Happening NOW!

This page is for events, scholarships, etc. that might interest you. Scroll down to see some of the past announcements and make note of those to watch for as they come around this year.

November 2017

Nov. 1 – Juniors and seniors take a campus tour of East Carolina University.

Nov. 10 – Save a Life Tour Comes to Crossroads
The International Save A Life Tour is the nation’s most advanced and high-impact Safe Driving Awareness Program. Beginning with a thought provoking video, the program jumps into a live presentation full of personal stories including the loss of loved ones. The event then brings mass crowd participation to the driver’s seat of our highly advanced impaired & distracted driving simulators. Together, our multi-million dollar Distracted & Impaired Simulators remain the ONLY simulators in the nation that give participants a completely realistic, sober perspective on the effects of driving while impaired or distracted. Our team is honored to have educated individuals of all ages at hundreds of schools and universities; also at numerous military bases, corporate events and offices all over the world! The Save A Life Tour travels locally, nationally, and internationally.
http://www.kramerintl.com/simulators/drunk-driving-simulator 

Nov. 6 – Received Henderson Junior Women’s Club scholarship applications available to seniors – they were emailed to all seniors/parents. They are due back to counselor by January 5!

Nov. 14 – Theater and Campus Tour at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount.

Nov. 30 – Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need, to help them attend college at participating North Carolina public or private institutions or community colleges.

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program
to attend NC 4-year colleges or universities

Golden LEAF Scholarship Program – Two Year Colleges
to attend N.C. Community Colleges

Check out the Golden Leaf Scholarship website at http://www.goldenleaf.org/scholarships.html.

October 2017

The 2017-18 NHS Scholarship program will open on October 6. To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school senior and a member in good standing of an active NHS chapter. Eligible members must request application procedures from their NHS adviser. 

Oct. 17 & 18 – Juniors and seniors will visit Appalachian State University, Montreat College, and Biltmore House plus the Blue Ridge Parkway. All notarized field trip forms and money are due by Oct. 5.

March 2017

1.  “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.
 

2.  “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2017.

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Wake Technical Community College – Open Houses on March 25 & April 8

Register to attend: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103624070312&ca=ac935e8f-3a3b-4ebb-a0af-729616514177

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Wake Electric Scholarship Opportunities

Deadline: March 15

Wake Electric Scholarships

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Broyhill Leadership Conference:

NOTE from Mrs. Choplin:  College admissions love to see students challenge themselves to be leaders – conferences like this one are a plus!

The Broyhill Leadership Conference is a unique, life-changing experience for delegates who attend each year.  During the conference, high school students (rising 10th – 12th graders and current year high school graduates) are challenged to learn, develop, and practice leadership skills that they will take with them and use for the rest of their lives.  While the content of what we teach at BLC is serious and challenging, the way in which the various concepts are taught appeals to young people and puts it all on a level they can grasp, personalize, and use to succeed!

BLC is held annually on a college or university campus.  The registration fee to attend includes the take-home curriculum used throughout the week and as well as supplies for all the activities.  It also includes lodging and meals.  BLC is an incredible value that you’ll not find anywhere else!

Broyhill Leadership Conference 1  (BLC 1)

Date: June 25-29, 2017
Location: Wingate University in Wingate, NC
How to Apply: Apply Online
Cost:
$260 by May 12 – Early registration
$300 by June 12 – Regular registration
$340 after June 12 – Late registration
Registration fee includes lodging and meals, student handbook, and supplies for all activities.

Broyhill Leadership Conference 2  (BLC 2)

Date: July 9-13, 2017
Location: Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, NC
How to Apply: Apply Online
Cost:
$260 by May 26 – Early registration
$300 by June 26 – Regular registration
$340 after June 26 – Late registration
Registration fee includes lodging and meals, student handbook, and supplies for all activities.

http://www.broyhill-leadership.org/

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2016 Greater Raleigh NACAC College Fair on March 14, the largest college fair in this part of North Carolina.

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges in North Carolina and across the country.  There will also be workshops available on the SAT suite of assessments, application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education.

Below is information regarding this event; we will send additional details as the fair approaches.

WHAT: Greater Raleigh National College Fair
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 14, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

COST: There is no charge to attend.
HOW TO REGISTER: Students are highly encouraged to register online  and print their registration barcodes prior to coming to the fair. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site.  All students must have a barcode to enter the fair.  Additional information about registration can be found here.

February 2017

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.  Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2017.

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website’s homepage. Here they’ll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

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NHS Induction Ceremony – Feb. 22, 2017 in school cafetorium

December 2016

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html – AXA Achievement Scholarship is open until December 15! Open to high school seniors.

