Shelton Essay Prompt Ncsu

Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the the State of North Carolina will award a scholarship of $3000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1000 to two North Carolina high school seniors to be used at any NC college or university. Many local Colonial Dames committees also provide smaller scholarships to local finalists. The recipients will be selected on the basis of character, need and scholastic record, as well as the merit of an essay on an assigned topic. School endorsement needed.

Roper Ruritan Scholarship The Roper Ruritan Club and Ruritan National Foundation awards a scholarship in the amount of $600. to a graduating senior from the Roper/Plymouth area each year. The scholarship is based on the following: financial need, character, scholarship/academic promise, and a desire for training beyond high school.  Application forms are available in Ms. Womble’s office.

North Carolina County Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship The North Carolina Farm Bureau awards scholarship in the amount of $3000 to high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field at a four year university.  See Mrs. Womble for more details.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes middle level and high school youth solely on the basis of volunteer work in their communities. Each school can select one student from each respective level. Interested students should contact the guidance office for information concerning application for the school nominees.

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program The KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program was created in 2006 and is dedicated to assisting students with financial need who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public institution within their legal state of residence. To qualify, a student must be: Graduating from high school this academic year; Maintaining a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher; Enrolling in a public, in-state college or university; Pursuing a bachelor’s degree; A US citizen or permanent resident. Visit the website at for additional information. Contact the guidance office if you have questions.

McKelvey Foundation Scholarship McKelvey Foundation awards $40,000 scholarships to young entrepreneurs nationwide who have started their own businesses. For more information visit the website at or contact your guidance counselor.

Best Buy @15 Scholarship Program For students in grades 9-12: Best Buy Children’s Foundation is awarding $1500 scholarships to recognize and reward students who have made extraordinary contributions both inside and outside of the classroom. Students must have a minimun cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer community service or work experience, and following graduation, plan to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two or four year college or vocational-technical school in the US. Applications and more information can be found at or

North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics NC School of Science and Math applications – Visit the for additional information. Email

B. Davis Scholarship This scholarship was established by the Student Award Search Aid creators. Students who wish more information about this scholarship should visit the website at Amount of scholarship is $1,000.

Golden LEAF Scholarship The Golden LEAF Scholarship for public university students is designed to assist current high school seniors and current NC community and four year university college students who are permanent residents of a qualifying rural county that is economically distressed and/or tobacco dependent. Students must demonstrate a financial need. The Golden LEAF Scholarship is valued at $3,000 for the academic year. A total of 580 scholarships will be available. Applications are available through the CFNC website,

AES Scholarship AES Engineers Scholarship The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on the AES website: AES believes that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason AES is offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Amount of award: $500.00. Further information, including previous winners, is available on the web site at:

North Carolina Extension and Community Association Scholarship The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students in obtaining a degree at any North Carlina college, in any field of study, with priority given to Family andl Consumer Sciences. Scholarships are $600 each, and trwo will be awarded in the Northeast District. Applications are available from the Tyrrell County Cooperative Extension Office. For more information, contact Dee Furlough at 796-1581 or dee_ Applications are available in the guidance office.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Horatio Alger Association offers scholarships to students who have a financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $5000 to $20,000. Website for applications:

House, Senate, and Governor’s Page Programs House, Senate & Governor’s Page Program NCHE helps to facilitate the opportunity for teens of NCHE member families to participate in the Governor’s and the North Carolina Senate’s and House of Representatives’ Page Programs by setting aside a week each year as homeschool week and providing help for those who wish to go on their own at another time. The Governor’s Page Program provides an opportunity for students (age 15-18) to find out first hand about the function/operation of state government. Various duties include, but are not limited to: delivering legislative bills, filing, answering telephones, attending press conferences and participation in a discussion with the Governor. The pages also tour a number of state government buildings each day to help further their knowledge of the roles of state government. The North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives provides the opportunity for students to find out firsthand how laws are made by helping in individual representative’s office. These pages must be between the ages of 15 (or in the ninth grade) and 18, must be in good academic standing in their schools and sponsored by a Representative or Senator. All pages serve for one week and are paid. If you are an NCHE member and are interested in your student participating in this program, contact NCHE’s legislative administrator, Mari Fitz-Wynn, at for information about opportunities in Raleigh to page one week for a member of the legislature or the governor.

