• STEM Summer College at Meredith

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 4/26/2019

    STEM Summer College at Meredith - is an opportunity for rising 11th and 12th grade women to take a course for college credit. This is a non-residential program exclusively for students in the triangle area.  High school credit is not awareded.

    Please access the following link https://www.meredith.edu/stem-summer-college  for more information.

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  • The American Legion Tar Heel Boys' State

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 4/3/2019

    The 80th Session of the 2019 Tar Heel Boys State Program will be held June 16-22, 2019 at Catawba College.  This is a onetime experience for these young citizens and we must make it the best it can be.  The Boys State Committee thanks the posts for your support and encourage you to continue sending the best young citizens from your communities for a positive experience of a lifetime. 


    Mailing deadline, May 1, 2019


    See Counselor Nelson in Student Services for an application.

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  • 2019 NC Student Trooper Program

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 4/3/2019

    The purpose of the North Carolina American Legion Student Trooper Program is to create an association between our young people and the men and women who are responsible for enforcing the laws of our State. The American Legion believes that our young people have a strong sense of patriotism and a high regard for Law and Order. 


    It is their belief that the young men and women who participate in the Student Trooper Program will develop favorable attitudes toward Law Enforcement and will articulate those attitudes throughout their communities and among their peers.  For JUNIORS & SENIORS only.


    June 16-21, 2019


    Please pick up an application from Counselor Nelson in Student Services.


    Deadline: June 1, or until full.  

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  • NCSU Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

    The application for the Wilson College of Textiles Summer Textile Exploration Program (STEP) is open for high school juniors going into their senior year.

    The Wilson College holds five one-week sessions of STEP each summer. Participants live on-campus, learn about our degree programs, the admissions process, scholarship opportunities and work on a project related to one of our majors. The program cost is $250 for each participant; limited financial aid is available. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your students.

    STEP is offered during the following weeks:

    • Week 1: June 16 - 21
    • Week 2: June 23 - 28
    • Week 3: July 7 - 12
    • Week 4: July 14 - 19
    • Week 5 - July 21-26

    Each student has the opportunity to rank their level of interest in the subject areas listed below, and will complete a project pertaining to that subject. 

    • Apparel Design
    • Textile Engineering
    • Business Management
    • Textile Design
    • Polymer Chemistry

    To learn more about STEP please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Tart at textiles-recruitment@ncsu.edu. Applications due April 1, 2019.

    The Wilson College also offers a two-day workshop, Polymer Camp, for high school juniors interested in physical sciences, engineering and attending NC State. This is a great opportunity for your students to learn more about our Polymer Color ChemistryTextile Engineering or Textile Technology degree programs. The application opens March 1, 2019 and closes May 31, 2019.

    To learn more about Polymer Camp please visit our website. If you have questions, please contact Lakisha Patterson at lypatter@ncsu.edu.

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  • Case Western Reserve University Summer Programs

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

    We specialize in curiosity.

    Case Western Reserve University’s Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs fully immerse ambitious high school students in a college curriculum, conversations and activities.

    June 23 - July 13

    Application deadline is May 1 for U.S. citizens and April 15 for international students. Review of applications begins March 1. Learn more about the curriculum, program costs, and how to apply

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  • Summer Academic Enrichment Opportunities at NC State

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

    At NC State our mission is to provide college access and awareness to all students in North Carolina. We offer the following summer academic enrichment programs where students will have the opportunity to experience life at NC State, meet fellow high school students and enhance their cultural identity. Please help us spread the word about these opportunities and encourage your students to apply by April 15.

    Native Education Forum

    June 16-22
    A six-day residential program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Native American/American Indian culture.

    To be considered, students should:

    • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or is interested in American Indian culture
    • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
    • be interested in NC State University
    • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
    Visit the NEF website to learn more.

    Emerging Scholars Academy

    June 23-29
    A six-day residential program for rising high school juniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American experience and culture.

    To be considered, students should:

    • be a rising 11th grade student
    • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher OR in the top 10% of the class
    • identify as African American or is interested in African American culture and topics
    • be a leader in school, family and/or the community
    Visit the ESA website to learn more.