October 2016

Oct. 29Explore Elon Open House (Teaching Fellows program info sent to seniors)

Oct. 29 – FAFSA Day

Oct. 25 – Senior Parents’ Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Topics to include senior trip, graduation, college info, etc. Junior parents are welcome to attend.

WRAL Call-in Event – Monday, October 24, 2016 – 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Admissions and financial aid representatives from North Carolina colleges and universities will be available to answer questions from students and families across the state about:

  • applying for admission
  • paying for college
  • FAFSA Day (October 29) and related events to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • NC College Application Week (November 14-18)

Phone Numbers:
919.744.3861
919.744.3869 (Spanish)

Scholarship Opportunities Coming In

Local clubs are sending us their scholarship applications. This info is posted in the senior classroom as well as in the Seniors – All the Things class notebook through Office 365 that is shared with all seniors.

August 2016

— http://www.thenuhetour.org/ – In August and September 2016, admission officers from the University of Virginia, John Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, and Emory University will host a group presentation and then be available for questions during an hour and a half program for you and your family around the country, with two locations in NC.  Visit the website to find a location near you and register to attend.

May 2016

— $400 Kiwanis Scholarship application due May 2. 2016 Kiwanis Club Scholarship Application.

April 2016

Senior Trip:  April 17 – 24

— H.M. Robinson Memorial Rotary Scholarship – Open to Warren Co. seniors. Due April 15. Hard copies were distributed in class. See Mrs. Choplin for additional copies.

— Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship – This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.   Interested students can visit this link www.fashion-schools.org. The deadline is June 1, 2016.

— Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program – This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The deadline is June 1, 2016.

— Aspiring Nurse Scholarship ($1,000) – Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on June 30, 2016. Visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com for detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

— Education Scholarship – This year, Theatre In The Park will award three (3) scholarships, each totaling $1000, to a local graduating student who will be pursuing a higher education in theatre or the performing arts. Prior Theatre In The Park affiliation in not a requisite of the scholarship criteria. Applicants must be currently attending, or a recent graduate of any public or private Triangle-area high school; be planning a degree in theatre or the performing arts; and already be accepted in to, or attending an accredited institution.

Deadline: Return a completed application form by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 via mail (107 Pullen Road Raleigh NC 27607) or email (brent@theatreinthepark.com).

March 2016

— Riddle & Brantley Scholarship ($1,000) – Open to all North Carolina high school seniors. Participants should write a persuasive essay no less than 500 words about how the dangers of drunk driving (especially among teens). More information about this contest can be found at www.justicecounts.com/college-scholarship/.  There are five prizes available, each worth $1,000! Deadline:  May 20. The winners essays will be posted on the main page when announced.

— Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship ($750) – Open to Vance Co. female seniors planning to major in education at a community college or four-year institution.  Hard copies were handed out in class and are available through Mrs. Choplin. Deadline: April 6.

Greater Raleigh National College Fair – Coming March 22, 2016
Download the flyer.

— Two $3,000 scholarships available through the Optimist Club:
These two scholarships are a memorial to the deceased members of the Optimist Club of Henderson whose main objective is to benefit the youth of the community. Only graduating seniors who are residents of Vance County are eligible. Each scholarship is awarded in yearly increments of $750.00. You may renew it annually for a maximum of three (3) more years, provided certain requirements are met. The total of the scholarship would then become a maximum of $3,000.00.  For complete details and application, go to
http://www.henderson-optimist.org/#!scholarships/mokju

February 2016

Greater Raleigh National College Fair – Coming March 22, 2016
Download the flyer.

Raleigh Convention Center
Exhibit Hall C
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919/996-8500

Fair Hours:
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Need more information?
E-mail collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 571/551-5275.

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NC State University is offering an opportunity for all rising juniors and seniors this July:

Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences
(SCIBLS)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Summer program for high school rising juniors and seniors.
For more info, visit www.cals.ncsu.edu/scibls

January 2016

FAFSA DAY –  On Saturday, February 20, 2016 college financial aid officers and other volunteers will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The program is open to students who plan to attend college in the 2016-17 academic year. A flyer for this program is available in both English and Spanish.

FAFSA Day is a program offered by College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees’ Credit Union each February. Register at http://www.cfnc.org/event/fafsa/fafsa_nc_map.jsp.

The Scuppernong Reminder 
The Golden LEAF Scholarship application is now available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The awards are valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to four years) for high school seniors and community college transfer students from qualifying counties who attend a participating North Carolina campus.

Candidates must submit a Golden LEAF scholarship application, available at CFNC.org/goldenleaf; a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), available at www.fafsa.gov; and a current high school or community college transcript no later than March 1.