AXA Achievement Scholarship The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, in association with U.S. News & World Report.  Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. For more information about all AXA Achievementsm scholarships, visit

The Colonial Dames Congressional Seminar Washington Workshops: Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible to compete in a national essay contest. Winners of the contest receive full scholarships to attend a June session of The Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar in Washington, D. C. Contact Ms. Womble for more information.

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics: Students in 10th and 11th grades are eligible to apply. SVSM is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically high achieving students who have demonstrated interest in career fields related to science technology, engineering, mathematics. SVSM is a four week residential program held on six college campuses. You may obtain applications online at or contact the guidance office for more information.

The General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Program The Shelton Challenge is a six day residential experience to help students expeand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Cost to attend the program is $600 for the week. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Public Speaking; Personal Assessment and Group Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics; Approaches to Leadership; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting. Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program. Participants are youth going into the 9th-12th grades (graduating seniors are also eligible) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with previous leadership experience in clubs or other organizations. More information is available on the website;

The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge was established in 1995 to help educate students about the opportunities available to them within the free enterprise system. During your time at FELC, you’ll learn about free market economics, learn how to create your own business (with real money), and discover how you can become a great leader. Students who will be sophomores (10th grade), juniors (11th grade) or seniors (12th grade) by the start of the traditional school year (fall 2013) and have demonstrated leadership potential and/or an interest in the free market system are encouraged to apply. You can obtain more information on the website Applications are available at

Broyhill Leadership Cconference Broyhill Leadership Conference is a five-day, four-night conference conducted each summer since 1982. The conference is designed for students in grades 10-12 who are interested in personal development and leadership training. Due to the generosity of the Broyhill Family Foundation, the cost to attend is only $280! More information can be found on the website

Appalachian State Science Summer Camps Appalachian State University offers residential summer camps in forensics, anthropology, anatomy/physiology, and math for students in grades 9-12. Only 24 students are accepted into each week. More information is available on the website under the Youth Programs tab.

UNC Wilmington Marine Quest Summer Camps UNC-Wilmington offers an exciting academic enrichment program for young people interested in the marine environment. Marine Quest provides young people ages 5-17 an opportunity to explore marine habitats during a week long summer camp. More information about Marine Quest can be found on the website: or contact the guidance office.

NC State Engineering Camps Introduction: taken from NC State webpage: Each summer, the College of Engineering at NC State University offers High School students the opportunity to experience engineering, science and technology at NC State. We offer a multidisciplinary week-long day camp for rising 9th and 10th graders and discipline-specific residential camps for rising 11th and 12th graders. The residential program allows students to explore a particular field of engineering in more depth while also experiencing college life at NC State University. The Basics for 9th and 10th Graders Who: Students entering 9th and 10th grade in Fall 2013. What: : A week long DAY camp filled with fun and challenging engineering activities. Where: Raleigh and Rocky Mount, NC. When: July Why: Because it’s fun! How: Apply online. How much: $250 – $350. Program fees vary. Financial aid is available for families that demonstrate financial need. The Basics for 11th and 12th Graders Who: Students entering 11th and 12th grade in Fall . What: : A week long RESIDENTIAL camp filled with fun and challenging engineering activities. Where: NC State University in Raleigh, NC. When: June and July Why: Because it’s fun! How: Apply online. How much: $675 – $775. Program fees vary. Financial aid is available for families that demonstrate financial need.

The mission for sustainability at North Carolina State University is “to engage the students, faculty members, staff, and university partners in preparing for a more sustainable future.” The Campus Environment Sustainability Team (CEST) is the group responsible for developing and implementing the sustainability strategic plan on campus. While CEST members are appointed, any member of the NC State community has the opportunity to participate in CEST’s decision- making process through public work groups. NC State is a signatory of the ACUPCC and has completed their Climate Action Plan. Additionally, the university has committed to a LEED Silver policy on all newly constructed buildings and large renovations. The university has an interdisciplinary major and minor as well as courses in Environmental Sciences in addition to colleges and departments in agriculture, forestry, earth sciences, marine sciences, atmospheric sciences, engineering, landscape and architectural design, management, education, economic policy and social sciences. In partnership with NC A&T University and the State Department of Agricultural and Consumer services, NC State operates the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at a working farm facility. There are also several student organizations dedicated to sustainability efforts, such as the - NC State Stewards, Wolfpack Environmental Student Association, and Net Impact. Lastly, events and workplaces on campus have the opportunity to become “Wolfpack Certified Sustainable,” which provides standards and incentives intended to encourage event planners and campus organizations to adopt sustainable practices.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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