Can recommenders submit paper copies of their recommendation forms and letters?

No. Recommenders must use the online submission form, accessible through the link provided in the email sent to recommenders from the Levine Scholars Program. This email will be sent to recommenders via the email address provided by the nominee.

Can students mail their application materials?

No. All scholarship application materials provided by the nominee must be submitted online.


Can students self-nominate for the Levine Scholarship?

No. However, students who do not receive a nomination may be reviewed by the UNC Charlotte Office of Undergraduate Admissions if they apply for freshman admission and submit all materials by October 8, 2017. Admission officials will review all applicants, and the students whom they choose to nominate will be contacted by October 10, 2017 with instructions for submitting additional scholarship materials. All nominated students will have until November 8, 2017 to submit the Levine supplemental application. 


Do students have to be North Carolina residents to apply for a Levine Scholarship?

No. Both in-state and out-of-state students will be considered.


How can I nominate students for the Levine Scholarship?

High school counselors and college advisors can submit nominations through the online nomination portal starting on August 15, 2017. Counselors/advisors will be required to create an account to submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted until October 8, 2017. Students cannot apply for the Levine Scholarship until they receive a nomination from their counselor.

How do students access the Levine Scholarship application and when is it due?

After receiving a nomination, candidates will receive an email from the Levine Scholars Program that contains instructions on how to access the Levine supplemental application. To be considered for the Levine Scholarship, nominees must submit a complete freshman admissions application by November 1, 2017 and Levine supplemental application by November 8, 2017.

How many Levine Scholarships are awarded each year?

The Levine Scholars Program awards scholarships to approximately 20 incoming freshmen each year.


How will I know if Levine application materials for my students have been received?

High school counselors and college advisors can check the status of their students’ applications by logging in to their Counselor Web Portal. Students can also check their status by logging in to their Levine Scholars Portal. All application materials must be received by November 8, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.


How will students know if they are selected as finalists?

Finalists will receive an invitation in early January to the Levine Scholars Finalist Program, which will take place on February 11-12, 2018. Students who have not progressed to the finalist stage will be notified through their Levine Scholars portal.

Is any particular major required for Levine Scholars?

No. As a Levine Scholar, students can major in any subject offered at UNC Charlotte. We offer more than 80 different undergraduate majors from which students may choose. Click here to view UNC Charlotte’s academic programs.

Is financial need a criterion for nomination?

No. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, a demonstrated commitment to community service and a capacity for ethical leadership.


Is there a limit to the number of students I can nominate?

No. There is no limit to the number of qualified seniors counselors can nominate from each high school.


What information will I need about the student in order to submit a nomination?

The nomination form will require the counselor to submit the following information about each student:  student’s full name, date of birth, home address, primary email address and graduation date. The form includes additional fields, which are optional, and only takes a few minutes to complete.


What types of extracurricular activities increase the chances of selection?

We are not looking for a specific set of activities; rather we are interested in how you have chosen to invest your time and effort outside of the classroom during high school. Have you been a member of groups and organizations? Have you demonstrated leadership that goes beyond title? Have you engaged in research or summer enrichment opportunities? Have you invested significant time in a few large projects, worked at jobs that developed certain skills and/or led community service projects? A laundry list of clubs, organization memberships and leadership titles does not always equate to impactful leadership and/or significant service.

Who can be considered for a Levine Scholarship?

Candidates must be applicants for freshman enrollment at UNC Charlotte in a baccalaureate program for the fall term immediately following their high school graduation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and should present an excellent academic record, demonstrate a commitment to community service and possess a capacity for ethical leadership.


Will you accept nominations after the deadline date?

No. All nominations must be received online by October 8 for students to be considered.

Will you accept the new SAT?

Yes. Students are welcome to submit scores from the new SAT.