Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Need help with College Applications?

Carolina Youth Coalition is launching Keys to the Quad for High School Students Digital Campaign.


Keys to the Quad is a FREE guided journey through the college application process and beyond for high school seniors. Students receive weekly reminders and nudges about deadlines, important dates, and requirements essential for a successful transition from high school to college. Students will also receive transition support and have access to college-access professionals during the process. 


To join text @qkeys3 to 81010 or use the link remind.com/join/qkeys3 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Queen City Virtual HBCU Showcase

Good morning, We would like to take the time to invite your sophomores, juniors, and seniors to our Queen City Virtual HBCU Showcase. Although our original intentions were to host this event in-person, COVID-19 has challenged us to transition to a virtual platform. Every Monday and Wednesday evening in October from 6pm-9pm EDT, we will have a Historically Black College/University registered in a time slot to give a presentation about their school. Students will have a chance to ask questions and receive additional information about each institution. We want to showcase the great programs that HBCUs have to offer our students. We are asking you to strongly encourage your students to register to attend our Virtual HBCU Showcase. As a current educator in Charlotte and a parent of four students, I am asking that you go beyond simply adding this to the website or sending it out in an email. We want each of your students to have an equal opportunity to hear from each of the featured institutions. Registration is free of charge. The form to register can be found at www.pridgeoneventmanagement.com/qchbcu. When students register, they will receive a schedule of when each school will be live in our Zoom Room. Schools are still being added but the schools who are currently confirmed can be found on our website, as well. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. I have attached the flyer to this email for you to use in your direct communication with your students and their parents. Thank you in advance for getting this information to your students and we look forward to connecting with them in October. Have a blessed week! RJ Pridgeon CEO Pridgeon Event Management, LLC Pridgeon Event Management GIVES (501C3) (980) 622-2297

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC)

NC Countdown to College


The whole month of October is designated in NC to promote getting college applications completed.  The actual week for application waivers is currently set for October 19-23, however because of  the current climate right now,  discussions are set for 2 weeks this year!  More information to come about this.  So sign up for the “Countdown to College” webinar above or keep visiting the link below for updates.







FAFSA DAY and assistance will also be different this year, but I think even more accessible for students and parents.   More Information to come. Keep checking the link Below for Updates!





If are not aware of CACRAO and all the great opportunities that all the colleges from NC & SC are providing for you and your students this fall instead of college fairs, please visit the site and have your students sign up.  Sessions will be live with 1000 person occupancy.  But it is open to all high schools in NC & SC so popular sessions could fill up.  Sessions will have a strict 45 minute cut off.  So make sure students have questions prepared in advance!  Registration Links Below.


CACRAO Sessions



Counselor Conference/Updates




North Carolina Scholarships - Virtual Information Sessions

You're Invited!
Interested high school students, families, school counselors, and college advisors are invited to join the following North Carolina scholarship programs for an informational evening via Zoom. Program representatives will provide an overview of each scholarship and answer questions. Below are four dates the sessions will be held and we hope you can join us for one!
  • Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before September 14)
  • Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before September 18)
  • Thursday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before September 21)
  • Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (register before September 25)
To register, go to https://bit.ly/NCScholarships-Fall2020.
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 nearly $64,000. 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.
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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 service.
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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, 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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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Gordon Hay Scholarship

Gordon Hay Scholarship

  • The Scholarship Committee will select one graduating high school senior, college freshman, or college sophomore in the Charlotte Region
  • This student must plan to pursue a non-performing career in the performing arts (such as costume design, set design, education, stage management, etc.)
  • The award is a one-time gift of $5,000 designed to be used for additional educational expenses
    • Examples include professional conferences, workshops, technology needs (computer or software), books, participation in an unpaid internship, etc.
  • All applications and forms are due on Friday, May 1, 2020

Details for the scholarship and the application are available at https://www.blumenthalarts.org/scholarships.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Truitt Law Offices Scholarship

My name is Jenifer Garland, and I am the scholarship coordinator for the 2020 Driving Safety Scholarship being offered by Truitt Law Offices. 

There will be three scholarships awarded, with a top award of $1,000 to be given to the student who creates the best essay or video response to the following prompt:

"Over the last five years, the number of traffic fatalities in Indiana has steadily risen, according to Indiana University Public Policy Institute statistics. These numbers reflect a national trend. What things can we do better at a local level to prevent these deadly crashes and make our roads safer?"

Full details about the scholarship can be found here: https://www.truittlawoffices.com/scholarship/

The deadline to apply is June 5th, 2020.

Scholarship Opportunity

This is Gary Lemel, a partner at the law firm McKinney, Tucker & Lemel. I'm writing to let you know about a scholarship we are sponsoring this year on the topic of drunk driving and what we can do to lower the rates of drunk driving in our communities. We will be offering a first place scholarship of $1,000 and a second place scholarship of $500 to the top two essays or video essays responding to the following prompt:

"Have you or someone you know been affected by drunk driving? In what ways has it made or would it make you a safer driver?"

Submissions for the scholarship are due on Friday, June 5th, 2020. The winners will be announced on July 3rd, 2020.

You can view the full information about the scholarship here: https://www.mtllawfirm.com/scholarship/

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Wake Forest College Launch Program

We invite rising juniors (current sophomores) to apply here. As always, if you have any questions about the College LAUNCH for Leadership Program, please do not hesitate to reach out! 


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Interested in Coding?

We are a non-profit recruiting summer interns for our coding camps at UNC Charlotte this summer, and we'd love to be able to offer this opportunity to juniors and seniors at your high school! Participating students would learn some of the novel programming languages we've designed for children and would gain skills in leadership, education, and technology. Anyone interested in pursuing coding or education in college would be highly qualified for the internship!

