The Levine Scholars Program has a four-step scholarship nomination/application process that includes the following:
- Nomination: Students must be nominated online by their school counselor at their current high school. There is no limit to the number of students that can be nominated from each high school. Homeschooled students can be nominated by a professor or teacher who is not related to the student. The online nomination form will be available on August 15. Nominations will be accepted until October 8, 2020.
- Starting in Fall 2020, our program is introducing a self-nomination process for high school seniors. The mission behind developing this process is to provide access to high-achieving students applying from high schools that historically have not participated in the school nomination process. Students are asked to complete a four-question form to assess their eligibility prior to accessing the self-nomination form. This will be accessible to a student through the Future 49er Portal.
- Application for Admission: Students should create a Future 49er Portal. This account will allow them to access, complete, and submit the online freshman admissions application. Applications and application materials (transcript and test scores) must be received by November 1, 2020.
- For 2021 freshmen applicants, submitting the SAT or ACT is optional due to the limited testing opportunities caused by COVID-19.
- Test scores, if submitted, will not be the primary reason for our decision; they are considered in context and as supplemental information.
- Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application: Once students have been nominated, they will receive an email directing them to the Levine Scholars Portal where they will find the supplemental scholarship application and essay questions. Students should complete Section A of the application immediately so that emails can be sent to those individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation. The entire supplemental application must be completed and submitted online by November 16, 2020.
- Submission of Online Recommendations: Students can have up to three recommendations submitted on their behalf, but only two recommendations will be required. The first required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments; the second required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their commitment to community service and capacity for ethical leadership. The third, optional, the recommendation can be from anyone who has known the student in an academic or community setting. To better align the Levine scholarship application with other merit scholarship applications at UNC Charlotte, a recommendation from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments is encouraged. Students will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of their two required recommenders and one optional recommender when completing the supplemental scholarship application. The recommenders will be sent an email immediately directing them to a link to the online recommendation form. The recommendation submission deadline is November 16, 2020.