Monday, December 23, 2019

SECU Scholarship

It is time again to begin thinking about the 2020 SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship! Each year, $10,000.00 scholarships have been awarded to three graduating seniors attending North Carolina Charter Schools. These scholarships will be awarded to students attending one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. Funds are made possible through the contributions to SECU Foundation by members of the State Employees’ Credit Union. Please see the Eligibility information below and contact Ms. O'Kane if you believe that you are eligible and would like to be considered for this scholarship.

SECU Eligibility Criteria

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Triangle Community Foundation Scholarships and Awards

The Triangle Community Foundation administers many scholarship and award funds established by individual donors and organizations. Each scholarship and award has a unique set of eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines, which can be searched below. Please review all eligibility and application requirements and deadlines carefully.
Please also check out our list of additional financial aid resources and scholarships on our "Resources for Students" page!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT
The Amazon Future Engineer  scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 per year at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.
Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.
Applicants to the Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program must be:
  • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Be high school seniors who are currently enrolled in or who have completed an advanced placement computer science course or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test.
  • Be planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Immediate family members of Amazon employees or its subsidiaries are not eligible to apply.
Sponsor has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Apply TODAY for an Unforgettable Summer at Duke University!

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 are open NOW! Click on one of the links below to apply to your program of interest TODAY:
Applications are reviewed as they are received, so don’t wait! Get into your top choice by applying NOW! You can apply for multiple programs with one application.

See you at Duke this summer!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Finalize College Applications Over Winter Break

The holidays are approaching and winter break is looming like an impending snowstorm. Don’t let your teen lose precious time to video games and Netflix binges as college apps go untended.

Students can use winter break to finalize college applications, work on essays or take campus visits; it’s also wise to find a balance and enjoy downtime with family before school resumes.

As your family celebrates the holidays, consider how to make the most of winter break

Monday, December 2, 2019

UNC Asheville University Scholars Program

UNC Asheville is proud to announce the new University Scholars Program.  As the only public liberal arts and sciences university in North Carolina, the University is committed to advancing academic excellence on campus by attracting and enrolling exceptional students and enhancing their high-impact learning opportunities. 

The University Scholars Program provides students the best possible opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to pursue their goals and take their places as leaders and contributing citizens in a changing society.

Recipients of University Scholars Program awards are chosen through a rigorous selection process.  They are competing for scholarship awards up to $10,000 per year along with additional funding of $10,000 to support high-impact learning opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.  Selected nominees will be invited to the UNC Asheville campus for interviews with faculty, staff, and student leaders as part of the University Scholars Day.

The main criteria for selection include academic accomplishment and demonstrated leadership.  University Scholars are students who will actively contribute to the student and academic life at UNC Asheville, and they exhibit the following behaviors:
  • Academic accomplishment in their current high school setting
  • Demonstrated leadership interest and capability in their high school, community, or during a summer activity
  • Build bridges among students with different life experiences, talents, and interests
  • Strong work ethic
Nominations must come from school counselors or leaders in the student’s community no later than January 10.  Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominees must have completed their application for admission to UNC Asheville no later than January 10.

Please see Ms. O'Kane if you would like to be considered for a nomination.