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  • Chowan University Campapalooza 2023

     

    Greetings from Chowan University!
    We are planning our summer Campapalooza and want to be sure your students are invited! Campapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the university cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our university faculty!  
     
    The QR code provides a link to a form where students can choose the camp topic they are interested in and connect with the faculty.
     

    Academic Summer Camp

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  • Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy - Free 

     

    Appalachian State University is hosting the second annual in-person Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy, funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and in conjunction with Entre-Ed and STEMWest. 

     

    The program will accept 25 high school students from across Appalachia. The deadline to apply is February 10. The program is completely free and even covers a majority of students’ travel expenses. Information can be found here: ARC website

     

    Eligible counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie, Forsyth, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey

     

    AEA 2023 Flyer

     

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  • Attention all Seniors, the Cap and Gown Orders has been exteneded to January 28th.  If you need help or have any questions, please see Mrs. Rhonda McGraw in Student Services.

     

    Cap & Gown Website

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  • SENIORS....the Alleghany Education Foundation scholarship is due December 22nd. Please see someone in Student Services if you have any questions! 

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  • The 2023 SECU Scholarship Application is now available...

     

    Please come see Mrs. Bennett, Miss Jackson or Rhonda in Student Services if your interested in this scholarship. 

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  • The 2023 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

     

    Help a young person with a disability receive a

    scholarship for achievement to support

    their future plans!

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award!

    The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) is proud to offer the Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Scholarship Award to a North Carolina high school senior with a disability. This award includes a $1,500 scholarship, to be used for any post-high school learning experience/training or for equipment/technology needed for employment.

     

    ELIGIBILITY:

    ALL North Carolina students with disabilities are eligible for nomination.  Including students enrolled in the Occupation Course of Study, students who will be receiving a Graduate Certificate and students enrolled in the Future Ready Course of Study.

     

    SELECTION CRITIERIA:

    Matthew Carmen Graziadei was a remarkable young man who died in January 1998 at the age of 26. At the age of seven, Matt was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. He graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC and was elected to the Who’s Who in American High School Students. Matt was a student intern at the Charlotte Mint Museum and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association both locally and statewide. He achieved President’s Honors at Central Piedmont Community College and served in Washington, DC with the US Surgeon General’s Council on Families and Disabilities. Matt also started his own business and was a contractor in facilities, engineering and computer services.

     

    Scholarship Award recipients will be selected by the Matthew C. Graziadei Scholarship Award Review Board based on these attributes:

    • Determination          - reaching beyond one’s imagination
    • Perseverance           - remaining steadfast against all odds
    • Persistence              - starting from scratch and striving until successful
    • Dedication                - maintaining solid effort and achievement
    • Confidence               - overcoming obstacles through internal courage
    • Motivation                 - seeing life as a series of opportunities, not obstacles
    • Fortitude                   - keeping going after others have stopped
    • Accomplishment      - succeeding with an on-going new vision

     

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Applications will only be accepted through Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  The award will be presented to the winning student during his/her high school awards ceremony. Based on applications received, additional students may be selected as runners-up.

     

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

    Applicants must submit the following documents for consideration:

     

    • Student Information Form –  TRANSCRIPTS ARE NOT REQUIRED
    • Nominated students must submit a written or dictated paragraph about why they qualify for this award and how they would use the award to help with their future plans.
    • Nomination Narrative - A one-page narrative, completed by school counselor, student or someone who knows the student describing the student and his/her accomplishments in relationship to the attributes. Including a brief personal history, educational or career goals, and reasons why they should be selected for this award.  
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation: Administrator from high School: Principal or Assistant Principal; A Teacher, Coach, or School Counselor; Community Member – can include student’s employer, Minister, another student, service provider, etc.
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    DEADLINE:

    One copy of the completed, signed application packet must be received by Wednesday, February 1, 2023.   The winner and finalists, if applicable, will be selected by April 14th and the individual nominating the student or the high school counselor will be notified by May 5. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and rejected.   

     

    SEND TO:

    To send via email, scan your completed application, supporting materials, etc. into a single PDF and email to MCGaward@ecacmail.org. If you have not received an email confirmation within 3 business days, please contact 800-962-6817 before the application deadline.

     

    If emailing this document is not possible, documents may be sent via USPS mail, FedEx, UPS or hand delivered to:

     

    Matthew C. Graziadei Award

    ECAC

    907 Barra Row, Suite 103

    Davidson, NC 28036

     

    Click here for the MCG award application in English.

    Click here for the MCG award application in Spanish.

