• Caminos al Futuro

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 2/12/2018

    July 1 - 20, 2018  |  Application Deadline: March 1


    Caminos al Futuro is a fully-funded summer scholarship program that engages high-achieving juniors (rising seniors) from U.S. high schools in a residential academic leadership development program at the George Washington University. This program is part of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute sponsored by GW alumnus Gilbert Cisneros and his wife, Jacki.


    Find out more and apply here, https://summer.gwu.edu/caminos


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  • Martha Guy Summer Institute

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 1/24/2018

    Summer opportunity awaits current high school juniors on the campus of Appalachian State University.  The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) has a solid, 13-year history of inspiring students through exploration of the business world, and is now accepting applications for our 2018 Cohort, July 8th - July 28th.


    Unique aspects of MGSI:


    Unlike most summer opportunities, MGSI combines a residential experience with out of state travel.  Following two weeks on campus at Appalachian State University, the program concludes with a week of travel to various business and cultural/entertainment sites, including visiting NYC.


    Each MGSI class is small. Twenty-four students are selected. The group size provides a much more intimate, personal experience for each participant.
    It is quite affordable considering the extensive travel, excursions and activities; tuition is $1,900 plus a meal plan fee of $350. 

    **Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants.


     Which students are well suited for MGSI?


    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. Considers 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 deadline is February 28th 2018


    Apply Here!


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  • Shelton Leadership Challenge at NC Wesleyan College

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 1/23/2018

    North Carolina Wesleyan College is delighted to offer The Shelton Leadership Challenge on their campus July 8-July 13, 2018.   They are elated to host their 8th Shelton Leadership Challenge and are looking forward to another successful leadership experience for our youth. The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and any activities that will take place during camp.


    Below you will find the link to the website for students that would be interested in attending a leadership camp and engaging in values-based leadership.  The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting.  These challenges are designed to appeal to youth who are motivated to learn how to lead others and make a difference for their families, community and nation. The results of this leadership camp have been outstanding. The growth we have seen from the students during this six day residential camp has been amazing each year. The application deadline is May 18, 2018. They will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled.


    Also, The Shelton Leadership Challenge will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Leadership Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years.


    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Martha Proctor at 252.985.5213 or Quinderra Spellman at 252.985.5386 . They look forward to working with our future leaders of America.   



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  • UNCG CHANCE for Latino/Hispanic high school students

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 1/22/2018


    UNCG CHANCE is a unique experience that provides area Latino/Hispanic high school students with the opportunity to engage in an intensive, five-day college readiness and test prep experience. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with university professors, students, and staff to develop a peer/professional network forging positive, healthy mentorship connections focused on academic success and personal growth. During a creative mix of days, students will experience a “day in the life of a college student” by:


    ·         Attending class

    ·         Learning about financial aid applications and literacy

    ·         Learning about campus organizations

    ·         Doing sports activities

    ·         Having cultural experiences

    ·         Doing team-building activities

    ·         Learning about civic responsibility


    About the program


    Name: UNCG CHANCE (Campamento Hispano Abriendo Nuestro Camino a la Educación)


    What: A unique experience that provides area Latino/Hispanic high school students with the opportunity to engage in an intensive, five-day college readiness and test prep experience.


    Dates: 9 a.m. Monday, July 16, through noon Saturday, July 21


    Location: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


    Fee to attend: $65 (nonrefundable and due by May 1). 


    Eligibility: All Latino and Hispanic students who are currently enrolled in tenth or eleventh grade with a minimum 2.8 high school GPA and are committed to attending the program may apply. Space is limited to the first 120 qualified students.


    Apply: Applications accepted through April 1 online at admissions.uncg.edu/chance. (Note: A high school transcript will be required.)  


    Information: Kattya Castellon (336-334-5653; kjcastel@uncg.edu) and Margarita Kerkado (336-334-4090; m_kerkad@uncg.edu)

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  • NC ACS Project SEED

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 1/8/2018

    The Project SEED program dates are June 14 – August 10, 2018. Project SEED is a cost-free, year-round science enrichment program for academically talented, disadvantaged students. 

    To be eligible for the NC ACS Project SEED program, students must meet specific academic and family income requirements.  Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the 2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size. 

    In addition to the family income requirement, students must meet the following criteria:


    Have at least a 3.0 weighted GPA
    Must have completed or be currently enrolled in Chemistry.
    Be in good standing at their North Carolina public high school
    Be a legal resident of North Carolina
    Be a current 10th or 11th grader
    Complete an application which may be found on the North Carolina American Chemical Society (NC-ACS) website. (See link below) Request an “official” transcript, copies of PSAT, SAT I, PLAN and/or ACT scores from student services/registrar.  Official transcript with 1st semester 2017 grades and scores should be mailed to the address listed below.  Each student should request that their Chemistry teacher complete a teacher recommendation form which may be found on the NC-ACS website. (Link is below.)Application and teacher recommendation must be received by January 31, 2018.  Official transcript and scores should be mailed and received by February 16, 2018.


