January Student Services Newsletter
Camden County High School and CamTech High School
It's FAFSA Time!
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.
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.
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***
The Bess and P.P. Gregory Scholarship and Ray Jones Scholarship
- 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.
Selective Service System
North Carolina High School Athletic Association
NCAA Eligibility Center
North Carolina School of Mathematics and Science (NCSSM)
Summer Ventures Applications Due January 31, 2016
Applicants must provide:
- Student application
- Confidential teacher evaluation
- Confidential counselor evaluation
- Evidence of academic performance
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Global Gap Year Fact Sheet: http://admissions.unc.edu/files/2014/09/GGY-Slipsheet.pdf
Winter Open House Information
Davidson College Junior Day Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:15-5:00 p.m.
http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/plan-a-visit/open-house-programs/junior-day Open House Information Registration is open.
East Carolina University, Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day, April 2, 2016
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.
- Please contact Ryan Underwood (email@example.com) with any questions.
School of Nursing
- Friday, January 8th at 9am
- Friday February 19th at 9am
- Friday, March 4th at 1pm
- Friday, April 1st at 9am
- 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
State Employees’ Credit Union “People Helping People” Scholarship ***
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.
NC Motherless Daughters Scholarship - SHEro Incorporated
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to mail completed application (with all required documents) to:
ATTN: Scholarship 2016
P.O. Box 681238
Charlotte, NC 28216
Golden LEAF Scholarship
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 email@example.com. For computer related technical assistance using the online application go to: infosnap.zendesk.com
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