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Project Uplift began in 1969 when a group of students wanted to enhance diversity on campus. Since then, tens of thousands of high school students have participated in the program. Many of the participants end up attending Carolina for college, but the program staff also encourages the participants to seek whatever university is the best fit for them.
Scholars take mock classes, meet with faculty and staff, learn about the admissions process and how financial aid works, meet with representatives from student organizations and participate in cultural experiences.
Project Uplift has made me look at life from a different perspective. I feel more prepared for college, and I do not feel as nervous for the admissions process as I did before.
Maleea Shelby, a Project Uplift Scholar