• Feb112016

    POSTED AT 07:46 AM

    Go to 

    www.go.BBB.org/greensboro-scholarship to apply.

    Deadline to apply:  March 4th.
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    POSTED AT 01:23 PM

    Seniors -   Please see your 2nd period teacher or see Mrs. Oxendine for a copy of the latest Senior Connection (February 2016).
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    POSTED AT 12:05 PM

    Just a reminder about the 2016 Martha Guy Summer Institute Program a great summer experience for your high school juniors interested in perusing a degree in business. Below are details about the program that you can pass along to your students and their parents:

    The “best” summer opportunity awaits you on the campus of Appalachian State University.  The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) has a solid, 12-year history of inspiring students through exploration of the business world, and we are now accepting applications for our 2016 Cohort.


    Unique aspects of MGSI:

    ·  Unlike most summer opportunities, MGSI combines a residential experience with out of state travel.  Following two weeks on campus at Appalachian State University, the program concludes with a week of travel to various business and cultural/entertainment sites. This year we will be traveling to Hershey, PA and New York City.

    ·  Each MGSI class is small. Twenty-four students are selected. The group size provides a much more intimate, personal experience for each participant.

    ·  It is quite affordable considering the extensive travel, excursions and activities; tuition is $1,500 plus a meal plan fee of $325**Need-based scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

    Which students are well suited for MGSI?

    ·  We are seeking students who have a sincere interest in business as a college major and demonstrate leadership potential.  Some candidates have an entrepreneurial spirit, or have unique or extensive part-time work experience.   Also consider your most competitive students among under-represented groups and populations.  Interested students should demonstrate academic achievement. 

    ·  Students who embrace and appreciate new people, opportunities and experiences are ideal for MGSI.  They should also be well-prepared to be away from home and able to manage a demanding schedule.

    ·  Application deadline is February 26th 2016

      Thank you for your interest in this program!  We look forward to hearing from you.


    Feel free to contact me at mgsi@appstate.edu or 1-877-APP-MGSI

    (277-6474) with questions.



    Barbara J Rule

    Director, Martha Guy Summer Institute

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    POSTED AT 12:01 PM

    Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically-talented, rising sophomores and juniors prepare for college. Over the course of the day, students will:

    • Learn techniques for approaching the ACT
    • Explore the Carolina campus and its wide-ranging academic opportunities
    • Learn how to manage the college application process
    • Connect with other outstanding students from across the country
    This program is free to students excluding travel costs. 

    How do I nominate a student?
    To nominate your outstanding students, simply direct them to the resource page for Heels for Success. Thewebpage contains instructions on how to apply and has a link to the application.

    The deadline for students to submit their applications is March 15, 2016

    Please note: you do not need to send a transcript on behalf of your students. Instead, students are asked to answer questions on the application about their courses and grades. 

    Who is eligible for nomination?
    Heels for Success is designed for high achieving rising sophomores and juniors from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented students, first-generation college students, and those from rural areas or disadvantaged backgrounds. 

    Students should be:

    • Academically motivated
    • Rank in the top 10% of their class
    • Be enrolled in a curriculum that includes (or will include) AP/IB/dual enrollment courses, foreign language, and advanced mathematics
    • Show active involvement in extracurricular activities
    • Have demonstrated leadership

    When will students know if they have been selected? 
    Students will be emailed their decision by April 30, 2016.

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    POSTED AT 12:00 PM

    Carolina sets 11th consecutive record for first-year applications

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has set an 11th consecutive record for first-year applications – an increase of 12 percent over last year and the second largest increase within the last 25 years.

    As of Jan. 25, Carolina’s 35,748 first-year applicants come from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 124 countries outside the United States. At least 11,307 of the applicants are North Carolina residents, which is an increase of 10 percent over last year. Applications from global students total 3,778 and reflect an increase of 19 percent over last year.

    “We continue to be grateful that so many terrific students are considering us for the next step in their academic journeys,” said Stephen Farmer, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions. “Their interest in Carolina reinforces our commitment to treating each applicant with the greatest of care and respect.”

    Applicants from low-income households, as indicated by their qualification for an application fee waiver, rose from 3,488 to 4,409, an increase of 26 percent. The fee-waiver guidelines roughly parallel the thresholds for the Carolina Covenant, the University’s groundbreaking program that promises a debt-free education to all eligible admitted students who apply for aid on time.

    For the past two years, Covenant Scholars comprised 13 percent of the enrolling class. The University also received 5,764 applications from first-generation-college students, which is an increase of 15 percent over last year.

    Students who applied in October will receive their decisions by the end of January.  Students who applied in January will receive their decisions by the end of March.

    The University expects to enroll a first-year class of 4,100.

    Published January 28, 2016

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