UNC Chapel Hill: Project Uplift 2015 - Juniors apply now! Applicatons in December - Contact Ms. Kashyap for a recommendation.

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Greetings Naveen!

As you're enjoying the cooler days of fall, we want to encourage you to "save the date" for Project Uplift 2015 and North Carolina Renaissance 2015. You'll receive additional details about these amazing opportunities for your students in the coming months.

Project Uplift is a unique opportunity that enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus. Students spend two days attending academic classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students, and participating in cultural and social activities. Students can select one of the following four dates to attend Project Uplift: May 21-May 23, May 28-30, June 4-6, and June 11-13. There is a nonrefundable $25 registration fee; beyond that, Project Uplift is an all-expense paid program, including meals, room, and program materials (excluding travel costs).

Who is eligible for nomination?
Project Uplift is designed for students from diverse backgrounds, including those from historically underrepresented populations (African American, American Indian, Latina/o, Asian American, first-generation college, rural areas and/or disadvantaged backgrounds). Students should be academically motivated, and be enrolled in the most rigorous academic curriculum that may include AP, IB, and/or dual enrollment courses. Please know we will send additional information about the nomination process in December; however, if you have questions now, please email project_uplift@unc.edu.


The North Carolina Renaissance program invites rising juniors from rural communities for an educational four-day enrichment program. Students will participate in specially designed sessions including leadership and team building, college admissions, financial aid, and community service. The objective of the program is to inspire high achieving scholars to pursue their educational aspirations while developing unique leadership skills. The program will run May 13-16. There is a $25, non-refundable registration fee that covers all program materials, lodging, and meals (travel is not included).

Who is eligible for nomination?
North Carolina Renaissance is a program for emerging leaders from rural counties in North Carolina. Students should have some exposure to leadership and be academically motivated. Please contact us at diversity@unc.edu if you have any questions about the nomination and/or application process.

We look forward to working with you,

Jazmin Garcia-Smith, Office of Undergraduate Admissions (Project Uplift Liaison)
Andrew Parrish, Office of Undergraduate Admissions (North Carolina Renaissance Liaison)
Ada Wilson, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs


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