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Shore Scholars Program

The Shore Scholars program was developed to assist and support students at Forbush and Starmount High School to explore career options and then guidance and support to best prepare students for their chosen career.

Founded in 2019, the Shore Scholars Program is designed for selected rising 11th and 12th grade students from Starmount and Forbush High Schools interested in pursuing a degree or occupational credential who would like to benefit from a supportive peer group and a personal mentor to provide encouragement and assistance toward their career and life goals.

The program also provides supplemental financial assistance for Career and College Promise program students to pay for books, kits, uniforms, fees, and other expenses not covered by CCP. After graduation, the program provides a small last-dollar scholarship to continue their degree or credential-earning program. The post-graduation scholarships may be used for tuition, books, uniforms, fees and other expenses not covered by other scholarships, such as the Yadkin Guarantee.  

Application Information For 2022

Application Period:
Applications can be submitted through our online portal between January 24th and February 24th. Interviews will take place in late March and students will be notified before April 1st.

Application Requirments:
To apply for the Shore Scholars program you must complete the online application and also supply a personal statement, official transcripts, and two recommendations from educators.

Criteria: A rising 11th or 12th grader at Starmount or Forbush High School
Have a 3.0 GPA
Want college or career training after high school
Willing to commit to attend a yearly, one-day retreat away from the high school
Willing to meet with their personal mentor monthly
Willing to meet with their peer group monthly
Agree to random drug testing
Willing to commit to the 3-4 years of enrollment (based on the career choice)
Honor the school’s code of conduct and be a positive example for other students

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