How to apply
The good news: There is no separate application for the UNC Scholars Program. Every UNC Admissions application is carefully reviewed. Simply apply to Carolina.
The bad news: It’s incredibly selective. Fewer than 6 percent of UNC students earn a place in the UNC Scholars Program, making it a truly elite group.
What we're looking for
Evidence of real curiosity about the world, and the drive to pursue it. Show us that you’ve gone beyond the bounds of your high school curriculum, that you’ve followed personal interests and created your own projects.
Show us that you’ve led or encouraged your classmates, revitalized a fledgling group or cause, or come back strong after a setback.
Show us that you genuinely care about things, whether big or small, and have the energy to do something about it. Show us that you’ll make Carolina a deeper, more exciting place.