How To Apply

Submit your application today.

Application Deadline: Submissions are still being accepted.

Please read the information below before submitting your application online.

Applicants will be evaluated and selected by a selection committee based on their academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities and the strength of their essays.  The following scholarships will be awarded for fall 2020:

  • Two (2) $2,000 LOTH Julius Peppers scholarships (renewable up to three years)
  • Eight (8) one-time $2,500 LOTH scholarships

Points to Remember

  • Deadline: Applications are still being accepted.
  • Eligible applicants must be a high school senior who has applied and plans to attend to Carolina in the fall.
  • Applicants will be considered for both the Light on the Hill Society and Peppers scholarship (no need to apply for both).
  • Be sure to submit the online portion of the application all at one time (do not submit multiple entries).
  • Please remind the individual writing your letter to include your full name on the recommendation letter (no form is required for the recommendation letter).
  • Only submit one (1) recommendation letter; multiple letters will not be reviewed.

Required Application Components

  • Your resume
  • Three (3) completed essays
  • One (1) letter of recommendation (email to
  • Transcript; mailed (see address below);  or email to, if sent by the school counselor
  • Photo

Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Phone: (919) 843-9694
  • For Standard Mailing: Attn: Tanea Pettis, GAA/LOTH, PO Box 660, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • For Overnight Mailing: Attn: Tanea Pettis, GAA/Alumni Center, 106 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514