Student Services Newsletter

February 2016

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

It's FAFSA Time!

https://fafsa.gov/

Federal Deadline


Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2017.


State Deadline

North Carolina - As soon as possible after January 1, 2016. Awards made until funds are depleted. https://fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1617/pdf/Deadlines.pdf - out of state deadlines.


College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

FAFSA Day - February 20, 2016 (COA)

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. College of the Albemarle, 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Register: https://www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/register.asp?m=227&c=2798&hc=

Important to bring with you:

2015 federal tax returns (student and parent(s)/guardian(s)

FSA ID for student and one parent/guardian (visit fsaid.ed.gov)

2016-2017 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (visit fafsa.gov)


State Employees' Credit Union staff will be available to help students, parents, and guardians complete the FAFSA February 22-26 Camden Branch Telephone: 252-335-1515

Selective Service System

https://www.sss.gov/ Men, aged 18 and over, who aren't registered with Selective Service won't qualify for federal student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.

FAQs: https://www.sss.gov/QA

North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Thanks to the generosity of many donors, the NCHSAA Endowed Fund offers several scholarships to eligible student-athletes of NCHSSA member schools. To see the many scholarship available go to www.NCHSAA.org then type in "student athlete scholarships".

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.

Class of 2017

Students considering attending college after graduation are strongly encouraged to register to take the ACT and/or SAT college entrance exams. Generate a list of college choices and schedule to attend an open house event or schedule a tour. March 27-April 3, 2016, spring break, is an ideal time to visit universities. Consider following your top choices on social media sites. Keep a record of accomplishments, awards, extracurricular activities, community involvement, and part-time work.

ASVAB - Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be given at Camden County High School on March 3, 2016. Stop by the guidance office to register.

Enrichment Opportunities

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UNC Chapel Hill Early Action Admitted Students Global Gap Year Fellowship

"The fellowship provides $7,500 to each student for use toward a gap year that is committed to service abroad. While you’re free to design your own program, the University and the Campus Y have affiliations with a number of organizations, including Carolina for Kibera and UNC in Malawi." By March 6: After receiving notification of your admission to Carolina, submit your online application for the Fellowship at globalgap.unc.edu.

FAQs: https://admissions.unc.edu/files/2014/01/FAQs_for_Global_Gap_Year_Fellows.pdf

Global Gap Year Fact Sheet: http://admissions.unc.edu/files/2014/09/GGY-Slipsheet.pdf

Winter Open House Information

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Davidson College Junior Day Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:15-5:00 p.m.

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East Carolina University, Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day, April 2, 2016

For additional information about Open House and Pirates Aboard, contact Tarrick Cox, senior associate director of admissions, at coxta@ecu.edu.
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North Carolina State University, College of Engineering Open House, Sat., March 19, 2016 9:30-1:30 p.m. No registration required.

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University of North Carolina Wilmington

MARINE BIOLOGY & BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Spring 2016 Information Sessions:

  • Friday, January 29
  • Friday, February 19
  • Friday, March 11
  • Thursday, March 24
  • Friday, April 22

    All presentations begin at 12:30 PM. Presentations will be located in Dobo Hall, Room 132.

School of Nursing


  • Friday, January 8th at 9am
  • Friday February 19th at 9am
  • Friday, March 4th at 1pm
  • Friday, April 1st at 9am


Exercise Science


  • Friday, January 29th at 9am
  • Friday, February 5th at 1pm
  • Thursday, March 17th at 1pm
  • Friday, April 15th at 9am

Watson College of Education


  • Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9am


Visit http://uncw.edu/admissions/visit.html for more information and to register.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Supporting Higher Education and The Families of Mediacom Customers

Just like most American families, the Mediacom family believes in the importance of higher education. As a corporation with strong community roots, we wanted to support, in some way, the higher education of our customers.

For this reason, we formed World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program to help graduating high school students with their college expenses, such as tuition and books. Applications can be found at: http://mediacomworldclass.com/


Application Submission Instructions

Completed application materials should be postmarked on or before February 15, 2016 and sent to:

Mediacom
World Class Scholarship Program
3737 Westown Parkway, Suite 2A
West Des Moines, IA 50266

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship Program Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

Who is eligible to apply Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship?

