The Levine Scholars Program has a four-step scholarship nomination/application process that includes the following:
- School Nomination or Self-Nomination: Students must either be nominated online by their school counselor at their current high school or submit a self-nomination. There is no limit to the number of students nominated from each high school. Homeschooled students can be nominated by a professor or teacher who is not related to the student or submit a self-nomination. The online school nomination and self-nomination form will be available on August 15. Nominations will be accepted until October 15.
- You can access the self-nomination questionnaire from August 15 through October 15 for the current application cycle. As a way of helping you determine your competitiveness for the Levine Scholarship, we ask that you take some time with your responses to the questionnaire. Your answers to the questionnaire will determine your ability to access the self-nomination form.
- Application for Admission to UNC Charlotte: This link will provide information about accessing, completing, and submitting the online first-year admissions application. Application for Undergraduate Admissions must be received by November 1.
- Submitting the SAT or ACT is optional.
- Test scores, if submitted, will not be the primary reason for our decision; they are considered in context and as supplemental information.
- Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application: Once a student has been nominated, they will receive an email directing them to the Levine Scholars Portal. Here, they will find the supplemental scholarship application that includes recommender information, three essay prompts, and the activities list. Students should complete Section A of the application immediately so that emails can be sent to those individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation. The entire supplemental application must be completed and submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on November 15.
- Submission of Online Recommendations: Students can have up to three recommendations submitted on their behalf, but only two recommendations will be required. The first required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments; the second required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their commitment to community service and capacity for ethical leadership. The third optional recommendation can be from anyone who has known the student in an academic or community setting. Family members, friends, or similar connections should not be used as references. To better align the Levine scholarship application with the Honors College and other merit scholarship applications at UNC Charlotte, a recommendation from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments is encouraged. When completing the supplemental scholarship application, students will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of their two required recommenders and one optional recommender. The recommenders will be emailed a link to the online recommendation form immediately. The recommendation submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on November 15.
Interested in also applying to the Honors College?
Levine Scholarship Program applicants who would like to be considered for the Honors College should complete the Honors College application. In order for a Levine applicant to be considered for the Freeman and Johnson tuition and fees scholarships in the Honors College, they must complete an application. After Jan. 4, Levine semifinalists who do not move forward as finalists will be automatically admitted to the University Honors Program in the Honors College. Arts+Architecture Honors and Business Honors may later review these applicants and offer some admission to their programs.