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Scholars to College Application Information for Class of 2023

The Emily K Center is excited to announce that its Scholars to College program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2022. Please note that the application deadline is Thursday, March 14, 2019.

About Scholars to College
Scholars to College is a free, four-year, competitive college-readiness program designed to assist ambitious, academically-focused, underrepresented first-generation students from Durham County for success at selective four-year colleges and universities. Students are supported to develop academic rigor, college-going competency, and to enhance their socio-emotional development and leadership skills. Our goal is to ensure that bright, high-achieving students from underrepresented backgrounds are highly prepared for and appropriately matched with selective and/or generous universities, graduating with little to no debt.

Who is Eligible?
Students must reside and attend school in Durham County, NC and demonstrate financial need as evidenced by submitting a copy of their most recent income tax return (2017 or 2018) with sensitive information removed to verify their income levels demonstrate financial need according to federal income guidelines. Families may check for eligibility using this guide: English | Español.

A Typical Scholar
Students that are a good fit and typically succeed in Scholars to College are intellectually curious, enjoy challenge and rigor, are historical high achievers in the classroom, and have parent support toward the goal of graduating from a four-year college.

Application Information
Qualifying families may access the application through the following links:

Printable Application in English

Printable Application in Spanish

Online Teacher Evaluation Form

Please return completed, printed applications to:
The Emily K Center
Att: Camille Wilson
904 W Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701


Please contact Camille Wilson, associate director of college readiness, at or 919-680-0308. Interested students and families may also attend our Open House on either Wednesday, February 20 or Thursday, February 21. More information on the Open House events can be found here.


Application Deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2019

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