  • Be a graduating high school senior, plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States, show leadership potential, demonstrate a dedication to community service, present evidence of financial need, be a United States citizen, have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation prides itself on its diverse pool of Scholars and uses the U.S. Census Bureau definition of minority. If you feel that you are part of a minority group, we encourage you to apply.
  • The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a merit-based academic scholarship. It is not a requirement that you participated in a sport.
  • The application and letter of recommendation are due by February 15th.
  • For questions regarding the requirements and content of the scholarship application, contact the Jackie Robinson Foundation at 212-290-8600 or email requests@jackierobinson.org. For computer related technical assistance using the online application go to: infosnap.zendesk.com
  • http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

NC Motherless Daughters Scholarship - SHEro Incorporated

Criteria for Scholarship Application To be eligible to apply for the SHEro Incorporated Motherless Daughters scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:
Full time high school senior female with eligibility to graduate at end of academic year
Earning a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Loss of mother (if selected, we will require official documentation)
Acceptance and intention to attend four year university as a full time student in the fall directly after high school graduation
Completed application, including brief essay and letter of recommendation from guidance counselor, teacher, or community mentor.

Application Deadline: February 19, 2016.


Please fill out (type) the form below and return as an attachment (with all required documents) to: scholarships@sheroinc.org or feel free to mail completed application (with all required documents) to:

SHEro Inc.

ATTN: Scholarship 2016

P.O. Box 681238

Charlotte, NC 28216

2016-2017 School Year Application Form

Alaska Sea Service Scholarship Program

The Alaska Sea Services Scholarship awards up to six $1,000 scholarship annually for undergraduate education to dependent children and spouses of Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Personnel who legally claim Alaska as their state of resident. For more information, visit webiste http://nayleague.org/. Deadline is February 27, 2016.

Buick Achievers

If you plan to major in a field that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry, then you can apply to the Buick achievers scholarship program. Visit the website for more information, www.buickachievers.com. Application deadline in Feb. 29, 2016

The Bess T and P.P. Gregory Fund

All Camden Seniors are eligible to apply. The applications are available online at www.elizabethcityfoundation.org or we do have paper copies in the guidance office. Deadline it March 1, 2016.

Golden LEAF Scholarship

The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at $12,000. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be a NC resident, enroll at a qualifying UNC institution, demonstrate financial need (must submit FAFSA), present a satisfactory record of academic achievement and community service. Applications are available at www.CFNC.org/goldenleaf. Deadline is March 1, 2016.

Elizabeth City State University - Thurgood Marshall-Apple Scholarships

ECSU is pleased to offer new one-time $2,500.00 Thurgood Marshall- Apple Scholarships. Theses competitive scholarships will be awarded to 14 incoming freshmen or transfer students who apply for and are accepted to ECSU and meet the following application criteria:

1. Minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and 800 on Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

2. Intend to Major in one of the following disciplines at ECSU:

1. Aviation Science

2. Chemistry

3. Computer Science

4. Engineering Technology

5. Mathematics

6. Graphics Design

3. Submit an essay (300-500 words) describing your college goals.

Additionally, 1 student will receive a $5,000 scholarship. To be eligible for this scholarship, the requirements rise to a minimum SAT of 900 or a transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The application process is extremely simple, please have interested students complete the ECSU-APPLE Scholarship Application. All applications must be submitted and received by the selection board not later than March 1, 2016 with scholarship recipients announced March 15, 2016.

Charles Edward Cathey Masonic Scholarship

The Cathey Scholarship, funded by the Freemasons of North Carolina through the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, rewards high school seniors who have demonstrated academic achievement. The Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee selects recipients. To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the equivalent average under the school’s grading system, and be enrolled in an accredited North Carolina high school. The scholarship committee will consider factors including scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular and civic activities, involvement in the community and personal recommendations.

Completed applications, including all required supporting documents, must be sent in one package and postmarked by Friday, March 11, 2016

Send applications to:

Grand Lodge Scholarship Committee

2921 Glenwood Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27608

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
See Mrs. Stallings in the guidance office for an application.

The Captain Ernest W. Fox Perpetual Scholarship Program (FOX)

This program was established to provide an education or training benefit to personnel at the Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center (ARSC) located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. One scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is offered each year and active duty enlisted personnel and officers, civilian employees, and their dependents are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline is March 15, 2016.

Camden County Education Foundation, INC.

The Camden County Education Foundation has 6 different scholarships that are offered to graduating seniors of Camden County. Applications are available in the guidance office and are due not later than April 14, 1016.

