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The College of Natural Resources is hosting an Environmental Career Day on March 23, 2019. This will be a fantastic, hands-on event for students to explore a wide variety of unique environmental majors at NC State and the exciting careers to which they can lead.
AWARDING TWENTY $2,500 SCHOLARSHIPS TO HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS PURSUING AN HVAC TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program which will provide up to twenty $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide. Awards will be granted to eligible applicants pursuing an HVAC Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or other approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year.
APPLY BY APRIL 30, 2019!
To qualify, applicants should:
Intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in an HVAC technical program at an accredited institution for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
Be US Citizens, US Nationals, and/or US Permanent Residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility
Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
Pursue an Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in an HVAC technical program
Explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating
Advanced Placement classes can set applicants apart in a competitive college admissions environment, demonstrating the ability to perform well on more challenging coursework.
Experts say performing well in AP courses often signals readiness for college. But for students looking to land at a top college, the question of how many AP courses to take persists. That number depends on each student, say school counselors, researchers and educational consultants.
And for those academically unprepared for the challenge, struggling in AP courses can backfire, with low grades and exam scores reflecting negatively on college applications.
"Taking a really high AP course load only benefits the student if they can manage their time and achieve a passing grade on the AP exam," says Shondra Carpenter, a counselor at Cherokee Trail High School in Colorado.
"We found that there was no boost to academic achievement unless the kids, at the very least, took the test," says Russell T. Warne, an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University who has conducted research on AP. "You have to get the kids to study for and pass the test."
Carpenter adds that admissions officers "are not impressed when a student takes numerous AP courses and does not earn passing grades in the course or on the AP exam; it shows that the student was trying to compete in a field they are not ready for and are simply trying to enhance their transcript with courses they think will impress a college."
Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship, $10,000, Due February 28, 2019 Graduating high school seniors in Wake, Durham, Orange, or Chatham counties planning to attend a 4-year public or private college or university in North Carolina. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated commitment to community service and family financial need.
Joseph Nystrom Working Student Scholarship, Up to $16,000, Due February 28, 2019 Students in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham or Alamance counties who are working at least part-time while in school and have demonstrated financial need.
GSK Opportunity Scholarship, Up to $20,000, Due March 15, 2019 Be a U.S. Citizen for a minimum of one year; reside in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties for a minimum of one year; be eligible to receive NC resident tuition costs; attend a public state university or community college in NC and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity as well as an exceptional desire to improve himself or herself through further education or training.
Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship, $8,000, Due March 31, 2019 Graduating seniors from Northern High School, Riverside High School, Voyager Academy, or Durham School of the Arts. Must be accepted into any public state university or college in NC, Watts School of Nursing, or Durham Technical Community College and have a minimum grade of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated family financial need.
Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship, $2,500, Due March 31, 2019 Seniors at one of the following high schools in Durham, NC: Hillside High School, Northern High School, Riverside High School, Southern High School, Jordan High School, Durham School of the Arts, or City of Medicine Academy. Graduating with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and planning to attend a 2- or 4-year technical school, college, or university. Able to demonstrate financial need.
Juanita McNeil West End Scholarship, $1,500, Due April 15, 2019 Be a graduating high school senior in Durham County with a GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrated financial need. Residents of the West End Community (zip codes 27701 and 27707) are encouraged to apply and will be given preference.
NC American Indian Fund Scholarship, $1,000, Due May 1, 2019 Be enrolled in a state- or federally-recognized tribe (with documentation), demonstrate sustained involvement in the American Indian Community and commitment to American Indian concerns and initiatives, have family residency in the state. Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution in NC, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and plan to pursue a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university.
Citrix Scholarship, Up to $20,000, Due June 1, 2019 Students planning to attend or currently attending NC Central University, Shaw University, or St. Augustine's University and pursuing a major in computer and/or information science.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation and TheDream.US partner with the College Board to increase scholarship opportunities for eligible students who’ve taken the PSAT/NMSQT® or PSAT™ 10.
No one succeeds in college alone. That’s why the Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students a generous four-year grant to assist with college costs as well as a support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in college and beyond.
The application deadline is February 1, 2019, so please encourage eligible students to apply right away. Learn more about the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship.
TheDream.US, the nation’s largest college access program for immigrant youth who are DACA, TPS, or DACA-eligible, opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2019-20 academic year on November 1, 2018. TheDream.US has provided more than 4,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of the more than 75 colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C.
The application deadline for the Opportunity Scholarship Award, which provides scholarships up to $80,000 for first-time college students, is January 31, 2019. The application deadline for the National Scholarship Award, which offers scholarships up to $33,000 for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, is February 28, 2019. Visit TheDream.Us for more information on eligibility, how to apply, and FAQs.
SECU Foundation established the People Helping People four-year scholarship program to help North Carolina public high school students attend college. Each of the 115 North Carolina Local Education Agencies (LEAs)/School Districts will receive a minimum of one scholarship valued at $10,000 payable at $1,250 for up to eight consecutive semesters for a senior to attend one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina System.
Recipients of the scholarship will be selected by the LEA Scholarship Selection Committee provided they meet all eligibility criteria. Scholarship recipient information must be submitted by the Scholarship Selection Committee at each LEA. No individual applications are reviewed by the Foundation.
Abby Demarest from Duke Summer Session for High School Students ill be on campus at VAHS during lunch on Wednesday Jan. 16 to meet with students and parents who are interested in learning about pre-college programs and summer opportunities.
High School Students
Summer College (four-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 – 12)
Summer Academy (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunitiesfor high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below:
Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp -Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.
Project Uplift is a summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for all outstanding students, especially those underrepresented in post-secondary education. Every year, during May and June, approximately 1,000 high school seniors participate in one of four separate Project Uplift sessions. During this two-day experience, Project Uplift participants live on Carolina’s campus, interacting with faculty, staff and current students, participating in educational, cultural and social activities. Project Uplift Scholars have the opportunity to immerse themselves in college life and experience the academic rigor and social climate of a four-year institution.
For 50 years, Project Uplift has consistently provided a diverse selection of rising high school seniors from across the state of North Carolina with an opportunity to live, lead, and learn about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a first-hand basis.
Project Uplift 2019 Project Uplift sessions are held from Thursday to Saturday. Once accepted, participants will have the opportunity to register for their preferred week. The 2019 program dates are below.
Week 1: May 23-25
Week 2: May 30-June 1
Week 3: June 6-8
Week 4: June 13-15
Browse answers to commonly asked questions in the FAQ section or contact us with any additional questions.
North Carolina awards at least (2) $500 scholarships. Additionally, North Carolina submits (2) applications to the United States JCI Senate to participate in the national scholarship program. The US JCI Senate awards various $1,000 scholarships.