Carolina Horizons

Our 2022 Carolina Horizons Program was hosted virtually via zoom on August 4-5, 2022.

    • Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
    • Friday, August 5, 2022 – 4:00pm-8:00pm

This year, Horizons was a two day virtual student enrichment program at UNC Chapel Hill designed to support American Indian students as they prepare to apply to college. The program consolidated our typical 4 days worth of training into 2 days to ensure our students are prepared to enter the college application process.

The application portal for next year’s Carolina Horizons Program is currently closed and reopen in Spring 2023. All American Indian rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

For questions or more information, contact Qua Adkins via email at or phone at 919-843-5928.


Students meet and are able to network with admissions advisors, current Native college students, and college representatives from within the UNC system.  They will learn about the common application, essay prompts, and essay writing tips.  They also begin drafting their common application essays during the program.  Students will learn communication etiquette, SAT/ACT guidelines, and financial aid and scholarship information. Carolina Horizons is open to American Indian rising high school juniors and seniors with priority given to rising seniors.

Over that past seven years, approximately 175 American Indian students have participated in Carolina Horizons. . If you are interested in participating in Carolina Horizons and would like more information about this program , contact Qua Lynch Adkins by email at or by phone at (919) 843-5928.

This years program is being made possible through financial and in-kind support from special grant funds, UNC Campus Partners, and personal sponsors to the American Indian Center.

2019 Carolina Horizons Cohort

2018 Carolina Horizons Cohort

2017 Carolina Horizons Cohort

2016 Carolina Horizons Cohort

2015 Carolina Horizons Cohort