FAQs

 

How much is the award?

The award funds a summer experience (up to $5,000) and half the cost of in-state attendance (regardless of scholar’s residency status) for the scholar’s senior year.

Who is eligible?

Carolina juniors with a minimum of 48 credit-hours are eligible to apply, and the scholarship will apply to their senior year.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Yes, applicants must have at least a 3.0. However, GPA is not considered by the Selection Committee.

Who can write my recommendation?

Peer Recommendation:

Your peer recommendation should come from someone who knows you well in various capacities. The Selection Committee wants to use this recommendation to gain insight into how you interact with others and how others perceive your leadership abilities. Since the applicant’s role in the Carolina Community plays a vital role in the selection process, it would be best if your peer recommendation came from a fellow Carolina student.

Professional Recommendation:

The recommender may be anyone who has played a supervisory role (i.e. faculty, staff member, student, job/internship supervisor, coach, captain, etc.) over the applicant. For example if you served as a member treasurer, vice president, etc. under the president of a student organization, this person can write your recommendation. A professor of UNC-Chapel Hill may write one as well. The applicant need not be currently employed by, in association with or taking a class from this recommender. The recommender also does not have to be affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill.

What are some selection criteria?

We are looking for the applicant who has demonstrated academic matriculation, personal development and leadership and/or service since coming to Carolina. The applicant should have a passion that they are committed to and enthusiastic about.

Are transfer students eligible?

Transfer students must have completed 48 credit-hours, including their current semester’s credit-hours, at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Do I have to have my summer experience planned?

No, you don’t need to have your summer experience planned. If you are invited to the second round of the application process, you will be asked to discuss your ideas for your summer experience. However, we expect to help you develop your summer experience plans if you are chosen to be an Eve Carson Scholar.

Can I be awarded the scholarship if I am already receiving financial aid of another kind?

A student already receiving another full, merit-based scholarship is not eligible to apply. Students receiving partial merit scholarships or need-based aid are still eligible to apply. Finalists for the award will be asked to disclose information regarding any need or merit based aid they are currently receiving. NCSSM graduates ARE eligible to apply. Please see the table below for more information about your eligibility if you are receiving a scholarship.

Scholarship Name In-State Out-of-State
Carolina Scholars Awards Program Eligible Not Eligible
Pogue Scholarships Eligible Not Eligible
Colonel Robinson Scholarships Eligible Not Eligible
Old Well and Founders Scholarships Eligible
College Fellows Scholarships Eligible
National Merit Awards Eligible Eligible
James M. Johnston Awards Eligible Eligible
Carolina Covenant Scholarships Eligible Eligible
Morehead-Cain Scholars Program Not Eligible Not Eligible
Robertson Scholars Program Not Eligible Not Eligible