     

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  • AHS Senior Website - Kenley Jackson

     

    jacksonka2.wixsite.com/alleghany-advising-2

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  • WCC

    What is the WCC Education Promise scholarship?

    WCC Education Promise is a two-year, last-dollar scholarship designed to ensure every qualifying student graduating from high school in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany can get a college degree from Wilkes Community College tuition-free. This scholarship program makes sure every qualifying student is 100% covered for the roughly $2,571 annual cost for tuition and institutional fees.

    How does it work?

    Students complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and get whatever federal and state aid they are qualified to receive to cover their tuition and fees. Then, WCC Education Promise covers 100% of the balance students owe for their tuition and fees, up to a total of $1,285.50 per semester. Students and their families are responsible for other costs associated with going to college, such as buying books, individual class fees, and general living expenses. Students may pursue other scholarships to cover some of those costs.

    How do I qualify?

    WCC Education Promise is available to 2020, 2021, or 2022 high school graduates (public, private, or home school) in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany who meet these requirements:

    • Earn a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA in high school.
    • Reside in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany.

    Residency means:

    • Graduate from service area high school (public, private, or home school) and
    • 1 year* living in Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, or Watauga (appeals may be considered, such as a student relocating during senior year).

    Students who fulfill the residency requirements stated above but who are classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes, including DACA students, may receive the maximum scholarship amount equivalent to in-state tuition.

    • Enroll at WCC the academic year after high school graduation. Students can enroll in the fall semester or spring semester following their graduation from high school.

    For 2020 and 2021 graduates, students must enroll within the 2022-2023 school year.

    • Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
    • Complete WCC scholarship application.
    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours.
    • How do I apply?

      1. Complete the NC Residency Determination. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      2. Apply to WCC. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      3. Submit FAFSA. (Priority Deadline: June 1)

      o   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form students must fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college, such as Pell Grant. This must be completed by the deadline each year for eligibility.

      o   If the student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the process used to check the accuracy of a student’s FAFSA, they will be sent a letter and emails to their WCC email account from the WCC Financial Aid Office; these will explain what documentation is needed from the student; the student may also log into Self-Service and choose Financial Aid to see what documents/information is needed. If the student has been selected for verification, his/her financial aid application is not complete until all verification is completed.

      1. Complete WCC Scholarship Application. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      2. Submit official high school transcripts to the WCC Admissions Office. (Priority Deadline: July 1)
      3. Submit financial aid verification documents to the WCC Financial Aid Office. (Priority Deadline: July 1)

      How do I maintain/renew the scholarship?

      To maintain and renew the WCC Education Promise scholarship for the full amount, students must:

      • Complete FAFSA each year.

      o   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form students must fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college, such as Pell Grant. This must be completed by the deadline each year for eligibility.

      o   If the student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the process used to check the accuracy of a student’s FAFSA, they will be sent a letter and emails to their WCC email account from the WCC Financial Aid Office; these will explain what documentation is needed from the student; the student may also log into Self-Service and choose Financial Aid to see what documents/information is needed. If the student has been selected for verification, their financial aid application is not complete until all verification is completed

      • Complete WCC scholarship application each year.
      • Maintain a minimum college GPA 2.0. This is the institutional GPA, not the program GPA; the standard is consistent with most scholarship renewal requirements at WCC.
      • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours.
      • Complete 67% of credit hours attempted. Completing a course means a D or better. Students must meet the minimum guidelines of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. See the Financial Aid page for additional information.
      • Maintain continuous enrollment. Students must remain enrolled semester-to-semester throughout the two years; the exception is summer semester, unless required by your program.
      • Complete required tutoring and support. If tutoring or extra support is required, students will be encouraged to seek assistance or risk losing their scholarship.
      • Attend required meetings with student advisor. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to review their program/career plan and progress to date, register for classes, and troubleshoot challenges.
      • Adhere to Student Code of Conduct. Any student conduct warning, probation, or suspension of any type as a WCC student could disqualify the student for this scholarship and other scholarships.

      Additional Information

      • This scholarship is not limited to certain program/career pathways and is not limited to certain credentials – it includes certificate, diploma, and/or associate degree credentials.
      • This scholarship covers tuition and institutional fees; it does not cover course or program-specific fees.
      • This scholarship does not cover tuition and fees for courses outside of chosen credential program, consistent with financial aid standards.
      • Summer semester tuition is not covered by this scholarship unless the student’s program pathway requires summer semester classes.
      • Receiving the Education Promise does not prevent students from applying for other scholarships.

      Who do I contact for more information?

      Contact the WCC Career Coach at your high school or reach out to the WCC Financial Aid Office at 336-838-6237.

       

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