Other Opportunities

GREAT EXPECTATIONS - COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSISTANCE


Great Expectations provides a myriad of support services to help current and former foster care youth gain access to community college.  A coach connects students to community resources, mentoring, scholarship opportunities, etc. to help remove barriers and ensure their success in community college and beyond. Coaches help with college applications and securing financial aid. Once a student is enrolled, coaches provide the critical “wrap-around” support that teenagers need, including:

  • Advising on curriculum choices
  • Finding mentoring or tutoring
  • Solving transportation and scheduling issues
  • Career planning and job hunting
  • Budgeting and financial planning

Since its inception in 2008, Great Expectations has served over 3,000 students, but there are many more college-age youth in the Commonwealth who are eligible for the program. More information can be found here. http://greatexpectations.vccs.edu/


National Youth Science Camp



This opportunity is a broad STEM experience that incorporates creative and performing arts as well as outdoor experience in an intense month-long camp in West Virginia for young scientists. The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program. Applications are to be completed on line and are due February 28, 2018.




Do you know high-ability students interested in earning college credit this summer while learning about revolutionary thinking throughout history?  

Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute is a two-week residential program where students who take or plan to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school (AP, IB or DE) can learn in and outside the classroom from dynamic college faculty in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and cultural studies.

The multidisciplinary immersion course supports the advanced courses students are taking in high school. Participants live in our residence halls, eat in the dining halls, learn in college classrooms and earn three college credits.  

The Summer Humanities Institute will expose students to a wide range of thinkers and leaders who inspired or have been inspired by Shakespeare's writings. Participants will explore these issues from historical, literary, philosophical and artistic viewpoints. Students will develop critical-thinking skills through written and oral assignments, and take their learning beyond the classroom during activities and trips to off-campus labs and historical sites.

Check out the program website for additional information, and encourage interested students to apply!  

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns.

Best,

Lori Underwood 
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Christopher Newport University






Good news from 
Duke Summer Session!  We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University.  Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success.  It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities.  Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:
 
Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.
 
Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.
 
Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.
 
We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!

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