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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Monday, November 12, 2018

Blog #4

College & Scholarships:

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.

North Carolina State University Goodnight Scholars Program


The Goodnight Scholars Program invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines. This investment represents a commitment to our students’ personal, professional, and academic development through scholarship funding, comprehensive programming and enrichment opportunities. The Program empowers Goodnight Scholars to “pay it forward” as transformational leaders at NC State University, in North Carolina, and in the world.

In mid-December, the Goodnight Scholars Program will issue approximately 700-800 invitations to apply to prospective first-year NC State students who have applied for fall 2019 admission. Prospective NC State students who wish to be considered for an invitation to apply may nominate themselves for consideration. This form also allows students to share unique academic and/or financial circumstances that they feel may cause them to be overlooked for an invitation to apply to our Program. The self-nomination form for the Class of 2023 will open on October 15, 2018, and close on December 1, 2018.


Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership


Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students, for whom most are selected by their schools, the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others.

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

LCS will nominate one student and one alternate student to participate in next summer’s State Leadership Seminar. Students must answer the following essay prompt:

Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.

Essays are due to Mrs. Withers by November 15, 2018. Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions about the program.

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!

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.
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Upcoming College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors:


LINCOLNTON CAMPUS:

Nov. 19 from 12:00-1:00 U.S. Naval Academy in Room 165


Monday, October 8, 2018

Blog #3

College & Scholarships:

**College Application Day will be held on October 18th at the Denver and Lincolnton campuses!**

**Several scholarship application deadlines are approaching in the next week!**


Gaston College Open House

Gaston College is holding an Open House on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The Open House will begin at 6pm with a Welcome and short program in the Myers Center where prospective students may learn about Gaston College, various programs, degree opportunities as well as the wide variety of available student services.

Also, there will be break-out sessions to assist with application and FAFSA completion as well as learn about financial aid options.

Tours will be available for prospective students, parents as well as the community to showcase the classroom setting and learn about programs they may be interested in pursuing. Pre-register here by October 11 to be eligible for a special gift!

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.

FAFSA Day is October 27th from 9am - 12pm
Need help filling out the FAFSA? Help is available!
https://www.cfnc.org/static/pdf/FAFSA_Initiative.pdf

North Carolina State University Goodnight Scholars Program


The Goodnight Scholars Program invests in students from low- and middle-income families in North Carolina studying in STEM or STEM education disciplines. This investment represents a commitment to our students’ personal, professional, and academic development through scholarship funding, comprehensive programming and enrichment opportunities. The Program empowers Goodnight Scholars to “pay it forward” as transformational leaders at NC State University, in North Carolina, and in the world.

In mid-December, the Goodnight Scholars Program will issue approximately 700-800 invitations to apply to prospective first-year NC State students who have applied for fall 2019 admission. Prospective NC State students who wish to be considered for an invitation to apply may nominate themselves for consideration. This form also allows students to share unique academic and/or financial circumstances that they feel may cause them to be overlooked for an invitation to apply to our Program. The self-nomination form for the Class of 2023 will open on October 15, 2018, and close on December 1, 2018.


Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership


Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students, for whom most are selected by their schools, the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others.

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

LCS will nominate one student and one alternate student to participate in next summer’s State Leadership Seminar. Students must answer the following essay prompt:

Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.

Essays are due to Mrs. Withers by November 15, 2018. Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions about the program.

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



Horatio Alger Student Association Scholarships

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.


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!

Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill

This prestigious scholarship provides a full four year scholarship, summer enrichment programs, and Discovery Fund grants. Criteria include Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, Physical Vigor, and Leadership. 

Morehead-Cain Scholars are Bright, Collaborative, Self-Aware, Brave, Purposeful, Empathetic, Optimistic, and Original. Lincoln Charter School can endorse two students to compete for this scholarship - nominees who are endorsed by the school will be notified on September 26th.

If you are not one of our school nominees, you can still apply as a self-endorsed student! I encourage everyone who is interested in this scholarship to apply! A student who self-nominates has the same chance of getting the scholarship as a school nominee! 

