Enrichment Opportunities for Students
Older opportunities are not deleted from site as many occur annually and each site will have updated information.
Opportunities are posted as they are shared.
Opportunities are posted as they are shared.
Educational Opportunities for Gifted Middle School Students
from the Virginia Department of Education
Educational Opportunities for Gifted Students at the High School Level from the Virginia Department of Education
The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education has compiled a list of virtual enrichment support materials that are broken up into both subject/content area, and categorized by grade levels K-12. These virtual resources aren't limited to the areas of study in the Enrichment Resource Program. The resources found in, Virtual Gifted and Talented Enrichment Support Materials can be used in all subject areas.
STEM Academy K-5
K-5 STEM Academy at the Higher Ed. Center in Abingdon, VA. Five weeks of STEM. Registration
Emory & Henry Summer Scholars
Virginia Children's Engineering Convention
ETSU hosting STEM camp for K-6 students beginning December 21, 2020
East Tennessee State University is inviting children to participate in a stem experience the week of Christmas.
It's called the Renaissance Child Winter Enrichment program, and is designed for children K-6.
The three-day STEM experience will take place from Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
Counselors have planned several holiday arts and crafts, games and winter fun enrichment activities, including a field trip to the ETSU Planetarium.
Campers can be dropped off at Sam Wilson Hall at 8 a.m., and be picked up at 5 p.m. each day.
Those participating should bring a bag lunch, snack and drink with them.
Registration is $135 per camper. To register, click here or call the ETSU Office of Professional Development at (423) 493-8084.
Virtual Virginia’s 3–5 Elementary Summer Enrichment Program gives Virginia public school divisions, schools, and learners high-quality synchronous and asynchronous core enrichment instruction throughout summer 2021 (40 instructional days).
Through this program, Virtual Virginia (VVA) will provide the asynchronous enrichment content and synchronous instruction via the VVA learning management system (LMS). Students will participate in instructional activities in Mathematics, Reading, Language Arts, and STEM.
The 3–5 Elementary Summer Enrichment Program is open to all learners in grades 3–5 and may be especially appealing to students who are new to online learning or will be enrolled in online instruction through VVA for the 2021–2022 school year.
Virtual Virginia will offer two sections of this program to accommodate varying school schedules and end dates across the Commonwealth:
Kids' Tech University
March 20 and April 10, 2021
Kids’ Tech University teaches children about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects while providing them with valuable experience in a university setting.
The program is for boys and girls ages 9-12.
Register students at, http://www.cpe.vt.edu/swvac/.
The deadline for registration is February 27, 2021.
Director of Summer Scholars & Leadership Institute Program
STEM Academy for students in Kindergarten-5th Grade
Emory & Henry is proud to announce the “SWVA Lift Initiative” which offers students who meet the admittance standards and are Pell-eligible the opportunity to attend with no out-of-pocket tuition cost. The program will allow an E&H liberal arts education to be more accessible for students in the region, which is consistent with the College’s historical commitment to serving Southwest Virginia.
For the first time, the Capital One Coders Experience for Middle School Girls will be held at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center on Saturday, October 21st. The event is free, and open to any girl in 6th-8th grades. No prior coding experience is required; meals will be provided.
Coders Experience is an exciting, one-day event where young women learn how to create their own mobile app. During the day, participants will work individually and in teams to learn software development and to hone problem solving skills. Teams will compete for prizes, including a trip to the Women in Technology Experience in Richmond, Virginia.
Middle school girls in Southern Virginia are encouraged to attend this exciting event.
FCSEC offers students an opportunity to experience campus life while participating in a variety of fun-filled activities and challenging projects. The program combines daily hands-on classes with traditional summer camp fun. Instructors are college professors and teachers specially chosen for their unique abilities to make learning come alive.
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Wayne C. Henderson Music Scholarships and Grants
For more information please visit the Wayne C. Henderson website.
Application Submission Deadline: March 1
Law in Society Award
What is the Law In Society Award?The Law in Society competition is sponsored by the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section and Communications Committee, in cooperation with the Virginia State Department of Education, to increase awareness and appreciation of our legal system among high school students. The criterion for the competition is an essay in response to a hypothetical on a predetermined topic. Awards go to students whose essays best demonstrate a superior understanding of the role and value of our legal system in our everyday lives.
To enter, complete the Entry Form and follow the submission instructions.
A panel of volunteers from the Virginia State Bar will judge all entries.
All winners will receive a current hardback copy of Strunk & White's Elements of Style. Awards will be presented in May/June 2017 at the winners’ schools.
The first place winner’s essay will be published on the VSB website. View the 2016 Grand Prize Winners and Finalists.
Honorable Mentions (5)$250 The entry deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Electronic submissions either by Google sharing or email are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies.
Entry InformationPlease submit your essay electronically via this Google form or as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. If not using Google, please attach the entry form and essay to your e-mail. Essays in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF documents are preferred.
3. Very important: Your name and school name should appear only on your entry form and e-mail. Do not include names on page headers or footers. The title should be the heading for the document.
Don’t forget! The essay and entry form must be received at the offices of the Virginia State Bar by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017, to be eligible for judging.
4. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please do not duplicate your entries by e-mailing and sending hard copies. If you are unable to e-mail your entry, please submit via mail for delivery by the deadline date of Friday, February 10, 2017.
Print out entry form.
Mail completed entry form and essay to:
Virginia State Bar
Law In Society Award
1111 East Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
For questions, please contact:
Law In Society Essay Award
1111 E. Main Street, Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219-0026
Phone: (804) 775-0594
The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides the same academic adventure while building the student's leadership skills.
January 15: Applications are accepted Online.
Wayne C Henderson 2016 Music Scholarship
Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp 2016
The Governor's school holds summer camps each June for elementary and middle school students. Classes feature advanced material and are designed to give students an opportunity to explore a specific field of interest in-depth while learning in a fun and exciting environment. The camps spark and intensify interest in math and science and most students register for the summer courses annually. Summer camp brochures is available as pdfs below.
University of Virginia