Friday, March 31, 2017

Viking Hoop Camp

Summer Basketball Camp at VAHS

Boys and girls in grades 3-8 are invited to attend the Viking Hoop Basketball Camp. Sessions include Individual and  Team Skills development. Coach Mike Huff has been running basketball camps for nearly 30 years and has been part of the VAHS basketball program for  five years, including the last three as head coach. Additional information is provided on the flyer and website below.      

VAHS BB Camp Flyer

online registration here

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Career and Technical Scholarships

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program (1020 awards up to $2,500 each)
Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Have completed high school (or earned a GED)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2017
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

The application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.


As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Couch Oil Cares Scholarship

In partnership with the Durham Bulls, Couch Oil Company of Durham is pleased to announce the Couch Oil Cares Scholarship.

$1,000 will be awarded to four (4) high school seniors across a 12-county area  who plan to attend a four-year or community college. Applications are available online at (Community section),, or the Couch oil Company Facebook page. Recipients will be recognized at a Durham Bulls game in August.

Deadline: July 17, 2017

Summer Camp for High School Students_Design Matters!

The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design offers a summer camp for high school students from across the country.  It’s all about design—design of the built environment, design thinking, design interpretation and careers in design.  Students can live on campus for a week and are engaged with studio instruction and campus activities.  The best part is:  The only prerequisite is curiosity.

Design Matters Camp

Friday, March 24, 2017

A Beautiful Career?

Beauty schools offer a direct entry path to a career and can be an ideal option for motivated individuals who are not interested in pursuing a traditional college degree. Some beauty schools offer a full range of educational options, from the creation of products to the science of beauty, while others offer more hands on training programs.
Beauty school graduates can find security in a number of fun and exciting careers, including:
  • Hair stylist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Masseuse
  • Esthetician
  • Nail care artist
  • Salon owner
  • Barber

Thursday, March 23, 2017

BigSun Scholarship for Athletes

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

How to Apply
Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
-How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
-Has your participation influenced your career goals?
-Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

June 19, 2017.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute…Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.
How to submit

All essay submissions should be sent to:
When is the winner notified?

The winner will be notified within 2 weeks and the name of the winner will be posted on this website at that time.
When is the award received?
The award is mailed within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Employment Opportunity

Croasdaile Village Retirement Village is seeking a VAHS student to work part time as a "Scooter Valet".

For more information and and to apply:

Job Posting



Parks and retrieves resident scooters, wheel chairs & walkers in the designated scooter parking area during designated shift.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Park scooters & walkers for residents coming down for dinner in the Main Dining Room between the hours of 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • Scooters should be parked in the designated scooter parking area. 
  • Walkers should be parked in the designated walker/wheelchair area. 
  • Retrieve scooters and walkers for residents leaving the dining room.
  • Must interact courteously, tactfully and politely with managers, co-workers, residents, vendors or associates to preserve productivity and moral. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Citrix Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

Triangle Community Foundation is excited to announce its newest scholarship opportunity, the Citrix Scholarship. Citrix is renewing its commitment to diversity and partnering with Triangle Community Foundation to support students pursuing STEM careers at historically black colleges and universities in the Triangle area. 

We are accepting applications from students who will be:
  • Enrolled for the 2017-2018 academic year
  • Attending North Carolina Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University
  • Majoring (or planning to major) in a STEM and/or computer science field
Scholarships will be valued at $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester) for up to four years, and can be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board and one-time computer purchase at one of the three eligible schools. Recipients must remain enrolled in a STEM and/or computer science major at an eligible school and maintain a 2.5 GPA to continue receiving their scholarship. 

To access the eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit Triangle Community Foundation's website:

All applications must be submitted by June 1st using the Foundation's online system.  Applicants will create a profile, upload a completed application form and attachments, and provide the name and email address of one recommender. Recommenders will be notified by email through the portal and will be asked to submit their recommendations online by June 1st, 2017.

