Carolina Horizons

UPDATE: Our 2020 Carolina Horizons program has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. We, at the AIC, remain hopefully that will be able to host an abbreviated version of this program in the Fall. Our priority is protecting the health of our community.

The 2020 Carolina Horizons application portal will remain open until May 1st. Please encourage all eligible students to apply. These applications will remain on file as a list of students who will receive direct communication about any revised programming in the Fall. Please note those who are rising high school juniors will have the opportunity to apply again in 2021.

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


Carolina Horizons is a four day residential, student enrichment program at UNC Chapel Hill designed to support American Indian students as they prepare to apply to college. During their time on campus, students meet and are able to network with admissions advisors, current Native college students, and college representatives from across the UNC system.  They learn about the common application, essay prompts, and essay writing tips.  They also begin drafting their common application essays during the program.  Students learn communication etiquette, SAT/ACT preparation, and financial aid and scholarship information. Carolina Horizons is open to rising high school juniors and seniors with priority given to rising seniors.

Over that past five years, approximately 150 American Indian students have participated in Carolina Horizons. The next offering of Carolina Horizons will be June 17th-20th, 2020. Applications are not yet available. The application link will be made available here on our website by March 1, 2020. If you are interested in participating in Carolina Horizons and/or would like more information about this program prior to the application being made available, 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 the Sherman Fairchild Grant, 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