Students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships are also eligible to participate in the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program. The program provides leadership training at the Center for Creative Leadership, one of the nation’s leading leadership development organizations; paid internship opportunities in rural N.C. communities; and stipends up to $8,830 (for all four years of participation) in addition to Golden LEAF Scholarship funding.

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Deadline for the Optimist International Essay Contest is coming up on January 22! Forms were emailed to all eligible grade levels before Christmas and have been assigned as projects for our high school writing classes.  For more info, contact Mrs. Choplin at kchoplin@ccscolts.org.

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The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of North Carolina has distributed scholarship applications for its Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship, which awards two scholarships ($3,000 & runner-up $1,000). Local chapters also present smaller scholarships to local finalists.  Application is to be completed online at www.ncdames.org/florence-kidder-memorial-scholarship.  Due by midnight on Feb. 5, 2016.

December 2015

College acceptances have been coming in already from those schools that have rolling admissions, community colleges, or most private colleges. Some schools like NC State and Carolina have specific dates that they release acceptance information to applicants. Either way, the next question you’ll face is, “What do I do now?”
 
Check out the article in the “Big Future” section of the College Board website for advice:
 
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/making-a-decision/you-got-accepted-now-what
 
For those of you still sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear from colleges, hang in there! November and December are the busiest two months for most college admissions offices. Let me know if you need any further assistance in sending in information or helping you check on your status.

November 2015

NC College Application Week is a state-wide promotional week for NC high school seniors to apply and apply early to colleges and universities in North Carolina. CAW’s popularity has led some colleges and universities to decide to entirely waive the application fee during this week.

During NC College Application Week (November 2, 2015 at 7:00am through November 6, 2015 at 5:00pm), the following North Carolina colleges and universities will entirely waive the application fee for all North Carolina high school seniors applying online through CFNC.org:
 
1. Community Colleges: ALL
 
2. The following North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities:
  • Barton College
  • Davidson College*
  • Mars Hill University
  • Shaw University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Greensboro College
  • Meredith College
  • St. Andrews University
  • Bennett College
  • Guilford College
  • Methodist University
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Brevard College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Montreat College
  • William Peace University
  • Campbell University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Wingate University
  • Catawba College
  • Livingstone College
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University
  • Chowan University
  • Louisburg College
  • Salem College
* Denotes institution with linked application.
 
3. The following University of North Carolina constituent institutions:
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Winston-Salem State University

Liberty University Hosts Friendly Fridays!

Friendly Friday is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit the beautiful campus of Liberty University. During the fall and spring semesters guests will enjoy attending convocation in addition to our year round offerings of an admissions session, complimentary luncheon, and a campus tour of academic, athletic, recreational and residential buildings.

Next Friendly Friday:  November 20

October 2015

CONGRATULATIONS!
Ashton Hayes,  a senior, was recently named a School Winner for the prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Hayes will move on for consideration in the next stage of the program where she could be named a State Finalist.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
I have given Mrs. Salinas the scholarship flyers (Ronald McDonald Charities & GE-Reagan Foundation) that I told you about today if you need to see them.  Remember what the admissions officer at Montreat College told you about scholarships! She spent 3 hours filling out 20 applications and ended up with $5,000 from 3 of them. Not bad for 3 hours of work. You just have to keep applying to anything you can. It’s like fishing!

Field Trip:  Juniors and seniors will visit Western Carolina University, Montreat College, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Biltmore Estate in an overnight trip on Oct. 26-27. RSVP forms are due back to Mrs. Choplin by Friday, Oct. 2.

PSATs – For Juniors:  Will take place Oct. 14 from 8:00 – 11:15 a.m. in Room 617. Mrs. Choplin will be administering the test. Sophomores will take the test in February.

April 2015

2015 Vance County School of Excellence
Deadline to apply:  April 20
Eligible:  9th grade Vance Co. students

Ninth-grade students are urged to apply to attend the Vance County School of Excellence, which will be held June 15-19, 2015, at Vance-Granville Community College. The School of Excellence is presented by Vance County Schools, Vance-Granville Community College, and the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to introduce students to the world of business and give them an opportunity to focus on problem-solving techniques, leadership skills, and career exploration to enable them to assume roles as leaders in Vance County.

While attending the Vance County School of Excellence, the participants will be challenged to better understand themselves and their future career choices, as well as their roles as leaders in the future.  Through seminars, guest speakers, visits to area businesses, problem-solving and simulation activities, the students will learn how businesses are structured, the importance of labor force, the impact of business on the local economy, and the influence of local businesses on the world beyond Vance County.

Any 9th-grader who lives in Vance County is eligible to apply.  There will be no cost to the student to participate. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Vance-Granville Community College.

Student applications are due to Mrs. Choplin on or before Friday, April 20, 2015.

