Saturday, October 4, 2014

Open House for Colleges

College Open Houses
Barton College – November 15.  Register online at

Bridgewater College – October 18 & November 1.  Register online at
Campbell University – Sept. 13, Oct. 11 & Nov. 11. .Register at

Campbell University PGA Golf Management Visitation Day:  If you are a high school junior or senior and are interested in a career in the golf industry, then register to reserve your spot at Visitation Day.  You’ll get to play a round of golf as well as learn about Campbell’s PGA Golf Management Program.  The event will take place on November 7.  Register online at

Catawba College – September 27 & November 15.  Register online at

East Carolina University – October 25.  Register online at

Greensboro College – Nov. 1 & Nov. 11. Register at
Johnson & Wales University –   Oct. 25 & Nov. 15.  Register at

Lees McRae – September 20 & November 15.  Reserve your spot online at

Meredith College – September 27 & October 18.  Register at

NC School of the Arts –  October 3. You may register online at

North Carolina State University – October 18. Register online at

UNC Asheville – October 18 & November 15.  Register online at

UNC Charlotte – October 18 & November 1.  Register online at

UNC GreensboroOctober 25.  Register online at

UNC Pembroke – November 15.  Register online at

UNC Wilmington – September 20 (seniors only).  Register online at

Western Carolina – September 20 & November 22.  Register online at


U.S. Senate Youth Scholarship Program:  The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Social Studies section is looking for two outstanding high school students to join other delegates for the program’s Washington Week experience.  The U.S. Senate Youth Program is a scholarship program that provides an educational opportunity for juniors and seniors who are currently serving in an elected or appointed capacity in student government or a related organization. The deadline is October 12.  The eligibility requirements and application information can be found at

UNC Charlotte’s Levine Scholars Program:  Levine Scholars receive a scholarship for full tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees.  Scholars also receive a new laptop computer and participate in four summers of experiences to develop leadership skills.

Davidson College - The John Montgomery Belk Scholarship:   The Belk Scholarship recognizes and rewards students of demonstrated intellectual and personal achievement and significant leadership ability.   Up to eight Belk Scholars will be chosen in Davidson’s Class of 2019, each receiving an annually renewable scholarship equivalent to the college’s comprehensive fees as well as two special study stipends to pursue international study and other enrichment opportunities.

NC State’s Centennial Scholarship:  Administered by the College of Textiles, the Centennial Scholars Program will provide up to ten incoming freshmen with scholarships to attend NC State University and major in Textiles.  The actual value of this scholarship is set at $10,000 per year.  In addition, recipients will also have access to a $7,500 enrichment fund. 

 Horatio Alger Association:   Applicants must demonstrate critical financial need, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and be a US citizen.  Apply at
Coca-Cola Scholars Program:  Each year Coca-Cola awards 50 scholarships of $20,000 and 200 scholarships of $10,000.  Interested students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.  The deadline is October 31.  Apply online at

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:  If you’ve made a difference by volunteering in your community over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C.  Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to apply. The deadline is November 4.  Apply now at

UNC-Chapel Hill – The Thomas Wolfe Scholarship:  This UNC‑CH scholarship offers a full four-year financial support for one incoming freshman per year.  The scholarship seeks to identify and reward students with exceptionally focused literary ability and promise.  Applicants must apply for early admission to UNC-Chapel Hill by October 15 and apply for this scholarship by November 15. For more information, visit

Gates Millennium Scholarship:  For minority students (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American).  Students must have a 3.3 unweighted GPA, meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria, and have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.  Apply online at  The deadline is January 14.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Torch Scholarships

 Torch Scholarship

BBB is pleased to offer the 2014 BBB Torch Scholarships.
Applications are now being accepted for this annual scholarship program which recognizes students who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history.
Applications are due by December 1, 2014.