    July 25-28
    A four-day residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in Hispanic/Latinx culture. This program will provide you the opportunity to learn about higher education while reinforcing cultural identity and community ties.

    To be considered, students should:

    • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Hispanic/Latinx or has an interest in Hispanic/Latinx Culture
    • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
    • be interested in pursuing higher education
    • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
    Visit the Caminos website to learn more.
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  • Abbey Road Programs, Summer Enrichment Opportunities

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

    Founded in 2000 by Stanford University Alumni, Abbey Road Embarked on a mission to provide high quality, life-enriching, educational summer programs for teens. Nearly two decades later, we remain on trajectory, continuing to satisfy our own passion for cultivating cross-cultural understanding, personal growth, and academic enrichment for our students, and seizing every opportunity to improve upon all aspects of their summer experiences each year.

    Since our humble beginnings of specializing in Language and Cultural immersion, we've expanded our experiential programs to include Art, History, Film, Fashion, Photography, SAT/ACT prep, College Prep, International Relations, Community Service, and other subjects, all which take place across different nations, in some of Europe and North America's most beautiful cities & regions.

    Explore the website and brochure for more information. 

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  • Cornerstone Summer Institute

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019

    The Cornerstone Summer Institute is a week-long summer camp at the University of Virginia where high school students learn about slavery and its legacies by exploring the University, Charlottesville, and area landmarks. The camp provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to engage in historical investigation, archaeological excavation, and community engagement in order to learn and develop thinking skills that will prepare them for success in college and beyond. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until April 22, 2019. Some financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need. To find the application and learn more, click here.

     link to a pdf with more information!

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  • 2019 Young Leaders Summit (YLS)

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 3/1/2019
    Below, you will find information on the 2019 Young Leaders Summit (YLS), available to exceptional high school juniors from all backgrounds. This program is presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium, an HSF-led partnership to serve students of all backgrounds.

    The deadline for students to apply is next Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00pm PST. To apply, students must simply create a profile as a "student" and complete the "YLS 2019 Student Application". 

    Young Leaders Summit (YLS)      
    Applications now open to high school juniors from all backgrounds!          
    The Young Leaders Summit, presented by the Youth Leadership Consortium (YLC), is a free, four-day, overnight, college empowerment conference at the University of Chicago for a diverse cohort of 200 low-income high school juniors from all ethnic backgrounds, selected through a competitive application process. It is designed to give these young leaders the practical tools they need to successfully apply to top universities, have full access to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and set a course for academic and career success.
    The Youth Leadership Consortium is a partnership, led by HSF, of organizations brought together by the mission to provide students and families of all backgrounds and ethnicitieswith the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education.
    Visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page, our website, or Contact Us for more information.

    How can students apply?
    • Go to the YLC website and create a profile as a “Student”
    • View “YLS 2019 Student Application” on their Dashboard
    Location and Date:
    • August 8–11, 2019 – University of Chicago
    • Current high school junior (Class of 2020)
    • Students from all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to apply
    • Low income, as defined by Pell eligibility (more details are included in the application)
    • 3.0 GPA or above, on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent based on your school scale
    • Currently attend high school in the United States or a US territory
    • Plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university after high school graduation       
    Is there a cost to attend YLS?
    • No, it is FREE to apply and participate (room and dining covered by YLS)
    • Round-trip transportation to Chicago will be provided for students that request financial assistance within the application
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  • 2019 Project Uplift and NCR

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 11/16/2018

    2019 Project Uplift and NCR 
    UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion is accepting applications for their summer enrichment and college access programs for 2019.

    Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus over two days in May or June. 

    Uplift PLUS is a rigorous 5-week program for high-achieving, in-state, Project Uplift participants. Students participate in a three-credit English course, engage in research, and much more while staying on campus. Students may express interest in Uplift PLUS by writing a supplemental essay within their Project Uplift application. There is no separate application.

    The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural North Carolina communities for an educational four-day enrichment program in July.

    Application forms are available:

    Project Uplift 2019
    North Carolina Renaissance 2019

    The application deadline for these programs has been extended to February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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