Official transcripts should be uploaded to the online system or postmarked by the application deadline and mailed directly to:
          Triangle Community Foundation
Attn: Citrix Scholarship
PO Box 12729
Durham, NC 27709

We encourage you to share this information with your staff, students, and/or clients. The deadline is approaching soon, and we would not want you or those you work with to miss this opportunity!

If you need additional assistance, please contact Triangle Community Foundation's Scholarships Officer at or 919-474-8370.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

College Readiness Fair: Time Change

The A.M.E. College Fair at St. Matthew Church in Raleigh has had a time change. 
The fair will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm instead of 10:00 am to 1:00pm in Raleigh, NC. The colleges/universities that will be in attendance can be found on the attached flyer. Special opportunities are available for students who have a GPA of at least 2.0. Lunch will also be provided. Members of the community will be speaking to the students to answer questions about pursuing different majors and preparing for college.

Contact  ALex Lynch for more information

The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship

The Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship was established through Dr. Roberts’ Last Will and Testament in order to continue her tradition of service by providing scholarships to students living in the community.  Dr. Roberts was born and raised in the Bahama community of northern Durham County and returned to Bahama after completing her undergraduate degree at UNC-Greensboro and her medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. She made it her life’s work to provide quality medical service in that rural community. Marie, known by many as ‘Doc,’ was a general practitioner dedicated to her patients.
Scholarships will be valued at a minimum of $2,000 per year for up to four years and will provide financial awards for graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts.  Recipients will be selected based on their character, academic record, service to the community and financial need, with preference given to students residing in the township of Bahama and/or pursuing degrees in health-related fields.  Scholarships can be used for tuition, required fees, and textbooks, at any public state university or college in North Carolina, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College.
 Read about deadlines, and how to apply below:

Florida State First Year Abroad Program

The First Year Abroad (FYA) program allows students to complete the first twelve months of their Florida State careers while studying abroad with International Programs. Students choose to spend their first year at any of our four year-round study centers: London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Valencia, Spain. Participants may opt to change their location for the summer term and spend it at another study center, though visa restrictions apply for some locations.

Read below from a former VAHS grad has to say about this program:

This program is such a great opportunity for all students. Not only do you get to live in a foreign country for a year and travel, but the friendships you make will last a life time. I loved being able to be fully immersed in a culture and participate in their festivals and traditions. And you get in-state tuition at the end of the year making Florida State an affordable option!

Junior Leadership Durham (JDL)

Junior Leadership Durham is accepting online applications for Class #15 (2017-2018).  Current ninth graders attending a Durham public, private, home, or charter school may apply.  Application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.
Junior Leadership Durham is a nonprofit community-wide program designed to shape the future of high school students by promoting teamwork, developing leadership skills and fostering self-confidence and personal growth.
Through active participation, students interact with business, community and government leaders to gain an in-depth knowledge of Durham and to encourage them to explore ways in which they can contribute to their community.

Find out more, and apply below: 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Leadership Converse

This past summer, Converse College hosted her 3rd Annual Leadership Converse, a three-and-a-half day workshop for rising female juniors and seniors. We are officially kicking off the search for participants of the fourth year of this exciting program! The goal of the program is to teach students that leadership is a process where individuals or groups work together to create positive, sustainable change.  Students who are active in their communities or in leadership roles, have a passion for helping others, and who have a vision for positive change are encouraged to apply.

In the spirit of “everyone can do leadership”, we are committed to offering the program at no cost to students who are invited to attend. We are passionate about equitable access to the program, so housing, meals and supplies will be provided for the participants of the program. The only thing students will be responsible for is transportation to and from the camp, if they are accepted to attend.

The application is available online through April 15, 2017.  It is live now! Converse will not accept any applications after April 15th at 5:00 PM.  Three short essays and a letter of recommendation are required. The dates for Leadership Converse are July 23-26, 2017.

More information and application can be found at