Carolina Horizons

UPDATE: Our 2021 Carolina Horizons Program will be hosted virtually via zoom on June 11-12, 2021.

    • Friday, June 11, 2021 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 10:00am-1:30pm

The 2021 Carolina Horizons application portal will remain open until May 31, 2021 All American Indian rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Use the APPLY HERE link and/or QR code below to access the application.

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


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

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 five years, approximately 150 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