Saturday, February 9, 2019

Blog #8


We would like to extend a big thank you to all of those who attended the 9th-11th grade Parent Information Sessions last week. 

Because we shared a large amount of information and because it can be difficult to attend evening sessions with other work and family obligations, we have posted the information from our presentations on the College Resources page. The link is entitled College Info Session Packet - 2019 and the information can also be directly accessed through the link below:

As always, the process of college preparation, application, and selection is a journey, and we are available to you and your student every step of the way.

Thank you for all that you do to support your students and Lincoln Charter School. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Denver Campus:
Shavon Robinson shavon.robinson@lincolncharter.org
Barb Woods barb.woods@lincolncharter.org
704-483-6611

Lincolnton Campus:
Nicola Withers nicola.withers@lincolncharter.org
704-736-9888

Latin Honors Criteria for 2018-2019
Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude:  4.25-4.35 Weighted, 4.0 Unweighted GPA

* Effective for school year 2018-2019.  Subject to change annually until the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.

College & Scholarships:

North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship 

The 2019 NCCSC Scholarship and Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship application is now available. The scholarship is available to all North Carolina residents who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College, or Technical School. In addition, at least one parent must be a member of the NCCSC, or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support Services or Clerk of Court Services). 

The deadline is April 19, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the co-chairs:

Sonya Scott 252-902-1314 sonya.scott@pittcountync.gov

Elizabeth Roach 828-884-3263 eroach@tconc.org


Important Information for UNC Chapel Hill

Spring Schedule Changes: Please have your students get in touch.

If your students have applied for admission to UNC Chapel Hill and are requesting a change to their senior schedule, please have them email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu and include the following information in their email:

  • Spring 2019 schedule as it appeared on their original application
  • The change they have made or intend to make
  • The reason(s) for the change
Because strength of curriculum is an important factor in our admissions decision, a change to a student's senior schedule could potentially impact their final admissions decision. We'll get in touch with your students if they've indicated a change that we have questions about.


Brevard College HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Fall 2019 incoming first-year and transfer students, Brevard College offers a Half-Tuition Scholarship to high school and community college graduates from the following counties:

All counties in North Carolina are eligible for a Half-Tuition Scholarship!

You must receive an offer of acceptance to receive your Half-Tuition Scholarship. Apply for admission today!

Getting into college can be complicated and overwhelming. To support students and families, the College Board has introduced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship program. It’s unique because it serves as a simple college planning guide for all students. It explains what to do and when to do it.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education.

The six steps in this program help students plan by making a good starter college list, help them prepare so they can take their best shot, and help them pay for college. The six actions are:

Building a College List—Students get started by exploring colleges they’re interested in.

Practicing for the SAT—Students use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.

Improving SAT Scores—Students show how practice pays off by improving their SAT scores.

Strengthening Their College List—Students make sure their college list is a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

Completing the FAFSA—Students fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

Applying to Colleges—Students apply to the schools they want to attend.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different from other scholarship programs because they’re about how much students grow, not how high they score. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships don’t require an essay or an application and don’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, the program rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort that students put in and actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a college scholarship.

The College Board is investing $25 million over five years. A total of $5 million is available for each graduating class, beginning with the class of 2020. All students are invited.

Students can sign up at CB.org/Opportunity. The program officially launches in December. However, students can start today by going to BigFuture to make a starter list of six colleges they’re interested in. Just by making that list, students earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Then students can take the next step toward earning a $40,000 scholarship by going to SATPractice.org to receive free, personalized practice on Khan Academy.

This past summer, the N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program (CJFP) was passed by the North Carolina legislature. The mission of the Criminal Justice Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school seniors and graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year this program will fund fellowships for high school seniors and graduates in eligible counties who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of N.C. in a field within the criminal justice profession.

The Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable education loans for high school seniors and graduates who agree to enter a criminal justice profession in an eligible county in N.C. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school. Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession within N.C. for 4 years in an eligible county. One hundred fellowships will be awarded each year and the first class will begin in the fall of 2019. The application for the Criminal Justice Fellows Program opened January 1st 2019 and is due April 15, 2019.

Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship or The North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship

The 2019 NCCSC Scholarship and Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship application is now available.  The scholarship is available to all North Carolina residents who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College, or Technical School.  In addition, at least one parent must be a member of the NCCSC, or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support Services or Clerk of Court Services).

CHILD SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:
1. At least one parent must be a member of the North Carolina Child Support Council or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support services or Clerk of Court services).

