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The 2020 Carolina Horizons application is NOW available. The deadline for students to apply is March 31, 2020. This program will be held June 17-20, 2020. The application can be found on the American Indian Center’s website (select the “Carolina Horizons” link under the “Initiatives” box at the bottom of the homepage) or by clicking the following link:

As a reminder, this program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors (current 10th and 11th graders). In past years, we have afforded approximately 50 students with this opportunity during each offering. We anticipate this year being the same. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing higher education.

We look forward to a new cohort of students experiencing Carolina Horizons this Summer. If you or any students have any questions about this program or need help navigating the application process, please let our Native Student Engagement Coordinator, Qua Lynch Adkins, know. She will be happy to assist you. Feel free to contact Qua by email at or by phone at 919-843-5928.


Carolina Horizons Program Description:

The American Indian Center is excited to be hosting their 2020 Carolina Horizons student enrichment program. Carolina Horizons is a three day “crash course” that prepares students for the college application process. From June 17th -20th students will learn about Carolina and establish personal relationships with college admission representatives in the UNC System. This program seeks to increase access to higher education and is designed to limit the financial burden of students who desire to participate in our program. Thus, the students are not required to pay for program expenses. However, we do ask that students are able to arrange their own travel to and from campus.

At Carolina Horizons students will:

 Experience living in a dorm on campus and eating in the dining hall

  • Begin filling out the NC Common Application 
  • Receive tips on writing college essays 
  • Start writing a college essay and receive feedback from admissions and college advisors
  • Meet with multiple admissions counselors from various universities across the state  

Additionally, parents/guardians are offered the opportunity to join their student on the final day for a session that’s goes into more detail about how to prepare for college.


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