"It is the mission of this guidance department to provide a comprehensive and developmental school counseling program for every student at Roxboro Community School, by focusing on the areas of: Academic Development, Career Development and Social/Personal Development, in accordance with The American School Counseling National Model adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
RCS school counselors are licensed, professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential, academic achievement and strong character development. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, school counselors facilitate the support system to ensure all students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to contribute at the highest level as productive members of society."
Freshmen and Sophomores, Mr. Bettendorf asked that you be sent the weekly Guidance Gazette, which lists scholarship, financial aid and leadership opportunities, primarily for juniors and seniors, but there may occasionally be something that will benefit or be of interest to you. It’s never too early to start planning for college!
Scholarship, Other Academic Opportunities
Piedmont Community College Power Careers Program
The program is designed to attract the most promising high school and community college talent, provide students an introduction to the business of power plant operations, support students' completion of targeted two year Associate Degrees and ultimately provide a career opportunity with Progress Energy. To be considered, students must be nominated by a member of the school faculty and meet certain academic requirements including a preferred 3.2 GPA to participate in the Power Careers Program. In addition, students must enroll in selected specialized two-year associate's degree programs that are relevant to a career in power plant operations. Nominated students can apply for a Progress Energy scholarship awarded at $650 per semester for a qualifying student. If you are interested in being nominated for this opportunity, see Mr. Bettendorf in the Guidance Department.
N.C. State SCIBLS (Summer College in Biotechnology and Life Sciences)
The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences is pleased to announce SCIBLS 2013. Rising juniors or seniors who are interested in the program should visit www.cals.ncsu.edu/scibls. SCIBLS is a four-week summer program offered on site by the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University where high school rising juniors and seniors interested in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics college major participate in a meaningful academic experience. Students learn, through hands-on coursework and research, cutting-edge scientific techniques in NC State laboratories, meet and interact with undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and faculty, tour research facilities and enterprises in the Research Triangle Park and other surrounding areas, learn scientific presentation skills, and experience college life. The program is an introduction to college life and the university environment with the goal of easing the transition between high school and college. SCIBLS students use the library, eat in the dining halls, stay in the dorms, workout at the gym and participate in activities at Talley Student Center. SCIBLS students have a NC State student identification card and a NC State email account and receive college credit for the program. Attached is a flyer about the program and additional information can be found at the SCIBLS website: www.cals.ncsu.edu/scibls.
Suntrust Offers College Scholarship Sweepstakes
The bank awards $1,000 scholarships for expenses at a two- or four-year public college or university. Current college students who will be continuing their undergraduate studies in the fall of 2013 are also eligible. Fifteen drawings will be held and one winner will be chosen every two weeks from Oct. 26, 2012 through May 10. The sweepstakes is free to enter, and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. One entry per drawing, but students can register again for each drawing period. Applications and more information may be found at www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes
Burger King Scholars Program
Applicants must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, work part-time an average of 15 hours per week or 40 weeks per year, be actively involved in community service activities, demonstrate financial need and plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year school. Visit www.Haveityourwayfoundation.org for more information.
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
Some colleges and organizations require the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid Profile in determining the awarding of private (i.e. nonfederal) student aid funds. In addition to the registration fee, an additional fee is required for each school designated to receive a copy of the profile. Visit www.collegeboard.com and click on the PROFILE icon for more information. Telephone: 1-800-778-6888
Scholarships, other aid information
Hispanic/Latino Student Scholarship Opportunities
There are a number of sites with information about these scholarships. Any students interested should stop by the College Resource Room and see Mr. Bettendorf.
Any seniors interested in applying to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma (where Khari Johnson, RCS Class of 2012, is currently attending) should come by the College Resource Room to learn about the Whole Person Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes students committed to achieving excellence academically, physically and spiritually. The awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 per year and students must be nominated by their school counselor before applying.
Freshman and Sophomore GG
The Shelton Challenge
The Shelton Challenge is a one-week summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Shelton’s cornerstones of values-based leadership – honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility – are the foundations of the experience. 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. For more information and to obtain an application (this program is first-come, first-served; so don’t wait too long ), please visit http://www.ncsu.edu/extension/sheltonleadership/leadership-programs/challenge.php
For more information, please contact Mr. Bettendorf or Ms. Hawkins in Guidance, or one of the parent volunteers in the College Resource Room.
High School Timelines:
Information Meeting PowerPoints:
Junior and Senior Information PowerPoint
Links For Seniors:
Scholarship and Aid Links:
www.fastweb.com (Best known scholarship database)
www.gocollege.com (Free scholarship search, plus college search)
www.CFNC.org (the comprehensive college planning site of the College Foundation of North Carolina)
www.scholarshipplus.com/wake (the Online Scholarship Guide of the Wake County Public School System, with an excellent listing of scholarships)
www.finaid.org (Very comprehensive financial aid site.)
www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml (Scholarship Scams)
http://studentaid.ed.gov (Federal Student Aid Information for students)
www.fafsa.ed.gov/complete001.htm (Help in completing the FAFSA)
www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA on the Web and Federal School Codes)
http://moneycentral.msn.com/family/home.asp (Paying for College)
Websites with Expected Family Contribution Worksheets: