Wednesday, March 10, 2021

STEM Summer Program

STEM Pre-College Program is pleased to announce upcoming enrollment for the 2021 STEM Pre-College Summer Scholars Program. The STEM Summer Scholars is a collaborative effort between UNC Charlotte Center for STEM Education and STEM Pre-College Program, which offers STEM enrichment activities to students interested in pursuing a future career in mathematics, science, and engineering.

The 2021 Summer Scholars Program consists of four individual STEM workshops for middle and high school students, please see the attached flyer for information about each workshop.

We are looking forward to having qualified students for their advancement in their education/professional endeavors. Feel free to share the attached flyer with your students, staff, parents, and educational community. Also, if possible, please post the flyer on your school bulletin board/ website. 

For questions about workshop information/enrollment please contact Ms. Sanchez at or Dr. Raja at

Have a great day
Dr. Shagufta Raja
Director UNC Charlotte Pre-College STEM Program

To apply please visit our website We appreciate your time and consideration.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Scholarship Match

Many seniors are searching for ways to pay for college. Going Merry is a free scholarship search and application platformThousands of scholarships are listed on Going Merry. It only takes about 30 minutes and you will be matched with many scholarships. Please go to for additional information.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

STEM Pre-College Program UNCC


Hope this email finds you well. We would like to kindly remind you our Spring 2021 Saturday Academy Program starts this Saturday January 23, 2021. The program consists of 6 virtual sessions, each session is divided into three blocks, hours are from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  Students in grades 5th - 12th engage in various enrichment activities in math, science, communications, and test taking skills by qualified instructional staff. Please see our flyer below for your reference. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, we will be happy to assist.

Best regards
Aracely Luna De Sanchez | Administrative Support Associate
UNC Charlotte | Center for STEM | Cato College of Education | Ste. 222
9201 University City Blvd. | Charlotte, NC 28223
Ph: 704-687-8726 | Fax 704-687-1497

Thursday, January 14, 2021

DIME: Diversity Investment Management Program

THE DIME PROGRAM is a free six-week immersion program that allows high school minority students the opportunity to compete (and profit) in an exciting stock market game while also learning about the capital market system. A virtual open house will be held for interested students and their parents on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Please click on the link below for information on this program and to register.

The DIME Program

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Calvin Coolidge Presidential 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 college or university in the United States. 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 each summer while in college.

Although only a few students are named Coolidge Scholars each year, one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarships applicants are named “Coolidge Senators.” Coolidge Senators are invited, all-expenses-paid, to participate in the Senators Summit that takes place each summer 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.

Plrease click on the link below for additional information.

Calvin Coolidge Scholarship 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Magoosh Test Prep

More than 1.5 Million Students Have Said Hello to Stress-Free Studying

If you are looking for SAT or ACT test prep, please click HERE for additional information.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Sports Business Boot Camp

Dr. P's Sports Business Boot Camp

December 28-30, 2020

CONTENT: ** 10 Hours of Sports Biz instruction

** Between 18-20 Powerpoint decks shared with students

** At least 2 hours of Conversations with Industry Professionals.


** NOON to 3:30 pm EASTERN Time Zone...Instructional Sessions on Zoom

** 11:45 am EST each day...Optional Conversational Sessions on

Current Events, Career Counseling, and possible extra industry guests.

REGISTRATION (Deadline – 5 PM on Sunday, Dec 27th)

- The cost of attending the Boot Camp is $275 per student

 Cost falls to $225 if your High School has at least 5 students register

- Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be either:

o HIGH SCHOOL...Current Sophomore, Junior or Senior OR

o COLLEGE............Enrolled in a 4-year college.

For more information on this opportunity, please go to Camp Information.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Speaks Law Firm Scholarship

 We are excited to announce our annual $1,000 scholarship, which is available to college students in North Carolina who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university with a GPA of at least 3.0.
For your convenience, here is the link to the application page on our website:
Would you please share this with your students? Eligibility and application details are below:

  • Applicants must be college students in North Carolina, with a GPA of at least 3.0, who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a 2-year college or 4- year university.
  • Two students will be selected to receive $500 in scholarship funds based on their winning essay response.
  • To enter, applicants are encouraged to submit via form on our website.
  • The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2021. The winner will be notified individually and announced on our social media between May 17th-21st, 2021.

We would be honored if you could let your students know of this opportunity and possibly included us on your scholarship resource page.

Monday, November 9, 2020

PB & J Scholarship


The PB&J Scholarship is for students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically, but who still have the drive to succeed.

Examples of personal challenges include, but are not limited to:

  • medical issues
  • peer issues: bullying, change of school, minority status, etc.
  • family issues: divorce, death, lack of income, homelessness, foster care, abuse, etc.

When in doubt, students are encouraged to apply; this scholarship is meant to be inclusive.

The priority deadline is December 31, 2020.

Please go to PB & J Scholarship for additional information and to apply.

Sunday, November 1, 2020


Seniors - It is time to begin finding scholarships. Feel free to use Google to search. Here are some of the top scholarship sites.
Scholarship America

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Need Service Hours? Check out the library!

The library is offering virtual volunteer opportunities. Please click on the link below for more information. Students may earn up to 20 community service hours.

Volunteer Opportunity 

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 

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 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
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.
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 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.
Click Here for More »
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