At Carolina, we believe that a scholarship should be more than just a source of funding. It is an invitation to explore unique horizons, undertake new challenges, and impact the world around you.

The Scholars Program at Carolina is made up of the Carolina Scholars, Colonel Robinson Scholars, Johnston Scholars, and Pogue Scholars.

Scholars from each program collaborate to bring outside events to campus, plan issues forums, participate in community service activities, and plan social activities for the Scholars Program and campus.

There is no separate application needed to be considered for these merit-based scholarships. All students are considered based on the application for admission. Criteria for merit-based awards include academic achievement, evidence of intellectual motivation, and potential for success at the University. Because UNC-Chapel Hill is a highly selective university, competition for merit-based awards is especially strong. Approximately 200 merit scholarships are awarded each year to the incoming class.

To learn more about the benefits of individual programs, please visit the pages by clicking the links above. Also be sure to visit the photo gallery to see photos of some of the exciting things our Scholars have done as well as the “Meet a Scholar” page to learn about current Scholars.

UNC Scholars News and Updates

Congratulations to Col. Robinson Scholar Jacklyn Ngo ’13, for being one of five Carolina Seniors to be featured in the most recent issue of the Carolina Alumni Review. To read more about Jacklyn’s future plans, click here.

Congratulations to Col. Robinson Scholar Alex Bacanu ’13, for receiving the Goldwater Scholarship! To learn more about Alex’s time at Carolina, and how Carolina optimized his achievement, click here.