Wake Technical Community Colleges – Summer Camps Registration Starts Soon!

Wake Tech. in Raleigh offers several summer camps for teenagers in movie making, computer, writing, theater, video gaming, website creation, physical fitness, and more! Check out the deadlines, dates of camps, age groups per camp, and camp offerings at http://www.waketech.edu/summer-camps.

You must register for Build a Computer by April 1 because parts must be ordered.

*Partial scholarships are available for the following camps:
American Red Cross Babysitting, Basics of Biotech, Creating Cool Websites, Creating Movie Magic: Special Effects 101, Fit 4 Life, Math The Common Denominator, Musical Theatre: We’re All in This Together, Photoshopping, Public Safety Careers, Viva la Vida Hispana: Live the Hispanic Life, Team Sports Camp, The Write Expression Writing Camp, Youth Entrepreneurship

View details and complete the scholarship application by May 4, 2015.

Please contact Wake Tech. Community College if you have questions about their programs.
Main Switchboard
919-866-5000

 NC Department of Veteran Affairs – Amt.: partial to full tuition scholarships in appreciation for the service and sacrifices of North Carolina’s war veterans, a four-year scholarship program at approved schools in North Carolina has been established for the qualifying natural or adopted (before age 15) children of certain class categories of deceased, disabled, combat or POW/MIA veterans. To learn more and access the scholarship application go to www.doa.nc.gov/vets and click scholarship link on left side.

March 2015

WHAT: Greater Raleigh National College Fair
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
COST: There is no charge to attend.
HOW TO REGISTER: Students are highly encouraged to register online prior to coming to the fair. Registered students will receive a printable bar code that can be scanned by representatives from institutions that interest them. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site; it also eliminates the need to complete contact cards for each individual college or university.

Why should I attend the 2014 Greater Raleigh NACAC College Fair?

  • Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges in North Carolina and across the country.
  • Students and families can attend special workshops on how to search for the best fit, application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education.
  • A Counseling Center will be staffed throughout the fair to assist students and families with individual questions and concerns.
  • Attending the college fair is a great way to kick‐start your college search by gathering information and learning more about the college application process!

As the fair runs throughout the evening, convention center concessions will be available for purchase by students and families in attendance.

You can also follow us on Twitter @RaleighNACAC for updates. We look forward to seeing your students and families at the fair. 

February 2015

FAFSA Day is coming!  FAFSA Day is a program offered by College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees’ Credit Union each February. On FAFSA Day, Saturday February 28, 2015 college financial aid officers and other volunteers will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The program is open to students who plan to attend college in the 2015-16 academic year. A flyer for this program is available in both English and Spanish.  Visit the CFNC website for more info: http://www.cfnc.org/event/fafsa/fafsa_nc_map.jsp.

January 2015

January 28:  free Financial Aid & FAFSA 101 Session via Cappex.com – check out the flyer at https://www.cappex.com/assets/email/media/PDF-FinancialAidFAFSASesssion101-Flyer.pdf.

 

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program (open now; deadline March 2)

Applicants to the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2014-15 school year*
    *Children of employees, agents, and retirees of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (the “Company”) and children of employees of the Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates who are otherwise eligible may apply for scholarships, but they will not receive any preferences. Disqualified persons of the Foundation (within the meaning of Section 4946(a)(1) of the Code) will not be eligible for scholarships.
  • Plan to enroll in full time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire 2015-2016 academic year
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 to 3.20 on a 4.00 scale (or its equivalent)
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Demonstrate financial need

What will be awarded?

  • Up to fifty (50) selected recipients will receive a $2,500 award.
  • Awards may be renewed up to one additional year based on maintaining satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrollment.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

All details are at https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/.

Boys State (American Legion)-
The 2015 Tar Heel Boys State Program will take place from June 21-27 at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC.  Applications are to be made available in January of 2015 and are open to juniors. Participants must have completed their junior year in high school.  More details about eligibility are at the North Carolina Boys State website at http://www.ncboysstate.org/index.htm. If you have any questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Chris Byrd at tarheelboysstate@gmail.com

Girls State (American Legion)
The 76th session of Tar Heel Girls State will be the held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. The session will start on Sunday, June 14, 2015 and end on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Participants (girls who have completed their junior year in high school) learn how to participate in the functioning of their state’s government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Two girls are selected from each Girls State program to attend Girls Nation, a national government training program. Girls Nation “senators” meet for a week in Washington, D.C., where they run for political office, campaign for the passage of legislation and possibly meet with state Representatives and Senators. Capping off the week of Girls Nation is oftentimes a meeting with the President of the United States at the White House.  For eligibility details, visit http://www.thgs.com/. Girls interested in applying must complete a Request for Application form and email it in.

