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How to Apply

To be considered for the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program, interested high school seniors of all backgrounds must apply to Carolina by the October 15th Early Action application deadline. Simply answer the optional questions regarding Honors Carolina and special opportunities found in the Common Application’s UNC supplement, and select Chancellor’s Science Scholars as one of your scholarship choices.
CSS scholars bring with them a wealth of diverse backgrounds and accomplishments, along with impressive academic achievements.

Finalists will be selected based on academic excellence, demonstrated interest in STEM programs and careers, commitment to diversity and inclusion, leadership, and community involvement. If you are chosen as a finalist, we will invite you to answer two additional short-answer questions and to join us on campus in late February for Selection Weekend, where you will learn more about the CSS program and interview with Carolina faculty and staff. Final decisions will be sent via email approximately two weeks after Selection Weekend.

Please check back soon for details about our next Selection Weekend events, which will be held in early 2024. Finalists will interview for the program with UNC faculty and staff, meet with current scholars in your fields of interest, learn about some of UNC’s innovative research, and participate in other activities designed to introduce you to the wide variety of opportunities available at Carolina.