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 recent instances of police brutality which have 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 are committing ourselves to weaving the work of radical anti-racism into the fabric of our program, which is to say that we commit to evidence-based solutions that 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 because complacency and silence only serve to reinforce institutionalized racism.
While this statement has been largely student-crafted, both the staff and scholars within the Levine Scholars Program are in conversation about what actions we will be taking to ensure greater education and awareness within the program and increased racial justice in the spaces we occupy at programmatic, university, and larger community levels now and in the future. We will announce our plan of action at the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester. We welcome critiques or suggestions from the broader community while also taking steps to enthusiastically participate in our own self-education to ultimately center Black voices.
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