Summer Opportunities at Duke

Duke University offers:
High School Students


  • Summer College (four-week academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 – 12)
  • Summer Academy (three-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)
  • Accelerated STEM Academy (one-week academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9 – 12)

We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:

  • seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or interested in engaging deeply with a particular subject.
  • hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities on Duke’s historic West Campus.
  • seeking to prepare for college and to create an international network of peers.

Apply online:

Betty J. Hunter Bazemore

The Betty J. Hunter Bazemore (BJHB) Scholarship Fund was founded in November of 2014 in an effort to provide college scholarships to students entering or returning to school.  

Students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to attend their College and Scholarship Summit on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  The session will take place from 10 AM to 1:00 PM at River Club Church.  Attendance is free, but all participants must register through Eventbrite to ensure we have enough packets and food. 



Make sure you check the December Newsletter (see the Newsletters tab above) for information on available scholarships, and click on the Scholarship Info and Applications tab for links to applications and directions.

REC Youth Tour (Current 11th graders)

Each year, eight students from REC’s service territory travel to Washington, D.C., to explore key issues in the electric industry, study the cooperative business model, interact with students in team- and leadership-building programs, tour historical and cultural sites, meet their members of Congress and attend a show at the Kennedy Center. They also make lifelong friends.

More than 1,800 students from across the country will participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative 2019 Youth Tour, and applications are now available.

Students who are currently juniors in high school and whose parents or guardians are consumer-owners of REC are eligible to apply for this REC-sponsored trip. Students must do the following to be considered:

  • Complete the 2019 Youth Tour Application. (Click the link to download the application)
  • Email the completed application to by 5 p.m. February 4, 2019.
  • Questions: Contact Brian Wolfe, REC’s senior public relations specialist, at or 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Scholarship

Seniors: The Tau Rho Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will give away over $70,000 in college scholarships to students in our local area this year.  If you are interested in applying for a scholarship through Omega Psi Phi, please pick up an application in the main office.

Bezos Scholars Program (11th Graders)

Current 11th graders: The Bezos Scholars Program is a leadership program for juniors who have demonstrated academic rigor, leadership, maturity, and curiosity. Apply by February 8th 2019. You must complete an online application that includes essay questions, nomination of an educator, and a confirmation of support from the school principal.

Learn about the program and application at

Virginia College Application Week

CHS Counseling has planned several activities for Virginia College Application Week (Nov. 12- Nov. 16). Senior students are encouraged to submit at least one college application during this time. Our events at CHS include:
Monday, 11/12: Radford On-Site Admissions
Tuesday, 11/13: FAFSA Completion Night (5 to 7 pm, Seminar Room)- Volunteers will be available to help senior students complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students and parents may drop in during the event. Most students will take about 45 minutes to complete the FAFSA.
Wednesday, 11/14: College Spirit Day- Wear your college gear!
Thursday, 11/15: Community College Application Drive- During lunch, Mrs. Hummer and Ms. Taylor will be available to help students apply to Germanna.
Friday, 11/16: VCU Campus Tour- Selected students will tour VCU campus. Those who were selected have received permission forms and an email from Ms. Taylor.

Need help with the FAFSA?

On November 13th from 5 to 7 PM, students and parents can come get help filling out the FAFSA. Drop in to the Seminar Room (on the back hallway) at any time during these hours. You will need to know your social security number, parent’s social security number, and should bring tax documents from 2017.



The November edition of the School Counseling Newsletter is now available by clicking the “Newsletters” tab above.  As always, see your school counselor if you have any questions.

ACT Student Champions Scholarship

ACT Student Champions Scholarship

A $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition.

Eligibility requirements: Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®

Applications can be found Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.