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. [Note the Robertson and Morehead-Cain are run by private foundations, so visit their respective websites for more information.]
All students are considered for UNC’s Scholars Program 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.