Planning for life after high school can be daunting – but the shift_ed team is here to help. From exploring college and career options to figuring out how to pay for higher education, we’ll walk you through every step of your journey.

Schedule a Postsecondary Consultation

Guilford County high school students can schedule free, one-on-one meetings with our staff to discuss college and career planning and financial aid.

Apply for the shift_ed Scholarship

Our last-dollar tuition scholarship is available to all eligible Guilford County Schools’ seniors and graduates. Applications are due on July 1 each year.

Become an SEO Scholar

This free, eight-year, academic program successfully educates and mentors underserved public high school students to and through college — with a 90% college graduation rate.

College Planning Workshops

shift_ed collaborates with organizations across the community and state to offer students and families regular workshops addressing FAFSA completion, financial aid understanding, tips for completing college and scholarship applications and more.


shift_ed offers a last-dollar tuition scholarship to eligible Guilford County Schools’ seniors and graduates. Applications are due on July 1 each year.

These scholarships can be used at any public North Carolina college or university or one of our private partner institutions.


I am paying my own way to college and getting loans. Knowing that I have an organization that is helping me through college has definitely reduced my stress.

Hannah Williamson

Southeast Guilford '17, Greensboro College '21

We also maintain a list of outside scholarships and scholarship-granting organizations to help students identify additional avenues for funding their higher education journey – click here to see it. This is not an exhaustive list. We encourage students to do their own research and work with their school guidance counselor to find additional scholarship and grant opportunities.


Internships & Experiences

Cisco Emerging Talent Mentorship Program

High school grads spend the summer taking classes and participating in a mentorship program with Cisco, one of the world’s top technology companies.

Internship & Summer Program List

Looking for a way to beef up your resume or give back? Check out these opportunities from our community partners.