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  • Student Highlight: Ria Mahajan Interns with Wells Fargo

    Ria Mahajan is a computer science major with a concentration in cyber security, and a mathematics minor who completed a summer internship in Consumer Lending Technology at Wells Fargo. During her internship, she primarily worked on a project called Digital Trusted Data Source. This is a platform that supports data sharing within the organization, data leaving the organization, and data entering the organization. With the specified role of Developer/Systems Quality Assurance Analyst, she sought to create an application that would support these three data sharing functions using Java. Ria created and executed JUNIT test cases using Java and Javascript to ensure the code the team developed was functioning properly. This involved a lot of hands-on learning as she had only taken two computer science courses and had to learn two programming languages in her first couple of weeks there. This experience provided her with insight into the “adult world” and how to...

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    Ria (center) with fellow UHP members interning at Wells Fargo
  • Student Highlight: Makala Carrington Interns with the American Red Cross

    Makala Carrington is a Public Health major and Psychology minor at UNC Charlotte. She is the current President of the Public Health Association, the Event Coordinator for Cheer Nation, a Resident Advisor in Witherspoon Hall, a Leadership Fellow, and a Wellness Ambassador. Makala applied to the University Honors Program with the intention of building connections with other students and faculty, forming interpersonal relationships, and engaging in academic curriculum that would challenge her abilities. In addition achieving these goals, she feels that her experience through the UHP service requirements, which she has come to love, have opened her up to and made her willing to serve in many different capacities by allowing her to volunteer with a variety of organizations, serving a variety of causes.

    Makala has also served as an Intern for the American Red Cross, an experience that allowed her to formulate relationships with...

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    Makala Carrington
  • Student Highlight: Sophie Sipprell Going for the Gold in Women’s Soccer

    Sophie is a Biology major and member of the Forty-Niners Women’s Soccer team. She began her UNC Charlotte soccer career in the fall of 2016 with preseason matchups across the pond in England and Ireland. Playing in 19 out of 22 games in the 2016 season, Sophie helped lead the team to victory as the 2016 Conference USA Champions. Following their victory, they took on Duke University in their first NCAA tournament since 2008. The 2017 season began with Sophie as a starter for each of the six games so far. She looks forward to a strong season after scoring in the fall exhibition game against Georgia State. Off the field, Sophie also excels academically by maintaining a 4.0 GPA and receiving the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. Her experience being a student athlete has helped her to develop strong time management, organizational, and communication skills. These skills allow her to work closely with her professors to create the flexible study plans that make traveling...

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    Sophie Sipprell
  • Student Highlight: Sarah Crawley

    Sarah Crawley is a member of UHP majoring in both Japanese and International Studies. In 2016-2017, she spent a year studying abroad in Kyoto, Japan at Doshisha University. Ever since she was a child, she has been fascinated with traditional Japanese culture. She felt that Kyoto was the best place to take part in that culture because of the many traditional Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and villages. In addition to those things, Sarah has also been able to experience Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement), meet Geisha, meditate in a temple, attend various festivals, and learn the Japanese tea ceremony.

    Although she says the most difficult thing is being away from family, she has made many friends at Doshisha University and looks forward to meeting new Japanese exchange students at UNC Charlotte in the coming year. Sarah says, “If your goal is to master a language, definitely go for the year abroad if you can....

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    Sarah Crawley in Japan


Albert Engineering Leadership Scholars Program

Four year renewable merit scholarships available to entering freshman engineering majors in UHP.

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Martin Scholars Program

Scholarships available to honors students from all categories with unmet financial need.

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University Scholarship Office

The Niner Scholars portal lists all scholarships available to entering freshman, transfer, and continuing students.

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  • Student Highlight: Alana Hadley Leads the Charter Class of Kappa Alpha Theta

    Alana Hadley is an Exercise Science Major. Alana recently had the opportunity to become a founding member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Theta Omicron Chapter, at UNC Charlotte. Kappa Alpha Theta was founded in 1877 and was the first greek letter fraternity for women. Their motto is “Leading Women” and Alana has positioned herself to do so as the Newly Slated Ritualist for the organization’s 146th chapter. She says, “Becoming a part of Theta has shown me an even bigger network and family of support. It is showing me to be proud of being myself and that no matter where I go I’ll have people who have my back.”

    In addition to her membership in Kappa Alpha Theta, Alana is a member and leader in numerous other organizations. As a member of the University Honors Program, she serves as an ambassador and a mentor. Her experience in UHP also led her to begin working for the Honors College where she now works as the...

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    Alana Hadley
  • Luke Lowry to Participate in Fulbright Summer Institute

    Luke Lowry is a member of UHP and a Crown Scholar majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical Engineering. Luke was recently selected as one of ten students nationwide to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institute in Glasgow, Scotland. In Glasgow, Luke will study technology, innovation, and creativity at the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art.

    At UNC Charlotte, Luke works as an undergraduate researcher in the Biomechanical Research Lab, where he uses electromyography to analyze muscular activity in the human body. He has also worked with fellow UHP member and Crown Scholar, Robert Jenkins to start the Biomedical Engineering Society at UNC Charlotte. Luke...

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    Luke Lowry in Iceland
  • Student Spotlight: Charley Fite

    Charley Fite, a meteorology major and member of  UHP, has participated in some unique internship opportunities during the past summers. Charley spent the summer of 2016 in Raleigh as a Forecast Meteorologist Intern at the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) through the NC Government's 'State of North Carolina Internship Program. Building upon his experience during the summer of 2016, Charley spent the summer of 2017 in Southern California interning with the NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP).

    Charley’s day to day tasks at NCDAQ involved looking at meteorological models and data to analyze how weather influences air quality in NC. After gathering this information, Charley helped to write forecasts which informed the public of the air quality in their region, specifically the tropospheric ozone and particle pollution...

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    Student Spotlight: Charley Fite