the admissions deadline for the Summer College for High School Students program closes on April 15!
 
Apply now to enjoy a summer of a lifetime at Duke University!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

US News: Helping Your Teen Decide on a College

CHECK IN

Choose a College

National Decision Day is almost here. High school seniors typically have until May 1 to submit a deposit to confirm their enrollment.

If your teen is still undecided, follow these 10 steps to help them choose the right school.

Good luck!

The U.S. News Education newsletter team: Briana (@B_Boyington) and Melissa (@melissayshin).

Sunday, April 7, 2019

American Public Works Association Schoarship



The American Public Works Association – North Carolina Chapter (APWA-NC) will be awarding $2,000 scholarship(s) to deserving student(s) in North Carolina. This program will assist students in attaining their career aspirations and building a foundation of future public works leaders. The submittal deadline for the internship is April 15th.

For more information, you can email Michael directly at Michael.irwin@durhamnc.gov.
          Or see the link below
  

        APWA-NC Scholarship

Friday, April 5, 2019

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Last fall the College Board announced a  $25 million commitment to creating a clearer path to college for all students with the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. Starting with the class of 2020, 4,000 students over the next five years can earn scholarships ranging from $500–$40,000 through monthly drawings as they start their college journey.

This new scholarship program requires no application, essay, GPA, or test scores. Students earn their chance at scholarships by completing the essential steps all students take in applying to college. Since the launch of the program, nearly 200 students have been awarded a $500 Build Your College List Scholarship and 300 students have been awarded a $1,000 Practice for the SAT® Scholarship.

Students in the class of 2020 can opt in and get started now.
Action windows open:

Build Your College List: $500

Practice for the SAT: $1,000

Improve Your Score: $2,000

Thursday, April 4, 2019

'Safe' teen drinking?


Referred to by social scientists as “harm reduction,” this strategy is more than just ineffective, say experts. It’s actually helping to fuel an epidemic of teenage binge drinking. 



Read the Article Here

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

4 Mental Push-Ups to Boost Your Brain’s Performance

Unless we control thought, it will control us.
Dr. Ernest Holmes
 
Brain resilience is your brain’s ability to bounce back from a crisis, hardship, or just plain day-to-day stress.  Even what may seem like minor thoughts of social rejection and loneliness zoom along the same neural pathways as fear and break down our energy.

There are many ways to increase your bounce-back rate of return and keep your brain healthy and strong.  Just like a rubber band, our brain can stretch and fire in response to stress and then spring back to calmness with quick elasticity with a little mental workout.  When you learn how to keep your brain in check, well-being can be your constant companion, and you can begin to boost your brain’s performance.

In neuroscience language, we need a way to contact our prefrontal cortex, our thinking brain, and have it tell the emotional amygdala to quiet down.  No Worry! I will take care of this! Your thinking brain will be the master of your feeling brain—if we keep it in good shape and work it out regularly.

Here is a mental fitness workout critical to resilience so you can learn to exercise your brain and return it to its natural baseline of calmness and positivity.


Read more Here

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program

The Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program is an affordable, accelerated 51-week certificate program sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine with tremendous advantages and career advancement opportunities.

High school graduates interested in an allied health career are encouraged to apply.
Now Accepting Applications for the July 2019 Session!
Deadline: April 30, 2019
A Great Career in Less that a year!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Bahama Ruritan Lewis Roberts Scholarship.

The annual Bahama Ruritan Lewis Roberts Scholarship is offering a $1000 scholarship to a Bahama student that is chosen from the entries received. The requirements are listed on the application and include a completed application, a short essay, and residency within 5 miles of the Bahama Ruritan Club.  The application deadline will be April 30th, 2019.  

They generally only get 4-6 applications, so the odds are in your favor!

See Ms. O'kane or  the information board near the counseling office. 

BAHAMA RURITAN CLUB The ANNUAL LEWIS ROBERTS SCHOLARSHIP The Bahama Ruritan Club is proud to sponsor the Annual Lewis Roberts Scholarship. This Scholarship was established in 1986 to honor Mr. Roberts' membership in the Bahama Ruritan Club, his long and faithful service to the Bahama Community, and to help educate others in the value of a Ruritan Club in a community. This Scholarship may be provided to an eligible Applicant for use at an Institution of Higher Learning, such as a University or College, a Technical Institute or College, a Business College, or a School of Nursing. Applications may be submitted based on the following requirements: 1. Applicants are required to be in their Senior Year of High School. 2. Applicants are required to live within a 5 mile radius of the Bahama Ruritan Club building in Bahama, NC. 3. Applicants should have respectable academic performance. 4. Applicants should have financial need for the Scholarship. 5. Applicant are required to complete the attached application. 6. Applicants are required to write a 200- 250 word essay on “The Value of a Ruritan Club in a Community” 7. Please submit the application and essay to the following address : Lewis Roberts Scholarship Committee Attention: Kammy Law, Scholarship Chairperson PO Box 14 Bahama, NC 27503 Or email to: kammylaw@aol.com 8. The application and essay are due by April 30, 2019. 9. The selected applicant will be notified by June 5, 2019 and the scholarship will be awarded on June 11, 2019 at the monthly meeting of the Bahama Ruritan members. Please submit any questions about the Scholarship or the Application to Kammy Law at kammylaw@aol.com.


Learn about John Hopkins University

Students can learn more about the university by attending a Hopkins presentation in our area. These information sessions provide an overview of academic and student life opportunities at Hopkins, as well as the financial aid and application processes.


Please see the link below for information and to register for the upcoming events in Raleigh. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Horatio Alger Association Scholarships


Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have funded need-based college scholarships for low-income youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $159 million to approximately 20,000 students.
Through its many scholarship programs, the Association supports students pursuing career and technical certificates and degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and graduate studies.
In addition to scholarship support, the Association offers a number of services and opportunities to Horatio Alger Scholars:
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Counseling
  • College Readiness Tools
  • Support and Referral Services
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Alumni Association
  • Online Education
  • Graduate Grants





https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/
A SUMMER LEARNING EXPERIENCE AT THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS
During the Student Leadership Academy, students spend one week with the Museum's staff of historians, curators, and educators in the most immersive WWII experience available at the Museum. A ride aboard PT-305, the Museum's WWII combat-veteran PT boat, concludes this exceptional week.

See below for more details:

Monday, March 25, 2019

Hum Sub Youth Achievement Award



Hum Sub, the premier Indian-American non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Indian culture and heritage in the Triangle area (of Basant Bahar and Cary Diwali fame) for the last 19 years, invites your middle schoolers and high schoolers to apply for the annual Hum Sub Youth Achievement Award.  This award rewards your student's accomplishments in the fields of volunteering, community service, leadership, research, academics and extra-curricular activities such as music, arts, sports, etc.  
Students will be competing for four $500 awards which will be selected by distinguished judges, The awards will be presented at Cary Diwali on October 12th, 2019 at Koka Booth Amphitheater (Regency Park) in Cary, NC.  Moreover, all applicants will be honored at an awards luncheon at a later date.  The application deadline is September 2, 2019.  Additional details are available at https://humsub.org/youth-award/.
If you have any questions, please contact us at youthaward@humsub.org.  Looking forward to receiving applications from all the well-deserved students from your school, as Hum Sub believes in recognizing the spirit of our younger generation and encouraging them to help the community that we all are part of.