Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Assistance League of Charlotte

The Assistance League of Charlotte will be moving their scholarship application online this year.  It should be on their website by February 1st. The qualifications are the same as in the past. 

The following criteria must be met to be eligible for the scholarship:
  • Be a graduating senior from a high school in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and a U.S. citizen
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 weighted
  • Score a minimum combined total of 1100 on SAT math and reading/writing OR minimum 21 on ACT
  • Enroll as a full-time student for the fall and following spring semesters at one of the 16 campuses of
    The University of North Carolina (See attached list)
  • Disclose all financial sources for your college education; this scholarship is based, in part, on financial need
  • If selected as a finalist, complete an interview with the Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Committee

Application Checklist

Signed Statement of Intent to Enroll in The University of North Carolina System, Page 5 (wet signature required, print and sign)
  • Official transcript including your senior year 1st semester grades
  • SAT or ACT scores (or both)  
  • Copy of your parent’s/legal guardian’s 2019 Federal tax form (Please only send form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)
    • Note: You must be listed on the tax return submitted. (Do not send W-2’s or 1099’s or entire tax return). If 2019 tax return is not available, please submit 2018 tax return.
  • A resume that includes community service, clubs, activities, awards, work history, etc. (up to two-pages)
  • one-page, double-spaced, typed essay about why you are the best candidate for this scholarship
  • Signed letter of recommendation on school letterhead from your high school counselor/instructor
    Signed letter of recommendation from a non-family member outside of your school

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Junior Seminar/Financial Planning Workshop

On November 18, I will offer an informational meeting for juniors and their parents. Following the junior meeting, Timeka Ruffin from CFNC will host a financial planning workshop. Details on both meetings are below.

Junior Seminar - November 18, 2019, Room C109 at 6:00 p.m.
On Monday, November 18th, our Junior Seminar will be held in room C109 at 6:00 p.m. Please join us to learn more about graduation requirements, standardized tests, and the college application process. Please let me know if you have any questions. After the seminar, please plan to stay for the Financial Planning Workshop.

College Financial Planning Workshop for Juniors and Seniors -  November 18, 2019, Room C109 at 7:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendar to learn more about planning, applying and paying for college. Timeka Ruffin from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will be hosting this college financial planning workshop.
This workshop is recommended for parents and prospective college students. The workshop will include:
  • What are current options to pay for college?
  • What is the FAFSA and should we do it?
  • How do colleges make financial offers?
  • When do we begin financial paperwork?

The Hair Bow Company

We are reaching out to let you know that we have a new scholarship available to incoming and/or currently enrolled high school and college-aged women for $1,000. All majors are welcome to apply, and the topic of the required essay is female entrepreneurship. As The Hair Bow Company was started and continues to run because of powerful women, we want to encourage young ladies to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. 
They will need to submit a 250-500 word essay on female entrepreneurship.
Here is a link to the scholarship page with more information on how to apply: https://www.thehairbowcompany.com/scholarship/
Thank you for your time, and we hope this scholarship will benefit one of your students!
The Hair Bow Company Team

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Coolidge Scholarship

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.
Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.
Calvin Coolidge worked hard in academics; the young New Englander’s only sport was public speaking, often on public policy. The main criterion that distinguishes Coolidge Scholars therefore is academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: demonstrated interest in public policy; an appreciation for the values Coolidge championed; as well as humility and service.
The summer before their senior year of high school, newly-selected Coolidge Scholars spend several orientation days at the picturesque birthplace of the President, Plymouth Notch, Vt. There scholars get to know Coolidge and his world, and help the Coolidge Foundation oversee its formidable debate programs. Scholars return to Plymouth Notch for a week in each of the next three summers.
The top Coolidge applicants are named “Coolidge Senators.” In the summer, the Coolidge Foundation invites Coolidge Senators to the Senators Summit in Washington, D.C.  At the Summit, the Senators explore the nation’s capital, learn about President Coolidge, and meet other high achieving students from across the country.
The Coolidge Scholars Program is operated by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation.
The scholarship application, along with additional information, may be accessed at www.coolidgescholars.org.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Silver Pen Scholarship

The Silver pen is a writing competition for high school seniors. For complete details, please go to http://silverpen-slc.com/apply/.

Silver Pen Awards

1st Place –   $2,500

2nd Place –   $750

3rd Place –   $500

The Silver Pen Competition is hosted by Senior Living Communities and Wellmore. Please contact Meghan Ruona for more information.

3530 Toringdon Way, Suite 204
Charlotte, NC 28277

Monday, October 28, 2019

HBCU Career Fair and Speaker Panel

We are hosting our First annual HBCU Career Fair & Speaker Panel on Saturday, February 22nd vs the Brooklyn Nets. Students will hear from a variety of leaders about their path to success in a fun and engaging session.  This event is best suited for high school and early college students. Admissions representatives will be present to hand out brochures and explain the special curriculum and programs each HBCU has to offer. Tickets include access to panel session, Hornets gift and admission to the game. Tickets start at $21.

