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Student Opportunities

19-20 American Legion Girls State and Boys State Program

The American Legion is once again offering the 2020 Girls State and Boys Programs. This is a week long program pertaining to the study of the structure and operation of the NC State Government with a hands-on approach to learning how state and local governments work. 


Dates: Girls State- June 14-20, 2020 (Catawba College)

           Boys State-June  21-27, 2020 (Catawba College)


To be eligible you must:


-be a junior in high school at the time of application

-be between the ages of 16 and 18

-be in the top third of the class, 

-be a resident of NC, must be mature, responsible, and in good physical condition 


Please see Mrs. Sadler in student services for an application. Boys State is due to Mrs. Sadler on April 15, 2020. Girls State is due to the address listed on the application by April 1, 2020.


MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute

MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute ( is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for talented and passionate high school students.  The four-week summer program at MIT teaches STEM skills through project-based, workshop-style courses.  Applications are due April 3, 2020.

Summer Immersion Program at Wake Forest University

The Summer Immersion Program at Wake Forest University is an immersive, week-long experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshmen designed to provide an introduction to college life and the opportunity to explore a potential career pathway or field of study.

Explore a Career Pathway or Major: Students choose from 19 specialized institutes and learn from industry professionals and Wake Forest faculty.

Prepare for College: Students experience college life by living in the dorms, eating in the dining hall, and participating in a campus tour and admissions information session.
Build Your Network: Students engage with peers from all over the world and build relationships with our Academic Leaders who are experts and faculty members in various fields of study.

How to Apply:


To apply, encourage students to visit and complete the free, online application. The application requires a recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, and the completion of two short essays. Applications are open and reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.

USC Summer Program for Military Students

USC (University of Southern California) Summer Programs Office is sponsoring a scholarship opportunity for high school students to attend the 2020 USC Summer Programs. Highly-motivated high school students of active families in the military can apply to receive a full scholarship to attend the rigorous USC Summer Programs, 4-Week college credit program. The scholarship covers the entire tuition and fees, airfare, ground transportation, room and board, and course materials.  

Learn More!

Offered to any 10th or 11th grade student who has at least a 3.5 GPA and is the son or daughter of an active U.S. military service member, reservist, or guard to apply online today! | 213.740.5679 |

Duke Summer Opportunities

Duke University Summer Session’s 2020 Programs NOW LIVE!

Heads up, students! The 2020 Duke University Summer Session info is ready for you! Check it out here.

Ask yourself: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Are you conducting ground-breaking research? Maybe you’re already a leader crafting policies that have a global impact. Or, are you tackling the world’s most complex challenges? At Duke University Summer Session you will take a thrilling first step toward your future success!

Governor Page Program

North Carolina is the only state to have a Governor Page Program. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government through touring and listening to a range of speakers such as Supreme Justices and Deputy Commissioners. There will also be an opportunity to meet with the Governor himself.


In addition, students will also be creating their own volunteer project to bring back to their communities. The Page Program represents North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders.

Each applicant must be a North Carolina high school student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve for a term of four days.


This link includes a more in depth view of the program as well as the application process for students. 2020 dates are now available online. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, and thank you in advance!


SATELLITE is a five day STEM outreach and leadership development program with the goal of exposing high school sophomores across underserved communities in North Carolina to STEM careers and postsecondary educational opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of STEM activities including, but not limited to: a field trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, an egg drop competition, and workshops in paper science engineering, textiles, and agriculture and life sciences led by NC State faculty and students. Students will not only be able to participate in a wide variety of career information programs, but they will have the opportunity to stay in dorm-style housing to get the full college experience.


Our program this year will run from May 9th through the 13th. Our application requires two letters of recommendation and a few short essays pertaining to the student’s interest in STEM. Due to the nature of the program, we do not consider a student’s academic success when reviewing applications. We are looking only for a student’s desire to maximize their experience at SATELLITE. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020. The program costs $30, but a limited number of need-based scholarships are available. 


For more information, feel free to reach out to Bhavana Ambil at To apply, please visit,




(2019-2020 Seniors) Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Internship/Scholarship

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market is looking for high school rising seniors interested in being interns at the Saturday morning markets which run from  8:30 – 1:00.

Interns would be an important part of the market operation including working

with market vendors, selling market merchandise in the Welcome Tent, helping to serve food, working with kids in the Kids’ Corner tent, and various other activities.Participation of at least 30 hours in this internship program will qualify the student intern for consideration for a sizeable scholarship at the end of the school year. We hope that those who are looking for volunteer community service hours, those who are interested in giving back to their community, and those who are interested in working with people in a fun environment at the farmers’ market will email at: 

Cooperative Council of NC Cooperative Leadership Camp

Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC.   Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Please fill out the Application before May 25th! Space is limited! FREE to selected students!


You will be eligible for the $1,000 Jim Graham Scholarship when you attend and complete this experience.

Shelton Leadership Challenge

North Carolina Wesleyan College is delighted to offer The Shelton Challenge on our campus July 7-July 12, 2019The Shelton Challenge seeks youth that are rising 9th to 12th grades students (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Cost to attend the program is $500 for the week. The cost includes meals, room, transportation during the camp, and all activities while attending camp.