NC. Community Foundation - Bartlett Faison Scholarship Fund

Eligibility includes graduating high school seniors from Camden County enrolling full-time at North Carolina State University. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic performance with a 3.0 GPA or better, demonstrated athletic ability, good moral character and demonstrated financial need. Please write down the following unique access code for this scholarship. You will need it to apply in the online system. ACCESS CODE: bartl

Local Contact Ms. Natalie Peel
North Carolina Community Foundation
npeel@nccommunityfoundation.org Application Type NCCF Online Application System Application DueFriday, March 25, 2016

Elizabeth City Jaycees Scholarship Endowment

Graduating seniors from high schools in Camden, Chowan, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. Student must be enrolling full-time in a four year accredited program at a college or university, or full-time at the College of the Albemarle or Roanoke Bible College. Students should possess or demonstrate the following academic success: GPA of 3.0 or above, financial need and service to others through volunteer efforts with schools, church, and/or community. Please write down the following unique access code for this scholarship. You will need i to apply on the online system. Access code: eliza. Application due by Friday, March 25, 2016.

The North Carolina Electronic Security Association $1,500 Scholarship to children of active-duty police and fire personnel

The North Carolina Electronic Security Association, an official chartered chapter of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), is pleased to announce the availability of a college scholarship award to sons and daugh­ters of active-duty police and fire personnel. The scholarship award, in the amount of $1,500, is available to qualified high school seniors. Rules for eligibility and application can be found on our website at www.nc-esa.org. TThis scholarship award is a small way for our industry to say thanks to our very dedicated public safety community, and to help pay for an advanced education for deserving students. If you have questions, please contact Lee Campbell at 919-465-2021. The application deadline date for NCESA is March 25, 2016.

College of the Albemarle Foundation Scholarships

College of The Albemarle Foundation provides more than $160,000 annually in private scholarships. You can visit any of our campus locations for assistance filling out the scholarship application. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Scholarships and Student Aid at (252) 335-0821 x 2355 or email Michelle Askew at: michelle_askew@albemarle.edu. 2016-2017 Foundation Scholarships are available online for admitted students. https://albemarle.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/CMXAdmin/Cmx_Content.aspx?cpId=802

North Carolina Scholarship for Children of War Time Veterans

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.

Applicant must be under age 25 at time of application. The veteran’s qualifying criteria must have occurred during a period of war.

At time of application, applicant must be domiciled and resident of North Carolina.

A. Veteran parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at time of said veteran’s entrance into that period of service in the Armed Forces during which eligibility is established.

OR

B. The applicant, of an eligible veteran, is the natural child or adopted child prior to age 15, who was born in North Carolina and has been a resident of North Carolina continuously since birth.

For more information, visit the attached website: http://www.nc4vets.com/nc-programs.

State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship ***

All seniors meeting the following requirements are eligible: • Must be attending a NC regular public high school. • Must be a US Citizen and resident of NC. • Must be attending one of the 17 UNC system universities (http://www.northcarolina.edu/?q=content/our-17-campuses). • Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. • Must have demonstrated leadership, excellent character, integrity and community involvement. Preference will be given to students whose parents or guardians and family members are public sector employees who live and work in North Carolina. Please stop by the guidance office to receive information about the form and up to 500 word essay. The completed form and essay is due in the guidance office by April 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

Bob R McGuire Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for graduating seniors whose parent is a client of the Child Support Program. Student must be planning to further their education at a two or four-year college and have a minimum 2.0 GPA during their high school year. Stop by the guidance office to pick up an application. Deadline to apply is April 20, 2016.

Apartment List Scholarship

Scholarship details

As a company filled with many college grads, we know that college is an important life endeavor, but one that can be expensive. We couldn’t have graduated without a little help along the way, and we want to give back to the future leaders of America. Therefore, we are offering a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify one or more of Apartment List’s core values:

  • Bold While Pragmatic
  • Endlessly Helpful
  • Making an Impact
  • Driven by Data
  • Succeeding Together
  • Forever Learning

You may have mentored a fellow student, organized a fundraiser for charity, or gone on a humanitarian trip abroad. Whatever your achievements, we want to hear from you!

Eligibility

Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (18) years old who meets one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to Apply

To apply, please submit an application that includes answers to the following questions:

  • What have you done that exemplifies one (or more) of Apartment List’s core values?
  • What is most important to you when choosing a place to call “home”?

Please submit through the Apartment List Scholarship Application Form.

Deadlines

Spring: March 1

Summer: June 1

Fall: September 1

Winter: December 1

Sun Trust Off to College Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Search Databases

There are several scholarship available for military families. Attached are some website: