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Project Uplift

Diversity and Outreach

Welcoming students from a wide range of backgrounds to the Undergraduate Business Program is of strategic importance to us. We are here to ensure that every young scholar who dreams of setting out for Carolina will find an encouraging and supportive team waiting for them at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

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Partner organizations

Learn about our partner organizations that support and promote our efforts to recruit a diverse and inclusive community.

Middle school programs

Tar Heel Preview Day is an opportunity for sixth, seventh and eighth grade males from underrepresented backgrounds to have a collegiate experience. Interact with college students, meet academic faculty and staff, and receive information about the college preparation process.

High school programs

Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising high school seniors to experience college life on Carolina’s campus. It seeks to engage participants in an immersive, two-day experience that connects them with UNC-Chapel Hill and other four-year colleges and universities. Living on campus, you interact with faculty, staff and students; participate in educational, cultural and social activities; and learn about admissions and college affordability.

Uplift PLUS is an intensive, five-week summer academic enrichment and college-readiness program for Project Uplift participants for North Carolina residents. During the program, you live on campus, attend SAT/ACT coaching sessions and take English 100 (three credits). You also engage in college application prep, research, leadership development and a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities.

Upward Bound Program at UNC-Chapel Hill is a Federal TRIO Program funded to serve 102 eligible high school Scholars in select schools in Durham, Chatham and Lee Counties. Our goal is to help scholars build the skills and motivation needed to pursue and succeed in college and earn a bachelor’s degree. The program is a part of the Office of the Provost and has been offered on Carolina’s campus since 1966.

Students newly admitted to UNC-Chapel Hill

Summer Bridge helps students transition from high school to college. You’ll spend the summer prior to your first year at Carolina on campus, where you will have the opportunity to develop as a student, academically and socially, and earn as many as six credit hours towards graduation.

The Allison Mentorship Program offers professional development and application readiness support for first-year students at UNC from underserved populations who are interested in our business major or minor.

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