Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Free College 101 Workshop

Please invite your families to attend this free College 101 Workshop
"Demystifying College Admissions" at 6:30 pm on January 23 at the
Sugar Creek Library (see flyer in Mrs. Holmes office).

I have 20 years experience (at Providence High School) helping
students and their parents navigate the college exploration and
admissions process. In this workshop, I will discuss what colleges are
looking for, how students can best prepare, how to navigate the
financial aid/scholarship process, and ways to manage college related
family stress.

The workshop is geared towards parents of high school students, but
students are welcome to attend too. Please let me know if you have any
questions or would like to offer this workshop at your location.

Sharon Walker, Walker College Consulting
M.Ed. School Counseling
National Certified Counselor
Licensed School Counselor

Sparkling Ice 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. If this sounds like one of your students, tell them to apply today!

The deadline is approaching soon! Applications are due by February 15, 2019and winners will be announced in Spring 2019. Apply now at

General Requirements
Visit 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, 2018 and July 31, 2019.
  • 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).
Thank you,
Tina Schacht
The Flavorful Futures Scholarship Team

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Need a Scholarship?

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Now in our 12th summer, Berridge Programs offers a non-competitive, nurturing environment for a young artist to pursue the study of theatre or film surrounded by the historical and cultural riches of Normandy, France. 
Our programs are open to students ages 14-19, including graduated seniors. The Acting Program includes classes in Movement, Acting Techniques, On Camera Acting, Shakespeare, Performance, Directing, Musical Theatre, Writing and Improvisation. We also have a separate Film Program where young filmmakers can write, direct, shoot, edit, produce their own profession-quality short film. 
We have two types of scholarship available; a Merit Scholarship in the amount of $1500 and a Financial Need Scholarship for up to 60% of the program tuition. Details of our program and application can be found on our website at
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and we wish you all the best for the academic year.
Kind Regards,
Andrea Mardon
Berridge Programs

Monday, January 7, 2019

Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference

The Mecklenburg County Bar is excited to host the 12th annual Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference. This free one-day conference is designed to encourage diverse college and high school students to explore a career in the legal profession. This conference will include panels with North and South Carolina law school representatives, law students, local attorneys and judges as well as the opportunity to listen to a special keynote speaker. Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all who register.

Date:                           Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration:               9:00a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Conference Time:       9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:                         Mecklenburg County Bar & Foundation 
                                   2850 Zebulon Ave., Charlotte, NC 28208

For complete program information and to register online please visit
We hope that you will help promote this amazing opportunity to college and high school students as well as parents who are interested in attending.The deadline to register is Monday, February 25, 2019. 

Please contact Angelica Gumucio, the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Membership Inclusion & Diversity Coordinator, at agumucio@meckbar.orgor 704-375-8624 ext. 125 with any questions.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Coolidge Scholarship - Full Ride to any accredited American University

Coolidge Scholars Program

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 in late May of their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).
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, service, and leadership.
More information concerning the Coolidge Scholars Program, including the application, is available at:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Elon Teaching Fellows Program
Our Elon Teaching Fellows Program is a four-year sequenced, developmental and transformational $29,500 scholarship opportunity for the preparation of teachers who will become leaders in the field.  After applying to Elon, students may apply to the Fellows Programs until the deadline of January 10, 2019.  

Elon Teaching Fellows participate in purposely designed enrichment experiences such as two winter term travel courses, a faculty mentored inquiry project, and a full semester abroad of study in New Zealand which includes a five-week internship in a local school.

North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program
Elon University is one of the five partner institutions for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program.  This competitive program provides merit-based forgivable loans of $8,250 a year for up to four years to highly-qualified students committed to teaching special education or a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field in a North Carolina public school. The application is now available online at and is due January 7, 2019.
At Elon, in addition to our math with teacher licensure and science with teacher licensure majors, we have multiple special education majors that are eligible for this program.  These include our Early Childhood Education major, our dual licensure Special Education & Elementary Education major, and dual licensure Special Education & Middle Grades Education and Special Education & Secondary Education majors with specializations in English, History, Mathematics, and Science.

YES, high school senior applicants can potentially be selected for both the Elon Teaching Fellows and North Carolina Teaching Fellows programs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

College Board Scholarships

For each of the next five years, the College Board said, it will award 600 scholarships of $500 to students for building a college list, 1,500 scholarships worth $1,000 for practicing for the SAT, 150 scholarships worth $2,000 for improving SAT scores, 400 scholarships worth $500 for strengthening college lists, 800 scholarships worth $1,000 for completing the FAFSA and 500 scholarships worth $1,000 for applying for college.
Students will become eligible for the scholarships through monthly drawings as they work their way through the checklist.
The College Board said it will award at least 25 scholarships worth $40,000 to students who complete all six steps on the checklist.

CPCC Open House

Welcome to our Fall 2018 Open House on November 3rd from 10am-1pm! You won’t be disappointed when you come to this event and experience the great information on the different academic programs we have to offer. Here is some great news for your students!
1) We will have our student ambassadors conducting campus tours for anyone who wants to get a good glimpse of the student experience here at CPCC.
2) There will be a myriad of break-out sessions that will cover specific information for Career and College Promise (CCP), Residency (RDS), Financial Aid and the Transfer Process.
3) Computer labs will be available for guests to complete an application.
4) There will be a chance for you to interact with Faculty and Staff. There will also be an opportunity for you to explore different academic programs and student services that we offer here at CPCC as well.
If you have any questions, please call us at 704-330-6637.
To RSVP please click here:

Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship information

Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship information
Assistance League® of Charlotte is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through community-based philanthropic programs. Assistance League of Charlotte Scholarship Fund, one of five programs serving area children, has awarded over $425,000 in college scholarships since the program's inception in 2002.
The Assistance League® of Charlotte Scholarship will be awarded to a 2019 Mecklenburg County high school graduate who exhibits outstanding community service.  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. At the discretion of the organization, additional scholarships are awarded to students with financial need who have exhibited a commitment to community service.
 The 2018-2019 application is attached to this email and is also available online at
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. Each year we receive applications that must be eliminated because they are incomplete in some way.  Please use the checklist on the application form to confirm with students that the application packet is complete.
 All application paperwork (hard copy) should be returned to Mrs. Holmes by Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Friday, September 28, 2018

SunTrust Scholarship

$500 for college could help you head to school with confidence!

Enter for a chance to win the SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes!

  • 30 winners will be chosen at random. Why not you?
  • Who can enter? 
    • High school seniors (No GPA or financial need requirement)
  • How often may I enter?
    • Students may enter online once during each entry period.
  • Who wins?
    • Two $500 scholarship winners will be randomly chosen every two weeks beginning on or about October 29, 2018 until May 13, 2019.
Enter now at

NC State Open House

    Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Register for Open House.....View the activities....Plan your day

UNC Greensboro Open House

Saturday, October 27
Join us for our annual fall open house event, Spartan Showcase, when hundreds of future Spartans come to campus to learn more about academics, student programs, and what it means to be a student at UNC Greensboro.
At Spartan Showcase, you can:
  • Meet faculty and learn about academic programs
  • Speak with current students about UNCG
  • Learn about financial aid
  • See campus, including residence halls
  • Drop in on the Honors College and residential colleges
  • Check out campus dining options
  • And much more!
Register beginning in September via your SpartanLink account.