The Levine Scholars Program enrolls 20 students annually and provides them with the tools, resources and community they need to prepare for lives of visionary leadership and positive social impact.
The staff and scholars of the Levine Scholars Program express our profound sadness and anger at the continual racialized police brutality which has brought the issue of systemic racism to the forefront of our collective conscience. While the Levine Scholars Program has always had a stated commitment to fostering inclusivity, we recognize that we have not always taken all the steps possible to increase racial justice in the spaces we occupy. As such, we have committed ourselves to weaving the work of radical anti-racism into the fabric of our program – we are implementing evidence-based solutions to interrogate the root of the problem while recognizing that this work will never be finished. Our explicit goal moving forward is to uplift our Black community members and other community members of color. We affirm that complacency and silence only serve to reinforce institutionalized racism.
To avoid the dangers of complacency and silence, this is an intentionally living statement. Staff and scholars in the Levine Scholars Program are in conversation about current and future actions being done to ensure greater education and awareness within our community. Our goal is to increase racial justice in the spaces that we occupy at programmatic, university, and greater community levels. We have worked to create change within the existing structures and curriculum of our program, and are continuing to design new ways to further our commitment to anti-racism. Such programming includes the deliberate planning of locations for service trips, invitations for experts and guest speakers, internal discussions, curriculum development, and critical roundtables.
Please use this form to express your opinion of the program’s statement and plan of action. We welcome any feedback or critique and look forward to reading your submission.
Each summer, Levine Scholars participate in enrichment experiences which aim to align their programs of study and out-of-class activities with their strengths and values, and to give Scholars an opportunity to put their ideas into practice in a range of environments.
National Outdoor Leadership School
Outdoor wilderness expedition focused on leadership and team building
Charlotte Nonprofit Internship
Intern with a nonprofit in Charlotte and learn the challenges and fortitude required to succeed as a nonprofit
Spend five weeks interning with a nonprofit organization to gain career and leadership experience
Spend time abroad with an agency, business, program or government, to gain a broader definition of community
Become a Levine Scholar
High school counselors play an integral role in identifying outstanding candidates for the Levine Scholarship. Seniors must receive a counselor's nomination before they can apply for the Levine Scholarship.
Learn more about becoming a Future Levine Scholar
Nominate a student to become a Future Levine Scholar