Who Should Apply
PROJECT UPLIFT & UPLIFT PLUS
We are looking for rising high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability, especially those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in post-secondary education. Project Uplift & Uplift PLUS is designed for students from underrepresented populations, such as American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Asian American backgrounds. We also welcome prospective first-generation college students, students from rural communities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In order to be eligible to apply to the 2019 Project Uplift & Uplift PLUS programs, applicants must be a current high school junior or a student who will be graduating from high school during or before the summer of 2020 and planning to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2020.
Project Uplift accepts applicants from ALL US states and territories. Uplift PLUS, however, is only for North Carolina residents.
Students should be academically motivated and be enrolled in a curriculum that includes foreign language, advanced mathematics, and college-level courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate ® (IB) or Dual Enrollment. Students should show active involvement in extracurricular activities and have demonstrated leadership. In addition to Project Uplift, particularly high-achieving students should consider participating in the Uplift PLUS program.
Project Uplift reviews all applications holistically. Our staff understands that students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and with different educational and extracurricular opportunities. As a result, the essays are the most important parts of the application.