MI CASA Youth Mentoring Program
The University of North Carolina Wilmington MI CASA Youth Mentoring Program is currently recruiting for the next MI CASA junior class. We are looking for current 10th grade Latino/Hispanic students who are determined to go to college. Here is our nomination criteria:  Must be a rising 11th grade Hispanic Student, must have demonstrated on-going commitment to attending a post-secondary school, must have satisfactory academic transcripts, discipline records and course selections.

The 2018-19 MI CASA application deadline is Monday, May 14. Links to each application are included below:

Guided Pathway Support Program

The application for the Guided Pathway Support Program is now open. An initiative of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, GPS is a free college access program that help African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to their best fit college. Through our online college access community, students can connect to free test prep and college prep materials, scholarships, mentors, colleges, Ron Brown Scholars and Ron Brown Captains---anytime of day, any place a wifi connection can reach.

For more information or to start an application, please visit the GPS website at

                                                    Construction Career Awareness Event
Cape Fear Community College is holding a special Construction Careers Awareness Event on Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 9:00am-noon in the CFCC Advanced and Emerging Technologies building, located at the CFCC North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road. The event will highlight various construction careers and introduce area students to the exciting opportunities and construction-related programs offered at CFCC. Expect over 20 local employers, CFCC program information, interactive construction demonstrations and more! 

2018 Emerging Scholars Academy
June 24-30, 2018
The Emerging Scholars Academy is a six-day residential academic enrichment program located on the NC State University campus. This program is designed for high school students who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American experience and culture. Students will experience university campus life, attend classes taught by university professors, discuss cultural identity and concerns for African American students, and participate in college preparation activities. It is offered at no cost, but those selected will pay a $10 participation fee to cover program materials. Students that apply must be a rising junior in high school who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 of higher OR in the top 10% of the class, interested in African American topics, and is a leader in school, family, or community activities. The application deadline is April 15th. Selected participants will be notified by April 30. Students may apply here.

UNC SATELLITE Program for 10th graders
UNC SATELLITE is a program for 10th graders interested in Science and Math. This year's program will take place May 12-16 at NC State. Students may apply at Applications require two letters of recommendation and a short essay. There is a $30 fee for participation but scholarships are available.
The application is online and due by Friday, March 2. See your counselor with questions.

UNC Splash Program
UNC Splash offers students in grades 9-12 a taste of college by spending one Saturday on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. This year's program will take place Saturday, April 14. High schoolers sign up for up to six classes through the online registration portal. Students have the opportunity to discover new interests in short, fun classes about anything from neuroscience to origami. The program fee is $20 and includes class materials and lunch. Students on free and reduced lunch at their high schools are eligible for financial aid scholarships to cover the $20 program fee. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10.
Registration opens February 25 at

Academy Day
Congressman David Rouzer will host an Academy Day Sat., March 24 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. The event is an opportunity for students, parents, educators and interested individuals to meet Congressman Rouzer, his staff and representatives from the five military service academies, including the Coast Guard Academy, which does not require a congressional nomination. Please contact your counselor if interested in attending this program.

Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders
This selective three week summer program is available for rising seniors with an interest in studying business at college. The program is residential program at Appalachian State University that includes out of state travel opportunities. Application deadline is February 28, 2018. More information about costs and scholarship opportunities are available at

Upcoming College Planning Events

FAFSA Information Session:  Tuesday, February 6 from 4:30-6:30 P.M.
at Pender High School

FAFSA Information Session:  Monday, February 19 from 4:30-6:30 P.M.
at Pender High School

Practice to be an Orthopedic Surgeon For a Day at Wake Forest School of Medicine
Female students in grades 10 and up may take part in a hands on workshop and receive mentorship from women surgeons and engineers on February 3, 2018. Application deadline in January 3, 2018. 
Apply here!