  • $2,000 - First place
  • $1,500 - Second place
  • $1,000 - Third place
  • Current college-bound high school juniors, seniors and college undergraduates who reside within BBB’s 33-county service area (Beaufort, Carteret, Chatham, Craven, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Moore, Nash, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Person, Pitt, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson).
  • Obtain a brief letter of recommendation and signature from a representative of a BBB Accredited Business (visit BBB Accredited business directory). Use form below.
  • Essay topic: You and your best friend have just finished a meal at a new café. The food was disappointing and the service could be described poor at best. As you exit and walk along the sidewalk in front of the café’s out­door seating, a $20 bill, presumably having blown off a table, lands at your feet. Your friend picks up the money and puts it in his/her pocket. 
          Describe multiple responses to the situation and justify which you feel is most appropriate.
  • Essay must be student’s original work, 400-500 words, typed, on 8.5”x11” paper.
  • Essay to be evaluated by an independent panel of judges on effectiveness in presenting a point of view, thoughtful and creative interpretation of the topic, grammar, and spelling. Essay must be student's original work.
  • Submission must include essay, letter of recommendation, transcript and completed application form to be considered. The following scale will be used in assessing entries:
Essay - 50%
Academic Achievement - 30%
Leadership/Community Service - 20%

Congressman G. K. Butterfield Service Academy Day


Congressman G. K. Butterfield is hosting a Service Academy Day on Saturday, October 18th from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the new Paramount Theatre located downtown Goldsboro, NC. 

Representatives from each of the academies (US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy) will provide detailed information on each academy’s programs and admissions process. As you are aware, our service academies offer an excellent four year education as well as an opportunity to serve our country. Each academy provides a bachelor’s degree and a commission in the uniformed services.  This can be obtained at little or no cost for qualified applicants.

Would you please share this information with any pertinent students/individuals? It is particularly timely for high school students.

Please see the attached flier for further details.

Register HERE to attend the event. 

Carolina Covenant


Carolina’s promise: Eligible low-income students who earn admission can have the opportunity to graduate debt-free. With grants, scholarships, and a work-study job, Carolina Covenant Scholars can earn a UNC degree without student loans.
Covenant Report Card: Destination Success
The Carolina Covenant also offers academic and personal support to help Covenant Scholars get the most out of UNC and graduate on time.
Eligible students are automatically considered for the Covenant. Simply applyto UNC and apply for financial aid.
Launched more than a decade ago, the Covenant has been embraced by the Carolina community. Students, faculty, and administrators across campus welcome Covenant Scholars and work to help them succeed.
View our Covenant Report Card to learn more about the remarkable achievements of Scholars!

Early Admission Deadlines UNC

The When. (You already know the What, Where, and Why.)

First Year Students
Early Action: Apply by October 15 to get your decision by the end of January.
Regular Decision: Apply by January 10 to get your decision by the end of March.
Transfer Students
Apply by February 15 to get your decision by mid-April.  
What is due at each deadline? Just your online application and your application fee, but we ask that you submit the other parts of the application (transcripts, test scores and supporting materials from your teacher/counselor) within 2-3 weeks after the deadline. Of course, the sooner you complete your application, the sooner we’ll be able to review it. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send you information on how to check the status of your application and view any missing items online.
Early Action vs. Regular DecisionIf you’re applying as a first-year student, you’ll choose one of our two deadline plans—Early Action or Regular Decision. We offer two deadlines because we want to give you more options and because it helps us spread the work of reviewing applications over a longer period of time. Neither of our deadlines results in a binding decision, and both have the same May 1 enrollment deadline. Although we have two deadlines, we evaluate each application within the context of our entire pool of applicants, so there’s no inherent advantage in applying for one deadline over the other. Choose whichever deadline best fits your schedule.
Financial Aid DeadlineAll students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile by March 1. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

Early Admission Deadlines NC STATE


First Deadline

October 15: Application deadline
December 15: Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit their Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment.

Second Deadline

November 1: Deadline to apply and to be considered for merit-based scholarships.
January 30: Applicants will be notified of their admission status (first-choice majors only)
May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit their Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment.

Final Deadline

January 15: Application deadline
March 30: Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
May 1: Deadline for admitted students to submit their Advanced Enrollment Deposit (AED) to confirm enrollment.
Please note: If you miss a deadline, your application will be reviewed in the next notification period.