Student Services Newsletter

September, 2015

Camden County High School and CamTech High School Guidance and Student Services Office

S. Wisinger, School Counselor

K. Stallings, Guidance Secretary, Registrar, Notary

252-338-0114 extension 225

kstallings@camden.k12.nc.us

swisinger@camden.k12.nc.us

Progress Reports: September 30th Report Cards: November 5th

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Presentation

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 8:30-9:30am

Camden County High School, NC Room B-4

Rob Andrews, NCSSM Admissions Counselor, will meet with academically motivated and interested CCHS and CTHS freshmen, sophomores, parents, and guardians on Wednesday, October 21st at 8:30 a.m. in Ms. Ramsey's classroom (CCHS).

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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https://sat.collegeboard.org/register/home


October 3, December 5, March 5 and June 4 exams will be administered at Camden County High School.

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ACT

http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)

September 12, 2015 August 7, 2015 August 8–21, 2015

October 24, 2015 September 18, 2015 September 19–October 2, 2015

December 12, 2015 November 6, 2015 November 7–20, 2015

February 6, 2016 January 8, 2016 January 9–15, 2016

April 9, 2016 March 4, 2016 March 5–18, 2016

June 11, 2016 May 6, 2016 May 7–20, 2016


October 24, December 12, February 6 exams will be administered at Camden County High School.

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Financial Aid Night Monday, December 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Media Center

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Fall Open House and Scholarship Information

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Appalachian State University

Fall Open House is Saturday, September 26, 2015 Open House is a great way for high school students and prospective transfer students to meet faculty, tour campus and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, admissions and what student life at Appalachian is really like. Register today at http://admissions.appstate.edu/visit


Scholarships: http://scholarships.appstate.edu/

Honors College / Chancellor's Scholars http://honors.appstate.edu/

Watauga Residential College

http://issuu.com/appalachianstateuniversity/docs/asu-watauga-residential-college-201/1

Additional Scholarships: http://scholarships.appstate.edu/scholarships/view-all

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Campbell University

Fall Open House Dates: Saturday, October 10, 2015 Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day) "Visitation Days are great opportunities to experience Campbell University and learn more about our beautiful campus. During Visitation Days, students and their guests will be able to meet with representatives from both academic and non-academic departments. Visiting during this time also gives you the chance to meet and become friends with other students who are interested in attending Campbell. Visitation Days include a campus tour and lunch. You will have the opportunity to view dorm rooms, as well."

Register: http://www.campbell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit-us/


Presidential and Scott-Ellis Scholarships: Students who demonstrate outstanding academic ability are rewarded for their hard work. These scholarships are based on GPA and SAT or ACT scores. The scholarships range in value to a maximum of $16,000 per year.

  • The Campbell Grant is available to students whose academic records fall slightly outside the parameters of the Presidential and Scott-Ellis scholarships. Campbell Grants are $6,000 per year.
  • International students are not eligible for federal or state grants or loans; however, academically gifted international students may qualify for International Merit Scholarships.
  • Merit-based scholarships are automatically determined by the Admissions Office when you apply.
  • http://www.campbell.edu/student-services/financial-aid/ and other Campbell University webpages provide additional scholarship information.
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Chowan University

Visit Day: Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 a.m CU Visit Day is a perfect day for your campus visit! When you attend one of our CU Visit Days, you'll get a glimpse into the life of a Chowan University student by exploring what our campus has to offer. You will also receive insider tips on how to navigate the admissions process, and learn how to maximize your financial aid award package.

On CU Visit Day you will:

  • Tour Chowan's campus.
  • Learn how to succeed during your freshman year.
  • Get help navigating the admissions and financial aid processes.
  • Learn how to pay for college.
  • Meet with your admissions counselor.
  • Hang out with other prospective students and their families.
  • Enjoy a free meal in our dining hall.

