Tuesday, January 31, 2017

AME College Fair 3/18/2017

Synergy Training Solutions, LLC is a company that focuses on awareness and advocacy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). They have created a temporary (designed to create awareness and advocacy for the AME colleges and universities) division that focuses on AME colleges and universities.  As you may know, our AME colleges and universities is seeking to increase enrollment, scholarships, and technology. One major factor that can affect enrollment is the availability of on-going scholarships for students. Our goal is to help aid the AME Institutions with scholarships primarily for its students. 
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, all AME institutions will be highlighted at the AME college fair at Saint Matthew AME Church, 629 Bennett Street, Raleigh, NC from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  There will also be an Oldies but Goodies party held Friday, March 17, 2017 from 6:00pm to 10:00pmThe “Oldies but Goodies” party tickets are $25.00 (please purchase even if you do not plan to attend) and 80% of the ticket sales will go towards students attending the AME institutions. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

Please see attachments of the college fair flyer and letter.

Monday, January 30, 2017

North Carolina Triangle All Service Academy Student Information Session

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cardinal Gibbons High School Theater, 1401 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh NC 27607

For High School students and their parents who are interested in paid college and career opportunities who have strong academics, sports, physical fitness, and extra-curricular activity preparation…and must pass a medical examination.

You may view the dates, times, and locations for the four AIM Briefings in the Asheville-area (February 16th); Charlotte (February 21st); Greensboro (February 22nd); and Fayetteville (February 23rd) by clicking on the below link (then scroll down). Should a student and their parents choose to attend any of these Admissions Briefings, please RSVP at the location on the link. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Splash UNC is an educational enrichment program which lets intellectually curious high school students take a series of short classes at UNC-Chapel Hill. Classes are taught by Carolina students one Saturday a semester.

Splash students get a taste of college by spending one Saturday on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. High schoolers sign up for up to six classes through our online registration portal. Students have the opportunity to discover new interests in short, fun classes about anything from neuroscience to origami. The program fee is $20 and includes class materials and lunch. Students on free and reduced lunch at their high schools are eligible for financial aid scholarships to cover the $20 program fee. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10.   

Friday, January 27, 2017

Duke Splash!

Splash is an educational initiative that allows middle school and high school students to participate in small, interactive seminars designed and taught by passionate Duke students. These seminars cover a wide range of topics, and we’re proud to offer everything from Advanced Astrophysics to Disney Movie Culture. All of these classes take place on Duke’s campus during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Splash is completely free of charge for all students, and lunch will be provided to all attendees.

- Student registration for Splash Spring 2017 will open February 19, 2017!
- Spring Splash will be held on March 25, 2017!

Duke Splash Wants To Know- What's Your Thing?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Durham County MLK Jr. Steering Committee Scholarship

Recipients will be selected based on proven academic achievement, school involvement and financial need. Character and Leadership will also be factors.

See Ms. O'Kane for details and an application.

Levine Scholars Program

Connect. Transform. Make a Difference

The Levine Scholars Program provides opportunities to experience new cultures and to see the world through the eyes of others.

Visit the UNC Charlotte program below...

UNC Charlotte Levine Program

E.M. Roberts Scholarship

The Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church is awarding a scholarship to students residing in Lebanon and Mangum Townships.

See Ms. O'Kane for an application.

College Fair

The National Association for College Admissions (NACAC) is hosting a National College Fair in Raleigh on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

This free event will provide valuable information about college admissions, counseling resources, college life and more!

Take a step in your college search by attending this fantastic event!

Raleigh National College Fair       

Leadership Conference for High School Juniors

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Meredith College Office of Student Leadership and Service, In collaboration with the Office of Administrations, cordially invites high school juniors to attend their free conference to sharpen their leadership skills.

Learn more and register below...

Meredith College Leadership Conference

Bahama Woman's Club Memorial Merit Scholarship

This $2,000,00 scholarship is open to any high school senior residing in the Mangum and Lebanon Township, Durham County, North Carolina.

See Ms. O'Kane for an application.

Summer Discovery Internships

Pre-college enrichment, college prep, and intensive institutes for high school students available at over 14 locations. Make this your summer!

Summer Discovery

The 2017 Martha Guy Summer Institute is July 9th -July 29th. Deadline 2/24

The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm.

Martha Guy Summer Institute

National Guard Scholarship Opportunity

The National Guard is advertising an exciting scholarship opportunity!

100% College Tuition Paid + $1,200 annual book allowance + $600 monthly pay


$10,000 for Room & Board + $1,200 annual book allowance + $4,000 annual
tuition + $600 monthly pay

1) US Citizen
2) Physical for Military Service
3) Eligible for Secret Clearance (most HS students qualify = no criminal
4) Pass Army Physical Fitness Test (push up, sit up, and 2 mile run)
5) Acceptance to ROTC participating university
6) Academic Major
7) SAT 750+ or ACT 16+ score
8) GT Score 110 on ASVAB test

This is a great program that we awarded to 16 high school seniors last year!
No Basic Training Required!  Go straight to College.
Commitment is to served 4 years part time, one weekend per month in the NC
Army National Guard during and after college.

Find out more below:
Minute Man Scholarship

Monday, January 23, 2017

2017/2018 Course Registration Is Underway!

The scheduling process for the 2017/2018 school year began today during Advisory.
Each student received their high school transcript, a VAHS Course Catalog,  and Registration Form. Below is a copy of the power point that includes all of the information that was presented. Parents and students should review the information together to make the best possible selections for next year. Completed Registration Forms are due in Advisory on January 30.

2017/2018 Student Course Registration Information

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Summer Employment Opportunity

Science In the Summer employs highly motivated, science-minded high school students as assistants in their summer camps. Each year, the program needs high school student assistants to lead Science in the Summer classes.This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy science and working with younger children. 
Check the link below to find out more about this program and how to apply. 

Science In the Summer

Friday, January 20, 2017

Financial Aid Hotline

LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline, is a free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Are you struggling to understand the financial aid process? Do you have a question about student loans, scholarships, or grants?
If so, you are not alone. The rising costs of higher education has made paying for college a difficult task. And, understanding the financial aid process and jargon can be equally as difficult.
In conjunction with the National Financial Literacy Month, we launched the LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline to help students and parents navigate financial aid, scholarships, and student loans.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Scholarship Opportunites

Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Information and applications for MANY scholarships are available on their website below. 

Triangle Community Foundation

Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships

Triangle Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for funding for the 2017-2018 academic year.  See the list of available scholarships below. For a detailed description of each (amount, eligibility requirements, due dates, etc.), please click here. More information on the Triangle Community Foundation can be found here: www.trianglecf.org.

How to apply:

All applications must be submitted by using the Foundation's online system. Applicants will create a profile, upload completed application forms and required attachments, and will provide the names and email addresses of recommenders (if applicable).  Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by each scholarship deadline.

Official transcripts should be postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
Triangle Community Foundation
PO Box 12729
Durham, NC 27709