Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Martha Guy Summer Institute Deadline Extended to March 15

                                    This opportunity is open  to current JUNIORS

The application for the 2020 Martha Guy Summer Institute opened December 1st, 2019, with all application materials now due by March 15th, 2020.  We have extended the deadline due to school weather closures and to accommodate those participating in this week’s DECA Conference.  We look forward to seeing applications from your high school! As a way to be more inclusive for your students, the program this year will offer significantly reduced fees – tuition/ meal plan – a 40% reduction!  As a way to accomplish this, the camp has been restructured into a two-week program including educational, professional development, cultural, and business professional interactions.

As a reminder, here are some key points about the program:
Unique aspects of MGSI
·         MGSI is a college residential experience. The program includes instruction on Appalachian State University’s campus in Boone, North Carolina, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Appalachian is the premier public undergraduate institution and boasts the largest business school of the 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. 
·         Each MGSI cohort is small. Only 24 students are selected, providing an intimate, hands-on experience for each participant. 
·         It is quite affordable: tuition is $1,000 plus a meal plan of $350.  *
*Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants to defray tuition costs.
Which students are well suited for MGSI?
·         We are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential.  Some candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit, or have unique or extensive part-time work experience.   Also consider your most competitive students among under-represented groups and populations.  Interested students should demonstrate academic achievement.
·         Students who embrace and appreciate new people, opportunities and experiences are ideal for MGSI.  They should also be well-prepared to be away from home and able to manage a demanding schedule.
·         Application:  Opens: December 1, 2019;  Deadline: March 15th, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

UNC Ashevill Summer Pre-College Programs

UNC Asheville is proud to announce the launch of our brand new Summer Pre-College Programs.  These week-long summer immersion programs are designed to introduce rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to college-level study, future career options, and university life at one of the premier liberal arts and sciences universities in the country.  Led by our dynamic faculty, programs range from Aerospace Engineering to Pre-Med to Journalism, and many others.  

review the official press release   

Students interested in getting  a leg up on experiencing university life and the value of learning in a liberal arts and sciences environment should check out the  The official registration and information pages can be found here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SECU Foundation People Helping People Scholarship

Each year, $10,000.00 scholarships have been awarded to three graduating senior 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 attached memo, Eligibility Criteria, Program Application and Consent Form linked below. 

VAHS will use a Scholarship Selection Committee (must consist of three or more members) to determine a recipient for the scholarship from VAHS. This committee will review applications on 3/12/20 in order to allow for time to submit our applicant to the Office of NC Charter Schools Scholarship Selection Committee.   

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Scholarship applications are due March 1st!

Achievement Scholarship for Refugees & Immigrants of Wake CountyUp to $16,000 
First-generation U.S. citizens, refugees, or immigrants, residents of Wake County, North Carolina who have completed at least one academic year at a high school in Wake County. High school seniors at the time of the application with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, planning to pursue a degree as a full-time student at an accredited public, private, or technical college or university in NC, and able to demonstrate family financial need. 

Benjamin F. Ward Scholarship$10,000 
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.

Citrix ScholarshipUp to $20,000
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. 

Elizabeth Marie Roberts Scholarship$8,000
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. 

Felicia Brewer Opportunity Scholarship, Up to $80,000
This scholarship's purpose is to create a life-transforming opportunity for immigrant or first generation students who have overcome significant adversity, giving them the opportunity to pursue their dreams and improve their lives through education or training. It will be awarded to students who have attended a Chapel Hill –Carrboro City Schools district high school. 

GSK Opportunity ScholarshipUp to $20,000
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.

Jason and Jessica Evans Memorial Scholarship$4,000
Be graduating high school seniors at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, plan to pursue a 4-year degree as a full-time student at any accredited public or private college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated family financial need.

Jay Spence Memorial Scholarship$8,000
Be graduating high school seniors or alumni of Jordan-Matthews High School or Chatham Charter High School in Siler City, NC, and plan to continue an undergraduate or graduate education at an accredited public, private, or community college. Exhibit strong character through a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others through service. Be a Christian, demonstrate family financial need and demonstrate the potential to succeed despite adversity.

Joseph Nystrom Working Student ScholarshipUp to $16,000
Students in Orange, Wake, Durham, Chatham or Alamance counties who are working at least part-time while in school and have demonstrated financial need.

Juanita McNeil West End Scholarship$2,000
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
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.

Richard Whitted Scholarship$1,000
Graduating seniors at Cedar Ridge High School, Orange High School, Carrboro High School, Chapel Hill High School or East Chapel Hill High School planning to enroll full-time at a 4-year college or university. Must demonstrate commitment to community service and academic excellence.

Umesh and Usha Gulati Scholarship$2,500
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.

Van and Luella Thomas Family Scholarship$1,000
Graduating high school senior from Jordan Matthews High School, Siler City, NC who have motivation for educational success but are not receiving financial aid from other sources.

William L. Wall Family Scholarship$4,000
Graduating high school seniors or alumni from Jordan-Matthews High School or Sage Academy in Siler City, NC who will be first-time college students at a public college or university in North Carolina in the coming fall.
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2020 Durham Bulls TV Crew - Now Accepting Applications - Open House 19 FEB @ 7pm

The Durham Bulls and Explorer Post 50 will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7-8:30pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Ball Park located at 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701.

The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50 and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 22nd season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on MeTV, as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Durham Bulls season.  If you have students interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please have them complete the 2020 Online Application.  Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2020 and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members.

Interviews – Required for all applicants, new and returning members.  Interviews will take place Saturday, Mar. 7th from 11am - 2pm and Sunday, Mar. 8th from 3:30-5pm.

Training Sessions (New Members Only) – Required to attend one training session on either Saturday, Mar. 14th from 11am - 1pm or Sunday, Mar. 15th from 2-4pm before the start of the 2020 baseball season.

Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent on or before Monday, Mar. 23rd.

Regular baseball season runs from Apr. 9 – Sept. 4, 2020.

National Youth Science Camp

 Applications are now open Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors in the Class of 2020 to represent North Carolina at the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Two students from each state, Washington, D.C, and 8 countries will attend the all-expenses-paid program which is held from June 22 through July 15, 2020. The NYSCamp is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program hosted in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. Students will have an opportunity to conduct research at the nearby Green Bank Observatory and to explore the surrounding Monongahela National Forest through backpacking, mountain biking, caving, rock-climbing, and kayaking. For more information about the program.

Please see
Applications must be submitted online at by 6 PM EST on February 28, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

A Scholarship for Fun & Unique Students!

We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2020 and winners will be announced in Spring 2020. Apply now at

General Requirements
Visit for full list of requirements. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).

Executive Function Challenges at School and at Home – Free Webinar on 3/3

Social skills challenges, losing homework, maddening morning routines — children diagnosed with ADHD need their parents’ help, even if they won’t admit or accept it. Pinpointing the executive function skills your teen needs to improve will help you create a solid plan for moving forward from elementary through high school.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:
  • Understand the components of executive functions
  • Determine how executive functions affect your child’s success at school, home, and in their social life
  • Master the “detective approach” to pinpoint your teen’s areas of need
  • Problem-solve solutions to those areas of weakness together
The expert Q&A webinar How to Become an Executive Function Detective: Solving ADHD Problems at School and Home will take place Tuesday, March 3, 2020, from 1pm-2pm Eastern Time (12pm-1pm CT; 11am-12pm MT; 10am-11am PT).
Register Now!