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Youth Apprenticeship Opportunities from Trident Technical College

Trident Tech is offering Apprenticeship Opportunities for programs to include Medical Office Assisting, Computer Programming and many many others. Click here for additional information and see your School Counselor if you are interested.

Bosch Charleston Apprenticeship Program

Bosch Charleston is offering paid full-time training in the Mechatronics field for students. Applications are due on March 29, 2017. Click here for a flyer with more information and links to the application.

Men of Action and Boeing's Recruitment Program

On Saturday, April 22 from 11 AM -1 PM, these groups will host an information session on programs and opportunities coming up. Click here for a flyer with details and click here for a link with summer opportunities available through Charleston County.

Upcoming College and Community Events

Are you interested in applying to a Service Academy?
Senator Lindsey Graham is hosting Military Academy Day on Saturday, April 1st in Columbia. This free event is a great chance to learn more about the Academy nomination process. Please visit lgraham.senate.gov/academydayregistration for more information and to register by March 28th. 

Trident Technical College Free Application Day!

Saturday, April 8 from 10 AM to 2 PM at All Four Campuses
Click here for more details: 
http://www.tridenttech.edu/landing/freeappday.htm


LIFE Scholarship Information Session

Tuesday, April 18 at 6 PM on Main Campus Building 970, Room 108
Click here for more information: 
http://www.tridenttech.edu/landing/LIFE.htm

 

ATTENTION JUNIORS!!!!

Wofford College, Furman University and Erskine College are currently accepting Junior Scholar nominations. Contact your School Counselor for more details.

Guided Pathway Support Program

The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American rising juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.  This free program, teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college. 

Using our “high tech and high touch” approach, GPS narrows the college access gap using tele-mentoring through our exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook community, direct interactions with admissions professionals and exposure to successful peer role models.  GPS empowers high school juniors, seniors, their parents and their guidance counselors throughout the college application process.

Application can be found at https://ronbrowngps.fluidreview.com/ and the application deadline is May 31st, 2017.

 

Rochester Institute of Technology has two scholarship opportunities for juniors who plan to apply and attend RIT; the "Computing Medal and Scholarship Program" and "Innovation & Creativity Award Program". Students must be in the top 10% of their class, involved in leadership at school and/or in their community and demonstrate interest in the area in which they are applying. Visit  http://www.rit.edu/upub/pdfs/High_School_Awards.pdf for more information. 

Wando can nominate one male and one female for each award. If interested, please submit your resume and a very brief statement about your intended college major to Ms. Stille, in the School Counseling office by April 14th. 


The Emma W. Johnson Scholarship, George Sink Valor Award and Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship application opens March 1 through April 15. Qualifying students should fill out an application and email, fax, or mail, information is below. It is offered to the graduating class of 2018 (current Juniors/11th in 2017) who are in good standing and have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative overall grade point average at his/her high school graduation. The Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship minimum GPA is a 2.75. 

The George Sink Valor stands for students who have overcome adversities, struggles, tribulations, and still maintained good grades (3.0 GPA or better) and continued to excel in their community & school despite those obstacles. Please select qualifying students for the George Sink Valor Award.

OFFICIAL GEORGE SINK VALOR APPLICATION 2017 1 .pdf 

The NEW! Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship stands for uncommon character and uplifting spirit which was shaped through Faith, Family and Fellowship. Blanche always provided encouraging words, loved unconditionally, served unselfishly and inspired others to be better than they were the day before. She was a blessing to all that crossed her path be it at school, church, home, camp, or in the workplace. Please select qualifying students for the Blanche R. Dudley Character Scholarship! Minimum GPA 2.75.

OFFICIAL BLANCHE R. DUDLEY CHARACTER SCHOLARSHIP 1.pdf 

OFFICIAL EWJ SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2017.pdf 

Students can Mail, E-mail or Fax in their applications and transcript. Application is also on our website at www.thepartnersforabettercommunity.org and you can call 843-566-0024 with questions.

Please Mail Form To:
Partners for a Better Community
Attn: Tauheedah Salido
1473 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406

Please Fax Form To:
Fax: (843) 566-0073

You may Also Email Form To:
E-mail: marketing@thepartnersforabettercommunity.org

Summer Opportunities

CCSD SUMMER 2017 
CAREER CAMPS, INTERNSHIPS, EMPLOYMENT & MORE!

CCSD Office of CTE has many opportunities for career growth throughout the summer. Click here for more details.

Summer 2017 Student Internships program with CCSD Departments!

This is a PAID Internship opportunity - students can Learn & Earn $8/hour. Students can also earn a high school Work Based Learning credit. Students will be matched with internships aligned with their career interests. Interviews will occur at each student's school. 

RISING SENIORS should apply for this excellent work-based learning opportunity. 

Application link on the attached flyer - 
deadline Mar 30.

The Pinckney 4-H Leadership Conference at Clemson Univeristy

For rising high school Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in making a difference in their school and community. There are two sessions available: June 18-24 and July 23-29, 2017. 
Click here for a flyer with more information.
Click here for the application.

Clemson Career Workshop

This summer, from July 9-14, Clemson University will host the Clemson Career Workshop for rising high school seniors. The goal of the camp is to support the readiness of high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds to enter college. Campers will be exposed to subjects that may not be taught in high school, which can help instill confidence in the task of choosing a major. The camp is STEM-focused, but students will also be exposed to areas in humanities and social sciences.

This workshop will give students the opportunity to get an inside look into Clemson as they will stay in the residence halls, have access to dining halls, and other campus facilities. Participating in this program will provide access to several valuable opportunities such as the opportunity to meet and network with current Clemson faculty staff, students, and alumni.

Applications are due April 21, 2017. More information is on our website www.clemson.edu/houston 

Click here for a flyer with additional information.

 


Furman University Emerging Public Leaders Program

Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program, June 18-23, 2017, offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner. The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) program is looking for rising high school seniors (current juniors) who are striving to become leaders and improve their communities. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 18 – 23) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate

How to apply:
The EPL website contains a link to the application and additional information. Applications are due Friday, April 7, 2017. https://riley.furman.edu/education/projects/emerging-public-leaders/emerging-public-leaders
For additional questions and information contact 
program director Melanie Armstrong (melanie.armstrong@furman.edu or 864-294-3688) at the Riley Institute.


Project Fashion

Style Meets soul in LA this summer through the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FiDM). Click here for a link to more information about the program.

Carnegie Mellon Summer Academy for Math & Science

Carnegie Mellon's Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a six-week rigorous residential experience for high school seniors who have a strong interest in computer science, engineering and natural sciences. The program also focuses on boosting academic and personal skills required for admission to competitive colleges and universities, and includes an SAT preparation course - while taking part in fun and exciting summer activities in the city of Pittsburgh!

The program seeks to recruit underserved and underrepresented students who hail from a multitude of diverse backgrounds, including ethnic minority students, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, populations inadequately represented in STEM disciplines and students who reside in underserved school districts and/or are first generation college-bound students. 

There are no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity. Admission is offered on a rolling basis, starting in early January, and the application deadline is March 3, please apply here: http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/applying-to-summer-programs-for-diversity 

Upcoming Wando Events and Programs

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