Would you be able to share this internship opportunity with juniors & seniors at your school? Students can learn more on our website here, and the application for the internship is here

Thanks so much for your help!
Lindsey Handley, Ph.D.

The Freedom Scholarship

VetLaw is excited to share The Freedom Scholarship with you and your patrons! The Freedom Scholarship will award $1,000 to a student who best shares their story about how being “free” has played a significant role in their life.

The Freedom Scholarship
Award: $1,000
For more details about this scholarship, please visit our scholarship page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Brady/Cobin Scholarship

I'm writing you to announce a new scholarship sponsored by the Brady/Cobin Law Group. The scholarship will have three prizes, ranging from $500 to $2,500. High school seniors are eligible to apply, as long as they plan to use the money to pay for college-related expenses.

To apply, students must submit an essay response to one of the following prompts:
  • What does legacy mean to you? What do you think it means to leave a legacy? Are there different kinds of valuable legacies? What sort of legacy do you want to leave behind?
  • Imagine you are 65, retired, and looking over your will. What advice would you give your younger self about retirement planning, saving, investing, writing a will etc. What are the most important steps for planning for your future?
  • Think about the legacy you want to leave behind. How important will estate planning, creating a will, and other planning be to maintaining your legacy?

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is May 1, 2020. The winners will be announced in June.

This is a newer scholarship, so we are looking for applicants. I was hoping you could share this scholarship with your students.

The application and more information can be found here: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship/

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Flavorful Futures Scholarship

Do you know a student who is not afraid to be themselves? We are looking for fun and unique candidates for our Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice® is awarding FIVE $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures.

The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2020 and winners will be announced in Spring 2020. Apply now at https://go.pardot.com/e/120702/2020-02-03/d466zb/548795301?h=jTVIcrIrWyKUJQvWF8aARa3LO9oV4ew41eQfPCxWW_w.

General Requirements
Visit sparklingice.com/scholarship for full list of requirements. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale (high school/home school seniors).

Monday, February 3, 2020

Michael A. DeMayo 2020 Scholarship Program

Michael A. DeMayo 2020 Scholarship Program

The DeMayo Law Offices is now accepting applications for our
2020 Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship award program
The deadline for submissions will be March 16th, 2020. We will also mail applications to local area high schools that are eligible to participate. Thank you for your interest.
The annual Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship program is an exciting opportunity for local high school seniors to have a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward their college education.
The firm will be awarding a total of $37,500 in college scholarships to 15 high school seniors who reside and attend schools in counties served by the firm, including: Mecklenburg, Gaston, Catawba, Union (NC), Cabarrus, Cleveland, Lincoln, Rowan, Caldwell, Stanly, Iredell, Alexander, Burke, Robeson, Scotland, Richmond, Anson, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Chester, Union (SC), Cherokee, Chesterfield, Marlboro and Dillon.
When the scholarship program initially began in 2003, the personal injury law firm awarded five $1,000 scholarships to Mecklenburg County seniors who wrote essays on how the community could help curb underage drinking and driving.
Over the past 18 years, the scholarship program at DeMayo Law Offices has grown. The program now includes 15 winners, across 26 counties, each who receive a $2,500 scholarship.
To qualify, students must have applied for full-time enrollment at a four-year university or college and must complete and return a scholarship application to DeMayo Law Offices, L.L.P. by the announced deadline. Scholarships will be awarded based on the student’s essay, PowerPoint presentation, or brochure, as well as their application, SAT scores, transcripts and letters of recommendation. Students are asked to submit their presentations and all related documents by mailing their completed applications to the address provided or in person at one of our local offices. Winners will be chosen by a selection committee.
“Our firm has chosen this investment in our youth so that all of us together can help prevent underage drinking and driving,” DeMayo said. “We are proud to make a difference in our community by awarding over $300,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors in North and South Carolina since 2003.”
For more information about the scholarship, contact our firm via email at DeMayoScholarship@demayolaw.com

To apply go to: 

PB&J Scholarship

PB&J Scholarship

by PB&J Scholarship

Deadline: 05/31/20
Amount: $500 – $1,000
The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed.

From The Scholarship Director
When I attended Farrington High School in Hawai’i, my GPA and test scores were low, but I was determined to go to college. I managed to receive ten different scholarships, which helped me fulfill that dream. To give back to future students, I lived off PB&J sandwiches during my first year in college to save money to fund a scholarship for another student like me.

Students may apply on this link http://bit.ly/pbjscholars2020. To apply students need a 1-2 page personal statement, 1 letter of recommendation (2 preferred), 1 transcript.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Scholarship - The Assistance League of Charlotte

Two different scholarships for seniors graduating from a Mecklenburg County high school- see below descriptions:

The Assistance League® of Charlotte Scholarship will be awarded to a 2020 Mecklenburg County high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community service and shall adhere to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.  The scholarship, not to exceed $12,000, will provide funding toward tuition, room and board, required fees and books for the freshman year at one of the 16 campuses of The University of North Carolina. Assistance League of Charlotte members and their relatives are not eligible.

The Assistance League® of Charlotte CPCC Scholarship will be awarded to a 2020 Mecklenburg County high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community service and will adhere to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disabilities, marital status, sexual orientation or military status.  The scholarship, not to exceed $5,000, will provide funding toward tuition, required fees and books for the freshman year at CPCC. Assistance League of Charlotte members and their relatives are not eligible.

Online application will be available on February 1st, and will be accepting applications until March 15th.