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: 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

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
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
If you have any questions, please contact us at  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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

MyDurham "For Teens, Built By Teens"

Looking for something fun to do after school? We've got you covered. Join us for an afternoon of activities! From basketball and painting to park clean-ups and job skills training, we have a wide variety of things for you and your friends to enjoy. 
Who: All teens, ages 13 to 18 years old
What: Free, after-school, drop-in programming and activities 
When: Every Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Apply for a free membership and get unlimited access to all of the MyDurham programs! Click the 'Sign Up Today' tab to get started!
See Posters around campus, Ms. O'kane, or the  link below for more information.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Triangle Women in STEM presents


Middle & High School Girls are invited to Duke University on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 for a day of

interactive and fun STEM workshops: Science of Cosmetics | DNA | Robotics.

Both Girl Scouts and Non-Girl Scouts are invited to attend!

Parents are also invited to attend a separate parallel Parents Forum specifically designed to engage
and provide valuable information about STEM jobs, education and tips for preparing their daughters for

advanced STEM education and future careers.
Breakfast & Lunch Will Be Served.
Register Early! Space Limited!

For additional information & to register, please click the link below & then scroll down on the page:

Girls STEM Workshops

Campus Real: Virtual College Tours

Real Videos by Real Students

Thousands of real tours, videos and 
virtual experiences on college campuses.

Check out CampusReel, an online collection of more than 10,000 student-made videos. Campus Reel enables students to picture themselves on campus, find their best fit, and get excited to research colleges. Students can see real video tours made by students at colleges all over the nation. This is a great way to take a tour without having to travel!    

Monday, March 18, 2019

How to Master AP Courses in High School

U.S. News & World Report
A SCORE OF 3, 4 OR 5 ON an Advanced Placement exam can earn high school students valuable college credit or advanced standing in college courses. But to earn a high score, students must first master a full academic year's worth of challenging class material.
To help those enrolled in an AP course, two current undergraduates share the strategies they used to achieve success.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Carolina Horizons

Carolina Horizons
April 1 is the deadline to apply
The UNC American Indian Center is hosting Carolina Horizons, a four-day residential, student enrichment program at UNC-Chapel Hill for American Indian students who are preparing to apply to college. During their time on campus, students meet admissions advisers, current Native college students, and college representatives from across the UNC system. Carolina Horizons is open to rising high school juniors and seniors with priority given to rising seniors.

Students may apply via the following link: 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

C3 Applications For Seniors are Open

The Community College Collaboration (C3) is a dual-admission, dual-enrollment program between NC State and eight community college partners.

As a land-grant institution, NC State has always believed that all North Carolinians should have access to the opportunities and benefits of higher education and not everyone’s college career starts at NC State. Nearly 1,700 students transfer to NC State each year to complete their bachelor’s degree and NC State is committed to providing affordable pathways while providing access to quality education that produces career-ready graduates.
C3 is intended for community college students from low-to-moderate income backgrounds with demonstrated potential for academic success who aspire to transfer to NC State after completing their associate degree.
C3 provides academic and program support for students during their time in community college and prepares them for a successful transition to NC State and timely completion of a bachelor’s degree.

Applications Are available now. 

UNC CH’s Semiannual Health Careers Day on the Hill: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at UNC’s School of Medicine

This all day event is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to learn more about health careers and the pathways required to achieve their career aspirations. 

See below for informational flyer outlining the event.
Registration is open using this link. or visit

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

US NAval Academy Summer Programs for High School Students

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the U.S. Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 5-10 for rising 9th graders; June 12-17 for rising 10th graders; and June 19-23 for rising 11th graders.
The Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising 9th-11th grade students in good academic standing, who have a keen interest in math and science.
The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning.  Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside of the traditional classroom.  The academy’s current students, called midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM program and act as mentors to the participants.
Tuition is $550 for this academic summer program and students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.
Founded in 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy today is a prestigious four-year service academy that prepares midshipmen morally, mentally and physically to be professional officers in the naval service.  More than 4,400 men and women representing every state in the U.S. and several foreign countries make up the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen. Midshipmen learn from military and civilian instructors and participate in intercollegiate varsity sports and extracurricular activities. They also study subjects like small arms, drill, seamanship and navigation, tactics, naval engineering and weapons, leadership, ethics and military law.  Upon graduation, midshipmen earn a tax-payer funded Bachelor of Science degree in a choice of 25 different subject majors and go on to serve at least five years of exciting and rewarding service as commissioned officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.       
For more information about the Summer STEM Program and the application process, visit or call 410-293-1858.  Applicants will be notified of their application status by May 1.      

Duke Summer Programs for High School Students

At Duke Summer Session for High School Students , we believe that intellectual curiosity is a virtue that should be pursued relentlessly.  Each summer we provide high school students with the opportunity to engage more deeply with an academic topic than ever before.  Whether you are interested in becoming a Global Executive, Entrepreneur or Researcher, combating cyber-attacks, defending human rights, or predicting the future through mathematical modeling, our three-week Summer Academy courses are the opportunity of a lifetime!
Our one-week Accelerated STEM Academy will provide you a “behind-the-scenes” look at the research happening at Duke, give you a chance to do your own laboratory activities, and learn from renowned faculty from Duke’s School of Medicine!
Courses fill quickly, so apply online today and take a powerful step towards pursuing your intellectual passion and honing your global citizenship skills, while living and learning with students from around the world!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Stress Management And Resilience Training for Teens

Got stress? Having any struggles with school, family, or friends? We are recruiting teens age 14-17 to participate in a research study to test two different courses for lowering stress and improving health and wellbeing in teens. Courses meet once a week for 8 weeks, and then once a month for 6 months after that. Refreshments will be served at classes and teens will receive up to $175 for participating in this study. Please contact:  S.M.A.R.T. Project, UNC Program on Integrative Medicine,, 919-966-8586 or visit to see if you’re eligible.

The S.M.A.R.T. Project (Stress Management And Resilience Training for Teens) is a research study that aims to learn about mood in teens, and whether emotional well-being can be improved with skills training. The project will test and compare two curricula that both aim to improve stress management and resiliency skills. The skills training curricula will be delivered through 8 weekly sessions followed by 6 monthly “booster” sessions to reinforce the skills taught during the 8 weeks.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Prepare for Spring College Tours

U.S. News & World Report

Spring break is quickly approaching, and while students can use that time to relax, volunteer and apply for scholarships, many families will hit the road to visit colleges.

Use the following tips to help plan an effective college tour. 


10 Key Places to See on College Tours

After your official guided tour, parents and students can take some time to wander around campus and visit places where teens will spend a lot of time, like the surrounding community or buildings related to their desired major. Read more here.

Explore 7 Types of College Campus Visits

Extended or overnight visits and virtual tours are just a few of the options that families can take advantage of to get an in-depth look at colleges. Before your family heads to colleges this spring, take a look at the different options that may be available at your teen's top schools.

Set a Budget for College Tours

Families can cut down on the cost of campus tours by limiting visits to schools that students are most likely to get accepted to and by following this other advice.

Ask the Right Questions on College Tours

Tours typically consist of presentations from multiple types of school officials. Sit down with your teen and come up with a list of questions to ask to get the most out of your visit. The following articles can help you start your list.