How to Apply

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022

The selection committee will select scholars based on their academic achievement, evidence of community service, leadership qualities and the strength of their essays.  The following scholarships are renewable up to three years and will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year:

  • Two (2) $4,000 Julius Peppers Scholarships
  • One (1) $3,000 Joseph Cooley and Kathleen Cullins High Undergraduate Scholarship
  • Four (4) $2,000 LOTH Scholarship

Joseph Cooley and Kathleen Cullins High Graduate Professional Scholarship

  • One (1) $3,000 renewable award
  • The online application will open later this spring.

Points to Remember

  • Undergraduate application deadline is March 15, 2022.
  • 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 the High, Light on the Hill Society and Peppers scholarships (no need to apply for all 3).
  • 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).
  • Submit only one (1) recommendation letter (multiple letters will not be reviewed).
  • The High Graduate Professional Scholarship online application process will open later this spring.

Required Application Components for Undergraduate Awards

  • Your resume
  • Three (3) completed essays
  • One (1) recommendation letter, email to
  • Your transcript can be mailed (see address below) or emailed to, if sent by the school counselor
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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