    Mail official transcript & scores to:
    ScitoVation, LLC

    Attn:  Edna Mangum

    P. O. Box 12878

    6 Davis Drive

    Research Triangle Park, NC  27709


    NC ACS Project SEED is a paid summer internship.  First year students will receive a $2500 fellowship.  Throughout the year, students present their research at various local, state, and national science competitions.  Students who reside in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties commute to their internship sites at North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke University. Interested students will find the application and teacher recommendation for their Chemistry teacher at the links below:






    Please review the WRAL TV news report at http://wral.com/news/local/vid eo/3244981/ and the 2014 Partnership Award from the NC American Chemical Society, https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Fo8ivdbMp1M.  To date, the 2011 senior SEED class received the highest total scholarships, $8.2 million. (4-year total)           


    If you, students or parents have questions, please call (919) 247-4854 or email fmcneal2@gmail.com.  

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  • Duke University Summer Programs 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 1/2/2018

    Good news from Duke Summer Session! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University. Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success. It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities. Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:

    Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.

    Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

    Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!


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  • Bank of America Summer Internship Application

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 12/5/2017

    Juniors and seniors can apply for an eight week paid internship this summer and work with a non-profit in Wake County.  This will be the third year of offering the Bank of America Internship.  Juniors and seniors should apply that are civic and community minded and want to develop strong leadership, service and employability skills.   
    Selected students to participate in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working for 8 weeks here in Wake County with a non-profit and working 35 hours per week.  During the eighth week, the students will attend an all expense paid trip to a week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C."  During the Student Leaders Summit the students (approximately 200 students from all across the country that are participating in the Bank of American Student Leaders Program) will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students, meet with elected officials in Washington and also network with key individuals from Bank of America.  The conference is July 8-13, 2018.  


    If interested, please fill out the application below by February 2, 2018.



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  • N.C. A&T Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 11/6/2017

    North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is pleased to invite students to participate in a four-week residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. Upon completion of the program, students may qualify for a monetary award.

    Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) for High School Students




    The application deadline is Feb. 2, 2018. Applications post-marked after Feb. 2 will not be accepted.




    Official High School Transcript
    Counselor Form
    Completed Application Form
    $25 Non-Refundable Application Fee


    RAP – June 17 through July 13, 2018

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  • 2018 Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS)

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 11/1/2017

    We're looking for intellectually curious and motivated 10th graders to apply to our free six-week program, co-sponsored by Cornell University and the University of Michigan. We're interested in recruiting students who excel by traditional means and who also shine through in other unique community-oriented ways. Our application is centered around students' personal essays on a variety of topics. This process helps us find exceptional participants from a diverse range of backgrounds and circumstances, from all over the country.


    TASS is a multi-faceted experience; students live together for six weeks at one of our two program campuses. They attend college-level seminars in topics pertaining to critical Black and ethnic studies and participate in activities to further their knowledge in the classroom. Students create a close-knit intellectual and social community that is built on a love of learning, broadening perspectives, and sharing new ideas.


    TASS is free. There is no charge for tuition, books, or room and board. Although students are responsible for arranging travel to and from TASS, financial awards are available for those in need. We are also able to offer subsidies to offset lost wages for students whose summer work would otherwise help support their families, thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.


    If you are interested in this opportunity, please use your WCPSS student email to email your request to be nominated.  Email Counselor, Mrs. Nelson, at snelson3@wcpss.net by Wednesday, November 22, 2017.


    More information can be found here, https://www.tellurideassociation.org/

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  • Hugh O'Brian Youth State Leadership Seminar

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 11/1/2017

    Attention Sophomores: Apply now to be selected as a GMHS HOBY representative

    Represent your high school and discover your leadership talents at
    the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership State Leadership Seminar!

    • 3-4 DAYS of fun, interactive leadership training, meeting state leaders, and making new friends
    • EXPERIENCE life on a UNIVERSITY CAMPUS and living in dorms
    • Learn about yourself and how you can be an IMPACTFUL YOUTH LEADER
    • DISCOVER how personal, group, and societal leadership lead to SOCIAL CHANGE
    • Return from the seminar with SKILLS and INSPIRATION to lead change
    • State Leadership Seminars are for high school SOPHOMORES ONLY so don’t miss out!

    Seminar Location: NC State University, Raleigh
    Seminar Dates: June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018, Please be sure you are available these dates before applying.

    To Apply:

    Using your WCPSS student email, please email the following to Counselor, Mrs. Nelson (snelson3@wcpss.net) BY FRIDAY. NOV. 17th no later than 4:00 PM.
    1. A student resume (include school honors/awards, extracurricular activities, community activities (i.e., volunteering, Scouts, etc.)
    2. Answer the following essay prompt in ONE page, double spaced:
    Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.

    Your resume and essay should be included in the same document (e.g. page 1 is the resume, page 2 is the essay)

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