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Scholars to College Open House Events to be Held February 19 and 20

The Emily K Center is excited to announce two Open House events for prospective students and families interested in our Scholars to College program. The first Open House will be on Monday, February 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The second will be held on Tuesday, February 20th, also from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Both events will be held at the Emily K Center located at 904 W. Chapel Hill Street in Durham. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP here by February 14th so we can plan for your attendance. More information on Scholars to College and the Open House events is below. Please reach out to Camille Wilson at with any questions. 

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 participation in the free and reduced lunch program OR by submitting a copy of their most recent income tax return (2016) 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:

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 at

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Families attending Open House are encouraged to submit applications at that time.

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