Affordable Colleges Foundation

Check out http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/ — Affordable Colleges Foundation began in 2011 to provide quality data and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resource materials and tools span topics such as financial aid and college savings, opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We have been featured by nearly 600 top universities in the United States, Canada, and the UK, and by dozens state and local government organizations.

Wake Electric Scholarships

2015 Scholarship applications are now being accepted.  Deadline: March 16

The Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship – Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. This scholarship is in memory of former Wake Electric employee Fred M. Alford.

Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must be a high school graduating senior (cannot already be attending college)
  • Must pursue a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution in North Carolina

Touchstone Energy® Scholarships – 16 scholarships of $1,250 are awarded.  Requirements include:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university, community college, vocational or technical school
  • Applicants can be a high school graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community college, vocational or technical school

Complete details and requirements can be found at http://www.wemc.com/scholarships.aspx.

CAUSBCA Scholarship Program –

Scholarships available now; deadline is March 2, 2015.

The Capital Area USBC Association is the local chapter of the United States Bowling Congress, the regulatory body for the sport of 10-pin bowling in this country.  They fund scholarships using donations given in memory of loved ones and other internal sources to give students the opportunity to further their education.  The amounts of the scholarships will be determined by funds available.  Applicant must be a graduating senior in high school and be a member in good standing with the Capital Area USBC Association and currently active in a youth league or have a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent who in is the Association.  GPA must be 2.5 or higher.

December 2014

Time to prepare for the FAFSA!!

If you are heading to any sort of college (community college, university, etc.) that offers financial aid for students, you’ll need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). And you’ll need to do this for every year you are in college and wanting to obtain financial aid!  The FAFSA results in an SAR (Student Aid Report) which is what colleges need from you to determine what or how much financial aid you qualify for.
 
It can appear to be very intimidating at first glance, but don’t give up. Check out these resources with your parents:

Just bookmark these sites for now. Tackle the process a little bit at a time each day so you don’t get overwhelmed. But don’t procrastinate too much! You can start filling out the FAFSA anytime after January 1 each year, so basically…any time after you get all your tax information together.

If you need professional help, get all your info together and sit down with a FAFSA adviser on FAFSA Day, officially on Feb. 28, 2015 in North Carolina.  FAFSA Day is a program offered by College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees’ Credit Union each February. On FAFSA Day, Saturday, February 28, 2015 college financial aid officers and other volunteers will help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The program is open to students who plan to attend college in the 2015-16 academic year.  https://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday

Questions? Never feel like you can’t call a college’s financial aid office and ask what you want. Remember, you are the future customer and they want your business!

October 2014

CFNC publishes a document with all the college application deadlines! Check it out at https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/home/sc/pdf/admissions_deadlines.pdf 


Available now! Apply early…

AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report
A winner in every state, Washington, DC & Puerto Rico
Scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000
Apply by: December 15, 2014
 
AXA Achievementsm Community Scholarship
Up to 375 winners nationwide
Scholarships of $2,500
Apply by: February 1, 2015
Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. APPLY EARLY!

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html

October 16U. Va. Visits Raleigh
The University of Virginia hosts evening programs in local areas where a dean will give insights into the admissions process and a panel of recent graduates will speak about college life at UVA.  If you have been thinking about this college as a possible choice after high school, take a little time to go find out more about it.

The nearest location for us is this:

Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Crabtree Valley
4100 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27612

For more info and additional locations:  RSVP at www.admission.virginia.edu/uva-visits-you

Torch Scholarships – Check out this scholarship. Our CFNC rep has passed it along: http://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/educational-foundation/torch-scholarships/

October 15 – CFNC (College Foundation of North Carolina – www.cfnc.org) offers sooooo many resources to help you and your parents through the college or career planning process. They have added webinars that you can join free of charge that will help answer college admissions questions you may have.  If you have never attended a webinar (a seminar presented through the Internet), you should not feel intimidated! Try it out – they give you all the instructions you’ll need to get set up. My advice, though, is not to wait until the exact minute the webinar starts in case you run into an issue and need to call them.  You will be in a presentation with others across the state who are signed in with you as the presenter goes through their information and allows everyone a chance to ask questions – usually via a chat window on the side. It saves on gas driving to a class somewhere!

You can register for the webinar below at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/765627902 (I had logged in with my CFNC account; you may have to set one up if you don’t already have one or use your student’s. Most every student in 11th and 12th grades should have accounts since I’ve helped them set them up in the past.)

