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The Martin Scholars Program is open to entering freshman, transfer students, and continuing students; the application requirements vary depending on your classification. To find out more about the applicaiton process as it applies to you take a look at the information below.


Program Criteria

The following applies to all program applicants, in order to be eligible for the Martin Scholars Program you must meet the following criteria:

  • Pell-eligible with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0
  • Be a member of or intend to join an honors program
  • Full-time enrolled student at UNC Charlotte
  • Preference to students from underrepresented groups
  • Applicants must have submitted a completed UNC Charlotte admissions application by February 1, 2018.  A completed application consists of the application, application fee, official high school transcript, official transcript from all colleges and universities attended; official test scores may be required if you have fewer than 24 credit hours. 

Application Requirements

    Freshman Students Transfer Students Continuing Students
    • Pell-elligible and have an Expected Family Contribution of $0
    • Minimum 3.7 unweighted high school GPA or 4.5 weighted
    • Minimum 26/36 ACT
    • Minimum 1150/1600 SAT
    • Full time student
    • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
    • Preference to students from underrepresented groups
    • Honors eligible for University Honors Program or honors program for major
    • Resume
    • 2 Academic Recommendations
    • 2 Honors Essays (500-750 words)
    • Pell-eligible and have an Expected Family Contribution of $0
    • Minimum 3.7 GPA at previous institution(s)
    • Minimum 26/36 ACT
    • Minimum 1150/1600 SAT
    • Full time student
    • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
    • Preference to students from underrepresented groups
    • Honors eligible for University Honors Program or honors program for major
    • 64 or fewer credit hours, or have an Associate's degree
    • Resume
    • 2 Academic Recommendations
    • 2 Honors Essays (500-750 words)
    • Pell-eligible and have an Expected Family Contribution of $0
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Full time student
    • Sophomore or Junior
    • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
    • Preference to students from underrepresented groups
    • Honors eligible for University Honors Program or honors program for major
    • Resume
    • 2 Academic Recommendations
    • 2 Honors Essays (500-750 words)

    Freshman and transfer students must apply for admission through the University Application Process

    Apply for the Martin Scholars Program through the University Scholarship Office.

     

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    Timeline:

    DATE ACTION REQUIRED
    November 1, 2017 Early action deadline to apply to UNC Charlotte to be considered for the Martin Scholars Program (for new freshmen)
    December 1, 2017 Deadline to apply for the Martin Scholars Program through the University Scholarship Office (for new freshmen)
    February 1, 2018 Early action deadline to apply to UNC Charlotte to be considered for the Martin Scholars Program (for new transfers)
    March 15, 2018 Deadline to apply for the Martin Scholars Program through the University Scholarship Office (for current UNC Charlotte students and new transfers)
    April 15, 2018 Finalists will be notified
    Late April/Early May Skype interviews will occur
    May 15, 2018 Martin scholarships awarded