Friday, April 8, 2022

Accounting Career Awareness Program

Scholarship Overview
This summer program provides minority high school students with an exciting opportunity to:

  • Hear from some of Charlotte's top Fortune 500 companies
  • Network with Accounting and Finance professionals
  • Work with other high school students on a business case study competition
Scholarship Background
ACAP is a trademark program owned by the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. and is held in 18 major cities across the country. The primary objective of ACAP is to increase understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. This is typically a 5-day summer residency camp where students reside overnight (under direct adult supervision), however, due to COVID-19 the program will be conducted virtually.

An eligible applicant must be/have:

  • High school student
  • 2.0 GPA for freshman and sophomores
  • 2.5 GPA for juniors and seniors
  • An unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (leave the explanation currently on the site regarding eligibility)
  • 100-word essay

Students must complete the entire application package to be considered for ACAP. Incomplete applications will not be considered. There will be no follow-up communication to request information not received by the application deadline.

Selected applicants will be invited to interview with the Charlotte chapter.

Notifications, including interview details and rejections, will be communicated via email. Please confirm the email addresses provided in the application are accurate and legible. Failure to respond to email correspondence within the requested time frames will be considered a forfeiture of interview time.

Please email with any questions.

Friday, April 1, 2022

STOP THE BLEED Scholarships

STOP THE BLEED® National Scholarship

Up to $3,000

Deadline is May 5, 2022

All of your High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students are eligible to apply.

Use this link to apply:

STOP THE BLEED® Frontline Families Scholarship

Up to $1,000

Deadline is May 5, 2022

All of your High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior who have a parent or guardian who has been on the frontline this past year are eligible to apply.

Use this link to apply:

STOP THE BLEED Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation verified by Scholar's App earlier this month.

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with us.

Thank you,
Scholar's App Team

Monday, March 28, 2022

Broyhill Leadership Conference

Who is Eligible?

The Broyhill Leadership Conference is open to rising 10th-12th graders and current year high school graduates. Delegates must be at least 15 years old by June 1.

BLC makes a real impact on our delegates. While 30% of students who begin college drop out by the end of their freshman year, BLC equips young people to overcome those odds.  Delegates acquire key skills in:

  • Setting goals
  • Making positive life choices
  • Working within a team
  • Communicating effectively &
  • Handling obstacles and adversity

Application Deadline & Details


  • BLC 1 Dates: June 14-18, 2022
  • BLC 2 Dates: July 19-23, 2022
  • Location: Queens University of Charlotte
  • Arrival Time: 12:30-2:00
  • Departure Time: Noon
  • Cost: Fee includes lodging, meals, handbook, and all activity supplies. See full pricing details and deadlines below.
  • Refund Policy: See our FAQ for more information.
  • Eligibility: Delegate must be a rising Sophomore through 2022 high school graduate. Delegate must be at least 15 years old by June 1, 2022.

Monday, March 21, 2022

Belmont Abbey College's Dance Program Scholarship

Belmont Abbey College's Dance Program Scholarship


We have a new scholarship opportunity for any student who enjoys dance or theater. The Oetgen Scholarship is a $5,500 annual award for students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher. Scholarship students will be able to perform in theater or dance shows during their time at Belmont Abbey College, and receive the $5,500 award every year they attend. I hope you will recommend this opportunity to your students!


Reasons to recommend Belmont Abbey College:

  • Lower tuition than any school in the area
  • Wide variety of degree programs
  • Constantly growing to meet student needs (for example, a new hospital on campus to partner with health services degree programs)
  • Low student/teacher ratio
  • Free tutoring and academic support services 
  • Stackable athletic and academic scholarships available   


Reasons to recommend the Oetgen Scholarship

·       Students can get $5,500 off tuition every year, simply for doing what they love


Any students interested in Dance or Theater can apply for the scholarship online by going to our website:


Lastly, if you have any students who would benefit from experiencing college life, have them register for our Summer Dance Intensive. Students will not only get to take amazing master classes in different dance techniques, but they will also get one on one interaction with current college students and professors, and can even stay on campus during the camp!


To register for the Summer Dance Intensive, students should go to:



For questions or more information, please contact me at

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures Scholarship

The deadline to apply for a Sparkling Ice® Flavorful Futures scholarship is approaching. If you know someone who meets the criteria below, we invite you to share this opportunity with them, they could win a $5,000 scholarship!

Applications are due by 11:59PM CST on Thursday, March 31st. 

Applicants must meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
  • Must have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4 point scale (high school/home schooled seniors).
  • Must enroll for Fall 2022 as a freshman or 1st year student in part-time or full-time study at a 2-year, 4-year, college, university, trade or vocational school. The school must be an accredited U.S. institution, and listed on the official website for the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Must not be a relative or dependent child of an employee of Talking Rain or any of its retail customers.

More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here:

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) Scholarship

The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) is a non-profit organization that focuses on reducing the negative impact that e-waste has on the environment through refurbishment and reuse of IT-related devices. 

The ERA is offering a $1 Million and a $100K Dollars Scholarship that runs from January 1st, 2022 to September 1st, 2022. 

