Photo of Miles Shen beside a sign for Bridger Wilderness, located inside Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming

To New Heights - Miles Shen '22

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Huff. Huff. Huff. The sounds of labored breathing filled the air as we slowly lumbered up the trail on our first day at NOLS. The sun beat down on us with its blazing heat, and the rucksacks on our back made us feel like young crustaceans trying on their first shells, awkward and unprepared for the weight.

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Trusting the Process - Beth Kingaby '19

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

     Three years ago, I was offered the Levine Scholarship to UNC Charlotte.  I was thrilled, grateful, and humbled, but also… worried.  My whole life, I’d been working towards the goal of a college scholarship.  It was the end objective that drove every difficult decision, weighing each choi

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Charlotte March For Our Lives - Megan Bird '21

Friday, April 13, 2018

     On Saturday morning, March 24, I joined 7 freshman Levine Scholars, 7,000 Charlotteans, and millions worldwide to march for increased regulation and restrictions on firearms. The March for Our Lives spanned 800 cities, the largest student-led protest since the Vietnam War.

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Alternative Spring Break 2018 - Seth Flynn '19

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Two seniors, two juniors, four sophomores, and six freshmen: as I looked at the crowd of scholars chatting with anticipation outside of Levine Hall, I felt excited to get to know them more deeply through the alternative service break to Roanoke, Virginia with Habitat for Humanity.

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One Year Later: Both Sides of Finalist Weekend - Matthew Hoffman '21

Friday, February 23, 2018

             One year ago, when I was walking into Levine Hall as a nervous finalist, I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t really know a lot about UNC Charlotte, or even the Levine Scholars Program, I just knew I was going to do an interview for a big scholarship and then go home to make up all the homework I had missed.

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The Perks of Pre-Law Society - Kyle Ali '20

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

            When I came to UNC Charlotte I knew that upon graduating I wanted to go to law school. I declared a major in political science and during my second semester took the introductory course for the legal studies minor.

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More Than Just A Show - Leila Abu-Hassan '21

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

      Though the holiday season has passed, it is most definitely not forgotten! Despite the many opportunities I’ve been given recently that I could write about, the most exciting one to date was seeing The Nutcracker with my fellow Scholars.

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Weather World with DJ Dani - Danielle Miller '19

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

          “Good Afternoon Levine Children’s Hospital, DJ Dani here live in Seacrest Studios and today during Weather World we’re talking about thunderstorms!” This is how I get to start my day twice a week at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) in Uptown Charlotte.

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The Long Way To Nepal - Megan Lemon '18

Friday, November 17, 2017

As I desperately clung to the waist of a man I had met 5 minutes prior on the back of a motorcycle climbing a dirt road ascending a mountain to a women’s farm in the Nepali Himalayas with a backpack that had nothing in it but a watermelon, I had to ask myself: how did I get here?

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Civic Engagement Project - Gabriella Kroska '18

Friday, October 27, 2017

     From what I remember being a senior in high school attending Finalists’ Weekend, the part of the Levine Scholarship that the (interviewing high school seniors) students were least focused on was the civic engagement grant.

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My Transition to UNC Charlotte - Scott Christensen '21

Friday, October 20, 2017

     Harris Teeter. Cookout. Bojangles. Before coming to Charlotte, I had never heard of such fine establishments. Even with the lack of Publix grocery stores in the area, moving from southwestern Florida to Charlotte has been an extremely smooth transition. The Charlotte area has quickly become like a home to me. The October weather has been nothing short of wonderful.

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My Summer With Horses - Melissa Martin '20

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

          Early in my freshman year, a mass email fat with opportunity plopped into my inbox. UNC Charlotte’s psychology department was advertising a summer internship researching cognition - in dolphins! I preemptively opened the application knowing that in the not-so-distant future I would be pursuing a pre-professional internship through the Levine Scholars Program.

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上海的经验 The Shanghai Experience - Sydney Welch '19

Friday, September 1, 2017

   Here’s some background about me: I am the first and only daughter with two younger brothers and I am from a small rural town in the foothills of North Carolina.  Now, I would like you to take a moment and imagine my parents’ reactions when I said the following sentence; “Mom? Dad?

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A Levine Scholar and a Dance Major - Lauren Tooley '20

Friday, May 5, 2017

Nothing is better than seeing people's reactions when I tell them that yes, I am a Levine Scholar but yes, I am also a dance major.  Some people are intrigued, some are confused, and most think that I am going to open my own dance studio (I'm not). Choosing to be a dance major seemed obvious to me, as I have danced all my life.

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Not Your Average Alternative Spring Break - Kevin Smith '20

Not Your Average Alternative Spring Break - Kevin Smith '20

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
On March 5th, 2017, nine Levine Scholars from the Classes of 2019 and 2020 departed Charlotte, NC on their way to Lewisburg, West Virginia for the program’s first-ever Alternative Spring Break trip.  Accompanied by the LSP Director, Dr.

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Attending the Women's March on Washington - Casey Aldridge '17

Attending the Women's March on Washington - Casey Aldridge '17

Friday, March 24, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I took to the streets of Washington, D.C. with anywhere between five hundred thousand and one million marchers as part of the Women's March on Washington. Caroline Fowle, Addy Goff, and I carpooled together on Thursday evening to prepare for and attend the march.

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Finalist Weekend 2017 - Reginald Harper Jr, '20

Thursday, March 2, 2017

This year’s finalist weekend was a success. Being a freshman, seeing the other side of the program was beneficial to me, as I was able to witness the logistics that went into the production as a whole, and gave clarity to some of the questions that I filed away last year.

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'Twas the Week Before Finals - Ryan Mach '17

Monday, December 12, 2016
‘Twas the week before finals, when all through the school,
Not a student was stirring, not even the frat boys who think they’re so cool.
The papers were written with the finest of care,
In hopes that we would avoid that final semester scare.
 

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Dance Marathon 2016 - by Sam Lee '20

Dance Marathon 2016 - by Sam Lee '20

Monday, December 5, 2016

It’s Friday, November 4th. 6:58 pm. UNC Charlotte students and their friends from Levine Children’s Hospital are lined up side by side, decked out in beads, tu-tus and other festive attire to represent their color group, preparing to dash up the steps of the Popp Martin Student Union to kick off one of the most exciting events of the year: Dance Marathon.

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CoopStrong Homecoming Tailgate - By Addy Goff '17

CoopStrong Homecoming Tailgate - By Addy Goff '17

Monday, November 7, 2016

Over the course of the last four years, UNC Charlotte has become my home away from home. The Levine Scholars Program has provided me with a support system resembling a family, with fellow scholars becoming more like siblings than classmates, and faculty members looking out for me both in and out of the classroom.

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