How to Apply

EXTENDED Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2018

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 2018:

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

Scholars will be required to attend the annual scholar donor dinner and scholarship awards gala.  The gala is held annually during the Black Alumni Reunion during Homecoming weekend each fall.

Points to Remember

  • Applicants must apply to Carolina by the first admission deadline, Oct. 15 (early action)
  • Applications will be considered for both Light on the Hill Society and Peppers scholars (no need to apply for both).
  • The online system will not accept duplicate submissions. Please be prepared to submit the online portion of the application – all at one time. 
  • Your transcript and letter of recommendation will need to be mailed to Tanea Pettis, UNC GAA, PO Box 660, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.
  • For overnight deliveries: Tanea Pettis, UNC GAA/Hill Alumni Center, 106 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514