For more information about the competition please click on the link below.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Summer Opportunities & Scholarships

CyberStart America
This opportunity provides high school students in North Carolina the chance to explore careers in cybersecurity by participating in CyberStart America, a free online cybersecurity competition sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and SANS Institute. Any NC student in grades 9-12 can discover their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science while also earning chances to win college scholarships. Complete details, including how to register, can be found at

Atrium Health Summer Teen Volunteer Program
This program’s focus is to provide students with education and experience in a hospital setting through volunteer service and informative learning sessions. The application for this opportunity is currently open and closes on March 1st. 

Horatio Alger State Scholarship
This scholarship is open to high school juniors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The website includes details of the scholarship and eligibility requirements. The application closes on March 15th. 

2022 Veterinary and Wild Animal Science Camps
The NC Zoo is hosting several summer camps for high school students who are interested in pursuing careers in the veterinary field. The website includes descriptions of each camp, deadlines, and additional information. 

Write Away
This digitally-based digital literacy mentorship program is open to grade 6-12 students from across the country to be paired with a college student mentor to enhance digital writing skills. Students are eligible to participate in this free program if they attend a Title 1 school or if they receive free or reduced-price lunch. The mentee application can be found here and is due on Feb. 15th.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Doodle for Google

This is an opportunity for high school students. Please go to Doodle for Google for requirements and to apply.

Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program

About the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program

The Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program is a 5-week summer enrichment opportunity for rising high school junior and senior girls in North Carolina who are interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and/ or mathematics within state government. Started in 2019 based on recommendations from the 2018 Status of Women in NC Report, the mentorship program is part of the state’s initiative to reduce the growing disparity in employment and earnings among women and men in North Carolina, particularly in STEM-based careers.

What you can expect
40 hour work week (Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm)
     > 24 hours in placement site working side by side with women leaders 
     > 16 hours working on a group project 
* $2,100 stipend at end of mentorship
* Lunch & Learns each week with women leaders across state agencies 
* Opportunites to visit various state government agencies through "Field Trips"
* Housing options available for mentees outside of immediate RDU area

Key Dates

Jan. 3- Applications Open
Feb. 28- Applications Close
March 7-18- Phone Interviews
April 22- Mentees Notified of Placements
May 2 - Orientation/Pinning Ceremony 
June 29 - Aug. 5 - Mentorship Program
To learn more about this opportunity, including criteria to participate as a mentee, contact Program Coordinator Candace Dudley.

Friday, December 3, 2021


The Silver Pen Writing Competition at The Charlotte Assisted Living is currently open to seniors! The due date for all applications and essays is Friday, February 11th, 2022.


We have received several applications already. Please remind students to pay close attention to the essay requirements, specifically the minimum 1000 count word for their essay.


 Applications can be filled out online at

Please see Mrs. Holmes for additional information.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

NACCAP College Fair

Over 50 Christian colleges and universities will have a booth at the
Fall Virtual Christian College Fair

  • Whether you have a SENIOR making their final decisions for next year
  • JUNIORS choosing where to visit and apply
  • or UNDERCLASSMEN exploring all of their options

THIS fair can be a GREAT HELP to THEM – and a great resource for YOU.

Virtual booths will be available all day, every day from Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 19.

  • Explore the booths at your leisure during this time period and watch our on-demand college-prep webinars.
  • Encourage families to attend the live events below where they can chat and meet face-to-face with reps and view college presentations

Live events each of these days  •  7–10 PM (ET); 4–7 PM (PT)

  • Tuesday, November 2
  • Wednesday, November 10
  • Thursday, November 18

Promote to the students and parents within your school community. E-cards and social media artwork available online.

Register at

Monday, October 4, 2021

The College Essay Guy


With fall underway, I thought I'd share a handful of my favorite college app resources, some of which you may not know about.

These will be especially useful if you happen to be oh I don't know working on college essays and applications right about now.

How to Write a Successful Common App Activities List: You get 10 spots and 150 characters to describe each of your extracurricular activities. How do you make the most of that space? This in-depth guide (with examples) may help.

How to Use the Additional Information Section: This is probably the most underutilized section of the application. Though optional, it provides an important opportunity for some students to provide context for their application.

The College Essay Guy YouTube Channel: I've spent a ton of time the last 9 months recording tons of new videos, from my full guide to the "Why Us?" essay, tips on the UC personal insight questions, to reviewing some of my favorite essay examples of all time. Subscribe if you'd like to get notified; I publish a new video each week.

The Dangers of Getting Personal Statement Feedback From Too Many People: A helpful lesson from Pete the Cat.

How to Write a Super Essay by Combining Essay Prompts: If you're writing separate essays for all your supplemental essays, this one's for you. Write better essays and save hours drafting by finding opportunities for overlap among your college essay prompts.

The College Application Hub: Okay, I lied. I had a few more resources come to mind that I wanted to share as I wrote this email, so here's my College Application Hub, which has pretty much all the things, organized by category.


The College Essay Guy

Thursday, September 9, 2021

College Rep Visits

2021 College Rep Visits


15- Xavier University

22 - Grand Canyon University

23- University of South Carolina

29- Columbia International University


7- Regent University

20 - US Navy

21- North Carolina State University

28- Randolph College


3 - NC Central University

10- Belmont Abbey College

17 - Anderson University