Below you will find the link to the website if you are interested in attending a leadership camp and engaging in values-based leadership.  The core curriculum focuses on leadership roles and accountability, team building, leadership styles and situations, social responsibility, integrity as a leader, public speaking, changing behaviors and goal setting.  These challenges are designed to appeal to youth who are motivated to learn how to lead others and make a difference for their families, community and nation. The application deadline is May 17, 2019. We will accept application after this date on a rolling basis until the program has been filled.


Also, The Shelton Challenge will offer a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to students who complete the Shelton Challenge and enroll as a full-time undergraduate student at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The scholarship is renewable for each academic year (fall/spring) if the student maintains an overall GPA of at least a 2.70 (and is enrolled as a full-time student) for a maximum of four academic years.


2019 Summer Programs-NC State

At NC State our mission is to provide college access and awareness to all students in North Carolina. We offer the following summer academic enrichment programs where students will have the opportunity to experience life at NC State, meet fellow high school students and enhance their cultural identity. Please help us spread the word about these opportunities and encourage your students to apply by April 15.

Native Education Forum

June 16-22
A six-day residential program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Native American/American Indian culture.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or is interested in American Indian culture
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • be interested in NC State University
  • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
Visit the NEF website to learn more.

Emerging Scholars Academy

June 23-29
A six-day residential program for rising high school juniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American experience and culture.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th grade student
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher OR in the top 10% of the class
  • identify as African American or is interested in African American culture and topics
  • be a leader in school, family and/or the community
Visit the ESA website to learn more.


July 25-28
A four-day residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in Hispanic/Latinx culture. This program will provide you the opportunity to learn about higher education while reinforcing cultural identity and community ties.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Hispanic/Latinx or has an interest in Hispanic/Latinx Culture
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • be interested in pursuing higher education
  • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
Visit the Caminos website to learn more.

Camp Kesem at Duke University

Camp Kesem provides a free weeklong campus for children whose parents have been touched by cancer. Duke University students serve as volunteers during this week to allow these children to experience being a child without the stress they face every day at home. This summer, we are looking to host this camp for 150 North Carolina children ages 6-16! I am emailing you to see if you would be willing to reach out to the schools you oversee to see if any families are in need of this service. This summer, Camp Kesem at Duke University will be occurring from August 19-August 24 at Camp Keyauwee in Sophia, NC (west of Greensboro). 


If you are interested in signing up, please follow these steps below to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!


1) Go to

2) On the top left-hand corner, select "Pick a Camp"

3) Scroll through the states until finding North Carolina and press "search"

4) Find the Duke University camp and press "register" to begin the application process! It currently says "waitlist," but we still have room for more campers!!

USC Military 2019 Provost's Pre-College Summer Scholarship-Currently Closed

Current Sophomores and Juniors, 


Please see below for information regarding a great summer program at the University of Southern California.  

You must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be the son or daughter of an active U.S. military service member, reservist, or guard to apply online today. Deadline is January 18, 2019.

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics-Application NOW CLOSED

Rising Juniors and Seniors,


Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics (offered through the NC School of Science and Math) is a cost-free, statewide science and math enrichment program for students with proven academic ability, motivation in the STEM fields of study, and emotional maturity.  Summer Ventures takes students beyond the traditional boundaries of high school science and mathematics while exploring topics of interest to them and learning experimental design, laboratory skills, instrumentation, mathematical modeling, strategies in mathematical problem solving and more.  At the end of the four-week residential program, students present a comprehensive research project on a current topic in a STEM field of study.


The online application may be found at:  The application period for 2019 opens October 15, 2018 and the deadline for submitting summer 2019 applications is January 15, 2019.  Students who submit applications prior to January 15, 2019 will be notified of admission decisions April 9, 2019.


Summer Ventures office at ECU is available to assist you with information about the application process or about the program in general.  An informational brochure is attached. 


Please email us at or call 252-328-6036 if you need assistance. 

Criminal Justice Fellows Program-Currently Closed

The mission of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program is to recruit talented high school graduates into the criminal justice profession. Each year this program will fund fellowships for high school graduate who have exhibited high academic achievement, a history of service to the school and community, and a desire to serve the state of North Carolina in a field within the criminal justice profession.

The N.C. Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors who agree to enter criminal justice profession in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school in an eligible county. Students who receive the educational loan would have 5 years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.

Students who graduate under this program in good standing will be given priority to enter a criminal justice training program for certification in an eligible criminal justice profession within the Community College System.



Military Recruiters

If you are interested in speaking with a recruiter, please see below for days they will be present during lunches to meet with you:


Air Force-Thursdays (first date set: Sept. 20)


Air Force Reserve Recruiter, 916 ARW/RS

409 Western Blvd Suite 600

Jacksonville, NC 28546

Office: 910-219-1403

Cell: 910-322-0661

Fax: 910-219-1404



Sergeant First Class Lee C. Smith 

United States Army Recruiter

480 US HWY 70 W

Havelock, NC 28532

Office: 252-447-6952



Navy- Mondays (first set date: Sept. 10)

FCC(SW)Samuel R Kipe
1222 S Glenburnie Rd
New Bern, NC 28562
Office: 252-339-3782



Sergeant Ryan Phelps

Marine Corps Recruiter

1150 Western Blvd. Suite B

Jacksonville, NC