2.  Applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and a graduating high school senior.

3.  Applicant must have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College or Technical School.  Applicant needs to attach a copy of the acceptance letter.

4.  Applicant must have maintained an overall C average or above during his/her high school career.

*Please see your counselor for more information. The deadline is April 19, 2019.

The FAFSA is now open!

Students must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for state and federal financial aid. Colleges must have this information before they can offer financial aid award packages. These funds are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, please ask your counselor.

Denver Campus: SENIORS please do not forget to give Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods a copy of your college acceptance letters and any scholarships you are awarded. We will announce your acceptances on Fridays.

Along w/ finalizing your FAFSA, students are encouraged to complete their North Carolina Residential Determination Service.  Students are welcomed to meet w/ Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods for assistance.

College Knowledge:

It is often assumed that strong SAT Subject Test scores are a nice cherry-on-top to submit with your college application. Yet, in the case of a select group of institutions, SAT Subject Tests are a requisite part of the sundae. Applicants at the following schools are required or recommended to take SAT Subject Tests:

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton University
Rice University
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University

Please note that this list will be updated in August 2019. For additional college lists, be sure to check out our Dataverse.

Upcoming College Visits for Juniors and Seniors:
Lincolnton:
2/20 Campbell University 12:00-1:00 in room 165
3/28 University of Alabama- Huntsville 12:00-1:00 in room 165.

Denver:
2/11 East Tennessee State University 11:33-12:28- location TBD

Other Upcoming Enrichment Opportunities:

North Carolina Renaissance (NCR)

Application is open!

Students still have time to apply for North Carolina Renaissance, which is a summer enrichment and college access program hosted by UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The deadline to apply for North Carolina Renaissance is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

APPLY: North Carolina Renaissance 2019

The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural North Carolina communities for an educational four-day enrichment program in July.

Triangle Youth Leadership Conference

It’s that time of year again…applications for the 10th annual Triangle Youth Leadership Conference are NOW OPEN!

We hope that your student had a wonderful time at TYLC last year - we would love to see them again in February 2019! Our participant feedback shows that students who attend the conference for more than one year have an even bigger benefit than students who come for just one because their familiarity with the structure of the conference allows them to dive right in and take full advantage of their experience.

This year’s conference will feature some BRAND NEW workshops, and our keynote speaker is NCSU Alum Steven Mazur, Shark Tank featured business owner and founder of Triangle Youth Leadership Services! Our tenth annual conference is not one to miss, so make sure your student submits their application sooner rather than later!To find out more about the conference (and apply!),
visit triangleleadership.com

Engineering Summer Academy @ Penn
Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th - 12th) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework.  The 3-week Summer Academy combines sophisticated theory with hand-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Students can earn college credit in one of our six programs: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology or Robotics.  Visit https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/ for more information on application deadline, program dates, etc.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Blog #7

Latin Honors Criteria for 2018-2019


Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude:  4.25-4.35 Weighted, 4.0 Unweighted GPA

* Effective for school year 2018-2019.  Subject to change annually until the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.

College & Scholarships:

North Carolina Child Support Council Scholarship

The 2019 NCCSC Scholarship and Bob R. McGuire Memorial Scholarship application is now available. The scholarship is available to all North Carolina residents who have been accepted by a North Carolina school of higher learning: a College, University, Community College, or Technical School. In addition, at least one parent must be a member of the NCCSC, or a client of the Child Support Program (through either Child Support Services or Clerk of Court Services).

The deadline is April 19, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the co-chairs:

Sonya Scott 252-902-1314 sonya.scott@pittcountync.gov

Elizabeth Roach 828-884-3263 eroach@tconc.org


LGFCU Scholarship

Local Govennment Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) helps you pay for college, trade or graduate school expenses.

Each year, we award 120 one-year college scholarships for graduating high school seniors and students attending colleges, universities, graduate and trade schools. All scholarships are for $1,000, payable in one installment to the school, and may be applied to tuition, textbooks, computers or other fees.
Application requirements

LGFCU members in good standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship. A member in good standing is not overdrawn on Checking or Share Accounts, and has not defaulted on LGFCU loans. UTMA Accounts do not qualify. Applicants also must:

Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0

Be a full-time graduate, undergraduate or trade school student

Submit official school transcripts

Have an individual Share Account or a joint Share Account with a parent or guardian

Scholarship selection process

The LGFCU Scholarship Committee selects the winners, who are notified in April.

