Scholars to College Now Accepting Applications for the Class of 2024

March 4, 2020

The Emily K Center is excited to announce that its Scholars to College program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2024. Please note that the application deadline is Thursday, March 19, 2020.**

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 (2018 or 2019) 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

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 19, 2020**

**We understand that students applying to Scholars to College will not be able to access supporting documents for their applications due to school closures. The original deadline for applications was Thursday, March 19th, however, due to school and community closures, late applications will not be penalized.

Beginning on Thursday, March 26th, the Emily K Center will be closed to staff, students, and visitors. Due to the building closure, applications for Pioneer Scholars or Scholars to College may now be submitted via mail or e-mail only.

Mail applications to:
Emily K Center
Att: Camille Wilson
904 W. Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

E-mail applications to:
Allison Noel at