Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AMDA High School Summer Conservatory




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.



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


    • 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 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:

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

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


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.


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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Free Application Week!

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!

Extra Help: College Admissions

Extra Help: College Admissions
Helping parents get their teen to college
Oct. 16, 2018

Parents and students,

Please check out the latest issue of the US News World Report to learn about College Admission decision making and much more!

Elon University Odyssey Program

Good Morning Seniors!

Elon University is offering a merit-based program for academically, strong, and engaged students seeking financial aid.

The Odyssey Program is need-based scholarships awarded to prospective members of the first-year student class. This program is composed of nine different scholarships ranging in value from $30,000 to full tuition over four years, they include grants up to $4,000  for global study, internships, service, research, or leadership.

The link to the application can be found at admissions.elon/status.

The Odyssey Program application deadline is January 10, 2019.

For those interested in Elon University I highly recommend looking into this program! More information can be found at

Ms. O'Kane

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Scholarship: Future Flyer Pitch Competition

If you are a high school juniors or seniors with big ideas and a passion to make a difference, you will want to hear about the University of Dayton’s Future Flyer Pitch competition. This in-person, startup-style competition gives future entrepreneurs the chance to earn up to $40,000 in scholarships over four years to the University of Dayton.
To enter the competition, students must submit a two-minute video that presents a solution to a challenge faced by their local community. The contest is open to teams of up to four juniors or seniors, but there is no limit on the number of teams that can participate.
Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges and selected teams will be invited to the University of Dayton in early April, when they will present a two-minute pitch to a panel of judges in person.
Video submissions are due November 1, 2018, and finalists will be announced in January, 2019. Students can read more about the guidelines and submit their videos at
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at admission@udayton.eduor 800-UD PRIDE (800-837-7433). Thank you for your support of future entrepreneurs!

Robert F. Durkle, ’78, ’85
Associate Vice President
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
University of Dayton

Duke Splash Program: Nov. 4!!

This fall semester the Duke Splash Team will be hosting Duke Splash Sunday November 4th! The event will take place on Duke's campus. Be sure to mark the date on your calendars!

The purpose of Duke Splash is to engage students in learning about new and various topics. 1 hr-2 hr courses are usually designed creatively and in an organized manner by Duke students themselves. Many teach about the things they are passionate about or perhaps currently studying. Our goal is to share our passions and to motivate the interest of learning and studying with local middle school and high school students within the Durham community. Currently this program is only available for 7th-12th graders, however we'll consider any 6th graders who express great interest in the program!

Duke Splash is $5 per student, if they receive free/reduced lunch, this fee can easily be waived through our website when registering for classes, there is an option to apply for financial aid.

Students would need to register/log in if they already have a splash account. Further instructions are given on the website. Take a look at the course catalog this semester.  Student Registration closes on November 1st

Monday, October 1, 2018

NC State: Goodnight Scholars Scholarship Program

The Goodnight Scholars Program, NC State University's premier scholarship program for low- and middle-income North Carolina high school STEM students, is going LIVE on Facebook on October 8th at 7 p.m.! Goodnight Scholars will be answering questions about our community and selection process for the Class of 2023.

Parents and students are encouraged to join!