While the financial support of the scholarship might be the initial draw for our bright and motivated students, what keeps them engaged is:
interactions with peers (link to current kudos)- conversations over coffee or late-night study sessions with
Quality of interaction with faculty mentors (link)-feeling comfortable to invite a distinguished faculty member to lunch to talk through internship opportunities or campus research.
Programs that promote community-building and academic engagement (issue spotlight), events that are designed to stimulate our curiosity (external link to MakerSpace), and make use of the cultural riches on Carolina's campus (link to CPA).
Knowing that this community doesn't end after four years at Carolina, but comprises a tight woven network of alumni long after they toss their mortarboard.
“The Scholars Program changed my life by opening doors I did not even know existed.”
— Sierra Lyda ‘16