Go to www.moreheadcain.org to apply! The application deadline is October 15th, 2018.


Park Scholarship at NC State University 

This scholarship provides a full four year scholarship that includes tuition, fees, books, personal expenses, educational trips, retreats, seminars, enrichment grants for research, and international projects. 

The criteria for this scholarship includes scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Lincoln Charter School can endorse two students to compete for this scholarship - these students will be notified on September 26th.

If you are not one of our school nominees, you can still apply as a self-endorsed student! I encourage everyone who is interested in this scholarship to apply! A student who self-nominates has the same chance of getting the scholarship as a school nominee! 

Go to park.ncsu.edu to apply! The application deadline to apply is October 15th, 2018.

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is beginning its eighteenth year at Carolina. Our scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers will open its fifteenth submission period as follows: The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2018. Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps:


Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2018; and,

Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2018. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2019, with final screening concluding in early March, 2019. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2019.



More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/ outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application. If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu. Thank you for passing along word of this unique scholarship to your best writers, our potential applicants.
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Upcoming College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors:

DENVER CAMPUS:

Oct 9 from 11:30-12:30 Lenoir-Rhyne University in Room 124

Oct 11 from 8:00-8:30 UNC Charlotte in Room 123

Oct 15 from 11:30-12:30 Wofford College in Room 124

Oct 16 from 11:30-12:30 Florida Southern in Room 124

Oct 22 from 11:30-12:30 Virginia Commonwealth University in Room 124

Oct 22 from 1:15-1:50 Christopher Newport University in Room TBA

Oct 23 from 11:30-12:30 UNC Asheville in Room 124

Oct 24 from 11:30-12:30 University of South Carolina in Room 124

*David Gelinas, Director of Financial Aid @ Davidson College will be at the Denver campus on October 25th from 7:00-8:00pm in the MPR.  He will be discussing Financial Aid information.


LINCOLNTON CAMPUS:

Oct 25 from 12:30-1:00 Lees-McRae in Room 165

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Underclassmen Announcements:


*Freshmen Experience will take place on October 15th (Denver) and October 16th (Lincolnton). All 9th grade students that register will get the chance to tour Pfeiffer University. This is a mandatory event for Freshmen - please see Mr. Pierce (Denver) or Ms. Kelly (Lincolnton) if financial assistance is needed.

*Sophomore Something will take place on October 17th. All 10th grade students that register will get the chance to tour Appalachian State University. This is a mandatory event for Sophomores - please see Mr. Pierce (Denver) or Ms. Kelly (Lincolnton) if financial assistance is needed.

*Junior Junction will take place on October 19th. Juniors that register will get the chance to tour the campus of North Carolina State University and will be provided valuable information about the college application process..  This is a mandatory event for Juniors - please see Mr. Pierce (Denver) or Ms. Kelly (Lincolnton) if financial assistance is needed.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Blog #2

College & Scholarships:


**College Application Day will be held on October 18th at the Denver and Lincolnton campuses!**

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



Horatio Alger Student Association Scholarships

As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.


Morehead-Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill

This prestigious scholarship provides a full four year scholarship, summer enrichment programs, and Discovery Fund grants. Criteria include Moral Force of Character, Scholarship, Physical Vigor, and Leadership. 

Morehead-Cain Scholars are Bright, Collaborative, Self-Aware, Brave, Purposeful, Empathetic, Optimistic, and Original. Lincoln Charter School can endorse two students to compete for this scholarship - nominees who are endorsed by the school will be notified on September 26th.

If you are not one of our school nominees, you can still apply as a self-endorsed student! I encourage everyone who is interested in this scholarship to apply! A student who self-nominates has the same chance of getting the scholarship as a school nominee! 

Go to www.moreheadcain.org to apply! The application deadline is October 15th, 2018.


Park Scholarship at NC State University 

This scholarship provides a full four year scholarship that includes tuition, fees, books, personal expenses, educational trips, retreats, seminars, enrichment grants for research, and international projects. 

The criteria for this scholarship includes scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Lincoln Charter School can endorse two students to compete for this scholarship - these students will be notified on September 26th.

