Volume #2, Issue #3

December 2019 EDITION



Washington, D.C. Trip for Any Student in AOIT or AP Computer Science (Sunday, 3/1/20-Tuesday, 3/3/20)

Steps to Sign Up:

  1. See Holly Harris at CMHS and obtain necessary documents
  2. Submit $100 deposit by Wednesday, 12/18/19 using this link:
  3. MUST BE A US CITIZEN TO ATTEND or have Dual Citizenship (US must be one). This is a US Dept of Homeland Security regulation
  4. US Cyber Command, NSA, HIS, The Spy Museum, and Lockheed Martin are potential site visits.
  5. Most breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included.
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Scholarship/Program Opportunities

College Tuition Scholarship Opportunities:

1. Meredith Impact Scholarships, Meredith College

Award:Tuition Scholarships for first year students, up to $20,000-$23,000 annually

What are the requirements?

-Apply to Meredith College

-Strong academic performance

2. Take The Lead Scholarship, Norwich University

Deadline: 12/15

Award: $2,000 scholarship for each year at Norwich University

What are the requirements?

-High School Senior

-Demonstrates leadership qualities

-Must complete online application to Norwich University, supplemental materials, and FAFSA by 12/15 deadline

3. GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, Reagan Foundation

Deadline: 1/3

Award: Annual $10,000 scholarships to college-bound students

What are the requirements?

-High School Senior

-Demonstrated Leadership

-Strong academic Performance

-Planning to pursue 2 or 4 year undergraduate degree

4. Ron Brown Scholar Program

Please Email for a PDF of the application

Deadline: 1/9

Award: $10,000 annual scholarship for black/African American students to attend any four year accredited college/university within the united states and pursue any discipline

What are the requirements?

-Black/African American High School Senior

-High Academic Achievement

-Demonstrated impact in community

Who do I contact with questions?

5. The Coolidge Scholarship

Deadline: 1/16

Award: Full tuition scholarship, awarded annually to any accredited college in the U.S.

What are the requirements?

-High School Junior (class of 2021)

-Demonstrated academic excellence

-Interest in Public Policy

6. Institute Scholarship Program, Virginia Military Institute

Deadline: 2/1

Award: Merit-based scholarship: $5,000 to full tuition at the Virginia Military Institute as a part of the Institute Honors Program.

What are the requirements?

- High School Senior

-Strong academic Merit

-Applying to VMI

Who do I contact with questions?:

7. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: 2/1

Award: A four year grant to attend undergraduate school of choice and a mentorship course that provides strategies for success during all four years. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and financial need

What are the requirements?

-High School Senior with strong academic record

-Part of a minority group

-Demonstrated financial need

Who do I contact with questions?: Contact Us

Nomination Scholarships and Events:

  1. Meyerhoff Scholars Program, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Nomination Required, please speak with your counselor

Final Nomination Deadline: 12/16

Award: $10,000 - $22,000 annually for out of state UMBC students

Requirements: Seniors planning to pursue STEM undergraduate studies at UMBC

Who do I contact with questions?:

Academic Enrichment Programs:

2. Yale Young Global Scholars

Where? Yale University

What? Two week summer sessions for current juniors focused in politics, literature, global challenges, or biomedical science

Deadline: 11/12 (Early) 1/15 (Regular)

Event dates: (3 sessions) 6/21 - 7/3; 7/5 - 7/17; 7/19 - 7/31

3. Perry Outreach Program, The Perry Initiative

Where? Charlotte, NC

What? One day hands-on program in Charlotte, NC for women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Event date: 1/11

For: Women grades 10 and up with expressed interest in science, medicine, and/or engineering

Deadline: 12/11 (Rolling Registration)

Event date: 1/11

4. Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, LEDA

Where? Princeton University

What? 7 week Summer Institute Program at Princeton: Leadership Training, Writing classes, college guidance, ACT prep, room, board, and travel are fully funded

For: Juniors attending public high school in the U.S. who meet family income, unweighted GPA, and advanced course requirements and are involved in community and/or school

Deadline: 12/11

Who do I contact with questions?:

5. 2020 High School Diplomats Program

Where? Princeton University

What? A full scholarship for a current Junior to attend a 10 day summer cultural exchange program with high school students from the U.S. and Japan.

Deadline: 1/8

Event Date: 7/22 - 8/2

6. Design Camp (Day or Residential), NC State

Where? NC State

What? Week-long program for rising juniors and seniors to introduce the range of studio disciplines offered by the NC State college of design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. Day camp and Residential camp programs available.

Deadline: Rolling registration, beginning 1/29 until unavailable

Event Dates: Day camp: July 6-10; July 13-17. Residential: June 21-27; July 26-August 1

Who do I contact with questions?:

7. Brandeis Pre-College Program, Brandeis University

Where? Brandeis University

What? Apply to participate in an educational residential program at Brandeis focused in one of the following topics: app design, computer science, genesis, global health, queer academics & activism, race, inequality & social justice, or service leadership

Deadline: 2/1

Event Date: Dates and fees vary by program

Who do I contact with questions?:

Travel Programs:

  1. Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad, CIEE

Where? 30+ locations across the world

What? Dates and fees vary by program. Study abroad for 3-4 weeks over the summer. focused in language learning or a variety of different subjects including STEM, service, conservation, etc. college credit available for language programs. financial need based scholarships available for current juniors.

Deadline: 12/6 (early) 2/14 (regular)

Event date: dates and fees vary by program

Who do I contact with questions?

2. Study Abroad: Rome Pre-College Program, University of Notre Dame

Where? Rome, Italy

What? Available for juniors only: Apply to participate in a 12 day seminar in Italy exploring Rome's history through fields of Art History, architecture, and anthropology. Participants can receive 1 college credit.

Deadline: 1/27

Event Dates: June 6 - June 20

Who do I contact with questions?

Scholarship Program Resource Links (Seniors):

Thinking about getting additonal certifications?

Consider the following future potential opportunities CMHS will offer:

  1. SAFe Certification,
  2. SAP TS-410 Certification,
  3. PMP Overview (Waterfall, etc):
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Cox Mill Related Items: (Course Schedule, Grades, Academy Info in General): Holly Harris, Academy Coordinator, OR Kristal Dellinger, OR 704-260-6600.

AOIT Advisory Board: Sandy Maroney,

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Discovery Place Science Museum Internships, Jobs, Careers

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Investing in the Future with High School STEM Innovators

This is an interesting new program being innovated and introduced in high schools across the nation. Stay tuned......

Current Students: Want to Stay in Touch? Sign up for Remind!


(text to phone #81010)

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Alumni Students: Want to Stay in Touch? Sign Up For Remind!


(text phone # 81010)

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Coming Soon.......

Future Ready Fab Lab 2019 - Interview process information coming soon! Check with Holly Harris for more details.


Join us here as the Advisory Board combines with the school's AOIT team in order to pass along important, relevant information for parents, students, and community members. Stay tuned for information and let us know if you would like to submit an announcement for the newsletter.

AOIT Advisory Board

Sandy Maroney, Chair: