Celebrating five decades of Project Uplift

From SAT/ACT prep and academic explorations to Franklin Street tours and a culture show, Project Uplift gives high school students a complete 360-degree view of life as a college student.

For five decades, Project Uplift has given rising high school seniors a small taste of college life — they sleep in a residence hall, eat in a dining hall, attend classes and interact with faculty, staff and students.

Project Uplift Scholars immerse themselves in college life and experience the academic rigor of a four-year institution while also seeing the social and cultural opportunities higher education has to offer.

Sponsored by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the intense two-day program brings high-achieving and academically competitive students from underrepresented groups to Chapel Hill to help prepare them for the next chapter of their academic careers.

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