Golden Door Scholars- This scholarship is for undocumented students and includes tuition and room and board for up to 4 years. The application deadline is October 1, 2023.
https://myapps.northcarolina.edu/ncteachingfellows/- NC Teaching Fellows Scholarship is open now!
United States Service Academy Application
NC Governor's School
https://www.nsliforyouth.org/- National Security Language Initiative for Youth-"The U.S. Department of State’s NSLI-Y program is part of a U.S. government initiative to foster international cooperation by ensuring that Americans have the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge necessary to effectively communicate. NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities to American youth through merit-based scholarships to spark a lifetime interest in critical foreign languages and cultures". Application due November 2, 2023.
https://www.discoverflex.org/flex-abroad- Future Leaders Exchange Program- "FLEX Abroad provides a unique fully funded exchange experience for American high school students to build global awareness and intercultural competency. This experience positively impacts students’ personal growth and ensures global mutual understanding through direct interaction with another culture". Application due December 6, 2023.
Union County Cooperative Scholarship
Girl On The Run Coaching Opportunity
State Superintendent Truitt’s Student Advisory Council application for this school year is live!!!
The application is here: (Link HERE) and is also on the NCDPI's webpage.
This is an opportunity for high school juniors across NC to serve on Superintendent Truitt’s Student Advisory Council.
The American Legion Tar Heel Boys State (THBS) is a summer civic education program that was created to supplement the information taught in high school civics classes and provide an experiential opportunity for the leaders of tomorrow. The 2024 THBS will be held at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC on June 16-22.
In practice, THBS delegates will operate all three branches of a simulated state government and a few municipalities. Legislators will write and advocate bills on a variety of issues. The governor - supported by his cabinet - pushes initiatives and signs/vetoes bills. Supreme Court justices rule on constitutionality. Cities request funding for their projects, all in a fiscally constrained environment. They must all set priorities and serve their constituents, just like elected officials in Raleigh and around the state.
Forty-nine U.S. states operate their own Boys State in early summer, and top graduates from each state are sent to Boys Nation - another American Legion program - a few weeks later in Washington, D.C. It's also worth noting that these prestigious programs are universally recognized by college admissions and scholarship committees.