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Scholars to College Open House Events to be Held February 20 and 21, 2019

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 Wednesday, February 20th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The second will be held on Thursday, February 21st, 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 15th 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 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: EnglishEspañol.


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

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