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  1. Scholarship (currently $9,000 per year, renewable for four years)
  2. Exclusive access to special events;
  3. Networking and career workshops;
  4. Speaker series with speakers on business, leadership, and career advice – leaders in fields from business to public service
  5. Special dinners throughout their Carolina careers, often including members of the Wood and Cole families
  6. Book selections each semester representing “timeless wisdom” followed by in-depth book discussions;
  7. Service opportunities;
  8. Individual meetings with program director to develop plans for personal / career goals;
  9. Opportunities to collaborate with other leadership and development programs on campus – NC Fellows, Carolina Leadership, Covenant Scholars, and Achieve Scholars;
  10. Assessments like FOCUS 2, CliftonStrengths, a 360 Review and Myers-Briggs, followed with group discussion and optional individual interpretation sessions.
  11. Mentor-mentee program
    1. 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.
    2. 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.


Scholar Experiences


“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