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Chapel Hill, NC • August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 PM
Sheraton Chapel Hill
Venetian and Europa Rooms
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC  27517

The program begins promptly at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required.
See the entire list of programs here.

Colleges anticipated to be in attendance include:
Agnes Scott College • Allegheny College • Antioch College • Austin College • Beloit College •  Birmingham-Southern College • Centre College • Cornell College • Denison University • Earlham College • Eckerd College • Emory & Henry College • Goucher College • Guilford College • Hampshire College • Hendrix College • Hillsdale College • Hiram College • Hope College •  Juniata College • Kalamazoo College • Knox College • Lawrence University • Lynchburg College • Marlboro College • McDaniel College • Millsaps College • Ohio Wesleyan University • Reed College • Rhodes College • Southwestern University • St. John’s College • St. Olaf College • The Evergreen State College • University of Puget Sound • Ursinus College • Wabash College • Wheaton College(IL) • Whitman College • Willamette University • Wooster, College of

Consortium - Raleigh/Durham

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 04:00 PM until 06:00 PM

Cary Academy
1500 N Harrison Ave
Cary, NC 27513
United States

Join admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis for a group presentation. Learn more about academic programs, student life, admission, and financial aid at these institutions. There will be time for questions and to meet representatives at the end.

Venue: Cary Academy
Room: Berger Hall Auditorium
Parking: Parking is available in the main parking lot off of Harrison Avenue. There is an additional larger parking lot near the Upper School

please register here: 

Tulane University - Raleigh Information Session

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 07:00 PM until 09:00 PM
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Dr
Raleigh, NC 27612
United States
Meet Tulane admission counselors when they come to you! Tulane hosts several receptions in cities throughout the country for any interested students and their families each fall.
Please register here:

Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students. Each of these scholarships is on a “faculty-nomination” basis. However, if you are interested in attending any of these schools, have checked the criteria on the school website, and would like to self-nominate, please see Ms. Ferrerio:

Morehead Cain Scholarship at UNC Chapel Hill

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the Morehead-Cain, you must be:
  • a competitive applicant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • on track to graduate in the spring
Please note: While candidates for the scholarship are more than welcome to apply to other colleges and universities under Early Action or Regular Decision application plans, candidates are not permitted to apply binding Early Decision to other colleges or universities while under consideration for the Morehead-Cain. If you have questions about what constitutes a binding application, please feel free to contact us.
Entering the Selection Process
These eligibility requirements are the same for all students applying for the Morehead-Cain, but there are five different ways to enter the selection process:
North Carolina
  • Be nominated by your high school (All N.C. high schools are eligible)
  • Apply directly for the scholarship
Please see Ms. Ferrerio if interested in receiving a nomination for this scholarship

NC State Park Scholarship

If you believe you’re qualified for the Park Scholarships based on our selection criteria of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, we welcome you to apply! The application processes for Park Scholarships and NC State undergraduate admissions are separate, so be sure to follow the instructions below.

By October 15:
  • Apply for undergraduate admission to NC State.
  • Complete the Park Scholarships application, which is housed in NC State’s wolfPAW system. To access this, you must either be endorsed by your high school (by October 1) or you must self-endorse. Explanations of each endorsement method appear near the bottom of this page.
The Park Scholarships application asks that you provide:
  • Names and email addresses of two recommenders
  • Information about advanced coursework completed
  • Two essays (for this year’s essay prompts, refer to the Application Process FAQ)
The Park Scholarships Selection Committee will also review your:
  • High school transcript, submitted by your counselor through the application for admission
  • SAT and/or ACT scores, submitted to NC State directly from the testing agency
  • Honors and Activities information from your application for admission
  • Personal essay from the application for admission
We must receive all materials by October 15.

Please see Ms. Ferrerio if interested in receiving a nomination for this scholarship

Levine Scholarship UNC Charlotte

The Levine Scholars Program takes the brightest, most capable students and gives them the tools, resources and environment they need to explore the world around them, engage deeply in their communities and excel across discipline. The four-year scholarship includes full tuition, room, board, a grant to implement a service project of the Scholar’s own design, and four summers of experiences that will develop leadership skills, social awareness and an international perspective. The total value of this four-year package is estimated at $105,000 for in-state students and $155,000 for out-of-state students.

The Scholars value the benefits of the rigorous academic programs at UNC Charlotte, the state’s only urban research university noted for its innovative interdisciplinary programs and opportunities for student research. To complement classroom learning, Levine Scholars participate in rich and varied opportunities in the vibrant commercial and cultural center of Charlotte, North Carolina, the state’s largest metropolitan region.

Civic engagement is at the core of the Levine Scholars Program. Through a commitment to ongoing volunteerism, internships with local nonprofits, grant projects with community partners, and customized curricula, Levine Scholars graduate fully prepared to begin their next chapter as versatile intellects, thoughtful leaders, and compassionate humanitarians.

The Levine Scholars Program has a four-step scholarship nomination/application process that includes the following:
  • Nomination: Students must be nominated online by their school counselor at their current high school. There is no limit to the number of students that can be nominated from each high school. Homeschooled students can be nominated by a professor or teacher who is not related to the student. The online nomination form will be available on August 15. Nominations will be accepted until October 8, 2018.
  • Application for Admission: Students should create a Future 49er Portal. This account will allow them to access, complete and submit the online freshman admissions application. Applications and application materials (transcript and test scores) must be received by November 1, 2018.
  • Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application: Once students have been nominated, they will receive an email directing them to the Levine Scholars Portal where they will find the supplemental scholarship application and essay questions. Students should complete Section A of the application immediately so that emails can be sent to those individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation. The entire supplemental application must be completed and submitted online by November 8, 2018.
  • Submission of Online Recommendations: Students can have up to three recommendations submitted on their behalf, but only two recommendations will be required. The first required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments; the second required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their commitment to community service and capacity for ethical leadership. The third, optional, the recommendation can be from anyone who has known the student in an academic or community setting. Students will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of their two required recommenders and one optional recommender when completing the supplemental scholarship application. The recommenders will be sent an email immediately directing them to a link to the online recommendation form. The recommendation submission deadline is November 8, 2018.
Please see Ms. Ferrerio if interested in receiving a nomination for this scholarship.

The following scholarships are open to all and you may apply on your own: 


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