If you are not one of our school nominees, you can still apply as a self-endorsed student! I encourage everyone who is interested in this scholarship to apply! A student who self-nominates has the same chance of getting the scholarship as a school nominee! 

Go to park.ncsu.edu to apply! The application deadline to apply is October 15th, 2018.


Levine Scholarship at UNC Charlotte

The Levine Scholarship recipients receive full tuition, fees, room, board, books, summer experiences, and a service grant.

Criteria for this scholarship include a commitment to community engagement, a passion for learning that is reflected in an excellent academic record, and a capacity for ethical leadership that beckons fellow students toward a higher standard. 

Lincoln Charter School can nominate an unlimited number of students for this scholarship! If you meet the criteria and would like to be nominated, please e-mail or see Mrs. Woods - all nominations must be made by a school counselor by October 8th, 2018.

Bryan Scholarship at Davidson College

Please let Mrs. Woods know if you may be playing a sport for Davidson College so I can nominate you for the Bryan Award. The nomination deadline is September 20th, 2018.


The United States Senate Youth Scholarship

North Carolina applications and entry materials for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) became available August 1st!

The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science. Student delegates winning the $10,000 scholarship and attending the week-long event in Washington, D.C. in March 2019 will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members and directors from other federal agencies.

  • Deadline for submission in N.C. is October 7, 2018.  
  • For additional information please feel free to contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov


The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is beginning its eighteenth year at Carolina. Our scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers will open its fifteenth submission period as follows: The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2018. Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps:

Step 1) an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2018; and,

Step 2) an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2018. Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered. Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2019, with final screening concluding in early March, 2019. Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2019.



More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/ outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application. If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu. Thank you for passing along word of this unique scholarship to your best writers, our potential applicants.

Upcoming College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors:

DENVER CAMPUS:


Sept 18 from 11:30-12:30 High Point Univ in Room 124

Sept 19 from 11:30-12:30 Gardner-Webb in Room 124

Sept 24 from 11:30-12:30 Johnson & Wales University in Room 124

Sept 25 from 11:30-12:30 Appalachian State Uni in Room 124

Sept 26 from 11:30-12:30 Queens University in Room 124

Sept 26 from 10:30-11:30 Charleston Southern University in Room TBA

Sept 26 from 12:00-1:00 NC Central University in Room TBA

Oct 3 from 10:30-11:30 Presbyterian College in Room TBA

Oct 3 from 11:30-12:30 UNC Greensboro in Room 124

Oct 4 from 10:30-11:30 RIBN (Nursing Program @ Lenoir-Rhyne) in Room TBA

Oct 4 from 2:15-2:50 Xavier University in Room TBA

Oct 8 from 11:30-12:30 Auburn University in Room TBA

Oct 8 from 11:30-12:30 Campbell University in Room TBA

Oct 9 from 11:30-12:30 Lenoir-Rhyne University in Room 124

Oct 11 from 8:00-8:30 UNC Charlotte in Room TBA

Oct 15 from 11:30-12:30 Wofford College in Room 124

Oct 16 from 11:30-12:30 Florida Southern in Room 124

Oct 22 from 11:30-12:30 Virginia Commonwealth University in Room 124

Oct 22 from 1:15-1:50 Christopher Newport University in Room TBA

Oct 23 from 11:30-12:30 UNC Asheville in Room 124

Oct 24 from 11:30-12:30 University of South Carolina in Room 124

*Timeka Ruffin from CFNC will be at the Denver campus on October 9th from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the MPR.  She will be discussing Financial Aid information.

*David Gelinas, Director of Financial Aid @ Davidson College will be at the Denver campus on October 25th from 7:00-8:00pm in the MPR.  He will be discussing Financial Aid information.

LINCOLNTON CAMPUS:


September 18 from 12:00-1:00 Lees-McRae in Room 165

September 19 from 12:00-1:00 Gardner-Webb in Room 165

September 26 from 8:00-9:00 Appalachian State in Room 165

September 26 from 12:00-1:00 High Point University in Room 165

September 28 from 12:00-1:00 Palm Beach Atlantic in Room 165

October 2 from 12:00-1:00 Lenoir-Rhyne University in Room 165

*Timeka Ruffin from CFNC will be at the Lincolnton campus on October 3rd from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. in the band room.  She will be discussing Financial Aid information.