Inside Look at the College Admissions Process — Oct. 15, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

From the webinar description at CFNC.org:

“Got questions about the college admissions process?  Get the answers to your questions during a special webinar event designed with students, parents, and educators in mind.  Guest presenters will be East Carolina University’s Dave Meredith, Director of Admissions, and Jaqui Duca, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions; Dawn Calhoun, Associate Dean at Wake Forest University; and Jean Groome, Director of Admissions at Forsyth Tech Community College.”

September 2014

New dates have been posted for this year’s availability in the Governor’s Page Program.

“Governor McCrory believes it is important to inspire the next generation of leaders to get involved in public service. That’s why the governor would like to personally welcome students to the Capitol City to participate in the North Carolina Governor’s Page Program. Established in 1973, the program provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of the function and roles of state government while learning about the importance of public service.”

http://www.governor.state.nc.us/administration/pages

The week you take part in this program, if you are chosen, would be excused absences and teachers would work with you to cover make-up work.  We have had one student in the past couple of years who did this and found it to be both educational and fun! Looks great on those college apps and scholarship apps, not to mention job apps, too!

Sept. 22 – Dartmouth College will be at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill (4011 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC) at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation. For more info and to RSVP if you are going, visit http://dartgo.org/ontheroad.

Sept. 21 – High school juniors and seniors are invited to meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities at the Wake County College Fair on Sunday, September 21. The fair will offer free sessions on financial aid and college planning and is jointly sponsored by the Carolinas Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers and WCPSS. Admission and parking are free.

WHAT: Wake County College Fair

WHEN: 2 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21

Sessions on Financial Aid are scheduled for 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.; Sessions on Preparing for College are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: McKimmon Center at N.C. State University, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh

July 2014

The 2014 Virginia Private College Week will be held Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2.

http://www.vaprivatecolleges.org/Our-Colleges/Virginia-Private-College-Week.aspx

You may be interested in just visiting one or two colleges during the week. However, if you visit three or more participating colleges during Virginia Private College Week, you will receive three application fee waivers. This means no application fee for three Virginia private colleges of your choice!

These colleges include Liberty University, Randolph-Macon College, University of Richmond, and more (24 total). Visit the website for all the details and directions.

May 2014

Deadline to apply:  May 16
Eligible:  Seniors

The Kiwanis Club of Henderson is offering a scholarship for seniors attending school in the fall of 2014:
Download 2014 Kiwanis Club Scholarship Application

April 2014

Deadline to apply:  April 17
Eligible:  9th grade Vance Co. students

Ninth-grade students are urged to apply to attend the Vance County School of Excellence, which will be held June 16-20, 2014, at Vance-Granville Community College. The School of Excellence is presented by Vance County Schools, Vance-Granville Community College, and the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to introduce students to the world of business and give them an opportunity to focus on problem-solving techniques, leadership skills, and career exploration to enable them to assume roles as leaders in Vance County.

While attending the Vance County School of Excellence, the participants will be challenged to better understand themselves and their future career choices, as well as their roles as leaders in the future.  Through seminars, guest speakers, visits to area businesses, problem-solving and simulation activities, the students will learn how businesses are structured, the importance of labor force, the impact of business on the local economy, and the influence of local businesses on the world beyond Vance County.

Any 9th-grader who lives in Vance County is eligible to apply.  There will be no cost to the student to participate. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Vance-Granville Community College.

Student applications are due to Mrs. Choplin on or before Friday, April 17, 2014.
Information Sheet – Vance Co. School of Excellence

March 2014

Register now for the Broyhill Leadership Conference if you are interested in leadership training!

The Broyhill Leadership Conference
June 22-26, 2014
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Open to rising 10th-12th graders interested in personal development & leadership training

Information:  www.broyhill-leadership.org or 803-628-0000 or email tafcamp@hughes.net
 
Broyhill Leadership Conference is a five-day, four-night conference conducted each summer since 1982. Our 2014 conference will be held June 22–26 on the campus of Queens University of Charlotte, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference is designed for students in grades 10-12. Although not a requirement to attend, many conference participants are from student organizations such as Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, ROTC, and other clubs. Participants come from both public and private schools.
Cost:  Due to the generosity of the Broyhill Family Foundation and other sponsors, the actual cost to attend the BLC ($650) has been reduced to $275 per participant. The fee covers the BLC Handbook, all meetings, 11 meals, and 4 nights’ lodging. Early registration is $255 if submitted by May 2; fees increase after May 2.
I know two of our students have attended this leadership conference in the past and can tell you more about it! Come see me if you are interested, and visit their website to get all the details (www.broyhill-leadership.org).
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HEELS FOR SUCCESS

Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically-talented, rising sophomores and juniors prepare for college. Over the course of the day, students will learn techniques for approaching the ACT, explore the Carolina campus and its wide-ranging academic opportunities, as well as learn how to manage the college application process. They’ll also get the chance to connect with other outstanding students from across the country.  This program is free to students, although we regret that we cannot provide transportation assistance.

