Greetings from the Honors College at Kennesaw State University (KSU)! We are writing to inform you of an exceptional opportunity for top students at GRAYSON HIGH SCHOOL. The selection of students for participation in a prestigious academic program entitled the President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) has begun. The PEGS program is the most elite academic program offered by the Honors College at KSU. This program offers a small and talented cohort of high-achieving students the chance to engage in a rich academic environment through special seminars that feature leadership preparation and the discovery of prestigious scholarships. The PEGS curriculum also includes global learning and international travel led by Honors Faculty. We are writing to invite GRAYSON HIGH SCHOOL’s extraordinary seniors to apply to join the program in the Fall of 2018. While complete information about the program is available at our website, its pillars are:
Global Perspectives: During the Spring semesters of this two year cohort program, students learn about current global issues. As part of this education, our students travel to South or Central America (program year 1) and Europe (program year 2). Travel scholarships cover the majority of costs for PEGS students.
< >: PEGS students take courses in leadership and portfolio development each Fall. These courses provide students with the foundation for becoming leaders in their professions and communities as well as the preparation to apply for graduate school or to embark upon exceptional career opportunities. Community Service: PEGS students are active in giving back to their communities, both here at home and in the countries visited. Our students complete PEGS with a strong record of community engagement. All of these activities take place in the students' first two years at KSU, helping them become fully prepared for advanced work in their selected disciplines and in student leadership positions. Upon completion of the PEGS program, students seamlessly continue in the Honors College in pursuit of the Honors Scholar designation. Honors College students also receive benefits such as priority registration, Honors housing options, specialized advising, smaller classes, and the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging Honors events. Students accepted into the PEGS program also receive approximately $1500 in academic scholarships across the two program years. The academic scholarships are provided in addition to scholarships that pay for a significant amount of the costs of travel. PEGS academic scholarships may be applied on top of other scholarships or awards and may be used for attendance-related expenses such as tuition, fees, housing, and textbooks. Students accepted into the PEGS cohort of Fall 2018 will share several characteristics: they will have academic GPA's around or above 3.7; they will be regarded as leaders by their teachers and peers; they will evidence track records of extracurricular, community, and/or employment activities. Because of limited capacity in this exceptional cohort, admission into the program is competitive. Please pass along this information to seniors who you believe best fit our profile and visit our website for more information on available scholarships and access to the application. If you have any additional questions or if you would like to arrange a brief phone call to further discuss what PEGS has to offer, please contact us at 470-578-2364.
University of North Georgia National Leadership Challenge November 3-5 / Apr 6-8 $115 Covers activities, meals and lodging You will have the opportunity to train with professional Corps of Cadets in various activities including: Rappelling off a 60 foot Rock Face
Maneuver through a leadership reaction course
Scale across a single and three-rope bridge
Learn about military tactic and weapons familiarization.
The United States Air Force Academy Summer seminar application is now open. This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to visit the academy and experience a taste of cadet life for 1 week over the summer of 2018. The tentative dates are as follows: Session "A" 10 - 15 June 2018 Session "B" 17 - 22 June 2018 This program is highly competitive! We will accept about 600 students across both sessions. The application is open from now until January 15th, 2018. In order to apply, students must currently be high school juniors (graduating in the class of 2019) and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, the application itself is free. To apply, students should visit: https://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/