January Student Services Newsletter

Camden County High School and CamTech High School

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It's FAFSA Time!


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) FAFSA Week - State Employees'Credit Union, Camden Branch***

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=

The Bess and P.P. Gregory Scholarship and Ray Jones Scholarship

The Elizabeth City Foundation administers two scholarship trust funds that award scholarships to students residing in Camden and Pasquotank Counties:
  • The Bess Tillett/P. P. Gregory Scholarship Fund provides funds for college expenses for students residing in Camden County.
  • The Ray S. Jones Scholarship Fund provides funds for college expenses for students residing in Camden or Pasquotank Counties.
Mr. David Griffin, a representative for the scholarship, will be holding a meeting on Monday, February 1st at 9:45 to talk with every seniors about the process on how to apply.

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.

Enrichment Opportunities

North Carolina School of Mathematics and Science (NCSSM)

Interested sophomores, all electronic application submissions must be made by 11:59 pm on January 15, 2016. Should you have questions or need assistance, you may contact the NCSSM via email at:


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Summer Ventures Applications Due January 31, 2016

http://www.ncssm.edu/summerventures/admissions "Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers."

Applicants must provide:

  • Student application
  • Confidential teacher evaluation
  • Confidential counselor evaluation
  • Evidence of academic performance
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Project Uplift

Project Uplift is a special program that enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus. Students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students, and participating in cultural and social activities. The individual program dates are May 19-21, May 26-28, June 2-4, and June 9-11. There is a nonrefundable $35 program fee (fee waivers are available for students with demonstrated need) and transportation is not included. Project Uplift is designed for outstanding African American, Native American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, low income, rural and other rising seniors from historically underserved populations. Nominated students are invited to spend two days on campus to experience the academic rigor and social climate of UNC. FAQs: http://diversity.unc.edu/resources/prospective-students/summer-institutes/project-uplift/project-uplift-faqs/

Camden County High School and CamTech High School juniors who would like to be considered for nomination should contact Sharon Wisinger, School Counselor by Friday, January 15, 2016, 3:30 p.m. All nominated student applications are due January 31, 2016 via http://go.unc.edu/Lc29H

North Carolina Renaissance (current Sophomores, particularly from rural counties of North Carolina)

"The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural communities for an educational four-day enrichment program. The objective of the program is to inspire high-achieving scholars to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills. The program will run May 11-14, 2016. There is a $25, non-refundable registration fee that covers all program materials, lodging, and meals (travel is not included)."

FAQs: http://diversity.unc.edu/resources/prospective-students/summer-institutes/north-carolina-renaissance/ncr-faq/ If you have any questions about the program, please contact ncr@unc.edu Applications http://diversity.unc.edu/resources/prospective-students/summer-institutes/north-carolina-renaissance/participant-applications/ are due January 31, 2016. Transcript: Ask Ms. Stallings, Student Services Secretary, for a hard copy of your transcript and then scan and email yourself a copy of your transcript and upload the file as an attachment to the application.

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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Barton College Open House Saturday, January 23, 2016

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

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Campbell University Visitation Day Friday, January 15, 2016

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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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Elizabeth City State University Open House Saturday, January 30, 2016

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ecsu.edu/admissions/open-house/index.html
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https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college Scholarship and financial aid information.
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University of North Carolina Wilmington


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.


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

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. • 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 for information on this scholarship. Deadline to be turned into the guidance office is April 4, 2016.

National FFA Scholarships

2016 National FFA Scholarship Program Dates

  • Nov. 15, 2015 application opens
  • Feb. 1, 2016 (5 p.m. EST application closes)
  • Feb. 8, 2016 Signature page must be postmarked and mailed

In 2015, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.7 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants.

Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.

The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

Apply at www.ffa.org/scholarships starting November 15th. An online application MUST be completed for students to be eligible for any FFA scholarships. The students have the opportunity to view the application requirements and start crafting their answers on a separate document before the application opens.

Scholarships for Dreamers

This scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates with demonstrated financial need who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Students who are currently enrolled in college are not eligible. Scholars are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Either graduate from high school or earn your GED diploma by the end of the 2015-2016 academic year or have already graduated or earned your GED diploma;
  • Have earned a high school un-weighted GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or an equivalent GED score);
  • Not have enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits (excluding credits earned while in a high school pre-college, dual enrollment program, advanced placement testing, or through the College Level Examination Program CLEP);
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program at one of TheDream.US Partner Colleges within one year of receiving the Scholarship;
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution;
  • Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
  • Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval; and
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need.
Apply at www.thedream.us/scholars. Deadline is February 15, 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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/

Scholarship Search Databases

College Search Resources

U.S. Department of Education, College Scorecard

http://CollegeScorecard.ed.gov Federal data on the performance of U.S. institutions is used to compare schools.

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

College Navigator, U.S. Department of Education

https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics college search tool.

GI Bill Benefits Comparison Tool

https://www.vets.gov/gi-bill-comparison-tool "Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, this tool will help you make the most of them." Learn about education programs and compare estimated benefits by school.


http://www.payscale.com/college-roi/roi-by-income-level College (return-on-investment) and net price information by income level

College Abacus

https://collegeabacus.org/ College search process information for students with low-income.


https://collegeabacus.org/ College student reviews, college rankings, and scholarship information.

U.S. News & World Report

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges College search process based on profile information and rankings


https://www.chegg.com/schools Search for colleges by categories