Tickets must be purchased through the link or representative.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Why a Christian University?

Reasons to Get a Degree from a School that Recognizes Your Faith
You may be wondering whether or not a higher learning institution that recognizes your faith is better for your future and other aspects of your life. You will find that these types of colleges & universities provide a highly fulfilling undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral experience in a number of ways.
  • They surround you with like-minded Christian students with similar beliefs
  • Often, they have smaller class sizes
  • Referencing and speaking about scripture is encouraged on campus rather than only to be discussed in private
  • The core culture and principles of the school will be in line with those you were raised to believe
  • You will more easily be able to grow spiritually and enhance your ethics, morals, and values
  • Many Christian-sponsored events and activities are available
  • Many times, these schools can boast higher on-time graduation rates

Saturday, September 14, 2019

NACAC College Fair

Performing and Visual Arts Fair

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The Park Expo & Conference Center
7 p.m - 9 p.m.

For more information and to register, go to gotomypvafair.com

Monday, September 9, 2019

The Prudential Spirit Scholarship

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 
Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.
Thus far, it has recognized more than 130,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.
The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.
To be eligible, you must:
  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 5
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 5.
For more information and to apply, please go to https://spirit.prudential.com/

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

North Carolina Scholarships Information Session

Save the Date!
Interested high school students and their families are invited to join the following North Carolina scholarship programs for an informational evening at a high school in the Charlotte area. Program representatives will provide an overview of each scholarship and answer questions.

Monday, September 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mallard Creek High
East Carolina University, EC Scholars
EC Scholars are among the university’s most valued investments as they embody academic excellence and leadership, a way of life that is at the heart of East Carolina.

Housed in the Honors College, EC Scholars receive a scholarship valued at $62,000. Students accepted into this prestigious four-year program engage in rigorous coursework, collaborate with faculty on research, receive a stipend to study abroad, and become leaders amongst their peers.
Click Here for More »

UNC Charlotte, Levine Scholars
The Levine Scholars Program is UNC Charlotte's premier scholarship program.

As a program grounded in civic engagement, the Levine Scholarship not only covers the full cost of attending UNC Charlotte, but also awards scholars a grant to implement a community service project and funding to support a nonprofit internship. Scholars grow into transformational leaders through an experience that includes study abroad, a pre-professional internship, individualized mentorship and a professional development fund.
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NC State, Park Scholarships
The Park Scholarships is NC State University’s premier four-year merit scholarship program.

Beyond covering the full cost of attending NC State, it affords Park Scholars access to a vibrant community of peers and alumni; horizon-expanding trips, retreats, service opportunities, and leadership training; individualized faculty mentoring; early course registration; and grants to fund professional and personal enrichment experiences such as study abroad and research projects.
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NC Central, Cheatham-White Scholarship Program
The Cheatham-White Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program for students attending North Carolina Central University.

This program was designed to provide an outstanding educational experience for exceptional scholars with a wide range of interests. Students chosen for the Cheatham-White Scholarship typically are proficient in both the arts and sciences, demonstrate strong leadership potential, and have a commitment to public services.
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UNC Chapel Hill, Morehead-Cain
Morehead-Cain is UNC-Chapel Hill's premier scholarship program and the first merit scholarship program established in the United States.

The Morehead-Cain provides a full four-year scholarship covering tuition, books, room and board, a laptop computer, and four summer experiences known as the Morehead-Cain's Summer Enrichment Program. Nominees must be a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

College Reps at Northside Christian

College Representatives

College Representatives will begin visiting Northside in September. This is a perfect opportunity for juniors and seniors to explore an unfamiliar college. All high school students are welcome to attend. Juniors are required to choose and attend 4 visits and seniors are required to attend each visit scheduled. The reps will attend during the high school lunchtime and will be in the HUB, which is across from the cafeteria. Students will bring their lunch to the HUB during this time. 

Please check back often as this list will be updated as reps sign up to visit our campus. At this time the following colleges have registered:

12 - Liberty University
23 - Grand Canyon University
25 - Campbell University
30 - Queens University

2 - University of California - Davis
7 - Hollins University
9 - ECPI University
28 - Lenoir-Rhyne University
30 - Mercer University

13 - Gardner Webb University

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Take a 360-degree tour of each of our 16 universities, either on your desktop, laptop, phone, or VR headset.
All videos on this page are also available for viewing in virtual reality through the GEAR UP NC VR app.
There is no charge for downloading or using the app, which is available in the Apple and Google stores. The GEAR UP NC VR app is the first of its kind, and the largest VR project for social good to date. This marks the first time a university system has used the technology across all of its institutions.
The GEAR UP VR app can be downloaded from the iTunes store at  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gear-up-vr/id1390999670?mt=8 or from the Google Play store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.askmedia.gearup&hl=en_IN
It can also be found in the Apple App store or the Google Play store by searching for GEAR UP VR.