Monday, December 2, 2019

UNC Asheville University Scholars Program

UNC Asheville is proud to announce the new University Scholars Program.  As the only public liberal arts and sciences university in North Carolina, the University is committed to advancing academic excellence on campus by attracting and enrolling exceptional students and enhancing their high-impact learning opportunities. 

The University Scholars Program provides students the best possible opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to pursue their goals and take their places as leaders and contributing citizens in a changing society.

Recipients of University Scholars Program awards are chosen through a rigorous selection process.  They are competing for scholarship awards up to $10,000 per year along with additional funding of $10,000 to support high-impact learning opportunities such as study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships.  Selected nominees will be invited to the UNC Asheville campus for interviews with faculty, staff, and student leaders as part of the University Scholars Day.

The main criteria for selection include academic accomplishment and demonstrated leadership.  University Scholars are students who will actively contribute to the student and academic life at UNC Asheville, and they exhibit the following behaviors:
  • Academic accomplishment in their current high school setting
  • Demonstrated leadership interest and capability in their high school, community, or during a summer activity
  • Build bridges among students with different life experiences, talents, and interests
  • Strong work ethic
Nominations must come from school counselors or leaders in the student’s community no later than January 10.  Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominees must have completed their application for admission to UNC Asheville no later than January 10.

Please see Ms. O'Kane if you would like to be considered for a nomination.