• Feb222017

    POSTED AT 01:22 PM

    Good afternoon!


    On behalf of Splash UNC, we would like to welcome your students to a unique educational enrichment opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Splash UNC is a bi-annual program where high school students attend a series of classes taught and created by Carolina students. Classes include a variety of interesting topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter.


    The 200+ classes we are offering this semester aim to help high school students explore their current interests and discover new passions. The program also provides students with the opportunity to visit the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and meet some of the university’s most engaged students.


    Splash UNC is hosting its fifth bi-annual program for high school students on Saturday, April 1 from 9am to 5pm. The program fee is $20 and lunch is included. We offer aid to any student who needs financial assistance to attend Splash UNC. We accept payment online through our registration page where students can also pre-order a Splash UNC t-shirt for $10. We will also accept the program fee in cash or by check the day of the event when students come to campus.


    To learn more and register, visit splashunc.com.

    Student registration closes on March 23, so don't delay!

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    Feb212017

    POSTED AT 12:15 PM

    Good morning,

    Things here at Appalachian are shaping up as we continue making decisions for students who applied for the second notification period. We are in the final week for students to be eligible to apply for the ACCESS Scholars Program! If you are unfamiliar with the ACCESS Scholars Program, here are some features:

    • Students receive an education at Appalachian debt-free for all four years
    • Faculty advising and mentorship
    • Tutoring services and leadership development

    Who is eligible

    • NC resident
    • First-year, full-time student
    • Family gross income is below the federal poverty line
    • Estimated Family Contribution equals zero

    The deadline to apply for the ACCESS Scholars Program is next Wednesday, March 1. Students must submit the three essays in their MyApp portal, have two letters of recommendation and complete the résumé. Students who have already submitted the scholarship application from the first round do not need to re-submit their application for ACCESS.

    Please continue to encourage your students to complete this application, and if you have further questions, feel free to contact me. We appreciate your advocacy for your students and look forward to selecting the ACCESS Scholars Program recipients for fall 2017.

    Conner Brannan
    Assistant Director of Admissions
    ACCESS Program Liaison
    brannance@appstate.edu
    828-262-7766

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    Feb142017

    POSTED AT 01:43 PM

    My name is Samantha and I am a student at North Carolina State University as well as the Director of Outreach for a program called SATELLITE (Science and Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership in Tomorrow's Endeavors). This program is a five-day STEM outreach and leadership development program hosted at NC State for high school sophomores from rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. Students who attend SATELLITE participate in interactive labs, engaging conversations, and team building activities led by NC State faculty and undergraduate students. These activities are designed to generate interest in STEM fields, but also to educate and encourage students to think about a post-secondary education. Please keep reading for more details!
    SATELLITE has been running at NC State for over twenty years. This year we are accepting 54 students from across North Carolina and we believe its going to be our best year yet! Because of our program's goals, we do not consider academic success while reviewing applicants. Rather, we are seeking students with the ability to maximize this experience; students who will really take advantage of the resources they will be exposed to while at NC State. This is where you come in. As a guidence counselor, you are in a position to help us identify the kind of students we are looking for and we are asking for your help to do so.
    I understand this means more work for you in your already busy schedule, but all that we ask is for you to get the word out to your students about our program. How you want to do this is up to you. Whether its including it in the announcements, talking to students one on one, or forwarding this email to teachers, its up to you. I've also attached a flyer about our program you can print out and hang up around your school.
    Our program this year runs from May 13th to 17th. Fortunately, these dates do not conflict with AP exams. The application requires two short letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and several short answer questions. The deadline to submit this application is March 10th at 11:45pm. Students will be notified of their admission status on April 1st. The program costs $30 to attend, but need based scholarships are available. For more detailed information you can visit our website: https://clubs.ncsu.edu/satellite/ and the application can be found here: https://thesciencehouse.wufoo.com/forms/zn4r9fk1cgahjm/.

    To close, I would like to tell you that I personally attended this program in May 2013. It not only made me driven to get a post-secondary education, but it also opened my eyes to a world outside of the small, rural town I was living in. In May 2016, I was a counselor for the program and I continued to learn from it. This is a worthwhile program with a history of success, and I hope you can help us continue that tradition. Thank you for your time, and if you have any questions please feel free to email us!
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    Feb142017

    POSTED AT 10:51 AM

    Remember the Randolph Community college Presidential Scholarship applications are due to RCC on Friday (February 17th) by 3.  If you want Mrs Porter to deliver them she will need them by Thursday afternoon.
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    Feb022017

    POSTED AT 12:00 PM

    Greetings All,

    I want to spread the word about a wonderful opportunity for high school students I have just been made aware of. One of our fellow NC Global Education Partners, CIEE, informed me they have approximately $1 million in scholarship funds left to be awarded for this year’s study abroad programs. In 2016 alone, nearly $500,000 dollars has been awarded to NC high schools students to study abroad. There are several summer study programs available to places all over the world and I highly encourage any student who would like the opportunity to study language & culture, global diversity, or leadership to apply for one of these programs. Here is a link to the website.

    https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad

    https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/scholarship/global-navigator-scholarships/how-it-works/

    https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/programs/search/

    CIEE has an amazing track record for providing high quality study abroad for high school students. I had the privilege of touring their facility in Nanjing, China and I was very impressed. I truly believe this is a special opportunity for any student and encourage you all to spread the word quickly, The deadline to apply for this program is February 15th!

    Teachers, also be aware that if you have a second language skill, they have paid summer positions to be teacher leaders on these programs.

    Best Regards,

    Thomas (Tom) Martineau

    Associate Director, Education and Training

    Go Global NC

    68 T.W. Alexander Dr., Box 13628

    Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

    919-237-7962

    tmartineau@northcarolina.edu

    goglobalnc.org

    What’s global about NC -- Visit the N.C. Global Engagement Snapshot and find out!

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