If you have questions about the application process, email us at scholarships@lgfcu.org or call us toll-free at 800.344.4846.

STATUS: Now accepting applications online! Deadline is February 1, 2019.

Important Information for UNC Chapel Hill

Spring Schedule Changes: Please have your students get in touch.

If your students have applied for admission to UNC Chapel Hill and are requesting a change to their senior schedule, please have them email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu and include the following information in their email:

  • Spring 2019 schedule as it appeared on their original application
  • The change they have made or intend to make
  • The reason(s) for the change
Because strength of curriculum is an important factor in our admissions decision, a change to a student's senior schedule could potentially impact their final admissions decision. We'll get in touch with your students if they've indicated a change that we have questions about.

Brevard College HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Fall 2019 incoming first-year and transfer students, Brevard College offers a Half-Tuition Scholarship to high school and community college graduates from the following counties:

All counties in North Carolina are eligible for a Half-Tuition Scholarship!

You must receive an offer of acceptance to receive your Half-Tuition Scholarship. Apply for admission today!

Getting into college can be complicated and overwhelming. To support students and families, the College Board has introduced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship program. It’s unique because it serves as a simple college planning guide for all students. It explains what to do and when to do it.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education.

The six steps in this program help students plan by making a good starter college list, help them prepare so they can take their best shot, and help them pay for college. The six actions are:

Building a College List—Students get started by exploring colleges they’re interested in.

Practicing for the SAT—Students use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.

Improving SAT Scores—Students show how practice pays off by improving their SAT scores.

Strengthening Their College List—Students make sure their college list is a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

Completing the FAFSA—Students fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

Applying to Colleges—Students apply to the schools they want to attend.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different from other scholarship programs because they’re about how much students grow, not how high they score. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships don’t require an essay or an application and don’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, the program rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort that students put in and actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a college scholarship.

The College Board is investing $25 million over five years. A total of $5 million is available for each graduating class, beginning with the class of 2020. All students are invited.

Students can sign up at CB.org/Opportunity. The program officially launches in December. However, students can start today by going to BigFuture to make a starter list of six colleges they’re interested in. Just by making that list, students earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Then students can take the next step toward earning a $40,000 scholarship by going to SATPractice.org to receive free, personalized practice on Khan Academy.

The FAFSA is now open!

Students must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for state and federal financial aid. Colleges must have this information before they can offer financial aid award packages. These funds are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, please ask your counselor.

Denver Campus: SENIORS please do not forget to give Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods a copy of your college acceptance letters and any scholarships you are awarded. We will announce your acceptances on Fridays.

Along w/ finalizing your FAFSA, students are encouraged to complete their North Carolina Residential Determination Service.  Students are welcomed to meet w/ Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods for assistance.


Upcoming College Visits for Juniors and Seniors:

Lincolnton:
2/6 East Carolina University 12:00-1:00 in room 165
2/20 Campbell University 12:00-1:00 in room 165
3/28 University of Alabama- Huntsville 12:00-1:00 in room 165.

Other Upcoming Enrichment Opportunities:

North Carolina Renaissance (NCR)

Application is open!

Students still have time to apply for North Carolina Renaissance, which is a summer enrichment and college access program hosted by UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The deadline to apply for North Carolina Renaissance is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

APPLY: North Carolina Renaissance 2019

The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural North Carolina communities for an educational four-day enrichment program in July.

Triangle Youth Leadership Conference


It’s that time of year again…applications for the 10th annual Triangle Youth Leadership Conference are NOW OPEN!

We hope that your student had a wonderful time at TYLC last year - we would love to see them again in February 2019! Our participant feedback shows that students who attend the conference for more than one year have an even bigger benefit than students who come for just one because their familiarity with the structure of the conference allows them to dive right in and take full advantage of their experience.

This year’s conference will feature some BRAND NEW workshops, and our keynote speaker is NCSU Alum Steven Mazur, Shark Tank featured business owner and founder of Triangle Youth Leadership Services! Our tenth annual conference is not one to miss, so make sure your student submits their application sooner rather than later!To find out more about the conference (and apply!), visittriangleleadership.com

Engineering Summer Academy @ Penn
Penn Engineering offers a unique program for a selective group of high school students (rising 10th - 12th) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework.  The 3-week Summer Academy combines sophisticated theory with hand-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Students can earn college credit in one of our six programs: Biotechnology, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Complex Networks, Nanotechnology or Robotics.  Visit https://esap.seas.upenn.edu/ for more information on application deadline, program dates, etc.





