The Pogue Scholarship Program seeks to identify students who demonstrate academic achievement and exhibit strong leadership potential. Successful Pogue Scholarship recipients show clear evidence of an abiding commitment to their local communities, and eagerly seek ways to implement positive change. The Pogue Scholarship Program believes that diversity extends beyond race and ethnicity to include consideration of students’ personal backgrounds and life experiences. The Pogue Scholarship provides $9,000 annually for N.C. students, and the equivalent of tuition, fees, room, and board for out of state students. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters provided Scholars maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Joseph E. and Grace Needham Pogue helped establish the Pogue Scholarship through a generous gift to the University. Dr. Pogue received a Bachelor’s degree from the University in 1906 and a Master’s degree in 1907. He went on to receive a Ph.D. from Yale University and become a professor of geology. Dr. Pogue worked as a curator at the Smithsonian Museum, and as a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, eventually becoming a successful businessman in the oil industry. Dr. Pogue and his wife were dedicated to Carolina and contributed to many areas of the University.
The Pogue Scholarship provides $9, 000 annually for N.C. students, and the equivalent of tuition, fees, room, and board for out of state students. The award is renewable for up to eight semesters provided Scholars maintain a 3.0 GPA. The Admissions office will seek to identify students who demonstrate academic achievement, exhibit strong leadership, and embrace diversity. These students will then be invited to apply for the Pogue Scholarship.
Each group of Pogue Scholars is assigned a mentor who remains them throughout their four years at Carolina. To learn about current mentors, click here.