During CU Visit Day when you meet with an admissions counselor you will receive a free Chowan t-shirt to wear with pride. Be sure to bring a friend. Register today! https://www.chowan.edu/admissions/visit


Chowan Scholarship Day is your chance to earn a valuable scholarship! Chowan University wants to invest in rising student leaders like you. Scholarship recipients are leaders in their school, community, sports teams, and churches. You could be eligible for one of the three scholarships given on Chowan Scholarship Day:

Leadership Scholarship worth $24,000 over four years. (That’s $6,000 a year!)
Dean's Scholarship worth $12,000 over four years. (That’s $3,000 a year!)
Trustee Scholarship worth $4,000 over four years. (That’s $1,000 a year!)

You are eligible for the Dean's and Trustee Scholarships if you are an incoming student whose application for admission is accepted into Chowan University. You are eligible for a Leadership Scholarship if you are an incoming student with at least a 2.7 grade point average and are involved in a leadership role.

A short application, essay, and on-campus interview are required. Interviews are held on select dates in January, February and March. Your completed application is your registration for Chowan Scholarship Day.

Apply now! https://www.chowan.edu/admissions/visit/chowan-scholarship-day

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East Carolina State University

Fall Open House will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

Fall Open House events are open to prospective freshmen, transfers, and adult students. While at the event, attendees will have the opportunity to take a walking and/or bus tour of campus, visit residence halls, learn about student life, browse the Academic and Student Affairs Fair, and chat with East Carolina faculty members from most academic departments. Special sessions on important topics such as Admission Requirements, Financial Aid, Transfer Services and more are also offered. http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/admissions/openhouse.cfm


Scholarships For more information, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/


Merit Scholarship Opportunities:

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/upload/2014-mailer-to-high-ability-

students-1.pdf


National and International Scholarships: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/universityscholarships/externalscholarship.cfm

Take the ECU Campus Tour
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Elizabeth City State University

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Saturday, October 10 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Saturday, November 7

Saturday, December 5

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Program begins at 10:00 a.m.

Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center

Please RSVP to openhouse@ecsu.edu or call (252) 335-3305/1.800.347.ECSU (3278)

The first 50 people to register will receive FREE tickets to the ECSU vs. Virginia State University football game.

Open Houses at ECSU give you behind-the-scenes access to our professors, our students, and our campus. You can also learn about ECSU’s academic programs and life outside of the classroom.

  • Campus tour
  • Meet ECSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Attend sessions and learn more about E-STOP (admissions, financial aid and scholarships and registration), academic programs, career services, athletics, transfer services, veterans/military services
  • Visit residence halls and learn about student life and more...


UNC Campus Scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen that graduate from a North Carolina high school that have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher and a composite SAT1 score of 1200 or 17 score on the ACT. Eligible students must earn 15 semester hours each semester, agree to participate in the University's academic improvement effort, the First Year Experience, which will include an assessment of the students' general education background and readiness for upper division work. Eligible students must also exhibit high moral and ethical standards in personal and scholastic behavior as outlined by Elizabeth City State University's (ECSU) student handbook and Catalogue. This award has a maximum value to equal the cost of tuition, fees, room, board and books up to $3,800 per academic year. This is awarded after all other need-based funds are awarded. Freshmen students can receive this for 8 semesters.


University Choir Scholarship: The University Choir Scholarship Program is designed to attract vocal and keyboard (acoustic piano/organ) musicians, Scholarships awards will range $500 to $5000. Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following requirements

 Earn a high school GPA of 2.75 and a SAT score or ACT equivalent of 900 or above;

 Show evidence in good standing for participation in an organized choral music program;

 Secure a recommendation from high school music teacher and/or high school administration;

 Meet ECSU admission requirements;

 Successfully pass a voice audition.

http://www.ecsu.edu/documents/music/choir-application.pdf


ECSU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Incoming students must have a 2.5 high school GPA, 1200 SAT1 score or 17 on the ACT; apply for financial aid and admissions by March 15th to be eligible for a Foundation Scholarship. Students are ranked based on their SAT/ACT scores and GPA and are awarded until funds are no longer available. Most foundation scholarships carry a four year commitment as long as the student maintains a 2.5 GPA and reapplies by March 15th of each year. http://www.ecsu.edu/current-students/student-affairs/student-life/multicultural-affairs-council/foundation-scholarships.html

ECSU Open House
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Mid-Atlantic Christian University

College Preview Weekend is for High School Juniors and Seniors and starts Friday, November 20th thru Sunday, November 22nd. College Preview Weekend allows high school seniors the opportunity to experience student life and our waterside campus, explore degree options, and meet our professors.