How do I nominate a student?
To nominate your outstanding students, simply direct them to the Heels for Success website. The website contains instructions on how to apply and a link to the application. The deadline for submitting applications has been extended to March 21, 2014.

Please note that we are no longer requiring that counselors e-mail us their students’ transcripts.  Instead, students are asked to self-report their courses and grades on the application.

Who is eligible for nomination?
Heels for Success is designed for high achieving rising sophomores and juniors (i.e., current freshmen and sophomores) from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented students, first-generation college students, and those from rural areas or disadvantaged backgrounds.  Students should be academically motivated, rank in the top 10% of their class, be enrolled in a curriculum that includes (or will include) AP/IB/dual enrollment courses, foreign language, and advanced mathematics. Heels for Success nominees should show active involvement in extracurricular activities and have demonstrated leadership.

When will students know if they have been selected?
Students will be emailed their decision by April 30, 2014.

More questions?
Please visit our website or email us any questions at heelsforsuccess@admissions.unc.edu.

February 2014

February 22 is the upcoming FAFSA Day sponsored by CFNC.org, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) and the State Employees Credit Union (SECU).  Each year they offer a day to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the form required to determine a family’s eligibility for federal and most state aid programs that will cover higher education expenses. FAFSA Day will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with a location in every NC County. Most sites will be open from 9:00 AM to noon, however, students should check the exact time when they register at a particular location.  They can register at www.CFNC.org/FAFSADay, which will also provide information on what to bring.

As the FAFSA can be a complicated process to navigate especially for families who have no previous experience with applying for financial aid, financial aid experts from around the state are volunteering their time to help students and families access the financial aid needed to continue their education beyond high school.  FAFSA Day is also an opportunity to speak with aid administrators about special situations or to have general financial aid questions answered.  Additional resources will be available that will assist families with what to expect after they submit their FAFSA, assist with loan information if they find they need to borrow, and access scholarships available to NC students.

Download the FAFSA Day flyer.

January 2014

Register now for the upcoming Greater Raleigh College Fair!

WHAT: Greater Raleigh National College Fair
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
COST: There is no charge to attend.

HOW TO REGISTER: Students are highly encouraged to register online prior to coming to the fair. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site. Additional information about registration can be found here.

January is also a great time to register for FAFSA DAY, which will be Feb. 22. Check out more information at http://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday.

December 2013

Scholarships Available – Several scholar applications have been mailed to our school for high school juniors and seniors – if you are interested in one or more, go see Mrs. Choplin.

The  Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship

Wake Electric awards one Fred M. Alford Memorial scholarship of $2,000. Requirements for the Fred M. Alford Memorial Scholarship:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a Wake Electric  member or live in a home served by Wake Electric
  • Must be a high school graduating  senior (cannot already be attending college)
  • Must pursue a  four-year  undergraduate  baccalaureate degree at an accredited   institution in North    Carolina

Touchstone  Energy® Scholarships

Wake Electric awards 16  scholarships of $1,250.  Requirements:

  • Must be a child of or under legal guardianship of a  Wake Electric member or live in a  home served by Wake Electric
  • Must use these funds at a North Carolina college or university,  community college, vocational or technical school
  • Applicants can be a high school  graduating senior or already enrolled full-time in a university, community  college, vocational or technical school

Optimist International Essay Contest – Original essay (on “How Dreams Lead to Success”) written by students under age of 19 who have not yet graduated from high school. Henderson Optimist Club’s first place winner will receive $150; second place, $125; third place, $100. Winners at the district level are awarded a plaque and $2,500, $1,500, & $1,000  scholarship, respectively.  Application forms are in Mrs. Choplin’s office.  Deadline to apply: January 31, 2014

NCSEAA – Jagannathan Scholarships (for high school seniors who will attend one of the UNC system institutions in the fall): Recipients are selected on the basis of (1) academic achievement, (2) financial need, (3) extracurricular activities, (4) evidence of leadership.  Amount of scholarship: $2,000 for the 2014-15 academic year.  Deadline to apply: Feb. 1, 2014

USBC – Capital Area USBC Association in the Henderson area’s local chapter of the US Bowling Congress: For high school seniors will attend a technical school, college, or university in the fall. Must be members of the Capital Area USBC Association (or parent is member), have GPA of 2.5 or higher; have amateur standing in all athletics. Deadline to apply:  Mar. 1, 2014

Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) – Provides financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in an approved education program and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in NC.  The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority provides administration for the program.  Eligible to NC residents and have a GPA of 3.00. Males must be registered with the Selective Service.  Amount of loans: $3.000 & up, based on school/year. Available only through CFNC.org/FELS page. Deadline to apply: April 1, 2014

Burger King – McLamore Foundation – Available to all North America high school seniors with a GPA or 2.5 or higher. Deadline to apply: Jan. 10, 2014  Visit http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram for more info.

