- Scholarship (currently $9,000 per year, renewable for four years)
- Exclusive access to special events;
- Networking and career workshops;
- Speaker series with speakers on business, leadership, and career advice – leaders in fields from business to public service
- Special dinners throughout their Carolina careers, often including members of the Wood and Cole families
- Book selections each semester representing “timeless wisdom” followed by in-depth book discussions;
- Service opportunities;
- Individual meetings with program director to develop plans for personal / career goals;
- Opportunities to collaborate with other leadership and development programs on campus – NC Fellows, Carolina Leadership, Covenant Scholars, and Achieve Scholars;
- Assessments like FOCUS 2, CliftonStrengths, a 360 Review and Myers-Briggs, followed with group discussion and optional individual interpretation sessions.
- Mentor-mentee program
- Based on survey responses indicating interests, all incoming scholars are individually matched with an older scholar who will serve as their mentor throughout the mentees’ academic career.
- Mentors meet with their mentees at least once a month and help to navigate Carolina, serve as a resource, and provide support in numerous ways.
“The Wood Scholars Program prepared me for my life after Carolina in many ways. Through the career readiness workshops, I was able to gain valuable help with interviewing, crafting my resume, and networking to secure my job.”
-Avery Boudreau from Mocksville, North Carolina
“There are countless great things that I could discuss about the Wood Scholars Program. This year, one of the best things was forming relationships with other scholars and friends of the program.”
-Landon Collins from Ramseur, North Carolina
“I will be forever grateful for this program and the people I’ve met in it.”
– Galilee Ambellu from Arlington, Virginia
“The dinners with everyone are always my favorite parts. Having everyone together and eating delicious food feels like a holiday for me. “
-Liam Blackerby from Lexington, North Carolina