Monday, January 7, 2019

Blog #6

Latin Honors Criteria for 2018-2019

Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude:  4.25-4.35 Weighted, 4.0 Unweighted GPA

* Effective for school year 2018-2019.  Subject to change annually until the conclusion of the 2018-2019 school year.

College & Scholarships:

The Kyle Byrd Memorial Scholarship

The North Carolina JCI Senate offers a scholarship to graduating North Carolina seniors. The application and information are available at:
http://www.ncjcisenate.org/KyleByrdMemorialScholarship.aspx.

North Carolina awards at least (2) $500 scholarships. Additionally, North Carolina submits (2) applications to the United States JCI Senate to participate in the national scholarship program. The U.S. JCI Senate awards various $1,000 scholarships.


The FAFSA is now open!

Students must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for state and federal financial aid. Colleges must have this information before they can offer financial aid award packages. These funds are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, please ask your counselor.

Denver Campus: SENIORS please do not forget to give Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods a copy of your college acceptance letters and any scholarships you are awarded. We will announce your acceptances on Fridays.

King Law Gives Back Scholarship

King Law Gives Back is offering scholarship opportunities to recognize outstanding leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Up to four, $500 scholarships will be awarded to Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina graduating high school seniors.

Eligibility Requirements:
-Applicants must live and attend high school in a county where a King Law location is established. A complete list of our Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina locations can be found here.

-Must be a high school senior

-Plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary education institution during the academic year following high school graduation, Fall 2018

-Submit a written personal essay via our online application on the following topic: “small towns. big relationships.” Describe what this means to you and why it is a part of who you are.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Brevard College HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Fall 2019 incoming first-year and transfer students, Brevard College offers a Half-Tuition Scholarship to high school and community college graduates from the following counties:

All counties in North Carolina are eligible for a Half-Tuition Scholarship!

You must receive an offer of acceptance to receive your Half-Tuition Scholarship. Apply for admission today!



Important Information for UNC Chapel Hill

Spring Schedule Changes: Please have your students get in touch.

If your students have applied for admission to UNC Chapel Hill and are requesting a change to their senior schedule, please have them email us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu and include the following information in their email:

  • Spring 2019 schedule as it appeared on their original application
  • The change they have made or intend to make
  • The reason(s) for the change
Because strength of curriculum is an important factor in our admissions decision, a change to a student's senior schedule could potentially impact their final admissions decision. We'll get in touch with your students if they've indicated a change that we have questions about.

Getting into college can be complicated and overwhelming. To support students and families, the College Board has introduced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship program. It’s unique because it serves as a simple college planning guide for all students. It explains what to do and when to do it.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education.

The six steps in this program help students plan by making a good starter college list, help them prepare so they can take their best shot, and help them pay for college. The six actions are:

Building a College List—Students get started by exploring colleges they’re interested in.

Practicing for the SAT—Students use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.

Improving SAT Scores—Students show how practice pays off by improving their SAT scores.

Strengthening Their College List—Students make sure their college list is a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

Completing the FAFSA—Students fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

Applying to Colleges—Students apply to the schools they want to attend.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different from other scholarship programs because they’re about how much students grow, not how high they score. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships don’t require an essay or an application and don’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, the program rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort that students put in and actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a college scholarship.

The College Board is investing $25 million over five years. A total of $5 million is available for each graduating class, beginning with the class of 2020. All students are invited.

Students can sign up at CB.org/Opportunity. The program officially launches in December. However, students can start today by going to BigFuture to make a starter list of six colleges they’re interested in. Just by making that list, students earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Then students can take the next step toward earning a $40,000 scholarship by going to SATPractice.org to receive free, personalized practice on Khan Academy.




Other Upcoming Enrichment Opportunities:

UNC Chapel Hill Project Uplift and North Carolina Renaissance (NCR)

Application is open!

Students still have time to apply for Project Uplift, Uplift Plus, and North Carolina Renaissance, which are summer enrichment and college access programs hosted by UNC's Office for Diversity and Inclusion. The application deadline for Project Uplift and Uplift Plus is January 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., and the deadline to apply for North Carolina Renaissance is February 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Students may apply for these programs via the following links:

Project Uplift 2019

North Carolina Renaissance 2019

Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus over two days in May or June. 

Uplift PLUS is a rigorous 5-week program for high-achieving, in-state, Project Uplift participants. Students participate in a three-credit English course, engage in research, and much more while staying on campus. Students may express interest in Uplift PLUS by writing a supplemental essay within their Project Uplift application. There is no separate application.