Elon University – 2014 North Carolina Junior Elon Scholars Program – Candidates should have an “A” average; a combined reading, math, & writing SAT score of 1900 or higher; or ACT composite of 29 or higher (PSAT scores of 190 or higher); co-curricular activities that demonstrate sustained commitment and leadership.  Selection is NOT based upon financial need. Benefits include the opportunity for early notification of acceptance to Elon, early consideration for a Presidential Scholarship valued at $18,000 over four years, & an invitation to apply for Elon’s prestigious Fellows Academic & Scholarship Programs.  Application deadline: February 10.  Apply online at www.elon.edu/apply. Questions? Call 800-334-8448.

October 2013

Oct. 2: Campus Tour of Living Arts College & NRCA College Fair

Juniors & seniors will tour the Living Arts College in Wake Forest on their way to the North Raleigh Christian Academy College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 2.  Field trip forms & bus fees are due to Mrs. Choplin by Sept. 30.  [ Download a copy of the field trip form. ]

Oct. 15: Applied Technologies Expo 2013 at VGCC

Vance-Granville Community College is having an Applied Technologies Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in their Civic Center on the Main Campus (200 Community College Rd., Henderson). This is a fantastic opportunity if you are thinking about a one- or two-year degree at any community college in any of the areas below after high school.  Visiting expos and asking questions is a great way to determine which career path is right for your future, and once you figure out what you want to do in life, you can figure out where you want to go to get the education or training required to do it!

See hands-on demonstrations for

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
  • Automotive Systems Technology
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Electricial Systems Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Welding Technology
Talk directly with teachers and students in these career fields.
Meet with representatives from area industries who hire graduates from these programs.
 
To learn more about this event, call Wesley Williams at 252-738-3256.

Oct. 16: PSAT’s for the Sophomores and Juniors

Beginning at 8:00 a.m., the sophomores and juniors will take the PSATs until lunch.  The cafeteria staff will provide break items since they are not allowed to mingle with other students until after the test is done.  Questions? Contact Mrs. Choplin at kchoplin@ccscolts.org.  Practice materials were handed out to students the first week of school and are also available online at http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html.

Oct. 22-23:  ASU/Montreat College/Biltmore House Tour for Juniors/Seniors

On this trip, juniors and seniors leave for a campus tour and information session at Appalachian State University and Montreat College in the mountains of North Carolina. Along the way, they’ll make stops at Biltmore House, Linville Falls, scenic spots on the parkway, and Ridgecrest.  Reservation deposits of $20 are due by Oct. 4, with the remainder of the $75 trip fee and notarized field trip forms by Oct. 16.

September 2013

Sept. 8:  “A Conversation with the Wake Forest University Dean of Admissions”

2:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 8 at the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum, 414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC.
Advance registration required. TO REGISTER: VISIT YOUR “WINDOW TO WAKE FOREST” 

Sept. 15: Raleigh/Wake County CACRAO College Fair 

Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the McKimmon Center at NC State. Students need to bring their own bags to carry college materials as bags will not be provided.  This is not a school-provided field trip; you go on your own.

Sept. 16: Herff-Jones – Juniors & Seniors Meeting

Herff-Jones representatives will be at school on Monday, Sept. 16 at 8:00 a.m. with the seniors in Room 617 to talk about graduation needs (announcements, invitations, caps & gowns, etc.) and to give out information and order packets for students to take home.  Juniors will meet with the representatives at 8:30 a.m. in Room 617 to find out how to order class rings and receive those order packets to take home.

Sept. 26:  First Look in Raleigh (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

First Look is an exciting opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn more about UNCG. Attendees will meet members of the university community (including current students) and discuss the enrollment process with admissions staff members. First Look programs are also scheduled in Asheville on Sept. 30 and Charlotte on Oct. 1.

Raleigh location: Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP; check-in begins at 6:45 p.m. and program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to register, students can visit admissions.uncg.edu/firstlook or call (336) 334-5243.

Sept. 27: Herff-Jones – Senior Cap and Gown Order Day

Herff-Jones representatives will be at school on Friday, Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m. in Room 617 to take orders for graduation items (such as caps & gowns) from seniors and at 12:00 noon for class ring orders from juniors.


August 2013

  1. ACT and SAT test info has been released for 2013-14. Head toward our ACT & SAT Tests page to get started…
  2. Colleges have posted their Campus Visit opportunities for the fall on their websites. Be sure to register for the colleges you want to experience in person!