The National Geographic Student Expeditions Scholarship Program provides financial support for students seeking educational summer experiences who could not otherwise afford them. Last summer, we awarded full scholarships to 25 students from all around the country, providing learning opportunities to students from a wide variety of backgrounds, and creating a richer and more diverse experience for every student involved. Each summer, our scholarship students return home with stories of life-changing experiences that instilled in them increased confidence, global perspective, independence, and compassion for others. These transformational experiences are central to their development as students, leaders and global citizens.

Students completing 7th through 12th grades who are legal residents of the United States or Canada are eligible to apply for a National Geographic Student Expeditions scholarship.

To be considered for a National Geographic Student Expeditions scholarship, we must receive by mail your completed application no later than March 1, 2017. The National Geographic will not accept Applications received via email or fax. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered

For more information or to apply go to: http://ngstudentexpeditions.com/resources/scholarships


American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State

​American Legion Auxiliary
Tar Heel Girls State
A Youth Citizenship Training Project
Held at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC
June 11-17, 2017
Tar Heel Girls State is a week-long, practical study of the structure and operation of
North Carolina State Government. The non-partisan program takes a hands-on
approach to learning how state and local governments function. Citizens – as
participants are known – develop an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship
by creating and living under their own mock government.
Each year American Legion Auxiliary Unit 321, in Huntersville NC, provides one
sponsorship for an outstanding girl attending either Hopewell High, Hough High
School, Lake Norman Charter School or North Mecklenburg High. Congratulations to
Megan Potuzak from Lake Norman Charter School, our 2016 sponsorship recipient!
To find out more about Tar Heel Girls State visit thgs.com.

Duke Summer Academy

​At Duke Summer Academy, we believe that while learning, students can change the world. Please share the message below with your students to invite them to have the experience of a lifetime:

We have two exciting competitions you can be involved in this summer at Duke!

Spend your summer at Duke’s Global Giver Academy and become a bona fide philanthropist. You will have the opportunity not only to learn the ins and outs of philanthropy by earning community service hours at local charities, but also the chance to engage in advocacy firsthand. As an acting “board member” of a local charity, you will make a case of for your favorite organization and have the opportunity to benefit it in a huge way. The most compelling team will win $500 for their charity, receive a special certificate of achievement, and, most importantly, know that they made a real difference for the local community.


Enroll in Global Entrepreneur Academy and gain critical business, marketing, and strategy skills to develop real startup ventures. Students will have the chance to pitch their own ideas at the conclusion of the Academy and win awards for the best new startups.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100

Along with the winning prize money to help advance your entrepreneurial career, you will earn a certificate of achievement demonstrating that your team’s creativity and critical thinking produced a top startup pitch!


Cornell Summer College Program for High School Students

Cornell's Summer College is one of the longest running and most highly regarded precollege academic programs in the U.S. Over 1,300 motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world come to the Cornell campus in Ithaca, New York, each summer for an extraordinary academic and cultural experience.
At Summer College, students:
  • experience what it's like to live and learn at a great Ivy League university,
  • take regular university courses with Cornell's world-renowned faculty,
  • earn three to six college credits, recorded on an official Cornell transcript,
  • explore majors and career options,
  • learn how to prepare successful applications to U.S. colleges, and
  • make friends from around the world.
We offer programs during two three-week sessions (June 24–July 15 and July 16–August 5, 2017) and one six-week session (June 24–August 8, 2017) in a wide variety of subjects, including architecture, art, design, and fashion; business, hospitality, and leadership; college success and English for speakers of other languages; debate and literature; engineering and robotics; government, history, and international relations; psychology, research, and science; social change and sustainability; and veterinary medicine and animal science. Students can also create their own six-week program.

Please share this information with students who could benefit from our award-winning programs. Students can learn more at summercollege.cornell.edu and can reach us directly at summer_college@cornell.edu or 607.255.6203. They can also connect with other Summer College fans through Facebook

Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students

​Our Summer College 2017 application is now live. Your students can apply today for the best summer of their lives! Summer College students can explore their interests and experience all that college life has to offer at Syracuse University this summer.

Students will:
  • Choose from 30+ credit and non-credit programs, 2 to 6 weeks in length
  • Explore college majors and future professions
  • Develop their portfolio for Art, Design, or Architecture school
  • Study at the college level - all programs are led by SU faculty and instructors
  • Make lifelong friends from across the country and around the world
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis - and many programs fill early - so share this with your students right away!

Like our Facebook page to keep updated on all of our programs and deadlines.

Please visit our web site for further details.