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1 NCASFAA Middle School Enrichment Scholarship Skip Watts, Current Chair April Morey, Past Chair

2 The Beginning November 2004 November 2004 Deborah Tollefson and Takeila Hall had a dream: “To encourage disadvantaged Middle School students to begin considering attending college after finishing high school by providing tuition to a summer enrichment program at a North Carolina college or university.”

3 Funding and Supporters NCASFAA Conference NCASFAA Conference CFI CFI Joseph and Anna Hanes Foundation Joseph and Anna Hanes Foundation Teri Corp Teri Corp More to come! More to come!

4 Advertisement Information ed to all counseling staff across North Carolina through NCSEAA Information ed to all counseling staff across North Carolina through NCSEAA Information ed to Gear Up and AVID staff throughout state Information ed to Gear Up and AVID staff throughout state Brochures Brochures CFNC.org CFNC.org NCASFAA.com NCASFAA.com

5 Scholarship Information Eligibility: A student must be at least 13 years of age at the time of application A student must be at least 13 years of age at the time of application Attend a Middle School in North Carolina Attend a Middle School in North Carolina Qualify for free or reduced lunch Qualify for free or reduced lunchApplication: Available at NCASFAA website Available at NCASFAA website Deadline: December 1 Deadline: December 1 Essay: “How do you think receiving this award will impact your future?” Essay: “How do you think receiving this award will impact your future?” Finalists: Provide proof of free or reduced lunch and a letter of recommendation from school counselor Finalists: Provide proof of free or reduced lunch and a letter of recommendation from school counselor

6 Value and Camps Each student is awarded up to $1,000 to attend one Summer Enrichment Program held on an accredited North Carolina College or University campus Each student is awarded up to $1,000 to attend one Summer Enrichment Program held on an accredited North Carolina College or University campus Mentor from school volunteers to help winner with camp selection and paperwork Mentor from school volunteers to help winner with camp selection and paperwork Examples include: Examples include: UNCG’s All Arts & Sciences Camp UNCW Marine Quest

7 Scholarship Winners In 2005 the first three students were awarded scholarships In 2005 the first three students were awarded scholarships Six more students were awarded in 2006 Six more students were awarded in 2006 Five students were awarded in 2007 and 2008 Five students were awarded in 2007 and 2008 Six students were awarded in 2009 and 2010 Six students were awarded in 2009 and 2010 Total of 31 students awarded so far! Total of 31 students awarded so far!

8 Past Winners “I learned a lot about responsibility, personality and people’s characteristic attitudes. Please continue to help students like me because we are worth the time and effort. I will be attending Louisburg High with my mind and heart focused on college and the future.” Brittney Kingsbury Terrell Lane Middle School “Thank you very much for providing this wonderful opportunity! You’ll never know what it has meant to our entire family. Thank you for all you have done.” Melissa Day Robbinsville Middle School

9 Past Winners “My name is Tyler and I was one of the winners you chose to attend a college camp this summer. I chose to go to UNCG, and the classes I chose were Myth Busting and Forensics which I had to attend for two hours every day. I also enjoyed playing tug o war and all the other sports I got to do. This was a great experience and I appreciate you considering me for this wonderful opportunity. I will remember this experience for a long time and I’m looking forward to visiting more college campuses.” “My name is Tyler and I was one of the winners you chose to attend a college camp this summer. I chose to go to UNCG, and the classes I chose were Myth Busting and Forensics which I had to attend for two hours every day. I also enjoyed playing tug o war and all the other sports I got to do. This was a great experience and I appreciate you considering me for this wonderful opportunity. I will remember this experience for a long time and I’m looking forward to visiting more college campuses.” -Tyler Bare

10 “Tyler Bare is doing great! The camp really had an impact on him. He is still very interested in the CSI crime departments and still plans to pursue that as his career. He has been chosen as Student of the Month each year he has been here at Alleghany High School and has accepted several award each year in various subjects- one being most improved in Science. Everyone really likes Tyler as a students as well as outside the classroom. We are interested in his outcome and back him 100%.” – Pam Hall, Tyler’s Mentor 2008 / 2009 Where are they now?

11 Please see Skip or April for more information! Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have you!


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