The North Carolina Renaissance (NCR) program invites rising juniors from rural North Carolina communities for an educational four-day enrichment program in July.

Triangle Youth Leadership Conference


It’s that time of year again…applications for the 10th annual Triangle Youth Leadership Conference are NOW OPEN!

We hope that your student had a wonderful time at TYLC last year - we would love to see them again in February 2019! Our participant feedback shows that students who attend the conference for more than one year have an even bigger benefit than students who come for just one because their familiarity with the structure of the conference allows them to dive right in and take full advantage of their experience.

This year’s conference will feature some BRAND NEW workshops, and our keynote speaker is NCSU Alum Steven Mazur, Shark Tank featured business owner and founder of Triangle Youth Leadership Services! Our tenth annual conference is not one to miss, so make sure your student submits their application sooner rather than later!To find out more about the conference (and apply!), visit triangleleadership.com


Underclassmen Announcements:

Parents of Juniors: The Counseling Dept. visited all Junior homerooms and students were given a copy of their transcript. The topics covered include:

*What colleges look for upon acceptance

*The difference in GPAs

*How to register for ACTs and/or SATs and the highest score for each

*How to research admission requirements under “prospective students”

*Finishing this year strong

*NCVPS and Gaston registrations for next semester

Parents and students are welcome to meet with Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods for any questions you may have.

Academic Counselors will meet with 10th and 9th graders soon. This will be in addition to course registration for 2019-20 classes.



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Blog #5

College & Scholarships:


The FAFSA is now open!

Students must complete a FAFSA in order to be considered for state and federal financial aid. Colleges must have this information before they can offer financial aid award packages. These funds are first come, first serve. If you have any questions, please ask your counselor.

Denver Campus: SENIORS please do not forget to give Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods a copy of your college acceptance letters and any scholarships you are awarded. We will announce your acceptances on Fridays.

King Law Gives Back Scholarship

King Law Gives Back is offering scholarship opportunities to recognize outstanding leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Up to four, $500 scholarships will be awarded to Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina graduating high school seniors.

Eligibility Requirements:
-Applicants must live and attend high school in a county where a King Law location is established. A complete list of our Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina locations can be found here.

-Must be a high school senior

-Plan to enroll at an accredited post-secondary education institution during the academic year following high school graduation, Fall 2018

-Submit a written personal essay via our online application on the following topic: “small towns. big relationships.” Describe what this means to you and why it is a part of who you are.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

Brevard College HALF-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

For Fall 2019 incoming first-year and transfer students, Brevard College offers a Half-Tuition Scholarship to high school and community college graduates from the following counties:

All counties in North Carolina are eligible for a Half-Tuition Scholarship!

You must receive an offer of acceptance to receive your Half-Tuition Scholarship. Apply for admission today!

Getting into college can be complicated and overwhelming. To support students and families, the College Board has introduced the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a first-of-its-kind national scholarship program. It’s unique because it serves as a simple college planning guide for all students. It explains what to do and when to do it.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships lay out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Completing each step will earn a chance for a scholarship; completing all six will earn students a chance to win $40,000 for their college education.

The six steps in this program help students plan by making a good starter college list, help them prepare so they can take their best shot, and help them pay for college. The six actions are:

Building a College List—Students get started by exploring colleges they’re interested in.

Practicing for the SAT—Students use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day.

Improving SAT Scores—Students show how practice pays off by improving their SAT scores.

Strengthening Their College List—Students make sure their college list is a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

Completing the FAFSA—Students fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

Applying to Colleges—Students apply to the schools they want to attend.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different from other scholarship programs because they’re about how much students grow, not how high they score. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships don’t require an essay or an application and don’t have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. Instead, the program rewards all students’ efforts and actions on their way to college. The more effort that students put in and actions they complete, the more chances they have to earn a college scholarship.

The College Board is investing $25 million over five years. A total of $5 million is available for each graduating class, beginning with the class of 2020. All students are invited.

Students can sign up at CB.org/Opportunity. The program officially launches in December. However, students can start today by going to BigFuture to make a starter list of six colleges they’re interested in. Just by making that list, students earn a chance for a $500 scholarship. Then students can take the next step toward earning a $40,000 scholarship by going to SATPractice.org to receive free, personalized practice on Khan Academy.




Upcoming College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors:

LINCOLNTON CAMPUS: 

Duke Kunshan University 12/6/18 from 12:00-1:00 in Room 165


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