Business Scholars Program Created

Luther Hodges, Jr ’57. at the Kenan Center circa 2015. (Photo: UNC)

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, housed in Kenan-Flagler Business School, will launch the Luther Hodges Scholars Program this fall. This undergraduate excellence program is aimed at addressing the most pressing issues facing business and society.

Created after a donation from Luther Hodges Jr. ’57, an independent financial services professional, the program will provide participants with scholarships to develop leadership skills across multiple disciplines.

The program will provide up to 25 students with enhanced enrichment opportunities, including immersive alternative breaks, cross-sector internships and global mentoring. It also includes exclusive events such as luncheon roundtables and skill-building training, as well as increased staff support for individual career advising and program coordination.

“The Hodges family has succeeded for decades in building connections across sectors to drive opportunity for, and beyond, the state of North Carolina,” Kim Allen ’09 (PhD), executive director of Luther Hodges Scholars, said in a statement released by UNC’s office of  Media Relations. “Thanks to their generosity, our scholars will now be equipped to do the same.”

In a statement, Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz thanked the Hodges family for their support to higher education. “We are grateful for their continued support at Carolina, particularly for a program that will strengthen student success and prepare UNC Kenan-Flagler graduates to address the most challenging issues businesses and society face both today and in the future,” he said.

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