To Register to attend the 2015 College Preview Weekend, visit http://www.macuniversity.edu/college-preview-weekend-2015


MACU Scholarships: All accepted students are automatically considered for MACU Scholarships. Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to insure that you can be considered for scholarships. http://www.macuniversity.edu/admissions/financial-aid

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North Carolina State University

University Open House: October 17, 2015 Open House is a great way to gather information about the wide variety of resources available to students at NC State University. During Open House, faculty, staff and students representing various academic programs, departments and organizations will be available to answer all of your questions. You can look forward to participating in activities such as admissions information sessions, information sessions specific to your academic interests, speaking to student organizations and much more! http://admissions.ncsu.edu/event/university-open-house/


NCSU Scholarships for High School Students: http://financialaid.ncsu.edu/types-of-aid/scholarships/high-school-students/

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University of North Carolina Asheville

Fall 2015 Open House Dates: Saturday, October 10 and Saturday, November 14

Please be aware that the Fall Open House events take place during autumn leaf viewing season. It is important to make hotel reservations as soon as possible, as they will sell out quickly. Meet one-on-one with faculty and staff from all academic departments, with representatives from student organizations, attend two information sessions covering a wide array of topics and go on a campus tour.


Scholarships: https://financialaid.unca.edu/scholarships

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Touring Carolina: http://admissions.unc.edu/visit/touring-carolina/


Scholarships: All first-year applicants to UNC are automatically considered for merit scholarships — there’s no separate application and nothing else you need to do, beyond applying for admission. Only about 5% of enrolling students will receive a four-year merit scholarship. http://admissions.unc.edu/tar-heel-blog/2015/09/09/seven-scholarship-opportunities-for-incoming-unc-first-years/

Office of Scholarships and Student Aid: http://studentaid.unc.edu/


Institutional scholarships include Carolina Scholars, Colonel Robinson Scholars, Johnston Scholars, and Pogue Scholars. These scholarships not only include financial assistance, but also offer support and resources, such as mentoring, special programs, and social events. These scholarships are grouped together as the http://uncscholarsprogram.com/


The Morehead-Cain Scholarship is awarded to about 50 students per year and offers a fully-funded four-year experience. Not only are all costs of attendance at Carolina covered, but scholars benefit from incredible summer experiences as well as programming throughout the year. All early action applicants are considered for the M-C on the basis of their application for admission, since we refer applicants to their selection committee. But if you attend a nominating school and/or are a resident of North Carolina, you may also apply directly for the scholarship. http://www.moreheadcain.org/


The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is another full, four-year scholarship that offers great programming and summer experiences to 18 incoming UNC students. It’s a joint program with Duke, so students do a “campus switch” and spend one semester of their sophomore year at the opposite campus. Our admissions committee refers applicants to the Robertson selection committee based on the application for admission, but students may also apply directly for the scholarship. http://robertsonscholars.org

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University of North Carolina Charlotte

Open House dates: November 7, 2015 March 19, 2016 April 23, 2016 Meet our faculty, staff, students, discuss your educational goals, and get a real taste of campus life. Register to attend in your Future 49er Portal.

http://admissions.uncc.edu/about-unc-charlotte/visit-campus/open-houses


UNC Charlotte Scholarships: http://admissions.uncc.edu/admissions/financials/scholarships



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University of North Carolina Pembroke

Open House Dates: Saturday, November 21, 2015 Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Registration is from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. with the program starting at 10 a.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center.


