• 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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  • 2019 Telluride Association Summer Program (Juniors)

    Posted by Stephanie Nelson on 11/7/2018

    A Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) is a six-week educational experience for high school juniors that offers challenges and rewards rarely encountered in secondary school or even college. Each program is designed to bring together young people from around the world who share a passion for learning. Participants (“TASPers”) attend a seminar led by college and university faculty members and participate in many other educational and social activities outside the classroom. Because we believe that students should have the opportunity to pursue their ideals, we cover all the program costs, including tuition, books, room and board, field trips, and facilities fees. Students with financial need may apply for additional assistance with travel costs and a subsidy to replace summer earnings.

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    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 Monday, November 26, 2018.  Please include your home address in the email.

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  • Duke University Summer Programs

    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.

    Accelerated 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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  • 2019 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 Monday, November 26, 2018.  Please include your home address in the email.


    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 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019, 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. 16th 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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