Service Academy Day is open to all students who are interested in the nomination process to any of the Military Academies. The event will be held at Cardinal Gibbons High School on Feb 25th, 9:30 am - noon. See Ms. Barnhart in Student Services for more information.
Splash UNC--March 23rd Deadline
Splash UNC is a program on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill where high school students attend a series of classes taught and created by Carolina students. Classes include a variety of interesting topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter. Splash UNC is an excellent opportunity for students to learn what they can study at college and can provide students who are unsure about their plans after graduation with insights into college life and possible career paths.
Splash UNC is hosting its fifth biannual program for high school students on Saturday, April 1st from 9 am to 5 pm. The program fee is $20 and lunch is included. Aid is available to any student who needs financial assistance to attend the event.
Register online at splashunc.com by midnight on March 23, 2017.
The 20-for-1 Scholarship
Seniors: The 20-for-1 scholarship application will open on Monday. This one application is used to select the winners of 20 local scholarships, including the $10,000 State Employees Credit Union scholarship. This year's application is online, and the URL will be posted outside Student Services on Monday. Applications are due at 3 pm sharp on Friday, March 24th.
The Society of Military Engineers (SAME) is offering an excellent opportunity for high school students aspiring to become engineers. SAME sponsors one-week summer camps (at Vicksburg MS, Port Hueneme CA, Colorado Springs CO, and MCB Camp Lejeune NC)that introduce high school students to the engineering profession. More information on this opportunity is available here along with application forms. The deadline to receive applications is March 24, 2017.
SAME is the premier professional engineering association in the United States for connecting architects, engineers, and builders in the public sector and private industry, uniting them to improve individual and collective capabilities for national security. SAME's goal is to unite Architect, Engineering, and Construction entities and individuals in the public and private sector to prepare for--and overcome--natural and man-made disasters, acts of terrorism, and improve security at home and abroad.
Questions and applications should be directed to:
Gil Burnet, (O) 919.854.6212 (C) 919.270.3391
Congressman David Rouzer will be hosting Academy Day for students interested in attending a Service Academy. Family members are welcome! The event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9 am until noon at Cape Fear Community College in the Union Stations Conference Center Auditorium. Representatives from the Military, Naval, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, and Air Force Academies will be available to speak with students individually. Congressional staff will be present to explain the nomination process. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Order of the Bell Tower (OBT), the official student ambassadors and tradition keepers at The University of North Carolina, would like to invite current juniors to participate in a unique program we host annually called Shadow Day. Shadow Day will be held on Wednesday, April 5th. This day is an opportunity for students to visit and learn more about what it’s like to be a student at Carolina.
OBT started Shadow Day over 15 years ago so that motivated, ambitious high school juniors would have a chance to experience a day in the life of a Carolina student. The program assigns each participant an OBT member to "shadow" for a day. The student will attend a class with his/her OBT mentor, have lunch at a dining hall and take a tour of campus. They will also attend information sessions about admissions and student life. There will be separate sessions for parents as well.
Registration is now open, and closes March 31st at 11:59 pm, or when the program reaches maximum capacity. Once registered, students will receive confirmation along with additional program information. This includes a campus map, directions, etc. Please note:
· The program is restricted to high school juniors
· Travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the student and their parents
· Participation in the Shadow Day program will have no effect on a student's application status if he or she decides to apply to UNC
· OBT and the UNC General Alumni Association will cover all costs except parking.
Registration will be available online only, and we strongly encourage early registration as space is limited.
Future Agricultural Leaders
Juniors who are interested in attending the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders sponsored by the North Carolina Farm Bureau, please see Ms. Barnhart in Student Services for the application. The event will be in June. Applications are due by April 1st.
The North Carolina Farm Bureau is pleased to again sponsor the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders this June at either NC State or NC A&T. Applicants must be current juniors in the upper 1/3 of their class. There is no tuition cost. Attendance is limited. Selection criteria include: GPA, career interest, interest/ experience with agriculture. Priority will be given to Farm Bureau members. Students will visit the schools of agriculture, tour research farms and explore university laboratories. They will visit agribusinesses, participate in leadership development classes, tour the General Assembly, and see the offices of North Carolina Farm Bureau. Students will be supervised by conference counselors, university faculty and Farm Bureau staff. Students will experience college life firsthand, living in dorms and eating in dining halls on campus. Completed applications are due in the Johnston County Farm Bureau office by April 1, 2017. Applications can be found at http://www.ncfb.org/Programs/Institute-for-Agriculture-Leaders.
BBB Torch Scholarship
The BBB Torch Scholarship program recognizes students who personify high ethical standards as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity, and academic success. This scholarship is available for juniors and seniors to apply to. Go to bbbscholarship.org to download the application. The deadline is April 3, 2017.
Attention sophomores, NC State has a summer program just for you!
Rising Scholars Academy is designed for students who have a strong interest & appreciation for the African American experience and culture. Deadline to apply is April 15!
Visit: this link for the application.