Tour the campus

Hear from the Admissions staff and current students

Meet faculty and staff to discuss academic programs and learn more about your major

Learn about financial aid and scholarships

Find out information about transferring credits (Transfer Students)

Receive a same day admission decision with a completed application

Come and learn about all the exciting opportunities available to you at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke!


UNC Pembroke Scholarships:

http://www.uncp.edu/admissions-aid/costs-financial-aid-information/scholarships


http://www.uncp.edu/academics/colleges-schools-departments/departments/military-science-army-rotc/scholarships

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Western Carolina University

WCU Open House Dates: Saturday October 31, 2015 8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday November 14, 2015 Saturday February 20, 2016 Saturday March 12, 2016

Wondering what WCU life is really like? Don’t take our word for it—come see for yourself. With WCU’s Open House, you and your family can get to know us better. Talk to our professors, hang out with our students, meet our staff, and get a glimpse of all we have to offer. Students of all ages are welcome.


WCU Scholarships: Merit-Based and Need-Based Foundation Scholarships

Some of these scholarships are based on financial need and others are based on merit. Many of these scholarships also have criteria related to academic program of study, county of residence, or leadership and involvement in activities. The general scholarship application is required for consideration for these scholarships. Students also must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year in order to be considered for need-based scholarships.

http://www.wcu.edu/current-students/scholarships/wcu-scholarships/

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NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Clearinghouse – College-bound student-athletes preparing to enroll in a Division I or Division II school need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net to ensure they have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework. Athletes need to qualify academically and be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. The 2015-16 NCAA Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete, the 2015-16 NCAA Initial Eligibility Brochure, and addition additional information is available online at http://www.ncaapublications.com. Division III college-bound student athletes can visit www.ncaa.org/d3 regarding policies on admission, financial aid, and athletics eligibility.

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Common Application

The Common Application is an online application that is accepted by more than 500 colleges. North Carolina institutions include Davidson College, Duke University, Guilford College, High Point University, Meredith College, UNC Asheville, UNC at Chapel Hill, UNC at Wilmington and Wake Forest University. Students should request letters of recommendations from their teacher(s) and/or school counselor. Providing electronic (email) and hard copies of an academic resume (no particular format) is helpful. http://www.commonapp.org/

Selected Scholarship Information

UNC CHapel Hill Morehead-Cain Scholarship: This scholarship provides graduating seniors with a full four-year scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. You can self-nominate. If you would like to self-nominate, go to http://www.moreheadcain.org/ and follow the “Morehead-Cain Nomination Instructions”. Deadline is October 1, 2015.


NCSU Park Scholarship criteria: The Park Scholarship is based on NCSU's selection criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and characer. October 25 is the self-endorsement deadline. http://park.ncsu.edu/apply/


UNC Charlotte Levine Scholarship: This scholarship offers graduating seniors four years of full tuition, room and board, a new laptop computer, an $8,000 grant to implement a service project of the scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences at UNC Charlotte. You must have a minimum 3.8 (unweighted) GPA, minimum 1800 SAT score or 29 ACT score, be accepted to UNC Charlotte and also be nominated by the school counselor.

http://levinescholars.uncc.edu


Thomas Wolfe Scholarship: This scholarship is for a full undergraduate support for student writers. Deadline is October 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the UNC Chapel Hill website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/tws.


Coca-Cola Scholars Program: This program will be awarding 250 merit based scholarships. Fifty awards are for $20,000 payable over a four year period and the remaining 200 awards are for $10,000 also payable over four years. This scholarship can be used for any line of study at any accredited US college or university. Applications are available at www.coca-colafoundation.org/applicants. Deadline is October 31, 2015.


Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes High school seniors can win a $1,000 scholarship for their first year expenses at a college of private career school. One winner will be chosen every two weeks through May 15, 2015. For complete details, please visit www.offtocollege.info or www.suntrusteducation.com.