Underclassmen Announcements:


*David Gelinas, Director of Financial Aid @ Davidson College will be at the Denver campus on October 25th from 7:00-8:00pm in the MPR. He will be discussing Financial Aid information.

*Barry Hawkins, Admissions Counselor @ North Carolina School of Science & Math will be at the Lincolnton campus on September 10 from 12:00-1:00 in Room 165.

*Sophomore Something will take place on October 17th. All 10th grade students that register will get the chance to tour Appalachian State University. This is a mandatory event for Sophomores - please see Mr. Pierce (Denver) or Ms. Kelly (Lincolnton) if financial assistance is needed.

*Junior Junction will take place on October 19th. Juniors that register will get the chance to tour the campus of North Carolina State University and will be provided valuable information about the college application process.. This is a mandatory event for Juniors - please see Mr. Pierce (Denver) or Ms. Kelly (Lincolnton) if financial assistance is needed.


*NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program Click it or Ticket Scholar-Athlete Essay Contest

DEADLINE: Sunday, September 30 at 11:59 pm

Student-Athletes can write a 400-word or less essay for a chance to win prizes from the NCHSAA! Here is the prompt: Explain why, as a scholar athlete, you feel that some teens do not wear their seatbelts and what you would do to encourage them to always buckle up.

Click here for the Scholar-Athlete Essay Competition application and to learn more about the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program Scholar-Athlete Program! #BuckleUp #ClickitorTicket


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Blog #1


The United States Senate Youth Scholarship

North Carolina applications and entry materials for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) became available August 1st!  

The United States Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors interested in pursuing college coursework in history or political science.  Student delegates winning the $10,000 scholarship and attending the week-long event in Washington, D.C. in March 2019 will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members and directors from other federal agencies.



  • Deadline for submission in N.C. is October 7, 2018.  
  • For additional information please feel free to contact Michelle McLaughlin at michelle.mclaughlin@dpi.nc.gov


The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship

The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship is beginning its eighteenth year at Carolina.  Our scholarship for full undergraduate support for student writers will open its fifteenth submission period as follows:  The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship will receive applications beginning September 1st, 2018.  Our Thomas Wolfe Scholarship application process involves two (2) steps:


Step 1)  an application to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by October 15th, 2018; and,

Step 2)  an application to the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship by November 15th, 2018.  Students must apply to both the University and the Scholarship to be considered.  Preliminary screening will be completed in January, 2019, with final screening concluding in early March, 2019.  Three outstanding candidates will be brought to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for interviews, and a final decision will be made in early April, 2019.

More complete information on The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, including the application form, is available on the University's website at http://englishcomplit.unc.edu/creative/scholarship/ outlining the features, procedures, documents, and specific requirements for application.  If you have any questions, please email TWS@unc.edu.  Thank you for passing along word of this unique scholarship to your best writers, our potential applicants.

The college application and admission process can be a confusing time for students and families. Here is a great resource for helping you navigate through items like the essay, college visits, financial aid, and more: Navigating the Admission Process

Upcoming College Representative Visits for Juniors and Seniors:

DENVER CAMPUS:
  • September 10 from 11:30-12:30 Davidson College will be on campus in Room 124
  • September 12 from 11:30-12:30 Winthrop Univ in Room 124
  • Sept 17 from 11:30-12:30 East Carolina Univ in Room 124
  • Sept 18 from 11:30-12:30 High Point Univ in Room 124
  • Sept 25 from 11:30-12:30 Appalachian State Uni in Room 124
  • Oct 16 from 11:30-12:30 Florida Southern in Room 124
  • Oct 23 from 11:30-12:30 UNC Asheville in Room 12


Timeka Ruffin from CFNC will be at the Denver campus on October 9th from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in the MPR.  She will be discussing Financial Aid information.