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JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)

JCLC provides selected cadets with an opportunity to apply JROTC principles learned in the classroom in a practical setting and military environment.

9th and 10th graders eligible (11th graders eligible only by exception)

West Point Summer Seminar

Each summer, the United States Military Academy offers highly motivated, strongly academic high school juniors a Summer Leaders Seminar.

11th Graders eligible

Air Force Summer Seminar

Summer Seminar at the United States Air Force Academy offers a unique opportunity to get the Academy experience first-hand. Specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year, This Summer Seminar allows participants to see a realistic slice of cadet life.

11th Graders eligible

US Coast Guard Summer Seminar

AIM will test and inspire those interested in serving their country and humanity as officers in the nation's oldest continuous maritime service. In six non-stop days, immerse yourself in Academy tradition and cadet life. The program is intense and rewarding. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. We will reimburse the $475 tuition fee after successful completion.

Eligible: 11th graders

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Naval Academy Summer Seminar

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to one of the nation's service academies and serving your country as an officer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academy's Summer Seminar.

*PLEASE NOTE: The application is NOT first come, first served. Please gather all of the required information before applying. Applications for the 2022 Summer Seminar open on January 4th, 2022.

Tarheel Boys State

Tar Heel Boys' State is a leadership action program. Qualified male North Carolina high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of the government. It is the aim of the program to impress the young citizens with the fact that the government is just what they make it.

Eligible: 11th graders

Tarheel Girl's State

North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and participate in various parts of government.

Eligible: 11th graders

Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship

Applying for Military Scholarships

MOAA Scholarship

Shelton Leadership Challenge

General Hugh Shelton Leadership Challenge

The Shelton Leadership Challenge at ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have  a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Team building and Empowering others; Civic and social responsibility; and Goal setting.

9th-12th graders eligible

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NRA YES Youth Education Summit

Are you an outstanding high school sophomore or junior actively engaged in academics, leadership, and community service? Apply for the Y.E.S Youth Education Summit!

Eligible: 10-11th Graders

Governor's School of North Carolina

IMAGINE ... A Summer Program

... where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity

... where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions

... where there are no grades or tests

... where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

This is the Governor's School of North Carolina . . . 

Two campuses. One vision. Over fifty years of experience

Eligible: 9th-11th graders

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