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Carolina Horizons

Our 2024 Carolina Horizons Program will be hosted June 13-15, 2024 in a hybrid format.

Carolina Horizons is a student-enrichment program at UNC Chapel Hill designed to support American Indian students as they prepare to apply to college. This year, a portion will be held via zoom and the other portion will be in-person. This program is sure to be full of training and self-exploration.

Students can apply to the Carolina Horizons Program using the following link – 2024 Carolina Horizons Application. All American Indian rising high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is Sunday, June 9, 2024.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 – 2:00pm-6:00pm, virtual via zoom
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 – 2:00pm-6:00pm, virtual via zoom
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 8:45am-5:00pm, in-person UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus

Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for acceptance. Those accepted will receive a follow up email from Program Coordinator, Qua Adkins, welcoming them to the program and instructions on how to complete the university required participation forms via the CampDoc support system.

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


Carolina Horizons Program Description:

Carolina Horizons is a “crash course” that prepares students for the college application process. From June 13th – 15th 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:

  • 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  
  • Gain communication skills necessary when engaging with admission representatives and requesting letters of recommendation.
  • Network with multiple American Indian staff from various universities across the state

Eligibility: American Indian rising high school juniors and seniors, with priority given to rising seniors

Over that past eight years, over 200 American Indian students have participated in Carolina Horizons. This year, we are excited and look forward to a new cohort of students experiencing Carolina Horizons.

If you or any students have any questions about this program or need help navigating the application process once it opens, 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.


2019 Carolina Horizons Cohort
2018 Carolina Horizons Cohort
2017 Carolina Horizons Cohort
2016 Carolina Horizons Cohort
2015 Carolina Horizons Cohort